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RE: Reliability of propane and water in slide

Ours has the sink, stove, and refer in the passenger side slide and has never had a leak or malfunction. I've been on this forum for many years and I don't recall anyone having an issue with appliances because of a slide movement. If there has been, someone will verify that.
hotjag1 07/15/19 09:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Locks on Propane tanks?

The propane tank on our Class A has a door with a lock, so no reason not to lock yours. That will keep the opportunist from taking your tanks, but not someone determined. I was very surprised to read that your motorhome has a locking propane compartment. I've owned 8 motorhomes and the propane compartment was the ONLY one that didn't have a lock on it. Your motorhome is much newer than ours so I'm wondering if the newer ones now come with a locking compartment. It will be interesting to hear other replies.
hotjag1 06/28/19 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

Generac service center did a lot of testing and determined that when the GEN was under heavy load (AC) the voltage regulator would get warm and the voltage would increase. When that happened an internal resetting circuit breaker would open and cut power output from the GEN. The voltage regulator under lighter loads such as coffee maker or microwave wasn't drawing enough power to heat up the voltage regulator as this only happened with the AC on. They replaced the voltage regulator and ran the AC for over an hour and everything worked as designed. $100 labor and $100 regulator and so far, so good. Where did you get the repair done? chevman Yakima Generator...98902 They are a factory authorized service center for Onan, Generac, Champion, and a couple of other brands. I definitely thought they were reasonably priced and knowledgeable and I was able to watch and ask questions the entire time that the tech was diagnosing everything.
hotjag1 06/21/19 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

Generac service center did a lot of testing and determined that when the GEN was under heavy load (AC) the voltage regulator would get warm and the voltage would increase. When that happened an internal resetting circuit breaker would open and cut power output from the GEN. The voltage regulator under lighter loads such as coffee maker or microwave wasn't drawing enough power to heat up the voltage regulator as this only happened with the AC on. They replaced the voltage regulator and ran the AC for over an hour and everything worked as designed. $100 labor and $100 regulator and so far, so good.
hotjag1 06/20/19 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a car hauler

I asked this question a few months ago and the majority agreed that a WDH wouldn't be of any benefit on a DP with auto leveling. A few said it could actually be harmful, although I don't remember what reason they gave. I tow the trailer in my signature without a WDH.
hotjag1 06/20/19 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Golf Cart on Utility Trailer

I would suggest backing the cart onto the trailer so that you maximize your tongue weight with the engine ahead of the axle as golf carts don't weigh very much.
hotjag1 06/18/19 03:41pm Towing
RE: Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

From past experience I can tell you that if the brushes are not in contact with the slip rings your generator will shut down. My suggestion is to first check the circuit breakers on the genny. The circuit breakers aren't tripped, and as soon as I shut the Gen down and restart, I have power again. I have located a Generac repair facility about 3 hours from my home and have made an appointment to have them look at it on Thursday. Generac repair facilities are far and few between, but I will report what they find out. I appreciate all of the comments and suggestions that I have received about this problem. Thank-you!
hotjag1 06/17/19 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

Since it continues to run, it sounds more like the ATS than the overheat shutdown. Does anything else other than the AC continue to run? Is there a code on the panel? When the Gen cuts power, nothing in the coach works. When this happens, I checked with a meter and there is no power to the ATS. The odd thing is that when I personally shut down the Gen and then retart it a minute later, I have power to the coach again. I'm wondering if worn brushes or contacts would do this when a heavy load is put on the Gen.
hotjag1 06/17/19 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

Went to a rally in Cashmere WA it was a 100 degrees the whole time. Every one that had 5500 generacs would shutdown when the AC was running and air temp got over 98 degrees. Turns out there is a high temp oil switch maybe yours has same problem. Almost all the units were 98-2004 That's a good thought as it has been pretty hot here. Did the Gens quit running or stop producing power? Mine keeps running but power output stops.
hotjag1 06/16/19 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
Generac generator quits power output...UPDATE

The smaller motorhome in my signature has a 5500w Generac generator that is not producing current at higher loads. The generator starts and runs fine when using the coffee maker or the microwave, but when I turn on the AC, the compressor will run for about 10 minutes and then the generator stops producing any current to the motorhome but the Gen does stay running. If I shut the Gen off and restart it, it starts producing current again as long as I don't run the AC more than a few minutes. Why would the Gen stop power after 10 minutes of using the AC?
hotjag1 06/16/19 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge on propane while driving

I am the RV doctor and the guy from tv education 101 say leave it off. I was on the fire dept for 30 years and fought several rv fires that started in the back of the fridge because they thought it would never happen to them. come to my town and see the new rebuilt gas station we have because of a motor home fridge was left on and he gassed up and burned the place down and a ups truck refueling next to him. there are some tunnels back east that tell you to turn off your propane when going through the tunnel. must be a good reason for that, right?? In my mind there are a lot of people who think it's ok because they have gotten away with it for years. their turn is coming. Murphy will see to that. I use freezable ice packs to put int he fridge between the food when I travel and at night when sleeping I refreeze the packs for the next travel day I rarely ever post here anymore because of all the jackarses but this kind of stuff needs to be responded to. First, in an accident when the PP lines are ruptured, the tanks will shut the flow OFF. Second, I have TWO career fireman living in my neighbor hood. One is a retired Captain and the other is currently a Commander. I talked to both of them in depth about this subject and in their combinded 60+ years of experience, they had NEVER seen an RV fire caused by a fridge. Many eng fires that burned rigs to the ground but NO FRIDGES. Third, RV fridge fires were caused by manufacturing defect MORE THAN TEN YEARS AGO. Unless you have one of those fridges and have refused to get the FREE safety recall done, your chances of having a fridge fire are astronomical. Finally, tunnels, ferrys, etc want people to turn of the propane period. This has nothing to do with RV fridges at all. Now you can flame me all you want, I have no respect for you because of the outdated and made-up nonsense you spread but folks need to know the truth. I totally agree with you ScottG. I think quite a few people don't know that the tanks will shut the flow of propane off if the lines are ruptured.
hotjag1 06/16/19 12:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: Installing base plates in a 2006 Grand Vitara

Experienced the same thing putting a base plate on our 2005 GV. It took myself and a professional mechanic about 4 hours to do the installation. I'm not sure how one person could do it by themselves as we needed 4 hands to hold the brackets in place while the other installed the bolts. It was a very tight fit and we had to use a crow bar a couple of times to leverage the brackets to line up with the factory frame holes. We agree, they make a great towed vehicle.
hotjag1 06/16/19 12:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: cleaning before eternabond

I use Brake Kleen. It removes the dirt, dries quickly and leaves no residue.
hotjag1 06/14/19 11:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2001 Beaver Patriot Thunder fresh water tank overflow

Water dripping from a tube up in front of the generator seems like a very odd place for an overflow tube. The DP's I have looked at all have the water tank somewhere in the middle of the coach. Where is your fresh water tank located? Water tank is in the middle of coach, the generator is also in the middle of coach. Not sure when Monaco changed the Beaver to put the generator into the front of the coach. Now it makes sense to me. It sounds like you probably have located your overflow tube. Hopefully someone with a similar coach can verify that.
hotjag1 06/14/19 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2001 Beaver Patriot Thunder fresh water tank overflow

Water dripping from a tube up in front of the generator seems like a very odd place for an overflow tube. The DP's I have looked at all have the water tank somewhere in the middle of the coach. Where is your fresh water tank located?
hotjag1 06/14/19 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

My suggestion would be to head west to Bakersfield then get on I-5 and head north to Salem, OR. Turn west at Salem to HWY 101 and travel southbound. The scenic viewpoints will all be on the right side so you would not have to deal with cross traffic when pulling in to see the fantastic views. We did that in a 40' motorhome and towing. There are a few tight turns, but I never had to get over the centerline to make the curve. Since you have more time heading north than south, you could reverse what I said, but cross traffic can be pretty hectic during the summer.
hotjag1 06/06/19 10:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eternabond and fiberglass roof

I've been using Eternabond tape for over 20 years on several different motorhomes and NEVER had a leak anywhere that I put the Eternabond. I have a similar situation as the OP on our current motorhome on the passenger side that allows water to pool up. I am going to run a 4" strip of Eternabond along the entire seam as soon as the 50' roll arrives. No worries after that.
hotjag1 06/05/19 12:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Arizona winter stay campgrounds

If you are a motorsports person, Lake Havasu is the place to be. There are several car clubs, motorcycle clubs, boating groups and off-road clubs. We like the low key small town atmosphere, but if you aren't a motorsports person there may not be enough to hold your interest all winter. There are several good restaurants on or near the channel and and a few golf courses nearby too. Laughlin, NV is an hour away and has big name entertainment at the casinos quite often. Not knowing your interests, I would visit your mentioned locations and decide for yourself.
hotjag1 06/03/19 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best diesel pusher chassis ?

Last motorhome was on a Spartan. Current motorhome is on a Freightliner. I really can't tell any difference in the way they feel going down the road. Steering is precise with both and passing trucks have very little effect on handling. Chassis won't be a concern when looking at another motorhome. Engine HP, that's a different story.
hotjag1 05/24/19 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much does 30+ feet actually effect ability to find space

I think 34' would be okay most of the time. Several years ago we had a 33' motorhome. We preferred state parks and were able to fit in most of their sites. Part of the reason was because with the 4' overhang in the rear, we could back in and fit in a 29' site if need be. We also didn't have any issue navigating the roads in the parks at 33'. With the current 40 footer, we have to pick and choose which parks we can navigate and less sites available at this length, but we like the extra roominess in the 40', so we deal with less availability. We do have a 24 footer that we use in older forest service campgrounds when the 40' just wouldn't cut it. I think you will be fine with a 34 footer at most campgrounds though.
hotjag1 05/20/19 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
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