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RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

I think I’m slowly getting there. If atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7psi (empty tire) and the tire holds 2.37cu ft empty, then solving for X where X equals the volume of gas in the tire at 70psi using this formula: 2.37/14.7 = X/70 resulting in X = 11.3cu ft of gas (nitrogen) in the tire to achieve a pressure of 70psi. I absolutely don’t trust my math, can someone verify? Steve Your math is right but don't forget, the 14.7 is the atmospheric pressure at SEA LEVEL. Be sure to factor in altitude. :B
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellow stains from suction cups shower walls

Polishing compound available at auto parts stores.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying a rental unit...El Monte RV

I would do a complete undercarriage inspection. On several of our Western trips we have see Cruise America units in places where RV's should not be taken that far off road. On one trip we saw two going through the unpaved Valley of the Gods road in Utah. Parts of this rocky road are fairy rough for a four wheel drive vehicle, let alone a Class C. One unit was stuck in the rocks and a few miles down the road we saw a second Class C heading the same direction. Some people do treat rentals like they are garbage. Just look for any off road abuse.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Free ride mods - results after a long trip.

Keeping the total weight the same and loading the front axle close to max weight for that axle will usually help the handling also. A front end that is too light will wander some.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

I purposely didn’t mention why I needed this information because I didn’t want the thread to go off on a tangent. But here goes, I’m planning on a keeping a 2,000psi nitrogen tank (and regulator) on board for my compressed gas needs. I’m torn between a 55 gallon and an 80 gallon tank (both size and $$ issues) and I’m trying to figure out how much useful gas volume I’ll have with the 2,000psi tank. I want it for topping off tires and possibly the occasional use of a rented air tool such as an air impact wrench for breaking loose the Godzilla sized bolts this beast is held together with. I think that your tanks are NOT gallons but cubic feet. ie 50 cu ft and 80 cu ft tanks. That cubic feet designation is the amount of air that is compressed in to the tanks, not the volume of the tanks themselves.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

The cubic feet of air remains the same with the tire, inflated or not, only the pressure changes. Now, if you want to know how many cubic feet of air must run through an air compressor to inflate the tire to 70 psi, that is an entirely different question. To add 70 psi is equal to 4.76 atmospheres so what ever the actual cubic feet of your empty tire is, (Guessing it to be somewhere around 2.2 cu. ft.) than it would take 2.2 x 4.76 or about 10.5 cu. ft of air compressed in to your tire to equal 70 psi.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sell it then promise to fix it....seriously

CW won't fix it because maybe the coach is not owned by them. It is sitting on the CW lot on consignment and the actual owner does not want to, or cannot afford to, fix those things before he gets the funds from the sale.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flange Question

Just buy a flange spacer and put it on top of your old flange. NO need to remove the old flange and break any seals. When you install the toilet again, use new bolts which will be more than long enough to take care of the additional height. http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.607986383606253830&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flange Question

The problem with WAX rings is that they do not bounce back. Once formed, that is their permanent shape. If the toilet moves, they will leak. They make rubber rings that have a deflector flange to insure that waste travels straight down. These can be stacked and will remain flexible to take care of any shifting that always happens in an RV. http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608007038105422844&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot Water Tank

look at the brand. If it is an Atwood, I believe all of their tanks are aluminum so it has not rusted out, as could happen with other brands. With Atwood models the leaks are most often at one of the connections. Obviously this is something that needs to be taken care of ASAP and any damage to the sub-floor needs to be repaired and dried out.
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help With DVD Player

Most DVD players do not have an amplifier so there are no speaker hook-ups for surround sound. You will need to play the DVD through a surround sound amplifier which is where your speakers will be hooked up.
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Factory Service

Are you planning on leaving them a blank check? It sort of sounds like you are giving it to them to fix what needs fixed, that YOU know about, and also take care of ANYTHING that THEY deem necessary. It might make better financial sense to trade the coach in on a new one from a local dealer. Just saying....
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Fill Fresh Water Tank

Since I usually fill my coach alone, I just watch the manual fill location behind the small upper door. When it starts running out there, the tank is full. Some tanks do have an overflow pipe(NOT your tank drain) that will allow a certain amount of water to run out AFTER you stop filling the water tank. Since I have the upper manual fill, which also acts as a vent for the tank, I just plugged my over flow valve. This has caused no problems after more than four years of travel with the overflow plugged. I would only do this if you have the manual fill location above the tank, behind the small exterior door.
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Fill Fresh Water Tank

We really need to know what type of coach you have. They are all different.
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Day/night shades

Best option, if the fabric shades are still in usable condition, is to change the cord to a much stronger fishing line. This line will outlast the coach and there is always someone around who can restring it for you. It is not that complicated and it is easier to restring them than to remove, buy, and install a different type of blind, especially if your day/night shades are the black out type. Heavy duty fishing line is very inexpensive and one roll will do all of the blinds in any coach.
rgatijnet1 04/19/14 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on keeping mud daubers at bay!

You can only screen out certain locations like your furnace, refrigerator, and water heater. This will not stop the mud daubers. I find them under the chassis, under the hood, and anywhere else they decide to build a nest. If you see them spray them. If not, just break off the mud nest and wait for the next one to appear.
rgatijnet1 04/18/14 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deka Batteries ??????

Deka batteries are great and they are made in the USA. East Penn Manufacturing is the company name. All of my AGM's are Deka and are going on four years with no problems at all.
rgatijnet1 04/18/14 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cargo---luggage door help

Get out the phone and start calling. RV salvage yards
rgatijnet1 04/18/14 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

There is a huge difference from 19.5" to 22.5". In addition to the weight is the fact of getting lug nuts loose on 22.5" that take 450-500# torque to loosen and tighten compared to the 125-150# on the 19.5". The W series Workhorse chassis all require 475 ft pounds of torque for either their 19.5 or 22" wheels. Using basic hand tools and a breaker bar extension I can still get all of my lug nuts loose on my Workhorse chassis. If you use a torque multiplier attachment, it is even easier. The wheels are still heavy although any road service still only sends ONE man out to change a tire. Mounting and removing the wheel is somewhat easy. Getting the spare wheel out of and in to the basement compartment is where the wheel weight is an issue.
rgatijnet1 04/18/14 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad GFI ?

I guess I did not explain my problem clear enough for some, the "only" receptacle in the motor home that was not working was the one in the bathroom which is up under the corner cabinet near the sink. It is clearly labeled bathroom in the panel box and is the gfci breaker. I put a normal single pole breaker in tonight and the outlet is fine. There are no GFCI breakers for the kitchen area, maybe due to the outlets being up high on the bottom of the upper cabinets. I found the breaker for as low as 25.00 shipped online so will order one up. If your coach is older than 1987, GFI circuit breakers were not required. If you do not have any GFI protected outlets in your kitchen now, and your coach is newer than 1987, than the wiring was probably changed by the previous owner, which may be some of the cause with your current bathroom GFI problem. Outlets high up on a kitchen cabinet has NO bearing on whether they need to be GFI protected.
rgatijnet1 04/18/14 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
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