Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Xite Post, Part One

This is the Xite post, part 1. If you scroll below, you will find my Xite vent. I had the coach in at Car Toys to try to see what we could do to improve the sound quality of the … Continue reading

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MB Sprinter 3500 Upgrades

The coach was dropped off at CarToys today (2790 miles on the odometer) to have the front dash speakers installed.  Hopefully that will improve the sound quality of the atrocious Xite radio unit. UPDATE: See above.  We bought a separate Garmin GPS as the Rand … Continue reading

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Warranty work all done (almost, maybe)

5 Minutes after I posted the Warranty Update yesterday, our service advisor called to say the coach is ready.  So we sat in traffic on Interstate 35 just South of Denton while they cleared an accident, hoping to get to … Continue reading

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Running and Cycling Schedule 2015 To Date

We are about halfway through the running/cycling season (which lasts all year).  Here’s what we’ve done, and what is on the schedule. Other events are added as we find them, and decide to run/cycle them.  Our half marathon training schedule … Continue reading

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Seems awfully soon (4 weeks, 2,500 miles) for the first maintenance check


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Another Warranty Update

Called McClain’s today to get a status update.  The coach was taken in early Wednesday and since it is in the “honeymoon” stage, it supposedly goes to the front of the line.  Called today, Friday, to find out from my … Continue reading

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Warranty Update

The coach is back at McClain’s for the completion of round 1 of the warranty work (replace Jensen TV and add missing shower ring).  While it is there, I am having the generator oil replaced (the early, break-in oil replacement … Continue reading

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Third Roadtrip Report

  The 7 a.m. Texas summer sun casts a long shadow… We took the 2016 ERA 70X on an overnight trip to Paris, Texas to ride the Tour de Paris bike rally.  Paris does a good job of coordinating their event … Continue reading

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Winnebago has QC, yes?

We are enjoying our 2016 ERA 70X, but continue to find small issues that need to be addressed.  For future purchasers of this coach, consider this a running list of things you should look for during your pre-delivery inspection. Photos … Continue reading

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Temporary Table

McClain’s was able to get the 70X in and out in 24 hours.  The cabinet behind the driver’s seat was installed, the shower drain fixed (something about a new rubber bladder being too rigid so as not to allow the water weight … Continue reading

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