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RE: Storage of Fresh Water - How Long

I live in Florida and do not have to worry about my tanks freezing. For this reason I never empty my fresh water tank or water heater. I have treated municipal water and I top the tanks off with as much water as they will hold to minimize oxygen in the tanks that could promote the growth of bacteria. This also gives me a reference to check to see if there are any leaks in the system. I do have an under counter water filter and I have never noticed any difference in the taste of the water from it sitting. Since we occasionally have hurricanes in Florida our RV is our lifeline if a storm hits
rgatijnet1 09/14/22 04:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Price

I would hope most reputable shops are not getting their parts on line. I've seen Rock Auto and Amazon boxes in a number of dealers shops. The parts that came in them were usually correctly branded unless they were for trade-ins being refurbished. As opposed to going in to NAPA or AUTOZONE, where you have a choice of one replacement part, Rockauto usually has multiple variations of the replacement part made by several different manufacturers. You can buy the "economy" grade replacement or spend more and get the part that is an exact factory replacement. Getting the parts sooner at a local parts store is usually not an issue. Just remember how long it takes most shops to repair your RV. Very few are repaired in one day and some online parts suppliers do offer next day delivery. Getting multiple quotes from several shops is the best way to determine if this is a good price.
rgatijnet1 09/09/22 04:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Price

Yep, Rockauto selling MoPar parts is definitely a no no to some people that have never used them.
rgatijnet1 09/08/22 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Price

As a comparison, which has nothing to do about labor, I installed a new compressor, new condensing coil, new dryer, new proportioning valve, flushed the system and bought the vacuum pump and gauges to recharge the system. Bought the parts as a complete kit from Rockauto, and bought the vacuum pump, R134a, flushing fluid, and gauges from Amazon. This was for my Chrysler hemi. Total cost for the parts AND the tools to do the installation myself and the total came to about $500. As far as working on an RV, sometimes removing a tire, engine cover, etc, makes the access not that much different than working on an automobile. It is just that most shops don't like RV's or they think that RV owners are rich so they just pad their bill.
rgatijnet1 09/08/22 03:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Price

The compressor itself is about $200 and a new dryer another $50. Flushing out the entire system might use $30 worth of chemicals. $1800 sounds like the "I don't really want to do this job but if I do, they will have to pay for it" price. Shop around and I think you will find others that may be interested in doing your work.
rgatijnet1 09/08/22 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sway bar issues

To me it appears that the bushings are for a sway bar with a larger diameter than yours.
rgatijnet1 09/04/22 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will this work

My Ford hybrid has a 120 volt outlet that I can use when the motor is idling. This is large enough to power most refrigerators. Are you sure that your Toyota does not have a 120 volt outlet that you can use. Much easier than rigging up anything else. Mine only has a 12v plug in the rear. I could hard wire an inverter directly to the battery there but for once a year think it would be easier to just use jumper cables to the MH which already has a 230 AH battery backup system and an inverter. Do you have the Ford Escape? I have a Ford Fusion and in the back of the center console there is a 12 volt power feed, USB power outlet, and a 120 volt outlet. I think mine is only rated at 200 watts which is enough for most refrigerators.
rgatijnet1 08/30/22 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will this work

My Ford hybrid has a 120 volt outlet that I can use when the motor is idling. This is large enough to power most refrigerators. Are you sure that your Toyota does not have a 120 volt outlet that you can use. Much easier than rigging up anything else.
rgatijnet1 08/29/22 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil change

With your 2007 Bounder you have either a Ford or the GM engine. I had one coach with the 8.1L GM engine and I have one suggestion which is to switch to a 2 quart oil filter. Besides giving you extra oil capacity and extra filter capacity, it allows the filter to hang low enough that it is very easy to get to with an oil filter wrench. The larger filter costs about $2 more than the standard 1/2 quart filter. Remember to fill it with oil before you install it. For all I know the same thing may also work on a Ford 6.8L engine.
rgatijnet1 08/24/22 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1991 P30 454 intermittent surging, power loss

You have changed a lot of parts but it is also necessary to clear the fault codes that may be in your ECM. Unless you clear them there is a good chance that the ECM is still responding to the old faults.
rgatijnet1 08/24/22 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ALWAYS something!

Think of your RV as a small home that is in a continuous earthquake. With today's roads it sometimes is amazing that they hold together as well as they do. As mentioned just enjoy the travels and don't let the occasional repair get you down. On my coaches, if I wasn't doing a repair, I was doing an "improvement" to make it more pleasant for the next trip.
rgatijnet1 08/23/22 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil change

Auto parts store is the best choice for a gasser.
rgatijnet1 08/23/22 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup Camera System Options

I had a wireless camera that I used only to view the fuel pumps when pulling in to a station. It was wirelessly connected by bluetooth to my Garmin GPS monitor. Wireless did not mean "powerless". Unless I want to manually change batteries or manually turn the camera on and off when needed, I needed to have a way to power up the camera when it was needed. I set up a wireless switch, much like a garage door opener, to apply 12 volts to the remote camera when needed.Sot of a PIA but it worked for several years. If you truly want a wireless connected camera, think about how that camera is going to receive 12 volt power and how that power will be switched on and off.
rgatijnet1 08/17/22 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup Camera System Options

RVCams has all of the adapters that you will need to use your existing cable. Wireless cameras usually do not have the best picture, especially at night. Stick with a wired camera that connects to your existing monitor or get a different monitor from RVCams.
rgatijnet1 08/16/22 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Class A

The reasons I have a DP - items you don't get on gasser 1. The engine is in the rear so it's a lot quieter up front when driving 2. With the engine in the rear, the generator is up front so it's a lot quieter in the rear bedroom if you need to run it at night 3. With the engine in the rear, you don't have to crawl over the engine to get to the driver's seat 4. The seats are generally more comfortable in a DP 5. Air brakes 6. The retarder to help slow you down Bill In all fairness to someone who wants a complete list about a DP: 7. Not every repair shop can work on a DP. Most any mechanic knows his way around a gas engine. 8. If repairs are needed they will be much more expensive. 9. You cannot go in to Autozone, etc and get the basic parts like an air filter, oil filter, etc. 10. Diesel fuel is more expensive. I have had both and I think you need to find a floor plan you like first, and then decide how much you intend to travel. If it involves going from one location to another, and then sit there for months, then you might want to decide if the additional cost for a DP is worth it. You have lots of decisions to make and facts to consider with any RV purchase. Good luck with your search.
rgatijnet1 08/12/22 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: help with outlets not working in 2019 pacearrow 36u

Check the circuit breakers on your INVERTER itself. This would be in a basement compartment. Mine had two circuit breakers and when when one of them tripped, I would always lose some outlets. These are not to be confused with any circuit breakers in your electrical panel. They are right on the front of your inverter.
rgatijnet1 08/05/22 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Making the move back to a Class A

What size coach are you looking for? I believe the last year of production of the WH chassis with the GM 8.1L engine was in 2010.
rgatijnet1 07/12/22 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Floor Wax - ZEP

You can have a body shop TRY color sanding and see if they can remove the top "yellow" layer of paint and get down to the original white color. This is all assuming that the paint is thick enough to allow color sanding without going through to the body panel primer. Keep in mind that this was a floor wax and there is no telling what damage it may have done to the original paint. A body shop should be able to try a small area to see if it the paint is salvageable.
rgatijnet1 06/22/22 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

Of course this all begs the question of what the ridiculous fuel prices will do to the value of our RV's? If we decide to sell can we find a willing buyer and at what cost? The present inflation and predicted financial future recession tells me that the number of people that can afford an RV will continue to diminish. Hard to tell but it doesn't look good right now and they are saying that it will get worse before it gets better.
rgatijnet1 06/13/22 05:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

On my WH chassis when the recalls were completed, yellow labels were installed on the support frames under the hood giving the recall number and the date serviced. Maintenance records are nice but many owners do their own service, which could be good or bad, depending on the skill of the owner.
rgatijnet1 06/01/22 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
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