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RE: Why do Class C's always leak in the front upper bunk area?

Most of the time it has been the marker lights that leaked on ours.
Dusty R 03/23/17 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: slide out and generator

Perhaps you have the battery disconnect switch turned off.
Dusty R 03/18/17 07:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shower head valve

This is the second mh that we have had that the shower head dribbles. On both of the mh I have garden hose to pipe adopters and added a garden hose valve, which shuts the water complety off at the head. Now the water is cool because it cools off in the pipe while turned off. We can live with that.
Dusty R 03/18/17 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Have you installed a shower surround?

Back in 1988 we bought a new Mallard, it also only had vinyl wall paper in the shower. I did put on plastic shower wall covering. It's been so long ago I don't remember very well but I think that it was 3 piece. It worked well and we were happy with the result. Dusty
Dusty R 03/18/17 05:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: De-Winterize then heat till depart OK?

We live in Michigan and when we leave in colder weather and head for the warmer south I do what you're saying except have the water heater in by pass, so it does not fill. And try not to allow much to go into the black and gray tanks, use rest stops as much as possible. We try to leave as early as possible so we can as far south/warmer weather, as possible. After spending 1 night on the road, I feel that it's safe to fill the water heater. And not worry about the waste tanks. Dusty
Dusty R 03/14/17 11:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise Control for Mercedes 6cyl Diesel

Years ago when cruse control first came out I put one on my E-150 van. Not diesel. The sensor went on the drive shaft right behind the transmission.
Dusty R 03/08/17 03:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: poly cord in awning question

Put an aluminum rod in to fill the space that the poly cord is trying to fill. Dusty
Dusty R 03/07/17 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: seven pin plug

Etrailer.com has all kinds of things like this including diagrams etc for the RV Trailers... Roy Ken Ditto on this they sell complete kits I've heard. They also do How To videos. Dusty
Dusty R 03/03/17 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: awning parts

I will not be able to measure it until the end of March, but thinking about it I would guess 12 to 13 feet. PM me and I'll let you know how long it is when I get a chance to measure it. Dusty
Dusty R 03/03/17 07:29pm Tech Issues
RE: awning parts

I have a short tube with the awing. If anyone needs a short one. I took it off and put a longer one on.
Dusty R 03/01/17 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator

If the 4000 watt generator is 120/240 volt it has 2-120 volt lines which are only 2000 watts each.
Dusty R 03/01/17 05:29pm Tech Issues
RE: chair swivel pedestal replacement

Don't know what your swivel bearing is like, but I've seen lazy susan type bearings in hardware stores. Dusty
Dusty R 03/01/17 05:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dolly tow a 2017 CR-V

If I were to use a tow dolly I've always felt that a Demco would be the best. Dusty
Dusty R 02/27/17 06:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: Carrying a canoe on the roof??

http://i.imgur.com/nfj4wRNl.jpg This is my roof rack for carrying my 17' 47 lb. kevlar canoe. There is a pair of these, the second is in the back ground. The risers are wood from 2x4's cut out using a 3-1/2" hole saw, they are 2 tall. I've inserted stainless 1/4" carriage bolts. The 2 pieces are epoxied together and to the fiber glass roof. The metal pieces are scrap aluminum awing arms. I used 4 risers on each for 2 reasons, 1 it gives me some adjustment between the 2 carriers, 2 it eliminates side twisting. Also I use a piece of Unistrut temporarily fastened to the top of the ladder, with pipe clamps, when I drag my canoe up and down. Clear as mud? Have a question? just ask. Dusty
Dusty R 02/25/17 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

To get the wheel loose try loosen the lug nuts maybe one turn then drive your mh a few feet, that will loosen the wheel.
Dusty R 02/23/17 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

Something else to be considered while we discuss jacks... Do you have a safety jack stand or are you willing to bet your life on the jack alone? I will not crawl under any vehicle that is lifted-supported by just a jack. If it fails and you are underneath the rig bad things are going to happen quickly. While rare, jacks do fail, had a 6 ton model that jacked the coach up just fine and then immediately began to slip back down {a seal had dried out and was leaking hydraulic fluid}. My new jack is an 8 ton bottle style. There's no need to crawl under the vehicle while it's supported by the jack when changing a tire, so jack stands are unnecessary for that particular case. Still, the advice to never do so is spot-on. At least my motorhome has sufficient clearance underneath for me to crawl around relatively easily without jacking it up. My Honda Fit is quite a different matter. Lacking a jack stand, properly laid up cribbing is a viable alternative. (It's worth noting that many jack stand weight ratings are per pair. A set of six ton jack stands are usually rated at three tons apiece and would be marginal or insufficient for the back axle of many class C's.) You may not have to "crawl" per se to be exposed to disaster should a jack fail. Pulling that inner dually off you will probably be head and shoulders inside of the wheel well pulling, jerking and shaking the rig.... do yourself a favor and always use a jack stand {of the appropriate rating}. :C That is why I added a remote hand pump to my hydraulic jack. I still have to crawl under to place the jack. But I'm out to the side when pumping the jack up. Dusty
Dusty R 02/23/17 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

We have a hydraulic jack that I added a remote pump to. It sure is nice to be able to be able to jack up a rear wheel kneeling beside out mh rather than laying under it. Some where on the inter-net I found how to convert the jack. Dusty
Dusty R 02/23/17 06:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cool gadgets

I like to carry a radiant thermometer to check tires at rest stops.
Dusty R 02/22/17 03:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tow Vehicle 7-Way Plug Emulator

For my flat bed trailer I just turn on the parking lights and the 4 way flashers, that gets every thing except the brakes. I check them as I pull away.
Dusty R 02/22/17 08:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Another use for the motorhome

Many, many years ago I was working on a construction product next to a jr. high school. I was amazed at the number of kids that were being dropped of to school in small mhs. Dusty
Dusty R 02/22/17 08:01am Class C Motorhomes
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