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RE: F53 Loses Power on Rough Roads

Check for a loose connection on something that might actually be shutting off the ignition momentarily which is causing your RPM drop. The ABS light probably is not related to the engine issue but could be from a loose sensor connection at one of your wheels.
rgatijnet1 07/06/20 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: buy from dealer or private seller

I sold one of my Classic Cars and the buyer insisted on paying cash because he didn't feel safe with a wire transfer. Ok with me. When he got here with the cash we went directly to MY bank to make the deposit. They knew me so it was no big deal but they did verify that all cash was legit. No paperwork to fill out since it s the BANK that issues the red flag on cash transactions. When I bought one RV. I paid cash and was with the buyer when he paid off the loan and I got the title. He had to pay almost $10K more than I gave him to get out from under his coach. I doubt that would have happened at a dealer but this buyer had already purchased another RV and he had no room for two. Every deal is different but if you feel comfortable with the seller, I feel the best deals are going to be with a private seller.
rgatijnet1 07/06/20 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

OK, let's review. You have a DP and you would like to park it in your driveway. You can pay a lot of money NOW and dig the driveway up and repour it to what they think will work OR, and this is what I would recommend, use the driveway and if it fails, then redo the driveway to suit your needs. I agree about not using your jacks UNLESS you use wood cribbing to spread out the load. For all you know the driveway may be 3" thick at one edge and 6" thick in the middle. Who knows for sure.
rgatijnet1 07/04/20 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying RV that's been stored

If properly stored a year of not being used is not a big deal. You don't give much information as to whether or not the unit was plugged in while stored or whether or not it was under cover. Rodent damage can happen even in coaches that are lived in full time as well as roof leaks. Only a thorough inspection can answer your question.
rgatijnet1 07/04/20 04:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: spark plug gap for Workhorse (GM) 8.1L ?

Here is a link to what one of the experts has to say about the gap and different types of spark plugs. Oemy's
rgatijnet1 07/03/20 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: spark plug gap for Workhorse (GM) 8.1L ?

I think the factory says .060 but many people also recommend .045 for better performance.
rgatijnet1 07/03/20 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disappointing test drive

Hard to tell how any coach rides and drives when it is empty. Loaded for travel the suspension will not be as stiff and if loaded properly it may not wander going down the highway. The tire pressures may have been too high or too low or uneven from it sitting on the lot. This can also affect the ride/handling.
rgatijnet1 07/02/20 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving in windy conditions

Since we traveled mostly out West and throughout the Great Plains I set up our coach just to deal with heavy winds. Naturally getting on the road early in the morning allows you to avoid some of the winds until later when they start to develop. I added four corner air bags that are adjustable from a dash switch for either the front or rear axle. I would pump them up to 70-90 psi as the winds increased and drop them down to 20-30 psi when the winds subsided. This stiffened up the suspension and would allow me to continue to be comfortable on the highway even with heavy crosswinds. Trucks did not bother me at all. The air bags gave me the option of a stiff suspension when I needed it and a softer suspension on the back roads and those times when there were no winds.
rgatijnet1 06/30/20 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance declared value of used motor home

This is just an opinion but it would not surprise me if collision repair costs have increased due to COVID. This has probably affected business costs, labor availability, repair part availability and costs. Just a guess on my part but most everything I have dealt with on a daily basis has increased in cost. Now that being said, I did get an 11% decrease on my total insurance from State Farm due to less use due to COVID restrictions.
rgatijnet1 06/23/20 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing or packing a Smart Car on the back of a Class A

With the 1800 lbs. weight on the rear axle it may shift enough weight off of the front axle to make the coach wander while going down the road. I would go with a dolly or trailer.
rgatijnet1 06/20/20 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Vent Blowing Out Bits of Foam

On my WH W20 chassis there was no cabin filter. The ducts themselves were plastic around a spring type winding for support. There was no foam anywhere in the duct system. Perhaps a small piece of foam got in to the system during construction that is now finally coming apart and blowing out of the system. If the airflow is OK at all of your vents I would assume that your ducts are OK and just wait for the last of the foam to be blown out. I am not sure if there is any foam on the inside of your evaporator coil/heater box but I doubt if there is something that could not handle the water from the cooling coils and the heat from the heater coils.
rgatijnet1 06/20/20 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

Rebuilds like this NEVER make financial sense. You paid $2500 for the coach and when it's all done it will be worth MAYBE $12,000. It's just $$$$ wasted. We have traveled all over the world and seen sights that many may never see. One two week trip down to Machu Picchu in Peru cost us close to $7000. We never got a cent back on that trip but I would hardly call it $$$$ wasted. Sometimes you do things just because you can and because it makes you happy. With RVing you always lose money but most think that the investment is more than worth it. As they say, you only go around once..... :B
rgatijnet1 06/16/20 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement ideas for pos Jensen a/v receiver

I had good luck with my Voyager camera system and monitor. There are less expensive units available but I had not issues with my Voyager. Contact rvcams.com and they can guide you through something that will fit.
rgatijnet1 06/15/20 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Monitor System

If you have tire valve extenders on your rear duels, the temperature may not be very accurate. Changing batteries is not that difficult but be careful that you do not strip out the tiny screws.
rgatijnet1 06/14/20 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator question

A big pot hole or other jarring motion could cause the oil level sensor to shut things down. It doesn't mean that the oil level is low but for an instant if it appears that the level is low it shuts the generator off.
rgatijnet1 06/13/20 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you leave MH plugged in for power at home?

In Florida our RV is our life boat during hurricanes, tornadoes, so it must be ready to go at all times. We always leave it plugged in and never had a problem. We have had to bug out and we have had to use the RV generator to supply power to our house freezer and refrigerator when without power for a few weeks after a storm passed. Our fresh water tank is always full and our fuel tank is always full, and we are always connected to shore power to insure that the batteries are fully charged. We also keep a trickle charger hooked up to keep the chassis batteries fully charged since our inverter/charger only keeps the house batteries topped off.
rgatijnet1 06/09/20 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: carrier air V

Almost any electrical shop should be able to change the bearings, if you remove it. A new replacement should be available from Graingers.
rgatijnet1 06/07/20 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

Find a 8.1L engine. Thousands of them available and should bolt right in. More HP and torque with the same poor gas mileage. If I remember right, the exhaust manifolds on the 7.4 are prone to cracking and replacements, for the RV ENGINE MANIFOLDS, are almost impossible to get.
rgatijnet1 06/06/20 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winegard Coax Cable ??

It should be a screw on connector under the sealant. You can find a short coax cable at Walmart to replace the one that was damaged. Some already have the boots for the ends but it is a good idea to wrap them with something to keep them waterproof.
rgatijnet1 06/05/20 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

What makes you think you need a full 3" of spray foam insulation just because the wall is that thick? Have you ever held a scalding hot cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup that is only 1/16" thick? The facts are that by using the closed cell spray foam 1" will probably take care of your insulation needs in any temperatures that you may encounter. Use more if you want to but it is a waste of money.
rgatijnet1 06/05/20 05:30am Class A Motorhomes
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