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RE: Front Diesel - Rear Gas?

I don't understand all the loud noise from a gasser? I guess a lot of RVers drive in complete silence? Try having a conversation when the clutch fan kicks in. You have to yell to be heard by the person in the other seat. I wished for colder days so the natural convection would be enough to cool the rad. Doubly bad when you're pulling a hill in a lower gear and the fan comes on. You may have a point for the 1% of the time when the clutch is engaged. :R Most of the time the gas engine coaches are cruising along at normal highway speeds and conversation is not a problem with the passenger. All through the Western mountains I could still hear the DW telling me when to turn, slow down, stop here, how much longer, etc. :B
rgatijnet1 03/27/15 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: '93 Monaco Dynasty blowing spin-on inline hyd filters

I don't know of any hydraulic system that does not have a high pressure bypass. Some bypasses are even in the filter itself to bypass the fluid if pressure builds up due to the filter becoming clogged. Are you 100% positive that you are using the correct filter for this application? Many filters look alike and would fit in the same location but internally they are different.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filling Up at Gas Station--Class A Gasser

As long as you plan ahead and don't wait until the tank is almost empty it should never be a problem. I've stopped at some stations that were just convenience stores with easily accessible pumps out front just because it was on the way and it was an obvious easy in and easy out situation. Nothing says I have to stop at truck stops. Pump orientation is all that matters. Most Flying J and Pilots also have RV lanes that have both gas and diesel and they USUALLY are pretty easy to get in to and out of. Basically when your fuel is starting to get low, don't pass up a station that you can see will be easy in hopes of finding one down the road that is a penny or two cheaper. I've had both diesel and gas RV's and with a gasser you have 2-3 times as many gas stations that you can get in to without a problem. Many gas stations, like WAWA and Raceway sell diesel now but they only have a limited amount of diesel pumps and they are not always easily accessible.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deal or No Deal? (new here)

Carfax shows mileage history at each emissions test. Nothing whacky to note there so a true reading of the 72K. Ran it through its paces and everything is in working order without any leaks from any of the tanks. Tires are beyond the 7 yr old mark, the dash AC works really weird (blows through bottom vents and not through tops) but I think it's something I can handle. Visual of all lines I could see seem to be ok. No fluid leaks from the motor or tranny. Generator couldn't be fired up because of missing batteries. The tow behind vehicle runs like a top and is virtually NEW inside. 137k on the dial but you wouldn't know by how it runs. Tires needed for that one too. Left a deposit, pick up today! If everything goes well the family and I will take it out on a short run Easter weekend! Appreciate all the input! The AC ducts are probably controlled by engine vacuum. If the vacuum lines are original they have hardened and are probably leaking. You can buy bulk vacuum hose at any auto parts store and change then all for less than $20.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 08:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surging at idle GM 454, transmission clunk..

Have you checked/replaced ALL of the vacuum lines on your coach? The cost is minimal and if some of the vacuum lines are originals, there is no doubt that they are leaking.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front Diesel - Rear Gas?

Reading up and looking at Motorhomes and hearing about the Heat/Noise factor of Gas versus the quiet of the Diesel, mostlyd due to engine location. Also hearing about noise factor of the generator at night when on most Gasser's is at the back under the sleeping area where most diesels the gen is in the front under the cockpit. So basically a Diesel is generally quieter all the time. That being said why wouldn't the manufacturers put a Gas in the rear of the Motorhome instead of the front? Or do they and I haven't come across it yet.? A rear gas engine has been done by several manufacturers. Monaco had a rear gas unit as did Safari. Having had both front gas and rear diesels, the WIND noise is the same or maybe more with a DP if the front door does not seal properly. The engine noise does not prevent any normal conversation in my gas unit and I could care less about the generator. Mine generator is in the middle and I do not boonedock so rarely use it at all other than to run it to keep it exercised. Monaco and a few other manufacturers have also had front engine diesel rigs and the noise level on them was not objectionable. Some people with DP's do not like the engine heat right below the bedroom on the DP's and if you look at the various photos of RV fires, many of them start at the rear of the DP at the engine compartment. Of course it all depends on what part of the facts that you wish to distort to make your argument for a diesel instead of a gas powered coach. Most of us that have had both know that the floor plan is still the most important factor and that we spend more time parked than on the road. Both will make it up any mountain towing another vehicle. Some DP's do have a much higher hitch capacity which is important to some buyers.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in a Gasser Experience

Both the Ford and the Workhorse gas chassis have something like a grade brake mode which basically downshifts the transmission on descents. Naturally all you have to do is downshift manually to accomplish the same thing. As usual you just do not want to allow the vehicle to gain too much speed or ride the brakes on the descent. As long as the driver stays ahead of the vehicle it should never be a problem in any vehicle. If the driver lets things get out of hand by allowing the descent speed to get too high, than it can put a strain on the brakes of any vehicle.
rgatijnet1 03/26/15 05:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deal or No Deal? (new here)

If the number 22 on the back indicates a rental, I would be concerned that the 72,000 miles might really be 172,000 miles. Are you crazy?????? Only diesels will run that long. Just ask any of the DP fans on this forum. :B
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 02:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 P32 Rotors Overheating

Glad you got it sorted out. I popped into this thread to ask you if you fixed it because mine was behaving oddly yesterday ('84 P30, rear discs). I replaced the rotors, calipers, pads and MC last year. It's been working fine. I took it out to get it inspected yesterday and about half way to the inspection station (about 5 miles in) the pedal got really stiff. The brakes still worked well - too well actually. The pedal was very "touchy". When I stopped at a red light I smelled that hot brakes smell. I pulled off into a parking lot and it was both front brakes that were hot and smelling. They were definitely dragging - I could feel it when I accelerated. I let it cool for about 15 minutes and it was fine again for the rest of the journey. But now I'm afraid it will do it again unless I can figure out why it did it in the first place. That is almost a classic indication of contaminated brake fluid. The fluid gets hot, the water boils, which causes the brakes to drag. They will release as soon as the fluid cools and the water goes back to water instead of the pressure created by the steam. Try flushing your brake fluid COMPLETELY. Do not do just a bleed. It may take three quarts of fluid to properly flush all of the old brake fluid out of your master cylinder and all wheel cylinders.
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deal or No Deal? (new here)

Check to see if the tires are about to "age out", in other words 7+ years old and may have cracks in the sidewalls. This could add a few thousand in expense to have tires that are safe. Check batteries, house and chassis, to see if they hold a charge. This might add a few hundred if new batteries are needed. Is the TV compatible for today's digital channels? Other than that just go through the basics and make sure that the AC's, both dash and overhead, put out cold air. The furnace and all appliances work. The refrigerator and water heater work. The coach has brakes that will stop you and the Saturn when applied. Make sure that the transmission is shifting smooth and that the engine doesn't have an excessive amount of smoke(I'm not sure if CA has emissions checks for RV's). If you are comfortable with the price, go for it and enjoy.
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blackwater tank flush

Try a little compressed air and see if it blows the debris out.
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Work horse WH w22 chassis electrical

Look for rodent damage as they love to eat the soy based plastic insulation from the wires. Soy based insulation
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New couch

Check it all over for bolts to take it apart. My Flexsteel sofa had bolts that removed the arms and back so that it easily fit through the door. Since it was a jack knife sofa and recliner, it was heavy but it still came apart.
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

My Monaco coach came with a safe. It is large enough to carry a few handguns, ammo, and some money. It is right in the bottom of the closet. Sort of easy to find if you are looking for a safe. Since a criminal doesn't know I keep it empty, it will take some of their time and effort to break in to it. I keep my valuables in a separate, more secure area, that only has access from outside of the coach. I figure that any inside hiding places provides the thieves with some cover while they search. An outside accessible location causes them to be exposed while they search. Most rigs have a place outside where a steel box can be attached(bolted or welded) to the frame. Mine happened to have such an area right next to the LP tank.
rgatijnet1 03/25/15 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Highway 264 Navajo Nation Indian Reservation

From the internet. Rt. 264
rgatijnet1 03/24/15 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snake in a basement of DP!

You live in Florida. Snakes are everywhere. This is probably not the first in your coach and it will probably not be the last. If the coach is parked anywhere near a wooded area, which are everywhere, the snakes like to find a nice dark space to stay warm. They like warm, but not too warm. Put a 150 watt incandescent bulb in your wet compartment and leave the door open enough for the snake to get out. He won't like the heat or the light. Then the best you can do is to try to insure that all possible holes are plugged up, including the one your power cord comes out to hook up to shore power.
rgatijnet1 03/24/15 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WorkHorse RVs

Magilla - the years you're looking at (<10 years old), you'll be looking at Ford chassis. In the gas motorhome world, that's pretty much all that's left. Monaco still used the Workhorse W series chassis in their 2011 coaches and there were some 2012 titled coaches with the WH chassis sold. I am sure that there were other manufacturers doing the same thing. Here are some examples: 2011 Monaco, 2011 Monaco
rgatijnet1 03/23/15 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WorkHorse RVs

It is a great chassis with the GM 8.1L engine and the Allison transmission. There was a brake recall several years ago that should have been completed on any existing chassis three years ago. Depending on which year you get it could have the grade brake on the transmission and it could also have a double overdrive gear ratio, which when coupled with the right rear axle ratio allows you to climb the Western mountains while towing and passing most everything in the right lane. The double overdrive also allows you to get reasonable fuel mileage if you think 8 MPG is reasonable. Parts for the GM 8.1 are available at any auto parts stores and most any mechanic is familiar with the engine. The Allison transmission is bulletproof. Workhorse parts are still available but most any parts you need are available from alternative sources at a lower price. With reasonable care they are rated at 200,000 miles.
rgatijnet1 03/23/15 11:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: motorcycle lift on small gas A

Mount the motorcycle on the front as long as it does not interfere with the headlights. This might actually improve handling. :B
rgatijnet1 03/23/15 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bug bombs

Boil some water. Dissolve a bunch of sugar into it mixed with Boric Acid(available at any drug store or Walmart) to form a thick liquid. Brush this liquid around any areas where you see ants, or other insects. They will all be gone/dead within a day or so and the dried Boric acid solution will keep them away for months. This solution has no odor.
rgatijnet1 03/23/15 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
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