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RE: Changing light bulbs - Must read

Another outstanding effort Dennis!
J-Rooster 08/20/16 12:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Jeep toad catches fire on interstate 15 in the Cajon pass

There was another RV related fire yesterday (8-18-16) on I-5 Federal Way, WA. State (between Seattle and Tacoma). A Class C RV driving S.B. on I-5 at 60 MPH rear ended a Red Toyota sedan (traffic came to a complete stop but the RV didn't stop) the Toyota was pushed under a large box truck. The fuel tank exploded on the Toyota and the people in the Toyota were trapped inside there car. Six brave people (other motorist) stepped up pulling there fire extinguishers out and got the fire out! The two people in the Toyota had to be cut out of the wreckage and were injured but alive. The Class C RV driver was citied by the Washington State Patrol for causing the accident. I would hazard a guess that the Class C driver had not installed brakes on the toad! It makes a huge difference in stopping distance. I totally agree with you! And the aftermath three vehicles that he caused severe damage too because he didn't want to put a braking system on his towed!
J-Rooster 08/20/16 12:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Fire - Insurance Claim

I have Geico Insurance, a run away pick up truck (it was the paper boys pick up truck, he bailed out of the truck and didn't set the parking brake at the Ranger Station in Cattail Cove State Park, AZ.) The truck rolled down hill about 200' between 2 trees (truck missed both trees) and T-Boned my propane tank at 0500 A.M. it knocked me out of bed. I called Geico and they had me take pictures of the accident and send them to them, and had my RV towed to the nearest Winnebago repair shop. No adjuster was involved and Geico paid to have my whole propane system replaced along with all my hydraulic jacks that were bent. Lastly they did not raise my insurance rates.
J-Rooster 08/19/16 11:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: shower fixture

Most parts dealing with water problems, I found Lowes to be a big help! In AZ. they even ordered parts for me that they didn't have in stock. They have great customer service!
J-Rooster 08/19/16 11:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken window

Ghost, I locked myself out one time but, I left one window closed but unlocked! I found a kind neighbor that had a ladder so I could get into the coach. Your downfall which is not your fault was time of day! Good Luck, getting a locksmith out of bed in the late evening.
J-Rooster 08/19/16 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep toad catches fire on interstate 15 in the Cajon pass

There was another RV related fire yesterday (8-18-16) on I-5 Federal Way, WA. State (between Seattle and Tacoma). A Class C RV driving S.B. on I-5 at 60 MPH rear ended a Red Toyota sedan (traffic came to a complete stop but the RV didn't stop) the Toyota was pushed under a large box truck. The fuel tank exploded on the Toyota and the people in the Toyota were trapped inside there car. Six brave people (other motorist) stepped up pulling there fire extinguishers out and got the fire out! The two people in the Toyota had to be cut out of the wreckage and were injured but alive. The Class C RV driver was citied by the Washington State Patrol for causing the accident.
J-Rooster 08/19/16 02:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running HDMI cable

Do you have ducted air conditioning? I just upgraded mine a few months ago and ran the HDMI cable through the A/C ducts. I put some photos on here, I'll see if I can find them for you. Very inventive!
J-Rooster 08/19/16 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Steps

The POWER to the ON/OFF switch is dead or not supplying the power to the Step module. When you have the Engine or KEY ON, that supplies the 12 volt power to engage the steps. The WHITE wire on the 4 wire quick connect under the step area harness should have 12 volts when the On/Off switch is engaged. If NOT, odds are the fuse for that wire is blown. The steps have 3 fuses. Fuse 1 is 12 volt Power. Fuse 2 is the 5 amp for that wall switch. Fuse 3 is the Ignition power wire from the Chassis fuse block. Fuse 1 and Fuse 3 obviously work. Fuse 2 is your problem area. Doug Thanks Doug, I'll take your advice and check everything out that you suggested!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My friend lost his fiber roof on a 15 yr. old Itaska.

I own a Winnebago with a fiberglass roof, my coach is 12 years old I bought it new. I thank you for the info I'll check the roof out!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
Kwikee Steps

What do I need to look for to get my Kwikee Steps to work properly? When the engine is running my Kwikee Steps work just fine! When the engine is shut off my Kwikee Steps will not extend (they stay in the retracted position when the coach door is opened). The switch is in the on position but, nothing happens when the door is opened! My coach is a 2004 Winnebago!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Questions

I haven't read all your posts! I own a Winnebago and my inverter is under the Range. Most inverters units will be mounted close to your batteries.
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What price to replace the engine water pump in a workhorse?

Mine took ME about 3 1/2 hours and the water pump cost me about $250. Once it was apart, I also changed the lower radiator hose, the smaller coupling hose, thermostat, serpentine belt, and idler pulleys. Obviously these add an additional $100 in parts PLUS the cost of antifreeze. Make sure that when they replace the lower radiator shroud that they check it's clearance from the water pump fan. I think you can expect a hit of about $800-$1000 to pay a shop to do it. I should add that there are less expensive water pumps out there that will fit the 8.1L engine. The problem is that you need the extra heavy duty one that has the larger front bearing to handle the weight of the heavy fan clutch and fan. It was GM part# 89017773 on a 2003 chassis several years ago. Thanks for the info I'm going to file it!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Motorhome??

Mike, IMHO you have a great short list, can't go wrong with those 3 RV manufactures!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fogged dual pane window solution for $60

No, but thanks for the info!
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Registry

Greg, I can't help you with RV Registry! I just want to wish you the best of luck in the future. I know that you have been RVing for nearly 50 years and this is a very hard decision! I currently have major health problems and, I'm dreading the day that I have to make the decision that you did. It's coming, my body will let me know! Happy Trails, John
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bugs on windshield

I bought a spray bottle of bug remover from CW it works good. Sorry can't remember the name it's a green liquid and it was inexpensive.
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Itasca Dashboard Cover Question

Thanks for the info! I didn't know there was dashboard covers for Winnebago's! Now I'll try to find for my RV so my Parrot can't chew a hole in my dash anymore.
J-Rooster 08/17/16 12:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear View Camera problem

Yup, Tim and his staff are the experts on these: http://www.rvcams.com/X-3, Working with Tim Lazroe is an awesome experience.
J-Rooster 08/15/16 11:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to Forum

I would also like to welcome you to RV.Net.
J-Rooster 08/15/16 11:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mail when full timing

I had my home post office hold my mail until I get to my destination then I have it forwarded.
J-Rooster 08/15/16 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
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