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RE: Newbie a little nervous about driving a class a

There is also the trick with putting a piece of tape on the windshield that aligns with the highway centerline when you are in the normal driving position. It is a little hard to explain but by using it as a reference, you can be sure where you are in the lane, in relation to the lane marker on the driver's side..
rgatijnet1 06/23/17 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side mirror camera inop - help needed to troubleshoot

You have two connectors in the side camera circuit. One is probably close to the camera itself and the other is to the back of the monitor. I have had the connector come loose at the back of the monitor before. The camera connector may also have been exposed to the elements and needs to be cleaned of corrosion.
rgatijnet1 06/23/17 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie a little nervous about driving a class a

Go rent a 24' box truck from one of the local truck rental companies and practice with it. Be sure to get insurance. :B Seriously, this will help but your seating position is a little different than in a big box truck as opposed to a class A but at least it will give you some experience driving a large vehicle. The main thing to learn, which the truck rental will help with, is to give you the experience to learn where the truck will fit and where it will not. Think back at some of the unlikely people that you have seen driving large trucks, buses, etc. If they could do it, so can you. :B
rgatijnet1 06/23/17 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question on Koni shock installation

Go to the experts: Koni adjustments
rgatijnet1 06/22/17 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome weighed - Tire Pressure to set

Without weighing all four corners, you have to ASSUME that the motor home is balanced equally when loaded. In fact it may be heavier on one side than the other side and the factory just added a heavier spring on that side to compensate and not cause a lean. I would also weigh the coach with full fuel and maybe 1/2 tank of water.
rgatijnet1 06/22/17 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some fun We did this about 10 years ago on this forum

Sturgis, SD
rgatijnet1 06/22/17 05:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not to Happy with Thor or Ford

If the Super Steer track bar bent the frame so bad that they could not adjust the thrust angle, then a LOT of RV owners are in for a huge problem. Dealers like to use any excuse they can find to deny responsibility and correct their own problems.
rgatijnet1 06/21/17 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas pice

I get both discounts using my PenFed CC and my Good Sams card.
rgatijnet1 06/21/17 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Not to Happy with Thor or Ford

The problem can be corrected. The issue you have right now is who is going to pay for it. Even an altered or bent frame can be repaired by a competent alignment shop that has the right equipment and the mechanics that will take the time to do it right. Unfortunately, most RV manufacturers, and factory warranty issues are usually done using the least expensive solution, which may or may not work. There are only a few places in the country that I know of will do the job right, but I doubt if Thor or Ford will want to pay for the fix. One shop is Hendersons and another is Champion and a third is Brazels and the last that I know about is Sunshine Alignment. Just remember that you are looking for a shop that will correct "Thrust Angle" alignment problems with a truck chassis and that they have the equipment to accurately measure the before and after alignment.
rgatijnet1 06/21/17 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV's Control two TV's in living room

Look at the top of your remotes and see if there is a switch that can be moved that says the remote can be used to control different devices. If you have that switch, just set one remote as #1 device and program the other remote as #2 device. Ypu can also try programming the remotes using different codes since more than one code sequence will work with each TV.
rgatijnet1 06/21/17 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sky Light Replacement

My Monaco skylight was held with pan head Phillips screws. Are you sure that the Phillips slots in the screw heads aren't just filled with sealant.
rgatijnet1 06/20/17 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide-out question

Remove the slide lock. Make sure the batteries are all fully charged. Maybe run something along the edges to make sure that the seals have not stuck to the side of the coach so that they are not torn when the slide is extended.
rgatijnet1 06/20/17 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ac/heat pumps

My main thermostat was mounted on an exterior wall. I took it loose and put a piece of styrofoam behind it and remounted it with a gap between it and the side wall. This prevents it from picking up a false temperature reading and has been working fine since then to maintain a constant temperature inside the coach.
rgatijnet1 06/20/17 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ac/heat pumps

The leaking around the ducts is what I found on my AC/heat pump as well. I sealed the ducts with the aluminum duct tape and then coated the duct tape with the white latex duct seal which is thick but can be brushed on. Once this duct seal dried, there was no chance that the tape could come loose and it has stayed sealed for four years of bouncing down the road. It is nice to have all of the conditioned air coming inside, instead of in to the roof structure or outside.
rgatijnet1 06/19/17 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I like rebuilds of old things, my 1967 car, my house, my 1986 motorhome, maybe we can rebuild the wife. I hope my wife don't read this. I have a friend that is a plastic surgeon and when he divorced and got a newer younger model several years back, we all suggested that he should have just rebuilt his first wife and saved money. He did not see the humor, but we did. :B
rgatijnet1 06/19/17 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: :h - TOOL's Let's talk TOOL's - :@

Sockets, jack stand, breaker bar to change tires and re-torque wheels at 475 ftlb. Multimeter and a tool set in a box which has all of my sockets, open end wrenches, and screwdrivers. The tools I use the most are for finding and fixing electrical issues. If I need any other tools, there are always hardware or automotive stores where I can buy what I need.I also carry a credit card and Coach Net which minimizes most repairs that I need to do.
rgatijnet1 06/18/17 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Almost everything that you would be doing would also be applicable to most other coaches. It would be a good educational series.
rgatijnet1 06/17/17 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

As the paper work says at most dealers.....They are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Their liability extends only to damage to your coach. This means that you accept the risk of losing anything you leave in your RV.
rgatijnet1 06/17/17 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire monitoring system

Our new coach has a built-in TPMS inside the tires, nothing on the stem. Safe travels, MM. I know that there is nothing on the outside that you can see but I am sure that your TPMS is part of the valve stem and is inside the rim, just like most automobiles. This means that when they die, you have to deflate the tire and replace the entire TPMS assembly which will include a new valve stem. Not that difficult to do and not all that expensive but it can be a hassle when the internal battery starts to fail.
rgatijnet1 06/17/17 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plugging into the electric dryer outlet

On a 30 amp RV outlet on your stick house, you will find that back at your main electrical panel, the neutral and ground are bonded together so even tho they have two separate prongs on the outlet, they are both tied together and electrically are the same. On the 30 amp dryer outlet, the neutral is bonded to the ground back at the main electrical panel so even tho there is not a separate ground slot, the neutral acts as the ground.
rgatijnet1 06/17/17 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
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