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Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-26-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By SteveS
Plan on spending about 7 or 8 times more on...

Plan on spending about 7 or 8 times more on routine maintenance, oil changes, oil filters, fuel filters, air filters, chassis lubrication etc. For example, 5 gallons of oil instead of 5 quarts, $35...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By SteveS
Ron - I did a study on rubber many years ago in...

Ron - I did a study on rubber many years ago in an engineering class and have always remembered that if rubber is flexed within its elastic limits without creating excessive heat, it helps lengthen...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-18-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By SteveS
Idleup aka Mike is correct. The correct pressure...

Idleup aka Mike is correct. The correct pressure for load is the best method. One reason not mentioned is flexing sidewalls helps keep rubber "alive." Tires will last longer if they are allowed to...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By SteveS
Renegade Verona Coolant

Have been wondering how to manage coolant so I called the folks who supply Renagade with the M2 chassis. My coolant reservoir says it is filled with PURPLE HD antifreeze (w/SCA). Compatible coolant...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-30-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By SteveS
MFortie - Got a chuckle reading your post. We...

MFortie - Got a chuckle reading your post. We also sold our 2001 Alpine and bought a Renegade. Had put a few upgrades in the Alpine but the new owner has put many, many upgrades in it and loves it....
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By SteveS
I don't have the mats you identified from Raney's...

I don't have the mats you identified from Raney's but have the other ones they list from Redline. They fit perfectly and I am very happy with them. I was hesitant to purchase such expensive mats...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 10-14-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By SteveS
Owners forum Index

This is great to have a Renegade section. As of right now it is not listed in the Forum Index. Does anyone know how to get it there? That will help others find it when signing on to IRV2.
Forum: Truck Conversions 09-27-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By SteveS
Dan -- You just nailed the reason we bought a...

Dan -- You just nailed the reason we bought a Renegade. After driving numerous Dynas and being told by the salesman how they would take care of all my issues (most were rattles and build quality...
Forum: Truck Conversions 09-25-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By SteveS
In my research I drove numerous Dynamax,...

In my research I drove numerous Dynamax, Dynaquest, and Renegades. The Dynas typically have greater rear wheel overhang which has some effect on stability in windy conditions or when Semis pass. ...
Forum: Truck Conversions 09-09-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SteveS
I've never had Diamond Shield but have talked to...

I've never had Diamond Shield but have talked to many people who have...some love it some hate it. I was going to put it on my current RV but an RV detailer that works FMCA rallies talked me out of...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-09-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By SteveS
Hi Joe -- I don't have a thermostat on bay...

Hi Joe -- I don't have a thermostat on bay heaters in my Verona but I used to try to keep my prior RV storage bays at 40 degrees. Very rarely have we been caught out at such low temps. Also, I have...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 08-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By SteveS
Scherert -- Try this: ...

Scherert -- Try this:

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Curt/D-192.html?feed=npn&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvvj5BRDkARIsAGD9vlKCS41lniyA_I6PJKncR7vcKOhHU6kCw2J0CsOC9oSK-_54W3K_JqYaAoyfEALw_wcB
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By SteveS
MJ19 -- That sounds great...think I will order...

MJ19 -- That sounds great...think I will order one. Can't imagine someone selling their Verona before installing the console...buying it and selling RV??? How did you manage to find it? ...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-19-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By SteveS
I've looked all over the net and can't find...

I've looked all over the net and can't find anything that I like other than the Build 5 option that Ray has. There are some pretty ugly ones out there built for cabs and not RVs. Also there is the...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
Yes, cutting it and the plywood down to 60". It...

Yes, cutting it and the plywood down to 60". It gives 50% more room along the bed sides and we don't need the 72" king width...don't want the wife to get too far away...she might discover that she...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
Walt -- Yes, I think you understand. My...

Walt -- Yes, I think you understand. My headboard is in slide, foot of bed pushed up against drawers when slide is in. So, I was trying to get information on changing the "RV king" size mattress...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-16-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
lslblues -- I'm hijacking my own post wondering...

lslblues -- I'm hijacking my own post wondering which Tochta mattress you bought? How do you like it? I have been looking at them online and am trying to decide between the utopia and three other...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-16-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
lslblues -- Does your bed slide out? If so, did...

lslblues -- Does your bed slide out? If so, did you cut the aluminum frame down on each side to the same size as the box around the water tanks? And did you cut it all the way to the wall with the...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-16-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By SteveS
Thanks twc88. I will give that a try next time...

Thanks twc88. I will give that a try next time out. I was used to it downshifting automatically with the exhaust brake. I will downshift to the RMPs you indicated to check it out next time.:bow:
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By SteveS
When I switch between hi and lo on the brake, if...

When I switch between hi and lo on the brake, if I use my imagination I can tell a difference. They both seem the same to me and even when I put it i low, the hi illuminates. Neither position seem...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
Mine is not a full king either...about 75" wide...

Mine is not a full king either...about 75" wide by 74" long. Most short queens are 60x74 or 60x75. Since the bed slides out with the slide, by going to a queen we would have about 6 or 7 inches...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-15-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
Netjam -- Thanks for the pics but I was wondering...

Netjam -- Thanks for the pics but I was wondering what the sides of the bed look like. I understand that they put a shelf/cabinet on each side of the mattress and was wondering if the mattress base...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By SteveS
Question Renegade Verona Queen Bed Conversion

There is so little room on either side of the king bed that comes standard in the Verona, making it is quite difficult. So, we were thinking of changing it to a queen bed. Was wondering if anyone...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By SteveS
Do you have well over a quarter tank of fuel? ...

Do you have well over a quarter tank of fuel? Don't know about the humming but it could possibly associated with the generator cutting out due to low fuel (if you have around a quarter tank or less).
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-09-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By SteveS
I believe your configuration is the same as mine....

I believe your configuration is the same as mine. I found that it was much better done from the bed compartment. Not an easy item to replace because I am not a contortionist. However, it was much...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-26-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By SteveS
Not quite responding to your exact question but I...

Not quite responding to your exact question but I was wondering if your desire for a laptop mount might be adequately satisfied by using an monitor where your backup monitor is. I have replaced my...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-18-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By SteveS
Several years ago, after replacing my third set...

Several years ago, after replacing my third set of latches, I bought these Burglabars;...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-28-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By SteveS
Regarding brake pad glazing. I was on a...

Regarding brake pad glazing. I was on a Freightliner website and their analysis as to why some of their trucks/RV chassis were experiencing brake pad glazing is because the engine brake systems are...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-14-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,885
Posted By SteveS
Likewise, mine is located in the tank/water...

Likewise, mine is located in the tank/water service bay near the top. Remember to have the TV amplifier (receptacal) connection switch turned off when using CABLE TV. This bypasses the antenna...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-06-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,980
Posted By SteveS
Sorry about your big toe. You didn't say if you...

Sorry about your big toe. You didn't say if you tried the battery boost switch.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-06-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By SteveS
Bogie -- Same thing happened to me several years...

Bogie -- Same thing happened to me several years ago. I never tried to work on it or have someone else check it out, but it has never happened since. Guess its just a common spook that goes away.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-05-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,980
Posted By SteveS
Geoff -- It sounds like a poor connection...

Geoff -- It sounds like a poor connection somewhere. Have you tried starting it using the Boost switch? How about the battery wiring? Is it original? If so, it is a mess and all connections on...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-23-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By SteveS
My Alpine is older but the flush valves for both...

My Alpine is older but the flush valves for both gray and black are located behind the utility/service panel. It should be easy to follow the hose from the flush hookup to where it goes to the tank....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-05-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By SteveS
Had one blow off in high winds travelling through...

Had one blow off in high winds travelling through NM. It was 10 yr old. Replaced and, like AKOne, added screws to side, but only added one to each side. I always put 3/4' washers under screw head....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,735
Posted By SteveS
AKOne -- Perhaps you tried starting it before it...

AKOne -- Perhaps you tried starting it before it was ready. When I start mine I have to turn the key on, wait a few seconds, then crank it. Sometimes if I crank it before waiting a few seconds (the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-04-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By SteveS
NW -- I don't recall you mentioning anything...

NW -- I don't recall you mentioning anything about the parking brake. I know you probably set it but it is easy to forget so I thought I would mention it. You might verify that the brake was...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-21-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By SteveS
Had to scrape the tile off mine. Someone else...

Had to scrape the tile off mine. Someone else did it but it was major work. It was put on particle board and the particle board ended up with some damage due to the glue used to hold the tile down....
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-08-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,936
Posted By SteveS
Home Depot has a wide variety of rubber seals.

Home Depot has a wide variety of rubber seals.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-02-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By SteveS
dispr64 -- Don't get too caught up in the motor...

dispr64 -- Don't get too caught up in the motor until checking all fuses and connections between control boards and motor/solenoids. The key is that only one jack came up. The motor is not required...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-19-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By SteveS
Hax -- The red wire is power as you noted. The...

Hax -- The red wire is power as you noted. The blue wire is to turn on the monitor when you put it in reverse and should have 12v on it only when you put it in reverse.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-08-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By SteveS
Antenna or amplifier for: WIFI, and/or cell...

Antenna or amplifier for: WIFI, and/or cell phone, and/or satellite radio, and/or gps.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-21-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By SteveS
David - The last time I replaced my fuel filter...

David - The last time I replaced my fuel filter with a full tank I had the same problem (with about a half tank I haven't had the issue). All I did was manually jack up the rear with the HWHs to...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-21-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By SteveS
Birddog - By turning the ignition key on and...

Birddog - By turning the ignition key on and leaving it on for 15 seconds, turning it off, then on again for 15 seconds the fuel filter should fill up and engine should then start right up. This has...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-21-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By SteveS
Most fuses for chassis are behind the panel in...

Most fuses for chassis are behind the panel in front of the co-pilot's seat. Some high current fuses are in the service bay.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-21-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By SteveS
Just returned from FMCA steering and tire seminar...

Just returned from FMCA steering and tire seminar and products inserted into the tire were not recommended by specialists.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By SteveS
Great blog and pictures. Nerve wracking job but...

Great blog and pictures. Nerve wracking job but it appears that they really know what they are doing. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-01-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,990
Posted By SteveS
Absolutely!!! Make sure you have correct...

Absolutely!!! Make sure you have correct feedback (sense) connections/readings. All bets are off otherwise. The high voltage could be a result of resistance or bad connections for feedback (sense).
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-01-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,990
Posted By SteveS
Jeff -- I presume you still have the...

Jeff -- I presume you still have the Leece=Neville alternator in your coach. If so, you can adjust the voltage output. I wouldn't try to get to the adjustments while engine is running but possibly...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-10-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,796
Posted By SteveS
John or anyone -- What do you have to do to get...

John or anyone -- What do you have to do to get warranty replacement on Koni 88s? Not sure if mine are bad, they are not leaking, but ride/handling doesn't seem to be as good as it was when I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-10-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By SteveS
Agree with Brett. I have redone mine and it is...

Agree with Brett. I have redone mine and it is very easy to do. They come out looking brand-new.
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