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RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

How old is the belt ? Check the tension on your belt . You might have a tensioner that could be failing or the belt it self needs to be replaced.
bobndot 11/27/22 04:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: High rise toilet

They make riser kits. They also make hi-rise toilets. Aqua-Magic Residence RV toilet / High Profile / White - Thetford 42169 Is one model. They are avl on Amazon for $179. https://rvlife.com/techtips-installing-a-toilet-riser/
bobndot 11/26/22 06:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Just added 2 digital volt meters to my dash. I can now see the house battery and car battery voltage levels with the engine off. When driving I can determine if I need to charge the house and monitor the alternator. Life is good X2 :)
bobndot 11/25/22 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I need a toad.

Dollies also require a registration/state inspection plus maintenance, tires, brakes, bearings and electrical. You also have to think about where you will carry a spare tire for it. A dedicated tire rack , either on the dolly or a hitch rack carrier on the rv or toad’s hitch , inside the toad or inside an rv storage compartment. Its a personal choice , dollies have their place as does flat towing.
bobndot 11/21/22 09:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I need a toad.

Chev Sonic except the sporty RS version can be flat towed. Sonic made a hatchback which offers storage space. Other Chev’s are also towable , one is the Equinox. They advise to start and idle the vehicle for 5 mins every 200 mi or so to recirculate the tranny fluid. I added a charge line from the rv to keep the toad battery charged. I did that mainly bc i drilled holes in my taillights and installed bulbs/sockets instead of buying a special harness for running lights. If i need extra side marker lighting at night or on rainy days , i just flip on the toad parking lights. You also have to turn the key ‘on’ to free up the steering wheel lock. Make sure to turn the ignition to the first click not the second click, that way the odometer will not register mileage. Only when i flat tow , the latest thing i did was carry a full size mounted spare inside the hatchback . I recently shredded a tire on my toad while towing at 1 AM and only had a donut on board. I had too far a drive to get home and had to spend the night at the tow companies yard. A full spare could have been changed by me and i could have been on my way home . As per one of our members suggested , Im also adding tire psi monitors on the toad bc i could not feel the tire go flat after hitting some potholes. By the time i realized it, i was riding on the rim.
bobndot 11/20/22 07:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

If not the brakes check the carrier bearing.
bobndot 11/17/22 09:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Sprinter questions

I hear commercial drivers complaining about emissions laws creating havoc in general. Talk to fleet mechanics . They are the one’s who know the vehicle in the wide-range perspective. I agree LTV’s seem real nice.
bobndot 11/15/22 01:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need a battery to start my Onan, 460 cca min, dual-purpose?

Grp 27 wet cell : economical , will work well and charge using the converter you have. I have used these batts and they worked fine for the 4 years i had them. Two grp 27’s will give you 160 ah and enough cca’s to start your Onan genny . Correct me if I'm wrong , AFAIK, the Onan’s are usually factory wired off the house bank . While off grid, these two batts ran my 25,000 btu furnace just fine throughout the winter . I was able to get through the night and the next morning with no issues. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Deka-12-Volt-800-Amp-Marine-Battery/50183759?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-sol-_-bng-_-PLA_SOL_146_Riders-Powersports-Chore-_-50183759-_-Online-_-0-_-0&msclkid=1b6d5b9dedea1aa1b46a38ef764b4f8f&gclid=1b6d5b9dedea1aa1b46a38ef764b4f8f&gclsrc=3p.ds
bobndot 11/14/22 01:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

12v vs two 6v batteries Just keep in mind that joining two 6v batts will keep the amps the same, where by joining two 12v batts, the amps will double. The above is misleading, and possibly erroneous. The capacity of a quality GC2 Six volt battery is generally around 220AH, where the capacity of a good 12V battery is around 100AH ... so you will end up with slightly more capacity with the heavier duty two 6V batteries anyway. Some people think the 220 6v will give them 440 amps at 12v . All i am saying is a GC-2 at 220 amps is still 220 amps when adding the 2nd GC-2. However, if you add two 100amp 12 v batts together the amps double to 200 amps but keep the 12v supply to the rv.
bobndot 11/11/22 04:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

12v vs two 6v batteries Just keep in mind that joining two 6v batts will keep the amps the same, where by joining two 12v batts, the amps will double. The 6v batts are true deep cycle batteries that allow them to be discharged lower without damaging them. They have heavier thicker plates than the 12v batteries. Most 12v deep cycle batteries are really ‘hybrid’ batteries. Maybe you can find a true deep cycle 12v , but you would have to have a knowledgable source to locate such. IMO, it comes down to the size of your battery compartment. The 6v models might be too tall by a 1/2” or so. As an example, If your battery compartment was under your entrance step, some people have removed the lid and installed some wood trim around the edge. Then reinstalled the lid allowing the clearance needed. 1/2” is not that drastic a change to become used to while going in/out of the rv.
bobndot 11/11/22 02:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

https://www.rvidiots.com/does-an-rv-battery-charge-while-driving/ Dc to dc would most likely charge better and faster while driving. You could use s small 1000 inverter generator at a campsite as well. That will run your converter which will charge the house.
bobndot 11/11/22 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago View

Just something to consider. Being that its an oversized bump stop with different weight ratings , they might raise your height depending on the color spring you choose. Keep an eye on front tire wear. You might have to redo the alignment after a SS install, not sure .
bobndot 11/05/22 08:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How does this work? TV antenna

Would replacing it using a new King antenna be a better antenna ? Anybody know ? If deciding on going the solar route: Replacing larger , weathered , old tech antenna with a smaller head new digital model which would leave more roof space for solar panels. The newer tech King might also draw less 12v power from ur coach battery bank. Something to consider , especially if boondocking is your plan. There is a video of a direct swap , installing a new King. Replacing old tv antenna with a King
bobndot 11/04/22 12:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which one of you put a water filter here?

I guess people have different sensitivity to certain bacteria’s than others. My daughter is a food microbiologist and dw is a nurse , both bacteria minded and know more about this stuff than me. They were explaining the whole thing to me and were making me sick just listening to them. Two against one. Easier not to argue. Even easier to crack open a Poland Spring and make the coffee. Makes my fishing experience less stressful.
bobndot 11/03/22 07:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: My generator may not be repairable, what do I do?

Look into how lithium class B rv’s operate. Ex ; Winnebago Travato ‘L’ series. Lithium info: https://battlebornbatteries.com/run-rv-ac-unit-on-lithium-batteries/ https://www.generalrv.com/blog/the-best-10-solar-and-lithium-powered-camper-vans/ Lithium and cold temps Sodium ion battery
bobndot 11/02/22 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Low pressure at RV shower head. What is this?

Check out the Oxygenics shower head. You won’t need the restrictor bc of the design of the Oxygenics with shutoff switch. ‘Oxygenics Body Spa’ is what we use. When boondocking you’ll need to use the on/off switch to save water. Don’t forget you only have a 6 gal water heater. You don’t have an endless supply of HW at anytime, boondocking or not. As far as i know, the design of this shower head has its own restrictor built into the design.
bobndot 10/31/22 05:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which one of you put a water filter here?

Being that you are not the orig owner, it might serve you best to use bottled water for drinking. At least start your trip that way and refill your water bottles from a safe source as you go. Search Acuva rv water purification.
bobndot 10/30/22 03:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What is your secret trick for cleaning your front cap?

1-Open engine hood and stand on the support above the grill. 2-Telescoping heavy duty painters pole with a brush head. Wrap a towel around the brush , secure it using string or fishing line. 3- stilts, like professional spacklers wear. 4- fabricate hand trucks without wheels. Have a welder make you two identical pieces that resemble a hand-truck. Place the blade under each front tire of the rv to hold them in place securely. Build them tall enough to clear the fenders, approx 5-6 ft fall. Then place and secure planks across the hood using the top of the metal hand trucks as your supports. This is more secure than using two ladders and a cross plank. 5- find someone with a bucket loader tractor. Stand in the bucket. Have him lift you up.
bobndot 10/28/22 07:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two questions: fridge OOPS! and battery boost relay

:C:). Glad it’s solved. Tnx for the update.
bobndot 10/25/22 05:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: My generator may not be repairable, what do I do?

One other option is, if you opt for a portable genny, it might be possible to install a front hitch. You might be able to do it and not block airflow. Here is an older thread with some info and pics. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26491343/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
bobndot 10/24/22 08:28pm Class C Motorhomes
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