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RE: Motorhome drinking oil

I should add that the 2 quart AC Delco oil filter is readily available and only costs a few bucks extra. It also makes changing the filter a breeze since it hangs down and clears the things that made the 1/2 quart filter harder to remove. The additional oil capacity from that filter is one thing but the 4 times increase in filter area is also a very good thing as is the added cooling from the additional oil. I traveled a lot in the Western mountains always towing and after almost 100,000 miles I do not have any oil issues.
rgatijnet1 07/19/19 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

90,000 miles is not much for the GM 8.1L engine. On my 8.1L engine, I used the 2 quart oil filter instead of the 1/2 quart standard filter. This increased my oil capacity by 1 1/2 quarts. I then started filling the crankcase to the BOTTOM line of the normal range on the dipstick. The point is I was not running the engine low on oil but I noticed that the amount of oil used dropped dramatically. I believe that the marks on the factory dipstick are too high. Naturally there are many places where oil can leak. I would get under the coach and look closely for any oil traces on the undercarriage that would indicate a leak. The rear main seal could be leaking, rocker cover gaskets, etc. It could also be something as simple as your valve seals hardening. A simple compression check will give you a basic health report on your engine but I am sure that you will find that your engine does not need to be rebuilt.
rgatijnet1 07/19/19 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A truck repair shop gave up 2002 Monaco

Look near the lift pump. It has a three prong electrical plug harness.
rgatijnet1 07/18/19 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

You were in an RV park. It was hot and lots of others were using their AC's as well. This probably caused a voltage drop in certain portions of the RV park. As the voltage drops the current draw goes up. As the current increased because of the voltage drop this may have tripped marginal circuit breakers
rgatijnet1 07/13/19 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ABS Module

Have you checked ALL of the ABS wheel sensors? One can go bad and it will keep the ABS light on at all times. Most have a pigtail connected to them which can be disconnected for a resistance check. On my coach, the normal reading is 1200 ohms. Anything other than that is a bad sensor. On your coach just look for the one sensor that reads differently than the others. other than that, there are several RV salvage yards around the country that may be able to supply you with a working ABS module. I would also guess that many truck salvage yards may have parts for an F53.
rgatijnet1 07/13/19 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chevy 8.1 dropping into a low power mode

My 8.1L would occasionally go in to limp mode. I would just throw the chassis battery disconnect switch for a few seconds and this would correct the problem by resetting the electronic control module. Happened no more than twice a year. If the problem does return immediately, then it needs to be checked further. If you were driving in the rain, sometimes the air intake will ingest water and cause the MAF to put the engine in to limp mode. Check the air cleaner and see if it is wet.
rgatijnet1 07/12/19 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 120 volt electrical outlets, no power.Help!

Don't some coaches have an interlock between the ignition and the TV's?
rgatijnet1 07/10/19 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

If the shake, rattle and roll of the highways don't ruin your MH under normal driving directions, I don't see where the earthquakes are going to do much to you except scare the wits out of you. MHs are sure to be safer than being inside any structures - even if you're steadying it with your levelers. (Unless there's a quake like the 1959 quake in Alaska.) I wasn't concerned with the shake while driving but parked with jacks down and slides out. With a storm, I knew WHEN to pull in the slides and retract the jacks. With an earthquake it is all guesswork. In most cases you really don't need your jacks if you can park the rig fairly level. As far as the slides go, I'd leave them out, hope for the best, and remember that I have insurance to cover damage.
rgatijnet1 07/08/19 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

I agree that are RV's are meant to bounce around. During an earthquake I would not worry if my RV bounced some. During some strong storms, I have felt the coach lean and sway with the winds. Personally I would do my best to park without using the leveling jacks to stabilize the coach. The hydraulic leveling jacks prevent the RV from moving on it's springs and an earthquake may cause damage to the leveler jacks by bending them. This is why I have never extended my jacks when parked during a strong storm.
rgatijnet1 07/08/19 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water heater question

I believe the Atwood water heater tank is aluminum. As far as repairing the styrofoam(?) perhaps you can use a can of spray foam available at Home Depot. Use the spray foam for around windows since it fills the gap but does not expand and pushing things apart.
rgatijnet1 06/30/19 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blade Seal

Replace the bottom gasket at the floor at the same time.
rgatijnet1 06/29/19 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blade Seal

Try this and wear gloves: Seal replacement
rgatijnet1 06/29/19 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water system woes.

If the valve is not shifted from shore water the water pump will continue to run. Check you main input valve and make sure that it is not on shore water.
rgatijnet1 06/28/19 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorcoach Graveyard

Here is a link: RV Salvage
rgatijnet1 06/23/19 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop ac repair

Did you see what the voltage dropped to when the AC unit tried to start? Perhaps the voltage is dropping below that required to start the compressor. Just a thought.
rgatijnet1 06/20/19 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure issue

The filter on the inlet side of the pump is not pressurized. On some pumps it is maybe 2" in diameter and has an O-ring that sometimes leaks. It is connected to and part of the pump, not a separate piece.
rgatijnet1 06/18/19 07:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure issue

What water filter did you change? My coach had a water filter in the kitchen to filter the water before it came out the faucet. There is usually a small water filter on the suction side of the pump itself. This filter is just cleaned, not changed. If the gasket on this filter is not sealing properly, it will suck air when the pump is running. Since it is on a non-pressurized part of the water system, it may not leak at all while sitting there. When hooked up to the campground water does not flow through the pump or the input filter.
rgatijnet1 06/18/19 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for Class A owners.

Have you worked on a new automobile recently??? I don't mean to be flippant but the new automobiles have so much stuff under the hood that it is impossible to see the engine without removing a lot of items. On both my Chevy and Chrysler, the space under the hood is so cramped that both of them have the battery in the trunk because there is no room under the hood in the engine compartment. Motor homes are cramped for some repairs, and easy for others. If you go to a shop that specializes in RV, they will take care of you. Many medium and large truck shops will work on RV's. Motor homes have their own unique challenges, but so do the new vehicles that are on the road. The fact is that any problem can be taken care of. Some issues just take a little longer. :B
rgatijnet1 06/14/19 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Triple digit heat! Generator won't run

I assumed that you checked the obvious which is the fuel level in the main fuel tank as well as the OIL level in the generator. This may also be an issue with a crack in the rubber incoming fuel line to the generator, which is allowing air to reach the carb instead of just fuel.
rgatijnet1 06/13/19 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing older mirror

There are several RV salvage yards around the country. I would contact one of them and see if you can get a replacement off of a similar RV. Just do a search of RV salvage yards and find one close, altho the shipping will not be that bad if you can't find one close.
rgatijnet1 06/12/19 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
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