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RE: Recommend Good E-450 Dash AC Repair, SoCal

I have been going to a local garage for years to have my RV worked on. Their work is outstanding and they do everything including A/C service. Not cheap but everything comes with a 2 year warranty,you might give them a call and see what they say. They are located in Bellflower, Ray A Motive
IAMICHABOD 03/18/23 08:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is there such a thing a decent valve extender?

As mentioned before,The ones you need are from Borg AKA Your Tire Supply. Dually Kit Duallyvalves can work with External TPMS that go on the end of the valve stem. I have had the ones from the Tireman for over 12 years with TPMS and have not had a leak or any problems. DO NOT put the braided extenders on, they will leak and if they come loose from their mount on the wheel they will cause a catastrophic air loss.
IAMICHABOD 02/22/23 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Dually Valve Stem Extenders

The ones you need are from Borg AKA Your Tire Supply. Dually Kit They will look like this and come from a company that is the only one now making longer valve stems for Class C Duallys like the Tire man, I have a set from Tire Man that was the original maker of them and have been on my Class C for over 10 years with no leaks or problems. You can Check the pressure on all tires in a matter of minutes. Valve stems DO NOT put the braided extenders on, they will leak and if they come loose from their mount on the wheel they will cause a catastrophic air loss.
IAMICHABOD 02/19/23 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Small ‘C’. Chev or Godzilla

I have read a lot the posts about the Ford based Class C over the last few years. They seem to be the majority of the ones out there. It seems that the Fords have problems with the front suspension and are plagued with handling problems that are costly to fix and have to be worked on a lot.Also fuel pump problems. I have not seen any posts about these problems on a Chevy Based Class C. The noise and heat that is generated by the Fords seems to be a factor especially on the passenger side. I drove several of the same type that I bought, all on Ford chassis, and I really noticed the noise and heat and handling differences of the two. The power and pulling and GVWR seem to be very close from what I have read by authors that have had both, also the fuel mileage seems to be close,maybe a bit better and it has a larger fuel tank. One thing that the Chevy has over the Fords is the Leg room up front. If you’re tall like me at 6’6’’ 225 then you need that room. As an added bonus you can install a Swivel Seat that cannot be added on most Fords, Giving you even more room in the RV. As a disclaimer, I bought a 2006 Chevy based Tioga Class C 26Q, I test drove about a dozen or more of the same or similar types all on Ford Chassis and just one test drive in a Chevy based one and I was sold. So far no problems after 12 years on my Former Rental with more than 120000 miles on it, drives straight with no expensive add-ons to the suspension, rides really smooth for what it is, it is quiet and cool up front with plenty of leg room. Plenty of power when needed.
IAMICHABOD 02/09/23 01:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: yet another door look bites the dust

I wish you had specified what Trimark lock. If its the T507 common to so many class C RVs, like mine, Did your latch bolt break? Its cheap pot metal. There's a guy who sells repair kit, easy to do, with a beautifully crafted stainless steel latch bolt replacement. I can vouch for this. Yeah I remembered that repair kit,got it saved somewhere..Ahh here it is.
IAMICHABOD 01/26/23 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

Interesting I have not gotten the fell apart story this time?????? Being you brought it up and you always say your things are better than any others. Over and over and over. So Here It Is! :p
IAMICHABOD 01/11/23 07:01pm Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

Maxx Air Fan Mate on Amazon $60.33 Better and cheaper.Even the black one is cheaper.
IAMICHABOD 01/11/23 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

One thing about that video is that it is several years old and only compares the Fantastic vent cover to the MaxxAir regular cover,not the MaxxAir Fan Mate. Which is taller than the Fantastic, letting the vent lid open more fully to get more air in,covers more area as it is longer and has no screen,that is an option. The real big thing is that you don't have to dig into your sealant to install it as shown in the other pictures,it attaches to the fan housing wall. As shown in the install video. Anytime you mess with the roof and its sealant you always risk a leak. That is why they call it the Zero Leak mounting system.
IAMICHABOD 01/08/23 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

I have the older Fantastic Fan,installed 2010 and I use the New Maxx Air Fan mate. The new Maxx Air Fan Mate 955 like this is taller than the others,has no screen and I have no problem with my Fantastic Fan,which BTW the cover is designed to stop when it hits anything. I like the clips,they make it easy to open and clean the vent cover,unlike the others that you have to unbolt to clean or replace the vent lid Maxx Air Fan Mate This video will walk you thru the install. The part you will need is near the end,about the 3.30 time. 955 Maxx Air video
IAMICHABOD 01/07/23 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Fabric ceilings

If the ceiling is covered with fabric like mine is. I have had great luck with Folex,on my Fabric ceilings just spray it on and BLOT don't rub,you will be amazed at how it lifts out any stains. It may take more than one application but it cleaned it all. height=280 You can get it at most big box home improvement stores or Amazon check out the reviews and pictures on Amazon.
IAMICHABOD 12/31/22 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

marronnin Welcome to the Forum and to the ranks of the Happy Former Rental Owners Club,you will be # 144 I am glad that this thread was a help in making your decision to purchase a Former Rental. There is a lot of information to go thru. If there are any things that you need help with or questions about your Former Rental just ask,there are a lot of members that may be of help or if not I have archived a lot of stuff from this thread that could be useful,just post here or PM me and I will see if I can help. Good luck on that trip to Yuma. Hopefully you won't find too many weird things in those inaccessible areas but if you it would be a kick to know about them :B Let us know how it is all going with this new to you RV and if there any mods that you make that makes it yours. Happy Camping!!
IAMICHABOD 12/06/22 04:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Well I am back,after 3 weeks I have not seen much improvement in my pain. So now it looks like we will go for a second try,this time at the L5 location.This was discussed before as maybe the next step.I am good with that. My Dr. has been very good at explaining this all and I have hopes that this will do the job.I have an appointment for about 2 weeks and I will come back and report if anyone is interested....:B I have waited up to the last minute to cancel my week long camping trip hoping that I would be better.This would have been the 11th year with this new camper. Looking forward to next year. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
IAMICHABOD 11/22/22 03:15pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: New Chevy chassis

Yeah chassis is unchanged. The 4500-5500 trucks got a new chassis a couple years ago. Maybe that’s what you were thinking of? There was a great Youtube video on the Express 4500 chasis put out by Chevrolet,showing all the improvements,it has since disappeared. The only thing I could find that may be of help is This One.
IAMICHABOD 11/21/22 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Alternative to bumper sewer hose carrier

I keep all my Rhino sewer hoses,The 15 Foot and The 5 Foot extension and all fittings in a Rubbermaid Tote,this keeps them away from everything so it won't contaminate anything and it is stackable. height=350
IAMICHABOD 11/19/22 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Truck starts on its own

There seems to be a lot of hacks to steal vehicles with remote start and ones with ON Star Quick Google search found THESE I have a 2019 Chevy Traverse with remote start and On Star and now I am going to look thru all of these my self. I do Know that I have found Mine unlocked in the morning when I know I locked it at night,a ritual that is always followed. :h
IAMICHABOD 11/19/22 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

As for the GEO method I always do it after each dump with about bowl full of water,without the chlorine,the tank sensors all work just fine on this 16 year old Former Rental. I really did not like to sleep with the propane heater on,although I have done it. I preferred to use an electric heater but I did not like to run it off of the outlets in the RV as they are a bit flimsy for running something that uses that much power. I decided to run an Extra circuit that I could plug in the outside pedestal just for that use,it has worked out very well. I like the Vornado it is safe and also has a remote.
IAMICHABOD 11/17/22 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: It's like Christmas!

Outstanding!!That is great to hear.Let us know how it all works out. Hopefully that Former Rental will be all you hoped for and it will give you both a great camping experience,maybe share on the Rental thread too. Happy Camping!
IAMICHABOD 11/15/22 10:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

This You Tube Video might be of help to you.
IAMICHABOD 11/11/22 01:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: dingy induced sway

Have you tried adding a "de-rattler" at each of the interfaces between hitch and receiver? There is some play at those joints and that can cause stability issues. The de-rattler will eliminate that play. I have tried almost every Anti Rattle device on the market, most have been no good or so complicated and cumbersome that they are useless. I have a whole tool box full of them. Until I found the one at Hitch Rider. This will keep everything tight. No back and forth or up and down,as most others only pull tight in one direction. Their Hitch Vice is the best and easiest one I have come across and it really works,nothing moves.
IAMICHABOD 11/09/22 10:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hey Chris My thermostat is hooked to my Ducted A/C unit and also to my furnace,It replaced the old one Like this one which controls both of them. It can be hooked up to only control just the furnace.As I found out when trying to replace the old one,kept changing wires around until I got the right combo to run them both as the old one did..There is quite a few posts here on the forum,Here are a few That I found using the google search. As for the Bilsteins,they made the ride much nicer and controlled the leaning and porpoising.With the old ones after a dip the RV would go down then up then down again and up.With the Bilsteins they only make one rotation then settle back to the flat ride. It also takes out the harshness of the ride. I have been using Bilsteins for over 30 years,from my off-road vehicles thru all of my other vehicles,trucks,Suvs and other RVs. I hope this helps,anything else just ask,happy to help when I can. Happy Camping. Gary
IAMICHABOD 11/08/22 02:25pm Class C Motorhomes
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