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 on: Today at 07:03:21 AM 
Started by scanzel - Last post by somewhereinusa
I have had a number of GPS units from a number of manufactures. By far the best was a unit from Lowrance but they got out of the land GPS business. Rand Mcnalley was the worst. I really liked the Garmin Street Pilot but, like most things I like, the company no longer makes them.  I currently have a Garmin LMT760 RV and it is one of the better I have had. Large screen and mostly easy to use. I don't use the RV setting because it doesn't seem to know anything about where I am going and I don't like the pop up telling me that. Since I no longer drive a truck cross country the ability to easily see at a glance my entire two week itinerary isn't quite as important. Both the Lowrance and the Street Pilot excelled at that.

I made my own mount because the suction cup mount was unreliable.

 on: Today at 06:12:52 AM 
Started by Gerry H - Last post by lostagain
On the list is a recliner chair for her, with the fold out foot rest.


 on: Today at 06:05:53 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by Geoff
Yes. But only for a while. Then I will be an old old member.

Great!!  You can take the place of the grouchy guy who quit on MC-8 thread.

 on: Today at 04:49:26 AM 
Started by Gerry H - Last post by Gerry H
Great so far - yes I need all the pictures I can get, even if they don't show everything.  Please keep the ideas coming! Gerry H

 on: Today at 04:30:36 AM 
Started by Gerry H - Last post by sledhead

simple but works great


 on: Today at 04:29:19 AM 
Started by scanzel - Last post by Oonrahnjay
I've had several Garmin nuvi models over the years and am mostly happy with them. ... I plan on getting an RV 760 next. I like the large size; easier to read as I have gotten older. You can switch it to automobile mode also. ... 

     Thanks for that, Chessie.  I have a Magellan 7" "Roadmate", chosen because of the "old eyes" thing.  It's ... just OK ... it's slow, it freezes, selecting destinations can be a PITA, and downloading maps can be frustrating.  They just went to a new "better" download system, which is -- of course -- much worse; it wiped out my paid-for life-time map feature (took a couple of days of emailing to get it restored, kinda, and I'm not sure it will work next time I try it).  But my biggest complaint is that there's no accommodation for the extra size to take advantage of detail.  If you think of the amount of detail that they can cram onto a 4 1/2" screen, that's all that's there on the 7" -- there's just a lot of empty blank space.  And once you move out beyond about a 2-mile or 3-mile scale, all the side roads and alternative routes drop out -- there goes your chance to pick up side  routes and ways around a traffic jam.  Oh, I didn't mention the occasional software freeze-ups with no way to re-boot the system, did I?
     You might think that I'm not really crazy about the Magellan, yeah?
     Thanks for the info on the Garmin, and the universal mounts.
BH etc.

 on: Today at 03:16:45 AM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Jon
If the brake chamber is the same size on my previous coach I ended up buying a piggy back model 24 unit and then a model 16 service brake and built my own for a cost of about $120.

You can just buy friction material and reline your own brakes which is what I did on my first coach but you will have to do a lot of looking before you find fair priced linings. My memory sucks but I think they are 14 X 10 for the drive.

 on: Today at 12:11:08 AM 
Started by neoneddy - Last post by TomC
I'm running the M120131 Donaldson muffler with my 8V-71 turbo'd engine. This muffler is a free flowing "turbo" muffler and sounds great. I like it so much, I'm going to use another one with my truck conversion with Cat 3406B. If you can use a muffler with the inlet and outlet on the same side... Good Luck, TomC

 on: Today at 12:04:58 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by TomC
Wartsilla has an even more efficient engine. 39" bore X 135" stroke (yes over 11ft!). Runs at 82rpm. Most all engines can be modified to run on Bunker 5, Diesel 3, Diesel 2, Dual Fuel. Good Luck, TomC

 on: April 26, 2017, 11:28:24 PM 
Started by Gerry H - Last post by sixtyseven
In our Prevost my copilot wanted her seat as far forward and low as possible to make it easier for us to talk, so we scooted it to the edge and lowered it nearly to the floor.  Then I held up a piece of plywood under her feet and positioned it where it was the best height and angle then made a platform there.  I hinged the bottom so it folds out of the way.  Works great !   It will be a couple of days before I can get pictures If you want them. 

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