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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-01-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,642
Posted By dpinvidic
Check for wiring harness

First off, I suggest you get an account on DTNA connect.
Try this form (https://dtnacontent-dtna.prd.freightliner.com/content/public/FleetCustomerVehicleOwnerRegistrationForm/FleetRequestForm.html)...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,196
Posted By dpinvidic
Batt cut-off switches can be wired differently

On my motorhome, there were a couple of thing connected directly before the cut-off switch. so pulling the cut-off, still allowed a small drain.

One way to test for low amp draw (not ultra low) is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,980
Posted By dpinvidic
Here is another thing to check (to confirm fuel...

Here is another thing to check (to confirm fuel problem).
When the generator shuts down from driving, go and check the error code at the generator. The start/stop button has a light that flashes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-13-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
The reason we want to know, is the hope that we...

The reason we want to know, is the hope that we can possibly implement that same change ourselves. Maybe it is a interchangeable part, or some other parameter that we could duplicate on the GC.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-01-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
Thanks for trying. The last time I got an...

Thanks for trying. The last time I got an alignment on a different car, they gave me a nice printout from the alignment machine showing the what the numbers were and what the allowable range was for...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-01-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
Saddened by this thread

We traded in our 2014 Cherokee for a 2019 GC because we were tired of the transmission throwing error codes. We had the wobble on that vehicle, and I installed the flat tow fix. Even made it engage...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-30-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
That is a interesting theory. Usually when they...

That is a interesting theory.
Usually when they do the alignment, they give you a computer printout of the settings.....do you have that????can you post it??

Thanks,

Dan
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dpinvidic
OMG...it is the Sh!ts getting old.....This time I...

OMG...it is the Sh!ts getting old.....This time I had my glasses on and I actually have a combo DEF and fuel gauge.
I had the RV in storage for a year, and just forgot the gauge was a combo.
So...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dpinvidic
Now that is helpful info, seems like an added...

Now that is helpful info, seems like an added expense to have two sensors.
The more I think about the fact that the LED's in the gauge follow the tank level, I am feeling the problem is in the gauge...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dpinvidic
I am assuming that one level sensor is used for...

I am assuming that one level sensor is used for BOTH the dash gauge and the tank gauge. ALSO....using the LBCU diagnostic mode, the DEF LED indicateors change red/yel/grn during the test, but the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dpinvidic
DEF gauge shows full, tank gauge show correctly

Has anyone seen this problem.
I had stored the coach last year with nearly a full tank of DEF (first mistake).
Have not used it for a year, so I wanted to drain the DEF and put in a little bit of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By dpinvidic
I'm sold....will use it for my next oil change. ...

I'm sold....will use it for my next oil change.

I am using Castrol Edge full synthetic for my car because in a test I saw awhile back,
It had the most additive (can't remember which one) which...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By dpinvidic
Any Thoughts on Kirkland (Costco) oil

My Costco no longer carries Delo diesel oil....they now carry Kirkland.
I have not looked at the SAE ratting, but I assume it is good.

Does anyone think this oil would be a problem?

Thanks,
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,501
Posted By dpinvidic
insulated garage is fine

We live in Cave Creek. Our RV garage (25 x 50) is insulated & drywall only, and it is fine.
One problem with a "normal"garage is that when you bring in a hot car, it adds to the heat load.
For...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By dpinvidic
yup...small plastic bins of assorted sizes. Can...

yup...small plastic bins of assorted sizes.
Can also put a bungee cord around the handles...some folks have had the doors open on turns.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,118
Posted By dpinvidic
I also vote for a dash mounted indicator light. I...

I also vote for a dash mounted indicator light. I don't look at it often, but it gives me comfort to know the system is working each morning at the start of a drive.

If you are alone and don't...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-14-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By dpinvidic
Be careful here. The LBCU is the rectangular...

Be careful here. The LBCU is the rectangular display which changes when you use the control joy-stick button. The gauges are completely separate.
There is a two wire interface (called CAN Bus) which...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 37,017
Posted By dpinvidic
Emergency stopping distance

I want to throw out two things for concern, and both end up with an emergency stop.

Front tire blow-out, something getting thrown up into the road in front of you.
You can't change...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
Robin, I am keeping my fingers crossed that...

Robin,

I am keeping my fingers crossed that what FCA did to the 2019 (maybe 2018) Cherokees to allow them to remove the Flat tow harness requirement from the manual, that they also made the same...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-24-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
Sorry for the late reply, I have towed about a...

Sorry for the late reply, I have towed about a thousand miles so far with no problems. Supposedly the 2019 Cherokee has the towing restriction removed from the manual. So I'm hoping whatever fix is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-15-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,899
Posted By dpinvidic
I purchases one of these nozzles for cleaning the...

I purchases one of these nozzles for cleaning the tanks.
Pressure nozzle...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-20-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
My understanding is that the 2019 Cherokee no...

My understanding is that the 2019 Cherokee no longer requires the towing harness, and the manual reflects this.

I purchased a 2019 Grand Chreokee. My hope is that both models use the same EPS...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-20-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
No, I do not know for sure. We can only assume...

No, I do not know for sure.
We can only assume the engineers know of a reason to disconnect it.
I can say that the CAN bus is always active. Just opening the doors causes part of the system to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-19-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Excellent point.....There is a lot of stuff that...

Excellent point.....There is a lot of stuff that stays energized for several minutes after you exit the vehicle.

Dan
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-15-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
There is a motor inside the steering rack. When...

There is a motor inside the steering rack. When the car is sitting, the motor is not drawing any current. Check the current draw while turning the steering wheel back and forth.

On a side note,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
I have my fingers crossed that the 2019 GC will...

I have my fingers crossed that the 2019 GC will be OK.
On another thread, someone posted a STAR document that said the 2019 Cherokee "No longer Needed the Flat tow Harness".
I truly hope the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By dpinvidic
Holy Cow, Arizona has a "Chiltons Library" in...

Holy Cow, Arizona has a "Chiltons Library" in their online Digital reference section.
Amazing what I have seen their so far.
Thank You so much....:thumb::dance:

Dan
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By dpinvidic
Thanks, But that link was for a "Owners Manual",...

Thanks, But that link was for a "Owners Manual", I am looking for a "Shop Manual" (Repair Manual). These things from the dealer can approach $500 and more....they have become outrageous.

Regards,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By dpinvidic
Anyone tried Factory Repair Manuals dot com

I was looking for a repair manual for my 2019 Grand Cherokee so I could get a wiring diagram.
I ran across this site:

Factory Repair Manuals (https://www.factoryrepairmanuals.com/)

Has anyone...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 37,841
Posted By dpinvidic
Damping makes sense. However, the steering wheel...

Damping makes sense. However, the steering wheel is so hard to turn with the EPS off, I would have thought that would help.

Has anyone considered installing a "Steering Damper" shock on the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Well.....we did get a Grand Cherokee. I had heard...

Well.....we did get a Grand Cherokee. I had heard a few stories about the GC wobble. I did confirm in the manual that it is flat towable. Dumb assumption, but I thought the engineers would have...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-02-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
You really only need to do this if you are "Anal"...

You really only need to do this if you are "Anal" like me. Everything should work fine if you don't.
This mod is cutting the resistor etch on the new CAN block that comes in the kit. Then connect a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-24-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Yes Rick, I think we are pushing the limits on...

Yes Rick, I think we are pushing the limits on this topic...maybe it should have its own thread:cool:

My Tiffin is on a Freightliner chassis, and both the Chassis and the coach have a ton of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-23-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Hi Rick, I am curious about why you had to...

Hi Rick, I am curious about why you had to replace a lot of relays.
This is just my opinion, but many times the relay problem is actually a continuity problem with the socket that they are mounted...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Although this is a very true statement, lets...

Although this is a very true statement, lets consider the number of relays that are in the Jeep. And Silicon devices are more susceptible to high current than relays. The MTBF of these devices is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
In 2014 I could not find any acceptable harness...

In 2014 I could not find any acceptable harness kits for the Trailhawk so I went with relays. Diodes do cause a small voltage drop, but I don't think it would be noticeable with LEDs.

Regards,
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Hi Dave, Yes, your drawing will do the trick. ...

Hi Dave,
Yes, your drawing will do the trick.

Regards,

Dan
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
Controlling Brake and turn signals

For the toad brake/turn/tail lights, it is better to install two relays (one behind each brake light assembly) so that the turn signals will flash while you are stopped.

You can run the same 12V...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,438
Posted By dpinvidic
Probably a large number of folks on this site use...

Probably a large number of folks on this site use a 12Ga. extension cord when they park their rig for storage. This works fine because there is only a small current draw to keep the batteries...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-13-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,745
Posted By dpinvidic
It is easy to test. The steering wheel is very...

It is easy to test.
The steering wheel is very hard to turn when the EPS is not powered.
When you enable the flat tow mode, the steering wheel becomes very easy to turn.

There are two parts to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 48,199
Posted By dpinvidic
Most dealers don't know too much about this...

Most dealers don't know too much about this problem.
I had the wobble one time before I installed the kit.

To my surprise, you must come to a complete stop, and then start driving again when the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-29-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
I purchased a tow cable for my 2014 when it was...

I purchased a tow cable for my 2014 when it was new. It also has the relay. The relay is taped inside the cable some people may not know it actually exists.

Dan
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-18-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
HI Brian, First, go to the Jeep owners...

HI Brian,

First, go to the Jeep owners forum, and send a message to "Jeep Cares", you might be able to get them to pay for all or part of the harness.
They may say "no", because the newer user...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,943
Posted By dpinvidic
You are correct, the LED is not required. I...

You are correct, the LED is not required.
I installed it because I prefer to just glance in the window of the jeep whenever I want to know if the system is engaged. Additionally, the light should be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-02-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,568
Posted By dpinvidic
Thanks Fire-up for the great write-up. Should I...

Thanks Fire-up for the great write-up.
Should I trade in the RV for a Tear-Drop trailer:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Dan
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-01-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,568
Posted By dpinvidic
Well....I guess I will put the money I save when...

Well....I guess I will put the money I save when getting gas at Costco towards my registration:banghead::banghead:

The question of fairness and use comes into play.
I drive my car every day on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-30-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,568
Posted By dpinvidic
AZ registration is a rip-off

Boy was I surprised when I registered my RV in AZ after moving here from Calif.

2014 Phaeton was $1200.00 for 2017 registration.
AZ charged me$2970.00 for 2018 registration.

This is how they...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-05-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 51,506
Posted By dpinvidic
It would have been better if you started a new...

It would have been better if you started a new thread since this is a different topic.

Are you sure the blade is getting pulled up by the handle?
If absolutely no water comes out, the blade may...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-09-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 48,199
Posted By dpinvidic
Did you verify that the fuse you are putting in...

Did you verify that the fuse you are putting in is good?
The wiring under the dash is all related to preventing a error code, it is only CAN bus connections.

You should hear a relay click under...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By dpinvidic
We just spent 2 months at Road runner Lake RV...

We just spent 2 months at Road runner Lake RV Resort.
It is mainly a Mobile home park. but nice amenities.

$687/mo for us, but rates might be going up because of the season.
Not far from fiesta...
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