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RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

My guess the alignment shop will find too much toe-out, maybe worn parts. Firestone makes good tires, it's not them. Miles on the coach?
garyemunson 08/11/20 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First barrage with the dealer

Using RV Trader is how we will buy RVs from now on. Buying one from out of state has the advantage the dealer has to scrap all the "doc fee" nonsense as they have no way to do the paperwork in your home state.
garyemunson 08/09/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Probably the air admittance valve. Just replace with cheap Home Depot one. The extreme heat and cold in an RV during storage ruins them, cheap or expensive. Tear your old one apart and you will see why. In a house they live an easier life.
garyemunson 08/04/20 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mister

The units with the pumps are much better. One that just connects to a garden hose does not atomize the water enough and you will get a wet spot under them (and on you if you sit too close). The pump models will create a dropless fog that cools better and does not get things near them wet.
garyemunson 08/03/20 05:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Smoke alarm

Stop by Home Depot/Lowes and just get the right thing. The ones with hard wires are standard home detectors. The only difference maybe the plug and every one I have bought comes with a plug that matches the new detector so you can change out the old plug if necessary. I'm pretty sure the heat and cold in a stored RV has a detrimental effect on detectors that, for the most part, expect to live in a climate controlled space. Myself, I don't mind having to replace them sooner than in a house (detectors should always be replace every 10 years) just to be safe.
garyemunson 08/03/20 05:13am Tech Issues
RE: Painting interior??
garyemunson 08/03/20 05:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Question on buying a "prior salvage tilte" RV

A lot of issues I'd rather avoid.
garyemunson 08/02/20 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: Rodents coming in through engine compartment.....
garyemunson 07/30/20 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Simple extension cord

Like said above, turn off breakers for the A/Cs, water heater and microwave. The BIG problem is that it often WON'T trip a breaker. What usually fails first is one end or the other of the extension cord,. The extra draw can easily turn a wall outlet in the house to toast before a breaker trips.
garyemunson 07/30/20 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Power boost for Ford 450 V10

The older the V10, the more power Banks systems can give you. As the years went by, Ford pretty much implemented the same strategies as Banks. The gain from their package does not give the gains it once did.
garyemunson 07/27/20 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Norcold fridge issue

The good news is that if it works on 120 volts, the cooling unit (most expensive part) is good. May be just a clogged burner or some bad sensor or possibly the control board. Good luck!
garyemunson 07/26/20 06:44am Tech Issues
RE: Battery life 2020 Jayco Precept 34g

Our 2015 Winne has a gas fridge so cannot speak from experience. Had we gotten the same coach with a residential, it would have come from the factory with 4 batteries (gas fridge coaches came with two). I think that would be prudent for you to consider, also.
garyemunson 07/26/20 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hello all

Are you sure the outside shower (or inside) doesn't have the valves open but the showerhead closed? That is a frequent issue that "short circuits" the hot water.
garyemunson 07/26/20 06:34am Family Camping
RE: Inverter ?

Our 2015 Winne inverter must be turned manually. We can leave it on and power our fridge on electricity rather than gas but that's not a really heavy gas user. Depending on the size of inverter, everyone's use is probably different. I have not seen one that turns on automatically. The current scheme I've seen with newer RVs is that they default to installing one big enough for a residential fridge whether or not the RV has one. I suspect they do that to salvage sales that might not happen if the buyer wanted a residential instead of gas. Easier to swap the fridges out. We improved the functionality of ours by replacing the 2 12 volt "deep cycles" with 2 golf cart batteries. That let us use our microwave easily at lunch stops without firing up the generator and watch TV as long as we want at night when at dry camping locations.
garyemunson 07/26/20 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

Most Cracker Barrels only have parking spaces for RVs that are "converted" end-to-end double car spots. Our experience is that they do choose parking locations that are easy for us to access with our 36' Winnebago. That said, the spots ARE NOT suitable for longer RVs that are towing. You will likely end up blocking a driving lane. Unless you stop at an off hour when you are able to park along the perimeter with your toad, you may have issues. They are building a new one here in Reno NV and I'm anxious to see how they provide for RV parking with a newly designed facility. Most Cracker Barrels were already built before they realized having a place for us RVers to park would be beneficial. The food is not exceptional but it is very consistent. To us, that has value.
garyemunson 07/26/20 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Banks Exhaust

Quality stuff but every install I heard was too loud for my liking.
garyemunson 07/23/20 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical - smoked up the cabin

garyemunson 07/23/20 06:30am Tech Issues
RE: Amana gas cooktop ignitor issue

I used one of these to convert to electronic. I got the 4 outlet igniter and used #4 to light the oven pilot, too. I also bought a single pushbutton complete igniter kit just for the electrode and wire. My stove is a Atwood but they are all pretty much the same. Was able to snake the wire down to the oven pilot area and used tie wire to hold the electrode in the correct position to light the pilot. It is FAR more secure than it looks! The screw hole on the electrode slid right over the sensor bulb for the pilot and the wire just keeps it from sliding back off. That is a BIG improvement for an RV range! Not having to crawl around on the floor trying to look in the oven and get the match to the oven pilot was worth it alone. In my case I had to make the hole for the igniter bigger. Used a 1/2" electrician's knockout to enlarge the existing hole from the turn starter.
garyemunson 07/22/20 07:07pm Tech Issues
RE: TIRES 22,5

Go to a big truck tire shop. I've found the best prices there. True, the truck tires ride a little harder but that's because they generally are 1-2 load ranges higher than those sold for RVs. They are almost always marked "regroovable", too. For us, that doesn't really matter as we generally "age out" our tires before the tread is gone but I feel better that there is more rubber between what ever I run over and the inside of the tire. One thing I have noticed is that truck tires are always marked for 120 max PSI and the truck shops always set them to that. When you get home just lower it to what is on your RV's tire label or it will ride like a Flintstone car. I find there is a lot more tread left on the truck tire once I hit the 7 year mark and go shopping again. The first time I did this the tire guy had me lift up the Michelin I was replacing and the truck tire I was buying. Truck tire was MUCH heavier. I liked that. Truck tire shop prices are usually about $1000 less than the prices above. I like that, too.
garyemunson 07/16/20 07:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fixing sluggish Dometic awning.

Do the rubber tubes last or do they end up taking a "set" after a while?
garyemunson 07/11/20 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
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