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RE: Replace GENERAC generator in a Gulfstream

I spent $2000 having my 2004 Generac completely rebuilt last year; but, was a lot less than buying a brand new unit north of $4000. It's all in how you consider "cheap repair". Good luck.
VA-Apraisr 09/03/19 04:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Louder TV??

Wow, thanks for all the replies! I clicked on the ZVOX link and this "sounds" (no pun intented) like the exact fix for what is/are my hearing issues. Hoping the volume is high to help further drown out the a/c unit overhead. But, overall, the description of what this soundbar does should greatly assist with enjoying a DVD while on the beach relaxing between tides. As an aside, they say my hearing may improve over time as the nerve damage from the tumor may regrow and make a connection from the eardrum back to the brain. The body is a mysterious, marvelous thing. Thanks again for some alternatives!
VA-Apraisr 09/02/19 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
Louder TV??

Have a 19" TV (Sony I think) and has reasonably loud sound for the most part, however, if I run the generator and a/c unit, it's difficult to hear the words. I do a lot of "off grid" camping so it is quite often I run the generator and a/c. Secondly, lost most of my hearing in one ear due to a benign brain tumor, so I have slight trouble hearing words anyway (ie: that, cat, hat, bat, etc all sound the same so I lose the context of the conversation). Anyway, tried a bluetooth wireless speaker but wasn't even as loud as the built-in speaker on the TV, and having the sound behind me on each side of the couch was even worse for my limited hearing since I'm facing the TV but sound is from the side/rear. Was thinking of trying a sound bar next, but just wondering if anyone else has similar hearing issue and solved this problem in the RV.
VA-Apraisr 09/02/19 02:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newly converted...

Saw an Earthroamer in New York last month! Grossly overkill for urban life and I just didn't see much interior space. Impressive for the African safari adventure in the middle of no man lands....even if I had the $$ just not my type of expenditure. The 4x4 conversion on my standard rig was a bargain at $10k years ago and currently comes in close to $20k at Quigley 4x4. I pray everyday nothing happens to my rig cause replacement would be close to $90k and I'd like to stop working someday!! And, I don't have slides on mine and very thankful for it....I do think the movement on rough terrain could cause some seal/slide issues.
VA-Apraisr 09/02/19 07:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: LED's for marker lights

Can't pull up the links, however, MOST important part is to make sure you sealed them up completely with generous amounts of caulk....especially the hole in the middle where the wires come through the roof into the light. This is the entry point for most water imho. As mentioned above, I used a 1.5" x 2" piece of Eternalbond tape to cover the 1" drill hole from manufacturer and ran wires through a very small slit (even caulked that after wiring). Filled the pass thru hole in the light mount as well. Then, good bead of caulk around the exterior of the light fixtures. If you can, inspect your work several times a year and absolutely remove upper bunk mattress and look for any moisture.....this is the true test. Driving in a good rain can and will find even the smallest gap. Good luck!
VA-Apraisr 08/24/19 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: LED's for marker lights

Replacing my top markers with replacement LED units from Etrailer. Going to put liberal amounts of flexible sealant around the base of the unit as well as the small hole where wires go through the mounting plate, then going to use clear sealant around the lens cover just for added measure. Seems most of the water penetration happens when the lens crack from debris or weathering and water is pushed through this wiring hole. One could also use a cut-to-fit piece of EternalBond tape around the large opening for the wire leading into the RV and provide a small hole just big enough for the small wires to pass thru. This would provide an extra barrier to stop the majority of major water intrusion. Again, there is no permanent solution.
VA-Apraisr 08/23/19 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CHECK your seals/caulking yearly

Inspect the yellow lenses carefully.....can get hit by rock and a small crack can allow water to penetrate. I caught mine early (always looking for water up there) and found two lenses were cracked from age and/or rock hitting'em. Replaced and sealed and no water. Also have thought about just removing and caulking over, but, ordered new LED's and replacing with lots of good fresh caulk to seal'em up tight (but always need to keep rechecking in the future for above-mentioned items). If I get too old to climb the outside ladder, I'll have someone else inspect or just completely remove and seal it off.
VA-Apraisr 08/21/19 03:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: LED's for marker lights

Went ahead and used the "E Trailer" link provided and just ordered the complete housing/lens/bulb replacement with LED already installed. Figured a good time to just replace them all given age/wear. Thanks!
VA-Apraisr 08/17/19 05:52pm Class C Motorhomes
LED's for marker lights

Want to replace standard bulb with LED's on the exterior marker lights on top/sides of my 2003 Ford Fourwinds and pulled bulb out but nothing to identify it. Just basic push-in clear bulb. Lens cover is Bargman 59 if that helps.
VA-Apraisr 08/17/19 11:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel cleaner/additive for Onan generator

Thanks for the replies. I do use my generator a lot and have always run it under load (a/c or microwave running) all year long as well as driving the RV during the winter season for about 30 minutes just to keep things lubed and moving. Have had no issues with either but was just confirming if there was something more I should be doing.........thanks!
VA-Apraisr 08/13/19 06:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Norcold frig?

Question: So, should we periodically remove the roof vent cover over the refrigerator to check for debris and/or other materials that may not be allowing the refrigerator to properly vent? Never even thought about doing this but sounds like a preventative maintenance item.
VA-Apraisr 08/12/19 07:47pm Class C Motorhomes
Fuel cleaner/additive for Onan generator

Servicing my Microquiet 4000 Onan gas generator and wondering how to use fuel cleanser for generator? Pour in RV tank, or disconnect fuel intake line at generator and introduce additive that way (provided there's a fuel pump in generator....not sure?). Didn't want carb to gum up over time and use. And, what type of fuel additive have you folks used for this purpose? Thanks in advance!
VA-Apraisr 08/12/19 05:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class c overhead marker lights/lens

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Bargman/34-59-012.html This link was supplied to me once from this board to replace the amber lenses on the front of my 2004 Ford Fourwinds. Maybe it will point you in the right direction.
VA-Apraisr 08/06/19 05:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

Amen! And, I always like to see the "results" of advise given on this wonderful website so others can see, learn or diagnose their own problems that may be similar. Hence, why I posted my results. Lesson learned for me.
VA-Apraisr 07/21/19 09:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

UPDATE: A/C ran for 2 hours with no freeze up and temp inside was 14 degrees cooler than outside temp of 94 degrees.....so, hoping the 10 year old unit will keep doing the job!
VA-Apraisr 07/20/19 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

PROBLEM SOLVED! ..... apparently, foam pad on bottom of filter tray came loose and was sucked up into front of coil fins in front of unit (how this got there I don't know). Removed and checked everything else; aside from rust on condensing unit it all looked normal. Running now and inside temp was 95 and within 8 minutes dropped down to 90....been running for about 45 minutes and now down to 85 degrees and outside temps are still 94. Waiting to see if it ices up but so far blowing very strong, cold air. Thanks for the advise to pull apart and give it a once over.
VA-Apraisr 07/20/19 04:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

I cleaned everything last fall and have limited uses since that time. Filters were also cleaned. I was running ac on High Cool but turned the cooling dial all the way back to lowest setting in hopes it would not freeze up....didn't work. Move this setting to middle and highest cooling and still froze up. Would love to save the $$$ but don't know other options.
VA-Apraisr 07/20/19 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

28' E450 Ford with standard Coleman ceiling-mount/ductless unit with manual controls (no thermostat on wall) and was 10 years old. Would not defrost itself and froze solid within a few hours. Tried running fan only to defrost, which it did, but never stopped freezing back up.......so........what brand have you folks replaced with? Saw a window unit for $199 in New Jersey and almost purchased it to survive the week (but went to a hotel and spent even more $$).
VA-Apraisr 07/20/19 10:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane Tank on my Minnie. Should I replace it?

Same old song.....I've been told twice need to have a new date certification tag and valve replaced by propane "dude". I finally printed off a copy of the ASME tank guidelines (Google it) that specifically states "does not apply to motorhomes!" Only for travel trailers and portable DOT tanks....I now keep this in the cab of my RV for whomever wants to insist that I need a new certification. This dude stated "Well I have a diesel pusher and had to have mine replaced"....someone told him he needed it re-certified and only a special truck shop could replace the valve and it was 90 miles away. I showed him my paperwork and he filled my tank. Visually, yes, paint your tank but nothing else is needed.
VA-Apraisr 07/03/19 06:47pm Class C Motorhomes
Toilet seal for foot pedal plunger.......

Not sure what it's called.....but, the seal to keep water in the bowl to avoid the vapor odors (yes, got it going ON)......and, is it available at the big box hardware stores, or do I need to go to RV supply department?
VA-Apraisr 06/16/19 12:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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