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RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

Had my Onan rebuilt after 1400 hours on it since I boondock a lot. Cost about $1800 for everything and now have 1700 hours. I turn it on to run microwave while cooking and couldn't imagine having to go outside in weather to pull start the generator(s) each time. As with all mechanical things, you gotta use'em or lose'em.....sitting idle just doesn't work well. Wonder why Honda stopped making generators??.....if it was an upgrade to an Onan, why is it no longer available? I love my honda truck and grass mowers and just a sincere question.....why don't they do RV generators?
VA-Apraisr 04/02/20 03:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Something about having 4 wheel drive

https://i.imgur.com/f28W3TFl.jpg Trying to see if this photo uploads.......fish some interesting points/bars down in North Carolina and love the 4x4 to go where few can go :) Thanks for the link, Ron!
VA-Apraisr 03/20/20 02:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Something about having 4 wheel drive

Thanks fellas!! Yes, that would be mine. I'll try that link for photos as soon as I dodge the "virus" today doing home appraisals!
VA-Apraisr 03/20/20 06:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Something about having 4 wheel drive

Still have it 15 years now......just can't ever figure out how to post a dang photo!
VA-Apraisr 03/19/20 06:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Something about having 4 wheel drive

Would love to know how to post an image on this site......love seeing the photos.
VA-Apraisr 03/19/20 04:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12v house battery replacement

When my AGM's finally give out, I'm going with one Lithium battery. Read some great information on Battle Born lithium website. Only weighs about 30lbs and can be discharged down to 0% without hurting the unit. Just plain tired of watching the voltage meter on the wall and when it gets close to 11 volts, having to start the generator or engine. I dry camp most of the time and although this one battery costs about $1,000, seems like the life span is way more than what I've seen out of my AGM units. Can drain to nothing at least 3000 times and still the battery will perform at 80% after that. It's worth looking into before putting out $450 for 2 heavy AGM's that weight about 80lbs each.
VA-Apraisr 03/08/20 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E450 Insulated RV Windshield Cover

I went to Lowe's and got one of those moving blankets (heavy duty and like a quilt) and tuck it under the overhead bed mattress and completely seals off the cab area since it goes down to the floor and I just press it around both side frames for the bed above. If I need to see, I just peek out one side. Really keeps the chills down.
VA-Apraisr 03/08/20 01:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: White-Rogers thermostat issue.........WARNING!

My C is a 2003 model. This was a new thermostat and it does have an "off" position to far left (no separate on/off button or switch like most have). The one they just replaced it with also doesn't have a separate on/off....just move temperature to far left until you hear a click. Fingers crossed this one actually KNOWS it's been turned off :)
VA-Apraisr 03/05/20 07:18pm Class C Motorhomes
White-Rogers thermostat issue.........WARNING!

Posted awhile back about thermostat issue in my C. They installed a White-Rogers unit that doesn't have a separate on/off switch...you just move dial to left down to 50 degrees and hear a small "click". Well, in January, with unit in the OFF position, temps went down into the 20's and guess what - furnace turned ON and used all my propane! Heard the blower motor whirling away and pulled the furnace fuse to shut it completely down. Took back to RV service and they weren't sure it was the wall unit. Next day they called and said they had 3 other clients call with the same situation using the same White-Rogers! Furnace was turned off but when temps went below the 50 degrees setting on unit, furnace came on! They replaced the thermostat with another brand. Just a FYI.
VA-Apraisr 03/05/20 03:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Glad to hear others have similar experience with Thor. Mine is a 28A floorplan and have 117k miles on it. No slides and virtually no problems. Knowing what to expect from a "starter RV" is important. Super particular, then move on up the $$ ladder. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another one if that time ever comes.
VA-Apraisr 01/20/20 08:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Price does equal quality....however....gotta factor into that equation time used versus money spent. If you're only using it 1-2 months a year total, buying a customized rig with high quality/high price may not be a wise investment. I bought my Thor 15 years ago and use it maybe 1-2 months yearly and it's served me quite well for it's intended purpose. If I was a full-timer or using it half a year, the quality would push me into a different brand. Use it quite hard and has held up surprisingly well for the "C-grade" fit/finish. I spent $35k back then for slightly used and would have spent double that amount for the nicer units out there....just wasn't willing to spend another $35k for the weekend camper experience.
VA-Apraisr 01/19/20 01:47pm Class C Motorhomes
White-Rogers thermostat issue.........

Had new thermostat installed about 3 months ago due to furnace issue. They replaced main circuit board and put in a manual White-Rogers thermostat. Solved all my issues, however, went outside tonight and found the furnace had been running EVEN though the thermostat was in the off position (far left until it clicks). Temps outside today were 42 degrees and checked propane tank which was full and it's now empty. Only thing I can think is that the new thermo isn't recognizing the "off" position? Just asking before I inquire about getting another thermostat from repair shop to install myself. I had to pull the fuse from the panel box to get the blower motor to stop blowing.
VA-Apraisr 01/09/20 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

Wow, 13-gallons lost while sitting? Hope you can figure this one out and give the rest of us a "heads up" on what the problem turns out to be.....that's a lot of fuel going somewhere and definitely a dangerous situation that could result in a serious fire. Good luck.
VA-Apraisr 12/10/19 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quick question about oil changes

Filter and 6 quarts of oil....about $40 DIY. Really? Cheap insurance to keep it properly lubed with fresh oil. I change mine about every 2-3K miles due to the simple ease and low costs. Yeah, yeah, overkill on my part but I do a lot of beach driving in salt elements and rather be safer than sorry. A rebuilt engine will cost a whole lot of $$ and labor. Cheapest maintenance you can do for your RV is change the fluids.
VA-Apraisr 11/23/19 05:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

UPDATE: Furnace worked all week just fine! I did inspect the ducts underneath cabinetry and appears they were shortened to fit more snug and without any kinks. So, most likely the thermostat (and will replace promptly if this ever happens again!) before going to RV mechanic.
VA-Apraisr 11/14/19 02:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Guessing ducts were only slightly kinked since I've never inspected or moved any of them (thinking RV tech was just covering up for the fact that the thermostat was the ONLY issue and they had already installed a new board).
VA-Apraisr 11/06/19 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Man o man....you guys are a valuable knowledge pool of thoughts!! Yes, I feel it was mainly the Lowe's brand Honeywell not syncing with the RV. But, I've now got a new circuit board, unkinked ducts and new thermostat. Sadly, throw enough money at it and sooner or later a dart will hit the target :) I had better be WARM on that BEACH.
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 03:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

UPDATE: so, they had already replaced the main board (maybe unnecessary?) and nothing had changed. So, this time, the removed the Honeywell digital thermostat and replaced with White-Rogers analog RV thermostat and also straightened out the heating duct beneath the sink/couch/bedroom areas since they said they were "kinked up" in several places and thought that was causing a high heat sensor to trip the furnace off and not auto-start back up. They said they left furnace on last night with temps here going down into the high 30's and said camper was toasty warm this morning. Seems to be working as I type but will know for sure once I'm on the cool beaches of North Carolina this weekend and next week.
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Yes, tried the range running to make sure gas was available, turned off tank and back on, turned water heater on, ..... it's back at shop and will post results (positive I hope) once they figure it out. Told them to check digital thermostat and maybe try a manual thermostat; also check regulator to ensure proper propane pressure, and pull heater box apart and look for any rust. Fingers crossed XX
VA-Apraisr 11/05/19 06:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

Yep.....thought about that too, Bob! I also boondock more than hookup, so it's rather important to me. Not sure what a new unit would cost but will ask. Mainly, I want to make sure they pulled it apart versus just put the board in and fired it up once. I think a trained monkey could do that.
VA-Apraisr 11/03/19 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
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