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Old 09-12-2015, 07:49 AM   #99
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Congrats Will,

Must have felt pretty good pulling out of the factory in your new home!!

Now all you are required to do is keep us all welll informed of the nitty gritty details of your trip. After all it is your shake-down cruise!!!

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.....In Kansas now......as I said, it's a good drive....quiet and comfortable. Right now I am a problem with the generator not starting which I consider to be the heart of a MH.....the ultimate back up.....it's not that we need it but I am checking systems periodicly to see if the earthquake syndrome that motor homes go though is being effected so the shake down as it were continues. Stuff is going to happen and while it's going to be at times frustrating my wife and I absolutely know what we signed up for in all that full timing has to offer....the good and the bad.

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How is your diesel level? The generator will not operate below a certain level in your diesel tank.


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Sorry to hear about the generator. How does it handle when you are passed by rigs?

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How is your diesel level? The generator will not operate below a certain level in your diesel tank.


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.....I am on my jacks perfectly level....what ever happened, happened some where in 700 mile trip to Kansas....visiting family and don't have as much time to troubleshoot it but I am trying to work in a plan to stop at one of their service centers on the way back heading towards California.

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.....honestly, coming from my gas 30 footer weighing about 18,000 pounds......I was caught a little off guard while Inwas talking to my wife and I was holding the steering wheel with one hand and did not feel a thing....its a small 28,000 lbs....in my gas....I always had to "clutch" the wheel with both hands and be ready for the wash.

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.....I am on my jacks perfectly level....what ever happened, happened some where in 700 mile trip to Kansas....visiting family and don't have as much time to troubleshoot it but I am trying to work in a plan to stop at one of their service centers on the way back heading towards California.

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By level he means do you have over 1/4 tank full. Most rigs are set up not to start generator if you are close to or below that level.
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.....oh yes I am full, 100 gallons.....I know if its below a quarter of a tank it won't start as to make you can get somewhere to fill up, however that's not to say the sensor isn't off and it thinks there is only a quarter of a tank.

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.....oh yes I am full, 100 gallons.....I know if its below a quarter of a tank it won't start as to make you can get somewhere to fill up, however that's not to say the sensor isn't off and it thinks there is only a quarter of a tank.

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Unless Nexus does it totally different than any other manufacturer, it's not a sensor that detects the level in the tank... it's the location of the pickup hose that feeds diesel to the generator. It's located 1/4 of the way up the fuel tank wall, so no fuel can be used by the genny if the tank gets below that level... as you say, so that you can have enough fuel to drive to somewhere to get more fuel.

And as you've said... ANY new coach is going to have bugs to iron out. That, unfortunately, seems to be a requirement... no matter how well it's built OR how much you've paid. Hope you don't encounter anything too serious. And keep enjoying the drive!
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Unless Nexus does it totally different than any other manufacturer, it's not a sensor that detects the level in the tank... it's the location of the pickup hose that feeds diesel to the generator. It's located 1/4 of the way up the fuel tank wall, so no fuel can be used by the genny if the tank gets below that level... as you say, so that you can have enough fuel to drive to somewhere to get more fuel.

And as you've said... ANY new coach is going to have bugs to iron out. That, unfortunately, seems to be a requirement... no matter how well it's built OR how much you've paid. Hope you don't encounter anything too serious. And keep enjoying the drive!
I am pretty sure NeXus does the fuel line to the generator the same way....thanks for pointing that out....I can look in other directions at least until I can get it to a NeXus authorized service center.

Short of that diesel stopping it's hum, getting the defects taken care of, fixing them myself etc is labor of love. The honeymoon period to them showing their ugly faces is just that as in buying anything motorized but if I can't fix it....we have the warranty and a 5 year extended warranty.

Right now I am the talk of my old neighborhood. The Bentley really stands out.

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Hi Will,
Just curious if you've spoken with Nexus and if so, what was their reaction to the glitches.

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I will give them a call this morning....if it's something simple and they walk me through it that would be just great. I have been plugged in with family so it has not been a big issue. Now that I am back on the road....we can make it back without the gen set as we will be stopping in a few parks to plug in for that hot shower. The AC has not been a problem because of how chilly this part of the country is and I can always press a button to turn on the inverter to watch a little TV after a long day driving.....but believe me, I will get on them....they are good....but not perfect so I will be pushing them more in that direction with problems I incurr.

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Looks to me like any mfg. should have a final inspection which includes putting a tech in the coach and telling him to take it camping for a couple of days. A lot of this stuff would be caught before the customer has to deal with it. I wouldn't mind taking delivery with 2-3 hundred miles on it.
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The AC has not been a problem because of how chilly this part of the country is and I can always press a button to turn on the inverter to watch a little TV after a long day driving.....but believe me, I will get on them....they are good....but not perfect so I will be pushing them more in that direction with problems I incurr.

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Hi Will,
It might be worth cranking the heat way up (when you get home) and then turning the AC on at it's lowest setting to see if it at least "blows cold". Better to find out if it works now rather than when you really need it. Hopefully the genertor issue will turn out to be something simple. Overall it sounds like you are having a fairly good shakedown cruise. Congrats again.
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