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I had a rear air bag replaced on the Allegro about 3 years ago at a Cummins facility. It was about $300 installed. I asked about having the other rear one replaced and they said that they only replace them if they are leaking. Three years later and the other one is still not leaking. Who knows why one leaked but not the other.
hotjag1 09/06/23 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding fan behind refrigerator...worthwhile??

I wired a 4" 12v fan in the back of the refers on both of our motorhomes. The Allegro has side vents and the Isata has a roof vent. The fans made a difference on both RV's keeping the refers in the high 30's to 40 degrees on 90plus degree days. I turn them on manually with a switch when needed.
hotjag1 08/13/23 01:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Site squatters

At the crack of dawn the next morning, he was knocking on my door wondering when I was going to be pulling out. Even while I was packing up later he and his entire family were standing there watching me, arms folded. I could understand if buddy came by the day before and said he we would like to move into this spot when you leave, when you're ready can you come down and let us know so we can pull in as you pull out. but to disturb you first thing in the morning. I would have answered the door and said, " you know I was going to leave in a couple house but while trying to have breakfast we decided to stay another week." You and me both!!!
hotjag1 08/13/23 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Site squatters

With the truck camper, we do not off load the camper and we do not tow. We often take the truck (and camper) with us when we leave to go anywhere. Bought a $10 collapsible emergency/traffic cone from Harbor Freight and pulled the plastic bit off the top. Stuffed the top section of a $1 solar stick light in the top so the whole thing has a soft glow at night. I leave it in our site when we pull out to go someplace so no one can seriously think the site is unoccupied. Some campgrounds are very dark, so we tend to leave out out for our whole stay. Makes it easier to find our site. Since it collapses, it stores easily. Your idea is much easier than my procedure of leaving a couple of cheap lawn chairs and a tablecloth in the site.
hotjag1 08/08/23 09:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Site squatters

Because of scenarios like this, we always keep a couple of $9.99 WalMart camp chairs and an old tablecloth to put out so that the site shows that it is occupied. It's seems to be effective as we have never had someone try to take our space, but if we lose the chairs and tablecloth we aren't out much. How do you put table and chairs in a reserved site before you get there? Oops, I was actually referring to the scenario that agesilaus described. If we went sightseeing for the day in our small MH, we make sure that the chairs and tablecloth are out so the site looks occupied.
hotjag1 08/07/23 03:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Site squatters

Because of scenarios like this, we always keep a couple of $9.99 WalMart camp chairs and an old tablecloth to put out so that the site shows that it is occupied. It's seems to be effective as we have never had someone try to take our space, but if we lose the chairs and tablecloth we aren't out much.
hotjag1 08/07/23 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air Bag Cost

Had the right rear airbag on a freightliner chassis replaced at a Cummins dealer for around $300 about 3 years ago.
hotjag1 07/28/23 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout and Coach-Net

I have had Coach-Net for 15 years after GS let me down many years ago. About 5 years ago the exhaust pipe blew off the backside of the turbo and the hot air melted my air lines. Got the coach parked at a road side pullout before the brakes locked up from low air pressure. Called Coach-Net and they had a tow truck arrive two hours later. The nearest Freightliner shop that was 40 miles away couldn't look at it for 2 weeks. I advised Coach-Net that I was heading south in about 5 days and needed the coach fixed much sooner than that. They called another Freightliner shop that was 160 miles away that could repair it the next day and offered to tow it there at No charge to me. It was repaired and I picked up the coach two days later. I have yet to hear of GS, AAA, or any other ERS company that has offered to tow a vehicle 120 miles further just to accommodate my schedule. I'll stick with Coach-Net.
hotjag1 07/26/23 11:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Handheld air compressor

I have an 18v Ryobi from Home Depot. It has worked very well for topping off car tires. I had a completely flat tire on a car trailer and was able to inflate it to 45lbs in about 2 minutes. I think it would overheat trying to inflate large motorhome tires, but it could be done if allowed to cool down a few times. I never ran out of battery power with it but I have a couple extras if necessary.
hotjag1 07/21/23 10:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Route 66

We enjoyed the road trip from Peach springs to Seligman, AZ on old route 66.
hotjag1 05/21/23 12:46pm Coast to Coast
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

We really don't open the freezer that often so I guess it's a good problem to have. I'll continue to just use the 90 degree screwdriver. It slides under the gasket and removes the suction with little effort. Much better that ripping the handle off of the door frame.
hotjag1 05/06/23 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

It seems like it takes longer than 5 minutes to reopen, but I've never timed it. The screwdriver only takes a couple of seconds but is inconvenient. The aerosol tube through the gasket sounds like a good idea. Thank-you for all the suggestions. Interesting to know that others have had this happen. I've had 8 motorhomes and this is a first for me.
hotjag1 05/04/23 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

Close it with a little strip of paper or thin cloth etc. across the seal somewhere. Will prevent a tight seal and no suction. I tried a piece of tape and the gasket sucked right up against it. Still very difficult to open.
hotjag1 05/03/23 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

It is the freezer portion of the refer. The model# is RM3863. It's not that big of a deal to use the 90 degree screwdriver, just hoping there might be a permanent solution to release the vacuum pressure. Just not sure if drilling a small hole in the door jam would work although it sounds feasible. The gasket does compress and seal properly.
hotjag1 05/03/23 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

Thank you to all for the explanations and suggestions. The gasket has no frost or ice around it and appears to be in good shape with no cracks or loose areas. I have modified a screwdriver to 90 degrees and can fit it in between the door and the freezer frame to release the gasket pressure. It works fine that way but I'd rather not have to do that. Where would I drill a small hole to relieve the vacuum pressure? I don't see any factory relief valve. It is a Dometic.
hotjag1 05/02/23 10:04pm Tech Issues
12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

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hotjag1 05/02/23 11:10am Forum Posting Help and Support
12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

The freezer in the small motorhome in sig is very difficult to open after it has been on for over an hour or so. At first, I thought the rubber gasket was sticking so I thoroughly cleaned it up and that didn't change anything. I then noticed that I hear a suction/vacuum type sound coming from the freezer and that's when it doesn't want to open. I'm afraid that I'm going to break the plastic handle having to pull on it so hard when trying to get it open. What is going on with this suction/vacuum problem. BTW, the freezer and refer both work great and stay nice and cold. Moderator, can you move this to the proper category? Thank-you.
hotjag1 05/02/23 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Under Counter Mounted Coffee Maker

In a previous motorhome we had a Mr. Coffee(I think), it was nice not needing counter space for it. As was said, the steam could possibly discolor the cabinet above it. We took one of those thin bbq mats that are used to keep shrimp or other small items from falling through the bbq rack. We cut it to size and slid it between the top of the cabinet and coffee machine. It kept the steam off and the cabinet still looked nice after 2 years of brewing coffee.
hotjag1 04/16/23 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: I-40 west from Flagstaff???

We came through Flagstaff headed west about a month ago. Lots of potholes in different areas but keeping my right side tires on the fog line I was able to avoid most all of them. West of Kingman to Yucca was the worst but with light traffic I could stay in the left lane(no potholes) most of the time unless someone was approaching from behind and then I would move over for them.
hotjag1 04/16/23 02:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1986 Dodge B350 FALCON Van

Nice looking rig. If you are able to travel to the RV show in Quartzsite, AZ in January, you probably would be able to find lots of parts for the older rigs at some of the street vendors. I see lots of older rigs around Quartzsite in the winter.
hotjag1 03/31/23 12:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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