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RE: Walmart vs Cracker Barrel for overnight stops off I 95

Here is a link to numerous free or low cost RV parking areas. Just pick your route: Free Campsites
rgatijnet1 01/16/17 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel base to length ratio

Drive it and find out for yourself. I think you will find that it drives just fine. I have had short wheelbase and long wheelbase RV's and really didn't notice much difference.
rgatijnet1 01/14/17 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement floor replacement under fresh water tank

Why not go with a sheet of aluminum and eliminate the problem forever? For about $300 you can buy a 4 x 8 sheet of 3/16" thick aluminum which, with the metal braces, would be more than strong enough to support the water tank.
rgatijnet1 01/14/17 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield leak

The marker lights do have a habit of leaking. I changed all of mine to sealed LED lights that were the same size. These could easily be sealed on the rear so they do not leak. The older, incandescent, marker lights have a removable lens that sometimes allows water to migrate behind the lens and then leak behind the light and into your coach.
rgatijnet1 01/13/17 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse Allison Jumped from 5 to 6 Speed (on its own)

I believe that in 2005 the Allison 1000MH transmissions ALL went to 6 speeds. By 2010, you already had a 6 speed transmission from the factory. If it was NOT shifting in to 6th gear, which is a double overdrive(5th and 6th are both overdrives), it is because of some problem with the transmission control module(TCM).
rgatijnet1 01/13/17 04:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older low mileage motorhome?

Low mileage can mean a lot of interior and system use from a full timer owner that did not move much. It could also mean it belong to an owner that really didn't use it very much and if he kept up with the necessary preventive maintenance, it could be a gem. The thing is for the owner to show you records of exactly what has been done on the coach for maintenance. Do not take his word that he performed everything according to the manufacturers recommendations. No documentation means that you have to take the word of a stranger with everything to gain, and nothing to lose at this point. Low generator hours might mean that the owner didn't park very often without shore power. High generator hours mean the opposite. Basically you want to look for interior and exterior wear that matches the mileage, in addition to the documentation that the owner provides. Approach every sale with an open mind and do not let your emotions guide you. Let the facts speak for themselves. Be sure to check the tire date codes.
rgatijnet1 01/12/17 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Frozen water pipe

Many of us have been known to put a 100W light bulb in the water bay to keep things working. This means running the generator while underway. \ My 100 watt bulb works fine off of the inverter and the engine alternator keeps the batteries charged.
rgatijnet1 01/08/17 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How hard to install Blue Ox Patriot and move car to car

I have the Blue Ox Patriot system and once you adjust the height and fasten it to your brake pedal, it goes through a test cycle and that is all there is to it. I guess it took me 10 minutes for the first hook up and now I can install it and have it ready to go in about 2-3 minutes. What I like is the ability to activate it from the dash of the MH and adjust the sensitivity while I drive.
rgatijnet1 01/07/17 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaking Slide

If your seals are not good, then yes you would benefits from having new installed, or do it yourself. What we have found is that sometimes the seals on the side do not pull out all the way like they should when the slide is extended. We use our awning hook to slide the outside edge of the seals out like they belong. We have also discovered that if we are not level, the slides leak. If we are level, they stay dry. My seals did the same thing. I installed some of the stair tread strips to the side of my slide and the abrasive coating flips my slide seals, going in either direction, so that they are always positioned like they are designed. This is available on a roll from Home Depot.
rgatijnet1 01/07/17 05:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furrion parts

ON one of my microwave units, all I had to do was move a plate from one location to the other so it would vent out a different location. This one could vent out the front, back, or top. They did have a flapper piece that was available as an optional part but instead of that I bought an outside wall vent that had a flapper on it. It worked fine for many years.
rgatijnet1 01/06/17 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt..no lights

On my Monaco I have TWO high amp 120 AMP fuses that connect the house and chassis batteries to the rest of the coach. One is in the engine compartment and the other is near the inverter/charger. They are connected to the large red 12 volt power cables. I guess it is possible for one of these to blow and cut off the 12 volts.
rgatijnet1 01/06/17 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Domicile: Texas vs. Florida

Since you will be full timing in your RV, PROPERTY taxes in any state is not an issue. I assume that you will be traveling rather than just parking in a State and living out of your RV as a permanent resident. In that case, vehicle registration, income tax, and health care are your major concerns. For that reason Florida is the best choice with excellent health care plans and low cost vehicle registration and zero State income tax. Since you will be registering your RV in Florida for the first time, you do have to have the VIN verified but in Florida you can have any police officer or even a private Notary verify it. If you drive to a tag agency, they will verify it there. There are no vehicle inspections.
rgatijnet1 01/05/17 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Underside shielding on motorhome

Is it possible that your water tanks were sprayed with spray foam to insulate them and that this sheet was to protect the spray foam? I know on my Monaco spray foam was used to insulate my basement compartments and all water holding tanks.
rgatijnet1 01/04/17 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to take a break...I think

I know you had some severe rusting problems with your chassis and I think I mentioned before about the possibility of high water damage. I am not sure of your capabilities but I would have someone go underneath your coach and inspect ALL of the wiring. While under there, I would disconnect each electrical connection, coat it liberally with Dielectric grease(Click here) and then see if that helps with your problems. Corroded electrical connections can cause problems that come and go and are extremely difficult to diagnose. The Dielectric grease will prevent further deterioration and may eliminate some of the things that you have experienced. Doing nothing and letting your coach sit in the high Florida humidity is going to aggravate any corrosion that you already have.
rgatijnet1 01/04/17 06:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keeping Jacks Down for Storage to reduce tire flat spots

I use the jacks to lift the coach but I put jack stands underneath to hold the weight if I am on a firm surface, like my concrete driveway.
rgatijnet1 01/03/17 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upgrade to a DP?

Some of the 1996 Treks had the GM diesel and a generator that runs on LP. You could also get the gas engine during that same time frame. You just have to search until you find what suits your needs. You might try this website to ask questions about Treks: http://www.nwtfc.com/forum/default.asp
rgatijnet1 01/03/17 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for opinions on Flaming Gorge

We stayed at the RV park right in Dutch John. It is right near the highway and has a restaurant and a small garage that can do some RV mechanical work. The Firefighter's Memorial Park does have a few sites with hook ups right near the highway. That is a great place to stay for awhile and take day trips on all of the local roads. Be careful tho because it is "open range" and you will find cattle right next to, or on, the roads.
rgatijnet1 01/02/17 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many don't pull a TOAD behind their coach?

I've seen several RV's that were headed to NASCAR races, or other venues where it is not necessary to have a toad, and in some cases, not allowed. I am sure that there are also people headed to destination RV parks where they will sit for the season and utilize a rental vehicle. Personally in all of the years we have been RVing we have never been to what we would consider a destination RV park. In other words, wherever we have parked, it was to see other things in the area, not spend time using the amenities at some RV park. Even when we parked in Trailer Village, in the Grand Canyon, we used the toad to visit several areas within and outside of the park during our 7 day stay. Even with the free shuttle, there were several places we wanted to go to that required a separate vehicle. Keep in mind that we travel with a 100+ pound dog and many times we like to take our dog with us as we explore other sights so this requires that we provide our own transportation. In a typical 3-4 month trip out West from Florida, we will usually put twice as many miles on our toad than on the motor home. We travel a lot of the back roads and we consider the toad as sort of our back-up emergency transportation if something happens to the RV. Once, in Texas, a transmission cooling line split and we actually used the toad to push the motor home to a safe area away from traffic. We only had to push it maybe 50 yards, but the toad and the tow bar handled the task. We then used the toad to get more transmission fluid and what I needed to repair the leak and continue on our trip. We have traveled to and explored many sights that others have never experienced, only because we had our toad and we decided to venture out that day from the RV park. For us it makes the RV adventure much more complete and since we already own the toad, and are paying insurance on it, we might as well take it with us instead of letting it gather dust at home.
rgatijnet1 01/02/17 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gotta love Mexico...

The Mexicans that I know are hard working people. Mexicans who work in the winter tourist areas have about 4 to 5 months to earn enough to live on for the other 12. Your generalizition above is **** and make you look like an ass. Belittling, unworthy and untrue. Not really a bad gig......work 4-5 months and have the other 7-8 months off. :B
rgatijnet1 01/01/17 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

Something else that might help the roll situation, especially if it's mostly wind related, are these air tabs. I'm planning on getting them myself soon. I've been reading about them for a while and I'm really intrigued. V-Spoilers They worked great on the two coaches where I installed them, including my current one. We travel a lot in the Great Plains areas during the Winter and the winds can be severe.
rgatijnet1 12/31/16 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
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