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RE: Good Black flush "trick" or bad idea?

I'm fortunate that Monaco gave me a factory supplied hose connection that I use to flush out my black tank. I just hook up a garden hose to the faucet and let it run until the water comes out clear. Listening to it while in operation it seems to flip around and wash out the entire tank. It will overflow into your gray tank if the valves are closed for too long, and then out your shower drain...don't ask how I know this to be true. On mine the manual says to never leave any of the valves closed when you are using the hose connection to flush your tank. Apparently you can build up some pressure that may cause some problems like you experienced.
rgatijnet1 07/26/16 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Black flush "trick" or bad idea?

I'm fortunate that Monaco gave me a factory supplied hose connection that I use to flush out my black tank. I just hook up a garden hose to the faucet and let it run until the water comes out clear. Listening to it while in operation it seems to flip around and wash out the entire tank.
rgatijnet1 07/26/16 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need dash A/C condenser!

I need to replace the dash A/C condenser and Newmar has one but cost is $764.00. Does anyone know a cheaper part that might be available. I have seen some auto condenser's sell for as little as $125.00. I have Newmar's part #only. If you get it out, I would guess that there are several shops around that could duplicate it. It is doubtful that Newmar had a custom unit made just for their coaches. It is more likely that it is from some type of truck dash unit.
rgatijnet1 07/26/16 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ready Brake Install Failure = 2K in Costs and Counting!

The Blue Ox Patriot system has a monitor on the dash that lights up when the brakes are applied and it ALSO allows you to apply the toad brakes and adjust the sensitivity from the dash of your RV. At any time you can push the button and if you feel the drag you know that your toad brakes are working.
rgatijnet1 07/26/16 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC cooled yesterday isn't cooling today

Sometimes they take awhile before the compressor will kick on. Mine can take 5 minutes or so and then it works fine.
rgatijnet1 07/25/16 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Top Storage

A static load of 100 pounds is not the same that would occur when the vehicle is bouncing up and down on a rough road. As long as the box is large enough to spread the weight around so that it is not concentrated at just the mounting locations, it should be OK. Obviously you will want to secure it to the frame members and make sure that all penetrations are sealed.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes dragging on a P-30 chassis

My neighbor did the brakes on his P30. I believe that the calipers from Rockauto were only about $50 each so he just replaced them. You might check and see if it is worth messing with the piston once you have everything apart.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Local Walmart/Home Depot

A search of "Pandamonium RV" turned up several Utube videos about this coach, interior and exterior. The owner is quite proud of what they have and have done to their RV.
rgatijnet1 07/24/16 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do shops ever fix something on the first try?

Basic mechanics, working on a strict time schedule, just throw parts at a problem, that you pay for, with the hopes that eventually something will fix the problem. The shop owner is expecting the customer to pay for the "on the job training" of the unqualified people that he hires. A real mechanic will analyze the issue, find the root cause, and fix the problem.
rgatijnet1 07/23/16 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

Keep in mind that IF you tow another vehicle, your mileage doubles because you are getting two vehicles from point A to B with your fuel. :B
rgatijnet1 07/23/16 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

Depending on who is asking, I get anywhere from 6-16 MPG. I just depends on how I interpret the attitude of the person that is asking. I used to do the same thing with my Classic Cars. All of them get mid 20's and I had a Ferrari that got a little over 30 MPG. If I thought they were serious I will give them the true mileage. If they are tree-huggers, I am less than truthful.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carefree of Colorado

Are you sure that you do not have a broken spring? I had one spring break on one topper and it caused a sag. I drilled the rivets and changed both springs. Not the easiest for one person but it can be done if you are careful.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper placement of full width mudflap

I wouldn't worry about the full width mud flap. Damage only happens to others. :B http://www.datazap.net/sites/Ronnie44/125_miles2.JPG
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical

You may also want to check any GFI outlets that you have to see if any of them have tripped. Your AC will not be on a GFI.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Radio's Motor Homes

Some of the automobiles that I restored still had working tube type radios. With today's electronics I would think that vehicle radios should last forever. I know that the current TV's are much more reliable than those a few decades ago. I am guessing that most of the failure comes from mechanical issues caused by the constant earthquake environment that our motor homes endure. Components that are shaken loose/damaged are the main causes of failures. I don't think the same quality exists in aftermarket radios that are used in most RV's.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: balancing tires

Ceramic beads are Ceramic beads, doesn't matter if they are RV specific or not. We used to use 8 oz of Antifreeze. Does the same thing. Rand big trucks (Class 8) and used beads by the bucket full and they had no particular name brand. Obviously you did not click on the link I gave. Dynabeads makes different size ceramic beads. The smaller ones can be used on automobiles and motorcycles. The RV specific beads ARE larger and will not clog a standard valve core or interfere with your TPMS. The smaller ceramic beads may balance the tires as well as the larger beads but they do require you to change your valve cores so in the long run it is less expensive to use the correct size beads for your RV.
rgatijnet1 07/22/16 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare Parts To Carry

I carry a serpentine belt, radiator hoses, a coach water pump, a spare GFI outlet, circuit breaker, chassis fuses, and an unmounted spare tire. The serpentine belt takes me 15 minutes to change on the side of the interstate and everything but the spare tire and radiator hoses can be changed in less time then that.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse Dash Background Color Changed

There was an Actia Dash recall that was an official NHTSA recall. This was mainly because you would lose the visual of the dash and your odometer. Now there are several companies that will repair the Actia dash.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo water pump left running!

When I changed out our pump I picked up some braided extension hoses from Home Depot and remounted the pump so it was easier to service and clean the filter plus easier to change out if I needed to. Prior to the move it was located on the back of the basement wet compartment and a little difficult to get at.
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: balancing tires

IF you use the RV specific beads from Dynabeads, you DO NOT have to change the valve stems or cores. There are several manufacturers that make smaller beads or powder that requires special valve cores. Ask them if they are using the larger beads that are specifically made for the larger motor home tires that may have a tire pressure monitoring system. If the right beads are installed, and right amount is used, there is no noise and they are permanent. Scroll down to RV's
rgatijnet1 07/21/16 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
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