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Old 11-25-2022, 03:10 PM   #1
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Starting the engine on my 2005 Travel Supreme

fo some reason I am unable to start the engine on my motorhome ,when I turn the ignition key on the leveling system blinks dash does not light and the key does no engage the starter, any one know where my problem is ? is it with my motor home or me ?
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Old 11-25-2022, 04:23 PM   #2
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First off, Welcome to IRV2!

What is the condition of your chassis batteries? What you describe sounds like weak batteries or poor battery connections.
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Old 11-26-2022, 10:26 AM   #3
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found out problem

good morning Lt. Dan, after making my post yesterday I enquired about my problem to the previous owner , and found that the engine will not start if the slides are extended and the leveling jacks are retracted all the way, after I purchased this motorhome to be a permeant RV'er I parked it in a RV park in Tool Texas, and that has been a couple of months ago, I thought it might be good practice to let the engine run for a while after a period of time to keep the lubricants, and fuel running thru the injectors, I also noticed online that all of the Travel Supreme frames are weak at the front end allowing too much movement when traveling over terrain where the sideways movement makes the windshield pop out of the rubber seal, so investigating having that problem solved before that happens, and thank you for your welcome to the forum, I am 86 years old and sold my home to become a full-timer to do some traveling while I am still able, so my wife and I made the decision together
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Old 11-26-2022, 03:10 PM   #4
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Stand by for info.

I am fairly new to the Travel Supreme world but have learned two things will be suggested to stop frame twist and windshield failure. First cross bracing for the frame and a 'halo' in the front cab area. there are lots of better versed folks on here to fill in details as well as connect you to PAUL, professional TS expert.

I have the cross bracing and only had a windshield issue when a service Centre jacked the front on a single corner, best practice is to raise the whole front evenly if possible.
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I also noticed online that all of the Travel Supreme frames are weak at the front end allowing too much movement when traveling over terrain where the sideways movement makes the windshield pop out of the rubber seal, so investigating having that problem solved before that happens,
On a 40 foot frame it is unlikely that you will need cross bracing or a windshield hoop.
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Old 11-26-2022, 06:55 PM   #6
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... found that the engine will not start if the slides are extended and the leveling jacks are retracted all the way,...
One more time I am amazed at the differences between our coaches. My engine will start and I can even move mine with slides out and jacks retracted!

Are there any two that were built the same??

Welcome to the group and be advised some of these guys have a tremendous amount of knowledge about our coaches. Glad you are living out your dream!
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Old 11-27-2022, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info and looks like even the Travel supreme are a little different, I am interested in getting in contact with Paul, the guy who does the cross bracing, and what the charges might be like, when I first bought this motor home the windshield popped out of the rubber seal and would not enjoy experiencing it while making a trip,
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