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RE: Chrome lug nuts

Try this: https://www.amazon.com/Williams-16-650-Impact-Socket-16-Inch/dp/B001DNXQQ8/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&qid=1465963975&sr=8-48&keywords=1+9+16+socket 1 - 9/16" = 39.6875 MM
GPWayne 06/14/16 10:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New class A Motorhome

Tiffin wins by far. Jaycos are good for what they are, but not even in the same ball park as Tiffin. You'll see what I mean when you drive one. I don't own one but wish I did. My Winne is a DP, I love the ride and I'll never go back to a front engine. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
GPWayne 06/14/16 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chrome lug nuts

(Winnebago, Destination DP, FreightLiner.) I found that 1-9/16 fits perfectly. Bought socket at a master mechanic tool supply. Makes checking oil filled hubs a snap. Had new tires installed and the guys had to use my socket for the wheel covers...strange?? Made sure they used my breaker bar not an impact wrench.(I don't carry a lug wrench....When it comes to tire change/repair, I call Good Sam.) Just to be certain, take the Winnebago wrench with you to a tool supply.
GPWayne 06/14/16 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: cummins/onan genset issues - FIXED

Try holding the start button down for a little longer. You may be hearing the fuel pump priming the system. When it builds up pressure the starter will kick in and it will start. (15-20 seconds) Been there, done that.
GPWayne 06/13/16 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When using low beam headlights all my other lights go out.

Sounds like you are in driving light mode in low beam. I would look for the relay that turns only the low beams on. Check for power from the head light(low beam) switch to the relay. May also be a bad ground. (Are you sure you should have fog lights with the high beams on...most do not) Good Luck...
GPWayne 06/11/16 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Cover

Don't bother with a cover. They are junk, hard to install and damage the finish. Most end up in the trash.... Check for past posts on covers here on the forum.
GPWayne 06/08/16 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nail in Tire - Need Advice

Take it to a tire shop.....If you pull it out, you never will get it back in and stop the leak. You run the risk of doing more damage (read NEW TIRE)
GPWayne 06/08/16 10:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2002 southwind no interior slide lights

I should have been clearer about using a volt/ohm meter. Turn the meter to DC volts (range higher than 12 volts) When looking for power. If you do this first you will be safe to start looking for a ground......When looking for a ground use the ohms setting. As Hottubkid said, If you put voltage across an ohm meter you will damage the meter. I was assuming that if you owned a volt/ohm meter you would know how to use it.
GPWayne 06/04/16 12:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2002 southwind no interior slide lights

You need to take your volt-ohm meter and find a good ground point, not on the slide. Then run a wire from that ground to the common input of the meter. Then check the light sockets for ground or power. Ohms between the good ground and the outside of the socket and volts between the good ground and the center pin on the socket.(make sure the switch is on) This will give you a starting point. Then you know what you are looking for.(power or ground) If you don't find power or ground, I would suspect a plug has become disconnected. You may have a connector or terminal strip under/behind the couch check it out. May have been bumped. If all that checks out. Find where the power/ground wires enter the slide and check for damage or loose plug. Since you have this problem on two slides, check for a place where the wires meet.(Are both slides on the same side?) The power/ground may feed through one slide to the other. OR there may be another fuse block or inline fuse. But I'm guessing from here on. Please get back with what you find. Good Luck!!
GPWayne 06/03/16 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

I vote for the mouse nest.....Get down and look at the screen where the cooling air exits. You may find sticks, leaves and maybe dry mouse parts. Not easy to clear out. Been there, done that. Good Luck.
GPWayne 05/30/16 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sink Leak Fix

Good fix! Better than new. RV builders cut corners on installs that take labor or skill. No plumber would think of not using plumbers putty on a sink strainer / drain. Thanks for the Post.
GPWayne 05/30/16 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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