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RE: Replacement of Trans Cooling Lines ??

The cooling lines disconnect from the radiator and the transmission so that they can be replaced. You will lose some fluid when they are taken loose. These are steel lines and any hydraulic shop should be able to replace the flex end for less money that buying new WH parts. They are NOT high pressure so even a silicone hose and clamps will work as a replacement, which I had to use when one of my cooling lines was ripped off when my engine fan came apart and sliced through the transmission line.
rgatijnet1 10/16/19 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where Fill Trans Fluid ?

I used a funnel like this to fill mine through the dipstick tube. It does take someone to hold the funnel while you add the fluid or you can do it yourself if you are only adding a quart.
rgatijnet1 10/16/19 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

She died in 1999. This coach has been sitting unused for the last 20 years? It even comes with all of the original hoses and belts and tires, that were on the coach when she died. Like that is a good thing. :B Maybe you can make a fortune selling off the individual parts as being from the "death coach". Maybe it was the stuff in this coach that caused her to OD. Her time has passed, and so has this RV.
rgatijnet1 10/16/19 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement Heat Pump

Sometimes a heat pump that is not used regularly will have issues with the reversing valve not opening completely. This is the valve that causes the reversal of the refrigerant to produce heat instead of cold air out of your unit. The valve, like any other mechanical valve, should be exercised from time to time to insure that it remains trouble free. If the valve is not fully opening/closing it will make some weird noises. Occasionally just cycling of the AC unit from heat to cool will correct the problem and sometimes the valve needs to be replaced. If the AC works fine(same compressor), it is not a voltage issue. It sounds like a sticky reversing valve.
rgatijnet1 10/15/19 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper electric fireplace install

It is not unusual to have screws come loose in the electrical panel or at your transfer switches, etc. It is a good idea to put them on your annual maintenance list to go around and tighten all screws in your electrical circuit. MAKE SURE ALL POWER IS OFF AND THE COACH IS NOT PLUGGED IN.
rgatijnet1 10/14/19 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wax on my Motorhome fiberglass roof

I wash my roof with one of the automotive washing liquids that contain WAX. I wash the roof, rinse it off, and done. It does well to repel the water and is not slippery.
rgatijnet1 10/12/19 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem with autobrake on p30 or p32 Chevy chassis

If you have the autobrake, you DO NOT have a PARK position with your transmission that will keep the coach from rolling.
rgatijnet1 10/11/19 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield Replacement Recommendations

I used this Nationwide company. They came to the house and handled everything with my insurance company. Very professional and only took about an hour start to finish. RV Glass Solutions
rgatijnet1 10/11/19 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Sometime stuff just happens. This might have been a momentary lapse in memory of which vehicle he was driving. Luckily it looks like no one was injured, which is the main thing. I remember at one station where I was filling up and the RV next to me was pulling out to exit after he had filled his tank. He did not exit straight out of his position and caught his rear overhang on the island guard. It ripped his rear cap right off and left it dangling before he stopped. This was a diesel pusher and I guess the damages amounted to $20,000 plus, not to mention the horror of having to listen to his DW about everything he did wrong and how this ruined the trip, gave her "age" lines, etc. I'm sure this guy's significant other will remind him of this incident for decades to come.
rgatijnet1 10/11/19 04:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

As I mentioned before, we have our motor home always ready for hurricanes. One other thing that I did, which applies to any area of the country that loses power, is to run 12 volt power to several LED ceiling lights throughout the stick house. These are all controlled by a central switch panel and they allow me to light any room in the house during a power outage. The surface LED ceiling lights that I use only draw about 1/2 amp at 12 volts so when hooked up to a normal 12 volt automotive battery, they will provide lighting for weeks. In my house it is a piece of cake to run the low voltage wire(I used 14 gauge speaker wire since it uses two different colored wires) in the attic and hook up to the ceiling lights. With these LED lights, I only have to fire up the generator to keep the kitchen appliances cold and have enough juice from a single automotive battery to light the house all night long for weeks if the need arises. Amazon sells a 5 pack of 12 volt LED ceiling fixtures for about $45. There is no need to buy a battery if you just want to take the one from your toad when needed. I keep one hooked up to my lights and a trickle charger since we do lose power quite often during lightening storms.
rgatijnet1 10/10/19 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

In Florida, during hurricane season, the RV is always filled and ready to go, or filled and ready to stay and power the appliances in the house. it all depends on the intensity of the storm. Cat 3 or below and we stay. Cat 4 and Cat 5 we leave. As far as burying power lines underground. They were buried in the ground in the last neighborhood we lived in. Of course we do live in the lightening capital of the world so the consequences may have been predictable. With no power poles/lines to intercept a lightening strike, your house makes a fine target. I do not know of anyone on our street that did not get hit at least once and in every case, the damage was in the thousands. Buried power lines might work better in California but they do have their own issues and not all are lightening related. One neighbor wondered why the grass was dying in his side yard. It seems there was a slight break in the insulation and this let some of the electricity escape in to the ground. Not enough to kill someone, but it did zap his grass. This was with 220 volt input power to the house. Can you imagine the problems you could have with high power 100,000 volt lines being buried? Not saying it can't be done, but it is not as easy or safe as you may think. Be safe and make the right decisions. You have an RV and have options that others do not have. Consider yourself fortunate.
rgatijnet1 10/10/19 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

The wiring harness on your coach may have been a special harness to meet the needs of the coach manufacturer. In this case it does not make sense to continue to produce an item that was used in very small quantities to begin with. Ford makes their trucks in large quantities and I am sure that "standard" wiring harnesses are still available. Changing a wiring harness is not an easy job, especially since it was probably installed long before the coach was built around it. Even if a replacement was found I doubt if it would financial sense to change it instead of just repairing the existing damaged wires. Good luck with your insurance.
rgatijnet1 10/08/19 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

Keep in mind that repairing the wires does not guaranty that everything will be as good as new. When the wires were chewed and then power was applied, there is a good chance that one or more wires may have been touching each other. This may have damaged or corrupted the info in either the ECM(engine control module) or the TCM(transmission control module. These control modules can be checked at a Ford truck dealer to see if they are still good. If replacements are needed you can figure several hundred dollar each plus the labor to change them out. I think it was mentioned about turning this in to your insurance company. I would make the call.
rgatijnet1 10/08/19 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

Well it gets worse. Looks like the harness has been discontinued by Ford and searching the internet gives no results. Ford part # 5U9Z12A581AA Per ford its the engine and transmission harness together. Not even sure what to do at this point. Mechanic states splicing them may or may not work but he knows for sure if it does work there will be issues due to the change in wire resistance. So disappointed. How can a coach that's only 12-13 years old have discontinued parts. First off I would find another mechanic. No offense intended but apparently this mechanic does not know about electrical issues and he just doesn't want to do the job. In any case, a properly spliced/soldered wire using the same gauge or larger has the exact same resistance, or less, than the existing wires. After all, you are just inserting a short splice, not replacing 100 feet of wire. Soldering of wires is not rocket science and many mechanics versed in electronic issues can deal with it easily. I have repaired electronic equipment since my days as an electronic technician in the Navy. Automotive wiring is a piece of cake.
rgatijnet1 10/07/19 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling advise

The close to maximum weight on the front axle applies to most every vehicle. Basically to change the front end weight all you have to do is rearrange some of the items that are in front of the rear axle.
rgatijnet1 10/04/19 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

It's unfortunate that you had to deal with it like that. I just never trusted crimp-on connectors, especially on electronics. Soldering the wires together and using heat shrink tubing as insulation will be a lot easier than changing a wiring harness.
rgatijnet1 10/03/19 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

Sometimes after an incident, all codes have to be cleared and the memory reset before things work like they are supposed to work. Of course this assumes that your splices were all correct and the solder joints were all good.
rgatijnet1 10/03/19 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bird’s Eye View Camera

The internet is your friend. A simple search for "Bird's eye view camera for RV's" gave several links. Even Amazon sells a system. Bird's eye view camera system
rgatijnet1 10/03/19 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Buy or build

I think the best choice is to buy a used coach and use it for a year BEFORE you go full time. That way if there is anything you want to change/repair in the coach, you will have the time, tools, and the space to make the changes/repairs before you get rid of everything and go full time.
rgatijnet1 10/02/19 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling advise

On my Trek I noticed an improvement when I added the AirTabs to the rear of my coach. I also had four corner air bags which I could control from the dash to stiffen them up if there were heavy crosswinds. I had the True-center steering stabilizer which also provided some directional stability. I never felt the need for a trac bar, or any other suspension mod. It is important to load your Trek as you would travel and get it weighed on all four corners or at least the front and rear axles. The rig will handle better if the front axle is loaded close to the MAX weight allowable and the tire air pressure adjusted for the weight.
rgatijnet1 10/02/19 05:06am Class A Motorhomes
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