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RE: Jack recommendations for small class C motorhome

Just another thought. For those that have an air compressor in their rig. I wonder how an air operated hydraulic jack would work? I have only seen them advertised, never seen one or seen one in use. How large of a compressor is needed to operate one? Dusty
Dusty R 06/25/17 06:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jack recommendations for small class C motorhome

I added a remote pump to my hydraulic jack. I remember that, and was looking through gOOgle how to do it. Results not at all clear or encouraging, so I'd like to see how you did it. Also, where did you source the Hand Pump? How many Ton/PSI? I wonder, Would it be possible to cannibalize a jack to serve as the Pump? Connect a Hydraulic Hose from Modified Jack "A" (the one with the handle to pump) with a Hose to Modified Jack "B" (that does the lifting)? More I think about it, "Pump Jack A" would have at least the oil capacity of "Lift Jack B" https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41weIFE7gyL._AC_US218_.jpg width=250 This one shows Oil Capacity 0.5-Liter, what, about 17-Ounces? Probably enough. For not much more than I see a pump priced at, there are "Porto-Power" kits that might be useful. Adapt a jack to that pump... First, I forgot I found the information under adding pressure gauge to hydraulic jack. Just add pump instead of gauge. Be aware that some of the pipe fittings might be National Pipe Straight, NPS, instead of National Pipe Tapper, NPT, because of the higher pressure. I think the pump came from e-bay. I've also seen them new with pipe benders. Dusty
Dusty R 06/24/17 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jack recommendations for small class C motorhome

I think I posted this on here quite a sometime back, so I'll say it again. I added a remote pump to my hydraulic jack. I still need to crawl under the mh to place the jack, but can kneel beside it when jacking it up. Much easier that way and I don't like laying under what I'm jacking up. Just do an internet search for how to add remote pump, and for the pump. If you need help, PM me. Dusty
Dusty R 06/24/17 05:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transporting kayak on roof of Class C

I did not put holes in the roof, I epoxied pieces of wood that I cut out of 2x4's with a hole saw. Dusty
Dusty R 06/23/17 06:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transporting kayak on roof of Class C

I carried a 17'-47lb. kevlar canoe on top of our 24' 2003 Itasca, now 27' 2015 Itasca. If needed I'll try to do a report how I did this. Dusty
Dusty R 06/21/17 05:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fan-Tastic Fan with a MaxxAir cover

So I am finding out I really need to add a fan to my 5er to get some air circulating in the evenings. I am wanting to add something like a Fan-Tastic fan and figured I would install it in the bathroom roof vent. I currently have a MaxxAir2 covering the vent and can't open the hatch all the way like before I had the MaxxAir cover. Does anyone run this setup and if so does it still work well with not being able to open the hatch all the way? Also how noisy are these larger fans compared to the typical little bathroom fan I would NOT put it in the bathroom. And I wouldn't use a fantastic fan anywhere. They are way to loud for me. I put a maxxair Turbo fan in the 'front' of my coach. First of of all the whole fan is 'outside' the RV so you don't even hear it. And it comes complete as one unit with its own one piece cover. I have 3 roof vents with the middle one being the factory bath fan. Turbo Fan in the front vent, factory fan in the middle and just plain vent with cover on the rear. When I turn on that front maxxair turbo fan, keep middle vent closed and open the rear vent it's like a tornado inside! Sucking the air from the rear vent to the front. Rain or shine. Turbo fan has 3 speeds, reverse option and thermostat. http://i.imgur.com/ayPXwqTl.jpg yep, this is the way to go. noise out and away from RV (unless you want a constant whirr and buzz in your ears), can operate in rain, etc. if I want "white noise" it will be with a bubler or whatever made for the purpose. not wearing out my good fan. bumpy We had one of those turbo fans in our '03 mh. Traded it for a new mh in '15, and tried to buy a new MaxAir TurboFan 1200T, only to find that they are no longer available. If anyone knows of where I can find one, even used, Please let me know. Dusty
Dusty R 06/20/17 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: sewer hose

I find it is easiest if the sewer hose has only the fitting on it that hooks to the drain pipe on your RV, and put the bald end of the sewer hose in the bumper first. Dusty
Dusty R 06/19/17 06:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: balanced shower

There are adjustable RV water heater t-stats. Just do a search on the net. Dusty
Dusty R 06/16/17 06:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: which class c has the most basement storage ?

We have a 2015 Itasca 27Q, it has a large outside storage area across the back. Dusty
Dusty R 06/13/17 05:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TRIMARK entrance door latch

Update, First a correction, the mh is less than 2 years old, not 3. I found many latches on the net that looked like our broken one, but could not tell if they were the same. So last evening we went to the RV dealership where we got the mh and looked at the new latches. The new ones that piece of plastic is now black, old white. So we are hopping that this new replacement latch will last for a long time. Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 06/09/17 05:20am Tech Issues
RE: Minnie Winne

We bought new a 2003 Itasca 24V, and then new 2015 Itasca 27Q. While we like it, it just does not seem quit as comfortable. Maybe we just need get used to the 2015. We live in it in the winter. On the 27Q you turn the cab seats around for seating. The coach floor is 3-1/2" taller than the cab, so I raised the seats up, which can only be when parked. Dusty
Dusty R 06/08/17 02:56pm Class C Motorhomes
TRIMARK entrance door latch

We have a 2015 Itasca with a Tirmark entrance door latch, it broke and was replaced under warranty before it was a year old. Now the MH is less than 3 years old and the latch has broken again. There is a nylon like piece that is broken. There is a number stamped inside, 29412 32H. And a raised molded number RD/ENR.1993/12130. If I get a replacement latch, is it going to break again in a couple of years, or have they improved them. Or are there replacements by other manufactures that are more dependable/better ? Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 06/04/17 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Installed the Maxxair fan, odd find

Speaking of MaxxAir. I would like to find a MaxxFan 1200T. I put one on our 2003 mh. In 2015 we bought a new mh, and when I tried to get another 1200T, I found that that model is no longer made. We liked that model so well that we want another. Dusty http://rvpartaccessories.com/products-page/rv-electrical-wiring/vent-cover-turbo-maxx-model-1200t-wthermostat-00-965001-by-maxxair/ I found them, but they appear to be out of business. They did not respond when I tried to order one from them. Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 06/01/17 04:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Installed the Maxxair fan, odd find

Speaking of MaxxAir. I would like to find a MaxxFan 1200T. I put one on our 2003 mh. In 2015 we bought a new mh, and when I tried to get another 1200T, I found that that model is no longer made. We liked that model so well that we want another. Dusty
Dusty R 06/01/17 07:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: No fuel for generator......line to gas tank?

Another thought. Are you using the carb prime function? On mine, you hold the off position on the switch (does not say anything about prime) for a few seconds or until the clicking stops. Just thought I would ask. Norm X-2 Thats the switch at the generator. Dusty
Dusty R 06/01/17 06:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New to rvs, 1985 Jamboree problems

I assume that when you say inside hood release, you mean the one inside the cab. And the front one, you mean the one at the hood/grill. On a Ford the inside one is just inside the driver's door, on the side wall by your left leg/foot. The hood/grill one is the secondary safety one that you release after the inside one is released. Dusty
Dusty R 06/01/17 06:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1988 Coachmen Leprechaun 12v Electrical Problems

It's going to be either the ground wire at battery or where it hooks to the frame. Or the hot wire connection at battery or generator. Dusty
Dusty R 05/28/17 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

Licensed Electricians on staff? HOW many residential/commercial electrical work is actually looked at by the Licensed Electrician? I doubt the Licensed Electrician will go behind EVERY receptacle that is installed by his crew and verifies that it is done correctly. Now, I find your claim suspect. Why? because how many people take pics of outlets and just happen to state that I had a previous other brand with the same problem? I took pics? Now, to claim that because you have seen a few, the ENTIRE industry is suspect????????? Sorry, you are just bring up a non issue. Doug It's a Licensed Electrician that doing the work. Or an Electrical Apprentics that doing the work. If it's an Apprentice, he/she is being watched over by a Journeyman. No one else is allowed to. Dusty
Dusty R 05/25/17 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Transfer Switch

Don't know what/how you are using for a generator. Many MHs with generators have a receiptical from the generator that you just plug your shore cord into, when you need to use your generator. Dusty
Dusty R 05/21/17 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Making a strong seam in galvanized sheet?

I do sheet metal fabrication, and spot weld a lot of it. Dusty
Dusty R 05/12/17 05:30am Tech Issues
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