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RE: Floor Wax - ZEP

You can have a body shop TRY color sanding and see if they can remove the top "yellow" layer of paint and get down to the original white color. This is all assuming that the paint is thick enough to allow color sanding without going through to the body panel primer. Keep in mind that this was a floor wax and there is no telling what damage it may have done to the original paint. A body shop should be able to try a small area to see if it the paint is salvageable.
rgatijnet1 06/22/22 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

Of course this all begs the question of what the ridiculous fuel prices will do to the value of our RV's? If we decide to sell can we find a willing buyer and at what cost? The present inflation and predicted financial future recession tells me that the number of people that can afford an RV will continue to diminish. Hard to tell but it doesn't look good right now and they are saying that it will get worse before it gets better.
rgatijnet1 06/13/22 05:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

On my WH chassis when the recalls were completed, yellow labels were installed on the support frames under the hood giving the recall number and the date serviced. Maintenance records are nice but many owners do their own service, which could be good or bad, depending on the skill of the owner.
rgatijnet1 06/01/22 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

The P series chassis had the Autopark issues, not the W series chassis. Workhorse did not reinvent the wheel and most of the chassis parts are off the shelf items, made by others, that are still available. As far as engine parts, there were millions of GM 8.1L engines built during the years it was in production. The Allison transmission is bulletproof and was the deciding factor for me.
rgatijnet1 05/30/22 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road Debris Damage

We always had $1000 deductible so I would use it as my gauge. If the damage was $1200, I would not report it. If damage was $1500 or more, the insurance company gets a call.
rgatijnet1 05/18/22 05:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how long can one store a gas engined motorhome?

Check all over, including underneath, to look for rodent damage. They have a nasty habit of eating electrical wires. Check for an exhaust problems with critters that may have taken up residence in the exhaust system. Add as much fresh fuel as you can before trying to start the engine and then go for it. The engine will either run or not. Naturally you want to check the tires for air pressure and rot. Hope for the best and if everything is OK, enjoy your next trip.
rgatijnet1 05/15/22 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Want to insulate front of class A (dog house?) with what?

Our biggest heat loss was the insulation in the front cap, above the windshield. Behind the cabinets the fiberglass insulation shifted and was basically useless. I bought some two part foam insulation and sprayed a thick layer of foam insulation on the entire front cap. Problem solved. Two part foam insulation kits are available on eBay. This also works for the same issue with the rear cap.
rgatijnet1 05/14/22 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renting out your RV

We travel a lot out West and was amazed at the rental RV's that we saw stuck in places that are off limits to RV's. We saw one RV halfway up the Moki Dugway and another one stranded on the trail through the Valley of the Gods in Utah. In both places there were signs warning about RV's using the dirt roads but they were ignored by the renters. I am sure that these are the exceptions but in these cases I can't imagine what the towing bill was to retrieve these class C's.
rgatijnet1 05/05/22 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: class a in storage for over a year

Add as much fresh gas as you can and give it a try. I would use some additive to take care of any moisture that may have developed in the tank.
rgatijnet1 05/04/22 04:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replaced "Kingdom", any value?

There is one system listed on eBay for $350. I would guess that if it works, $200-$400 is a reasonable price. If you can't be sure whether or not it works, maybe closer to $100 is more realistic as a "parts" unit.
rgatijnet1 05/02/22 04:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crazy static pop while waxing/cleaning motorhome

In your house circuit the ground and neutral circuits are tied together in the main electrical panel. IF the OP had his coach plugged in with a power cord that included hot, neutral, and ground wires, this effectively grounds the coach. IF the power cord did not include all of the necessary wires, the ground could be open because in an RV the neutral and ground wires are not tied together in the electrical panel. A static shock is a one time thing that dissipates the voltage (usually very high voltage) in a split second. It can return if you are away from the coach and allow the static charge to build up. But once a static shock happens, you should be able to hold your hand on that surface with no discomfort. If the shock or tingle persists, then there is electrical power that is involved coming from the house circuit and needs to be corrected before someone gets hurt.
rgatijnet1 04/21/22 05:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laminate flooring install

I took on the task and the install was a day project. What took longer was that after I had pulled up the old flooring, I put on two coats of polyurethane to protect the floor from moisture and to lock out any odors that were in the sub floor. I used matching quarter round on the edges.
rgatijnet1 04/16/22 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire size

There are a few things that you really need to check when changing tire size. One is the diameter. Any change in diameter can affect your speedometer as well as your fuel mileage. If the two tires are within 1/4" it should be no problem. The second thing is tire spacing between tires with duals. Different tires on different rims have a minimum distance that must be maintained between the tires when mounted. If the tires are too wide/fat, the distance between the set of duals may cause the tires to rub against each other. A third thing is the load rating. You never want to go to a tire with a load rating below what the manufacturer recommends for your coach. If you go with a higher load rating it may result in a harsher ride.
rgatijnet1 04/15/22 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out room props

My Monaco came with the slide locking brace and I use them. A little note by the slide switch reminds me to remove it prior to extending the slide. The factory installed a plate on the wall where the lock is installed.
rgatijnet1 03/31/22 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Strange thing happening with headlights

Look for the circuit breaker for your headlights. A lot of headlight systems have an automatic resetable circuit breaker so that you do not get stuck with lights out if a fuse blew. If they are blinking it probably indicates that there is a short somewhere in the circuit and the circuit breaker keeps popping off and on to protect the wiring and alerting you there is a short in the wiring.
rgatijnet1 03/20/22 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Class A fire extinguisher

Expensive but Halon fire extinguishers are about the best leaving no residue behind. And yes, they are still available and being manufactured today.
rgatijnet1 03/07/22 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuses

Look under the dash, driver's side of steering wheel.
rgatijnet1 03/07/22 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not for us

20 years and 100,000 miles with the same coach is great.
rgatijnet1 03/04/22 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not for us

It seems that you dove into full timing right off the bat. Many here that eventually went full time were first weekend warriors (for lack of a better term) for many years prior to going full time. Not us! Almost 20 years ago, we decided to start traveling fulltime, put our houses up for sale, and flew halfway across the country to pick up and drive home our first (and still only) RV--a 40-foot motorhome. But 20 years ago, you had to come up with the idea yourself, and figure out how to get information about the nuts and bolts. Forums like this were invaluable, and there weren't bloggers and youtubers who had a financial interest in promoting the lifestyle. And by the time that year was over, we'd put together a massive amount of knowledge. It was kind of like going to a library and researching compared to looking at a newsfeed. These days people just kind of fall into the lifestyle--certainly the idea and very much the execution as well. Back then you had to really want it because figuring out how to make it happen was a lot of work. Nowadays there are very few barriers to entry, which can have bad results. Plus, there's the terminology issue. Especially after the big recession, a lot of people moved into RVs as a (hopefully) cheaper alternative to a house or apartment, and called it fulltiming. Because they live fulltime in an RV. And that's what the OP ended up doing--he said he'd paid his site rent through November, with options for two more years. I'd say (and I know people will push back) that that's not fulltiming as most people traditionally understood it. But it gets lumped in with the fulltime travel lifestyle, when it might more appropriate to be lumped in with living in a trailer park or mobile home park lifestyle--small dwellings that don't move and are cheaper than a house or apartment. And people who aren't steeped in knowledge don't necessarily know the difference. That's not to say that people who started fulltiming in 2003 didn't get it wrong. But I think a lot more people these days are getting it wrong because they didn't have to put in a lot of work to understand exactly what it is, and to let it marinate in their brains. How many miles have you logged in those 20 years?
rgatijnet1 03/03/22 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weigh Station ??

Weigh station rules
rgatijnet1 02/26/22 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
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