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RE: MH Tire Balance

You still didn't say what size rims you have. To add the Equal beads or Dyna beads, they'll have to remove the tires and rims, break down one bead and insert a bag of beads. If they're 22.5" tires, I'm guessing about $35-$50 per tire. A little less if they're 19". Actually using a small applicator, available from Dynabeads, you do not even have to take the wheels off of the coach. You just deflate the tire, pull out the valve core, pour in the Dynabeads, insert the valve core, and inflate the tire again. Dynabeads applicator
rgatijnet1 02/27/15 05:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dyna Beads

I tried Dyna Beads on the front and they're still out of balance. Not terribly, but still out of balance (they were really bad before). Had the back tires weight balanced by local Ford dealer truck shop and now they're silky smooth. They said the tires took a lot of weight to balance. Tires are DynaTrac (F&R). New Bilstein shocks were installed last year. When the weather warms up I plan to remove the Dyna Beads and weight balance the fronts. . . . . . or I could instal a few more ounces of Dyna Beads. I know they work for lots of folks but maybe these tires are just too much. Best, - bob Most tires have a spot marked on them that is to be located right by the valve stem when the tires is mounted. If the tires is not aligned properly, it can take a lot of weight to balance them. Usually if a tire cannot be balanced without an excessive amount of weight, the first thing to do is to rotate the tire 180 degrees on the rim, OR insure that the tire mark was lined up with the valve core. Remember that most tires are installed by the junior "mechanics" at a shop and they are usually still in the learning phase of their employment.
rgatijnet1 02/27/15 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dyna Beads

If they used the larger RV specific beads, the bag will break apart after a few miles.
rgatijnet1 02/26/15 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: emergency exit windows in motorhomes

In my coach, the difference between the regular window and the emergency window in the bedroom area is a red locking mechanism. They both open the exact same amount. The lock is exactly the same except it is red instead of bronze colored. Perhaps they just installed a window with the wrong colored lock.
rgatijnet1 02/26/15 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quest. Re. Tires...Yes, I know...another one!

Remember, to carry the same load, the inflation pressure is the same no matter what the load rating is.
rgatijnet1 02/26/15 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why I own a MH continued

I've flown enough commercial flights to have made two emergency landings where I ended up being bussed to my final destination. Basically I hate commercial aviation but it is a necessary evil if you have to travel overseas. That said, I loved flying in my private airplanes. There is nothing quite like flying over some of the National Parks and other beautiful areas of this country at low level vrs 35,000 feet. Being able to drop in to one of the hundreds of general aviation airports usually puts you very close to the sights and ultimate destinations of the area. It also takes an all day driving experience in an RV down to a few hours, weather permitting. From a cost standpoint, general aviation is about as expensive as a Class A RV and the fuel mileage for the airplane will be better. Naturally you are limited with the amount of baggage you can take with you. A combination of RV and airplane worked for us for several years. Now, except for overseas travel, we prefer longer trips in the RV.
rgatijnet1 02/25/15 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deposit on MH purchase?

Usually the purpose of a deposit is that you have not yet confirmed that the used coach is exactly what you want. In other words, you want the coach but only if it passes your final inspection or only after the requested deficiencies are repaired. In that case, you fully intend to complete the purchase but if something goes wrong, on the dealer's side, you want to be able to recoup your deposit. I would keep the deposit to a minimum unless you have dealt with the dealer before and fully trust them. Dealers have been known to go bankrupt and deposits lost. Naturally this is for a used coach. If you are ordering a new coach from the factory, the deposit will vary but you should expect to leave some deposit with the dealer with a specified time frame for final delivery of the coach that you ordered. You do not want to leave a deposit with an open ended delivery date since it could conceivably drag on for years. Again, deposits left for a new coach can be lost if the dealer goes bankrupt so keep that deposit to a minimum. Basically before you leave any deposit with any dealer for anything, you want to do your homework to insure that your contract will be fulfilled completely.
rgatijnet1 02/25/15 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bbq

We use one of the small portable two burner propane grills that we purchased years ago. It is stainless steel and uses the small green propane bottles and has plenty of room for two large steaks or several burgers for the two of us. When done it folds up and easily fits in the basement compartment. The propane bottles are available at any Walmart and the entire grill is available from several manufacturers for less than $100. The burners put out enough heat to make our useable even at high altitude in the Western mountains.
rgatijnet1 02/25/15 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cold weather camping

I found that a 2" strip of this tape on my slides makes the rubber weather seal flip out when the slide is extended and flip in when it is retracted. I've been using it for years and I never have to worry about the position of my weather strip on my slides. Where on the slide did you mount the tape? In the middle? Closer to the outside or inside? I installed my strips in the middle of the slide extension. That way it has plenty of time to flip the rubber seals whether extending or retracting.
rgatijnet1 02/24/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you know what's better than Red Velvet Cake?....

It is something that can be added to most any coach. Many people have replaced their carpet with a solid floor. They make heating pads that come in different sizes and shapes that you can put down below the new floor while you are doing it. Not the cheapest but also not that expensive for a do-it-yourself owner.
rgatijnet1 02/24/15 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cold weather camping

On my previous coach, there were seals around the slides that were suppose to flip outward when the slides extended. They didn't always do that. I used my awning rod, slid it under the seals and flipped them outward. On our previous coach you could feel some drafts, usually around the bottom and lower edges of the slide. We would place a towel along the edge to stop the draft. Make sure your dash vent controls are all turned to the off position. Often, if they're in the vent mode or other position, it can let outside air in. Your windshield is a huge source of heart loss. You might hang a blanket in front of it, using the visors for support. You can purchase a roll of stair tread anti-slip tape that is self adhesive. This comes in 1"-4" in width. I found that a 2" strip of this tape on my slides makes the rubber weather seal flip out when the slide is extended and flip in when it is retracted. I've been using it for years and I never have to worry about the position of my weather strip on my slides.
rgatijnet1 02/24/15 04:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cold weather camping

What temperatures were you experiencing INSIDE the coach? If you are trying to maintain 78 degrees inside then it may not be possible without running the furnace for a long time. To be comfortable, electric space heaters and an electric blanket can make bedtime very comfortable. We leave Florida most Winters and head up North or out West and we use our rooftop heat pump as well as a portable heat pump to keep us comfortable down to zero and a little below. Below 30 the rooftop heat pump won't work but our portable unit still works fine. The electric heaters also work fine to heat up a specific area of the coach.
rgatijnet1 02/23/15 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Update on Nashville Officer killed by Motorhome

All they need to do is revoke his driver's license to get him off the road and find him guilty of careless driving. No need for jail time. Set probation to insure he doesn't get behind the wheel again and then let the civil courts determine the financial punishment and restitution for the officer's family. Do you have any idea how many people with revoked/suspended licenses are on the road? Unless they commit another offense, you'll never know if they have a license or not. Revocation/suspension does nothing to keep them off the road. There is always the firing squad. It is cheap and the taxpayers would only be on the hook for a few dollars. :B Of course there are also ankle monitors that could be used to keep track of him. These also don't cost the taxpayers much. :B
rgatijnet1 02/23/15 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchase Using 3rd Party Escrow Company

At the bottom of the page of the link that you just gave there is a place to click on "fraud Alerts". It covers a lot of what you are experiencing, especially about coaches selling in a distant location and selling far below actual value. Good luck in your search and the right coach will come along.
rgatijnet1 02/23/15 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchase Using 3rd Party Escrow Company

"Third party escrow services" has been an eBay type scam for years. The "third party" is usually the one that started the scam and is the one to take off with the funds. \ Your bank WILL NOT wire transfer funds based on a phone call from you UNLESS you have made prior arrangements with them to use this method of wire transfer. This will involve the bank issuing a special account verification number that proves that you are you over the phone. If you insist on using a third party, use an attorney. Transfer NO money until you have actually seen the coach AND the paperwork to insure that the person selling it actually owns it.
rgatijnet1 02/23/15 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Update on Nashville Officer killed by Motorhome

The guy knowingly drives recklessly/negligently (pick one, it doesn't matter), causes a crash, kills another human being, and he shouldn't go to jail? This was not something beyond his control. He chose his behavior, and as a result of that behavior, there is now a wife without a husband, children without a father, and the guy that caused the whole thing should get a walk? Lock him up. Jail time for a 72 year old does nothing for the family and just punishes the taxpayers that have to pay for his incarceration and healthcare. If he was much younger I might agree. He he was drunk, I would agree with jail time. Once he is found guilty, the officer's family will be compensated from the civil lawsuit. Nothing replaces the officer to his family, not even revenge.
rgatijnet1 02/22/15 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Update on Nashville Officer killed by Motorhome

All they need to do is revoke his driver's license to get him off the road and find him guilty of careless driving. No need for jail time. Set probation to insure he doesn't get behind the wheel again and then let the civil courts determine the financial punishment and restitution for the officer's family.
rgatijnet1 02/22/15 09:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who do you turn to ?

You can still go to both of those places for parts and accesories if you have a coach with a gas engine. For house items your wife will be able to accessorize the coach from the same stores she uses for your stick home. Most items for house modifications can be found at Home Depot and Lowes, walk in or order online. When you get down to RV specific items, then the internet is full of suppliers that have very competitive prices. For a walk-in type store, or online ordering, for RV accessories, Camping World has several locations across the USA and Walmart stores carry a limited line of RV products.
rgatijnet1 02/22/15 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: auto transport

Prices will vary depending on if you want the vehicle delivered at a SET time or if you are flexible on a delivery date. Here is a link to get some quotes: U Ship
rgatijnet1 02/21/15 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon without a toad?

If you are looking to go now, you may find that the Trailer Village RV park in the Grand Canyon is basically empty. We always travel in the Winter and we stayed at the Trailer Village and were one of 6 rigs there in a place that can take 80+ coaches. We had deer wandering all throughout the RV parking spaces. You can drive your Class A to several places within the park at this time of year without any parking problems but there are some ares that restrict the length of vehicles to 25 feet. If you do stay at the Trailer Village the shuttle bus can pick you up if you do not want to disconnect and drive your coach around.
rgatijnet1 02/21/15 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
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