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RE: Should I be worried about outside storage

Until I read this, I thought he was asking about the basement storage space ! +1 I thought the same thing.
Gjac 07/29/16 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chevy P-30 w/454 owners?

You have gotten a lot of good advice so far. Most off us with a 454 P-30 chassis are heavier than yours and are working a lot harder. Not mention yet is the IFS front end. Check the ride height on the front end. I spent a small fortune on it. The newer straight front axels are much simpler. Check also the ball joints and other front end components, also I had a ball joint let go on a trip last year. Older cooling systems are always suspect. Your radiator can be checked with an IR gun from the inlet(where the thermostat housing is) to the outlet(lower radiator hose) in a 2-4 in grid pattern. Look for cold spots in the center of the radiator indicating blocked tubes. Also you should see a 50 degree change in temperature from top to bottom if your radiator is cooling effectively. Headers will eliminate exhaust manifold leaks and add about 80 more HP with a cooler running engine. I have 107k miles on mine and the engine and transmission itself has not been a problem(yet). It seems like every trip something fails and needs to be replaced or fixed so expect some unknown problems and enjoy your trip.
Gjac 07/29/16 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

Bled the brake line and took the MH for a short ride the caliper measured 136 degrees while the other 3 measured 124 degrees. I won't be able to tell if it is fixed until I take a longer trip. The other problem I had was my master cylinder is leaking. They are real hard to get to on a P -30 chassis. Thought I just over filled it at first but after wiping it off twice it is leaking from somewhere. Anyone know where these are likely to leak from?
Gjac 07/28/16 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smoked Salmon on the grill

I use oak blocks to cook fish on an open fire. If I have the time I will use oak planks soaked in water to lay the fish on instead of the grate. Fish like salmon, blue fish, or trout are more oily that most fish and do well on an open flame. I have tried hickory, applewood, and oak and cedar and can't tell much difference in taste on an open fire but a slight difference in a smoker.
Gjac 07/27/16 07:52am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Do you have a battery disconnect switch? Have you tried to clean and retighten the cables on the battery posts? Do you steps work? If not there is a fuse that makes the steps retract when the ignition switch is on. If it is blown there would be no lights on your dash also. Good Luck.
Gjac 07/27/16 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

Removed old line installed new. Old one came out with much difficulty. I rounded the Brie line nut wth an open end wrench. I used o 6 point box wrench but it still opened up so I put vice grips on the box to keep it closed. I was able to blow air through the old line rather easily, so I don,t think it is collapsed inside. I need to bleed the brakes and try it tomorrow.
Gjac 07/26/16 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

P30's are notorious for Rubber brake line problems. The inside deteriorates and the pressure of applying the brakes allows the brakes to be applied but the return is inhibited by the inside delamination of the brake line. SO if you replace the caliper replace the brake line it is only about $20.00 more I learned from experience I did not realize that the rear lines were a problem I thought only the front rubber lines were the problem because the rubber was restrained by the steel clip that attaches to the frame. I did have this problem with the front line which I replaced both sides. I did not see this same type of clip on the rear lines. They deteriorate inside. Got stuck in Nashville for a day last fall. Had same problem same side while in Ohio. The shop put on a new LR caliper. I made it to Tennessee before the problem came back. In Nashville the Chevy truck dealer replaced the hose and no problem since. When I got to Arizona had the other side done I ordered the line yesterday from Napa will pick it up today and install it. If that doesn't work they have a new caliper in stock for $42. It is a lot easier to replace the line that installing the caliper.
Gjac 07/26/16 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning Sun Protection

I like your idea, not only does it protect from sun damage but tree limb damage as well. Mine was scraped by a tree limb before I bought it. I coated the pin hole leaks with acrylic coating to stop the leaks which lasted for about 5 years. I was thinking along the same lines to repair the leaks. If you can figure out a way to permenatly attach the material I think you can double your awning life.
Gjac 07/25/16 02:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for Suggestions

I have the same set up. My thought was to remove the old TV and put a door on the front, mount the new flat screen on the door and use the gaping hole for storage. I did this in the bedroom for my GS to play X box while we traveled out west last summer. With the new TV in the front you can use it as a large gps screen also if you have a gps app on your iPhone or tablet.
Gjac 07/25/16 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LCI Level Up hydraulic jack leaking - what to do next?

How old is the RV? Mine developed 3 leaks over the years, 2 were hyd lines that I tightened and it fixed the leaks the other was the small dia piston on the upper jack. This was on a HWH system the leak stopped by itself after a period of time. If you wipe the jacks down good you should be able to see where the leak is coming from after you cycle it a few times especially if is creating a pool of fluid on the foot of the jack.
Gjac 07/24/16 10:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

P30's are notorious for Rubber brake line problems. The inside deteriorates and the pressure of applying the brakes allows the brakes to be applied but the return is inhibited by the inside delamination of the brake line. SO if you replace the caliper replace the brake line it is only about $20.00 more I learned from experience I did not realize that the rear lines were a problem I thought only the front rubber lines were the problem because the rubber was restrained by the steel clip that attaches to the frame. I did have this problem with the front line which I replaced both sides. I did not see this same type of clip on the rear lines.
Gjac 07/24/16 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

Make sure you lube the brake pins. The p -30's don't have pins,they use slides which I have already lubed.
Gjac 07/24/16 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heart fluttering, skipping beats

What I do is go on line to the pharmaceutical company of each of your medications. there you will find the entire information insert of that medications provided including info on drug interactions and side effects etc. I personally will not take any pill until I read the inserts in their entirety. these inserts are meant for the consumer but are taken out of the bottles and discarded and you are left with believing your physician that they were dispensed properly. You will be shocked when you read the inserts on your medications just how many of them should NOT be taken together and/or should not be taken at all. :( I have been given meds that clearly stated not to be taken with others and that could cause serious problems and even death! Yet the physician prescribed them. It's a pill dispensing world now a days and sadly 'we' now have to be pro active and the stewards of our body and health. This is so true and I learned this lesson the hard way. When I had my first attack or diverticulitis I was given Cipro and flagel to cure the infection two powerful antibiotics. I just did what the Dr told me and took the medicine. 3 weeks later I tore my rotator cuff on my left shoulder. After 7 years of taking these antibiotics for multiple attacks and a tear in my right shoulder I found out that one of the side effects was it softened your joints(tendons and cartilage). I never figured it out until the second tear and I asked the Dr about it and he said on rare occasions this could happen. On the 3rd page of side effects sheet it was clearly spelled out.
Gjac 07/24/16 01:11pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: What are the proper ways to keep batteries charged.

How long does you MH sit in between use? The longest mine sits is 4 mos over the winter. I fully charge and disconnect batteries and recharge in the spring. In the summer I use it every 3-4 weeks so they get fully charged after a trip disconnected and float charged for several days prior to the next trip. Any technique described so for will work.
Gjac 07/24/16 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides and batteries

I went with the Sam's Club batteries in 2007. They were $74 apiece at the time. I dry camp 95% of the time but never run them below 50%. I replaced my chassis battery at the same time with a Walmart starting battery. My first set of batteries were Trojan 105's for the house and a Trojan marine for the staring battery, which lasted me 4 years. I think how you maintain the batteries is more important than brand. If you have to water the batteries several times a week it sounds like your charger is working overtime thus using a lot of water. You can try to equalize and desulfate first before you replace them.
Gjac 07/24/16 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo water pump left running!

I have run mine dry a number of times and it has always worked fine. As Old-biscuit posted it is a rubber diaphragm that moves the water. When mine froze in Az over night it started leaking at the parting line. When I remove it I noticed corrosion underneath the pump, so it must have been leaking slightly for some time. I took it apart to clean it and saw the rubber diaphragm was about 3/16 thick (looked like silicone rubber) and was black with something, so I cleaned it off and reassembled several times but it still leaked so I ordered a new one. While waiting for the new one to come in I applied some silicone adhesive to the parting plane and re torqued the bolts and it worked fine without leakage. My take away from all that is the rubber diaphragm is very durable and not likely to tear or fail. So I now have a spare. The pump was 17 years old when I replaced it.
Gjac 07/24/16 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Delamination repair

Thinning the epoxy with a solvent could damage the styrofoam. The solvent will melt it. The FG is bonded to plywood first then comes the closed cell foam. Most use a polyurethane or polystyrene foam which are not attacked by solvents in the resin.
Gjac 07/24/16 08:35am Tech Issues
Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

I noticed my driver side rear caliper was hotter than my other ones. I removed my wheels and cleaned the caliper slides and brakes with a wire wheel. I did both rears. Those dual tires got heavier over the last 10 years. All though some what better that rear side is still running hotter, so I assume the problem is the caliper piston not returning all the way. Have any of you removed the piston and cleaned it with success or just replaced the whole caliper? The brakes were last changed in 2007 by a shop but not sure if the calipers were replaced then.
Gjac 07/24/16 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TKA miss the RV

4-5 weeks is definitely the turning point. You'll see big changes. Keep up with the exercises...they're boring and sometimes painful but if you don't do them you won't recover fully. Don't be afraid to over-extend yourself during exercise. You won't do anything to your replacement. My doctor explained what they do after the surgery while still in the operating room to make sure everything is working properly. They bend that sucker every which way. :( Had one done the end of March and was out playing Pickleball the end of May and doing it 4-5x/week right now - lots of running. So there's hope yet. Had another done 3 years ago and still can't kneel comfortably but walking/running is no problem. Plan to use a cushioned knee pad or pads strapped on your knees. Use plastic storage tubs to store things so you can just pull them out without a lot of time on your knees. If you have a chance to use a exercise or even a regular bike as you travel, do so to keep that knee moving. Had a shoulder replaced also and the knee was much harder. Keep on pluggin'! How far can you run with the replacements? Any pain afterwards?
Gjac 07/24/16 07:54am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Heart fluttering, skipping beats

Do you notice the symptoms at night when in bed? How often do you feel the fluttering? I have had this happen to me since mid 40's. My heart would flutter for about 15-30 secs then return to normal. When I first went to the Dr he asked how much vitamin c I was taking then advised me to stop the c supplement. The explanation I got was that your heart is in a sac of fluid when the fluid gets more acidic it messes up the electrical pulses. Stopped the vitamin c and all was well until I started drinking coffee in my mid 50's. The second time I went to see a Dr was in my early 60's it was caused by excessive caffeine, 2 travel mugs of coffee in the morning which is equivalent to 6 cups. A stop at McDonalds for lunch and several diet cokes added more caffeine. Reduced coffee to one mug and went to caffeine free soda and the problem has virtually gone away. Stress tests and echo cardiograms can't find A fib, all of which I have had. The Dr told me if the problem still exits a heart rate monitor would have to be worn to record your pulse over time. Try reducing your caffeine and C supplements and see if your symptoms get better. Hope your heart rate returns to normal.
Gjac 07/24/16 07:49am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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