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RE: Motorcoach Graveyard

Here is a link: RV Salvage
rgatijnet1 06/23/19 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop ac repair

Did you see what the voltage dropped to when the AC unit tried to start? Perhaps the voltage is dropping below that required to start the compressor. Just a thought.
rgatijnet1 06/20/19 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure issue

The filter on the inlet side of the pump is not pressurized. On some pumps it is maybe 2" in diameter and has an O-ring that sometimes leaks. It is connected to and part of the pump, not a separate piece.
rgatijnet1 06/18/19 07:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure issue

What water filter did you change? My coach had a water filter in the kitchen to filter the water before it came out the faucet. There is usually a small water filter on the suction side of the pump itself. This filter is just cleaned, not changed. If the gasket on this filter is not sealing properly, it will suck air when the pump is running. Since it is on a non-pressurized part of the water system, it may not leak at all while sitting there. When hooked up to the campground water does not flow through the pump or the input filter.
rgatijnet1 06/18/19 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for Class A owners.

Have you worked on a new automobile recently??? I don't mean to be flippant but the new automobiles have so much stuff under the hood that it is impossible to see the engine without removing a lot of items. On both my Chevy and Chrysler, the space under the hood is so cramped that both of them have the battery in the trunk because there is no room under the hood in the engine compartment. Motor homes are cramped for some repairs, and easy for others. If you go to a shop that specializes in RV, they will take care of you. Many medium and large truck shops will work on RV's. Motor homes have their own unique challenges, but so do the new vehicles that are on the road. The fact is that any problem can be taken care of. Some issues just take a little longer. :B
rgatijnet1 06/14/19 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Triple digit heat! Generator won't run

I assumed that you checked the obvious which is the fuel level in the main fuel tank as well as the OIL level in the generator. This may also be an issue with a crack in the rubber incoming fuel line to the generator, which is allowing air to reach the carb instead of just fuel.
rgatijnet1 06/13/19 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing older mirror

There are several RV salvage yards around the country. I would contact one of them and see if you can get a replacement off of a similar RV. Just do a search of RV salvage yards and find one close, altho the shipping will not be that bad if you can't find one close.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy and additives

That is correct concerning ethanol. If you look at the placard on the pump it usually says something to the effect that the fuel may contain UP TO 10% ethanol so your ECM has to adjust accordingly. When at high altitudes out West, you will sometimes see stations advertising that they have 85 octane. I have used it in my GM 8.1L with no issues at all. When I was leaving the high altitudes, I would top it off with 87 octane. I'm not sure if the Ford can use 85 or not.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy and additives

Your engine has a sophisticated computer management system. If you use the MINIMUM fuel octane as recommended by the owner's manual, which is probably 87 octane, the computer will make the necessary adjustments to give you the best performance/mileage. Using a higher octane fuel will not improve the mileage on an engine that has the computer calibrated for 87 octane.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy and additives

100% ethanol free gas will increase your mileage, but the additional cost will probably not be worth it. The addition of fuel additives may help to clean an injector but will not help with mileage. Basically if you do everything that can be done to increase the mileage, the only thing you will accomplish is going from really terrible mileage to just terrible mileage. RV's are not designed to be fuel efficient, even if it is a diesel. I've had diesel RV's before and the mileage is still bad, altho not quite as bad as the gasser. Of course diesel costs more so it is a wash. The only thing the mileage log will do is just remind you that the enjoyment from RVing far outweighs the cost of fuel. You are better off using the credit cards, like PenFed that offer a 5% discount on every purchase of fuel. There are other CC that may be better but that 5% discount is more than you will get from any additives.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent ignition issue

I believe that there were reports about early ignition switch failures caused by the excessive amount of current that runs through the switch for the headlights. Some have added a headlight relay to minimize the ignition switch current/heat.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lightning and what it can do

I'm guessing that if the strike was not witnessed, the FHP would just figure the guy lost control on the highway and crashed. Naturally there would be some damage to his helmet with a highway crash. The autopsy would show what really happened but the witness avoids any speculation as to what caused the death.
rgatijnet1 06/09/19 05:26pm Around the Campfire
Lightning and what it can do

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29907260
rgatijnet1 06/09/19 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
Lightning and what it can do

Many in the RV group have motorcycles or scooters, and I guess this may apply to bicycles. I have never heard of this happening. More details to follow I'm sure: Motorcyclist killed by lightning
rgatijnet1 06/09/19 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Both AC's quit.

I know that you say you have excellent voltage at the outlet but I'll bet that if you checked at your RV electrical panel, when the AC's are trying to start, the voltage will be dangerously low. Checking voltage without a load is not giving you accurate information. As an example....if all of the wires in your RV power cord are frayed, except ONE strand, your voltage will still read at 120 volts. Once you try to draw a large load, like AC units, that single, or several, strands cannot handle the current draw and your voltage inside will drop to probably close to 100 volts. This can be loose or frayed wires starting at the plug, and moving back to where they connect to your RV electrical panel. Obviously you want to be careful when working around the electrical panel, especially if you are not sure of what you are doing.
rgatijnet1 06/08/19 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Storage Condos - 7 Years later

From the recent news....maybe California needs these Condos for housing for the homeless that seem to be taking over the major cities.
rgatijnet1 06/08/19 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Both AC's quit.

Have you checked in your RV line cord plug for loose frayed wires?
rgatijnet1 06/08/19 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear Tires

Obviously you know how to take care of your tires. It makes no sense to switch brands when you have a proven track record with Michelins. I have had similar experience with mine.
rgatijnet1 06/08/19 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The wide world of steering stabilizers

I have one and have had to adjust it a few times while driving. No big deal as long as you realize that when you push the button the stabilizer disconnects and you then have to use the steering wheel and the power steering to compensate for any road crowns, wind, etc. I have never had it reset back to center when I turn the key off but I just have the standard dash switch that came with the True-center. In fact I specifically remember parking for a few days after driving in some heavy cross winds. When we got on the road again, I had to hang on tight to keep the coach from turning until I reset the stabilizer. I used a pointer to set mine up originally by driving straight down a flat road and marked where my steering wheel was in relation to my pointer. After I installed the Stabilizer, I lifted the front tires off of the ground with my leveling jacks and adjusted the stabilizer until the steering wheel was again lined up with the pointer that I taped to the dash. I did this just in case I ever had a failure with the True Center and I wanted it to revert back to a "neutral" setting. As it turned out I never had a failure.
rgatijnet1 06/08/19 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Essential Tools or I sure wish I had brought............

A lot depends on your abilities. I pack a meter to diagnose electrical issues. I also took everything I needed to change any hose or belt. I kept a ScanGauge to diagnose any abnormal codes that might be in memory during an engine malfunction. I also carried a grease gun so that I could crawl under and grease the chassis on a regular basis as we traveled. Grease is cheaper than parts and I usually never went longer than 1000 miles between greasing the chassis. It also gave me a chance to look underneath the chassis for any problems. I carried several of the extra large white disposable suits used by painters, etc. The are available at Home Depot for a few bucks and they slip on over your regular clothes if you plan on getting dirty. A lot also depends on where you travel. Walmart and their tools are never too far away, as well as hardware and auto parts stores.
rgatijnet1 06/07/19 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
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