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RE: Coach net vs FMCA road side assist

One thing that might be the best way to find out is to talk with a large wrecker service facility in your area. They are the ones that actually are sent out by the various companies. Ask them which company they prefer. The may say that they prefer a certain company because they are reimbursed sooner, give better directions, etc. If an ERS company has a bad reputation, they would be the ones to know.
rgatijnet1 08/23/19 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach net vs FMCA road side assist

CoachNet used to offer a tech service that you could talk to over the phone to help you get through an issue with your RV. I don't know if that service is still available.
rgatijnet1 08/23/19 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel cocked. I fixed it!!

On my RV, I can take the steering wheel bolt out, pull the steering wheel off and turn the wheel to the correct position and put it back on the splined shaft and reinstall it. I'd be concerned that the adjustments you made affected the alignment.
rgatijnet1 08/22/19 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pros and Cons of owning a class A RV

The way we travel is that we very seldom spend more than a day in a location. When we reach a place that we like then we may spend a few days there seeing the sights and then we move on. We travel mostly the back roads and prefer to keep off of the interstates as much as possible. IN our early years we did travel the interstates and experienced most of the usual sights. What we like about the Class A is that we can pull in to an RV park and if it is pouring down rain, we can take care of most everything from the driver's seat. We do not have to go outside to level the rig, have running water, have satellite TV, extend the slides, and have electricity. We can wait until the storm moves on to hook up to the shore power and turn off the generator. By running the generator before we stop we can also have the entire rig as warm or as cool as we need before we stop for the night and not have to worry about having to wait for a trailer to cool off or warm up before we can finally relax for the evening. We also have a toad for any sightseeing or other duties. If we were the type of people that travel to a destination and sit there for an extended period of time, then I feel that a 5th has a lot of advantages.
rgatijnet1 08/21/19 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

I assume that where you are parked the voltage is stable and not going up and down. Circuit breakers will wear out so you might try replacing the breaker that is tripping. Also at some electronic stores you can buy an aerosol can of spray coolant. With this you can spray individual components to see if cooling any of them solves your problem.
rgatijnet1 08/20/19 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: knocking noise in exhaust

There is a donut gasket at the bottom of the exhaust manifolds that will come loose and cause the pipe to rattle. It is an easy and cheap fix IF you can get the exhaust bolts loose. All you have to do is get underneath and try to move the exhaust pipe and see how much it flexes at the exhaust manifold. If it is something loose in either the cats or the mufflers all you have to do is go under the coach and strike the parts. Something loose will rattle. Do this BEFORE you take it to a mechanic other wise you may be paying for a new part when all that was necessary to stop the noise was tightening up a bracket.
rgatijnet1 08/19/19 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago and the Workhorse

it was recalled under bosch just before he traded it in and stainless steel cylinders were put into caliber and steel was taken out. He must have had brakes other than Bosch since the Bosch recall dealt with the swelling of the phenolic brake pistons not steel pistons. But as I said, if he had an autopark brake, he was NOT subject to the Bosch recall for the W series chassis since the autopark brake was never used on the W chassis.
rgatijnet1 08/19/19 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago and the Workhorse

auto brake system with workhorse sucks it sometimes will get you stuck and many people don't understand the systems even GM tecks. My brother had one between the bosh brake problems and the thousands of bucks he spent on repairs trying to stay safe. GM put in the stupid transmission park system. Which was a make believe park because tranny never had park. Do you wounder why GM got out of market with class A's. The Auto brake system was NEVER used on the W series Workhorse chassis. It was used on the lighter P series chassis. If he had the Auto Park brake in the P Chassis, he did not have the Bosch brake issues, which was unique to the W series chassis. .
rgatijnet1 08/18/19 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: stupid move

Look at the wiring right near the battery compartment for a fuse. The inverter may have it's own internal fuse/circuit breaker.
rgatijnet1 08/16/19 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stupid move

What you need to do is disconnect the batteries and hook them up with + to - on both batteries. That will give you 12 volt output. Right now it appears that you have them connected + to + and - to - which gives you a 6 volt output.. https://d3axvdqkyu09xk.cloudfront.net/attachments/2-6volt-series-jpg.11643/
rgatijnet1 08/16/19 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago and the Workhorse

There have been some recalls on the W22 chassis regarding brake issues and possibly more? I have a forensic engineer friend that helped to do research for attorneys before the recall. He recommended the W24 chassis. The brake recall is now almost 10 years old so I am sure that any W chassis on the road today have already had new brakes installed under the recall. My brakes were taken care of under the recall and after almost 70,000 miles since it has been trouble free. The GM 8.1l engine coupled to the Allison transmission cannot be beat. It has plenty of power in the Western mountain when loaded and towing. Depending on what year you are looking at you can have either the 5 speed or 6 speed Allison transmission. Some of the coaches also had the Workhorse P series chassis and came with the GM 8.1L vortec engine and the GM transmission.
rgatijnet1 08/16/19 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

I had great results having Brazels retune my 8.1L engine ECM for the Western mountains. There was an immediate increase in HP and performance and the transmission down shifted a lot less. It did not increase my gas mileage altho Brazels can tune for a little bit better mileage.
rgatijnet1 08/14/19 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

I loved that combination on my coach. The engine and transmission worked well together and had plenty of power in the Western mountains. The engine is thirsty so expect somewhere around 8MPG on flat land while towing. Look to make sure that the brake recall was completed but that was so many years ago I am sure it was done. Hopefully the owner will have all service records. I bought one coach under the same circumstances and I got a great deal. The owner got tired of paying on two loans, two insurance payments, and storage fees. The owner had to write a $9,000 check to get out from under the loan and accept my offer.
rgatijnet1 08/14/19 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP side mount radiator is aluminum or copper better?

Usually the fluid lines on the copper ones are copper but the fins are aluminum. On the all aluminum radiators, the lines and the fins are aluminum. The road salts can eat away the fins the same on both. The key is to keep the radiator clean with Simple Green EXTREME, which is not corrosive and will not bother aluminum if all of it is not rinsed away. Do not use regular Simple Green. The best way is to squirt the cleaning fluid in from the front side and then apply water pressure from the backside to wash the debris out instead of forcing it deeper in to the fins.
rgatijnet1 08/13/19 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Voltage or Ground

why are you replying to a message directed to Tom/Barb? Are you saying the house circuits are unfused? BTW you may catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar. I have determined that the re-lay/ solenoid has one large post which is a hot terminal at all times, it is used as a distribution bus of many house circuits. WTF, I never said that house circuits are unfused. I said that usually the wire switched is the hot wire, which is why he shows no voltage at the small wires of the solenoid. The FUSED WIRE goes to one side of the switch and when the switch is closed the power is fed to the solenoid. If he took a resistance reading of the two small wires one would show an open and the other would show a short to ground. The open wire would have the 12 volts on it when the switch is thrown to boost. Sorry, like every other post, most people put the POST that they are replying to at the top of their comment.
rgatijnet1 08/11/19 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Voltage or Ground

Are you saying the house circuits are unfused? BTW you may catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar. I have determined that the re-lay/ solenoid has one large post which is a hot terminal at all times, it is used as a distribution bus of many house circuits. WTF, I never said that house circuits are unfused. I said that usually the wire switched is the hot wire, which is why he shows no voltage at the small wires of the solenoid. The FUSED WIRE goes to one side of the switch and when the switch is closed the power is fed to the solenoid. If he took a resistance reading of the two small wires one would show an open and the other would show a short to ground. The open wire would have the 12 volts on it when the switch is thrown to boost.
rgatijnet1 08/11/19 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Voltage or Ground

Usually with any switch, you are turning the hot voltage wire off and on. If you were switching the ground off and on there is always the risk that something could short out the always hot wire on the solenoid.
rgatijnet1 08/11/19 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

I had a problem with my AC units not being sealed properly with the AC ducts. They were blowing some of the cold air up in to the "attic" roof structure rather than in to the living area. I pulled the inside covers off of the AC units and then used the aluminum duct tape and duct seal to make sure that all cold air went where it was supposed to and this made a big difference in the interior comfort. You might check your units.
rgatijnet1 08/11/19 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: air conditioner problems

Smoke from a failed electrical component has a very distinct odor. It seems strange that both AC units failed at the same time so I think it may be something related to the comfort control center or the input voltage to both units. Perhaps the voltage dropped too low for some reason.
rgatijnet1 08/09/19 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filter for beach water

Usually a charcoal based filter will remove the odor. I should add that ALL filters have a useful life. If the water is full of sulfer, the filter may only last for a few gallons.
rgatijnet1 08/06/19 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
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