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RE: No Cruise

Vacuum leak affects some cruise controls. Not sure about Fords.
rgatijnet1 02/27/17 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: brakes

Don't know what chassis you have but on my Workhorse chassis, my rotors are still good at 90,000 miles altho I changed pads at about 50,000. On the side of the rotor is the MINIMUM size mark to which they can be turned and still used. A lot of mechanics would rather replace rather than resurface old rotors, especially if they do not have the equipment. The choice is up to you but most places will charge $100+ for each new rotor and the cost to turn each rotor could be as low as $25 each and some shops have the equipment to turn the rotors while still on the vehicle. Brakes are one of those things that a lot of shops really love to use as a cost upgrade to the customer. Once it is apart, they may say you need new calipers, new brake lines, new bearings and seals, etc. The next thing you know, that low estimate for your brake work has skyrocketed to $2000-$3000. I'm not saying that those things may not be required on your coach, but make sure that you are not paying to replace parts that are perfectly good. Also make sure that they FLUSH the old brake fluid and do not just bleed the brakes, leaving most of the old fluid intact.
rgatijnet1 02/26/17 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield replacement

Bill, I believe that your coach has a two piece windshield. There is no heavy equipment involved to change out the windshield. It will help if you give them the number in the corner of the windshield, driver or passenger side, and whether or not your windshield is tinted. You do not have to worry about them having an office in the city where you want your windshield replaced. They will find someone that will come to you and replace the windshield wherever you are parked. As I said, RV Glass sent two guys out to change one of my windshields. They will set up a schedule with you at your location and it took them about one hour to do the complete job. All you need to do is make sure that the loose stuff is off of your dash because the removal process takes place inside with one of the men pushing the old glass out. After that, the installation is from the outside except when they go back inside to clean it before they leave.
rgatijnet1 02/25/17 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Captains Chair

Anyone replace a standard captains chair with a 6 way electric. interested in how you wired it. Thanks Bob Bob, It is really quite simple. All you need is a source for the 12 volt input. If the standard Captains Chair had electric, then you just connect in to that same wire. If it did not, you can pick up 12 volts at fuse panel and run it under the chassis to come up through a hole in the floor right next to the electrical input for your new chair. Just be sure that the hole in the floor has a grommet around it to prevent the wire from being cut on the metal and that it is fused. The new seat will have a single wire input and the switch will distribute the 12 volts to the various electrical motors for the six way motion.
rgatijnet1 02/25/17 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield replacement

Contact RV Glass Solutions, they will handle everything with your insurance company and come to you to install the windshield. Usually takes less than one hour to install. Their number is: 888-777-6778
rgatijnet1 02/24/17 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof clearance lights

It is similar to a Rivnut but I don't remember seeing a Rivnut that is split. I know there are Rivnuts with a floating nut plate.
rgatijnet1 02/24/17 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wow, just wow, The rv of my dreams

I bet it gets a lot better mileage than my A. :B
rgatijnet1 02/23/17 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Condensation in slide corner

I had inside condensation on my front cap that would drip around my cabinets and dash. It turned out NOT being a leak from the outside but an area where the fiberglass batt insulation had shifted and left areas with no insulation at all. When we were in areas with a high humidity, like Florida and other coastal areas of the country, the difference in temperature from the outside to the inside would cause enough condensation to accumulate on the inside to look like a leak, dripping water and all. I solved the problem by spraying foam insulation on the inside of my front cap. I think it is a possibility that you may have areas that lack sufficient insulation and condensation develops on the inside surfaces of your coach.
rgatijnet1 02/23/17 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: throttle return springd

Check to see if the Dorman #59209 springs may fit. They are used on a ton of different vehicles during the 1993 era. They are available online from several places.
rgatijnet1 02/22/17 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WORKHORSE DRONE DELIEVERY

There is always the thief thing as well. They will just follow the drone to your house haha... The UPS and FEDX guys and gals are real good here where we live to bring the packages up to the porch out of the bad weather... Postal folks do the same thing for packages... I'm not all that sure what the Drone Life expectancy will be around here flying low over the houses. Lots of guns around here haha... Roy Ken Around here, the thieves follow the UPS/Fed X trucks. Recently a group of 4 girls followed the truck and then stole the boxes from the front porch at Hulk Hogan's house. I guess they did not count on him having video cameras that recorded each one of them, and their car, as they stole the items. :B
rgatijnet1 02/21/17 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof clearance lights

Go to this website: LED lights If you search their website you can probably find replacement LED lights for your application. Get the LED lights with the TWO wires. I went with the exact same size but they were sealed, meaning that even if water got under the lens, there was no way that it could leak inside or that any water would affect the electrical components. Once you find the replacement lights, you can either set them in to a bed of sealant/adhesive or caulk and screw them in place. I have had mine now for 5 years and they are still brighter than my old incandescent clearance lights and there is no leaks.
rgatijnet1 02/21/17 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some fun We did this about 10 years ago on this forum

Single City...Sturgis, SD
rgatijnet1 02/19/17 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some fun We did this about 10 years ago on this forum

Utah, anywhere in the State
rgatijnet1 02/19/17 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sub floor

prior to replacing the carpet, and after the damaged sub floor is replaced, I would coat the entire sub floor with at least two coats of polyurethane. This will not only help protect your floor from water damage but will also help eliminate any odors from the existing carpet. On some coaches, like mine, the sub floor is laminated to foam to provide a thick sandwich type of floor that is well insulated.
rgatijnet1 02/19/17 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coachnet not available in Maryland anymore:-(

Read the fine print under the membership rates. Coach-Net
rgatijnet1 02/16/17 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Transmission

I also have to fill through the small dipstick tube. I took a piece of clear plastic tubing that fit tight around the dipstick tube and was long enough to extend out past the hood. Then I fastened a funnel to the tube and have no problem pouring the fluid in to the funnel since it is now free and clear of any obstructions.
rgatijnet1 02/16/17 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Transmission

For the minimal amount that it would cost, do it for your own piece of mind and continue to enjoy your coach.
rgatijnet1 02/14/17 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuck in the mud, any tips?

I would suggest that you somehow lift the rear end of the coach, with a wrecker, or whatever, so that you do not drag the belly of the coach across the ground if you just tried to pull the coach out. A board under the rear levelers MAY work but you also might find that they can raise the coach for leveling but that they are not strong enough to raise the rear wheels off of the ground.
rgatijnet1 02/13/17 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing decal stripe

If you have a SIGN shop near you, I am sure that they can match the color vinyl as well as apply it or give it to you to apply. Since sign shops deal with the vinyl all of the time you might do better letting them apply it for you.
rgatijnet1 02/13/17 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber roof replaced

Wrinkles and bubbles should not exist. I would suspect that the roof was installed by RV mechanics and not by roofers that deal with rubber roofs all of the time. Any wrinkles can hinder drainage and can cause weak areas in the rubber with the flexing. Air gaps mean that the rubber was not embedded in to the adhesive properly and just points to the lack of knowledge with the product. A rubber roof is not rocket science but there is a right way to install it so that you do not have bubbles or wrinkles. In 37 years as a RV technician, I have NEVER seen an RV roof replaced by a "Roofer" Or non RV roofing company. Wrinkles and some bubbles may be normal. The OP needs to post some pics of the problem. When you use the Dicor sealant, THAT will cause temporary bubbling and possibly wrinkles that shrink in a few weeks. If the installer did NOT use adequate Adhesive that will cause problems. If this is the case(not a big problem), I would NOT want it redone, I would ask for a partial Cash refund of what I paid. Also, if the unit was NOT redecked with wood, that will cause the problem also and if that is the case, I would demand the complete roof be redone and redecked. YOU NEVER REPLACE A EPDM ROOF WITHOUT NEW DECKING. Doug All true. The point of my post was that RV techs are NOT roofers. As a commercial contractor we installed hundreds of thousands of square feet of EPDM roofing and wrinkles and adhesion bubbles are not acceptible and that most RV techs do not have the skill to do the job right. Commercial roofs are much more challanging than some 8x40 roof on an RV. I have seen brand new EPDM roofs coming out of the RV factory that look exactly like what you would expect when you have an inexperienced installer working to a time schedule. The factory doesn't care and will say that it is covered by their minuscule 2-5 year warranty. Commercial roofs are usually warranted for 20 years with ZERO maintenance requirements. Nobody gets on the roof of a commercial building and washes it and reseals ALL of the penetrations every six months. Commercial buildings are also exposed to the elements 24/7 and able to withstand 130 MPH winds, which I doubt if most RV's will ever experience. An EPDM roof is a fine product, IF it is installed correctly and not by someone that thinks they can handle it. As they say...a Jack of all trades and a master of none. The fact that this roof was turned over to the customer in this condition says everything about the quality done by that particular RV shop.
rgatijnet1 02/11/17 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
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