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Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By jelag
Caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the...

Caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the king pin center line when measured at the top.... Caster is not a tire wear angle.... and the more caster, (positive) the more the wheels will track...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-01-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By jelag
So usually in the side of the brake block is a...

So usually in the side of the brake block is a small slot... this slot look's like it was cut with a router but is set in the block when it's molded and baked... This slot, usually in each piece...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By jelag
The blend door and the fresh air doors are the 2...

The blend door and the fresh air doors are the 2 places I'd start... If the fresh air door is open and its not designed to be open during AC.... nothing much can happen sitting in the bay.... but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By jelag
Before I start this I want to suggest that...

Before I start this I want to suggest that everyone consider bleeding and flushing the brakes with a quart of new fresh fluid every 2 years... open the bleeder and use a vacuum pump and jar.... pump...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-20-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By jelag
I not only look for a grease that is a full...

I not only look for a grease that is a full synthetic but I also want one with a high drop point.... the drop point is the temperature at which the grease will migrate from a semi solid and turn into...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-20-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By jelag
One of the big problems with most Freightliner...

One of the big problems with most Freightliner Chassis is that they use a Delco Alternator with an internal regulator... Not one controlled by the ECM...


Mine uses a 160 Amp Delco but the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,898
Posted By jelag
I suggest you try Dave Smith in Kellogg ID, the...

I suggest you try Dave Smith in Kellogg ID, the largest Ram dealer in the country, they often deliver 800 units a month.

They do most of the business over the internet, really nice, won't twist...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-16-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By jelag
I have been looking at the Source Engineering...

I have been looking at the Source Engineering stuff for the same reason... did you get any help with their set up.... I also have the National RV.... I was thinking of making the trip to OR for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By jelag
Where is the transfer switch, and is there also a...

Where is the transfer switch, and is there also a surge protector in the circuit....
The transfer switch requires a coil to hold in the contacts... and sometimes those coils and related contacts can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By jelag
I found some at my local RV dealer with a large...

I found some at my local RV dealer with a large service department....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By jelag
Amazon Prime.... great service and the best...

Amazon Prime.... great service and the best price.... that's where I bought mine... BTW Brand specific....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-22-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By jelag
I tow a Grand Cherokee flat.... I had to install...

I tow a Grand Cherokee flat.... I had to install diodes in the rear of the Jeep to get the right lights to come on at the right time and not blow fuses in the fuse box...

My Class A send back a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-22-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By jelag
I'm sorry for your loss... Next time you run...

I'm sorry for your loss...

Next time you run past a closed scale house run across the scales and weigh each axle.... and adjust the tire pressure on each axle based on that weight... for me... ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By jelag
I had an issue with my old carrier... won't...

I had an issue with my old carrier... won't share who that was, but we own 3 vehicles, a Class A motorhome and several houses across 4 states.... my DAVE RAMSEY endorsed local provider in Spokane...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By jelag
I quit running ST tires on my RV 25 years ago and...

I quit running ST tires on my RV 25 years ago and switched to LT tires.... I like that the LT tire of the same size has a load rating of about 500 to 750 lbs per tire more... I like the fact that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By jelag
All the switches (bracket's/bezel's) on my...

All the switches (bracket's/bezel's) on my Keystone snap out of the wall and the switch snaps out of the bezel with clips on the rear.... I found all the switches, and bezels at a company in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By jelag
I can't imagine how much water and pressure...

I can't imagine how much water and pressure required to run that.....



My unit has a common store bought valve set and is accessed from a panel in the rear....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By jelag
My 5th wheel was all mechanical..... I just...

My 5th wheel was all mechanical.....

I just cut a piece of 4x6 with a chop saw, added a handle and use it between the front and rear wheel on the easiest side I can get to, to chock the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-22-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By jelag
I used to run vehicles on Propane, we had access...

I used to run vehicles on Propane, we had access to a keylock and self filled.... plus we converted vehicles to Propane for our own use... have more experience than I'd like to admit... GLAD I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-22-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By jelag
So I've run my 6.7 L Cummins on the Walmart brand...

So I've run my 6.7 L Cummins on the Walmart brand of DEF for the 100+K miles I've owned the truck.... $7.88 at my local store... as I remember... I've had one DEF related code and I pulled the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-22-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By jelag
You have to remember that the gen set draws from...

You have to remember that the gen set draws from a different location than the engine.... thus the gen set can run out of fuel before the engine is out of fuel... and that's one of the reasons for...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-22-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By jelag
ON installed DOT tanks the fill valve in at the...

ON installed DOT tanks the fill valve in at the tank has a one way check valve..... when an extension hose or a fill hose is connected..... the pressure from the pump pushes open the the check valve...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-20-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By jelag
honestly, any normal grease burns away and leaves...

honestly, any normal grease burns away and leaves a nasty residue... I can't tell you how many we had to disassemble (remove from the vehicle) and clean, service and re-install...


BTW never...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-20-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By jelag
my guess is that you have a sunk float in the...

my guess is that you have a sunk float in the tank.... the float is either a piece of foam that's sealed or a copper tube that's sealed and its now soaked with fuel and won't float....



I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By jelag
so I've had my gear box open, cleaned and...

so I've had my gear box open, cleaned and re-lubed and back together....



my problem is when it rains hard.... sometimes the steps refuse to deploy and stay retracted until they dry out.... ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By jelag
I think you have a loose fitting on the suction...

I think you have a loose fitting on the suction side of the fuel pump and are pulling some air into the line and filter.... with any air in the line you will fail to start....


Pull the line off...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By jelag
On transit buses and two axle Motorhomes with air...

On transit buses and two axle Motorhomes with air brakes and AIR BAGS its a device to release the air from the air bags and lower the coach to make it easier to enter and exit... its also used when...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-14-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jelag
Fleet Pride is a national chain of truck part's...

Fleet Pride is a national chain of truck part's stores... they have an excellent selection of air bags in stock and the ability to order what you need...


Mind you, they usually work with...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-14-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By jelag
Just a thought here.... I was at a park where a...

Just a thought here.... I was at a park where a guy bought an old retired garbage disposal and used it to macerate and pump the liquid down the line...


He said it easily would pump a couple...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-14-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By jelag
I'm a retired PacBrake distributor and...

I'm a retired PacBrake distributor and installer.... Please don't use anything on the butterfly shaft except for the lube provided by PacBrake... any other lube will burn away under the heat and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-13-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By jelag
I have a guess.... two coils that have vibrated...

I have a guess.... two coils that have vibrated against each other have rubbed a pin hole in the tubing and thus the loss of Freon... I would bet $50 if the same unit was in a home it would run...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,701
Posted By jelag
So I've been towed twice.... both with my 5th...

So I've been towed twice.... both with my 5th wheel and both times by my insurance carrier, who FARMS out the service....

1st time was on the ALCAN highway at a milepost.... In Yukon...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By jelag
wow... I have never seen one with over 5K...

wow... I have never seen one with over 5K hours.... I assume it's a diesel... I would guess that if it's had good air filter changes with oil and engine oil filter changes its good to go.... ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-13-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By jelag
If you have a choice air speeds on your...

If you have a choice air speeds on your thermostat, make sure its not on auto but on high speed.... and make sure your wife hasn't come along and closed some of the vents in the ceiling of your RV...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-13-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By jelag
Dometic Roof Air / Engel Fridge Freezer

OK so here's the scoop....


One of the roof air units(Dometic) on our motor home started to what I call short cycle.... run for 20 to 30 seconds, shut down, run for another 20 to 30 seconds and...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-12-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By jelag
FWIW.... I had a delco failure on a CAT...

FWIW.... I had a delco failure on a CAT engine... the back of the alternator was packed with mud... no idea how it got that encrusted when its a top mount....



I looked for one from...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-12-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By jelag
Does the VDU just snap into the instrument panel,...

Does the VDU just snap into the instrument panel, or is it held in with fasteners from the back side.... so the instrument panel has to be removed from the dash assembly to remove the VDU?


Did I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,691
Posted By jelag
For 20 years I supplied Dave Smith in Kellogg ID...

For 20 years I supplied Dave Smith in Kellogg ID some of their accessories. They always sold Ram at 10% back of invoice on factory ordered trucks. I used to order one every year for my small...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-23-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By jelag
you understand that on most trailers the floor is...

you understand that on most trailers the floor is laid down and than the walls are built on top of the walls.... if you have damage at the walls with water in the floor, there is a good chance that...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-30-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By jelag
If you have a mechanical linkage for the...

If you have a mechanical linkage for the throttle.... than there is a mechanical switch in series with the dash switch... in that the throttle has to be closed, switch contacts "made" and the dash...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-08-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By jelag
My alternator failed from being compacted with...

My alternator failed from being compacted with dirt/debris on the back of the alternator and from what I assume was overheat... I was surprised that on my unit the alternator sits up and on top of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-07-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By jelag
I had an issue with a alternator, again close to...

I had an issue with a alternator, again close to Salt Lake.. called and it was in stock I remember a Delco $475... but service didn't have an open appointment for a week... said they would charge a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-07-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By jelag
Have you joined the Freightliner system for...

Have you joined the Freightliner system for tracking chassis and other issues... I can go to Freightliner for my XC chassis and get the factory part number and often can find an interchange for that...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By jelag
so some good friends of mine run Power Brake...

so some good friends of mine run Power Brake Sales in Sacramento CA.... same family owned business since 1948.
powerbrakes.com they re-manufacturer both hydraulic and air brake components... do...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-27-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By jelag
Look up Instrument Sales and Service in Portland...

Look up Instrument Sales and Service in Portland OR... ISPRO... they made all the OE gauges for Freightliner for years and have always had what I was looking for on the shelf....
2 wires from the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-27-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,056
Posted By jelag
I know this is late... but we used to re-build...

I know this is late... but we used to re-build air compressors in the business I owned... we found that if the air filter is plugged and the air filter indicator is in the red, the compressor will...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-27-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By jelag
If there is no movement of the electric gauges...

If there is no movement of the electric gauges when you turn the key on, here is a suggestion.... going to the computer on the engine is a single black wire that is attached to the RED (hot side)...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-27-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By jelag
Not mentioned above is a problem with the slack...

Not mentioned above is a problem with the slack adjusters not self-adjusting... My freightliner chassis has, like all air brake systems since 1995 (I think) auto or self adjusting slack...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-27-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By jelag
The engine air compressor is controlled by a...

The engine air compressor is controlled by a governor, with a short name of D-2 governor... its located close to the compressor... its a simple diaphragm and sends a shot of air to the compressor...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,333
Posted By jelag
Your Hi/LOW switch is sending a signal to the...

Your Hi/LOW switch is sending a signal to the transmission, and the transmission computer is making changes for the hi/low.... the pac brake solenoid in this wiring diagram is either on or off, there...
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