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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-18-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Martind4
Ours has a little pop up button switch that...

Ours has a little pop up button switch that automatically turns on the fan when the cover is open. This switch sometimes gets stuck and fails to activate the fan.

I slap the side of the opening...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-16-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Martind4
Any hints on what the problem was and how it was...

Any hints on what the problem was and how it was fixed?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-13-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Martind4
My sister had a 2018 Thor Synergy and some of the...

My sister had a 2018 Thor Synergy and some of the AC vents weren't hooked up at the factory. Took a year and many different techs before someone discovered the problem. It had even been back to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Martind4
I've had good luck using an automotive scissor...

I've had good luck using an automotive scissor jack and blocking to help control the microwave when I remove the last screw.

Just extend the jack until it almost contacts the bottom of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-06-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Martind4
We had an '04 Grand Cherokee 4WD that we towed...

We had an '04 Grand Cherokee 4WD that we towed over 100K miles without a problem. It was a very comfortable ride.

Just trying to point out that Jeep makes a variety of vehicles, not just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Martind4
All of our motorhome TVs have 2 “strings” hanging...

All of our motorhome TVs have 2 “strings” hanging down behind the unit. They go to the release mechanism so it can lifted up and out.

Ours have little medallions to have something to pull on,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-04-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Bounder: Newbie question
Views: 369
Posted By Martind4
Newbie question

Our '06 Phaeton didn't charge chassis batteries when plugged in. Later models do, it depends on the manufacturer.

Easiest way to tell for sure is to check the voltage of both sets of batteries,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Martind4
We had a similar problem on our V10 pickup,...

We had a similar problem on our V10 pickup, turned out the gas cap wasn't vented properly or plugged and resulted in a partial vacuum in the tank.

Whenever it happened, I just opened the gas cap,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Martind4
More questions for you. Does the furnace fan...

More questions for you.

Does the furnace fan operate when the thermostat set point is raised above current room temperature?

If the fan operates, it's actually purging the combustion chamber...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Martind4
We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon that was probably...

We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon that was probably very similar to your Journey.

The heater core replacement wasn't all that bad, although it would be easier if I had 6’ long arms or was 20 years...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-31-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Martind4
We have a Progressive Industries 50A hardwired...

We have a Progressive Industries 50A hardwired unit that works great for us. It's saved us several times at campgrounds with low voltage.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Martind4
Atwood Levelegs

Atwood Levelegs are electric, only way to manually retract is with 1/2” socket and battery or electric drill.

You could do it manually but it's about 800 turns/inch.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Martind4
Exterior Grab Bar Removal

If you're careful, use a battery powered impact driver, the “hammering” helps to loosen stubborn screws.

You might try a short burst of tightening, then reverse direction to remove.

The impact...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Martind4
My last verbal quote from HWH was “about $6K” two...

My last verbal quote from HWH was “about $6K” two years ago. I'm sure prices have changed since then.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Martind4
I've replaced the entire headlight assembly...

I've replaced the entire headlight assembly because of fogged lenses.

They are the same as 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee headlights.

The LED bulb supplier have have a cross listing for those.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Martind4
The start/stop switch will flash a code that...

The start/stop switch will flash a code that indicates the reason for the shutdown. Look in your owner's manual or look it up online for your model.

It will probably flash 3 times that translates...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-12-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Martind4
We have an '06 Phaeton so it might be different...

We have an '06 Phaeton so it might be different than yours. Our “T” handle is in the first compartment on the driver's side and in the upper right hand corner.

To open our generator slide, I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Martind4
I had good luck removing and reinstalling our...

I had good luck removing and reinstalling our microwave using the scissor jack from the Grand Cherokee.

My wife wasn't available to help so I used some blocking and the jack to slowly lower it to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Martind4
We had basement air in a previous coach and the...

We had basement air in a previous coach and the same thing would happen if the outside temperature was below 35 degrees or so.

The heat pump just wasn't efficient enough to extract heat from low...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Martind4
2003 Airstream Land Yacht water hook up

Just get a plastic plug and screw it in where the hose would normally go. It will work as a short term fix until you can replace the fresh water fitting.

The plug threads have to match a male...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Martind4
I very seldom slam my compartment doors. ...

I very seldom slam my compartment doors. Usually, I close them until the latch makes contact, then I lift the handle and press the door with my knee to seal, then release the handle.

You might...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-04-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,694
Posted By Martind4
We towed a Grand Cherokee behind our Itasca...

We towed a Grand Cherokee behind our Itasca Horizon using a Brake Buddy supplemental.

I reduced the sensitivity on the BB so it seldom activated on the theory I really only needed it in a panic...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-31-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Martind4
I know you said it was a straightforward install...

I know you said it was a straightforward install on the transfer switch but is there a possibility the generator input is miswired and shorting to ground? Or some other wires touching?

Code 3 27...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-30-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Martind4
Blue Beacon has a place in Council Bluffs near...

Blue Beacon has a place in Council Bluffs near the Horseshoe Casino.

They do a great job, no reservations necessary but you might want to pick an off peak time to show up.

The price for a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Martind4
Could somebody have helped themselves to your...

Could somebody have helped themselves to your fuel and left you with an empty tank?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By Martind4
Congratulations on the milestone, I don't think a...

Congratulations on the milestone, I don't think a lot of rigs make it the far, certainly not without TLC.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Martind4
We had a similar problem on our ‘06 Phaeton and I...

We had a similar problem on our ‘06 Phaeton and I think the replacement part was called an air dam or something similar.

It's a piece of rigid plastic on the leading side of the door and goes from...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-11-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Martind4
Coleman Mach 15 Delivery Time?

We ordered a new Coleman Mach 15 AC/heat pump on February 4 with original delivery for April/May.

It's been delayed several times, usually a month at a time with the pandemic being the cause.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Martind4
Like others have said, the quick answer is “Yes”...

Like others have said, the quick answer is “Yes” you can manually operate the level legs to extend.

Rather than use a battery powered drill I prefer to use my DeWalt battery powered impact...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Martind4
It works! The new capacitor makes everything...

It works! The new capacitor makes everything work as it should.

Thanks for all the tips.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Martind4
We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon and needed to...

We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon and needed to replace the heater core. Taking the spring clips off wasn't a problem, just keep track of them because they like to fly. I used a flat screwdriver to pry...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-22-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Martind4
Thanks, I'll pass that suggestion along to him.

Thanks, I'll pass that suggestion along to him.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Martind4
I can't speak for the first 10 ears of it's life,...

I can't speak for the first 10 ears of it's life, but for the last 5 years I don't think it's been exposed to a low voltage situation. The Progressive Industries EMS has been keeping an eye on...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-20-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Martind4
A/C Capacitor Exploded

We have a Coleman Mach 15 air conditioner that stopped cooling, fan works and I could hear the compressor trying to start.

Removed the shroud and opened the capacitor box and found a 40 mfd 370VAC...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Martind4
I definitely wouldn't use a dolly that doesn't...

I definitely wouldn't use a dolly that doesn't have brakes, regardless of the toad weight.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-08-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Martind4
Stehl Tow Dolly Scrapes

Ours did the same thing until I added a drop hitch between the motorhome and the dolly to lower the ball.

Stehl recommends the base of the ball to be between 15” - 19” above the ground.

You...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Martind4
Be careful when you install your new springs. ...

Be careful when you install your new springs. The common internet solution is to bend the spring and put popsicle stick sized pieces between the twists to make the spring long enough to attach. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Martind4
So, took first “long trip”... some odd questions...

We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon which is very similar to your Ultimate Advantage and was built on a Freightliner chassis.

For the entire 6 years we had it, it was slow filling on fuel. Sometimes if...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-28-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Martind4
Thanks for the replies. It was getting late in...

Thanks for the replies. It was getting late in the day and they knew I didn't want to leave the coach overnight so they didn't try to fix it. I suppose that's going to take another appointment.
...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-27-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Martind4
Lower Kingpin not taking grease

Had our '06 Freightliner XC chassis in for servicing today and the mechanic said both lower kingpins would not take grease. He had it on jacks so the coach weight was removed.

It was not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,583
Posted By Martind4
We had a similar situation of a compressor...

We had a similar situation of a compressor failure/seizure that took out the serpentine belt on our Cat C-7. No problem finding a qualified mobile mechanic to make the replacement, but broke the AC...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By Martind4
Step cover won’t retract. Yikes!

Our Phaeton is much older and our step cover is air operated.

If your's is air operated, I'd drain the air system by repeatedly pumping the brake pedal until the gauge shows zero. Then I would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Martind4
Scott, I'm glad you got it working again, things...

Scott, I'm glad you got it working again, things like this just bug the heck out of me until I get it fixed.

I suspect we share some DNA in this regard.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Martind4
It's been several years since we had problems...

It's been several years since we had problems with our HWH system and if I remember right, it turned out to be a solenoid that activated the pump when pressing the leveling buttons.

I temporarily...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Martind4
You said a “line” was broken and you repaired it....

You said a “line” was broken and you repaired it. Was that a hydraulic line for the levelers or slides that was repaired?

If so, could the system be low on fluid from the broken line?

I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-19-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Martind4
That's also a good way to determine if the steps...

That's also a good way to determine if the steps need lubrication, if the steps don't move easily with the pin removed, it's time to lubricate!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By Martind4
This is a long shot but you might try pushing in...

This is a long shot but you might try pushing in the door a little while unlocking. The lock mechanism might be too tight and the mechanism doesn't have enough power to overcome it.

I know our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,164
Posted By Martind4
Diesel pusher question (general)

As far as I know, the only HWH manufacturing facility is near Moscow, IA. It's right on I-80, easy on, easy off. Their phone number is 563-724-3396, just ask for service department.

I don't trust...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Martind4
We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon and a common problem...

We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon and a common problem was cold solder joints on the VDC (Vehicle Data Computer), which among other things converts analog air pressure to a digital signal for the air...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,164
Posted By Martind4
Freightliner Gaffney has 50A electrical hookups...

Freightliner Gaffney has 50A electrical hookups for each coach.

There is a “community” sewer dump and a potable water source as well.

I had HWH levelers on a previous coach and always had...
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