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RE: Question about slide seal

OK, last question,,,,, maybe. How wide of tape 1" or 2"? I used the 2" wide tape.
rgatijnet1 03/29/17 05:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about slide seal

I put the sandpaper like stair tread tape on my slides to flip the seal. I mounted it about midway on the slide so it flips the seal each way as the slide is extending or retracting. I am now approaching 90,000 miles with this coach and if the tape is causing any wear on the rubber seal, you can't tell it. I should add that this flip seal is not the main seal for my slide. When retraced there is a bubble type seal that prevents moisture from getting in to the coach. When extended, a similar bubble type seal is used to keep out moisture. The flip type seal is sort of the first line of defense.
rgatijnet1 03/28/17 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Install recommendation for Wineguard Traveller

The installation of the dish itself is not difficult. The only hard part is to run the two cables. One is the typical coax, which you may already have, but the other cable is the control cable and is unique to the Winegard dish. There is a plate that can be removed from the bottom of the dish and only weighs a pound or so. It can be attached to the roof and is the only part that needs to be sealed. Once it is sealed, the dish portion is lifted on to the roof and attached to this plate and the two cables connected. The unit probably weighs about 40 pounds which may be difficult for some to handle. Removing the large dish makes it a little easier to handle. I've installed two Travellers and it took about 1 1/2 hours each.
rgatijnet1 03/27/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS - Flow Thru or Non Flow Thru Sensors

I've had both and prefer the flow through sensors. At least when my gauge says I have 95 psi, I know that the pressure will not decrease as I try to get the non-flow through sensors to seat properly. At least with the flow through sensors, they only have to be seated once.
rgatijnet1 03/27/17 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does anyone have electric dash AC?

Any of the portable 120 volt air conditioning units will work off of the typical inverter of 1500 watts or more. We have a portable AC/heat pump unit that draws less than 10 amps and that we use to augment the roof top AC/heat pumps when it is extra cold or very hot.
rgatijnet1 03/26/17 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Issue

Besides it costing you money, because of tire wear, it is also costing you money in the extra fuel to overcome the resistance of the tires scrubbing down the highway.
rgatijnet1 03/24/17 01:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: quick question

Personally I think it is a sign of the economy for the past several years. More and more people seem to have gotten in to the landscaping and tree trimming business. It seems that when we are home there are a lot more people that stop by to want to cut our grass or trim our trees. I just tell them that I handle those things and shut the door. I'm not sure if it is a scam or not but if the guy was a legitimate business, he would have liability insurance and worker's comp payments, in addition to his other business expenses, to figure in his quote. If you got a really cheap quote, chances are the guy is a fly by night hack without any insurance which can come back on you if anyone gets hurt.
rgatijnet1 03/24/17 06:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Cam on Class A

All I know is that I want mine to be quickly removable in case I screw up. :B
rgatijnet1 03/23/17 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to change Allison Transmission oil

In 2005 is when Allison switched to Transynd fluid and the extended change interval. If that is what you put in 10 years ago, you should be OK. If DEX III was put back in your transmission, since that is what it came with, I would change it and the filter.
rgatijnet1 03/23/17 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Cam on Class A

Go-Pro has been the standard for portable video cameras. They are more expensive than the cheap Chinese brands but they have been proven by many people using them on helmets, race cars, etc. Personally I think that mounted on the windshield of an RV is going to give it a pretty rough ride. My Go-Pro has held up now for 40,000 miles on the "smooth as glass" American roads. I think you can now find them for about $100 and up.
rgatijnet1 03/23/17 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

You can install after market four corner air bags, with a dash control to inflate them. If the body roll from winds or trucks passing is bothering you, all you have to do is inflate them to stiffen up the suspension. When the winds subside and you are on back roads, you deflate the air bags and you have the same smooth ride as before. I would think this option would give you the best of both worlds. Sumo springs or any other spring that would make the spring stiffer would help but would give you a stiffer ride all the time. A lot of people prefer the softer Monroe shocks over the Koni's for this reason. I like the above solution because you can adjust it to your needs and road condition. I don't know the cost of this system compared to adding Sumo springs and Koni shocks. Less than $1000 total for all parts including the air compressor, dash controls, and front and rear air bags on my W22 chassis. Each corner does act independently with the air bags, which to me is a plus.
rgatijnet1 03/22/17 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: putting oil in 8.1 after oil change

Make an extension tube out of plastic tubing and then attach it to a funnel outside of the hood. On my Monaco I can slip the 5 Qt container under the hood and tipping it sideways I can pour directly in to the oil fill opening.
rgatijnet1 03/22/17 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Issue

Time to have a four wheel thrust angle alignment done on your coach. The front and could be aligned perfectly but if the rear axle is not pointing straight down the road it will cause a lot of weird wear on your tires, and also lower your fuel mileage.
rgatijnet1 03/22/17 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I think we are done

A wise decision. When things cease to be fun, it is time to move on. I felt the same way when I sold my Classic Cars, my airplanes, my childhood home after my parents passed, and my previous boats. There is a time to move on and getting rid of that which is causing you any kind of stress is important. Congrats on making a tough decision but in the long run it will prove to be the right decision. Enjoy yourself with your new adventures.
rgatijnet1 03/20/17 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Uncle Sam strikes again

What is the address listed on your insurance policy for the RV?
rgatijnet1 03/18/17 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Straight axle front ends

It is true that air bags cost a little more than Sumo springs but Sumo springs are not adjustable. Having the ability to pump up the air and stabilize the coach in heavy winds is worth the extra cost to me. I had Sumo springs on one coach and they did prevent the jarring bottoming out but most of the time I want the ride to be stable when I am driving and am not too concerned about what happens when I hit a pot hole. With the air bags I can adjust the ride as the winds and the road conditions dictate. On a smooth road, the pressure is low for a nice smooth ride. On a rough road, or high winds, and the higher pressure prevents the excessive sway and bottoming out of the suspension.
rgatijnet1 03/17/17 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Change to AGM battery with Truecharge 2

Can't answer your question about the Xantrex but I have AGM batteries in my coach for 6 years now and lead acid for the chassis battery and have had no problems with the 160 amp engine alternator damaging the batteries.
rgatijnet1 03/17/17 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to throw in the towel on an older motorhome

I tend to look at things a little differently on a used vehicle. You paid $13,000 of a coach that has an AVERAGE RETAIL of $15,150. Basically all of the work that you did was deferred maintenance and does not add to the value of the coach. So you have a coach where, if you sell it now, you may only lose a few thousand dollars. Now that sounds tough but look at it this way...........How much does a typical vacation cost where you have to pay for airfare, meals, hotels, etc? We took a three week trip to Peru and spent a little over $5000 with NOTHING being recoverable. To me, I think you would be better off cutting your losses and selling or trading the coach. This does not mean that if you get another coach that there will not also be problems, but I am sure that you will never trust this coach again to take on a trip. Chalk it all up to experience and move on.
rgatijnet1 03/16/17 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30/30 pigtail

You will not get full 50 amp service, and they only work when you have outlets that are NOT GFCI protected.. I have two places I can use mine, rest of the time it's a dust collector. I think that you are thinking of the 30/20 amp adapters since the 30 amp outlets are not GFI protected.
rgatijnet1 03/16/17 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30/30 pigtail

Depends on how things are wired as to what you get at your MH. If there are only 2-30 amp plugs on the pedestal, I would suspect that it is wired for 120 volts and NOT the 240 volts that a normal 50 amp outlet would have. With 50 amps pedestal plug you have 2-50 amp legs that are out of phase with each other and you will have a total of 100 amps available at your main electrical panel. If the 2-30 amp plugs are in phase and are both tied to one 120 amp supply line, the most you will have available to your main electrical panel is 60 amps or 30 amps on each hot leg of the 50 amp plug. Now if the pedestal is wired with a 240 volt feed, and both hot lines are split and connected to 2-30 amp pedestal plugs, then you would still only have 60 amps total available at your MH since each leg is limited by the 30 amp circuit breaker.
rgatijnet1 03/14/17 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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