RVRC LIVE! July 2018 July 2, 2018 By Editor & filed under RVRC Live. Did you miss this month’s RVRC LIVE? Dave Solberg, managing editor of RV Repair Club, answers questions submitted by viewers in this LIVE Q&A. Discussion Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) RV Make RV Model RV Year If your questions pertains to a specific component or appliance, please fill out the info below: Brand Model # Website 46 Responses to “RVRC LIVE! July 2018” Andy Roppolo RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: American Tradition, RV Year: 2001, Brand: Batterys July 26th, 2018 What works better 4-6 volts, 2-12 volt or 4-12 volt Reply Joe RV Make: Holiday, RV Model: Rambler, RV Year: 2006 July 26th, 2018 Sounds like a good forum Reply Tom RV Make: Thor, RV Model: Palazzo, RV Year: 2016 July 26th, 2018 Just listening Reply Frederick Mary Ellen Brand: Newmar, Model Number: 3754 July 26th, 2018 Gap in bottom of slide seal when closed Reply Jim Thomason RV Make: Newmar, RV Model: Mountain Aire, RV Year: 2001 July 26th, 2018 AGM vs Wet Cell house batteries Reply Darrel D Johnson RV Make: Montana, RV Model: 3660 RL, RV Year: 2017 July 26th, 2018 No questions Reply walkaboutmusic RV Make: Ford, RV Model: Pace Arrow, RV Year: 1997, Brand: Sumo Springs July 26th, 2018 Do you recommend these springs for a more stable ride? Reply Jesse RV Make: Holiday Rambler, RV Model: End, RV Year: 2003 July 26th, 2018 Checking site out Reply Joe RV Make: SandPiper, RV Model: 383RBLOK, RV Year: 2018 July 26th, 2018 What is the best way to hook up 4 TV sets to Satellite. We have had nothing but issue after issue. No Reception, wrong satellites, only one tv works at a time, etc etc Reply Joseph Oravec RV Make: Skyline, RV Model: Linda, RV Year: 1988, Brand: Coleman, Model Number: Mach II July 26th, 2018 I had an electrical issue with the Service Line. Now my A/C will NOT operate, just pops breaker. Is there a Fusible Link that would cause a direct short? Reply David Gondak RV Make: Forest River, RV Model: Forestr, RV Year: 2017 July 26th, 2018 I just returned from a three week trip to Yellowstone and Glacier NPs. I live on the east coast and having to drive through Indiana, Ohio and Illinois is a real hardship. How can you smooth the ride to prevent the hard bouncing on road joints, bridge expansion joints, etc. My unit has air springs which I was told to keep 50-60 psi for the most comfort. With that much pressure, I’m hesitant to use the leveling jacks. Reply John Boman RV Make: Forest River, RV Model: Heritage Glen, RV Year: 2016 July 26th, 2018 First time and just want to listen. Reply thawk55 RV Make: Coachmen, RV Model: Prism, RV Year: 2017, Brand: Atwood, Model Number: G6A-8E July 26th, 2018 Water heater will not light. Reply Don RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: Allegro Bys, RV Year: 2004 July 26th, 2018 I’ve had an issue with my slides (all three of them) not working. It apparently is a solenoid or something like that which cuts off power to all slides. My work-around is to apply 12 V of power to the slides circuit via an external battery source. I’d love to replace the faulty electrical component, if I can only find it. But once the external 12 V as applied the problem goes away and cannot be discerned Or detected until it happens again. Does any One have any thoughts about identifying and repairing this problem? Reply Kathy RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Bounder, RV Year: 2006, Brand: RVComfort.zc, Model Number: SPCB/PVB861-1B July 26th, 2018 Heat and A/C has stopped working a couple of times. But will eventually come back on. Why and what can I do? Reply Barry RV Make: Forest river, RV Model: 274dbh, RV Year: 2016, Brand: Cherkoee, Model Number: 274dbh July 26th, 2018 How do I get better TV reception in radio reception Reply jim MacDiarmid RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999 July 26th, 2018 I had a leak around my old tv antennae – it left a stain – a friend suggested painting over it, which I did and it really doesn’t look any better. Any suggestions? Reply Bob RV Make: Arctic Fox, RV Model: 27-5, 5th wheel, RV Year: 2006 July 26th, 2018 What can be done about suspected delamination of portion RV side. (Fibreglass) Reply PETER RV Make: Coachmen, RV Model: Santara 3510 DS, RV Year: 2005 July 26th, 2018 Our unit has air bag assist for the rear suspension. I was told it should be kept at 90 lbs when travelling. How will I know if it is not at a proper pressure? There are air valves at each of the rear wheel wells for adding air. Thank you. Reply Clayton Caessens RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Discovery 37V, RV Year: 2000 July 26th, 2018 how do you change the inside slide seals Reply Robert RV Make: Newmar, RV Model: Scottsdale, RV Year: 2006 July 26th, 2018 I am looking at a 2002 diesel Bounder with a Cummins 400hp engine and Allison transmission. All interior appliances have been replaced and the engine only has 60k miles. Can you comment on the potential downsides of buying an older diesel…..such as resale value in a couple of years, availability of parts or any other concerns you feel one should be aware of. Thank you! Reply jim MacDiarmid RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999 July 26th, 2018 Should I be using the graphite spray on the bedroom slide out mechanism? It’s encased under the bed. Reply Steve RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: Wayfarer 25', RV Year: 2018, Brand: Lead acid batteries?? July 26th, 2018 I have previously run my Norcold refrigerator on electric while driving and then when stopped, it auto sets to propane. I just did a 900 mile trip and when I arrived everything seemed okay, except that the next morning I discovered that there was no power from the house batteries. Nothing would work. Only after I started up the Mercedes diesel, would the Norcold start up with the gas. Also, the Onan 3200 would not start unless I turned on the Mercedes engine. At this time, I can’t get any electric to work off the batteries. Even the normal display is dead. Nothing works unless I turn on the generator. The generator won’t start without starting the engine. I have not yet checked anything to begin to determine what the problem maybe. Haven’t checked any fuses, haven’t tested the batteries, but I did run the generator for four hours to see if it would recharge the batteries and likewise, ran another 900 miles on the way back home. Any suggestions?? Reply David Roop RV Make: Georgetown, RV Model: 364, RV Year: 2015 July 26th, 2018 Livingroom stay dim. 6 of them in a row Reply Chris RV Make: Dodge, RV Model: Starcraft, RV Year: 1972 July 26th, 2018 I need screens on the drivers side of the RV. Where can I find this information. Reply not2yzsr RV Make: Heritage Glen 5th wheel, RV Model: 346RK , RV Year: 2017 July 26th, 2018 I am towing a 5th wheel with a 2017 F250 Super Duty 4WD. I am using an Anderson hitch. In order to clear the side rails on my truck I need to raise the Anderson hitch to maximum hiegth. This appears to transfer trailer load to the rear axle. The dealer was not helpful. What angle of the trailer is safe weight distribution Reply walkaboutmusic RV Make: Ford, RV Model: Pace Arrow, RV Year: 1997 July 26th, 2018 What do you recommend to stabilize the motorhome from wobble/lean and a more comfortable ride? Reply Wayne RV Make: Highland Ridge, RV Model: Mesa Ridge 347RES, RV Year: 2016, Brand: Frigidaire Refrigerator, Model Number: FGHC2331PFAA July 26th, 2018 What is the proper procedure to winterize a residential refrigerator with ice maker? Reply Dick Bellows RV Make: Winnebago , RV Model: Journey 40L, RV Year: 2010, Brand: Norcold , Model Number: 1211mt July 26th, 2018 It has apparently has a leak I see yellow in the outside controll panel I’m trying to decide wether it is possible to repair leak. Change cooling system or replace the unit Expense is a factor Reply Joseph Oravec RV Make: Skyline, RV Model: Lindy, RV Year: 1988 July 26th, 2018 My Daughter works at Yellowstone National Park. I was wondering why I cannot find “Yellowstone” in your Video Library? Reply Don RV Make: Keystone, RV Model: Passport, RV Year: 2019 July 26th, 2018 Can I use Armor All, Turtle Wax Protestants or similar products to protect my slide out seals? Reply Daniel Hamel RV Make: Damon Tuscany, RV Model: 4055, RV Year: 2007 July 26th, 2018 I’m not getting very much heat from the dashboard heater in the winter. What could I do to improve the situation? Last year I had frozen feet driving down to Arizona Reply Ernest July 26th, 2018 change the cooling unit. it probably smells like ammonia . This cannot be fix. Reply jim MacDiarmid RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999 July 26th, 2018 What liquid/pods do you recommend for black water tanks? Reply Jerry Floren RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Elandan 32 foot rear queen, RV Year: 1990 July 26th, 2018 This is a new rig for us. The freshwater tank was leaking. I looked underneath and found two tubes about 3/4 inch in diameter and two to three inches long. The water was coming out of one of the tubes. The manual says there is a shut off valve to drain the freshwater tank. I think the valve is open, but I cannot find the valve. The manual says it is under the ice maker, but we do not have an ice maker. Can you tell me where to find the valve? Thanks. Reply Robert Resneder RV Make: Winebago, RV Model: ERA, RV Year: 2014 July 26th, 2018 Had to have my interior removed from the driver side to replace window that was broken out on the highway. Alter repair and a number of trips to the repair shop still have some strange problems the biggie is the house batteries not charging while attached to land electrical, have found loose wires, parts under the cabinets, screws out of frig and micro mounts. The display panel will show batteries fully charged while they are very low on voltage, sometimes the coach will charge while traveling but not always. Reply Joe RV Make: SandPiper, RV Model: 383RBLOK, RV Year: 2018 July 26th, 2018 What is the best way to hook up 4 TV sets to Satellite. We have had nothing but issue after issue. No Reception, wrong satellites, only one tv works at a time, etc etc Reply Clayton Caessens RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Discovery 37V, RV Year: 2000 July 26th, 2018 I did send the make model above, the Fleetwood Discovery 37V and there is little room on the top of the big slide. How do you get to the seals to replace. They are a bulb type, white Reply David ETTER RV Make: E350, RV Model: Born free 24, RV Year: 1996 July 26th, 2018 Look for info about a presidential model Reply Nelson RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Reyo, RV Year: 2001 July 26th, 2018 Generic question: Portable propane tank (20-25lb) appears full but no gas will come out. Might it be overfilled? I’ve been told such a problem might be due to a stuck float valve inside — and that it just needs to be “shaken loose” Not something I’m comfortable with trying… Reply Nelson July 26th, 2018 Thank you! Very helpful! Reply jim MacDiarmid RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999 July 26th, 2018 Where can I take my motorhome to get it re-painted? It’s a 2009 Pace Arrow Vision Reply Stephanie Cochran RV Make: Coleman light, RV Model: 2605, RV Year: 2018 July 26th, 2018 We recently purchased a Coleman light 2018 2605. We had it out a couple weeks ago and temperatures were in the 90’s. We were unable to get camper comfortable. We are discussing moving the 13,500 btu ac unit to the back and adding a new 15000 to living area. Our camper is set up for 50 amp but not all sites have 50 amp available. Will the upgrade be worth the cost? Reply Roy silvers RV Make: Keystone , RV Model: Larado , RV Year: 2013 July 26th, 2018 None Reply isomanjr66 RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: North Trail 21 Ft, RV Year: 2016 July 27th, 2018 Just watching. Reply PAUL J KLUZEK RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: 34TGA, RV Year: 2014 July 27th, 2018 Thanks Reply Get MoreRV Repair Club Sign Up For Our Newsletter Email* This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.