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RE: Dash monitor only shows left turn camera '06 Allergo Bus

I had that same problem and more. It would switch cameras at will. Voyager brand monitor. That happen two years ago. After running the heat pump I got the humidity down to under 60% and was surprised when the monitor started working as it should. I now have a dehumidifier set at 60-65% in the MH. That keeps everything in good shape. The rest of the story.....On the final leg of last summer’s three month tour our Voyager monitor died. (Found that is very common for this model. Tube type monitor.) That model is no longer made. Well, I just finished installing a new Voyager LED replacement. Works just fine. I was lucky to find an adapter kit so I did not have to change cable plugs or cameras. Just plug and play.
GPWayne 04/30/16 01:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Theft: the bad, the bad, and the really bad

Seeing Dennis's post and his sense of humor reminded me of my experience.:B (He replied when I posted about this, years ago.) I returned to my camp site soon after leaving. (DW forgot the snacks she had set out to take with us) Found two new gas cans with spouts, caps and a little plastic pump hose in my gas inlet. I still have those cans.:) Funny thing, on that F-53 the fill line was about 15 feet forward of the tank inlet. That would take a real long hose to get any gas out that way. It could be a bear to fuel, before I fixed the vent line. So I guess I'm one up on theft thing. We lock up things when not in camp....so far so good!:B :B :B
GPWayne 04/26/16 01:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Beeping

Had that problem on my F53 Winne. It seems the jack fluid expands as the Temps go up. This will push one of the jacks down just enough to turn the warning buzzer on. The cure is, when bringing the jacks up don't shut the controller off. Just let it time out. As I remember 2 or 3 minutes. This bleeds off all pressure and worked for me. I think this tip was in the jack manual or Winne tip sheet. On edit after reading above post by OP. Are you sure about your jacks? I looked up the Specs for a 08 Sightseer 37 J and jack call out was "Leveling Jacks hydraulic, automatic controls w/remote" You may have a later 08 or early 09 Winne. In that case you may have a "Level Best" jack controller and a Power Gear jack system...Still hydraulic. Double action jacks aka power down, power up.(No Springs) But with some problems, search the forum under Power Gear.
GPWayne 04/18/16 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When is it too windy?

A long, long time ago. I was on US 20 headed west from St. Paul to Seattle in a VW Bus camper. The rain and wind started. Both got worse and worse. The wipers on the old VW were a joke. In anything but a tail wind you had to down shift to even get up to 50 MPH (36 HP). This was on the flat land and was getting way more than was safe to keep going at any speed. So I was creeping along looking for a place to get off the road. Stopped under an overpass, but after the first 18 wheeler it was obvious this was not a good idea. Up ahead I could see a good sized rodeo stadium/arena. So we went there...what a relief. Parked in the lee of the stadium the wind and rain was not bad at all. In a short time it cleared up and we got back on the road. We were happy about our good fortune and tried the radio (small boombox) to see if we could get a local station and get a updated weather forecast. About 30 minutes later there was a NEWS FLASH. The stadium we had parked at was completely destroyed by a twister.(There had been no forecast for that and all were surprised) They said nothing was left standing. Nobody was there so no injuries.(Lucky Us) So,,,,my point is SITUATION AWARENESS! Since then I have always had a weather radio and checked the forecasts. Think about your surroundings when parking. Trees and other things that the wind can blow your way and do damage. Trees in RV Parks have taken out a few rigs this year. To quote DW "You have been known to break wind yourself a few times in these situations". Sorry
GPWayne 04/16/16 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trip Expectations

Done Paris, the Eiffel tower and Alaska etc. In each case we did as the locals do and have a great time and take all the time you can. To each their own! (Was lucky to work overseas for more than 15 years and the memories we and our kids have are priceless.)
GPWayne 04/09/16 10:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Recommendations for a Toad??

I have used Saturns for many years. Light and easy to set up. The one I'm using now has 250K on the clock and half again towed. No problems at all and I'm 6'4"and 80 years old. Been Washington state to Florida, Alaska to the tip of Baha Mexico and all over the western US and east coast of Canada. Many times DW or I have said, on a road less traveled "you know, nobody knows where we are." But the old Saturns have got us home every time. Have never had to make repairs on the road.
GPWayne 04/09/16 09:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to keep RV warm enough in winter to avoid winterizing

After reading all the posts I did see one error. When using a compressor to blow out the water lines, set the pressure at under 40 PSI, with the line capped. Then hook up to the water inlet That way, if you close all the valves when the compressor is hooked up to your inlet you will not blow your plumbing. (The guy next door blew five fittings loose enough to leak. What a mess. We spent weeks finding the leaks...The hard to get to fittings were not as tight as the easy locations.) Remember to blow out the ice maker fill line. I use power jumpers to open the electric valve.
GPWayne 04/06/16 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield Wipers

I use a small blocks of packing Styrofoam. The soft rubbery stuff. As others have said above. I find that with the wipers off the glass, when parked for a time does extend their life. I like the soft blocks because DW invariably turns/bumps the wiper switch to on when cleaning the dash. Surprise, Surprise when turning key to on or starting engine. The blocks just fall off without damage to the wiper arm or the glass.
GPWayne 03/31/16 12:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator not running correctly on full load

I would check the fuel filter and fuel pump, clean the carb and install new plugs. Did you check it under full load after running for 8 hours? (You may have gotten lucky and cleared the crud out.) Sounds like a fuel problem. I take it is a gas genny. Your situation says a lot for running the genny under load each month. No surprises when you need it.
GPWayne 03/14/16 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sunvisor advice

If you want the best try Rosen sun visors, Amazon, ebay, etc. Google Rosen website. Used in aircraft and some Tour buses. High end stuff. They make some with an arm so you can put the shade where you need it.
GPWayne 03/10/16 12:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Itasca 2003 rear heater?

Wish I had this on my rig. Heats just like you dash heat. Had it on my Winne gaser but not on the Winne DP. Oh Well.
GPWayne 03/05/16 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avoiding the mountains of CA

I-5, 101, 99......No big deal. Done all these many times with gasers and DP. Get to know you rig. With a gaser use same gear going down as going up.
GPWayne 03/05/16 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Ford Triton V10 engine oil Filler cap

Shouldn't Camping World refund the cost of a new filler cap. I'm sure it showed up after you left. Did a tech toss it in the trash to save face? Always, Always check your rig before leaving any shop. We all make mistakes, but you have to take care of yourself first. Remember the new techs start out with the grunt jobs...like changing oil. My SIL found his oil drain plug leaking, the plug was just started in the hole, not even finger tight. (Not CW) On edit: Did you look around on the engine?
GPWayne 03/02/16 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome covers

The wind and rain will move the cover and scuff the clear coat. Wash and wax....Put on tire covers and remove or cover wiper blades. A pair of tube socks works well. Hold the blades off the glass with small foam cup under the arms. Make sure ALL the batteries stay charged.
GPWayne 02/23/16 01:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater

As you said the electric water heater is working just fine except for the light. The bulb in the switch is burned out...This is very common. Easy fix, replace the switch. The propane water heater should not start if the tank is full off hot water,,,,, heated by the electric heater element.
GPWayne 02/18/16 07:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery voltage goes low

Make sure you do in fact have power (120 Volt AC). If that is OK, then work your way through your inverter/charger system. If your charger is putting 13.5 V DC(Or more) to the batteries and you still have low output you have bad/loose connections or a shorted battery. (Shorted battery may be very hot) A shorted battery may cause the charger to shut off (over heat) or pop a breaker. Hope you have a multimeter.
GPWayne 02/16/16 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: power leveling jacks

Effy's post... LOL.... Jacks lift the rig off the ground no problem. The problem is they don't handle side force. The rear wheels limit or prevent the this. The side force puts the jacks in a bind and they will not retract. Worst case, the ram bends and will never retract. It takes some heavy equipment and $$$ to get the rig high enough to get under it to remove and replace the jacks. I have seen this happen more than once. The people who write the manuals know what they are doing.
GPWayne 02/03/16 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Class A Ford with 6 Speed Trans

Glad to hear he got stopped in time and was not hit from behind. The engine may have died because the fuel moved to the front of the tank away from the fuel pump inlet.(The fuel pump will suck air into the line and the engine will die) A super hard stop will do that, as well as moving anything not tied down inside. Good to hear Ford is working to improve the V-10 installation.
GPWayne 01/30/16 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery door on 2005 georgie boy pursuit

I have the same thing on my rig. The tabs are held in place by Barrel locks. You need a locksmith to make a set of keys for you. This setup is used on many RVs and has been around for years. Whoever sold you the MH should give you all the keys! You use the key to unlock the door and use the tabs to pull the door open.
GPWayne 01/30/16 02:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wobbly Front seat?

Thank you for reporting back on your fix. Helps us all. Have a great trip.....Stay safe and warm.
GPWayne 01/20/16 12:14am Class A Motorhomes
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