Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Country Coach Owners Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-07-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 85
Idle adjustment on 1999 Affinity

I just completed my first trip (2000 miles) in my new to me 1999 Affinity with a C12 Cat engine. The coach was absolutely awesome but I am concerned about the idle setting. While sitting stopped at a light, I have to really hold the brake down hard to keep it from moving. When I release the brake, the coach immediately moves forward with no gas input. Is this normal? Otherwise, the brakes work fine, pressures are good and they have plenty of lining left. If anyone can direct me on how to adjust the idle setting, I would appreciate it!
Jim
__________________

__________________
Aroadracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-07-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aroadracer View Post
I just completed my first trip (2000 miles) in my new to me 1999 Affinity with a C12 Cat engine. The coach was absolutely awesome but I am concerned about the idle setting. While sitting stopped at a light, I have to really hold the brake down hard to keep it from moving. When I release the brake, the coach immediately moves forward with no gas input. Is this normal? Otherwise, the brakes work fine, pressures are good and they have plenty of lining left. If anyone can direct me on how to adjust the idle setting, I would appreciate it!
Jim
Hello Jim, what you posted is normal for a diesel engine and Allison transmission in these Coach's.........What rpm does it idle at when in neutral? 700-800?
__________________

__________________
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 06:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
funjnt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Unionville, pa and Ocala, Fl
Posts: 281
We have a 2000 allure and I had the same problem I think. The previous owner had the idle set too high for my liking. This is adjusted by the blue Idle switch on the left console. I backed mine down to around 600-650 but then the exhaust brake wouldn't come on. I turned it back up to 700-750 and all is good now. It still pulls a tiny bit on level ground but isn't pushing hard like it was. Bump yours down a click or two and see if that helps.
__________________
2000 Country Coach Allure #30476
2007 Subaru Outback
Winters in Ocala, summers in Pa and North East US.
funjnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 06:41 AM   #4
Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 85
I need to check and see what the actual idle setting is but mine doesn't have an idle switch on the console. I'm wondering if there is another way to adjust it.
I have also noticed that when underway at highway speeds, my exhaust brake doesn't immediately come on when releasing the throttle. Sometimes, it comes on when I slightly reapply the throttle and when I fully press the throttle, there is a few second delay before I start accelerating.
__________________
Aroadracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 07:37 AM   #5
Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 85
OK, my idle resting in neutral is 600 rpm according to the CAT LCD display on my dash. Seems low according to the posts above but maybe normal for a CAT C12. Maybe it is a setting in the Allison transmission causing it to engage and pull at this low of RPM.
__________________
Aroadracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 06:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aroadracer View Post
OK, my idle resting in neutral is 600 rpm according to the CAT LCD display on my dash. Seems low according to the posts above but maybe normal for a CAT C12. Maybe it is a setting in the Allison transmission causing it to engage and pull at this low of RPM.
I don't think anything is wrong, I can idle out of flat campground/parking lot. Yes, with the Allison you have to keep a fair amount of pedal pressure to keep it from moving. Mine is this way, but my rpm's don't go up when put in drive......does yours?
__________________

__________________
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to my 1999 Bounder. Engine Stalling at Idle Speed. harmonybrew Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 29 05-21-2016 04:09 PM
To idle or not to idle jmoffat Caterpillar Engine Forum 36 05-11-2014 11:54 PM
Carefree Awning Adjustment also Omega Adjustment LeeB Monaco Owner's Forum 7 10-09-2010 10:51 PM
94-Cummins 8.3 ISC Idle Adjustment 94-Newmar Cummins Engines 7 02-01-2010 09:17 PM
5.9 idle adjustment? RKL2 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 06-16-2007 03:08 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.