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RE: Got the MH weighed.

My 27' Gulfstream weighed in at 11,100 lbs total, including fuel, water, and driver/passenger.
atsrmf 09/06/21 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield covers

Make your own, they have the material at Home Depot. That's what I did. I also made covers for all the windows to keep the sun out.
atsrmf 07/29/21 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The warranty should be honored, it was a basis for you to buy the batteries and you trusted them. It doesn't matter what the original manager said or did, you have the paperwork.
atsrmf 07/26/21 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The Cadillac is a 2013 and came with an AGM battery from the factory. I'm no electrical engineer, but from what I have read an AGM can be overcharged with some vehicles. I don't have the answer, only suggestions.
atsrmf 07/26/21 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Does your motorhome have a charging system designed for AGM batteries? The fact that all 4 failed at the same time tells me that may be where the problem is. AGM batteries should easily last 5 years, the one in my Cadillac is over 7 years old.
atsrmf 07/26/21 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

All things being equal I would take the diesel.
atsrmf 07/15/21 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why is the generator cycling??

A generator will vary in speed based on electrical load. The alternator is trying to maintain the correct 60hz frequency needed for American standards. When an A/C is turned on, a mechanical resistance to the engine is created due to the magnetic resistance created in the rotor. The engine governor adds throttle to compensate for the drop in RPM. 3600 Rpm = 60 cycles per second. If the frequency drops the current (amperage) builds up along with heat. When the alternator reaches 3600 RPM voltage and frequency will be correct.
atsrmf 07/10/21 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inside tire valve extensions

With the Crossfire you can monitor 2 tires at the same time and easily fill both. As an added bonus the pressures are always equal. If you have a blowout the remaining tire maintains pressure.
atsrmf 07/09/21 07:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inside tire valve extensions

Buy a pair of these, I'm glad that I did! Be sure to order the correct pressure. Crossfire
atsrmf 07/08/21 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toon-Brite clear coat

No, it doesn't yellow at all, and I live where the sun can get really intense. No cracking, either.
atsrmf 04/07/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
Toon-Brite clear coat

I have an older Class A from the late 80s with corrugated fiberglass siding. I recently applied another coat of Toon-Brite to protect the fiberglass and make the motorhome semi-gloss in appearance. This chemical works great and lasts about 2 years or so in sunny, dry climates like mine. On smooth surfaces a sprayer should be used to avoid runs, I used a 3" foam rubber brush.
atsrmf 04/05/21 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck? I thought motorhomes lost value fast!!

3 years ago I paid $1750 for a 1987 Class A Gulfstream with 14,000 miles, and it cost $40,000 new. Ford 460 with C-6. By the time I got it running right and made all repairs, modifications, and customizing I had spent enough to the point where I would lose money by selling, even though I did all the work myself. But it's too much fun to even consider that! It runs better than new and looks great.
atsrmf 03/09/21 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recording maintence

I keep everything in an Excel spreadsheet on my computer.
atsrmf 12/10/20 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

Vacuum is good, I just didn't understand how the system was designed to work. Now I know.
atsrmf 11/27/20 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

No, I didn't bypass anything. I was just dumb enough to not figure out what you just stated, which is true. The duct work is all good, like new, even though it is original.
atsrmf 11/27/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

I replaced every rubber and vacuum line in the motorhome, including on the engine vacuum lines, cruise vacuum, radiator hoses, heater hoses, and washer hose. I know how age and rodents can cause leaks and problems. After reading your prior post I went out to the motorhome and exposed the two inside vacuum motors. Both worked perfectly with the engine running. Baffled, I turned off all the vacuum motors and left the fan on. I checked the defroster and air was coming out as designed! Apparently the defrost is the default function when everything is off, the fan just moves more air. The air got hotter as the engine warmed up, so now I understand the factory settings. I never had a manual. Now I feel like an idiot, but on the flip side I was always convinced that nothing was wrong with the HVAC system. I had tried all the function combinations thinking it would work like a car. Having everything "OFF" never occurred to me. Now I can drive where it gets cold, something I had been avoiding without defrosters.
atsrmf 11/27/20 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
Windshield defroster question

I have an older 1987 Class A Gulfstream motorhome that I have restored over the last 3 years. It was in excellent condition to begin with. There is one nagging problem that I cannot figure out, and that is how does the defroster work? I cannot divert air to just the defroster like a car, where all the air from the blower comes out the defroster vents. I have examined all of the duct work and have had the dash apart. There doesn't seem to be a diverter door anywhere or a vacuum motor to actuate such a door. Manually closing all of the dash vents does nothing. Is there a vacuum motor inside the plenum somewhere? The original control head was junk and I replaced it with custom rocker switches that open/close individual vacuum switches for MAX, A/C, and HEAT, and it works great. Getting air to blast out of the defroster remains a setback. There are no leaks at the vents that would allow air to escape under the dash. I'm stumped! If anyone can find a link to the HVAC vacuum diagram for this would certainly help. There has to be a 4th vacuum motor somewhere.
atsrmf 11/27/20 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
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