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Harrisonburg, VA, Part 2

Harrisonburg, VA, Part 2

Ok, on to part two.  We did make a quick speed run to Chesapeake, VA to catch up with some of our Pittsburgh friends, Tom and Diane.  Their Daughter, Kristen lives in Chesapeake and we got to see her and Mike on our way south about a year ago.  They recently had a baby girl Ella, and since here parents were visiting, it was a perfect time to drop in for a night. Did not get to many pictures, we…

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Tiffin Plant Tour

Tiffin Plant Tour

While waiting for service, I got a chance to take the Tiffin Manufacturing plant tour where the Motorhomes are produced.  Tiffin has been building RV’s since the early 1970’s, they were a building supply company and got into the RV manufacturing after some of the companies they supplied exited the business.  Here is a picture of an early model, a gas powered 1976 Allegro.   They have come a long way over the 40 plus years.  The factory tour is…

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All that work just for a few more cup holders….

All that work just for a few more cup holders….

So after the trial fit, I took the boxes home to get sanded, stained, clear coated, cut the holes for the cup holders and then took it back to the RV and installed it.  The lot was very hot, outside was close to 100 degrees, but I kicked on the generator and with all three A/C units running, it was cooled down to a more tolerable level.  I took a bunch of stuff from the house including one of the…

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Some maintenance and coach upgrades

Some maintenance and coach upgrades

While working and waiting until November to finally retire and get on with the full time RV life, I needed to attend to some simple maintenance items.  First up was the generator needed its first oil change.  The Onan 10KW generator is a three cylinder diesel engine and required a oil change after the first 50 hours.  After the weekends at National Harbor I had racked up about 53 hours so I figured I might was well do this simple…

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Rearrangement of living space…

Rearrangement of living space…

One of the options that I included in my order for the RV, I found by copying what someone else did and posted on the Tiffin RV forum on the internet.  The changes was to have two horizontal windows behind the couch to allow future rearrangement of the couch and recliner if I wanted to do that…. Here is what the original Bus 37AP couch/chair slide out window arrangement looked like, with one horizontal and one vertical window, with the…

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Water Problem, no longer a problem

Water Problem, no longer a problem

Quick update is the Service Facility was able to find a 180 degree twist in the hoses, somewhere under the bed.  Tiffin was great in getting me piping diagrams to send to the service facility and Tuesday I got the call the Rig was fixed, a total of 6 hours was needed to find the twist @$110/hour…Tiffin will be covering the cost so not a big deal, but next time I might just figure it out and save myself the…

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Water Problem…Warranty Coverage

Water Problem…Warranty Coverage

One issue that surfaced soon after we got the RV was the washer only worked once, the second time we tried it, we got a H2O error on the washer. Now with my ability to operate nuclear power plants, this seems like an easy problem to diagnose.  Tested all different combinations on washer, both hot and cold water, no luck.  So is it the washer or the supply, simple test is to remove the hoses from the back of the…

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Post from the road

Post from the road

Going to see how working on the cell phone works to update the blog… So we spent a full day going over the RV and 1/2 on loading up and minor repairs and adjustments.  We left Sherman RV and drive to Red Bay to Custom RV to get some work done. 1st up was a dash mat and entry carpet… Next up Satellite and jeep work    

Towing Set up 101 …

Towing Set up 101 …

So, here is the Jeep we plan to tow behind the motorhome. The new installed bumper has two tow attachment points but how do you attach it to the motor home? Here is the attachment points on the Jeep Bumper: Here is the tow bars that I plan to use: I was able to get the best price on Amazon, and as a Prime member get free shipping of this item which weighs 46 pounds plus whatever the packaging weighed….

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