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RE: Atwood Levelers Sticking

Yes, I have taken my rear Atwood electric jack apart after the shear pin went and the center jack pad dropped to the ground. Did not take the motor/gears apart, just the jack screw and shaft, which was busted. Had to drill out the 7/32 shear pin hole to 1/4 inch, and drive a new molly steel shear pin into the top of the jack screw. Re-installed the jack, plugged it back up and reset the entire system. Caution, if you disconnect the plug from the back of the dash control panel, make sure you are careful and don't pull the entire pin off the board. I did and ended up having to get a computer shop to reattach the pin and run a continuity check on the board...$69 well spent since that control panel is obsolete and I couldn't find anyone with a spare one. Those Atwood electric jack are also mostly obsolete, and most RV salvage yards no longer have any spares in stock. I don't think many were used after the 2006 models.
eadeal55 07/14/15 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do the 24K and 26K chassis handle towing ?

Another option might be to look at a 2-3 year old 38-40ft DP with table/chairs for dinette, and opposing couches, and think about replacing one couch with recliners, and the other one with a TV/entertainment center. We too have looked at several 36-38ft gas coaches on 24-26Klb chassis, trying to find a floorplan that is livable, and best we have found are the ones with bath and a half and center L the Tiffin 36LA They all seem to be at about the $150-165K price point, and I've gotten one dealer down to $110k on a cash/no trade deal. Not ready to buy now for a few more years, will wait to we get closer to full retirement, so we are now leaning towards getting a DP with residential features and just replace the couches. I know we'll be taking out possible sleeping space, but I really don't need a coach to sleep more than two anyway.
eadeal55 06/29/15 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Insurance - Options

I've had Progressive for the past 10 years, and they have gone up about $100 a year on me each of the past three years. Paying about $1200 a year now for max collision and liability coverage, plus trip interruption, alternate lodging, towing and roadside assistance. Actual Cash Value (ACV) is set a $70K, which is above my actual RV loan payoff. I usually call them every other year and adjust my ACV, which I consider my RV loan payoff rounded up to the next thousand. That will drop my annual cost $120-$150, keeping me around the $950 to $1100 a year range. Progressive has a 5 year disappearing deductible feature, which saved me $1000 when I had an accident and busted up the rear cap in 2010. I'm now back to zero deductible since that accident.
eadeal55 06/18/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome registration in Nv

VA will get you for both an annual "personal property tax", and also for State Income Tax. My Bounder's assessed value last year was $25,240, on which I paid $378 tax ($1.50 on a hundred) plus a $35 license fee. Annual vehicle registration (tags) is $46.00, and there is a $16 annual inspection fee.
eadeal55 06/16/15 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 chassis extended warranty

We bought a 5yr/60k mile "service contract" on the Bounder just before the original 3/36 powertrain warranty from Ford expired. Never had to use it for the powertrain. That 2nd generation 310hp V-10 has been flawless in 36K plus miles, and I just had it checked by a mechanic friend using his scan tool during a 40 mile trip back to the house, and every parameter was well within norms. As for the service contract, it did replace the cooling coil on the fridge, one of the leveling jacks, a roof air and the AC/DC Converter. About $3500 worth of repair bills for the initial contract cost of $1500, and about $600 in deductibles. Service contract expired in early 2013, and all the quotes for an annual contract were around $1200, so for the past 2+ years I've been saving my money and covering repair cost out of pocket. To date have only had a main slide gear fail, which cost $750 to repair, but I know as the Bounder gets older, more things will break, and I just have to reason with myself over $1200+ annual cost of a service contract, or keeping that $1200 and covering repairs out of pocket. I'm sure a major system failure/$4-5K repair will have me second guessing myself.
eadeal55 06/15/15 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long until your holding tanks are full?

Once a year I get me a $1 bottle of Pine-Sol cleaner and a 20lb bag of ice. Put the Pine-sol in the black tank, fill with about 3-5 gal of water and dump in the ice. Then I take off on a trip that I know will be about 2-3 hours driving time, and I try to "slosh" the black tank during turns. For me, that keeps my black tank clean and the indicator pretty much accurate.
eadeal55 06/15/15 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ever had your mirrors hit by a pasing truck?

Smacked mirrors with a broken down semi truck sitting in the right lane of a three lane city street. Rush hour, and I should have waited to leave the house, but wanted to get to the campground before dark. Semi truck was angled about 10 deg. out from the curb, and by the time I rolled up on it at 35 mph, I couldn't get over to the left, so off went my passenger side mirror. Mirror hit the side of the coach twice before bouncing into the right lane and shattering...throwing big chunks right into the grill of the F150 who had been behind me, but had sped up and moved into the right lane. Mirror and housing nothing but small pieces after that. Finally got stopped a few hundred yards later. F150 kept going...guess he didn't care. Semi truck was empty, flashers on. Looked at the left mirror and it was cracked. Older crack because it had dirt in it. Black scuff on the exterior chrome was all I could see I did. I left a note and said I had hit the mirror. Never heard anything back. Replaced my mirror/head with a new one from Ryder Fleet Truck parts...$150 delivered to my door 3 days later. Backing into my campsite in the dark was challenging, but got it done.
eadeal55 06/07/15 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need more cooling

Close the front and side curtains. Can even get an exterior sunscreen for front greenhouse. We set a big floor fan on the doghouse console, and open the front air dump vents, so that pushes the cold air across the front salon area floor. Our rear air does good at keeping the hall and bedroom cool.
eadeal55 06/07/15 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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