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RE: Hitch upgrade question.

I have a 2000 Dutch Star with a GCWR rating of 39,000 and GAWR of 29,000lbs. According to the manual, it supposedly has a 5000lb hitch, but I know it can have 10,000. Can one just have a higher rated hitch installed without having to beef up the frame? Your answer is in your posted numbers. It may be possible that the manual is a generic version printed for several different models. Possibly have the hitch inspected to confirm the size. Either way, use due diligence to confirm everything prior to towing over 5000 lbs.
fyrflie 09/25/19 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air intermittent

I have been having a similar situation with my 2001 Workhorse chassis RV. I do know that with my system, if the Freon level is low, the compressor will not engage. I recently had my system checked and they did add some Freon. The system worked fine all summer long. Hope this helps.
fyrflie 09/25/19 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Planning to replace a cracked fender

Icon definitely has the corner of the market for fender flares, covers, etc. for RV’s. I need to replace all four flares on my class A but don’t want to spend $200 each for new ones. As RVpapa posted, That’s my plan also.
fyrflie 09/23/19 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: atwood water heater

What you describe sounds like a 110 volt heating element. It helps the water heater recover quicker if using propane and electric or allows you to use electric only to heat your water.
fyrflie 09/16/19 08:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Onan Marquis Gold Carburetor part - linkage rod

Go to Register for a free account. You will then be able to download a complete Onan parts and service manual for your respective generator. Their prices are competitive and they have most items in stock. I think I figured out how to post this picture. Hope it helps.
fyrflie 09/13/19 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heave-Ho

I can see the pictures just fine. Good luck on your project.
fyrflie 08/15/19 08:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: GAF Roof Coating at Lowes any good??

Another vote for Tropicool from Home Depot.
fyrflie 08/15/19 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: gas line interferes with drain plug

I took my plug out completely and installed a 90 degree drain valve with a hose that is routed under the RV to drain. Hope that hose is temp/pressure rated for above 210*F/150 psi Temp/press that COULD be reached/exceeded should t-stats fail to shut down heating source Drain hole is small to begin with (1/2") Valve cuts that size down even more so effective draining of crud is hampered. A little bit of overthinking here. Why would a drain hose that’s about 12” long need to be temp/ pressure rated. Or are you thinking of the Temp. Relief Valve. I don’t full time in my RV so the “crud” buildup would be minimal to non existent and I drain my tank after every trip. It’s a modification that I wanted to do to my RV. If you don’t agree with it, then fine, move on to the next post but quit trying to impress everyone with what you think you might know.
fyrflie 08/13/19 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: gas line interferes with drain plug

I took my plug out completely and installed a 90 degree drain valve with a hose that is routed under the RV to drain.
fyrflie 08/12/19 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires

I have been happy with Sumitomos.
fyrflie 08/12/19 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel bearings

On the bearing itself is usually a number. You should be able to use that number to cross it over to a new bearing part number. Also check the spindle for any damage such as serious grooves or burned areas. Others should chime in soon with more info.
fyrflie 07/18/19 09:57am Tech Issues
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
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