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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
RE: Propane feed question

Are u trying to add a bbq off the on-board LP tank ? Easy to use ext a stay valve. https://youtu.be/Kbp4LiOjXbI
bobndot 10/24/22 01:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: My generator may not be repairable, what do I do?

An rv should be well balanced. We need to be careful when we alter things to keep weight in order. Maybe a 2500 or 2800 Onan would fit. Maybe a compartment alteration might be in order. A good welder might be your friend. You could ask an auto body shop that does fabrications. Go to a commercial truck scale: I would want to know how much my rig weighs . Front then rear axle. Weighing all 4 corners to see individual weights would be best but f/r would work. Reason: If, you need to add a portable generator as you described , plus the weight of the receiver and rack , you have to be careful to not overload the axle rating. Plus you need to think about how you will fuel it. The more weight added to the rear might lighten the front. If the steer axle is too light it will affect handling. If the axle or tires are overloaded, all mechanical components could suffer. Just be careful when you start altering things on your own.
bobndot 10/24/22 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two questions: fridge OOPS! and battery boost relay

Have another person repeatedly push the switch and you listen to where the solenoid is clicking. Its usually near the house batteries in a protected area out of the weather. It might be behind a plate with screws. A wire may be loose from bouncing down the road not allowing the house bank to fire up the starter. You might also have a BIM that might be bad. Don’t worry, a BIM is not a medical condition , its a Battery Isolation Manager. Sometimes looks like a black box the size of a pack of cigarette's located near that emergency solenoid. If you don’t have a BIM you can add one. Its the brain the directs current between the batteries. Some brands are junk others are better. If you have one , it should be wired to control the charging of the house and vehicle batteries be it while driving, parked while plugged into shore power or generator. The BIM flip flops the current between the batteries to reduce the load from the alternator. If you add a solar panel, that will also keep all batteries charged through the BIM while parked. Hopefully then, you’ll never need that emergency switch bc your batteries should stay charged if you have solar. You only need one panel to keep it all topped off. I use a single 100w panel for 3 sometimes 4 grp 27’s. Fridge should be ok. I have done the same a lot more often than 2x for 20 mins. An NR model too. Turn it on for 8 hrs with a thermometer inside. See if it reaches a satisfiable temp in the fridge and freezer. The gas must flow thru the fridge tubes. When parked off level the gas can crystalize inside the tubes eventually building up causing a blockage. Over time bc of off level use, the fridge will not run as cold as when new.
bobndot 10/23/22 06:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: System check up panel. What do these mean?

In a short time of use, you will discover those digital sensors will become less than accurate. As you use your rig you will establish a feel to know your water level, LP and holding tank level without having to look at a sensor. There is more than one way to use an rv. Some are hooked up to W/E/S/Cable where you can endlessly use water and sewer while others boondock off grid without hookups. It’s then that you’ll need to be more careful in water consumption in relation to the tank sizes of your particular rv model. You need to approx ‘calculate mentally’ in what you have dumped into your holding tanks as you deplete your freshwater supply tank. At that point you’ll be ‘self contained’ and you will get a feel to know your levels without pushing any buttons. I always run with full freshwater. You never know when you might have an emergency and need to pull over to spend the night. You’ll need water.
bobndot 10/23/22 02:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2022 forest river solera 27dse

Look inside the storage compartment near the freshwater tank for a hinged black door. Access to water pump and valve to drain freshwater , which on my FR is also the cold water low point drain. On my FR , the low point drain lines can be seen by looking rearward of the passenger side dual wheels, near the mudflap. When you drain the H/C low point drains, the cold side will take longer to drain depending on how much freshwater you are carrying . Its a dual function drain valve. In many rigs , the freshwater tank, gravity water fill port, water pump and low points are in the same general area.
bobndot 10/23/22 09:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2022 forest river solera 27dse

Look inside the storage compartment near the freshwater tank for a hinged black door. Access to water pump and valve to drain freshwater , which on my FR is also the cold water low point drain. On my FR , the low point drain lines can be seen by looking rearward of the passenger side dual wheels, near the mudflap. When you drain the H/C low point drains, the cold side will take longer to drain depending on how much freshwater you are carrying . Its a dual function drain valve.
bobndot 10/23/22 09:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires E-350/450: Stock 225/75? Tall 215/85? Wide 235/85?

I have better luck to NOT use the rvnet search box. I use my own search engine and type in : ‘Rv.net , class c tire upgrade’. I do this to find all rvnet posts on various subjects. Rv.net, then ask your question.
bobndot 10/23/22 08:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires E-350/450: Stock 225/75? Tall 215/85? Wide 235/85?

Im thinking of swapping to the taller 215 tire. I could use the 1/2” height difference. My metal hitch protectors scape my sidewalk if i back into my driveway. I think i could clear it having the extra 1/2”. I’m able to pull into the driveway not scraping but not backing in. Strange, but thats the way it is.
bobndot 10/22/22 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full size spare tire for toad

Also suggest, if you have one, to leave the backup camera set to be on all the time, if you have one. Helps to keep a watch on the toad, and helps to know when you are beyond a vehicle you past. I’ve seen folks driving on the donut tire for weeks. Yes, always thank u. Visual as well as sound ! Everyone’s feedback is much appreciated. I don't listen to music when towing the toad just in case something does go wrong . I would hopefully hear it before feeling it and that’s what happened here. In this case, it was at night, raining and heavy truck traffic getting near a large city. A triple whammy ! It was difficult to see any detail behind me. The camera lens was actually partially covered in road spray which blocked rear vision even more. I reduced my speed to 50 mph or so but the semi’s were pounding along at 70. It gets to a point where , if we drive too slow for conditions, it becomes dangerous . We need to find that sweet spot regarding speed and other traffic. Normally i would have suspended the return trip home due to the rain but my DW had gotten a flu-like cold and i pushed it thru the bad weather to get her there. I should have waited because i ended up having to spend the extra night waiting for a new tire out on the road anyway. Many lessons learned this trip. We are never too old or experienced to learn or be reminded of the safe thing that should have been done. It was an experience that turned out to be ok. DW is feeling good too. Mama’s back ! :)
bobndot 10/19/22 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2009 C5500 chassis fuel filter location

https://youtu.be/KL3Nz4AJK8M See if this link helps.
bobndot 10/18/22 09:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full size spare tire for toad

Did you have a TPMS on the toad? No. Looking into that now. Any suggestions are welcome. :C
bobndot 10/18/22 09:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full size spare tire for toad

Opnspaces, ok tnx for that info. I was not sure about the compact spare in conjunction with fwd. Yes, the compact spare does work most of the time. Most flats probably occur close enough to home to be able to use within the mileage range suggested, 50-70 mi. It will remain in place to use but when towing , i was thinking about adding a full spare to be able to drive further if needed. To expand the suggested 50-70 mile range. I can fit the full tire in the car.
bobndot 10/18/22 12:38pm Class C Motorhomes
Full size spare tire for toad

While towing my car 4 down i got a flat on the toad and never felt it. The left front tire shredded which allowed me to hear the aluminum wheel rolling on the road surface. It sounded like an alarm clocks bell. It was pouring rain at 1 AM on an interstate and still 2 hrs from home. It was too dangerous for me to start rotating the wheels so i could use my compact spare to get the rig off the highway. I would think that compact spare should get mounted on the rear and not the front of a fwd car. A tow operator towed the car to his shop and let me spend the night in the rv in his yard. He got me me back on the road at 8 AM with a new tire , the wheel survived. From now on , i plan to carry a full size spare and wheel. It will fit inside the hatchback toad. Something i should have thought about before. Just something for others to think about.
bobndot 10/18/22 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip Planned

Just tried using the trip planner and they want to charge me to us,what gives!!!! Good Sam trip planner ? I always thought - Free to members.
bobndot 10/15/22 07:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: need new gps.

Google Maps .....and you probably already 'own' it! :C Does GM’s show height restrictions that rv’s encounter ? Hmmmm? Couldn't tell you. Probably not. But we've been RVing since 2003, our largest unit being a Winnebago Journey DP, and we've never found any place we couldn't go because of any 'height restrictions' -- and never clipped the top of the RV on a low bridge. Maybe you just go to different places than we do.. Lol. Yes, we got stuck 2x taking 2 lane roads the GM suggested. We were lucky to be able to do a u- turn , light traffic , the first time but already was 20 miles into the trip. The second time we had to double back a shorter distance but had a line a cars behind us that all had to backup so we could do a U- turn. Its just a matter of luck but in metropolitan cities, low bridges are common. I see it all the time with semi trucks hitting low bridges .
bobndot 10/08/22 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: need new gps.

Google Maps .....and you probably already 'own' it! :C Does GM’s show height restrictions that rv’s encounter ?
bobndot 10/08/22 01:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: need new gps.

Double check but i think the Garmin 760 is good for taller vehicles like rvs and trucks that require planned routes that avoid low clearances. Im not sure if Waze or Google maps offers that feature.
bobndot 10/07/22 03:58pm Class C Motorhomes
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