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RE: What to do when RV has been idle for more than a year

I am assuming it is a gas engine at 33 feet. Start it up and run it. If it runs rough, add a fuel system cleaner such as SeaFoam. Make sure to run the genny with the fuel system cleaner as that will probably need it more than the engine fuel system.
BobR 01/14/16 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach batteries toasted?

I can run my furnace all night in 20F weather and have power left in the morning. I do set the temp to 60/65 during sleeping time. The coach batteries are two 12 volt deep cycle batteries.
BobR 01/01/16 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing in Texas while still using RV regularily

For piece of mind, I would blow out the lines, empty tanks, drain W/H and add antifreeze to p traps. Takes me 20 minutes.
BobR 12/27/15 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cat 275 hp Diesel

That era of CAT engine did have a problem with engine castings and turbo lubrication. There would have been catastrophic engine failure many years ago if those defects were present on that engine. No worries but I would still find a CAT dealer able to load test the engine and spend the money to have them test and inspect before purchase. A major engine problem could meet or exceed the value of the coach to repair.
BobR 12/16/15 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: White dust coming from dash AC vents

It could be talc used to eliminate or reduce dashboard squeaks.
BobR 12/04/15 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach Insurance In Storage

Nothing is "secure" anymore. I had a 40' Tourmaster in a 'secure' storage facility. The thief (s) broke into the coach, hotwired it and drove it right through the fence, onto the street and away they went. It was recovered several weeks later, with obvious front end damage and lots of other stuff. Fortunately, it was recovered about 10 days AFTER I received my insurance check. Think this decision over carefully, the money you save may not really be a savings...Dennis I agree. Suggest you shop insurance for lower rates as a way to save money than putting yourself at potential risk.
BobR 11/30/15 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best method for maintaining engine batteries.

Any battery that is in good shape will easily hold its charge for over 6 months by just removing the cables. My '57 Ford in storage always starts twice a year with no trickle charger. My gas golf cart in storage for 7 months of the year always starts with no trickle charger. Of course the battery has to be in good shape to do that. That requires accessing the battery at least twice a year, once to disconnect, once to reconnect. These products, you install and forget. You never have to access the batteries again except for routine battery maintenance. Knife switch on the engine battery eliminates the need to disconnect cables.
BobR 11/27/15 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safe-T-Plus 41-230 Blue High-Performance Steering Control

As well as handling, it is an assist in the event of a steer tire blowout. That would be reason enough to add it. Steering is an added bonus. In other words, it is a good thing even if you don't notice much steering improvement.
BobR 11/25/15 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Factory Battery Converter versus Auxiliary

The old method of getting around cooking your house batteries is to unplug from shore power every few days and run off the 12 volt system to drain your house batteries. Low tech and free!
BobR 11/14/15 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR (Summary)

Sounds like your back on track. I too enjoyed your previous thread and wondered if you would need to add pontoons as well as a new engine. You had some rain to deal with during your install.
BobR 11/04/15 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Location of Dionostic Plug to reset check engine light

Check engine light can be reset by having a drain on the battery (play radio) and disconnecting chassis battery for a few minutes.
BobR 11/01/15 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: storing for winter and diesel fuel additive

If there is no water in your fuel, you don't need a biocide. The biologicals will/can only grow at the water/fuel interface. True. But (make that a big BUT) knowing 100% that you do not have any water and that there will be 0% chance of condensation over the winter is too much speculation for me. Your fuel is at best only as good as your last fuel stop. In other words, who knows! It is sage advise to use a biocide for storage and is not costly per treatment.
BobR 10/03/15 08:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: storing for winter and diesel fuel additive

I use a biocide when storing a diesel for more than 2-3 months.
BobR 10/02/15 01:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Natchez Trace; mid-October; entire lengh; where to RV camp?

Natchez Trace is a great drive. Take a few days and explore its many stops. There are three free campgrounds on the drive with no hook ups which will easily accommodate your set up. They do have clean and modern restrooms.
BobR 09/27/15 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Back up Camera advise

Check out Rear View Safety. They are available online and Costco.
BobR 09/26/15 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Peek Inside an RV Factory

I din't see any gremlins in your pic. They must already be hiding in the RVs!
BobR 09/16/15 12:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Antifreeze and water lines

Blow out the lines with air, then flush with water. Solves the problem of diluted antifreeze in your water supply at the tap.
BobR 09/15/15 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Water and Power for Winter

It takes maybe 20 minutes to blow out the lines. Empty the tanks (WH too), blow out the lines and add antifreeze to the p-traps. No worries and less costly than running heat. To go on a trip means filling the water tank - not a big deal.
BobR 09/07/15 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying old RV

I suggest you look harder and find a 1990 or newer unit with fuel injection and overdrive transmission. Those improvements will enhance the drive ability and make the unit easier to sell when you are done with it. As rgatijnet1 states, many major mechanical problems can render the purchase valueless and you might want to go the trailer route if your main goal is to live in it. You can always hire someone to move a trailer for you.
BobR 09/03/15 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1992 onan on board generator operation startup

I would run Seafoam through the generator for 15 minutes then stop the engine for 1/2 hour. Restart and see if that solves your problem. If not, adjust the choke.
BobR 08/29/15 07:32am Class A Motorhomes
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