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RE: Are all RV's noisy and rattle?

All rvs rattle and some a lot more than others. I don't think one can say a brand A is quieter than brand X necessarily. I'm constantly chasing rattles and eventually will narrow them down to just one or two. I can't stand rattles like others who just ignore them and drive on like there are none. I would not let any rattling rv that is for sale deter me from buying it but as soon as it's in my hands I'm right on working to quiet things down. Silence is golden.
ernie1 06/30/20 05:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: dometic RM1350 Refrigerator's freezer developes heavy frost

I tried the fans in the freezer coils and it didn't work but it did work on the refrigerator fins.
ernie1 06/22/20 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: wireless thermometer

Well Acurite it is then. Thanks guys for the quick unanimous response.
ernie1 06/21/20 09:26pm Tech Issues
wireless thermometer

I need a recommendation for a reliable wireless thermometer for my refrigerator. I presently have a unit called "The Weather Channel" by La Crosse Technology. When it works, it seems to be fairly accurate but quite often, the lcd dial/screen goes blank and I have to remove the batteries and go through a reprogramming process which takes awhile and I'm tired of fooling with it and it's ready for the garbage can. Anybody have really good luck with theirs you can recommend?
ernie1 06/21/20 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Which Michelin for Class C

The XPS ribs are the way to go. Had them on my last 3 rvs and never a moment of trouble. Firm ride but not harsh and they are bulletproof.
ernie1 06/09/20 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: E-450 Spare Tire carriers

I have a roadmaster spare tire carrier that is hitch mounted but also allows you to insert an extension to mount a ball for towing. Only limitation would be the weight of what you are towing vs what your vehicle would tow. Unit is in the $500+ range.
ernie1 06/04/20 04:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Valve Replacement

I had a similar problem repeatedly until I found out that as I would change the seals or sometimes the entire valves, I would lube the seals and surfaces with vaseline or plumbers grease. This was recommended by the manufacturers and people on various sites. This was the problem: petroleum products will degrade rubber type products making them soft and spongy. In my case, the seals were swelling and would cause it to drag as the valves were being used. Now I only use silicone products like plumbers grease that is SILICONE based and not petroleum based. Have not had trouble for years since.
ernie1 05/29/20 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Best brand for resale?

I strongly suggest you check out the Lazydaze class c. Check all the features out especially the exterior aluminum panels. They have a very good resale value and a large following. I've looked at them extensively but never owned one due to timing considerations. There is a long wait time like the better part of a year from the time you order one til it's built and you receive it. With that said, a newer used unit will hold it's value well.
ernie1 05/28/20 12:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

For your Ford truck there is an inertia fuel shutoff switch located in the passenger footwell on the right side kick panel that will shutoff the fuel to the fuel pump in case of an accident or sometimes a bump in the road. But if it is triggered, you have to manually reset it by pressing a button and not waiting awhile like you have been doing. Maybe not your problem but I just thought I'd throw it out there for your info.
ernie1 05/21/20 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

I think the real problem here is that the moderator does not exert enough control over what is an obvious racial/cultural slamming and the root of this displeasure has not much to do with the perceived or real concern about the product itself. There are way too many of these types of posts that are allowed to appear and continue to a point where things get out of hand. There needs to be more control by the powers to be rather than having the rest of us having to deal with it.
ernie1 05/20/20 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

The recommended temperatures for refrigeration by the FDA or other enforcing agencies will be the maximum temperature and not necessarily the ideal nor sought after temp. Pathogenic bacteria will proliferate at temperatures between >40-<140 deg F so at temperatures above or below these two temps will prevent the growth of these bacteria. Not all bacteria are bad and the important ones, the pathogenic ones live in this range. So I feel that at a temperature as low as you can get without freezing foods is the ideal point to look for. Of course not all foods freeze at the same temperature so keep in mind the more susceptible one to low temperature like vegetables.
ernie1 05/10/20 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

Wopachop: Not anymore. Some bacteria will die and be harmless but others like staph will die and leave an enterotoxin that will not breakdown until it reaches 850deg.F. If you have abused potentially hazardous food temperature wise for a short amount of time you'll get a little sick versus food that has been left out for hours which will cause you a lot of trouble. If you then cook this food it still would not necessarily safe to eat. Depends on the food and the organism.
ernie1 05/07/20 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

gdetrailer's info is spot on and I'd like to add that one must pay attention to food holding times and temperature: The longer food is kept at the wrong temperature the more that bacteria will grow and will do so exponentially. This is an important thing to know when you are dealing with potentially hazardous foods like dairy products, raw meats and sea foods. With some foods, after it's been stored or held improperly, cooking it thoroughly will not make it safe to eat.
ernie1 05/07/20 04:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Success insulating cabinets?

Okay I understand now that it's Reflectix. That's what I use for my windshield cover and it comes in sheets. Does it like repel or reflect heat from inside the cabinet? I don't understand how a reflective sheet of material will block heat from entering a cabinet when the material is placed inside the cabinet.
ernie1 04/23/20 10:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Success insulating cabinets?

rk911: Exactly what is the relective foil? Is it just regular foil backed insulation. Do you have a name?
ernie1 04/23/20 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Want to replace my Thetford toilet with Dometic 320

I have the Dometic 310 and I understand they are trouble prone based on feedback from others. Also, I've had my share of troubles with it also even when it was relatively new. Make sure you don't use petroleum based plumbers grease on the seal or any rubber products because it will react with the rubber and make it swell and destroy it. Use only silicone based plumbers grease.
ernie1 04/23/20 04:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Down hill grade

Not all diesel engined vehicles have exhaust brakes. How do you handle these?
ernie1 04/23/20 04:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gray and Black tank sensor issue

Planecrazy; I think there are a lot of good suggestions mentioned here to solve your problem but if you're like me and prefer to make the sensors work like they're supposed to you might try what I've been doing for years and 6 rvs. Since my gray water tank is totally inaccessible for flushing, I put about a quarter cup of tsp powder that has been dissolved in water and about the same amount of Calgon water softener powder into the gray water tank and then fill the rest of the tank with water, let it sit at least over night drain in the morning and you're good to go. The black water tank is usually accessible through the top of the bowl and that is where I put a water powered wand in and blast the bowl and the sensors. Keep in mind where the sensor are located and concentrate on water blasting that area. I've done this for over 25 years and it has always worked for me.
ernie1 04/22/20 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Not Bored...............

I had the all the differential bearings and one axle replaced by a Ford Truck service center a couple years ago and I want to caution others to be aware of something some shops will pull on you. I had assumed that since the shop was a "Ford" truck repair center that the parts that would be replaced with genuine Ford parts but no. They replaced the old parts with after market off branded stuff that I never heard of just to save some money for themselves and hoping I wouldn't notice. And I didn't notice until I got home and reviewed the invoice which was too late. So what I'm saying is ask before you commit to a repair and make sure you get the quality parts you were expecting. Didn't mean to hijack this subject but I thought people needed to know. RLS7201 nice job I wish I had the talent to do what you did.
ernie1 04/21/20 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crack in ball valve

Is this issue with the cracked ball valve being irreplaceable true to all Dometic toilets? Are there other brands that are made better and are serviceable. The Dometic toilet(don't remember model number) in my rv was and still is problematic since new. The water valve stuck open once and flooded the bathroom area once. I twisted Dometic's arm for a new original cheapo plastic valve because the toilet was almost new at the time. Then the seal on the bowl decided to not hold water every now and then. I purchased a new Dometic seal and I'm thinking it was around $30. It works better now but I'm not holding my breath!
ernie1 04/09/20 09:37pm Tech Issues
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