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RE: Splicing 30A plug to 50 amp cord

I've sliced/cut one of those cord caps open, and in my book the wire is not fastened together very well, which is probably the cause of the heat. The electric code, NECA says, thou shall not splice cord. Dusty
Dusty R 01/20/17 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Shower's door

On their web sit it says to clean it once every couple of months. And after cleaning both sides to not close it until it has dried, so i wonder if you take a chair and book in the shower with you when clean the in side for something to do while you are waiting for it to dry. Dusty
Dusty R 01/19/17 08:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly spindle repair

Need type and name of dolly, demco has a replacement bolt on if thats the one you have. In my book Demco is the better dolly. It is a different type of tow dolly, it has 1 less pivot point in the system. It works more like a 4 wheel hand cart, where the front wheels caster/pivot. Dusty
Dusty R 01/11/17 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: Propane question

And being that it is less than 1 year old I would think it would be under warranty. Dusty
Dusty R 01/08/17 08:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare Tire Mount..Rear Bumper Best Location?

We had a 24' '03 Itasca on an'02 E-350. I used a rope and pulley that deer hunters carry to hang their deer to dress out, to lower and raise the spare tire that is mounted between the frame rails. On a front mounted hitch. I got one off the internet for the front of that '02 E-350, to carry our bicycles. Then moved it to our '15 E-450. So they are available. Dusty Just Google '16 E-450 front hitch.
Dusty R 01/04/17 03:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Removing overhead entertainment center

OK, MAYBE the part that Winnie says that is NOT strong enough is where the mattress passes over the cutout space for head space to go to and from the cab. With that said my wife and I had a 24' Itasca that we slept up there, I always referred to it as the "Crows Nest". We decided that we wanted a new mattress and the one that came in the Itasca had built strength to span that cut out space. I laminated some plywood that covered the whole floor of the crows nest, including the cutout headspace. The new mattress was too thick which reduced the head room space, so it went into the stick & brick and we bought another thiner one for the crows nest. We used that for several years, and even spent winters using it in Florida, and were happy. So if that is the weak spot that Winnebago is talking about, Then you do what we did, I say go for it. Dusty
Dusty R 12/31/16 02:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare Tire Mount..Rear Bumper Best Location?

Our square tube bumper on the last 2 mh has been made of aluminum. You might consider a hydraulc jack with a remote pump. That's what I use and it sure is a lot nicer kneeling next to the mh pumping the jack than laying under the mh pump a jack. Dusty
Dusty R 12/31/16 07:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What are the best batteries and where to buy them?

I like Deka also. I understand that they make batteries for NAPA. Two six volt in series might be better, but if you are in the middle of nowhere and one six goes bad, you are up the creek. But if you have two 12 volts in parallel and one goes bad, just disconnect it. You will only have 1/2 battery power, but you are not dead in the water. Dusty
Dusty R 12/29/16 07:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing overhead entertainment center

Years back I got the information for a fella who wanted to do the reverse. Perhaps the factory build provides a stouter frame work for the bed than the entertainment center? however. If winnie says don't do it, I think I would follow their advice, regardless of any body doing it. let the kids sleep on your jack knife sofa. bumpy X-2 Dusty
Dusty R 12/29/16 06:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Awning$$$?

I have some slightly used awing fabric I would part with. Don't remember how long, maybe 12' can't get to it until spring. Dusty How wide is it? It came on a 24' Itasca Spirit. It will be spring before I can get to it. Dusty
Dusty R 12/19/16 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Awning$$$?

I have some slightly used awing fabric I would part with. Don't remember how long, maybe 12' can't get to it until spring. Dusty
Dusty R 12/19/16 06:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane furnace sending heat to outside vent

I believe that RV furnaces could be made more efficient and not cost a lot more to manufacture. I'm an old school part time furnace guy. Haven't done much furnace work in the past 15 years. Dusty Whenever I see someone post something like this, I wonder. WHY do you not do that. You will be a millionaire in no time. There is a BIG difference between the design of a RV furnace and a HOME furnace. There are space considerations you have in an RV that you do not usually have in a Home system. Doug I under stand what you are saying, but the majority of owner's only look at the cost of things, not at how much it cost to operate. Williamson furnaces were one of the best and efficient home furnace. Many home owners recognized that and used them even though they cost more. But Williamson went belly up. The reason that we have the high efficient home furnace today is because our government demanded it. I'm not an engineer, and I'm not sure about all the safety requirements, and I'm not sure I could find all the parts I would need. I have many other things to do, but if I had a good working RV furnace to play with perhaps I would give it a try. But would it sell well enough to produce? I doubt it sell well, as it would cost more. Dusty
Dusty R 12/18/16 06:02am Tech Issues
RE: Propane furnace sending heat to outside vent

I believe that RV furnaces could be made more efficient and not cost a lot more to manufacture. I'm an old school part time furnace guy. Haven't done much furnace work in the past 15 years. Dusty
Dusty R 12/17/16 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: leveling blocks

I use 4x6 treated lumber and cut one end to a 30* taper and also 2x6 treated lumber.
Dusty R 12/17/16 05:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stairs won't go all the way back in

They need to be lubricated. Oil to get them working right, then maybe some light grease that will last. Dusty
Dusty R 12/08/16 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven temperature too low

Pull off the knob and look down the control shaft to see if there is a screw slot. If so, turn the screw half a turn and see which way the temperature goes and how much. Adjust accordingly. Joe Or inside/backside of the knob for an adjustment. Dusty
Dusty R 12/02/16 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Exercising generator

Dusty, Will running the generator for all it's got on a couple of drops clear the jets? I would think/hope so, I've never tried to prove it. Dusty
Dusty R 12/02/16 06:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exercising generator

I have a better idea. Figure out how to stop the fuel flow if it gas. **If it is diesel don't bother. Fog the engine if it is gas. **If it is diesel, this is tricky as it will start and run on the fogging oil. Then, leave it alone. Engines only survive just so many thermal cycles before things start breaking. This is why the old lady that drives a short ways to the market and church has so much car trouble. As a ship's engineer that came ashore so he could have a family, one thing I learned was that the lacquer that was hydroscopic (so you had to warm up windings) when out at the end of WWII. So, that is no excuse (I don't care what the people that sell parts are telling you.) Matt We bought a new mh in '03 that I added an electric switch to the line going to the fuel pump. After using the generator and if we were not going to use it again for a while, I would turn that switch off and it run out of gas. We traded that '03 in for a new mh in 2015, and in those 12 years we never had a problem with the generator. The 2015 generator has a carb drain, but you drain it without it running, so there is still a couple drops of gas in the carb jets. Is that going to be a problem ? Time will tell. Dusty
Dusty R 12/01/16 06:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

We had an '03 24' Itasca Spirt, the dinette was in the back right corner, and the water pump and fresh water tank was under the dinette seats. You had to remove the table, seat cushions, and lift the ply-wood boards that cushions sat on, that was more of a bother than a problem, no tools were required. All the low point drains were under there as well. Dusty
Dusty R 11/28/16 05:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newby needs help

I glue the round cat's eye level where I can see it from the driver's seat, usually on the driver's side of the Dog House. Often times I can get the mh level enough just by moving the mh around a little. Dusty
Dusty R 11/24/16 05:45am Class C Motorhomes
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