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RE: A Lesson in Torque, Steam vrs Diesel

It's all about gear reduction (torque), not horse power. A 72 to 1 gear reduction coupled to a 500 pound, 8 HP gas engine, 4 wheel drive tractor will drag a 2000 pound log up a 20 percent grade. See what will happen with the same engine on a lawn tractor with stock gearing. It will sit there and spin.
wny_pat 05/27/14 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CB radio

A cell phone is not going to tell you about that accident 3 miles ahead on the interstate and alert you to take an alternative route or sit in traffic for a couple of hours. I find the CB still very useful. Maybe that is because I actually use it and not just leave it turned off. Trucker jargon is not nearly as bad as it once was and usually just conversation with the occasional "bad mouth" that most of the other truckers seem to ignore as well nowadays. X2 Yes a cell smartphone absolutely will! Google maps handles those tasks very nicely. The data stream that Google maps generates includes real time traffic, telling you exactly where the backup starts and ends, and what the incident is. Don't forget, every car on that road with an android phone or iPhone running Google maps is a real time data point and you don't even have to get cussed at by a trucker to use it. Many people don't realize they have such a powerful traffic tracking tool right in their pocket. My experience this last over 4000 mile long trip - No warning on my real time traffic service on my GPS, waited almost a hour at various accident backups, and after we started flowing again, the "real time traffic" sounded the alert after the fact. A couple of other times it did help me avoid backups. CB was very quiet, but got a couple answers when I shouted out for some info. I was running a CB in tractor trailer way back in early 1970s, and know the benefit of having one. To many loud mouths have ruined a good thing, and that is a shame.
wny_pat 05/26/14 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liquid glass question

It isn't listed here. Is that important? It's listed here: http://liquidglassshield.com/ I much prefer reviews for real people over corporate hype, expecially when spending than much on a product. I will admit that Liquid Glass has been on the market a very long time and is highly regarded by antique car owners. But they are always rubbing something on their cars.
wny_pat 05/25/14 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liquid glass question

Also how did you remove all the wax? Wash several times with Dawn liquid dish soap. And you will probably get just as good of results polishing with Nu Finish Liquid Car Polish. It is highly rated one of the best on this forum and in Consumer Reports for a lasting finish.
wny_pat 05/25/14 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liquid glass question

It isn't listed here.
wny_pat 05/25/14 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowouts

Well, if your motorhome is the 2007 itasca sunova 35j listed in your profile, and your tires haven't been replaced, they are probably over 8 years old. 10 years is usually really pushing the limit. That is probably very close to the limit for RV tires, cause we RVers tend to not take good care of our tires. The sun and ozone attacks them and they need to be protected. Therefore you should get some tire covers for your tires. We also seem to fail to keep the proper tire pressure in our tires, and often let them get under inflated. You need to get your motorhome weighted and check your tire manufacturers weight/inflation charts to know the proper PSI for your tires. Tires should be checked for proper inflation at the start of each day of travel, and before pulling out after every break. My best guess if that if your tires are original, you probably need new ones. You can check the DOT tire code to find out how old your tires are.
wny_pat 05/25/14 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water in headlight pods

it is usually caused by the rubber seal on the light plug-in socket.
wny_pat 05/25/14 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CoachNet

A good place to ask would be on RV.net's RVing in Canada and Alaska
wny_pat 05/25/14 10:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Motorhome

Does anyone know anything about ... Paint Protection Film. It's a 3m product that helps protect the finish on the front of your motorhome? Most people spend a small fortune having that stuff removed a couple years down the road. After a couple years it starts looking like h***. And most higher priced coaches include it with not charge. Get some RejeX for the front, and apply about every six months. The bugs will wash right off.
wny_pat 05/24/14 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need help switching to AGM coach batteries

Don't forget Deka Batteries (East Penn). You especially want to look at their Intimidator® line, but they have other AGM batteries. I have two of their regular 8A8D AGM 12 volt house batteries. Can't say if they are as good as the Intimiator or not, but I'm very happy with them. Best thing I ever did was to switch to AGM batteries. Did not have a pull out battery tray and they were difficult to water and keep the corrosion controlled. No brainer to me. And the results have been excellent.
wny_pat 05/21/14 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CURRENT tire replacement experiences sought

Happy with my six Firestone FS560 Plus 9R22.5 all position tires. Ride well, not noisy, and have excellent reviews, even with the truckers, and even some on this forum.
wny_pat 05/20/14 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Memebership ?

THe FMCA is dying a slow death. They have not embraced the younger demographic and still run their rallies during the week. I asked the former EVP Eversman why and he said that their members were retired and they saw no need to change. So, the big rally's went from 5-8000 units to 2-3000 and will continue to dwindle. Now some of this is because the number of new coaches sold has not come back so the total number of MH owners is less. I belong since they are a MH advocacy group but find I get very little for my money. I do not think I will get much out of the big rallies they hold either after being around motorhomes for 14 years and 350,000 miles and remodeling from the frame up one coach now. I think that the demographic of joiners is slowing fading and the next demographic needs more substance to join something. I would not join it to get insurance. There are better ways and cheaper to do that.Biggest problem causing this is the members do not have a voice in the operation of the organization. Only officers get to vote. And you have to be active in a chapter to become a officer. As to insurance, find a agent or company that is highly rated and get your insurance through them. My insurance company does not sell "specialized" RV insurance, but does cover my motorhome just as well as those who sell "specialized" RV insurance. In fact they also cover my stick house, two rental properties and two personal motor vehicles, and I have been using them for years now with no rate increases, like the big companies you hear about on TV commercials seem to do. And they are rated as one of the best by JD Power
wny_pat 05/17/14 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Memebership ?

2) FMCA has a 15 site, full hookup campground in Cincinnati at their mail forwarding service that members can use for free 2 nights per month. I paid for my membership the first night I stayed there. Have taken advantage of that twice this year. That and the excellent magazine make membership worth while.
wny_pat 05/17/14 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: strange things happening

Okay, it appears to just be the 110vac for the heat pump and the hot water tank. Do you have a electrical blueprint for the coach? Just were does this power come from? You may be better off asking over at the Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum, or better yet, calling Winnebago customer service. It is easier to trouble shoot something you are familiar with, than us just groping in the dark. And someone at either of those places may be very familiar with the electrical circuit for that system.
wny_pat 05/15/14 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: strange things happening

Electric RV hot water heater is something I never knew existed, too many BTUs required. Hott Rod Water Heater . They are quite popular.
wny_pat 05/15/14 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: strange things happening

Everything was working fine until the other morning we turned on the heat using electric and it kicked over to gas. It was in the mid 50's out, so no reason to use gas. We turned on water heat, using electric and it did not heat water. I take it you have done this before, without problems? Not familiar with your heat pump setup, but is it set up to only run when plugged in to shore power, or does it work on a inverter, or both? Does the heat pump have a reset button?
wny_pat 05/15/14 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suspension airbags

1990-2007 Ford F53 Motorhome Class A - Firestone "Ride-Rite" Air Bag Helper Springs (FRONT) - See more at: http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/firestone-2070-ride-rite-air-bags-front-1990-2007-ford-motorhome-class-a#sthash.UPeVVVEk.dpufBut I doubt they will help much in that respect.
wny_pat 05/12/14 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suspension airbags

What are you trying to accomplish?
wny_pat 05/12/14 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Serial number

Just wondering? MY information on the Wiper was supplied by the MH maker, you might want to check that out.Yep, the chassis does not include the front cap or windshield!
wny_pat 05/10/14 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternator Replacement – Rexhall Diesel

Find someone to pull it for you and then find someone to rebuild it for you. Much cheaper and just as good if you can find a good rebuilder. Prestolite (Leece Neville) has a excellent troubleshooting forum. http://news.prestolite.com/forum-category/support-active-products/alternators and Troubleshooting Leece-Neville Alternators A Step-By-Step Approach To Electrical Systems Problems
wny_pat 05/07/14 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
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