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RE: RV Refrigerator in cold weather

Instead of a small heater in your basement compartment, we always used a 100 watt incandescent bulb, in a trouble light housing to keep the wet compartment warm at temps down to zero. It uses a lot less power and is safer than a small electric heater.
rgatijnet1 10/25/20 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 vs Chevy Gas

I think the main reason is because the Gm 8.1L engine was last used around 2008. I had great luck with the 8.1L engine and put close to 100,000 miles on mine and it still didn't burn any oil between 5000 mile oil changes. It gave fair mileage but then again I have heard the V-10 is not that good either. I always towed and never had any climbing issues in the Western mountains. The 8.1L engine had some issues with burning spark plug wires but that was usually restricted to certain coach manufacturers that did not provide enough ventilation. High temperature silicone plug wires would solve that issue. The MAIN advantage to the 8.1L engine came when it was coupled with the Workhorse W chassis and then it came with the ALLISON transmission, which is bullet proof.
rgatijnet1 10/24/20 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tv reception with air antenna

Have you allowed your TV to do a "search" of channels that are available for over the air reception? Also have you made sure at remote locations that you change your TV input, on the TV itself, to use the roof antenna?
rgatijnet1 10/23/20 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1972 Ford RV - Can't find any info

None of the pictures open but here is one 1972 Ford RV that you can have for free. 1972 Ford Class A
rgatijnet1 10/23/20 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Richard, I gave links to PROFESSIONAL RV alignment shops that have equipment you have probably never touched. Just because you have never worked in a well equipped shop is no reason to try to discredit shops that have an outstanding reputation in the RV world. Perhaps you guys should stick with small vehicles and leave the RV's and trucks to the PROFESSIONALS. Even the FMCA link mentioned how the rear axle can be adjusted on a gas coach but I'm sure that you and Dodge guy have years of experience back when a lot of things were not possible. Time marches on and has left the two of you behind.
rgatijnet1 10/21/20 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Before I would spend any money on bolt-ons I would do the basics first. In other words load the coach exactly as it is when you travel with full fuel and fresh water(if you fill your tanks for travel), as well as food and clothing. Then have ALL four corner weighed and adjust your tire pressure according to the manufacturer's specs. The next would be to take it to an alignment shop, while the coach is still loaded for travel, that can deal with motor homes and get a front and rear axle alignment or a thrust angle alignment. Some shops will tell you that your rear axle is not adjustable when they DO NOT have the equipment available to set the trust angle on an RV chassis. It can be adjusted. After you have done these things, and you still are not happy with the way the coach drives, then try some add-ons, one at a time. Tell us how you adjust the rear thrust angle on a gas chassis with no provisions for adjustment? The spring hangers are bolted to holes in the frame, the spring draw bolt head aligns with a hole in the axle tube. There are no cams, no adjustable rods, etc. Richard The rear axle is attached to the springs with U-bolts that can be loosened to allow the axle to be moved as necessary to get it in to perfect alignment. You don't move the springs but the rear axle itself can be moved. Here is a link to Brazels which gives some details on the services they offer. There are other alignment shops that have the ability to give a gas or a diesel pusher RV a 4 wheel alignment. Brazels 4 wheel alignment on a gas chassis Here is another link: FMCA alignment Here is another place that can do the alignment as can any shop that has Hunter equipment designed for thrust angle alignment: Hendersons Another place: Sunshine Service No! The rear axle is located on the springs with pins. If the axle can be moved then it is unsafe and shouldn’t be driven. Axles need the pins to properly locate the axle. Other wise it would move on the spring under acceleration or braking. And the u bolts are not strong enough to keep it from moving. Even after giving a bunch of links to talk with someone that do alignments for a living, there are still some people that are stuck in the past that do not believe there is any possible way to adjust axles that they believe cannot ever be changed. Some people keep up with the times and understand that modifications can be made for very little money that allows an alignment tech to adjust the rear axle to obtain perfect alignment without compromising any safety issues. Here is a picture of one mod that actually creates "pins" that are adjustable. Anyone that thinks that a straight axle that is 12-20 feet behind the front axle is in perfect alignment when it leaves the factory needs to go back to school. As I mentioned, the shops that tell you it cannot be adjusted/aligned just do not have the equipment to do it so they come up with all kinds of "excuses" to convince you it is impossible. Note that the picture is from 2009. This is not NEW tech. http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/JBarca/T310SR%20Camper%20Upgrades/Axle%20Rebuild/36axleadjustwithscrew.jpg
rgatijnet1 10/21/20 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Before I would spend any money on bolt-ons I would do the basics first. In other words load the coach exactly as it is when you travel with full fuel and fresh water(if you fill your tanks for travel), as well as food and clothing. Then have ALL four corner weighed and adjust your tire pressure according to the manufacturer's specs. The next would be to take it to an alignment shop, while the coach is still loaded for travel, that can deal with motor homes and get a front and rear axle alignment or a thrust angle alignment. Some shops will tell you that your rear axle is not adjustable when they DO NOT have the equipment available to set the trust angle on an RV chassis. It can be adjusted. After you have done these things, and you still are not happy with the way the coach drives, then try some add-ons, one at a time. Tell us how you adjust the rear thrust angle on a gas chassis with no provisions for adjustment? The spring hangers are bolted to holes in the frame, the spring draw bolt head aligns with a hole in the axle tube. There are no cams, no adjustable rods, etc. Richard The rear axle is attached to the springs with U-bolts that can be loosened to allow the axle to be moved as necessary to get it in to perfect alignment. You don't move the springs but the rear axle itself can be moved. Here is a link to Brazels which gives some details on the services they offer. There are other alignment shops that have the ability to give a gas or a diesel pusher RV a 4 wheel alignment. Brazels 4 wheel alignment on a gas chassis Here is another link: FMCA alignment Here is another place that can do the alignment as can any shop that has Hunter equipment designed for thrust angle alignment: Hendersons Another place: Sunshine Service
rgatijnet1 10/21/20 06:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: spartan says they don't carry it looking for radiator

Any good radiator shop will dismantle your old radiator and keep the upper and lower tanks and mounting brackets. Then they will replace the core with an off the shelf unit to replace your old radiator core. The problem is that most shops cannot deal with an RV so you must remove the radiator and take it to them.
rgatijnet1 10/20/20 04:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 suspension upgrades

Before I would spend any money on bolt-ons I would do the basics first. In other words load the coach exactly as it is when you travel with full fuel and fresh water(if you fill your tanks for travel), as well as food and clothing. Then have ALL four corner weighed and adjust your tire pressure according to the manufacturer's specs. The next would be to take it to an alignment shop, while the coach is still loaded for travel, that can deal with motor homes and get a front and rear axle alignment or a thrust angle alignment. Some shops will tell you that your rear axle is not adjustable when they DO NOT have the equipment available to set the trust angle on an RV chassis. It can be adjusted. After you have done these things, and you still are not happy with the way the coach drives, then try some add-ons, one at a time.
rgatijnet1 10/19/20 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Furniture

All recliners for residential houses that I have seen will knock down for shipment. I would go look at a furniture store for a recliner that you like that has real leather. My Laz-E-Boy recliner is leather and the back is removable and will easily fit in through an RV door.
rgatijnet1 10/18/20 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Fluid Still Milky

What fluid are you using? Not all fluids are compatible with each other. My WH chassis took about 3 quarts for a complete flush. If you have a small pin hole leak you may be sucking some air and causing it to foam up, which gives it the milky appearance. Let some of the milky fluid sit for awhile and see if it clears up.
rgatijnet1 10/17/20 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Years of auto park brake

The auto park brake system was used on the Chevy P32 chassis, which is some times misidentified as a P30 chassis. Richard The WORKHORSE P30, used on many Class A coaches, had the auto park brake and had nothing to do with Chevrolet. The Workhorse production of the P30 chassis ended in 2005. Workhorse continued to offer the W chassis for RV's.
rgatijnet1 10/17/20 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: City water hookup

With a used RV you have to consider that the previous owner made some modifications to things that he did not find ideal. Perhaps he relocated the water inlet so that the hose came in under the basement, rather than a hook-up where the door is kept open a little. The water inlet will be in the same wet compartment as everything else but it may be facing down or located off to the side, etc. Sometimes it just takes some searching around. Since MoutainHigh ceased production in 2001 or so, about the only place you may find manuals is on eBay or through websites like this. Keep in mind that most all of your systems are NOT unique to MounatinHigh and most of the components are available from the specific manufacturers.
rgatijnet1 10/12/20 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: City water hookup

There are several different models of Residency coaches but one picture I saw online shows what appears to be a water hook-up on the driver's side, just aft of the slide. Look in that basement compartment and see if you can fine a female hose connection.
rgatijnet1 10/12/20 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel trouble

As your fuel runs low in your tank, your in-tank fuel pump will get warmer. I suspect that your in-tank fuel pump is on the verge of failing. This can easily be checked by using a pressure gauge to check fuel pressure at your fuel rail.
rgatijnet1 10/12/20 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor Home or Toy Hauler

I talked to my Daughter today and informed her of a Forest River Wildwood with 2 bed rs,bath and half. Right at 40 ft. 6ft9in inside. She loved the model. Money is no problem as they made a fortune in the stock market and are selling there home in NY for nearly 2 million. I have 5 acres that they can park there RV or Grand S has 4+ acres that they can use.My SIL said a Dealer told him a 3/4 P/Up would pull a Toy Hauler with 2 BR etc , no problem. I told him no way, not safely If they buy new, just have the dealer deliver it to your parking site. Then when they are finished with it, they can have the new owner pick it up. No truck needed.
rgatijnet1 10/11/20 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: P30 weld in drag link?

Call these people. They will have the answer and the parts. P30 suspension parts
rgatijnet1 10/09/20 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor Home or Toy Hauler

Forest River makes a two bedroom, two bathroom trailer that may suit their needs. it is the Wildwood DLX 4002Q model.
rgatijnet1 10/09/20 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave is dead?

Since the microwave is a kitchen appliance is there any chance that the outlet is a GFCI that has tripped? Mine was plugged in inside an upper cabinet.
rgatijnet1 10/09/20 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side mounted cameras

I used the Voyager system from RV cams and it was actually an easy installation that I did in about 2 hours. I changed my monitor at the same time. The whole system with a tilting rear camera was about $800 including the adapters to use my existing wiring from the rear camera.
rgatijnet1 10/09/20 04:56am Class A Motorhomes
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