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RE: What size serpentine belt?

Check rockauto.com. They have a listing for several different belts for the Chevrolet P30, including the motor home chassis.
rgatijnet1 05/02/16 01:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need to carry spare tire?

You never HAVE to carry a spare. ERS will take care of you eventually. If you carry an unmounted or mounted spare, the ERS mechanic will change it for you and you can be on your way. If you have neither, you will wait while the ERS locates a tire of the proper size for your vehicle. On a weekend or Holiday, this may take extra time. The choice is entirely up to you. Many have found that a spare tire has saved them time and money.
rgatijnet1 05/01/16 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to change hoses on a Diesel Pusher ??

Rubber products don't really care about mileage. Even parts sitting on a shelf long enough will start to harden. It has to do with the environment and how much ozone they were exposed to. Usually a simple inspection should show if the rubber is still pliable and not cracked. Also remember that more and more hoses are being made of silicone and will last a lot longer than the older rubber hoses.
rgatijnet1 04/30/16 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lock Door and can't unlock when return

This is a common problem with Trimark brand locks. Some of us only lock the deadbolt portion which helps to prevent a lock out.
rgatijnet1 04/30/16 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When does the fear stop?

As you can tell from reading some of these posts, the fear never does leave some RVrs. I still suggest having someone else drive your coach that is familiar with an F53 chassis and see what they think of the handling. The fault may be correctable and can be corrected or you may fight it for as long as you have the coach. Most handling problems can be corrected as long as you have enough money to throw at them.
rgatijnet1 04/30/16 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Framework Noises

ON my Monaco coach, I had to weld additional braces under the generator because the lightweight steel used at the factory developed a crack. Just go underneath the coach and see what the brace looks like. Mine only had one cross member and i added two cross members. No problems anymore with the generator mounting.
rgatijnet1 04/30/16 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need to carry spare tire?

Road service can bring a tire to mount on your rim. It may or may not be the same type as your other tires. That depends where you are when you break down and what tire stores are open if it is a weekend/Holiday. I carry an unmounted spare just so that I can speed up the whole process and get back on the road. I only have to wait for the road service to show up.
rgatijnet1 04/30/16 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash monitor only shows left turn camera '06 Allergo Bus

Have you gone through the monitor "menu" to check to make sure that all of your cameras are activated and not "skipped?"
rgatijnet1 04/29/16 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem filling fresh water tank

Try opening the drain underneath your coach and see how much water comes out of there when you are trying to fill your tank. Don't be surprised if water comes out the drain before you even try to fill your tank.
rgatijnet1 04/29/16 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When does the fear stop?

As was mentioned, get the coach weighed. If not on all four corners, at least get the front and rear axles weighed. MOST coaches will handle a lot better if the front axle is loaded close to the maximum weight allowed by your F-53 specs. If the front end is too light, the coach will tend to wander. I also found with my coach that pulling a toad seems to stabilize the coach a little during high winds. I also added four corner air bags and will inflate them up to around 80psi during high winds and reduce the air pressure when the winds subside. With this combo I have driven in very high winds without any concern. Since we travel a lot in the Great Plains, high winds are the norm. One thing that should also be done is to have someone else drive your coach, who is familiar with the way an F53 should handle, and then see if the problem is you or the chassis. Driving slow and fighting the coach is something you do only if you have a problem that cannot be corrected.
rgatijnet1 04/29/16 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to buy in a 40'-45' with tag ?

If you like the truck type drive, why not look at some of the Super C's that have a tag axle? http://i54.tinypic.com/qsnj82.jpg
rgatijnet1 04/28/16 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Planning ahead, for the end ...

There are various plans out there that can take care of medical emergencies, return of your coach AND your PETS, as well as getting your remains back home. If you have one of these types of policies, it doesn't matter who can drive or not. They will take care of things. Basically the answers for all of your concerns can be addressed by examining the different travel insurances that are out there. It is one of those things that is best taken care of early when you can make rational decisions, sort of like having your will prepared. Things you can do to help are having all of your medical information with you when you travel, as well as contact information for all of your doctors AND loved ones that need to be notified during an emergency. I should add that if you have specific plans, like a living will, you should carry a copy of that with you so that your wishes are carried out in the event you are not able to explain them yourself.
rgatijnet1 04/28/16 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: This Was My Dream Custom Build The Day I Saw It At SEMA

That is the GM Futureliner which is one of 12 built to tour the USA as GM released their new automobiles. I saw the one at Barrett-Jackson auction that was bought by Ron Pratt for $4.1 Million. He later donated it to charity and it was sold again in 2015 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. As opposed to a Class A coach, in the Futureliner the driver sits at the top, in the center, and has a commanding view of the road ahead. It has dual front and rear wheels and is really only 33' long. GM Futureliner
rgatijnet1 04/28/16 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: driving speed

You have to love these threads. If someone starts a post about fuel mileage affecting his decision to buy an RV, he gets jumped on and told if he can't afford the fuel, then he shouldn't consider RVing. Then a thread like this comes along and many mention that they drive slow to save a few pennies on fuel. :B I personally think that SOME just do not feel that they have the physical abilities to drive the speed limit so they use fuel mileage as an excuse to drive much slower. Nothing wrong with that but if you really are so concerned about fuel cost, than an Class A is not the way to go. :B
rgatijnet1 04/27/16 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 0-20 Weight Oil

Honda has always had some of the most technologically advanced engines. If their engineers call for 0-20 I would trust their expertise and stick with it. Exactly how many miles per year do you plan on putting on your CR-V that the cost difference in the price of oil is a big concern?
rgatijnet1 04/26/16 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is an old Class-A affordable to drive?

The AVERAGE mileage put on an RV is 3500 miles per YEAR. That means that for the AVERAGE owner, the fuel mileage is really not that big of a deal as far as a cost to deal with. If you realistically plan on only a few thousand miles a year, the old Chieftain may do just fine and the cost of fuel should not be much of an issue to worry about. If you plan on putting many thousands of miles a year on your RV, then I would recommend going with a newer coach from a reliability standpoint. Remember, with a 1985 coach there are many system items that are over 30 years old that can fail at the most inopportune time. These can be items like the AC, water pump, furnace, etc.
rgatijnet1 04/26/16 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Theft: the bad, the bad, and the really bad

It is called situational awareness. There are a lot of places we have stayed where we know there will not be any problem with theft. By the same token, we once stayed at a downtown RV park in Phoenix where they recommended not to venture out of the RV park after dark. We always lock things up, just like I do at my stick house when we are there. It is just a habit that we have gotten in to and I'm sure that it helps to minimize temptation.
rgatijnet1 04/26/16 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick question on slides...

How about having your DW operate the slide switch while you stand outside and watch it and listen for any straining or hang-ups. You could also go through the manual slide retraction procedure to see if everything is clear and operating without a problem.
rgatijnet1 04/24/16 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flatscreen TV replacement and vibration

Don't know where you live or where you travel and when, but this may interest you when it comes to LCD TV's and low temperatures. Cold temps on TV's
rgatijnet1 04/23/16 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Gas I should of known better!

I'm sorry to hear about the health issues but it just goes to show how situations can change at any point in time. You didn't mention if you used any fuel stabilizer when you first parked your coach. Like you, I love the GM 8.1L engine and after 90,000 miles I find it a pretty bullet proof engine with minimal amount of care necessary. The fact that the engine ran at all with two year old gas is pretty impressive. Glad everything worked out OK with running a few cans of Seafoam through the system. I also would forget about the spark plugs if it is running smooth. Be sure to check all over the coach for any possible rodent damage that may have occurred during the time it was setting. It's good to hear that you are back on the road. Ronnie after the first year sitting I put a bottle of Marine Stay-bil in. And thanks for your good wishes I'm battling Blood cancer I was giving 2 to 7 years to live two years ago. I just don't give it any power! I know I have to die someday of something so I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and onward I travel. The Marine Sta-bil would have stopped any further degradation of the fuel which is why it did run and eventually smoothed out after adding some fresh fuel. How is the generator doing? Take care of yourself and, as you say, just keep moving forward. :)
rgatijnet1 04/23/16 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
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