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RE: Books for DIY maintenance of a 2005 Itasca Sonova?

Here is a place to start: 2005 Itasca manual Workhorse owner's manual Workhorse chassis manual
rgatijnet1 05/23/17 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: '93 Trek by Safari

You or your friend should contact this place and ask questions. This is a Safari Trek forum: Click here
rgatijnet1 05/22/17 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What constitutes an "entry level" Class A?

An entry level Class A is the FIRST one that you purchase. That one purchase will probably be the start of many upgrades, and some down grades, as you continue with the RV lifestyle.
rgatijnet1 05/21/17 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: where'd toad go?

The difference in mileage is about 3% or so. If the tires are worn on the toad, a little math shows that tires worn 1/2", in diameter, which means only 1/4" is worn off of the tread, would come close to showing a 3% difference. Just saying that a worn tire rotates more often than a new tire for the same distance.
rgatijnet1 05/19/17 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: owner manuals

Try here for your manuals: Georgie Boy manuals
rgatijnet1 05/19/17 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Darker exterior color cause higher temps inside?

The Mythbusters did it, but with cars and not motorhomes, but I bet the results would be similar. They confirmed the myth and determined that it got almost 10 degrees hotter in the black car versus the white car. How many automobiles have 2" of so of sytrofoam or fiberglass insulation?
rgatijnet1 05/18/17 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

More likely a weak spring than stabilizer bushings.
rgatijnet1 05/18/17 04:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Darker exterior color cause higher temps inside?

The biggest complaint I hear is the dark colors starts to fad after only a few years. A good friend of mine says he will only buy white from now on. I guess that depends on the quality of the original paint job and the materials used. There are plenty of dark automobiles that have nice paint even after a few decades. I know that my Monaco coach has experienced no paint fading after more than a decade sitting out in the Florida sun between trips. I don't doubt that using cheap materials by some RV manufacturers will fade sooner, but that certainly does not apply to all manufacturers.
rgatijnet1 05/16/17 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Darker exterior color cause higher temps inside?

Our Monaco coach uses styrofoam insulation in the side walls and floor and a combination of styrofoam and fiberglass insulation in the roof. Since I have not burned my hand with a 1/16" styrofoam coffee cup I have to assume that the 2" of styrofoam insulation in my coach walls means that the few degrees of temperature difference between light or dark colors is negligible. On coaches with poor insulation, it may make a difference.
rgatijnet1 05/16/17 05:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Tighten RV Awning Springs over the slideout

You may have ONE spring that has broken that is not allowing it to retract fully if it is a long slide. If that is the case, replace BOTH springs since the other one is not far behind.
rgatijnet1 05/15/17 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad problem

It sort of sounds like your anti-theft system activated while being towed.
rgatijnet1 05/14/17 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: summo springs for swaying

Sumo springs stiffen the spring rate but they offer zero dampening against continued swaying in the right circumstances. Only better shocks can offer increased dampening to prevent continued rocking.
rgatijnet1 05/13/17 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: $200.00 thrown away.

After pulling in to Sturgis, SD, one of the springs broke on our main awning. The Park manager gave me the name of a mobile tech. I called him and he asked me a few questions about my awning so he could bring out the correct part. He recommended that I replace the other spring as well since he was already going to be out there. He showed up about an hour later and replaced both awning springs in about 30 minutes and charged me $210 total for parts and labor. I was happy that I was fortunate to find a professional tech when I needed one. Unfortunately when you are on the road, you sometimes have to deal with people that call themselves technicians and they expect you to pay for their training.
rgatijnet1 05/13/17 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse 8.1 engine problem/history

How do you know when you have this problem? Before it blows! You are talking about a problem that shows up very very seldom considering there are tens of thousands of the 8.1L engines out there. You can add various gauges to your coach to monitor all kinds of things. Some travel with an OBDII gauge hooked up constantly and they may monitor the air/fuel(A/F) ratio and the LF1 & 2 which are the fuel trims. These can tell you if anything is going on outside of the normal parameters that may indicate a problem in the making. To do that, you have to know your engine and know what the "normal" is. Any engine can have a problem at any time, diesel or gas, Ford or GM. You can go crazy and spend a lot of money to install equipment to monitor everything. Your best course of action is that if something doesn't feel right, get it checked out. If the oil light comes on when trying to exceed 3500 RPM, you have a problem that needs to be corrected. Sensors can and do fail on any engine and anything that is going on that does not seem normal needs to be checked out. The problem is finding a qualified mechanic that knows how to actually troubleshoot a problem instead of just throwing parts at your coach and hoping that one of them corrects the problem.
rgatijnet1 05/13/17 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse 8.1 engine problem/history

It was my engine that this happened to. I run premium fuel and never push it. Can't run over 3500 rpm or the oil can light appears on dash. Have had that looked @ several times no resolution. This failure ruled an overheat (blown head gasket & warped head). Not that it would make much difference but I run regular 87 octane and when in the Western mountains I run 85 octane. I always push the coach when out West because it is fully loaded and always towing another vehicle. I have run close to red line with no problems at all. Obviously you have some kind of problem that needs a mechanic with the right equipment to find. As I mentioned, I would contact Jon Brazel at (877)786-1576 and see if he can recommend a facility, that they deal with, that is familiar with the GM 8.1L engine. I still lean towards a faulty MAF but it could be an O2 sensor that is sending the wrong info to your engine and making it run too lean, which will produce a lot of heat.
rgatijnet1 05/13/17 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse 8.1 engine problem/history

I have the UltraPower upgrade and am now approaching 90,000 miles with zero problems and most of those miles in the Western mountains with a toad. I have 60,000+ with the UltraPower. I have heard of some these engines having problems and it is usually traced to a bad MAF. When they replaced the short block for this person I'll bet they used the same MAF. Have him contact Jon Brazel at Brazels RV Performance and he will explain to the mechanic the problem, and the correct fix. This is not a problem that creeps up on a regular basis but it is a problem that has been caused before by mechanics that cannot recognize, or know how to diagnose, a bad $80 MAF.
rgatijnet1 05/13/17 05:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome fires

Motor home fires happen and we should never be complacent to the point where we become a victim. Even if they happen very infrequently, we must remain vigilant so that we can do what we can to prevent a fire or know how to deal with it if we become the next incident.
rgatijnet1 05/12/17 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mobile Repair - Positive or Negative?

Any inspection is only as good as the inspector. Also the fine print on ALL inspection forms does not allow you to hold them responsible for anything that they miss during their inspection. This is not to say that an inspection is not worthwhile but just to warn you that the inspection is not some type of a guaranty that you will not still have problems within the first few miles. Buying any used vehicle is a gamble.
rgatijnet1 05/11/17 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banging noise in front end

Crawl underneath and look for broken welds in the steel that attaches the front cap to the frame. This is a fairly common problem for broken welds or broken steel in the P30 and W series WH chassis. Usually you have to get underneath and look in front of the front tire to see the loose framework that holds the front cap in place.
rgatijnet1 05/10/17 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OEM Bilstein

If you examine your shocks you may find a number on them that should match what you would order online. Matching numbers equals matching shocks.
rgatijnet1 05/10/17 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
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