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RE: What jack to have onboard for roadside tire changes?

On my previous M. H. I used the levelers to change a front tire and at a later date a rear outside dual. I also carry a bottle jack in case the levelers won't get it high enough. If the axle is too low to get the bottle jack under the levelers should get it high enough. My M H only has 19.5 tires, If they were any bigger I am not sure I could handle them. I do have G.S. roadside assistance, but I hate to sit on the side of the road for an hour or more for something I can do myself. I an 75 so things keep getting harder but I think I can still do it! LOL
olfarmer 12/03/19 08:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Yes, thanks for the update, it is always nice to hear how things worked out!
olfarmer 12/03/19 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Switch the 50 amp breaker on the RV park power pole. You may have lost just one leg of the input power. The salesman switch shuts off basic power inside the coach and sometimes gets bumped to the off position. Most are right near the front door. They are NOT called Salesman switches. They are called Battery Disconnect Switches. Doug I agree, I have never heard them called salesman switches until I got on this forum, I have always called them battery disconnect switches and I use mine to disconnect the batteries when the motor home is in storage.
olfarmer 12/03/19 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 15 Amp Service

Just don't run more than one thing at a time that draws a lot of current. My wife's hair dryer and a vacuum cleaner have both kicked a breaker for me. Any thing with a heat element draws a lot of current. Just take it easy and you will be fine, the worst that can happen is to trip a circuit breaker.
olfarmer 12/03/19 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you do for condensation inside cabinets?

If your humidity is that high, I think a dehumidifier is your best bet. They are not terribly expensive. I would check Walmart and Amazon as well as the big lumberyard chains.
olfarmer 12/01/19 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

I think your drive is long enough that you should not have problems backing in. I think a wider door would be nice. I have a 32 x 45 shop but the door is 20 feet wide and it gives a lot of room to back in and makes it a lot easier to get a vehicle close to the wall. I have 3 antique cars stored in it and with a narrower door it would be difficult to get my 30 foot Motor Home in beside the cars. I sure like storing the camper inside rather than out especially in the winter even though I used to cover it when I had to store it outside.
olfarmer 12/01/19 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

Glad to hear that you got it fixed, thanks for the update!
olfarmer 11/25/19 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jump starting the generator

If you have access to 120 voltage I would connect the batteries to a battery trickle charger/ maintainer. If you don't the solar panel chargers sound good. If you don't do either then by all means unhook the negative terminal. If the batteries have been in an uncharged state for any length of time they are probably shot and w need to be replaced.
olfarmer 11/23/19 07:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Gen--hard starting and surging

I would use some spray on carburetor cleaner rather than seafoam.
olfarmer 11/22/19 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

1st, why are you putting antifreeze in the FW tank? If the tank was full the antifreeze is running out the overflow/vent tube. Stop filling! If you don't have a pump winterizing kit buy one. $15.00. It's a t fitting, a valve and a 2' hose. it allows you to suck antifreeze out of the jug straight into the piping system using your water pump. It goes between the pump and the FW tank. should not take more than 3 gals. I would buy that kit. My Winnebago came with that set up and it works great. No need to put antifreeze in the fresh water tank. I actually winterized mine with 1 gallon this year but I ran another gallon through just to be safe.
olfarmer 11/22/19 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Resivlor for jacks

The reservoir on our 1987 Itasca and our 2001 Winnebago Brave are both under the hood in front of the radiator. The tank is square and the pump is mounted on top of it. They both take red transmission fluid.
olfarmer 11/16/19 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

This topic kind of makes me sad. I just turned 75 and although I still can drive the motor home fine, I don't seem to look forward to heading out like I used to. I worry more about problems on the road, finding a campsite and what could go wrong. I don't want to quit RVing as I don't like to fly and don't like hotels. This getting old sucks!
olfarmer 11/16/19 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue

So Gene, what have you found out about your problem???
olfarmer 11/16/19 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue

I meant to quote Richard's post. He posted links that should help with the auto park problems!
olfarmer 11/15/19 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue

Thanks for all your help. I will look into all this on the weekend. Great post, that will help him with what he needs to know!
olfarmer 11/15/19 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue

Gene, is the small plastic tank on the auto park unit full? Mine takes transmission fluid.
olfarmer 11/15/19 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Park Brake Issue

I have a 2001 Winnebago Brave on a P32 chassis. The auto park on mine is totally independent from the leveling system. As stated above Roger Haag (Old Used Bear) is the authority on the auto park system. Google old used bear and contact him via email, he can not hear good enough to talk on the phone but he is very good about answering emails. He will be able to help you diagnose the problem. Wishing you good luck!
olfarmer 11/15/19 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

I say go for it, it will be fine. As for the tires if they are less than 10 years old I wouldn't worry about them. I have had tires older than that with no problems, look at the condition, if they are cracked or weather checked then they need to be replaced! Most tire companies say 10 years if they are in good condition. On edit. I missed the 10000 miles on the oil. I wouldn't drive anything 10000 miles on an oil change whether it is synthetic or dino. I think that is just too far! I would say 5000 with syn oil. 3000 with dino oil.
olfarmer 11/07/19 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cover Advice

I used to cover mine but I think it would be best if it was dry. That being said, I put it on dry and still had trouble with it freezing down on the roof if I wanted to use the motor home in the winter. I solved the problem by putting some things on the roof to hold the cover up so it wouldn't freeze down. I didn't have any trouble with mildew or mold.
olfarmer 10/31/19 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Not very exciting but I changed the engine oil, the generator oil, and greased the chassis. Just normal maintenance, now trying to get myself to wax it!
olfarmer 10/27/19 07:14pm Class A Motorhomes
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