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RE: Toilet seals R & Ring tutorials?

I think it is easier to remove the toilet and put it on your work bench. Mine is a 1996 after doing all the simple things like cleaning the groove,treating the seal it still would not hold water. What I found was a lot of mineral build up from hard water on the under side of the blade and it's encasement, after scraping the build up off,and cleaning the seal with a tooth brush them wiping with Vaseline, I reassembled it and it has held water for the last 2 years. With all that build up a new seal would have still leaked. If you turn the toilet upside down it is very easy to see how it comes apart.
Gjac 03/29/15 09:16pm Tech Issues
RE: what is important????

Passports , Smart phones, milepost book.
Gjac 03/29/15 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for help in improving the ride on my RV

I will definitely check each MH to see what the spacing looks like before buying. Just last week I looked at a W-22 chassis that also had the straight axle setup like Ford and one side was resting on the rubber bumper. The salesmen did not know what the proper ride height should be either.
Gjac 03/28/15 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for help in improving the ride on my RV

Gary, empty, the MHs ride great. Our first trip with ours, we hardly had anything in it except for basic cloths, utensils, water and gas. We actually commented on how nice it rode on a known road the first trip, but we accumulated more and more "necessary things", the MH quickly settled into the springs, and a rough/harsh ride developed. We had maybe 3/4" between the bump stops and the spring perches and the MH was not overloaded. Hitting the bump stops is what gives the rough ride.. This makes a lot of sense I did look under the motorhomes and noticed some were very close to the stops from the springs. Do you know what the ride height should be on these chassis? Some I noticed had about an inch and three quarters between bumper and spring stops, one had only a quarter inch clearance.
Gjac 03/28/15 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for help in improving the ride on my RV

I have an older P-30 chassis but have been looking at newer Ford chassis to buy. I have test drove about 4 different Ford MH's up to 65 mph but have not noticed what a lot of folks on here post about the F-53 harsh ride, or white knuckle experience. These were just short tests on 32 -34 ft MH's. Is the bad ride that people complain about mostly on larger F-53's or on all sizes? The only thing that I found objectionable was the high revving engine under load. Only had one truck pass me during the test drive's but I still used one hand to drive. For those that have owned the W-22 and the F-53 was there a better ride from the W-22?
Gjac 03/28/15 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Comp. Replacement

I have a HF 12v compressor and a plug kit that I carry in the MH and the trunk of the tow car just for emergencies. I have used them twice in 10 years and 80,000 miles. It pumped enough air in my tires that I could safely drive to a gas station to top off the tire. I would not use it to fill a MH tire to 90 psi.
Gjac 03/27/15 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Wont Fire On Gas

I addition to what was already suggested I would clean off all the ground wires. Especially the one to the gas solenoid. On mine it was a green wire and was hard to see in back of the bracket that the solenoid was attached to. Be careful not to twist the wire out of the solenoid when loosening the star nut holding the ground wire.
Gjac 03/27/15 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling Up at Gas Station--Class A Gasser

When traveling on interstates I look for truck stops Fj's etc. on secondary roads I look for stations that are parallel to the roads if the cars at the pumps are pointing in the same direction that I am I pull in. For pumps that are perpendicular to the road I will go to the end pumps. If you plan your route with Google maps your can zoom in to look at the stations that have photos.
Gjac 03/27/15 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small economical DD as a towed

Just test drove the 6 speed Hyundai Elantra. Very nice car, quiet, plenty of power only down side was only 5.3 ins of GC. Looked at Versa and Sentra also. Versa manual rear seat would not fold down only automatics which can't be towed 4 wheels down. The Sentra 6 speed manual was 1 mpg less than the Versa but had 6.4 ins of CG, and seat was 26 ins from the ground for those that have knee or hip arthritis it was easy to get in and out of.
Gjac 03/27/15 03:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Norcold fridge gasket replacement

Norcold also told me the same thing. They also told me that I needed to replace the whole refer because they did not sell a replacement burner tube any longer. I assume yours is a 1996 model from your signature? If it is not severely torn or damaged, what I did on mime when it would not pass the dollar bill test is to remove some material(about .060) off the back side of the black plastic latch that holds the refer door closed. The freezer door passed the dollar bill test and was fine.
Gjac 03/26/15 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5.5 - New Carb Time?

Mine is 19 years old and I thought it was time for a new carb. After cleaning and doing the Seafoam through the carb, which helped I remove the intake line and put it in a gal can of gas and a can of Seafoam and ran it under load for 1 hr and that fixed the problem. Now every year or so I do this just for maintenance when I exercise the gen set. It is also a good way to find out what your genset uses per hr. I use 1/2 gal/hr with 2 AC running.
Gjac 03/26/15 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: RV Proctologist... anybody use him?

I made a tool from a 2 ft piece of garden hose then attached a 2 1/2 ft piece of 1/4 in dia plastic hose with a screw in the end of it, I drilled about 6 #40 holes in the end by the screw. When attached to the water hose it sprays streams of water sideways and because it is flexible I can reach the side walls of the black tank from the toilet. I use it once a year at the end of the camping season. When I first bought the MH and used this tool a lot of hardened stuff came out of the tank. The build up came off in sheets.
Gjac 03/26/15 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in a Gasser Experience

Even with an older gas MH like my 96 454 I down shift at the top of the hill to 2nd or 3rd gear let the eng rev to 3000 rpms then pump the brakes hard twice to reduce rpms and speed, let the engine slow you down and don't ride the brakes down hill. Just use the brakes when rpms get too high.
Gjac 03/26/15 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternator Issue

When my 110 amp alternator failed 8 years ago I replaced it with a rebuilt 180 amp one. I has worked fine and then I installed an ammeter/voltmeter with a shunt to measure amps and volts to the house batteries. I never measured more than 7 amps going into a 50% discharged 2 6 volts GC batteries. After reading your post I wonder if some strands of wire were chewed or worn through reducing the amps going into the batteries. I would assume I should see more than 7 amps under those conditions. Something else to check.
Gjac 03/26/15 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just ordered a Go Pro!!!

25 years ago I bought a Sony TR-81 to take mostly underwater videos. The camera was $1800 plus the $1000 underwater housing. It worked great until my backpack opened up and it fell into a stream. The GoPros are much cheaper and that was going to be my next purchase until I went to Hawaii this last winter. Many had the Go Pros on sticks when snorkeling and some used the the I Phones with cheap under water housings. I bought one and have only tested it in the pool so for. But this seems the way to go for the average recreational diver or free diver. The camera never gets outdated and is generally upgraded every 2 years with a contract and is free.
Gjac 03/25/15 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: 1995 P32 Rotors Overheating

double post
Gjac 03/25/15 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 P32 Rotors Overheating

I am glad you got your brakes fixed. I spent a small fortune on my front end getting that right. Henderson makes some good replacement parts.Bell crank helped along with idler arm and ball joints. I would add the steer safe if you don't have it already. The other thing I would check is the ride height between the stops on the A arm. They are different for each P-30 chassis but you should have about an 1 3/4 inches. Good luck.
Gjac 03/25/15 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry steps loose on one side

Mine were attached with self tapping screws and one was sheared causing the steps to be lower on one side. I replaced it with a larger dia bolt.
Gjac 03/24/15 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Assistance with first motorhome

On closer look, the starting battery does not appear to be connected with the others, but it IS a deep cycle marine battery. So every thing is normal, just check to see how high your parasitic load is and post back here. The marine battery is common on MH's, they sit awhile like boats before being used. They cannot be deep cycled like a golf cart deep cycle battery but can take a little more abuse than a starting battery.
Gjac 03/23/15 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long will fridge go?

My 2 door Dometic lasted 12 years. Parked it in winter and found the yellow mark of death all over the cooling unit in the spring. I always inspect it for a leak before each trip. Mostly used the fridge on electric except 1 or 2 boondocking weekends a year. Always traveled with fridge running on gas. Sure glad it didn't leak out while it was on and burn the whole rig down. I did not go with another absorption fridge again. Have a residental absorption fridge in a remote cabin from the 50s. Still works like a charm. Funny, that large fridge cools down faster than any RV fridge I ever owned. Maybe the fact that that old refer was perfectly level in your cabin had something to do with it,s long life.
Gjac 03/22/15 07:33am General RVing Issues
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