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RE: Restoring EPDM roof for first time

Acetone and denatured alcohol can be purchased by the gallon at Home Depot or Lowes. Both are a solvent and are very good for cleaning things. They are not petroleum derived but they are solvents and should not be dumped on the roof. Use them sparingly so that they can evaporate quickly.
rgatijnet1 01/21/17 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator is not charging house batteries

On most coaches, the generator does not charge anything. It supplies power to your inverter/charger which is supposed to supply the actual charging current to the house batteries.
rgatijnet1 01/20/17 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I hook up to a house from a 30A plug to a 15A circuit

The 1500 Watt heater draws only 12.5 AMPS, which will not trip a 15 amp circuit breaker. If the circuit is protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker, you have a lot of extra capacity.
rgatijnet1 01/20/17 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Restoring EPDM roof for first time

For what it is worth; EPDM care
rgatijnet1 01/20/17 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I hook up to a house from a 30A plug to a 15A circuit

I have a 50 amp coach and when visiting some friends I have to plug in to their 15/20 amp circuit. This allows us to run one AC unit/or electric heater and our lights and TV. If we need to run the microwave, I turn off the AC for a few minutes. I also put the water heater on propane as well as the refrigerator and make sure that my inverter/charger is set to low charge. Since you are just using an adapter the draw of a heater will not cause your 30 amp power cord to overheat, as you found out with three weeks at your other location.
rgatijnet1 01/20/17 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Restoring EPDM roof for first time

I agree with NOT using mineral spirits, or any petroleum product, on the EPDM roof. Denatured alcohol should can be used to clean any areas that will be coated.
rgatijnet1 01/20/17 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2009 Safari Simba

You should find real wood cabinets and a very high quality coach that Safari was known to build. It should also have several extras that are usually found in much more expensive RV's. At this point, Safari was owned by Monaco.
rgatijnet1 01/18/17 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor home chassis pro's and con's

Thoughts on Ford vs Workhorse chassis. Depends on what year of chassis, if 2006 and newer I would go with the Ford since they improved the HP/Torque and the new 5 speed transmission, older than 2006 than Workhorse might be a better deal. At that same time, 2006, Workhorse had the SIX speed Allison transmission so the newer WH chassis still has it's advantages right up to 2012.
rgatijnet1 01/18/17 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satelite roof mount location

On my Monaco coach, the location for the cables to come in to the interior was right over a wall. There was a hole where the cables would be fed down within the wall and then routed wherever they needed to go from behind the cabinets. There were no cables already run, except for the crank up antenna.
rgatijnet1 01/16/17 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Walmart vs Cracker Barrel for overnight stops off I 95

Here is a link to numerous free or low cost RV parking areas. Just pick your route: Free Campsites
rgatijnet1 01/16/17 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel base to length ratio

Drive it and find out for yourself. I think you will find that it drives just fine. I have had short wheelbase and long wheelbase RV's and really didn't notice much difference.
rgatijnet1 01/14/17 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement floor replacement under fresh water tank

Why not go with a sheet of aluminum and eliminate the problem forever? For about $300 you can buy a 4 x 8 sheet of 3/16" thick aluminum which, with the metal braces, would be more than strong enough to support the water tank.
rgatijnet1 01/14/17 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield leak

The marker lights do have a habit of leaking. I changed all of mine to sealed LED lights that were the same size. These could easily be sealed on the rear so they do not leak. The older, incandescent, marker lights have a removable lens that sometimes allows water to migrate behind the lens and then leak behind the light and into your coach.
rgatijnet1 01/13/17 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse Allison Jumped from 5 to 6 Speed (on its own)

I believe that in 2005 the Allison 1000MH transmissions ALL went to 6 speeds. By 2010, you already had a 6 speed transmission from the factory. If it was NOT shifting in to 6th gear, which is a double overdrive(5th and 6th are both overdrives), it is because of some problem with the transmission control module(TCM).
rgatijnet1 01/13/17 04:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older low mileage motorhome?

Low mileage can mean a lot of interior and system use from a full timer owner that did not move much. It could also mean it belong to an owner that really didn't use it very much and if he kept up with the necessary preventive maintenance, it could be a gem. The thing is for the owner to show you records of exactly what has been done on the coach for maintenance. Do not take his word that he performed everything according to the manufacturers recommendations. No documentation means that you have to take the word of a stranger with everything to gain, and nothing to lose at this point. Low generator hours might mean that the owner didn't park very often without shore power. High generator hours mean the opposite. Basically you want to look for interior and exterior wear that matches the mileage, in addition to the documentation that the owner provides. Approach every sale with an open mind and do not let your emotions guide you. Let the facts speak for themselves. Be sure to check the tire date codes.
rgatijnet1 01/12/17 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Frozen water pipe

Many of us have been known to put a 100W light bulb in the water bay to keep things working. This means running the generator while underway. \ My 100 watt bulb works fine off of the inverter and the engine alternator keeps the batteries charged.
rgatijnet1 01/08/17 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How hard to install Blue Ox Patriot and move car to car

I have the Blue Ox Patriot system and once you adjust the height and fasten it to your brake pedal, it goes through a test cycle and that is all there is to it. I guess it took me 10 minutes for the first hook up and now I can install it and have it ready to go in about 2-3 minutes. What I like is the ability to activate it from the dash of the MH and adjust the sensitivity while I drive.
rgatijnet1 01/07/17 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaking Slide

If your seals are not good, then yes you would benefits from having new installed, or do it yourself. What we have found is that sometimes the seals on the side do not pull out all the way like they should when the slide is extended. We use our awning hook to slide the outside edge of the seals out like they belong. We have also discovered that if we are not level, the slides leak. If we are level, they stay dry. My seals did the same thing. I installed some of the stair tread strips to the side of my slide and the abrasive coating flips my slide seals, going in either direction, so that they are always positioned like they are designed. This is available on a roll from Home Depot.
rgatijnet1 01/07/17 05:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furrion parts

ON one of my microwave units, all I had to do was move a plate from one location to the other so it would vent out a different location. This one could vent out the front, back, or top. They did have a flapper piece that was available as an optional part but instead of that I bought an outside wall vent that had a flapper on it. It worked fine for many years.
rgatijnet1 01/06/17 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt..no lights

On my Monaco I have TWO high amp 120 AMP fuses that connect the house and chassis batteries to the rest of the coach. One is in the engine compartment and the other is near the inverter/charger. They are connected to the large red 12 volt power cables. I guess it is possible for one of these to blow and cut off the 12 volts.
rgatijnet1 01/06/17 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
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