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RE: Water Leak - Storage compartment

Could be many places for a leak. Depending how the unit is sitting , water will travel on a slight horizontal plane then seek its lowest point. Slides are a PIA. At 11 yrs old you need to check a lot of things. Best way is to read owners forums . Try to find info on the manufacturer of your model. Check youtube for visual inspection ideas. The ratchet side rails can help you ID your slide. Try vegetable dye in the water to trace a leak. Check for dried caulking around clearance lights. Not all window and slide cutouts at the factory are performed perfectly. I had a router go off its mark creating an indentation in what should have been, a straight seem. The factory filled the void with a glob of sealant which held up for two years before non stop leaking occurred. The leak source was passenger side front roof. The leaking water found its way to the drivers side rear low point compartment. I traced water stains and rusted metal parts to find the source with help my friend who owned the dealership. But we had to dissemble a lot of the rv to find it. Lucky for me, he picked up the tab. https://gdrvowners.com/forum/operation/slides/27691-schwintek-slide-leak
bobndot 10/16/21 10:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Joined the Class C club

Good luck with your new unit. I wish you many safe miles. A fiver was one of my past rv’s as well. During covid , having use of a smaller 24 ft ‘C’ was a life saver. We were able to use it for many day trips . It was something we could not do towing a trailer. You just have to get used to the rattles and groans inside a rolling along motorhome. It’s not as quiet as the pickup. Stay on board, let us know how you’re doing.
bobndot 10/15/21 07:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing

BTW, its important to know, winterizing an average rv takes about 2 gals of antifreeze. If you find that you’re pumping 4-5 gals into your system, then your bypass valves are still open allowing your water heater to fill. Think of it as a 6 gal thermos bottle with a cold water fill port and hot water out port. The idea of the bypass is to join your water lines by using petcock valves to bypass the WH. After draining the WH , it’s ok to leave a small amount of water in the bottom of the tank, it won’t harm anything if it freezes. Todays Pex lines are very forgiving, it’s the plastic inline elbows and petcocks that freeze and crack.
bobndot 10/14/21 02:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing

Its a lot easier to look at general YouTube videos for the procedure, than trying to explain it in detail. Then we can help with specific questions you might have.
bobndot 10/13/21 04:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing 6,500 pounds with a class C

KD4UPL, you need to find a floorplan with belted comfortable seating for your passengers. If long over the road trips are in your plans then you might want to try the comfort of a U-dinette for an hour or so. We found it very uncomfortable for extended time periods and had to alter ours and install gaming chair recliners mounted to the plywood decking of the u-dinette. However I would not allow people to ride in that kind of stationary setup.
bobndot 10/13/21 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing 6,500 pounds with a class C

Its not like a tc with 4x4 option as well as ground clearance. You don't want to be dipping the class C overhang into water. At the very least , you should look for a limited slip rear and depending on ramp conditions , you might have to bypass some ramps. Be prepared regarding the expense of a super C’s upkeep.
bobndot 10/10/21 10:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing water heater due to age........

If its an Atwood its aluminum and they last a long time. I always have bad luck with inexpensive electronics and replace the boards so i dont get stuck while off grid. I usually replace the OEM circuit boards in my rv appliances using Dinosaur boards which are very reliable. Keep the OEM board as a spare , just in case.
bobndot 10/09/21 05:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best wax for fiberglass................

3M makes marine products for fiberglass as does 'Seapower' cleaner/wax. I go with what the boat people use. The pros, not the weekend warriors !
bobndot 10/08/21 11:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

One of our members switched to the following tire. The LT235/85/16E is 3040#. It fits the OEM wheels that the 225 75 16 rolls on and at a little over one inch in diameter larger will offer you about 1/2” more ground clearance while fitting the wheel wells. Seems to me to be a good option bc it offers two advantages over the stock LT225 75 16E.
bobndot 10/04/21 05:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

All of the issues I've had with the toyos have been separations (4 in all over 8+- years). 1 was after only 500mi!. So honestly, I'm over toyos. Time to try something new for me. I understand how you feel regarding ‘moving on’. The Cross Climate seem to be a vg choice with the @3100# rating. Were those previous 4 separated tires from the same purchase ? Over 8 years ? If so, that could have a bad lot. Mfg defect or age ? Tire separation is normally mfg related but can be heat, PSI or age related which can and has occurred most all tire brands including Michelin.
bobndot 09/30/21 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof rack attachment for 1999 Jamboree Class C

Try to find some videos of ‘class C roof rebuilds’. I think a 99’ Jamboree was s Fleetwood product. Videos of that era models will be similar enough to give you a visual of what you have, be it aluminum or wood frame. You can view an example here at approx the 3:20 mark. https://youtu.be/JBYBdQ37CrI
bobndot 09/29/21 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Going to a 'G' tire in 16" will be a narrow field of availability. If you could find a size that fits, it would ride harder and the OEM wheels at 110lbs vs 80 lbs. PSI, might not support a 'G' tire. I would think OEM RV tire manufacturer picks would compliment the rv's GVWR. You should not need more than an E tire on any class C within specs.
bobndot 09/28/21 10:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

How much is heavy ? An E rated tire is the common tire for class C’s. I have been running many tires in fleet trucks , IMO, i have not found much difference between good quality tire brands. Toyo’s are very good tires. A common tire used today on class C’s is the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 which i have and are fine. Many owners run them with no issues. If you decide to choose a winter tire , they offer better traction in snow but mostly dry pavement running might cause premature wear. Just something to look into . I would not base my purchase on which tire manufacturer spends the most on advertising .
bobndot 09/28/21 03:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you do this in the US?

With today’s weather patterns being erratic and often severe, it appears that I have been seeing setups like this less often. I do see some seasonal campsites with add-on screen rooms but I have also seen them get trashed in storms with absentee owners.
bobndot 09/25/21 05:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering problems w/ 30 ft Winnebago

Common problem. Take it to a shop that specialize in alignments. You need to have the caster adjusted to a range outside of the factory specs. This WILL NOT increase tire wear. Ask your shop about the need for a bushing set. I had to add a ford bushing set in order to properly spec my E450. 2003-2017 Ford E450 Super Duty Alignment Caster / Camber Bushing Set, Ford E450 Super Duty Alignment Caster / Camber Bushing Set, DIY Solutions Alignment Caster / Camber Bushing Set SKU: 5024-07376532 Rear Wheel Drive; Front Steering 03-17 Ford Alignment Caster / Camber Bushing Set. Replacement Alignment Caster / Camber Bushing Set Parts. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
bobndot 09/24/21 07:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lithium Batteries

Make sure you use the correct converter/charger if you do a lithium swap. I have been researching these batteries for awhile and still learning. “You have to use almost all of the LiFePO4 batteries capacity before a lead acid charger will start charging again. A LiFePO4 specific charger will trigger bulk stage to start re-charging at typically 13.1-13.2V ensuring is starts charging again when it is still at high states of charge, not very low states of charge when it is going to be too late. Think about this when using solar to charge your batteries. When the sun comes up in the morning, a lead acid solar charge controller may not start charging at all regardless of the time of day if it thinks the battery is already charged based on the voltage it is reading as the re-bulk voltage hasn't been met. It will just stay in float stage. You may loose part or all of the days sunlight before getting any charge into the battery at all, leaving you with little to no charge and potentially flat batteries overnight.”
bobndot 09/21/21 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Seats in a 2021 Forester Classic w/ Ford 450 chassis

https://www.discountvantruck.com/rvvanseatbases/rvvan6waypowerseatbases.htm https://shop4seats.com/rv-furniture/rv-bases/class-c-rv-bases.html
bobndot 09/18/21 07:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch ??

Make sure the connections on the relay solenoid are clean. The solenoids are not expensive, i would buy a new one and try it. Its a common enough fix in these systems, if that doesn't help, keep it as a spare. Its a good part to have on hand.
bobndot 09/18/21 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch ??

new battery must be fully charged for things to work put a separate charger on the new battery then try .
bobndot 09/17/21 04:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

If all the above is not helpful then the fuel pump and filter would be my next suspects. The fuel pump can be tricky to get at.
bobndot 09/17/21 03:02pm Class C Motorhomes
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