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RE: Air compressor

Our little HF 95275 died today. Well, more like heart failure and barely alive. RV spare was inflated low by the tire shop, about 60 PSI and I wanted a full 80. Compressor did it. Today I inflated five trailer tires from 45 to 50. Fine. Got through three van tires going from 30 to 35 and nope, no more than 30 PSI. A friend on another forum had one quit on him. Found the "Piston Ring" is a donut made of felt fabric, not available as a repair part. For the price I may just go ahead and get another HF compressor. But before I do, what do you guys like that 1. has a tank, 2. at least 100 PSI, 3. No Taller than 13"...?
j-d 08/27/14 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing a VW Beetle or? on an Acme Tow Dolly

I should have added, to answer your Dolly Security Question, there are ANY Number of "trailer locks" that secure your Coupler, hobble your Wheel(s) etc. etc. Just saw a trailer lock that was sort of like the "Boot" that police use against repeat parking offenders. http://www.easternmarine.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/6/1616016_lg.jpg I think a piece of quality chain through a hole in a wheel and around the dolly frame, secured with a good padlock, would be a good approach.
j-d 08/27/14 09:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: Refrigerator drain line

Found a manual HERE. I see where it's two-door side-by-side so my experience and confidence factors have now dropped to Zero. I ran Search on the .pdf and got no hits on Defrost or Drain...
j-d 08/27/14 07:36am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator drain line

Chris Bryant has a lot of Service Manuals on his website. See if you can find your model and maybe there's some help there. Must admit I'm confused. The VERY few RV fridges I've tinkered with or looked at had only a fridge compartment drain, under the fins. I have not seen one from the freezer portion. They also did not have what I'll call the Forced Defrost (where the cooling coil is actually heated to melt ice) like a home unit. They have merely thawed out by being OFF.
j-d 08/27/14 07:30am Tech Issues
RE: Towing a VW Beetle or? on an Acme Tow Dolly

It's good to have a trailer hitch on the vehicle that you tow on the dolly. Then you can use your towed vehicle to handle the dolly.
j-d 08/27/14 05:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: Coleman Mach 15000 BTU A/C Issue - Electrical in Nature

Been watching this and for some reason it didn't come up "new post" so I'm glad I looked. Looking forward to the results.
j-d 08/26/14 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom remodel

I think I have a winter project. Winter Project in MN? When's that? Next week? Have fun with the project and please take pictures.
j-d 08/26/14 09:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster vs. Safe-T-Plus

I agree with Harvard. That said, we had a 1971 Doge B300 Window Van. I spell that out because it was NOT dual wheel or RV chassis. But the way the front end was laid out, it had two Idler Arms. Those were critical to tightness of steering. Also, I replaced Control Arm Bushings along with Ball Joints. That too made a difference. Re: S-T-P vs. Roadmaster (REFLEX I believe is what you are asking about). Two things favor S-T-P: 1. It uses TWO springs in opposition to help find "center." Reflex uses one. Off center in one direction, that spring does its job in Compression. Off center the other direction, same spring is working in Tension. The S-T-P design makes more sense to me. 2. An outfit in Oregon called Henderson's Line-Up is famous for its work in RV Ride and Handling issues. They have very close ties to Roadmaster but their steering stabilizer solution is S-T-P. That endorsement speaks volumes to me. We do have an OP here who had a spring break inside the shielding of an S-T-P. The power steering force required to overcome the resulting jam damaged part of the frame. That's Bryan and he uses his rig HARD. Only documented case of a problem with an S-T-P here at RV.net. My take: Be sure the ENTIRE Suspension/Steering are OK and that it's in proper alignment. Add a little Caster if you can, more than mid-spec range, but not more than max spec range, and see what it does. THEN consider an add-on. Your front end is more like the Stable Chevys than the Wandering Fords. Getting it all tight might be enough.
j-d 08/26/14 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bathroom remodel

The Toilet Flange (shown upside down here) that screws onto the Black Tank has two sets of slots for Toilet Mounting Bolts. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zDRlEyxpL._SP160,160,0,T_.jpg Should allow you to mount at 90* from where it is now. For mounting the Sink, I'm thinking cut the vanity top to a smaller size, then build a shallow plywood box under it, and tapered "legs" to support it down to floor level. You may be able to catch some of the house framing for support.
j-d 08/25/14 03:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: ac froze up when fan on low speed.

Here's a Cleaning Process. It has to be done from OUTSIDE. On the roof, plastic removed along with a little sheet metal. Will give you a chance to check position of the Freeze Sensor. Also check to make sure your ducting isn't restricted.
j-d 08/25/14 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: the question of Ida

Always thought Ida to be a wee person. After all, a dog cannot wield a frypan.
j-d 08/25/14 12:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Toilet Help

The flaw is that AquaMagic is the cheapest entry level bottom of the line Thetford RV toilet. By design (make that cost cutting) there is not a pipe where you'd like it to be. It just "dumps" as you've described. We have that toilet and have actually been far more pleased with it than we ever thought we'd be. Daughter has one in a travel trailer and same experience. This may help: Your toilet may have a VENT on the upper edge of the bowl, as you stand facing the toilet. Thetford has eliminated that vent, and recommends that we plug the vent on those AquaMagic's that still have one. This assumes nothing else is wrong. Tank vents are properly installed, and the Dump Valves are Closed. If you're on a hookup and Valves are Open, odor from the campground sewage system will fill your holding tanks and flow into the coach when you flush. FYI, the blade seal in our AquaMagic is original, from 2003, and it still holds water in the bowl. That, given it's a cheap design, is pretty amazing. Cheap Design? Yes, many Blades pass between two sealing surfaces. AquaMagic seals only to the Top of the Blade.
j-d 08/25/14 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: Triton V-10 Maintenance

Here's a Fuel Filter Change Thead I started awhile ago. I'm really glad I did, because it drew some very useful comments from other members.
j-d 08/25/14 07:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing with Sprinter C/Wet Bath in a call B

We have what I'd call a "large" bath (for an RV, sorta like saying "giant shrimp") but we rarely use our shower. That tells me a Wet Bath might not be a deal breaker in its own right. But I'm convinced we'd go claustrophobic in a B (van-bodied) coach. B+, C-, whatever you call it, maybe. Suggest you include Phoenix Cruiser in your search. Certain of their very nice smaller "C" (B+ if you prefer, there's a fairing not a bunk over the cab) models are available on Sprinter.
j-d 08/25/14 06:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: play in steering wheel '07 Dutchmen Freelander

Good Morning and Welcome to the Forum! You found a good one! Please describe Make and Model of the RV and of the Chassis that it's on. The chassis' wheelbase if you know it, and how many miles on the clock. Since you posted in Class C and the majority of Class are on Ford E350 or E450 chassis, our best guess is that's what you have. If that's true, they're better known for vagueness than tightness when it comes to steering. Here's a Quick-Hitter: Check the Tire Pressures. If this is a Ford, you NEVER need more than 65-PSI in the Front Tires, and probably Less. If somebody looked at the sidewalls and saw "max load of xyz pounds at 80-PSI" and aired the Fronts to 80, that's a big problem. That much pressure reduces the tread's contact patch (where it meets the road) to about the size of your foot. 80 in the rears will make it ride harder if you can do with less but won't make for vague driving. Just make sure all four are at the same pressure. Just start at 75 or 80. But make sure Front's not over 65! Sure it could need work, but please gather the information, check the tire pressures, and get back to us.
j-d 08/25/14 04:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie cab power issue

Have you done any work on it? If Battery is Charged, check Cable Connections. When you do this don't ignore the Ground Cable. If Battery is low, don't make the starter struggle. Charge battery, jump start, new battery. Anything but cranking on low voltage. Too easy to damage the starter.
j-d 08/24/14 11:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kinda dumb valve stem extender question

MEX, There are "airless valve stem caps" that add about an inch. You can also screw two of them together. If you look at the Tire-Man/Chuck Carvitto/Ridgecrest site, they come with Chuck's custom valve kits. They're called Gator, Crocodile, V2B and probably other pet names but Schrader offers them, can be bought through Six Robblees and are on card display at NAPA stores. They're not just Airless. They are also meant to be Capless. Just walk around the vehicle with your air gauge, push and check. I can check all six on our Class C in a couple minutes. Depends on my speed at moving wheel-to-wheel, crouching, remembering glasses to read the gauge, if I have shoes on or treading carefully in the crushed stone on one side of the RV. Still WELL under five minutes.http://www.capitolsupply.com/ImageServer.ashx?t=product&h=100&w=100&ni=2&imageid=CS7588065 90191 - Tire Valve Cap / Extension - MFG Part: 90191{NAPA NTH90191} Manufacturer: NAPA MFG Part number: NAP90191-X10
j-d 08/24/14 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Stopped running

Peg, We have some outstanding genset techs here, especially for the ONAN brand. For them to help you best, they must have the full Model Number and Spec Code. The Spec is actually the last character of the Model. The very popular "4KY" has had Spec changes to "K" and probably beyond. KY has no oil pump, oil filter or oil pressure switch. That's because it is Splash Lubricated like a small mower engine. It HAD an Oil Level Switch but that was deleted before the Spec got to K, which is what ours is. Knowing what you have will help us help you. No need to troubleshoot a feature that you don't even have!
j-d 08/24/14 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on Coachmen Leprechaun Please

OK, I searched. This Thread alarms me. Of late, it seems to me that the Forest River products (Sunseeker, Forester) are better bets at entry level.
j-d 08/22/14 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on Coachmen Leprechaun Please

Please try your own search on "Coachmen."
j-d 08/22/14 02:43pm Class C Motorhomes
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