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RE: Battery question

I have a 1000 w MSV inverter and 2 6 v GC batteries. After about a min the inverter alarm goes off when using the MV. If I am driving I can use the MV on the inverter. However I look for ways to use the genset so I don't have to exercise it monthly so MV on the generator is a good thing.
Gjac 06/27/16 07:44am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: FIXED: Bed Lift too weak after 4" Gel Mattress topper add

I had the same problem when my wife added the memory foam topper. I moved the bottom bracket about an 1.5 ins fwd and reinforced the attach points. I works good now. Also made a wood I beam under the partial board base to correct the mattress sagging. I thought it was the mattress at first before I noticed the board was bowed.
Gjac 06/26/16 07:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help needed ASAP for my Damon Challanger

I have gotten stuck several times on the road and now carry a spare green and gray switch just in case. Good luck to you. Should also carry a spare relay just in case. I used my spare in a rest area in KY on our last trip. Replaced the spare as soon as I could.. What relay are you talking about? I replaced green switch 3 times and grey switch once.
Gjac 06/25/16 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How hard or time consuming is it to learn Garmin Basecamp?

This is DW - I have been trying to create waypoints but it will not recognize it by address and can't figure out how to find the exact location on the map....or are waypoints only cities and not specific campground addresses? I have watched the videos but will look for the manuals...that might do it. Thanks for feedback. I tried the same thing you did with the same issues. To me this was not a user friendly system.
Gjac 06/25/16 06:31am Technology Corner
RE: Square Tires !!

The PO probably put water in there to try to balance the tires like equal or dyna beads. When I was I kid some folks put transmission fluid inside to balance the tires..
Gjac 06/25/16 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Dry camping

I think washing dishes uses more water than navy showers. Water is the limiting factor as to how long you can dry camp. I have a 60 gal FW tank which will last two people 7 days with out too much effort. If more people come I will use a 5 gal jug outside to wash pots and pans and silver ware, and use paper plates just like tent camping.
Gjac 06/25/16 06:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help needed ASAP for my Damon Challanger

Let us know how you make out. IMO it is easier to just replace the green switch and safer than to disable the auto park break. I have gotten stuck several times on the road and now carry a spare green and gray switch just in case. Good luck to you.
Gjac 06/25/16 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help needed ASAP for my Damon Challanger

Which brakes are burning? The drum brakes on the end of your transmission(auto park brakes) or your service brakes? Is your auto park light on the dash on? It could be either set of brakes from your description. Drive it for a short distance and feel the brake drum on the end of the tranny to see if it is hot. If it is check to see if fluid(red trans fluid) is leaking from the green switch inside the black auto park box. If so you can change it yourself, the switch is about $50 from any Chevy dealer.
Gjac 06/23/16 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: check engine light

I think the scanners only work for OBD2 connectors. On my 454 OBD1 I use a paper clip to connect 2 ports and it will flash what ever code is stored. There are generic codes on line for your engine by year that may get you close. A better way is to find a manual that gives the codes by ECU part number. OBD2 is much easier because the codes are standardized by engine and year.
Gjac 06/20/16 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry fire wood in a storage bin?

It really depends on where you camp at what kind of CG's you stay at. I usually camp in NF or SP type CG's. I store wood in my slide out storage all the time when I camp in state at SP's, I am not worried about termites. When traveling out of state I store oak blocks from pallets to cook on but not firewood as in logs. I also carry an electric chain saw to cut up dead wood in that local area for camp fires. As others have said some states don't want you transporting wood that may contain beetles or other tree destroying insects.
Gjac 06/19/16 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar/Tiffin vs. Coachmen Miranda Select/Fleetwood Bounder

Some companies put their $$$ into fluff, some put it into quality. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. Look past the fluff and I think you'll see the bigger, more important differences. If you can't see them maybe they're just not important to you. Remember, even Alfa sold some SeeYa's, (arguably the worst MH ever made) so not everyone values the same things. I agree with Bruce, the salesmen will focus on the outdoor TV's, indoor fireplaces etc. Look at things like CCC, HP/WT ratio, towing capacity, wt distibution etc. Try to understand the construction process of the MH it self, which is harder to find and understand, the salesmen will only use marketing terms rather than eng specs. All MFG's use the same refers, WH's, AC's furnaces, chassis (Ford or Chevy) so to me brand in and of itself is not important. If you search the type of problems folks on here have with the MH itself, sidewall delaminations, leaks, harsh riding chassis, poor assembly, most can be corrected except for major delaminations. Some MFg's like Newmar and Monaco use hung walls which can't delaminate, which to me is a huge discriminator having fixed and lived with this on my current MH. Design features like being able to access your batteries, gensets, and dump and fill areas are more important to me than the flat screen TV's or surround sound. If all these other reqs were met I would choose a TPO or FG roof over EPDM rubber. Having said that my EPDM roof is 20 years old and has never leaked.
Gjac 06/12/16 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar/Tiffin vs. Coachmen Miranda Select/Fleetwood Bounder

I am not sure of the year Coachmen Mirada that you are looking at but all the ones I have seen have the small cut out doors like on Class C's where as the others have the full basement storage doors. What size are you looking at? I would also look for pass thru basement storage for storing bikes, ladders, tables etc. Some Miradas, have one large pass thru under the rear bed and that may be enough storage for you depending on how you plan to use the MH. To me storage, water, and battery power are more important than the type of awning. Older Bounders were known for their large fresh water tanks.
Gjac 06/11/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plant Tour

I think he was just being truthful. I'm sure his management would have given a different response.
Gjac 06/11/16 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long do you store fresh water in tank?

A lot depends on weather you have well water (untreated) or city water(treated). I have city water and don't worry about it. I dry camp mostly so I use it and fill it when I need to so it does not sit all year. The water sits in the tank for maybe 4 weeks between use.
Gjac 06/11/16 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hunt's or Heinz? Coke or Pepsi? Ford or Chevy?

In the years that you are talking about I would choose the Chevy with 19.5 in rims over a Ford with the 16 in tires. Both can have leaking exhaust manifolds which headers will fix.
Gjac 06/07/16 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator & High Altitude

After 3 pages without a concreate answer I will just give you my experience. A while back my burner was giving me problems because the slots were rusting out and the flame was flickering. I made a slide mechanism to adjust the air to fuel ratio like on a water heater, because I could not get a direct replacement burner for it due to its age. I noticed when I camped at higher altitudes I would have to slide the mechanism over to allow more air and maintain a blue non flickering flame. When researching burners I noticed some burners had more slots than others. So I would look at modifying or buying a tube with either more slots or slightly larger input holes for the air to enter the tube. I would not change the orifice. You can put a screw driver tip over the slot to see how the flame changes in color to see what I am describing.
Gjac 06/06/16 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Running rough fleetwood cornado

I would pour the Seafoam directly down the throttle body until engine stalls, let it sit for 15 mins then restart it(read directions on the can). I would also check your sparkplug wires at night to see if they are sparking to ground. If problem still exist check your fuel pump pressure. The IAC can be checked and cleaned easily. Sometimes carbon builds up on the pintle. From your post it is hard to tell if it is a fuel problem or an ignition problem, but if you do these simple things first and report back you will solve the problem. Good Luck.
Gjac 06/06/16 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's going on with posting?

I notice if I take too long in writing a post then hit post it will not post, just get that spinning circle. I was able to copy and paste the response only after closing RV.net and reopening it then pasting the response.
Gjac 06/02/16 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: U.P. Michigan Recommendations

I liked Furnace Bay NF CG, right on Lake Superior. Saw the Northern Lights one year while camping there. The lake is cold but clear.
Gjac 06/02/16 10:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: things to see in Colorado

Camp in Rocky Mtn NP. Lots to see there. How much time do you have? What do you like to do?
Gjac 06/01/16 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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