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RE: Kwikee Electric Step Problem

Thanks All! I see the metal gears look fine. I will have to assume the worm gear on the motor (plastic?) is bad which would make that kind of sound. I do not have those clip removal pliers to take it apart. I will get a new motor assembly. When reassembling, do the gears have to put in sync somehow with the current position of the step? Or does it all operate by hitting a hard stop? https://i.imgur.com/QKtaEOil.jpg
fred42 07/27/19 01:34pm Tech Issues
Kwikee Electric Step Problem

On a 2007 Tiffin Allegro the electric step started making a loud grinder type sound and not opening or closing all the way without manual help. The frequency and constant speed of the sound makes me think it is associated with motor gears somehow. It is not coming from the many metal pivot joints that I have now lubricated which did not help much. I am leaving in a week so I need to fix it. It is the 24" wide Kwikee steps. The Kwikee document that I have did not mention this type of failure. I have watched a few YouTube videos about these. How do you think I should proceed? Should I remove those three bolts to see if the gears are stripped? https://i.imgur.com/pwsRacrl.jpg thanks very much for any ideas,
fred42 07/27/19 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: Mounting back up camera

Do you have a rear ladder? https://i.imgur.com/mbMvTHXl.jpg
fred42 07/25/19 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Winnebago vs Tiffin

When RV quality is discussed, this forum has always brought up the "piece rate pay" production model as part of the problem. Do both Winnebago and Tiffin use that system?
fred42 07/20/19 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Antiglare Visors?

... The problem with polarized is that it may filter out the screen on the GPS or tablet. jplante4, you are correct. I have a 7" rear camera screen and an RVI TPMS screen that is an Android. The Android is designed with an anti-glare axis that works with polarized sun glasses when it is horizontal as RVI has you install it. The Rear camera screen however, unfortunately used a universal screen designed for vertical placement but the product must be installed horizontally. I am working with the manufacturer to correct this. All a manufacturer has to do is pick the correct anti-glare axis to use. You can see in the two photos below how it looks with my glasses turned different ways: Polarized glasses as you wear them, Rear view bad, RVI good. https://i.imgur.com/4idprX4l.jpg Polarized glasses turned sideways, Rear view good but RVI Android starts to look bad. https://i.imgur.com/qk3v2P4l.jpg
fred42 07/04/19 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: When is the Robo Call Legislation taking effect?

Our home landline has been tied to Nomorobo.com for a couple of years now. So, when the phone rings, we wait for a second ring before we even think about answering it. Does Nomorobo also block automated calls you may want to answer like appointment confirmations and verification code messages?
fred42 06/29/19 01:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Installing a clean out at home

For underground burial where there can be surface loads it is best to get solid-wall PVC pipe. I did not know this until I had buried 60' of it in a high load area. I got it at Lowes and thought Schedule 40 was Schedule 40. You can stand on a 4" Cellular Core PVC Pipe and see it turn to an oval. From the Charlotte Pipe site: Cellular Core PVC Pipe: Cellular or foam core PVC pipe conforming to ASTM F 891 is produced by extruding a layer of foamed PVC between two layers of solid PVC, thereby reducing the weight and cost of the product. Cellular core pipe is designed for drainage (non-pressure) service only. The stiffness of cellular core pipe in most diameters is lower than that of solid-wall PVC pipe. Pipe stiffness is a key factor in determining the ability of pipe to resist external loads such as earth or live loads in underground installations. For this reason many specifiers believe that solid-wall PVC pipe is more robust and better suited to the rigors of commercial construction.
fred42 06/14/19 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood electric jacks control panel will not turn on

My problem is that the control pad will not start. Brake on, transmission in neutral, motor running. Did you mean: "transmission in Park"? Also, I can have my engine running, trans in Park, Brake on and my control panel will not turn on. I have to have the slides in as well.
fred42 06/14/19 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood electric jacks control panel will not turn on

mikestock, I have a 2007 Allegro that has had a problem with the Left Front jack not retracting. I can't remember if the red/green were on solid or blinking for that location. I may have a slightly different model than your Phaeton. You said you had the Installation guide. Was that the Installation-Operation-Maintenance Guide? If not here are some clips from the trouble shooting on page 4 and 5. My system has to have the Engine running, Trans in Park, Park brake on, and Slides in to work. https://i.imgur.com/ciXgMIjl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XDV4lExl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0LR9lz2l.jpg
fred42 06/13/19 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blocks for leveling under jacks and tires

I have a 20 GVWR gas class A with the Atwood Levellegs system. I made some pads out of wood but when I went to the very few parks I go to I saw most of the class A's, even diesels, not using pads. I have not used them yet. Am I to understand from this discussion that they are not only for soft ground but also to slightly decrease the jack travel and avoid extending fully?
fred42 06/09/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 F-f3 chassis air not working

When F series V10s air starts blowing thru defroster only it is usually a vacume leak that needs to be fixed. It happened to my F350. Ford dealer fixed it.
fred42 06/04/19 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do

... I am considering a coachman leprechaun 260ds. ... Before I had decided to look for a small class A, I had settled in on the Coachman Leprechaun 260DS. It has Azdel composite material 2" wall construction. I was looking at the Ford, but it also came in Chevy. As usual what drew me to this model was the wheelbase/length ratio for better handling. It was 58%. I also liked the larger Side-by-Side Refrigerator option available in the 260DS.
fred42 05/25/19 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVI3 TPMS system

It hasn't been my experience that you had to be moving. Maybe that was an earlier version. Mine works in the garage. The toad shows a lost signal on one tire because it is the jeep way back there by the house. https://i.imgur.com/BYZvvtKl.jpg
fred42 05/24/19 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVI3 TPMS system

John, I have the brake and sensors. I have had no problem with their shipments and I have had quite a few. I bought a year and a half ago and the sensors had a lingering problem for some time. I have had several sets shipped. It appears to be fixed now. They always came on time, FedEx I think. They are usually very responsive on the phone: 800-815-2159
fred42 05/23/19 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Orbital Billboards, a great way to ruin the night sky

Every large company sooner or later goes through their own unfortunate version of Coca-Cola's "New Coke" fiasco. Hopefully this will be one of those.
fred42 04/17/19 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Wasps in camper. Best way to remove?

I have had similar situations where I was going to be working in a tight space and did not want to be breathing in wasp spay. I would not want to use poisons of any kind on an air circulating system. I found cleaning formula 409 was a useful spray and kills wasps and ants. When trying this or any wasp spray it is important to insure that no one involved in or near the effort is known to have a life threatening response to wasp/bee stings.
fred42 04/12/19 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Peeling clear coat and faded paint on class A

Jayco-noslide, Was your situation peeling clear coat or just chalking and fading? I think I have the peeling clear coat the OP is asking about. How long does an application of the Zep Wet Look last? It may be hard to see but the missing clear coat is on the upper part of this photo. Some dirt makes the peel line visible. https://i.imgur.com/s9aSSn0l.gif
fred42 04/01/19 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Posting a Picture, how do I do it?

Is that link accessible by clicking on some menu item on rv.net somewhere? I have used it for a while now but, unless I'm mistaken, it seems like a link that is not placed in front of potential users at the time of need with a meaningful label, but instead a secret link that is only passed down to the next generation when someone asks.
fred42 03/20/19 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: hot water

Have you recently de-winterized? Could leaving the HW heater bypass third valve for the cross pipe open account for this?
fred42 03/15/19 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Pole Barn

I built a 20'x40' one end open, no door. One thing to consider is location of the utilities. I was in the fifth wheel when I designed it. Now that I am into motorized, the power, sewer and water are on the wrong side. I refuse to back the class A in as it is more difficult and the sun would then shine on the dash so I use extensions.
fred42 03/13/19 03:29pm General RVing Issues
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