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RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

John, The point was that IF, and it is a big IF, road debris flew up, punctured the oil pan, and caused an oil leak that resulted in a blown engine, YES, the insurance should cover it. Not much different than any other damage caused by road debris breaking a windshield or cracking the front cap fiberglass.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad is dead

For what it is worth.....We bought a toad while on a trip in Albuquerque, NM. It had very slight hail damage and we got it from Enterprise rental. It had around 8000 miles, still had full factory warranty, and we paid less than 1/3 MSRP, out the door. We sold our previous toad to a car lot in Albuquerque. While there, we found a place to install a tow bracket and we were on the road in four days. To us, this is a vehicle towed behind our coach and it is subject to all kinds of road debris. A few minor hail dents, that most people don't see unless I point them out, does not bother us at all. The point is that when a hail storm moves through an area, most rental cars will be put on the market at greatly reduced prices. The larger rental companies, like Enterprise, self insure, so to them it is easier, and cheaper to just dump a damaged vehicle. Mine came with a clean title and no mention of hail damage on a CarFax. If you do not mind some slight hail damage, there are some real bargains out there. Now, 35,000 miles later(on the odometer which doesn't include the towed mileage), the car is doing fine and we may be looking for a replacement again. We'll keep an eye on the weather. :B
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

They told me 7 grand for the engine 3 to put it in (Well 30 hours at 108) Looks like I may be a Georgian for the next couple of years... Took a look at the pan today, damage I could see is clearly blown OUT, not in, no sign of a leak other than the big one but 1: Not and expert 2: May have missed several places 3: Checked the site I was on, what looks like oil spots on the grass, but pattern suggests not the problem. I would let your insurance company determine the cause. After all, something caused a non-oil burning engine to lose several quarts in a short period of time. Who knows, the small leak from damage could have been in the exact same place as the rod coming out in the pan. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter use and electronics

Many inverters caution that the modified sine wave power may damage sensitive electronic devices. It seems to be a******shoot as to what ones are affected and which ones are not. Digital electric blankets and some cell phone chargers seem to fail quite frequently and digital clocks do not seem to work well at all.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: compartment lock

These are fairly common locks and there is a good chance that someone else in the RV park will have a key that will fit. If not, any locksmith can help you. Just use your emergency road service.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Honda CR-V TOAD Metal Valve Stems

I'm not sure on this but I thought that after a certain model year, ALL automobiles came standard with a TPMS installed. On my vehicles this TPMS has the metal valve stems. Now I do not know how an after market TPMS works in conjunction with one that is already on the vehicle. I know that my Chevrolet HHR came standard with a TPMS and has the metal valve stems.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how do you work under a MH with air bags?

Just make sure that the "blobks" that you use are NOT concrete blocks. I prefer heavy duty jack stands, rated to hold the axle weight of the vehicle, as a minimum and make sure that the base of the jack stands is on a surface that can support the vehicle weight. Dirt or gravel is not a good surface to support a jack stand. The jack stand should be installed under the frame of the coach, not a body panel.
rgatijnet1 08/01/14 05:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

Best of luck and hopefully you will be able to have a speedy repair with a minimal amount of money out of your pocket.
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 02:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question re: shotgun in MH

Regulations vary depending on whether it is loaded and whether or not you are parked or driving. Get this book to find out the various State laws. Travelers Guide
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

I have seen several failures on the W22, both saved in time by looking for the cause of low oil! On both units one of the engine oil cooler lines was rubbing on the left side engine mount slowly carving a hole in the line. As I said both were found in time to save the engine. Check the left engine mount area carefully!! :) I believe that those are transmission fluid cooling lines, not engine oil.
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Braking System Question...

Mowermech, As you know, all FMVSS pertains to commercial vehicles. It is just the wording that other states utilize. When I sent an email to the Florida DMV I explained that I tow an AUTOMOBILE behind my motor home, with a tow bar, and asked about the law. His reply was: A vehicle towed behind a motor home would be exempt from the braking requirements in Florida statute 316.261 as a drive away, tow away operation. Please contact me if you have any other questions. Lt. Jeff Frost Florida Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Commercial Vehicle Enforcement 2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 45 850-617-2279 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 As you can see, the wording is taken from the FMVSS but it is given a Florida statute number as it pertains to a private vehicle. I then sent a similar email to many other states, explaining exactly what I was towing. Not one state said that I needed an auxiliary brake. Some, like Connecticut, basically just said that they concurred with the Florida law and other States sent a more detailed explanation about safety chains/cables still being required, as well as rear tail and brake lights.
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: best way to run residential fridge on limited shore power?

Use the LP for the refrigerator. For a weekend, or a month, you will not even notice the usage.
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Braking System Question...

As mowermech says, the states that have laws pattern them after FMVSS and the ones that do not have specific laws use the FMVSS. FMVSS has separate specific braking standards for TRAILERS and for vehicles in tow. The FMVSS does include statues which dictate which items in tow must have brakes, and which ones are excluded. FMVSS states: 393.42 Every CMV must be equipped with brakes acting on all wheels, with the following exceptions: Vehicles being towed in a driveaway-towaway operation. To define that: The Federal definition of driveaway-towaway, according to 49 CFR 390.5 Title 49-Transportation; General Applicability and Definitions, driveaway-towaway operation means an operation in which an empty or unladen motor vehicle with one or more sets of wheels on the surface of the road way, is being transported by means of a saddle-mount or tow bar. This is why there is NO federal standard for the various auxiliary braking systems sold for vehicles in tow. Since they are not required in any State, they are not regulated by any Federal standard. The manufacturers set their own standards. Those of you that have ever had a vehicle or their motor home towed probably noticed that the tow truck driver did not use a BrakeBuddy or similar braking system to tow that vehicle. I still use one with my toad but I understand that the performance of that brake is only a guess on the manufacturers point as to how it will work on my vehicle.
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling system cracked windshield

Can't you just manually level your coach now instead of relying on automatic operation?
rgatijnet1 07/31/14 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

The oil pan on my 8.1 is cast aluminum and is totally exposed. Is there any chance that road debris punctured the oil pan with even a small crack and caused the oil loss. which caused the engine problem? If it did, then the repairs would be covered with your auto insurance, less deductible. I would have to say that is clearly possible.. Will have to have mechanic look into it when we get to it. .however he is not even willing to look at it till i have money in place. And Im still 1,000 deductible, (well 800, and they are going to give me that in a few weeks for towing). Why not call your insurance company and tell them that you THINK this is what happened? Let them make arrangements to verify damage since the vehicle is not drivable. They can send an adjuster to you or tow the coach to another place to inspect for damage.
rgatijnet1 07/30/14 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

The internet has all kinds of info. :B 2 quarts in 100 miles is ONE drop of oil every 14 feet. Not much to notice and not much smoke if it hits the exhaust. I doubt if it would even be too noticeable on the underside since most of it probably hit the pavement, hence the dark area in the middle of most roads. ONE drop every mile is 1 quart every 100 miles Only 100 drops in an entire quart of oil? They must be huge drops. Like 1/3 oz each. :B
rgatijnet1 07/30/14 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv insurance

Check here: Auto-Owners Insurance They cover my Class A with agreed upon value coverage that includes $5000 for items inside the coach. They also insure my toad and another vehicle that I own. They will write the policy for one year, vrs six months for some companies.
rgatijnet1 07/30/14 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: chassis control module

Try Here: Visone
rgatijnet1 07/29/14 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Braking System Question...

I have the Blue Ox Patriot system and the remote box, which sit on your RV dash, has a sensitivity adjustment that you can adjust, while you drive so that the brake does not come on too soon. A rough road can cause the brake to come on. The remote also has a yellow light to let you know when the brake is applied in your toad. In addition, there is a manual lever so that you can apply the toad brakes from your seat and feel the toad brakes come on. Now, as far as actually feeling the brakes when they are applied.....if you have a 40,000 pound RV and are towing a tiny Smart Car, I doubt if you will feel them. On my 21,000 pound coach, I can definitely feel the brakes when they are applied to my Chevrolet HHR.
rgatijnet1 07/29/14 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

The internet has all kinds of info. :B 2 quarts in 100 miles is ONE drop of oil every 14 feet. Not much to notice and not much smoke if it hits the exhaust. I doubt if it would even be too noticeable on the underside since most of it probably hit the pavement, hence the dark area in the middle of most roads.
rgatijnet1 07/29/14 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
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