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RE: Jayco Precept 35s electricalissue

The next time you shut down the coach, like you normally do, just use a multimeter in between the chassis/engine battery ground cable and the negative terminal on the battery. Set the meter to the 10 amp setting and it should show your current draw when you shut the engine down. Normal(?) should be around a 1/10 amp or less. Anything over that may be draining your battery. While someone is watching the meter, start pulling 12 volt fuses until you can isolate the circuit that is drawing too much current and draining your battery. It may be something as simple as a light that is not going off when the unit is parked.
rgatijnet1 03/29/20 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: jacks up or down

I'm guessing that people that full time have their jacks extended about 365 days a year.
rgatijnet1 03/26/20 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buyers market?

Have you thought about doing some research and possibly buying an RV out of your area in another State? Not all areas are going to be, or are already impacted the same, so perhaps someone know of some deals outside of California.
rgatijnet1 03/26/20 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buyers market?

The last MH I bought the seller had to write a $10,000+ check to the bank to pay off his loan because my offer was less than he owed on his loan. He did not have to take my offer but my offer was the best that he had gotten in 4 months of trying to sell the coach. Business is business.
rgatijnet1 03/26/20 04:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

I heard the FL gov issued orders requiring people flying in from NY & NJ must go into a 14 day quarantine.You can hear anything hanging around the outhouse. You cannot do that unless someone declares Martial Law. And yet they are doing it, along with criminal penalties for those that don't comply. Don't like our rules....stay home and infect your own neighbors. 14 day isolation
rgatijnet1 03/24/20 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

...They are now talking about closing our State border because of these selfish idiots. who is ''they" and can you please provide a link to the source of that statement? The Governor and I assume you have an internet connection to satisfy your own curiosity. I should have added that if THEY do close the border it would not be the first time. Occasionally we do get hurricanes down here and they have closed the border before for all but essential traffic. If you got caught out of State during those times, you could not go home. It can happen altho the Gov is not willing to go that far yet. A lot depends on how this is spreading.
rgatijnet1 03/23/20 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

Ron, let us know how the Closing the State boarders work. There is only one way that can happen, but Americans have been Free for too long for many to put up with that. Of course. Closing the border is about as enforceable as a stay at home order. One of the things suggested is to block airline travel out of NY coming to FL. As I said, common sense does not seem to work with some people.
rgatijnet1 03/23/20 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

If you read the latest news you will also find out about the unintended consequences of a "stay at home" order. It appears that the people of New York do not believe in actually staying at home. To them the stay at home order means to hop on a flight, in great numbers, and go to Florida. This is just what we need, people traveling from infected areas and coming down to my State to bring their infection with them. We had to close the beaches because the college kids did not have enough sense to stay away from each other. Now we have to deal with a bunch of adults that feel that they know better than the experts. Perhaps these are the parents of the college kids. They are now talking about closing our State border because of these selfish idiots.
rgatijnet1 03/23/20 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

I just picked up an order from Walmart. It was some basic items that we needed and I was able to order everything online. I got an email telling me that my items were ready to pick up. I printed out the receipt with the bar code. Using the Walmart app on my phone, I let them know that I was on my way. I drove to Walmart and followed the signs for pick-up. They had several parking places available for pick up orders and you just sit in your car. Within a minute a girl comes by and, from a distance, she scans my bar code receipt, and confirms who I am. Within 5 minutes a guy comes out with my items, opens the hatchback on my vehicle, places the items inside, and asks me if I want to sign the receipt or that he can sign it for me. I let him sign the acceptance and I am on my way. Total time at Walmart was about 10 minutes and I was never within 6 feet of anyone. By the time I got back home, my receipt for my order and delivery was sent to me by email. Very efficient operation and Walmart is trying to hire more people to handle this part of their business.. While I was doing this I couldn't help but notice that the Walmart parking lot was full. I don't know how many people they were allowing in the store but there is no way that you could be inside that store and maintain a 6 foot buffer. On the news tonight they show what looked like a 50 yard long line of people waiting to get into the local Sam's Club. Don't know how many were small business owners or just private customers. Apparently Sam's Club was adhering to the 50% capacity order as Walmart probably was as well. These are tough times and it really depends on all of us to get past this initial virus hump. Since more tests are being done now, MORE positive test will be showing up in all areas. The best you can do is remain socially distant for a few weeks and let things level off. The sooner that will happen the sooner businesses can get back to somewhat normal operation. My Son has a 5th Wheel and he is restricted to working from home. he lets his wife and the dogs stay in the house and do their normal activities. He gets up at his normal time, showers and dresses, and goes to work outside in the 5th wheel. He has power, WIFI, and phone, as well as peace and quiet. His commute time has cut back from 45 minutes to 30 seconds. Most RV'rs are resourceful and can figure out a way to safely adapt to these trying times. Stay safe.
rgatijnet1 03/22/20 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

Keep in mind that we are ALL being asked to stay isolated if possible and to maintain social distancing. The ALL includes government employees that work at the various offices, parks, and recreation areas. Altho this may be a major inconvenience for some of us it may be the best way to limit this whole pandemic to a few weeks instead of many months. Don't be too critical of the lack of private and government services available since the people that work at those places also have families that they care about. If you can be self sufficient and isolated, great.
rgatijnet1 03/20/20 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

With so many places being closed it is hard to say whether a trip would be fun or not. Other than that, it is fairly easy to maintain your distance away from other people as you travel, especially if you plan to camp in an isolated area and remain self sufficient. Some National and State Parks are closed and some are partially closed. In Florida the State Parks are open but not for overnight stays. I guess it depends on what you plan to do during a trip. As mentioned the roads may not be crowded(probably will be more trucks than normal) and fuel is less expensive. Check to make sure you will have a place to park and go for it.
rgatijnet1 03/19/20 04:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

I had Sumo springs on one coach and went with air bags on another rig. The Sumo springs are not adjustable and actually just replace your original rubber bumper stops. With the air bags I can adjust for a nice ride or pump them up when the cross winds pick up to stabilize the ride on the highway. Since we traveled a lot in the Great Plains area, which is known for high winds, the air bags enabled us to stay on the road longer without fighting the cross winds. Mine had the on board compressor and dash control that allowed me to inflate or deflate my four corner air bags.
rgatijnet1 03/18/20 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4-way Flashers not working

A known issue with the W20 chassis, that can affect some of your lights, is under the dash. There is a steel brace that supports the dash. This has a sharp/raw edge and there is a major wiring bundle that sits on top of this brace. After many miles of bouncing down the road, this can wear through the insulation on one or more wires and cause several different intermittent problems. Sometimes a fuse will blow, but not always. The contact made between a bare wire and the steel brace will vary if you hit a bump or jostle the dash when parked. The best solution is to put some type of a pad or cover on top of the steel brace so that it does not compromise the bundle of wires. It is easy to spot once you figure out how to stick your head under the dash and look around, which is not the easiest thing for most adults to accomplish. I doubt if this is your problem with the flashers but it is something to keep in mind. I suspect that your issue is with the flasher relay, especially if some of your lights were changed to LED's.
rgatijnet1 03/12/20 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crack in fiberglass next to slide

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rgatijnet1 03/11/20 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coolant

The service manger at my local CAT dealership suggested I keep with the standard in a older engine, said they have experienced problems when switching older engines over too the new extended life coolant. He said he didn't understand why but a few would develop leaks and had issue after a flush. You either trust your local CAT dealer service manager or you don't.
rgatijnet1 03/06/20 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup Camera is acting up time to replace?

I used the Garmin and camera combo and it worked fine BUT it is not as wireless as you may think. The transmission of the image is wireless but the power to the camera must have some way of switching it on/off or you will have the camera powered all of the time. I used a wireless switch, with a key fob, to turn the camera on/off and this worked OK for me. I had a Voyager back up system that I used for normal driving and I only used the Garmin camera combo to monitor when I was even with the gas pump at a fueling station. Garmin does make decent products and the system did exactly what I expected.
rgatijnet1 03/06/20 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 2nd Battery?

It is impossible to find two batteries that are identical. Just make sure that when you add the second battery that it is hooked up to provide 6 volts and not 12 volts and not 24 volts if you are paring two 12 volt batteries. Also make sure that the polarity is correct so that you have pos to pos and neg to neg. Unless the existing battery is already bad, the two batteries will soon balance out.
rgatijnet1 03/02/20 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

Koni does make all kinds of shocks, some of which are gas charged. The Koni Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) shocks, which are the title of the posting by the OP is about Koni FSD shocks, which are not gas charged.
rgatijnet1 02/29/20 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DIY Tool to Pressure Bleed Brake Lines

Just be sure to not let the fluid reservoir to get dry or you will get air in to the ABS module, which is a little difficult to bleed. The rest of the brake lines can be either pressure bled or vacuum bled for the same results. My WH takes about 3 quarts for a complete flush every two years.
rgatijnet1 02/27/20 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems locating repair shops for Motorhomes.

Any Ford dealer can give you the list of Ford service centers that do have the facilities. Basically you are looking for Ford dealers that sell and service commercial medium and heavy duty trucks.
rgatijnet1 02/27/20 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
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