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RE: Sub floor

Pulling back the carpet will give you the FACTS very quickly. Many are OSB.
wolfe10 02/18/17 07:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

A very hot location for a tire.
wolfe10 02/18/17 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: purchasing getting closer

I'm not sure if the Windsor was part of the RR4R recall, but it's worth checking out. I know the Knight and Cayman were but not sure about the Windsor. Perhaps Wolfe10 could shed some light on that. Here is a link to an older post with the specifics: https://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 02/18/17 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

We carried an unmounted spare on the roof of our 1993 Foretravel 36' DP when in Mexico where that size was not available. Covered with Sunbrella material Dianne made into a custom cover. Securely tied down to the Foretravel OE roof rack. Never a problem.
wolfe10 02/17/17 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Hurricane 34B Ride Quality

LadyRVer What is puzzling is mine is also built on the Ford F53 chassis. The previous owner replaced the tires in 2014. On the sidewall of the tires it says minimum air pressure is 100 lbs. On the placard on the drivers side wall it says 80 lbs. I think I'm going to post the type of tires and ask for feedback. It may very well be I've got cheap hard - overinflated tires causing the rough ride. Sorry, that is NOT what it says on the side of the tire. It will say carrying capacity of XX at YY PSI. If your tire is not carrying XX, you do not need YY PSI. Go get your coach weighted-- individual wheel position weights are best. Then go to your tire manufacturer's inflation table to determine the minimum PSI for that weight (all tires on an axle get inflated based on heavier wheel position on that axle). Most of us add 5-10 PSI to that minimum. The GVWR sticker by the door will give PSI for the coach WHEN EACH AXLE IS LOADED TO GAWR. Are you that heavily loaded? If not, that may be over-inflated.
wolfe10 02/13/17 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting older MH road ready

We need more info about the chassis and how long it has been sitting and where (humid? dry?). An perfectly good answer for an older Chevy 454 would be worthless if this is a diesel pusher.
wolfe10 02/12/17 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV by Life Products

Yup, used Git-Rot on a rotten area of the deck where a hatch was bedded on a 1968 Peason Wanderer 30'. Works as advertised. Yes, this was many decades ago.
wolfe10 02/11/17 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A friend to many here on RV.net has passed.....

Sorry to hear that-- have known Dick for more than a decade. A loss to the planet and to the RV community.
wolfe10 02/11/17 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: 50 amp electrical issue

As several have posted, if one hot's voltage goes up and the other goes down, an open or compromised neutral is the suspect. The neutral serves as the "reference point" for voltage. Without it, voltage on 50 amp service (i.e. two hots) can range from extremely low to extremely high.
wolfe10 02/10/17 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Arizona Purchase

1. What does the selling dealer's General Manager say-- THAT is who to ask. 2. Call the Arizona DMV and determine the status of the title giving them your VIN.
wolfe10 02/09/17 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dehumidify without power.

No problem-- just like to base decisions on FACTS. Very likely you situation is very different than ours--we are on the Texas Gulf Coast. I suspect there is no "here is the right answer for everyone". So, I searched for: "water absorbing properties calcium chloride", the active ingredient in Dri-Z-Air. Lots of hits with the answer. There are several variables, but here is reasonable example: How much water can be absorbed from air by 94 percent calcium chloride at 77°F and 70 percent relative humidity? Answer: 2.5 lbs SO, if you have one pound of calcium chloride (13 ounce is a common size Dri-Z-Air), it will remove 2.5 pounds of water divided by 8.3 pounds per gallon= .3 gallons or 38.4 ounces of water. We are in very different climates (again, we are on the Texas Gulf Coast). But in our coach, stored indoors, our small house-type dehumidifier will remove that much water in one day. No way would it keep up with our climate's humidity. I am happy for those who do not require the removal of large amounts of moisture-- many parts of the year would sure like to trade locations! Again, base your dehumidification decisions on where you are and how much water/moisture you need to remove.
wolfe10 02/06/17 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: How to Dehumidify without power.

I went to Dri-Z-Air's website looking for FACTS on how much water their product could remove. I could not find it. Anyone have the FACTS on how many gallons each of their sizes will remove? At least "number of gallons" is the volume we need on the Gulf coast over a month's period of time to keep humidity at 50%.
wolfe10 02/06/17 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Been thinking...need advice...

From the O.P.: Here's what I've found so far: The GCWR for the '17 Gemini is: 13,500 The coach weighs 10,360 The Honda CRV 3,400 Total 13,760 Sooo, I'm already over the stated GCWR without including weight of passengers, dogs, food, clothing, etc.etc. Am I right?? If so, the deal for the Gemini is out. Probably need to dig in a little further. The answer right now is "we don't have enough information to determine that. Their website states GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT is 10,360. I don't see in the specs the UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight) or a CCC figure. So, that 10,360 could be very close to actual or well above unloaded weight.
wolfe10 02/06/17 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: hydraulic leveling jacks reservoirs

Easier to find if you have someone else deploy the jacks while you walk around the coach. You WILL hear the electric motor for the jacks when it is running!
wolfe10 02/05/17 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dehumidify without power.

Quite frankly, none of the chemical dehumidifiers will do much. Look at the total volume of water they can absorb. A good house-type dehumidifier will remove that amount in 24 hours. Not reasonable to expect that to keep an RV dry for an extended period of time. This is also an issue for boats. The best solution is to install a solar-powered exhaust fan. Because it is solar powered (not connected to a battery), it ONLY works in day light when humidity is lower than at night/bad weather. So, every "nice/sunny day", it brings in more dryer outside air. Not as effective as a house-type dehumidifier, but probably "second best".
wolfe10 02/05/17 09:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Stuck broke down Allison trans, solved ? Got going

Yup, if engine idle speed too high, shift pad will flash, but NOT go into gear.
wolfe10 02/02/17 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: 2005 Ambassador reliablity

Absolutely-- IF, repeat IF maintenance is kept up to date. The mileage is low and 2005 is not that old for DP components.
wolfe10 02/02/17 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2003 F53 runs smoother above 70 MPH

OK, a list of 22.5" with speed rating of 81MPH??? Pickup truck and van tires are UNRELATED to Class A tires (19.5" on some with the majority being 22.5")
wolfe10 02/01/17 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ARP Refrigerator Protection

Pirate, Contact Paul and ask him-- certainly the best source of information on the product he designed and produces. https://www.arprv.com/
wolfe10 02/01/17 04:42pm Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Protection

I know nothing about an alarm. At least on the test unit, it QUIETLY turned off the cooling unit and then turned it back on. Guess it could be wired to trigger an alarm, but not sure of the advantage. Automatic is what most want, not an alarm. Does yours turn the cooling unit (heat source) off if boiler temperature rises?
wolfe10 01/31/17 04:56pm Tech Issues
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