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RE: WInnebago roof

Lurker52, Lots of good info here. Do a search, read through what you find then decide if it's a roof design you're comfortable with. Some are, some aren't. I've worked on them a bunch and I like a different design. For others it's a non-issue. Couldn't Winnebago improve this design by adding fasteners just below the caulked area? I know it sounds like belt and suspenders but this seems to come up frequently on here.
Gjac 04/19/18 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery replacement

Sounds like you don't dry camp much so at 5 years old if the batteries were well maintained they are probably still good. As others have said load test them at an auto parts store to know for sure. Also I would equalize and desulfate them especially after sitting all winter.
Gjac 04/18/18 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: What parts do I need for Coleman stove?

The one lb canister gives you the flexibility to use the stove at the table in your campsite instead of being tethered to the RV by a hose. If cost is an issue the canisters can be refilled from a larger tank. I had this same issue with my Buddy heater being attached to the main tank via a hose, but my wife liked it in the bathroom when showering and getting dressed and then in the living area afterwards I did not want to have a 20 ft hose.
Gjac 04/18/18 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Slightly used, but still running

I looks like the exterior is aluminum skins like on an air stream. He won't have to worry about delamination. That could be buffed out to a high luster shine.
Gjac 04/17/18 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 08 JK engine miss ,baffling.

Glad you found the problem, as you can see from my original post I had a cracked spark plug also and it was very hard to see.
Gjac 04/15/18 08:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: 08 JK engine miss ,baffling.

Did you ever find the problem?
Gjac 04/13/18 06:12am Dinghy Towing
RE: Need advice, in a lot of trouble

There are two kinds of gaskets that I have seen when changing my trans fluid. The OEM gasket which had small steel bushings around each pan hole and two silicone beads along the flange, and the replacement gasket which is just a sht of rubber about .050 thick with holes punched in for the pan bolts. The first two times I changed fluid I reused the OEM gasket and had no leaks. When I replaced my fluid the third time I used the rubber gasket that was in the kit and it leaked even though I followed the torque specs. The OEM gasket was hard that is why I used the new gasket. What I finally realized the steel bushings in the OEM gasket prevented the pan from deforming when tightening the pan bolts. After trying to retorque the pan bolts and still seeing leaks I put the original gasket back in and all was well again. I would check to see which kind of gasket you have, that may be your problem. I would not buy a new pan Just see if it is dimpled around the pan holes and straighten the dimples out assuming it is just a stamped steel pan and not a casting.
Gjac 04/11/18 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP - JohnnyT

I was sad to hear this news. He was very insightful and I learned a lot from his posts and sticky's when I first started to RV about 15 years ago. Condolences to his family.
Gjac 04/11/18 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan 4000 won't start...again

Glad it was something simple even though a lot of work to find and fix.
Gjac 04/10/18 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Protecting absorption refrigerators PCB

What I was referring to was the connection where the wire harness actually connects to the board not the wire harness itself. The green that your recent photos show looks like corrosion not mold. Just unplugging and re plugging connection will remove enough of the insulating corrosion to get a good connection again for a while. If that much corrosion forms on the leads of the soldered components I would imagine the corrosion inside the connectors where moisture can be trapped would be worse. I would focas on cleaning the connectors both male and female, then preventing the moisture from causing corrosion inside.
Gjac 04/10/18 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Dash A/C not blowing cold

On my older Chevy I found the problem to be a leaking trinary switch, some have binary switches, but this switch is about an inch in dia and an 1.5 ins long with three male connectors on top. I did not see it until I added dye to the system and used a UV light that came with a fill kit. The kit was less than $30 at Advanced Auto. What I thought was just motor oil on top of the switch was the coolant leak. Replaced switch and filled with the R-34 can and all was well again. You can just check the top of the switch to see if there is an oily substance on top. I assume the other shops checked all the other common places for leaks.
Gjac 04/09/18 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 won't start...again

I went through this with mine several years back and it drove me crazy for a while. The lesson I learned is just because it sees 12 plus volts that doesn't mean the amps required are getting through. Also I could not turn it over with jumper cables either. After cleaning and tightening all the battery connections I traced the line going from the genset to the battery I noticed the wire inside the crimped copper terminal was green and slightly loose after I clean the wire I soldered the terminal onto the wire and all was well again. I would check carefully your battery connections first and make sure they are clean and tight then wiggle your wires. It might be something simple especially on a newer MH like yours. Good luck.
Gjac 04/09/18 09:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Protecting absorption refrigerators PCB

I think your problem as you described it is more with the wire harness connections rather than the soldered components on the board it self. I have always used an eraser to clean that green corrosion off of my terminals. I had a similar problem on my connector and cleaned it this way. The only green stuff I see from your pictures is right above the 16 pin connector. I am assuming they were taken after you cleaned the board. Was that green stuff over the whole board or just were we see it now?
Gjac 04/09/18 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gasoline Credit Cards

If fuel is $3/gal and your credit card gives you 4% cash back that is 12 cents/gal savings. If fuel ever gets back to $1/gal then the gas cards that give you 5 cents/gal off would be better. The real question is, are there any gas cards like Flying J, BP etc. that will give you both?
Gjac 04/07/18 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Questions

If bad replace with 2 6 volt Golf Cart batteries (wired in series to make 12 volts) from Costco or Sam's Club as enblethen suggested. Why would he do that? :h I never told the OP to waste his money upgrading his battery ... There are several reasons to replace with 2 6v GC batteries instead of a 12v marine battery IF his battery is bad even if you don't dry camp often. Hmmmm ... a contradiction? : For the OP who "never" dry camps a single G27 or G31 will serve his purposes just fine, as it has my own all the years we've been camping. :B Where is the contradiction? Was my post not clear? I said nothing about upgrading his battery. I said IF his battery was bad then replace it. IF it is good there is no need to replace it. Op please let us know if you found your problem.
Gjac 04/07/18 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Questions

If bad replace with 2 6 volt Golf Cart batteries (wired in series to make 12 volts) from Costco or Sam's Club as enblethen suggested. Why would he do that? :h The OP said in his original post - "We do NOT dry camp but we do overnight sometimes in a rest area to get some sleep. We use the lights to get ready for bed. Once in bed no lights are on. The refrigerator is on propane. Once in awhile, we will take quick showers to freshen up. Water heater on propane." That being the case he has absolutely no need for dual 6 volt GC-2 batteries when his single 12 volt will serve his purposes just fine, particularly if his rig is equipped with LED interior lighting which draws very little. It would also help enormously to turn off the fridge climate control heating element which is an unnecessary load on his battery. Rather than wasting $$$ upgrading his battery what he should be doing is find the source of this draw down on his battery even when his battery disconnect switch is off. Somethin' ain't right and upgrading his battery isn't going to solve it, fixing the problem will. ;) I never told the OP to waste his money upgrading his battery, I explained in detail how to check for parasitic draws and how to check his battery before replacing anything. There are several reasons to replace with 2 6v GC batteries instead of a 12v marine battery IF his battery is bad even if you don't dry camp often. The first is if you ever have to run the propane furnace over night at a rest stop with 12 v battery you are libel to have a dead battery in the morning. Also your refer and WH need battery power to operate even on propane. The second is that the GC batteries will last a lot longer and will start of with 230 or so amp hrs. Both will lose capacity over time but the plates are thicker in the GC batteries. The GC batteries can take deeper discharges and more often than the 12 v battery, especially when dealing with parasitic draws or a light in a storage bay or something being left on accidentally. When you compare the cost of 2 6 V GC batteries at Sam's Club at $160 vs a marine battery at $113 it just makes more sense to me to spend at little more for more longevity and more amp hrs when needed.
Gjac 04/06/18 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for Ocala National Forest?

I like free diving the springs in that area the water is about 72 degrees all year. Also if you like to shoot there is a NFS range that is free about 3 miles west of Juniper Springs CG, it is not crowded during the middle of the week. There is a nice boardwalk inside the CG and some hiking trails around it.
Gjac 04/06/18 07:10am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New Camp cooking show on Netfix

I have seen it a few times. I marvel on the types of food they create. Love how they use local food Yeah it sure is more interesting than the way I cook while camping. I never new you could make gin from seaweed or even make your own tonic. I liked the 43 lb side of beef cooked on an open fire marinated with juniper berries.
Gjac 04/06/18 07:03am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Not finding flasher fuse 2005 Gulfstream

It maybe the flasher relay itself that is bad. On my older Chevy chassis it is located under the dash next to the steering column, very difficult to see unless you have a drivers side door.
Gjac 04/06/18 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Questions

The OP stated he knew very little about batteries and has got a lot of good information here but may still be confused about how to check for what is draining his battery. First get a multimeter if you don't have one they are free from Harbor Freight. Set the Multi meter to the 10 amp scale, turn your disconnect switch off, then disconnect the neg cable from your battery. Put the black lead from your mutimeter on the neg terminal of you battery post and the red one on the disconnected cable from the battery. A normal parasitic draw may be around .5 amps or less. This should take several weeks before it significantly draws down a good battery. If you see several amps with your mulimeter, begin to pull each DC fuse or circuit breaker until you see the amperage on the meter drop, then you will know which circuit is causing this amperage draw. If your amperage draw is normal then have your battery load tested, this is free at Walmart's or most auto parts stores. If bad replace with 2 6 volt Golf Cart batteries (wired in series to make 12 volts) from Costco or Sam's Club as enblethen suggested. Hope this helps.
Gjac 04/06/18 06:44am Tech Issues
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