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RE: Newmar Ventana LE Recommended Tire Pressures

Pressures listed in RV are maximum pressures. The only way to know the correct pressure is to weigh the RV then use Michelin’s inflation table to determine correct pressure. When you weigh the RV, you need the front axle weight and the rear axle weight. Then calculate pressures accordingly. With my RV, it worked out that all my pressures on all tires are the same which makes it easy to remember, but your results may be different.
fyrflie 07/13/19 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use to brighten rv?

Poly Glow
fyrflie 06/07/19 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: replacement tire suggestions

fyrflie 05/24/19 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Those dang mineral streaks

Interesting. Where is ZEP available? Home Depot
fyrflie 05/16/19 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: 30 amp to 15/20 amp adapters

As far as I know, a GFCI is not a circuit breaker and will not trip unless there is a ground fault. Therefore, it should not be used as overload protection on a circuit. You are correct in assuming that the smaller circuit will be exposed to additional power, but if you are supplying power to your rv, then any and all circuits will be protected by their appropriate circuit breakers in the electrical panel. The smaller cord will get warm/hot if overloaded, but if it fails, I.e. melts, then it should create a direct short and trip the 30 amp breaker.
fyrflie 05/10/19 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Researching Vortec Triton V10 8.1L on a 22-Series Workhorse

We own a 2011 Ford F53. I can go down to my nearest Ford dealer and order parts for the motor and chassis as they still make the F53 and nothing really changes year to year. I’m not sure Chevy will sell parts for Workhorse a 2003 nor will what’s left of Workhorse corp today. Just something to consider. There are some parts on my 2001 P32 chassis that are no longer available. Front spindles being one of them. But anything else I have needed thus far is still available. Or there is a compatible part made by other manufacturers.
fyrflie 04/23/19 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need suggestions for good reverse lights

Check out Inexpensive LED lights. Surface mount or recessed lights tapped into existing backup light circuit.
fyrflie 04/10/19 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Are CB radios still used or now antiquated?

You already have it, why not keep it. Should you need help someday, it may come in handy. I have used mine twice in about 15 years. Once for a radio check and once to give a trucker directions to a truck wash facility. And it has 4 channels of weather information. In case you get bored.??
fyrflie 03/08/19 09:51am Technology Corner
RE: need help roof coatings & sealants

yes, I have cleaned my roof using factory recommended Spic N Span a few times but scrubbing it does not restore elasticity, thickness, durability traits, etc., I'm thinking more about pro-active maintenance, as I do not ever want any kind of leak. Again, it's 22 years old now, and I do not plan to pay for an all new rubber roof. I've read that EPDM roofing is common on large commercial warehouses and in general seems to claim it's good for 30 years. Our roof has been baking in the southern California sun it's entire life. And roofs on commercial buildings never get any cleaning or coating done to them. However, roofs on RV’s may be exposed to extreme use by flexing, constant 60 mph winds, etc. I would be more concerned with any seams leaking more so than the rubber going bad and leaking. But a simple overcoat of whatever may seal that one pinhole you got on the last trip from something falling on the roof. Good luck with your project.
fyrflie 03/01/19 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can You Help My Luddite Brother?

For some reason I cannot find in the OP’s post that says his brother is having overheating problems, yet everyone is assuming that is the issue. Does anyone think a scoop is going to stick out so far as to require a “Wide Load Permit”. Really? Don’t be so naive to think that just because it didn’t come from the factory with a scoop that it’s not needed. And we forgot to mention the loss of fuel mileage do to the scoop catching all that air and slowing you down. ?? To the OP. Have never seen one commercially available but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Keep searching and let us know what you find.
fyrflie 03/01/19 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: registration

I'd suggest you go to the DMV where you plan on registering it and ask them. If you go to the DMV, make sure whatever they tell you is verified by something in writing. Otherwise, each DMV employee you talk to will give you a different answer. Check the dmv website. They have a 2 page document that explains what you can and cannot bring into the state.
fyrflie 02/22/19 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Trip

Glad to hear you are surviving your first outing. Have a wonderful trip.
fyrflie 02/14/19 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV vs steering tires

I have been using regional steer tires for the last 10 years with limited issues. Had a belt separate in one tire at 7 years old. New set (Sumitomo) running for 3 years with no issues. I don’t believe in the “ RV Tire” hype, but that’s just me.
fyrflie 02/07/19 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: P30 Windshield Replacement Molding?

Another option may be this place.
fyrflie 02/02/19 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: LED Brake and signals

Any hints for a 1999 E 350 LED install for the brake and signals? It cannot be that easy....a plug n play? Many thanks Gary Haupt Check out Use their car finder section to determine what bulbs you need. I put in your info and saw that they list the E350 chassis in regular and super duty. They also sell the appropriate flasher if needed. I don’t know how their prices compare with others but I do know there are a million different qualities of led lights so cheapest may not always be the best and likewise with the most expensive. Good luck and post before and after pictures.
fyrflie 01/30/19 10:04am Tech Issues
RE: Redding area campgrounds - full up with fire survivors?

I just stayed at the Heritage RV Park in Corning, which is just south of Redding. There were a fair amount of folks there from the camp fire. Because there were so many people displaced, they are spread out pretty far and wide. I got one of the two sites left, over the New Year holiday. There was a Horse event happening at Rolling Hills Casino which may have contributed to the full RV parks. I went and looked at a state park in Colusa, on the Sacramento River, that was wide open. I realize Colusa is about an hour from Redding, but my point is, there are spots available if you search them out. Hope that helps.
fyrflie 01/08/19 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Mattresses

Memory foam mattress from Best $400 ever spent. It’s better than my mattress at home that I paid $1800 for.
fyrflie 01/06/19 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery light on dash on

I would also Load Test your battery. It’s free at most auto part stores.
fyrflie 12/11/18 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension Cord Question

A heavy duty cord doesn’t necessarily mean it’s capable of a heavy duty load. I just found at Home Depot a “Heavy Duty” cord that used #14 wire. Good for 15 amps. Not a heavy duty load in my opinion.
fyrflie 11/24/18 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster auxillary toad brake inJeep Wrangler

Can't help but was wondering does your 2015 wrangler leak like sieve? I just got a 2015 and get puddles of water every time it rains. I have a 2000 with Hard top that’s leaks just as you have described. Above both doors.
fyrflie 11/23/18 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
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