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RE: Coach life

The life of any vehicle depends on the size of the owner's wallet. Any vehicle can last indefinitely if parts are replaced as they wear out.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning onto 15 degree sideroad - Can it be done ?

If I did the math correctly, which I could have done wrong, it looks like that for the coach with a 222" wheelbase to sit at a 15 degree tilt, the front wheels would have to be almost 60" off of the ground. Don't think it is going to happen without the rear overhang dragging. It might work if you could back it up but that would depend on exactly how long the overhang is and how low the trailer hitch sits. I still doubt if it is going to happen. Sorry
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need advice badly

The thing that got goat my was they were so indiferant and blasé about the situation. Fortuantely i was able to resolve the situation in a reasobale way, but I do love people that will think i's ok for them to make a mistake at someone elses cost. This is why the country is in the present situation. I could of gotten suckered, and almost did. The reason I mention special need son was shown why I really needed the genorator The problem is that you were NOT ripped off. At this point in time who is to say that once the Cummins mechanic actually got in to the repair that he would have noticed exactly what was bad, repaired it, and only charged you $650 or so. No, it's not right to rip someone off, but they did not do that. They gave you an estimate that may or may not have been an accurate depiction of the work that would have actually been done to repair your generator. Electrical problems are difficult to diagnose and when giving an estimate is it better to say/guess at $650 and then come back and ask for $3500 or to quote $3500 and come back and say it only cost $650? Again, take the $190 and let it go. You have no way of knowing what the final outcome/price would have been if Cummins did the work.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need advice badly

Take the $190 and let it go and never deal with them again.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine question

Right, all I did was put a fresh battery in and turn the key without cleaning the fuel system. Not going to do just a battery after 10 years with a gas engine. 10 year old diesel is NOT like what it coming out of the pumps now. In any case, who plans on letting their RV sit for 10 years?
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Battery Not Charging

Most converters/inverters DO NOT charge the engine batteries when plugged in. They are set up to charge the coach batteries only. It will take a separate battery charger or a little re-wiring to charge both the house and chassis batteries when plugged in to 120 VAC.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please give Advice on a big decision! Long Post!

As long as you can do a COMPLETE inspection, including under the dash and behind all panels, mice damage is no big deal. It is nothing like flood damage where you have the lasting corrosive effects of the water, especially if it is salt water. Mice damage is like a broken wire. Once properly repaired or replaced, it will not come back to haunt you later. I would certainly use all of those issues during a hard negotiation. Since the dealer already knows about the mice damage, you have the upper hand. Just be ready to walk if you do not get a deal that you can live with. An extended warranty on a coach that old will be expensive and have many many exclusions. The most important is that they will probably not cover gaskets and seals which are most likely to fail at this age. In other words, they will not pay to repair a transmission if it was caused by a leaking seal that drain the fluid while you were on the highway. I do agree that there are other coaches out there but as with any USED vehicle, there is always a chance of hidden damage popping up. Not too many dealers will allow you to pull panels on every coach to search for rodent damage. You have to take your chances with every RV, even a new one.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any regrets going from Gas to Diesel?

No regrets for us. One thing on the Fleetwood, if it is important to you... Many Fleetwood DP's did not have a raised rail chassis, and therefore do not have full passthrough storage. You can tell if the basement doors come out with the slides = no pass through Yes but many gas coaches, like my Monaco, do have large pass-thru storage so that is not something that is unique to DP's. If pass-thru storage is something you want, there are choices out there.
rgatijnet1 08/01/15 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving for Yellow Stone NP on 8/4 how is I-84

going to Yellow Stone NP in a 2000 39 foot DP Bounder from Vancouver WA 8/4 going to try and get into Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in wast Yellowstone. Is there anything I should know, either on the road or at the RV park. Second thought, we are during our Lab with us. Has any body used a day kennel in West Yellowstone? I understand pets are not allowed in the park Pets ARE allowed in the park, as well as all other National Parks, and are welcome anywhere except in buildings and on the hiking trails. We have a large 150 pound dog and it was not any problem at all.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv Insurance

Here is one place to try. With my excellent record, they were the least expensive by far and they write policies for all vehicles including RV's. I have an agreed value type policy as well as coverage for interior personal items for less than $350/year. Auto Owners Insurance
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine question

This past week I started up a 10 wheel truck with a GM 6-71 engine that has sat for over 10 years. It started in less than two turns, aired up and moved it. No way would you do that with a gas engine. Wrong!!! I've restored many vehicles that sat for as long as 50 years and could still get the gasoline engine fired up after cleaning out the fuel system. The gas engine itself will last as long as a diesel engine when neglected. The fuel does degrade at different rates with the new fuels, both diesel and gasoline, degrading much sooner than the older fuel.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine question

The engines on an RV will stand up better to sitting unused than the rest of the coach. Things like the fuel, brakes, belts, generator, and many other things do better if they are used. Very seldom will you see an actual internal engine problem caused by a vehicle sitting for several months at a time.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warranty Maintanance requirements?

No auto dealer is allowed BY LAW to require you to bring the vehicle to them for service. They can require receipts and some documentation that proves the service was done but they cannot prevent you from doing your own service. H.R.2057 -- Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act of 2009.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Ironic....

Unhitch the trailer and drive like the wind away from that thing.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any regrets going from Gas to Diesel?

No regrets going from gas to diesel, back to gas, back to diesel, and now back to gas again. Each one has it's advantages and disadvantages and when I find another floor plan I like, who knows what is going to be powering it. Personally I don't care what the power plant is because I have found that each of them has gotten me to the top of any of the Western mountain highways and back down again, pulling a toad..
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Holding Tank Heating Pad coming loose on my Motor Home

There are very few adhesives that will stick to the polyethylene or polypropylene plastic that your black tank is made of. Check with the maker of your heating pad.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a reasonable maintenance wait time

Thanks for all of the advice. I heard from the dealer yesterday evening, my coach is now ready. They and to order and replace a relay to fix the charging problem. Not sure why they didn't check this before letting it sit waiting for a slide part. At any rate, I will soon pick it up. Someone mentioned asking to get the warranty extended. I had thought about that, what are the odds of that happening? The warranty comes from Thor, not the dealer, correct? Actually all you may need to do is have an attorney remind the selling dealer of Illinois Lemon laws. Here is the link: Illinois new vehicle laws Here are some excerpts from the law and who it applies to: "New vehicle" means a passenger car, as defined in Section 1-157 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, a motor vehicle of the Second Division having a weight of under 8,000 pounds, as defined in Section 1-146 of that Code, a vehicle purchased by a fire department, a fire protection district, or a township fire department, and a recreational vehicle, except for a camping trailer or travel trailer that does not qualify under the definition of a used motor vehicle, as set forth in Section 1-216 of that Code. (815 ILCS 380/3) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1203) Sec. 3. Failure of vehicle to conform; remedies; presumptions. (a) If after a reasonable number of attempts the seller is unable to conform the new vehicle to any of its applicable express warranties, the manufacturer shall either provide the consumer with a new vehicle of like model line, if available, or otherwise a comparable motor vehicle as a replacement, or accept the return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price or lease cost of the new vehicle, including all collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for consumer use of the vehicle. (2) the vehicle has been out of service by reason of repair of nonconformities for a total of 30 or more business days during the statutory warranty period. In any case, the next step is yours. Apparently you do have legal recourse according to Illinois law. At the vaery least you should be able to get a warranty extension. Every state has different lemon laws so what works in Illinois does not necessarily mean that it is the same in another state. In many states, recreational vehicles are not covered.
rgatijnet1 07/31/15 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome weighed today. - Need input

The Public scale operated by the Dept of Highways near Parksville ,BC has enough room along side to weigh the Left side Front and rear ,independently. Then we drive around and reweigh the entire Coach. It's simple to subtract the left from the total to come up with the independent weights. We only go there when the Scale is closed to commercial traffic. The scale is actually turned on 24/7! I'm pretty sure that Most ,Government run scales are set up the same way! Unless the coach is perfectly level when you pull in off to the side of the scale, the weights given are not accurate.
rgatijnet1 07/30/15 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome weighed today. - Need input

Hard to tell until the coach is weighed with it loaded like it would be for a trip with all of your food, clothing, pets, tools, FULL fuel, and anything else you usually take on a long trip. Even then it is only a guess without four wheel weights. With only axle weights, you can divide by two but you should add extra because one tire WILL be carrying more weight than another on the same axle.
rgatijnet1 07/30/15 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ABS Warning Light

The sensors just pull right out. Might be a little tight but they will slide right out. The electrical connection is about 2' from the sensor. Use your meter and you can read the resistance on your sensors. The one that reads different is bad. A good sensor will read about 1000 ohms. If they all read OK then just clean them and reinsert them on each wheel. Be sure to push them all of the way in until they will not go any further.
rgatijnet1 07/30/15 05:21am Class A Motorhomes
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