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Old 07-18-2015, 09:10 PM   #40797
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:12 PM   #40798
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Annie had an engagement ring about 6 months after we met.... that sealed the deal.
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Time just flew by! And here we are. But ya got me. I am a channel hopping remote nut.
Like you allatime say, time flies when you're having fun. Again, happy anniversary.
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Steve and Annie,
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Hey stranger on this thread...
Thanks! Fargo is officially off the list thanks to you.
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Well, we took Honey in to get the sir conditioner for the house part fixed up. Seems it needed cleaning out and fins straightened... could have had my son do that but he wasn't asking enough questions to figure the trouble out prior to us taking it to the shop.... Oh well...It quit running when I was in there the other day... tripped the breaker and wouldn't come on again. Live and learn! I think I had even bought a fin straightening/cleaning kit for him to do that awhile back.... never got it done.
I'm not camping this weekend obviously... no cold and wicked hot out. I did go milk the goat though.
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Well, we took Honey in to get the sir conditioner for the house part fixed up. Seems it needed cleaning out and fins straightened... could have had my son do that but he wasn't asking enough questions to figure the trouble out prior to us taking it to the shop.... Oh well...It quit running when I was in there the other day... tripped the breaker and wouldn't come on again. Live and learn! I think I had even bought a fin straightening/cleaning kit for him to do that awhile back.... never got it done.
I'm not camping this weekend obviously... no cold and wicked hot out. I did go milk the goat though.
Perhaps a weekend out at the Holiday Inn Express may be in order. Just you, Bob and the goat.
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Fuel filters are usually the first culprit. 2nd one is low oil. Down 2 quarts, might not start because low oil pressure kills fuel pump.

You probably have it nailed. I'm going with the low oil idea. Another possible is engine overtemp. Many diesels are rigged to shut down fuel flow when the set temp is reached. With my engine, an air cylinder is activated that pushes the throttle closed. Engine quickly winds down and you stop. Once the engine cools it can be restarted, but whatever may have been causing the overtemp could repeat the event. To trouble shoot the temp situation, I'd check fluid level, and radiator shutter operation, as well as fan belt. Sometimes a fan clutch goes bad and will free wheel. Ironic that the fan clutch failure does not default to lockup instead of spinning free. It is difficult to detect a bad clutch on the fan because when you look at it while idling, the fan probably will be moving. However at high RPM it probably won't move any faster.

Well, there are my armchair mechanics thoughts, and I didn't even need to get black grease on my hands.
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Well, there are my armchair mechanics thoughts, and I didn't even need to get black grease on my hands.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:33 PM   #40804
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Now for the latest on Bow ....

Niece Allison, hubby James and 8 yo stepson Gardner took off in Bow on Friday afternoon around 4:00, headed to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. They called us around 6:30 to tell us they were dead on the side of the road about 4 miles from the state park entrance. James said all of sudden Bow started losing power, like it was running out of diesel. He said engine would crank, but then nothing. Would not run. He wondered if the fuel pump has gone out.

I called Good Sam's Roadside Assist & learned Kate or I had to be with the coach in order for them to have it towed. We each got in our own car and headed north. (Needed to leave a car for Allison & James.) Got there around 9:30. Good Sam told us it would be 11:46 before a tow truck could get to us. But, he came at 11:15 and towed Bow to the commercial campground 6 miles back, near I-27. Pulled her into the site Allison had arranged for by phone. Helped the kids set up then took off. Got home at 2:30am today.

Before they took off in Bow, I had discovered that the front roof AC was blowing air that was not cool. On monitor panel, noticed that it kept cycling between the red "Shed" light and the green light. Rear AC was blowing cold.

On Monday morning, Good Sam will have Bow towed to the nearest diesel mechanic shop that will work on RVs. Unfortunately, I fly to California on Sunday for meetings on Monday/Tuesday and don't get back until Wednesday at 5pm. I'm just sick. Kate is going to have to deal with the shop by phone. Not a good situation.


We are experiencing some of the trials and tribulations most of you have already dealt with. "Mama said there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this, Mama said. ....."

Any words of wisdom? Ideas? Thanks, everyone.

Mel

PS - This was our wedding gift to Allison, James, and Gardner. I'm just sick they didn't get to camp down in the canyon, that they had to deal with this breakdown, etc. But they are being such good sports about it all. They have Kate's car and are in the park now. Went on a horseback ride this morning. Go to the show at amphitheater tonight. Ohmmmmms to them for no more problems and Woots! for being such great sports!
So very sorry to hear BOW is having problems. I hope it is really something simple like filters.

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Dennis, thanks so very much. You are a thoughtful, big-hearted guy, no matter what Wayne, Steve and Dave say about you! (Hee hee hee)

It's just great that you celebrate your friends! You don't have to be there in person for them to know you love and support them. They are blessed to have y'all in their corner!
Oh boy! He head is probably about to pop.

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You probably have it nailed. I'm going with the low oil idea. Another possible is engine overtemp. Many diesels are rigged to shut down fuel flow when the set temp is reached. With my engine, an air cylinder is activated that pushes the throttle closed. Engine quickly winds down and you stop. Once the engine cools it can be restarted, but whatever may have been causing the overtemp could repeat the event. To trouble shoot the temp situation, I'd check fluid level, and radiator shutter operation, as well as fan belt. Sometimes a fan clutch goes bad and will free wheel. Ironic that the fan clutch failure does not default to lockup instead of spinning free. It is difficult to detect a bad clutch on the fan because when you look at it while idling, the fan probably will be moving. However at high RPM it probably won't move any faster.

Well, there are my armchair mechanics thoughts, and I didn't even need to get black grease on my hands.
Yep! I believe everything you said.
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Happy anniversary Annie and Steve.
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So very sorry to hear BOW is having problems. I hope it is really something simple like filters.



Oh boy! He head is probably about to pop.



Yep! I believe everything you said.
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Happy anniversary Annie and Steve.
Thanks Wayne...
Hi Earlene!

I know you're having a grand time!
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1st Anniversary! You got some catchin up to do!

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And buying new isnt a guarantee of no issues either... Total shame that we accept inferior products... But hopefully it will all work out..... Good thoughts for you....

Diane toftSFM#64....... (The Original Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant) and is retired, duh!
Thanks, Di. I know buying new isn't a guarantee ... I talked with Wayne. Lol.

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You probably have it nailed. I'm going with the low oil idea. Another possible is engine overtemp. Many diesels are rigged to shut down fuel flow when the set temp is reached. With my engine, an air cylinder is activated that pushes the throttle closed. Engine quickly winds down and you stop. Once the engine cools it can be restarted, but whatever may have been causing the overtemp could repeat the event. To trouble shoot the temp situation, I'd check fluid level, and radiator shutter operation, as well as fan belt. Sometimes a fan clutch goes bad and will free wheel. Ironic that the fan clutch failure does not default to lockup instead of spinning free. It is difficult to detect a bad clutch on the fan because when you look at it while idling, the fan probably will be moving. However at high RPM it probably won't move any faster.

Well, there are my armchair mechanics thoughts, and I didn't even need to get black grease on my hands.
Thanks so much for this info. She started overheating on a trip we took over the 4th of July weekend. But if I kept speed at 55-58, she was fine. (I always monitor the gauges constantly while we're traveling.) That trip was also when the dash AC went out.

When we took her to the shop, the service rep said that the radiator might only need a good cleaning. When we picked her up 3 days later, they had installed a new AC compressor and had taken Bow in a wash bay and used a high pressure wand to spray off the radiator really well. He said it was pretty gunked up. They test drove her about 10 miles and she didn't overheat. After we picked her up, I drove her at 65 for about 5 miles (temp outside was 97) and she didn't overheat. I thought issue was resolved. (I know those rear-facing rads get really dirty.)

Could they have done something when they used that high pressure want on the rad?

I really appreciate this info, though, because now I can talk to the shop in Amarillo with a bit of knowledge. I'm always afraid of getting gouged because they think I don't know anything (as a woman). I know most shops are honest and on the up-and-up, but there are exceptions .... I sure hope Bow doesn't get towed to an "exception" shop!

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You and me, both! Thanks, Wayne. (Hi Earlene!)
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Marty, I feel your pain. Hope Honey is back on the road post haste and hope it doesn't cost you a ton.

Now it's time to get ready to get to the airport. California, here I come! (Any RVMs in the Orange, CA area?)

Ohmmmmmms to all who are facing trials and tribulations. Woots to all who aren't!

Life is short, so ride the Rainbow asap and for as long as possible! (Right, Barb?)

Hugs to all,

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