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RE: Replacing Old TV w/Flatscreen...HELP!!!

The design of your mounting method will depend on the TV. Some have front speakers and some have rear mounted speakers. If you do not plan to hook up your new TV to your existing speaker system, then you need to purchase a TV with front mounted speakers and build a frame to hold the TV with the speaker area open.
rgatijnet1 04/16/14 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin sidewall cracking . Need advice

There is a possibility that your chassis may have been built in 2007 and your tires may have been manufactured as early as 2006. The thing that degrades tires the most is ozone which may or may not have been a problem where your coach was stored. Some electric motors produce ozone and if there were any in the area that may have sped up the sidewall cracking. The only way to tell the age of your tires is with the sidewall date code.
rgatijnet1 04/16/14 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new captain chairs

Your pedestals are probably generic. I got rid of my Flexsteel seats because the foam just flattened in a few years. Poor quality materials, etc. I ordered replacements from DiscountVan & RV in California. They are less expensive than Flexsteel and they will custom make the seats with any type of foam you want. Their quality and service is excellent. Four bolts and you can install them on your existing seat bases.
rgatijnet1 04/16/14 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: best clear sealant for painted rv sidewalls

Clear polyurethane caulking is much better than silicone for exterior sealing. It is available from many home supply houses or online. It is available in standard caulking tubes.
rgatijnet1 04/15/14 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach is getting older

If you went through this check-list, and took care of anything that is broken/deficient, the coach should be good to go. It should also alert you to any current or up coming problems. RV Checklist
rgatijnet1 04/15/14 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A with a Salvage title

An insurance company writes off a vehicle when it would cost THEM more money to fix than it is worth. Once the payoff is made to the owner, they take the title and sell the vehicle as salvage for whatever they can recover. I can't imagine a transmission problem causing a 2003 RV to be scrapped. In 2003 a lot of the electronics for the engine and transmission were electronic so I can see flood waters causing a problem. Insurance companies will write off flood vehicles if they anticipate future safety problems on corroded electronic components that cannot be foreseen with a simple inspection, especially if it was salt water. As salvage of parts only, that are not electronically controlled, the price is way too high.
rgatijnet1 04/15/14 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Toilet

Have had the 320 for a year now. Ours has the spray nozzle and it works great. The only problem we had was getting used to the foot lever being on the other side. The elongated bowl and the extra height was why we purchased it.
rgatijnet1 04/15/14 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

I never said they should or should not wash it because I don't know whether they should or not. I simply said they should have given him an answer and not doing so is likely the way YOU would do things. Especially when you say silly stuff like "The OP should be lucky that he was too cheap to pay for the wash job". Sincerely, Brain Surgeon! Yep, it's always someone else's fault with some people. The paint shop did a great job and the OP thought he was entitled to more so he came here to complain. Naturally there are people like you that will agree with him and say it is all the shop's fault. The shop did what they were supposed to do but that is just not good enough. I don't agree with other RV owners when they are wrong. I am not about to take the OP's side against a decent shop that gave him exactly what he paid for. You chose to degrade the shop without any facts or knowledge about the painting process. You have no idea what the shop told the owner because we only got one side of the story.
rgatijnet1 04/12/14 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

Whatever the shop did or did not do is less important that they did not give him a good answer. If they said, "No, we don't wash it and you should not either", that would have been an answer. "If they said, "No, that's not included" that would have been an answer. "If they said "It could be washed but we won't do it for free", that would have been an answer. Sounds like he ran into a shop that has an owner much like I would expect a business run by rgatijnet1 to be run. Your absoluty right, lol I didn't pursue an answer because it really didn't matter because he knew It was something I wasn't gonna pay for. It was only causual conversation. Always one person just gotta throw downers and say bad stuff about someone they don't know. I get my RV washed and waxed at my house for $120.00, It's cheap in Yuma. Thanks Bill I appreciate all of the nice comments.I especially like that they come from people that have never painted anything, especially an RV. The WORST thing you can do to a new paint job is #1 wipe it down with a dry towel, #2 wipe dirt into it from other area areas, #3 let water spots dry on the new surface. Now if you brain surgeons(Bill Satellite) can tell me how they can wash a fresh paint job without moving dirt from one area to the new area, and then dry it, without wiping it down with a dry towel, let's hear it. You guys have the answers and like to put down people that have actually painted RV's and other vehicles. This was in Arizona, nice place for water spots to ruin a new paint job in seconds. Oh, you can't use compressed air either because it just imbeds any dirt in the air in to the fresh paint. The OP should be lucky that he was too cheap to pay for the wash job since it could have ruined the entire project if done too soon.
rgatijnet1 04/12/14 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

Really? He should have gotten a written contract that included whether to wash the coach or not before he agreed to have them paint his RV? Now it's his fault and, while you have no info to help with the question, you are going to point the blame back at him? Interesting way to twist the thread. Yep I am. If you are going to give someone $2000 you should know what you are getting. I guess SOME people just don't like taking responsibility for their actions anymore. He is ENTITLED to ONLY what he paid for, and nothing extra. If he did not know what he was paying for, that is his fault. This was ONLY a partial repaint, not a full paint. Huge difference. Now that sounds more like a fly by night paint shop type answer than a response from a fellow RV'r...Nice cars on your website, good job It is always nice to have other people dictate what a business owner should do with his labor force. It is so easy to spend other people's money. Where does it end? How about a wax job and rub down all of the old paint so everything looks like new? The point is it was a partial paint job and the exact details of what was to be done should have been discussed. How many of you guys would just hand over $2000 without knowing what you were getting and discussing all of the details with the shop? I am also going to go out on a limb and say that maybe, just maybe, the owner went with the shop that gave him the lowest quote. So lets just say you want one of those beautiful cars of yours in a show. You find and add that says cars hand washed and hand waxed we will pick up and deliver. You think great so you call this guy he comes out picks up your car you sign a contract hand washed and waxed fully detailed. You wait a day he brings the car back full of mud and dirty as hell. You get irate and ask him why is my car all dirty. He says well i thought it would be fun to run it through a mud hole on the way back to your place. You say well I am not paying you. He says wait a minute I took the car I hand washed it I hand waxed it, where in my contract does it say I am going to bring it back to you clean???? Na Ron it's got to end someplace. The fact that this particular shop did not wash the MH only means the guy didn't care enough about his customer to give him a good job. It has nothing to do with the customer. Mater of fact what the OP said was "would you expect." I would you wouldn't. I once took my ford in for a very minor dent in the fender. The shop fixed the fender for $589.00 bucks. When they gave me my truck back it was as shinny as the day I bought it. Not just the fender but the whole truck. He didn't have to wash and wax it. He did it because of pride in his work... Something this country is getting pretty thin on these days. Say if you don't want to go the extra mile then don't but someone will I will always take my cars and trucks back to the shop that gives me the best service and appreciates my business and most importantly that is proud of their work. OK, you have all of the answers. What kind of paint was used? What were the temperature and humidity when it was sprayed? Don't believe the BS post about URE paints hardened because that takes a long time, if it was even used, and depending on the temp and the hardener used. Did they use lacquer or acrylic enamel? The facts are, it might have been the worst possible thing to wash his motor home right away. There are very very few paints that can safely be washed the next day. Now, you want it washed. Do you let it sit at his shop, taking up valuable space until the paint hardens enough to wash it. Should you not pay to take up space at his shop? It is great that your shop did something for you with your TINY truck. In case you didn't read, we are talking about a much larger motor home. I'll bet they washed the roof of your truck. Would you expect a team of painters to wash the roof of his motor home, for free? Naturally you would because it is not your money and not your business. You make up a nice story, based on not knowing ANYTHING about the type of paint that was used.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parts and vehicles on latest GM recall

They did change my ignition switch back in 2012 when I got a letter from GM, which was NOT an ordered recall. I have no way of knowing if that was to replace one bad switch with the same thing or if I still have to change this switch with the newest recall. Like everyone else, I'll just have to wait and see.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drain hose racks, a good thing?

You have permanent traps inside your coach plumbing so no need to block fumes coming from the drain point of your flex hose.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spark plugs and wires for a Chev 8.1

Changed plugs/wires last year on mine to the Taylor extreme with the heat boots and still burned #5 & #7 wires. These things are way too expensive to keep doing that and I was going back to OEM, then I saw/heard about these ceramic booted wires from Summit Racing. Can't tell you much yet as just put them on last week. But they looked well built and if that ceramic can really withstand the adverstised 2000 degree heat then that works for me. You should be looking into the Workhorse cooling kit which was designed to cool the rear spark plugs on those coaches where the manufacturer did not provide enough frontal ventilation. This is the Engine Ventilation Cooling Kit Part #W8005026. It sells for about $200 but it includes new wires and shields. Cooling Kit
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

Really? He should have gotten a written contract that included whether to wash the coach or not before he agreed to have them paint his RV? Now it's his fault and, while you have no info to help with the question, you are going to point the blame back at him? Interesting way to twist the thread. Yep I am. If you are going to give someone $2000 you should know what you are getting. I guess SOME people just don't like taking responsibility for their actions anymore. He is ENTITLED to ONLY what he paid for, and nothing extra. If he did not know what he was paying for, that is his fault. This was ONLY a partial repaint, not a full paint. Huge difference. Now that sounds more like a fly by night paint shop type answer than a response from a fellow RV'r...Nice cars on your website, good job It is always nice to have other people dictate what a business owner should do with his labor force. It is so easy to spend other people's money. Where does it end? How about a wax job and rub down all of the old paint so everything looks like new? The point is it was a partial paint job and the exact details of what was to be done should have been discussed. How many of you guys would just hand over $2000 without knowing what you were getting and discussing all of the details with the shop? I am also going to go out on a limb and say that maybe, just maybe, the owner went with the shop that gave him the lowest quote.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

Really? He should have gotten a written contract that included whether to wash the coach or not before he agreed to have them paint his RV? Now it's his fault and, while you have no info to help with the question, you are going to point the blame back at him? Interesting way to twist the thread. Yep I am. If you are going to give someone $2000 you should know what you are getting. I guess SOME people just don't like taking responsibility for their actions anymore. He is ENTITLED to ONLY what he paid for, and nothing extra. If he did not know what he was paying for, that is his fault. This was ONLY a partial repaint, not a full paint. Huge difference.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 12:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

You were supposed to ask all of your questions about what you were getting BEFORE you agreed to the price of $2000. If you agreed to the job without a written contract detailing all work to be done, that is your fault. The $2000 seems like a good price so if you have nothing in writing about washing the coach, just chalk this up as a learning experience.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-Winterize?

Fill the water tank and put a 100 watt bulb in the wet compartment. This works for us at close to zero. It should be fine for the 20's. You should not need the furnace.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Water Valve Won't Close

Most DW's have small hands and she should be able to reach up there and clear any obstruction. :B Some coaches have a flush valve that shoots water directly in to the black tank to break up debris. If your coach has that feature, try that first since the water pressure will be greater. While this is going on, open and close the black tank valve to help dislodge the obstruction.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age

Besides, tires don't age as fast in warehouses. They have wax coatings and antioxidants to protect the tires during storage. It's been said that any tire within 3 years of production is nearly the same as a freshly made one. Michelin bases their recommendation as to when tires should be replaced NOT on when they were installed, but when they were manufactured. Once a tire is manufactured, neither Michelin nor any other manufacturer, has any idea how their tires are stored and what the warehouse conditions are. Is the warehouse heated and cooled or is the warehouse subject to high and low temperatures as experienced in many locations in the USA. What is the humidity, etc?
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: lots of work but looking good........

Fantastic job. You should be proud of your work.
rgatijnet1 04/11/14 05:37am Class A Motorhomes
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