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RE: Replacement Board for a 6 gal WH

The new board and cover was delivered in two days from ASAP $92 with shipping . I installed it today and I have hot water again. I had to add a new switch and new wiring because my wire going to the WH was grounded and blowing fuses. I could not trace the wire from the switch on the hood to the short so just installed a new switch in the bed room. Thanks again for everyone's help.
Gjac 07/27/15 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken down on side of HWH 71 in Ohio

Lots of folks on this forum have used these springs with no problem. If I remember correctly the bags add about 500 lbs of capacity on the front end when fully inflated the original springs were 5000 lbs. I think the HD Henderson springs are about 6000 lb capacity. The difference would be two 250 lbs passengers up front. I really don't know why it cracked or why I lost an in of ride height when the new parts were added.
Gjac 07/27/15 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain bike storage ideas

I carry expensive bikes too and I have always had luck with a hitch rack and a cover. If they are true MTB's then you understand there is always mud and grit involved. Something to contend with if you plan on putting them in the RV. When I ordered my custom Rocky Mountain a few years back I used to fret over where to keep it when travelling etc. At the end of the day, it's a bike and I find that usually people in a CG with the myriad of Mongooses and Nexts wouldn't know a high end bike from Shine-ola. I did see a neat contraption while travelling this week, it was actually like a vinyl storage shed that was hitch mounted by Komo. Bunch of stuff here that could be used. There is even a dual bike model although I think they require a dual receiver so you might have to make a modification. This is the route I would go if it were me. Weather proof, lock-able, outside the rv... Komo Will your bikes not fit into the large pass thu in the rear of your MH?
Gjac 07/27/15 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Engine Upgrades

I have a 1995 454 TBI on a 33 ft Class A that weights about 15,500 lbs traveling weight. Stock it was 230 HP and 385 ft lbs of torque. When I first got it, it took 22 secs to go from 40 to 60 mph. A tune up, new wires plugs cap etc brought it down to 19 secs but it would still down shift on the slightest hill with the 4 speed transmission and ran hot enough to kill the spark plug wires. I installed Thorley headers,a FF muffler, 10.5 mm ign wires, and a CAI. 40 -60 times dropped to 14 secs a notable improvement with no down shifting on the same hills. Greatly reduced heat with the same ign wires on for 9 years. Advanced timing from 4 degrees BTC to 9 and that reduced 40 to 60 mph times down to 12 secs. So yes you will add about 75 or 80 HP and the equivalent amount of torque and is worth the $1000 that I spent. I saw no improvement in mpg with these mods except maybe .2 mpg with advancing the timing. I have averaged 8.7 mpg over 80,000 of travel. This vintage eng makes max torque at about 1800 rpms so you don't want a 4 in or greater exhaust unless you are going to race it at much higher rpms. A 3 in single or 2 in duel exhaust will work the best. Hope this helps you decide.
Gjac 07/27/15 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken down on side of HWH 71 in Ohio

Have a P-30 shop manual from my Airstream Classic days. Specifically states to beware of heavier than OEM front springs, that are routinely used to replace air bag/spring assys., due to excessive stress on front suspension pivot points.. That could explain how the Crack in the RH lower A arm occurred but still don't know why the difference in ride height.
Gjac 07/26/15 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

While our 41' Revolution LE had 2 pass through trunks, the 34' Ventana LE only has one. You could put folding bikes in the pass through, but definitely not "regular" 26" bikes. I don't think I've ever seen a pass through that could hold a regular bike. Ed Headington In order to get a 26" bike stored upright in a storage bay, you would have to give up interior ceiling height in order to keep the coach's height under 13' 6"... It could be done on a custom coach, but, I don't believe that you'll find an "off the rack" coach cut up like that. Most folks would hang them off the ladder or off their towed before giving up interior space. I don't want to store them upright but on their side with the front wheel removed like I do now with my old MH. I put mine on one side and my GS bike on the other side of one pass thru. I would like the next MH to have a little bigger pass thrus preferably two like I have now only bigger. I was willing to go to a 34 ft DP but not seeing anymore pass thru storage in the ones I looked at.
Gjac 07/26/15 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken down on side of HWH 71 in Ohio

Only thing I can think of is one coil spring is not seated properly. If any springs were replaced they should be replaced in pairs. My thoughts. Heavy duty springs were replaced in 2008 and reinstalled, like I said they were equal before the accident.
Gjac 07/26/15 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

We have a 34' Newmar Ventana LE that is on a Freightliner raised rail chassis. I believe the idea of the raised rail is to give you more vertical space in you pass through basement compartments in the middle (left to right) of the coach. Ed Headington Ed how many pass thrus do you have? Are the big enough to store bikes in them?
Gjac 07/26/15 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken down on side of HWH 71 in Ohio

I took the MH into a local spring shop when I made it home, they added the LH steer safe, realigned the front end and found a cracked RH lower A arm where the coil spring seats and replaced it. The front end is almost entirely new. The only problem I have now is that the drivers side ride height is about an in lower than the LH side. I could not get a good explanation why. Before the accident they were the same about 2 ins from the rubber stop to the upper A arm. Does anyone have any idea why I would loses an in of ride height when replacing the front end parts?
Gjac 07/25/15 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has anyone had to change a Ford V-10 fan clutch

Dave when you say It overheats on hills does the radiator coolant boil and overflow? or just your gauge climbing towards the red? Is the fluid leaking out of the fan clutch? Can you spin the blade more than one rev when cold? Some times dirt can build up on the coil spring in front and can act as an insulation delaying the fan clutch from coming on. This can be cleaned off with a tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Also is you temp gauge reading accurate. You can compare the sensor reading to the thermostat reading with an IR gun to verify the accuracy of the reading. I would check these thing first before I changed it.
Gjac 07/25/15 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

Check out this link. I'm not sure the lowered rail chassis doesn't offer the most basement. As for knowing how much weight you can stuff in you'll need to know unloaded vehicle weight per axle. Thanks for the link. From what I gather the raised rail is only on larger DP's as JRP stated also not in the size that I am interested in.
Gjac 07/25/15 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Raised rail vs Straight rail

I did not research what you are comparing, but IMHO the starting point would be what you are searching for. Just "My old P-30 chassis has two pass thrus that are adequate" is not telling me anything. In my conversion 40" tall bays I was able to park my Honda trail bike. Are we talking the same adequate? As I stated in my OP I am searching for a 30 -32 ft MH.
Gjac 07/25/15 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
Raised rail vs Straight rail

In researching Class A MH's the things that are important to me is storage, CCC and FW capacity. I found some discussion about more storage in raised rail MH,s vs straight rail. Can someone explain the difference or direct me to some web site that explains both designs. My old P-30 chassis has two pass thrus that are adequate but I am having a difficult time finding these pass thrus on newer chassis in the 30-32 ft range.
Gjac 07/24/15 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Given choice gas or diesel powered fill time coach

Not all of us use our bank balance to determine what we drive. We buy what we like. We like NFS CG. I've read many claims that a larger unit won't limit where you go, but oddly we don't see them there. ;) I agree with Ductape, it depends on how and where you plan to camp. I like NFS,COE,NP,SP and BLM type camping. I like a small Class A for that reason. It is hard to find a 30-34 ft DP that has enough power and that rides well. A CC Intrigue or Allure is the exception but they are hard to find. If you go over 36 ft I would buy the DP.
Gjac 07/24/15 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain bike storage ideas

This does not have to be a hard problem. I carry 2 bikes with me all the time inside. I remove the front wheels and seat with a quick disconnect and store the in one of my pass thrus. When my GS went with us out west this year I stored another bike in the trunk of the tow car. I would not like to hang them off the ladder or outside either. Some class A's and even some C's have a large pass thru in the rear that goes under the bed where it looks like 2 bikes can be stored.
Gjac 07/23/15 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Cost List

Is there a list of ballpark MH repair/replacement costs? I've been poking around and can find figures here and there but not a list and thought I'd ask if anyone has one or knows where one is? such as: Tires $2000 -$3500 Generator replacement $ - $ Air Con Unit replacement $ - $ Transmission Overhaul $ - $ Etc. ThanksTo answer your question directly Tires are about right, genset $5000, AC $3000, Transmission $2000,. I think a better way to understand the total cost of maintenance,and repair cost would be to take the total cost of maintenance, mods and repairs and divide the cost by the number of years. Based on my data it cost me $1300/year over a 10 year period and 80,000 miles of travel. I don't know if this is high or low just my experience.
Gjac 07/23/15 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair canopy water seal.

I bought a black automotive silicone adhesive years ago and fix some seals that looks like that. I black byutal caulk would work also.
Gjac 07/21/15 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Board for a 6 gal WH

Thanks Bud, for your explanation.
Gjac 07/20/15 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Board for a 6 gal WH

Yes, in one of the corners is a resistor you must cut on end of it to disable a time delay function. Cut Jumper As I said I did not cut it. I can wait 10-15 seconds for water heater to ignite.. So if you don't cut it there will be a delay and it will try to light 3 times before it stops and you have to turn switch off and on to try again? If you do cut it it will instantly try to light and if it doesn't you have to shut it off and back on to try again. Is this correct ?
Gjac 07/20/15 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Board for a 6 gal WH

Your G6A-8E should have a 'spade' connector for spark electrode wire. Atwood #93865 $116/plus shipping-------HERE Dino Board.......UIB 'S' (Universal) is replacement. Just cut jumper wire........$95 Also will need 'mounting tab/cover' kit......$19 $95 + $19 ------$114/plus shipping HERE What do you mean but cutting the jumper wire? Is it a resistor located somewhere on the board? Does that only make it fire once vs 3 tries?
Gjac 07/20/15 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
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