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RE: Carefree Awning strut replacement

Should be a number on the strut itself.
garyemunson 02/28/21 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: best way to test house batteries ?
garyemunson 02/13/21 08:33am Class A Motorhomes

I'm so bummed that my favorite drinking water safe hose is no longer available. It rolls up flat on an included reel like a fire hose. I bought the last two an online RV shop in Utah had and when the second one dies I guess I'll have to try a Zero G.
garyemunson 01/20/21 03:44am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Van hool coach. Predecessor to first elec cls A?

Actually, "stop and go" is the electric vehicle's forte. Regenerative braking helps extend range and lower speeds are much more efficient for electric vehicles. Reno NV has a number of electric busses in their fleet. Not a city bus rider but took a short trip on one to see what it was like. The silence and lack of vibration was impressive. I'm waiting to see if the Lordstown Motors/CW joint venture works. CW will have to up their service game but with their connection with Good Sam parks to install chargers, there is the promise of actually being able to have a usable electric RV. It wouldn't work for everyone but an RV that could cover 300 miles on a charge would probably suffice for 80% of the RVers out there. We rarely exceed that on a normal day. We have been driving an electric car for almost 9 years now and have gotten quite used to "filling up" for about 1/3 the price of a fossil fuel vehicle. Often overlooked is the fact every morning you leave the house with a "full tank". A different experience from something that uses gas. It got even better 3 years ago when we installed solar on the house and started charging for free. You also appreciate the practically non-existent maintenance on an electric vehicle.
garyemunson 12/29/20 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Itasca SunCruiser 35A

The Workhorse chassis is a good one but with the medium truck part of Workhorse corporation long gone, the availability of chassis specific parts is getting worse. You can still get pretty much everything but the NAPA/AutoZone/OReilley's is much more likely to have Ford F53 parts on the shelf than Workhorse items. Our previous motorhome was on a WH chassis and there were a few experiences where we had to wait to have a part shipped in, something that would likely been available over the counter if we were on a Ford chassis. Was another consideration that led us to upgrade to a new Winne on an F53. The Workhorse chassis was an extra cost item that was ordered less than F53s so there are less of them out there for that reason, too, along with normal attrition that affects both chassis (and the F53s are being replenished while Workhorses are not).
garyemunson 12/22/20 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: free tv

All depends where you live. Here out West, the majority of good places to RV will not have sufficient cell service (or ANY!) to stream TV from your phone. Same with over-the-air TV. We have used Dish for years for what I feel is the best solution. When dry camping, it's usually no problem orienting our RV to get a clear shot of the Southern sky. Having a mountain in the way is pretty hard to compensate for and those are also the places least likely to have cell service (or OTA). When utilizing RV parks, satellite has been around so long now they all understand "satellite friendly" spaces and if one is open will gladly direct you to one. We do not go camping to watch TV but when I get up in the morning, I enjoy catching up on the news while I drink my morning coffee. I like the solitude out there but I also prefer to have some idea what's going on in the rest of the world. I come across a lot of people who don't want the extra cost of satellite service. I decided long ago that RVing is not a "bargain" activity so have resigned myself to just paying the freight for those things that make it more enjoyable.
garyemunson 12/22/20 05:43am Technology Corner
RE: Rear Slide Control Board died
garyemunson 12/21/20 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

Put hookups in the center of the "run". This way spaces can be utilized as "buddy" spots where RVs can pull in alternate directions to put door sides together. The one pulling in "backwards" hooks up by pulling utilities under their RV.
garyemunson 12/19/20 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: low coolant / add water?

Always use coolant. Distilled water will dilute what is there, raising the freezing temp. Adding a little coolant will not cause any problem of increasing the coolant concentration. You don't ever want to run pure coolant but just topping off is far from that.
garyemunson 12/15/20 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Save Your Atwood Furnace

Wow. That was a dumb design. My 2015 has the board mounted vertically on one side. Somebody was stupid.
garyemunson 12/15/20 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: water pressure regulators

Amazon is your friend. Get an inexpensive one with a gauge. The small inline ones restrict the flow too much for my liking.
garyemunson 12/12/20 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Some musings on future power trains

What I expect to see is once Tesla starts outputting their electric semis, electric Class As will appear. Probably first as an alternative to high end Diesels, then filtering down to gas units as the price decreases.
garyemunson 12/07/20 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water heater drain mod

Best to keep a plug so when you pull it to drain, you can insert one of the flushing wands to get the sediment out. A lot builds up in them.
garyemunson 12/02/20 03:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gone through 5 water pumps in 2015 cedar creek

I have found that just blowing out the lines usually leaves enough in the bottom area of the pump to cause freeze damage. The design of the pump just retains water in low points. I blow out my line but finish off with about 10 seconds of pumping antifreeze into the pump.
garyemunson 11/21/20 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Duramax Regen

Better check if warranty is voided without update!
garyemunson 11/21/20 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally had enough with Atwood electric jacks

The problem with the Atwood jacks is that eventually the brushes in the little motors get gummed/dusted up and bind in their brush holders. Jack just quits running. The motors are pretty easy to unplug and remove from the jack with it still on the coach. Take the end off the motor, blow out with a compressor. Free up the brushes, cleaning them with denatured alcohol and Q-tips if necessary. Reassemble and good for another 10 years. Except for the brush issue (and rust in humid areas) the basic design of Atwoods is quite robust.
garyemunson 11/08/20 05:24am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Furnace Question

A problem I found on our Winnebago was the registers were actually made to have adjustable shutoff louvers that were not there. The registers did have the side/end plates that would have held the louvers and these plates extended down into the ducting interfering with the flow of air through the duct and out the register. In our case the plates were just stuck to the register grille with 3M double faced tape so I was able to remove them. Greatly increased the air flow out the registers.
garyemunson 11/07/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Weak headlights

Look for the DOT numbers molded into the lens and google to see what they actually came off of. Work from there. There are brighter bulbs available for most headlight assemblies at Autozone or O'Reilleys.
garyemunson 10/22/20 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brougham Dodge 1979 engine

Very few 1979 motorhomes are worth buying. Not many make it to that age with owners who keep up with roof and window maintenance to prevent water leaks from rotting the body. If you are not knowledgeable about RVs, spending money on a qualified RV inspector may save you money and aggravation. Another issue with RVs that old is that while mechanical parts can still be found, it's unlikely a parts store will have them on the shelf, often necessitating several days wait until it can be shipped in.
garyemunson 10/14/20 05:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Up grading my Class C

X2 on what Jax said! Both the Ford and GM Class C chassis are well-proven medium-duty truck builds that if you follow the suggested maintenance will far outlast the coachwork. If you've been taking care of it such as making sure window frame screws are tight and replacing the butyl tape around them and the body trim every 10 years or so, no need to upgrade (unless there is another floorplan you lust after!).
garyemunson 10/13/20 06:30am Class C Motorhomes
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