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  1. 1.I am looking to replace my tires with a new set of Michelins and would like some info on the "best" place to purchase and have installed at the best price. The coach is in Jax, Fl. 2. I would like to replace the couch with a high end leather sleeper sofa with under storage. Price is not an issue, quality is! 3. All the interior lighting will be replaced with led lights/fixtures, suggestions where to purchase? I will do the install myself. 4. I would like to replace the tile/hardwood flooring in the coach, but the repair companies quote me yet never show up. I am mechanically a
  2. Van, That is awesome to hear! I am fortunate enough to have been trained by some of the brightest and finest in the industry, and do most of my own repairs. I have friends that work on Cat, Cummins, Detroit, Allison and so on with 18 bay shops and know what they are doing. I am concerned when I venture out of the area, and get stuck on the side of the road, that I am fortunate enough to run into an ethical shop with a Jason. 🙂 I had a tow west of Dallas five years ago, or so, 60 miles to a Dallas shop was $720. A week In the shop, 2 injectors later was $6,000.00. I was taken
  3. Tom, that is great advice. I would like to thank you and Dennis for the help with pretty much-everything that comes along on the forum. I am a newbie on here but have 20+ years of RV’ing under my belt along with the trials and tribulations of repairs. 🙂 There have been a few folks that have contacted me via DM, and have been wonderful. This is a testament to the quality of folks In this forum. Okay, back to the original reply: yes, the wabco is roughly $250ish, and was super easy to install if you have tools and are mechanically handy. Anyone can do this, carefully of course.
  4. I would greatly appreciate it, and in fact would pay the shipping and a “thank you”. Plz message me when you can. nic
  5. Chris, Thank you for the insight of current industry trends. I purchased an ‘02 Holiday Rambler a few months ago, my dream coach, older than I would have liked, but absolutely pristine!!! 2 owner, climate controlled storage 8 months a year, 50k miles, little to no surface rust, never seen northern states in winter, 8” thick file of every service ever done, etc. I was extremely fortunate to find her!!! This was a blessing for sure. I spent a week looking at garbage coaches on the upper end of ridiculous price spectrum... Roof leaks on every single one, some were trashed, and worth ha
  6. I would say you’re probably correct. We are absolutely stunned with the lack of spots available. I had assumed there should be “some“ availability, not a single spot as of right now. On to Plan B. Thanks, Nic
  7. Hi Jim, Much appreciated sir! I assume the one you are referring to is in Destin FL? I will be on the east coast of Florida, but if I ever get out to the panhandle- I will for sure. I spent a while trying to call places I was graciously given, and no success with anyone answering. It is Sunday, but still all the lines were busy. I will keep doing research and keep fingers crossed. Nice coach btw, I hope my HR Endeavor grows up to be a Monaco someday... I just love these coaches and purchased mine not to long ago, it is RUST free and I hope to keep it this way. Never have
  8. Ah, nice. I have only found alliance with an 18 mo warranty and I was a fan of the interstates, until a batt died and they wouldn’t warranty it. Just curious what class of battery do you have in your coach? Originally, this had two sets of four and they installed them in different bays for weight management. Where did you get the Duracell? Btw, there used to only be 4 or 5 manufacturers in the US that made all the batteries so I am kind of shocked to find one with a 4 yr warranty. Even if it’s $50-60 higher, a non prorated warrantied batt would save money in the long run as long as t
  9. Hi guys and gals, I know we have some very knowledgeable travelers on this forum, I would like to know if anyone has had any luck with any of the beachfront RV Parks from Jax, Fl to Palm Coast Florida? I would love to book one for the Fourth of July and preferably dog friendly:) all of the searches have come back pretty scarce. Any suggestion is welcome! Thanks in advance, I am new here and love the group so far! Thank you! Nic
  10. Hi Biljol, The boost is a cool feature and usually does help, one issue people have when they press, they don’t give it a few seconds to allow the current to flow from the other bank of batts that are charged, so the engine slowly turns over. It is kind of like a quick charger since you have such a large gauge cable going from one set of batts to another. You can definitely leave it off and do not have to use it, but if you ever are in a pinch where the coach won’t start, and don’t have a battery charger- you will wish you did:). I have a buddy that repairs RV’s for a living and has see
  11. Hi Biljol, I am installing a large Battleborn lithium bank as well, that is a battleborn BIM I am pretty sure. The picture is pretty grainy when zoomed In on. From what I recall, the upper left silver bolt is IGN (ignition), the center is gnd (ground), and the right is SIG (signal) which is the “battery boost” I believe. It is all labeled on the BIM. On your current solenoid, since it is not labeled- you are going to have to do some work. 1. Grab your voltmeter and check the small terminals on the solenoid first, as a base line to make sure they are dead/hot until the ke
  12. Hello Military RVer- first of all, thank you for your service! I have an ‘02 Holiday Rambler with 2 Dometic (15k front and rear) I believe, they have heat pumps and were top of the line back in the day. I am in the process of a complete coach battery overhaul, getting rid of the FLA batts which are garbage, going Lithium, new inverter and planned on replacing the a/c for 2020’s that are supposedly “more efficient “ and draw a few less amps. Not sure where you are in the country, but I would love to see these find a new owner, since they are quiet and still work really well, rat
  13. Chris, I would first like to congratulate your company in a successful lawsuit. I run a small business and can not afford a negative smear campaign via social media, and worse yet false accusations. I have “made things right” over the years, learning to “pick your battles” carefully of course, but some folks are down right vicious if they don’t get their way- no mater no wrong they are. I have a few atty friends that have represented us pro bono with firing off lawyer letters, to fend off attempts of “if I don’t get my way, I will ruin your business,” that seems to die down wh
  14. Hi Bill, BMK stands for Battery Monitoring Kit. Typically, people like to Install a product from Victron such as the BMV-712 to monitor the SOC (state of charge) and current draw. Bmk’s are a quick way to “at a glance” monitor your battery bank. I haven’t purchased one yet, but it seems to be one of the best bang for the buck on the market. Have a great night, Nic
  15. Hi Jody, to answer your question there is a cartridge that need replaced on the air dryer. It is a black, spin on/off round pancake looking cartridge that I change every October or so, depending on use it definitely could be changed twice a year if desired. Did you just get this coach, if so, congrats and how are you liking it so far? There are a bunch of PM (Preventative Maintenance) items that need to be changed if you just purchased it, like a fuel/water separator element, fuel filters, belts, hoses and so on. I have a Holiday Rambler and had to do the same thing, as far as location goes.
  16. Hi Dan, could you be a little bit more specific in describing the odor please? I am venturing a guess that it was mildew in the evaporator coils, when the A/C ran for 20-30 mins, the odor went away, the coach was cool and all was well. I very well could be wrong but that’s what I have found to be true in our case. I do use a product called Nu -Calgon No rinse evaporator foam cleaner and works extremely well, safe and smells great, like citrus. This is a once a year / whenever needed type of treatment, I try to do it annually when sealing the roof components since I am already up th
  17. Hi Rick, I am new to this forum, just joined a week or so ago but I feel obligated to reply. I am replacing my coach batts (4) 6V golf cart batts which are only 2.5/3 years old with But shot already, with a new technology called Battleborn Lithuim Ion Phosphate 100ah. They are not cheap but will last us 10+ years vs replacing these 3-4 times in the same period, with a built in battery management system to prevent shorts and also has a 10 yr warranty. This type of batt can be discharged to 10% vs only 50% without damaging and shortening the overall life. The Battleborns have 3,000-5,000
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