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RE: Back up camera no signal

On your camera you will have a pigtail that has a connector to the long cable going to the front of your coach. At the back of the monitor is the next connection. The first thing I would do is to make sure that all of the cables are plugged in and that the connections are secure. After that I would check underneath to see if possibly rodents may have chewed on some of the wiring.
rgatijnet1 04/20/18 09:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin tire program issues

Dennis is correct. The total amount of the check is all that matters. We are currently camping and I found the invoice for the tires we bought 2 years ago. Mount & dismount was listed at $150.00. Balance (beads) was $60.00. We received a nice value for our old tires (locally there is a good market for these, farmers use them for field trailers), and the tires were priced right as well. Bridgestone R250s, 11R22.5's, out the door after everything, I wrote a check for $1515.00 for 6 tires. THAT's why I always say check with your local guys. You just might find the deal of a lifetime. Most people just give their old tires to the dealer and don't even argue when they see the tire disposal fee added to their bill. I have never gotten new tires where I wasn't given some credit for my old tires (as long as they were still serviceable). In most cases, all you have to do is ask. :B
rgatijnet1 04/19/18 01:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Owners of RVGarmin gps

Since they are so cheap, I use two different GPS units in our coach. One is a Garmin and the other is a TomTom. We picked those two because they each get their GPS data from a different source. We also have the Rand McNally paper road maps as a back up. Basically both GPS units are set for fastest time so that we can compare routes apples to apples. In most cases, the route given on each unit is the same. We have only had a few instances where they differed and then it a very slight difference. We once had the TomTom unit say the RV park we were going to was located on the right, when, in fact it was located on the left side of the road, as noted by the Garmin GPS. One thing we have found is that if you rely on any GPS unit exclusively, you will occasionally find yourself on a road that you would like to avoid. You will also find that construction issues can alter the course that you would prefer to use. GPS units are great and only take a few minutes to learn to use properly. Using your phone or other method for navigation takes just as much time to use properly. I personally like having a nice big 7" screen in front of me and not having to mess around with anything while I am driving. My wife is using the other GPS unit to verify that I am on course and to look for RV parks down the road for us to spend the evening. This has worked for us for a long time and we have never been sent down a road where we had to disconnect the toad and turn around.
rgatijnet1 04/19/18 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GAS ENGINE REPAIR NEEDED FRONT GASKET & OIL PAN SEAL

I remember only one other instance where a GM 8.1L engine failed in an RV, more than once. It turns out that the reason for the failure was the MAS sensor, which was moved from engine to engine as part of the engine change out procedure. Brazel's finally found the problem before it destroyed another engine. If the shop is just changing out the long block and reinstalling ALL of your old engine's accessories, you may be just transferring the problem from one engine to the next.
rgatijnet1 04/19/18 05:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood 3 burner stove grate

Call any of the many salvage yards and you should be able to find what you need. Even if the salvaged coach was destroyed by fire, the grate should still be fine.
rgatijnet1 04/17/18 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: necessities to take for pickup

The paperwork for your Emergency Road Service, like CoachNet or Good Sams. anything else that you need you can pick up at a Walmart on your way home.
rgatijnet1 04/15/18 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin tire program issues

I bought 6 Michelin XDS2 tires from SimpleTire.com and had them delivered to the garage down the road from me. They mounted them for $50 each and the date code on all tires was about 3 months. The shipping was free and mounting included new stems, balance, and disposal of the old tires. The local dealers would have all had to order the specific Michelin tires that I wanted and I got them quicker than they could. SimpleTire also allows a discount for former military veterans. Total cost was less than the FMCA program discount and shipping only took 3 days.
rgatijnet1 04/15/18 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12v power issue

Flip the Salesmans switch by your steps a couple of times. On my coach I sometimes have to hold it for a few seconds for the relay to switch.
rgatijnet1 04/14/18 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keeping Front Door Open on a Diesel

Bungee cord with hooks
rgatijnet1 04/13/18 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP - JohnnyT

Always a gentleman and I will miss him on this forum.
rgatijnet1 04/13/18 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop Dish

My King Dome had a control box. In any case, there is only one coax going to the dome which supplies the 12 volt power and receives the input signal. All you have to do is disconnect that coax in the coach and it will shut off power to the dome.
rgatijnet1 04/11/18 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V-10 Sparkplugs

Purchased a 1999 Winn with the Ford V-10. Blew a plug out in Twin Falls,ID. Mechanic said the early V-10 & V-8 engines with Aluminum Heads had this problem. Also told me that 2 other plugs had been repaired prior to my ownership. I'm told the only fix is the replace the heads. Been looking at Banks products, but haven't bought yet. Probably only a matter of time and miles before the 4th one pops out. I seem to remember that AFTER the heli-coil fix is done, that ends the problem. I also remember that installing the heli-coil can cause it's own problems with the heads still on the engine. I would guess that it would be less expensive to pull the heads, do a valve job, install all eight heli-coils, and replace the heads rather than buying all new heads.
rgatijnet1 04/11/18 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop Dish

unplug the power cord to the king dome remote box.
rgatijnet1 04/11/18 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Job on 95 F53 ***Update***

If you change the two front rubber hoses, be sure to replace the one rear rubber brake line as well. Just because your calipers are sticking does not mean they need to be changed. Just clean up the slide surfaces and apply brake lubricant, which can handle the high temps.
rgatijnet1 04/10/18 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance wtf???

Personally I think your bodily injury and damage liability limits are way too low. In fact I think they are the MINIMUMS. The company that I used, Auto-Owners unfortunately does not write policies in your State, but I had $100,000, $300,000 limits along with agreed upon value coverage and it cost me only $400/YEAR. I do have an excellent driving record. Check with your bank and see if they provide insurance services. Mine did and they search out the best rates for me on my RV, auto, and homeowner's insurance.
rgatijnet1 04/09/18 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Tire Deaths for RVs

The facts are that nobody knows whether or not their tires were engineered and manufactured right. Brand or country of origin does not matter and as a user you will not know if there is an inherent problem until it happens to you or to enough other users that it becomes newsworthy. Even if you have a problem, then you need to determine whether or not your tires were inflated properly and that the air pressure was according to the actual weight on that tire at the time of failure. Naturally we already know that ALL RV owners always weigh their rig and inflate their tires to the correct tire pressure. They also check their tire pressure every morning when the tires are cold and never trust their TPMS system to be 100% accurate. Any problem on an RV tires is automatically the fault of the tire manufacturer. :B
rgatijnet1 04/09/18 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can a rooftop a/c be added if there is not a roof vent?

Check what the roof frame spacing is on your coach and I think that you will find that 14" is approximately the distance between framing members. If that is the case, than all you have to do is decide where you want to cut the hole. Naturally you will have to screw in additional framing members for the sides and to beef up the roof frame for the additional weight. Getting power is one issue. Your second electrical issue may be how you connect this new AC to your existing thermostat or if you go with a separate thermostat. You also may have issues with an Energy management system in your coach. Have fun.
rgatijnet1 04/08/18 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind damage to slide topper

On my Monaco, I have the segmented aluminum covers on all awnings, including the shorter window awnings. These are Carefree of California awnings that came from the factory.
rgatijnet1 04/08/18 04:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind damage to slide topper

I did finally get a chance to get up and look at the toppers and noticed the material is getting old and does have sign of cracking. So I'm just going to go ahead and replaced the fabric on all three toppers. I've watched the YouTube videos and it doesn't look that complicated. For anybody who has changed these before, my three toppers don't have the aluminum cover so the fabric is just exposed to the elements when rolled up. That's a little odd as my main awning along with all the window awnings do have the aluminum cover. I don't know why National RV cheaped out on the slide toppers. Anyway, I looked at the most recommended company for replacing the topper fabric and they tell you how to measure and you are supposed to tell them if you have the aluminum cover or not. What I want to do is include the aliminum cover with the new fabric. Has anybody added the aliminum covers that didn't have them before? I assume they will work with the exsiting hardware? I'll call the company that sells the fabric on Monday and see what they say. You got 14 years of service out of the original fabric without the aluminum covers. Perhaps it might just be more cost effective, and easier, to just use a better fabric instead of going through the hassle, and expense, of adding aluminum covers. I guess you have to ask yourself how much longer do you think you will keep this RV?
rgatijnet1 04/07/18 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Tire Deaths for RVs

But this should be a warning to stay away from GY RV tires. The replacement for the 159's is the G670. Another GY piece of junk with no warranty!!! Moisheh And what make you so sure that lawyers won't be going to court 10 years from now about the tires that you are using today? What makes you think you will not have a catastrophic tire failure next week? Back during the time these tires were being used, the owners didn't know of the issues, just like you have no idea how good the tires are that you have on your RV. You buy the tires and hope for the best, no matter who makes them. :R
rgatijnet1 04/07/18 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
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