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RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

Bits are from new set, titanium coated, Richard you were under the rv ? Pushing up ? Solid ground under you Correct ,? You do realize there is a huge difference in the amount of applied force that can be maintained, Given that you were an immovable object which could not be moved, And my applied force was also pushing me away from the rv, remember physics, equal opposite reactions, you could not be moved the drill had to go forward into the steel, in my case the cutting force was actually 1/2 of the energy I was putting into it, nothing behind me keeping me immovable so all force is on the drill bit Yes I want to get harder drills, that stay sharp longer, also going to get some friend, younger and heavier to do the drilling But Not today, I'm exhausted, maybe later in the week or next weekend Yesterday was much too tiring No, I was drilling horizontal holes just like you. On my knees pushing the drill motor. Maybe I'm a little younger than you. I'm only 77. Richard
RLS7201 01/17/21 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

MrWizzard, your drill bits are dull. That frame material is mild steel and should drill easily. Go buy a couple of new drill bits of the correct size and drill at slow speed. First drill through the new fixture with the correct size bit to make a small mark for the pilot bit to center on. Then drill the pilot hole and the final hole. I drilled my frame with a cordless drill motor with no problem. Richard
RLS7201 01/17/21 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Our toaster/oven just bit the dust! Which model did you choose as your favorite? Hey Larry, stop by Quartzsite and I show you ours. Richard
RLS7201 01/13/21 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mt Rushmore and Yellostone National Park

Henry's Lake State Park About 15 miles west of Yellowstone's west gate. Gorgeous view, 15 minute drive to the park. Reasonable fees. Richard
RLS7201 01/05/21 06:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Converter fan revving up and down

Converter heat sink does a good job of transferring heat with out a fan when it CLEAN.. Nee I say more? Richard
RLS7201 12/27/20 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

I found this one that sleeps 6 AND it's been REDUCED! I like it a lot....Dennis Staley Coach Does that Prevost come with it's own American Express card?" GRIN Richard
RLS7201 12/27/20 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Comcast to charge extra for exceeding 1.2 TB data

Well there's soooo many people out there who think they're important and have to have the phone going all the time, the pad and TV. You want to pay less, turn the **** thing off and leave it at home. 30 years ago the world didn't end when the phone wasn't answered and it won't now. Now you're making me feel bad about my flip phone being in my pocket sometimes. Actually it's just a tether to my DW so she can find me, when I run astray. Sometimes she needs help pointing the rabbit ears for our black & white CRT TV. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 10:40am Technology Corner
RE: Slide out modification to provide smooth out and retrieval.

Ah yes, UHMW is great stuff. I was introduced to it when I played Operating Engineer for a commercial bakery, back in the 70s & 80s. Still have some pieces in the storage shed. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 10:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tioga propane light blinks green, heater not functioning

Your CCI Pre-Tell2 7719 propane detector is working as designed. When you turn it on, it goes beep beep beep beep beeps. Once past its start up phase, you may hear the solenoid valve go clunk, then it quits beeping and starts flashing green. I have the same detector in my 95 Bounder. For more detailed info, contact Larry & [email protected] CCI went out of business in 2008 and Larry went into the CCI repair business. The solenoid valve on the propane tank has a 9 volt DC coil. So do not apply 12 volts to it for a prolonged period of time. It's a shame that CCI went out of business. Their detector will shut off a propane leak even when your coach is unattended. All the other detectors only give a audible when a leak is detected. Safe-T-Alert offers a replacement system for you CCI system. It's not a efficient as your CCI. You CCI system draws 0.168 amps when on and the Safe-T-Alert system draws 1.0 amps when on. Also, when the propane has been turned off, most of us light the kitchen stove to clear the air out of the propane lines. Even at that it may take a couple of tries to get the refrigerator, furnace or water heater to light. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: double tanks,black and grey

There are many RVs with a bath & a 1/2 that only have two waste tanks and pump the waste from the second commode to the black tank. Read a lot about pump failures. You have the best set up. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering wheel vibration

while that might not be the case all the time it did happen to me one day in the summer of 2019. i was returning home from an errand in our '46 Willys CJ2A. each time i slowed or stopped i felt a vibration from the right front. it didn't happen while accelerating but rather than head home i went to the garage that does all my work. the service mgr is a buddy so he hopped in and we took a drive around the block to show him what was happening. as i slowed to turn back into the shop's driiveway, this happened... https://i.imgur.com/ISEN2xfl.jpg the resulting force nearly tossed us out of the vehicle. we were able to hang on only because we were doing < 5mph. had i not diverted to the garage it might have happened while i was running ~40mph and i might not have been able to hang on. oh...the problem was a broken cotter pin, likely original to the vehicle. i had them all replaced and iinspected each year. Do you ever have any concerns about your bottom side sitting on top of the fuel tank? Shhhhh, don't tell Ralph Nader. GRIN. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

MrWizzard, I just saw the thread again and no I don't have pictures of my rear air bag install. I elected to go with the Firestone air bags. Hardest part is removing the duals. Pretty much a bolt on deal. Maybe I drilled one hole on each side. I elected to mount the valve stems on the rear of the wheel flairs. I would go out and take a pic or 2 for you but I woke up to 7°F, this morning. Will be rolling from beautiful downtown Gladstone, MO to not so beautiful downtown Quartzsite in a couple of days. Richard
RLS7201 12/25/20 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need some help-PLEASE

Gentlemen: I would like to thank each and every one of you for your very helpful suggestions. As a follow-up I was able to source the rocker arms in Las Vegas, NV at a Rush-Peter Built facility. Thank you all for responding. By the time you and the DW get out of Vegas, those rocker arms might be really expensive. Throw a $10 bill at something for me and I'll accept the winnings when we get to Q. Richard
RLS7201 12/21/20 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Television - 12 volt or 120?

I wonder if the 12v units, given they are built for RV's, are made more robust to handle the banging around. 110v TV just sit on a stand or hang on a wall. Any one with a dead one ever open it up? Are the electronics all potted up? Mounts more robust? This would account for higher $ along with way lower production numbers. I have worked on many and participated in reliability studies on many brands of televisions. The RV ready units are no more robust than any other unit. The RV ready moniker is just hype. An example is the Jensen units which are in name only. They were bought out by Audiovox early 2000s. They survive only as a name owned by ASA electronics today. The product is low end Chinese manufactured.The chassis is mostly plastic and has little support for the display. Now having said that, it is important to realize that most of the televisions today are made by only a handful of companies trading under many names(some of which used to be big names like GE RCA Zenith). Look at the sets in person and chose the one that looks best to you and check the reviews. Vizio, Sharp, Samsung and Sony seem to be well liked. Now go for the price and if needed get an inverter for the unit you like. I did not write what you have in quotes. My handle some how got attached to some one else's words. Richard
RLS7201 12/17/20 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: inexpensive panels

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30148343/gotomsg/30148770.cfm#30148770 Scroll down to Tom-M's photos Thanks for the link. I see nothing repulsive about the side mounted panels on that class C. No climbing on the roof to tilt. Nice piece of engineering. Those panels would be out of place mounted on a high end rig. I have a space on the curb side of my ol Bounder that I've considered mounting a panel but that got put on hold when I installed the SolaRVector lifts on the roof panels. Richard Never said it was "repulsive". More like not everyone's cup-o-tea.. Also have to be aware that those panels will add some extra width to the rig, while 1 or 2 inches to EACH side doesn't sound like much, it is if your rig is already 8.5ft (102") and generally the max allowed width without oversized permits is 9' (108") :E Have run into a few construction zones that were UNDER 9' and my trailer at 8.5ft on the outside of the tires barely had an inch to spare on each side.. There are a lot of 8.5' RV out there with awnings making them over 8.5'. Montana used to crack down on them when they crossed the state line. But when RV sales deteriorated some one stepped in and fixed the problem. If you're running close with a 8.5' trailer, don't buy a MH. 8.5' MHs are about 10.5' at the mirrors. Of course safety devices don't fall under the 8.5' or 9' laws. Richard Richard
RLS7201 12/11/20 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: inexpensive panels

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30148343/gotomsg/30148770.cfm#30148770 Scroll down to Tom-M's photos Thanks for the link. I see nothing repulsive about the side mounted panels on that class C. No climbing on the roof to tilt. Nice piece of engineering. Those panels would be out of place mounted on a high end rig. I have a space on the curb side of my ol Bounder that I've considered mounting a panel but that got put on hold when I installed the SolaRVector lifts on the roof panels. Richard
RLS7201 12/09/20 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: inexpensive panels

Hi all, I've often thought of using panels as awnings. Nothing to avoid except the fridge air intake, water heater, and furnace. Tell me more. Would the panels be mounted over the windows and the bottoms tilted out to act as awnings, or do you intend to do it differently? Always room for some ideas & engineering. I purchased 3 lifts from SolaRVector in Quartzsite in January 0f 2018. They were designed for panels smaller than mine. I got out the TIG welder and adjusted them to work with my panels. GRIN. Really nice to flip the switch and get a rise. OH! wait, did I say that right? Richard
RLS7201 12/08/20 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Best Toad Brake controller Battery

If you drove your toad for a week and the battery went dead, you might want to have the alternator checked. Richard
RLS7201 12/08/20 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change + replace battery, which comes first ?

When identifying your RV, it would help get correct parts if you identified it correctly. Your chassis is a F53 Not a F550. Richard
RLS7201 12/08/20 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

So many high rollers.....GRIN We purchased out 95 Bounder in 2002 for $35K. So initial purchase is about $2K a year to own it. I do all my own maintenance, so my labor rates are $0. Yes I have spent a few bucks for parts, tires, batteries, etc but the ol Bounder has been good to us for over 170,000 miles. Fuel costs are minimal compared to a motel. We spend our winter months in the desert, mostly on BLM (that's Bureau of Land Management) property, so our fees to park are minimal. There is no way we could spend 3-4 months in the desert SW moteling it for the price we pay to RV. To each his/her own. Richard
RLS7201 12/07/20 05:14pm General RVing Issues
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