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RE: Low power?

^^^ It says he's plugged into a 30 amp at his house.
Bruce Brown 09/27/22 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

Did you check the tire pressure? Over inflated brand new tires will do that. On my 2004 La Palma with Michelins I run 90lb all the way around. Based on my weight the tire pressure chart calls for 85 front and 80 rear so I add a bit for a margin of error. This. Also how many miles have you driven them? Sometimes new tires need to get some miles on them to get scrubbed in a little. I was on the road for 30 years, new snow tires never drove good for the first 500-1000 miles.
Bruce Brown 09/26/22 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low power?

Voltage drop through the extension cords.
Bruce Brown 09/26/22 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How is the Current RV Market to Sell My Coach?

The market has changed so much in the last 6 weeks its incredible. 6 weeks ago was a good time to sell, today the market is terrible. Interest rates are way up, the stock market is way down - people aren't in the mood to spend $$$. Good luck.
Bruce Brown 09/26/22 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HWH 210 series HYD pump motor not working

I just heard back from HWH from a call I placed on Aug 2nd, inquiring about my pump motor, today is Sept 23. Almost 8 weeks response time. They used to have very good and responsive customer service. Not sure what is going on today. I realize everyone is busy these days but that's an unacceptable timeframe by any standards. Wow...
Bruce Brown 09/23/22 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Price

As a comparison, which has nothing to do about labor, I installed a new compressor, new condensing coil, new dryer, new proportioning valve, flushed the system and bought the vacuum pump and gauges to recharge the system. Bought the parts as a complete kit from Rockauto, and bought the vacuum pump, R134a, flushing fluid, and gauges from Amazon. This was for my Chrysler hemi. Total cost for the parts AND the tools to do the installation myself and the total came to about $500. As far as working on an RV, sometimes removing a tire, engine cover, etc, makes the access not that much different than working on an automobile. It is just that most shops don't like RV's or they think that RV owners are rich so they just pad their bill. I would hope most reputable shops are not getting their parts on line. I'd take a lot of the on-line stuff over some of the junk the local NAPA sells. :W
Bruce Brown 09/08/22 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Resealing Fiberglass Roof

We just finished re-coating our Newmar's roof.. I sanded with 320 grit, and really cleaned the roof. I removed all the old sealant around all vents and other openings. After all the cleaning was done I applied 2 coats of white Flex-seal. Looks great we will see how long it lasts. cost was about the same as all the other coating on the markets ($109.00) Our roof was not leaking, it simply looked horrible, looks great now. Check that Flex Seal. Last I knew it didn't have a UV barrier in it, which obviously is bad for something like a MH roof. They may have changed the formula, I do not know, but if I was using it on a roof I'd sure want to know! **Update** I just looked, the description I read said it was UV resistant - assuming I was reading about the one you used.
Bruce Brown 09/08/22 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Resealing Fiberglass Roof

Its just like a boat. Once you get the cracks, the only way to proper fix it is grove the line cracks and then clean and wash very good. Then Resin and gel coat over. Should last many years. If you don't fix now water will get threw them over time and a bigger issues down the road. You might ask about replacing with a new panel or clean and glue down a rubber membrane over the panel. Look at the cost each way. I think you might find the fiberglass is so thin grooving it out really isn't an option. The material on many of these roofs is so darn thin there really isn't anything to groove.
Bruce Brown 09/07/22 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Resealing Fiberglass Roof

Ok, I'm a bit puzzled. As long as I've been on these forums, I have heard some folks say that they would only get an RV with a fiberglass roof and that they WOULD NEVER buy a rig with a rubber roof. The reason being was the extra maintenance required with a rubber roof, that they only last "X" years, yada yada. Our rig, with a rubber roof, is about the same age as JCat's. I've sealed the original seams with Eternabond as needed over the years and generally just kept the roof clean, inspecting it Spring and Fall. I don't think it'll need to be replaced in the near future, but who knows? So, I'm surprised that a fiberglass roof needs this type of attention after a similar time period. Is this type of deterioration unusual for fiberglass roofs? An inquiring mind would like to know. :) Thanks, ~Rick I'm in the same boat Rick, TPO roof 20 years old, used eternabond on the seams at the front and rear cap, sky lights, vents and I think I have many more years to go. I'm sure Bumpy will chime in. To the OP, I would look into fiberglass resurfacing the areas that have cracks or see if something like liquid roof would work. Same here. 15+ years on our Brite-Tek roof, still looks as good as the day we brought it home. When we ordered our current MH we had the choice between Brite-Tek and fiberglass, based on our experience with Brite-Tek on our other MHs we chose it again. If we were ordering today we'd make the same choice. As to the OPs question, I used a coating once on an older TT, it worked OK for the time I owned it.
Bruce Brown 09/07/22 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 COACHMEN CROSS COUNTRY - MA

A light being on isn't the end of the world, and a dealer not having a diesel mechanic on retainer isn't the end of the world either. Not every dealer is a big dealer and not every dealer has someone as knowledgeable as Doug in their service department. It sounds like you're moving forward and doing your due diligence as needed. If everything else was OK I certainly wouldn't let a light on stop me from looking. It would stop me from purchasing until I knew what the cause was. As for the AS-IS part, I have to agree with Rick on this one. I can't think too many dealers would be interested in offering any kind of a warranty on a 17 year old unit.
Bruce Brown 09/07/22 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sealand toilet seat hinges...

Repairing clogged toilets is one of the most difficult tasks that plumbers love to do. But sometimes you need to find out the problems that ***Link Removed***cause of clogged toilets and you need to choose the best plumber who can easily solve this type of problem under your budget.Not sure what that has to do with toilet seats, but.......OK....? Nothing but spam, and that's being handled now.
Bruce Brown 09/07/22 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Seeing as they'll be under the roof material you could just put a strip of gorilla tape over them. When I did the roof on my TT rebuild I used gorilla tape in the sheeting seams and edges, based on a recommendation from the local RV guys. Worked well.
Bruce Brown 08/28/22 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Most likely POR 15. :B :B :B
Bruce Brown 08/27/22 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ALWAYS something!

I feel your pain. If our second MH had been our first one there never would have been another. Fortunately we already had the RV bug so we jumped in with both feet and in 2000 we ordered our first new one, a Newmar Dutch Star gasser. We've owned (2) more Newmars since, owning our current one for 15 years now. I'm happy to give you hope, it can get better. Since 2000 we've made exactly ONE trip back to a dealer. Sure we've had a few things wear out, and I'm fairly mechanical, but obviously we haven't had anything too complicated. Keep your chin up, get things fixed, and keep in mind your fix will most likely be better than it came from the factory.
Bruce Brown 08/23/22 05:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1991 P30 454 intermittent surging, power loss

I'd start with a new fuel filter. If that doesn't do it next up would be the fuel pump. I'm not well versed on the vintage Chevy so it may have an in-tank pump with the filter attached. If it does, I'd replace them both at the same time. What you're describing is exactly what our '90 Ford chassis did and the above fixed ours. Adding a Banks kit didn't hurt either. We used the smaller kit, the one that kept the factory manifolds.
Bruce Brown 08/17/22 05:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tail Lights will not turn off

Any chance the spring has gone lazy and its actually the brake lights? Easy enough to take a look and see if the brake switch is being touched. I'm thinking more along the lines as the others have said though, bad ground back feeding through the lights. Brake light is the easiest to check.
Bruce Brown 08/15/22 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine air filter

If you can't find a number, get the dimensions and match it up on a cross-over site. Pretty much every manufacturer has one. If you find 2 or 3 with the same dimensions pick the one,with the highest CFM rating. Diesels like to breathe.
Bruce Brown 08/08/22 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine air filter

It should be printed on the filter itself. I assume, being a diesel pusher, it's the all-in-one cartridge type. With these you don't just change the filter, you change the entire housing. Something like this... https://www.mddistributorsstore.com/mas_assets/cache/image/b/0/0/9/450x-45065.Jpg
Bruce Brown 08/08/22 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Now that was pretty smart to use that hole saw that way. I would never have thought of that. Agreed - that was pretty slick.
Bruce Brown 08/07/22 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: help with outlets not working in 2019 pacearrow 36u

Another vote for the GFI. We lost 1/2 our outlets once, everything seemed good. On the advice of an electric guy here (thanks Larry!) we changed the GFI and everything's been good since. That was years ago, so obviously it was the cause.
Bruce Brown 08/05/22 05:55am Class A Motorhomes
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