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RE: Replacement furniture

I had a Flexsteel POS couch with a recliner. The whole thing came apart with the arms being removable as well as the back. Once taken apart, it fit out the door and in to the trash. The bolts were accessible from underneath.
rgatijnet1 02/24/18 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire inflations

As usual, a lot depends on how and where you travel. If you travel out West where the altitude changes and the temperature varies quite a bit, you should check your tire pressures every morning. Also you need to keep in mind that RV tires lose air more than automobile tires so it is important to check your tire pressure on a regular basis, with a high quality tire gauge. You can run the maximum tire pressure, as mentioned on your wall placard, at 100 psi, but you will probably notice a harsher ride, increased tire wear, and decreased traction for braking and wet weather traction. You can have all four corners of your RV weighed with full fuel, loaded for a trip, with as much fresh water as you usually carry, and with all passengers, and then you can calculate the exact tire pressure as recommended by your tire manufacturer's inflation chart. Most people will add an additional 5 psi as a safety measure. You can also not check your tire pressures on a regular basis, have tire problems, and then come on this forum and complain about the manufacturer of your tires and how they build an inferior product. You may also become one of those that suffers a front tire blow out and loses control of your RV. There are a lot of choices but the one ALL RV tire manufacturers recommend is to have your coach weighed and adjust the tire pressure accordingly. Doing it right will insure longer tire service, safer operation in all weather conditions, and less chance of a tire failure.
rgatijnet1 02/24/18 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ground squirrel or mouse??

Coyote or wolf urine sprayed around the wheels and anything else that goes to the ground. Traps if it has already moved inside and taken up residence.
rgatijnet1 02/23/18 02:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic Digital HVAC Thermostats

If you had one AC and one heat unit, almost any of the digital thermostats would work. With 2 or more AC units, in different zones, along with energy management, it might be a little more difficult finding a residential thermostat that will work.
rgatijnet1 02/22/18 11:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Electric Steps Fail to Fully Retract Question

Have you tried lubricating ALL of the many moveable joints?
rgatijnet1 02/21/18 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's the better roof?

My Monaco coach has the heavy gauge aluminum roof. I can walk all over it and even put chairs on the roof if I want to. It is a peaked aluminum roof with one seam down the middle. It is heavy enough and insulated enough that rain is not a noise issue. I am positive that no one is using this roof now as there are much cheaper, and inferior, roofing materials out there.
rgatijnet1 02/21/18 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: LP wtr heater, CO alarm

Don't know what type of water heater you have but on my Atwood, the LP lights off a burner and that blows heat through a hollow tube(maybe 3" diameter) that circulates around the water tank, and exits out the front to the exterior. I had some mud daubers build a nest inside the tube and this restricted the free flow of heat through the tube. This caused some of that flame to back feed and fumes could possible be leaking in to the interior of your coach. Naturally it is also probable that your CO detector is original and since they have a service life of around 5 years, I am sure that yours needs replacing. All you have to do is take the CO detector loose and look at the back side and you will see the expiration date.
rgatijnet1 02/19/18 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gifted Class A

If the fuel tank was left below full, there is a good chance that you have rust in the tank that will break loose and clog the entire fuel system. Either you replace the tank or you install an inline fuel filter designed for a fuel injection engine that can catch the very fine rust particles. I think fuel is going to be your biggest issue.
rgatijnet1 02/19/18 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out awning cover

I always thought it was a pretty poor design. When you lower the arms to act as a window awning, the fabric lays right on top of the edge of the slide which subjects it to abrasion if there is any wind at all. Most of the time I did not lower the arms and just left them locked in the upright position.
rgatijnet1 02/19/18 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out awning cover

I got my awning spring off eBay but I got new fabric made by a local boat cover shop. They were able to duplicate my existing fabric and everything for around $150. They reused the plastic tube that goes in the cover to lock it into the aluminum portion of the cover. Luckily my awning arms were OK.
rgatijnet1 02/18/18 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out awning cover

My 2003 Monaco used the OmegaII slideout awning, which also pulled down over the window. If you also have the Carefree awning, springs are still available from Carefree, or on eBay. I found eBay was less expensive than Carefree. Carefree awning
rgatijnet1 02/18/18 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out awning cover

Replace the broken spring. If it is original, it may be a good time to replace the fabric at the same time.
rgatijnet1 02/18/18 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Chassis battery

I have had decent service from the Walmart EVERSTART batteries for my chassis. I use Deka(East Penn) AGM batteries for my house. The reason why I chose the Walmart battery is because Walmart has stores everywhere and in an instant any store can look up when the battery was purchased and issue a prorated credit on the purchase of a new battery. I can't say that the Everstart battery is any better than any other battery, but there are certainly more Walmart stores around the country to get a replacement if needed.
rgatijnet1 02/17/18 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercising tires on a coach that’s parked for a while

The Michelin website has this to say about tire storage. This is basically the advice that has been given about tires for decades, regardless of being bias or radial ply. Of course, these are only the opinions of the tire engineers and the manufacturer. If tires are on a vehicle parked for a long period, the weight of the vehicle needs to be taken off the tires by jacking it up or removing the tires. Failure to do this may cause irreversible damage. And Continental says: As an additional note, don’t let a vehicle sit on tires for extended periods of time. Long-term inactivity is more harmful to tires than weekly drives. Driving on your tires will help flex the tire and maintain oil dispersion within the rubber compounds. Toyo says: If you have to store a vehicle for long periods of time, the constant weight on the tires can cause tire damage. If you can, move the vehicle or take it out for a short drive every once in a while – you’ll relieve the stress on the tire and help keep the tire’s rubber compounds lubricated and supple. If your vehicle is stored outside, cover the tires to protect them from direct sunlight. Yokohama says: Long term storage, or storage of seasonal vehicles; i.e. RV's, boat trailers and show cars requires special preparations. Vehicles should be raised on blocks, so weight is removed from the tires. If blocking is not possible, tire pressure should be increased 25% from inflation required for the loaded vehicle. Vehicles should be moved every three months to prevent flat spotting and ozone cracking at the tire sidewall flex point. Flat spots usually disappear, when the tires warm-up, after a 25+ mile drive. Flat spotting, which occurs on vehicles not moved for six, or more months may not disappear. Tires on vehicles stored out-of-doors, should be protected by opaque covers to prevent damage from sunlight. Goodyear says: Ideally, a vehicle in storage should be placed on blocks to remove all weight from the tires. If the vehicle cannot be put on blocks, follow these steps for tire protection: Completely unload the vehicle so that minimum weight will be placed on the tires. Inflate tires to recommended operating pressure plus 25%. Ensure that the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity is not exceeded. Be sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well drained and reasonably level. Avoid moving the vehicle during extremely cold weather. Move the vehicle at least every three months to prevent ozone cracking in the tire bulge area, as well as “flat-spotting” from the prolonged strain of sidewall and tread deflection. Adjust inflation before putting the vehicle back into service. It seems that all of the engineers seem to have close to the same opinion of what you should do if you plan to store your vehicle for a period of time. They even talk about flat spots on radial tires. Perhaps they know what they are talking about. :B
rgatijnet1 02/17/18 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator

A generator engine just does not die without some prior symptoms. Was it using a lot of oil when you last used it? Did it seem to take a long time to get it started when cold, indicating low compression? If the engine was running fine and just shut down, it may be something as simple as a clogged/leaking fuel line. Low oil shutdown, etc. As suggested, take it to a QUALIFIED shop and have then do a complete diagnosis of the issues and then make a decision as to what needs to be done.
rgatijnet1 02/15/18 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running lights problem

Try this website for LED marker lights. You should be able to find what you need. Try to find SEALED lights and then you will not have any problem with water getting under the lens. LED marker lights
rgatijnet1 02/14/18 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water filter stuck

Try to easily turn it the other direction.
rgatijnet1 02/14/18 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Progressive Insurance questions

After getting several more additional quotes, and reading all of the comments here, I ended up going with Allstate. They were less than my original company and a little bit more than progressive. I dealt with an independent agent that wrote policies for several different companies and they were able to give me their own opinion of various insurance companies. I guess I will see what happens when the policy goes up for renewal next year. I did get some good info from them which was to NOT use the Allstate, or any other insurance company's roadside service policy since ANY usage counts as a claim against your insurance, which will show on your personal claim record that is available for other companies to see. The other was that I could take the ONLINE driving course(55+ drivers) and lower my rate about $15 for each driver that takes the course. This discount is good for three years and the course costs around $20. I found the idea of taking an ONLINE course completely useless in determining if someone 55 or older has the physical capabilities to drive a vehicle safely. Thanks to all for your input.
rgatijnet1 02/13/18 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Retuning diesel motor for more torque and hp

Call banks Power, they are the experts X2, before you consider selling and going in to debt. Banks can tell you if what you need is possible.
rgatijnet1 02/13/18 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

It could be many things from low voltage to dirty contacts to a loose wire. If you are not comfortable working with the transfer switch find someone who is. Basically you take the cover off, clean all of the contacts, and check to make sure all of the wire connections are tight.
rgatijnet1 02/13/18 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
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