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RE: Tv problem

The old TV and feed may be through a coax cable. The new TV may require an HDMI feed. Check to make sure that your new TV inputs are set up right.
rgatijnet1 01/19/21 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removed over/stove...replaced with two burner induction.

We travel a lot out West in the mountains and at high altitudes. This where an induction cook top really shines. It is not affected by the high altitude as much as the propane cook top.
rgatijnet1 01/08/21 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Local Source to do Inverter/Charger Change Out

Try this link and find an RV service facility near you with a good rating. RV Service Reviews
rgatijnet1 01/06/21 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using Side/Rear Cameras for Security

The problem might be that the dash monitor is not easily seen if you are in bed, or anywhere else in your coach. Just walking to see the monitor may alert the "intruders" that you awake. Then again, if you being awake makes them leave, than all you have to do is just walk around if you hear a sound outside.
rgatijnet1 01/03/21 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear Slide Control Board died

I hope it solves your problem. For $39 vrs $1250 it seemed like a good deal to me.
rgatijnet1 01/03/21 04:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear Slide Control Board died

If the part number you gave in your first post is correct Kwikee 140464-02-700) Here is the board for $39. Control board
rgatijnet1 01/02/21 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

You can always tow a pop-up camper behind you for those occasions when there are extra guests.
rgatijnet1 12/28/20 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

Some of the toy hauler Class A coaches have drop down beds in the rear "garage" portion that is also used as a separate bedroom.
rgatijnet1 12/27/20 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Questions About People's Knowledge Of Various Issues

If you want a GM chassis with the Allison transmission, you are looking for a coach built on the W chassis, not the smaller lighter P chassis which has a GM transmission with the 8.1L. The Monaco coaches of 2003 had aluminum side walls, not fiberglass, as did a few other brands. This is not to say aluminum is better but if you are worried about fiberglass delamination, this might be your only choices. Most of the W chassis coaches have one or two slides.
rgatijnet1 12/26/20 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering wheel vibration

There are many things that can cause a steering wheel vibration. I doubt that it is common with ALL F53 chassis RV's. Wheel out of round, wheel out of balance, loose wheel bearing, bad shock, loose/worn suspension components, alignment, loose steering box, etc.
rgatijnet1 12/24/20 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

In my Monaco coach I have 120 volt fluorescent lights AND 12 volt lights. I believe that the converter charges at 13.8 volts and once it stops charging the battery voltage drops to closer to 12 volts, depending on the condition of the batteries. Year and Model Monaco? Doug I assume that you do not believe me when I said that my coach has both 120 volt fluorescent lights and 12 volt florescent lights. It is a 2003 Monaco Safari 3011. 2x2 light fixture with four 2' Fluorescent tubes on the kitchen ceiling tied in to the Kitchen GFI circuit.
rgatijnet1 12/18/20 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

In my Monaco coach I have 120 volt fluorescent lights AND 12 volt lights. I believe that the converter charges at 13.8 volts and once it stops charging the battery voltage drops to closer to 12 volts, depending on the condition of the batteries.
rgatijnet1 12/17/20 03:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

A 50 amp RV plugs in to a 240 volt outlet. That 240 volts is split in to TWO 120 volt circuits at the RV's main panel. A 30 amp plug is 120 volts ONLY.
rgatijnet1 12/17/20 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

I would guess that this is when your Inverter/CHARGER cuts in to keep your batteries charged. The charger portion of your inverter can draw a lot of power and cause a momentary surge in amps needed. ON my inverter the charging rate is adjustible, or can even be turned off entirely.
rgatijnet1 12/17/20 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: low coolant / add water?

Just make sure that you add the right coolant per your owner's manual. Not all anti-freeze mixtures are compatible and adding the wrong type can cause issues. I believe that Ford uses the green antifreeze but I would still verify to make sure.
rgatijnet1 12/15/20 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad or No Toad ?- Grand Canyon road trip in a 23' class A

The GMC RV altho nice great looking will be cramped for 4 adults. Children 10 and 13 will take up about as much space as adults. A toad will at least give the family a chance to spread out a little and get out of the cramped quarters while seeing the sights, in my opinion.
rgatijnet1 12/12/20 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad or No Toad ?- Grand Canyon road trip in a 23' class A

On our usual trips, of 2-3 months around the country, it was not unusual to put almost twice as many miles on the toad than on the RV, especially when we traveled out West. It makes it so much easier to see all of the sights, get groceries, and it is a great emergency vehicle if we had RV problems and needed to pick up a part, etc.
rgatijnet1 12/12/20 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some musings on future power trains

Perhaps something like today's locomotives. The drive is actually from electric motors with a diesel engine supplying the power. Maybe with some better batteries that can better recapture the lost energy used for braking etc. Throw in some solar and you might reduce the need for diesel power to keep the batteries charged. With the electric drive you have plenty of torque for even the heaviest MH and you should be able to minimize the size of the engine needed to keep the batteries charged. Diesel/Electric locomotives are a completely different drivertrain with a different purpose. Direct drive from diesel to wheels would be more efficient. The problem is big slow turning diesels (as in thousands of HP) have a very limited RPM range where they put out good power. To build a mechanical transmission that can handle 3-6,000hp would be large, complex and not very efficient. Then try to link 5 separate engines accelerating simultaneously and the complexity goes up by an order of magnitude. On the other hand if you use a generator and electric motors as a transmission, you can spin up the diesels to their ideal RPM and then draw power as you need it. Since electric motors can develop max torque from 0 RPM, it's great for starting from 0mph under heavy load. Even better, it's really easy to link the electric motor controls for multiple engines on the same train. Now they've put a lot of effort into minimizing losses but the real reason is it's effectively just a better replacement for a mechanical transmission. The efficiency advantages to trains come from two primary things. Low rolling resistance (steel wheels on steel rails blows away rubber tires on uneven pavement). Rail cars drafting at 8ft spacing drastically reduces drag compared to the same cargo carried by multiple semis. In cars and trucks, a mechanical transmission with gears works much better. The loads are small enough and the motors have a wider RPM range where they can generate good usable power. But they operate over a wider range of speeds with more common speed changes. The use of a hybrid system is intended primarily to keep the ICE operating at it's most efficient RPM. You really over-complicated that. First off there are computers now so synchronizing multiple electric motors is a piece of cake. A train has lower friction on steel rails BUT it still takes a huge amount of torque to get it moving in the first place. Much much more than getting a MH moving, even with rubber tires. Locomotives do not have a bank of batteries to supply power when needed. An electric motor can provide the necessary torque necessary to get it moving and then it will use much less power once the vehicle is moving, just like any diesel or gas engine does with any vehicle. There is no need for a complicated transmission that a diesel or gas engine needs because they have to operate in the engines power band. An electric motor has the necessary torque as soon as the power is applied. Just like the starting torque needed for your AC compressor, or for the starter motor on a diesel engine. With today's battery technology, and with future development, I feel an electric powered RV is there to develope and a diesel back up to charge the batteries is necessary ONLY to increase the range.
rgatijnet1 12/07/20 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some musings on future power trains

Perhaps something like today's locomotives. The drive is actually from electric motors with a diesel engine supplying the power. Maybe with some better batteries that can better recapture the lost energy used for braking etc. Throw in some solar and you might reduce the need for diesel power to keep the batteries charged. With the electric drive you have plenty of torque for even the heaviest MH and you should be able to minimize the size of the engine needed to keep the batteries charged.
rgatijnet1 12/07/20 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air bags on a Class A gasser

A bolt on air spring (bag) will only make the coach ride harsher as it increases the spring rate. To truly get a steel spring MH to ride smooth you would need to do a complete air suspicion system. That is remove the steel spring, bolt in a new suspension system with the air bags, this will cost around $13000! But it will ride amazing! That is exactly right if you inflate the air bags because of high cross winds. On the other hand, it make driving in high winds much easier and safer. When there is no need for wind control, all you have to do is push the dash switch and deflate the air bags to regain the same ride as before. They are not as good as a full air bag suspension but a four corner air bag system, with dash control, only cost me about $1200. I suspect that if you have a full air bag system, and you need to inflate the suspension to deal with winds, that the ride will also be harsher than normal conditions.
rgatijnet1 11/30/20 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
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