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isb won't start fuel delivery problem

Posted 11-05-2017 at 02:59 PM by ladagobago

Many of us have experience a "no start" condition. Often this is a fuel delivery problem after filter change, component change or just a situation where the fuel delivery is air lock the the lift pump just isn't doing it's job well enough.

So currently, this is where I am at with the no start issue. seems as though my fuel is draining back to the tank and I am trying to start a dry fuel delivery. This was found after I tried to start again and no go. I loosened a fitting...
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CO alarm contamination

Posted 02-05-2016 at 05:29 AM by ladagobago

Carbon Monoxide detectors that many RV owners purchase are common electro-chemical sensors found in most big box stores and in fact most any hardware outlet. These products claim long life, ( some up to 10 years) but are not able to be tested and are susceptible to outside contaminates. What most folks donít know is what is inside these devices which in reality is a miniature chemical laboratory complete with reactant chemicals, electricity and electrodes.

Substance-specific (gases)...
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quickie step manual control

Posted 12-20-2015 at 07:22 AM by ladagobago

After reading all the suggestions of more lube, replacing magnetic contact and a lot of cursing at steps controls that did what they wanted at the worst times, I decided to go manual. I can't begin to tell you how many times my DW would shout out, "THE STEPS ARE OUT", with my response "OH SHXT".

The entire process can be accomplished with a simple momentary double pole double throw switch purchased on line or at radio shack. That would be the simplest and most...
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Exhaust Brake Coasting Relay

Posted 11-27-2015 at 02:27 PM by ladagobago
Updated 11-28-2015 at 08:32 AM by ladagobago

The down shifting of the trans can mask an improperly operating EB cylinder action. By observation you can determine the piston / PAC operation is normal by the deceleration of the MH. Down shifts when the circuit is activated are gauged by the distance it takes to stop using telephone poles as a measure. Typically they are spaced 100 feet apart. At 50 mph we can slow to 20 mph in about 250 feet with the PAC. note: (it was cheaper to get it, the piston, at Freightliner than a Cummins)
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6 volt deep cycle house battery bay

Posted 11-26-2015 at 01:01 PM by ladagobago
Updated 11-27-2015 at 02:18 PM by ladagobago (add info)

there are more opinions about 6 Volt vs 12 Volt house batteries, than peas in a pod. I have my own thought too and it is that 6 VDC are the only real deep cycle battery. I had all kinds of "marine deep cycle" on my boats and none of them were true deep cycle. They all were used for starting 454 engines and keeping lights on at night while at anchor. They did what we needed but none lasted more than three years.

Once I went to a true deep cycle battery system I was able to...
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More rust on frame from double face tape

Posted 11-24-2015 at 11:11 AM by ladagobago

the rubber molding is snapped in place using the extruded plastic channel. the channel is held in place to the windshield frame with double faced adhesive tape. this tape forms an irregular bond which allow additional moisture to accumulate between the plastic clip and the poorly prepared steel frame which accelerates the rusting and pitting of the base steel frame eventually leading to pitting. See the video below. after removal of the extruded clip you can see the non-uniform bond of the tape...
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winnebago windshield frame rust

Posted 11-24-2015 at 10:58 AM by ladagobago

there are several reasons for the rust occurrences on the windshield frame. Aside from poor preparation of the base steel, certain other design features cause accumulations of water and moisture entrapment which enhances the rusting.

The greatest factor is the adhesive which attaches the glass to the frame does not fill the void at the very top of the glass. See drawing below. this allows a reservoir to form capturing the water and pitting the unconditioned steel. Once rust forms...
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isolation diode exhaust brake

Posted 05-24-2015 at 07:37 AM by ladagobago

this diagram redrawn from SLIP426
for FL era 1999
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agm for starting chassis batteries and why

Posted 12-16-2014 at 04:57 PM by ladagobago
Updated 12-11-2017 at 05:23 AM by ladagobago

there have been comments about a critical voltage for charging AGM. The batteries I am using will take up to 15 volts of charge.

I tend to disagree with the critical voltage charge of AGM. I have been using the same optima blue top batteries D34M for over 7 years no (date of mfg 2006) . for the first three years they were the starting batteries for my boat with two 454 big blocks. After the remainder of the time they have been in my MH as starter batteries for my isb. in all cases...
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SC31DM agm for starting chassis batteries and why

Posted 12-16-2014 at 04:48 PM by ladagobago
Updated 01-27-2015 at 06:04 AM by ladagobago (model)

how important is it to start your engine???
I TOTALLY DISAGREE!!! Especially with those who claim the "everlast" which I call NEVERLAST, are suitable for anything let alone the most important item of starting your engine to get home. they are cheap throw away batteries that don't deserve a warranty. they used too but not anymore.

I bought 4 of the "neverlast" for my house batteries three years ago and they crapped out within two years. Of course the newer...
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