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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-01-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,736
Posted By Bob Hyatt
OK. First, here's what is going on (or was...

OK.

First, here's what is going on (or was going on in my Tiffin). When I turned the upper lock, which engages the deadbolt on the door, on occasion the door would not unlock. If the RV was...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-22-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,881
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I have a 32sa with the in motion and dish wallys....

I have a 32sa with the in motion and dish wallys. Works perfectly so long as you use a good app to select parking spots with a view of the satellites rather than big trees. The in-motion works well...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,438
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I looked at two different Tiffin dealers when we...

I looked at two different Tiffin dealers when we were looking for our 32SA. Did not see much in the way of issues in either. The one we bought had some scratches in the counter-top, most likely...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-04-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Bob Hyatt
You might go to the bedroom and check the circuit...

You might go to the bedroom and check the circuit breakers in the panel there. Also think there is a panel on the driver's side front basement compartment. Bet there is a breaker tripped in one of...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-06-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,109
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I know of at least two causes for "bleeps". ...

I know of at least two causes for "bleeps".

1. If you exceed the posted speed limit (which shows up in lower right hand corner of display) it will bleep every 30 seconds or so.

2. If there is...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-13-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,438
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Have you ever walked on a Tiffin roof? I have. ...

Have you ever walked on a Tiffin roof? I have. It is like walking on a concrete slab. Zero flexing, zero soft spots, etc. One piece sheet of fiberglass, with aluminum joists and solid foam...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bob Hyatt
One other critical note. Construction. We drove...

One other critical note. Construction. We drove from Birmingham up to Savannah TN (Pickwick dam area, green acres RV park) 3-4 months ago. We went the I65 to to AL157 route and there were a few...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-26-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,736
Posted By Bob Hyatt
My 32SA had a similar problem. Turned out to be...

My 32SA had a similar problem. Turned out to be the dead bolt was about " too long. With any tension on it, such as locking or unlocking when not leveled, it was hard to unlock. Required...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 21,806
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Most good TPMS systems monitor pressure AND temp....

Most good TPMS systems monitor pressure AND temp. If you have a blowout with no warning, it was a (rare) defective tire or else a road strike incident. A traditional blowout happens due to high...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-23-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,309
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Mine will work with more than 50', but I have to...

Mine will work with more than 50', but I have to first use a direct 50' connection to set the sat dish up, otherwise it will never find and lock on to the sats. Once that is done, I can connect...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bob Hyatt
One other thought. How long is the external...

One other thought. How long is the external cable? Dish very specifically says 50' MAX. And that includes ALL cable between the dish and the receiver, not just the cable you use from the dish to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 75,966
Posted By Bob Hyatt
My take on this is as follows. School districts...

My take on this is as follows. School districts don't particularly worry about operational costs. WE end up paying those costs through the plethora of taxes levied for them.

For us and our...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
There is a better way. One can compare intake...

There is a better way. One can compare intake vacuum level and exhaust pressure level. As the cat gets blocked, vacuum reading will reduce (less vacuum not more) since the motor can't pump air in...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-19-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Bob Hyatt
One CRITICAL step is to clean everything, then...

One CRITICAL step is to clean everything, then spray some sort of deep penetrating oil down the plug holes and allow them to sit for a while. Overnight is best. Then start with one plug, turn it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Bob Hyatt
The issue is frost. If you leave the door open,...

The issue is frost. If you leave the door open, you allow moisture in, and it will cover the evaporator core and prevent heat transfer. Turning it off with door open will allow the ice to melt and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Mileage by the tank is a really useless number. ...

Mileage by the tank is a really useless number. Why? how can you be certain that you put in the tank exactly the amount of fuel you burned out of it? Not possible. Gas station ramps are not...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I still have my old starter wrench I needed for...

I still have my old starter wrench I needed for my '68 hemi roadrunner. That being said, I think it is 9/16" on one end and either " or 5/8" on the other end. Neither of which will fit the Ford...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Or a small piece of shop paper towel. Lay it...

Or a small piece of shop paper towel. Lay it across the socket and press bolt in. It will hold the bolt inlanders and won't cause any mischief if it drops off when removing the wrench.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
One note on oil. The power an engine produces is...

One note on oil. The power an engine produces is burned in a couple of places. First, to actually turn the motor over. The biggest part of this is in compression, exhaust, spinning oil pump,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Down-shifting has no harmful effect on gas...

Down-shifting has no harmful effect on gas mileage. If you lug a motor you burn more fuel than if you run it up into its power band. Otherwise everyone would use gearing to turn the motor at 700...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
All I can say is ":)" only way plugs will...

All I can say is ":)"

only way plugs will help is if your existing plugs are beyond bad. Otherwise this is more witchcraft and superstition. Reminds me of the 1960's and the "fire injector"...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Those will only help in the upper RPM band,...

Those will only help in the upper RPM band, beyond 5,000 or so. Who drives there? Headers and intake are wasted money for a heavy towing vehicle unless you run it at drag-strip RPM levels. At...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I have a new V10, have put 6,000 miles on it so...

I have a new V10, have put 6,000 miles on it so far in a 34' long Tiffin Class A. We are averaging 6.5mpg over that 6,000 miles, towing a 2011 Honda Accord on a tow dolly. I always run in tow-haul...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-08-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,659
Posted By Bob Hyatt
The most common complaint about Tiffin's...

The most common complaint about Tiffin's insulation is NOT the insulation qualities regarding heat transmission, but rather its propensity to transmit sound. IE rain. I have seen zero problems with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,099
Posted By Bob Hyatt
A good way to learn to reach a max economy...

A good way to learn to reach a max economy driving style is to put a glass of water in the doghouse cupholder. Fill it to near the top, leaving no more than 1/8" at the top. Now drive WITHOUT...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-30-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,438
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Glad I haven't seen any of this. We bought a...

Glad I haven't seen any of this. We bought a 2018 32SA back at the beginning of the year. Took it home and then to a local state park for a weekend, and found a very few minor glitches (one of a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-24-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Had a friend that had this problem. He had...

Had a friend that had this problem. He had changed his oil and filter, but did NOT level the rig before doing so. Was low on oil. It would run until it got enough oil pumped/splashed out of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Bob Hyatt
One other idea. This is definitely a problem if...

One other idea. This is definitely a problem if you are moving. Dump cubes, refill and then bounce the water everywhere before it freezes. When we are leaving in the morning, I disable the ice...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,187
Posted By Bob Hyatt
This is not so hard. There is an outside panel...

This is not so hard. There is an outside panel that sits at the bottom of the fridge in my Tiffin. Open the panel (remove two screws) and you find a shutoff valve. You have three parts that need...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,094
Posted By Bob Hyatt
That chart is pretty much worthless. I live in...

That chart is pretty much worthless. I live in Alabama. Just renewed the tag for our 2018 Tiffin 32SA (retail price right at $180,000). Tag was $1800. That footnote about ad valorem on the chart...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,294
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Here is what I just did: (1) drain...

Here is what I just did:

(1) drain grey/black tanks and flush carefully to get the black tank clean;

(2) open low point drains and all faucets. Once water stops draining from low point drain...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-14-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Bob Hyatt
And don't put antifreeze in the freshwater tank. ...

And don't put antifreeze in the freshwater tank. Feeds in through the suction side of the pump, with the water heater bypass on so that it stays anti-freeze free also.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-14-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 26,683
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I would only add one comment here. IF you give...

I would only add one comment here. IF you give them permission to search, you can NOT later challenge the legality of the search. That horse has left the barn. Far better to say "no". If they...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-21-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Refrigerator question

I have a 2018 32SA with a residential refrigerator. Occasionally someone will fail to close the freezer door completely and I notice two symptoms before long; (1) a little ice build-up in the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-15-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,360
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Tank sensors are wired in series. Two of the...

Tank sensors are wired in series. Two of the three have two wires, last one has just one wire in. this one goes near the bottom of the tank. Sensor with connector on one wire. Goes near top of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By Bob Hyatt
The problem is there are two parts. Wireless...

The problem is there are two parts. Wireless connection to an access point is the easy part. Then the aggregate bandwidth in/out of the park becomes the primary issue. Very difficult to provide...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-28-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,360
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Also I have seen a couple with failed...

Also I have seen a couple with failed double-sided mounting tape that was supposed to hold them on the exterior of the tank. If one falls off, it can stick or hang somewhere and if it is against...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-15-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,873
Posted By Bob Hyatt
sounds like that RV is simply going to be a dog. ...

sounds like that RV is simply going to be a dog. The key number is wheelbase divided by overall length. You said 158" for wheel base, and 115" for rear overhang. If your front (in front of center...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bob Hyatt
My wife and I travel with 3 cats and a cocker...

My wife and I travel with 3 cats and a cocker spaniel. One cat 13 years old, other two right at 2 years old. When we were looking at RVs, one of our criteria was safety for the pets. IE no open...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-10-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Main thing is the paper side goes toward the...

Main thing is the paper side goes toward the living space. It is a vapor barrier. If you turn it the other way, you get condensation INSIDE the insulation where the damp air reaches the paper. Not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,365
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Anywhere. :) $69 per year is a different matter...

Anywhere. :) $69 per year is a different matter of course. :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Bob Hyatt
I would simply check clearance carefully. The...

I would simply check clearance carefully. The new size is very slightly wider. Clearance between the tire and suspension/chassis parts is pretty tight Don't want contact. And particularly when...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Bob Hyatt
You can hit your local O'Reilly auto parts store....

You can hit your local O'Reilly auto parts store. They sell/stock a bunch of what are commonly called "jumper cables" (not to be confused with the jumper cables used to assist cranking with a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Our 32sa has a sofa that makes into a queen sized...

Our 32sa has a sofa that makes into a queen sized bed. The long axis is oriented front to back so the width between the arms of the sofa is the length of the queen mattress. Certainly can lay down...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Bob Hyatt
We have a 2018 with the bunk. Some notes: ...

We have a 2018 with the bunk. Some notes:

(1) it is NOT electric. Most of the electric bunks we saw (Thor, Jayco, etc) were problematic. 200 pound weight limit, get out of sync left to right...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,223
Posted By Bob Hyatt
The stall mat works well. Or go to a home depot...

The stall mat works well. Or go to a home depot / lowes and buy a couple of pieces of pressure treated 2x12. Cut into squares. I like these as they are very strong, yet a 12x12 piece doesn't weigh...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,801
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Our fireplace has either two or three heat levels...

Our fireplace has either two or three heat levels (two I think). But it does have a temp setting that cycles on and off as needed, ie not always on. The fake fire is either on or off all the time,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Bob Hyatt
There are two age-old arguments dealing with RVs....

There are two age-old arguments dealing with RVs.

(1) buy new or buy used? New has a big depreciation penalty, but a warranty. Used has no big depreciation hit, and hopefully many problems have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-04-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Bob Hyatt
Have you checked the circuit breakers on the...

Have you checked the circuit breakers on the generator itself? Then the transfer switch. Then breakers inside the coach.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,313
Posted By Bob Hyatt
We looked for almost a year when making our...

We looked for almost a year when making our decision. While we liked the idea of a washer/dryer, we liked the 32SA floor plan better, and it had no option. We have not missed them at all. Might be...
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