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RE: Thetford Aria Toilet replacement

Thanks, what a rip off for a manual toilet $500. unreal !
JCat 07/01/15 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Thetford Aria Toilet replacement

So my electric toilet won't open up and flush. Thetford Aria. I thought I would get a manual one that fits the same footprint. The Aria Classic has the same footprint, great. The cost for the manual one is $500, same price as the electric one. How can that be ? Anyone have a cheaper toilet that fits the same footprint ?
JCat 07/01/15 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at a Class A, price check please

Tranny replaced means that the original miles are not accurate. Also add to your list, replace all batteries that are older than 1 year, house and engine
JCat 06/25/15 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flapper won't open up

I checked the Thetford site and I have the ARIA model.
JCat 06/23/15 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flapper won't open up

No pedal, this is electronic push botton
JCat 06/22/15 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
Toilet Flapper won't open up

Went to flush the Tecma toilet, the water went into the bowl but the flapper on the bottom did not retract to let everything out. What's the fix on this one ?
JCat 06/22/15 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
New AC's Cooling Much better than the old ones

My original AC units 2, 13500 and 15000 btu's were 10 years old. I replaced them with 2 15000 btu Penguin II High Capacity Air Conditioner's and I added a 3rd unit of the same type. I stay out in the Palm Springs area in the summer where it gets HOT HOT ! With my old units once it got to 100 outside you felt it inside. 105 and over it was time to bug out. Now with 2 of the new units going it is cold at 100 degrees, and at 105 (so far 1 day) with all 3 units going full blast it was 71 inside the RV. These new units are soooo much better than my old ones.
JCat 06/05/15 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's always something

People's posts are always interesting, they make assumptions in the absence of facts in the original posts, and make statements based on their experience, which may not work for the OP. But in the end its good to get all info. A misstatements: 1. AC units are $700 2. If you don't do any maintenance in 11 years this is what happens 3. You should fix your RV and not outsource it Dometic 15000 AC units are $1450 Do you really think I could go 11 years and not change batteries (3 times) house and engine, tires 2 times, oil changes every 1 to 2 years ? I have fixed and continue to fix the little things, the items on my list were outsourced as I can't do them, and the RV resort I stay in won't allow it. Thanks
JCat 06/04/15 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's always something

AGM not Gel on the batteries.
JCat 05/29/15 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's always something

$700 AC units I think not. Here is what I had installed and they are great, 3 15,000 units put out a lot of cold AC. Here is the one I added. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/Penguin-II-High-Capacity-Air-Conditioner-with-Heat-Pump-Black/72425/&?&affiliateid=5193&gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FUhMbwMvhmjAHf1U7IhfrlW5Jpf2fboI8dnNSHPbpohoCUpnw_wcB
JCat 05/29/15 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's always something

You are right I farmed out all the items above. Except the engine battery replacement. I have replaced the drawer slide brackets several times, but that was a temporary fix and I wanted a long term fix this time. The house batteries I paid $75 in labor to have them replaced, well worth it as I don't want to rupture another disk in my back. All the other items are beyond my skill level and physical ability to perform. But Robert, If you ever head out to Palm Springs area I will gladly let you do my next repairs, if you are so inclined. I can provide you and your rig a free place to stay at Motor Coach Country Club, what do you think ?
JCat 05/29/15 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
It's always something

MY RV is 11 years old this year. Only has 58,000 miles on it. But this year it seems like I spent a fortune maintaining it and upgrading it. Here is what I did: Replaced 2 existing AC units $3000 Added a 3rd AC unit $2000 Replace engine batteries $250 Replace house batteries gel cell $1100 Fixed oil leak and changed oil $500 Replaced coolant $100 Fixed drawer slides $250 Replaced slideout Awning $300 Replaced in dash GPS with XM/FM/Ipod Radio - $500 Replaced front tires - $1500 (michelin) $9500 total that I can recall, I am sure there were other things as well. I hope next year will be better
JCat 05/29/15 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

Teachers Pet, check the unit and the price. Here is the one I added. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/Penguin-II-High-Capacity-Air-Conditioner-with-Heat-Pump-Black/72425/&?&affiliateid=5193&gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FUhMbwMvhmjAHf1U7IhfrlW5Jpf2fboI8dnNSHPbpohoCUpnw_wcB
JCat 05/03/15 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

Tropical 36: How will circulate the cool and hot air ?
JCat 05/03/15 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

What did it cost? It was $1900, $1500 for dometic 15000 BTU AC unit, $400 for parts and labor. SO you run your motorhome and the other two units from the 50 amp and run the 3rd A/C from the 30 amp? correct Going forward to make life easier I will find a way to run the 3rd ac power cord into my power bay, that way I wont have to go to the roof and plug it in, but for now it works well. JCAT
JCat 05/02/15 10:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

I just completed the add of a 3rd AC unit I hired an AC guy to do this upgrade as this was too much for me to do by myself. Removed the kitchen ceiling vent, placed new AC unit in that opening, fit perfect. Ran the thermostat wires across the roof to the bedroom AC and hooked them in there. I control all 3 units at thermostat. The 110 v had to be run across the roof, and is connected to a 20 amp breaker box, that then plugs into the 30 amp service at the pedestal. The 110v cable plugs into the ac unit and is removed when traveling. I am in Palm springs currently and it was 102 degrees here yesterday. With the 3rd ac unit on the inside temp was 71 degrees and cold. I had wanted to hook into the RV's electrical system but this was not possible. I called Thor and talked to a tech who helped build the Mandalays. There is no circuit currently wired for a 20amp draw that is not already in use. So I had to wire the unit outside of the rv's electrical system. Only drawback is I have to go on the roof to plug and unplug the unit when traveling. JCAT
JCat 05/02/15 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time for a new GPS

I have a tablet PC and loaded Delorme SW on it. The screen is large, and I can plug a keyboard and mouse into it for programming each trip. The GPS cable sits on the dash and plugs into the usb port on the tablet. Works great.
JCat 04/28/15 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

I did a quick test this weekend. I took off the plastic vent cover on the ceiling and press a piece of foam over the outflow of air. This forced all the air through the ceiling vents. It cut the noise at least 50%, it was amazing. Now I need to figure out a way of creating a decorative cover as fpresto mentions above and installing it into the ceiling with a large piece of foam to absorb the noise. Anyone ever done this before ?
JCat 04/20/15 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

Here is the feedback I received from another forum: we recently had the plastic inside air conditioner vents (covers) replaced with a decorative, upholstered cover. they sealed (taped) off the air outflow portion with an A/C vent material that looked like a metallic piece of cardboard. that out flow air is now forced through the various round A/C vents throughout the cabin. This significantly reduced the noise level inside the RV. Anyone ever done this before ?
JCat 04/16/15 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 3rd AC Unit

You are correct tropical. The cord will connect to a 20 amp breaker before it connects to the 30a power at the pedestal.
JCat 04/12/15 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
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