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RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

The headers are a good thing since stock manifolds are next to impossible to get for the RV application if they developer a crack.
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

What you are looking for is a website that tells how to repair fogged RV windows. It is basically the same process. Here are some: Window repair Window repair #2 Window repair #3
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

As you said, the windows are not leaking so they could be taken care of one at a time. I believe you may also find instructions online to repair them yourself if you want to try to tackle the project.
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

For 15k I would run not walk. You can find several other used coaches that are in decent shape for 15k If the windows were not like this I may buy it,,,runs and looks great !.....I don't see ANY smaller coaches in this shape for 15k around me,,,A dealer would chg 19k for this,,,,, Safari Treks tend to keep their value because of their unique floor plan. Like any other RV, you take a chance with ANY used vehicle which is why you do a thorough inspection and ask for paperwork. Saying to walk/run away from an RV, with zero knowledge about it, is just foolish. The windows should be used as a negotiation tool. They can be fixed.
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

There are many companies that will redo the windows. Cost is about $250 each in this area. The roofing material is called Filon and is a fiberglass type mesh product. If kept coated, it will last decades. Carpet is carpet. It will be stapled down so just yank it up and remove the staples. Install whatever flooring material you want after that. So the roof should be coated ??? With what ??....the windows are a problem,,,no water but the seals are creeped in further than 1".... So under the carpet Is probably plywood ?? Not aluminum ? There are many types of roof coatings that are acceptable. Some use the brand Kool Seal but there are others that are available at RV stores, Home Depot, etc. Basically it is a white elastomeric coating. The windows, if not leaking or fogged, are something you can delay until you can't stand it anymore, or are near a place that services them. One place I know of is in Hudson, FL called Suncoast Designers, and they have full hook-ups for you to park there while they repair your windows. Under the carpet will be a flake board type product that is laminated to a foam core. Once the carpet is removed, you can install more carpet, laminate flooring, real wood flooring, ceramic tile, or whatever suits your style. According to NADAGuides.com, $15K is close to average price, NOT counting any extras that may come with the RV.
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help ! Looking at a Trek Safari and have a few questions

There are many companies that will redo the windows. Cost is about $250 each in this area. The roofing material is called Filon and is a fiberglass type mesh product. If kept coated, it will last decades. Carpet is carpet. It will be stapled down so just yank it up and remove the staples. Install whatever flooring material you want after that.
rgatijnet1 05/30/16 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveling during overnight stops

Unless I am going somewhere, I never disconnect the toad for a stop. With it in neutral, as the coach shifts to level, it will just move the toad as it needs to. Never been a problem.
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs Diesel

I think the hardest to understand in comparison is how the HP/torque works in real life. We just replaced 174 HP diesel sedan with the same model 230HP gasoline model. At 2-3000 rpm cruise the gasoline engine feels week. It has to downshift, where smaller diesel would do fine on top gear. It takes >4000 rpm for gasoline engine to show the power. Actually the GM 8.1L engine used in the Workhorse chassis hits peak torque at 3200 rpm. The Ford V-10 hits peak torque at 3250 rpm.
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

Of course with that expensive advertising also comes tires designed specifically for RV's, which includes UV blocking components that help prevent surface cracking/degradation. Only Goodyear and Michelin sell RV tires. All of the rest sell truck tires. Look at any NEW coach and see how many you see that came from the factory with truck tires on them. But, as usual, your money, your choice.
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

Hankook AH12 are the tires pictured in the other post about cracking on 4 year old tires that had only been on the vehicle for 2 years. Tire cracking
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used 3126b engine

Without knowing all of the details it is tough to speculate what can be done. If the damage is minor to the cylinder walls, it can be honed out. They also make portable machines that can bore out one cylinder with the engine still in a TRUCK frame. I don't know if there is enough access to do that in an RV frame. In either case, the rest of the engine probably needs to be dismantled to insure that any metal filings, etc have been cleaned out. This involves dropping the crankshaft, etc. This is usually followed with a replacement of all bearings once things are apart. The head may also need to be rebuilt once it is removed. I had one diesel engine resleaved and it is still a major project even if the engine does not have to be removed. After watching the whole procedure and the tight working environment, I think it may have taken less labor time to drop the engine before doing the work.
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Ride-rite air springs - Help

I have the four corner air bags and adjust the air pressure as needed. I pump them up to around 80psi when there are heavy winds and lower the pressure to around 25 psi with no wind and this smooths out the ride.
rgatijnet1 05/29/16 05:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 year old tires - small cracks

I would guess that those are not RV specific tires. Only the Goodyear and Michelin RV tires include an UV protective formulation to minimize UV damage. ALL of the other brands sell truck tires which do not have the same composition and will degrade faster from the UV exposure.
rgatijnet1 05/28/16 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 year old tires - small cracks

The cracks do not look severe but I would still keep an eye on them and make sure that they are not run under-inflated at all. The cracks are a concern tho since they are happening on two year old tires. I have seen much older tires that look better.
rgatijnet1 05/28/16 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel Pump Replacement 2004 Fleetwood Terra V-10

You ABS light could be as simple as a sensor that has moved out. You can check them with an ohmmeter by taking loose the connector that is a few feet away from the sensor. A good sensor should read about 1200 ohms and a bad one will read either zero or infinity. A little tap on the rear of each sensor will make sure that they are seated properly. After you start driving, it does take a few miles for the ABS sensors to reset and the light to go off.
rgatijnet1 05/27/16 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mufflers

You may have trouble finding a bolt on replacement but almost any large muffler shop should be able to find a suitable replacement.
rgatijnet1 05/27/16 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Easy fill up near Richmond

I assume that you will be taking the by-pass around Richmond on your way South. There are not too many gas stations along the by-pass and I would fuel up either before or after Richmond, which offers plenty of easy in gas stations. Also you want to fill up in Virginia where the fuel is less expensive than in North Carolina. If you are leaving Maryland over the 301 bridge, there are several fueling stations before you get to I-95 on the Virginia side. I somehow doubt that you are going to travel the 301 bridge South since most women, and most men, do not feel comfortable crossing that high narrow bridge. The toll going South is $12 with a toad.
rgatijnet1 05/26/16 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Make your own sunshade with magnets

I would guess that they would have more use on a steel automobile/truck than a fiberglass or aluminum RV.
rgatijnet1 05/25/16 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag Installation Assistance

Glad you have a handle on things. We've all been there before. :B
rgatijnet1 05/24/16 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag Installation Assistance

It looks like violet and tan wires controls the rear block and orange and blue wires for the front block. That is why they label two different wheels on the block for each wire. For instance if you are wiring the rear block for the RR air bag it would be controlled by the violet wire. If that same block was used for the front air bags then it would be the blue wire for the RF.
rgatijnet1 05/24/16 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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