Finally, finally Spring has sprung here in Utah and we were able to take the (new-to-us) 96 Endeavor out for her maiden voyage. Moab, hauling a 26ft flatbed loaded with a Land Cruiser rock climber, tools, firewood, etc. We weighed in at around 27k, close to the max CGVW for my 36' DP.
All in all the unit performed well on the way down and while we boondocked in Lockheart Basin. But after the weather turned sour on us and we decided to head home a day early, things started going south.
I dumped the air after we had set up camp and it took for-ever to get the pressure back up. I used to carry about 130 pounds in both systems, now even after sitting for a day its down to about 60 and even after driving won't pressure up much above 100. Just because I dumped for the first time? I don't get that.
Then I noticed that while at idle (waiting for my air to return) the oil pressure guage was fluctuating all over the place, Crack the throttle and it settled right down but soon as I let it go back to idle it started bouncing around again. Now, when I shut down, instead of zeroing out like all guages do, it defaults to max. Returns to normal while driving, but still, very strange. Also, the dash blower quit blowing, the hot air is there but no fan. It was getting cold going over Soldier Summit, snowing in fact, so I fired up the house heater to get some heat in the coach. That worked for a while then the heater went out. Blown fuse. Not sure if I am suppose to run the house heater while going down the road, but it were cold man, had to do something.
I think I might a have a loose ground someplace causing the wierd electrical problems. The low air pressure however, is troubling. Is there a valve or something that only actuates when dumping the bags that might have stuck open? I'm not sure if the previous owner even dumped, might be the first time that valve has seen duty in who knows how long.
On the up side, the Bilstein upgrades were fabulous and the new BFG 230 steers were excellent. And like I said, Spring has sprung here in Utah