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Old 07-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #15
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On EM post # 12 referring to the bungee cord for the drag link, is there a picture posted on the forum?
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #16
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Continuing my previous comments with updated information:
The leak I mentioned was not coolant, but diesel fuel--a high pressure fuel line broke loose and showered the entire engine bay--major mess and major fire hazard! After considerable searching I talked with Cummins about the problem--they were most helpful and referred me on to Cummins CalPacfic. It turns out that the "break" was in a recalled fuel line. I just was able to get the replacement part from Cummins, put in on and take the coach to CalPacific. They installed it completely and did and additonal "campaign" --what I call recall--on the coach. All the work was at no-charge. This took 3 weeks but took a huge concern off my mind about the entire engine's reliablity. Deanna at CalPacific couldn't have been nicer and more helpful.

The coach is now at Redland's Truck and RV (in Redlands CA) for a number of other issues and concerns: Steering, Tires, Hydraulic leaks, Engine overheating and installation of new tire pressure sensors which I purchased from Les Schwab--see info. elsewhere in this forum.

I have also sent the SilverLeaf "boxes" to them and had them updated. They also couldn't have been nicer or more helpful--they spent hours with me on the phone going over how to to's and checking out issues. They upgraded the units and got them back to me quickly--best $50.00 per unit I could spend!

I haven't had any electrical issues--so frequently mentioned in this forum. I have replaced all the light bulbs inside the coach with LED's--much cooler than the halogens that were there. I also too suggestions from this forum and added additional AC vents above the driver and in the rear closet.

Smart Drawers--they leak hydraulic fluid--under the drawers. This is being fixed by Redlands RV. The exterior switches on the side of the coach work fine--I'm very pleased with them. What I do not like is that the only way to "lock" the drawers is to shut off the switch on the panel next to the entry door. The switch is one of 4 in a bank that includes the "porch" light, interior lights and the step switch. It is easy to accidentally hit the drawer switch and leave it on --there is a small red light on the side of the upper cabinet which is hard to see that comes on with the switch is on--. This switch also turns on the lights in all the smart drawers. Has anyone re-wired this to provide better security and switch the light separately from the drawers? How did you do it?

DISHWASHER. How do you lock the drawer shut while traveling--there are several threads on this in this forum, but none of the suggestions have worked well. I can't find the model number on the DW to download the Owner's manual for help--does anyone have it? Right now we are using a bungee cord from the stove top to the handle on the DW drawer--looks tacky and doesn't work well.
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Tris says he took everything out and put 1/2" plywood on the bottom, then he cleaned up the AGMs and put them back in and instead of the metal straps across them, he made metal brackets to bolt onto the Back wall and smaller metal brackets to bolt onto the battery tray.
I cleaned up and painted the bottom of my battery tray and then added a piece of dri-dek (https://www.dri-dek.com/dri-dek.html) instead of plywood. I also use this material in the bottom of the shower. It is skid resistant and drains well.
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Ok, I have lost track on who has asked what here, that needs answering.

Smartbeds, on mine, the installer (WRV) used channel locks to hold the nice shiny hydraulic ram tight while placing the nut on the end of the rod so it would go in/out. I caught it while HWH still had a warranty, so the provided the parts for free, I had to pay for the labor, since that one experience, no other problems with them. Don't trust myself doing new switches in the side of the fiberglass, so I live with them not working and use the backup ones.

Genset Connections, WRV again used the wrong sized wire nuts to join the genset and house wiring together, just get the correct sized ones, I believe that is awg #6 wire for the genset/house, so get the one for that, I cannot remember the color of them. I then use lineman's pliers to tighten that wire nut real good, then put Scotch Splicing Tape #23 (like vulcanizing a tire), and then Scotch 88 electrical tape over that, they have not moved since then.

Remember to lube the U-Joints on the driveline every 3K miles per the factory. Also a drop of 3in1 oil on the joints on the electric entry step twice a year. Also, if equipped with the electric motor gen slide drawer, that needs to be cleaned and some 3in1 dribbled on that screw and the excess wiped off. There are several roller bearings and those need some oil too, do this twice a year. I do that when I change the genset oil in the fall, and then I lube the slide/screw when we get home, or anytime I am under the coach in that area.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #19
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Dishwasher, the manual has the directions for locking it, I don't remember what it says for sure. Once it's locked, turn off the 120V breaker, and it won't cycle every time you plug in, start the genset, or unplug the coach. Then turning the breaker back on, releases the lock, and you can use it. We try to use it once a month or so, keeps the seals working, it's useless for us for the most part, easier to just wash dishes by hand, unless we have party, that is what paper cups/plates are for.
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Ok, put the bungee fix on the coach today, now that is done. Sink drain is the next major chore, Hydro hot service, and check and or replace the TV antenna on the roof. Some of this is going to happen on the road I think.
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