Just purchased a 2006 TS Select 45ft (500 Cummins) with 25000mi and have a few questions. I didn't know about the X-Bracing before i bought the rig, but after reading, i do now. I went to the Midwest RV site(Bishops old shop) and ordered the x-bracing plans without actually seeing if they were still in business(my mistake)
. Now, im just hoping to get the 400.00$ back or maybe Bishop will send me a copy of the X-bracing plans/blueprints. I have e-mailed Precision painting about a copy of the plans, but have yet to hear back.. Anyone have an advice on where to get the plans for this, i have a shop that specializes in big truck frames and truck equipment ready to install the bracing as soon as i get some plans. Actually, I feel the shop could install bracing without a copy of the plans, but i would prefer that they use blueprints instead of winging it.
Took the new Coach to tailgate two weeks ago, when we left the house, the bottom (storage) cooler and outlets all worked. By the time we got to Stillwater, got plugged into the shore line, bottom plugs stopped working... I flipped all the breakers that i could see and checked fuses... no good. Got home and it was working fine.... Whats up with that?
After we bought the RV, driving it home from Dallas to OKC, the temp gauge started to get a little hot and a check engine light came on, took it to the shop that works on all our big trucks and equipment. They plugged into the computer and showed it had got a little warm. They cleaned out the radiator and it was just filled to the gills with dirt and dust, even though this rig is in immaculate condition. The head mechanic said what we had (ISM-500) was just an M-11 engine with smog/emissions crap and a very suspect EGR valve, we have a few M-11 in a couple trucks and haven't had any problems, but the mechanic said some of the power/heat issues could be caused by cracked EGR housing or sticking valve... Took the Select back home and it started to get warm again.. never go above 225 but still... We own a bunch of trucks and we know all to well about getting a diesel too hot.. $$$ Too bad it doesn't have a 60 series Detroit... we got a bunch of those lying around for parts or spare engines. Anyone have any advice?
Thanks for any and all advice...
2006 TS Select 45'
1998 Georgie Boy 40' "The Encounter"