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RE: Changing Spare Tire

On my to buy list is a breaker bar, extension, socket and jack. I have a 1/2 electric rattle wrench but I doubt it would crack the wheel nuts.
ybconway 12/28/20 06:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter - Mice Nest location warning

I used dryer sheets but found that moth ball packs work much better.
ybconway 12/22/20 06:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Seating

Thanks everyone.
ybconway 12/16/20 03:55pm Class C Motorhomes
Seating

We bought our unit a 2018 Forest River 24c. Its ex rental. Anyways, my biggest complaint are the cab seats and the kitchen nook seats. I can probably live with the cab seating, raising up a little but the bench seating is awful. There is only two of us and I can't see the need for extra sleeping area. Anyone out there addressed this issue.
ybconway 12/14/20 09:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Caulking

Thanks for the replies. I'll look into the Marine 3m 4200. I have used marine poly sulfide bedding compound for setting glass in a skylight. Strong stuff but is susceptible to UV light.
ybconway 11/30/20 09:29am Class C Motorhomes
Caulking

My rig is a 2018 Forest River ex rental, 40,000 miles. There is a crack in the sealant between the cab and the house above the windshield. I ordered 4 tubes of Dicor Lap Sealant and because I'm lazy a powered caulking gun. I'll tackle the seams this spring or at least the ones that look like they may need redoing. My question is how hard is it to get the old sealant off. If the seam doesn't look bad should I put a bead over it anyways. I haven't gone to Youtube but that will be my next place to look. Just wanted to hear others experiences.
ybconway 11/28/20 06:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling a Class C?

A couple of comments since I went through this. You can level on one tire but you put a lot of weight on the block. If you are on softer ground or sand the block can get pushed into the ground. The stepped blocks were all sold out up here so I bought a set of Rhino Ramps that were rated for 12,000 LBs. BIg mistake. They probably be alright on concrete but on soft ground they buckled and collapsed. I made some hardwood ramps from 4x6 which work well and at the end of the season I was able to find the proper stepped blocks but make sure that I have one under each tire. I've picked up some 1/2" aluminum plate that I'm going to cut into panels to put under the ramps. They may be a bit slippery so I'll try contact gluing some old inner tube to them.
ybconway 11/15/20 04:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Travel the World

I was told it was in storage then it was going to the south of Argentina and then back to North America.
ybconway 11/15/20 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
Travel the World

https://ybconway.smugmug.com/Misc/i-9RG2jJ3/A We saw this rig parked at the RV renter's compound in Buenos Aires. Just thought I would share. Copy and paste to open.
ybconway 11/15/20 08:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV sitting for two to three weeks in 10 degree weather

I did ours for the first time this year. Probably way over done but once you find all the cubies where the valves are it shouldn't be a problem. My unit has a extra pick up tube to the pump that you stick in the antifreeze jug and pump it around to all the fixtures. The worst was trying to find the drain for the fresh water. Was ready to take a jig saw to the bed frame.
ybconway 11/02/20 07:43pm Class C Motorhomes
Swapping out the Water Pump

It is working but the pressure could be better and its very noisy. This is in our 2018 Forest River and the pump is under the shower pan. I'll have to pull the toilet to get at it. Just wondering if anyone has done this and can it be changed without pulling the shower apart.
ybconway 10/18/20 04:33pm Class C Motorhomes
Battery Question

If I have room to add another house battery can I just use the existing charging system. Do I have to match the capacity of the two existing house batteries.
ybconway 10/10/20 06:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Living space

I'm not sure if it can be done but I'll be looking at changing the "nook" to two swivel chairs. Our Forest River 24C has a full 30" slide which gives lots of room in the kitchen area but still the counter area is small.
ybconway 10/10/20 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: House batteries

Thanks for all the information, I'll have to reread this a couple of time. There is a small solar system on the camper with one panel. I wasn't sure how effective they are but it may be worth adding extra panels to the system. We did go out for an hour since I posted, turned the lights off and it is at 12.3 now. We don't have power at the storage site. Looking under the unit, Forest River 23c on a 450 chassis there is lots of room on the frame rails to add some battery boxes.
ybconway 09/26/20 10:08am Class C Motorhomes
House batteries

So this is our first excursion with our RV. We bought second hand from a rental group. The RV has been in a storage lot with a few small trips to the house and then a 3 hour drive to our non electrified campground. We have spent one night without worrying about electrical consumption. Had the outside light on, interior lights, the fan on the furnace. When we got here the meter was showing 12.5 Volts. This morning it is at 12.2. Is this normal? I didn't really want to run the generator just because of the noise but am I at the the downside limit? The unit is going into storage for in a couple of weeks and we will probably do some shorter day trips till then. I will get some new house batteries ASAP if these are shot. Thanks. Doug C
ybconway 09/26/20 07:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

We just picked up a 2017/18 Forester Sunseeker 24C from Canadream. It was a bit of a mess. The MH was suppose to be delivered from Montreal to Toronto but the day we showed up it wasn't there and nobody seemed to know much about it. A couple of calls to the sales department and they gave us a 2019 model on the same 450 chassis. The layout is different on this one with two slides instead of the single and about another foot of length. I have to say for the most part I liked the layout of the newer rig but their are some differences in the quality. The older one has better hinges and finishes on the cabinetry except they share the same cheap pantry shelving and the older has less kitchen space. The big plus on our unit is it came with Firestone airbags which I wasn't expecting. Now we haven't put any miles on our unit compared to the one they loaned us but ours feels much lighter and more responsive to the throttle. So from the input here I have already order bushings to change the castor, and a new Dometic 320 toilet. I crawled under the unit and was surprised at the amount of free space under the floor and have been searching for a floor locker.
ybconway 09/13/20 04:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Picking up a 24' Class C

We've owned Ford class C's and B's of the 1980's in the past and at present have a 21' 2004 R-Vision B+ along with our lass A Tiffin. When we purchased the B+ for a trip to Alaska, my wife insisted on a Chevrolet 3500 Chassis, due to leg room on the passenger side, I felt at the time it didn't make any difference. She's 5' and I'm 6'-2" tall. After renting a 20' Ford F450 Penske box van for a 1500 mile move to Florida, in which she did 90% of the driving due to me wrenching my leg, I wouldn't have the current Ford RV Chassis, way to tight for leg room for me. This was after traveling in our B+ towing a 14' trailer, a month before over the route, again with here doing most of the driving after the 1st day. Funny you should say that. The Sprinter conversion that we rented for me had an uncomfortable seating position for me. Had to stack folded towels under the seat to prop me up.
ybconway 08/22/20 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Picking up a 24' Class C

So we are purchasing a 2018 Forest River Class C 24' on the Ford 450 chassis. This was a Canadream unit which will have about 70,000 klm on it. This will be our first experience with RV ownership but we have rented a Sprinter Van conversion in South America and a Fiat front drive platformed C class in NZ so we are completely green. I know the only way I'm going to get good gas mileage is to lie about it. Anyways we pick it up next Thursday and I have taken a couple of weeks off for our initial drive. We don't have a destination as yet and haven't booked any campgrounds I have purchased the Harvest Host membership, I figured for the money it was worth the gamble. Is the a camping ap that people can recommend or have I exceeded the rules by asking in my first post. Anyways please say hello. I'm in Hamilton Ontario by the way. Note that your 24' Class C on the Ford E450 chassis is on an "overkill" chassis - from the perspective of being able to carry considerably more pounds than what the fully loaded coach will weigh. This means that the ride in the rear of your motorhome most likely will be a bit harsh due to the overly-stiff leaf springs in the rear. We have the same situation with our 24' Class C on a Ford E450. I softened it's ride in the rear by replacing it's rear shocks with Koni FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) shocks. Our front shocks I left as stock. However, having to replace the rear shocks is well worth the solid and stable handling that you'll probably experience by having a "heavy duty" chassis under the coach ... as compared to small Class C motorhomes usually built on the Ford E350 chassis. Thanks, I remember a friend had a One ton Jeep PU and the ride was awful Anyone thought about converting to bags. I suppose with leaf spring it would not be cheap.
ybconway 08/21/20 10:43pm Class C Motorhomes
Picking up a 24' Class C

So we are purchasing a 2018 Forest River Class C 24' on the Ford 450 chassis. This was a Canadream unit which will have about 70,000 klm on it. This will be our first experience with RV ownership but we have rented a Sprinter Van conversion in South America and a Fiat front drive platformed C class in NZ so we are completely green. I know the only way I'm going to get good gas mileage is to lie about it. Anyways we pick it up next Thursday and I have taken a couple of weeks off for our initial drive. We don't have a destination as yet and haven't booked any campgrounds I have purchased the Harvest Host membership, I figured for the money it was worth the gamble. Is the a camping ap that people can recommend or have I exceeded the rules by asking in my first post. Anyways please say hello. I'm in Hamilton Ontario by the way.
ybconway 08/21/20 09:24pm Class C Motorhomes
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