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RE: ladder extendable ???

We use the same one. It is compact, sturdy, sets up in seconds to any height you need, and collapses to lay flat. It is also great for accessing the roof of your coach. Telescopic ladder
rgatijnet1 09/19/21 05:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converted 2006 F350 Turbo Diesel Ambulance Motorhome

If I read your info right, you only have AC in the house portion IF the vehicle engine is running. This might not be too appealing for people that travel in hot areas of the country during the Summer. The workmanship does look great. Nice project.
rgatijnet1 09/18/21 08:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wiring Short only under shore power

My Monaco and many other Monaco RV's have a bank of 120 volt fluorescent lights in the kitchen/dining area. They are on a circuit breaker however and not fuses. I would guess that the OP is talking about the halogen 12 volt lights directly over the dining table. These should normally not be affected by any shore power connection. One way to check is to take your multimeter and set it to the maximum amp setting. Remove the fuse for the lights that is blowing and check the amperage at that location by bridging your meter leads across the fuse location, with the fuse removed. Check the amps used when NOT plugged in to shore power and then check to see if it changes when shore power is applied. If it jumps up I would suspect that maybe your inverter charger output voltage is too high.
rgatijnet1 09/17/21 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV roof protection

I love the RV covers, especially when I get to watch my neighbor trying to put his cover on his 35 foot Class A. Lots of fun altho I am always concerned he will fall off. :D Me, I just wash my RV regularly with a wash/wax product from Blue Coral.
rgatijnet1 09/17/21 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Low Bridge Accident

I wonder what his eye level was above the ground when he hit that bridge? Seems to me that it was not too far above his head and that he probably ducked when he saw it coming. Glad they will probably recover.
rgatijnet1 09/16/21 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help! Heater core

Guess I need to get it pulled out. Looks like a bit to much for my 80 year old self. Looks like the easiest way is to take out the head light and go in through there. Thanks everyone As I have found out, some jobs that used to take a few hours, can now take a few days. I still know it will be done right if I do it myself.
rgatijnet1 09/16/21 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help! Heater core

Not exact but maybe this will work: Kysor #1717016
rgatijnet1 09/15/21 01:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dashboard gauges failure

You may have a fuse box/electrical panel under there that needs to be checked.
rgatijnet1 09/15/21 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help! Heater core

Once you pull it out, you may find that it is a minor situation that can easily be fixed at any radiator shop. If it cannot be fixed, I am sure that the radiator shop can find a generic replacement.
rgatijnet1 09/15/21 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class As in cold weather?

We use our gasser almost exclusively in the Winter out West. We spent many nights below zero in the mountains. We always took chains because you never knew when a snow storm would pop up. We also hooked up to shore water only to keep our water tank topped off. We only hooked up to the sewer to dump our tanks. In the wet basement compartment we put in a thermostatically controlled 150 watt incandescent light bulb installed in a trouble light wire cage. We disconnected and removed the ice maker hose. We never had the RV water pump or a water line freeze. Inside we used our furnace very seldom since a couple of 5000 watt space heaters were sufficient in all but the coolest temps. We also carried a portable heat pump that we vented to the outside, which was quiet and worked well to keep things comfortable in below zero temps. A portable 120 volt heat pump is never exposed to the outside temps so they will work at below zero temps. We also used small fans to blow on the windshield to keep it from frosting up. The other windows were double pane which helped keep the interior warm. I believe with proper preparation and with some limitations most any RV is usable during the Winter months.
rgatijnet1 09/12/21 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS Settings

Make sure your tires are inflated to the correct PSI according to your coach weight. Then check your TPMS readings after driving most of the day and see how much they have increased, assuming they are all consistent. Then I set my TPMS setting 10% above that. If you travel during the Winter, be sure to check your inflation pressure before you start out for the day.
rgatijnet1 09/09/21 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thank you

Congrats on your purchase. Thank you for your service and keep us posted about your travels.
rgatijnet1 09/06/21 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gassing Your Gasser

We travel on a lot of back roads so we don't always have the big truck stops available. Once I get to about 1/4 tank or so I will stop at any station that has clear access to their pumps. Sometimes it is a little station with pumps adjacent to the road or other type of station where I can see that I will have easy access in and out. I do not get hung up on stopping for one specific brand when I need fuel. I just go for the ones where it is obvious that I can get in and out with ease.
rgatijnet1 09/06/21 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to add LED driving lights

The Hella fog lights I have on my RV can be flipped but embossed on the lens is "top" which indicates that the beam will be cut off to prevent reflection if installed correctly.
rgatijnet1 09/01/21 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to add LED driving lights

I believe that most fog lights, when the top of the beam is cut off, have a wide 60 degree beam. The driving lights would have the 30 degree beam to shine further down the road and would rely on your existing headlights to take care of the near illumination.
rgatijnet1 09/01/21 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to add LED driving lights

I believe driving lights and fog lights are two different things. Fog lights are usually designed so that the top of the beam is cut off so as not to reflect back from the fog. They usually do not shine too far down the road since the visibility is restricted anyway. Driving lights are designed to shine far down the road when used in high speed highway driving.
rgatijnet1 09/01/21 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ac on generator problem.

Here is an inexpensive meter to check voltage and frequency. Kill-A-Watt
rgatijnet1 08/21/21 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: old diesel fuel in tank

The moisture/condensation in the tank could also have caused the exposed metal surfaces to rust which may start to show up in your fuel filter as rust colored debris. It will quickly disappear as the fuel flushes it away.
rgatijnet1 08/21/21 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ac on generator problem.

Whether on shore power or generator I always kept one of the Kill-A-Watt meters plugged in to an outlet. These are less than $20 and will give me an instant readout of the exact voltage and the frequency. With both AC's running you can see if your voltage is low or if your frequency has dropped below 60 cycles. Most appliances will operate within a specified voltage range but keep in mind that the lower the voltage, the higher the amperage. You want to try to maintain 120 volts at full load with your generator. Some RV systems also have a type of power control panel that can shed loads(turn off items automatically) during periods that may exceed the capacity of the generator.
rgatijnet1 08/21/21 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bubbles on the side of his RV

The bubbles he is talking about MAY be in an RV with aluminum side walls in which case they will be paint bubbles that must be removed, filled, and repainted. Most of these bubbles include corrosion through the aluminum skin, water behind the skin, and the repair can get pretty involved.
rgatijnet1 08/21/21 06:25am Class A Motorhomes
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