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  1. CO alarm need furnace in Perry

    New info. My unit is Safe-T-Alert 35-742 Online at the company website , I found info on how to read the light color / flash code. The code indicated Unit Malfunction. Further reading on RV Forums I saw a mention of low voltage. It ran the furnace fan so I didn't think about battery but Checked and my coach battery was very low (11.70 v) So I am now more comfortable about using the furnace. The battery is on charge and will spend a few minutes in Perry to check the CO alarm. Have decided to keep the battery CO alarm as I placed that one at the recommended shoulder height in the sleeping area. Who knew that reading the instructions would be of value. See you in Perry. Stop in, say at one of my 2 RV Tire Seminars or one of the 4 Genealogy Seminars.
  2. Packing for the trip to Perry. Little chilly here in Ohio so turned on furnace(2016 Coachmen Class-C) just to warm things up while working inside. CO ararm went off. I pulled outside cover to check for any critter nest. All clean. Vent tube is also clear. Have looked at the weather in Perry Ideas?
  3. CO alarm need furnace in Perry

    Put the new detector on the floor 6" from the original chirping one. Pressed the test button on got a double chirp. kept furnace on for 30 min. Tested the new battery powered detector. Each time I get a test chirp but the rest of the time it is silent. IMO the OE hard-wired detector went bad. Have removed it. Will contact the mfg re warranty. For the trip to Perry will rely on electric heaters and mattress heater till I can talk with Atwood furnace rep. if they are there.
  4. CO alarm need furnace in Perry

    Will run to local Lowes to get a house CO detector. This would be battery unit but comparison would identify if my current RV detector is faulty.
  5. CO alarm need furnace in Perry

    The detector is dated May 2015 and is powered by house battery.
  6. 275/80R22.5 vs 11R22.5 tire sizes

    In general if you are happy with the ires you have already used I see little reason to change unless there is some significant reason.
  7. 275/80R22.5 vs 11R22.5 tire sizes

    I suggest you look at the published dimensions for the tires you are considering from the manufacturer you are considering. While tire companies generally follow the same guidelines, there are variations. You mentioned Goodyear brand. You could check HERE and HERE There are alternatives Dayton brand HERE Continental   Firestone Goodrich Roadmaster
  8. Classified section

    I'd also like to see a classified section in here.
  9. No 110V w/Generator running

    Just fired up generator in my coach (Class-C w/ 4K Onan) No auto transfer switch in my coach. Haven't used the generator in some time but it was working fine last time I used it. When it started, I get no 110v reading on the outlet. No display on the Microwave. Looked at power panel and no circuit breakers are tripped. Before I get really involved in tracing the problem anyone have a couple of basic things to check.
  10. New Michelin RV tires in Jacksonville Florida

    People simply do not check DOT on cars etc as the tires will wear out before they age out. Yes people need to be more informed on RV tires as it can easily be a year between tires going on a chassis and the coach being built. Another year at a dealer. Record all your DOT serials and keep with your other important info such as when you changed oil or did other maintenance.
  11. New Front Tires

    I agree with Herman except. I suggest that whenever you can you record the FULL DOT serial of every tire and keep that info with your important papers like when you did maintenance such as oil change etc. That way if you hear about a recall you don't have to go and check your tires, just read your "Fact Sheet"
  12. No 110V w/Generator running

    Well, don't I feel silly. It's been so long I forgot to plug in the power cord. I may know about tires but that doesn't mean I can't forget something this basic. Thanks to all who responded. I'll buy u a cup of coffee at Perry or Gillette. Just see me at one of my seminars on Tires or Genealogy.
  13. First Time Buying New RV Tires

    Check out my post on the "New tires" thread.
  14. New tires

    Don't forget to change out the rubber parts (gaskets & "O" rings etc) of your valves and related parts such as extension hoses when you get new tires. These rubber parts age out too but it is easy to forget their "age" as they are not marked. Changing when you change tires makes it easy to remember. large tire dealerships should be able to change the rubber without having to buy an entire new bolt in valves. Be sure to record the full DOT serial, including date portion, of each tire when you buy them and keep this info with other important papers. A lot easier to do when the dealer is mounting them. Before you leave the tire store ask if the dealer "registered" your ownership of the tires with the tire company. That way you can be notified if there is ever a tire recall. Here is a post on tire registration and why it is important.
  15. TPMS Techno RV Install

    I have seen one brand of hoses that come with brackets that are bolted down with 2 of the lug nuts. If you have aluminum wheels don't you have a center hub cover? This would be a little like my older chevy hub covers seen in the link from my Feb 11 post. RE my install being wrong and hoses going to fail. Sorry, but I put about 40k miles on the plastic hub cover set-up with no visible wear on the hoses. I only have another 10k miles on my 2016 RV that has SS wheel simulators as seen in this picture. Two hoses show contact but no abrasion as the outer ends are firmly attached. Since they are 8 years old it is time to replace them as the internal rubber has "aged out". Hoses are off right now as I am installing an internal TPM system that I am evaluating. Will have a report on Internal vs external TPMS at Perry.
  16. FMCA Perry GA 2018

    I understand there is supposed to be an APP for Perry with a map and other info. If you are registered you should get an email about the APP soon.
  17. FMCA Perry GA 2018

    Having been to a number of Family Reunion Conventions, I thought I might pass along a suggestion on what seminars to attend. With 100 seminars to choose from at Perry, making a selection can be daunting especially for a first timer but in my opinion, you can make attending seminars both enjoyable and educational. Others will have some alternate suggestions but this would be my generic list. I have not seen the detailed list so some of my suggestions may have different titles but hopefully, you get the idea. Once I get the detail list of seminars and the schedule I would try and match my generic list to what is offered at this convention. Even if I had attended a similar seminar in the past I have found that there is always something new to be learned. So in no particular order of priority: 1. First-time attendee orientation. This gives you an overview of current FMCA member benefits 2. Chassis seminar (list various chassis i.e. Freightliner, Spartan, etc. If no seminar offered by a MFG then list the chassis-specific FMCA Chapter seminars i.e. Bounder, Diesel club, Tiffin etc) might be a good bet for finding a support group when you have questions on your RV. 3. "Fire & Life Safety". I have attended this seminar a couple of times. It is entertaining and informative on the topic of personal safety when it comes to fire and RV ownership. Do you know how to get out your emergency Exit? 4. "RV Weight & Tire Safety" and/or "Tire Knowledge for RV owner", Ya this is a plug for a seminar I give on tire knowledge but if you can't attend my seminar then definitely put the Weight & Safety seminar on your must-attend list. 5. "Ask the Experts" Always entertaining and informative. Even if you don't want to ask a question, you will learn some stuff. 6. Area Gatherings. Get to know fellow RV owners from your geographic area. Learn about upcoming area events. 7. "The RV Doctor's Top 10 RV Facts Of Life " by Gary Bunzer RV Doctor (and any of his other seminars) The following seminars may or may not be offered at Perry. Non-product seminars with an emphasis on basic information that would be educational to first timers and good reminders to experienced RVers 8 "Water in and Waste out" RV Plumbing an overview (Winterizing, Sanitation, preventive maintenance) This info is many times covered in RV Doctor's seminars. 9. "The shocking story" RV Electrics. Shore power, Generators, and RV electrical systems overview & preventive maintenance and how to decide if you can repair it yourself. I am not aware of any such current seminar but learning about RV electrics is a good thing. 10. RV driving, an introduction, and refresher to RV life. Topics to look for: Driving a motorhome is not like driving a car. Things to learn and Things to remember. There is a special course on driving an RV. Completion might earn you an insurance discount. As I said this is just my personal list. Others have suggested considering It isn't possible to attend all those in one National Convention to see what you can and then keep the list and keep checking them off until you have attended the whole list. In addition I would suggest the diesel engine seminar (for those so equipped or considering going diesel) with reps from each of the engine manufacturers. There is a driving course dedicated to women that should be on their list. Louise also likes to get the latest information on cooking in the motorhome. The vendor service center is always on my list. Make an appointment and get an expert to come to your motorhome to identify and possibly fix your most irritating problem. Also If a diesel engine, either the Caterpillar or Cummins Seminar If handling or ride concerns, the Suspension/Coach Ride & Handling Seminar
  18. I understand that some area rallies have people who provide individual tire position weights. At Int'l conventions RVSEF offers that service but if there are other companies I would be interested in developing a list for my RV Tire Blog and for the Tire thread on the Tech forum here. Thanks in advance for your assistance PS If you are going to Perry or Gillette this Summer stop in at one of my seminars and say HI.
  19. TPMS Techno RV Install

    I think the key thing many fail to do with steel braided hose extenders is to firmly bolt down the outer end. Yes my hand holes (GM) are larger than some others but I get zero movement of the hose even when I push on it by hand. I do not like the rubber "donut" things as they do not hold the hose and that rubber can age and get stiff. I have even seen an example of a brass metal extension being worn through due to movement.
  20. TPMS Techno RV Install

    Valve stem threads are universal worldwide for pass, LT and truck at 0.305-32 thread or in metric 7.7x0.794
  21. Balance Beads In 22.5" tires

    If you use beads you MUST use new special valves that filter the air so beads do not come up the valve stem and block the valve core or ruin the TPM sensor.
  22. TPMS Techno RV Install

    I have been running steel braded extender hoses for 12 years with no problems. Just be sure the outer end is securely fastened down. Picture on THIS post on hoses happened to be taken with TPM sensors off You might review my blog on TPMS topic as I have posts on how I suggest people set the warning levels.
  23. Air Compressor

    Class B should probably be able to get air at any tire shop and save the cost and lost space of getting an air compressor that should only be needed a couple times a year.
  24. HEEELLLPP! Tire Information Overload!

    Good suggestion. Just be sure you have the front axle on one "pad" and the rears on a separate "pad" otherwise you may not get an accurate reading. Pads are usually outlined in paint. Heather HERE is a link to CAT scale with sample info. and a video at bottom of the page. If you have questions just park out of the way and go into the counter. the Weighmaster will be happy to help you. Most truck stop scales are very similar.
  25. HEEELLLPP! Tire Information Overload!

    Tom. If your TPMS didn't provide a warning before your "blowout" are you sure the failure was not a "Belt/Tread Separation" those can sound like an explosion and the tire can then lose air. I cover the difference in detail in a number of the posts on my blog and cover in my tire seminars. Will be at Perry, Gillette and Glamarama this summer.