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RE: AC cooled yesterday isn't cooling today

Sometimes they take awhile before the compressor will kick on. Mine can take 5 minutes or so and then it works fine.
rgatijnet1 07/25/16 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Top Storage

A static load of 100 pounds is not the same that would occur when the vehicle is bouncing up and down on a rough road. As long as the box is large enough to spread the weight around so that it is not concentrated at just the mounting locations, it should be OK. Obviously you will want to secure it to the frame members and make sure that all penetrations are sealed.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

My neighbor did the brakes on his P30. I believe that the calipers from Rockauto were only about $50 each so he just replaced them. You might check and see if it is worth messing with the piston once you have everything apart.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Local Walmart/Home Depot

A search of "Pandamonium RV" turned up several Utube videos about this coach, interior and exterior. The owner is quite proud of what they have and have done to their RV.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do shops ever fix something on the first try?

Basic mechanics, working on a strict time schedule, just throw parts at a problem, that you pay for, with the hopes that eventually something will fix the problem. The shop owner is expecting the customer to pay for the "on the job training" of the unqualified people that he hires. A real mechanic will analyze the issue, find the root cause, and fix the problem.
rgatijnet1 07/23/16 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

Keep in mind that IF you tow another vehicle, your mileage doubles because you are getting two vehicles from point A to B with your fuel. :B
rgatijnet1 07/23/16 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

Depending on who is asking, I get anywhere from 6-16 MPG. I just depends on how I interpret the attitude of the person that is asking. I used to do the same thing with my Classic Cars. All of them get mid 20's and I had a Ferrari that got a little over 30 MPG. If I thought they were serious I will give them the true mileage. If they are tree-huggers, I am less than truthful.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carefree of Colorado

Are you sure that you do not have a broken spring? I had one spring break on one topper and it caused a sag. I drilled the rivets and changed both springs. Not the easiest for one person but it can be done if you are careful.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper placement of full width mudflap

I wouldn't worry about the full width mud flap. Damage only happens to others. :B http://www.datazap.net/sites/Ronnie44/125_miles2.JPG
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical

You may also want to check any GFI outlets that you have to see if any of them have tripped. Your AC will not be on a GFI.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Radio's Motor Homes

Some of the automobiles that I restored still had working tube type radios. With today's electronics I would think that vehicle radios should last forever. I know that the current TV's are much more reliable than those a few decades ago. I am guessing that most of the failure comes from mechanical issues caused by the constant earthquake environment that our motor homes endure. Components that are shaken loose/damaged are the main causes of failures. I don't think the same quality exists in aftermarket radios that are used in most RV's.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: balancing tires

Ceramic beads are Ceramic beads, doesn't matter if they are RV specific or not. We used to use 8 oz of Antifreeze. Does the same thing. Rand big trucks (Class 8) and used beads by the bucket full and they had no particular name brand. Obviously you did not click on the link I gave. Dynabeads makes different size ceramic beads. The smaller ones can be used on automobiles and motorcycles. The RV specific beads ARE larger and will not clog a standard valve core or interfere with your TPMS. The smaller ceramic beads may balance the tires as well as the larger beads but they do require you to change your valve cores so in the long run it is less expensive to use the correct size beads for your RV.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare Parts To Carry

I carry a serpentine belt, radiator hoses, a coach water pump, a spare GFI outlet, circuit breaker, chassis fuses, and an unmounted spare tire. The serpentine belt takes me 15 minutes to change on the side of the interstate and everything but the spare tire and radiator hoses can be changed in less time then that.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse Dash Background Color Changed

There was an Actia Dash recall that was an official NHTSA recall. This was mainly because you would lose the visual of the dash and your odometer. Now there are several companies that will repair the Actia dash.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo water pump left running!

When I changed out our pump I picked up some braided extension hoses from Home Depot and remounted the pump so it was easier to service and clean the filter plus easier to change out if I needed to. Prior to the move it was located on the back of the basement wet compartment and a little difficult to get at.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: balancing tires

IF you use the RV specific beads from Dynabeads, you DO NOT have to change the valve stems or cores. There are several manufacturers that make smaller beads or powder that requires special valve cores. Ask them if they are using the larger beads that are specifically made for the larger motor home tires that may have a tire pressure monitoring system. If the right beads are installed, and right amount is used, there is no noise and they are permanent. Scroll down to RV's
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo water pump left running!

I think it is always a good idea to carry a spare water pump altho I don't think that running your pump did any harm to it at all. All you have to do is add a little water to your tank to check it. If it will build up pressure and shut off, then it is fine. I added a higher volume water pump to my coach and kept the old pump as a spare.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reimbursed for traveling to manufacturer?

Just like any other car or truck manufacturer their only responsibility is to repair the vehicle. The difference is that with warranty work or a recall, no one that purchased a new auto or truck EVER had to take their vehicle back to the manufacturer.
rgatijnet1 07/20/16 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying a used tire to carry as a spare?

I always use the best of my take-offs for my unmounted spare that I carry. Since I change tires at around 50,000 miles(3-4 years) they usually have tread left and I know the history of that tire. I also get a decent credit for my tires when I buy new tires. Changing a tire is not that difficult and torquing the lug bolts or loosing the lug bolts is not that difficult either, with a breaker bar and a pipe extension, held with a jack stand. In fact, if you want to carry a couple of tire irons, you can mount the tire just like a service tech will. The tire bead can be broken with one of your levelers. It all depends on your physical and your mechanical abilities. If you don't mind waiting and being at the mercy of the nearest tire dealer, that is OK also. To each his own as there is no right way or wrong way when it comes to a spare tire.
rgatijnet1 07/20/16 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Losing power while plugged into Shore ? Follow up more info

Yep, there is always a problem with the RV parks where the owner is not willing to spend the money to keep up with changing conditions. Unfortunately I have never heard a park owner tell me when I checked in that he is giving me a large discount because the 50 amp service that I am paying for may or may not work to supply the power that you expect.
rgatijnet1 07/20/16 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
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