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RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

My experience having used a machine buffer and the Zeps is try to bring back the oxidized gel coat surface first with a buffer. If you can't then use the Zeps. The Zeps will adhere to a rough surface much better than a smooth surface. It will want to peel and flake if the surface is smooth or applied to thick. Up until my MH was 16 years old I could still hand polish it with a lot of effort. Two years ago I applied the Zeps and it still looks good. Some folks in AZ for example say it is effected by the hot sun and will yellow and flake. Machine buffing is a lot of work to bring back the shine and you have to be careful not to burn through the gel coat. The front and rear caps have a thicker gel coat maybe .020. The sides especially older Filon are very thin, you can actually see the fiber pattern through the resin. You don't want to expose the fibers buffing the surface. My conclusion at 68 years old and two repaired rotator cuffs the the Zeps was easier. If I was 48 I would try machine polishing with a good cutting compound first then a polishing compound followed by a good wax.
Gjac 05/23/15 07:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: nwh jacks

I assume you mean HWH jacks. What series do you have 210? If you post what model you have with a little more description of the problem you may get some more reply's. Do you mean you can't extend the jacks to level the MH? or you can't raise the jacks in the store position? I would start by checking all the cables to the solenoid, HYD pump and battery to make sure they are all clean. Once you have cleaned all connections. Fully charge chassis battery then try to extend the jacks and report what happens.
Gjac 05/23/15 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold N611 trouble cooling on propane

On a brand new refer I would look to see if there are any insect nests or cobwebs obstructing you flue or burner tube. Not likely rust or dirty flue. Does your refer vent out of the top? If so you can remove the cover and look down inside with a flashlight to see what might be obstructing the flow. Do you have a vent fan on that unit? Has it stopped working?
Gjac 05/22/15 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: B&D VEC1093DBD for $99 can.

I was under an impression that the VEC1093 was no longer being made. Can anyone affirm or deny? When I was looking for mine several years ago Walmart no longer sold them. The only other one that I came across was a 40 amp Stanley. I called and talked to one of there Eng's and he told me the Stanley bought out the B&D chargers and that the newer Stanley 40 amp charger was basically the same as the B&D except for better control systems. I was all set to buy the Stanley for $99 when I found a B&D at big lots for $50 so I bought it instead. I would imagine they still show up on the secondary market from time to time. I posted this here several years ago and several bought the 40 Amp B&D for $50. I like the charger.
Gjac 05/22/15 10:01am Tech Issues
RE: Torn Rotator cuff

It really depends on the type of injury you have. I tore both shoulders the first in 2003 the second in 2009. My tears were precipitated by taking antibiotics for diverticulitis. I did not know at the time but Cipro and other antibiotics will soften your joints and tendons and cause tears when load is applied. They said they would try to do the operation arthroscopicly but could not so I have 4 in scars on top of both shoulders and 4 Titanium molly bolts pinning the cuff to the bone. It took me a year and a half to rehab each shoulders to get the same strength as before. I went to the gym 3 times a week and still do all the exercises that I was given to do. I could camp and do normal stuff after several mos. Stretching is also important to get your range of motion back.
Gjac 05/22/15 09:41am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Installing Baseplate With Thread Lock?

I used it to installed the Demco base plate and it is still holding after 10 years.
Gjac 05/22/15 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Tire/Interesting Facts

Doug was the tire destroyed by driving as it started to lose air from the nail? Or did it just go flat from the nail and you pulled over and called road service?
Gjac 05/22/15 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firewood??

I don't know where you camp but there is usually enough downed dead trees especially early in the season to make a campfire. Every state has signs that warn about transporting firewood and beetle infestations. Some NP or NF GC's actually cut the infested wood and it is free to burn as a way to control the infestation.
Gjac 05/20/15 08:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Hi Gjac, I've not done this myself--but if you want rapid charging add an external rectifier that is direct connected to the Alternator. Here is one: quicktfier I have 2 #8 wires, one is OEM the other is added on. I do see up to 70 amps (my hall effect ammeter reads no higher than that). I was just wondering if I could run another line from my alternator directly to the house batteries to take full advantage of the 180 amp alternator with out hurting anything. I'm not sure if Pianotuna is describing this with his switchable paths? I was thinking with a heavy wire and a switch I would be able to pump more amps directly into the house batteries when needed for a recharge between GC's. I'm not looking for anything exotic just want to figure out how to get at least 50 amps back to my house batteries.
Gjac 05/19/15 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help what is this?

What year and chassis is your MH? Is the cooling system an Evans? In the upper L/H top of your picture should be a black plastic box that should tell you the system?
Gjac 05/18/15 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

I am seeing 14.1 or .2 volts at the battery terminals at idle. I recently replaced both solenoids both had failed within the last 2 years. I was just wondering if I could run another line from my alternator directly to the house batteries to take full advantage of the 180 amp alternator with out hurting anything. I'm not sure if Pianotuna is describing this with his switchable paths? I was thinking with a heavy wire and a switch I would be able to pump more amps directly into the house batteries when needed for a recharge between GC's.
Gjac 05/18/15 10:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Coach Leans to Driver's Side

It's the Ford F53 Chassis....sorry I didn't post that earlier. On visual inspection, from my limited suspension knowledge, there doesn't appear to be any missing spacers or extra spacers on one side or out of place blocks or loose anything under there. No indication that anything has shifted or broken. Nothing looks out of place. I think my spring on that side is just sprung.....looking at the prices, I'm really hating the replacement, but it looks like I have two choices....replace or ride with the driver's side leaning. I am not familiar with the Ford chassis but there should be someplace to measure the ride height between the spring stops and the frame on both sides front and rear to give you an idea of how much the springs are sagging.
Gjac 05/18/15 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Phil said: "Also, our coach batteries are directly connected to the alternator's output so there is no voltage drop through any isolation circuit or diode ... hence the coach batteries see the largest voltage possible at all times from the alternator". Is this as easy as running a #6 gauge wire directly from the alternator output to the pos post of my house batteries? I have never seen more than 5 amps going into my house batteries while driving with the batteries at 50% SOC. I have a cheap volt/ammeter with a shunt for the house batteries but nothing for the chassis batteries so I can't tell if the chassis battery is taking most of the charge first and its not getting to the house side or my meter is not accurate.
Gjac 05/18/15 07:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Genny issue (still)

Jimmy, If you disconnect the line going to your carb does fuel shoot out of the line when cranking? You said if you suck fuel out off a small gas can the genset will start so it sounds like the pump is working. You said you had to cut a hole in the floor to change your tank line, isn't your genset below the floor of the MH? Could the new line that you installed into the main tank be slightly longer than the old one and may be hitting the bottom or side and kinking restricting the flow. I have had to remove mine twice to check it to make sure that gas was pumping out and it was. I then blew air into the pickup tube and that fixed the problem, thinking there was some obstruction in the tube.
Gjac 05/17/15 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fun / Projects / with my 1997 America Dream

Glenn, I believe they work by two relays that sense a resistance and shut off the motor. For example if the steps hit a curb the relay will shut the steps off before they are fully extended. Does your motor continue to run after the steps are fully extended or retracted?
Gjac 05/17/15 09:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

When my stock 110 amp alternator went I replaced it with a 180 amp alternator thinking it would charge the 2 6 v GC batteries faster. 6 hrs of driving home did not recharge my batteries from 50% soc, It took my 40 amp B&B to complete the charge overnight. So I think there is more than just adding a bigger alternator that I don't completely understand. I read her that wire size and external rectifiers,and cooling are important. From what Phil posted 3-5 hrs of driving recharges his batteries. Have you guys added anything besides a larger alternator to charge your batteries faster?
Gjac 05/17/15 06:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV trip to NH, VT, ME

If you like NP's and scenic rides I wood camp in the Green Mtns of Vt. then head over to Rt 112 going through NH and camp in any number of NF CG along the Kancamagus hwy. Many hikes from 20 mins to a climb to Mt Washington or Mt Chorcorua. Lots of tax free shopping in No. Conway. Then head to Arcadia NP in Maine. Seawall CG will be easier to get a site during the week than Blackwoods. I like it better because it is along the coast.
Gjac 05/17/15 05:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air in water at the faucets

How old is the pump? Did it freeze over the winter? I would check the parting line on the pump and look for white corrosion indicating a small leak over time. If it is leaking at the parting plane where the rubber membrane is sealed it will draw air in there and cause the effect that you are seeing. If you see no evidence of a leak there there,it may be a loose or cracked fitting in the supply line from your water tank. You can also disconnect the supply line from your FW tank and put a line to the pump from a 5 gallon pail if no air comes out it is your supply line if air still comes out it is your pump leaking.
Gjac 05/17/15 05:41am Tech Issues
RE: Coach Leans to Driver's Side

Having gone through some suspension problems on mine I would do the following. Make sure you are parked in a level area, measure the front ride height left and right, measure the rear ride height as Wildman posted,look for missing shims in the rear or deflated air bags in front if it is a P-30 chassis, get individual wheel weights to see if the problem can be cured by shifting weight around. Post your findings and what chassis you have.
Gjac 05/16/15 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPO roof. How delicate ?

I would not let the roof be a determining factor on the purchase of a MH. TPO (Thermoplastic PolyOlefin) is a thermoplastic materiel and more durable than the EPDM rubber material which will slough off the white surface over time and eventually the black rubber will show underneath if left untreated. Personally I would prefer a TPO roof over the other roofing systems FG, EPDM or AL. EPDM would be at the bottom of the list but having said that my rubber roof is going on 20 years old and has not torn or leaked and was treated once with Cool Seal about 9 years ago.
Gjac 05/16/15 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
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