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RE: Exhaust manifold question

I recently had my manifolds resurfaced. I installed them exactly to factory torque specs. New studs, nuts, etc. After several hundred miles, I found two nuts that were loose. Retorqued to factory spec and so far no more issues. Did the shop check the new manifolds to make sure the surfaces were flat ? Just because they’re new doesn’t guarantee anything. Good luck and let us know how it all turns out.
fyrflie 09/13/23 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: service manuals free

Thank you.
fyrflie 09/13/23 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: water at base of toilet - temp fix good idea or bad?

If you put caulking around the base, it will only direct the water somewhere else. Most likely down into you basement, if it isn’t already going there. I would vote to have the problem fixed the right way. Then while the toilet is off the mount you can better asses any water damage if any. Let us know how it works out.
fyrflie 09/11/23 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: New to towing questions

I have towed my Jeep thousands of miles with no problems 4 down with a tow bar. The biggest issue I have experienced is Road Grime. Cleaning the tow bar often is you best defense. I have an older Demco Excalibur Tow Bar so no experience with BlueOx.
fyrflie 09/02/23 06:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a toad

You have undoubtedly figured out that there are two distinct groups here. The tow bar group and the tow dolly group. Each method has its pros and cons. I have towed my Jeep wrangler thousands of miles, 4 down with a tow bar with no problems. As for auxiliary braking, I have a Brake Buddy Classic. It has failed on me two times. Applying the brakes and not releasing. I cannot recommend this product. But for installation purposes, you simply set it on the floor, connect it to the brake pedal, then connect your power cable. That’s it. My Brake Buddy has a power wire from the coach to keep the toad battery charged and does not drain my battery as mentioned above. You have many options. Good luck and safe travels
fyrflie 09/02/23 06:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Adding fan behind refrigerator...worthwhile??

One thing I found this winter , when I replaced my frig cooling unit, was that the area above the fridge was not blocked off from the backside ventilation area. So any heat generated by the frig would rise up and fill that void, then eventually push into the coach. Before I slid my fridge back in, I installed a piece of sheet metal to block off that void area and keep the heat rising up and out the roof vent. My thought is that the efficiency of the refer depends largely on the removal of heat from around the cooling unit, so any effort made to assist that process can only help.
fyrflie 08/13/23 10:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Domestic Refrigerator Interior Panel

https://youngfartsrvparts.com/collections/used-fridge-doors/products/dometic-refrigerator-door-rh-or-lh-2932563121-not-great-used-shape https://rvdoctorgeorge.com/ Either one may have something you can use.
fyrflie 07/01/23 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel pump

And if you have a rubber fuel line for the generator, replace that also. Small cost but easier to do when the tank is down.
fyrflie 05/21/23 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer Brake Controller

If you only have one trailer to tow and several different tow vehicles, this is what I use. https://www.amazon.com/Tekonsha-902502-Prodigy-Proportional-Controller/dp/B08YZ3JV8N?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&psc=1&smid=A2D1V4G697JR2 It doesn’t require any special wiring. Such as wiring for a controller mounted inside your coach. Just a thought. Sorry I can’t answer your question specifically about the wiring in your coach.
fyrflie 05/20/23 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power cord/circuit analyzer waterproof combo?

Maybe a permanent mounted surge protector in the van. Then you only need the cord outside.
fyrflie 05/02/23 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Paint for fiberglass roof

I second Henry’s also. Great product. Put down your Solar Panel mounts first, then coat the roof. It will create another level of waterproofing. Just a thought.
fyrflie 05/02/23 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wire gauge for Solera power awning?

Found this at Etrailer.com https://www.etrailer.com/question-331278.html It suggests 14 gauge wire.
fyrflie 04/30/23 10:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Differential Oil Capacity

http://www.oemys-performance.com/library/gear%20lube%2004.jpg This might help others in the future.
fyrflie 04/26/23 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how to find value of used RVs?

Maybe this will help. https://rvpricingandappraisals.com/
fyrflie 04/25/23 08:57am Beginning RVing
RE: The time has come to replace the cooling unit in my fridge.

I just did my Dometic cooling unit. Purchased from RV Cooling Warehouse but came with JC Refrigeration stickers on it. As others have said, you need help getting it out of and back into the hole, but otherwise a fairly easy process. I do not have any slides, so my space was tight, but got the refer to the bedroom where I could lay it on its face and complete the work. Another thing to check when you have the refer out. Insulation of the walls and any baffles to correct the airflow up and around the cooling unit when installed. One thing that RV Cooling Warehouse suggests is that the Camco refrigerator vent cover does not allow for proper air flow for a Dometic refer. I purchased a Dometic roof vent and cover and you can definitely see the difference in design. Also consider adding exterior and interior fans. Good luck with your project.
fyrflie 03/28/23 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Insane first RV trip plan?

I have done two 30 plus day trips in the last three years in a Class A towing a Jeep. California to Tennessee during the month of June. California to Georgia during the month of December. I use the RV Parky app and Good Sam. Although I did make prior reservations for each stop, there was no shortage of open spots at rv parks across the states we traveled through. As mentioned before, staying inside National Parks will require some pre planning. Travel day consists of 300-350 miles per day. 5-6 hours each day depending on traffic, weather, etc. Some days may be shorter or longer, depending on where your next stop may be. I also try to get fuel at the end of each day to limit stops along the way or combine potty, food, fuel in one stop. Most parks can be seen in one full day but will of course depend on what you want to see and do. Also, don’t forget to add some days in for grocery shopping, etc. We find that we need fresh vegetables about every 3-4 days. Another thing to consider is Harvest Host. A fair amount of options to stay at Wineries, Farms, Breweries, etc. all for a yearly membership. Also check into the National Park Pass. One fee $80, gets you into any National Park. Crater Lake for example, costs $30 to get in. Good luck and have fun. It will be a great trip.
fyrflie 03/26/23 11:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Pet Boarding when visiting Disneyland

I did a quick google search and found several 4 star or better kennel/ daycares in the area. Most open at 7 am and close at 5,6 or 7. If you need more than 8 to 12 hours at Disneyland then consider an overnight stay for your pet. I just completed a 34 day trip from California to Georgia and back. My preferred kennel charges $75 per day. That’s why we decided to take the rv and dog vs. flying and make a real trip out of it. Do the math. Pets aren’t cheap. I feel for you and hope it all works out.
fyrflie 02/22/23 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: 19.5 tires

I like my Sumitomo’s. http://www.sumitomotrucktires.com/Tires?linename=ST719%20SE https://www.tires-easy-truck.com/tires/sumitomo-tires/c/motorhome-rv/225-70-19.5
fyrflie 02/17/23 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide Out Freezer/Refrigerator

Nice! I was curious about venting on hot days? I haven’t been in hot weather yet, but I am thinking about some vents on the upper edge of the compartment closest to the rear tires. It’s a protected area by the wheel well liner but should allow warm air to exit. This same compartment also houses the converter/charger so some air may be good. Or I can vent it towards the holding tank area. Haven’t decided yet.
fyrflie 01/31/23 08:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Slide Out Freezer/Refrigerator

Always wanted / needed additional freezer space for longer roadtrips so this is how I solved the problem. After careful measurements, I found that the Alpicool C40 Portable Refrigerator 12 Volt Car Freezer 42 Quart(40 Liter) would be the best fit. Can be used with 120 or 12 volts. I made a slide out tray with 100 lb.Full Extension slides and installed a 12 volt receptacle in the compartment. I have used the Freezer/ Refrigerator on two trips now. One 4 day trip as a refrigerator and a 35 day trip as a freezer. It has worked flawlessly. The compartment was previously used for drink storage or misc. ****. I even made the accessory pouch that carries the 120 volt cord. https://i.imgur.com/6ZkGvnil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0ifHvQxl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pmciy6Ql.jpg
fyrflie 01/31/23 08:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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