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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Mlfiedler
Almost as bad as the VCR flashing "12:00"!

OK, I'm sure there are plenty who will consider me crazy, but I know there are some electronics geniuses on the forum, so I'll hazard the question. I hat my microwave demanding I set the clock...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-17-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mlfiedler
From my limited perspective, I'd ask if the...

From my limited perspective, I'd ask if the storage space below any slides is acceptable. This summer we swapped out our 40' 2001 Intrigue for a 40' 2000 Allure. No, that ain't going backwards,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-12-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mlfiedler
LUMITRONICS RV portch light. Sadly, not...

LUMITRONICS RV portch light. Sadly, not available in chrome.https://https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HOr7RAmjcMEEUVEislHVkObzEnc12HuC/view?usp=drivesdk
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-12-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mlfiedler
Just fought that same battle. The original light...

Just fought that same battle. The original light on my 2000 Allure is just over 6 inches long. The Bargman replacement i got from Amazon was too small.


So here's the fix: Amazon has an RV...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 09-21-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Mlfiedler
Allure :: 2000 Country Coach Allure

Allure :: 2000 Country Coach Allure (2021-09-22 03:11:25)
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,424
Posted By Mlfiedler
So, does the biker park it all night with the...

So, does the biker park it all night with the lights on?? I'd love to see that rig coming and going, all lit up in the dark!
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-12-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,165
Posted By Mlfiedler
Well, you got my attention . . .

Any additional details on how you set it up, when or how you activate it? Was this one of Banks' off-the-shelf setups? Sold specifically for the ISC350?
[When I search their web site for "water...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,905
Posted By Mlfiedler
I'm kind of a Johnny-come-lately to this party,...

I'm kind of a Johnny-come-lately to this party, but here's my 2 cents worth.

This past week, when it was 112° late in the day, and 90°+ well past my bed time, we had the coach A/C running pretty...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Mlfiedler
What I understood B BALL to be describing, is...

What I understood B BALL to be describing, is adopting a somewhat simple control strategy once the Sauer Danfoss has "expired". Some units, having been replaced, only last 3 to 4 years, so folks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Mlfiedler
Quote: "I am a little concerned of AC...

Quote: "I am a little concerned of AC compressor failure due to the fan not kicking on when AC is turned on."

I'm with you, having the fan respond to your A/C seems worth while. An option...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-19-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Mlfiedler
My 2001 Intrigue has a small round piezo...

My 2001 Intrigue has a small round piezo buzzer/beeper wired behind the dash, right next to each of the indicator arrows. The top of the instrument cluster comes loose with a screw on each front...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-27-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Mlfiedler
As Maxwell Smart used to say, "Chief, I only...

As Maxwell Smart used to say, "Chief, I only missed it by that much!"

Well, learned a bunch more about proportional hydraulic valves in the last few days. Got my little magic box installed in...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 02-20-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Mlfiedler
Im new to Trip Wizard. But part of what I...

Im new to Trip Wizard. But part of what I thought I was going to have is a way to “stash” on a master map all the “Someday I wanna go there!” places anywhere in the country, so when I start plotting...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-20-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,190
Posted By Mlfiedler
Hi, Bob

Yeah, the CX has the hydropneumatic suspension, the same as the DS, the SM, the GSA. No turbo, but the larger non-turbo engine. (2.5 Liter) I lived in Africa for a couple years in the 70's, and...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-19-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Mlfiedler
Funny thing, Bill. You and I seem to be on the...

Funny thing, Bill. You and I seem to be on the same street, headed opposite ways . . . if this box fails to work as planned, or just fails inside a reasonable time frame, I’m headed for the wax...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-19-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Mlfiedler
Yet Another Crack at the Fan Control

We bought our RV three years ago, but I keep learning things about owning a motorhome. Recently I learned the fan is not supposed to run flat out all the time! So the "Linus-Tornado" is not an...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-14-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,190
Posted By Mlfiedler
Those flat-lenses are susceptible to flying rock,...

Those flat-lenses are susceptible to flying rock, alright. I put new plastic on my coach about 3 years ago, and the driver's side has a pretty good three-legged crack, that had to be a rock.


...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-09-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Mlfiedler
Wow! Perfect solution! :dance: Can't believe I...

Wow! Perfect solution! :dance: Can't believe I wasted all that time trying to figure out how the "signal" was going to be sent to the compressor, when its right there for the taking! Duh! ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-08-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,343
Posted By Mlfiedler
Ron, I’m following your lead here. The PWM-...

Ron, I’m following your lead here. The PWM- speed control is a cool adoption! I’ve been playing around with ways to implement that on my rig.

But somehow, I’m missing the high-speed over ride,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-07-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Mlfiedler
Thought I could I.D. the wire I need from the...

Thought I could I.D. the wire I need from the other end. Maybe.
At the Sauer Danfoss fan controller, there are 8 wires entering the control box. Two pairs were identified as pickups from the SD...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Mlfiedler
OTR A/C Trinary Switch Puzzle

I’m trying to finess an electronic replacement for the Sauer Danfoss hydraulic fan controller along the lines of what CC Rider / RonandSue74 posted about back in September....
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Mlfiedler
I can say this, it sure looks better! But my...

I can say this, it sure looks better! But my other project for the winter involved pulling the mirrors to get the supports recorded, and that turned into a really special mess.... to be completed,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-19-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Mlfiedler
Good to know! I could see where me and a sledge...

Good to know! I could see where me and a sledge hammer could get into hot water real fast!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Mlfiedler
Yeah, another sensor may be making things too...

Yeah, another sensor may be making things too fiddley.
As I understand the original setup, Sauer Danfoss modulated the fan speed based on temperature of coolant, intake air, and pressure in the A/C...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Mlfiedler
This is the winter for taming the whirl-wind my...

This is the winter for taming the whirl-wind my coach blows in a dry and dusty campground! I love all the topics I’m learning about in IRV2! I guess it never occurred to me that fan could be...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-31-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Mlfiedler
Window Seal on Entry Door

Our 2001 Intrigue whistles like crazy from so.eplace at the entry door at anything over about 50mph. I read recently about quieting some whistle with a piece of 2x4 and a sledge hammer . . . (May...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-13-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Mlfiedler
Thanks all around, you’ve both reassured me —...

Thanks all around, you’ve both reassured me — this is not a sign of imminent engine failure — and given me some valuable tips for better understanding it.
It’s great to get so many quick replies.
...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Mlfiedler
Well, BUMMER! Thought I succeeded in uploading...

Well, BUMMER! Thought I succeeded in uploading that, but now I cannot get it to ‘play’. Will try again tomorrow from another computer.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Mlfiedler
ISC350 Startup Sounds

Something I have asked my Freightliner guys about, only to be told, “That’s normal, don’t worry”. When my coach starts up, there is a “quiet” period, of from 7 or 8 to 20 or so seconds, then there...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 11-30-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,942
Posted By Mlfiedler
Well, count me in. I'm pretty new to this DP...

Well, count me in. I'm pretty new to this DP world, having graduated from a life in sedans to a 40 ft coach & toad. Got a lot to learn!
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-01-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mlfiedler
My Bluefire shows zero op most the time. Then at...

My Bluefire shows zero op most the time. Then at odd moments it pops up with some cockamamie number like 135psi.
Some Cummins owners report success with an inexpensive replacement sender.

I...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mlfiedler
Damion, I'm coming late to the party, but I'm...

Damion, I'm coming late to the party, but I'm very interested in getting a better perspective on oil pressure in my ISC 350.
Is that sender you got from Amazon working without the updated ECM...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-29-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Mlfiedler
FWIW: Slapped a little hundred mile per hour...

FWIW: Slapped a little hundred mile per hour tape around the break, and got home with only a limited blow by.
Got the broken tube out, and replaced it with a length of 3/8 inch PEX. The attachment...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-17-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Mlfiedler
2001 Intrigue, Engine Oil

At a campground, 300 miles from home, of couse.
Two issues here: Is the CC# stamped on my engine oil dipstick supposed to match my coach number? Coach is noted as Serial # 11281. Dipstick is...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-03-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,165
Posted By Mlfiedler
[Quote: " you WILL NOT INCREASE POWER SIMPLY BY...

[Quote: " you WILL NOT INCREASE POWER SIMPLY BY INCREASING BOOST. It simply isn't possible" ]

I find the chemistry argument that more air doesn't make more power quite compelling.

What...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-26-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,165
Posted By Mlfiedler
Too late smart . . . Had Freightliner replace a...

Too late smart . . . Had Freightliner replace a cracked manifold about 2,500 miles back!
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-24-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 27,165
Posted By Mlfiedler
Drill & Tap for EGT

I’m way behind most folks here. Bought the EGT, a fuel pump upgrade, and a “boost fooler”, in anticipation of the Ag-Diesel kit. Intent was to add them in that order.

OK, now I’m feeling a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-11-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 322,921
Posted By Mlfiedler
Confused by Equipment List in HOW-TO document from “Post #10”

Have a question here for the OP:

Thanks for putting this together, and walking folks through getting their own setup functioning! Have been doing a bunch of reading, trying to understand how the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-05-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mlfiedler
I agree, Cummins certainly doesn't seem to hang...

I agree, Cummins certainly doesn't seem to hang it out there, as a number to guide us in tinkering with systems! I don't find any "Official" statement by any other engine maker, either.

Here's...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-05-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mlfiedler
Yeah, I wouldn’t want to tear up the floor,...

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to tear up the floor, either.

I think you mentioned the A-D system allowing an owner to ‘set’ the power boost, at 0, 10%, 20%, or 30% . . . . Is that control accessible...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-05-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Mlfiedler
Ray, thanks for commenting on the screen inside...

Ray, thanks for commenting on the screen inside the lift pump! WOW, had never heard of that. Is this something that can be accessed, and cleaned? I know I ran some really knarly algae-cruder fuel...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-02-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mlfiedler
Man, you put together some impressive sets of...

Man, you put together some impressive sets of numbers!

It is a shame those of us without the Ag-Diesel add on are pressed to compare how our vehicle may have responded in the same circumstances. ...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 07-02-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By Mlfiedler
CoCo :: 2001 Country Coach Intrigue, sold as the "Gourmet on the Road" withe

CoCo :: 2001 Country Coach Intrigue, sold as the "Gourmet on the Road" (2017-08-23 21:40:14)
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 07-02-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,723
Posted By Mlfiedler
When we first registered our class A, the State...

When we first registered our class A, the State of Washington abbreviated the “Make” of our Country Coach to “CoCo”. Didn’t seem right to call her anything else.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-01-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mlfiedler
Fuel Filters! Man, ignorance is Bliss!

Have been following the couple threads about the FASS fuel pump and filter upgrade, and finally began to recognize how ignorant I’ve been. Started by looking up specs on the filters my rig came...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-03-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,190
Posted By Mlfiedler
Xtralights may have over-extended themselves. ...

Xtralights may have over-extended themselves. Check out a few of the reviews on line:
https://www.resellerratings.com/store/Xtralights
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Mlfiedler
INNOVATIVE! Cool. I love it! Last year I...

INNOVATIVE! Cool. I love it! Last year I swapped out the Bronco light assemblies, as one of my steps in the onghoing battle for night vision from within my Intrigue, and I agree, the left side was...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-14-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By Mlfiedler
To Caulk, or NOT to Caulk . . .

Have been busy scrubbing the yellow stains off the top-edge of my 2001 Intrigue, which developed due to clear coat failure, and the previous owner allowing it to chalk.


In the process, I'm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 79,509
Posted By Mlfiedler
Tycham, in your PDF you commented on different...

Tycham, in your PDF you commented on different approaches to removing old graphics. " I
discovered a better tool and removed the rest of the stripes in less than a morning of work. "

I'm all for...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-13-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,190
Posted By Mlfiedler
If you are handy, you might find this an...

If you are handy, you might find this an interesting option. Morrimoto makes a line of 7 or 8 aftermarket retrofit projector lenses, offering both Hi and Low beam HID lighting. The Ford F series...
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