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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By mrk
Red Bay RV Collision Repair Shops

My Bus needs repairs resulting from being T-boned by a semi. It's too old (2012) for Tiffin to take it in, but I'm told there are several really good repair shops in Red Bay. Most are former...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By mrk
It's time for an update. I had the tire company...

It's time for an update.
I had the tire company and its roadside service truck come out to put on a temporary wheel and tire. It took the guy about 3 hours because he had to cut the bent rim so he...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-26-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By mrk
It's the PowerGlide chassis, but I called Tiffin,...

It's the PowerGlide chassis, but I called Tiffin, they gave me the name of an authorized chassis shop less than 10 miles from where the coach is parked. Unfortunately, it can't be towed without a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By mrk
Trying to upload a pic or two. No, I don't...

Trying to upload a pic or two.
No, I don't believe it's totaled, but by the time everything gets fixed, I can see $20-30,000 damage, maybe more.
What about the tire? It's certainly scuffed up,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-26-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By mrk
Aluminum wheel in pieces from accident

Last Saturday, I was slowing for an intersection, and a semi pulled out of a parking lot and plowed into my Allegro Bus. No injuries, except to my MH. He hit me broadside, centered on my rear...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-09-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By mrk
Did you have any luck finding the fuse? You...

Did you have any luck finding the fuse?

You mentioned that you "hot-wired" the chair, and it worked. If the fuse is still good, then maybe there is a broken or disconnected wire somewhere between...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By mrk
I had a 1999 Tradewinds with 3126B. There is a...

I had a 1999 Tradewinds with 3126B. There is a manual priming pump on the engine. Just follow the fuel lines, and you should find it. Good luck.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-06-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By mrk
If you follow Rob's suggestion, you may find the...

If you follow Rob's suggestion, you may find the access code. If it's written on the CAN, try inputting it on the door handle. If it works, you should get a quiet "beep", then you can touch the 3/4...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By mrk
TriMark has a short video on their website...

TriMark has a short video on their website telling you how to re-train a FOB.

www.trimarkcorp.com; then select Support tab; then Keyless Entry Support; then enter your coach particulars...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-31-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By mrk
I had the same problem with my '99 Tradewinds...

I had the same problem with my '99 Tradewinds 7371. I found a fuse panel behind the map holder to the left of the driver's seat, and the 30 amp fuse in the top row, left end was the fuse to the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-24-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mrk
Does Tiffin's Service Dept. in Red Bay perform...

Does Tiffin's Service Dept. in Red Bay perform upgrades such as this dishwasher upgrade, or must I go to a Tiffin dealer or maybe perform the installation myself?

If Tiffin can do the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-24-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,391
Posted By mrk
I thought that uninsured/underinsured coverage...

I thought that uninsured/underinsured coverage applies only to personal injury, not to property damage. At least, that's the way it is here in the People's Republic of Illinois.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-27-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By mrk
Old Biscuit beat me to the draw! Give one knock...

Old Biscuit beat me to the draw! Give one knock a try. If it still doesn't work, then I'd assume that either the knock detector is faulty or perhaps it isn't properly connected. A wire may have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-26-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By mrk
I'm planning to install a Fisher & Paykel...

I'm planning to install a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher in my 2012 Allegro Bus. From what I've learned, the basic model number in 2012 was DD60, and that has been replaced by model DD24. DD60 had a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mrk
I certainly appreciate the information regarding...

I certainly appreciate the information regarding alternatives. I wasn't aware of other units compatible with RVs.

It sounds like your Vesta does a better job cleaning at 1/2 the cost of the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-21-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mrk
It looks like the DD24xx19-N is the model that...

It looks like the DD24xx19-N is the model that should fit directly into the area beneath the cooktop, approximately 24" wide and 16-1/8" high.

Although I don't expect anything better to be...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-19-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mrk
I'm not finding DD60 as being currently...

I'm not finding DD60 as being currently available, but it seems that certain DD24 models may have replaced it. They come in two heights: 17" and 19".

I'm not sure if the remote control is...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mrk
Dishwasher question

I recently bought a 2012 Allegro Bus. It has most options, but doesn't have a dishwasher. I'd like to add this.

Going to Fisher-Paykel's website, I find quite a few single drawer models. Most...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By mrk
If the slides work off the hydraulic system, you...

If the slides work off the hydraulic system, you may have a bad relay for the hydraulic system. I'm also told that sometimes there is a faulty interconnection with the air brake (spring brake)...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By mrk
I've been out of town for a few days and I...

I've been out of town for a few days and I apologize for not updating this thread. Here's the latest:

We had removed the shelf that was above the circuit panel to trace wires. There was a large...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By mrk
I contacted Tiffin's Chassis Dept. and was told...

I contacted Tiffin's Chassis Dept. and was told that I can attach an air line to the Air Brake Relay Valve to run an air line for my toad. This is the same procedure prescribed by RoadMaster.

I...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-08-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By mrk
Thanks to both for the quick replies. That's...

Thanks to both for the quick replies. That's what makes this forum so helpful.

Yes, Dan, it is the PowerGlide Chassis. I must have been confusing it with the Peak Chassis that was made by...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-07-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By mrk
Air brake connection for toad

I'm looking to buy an Allegro Bus that is built on the Peak chassis. I currently have a National RV Tradewinds with an air supply for my toad, which uses the RoadMaster BrakeMaster proportional...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By mrk
Tracing a circuit to replace wire

We came home from a relaxing weekend, spending the last hour driving through a monsoon. I put the Tradewinds back into its storage barn, just like I always do. I went back the following day to plug...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-18-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By mrk
36qsp ??

I've been looking around for a 2012 or 2013 Allegro Bus 36qsp. I missed out on a really nice one last Fall, but I wasn't quite ready to pull the trigger. Momma says it's time to upgrade the old but...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By mrk
Yes, I've noticed those bolts, but I thought they...

Yes, I've noticed those bolts, but I thought they might only raise/lower the exterior trim. I'll give them another look.

In my case where the top slides in about 3/4" more than the bottom, I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By mrk
Back in March (March 27th) I started a short...

Back in March (March 27th) I started a short thread about adjusting the slideout. I found that PowerGear is now owned by Lippert, so I contacted their customer service, sent them requested pictures,...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-11-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By mrk
I chatted with a retired truck driver yesterday,...

I chatted with a retired truck driver yesterday, and it's his opinion that you can't test the shock without removing it, and if you're going to remove it (either to test it or to replace the boot),...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-07-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By mrk
Shock Absorbers

I'm the 3rd owner of a 1999 Tradewinds 7371. The previous owner replaced the shock absorbers with Bilsteins about 9 years/35,000 miles ago. The other day I noticed that both front shocks' rubber...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-30-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By mrk
Rebuilding Generator--is it worth it?

I'm at the Cummins-Onan shop, with my 1999 Onan 7500 Quiet Diesel generator. It seems that, when I started it this spring, there was a lot of clunking inside, so I shut it down. It wouldn't crank...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-27-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mrk
Customer Service responded promptly with a...

Customer Service responded promptly with a request for pictures. It took me until last Friday to take and submit the pictures, and today I was told,
"Unfortunately there is not adjustment with the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mrk
Thanks, Richard. After holding quite some time...

Thanks, Richard. After holding quite some time for an "on-line Chat", I had to leave and wasn't able to try again until they apparently closed the Chatroom for the day. As a result, I've sent an...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By mrk
Did the postal service forward your...

Did the postal service forward your California-addressed 1099 to you in S.D.? If forwarded, I'd contend that it's S.D. income after August...UNLESS it's California-based income being paid to an...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mrk
Tthe email won't go through at the address I...

Tthe email won't go through at the address I used, "info@powergearus.com" . Appears that their spam filter is blocking it.

Does anybody have a way to contact Power Gear? Is Power Gear now...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By mrk
I've got a slideout adjustment thread going, too,...

I've got a slideout adjustment thread going, too, but not too much in the way of replies. Here is Dick Berry's link to many, many Tradewinds-related documents. If your slideout is a Power Gear,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By mrk
Anthony, I've been curious if you ever found the...

Anthony, I've been curious if you ever found the source of the other 7KW/day power draw. While the battery charger will continue to draw power, I don't see how your battery charger could be using...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-18-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mrk
Many thanks for your reply, Duke. Following...

Many thanks for your reply, Duke.
Following your suggestion, I've viewed more videos regarding slideout adjustments, but most don't directly address the issue of the slideout being too tight on one...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-14-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By mrk
Need to adjust slideout

It seems that the slideout on my 1999 Tradewinds 7371 doesn't hang quite right. When pulled in, I notice that the top is about 1/2 inch further in than it should be, and the bottom still has 1/4...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,160
Posted By mrk
do you have an engine block heater? That would...

do you have an engine block heater? That would draw considerable power.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-18-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By mrk
Oops, you are right. Thanks for correcting my...

Oops, you are right. Thanks for correcting my faux pas.

Jay, my kitchen GFI does not run when on inverter, but works fine on 120Vac. I'll be following this thread and maybe I can get mine...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-18-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By mrk
Jay, I believe the relay closes whenever either...

Jay, I believe the relay closes whenever either set of batteries, house or chassis, has voltage exceeding 12.20 volts. In other words, both batteries will be charged/discharged/utilized in unison...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-07-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By mrk
A mystery, indeed! How does the TV give you a...

A mystery, indeed! How does the TV give you a reading that identifies a 'short'?

I suspect that your motorhome always powers the TV/VCR outlet by the inverter. Have you run an extension cord to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-02-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By mrk
When one replaces an older TV with a modern TV,...

When one replaces an older TV with a modern TV, two things come to mind:
clean power source and proper connections.
As mentioned above, the new set's antenna feed may be set to 'cable' or some...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-26-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By mrk
Since everything worked before you put in a new...

Since everything worked before you put in a new TV, and since the satellite still works, I'd say that the inverter is still working, bur the new TV won't accept the MSW current from the inverter. ...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-24-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By mrk
I'm glad you got it working again. That was a...

I'm glad you got it working again. That was a lot easier and cheaper than replacing the relay, only to find that the relay was still good.
I don't know who the switch manufacturer is, but if you...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-23-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By mrk
Have you eliminated the actual toggle switch as a...

Have you eliminated the actual toggle switch as a potential cause of the problem? I had a similar problem, so I accessed the switch, confirmed power to it, then made the "momentary" connection via a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-31-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By mrk
You have a Leece-Neville, model no. A0012824LC.

You have a Leece-Neville, model no. A0012824LC.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By mrk
Did you get your jacks working yet? I had a...

Did you get your jacks working yet? I had a similar circumstance: the green light was on, but the jacks wouldn't operate.
It seems that the green light is powered through the ignition, but...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-22-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By mrk
Thanks for the detailed explanation, Skyexplorer....

Thanks for the detailed explanation, Skyexplorer. I'll be looking underneath my unit next week when I pull it out of storage. Who would've thought that the connection of the coach to the frame...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-15-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By mrk
I had shorted the switch on my '99 Tradewinds,...

I had shorted the switch on my '99 Tradewinds, and I had a really hard time getting any replies about a fuse panel I found that contained two blown fuses. It was to the left of the drivers seat,...
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