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RE: Tire age vs inside storage question

Not sure what can be gleaned from this statement from the website: "Properly stored tires that are protected from the elements and not mounted on a wheel age very slowly before they are mounted and put into service." Entire article Most new, unmounted tires, are coated with a bluish wax/sealant from the manufacturer. This is sometimes seen as a dull coating over the exterior of the tire. This is usually washed off once the tire is mounted. New tires stored in a warehouse will age slower because of this coating.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Painting over 3M Film

You have found a lazy painter that could care less about the long term consequences. Apparently he thinks that he knows more than the 3M experts. I am sure that his warranty will expire as soon as your check clears. Bumpers of new cars are plastic, but they DO NOT have a 3M plastic coating over them. Sounds like he has all of the BS answers to get your money and provide you with a temporary paint job.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire age vs inside storage question

NO Ozone is a gas and will attack tires and cause cracking and aging problems. This can be present inside a building as well as outside. Most weather reports will give the daily ozone level in the area. Areas that consistently have high ozone levels will mean that most tires will age quicker.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Painting over 3M Film

The answer seems pretty obvious but this is from the 3M website: Q. Can you paint or apply a clearcoat over the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film? A. No, this is not recommended and is at your own risk. Scotchgard film is supplied with an OEM-approved clearcoat, which is not formulated to be over-printed, painted or clearcoated.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: painting

They make primers specifically formulated to adhere to galvanized metal. CLEANING the metal of all dirt and oils is the most important and sometimes, after it is cleaned, allowing it to weather(dull) somewhat will also help the adhesion process. Since they have products designed to prime galvanized metal, I would not use vinegar as a substitute.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Narchez Trace

There are lots of scenic small towns along the trace. Almost all of them have RV Parks. This time of year you need to watch out for turkeys and deer along the road.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing ceramic tile in a 2000 Itaska horizon

Thanks for the response Bumpy, I have calculated the weight of the tile,thinset and groute to be approximately 450 pounds and do not believe this to be a problem as it will spread over the entire length of the coach. Am I wrong? My concern was flex cracking. If your concern is flex cracking, then you do not want to use thin-set. Thinset is a concrete type mix which is great for stick built homes but I would use a flexible acrylic tile adhesive as well as a flexible grout in a coach installation. I have seen tile installed using silicon as the grout which is certainly flexible and available in many colors.
rgatijnet1 04/23/14 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

I think I’m slowly getting there. If atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7psi (empty tire) and the tire holds 2.37cu ft empty, then solving for X where X equals the volume of gas in the tire at 70psi using this formula: 2.37/14.7 = X/70 resulting in X = 11.3cu ft of gas (nitrogen) in the tire to achieve a pressure of 70psi. I absolutely don’t trust my math, can someone verify? Steve Your math is right but don't forget, the 14.7 is the atmospheric pressure at SEA LEVEL. Be sure to factor in altitude. :B
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellow stains from suction cups shower walls

Polishing compound available at auto parts stores.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying a rental unit...El Monte RV

I would do a complete undercarriage inspection. On several of our Western trips we have see Cruise America units in places where RV's should not be taken that far off road. On one trip we saw two going through the unpaved Valley of the Gods road in Utah. Parts of this rocky road are fairy rough for a four wheel drive vehicle, let alone a Class C. One unit was stuck in the rocks and a few miles down the road we saw a second Class C heading the same direction. Some people do treat rentals like they are garbage. Just look for any off road abuse.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Free ride mods - results after a long trip.

Keeping the total weight the same and loading the front axle close to max weight for that axle will usually help the handling also. A front end that is too light will wander some.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

I purposely didn’t mention why I needed this information because I didn’t want the thread to go off on a tangent. But here goes, I’m planning on a keeping a 2,000psi nitrogen tank (and regulator) on board for my compressed gas needs. I’m torn between a 55 gallon and an 80 gallon tank (both size and $$ issues) and I’m trying to figure out how much useful gas volume I’ll have with the 2,000psi tank. I want it for topping off tires and possibly the occasional use of a rented air tool such as an air impact wrench for breaking loose the Godzilla sized bolts this beast is held together with. I think that your tanks are NOT gallons but cubic feet. ie 50 cu ft and 80 cu ft tanks. That cubic feet designation is the amount of air that is compressed in to the tanks, not the volume of the tanks themselves.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

The cubic feet of air remains the same with the tire, inflated or not, only the pressure changes. Now, if you want to know how many cubic feet of air must run through an air compressor to inflate the tire to 70 psi, that is an entirely different question. To add 70 psi is equal to 4.76 atmospheres so what ever the actual cubic feet of your empty tire is, (Guessing it to be somewhere around 2.2 cu. ft.) than it would take 2.2 x 4.76 or about 10.5 cu. ft of air compressed in to your tire to equal 70 psi.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sell it then promise to fix it....seriously

CW won't fix it because maybe the coach is not owned by them. It is sitting on the CW lot on consignment and the actual owner does not want to, or cannot afford to, fix those things before he gets the funds from the sale.
rgatijnet1 04/22/14 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flange Question

Just buy a flange spacer and put it on top of your old flange. NO need to remove the old flange and break any seals. When you install the toilet again, use new bolts which will be more than long enough to take care of the additional height. http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.607986383606253830&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flange Question

The problem with WAX rings is that they do not bounce back. Once formed, that is their permanent shape. If the toilet moves, they will leak. They make rubber rings that have a deflector flange to insure that waste travels straight down. These can be stacked and will remain flexible to take care of any shifting that always happens in an RV. http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608007038105422844&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot Water Tank

look at the brand. If it is an Atwood, I believe all of their tanks are aluminum so it has not rusted out, as could happen with other brands. With Atwood models the leaks are most often at one of the connections. Obviously this is something that needs to be taken care of ASAP and any damage to the sub-floor needs to be repaired and dried out.
rgatijnet1 04/21/14 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help With DVD Player

Most DVD players do not have an amplifier so there are no speaker hook-ups for surround sound. You will need to play the DVD through a surround sound amplifier which is where your speakers will be hooked up.
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Factory Service

Are you planning on leaving them a blank check? It sort of sounds like you are giving it to them to fix what needs fixed, that YOU know about, and also take care of ANYTHING that THEY deem necessary. It might make better financial sense to trade the coach in on a new one from a local dealer. Just saying....
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Fill Fresh Water Tank

Since I usually fill my coach alone, I just watch the manual fill location behind the small upper door. When it starts running out there, the tank is full. Some tanks do have an overflow pipe(NOT your tank drain) that will allow a certain amount of water to run out AFTER you stop filling the water tank. Since I have the upper manual fill, which also acts as a vent for the tank, I just plugged my over flow valve. This has caused no problems after more than four years of travel with the overflow plugged. I would only do this if you have the manual fill location above the tank, behind the small exterior door.
rgatijnet1 04/20/14 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
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