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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,658
Posted By jimbonich
We do Pre Delivery Inspections at USA Coach in...

We do Pre Delivery Inspections at USA Coach in Clearwater all the time. A complete run through of the multi-page PDI form is usually $500, and we can give you rough estimates of the cost to fix any...
Forum: General 12-29-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By jimbonich
You can definitely use the metal rack when...

You can definitely use the metal rack when microwaving--just don't place anything else metal inside the oven. Or sparks will fly
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 12-29-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By jimbonich
New Hydraulic Fan Motors & Rebuilt Alternators for Sale

I have two brand new Eaton Hydraulic Fan Motors for sale. 1st one is $450 (+ shipping). 2nd one is $495. These have never been used and are supposed to be direct replacements for the hydraulic fan...
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 12-08-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By jimbonich
The "regular" campground at the fairgrounds...

The "regular" campground at the fairgrounds (above the horse stables) is a great stopover. Double dump station on the way in/out, several fairly level 50 amp full hookup sites. Open year round. ...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By jimbonich
White is an interesting way to describe my...

White is an interesting way to describe my coach’s color scheme. The staff at a campground I used to frequent outside Philadelphia called my coach “the Barbie Doll Bus”. One of them thought my name...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By jimbonich
10 Years Ago Today I Met Randy Dupree...

Before buying my 'Bird almost 10 years ago, I had never even changed the oil on a car. Although I had seen it done. I think.

Ever since I was a teenager I dreamed of having first an old hearse,...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jimbonich
It’s Aibole PET braided cable sleeve I bought...

It’s Aibole PET braided cable sleeve I bought thru amazon. The 3/4 inch size expands twice its size to go over existing cables after the ends are already attached. Then heat shrink it down to cable...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jimbonich
One tip you may already know but I didn’t until...

One tip you may already know but I didn’t until Shane suggested it was to use copper anti-seize paste instead of dielectric grease—which is non-conductive. After several years no significant...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jimbonich
Oh sure-show me that cool remote cutoff switch...

Oh sure-show me that cool remote cutoff switch AFTER I’ve already finished rewiring my coach!
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jimbonich
I also installed a cutoff for the three engine...

I also installed a cutoff for the three engine batteries. There were several weird cables and wires attached to the engine batteries that were added later and one that appeared to connect (or...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jimbonich
After having to explain to the fire truck...

After having to explain to the fire truck personnel why it takes 5-10 minutes and three different wrenches to completely cut all power got the coach it was strongly suggested that I install cutoff...
Forum: Under The Awning 06-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By jimbonich
I’ve run my powertech for a week straight. 8...

I’ve run my powertech for a week straight. 8 quarts is a lot of oil.

One issue I wasn’t aware of for several years is to not drop the suspension completely so that the airflow through the fan...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,937
Posted By jimbonich
I know for certain my 22.5 315 Michelins will fit...

I know for certain my 22.5 315 Michelins will fit perfectly in the back of a 2013 Honda CRV. Relatively easy to get in and out (if unmounted) then store under your bus if you need the room.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,937
Posted By jimbonich
After learning what a roadside tire purchase...

After learning what a roadside tire purchase costs I carry an unmounted tire on the roof. It’s a lot easier to get an unmounted one up and down. I’ve thrown it off into the curbside ditch twice...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By jimbonich
Some say you only truly die when someone says...

Some say you only truly die when someone says your name for the last time. John and Buddy will outlive all of us....
Forum: Under The Awning 04-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,363
Posted By jimbonich
This thread is not complete without Shane’s...

This thread is not complete without Shane’s engine. Mine is pretty much identical except my (engine) dipstick color doesn’t match. My shame is never ending....
Forum: Electrical 04-23-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By jimbonich
I’m confused about your setup. My ‘93 WB has a...

I’m confused about your setup. My ‘93 WB has a 110v heater mounted in the upper right corner of the water pump and plumbing bay. I don’t see how a 12v heater could put out very much heat so I’m...
Forum: Under The Awning 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jimbonich
All three bladders should weigh that, but I...

All three bladders should weigh that, but I rarely use all three on the roof--and then only when parked with jacks and jack pads.

I sometimes use the third bladder to ferry water in the back of my...
Forum: Under The Awning 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jimbonich
Now if you want to see a blivet…… I have...

Now if you want to see a blivet……

I have three of the 150 gallon drinking water bladders. Safe working capacity is probably 200 gallons. The one in the back probably has 300 gallons or more,...
Forum: Under The Awning 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jimbonich
That sounds interesting! And after two...

That sounds interesting!

And after two divorces, I am definitely experienced with catastrophes!
Forum: Under The Awning 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jimbonich
Hospitality Coach

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Flexible Seating Plans
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Forum: Generators 04-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By jimbonich
I replaced the 220v fan when I bought my coach 9...

I replaced the 220v fan when I bought my coach 9 years ago and again a year ago, with a capacitor replacement in between. (ALWAYS check the capacitor first--if you can start the fan running by...
Forum: General 05-04-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By jimbonich
There are others with more experience that can be...

There are others with more experience that can be of more helpful to you, but make sure the gate valves that route coolant forward are open
We figured it out after the system took several gallons...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-26-2017
Replies: 360
Views: 34,111
Posted By jimbonich
I had hoped to be able to attend tomorrow but my...

I had hoped to be able to attend tomorrow but my 'Bird has other plans. My thoughts will be with all of you.

Jim
Forum: Under The Awning 05-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 3,328
Posted By jimbonich
I'm going to try to stop over on my way north so...

I'm going to try to stop over on my way north so I'll be camping somewhere nearby but can come in the toad if space is limited.
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