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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-09-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,779
Posted By backagain
Swing-arm entry door hinge

I'm considering installing one of these before I get damage from a strong wind. If you have one, can you tell me how thick the assembly is? I only have 3/8" of room between the top of my door and the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By backagain
Which valves did you try?

Which valves did you try?
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By backagain
Are you talking about Hadley's Smart Air...

Are you talking about Hadley's Smart Air Management System. It looks like it controls leveling and travel modes. Maybe the travel mode control is similar to HWH's Active Air system, but it would be...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-27-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By backagain
late to the topic

I hope you don't mind if I ask for some clarification. I'm just finding out about the SS and SE valves. When you say that you shouldn't receive any additional road transfer by using the Source...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-27-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By backagain
The 1/4 lines are in and I don't see much...

The 1/4 lines are in and I don't see much difference in slide operation. Thanks all for your input :thumb:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
I'm in the middle of nowhere Sask, so I had a...

I'm in the middle of nowhere Sask, so I had a local shop make up new 1/4 ID lines. Now Ill get to check if it was a line leak, sync valve, or ram causing the problem.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By backagain
Just as long as slide-out doesn't turn into a...

Just as long as slide-out doesn't turn into a catapult :laugh:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By backagain
I'm replacing due to a leak. They want 4x the...

I'm replacing due to a leak. They want 4x the price for oem, maybe because the oem size hose is almost impossible to find. 90% of the answers from other forums say there will be no difference...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By backagain
Wow, you guys are great!! It sounds like KanzKran...

Wow, you guys are great!! It sounds like KanzKran and Mr_D are saying about the same thing, so my plans should not be an issue with the slide-out function.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-22-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By backagain
Question about Hydraulic Fluid Dynamics

If I change a 1/8" ID hose to a 1/4" ID hose, I know that increases flow but how does it change pressure?

I'm changing the hydraulic lines from a synchronization valve to two rams of a slide-out....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-20-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
Actually, the ID is 1/8". After many calls in...

Actually, the ID is 1/8". After many calls in the US and Canada, I'm coming up blank. The good news is, after close inspection I realize the lines from the sync valve to the rams should be easy to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-07-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
Good news: I picked up fittings from a local...

Good news: I picked up fittings from a local shop.

Bad news: ID is 3/16", not 1/4". I should have known because you were referring to the main line from the pump. The leak I have is the smaller...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-06-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By backagain
I got these for about $1.50 each. Way less than...

I got these for about $1.50 each. Way less than the ones that come in the sealed box
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By backagain
The diode boxes are included in a Blue Ox kit....

The diode boxes are included in a Blue Ox kit. Instead, I'll be using two 3amp diodes in place of each box.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By backagain
Toad taillight electrical connection

I'm going to wire my toad's rear lights using this diagram from Blue Ox. My toad has an inertia supplemental brake system (RVi brake3) that presses on the brake pedal when I slow my MH sufficiently...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
I reconnected the balancing valve to check for...

I reconnected the balancing valve to check for leaks. I now have an obvious leak at the connection shown. I don't know if the leaked just started from me disconnecting and reconnecting the line, or I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
Haha, yeah, been waiting about 4 weeks now for...

Haha, yeah, been waiting about 4 weeks now for the callback. I did find out that the piston shaft moves though.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-03-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
Thanks for the link to your post :) I'll...

Thanks for the link to your post :)

I'll clean up the area to see if there is a leak. Also, I wonder if there's a way to bench test the balancing valve.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-03-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
It's hard to tell. I'd say the fittings were...

It's hard to tell. I'd say the fittings were sweating but there may have been new oil running down a side panel.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-03-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By backagain
HWH hydraulic slide ram or equalization valve?

How do you figure out if a slide ram or the equalization valve for the two rams of a slide-out is bad? One ram of the slide is working but not the other. There are no obvious leaks, just some...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-18-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
And if the bearings feel good or it spins good on...

And if the bearings feel good or it spins good on a battery, I'll have to figure out how to test the fuel pump, or I'll just ship it to Roger Berke for testing.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-17-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
Here's a message from Roger Bereke. "The way...

Here's a message from Roger Bereke.

"The way to test the motor is to have it connected to fuel pump (so that it is pumping fuel), preferably burning so you can test it as actually working. Motor...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-16-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
The light on my diesel switch also goes off, but...

The light on my diesel switch also goes off, but mine does not reset.
Forum: Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) 12-14-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,184
Posted By backagain
Shout-out for Continental Tire

I ordered Continental tires through the FMCA tire program and got a great price, but the tire shop gave me 3 1/2 year old tires. I called FMCA and they gave me the contact info for the Continental...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-14-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
It's a HHE-200-09E and the status board has a...

It's a HHE-200-09E and the status board has a green light for the diesel burner.

If it was a clogged filter, damaged nozzle, electrodes misaligned, etc, would that cause the electric motor to run...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
Spaceball, what did yours do or sound like when...

Spaceball, what did yours do or sound like when the motor went bad?

I agree with you guys that I neglected the annual service, but that may have been only 3 years as I bought the coach 2 years ago...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-05-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By backagain
AquaHot sounds like a mouse

The AquaHot diesel burner was working normally in my 05 Country Coach Affinity, and then on a very cold night (9 degrees F), it would only make a faint squeaking sound heard from the exhaust pipe...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-18-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By backagain
Flat Towing a 2012 Ford Edge FWD EcoBoost

If you've flat towed one of these, I'd like to hear about your experience. Mine is the SEL with key start.

The 2012 owners manual says you can flat tow it but the 2013 manual says no, so I wonder...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,412
Posted By backagain
:rofl: Then the real man remembers the oil filter...

:rofl: Then the real man remembers the oil filter needs to be changed too. More swearing ensues as he realizes he's turning it the wrong way and now it's really stuck on, and all dented up.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Maybe REV will have the records on your Beaver....

Maybe REV will have the records on your Beaver. Also, look for the manufacturer and # on the muffler. Or maybe it was dependent on your chassis as to the type/size/shape of muffler. You could call...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
That looks like mine if that is the outlet. The...

That looks like mine if that is the outlet. The inlet has a rim around it. Mine is round.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Here's and interesting forum thread at:...

Here's and interesting forum thread at: https://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/threads/cat-ecm-lower-exhaust-backpressure.48059/

"....We experienced similar flat to marginal...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
The catalytic muffler on my 05 Country Coach with...

The catalytic muffler on my 05 Country Coach with an 04 C13 has Donaldson stamped on it with the #M130094 (difficult to find and read). The front 1/2 has the honeycomb catalytic material while the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By backagain
#2 from Montana to Idaho too crazy?

I want to take my 45' MH with toad from northwest Montana through Glacier National Park on the #2 to Idaho. I'm very confident behind the wheel and my rig can turn on a dime. I'm I crazy?
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-08-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Yep, if there's a computer, there's someone who...

Yep, if there's a computer, there's someone who can hack it. I'm not sure why gatorcq is so convinced that a Cat ECU is bullet proof. Brady, my Russian hacker, was telling me this morning that he can...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-08-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Well, if you're talking about my guy, he does...

Well, if you're talking about my guy, he does have a Russian background. So... just saying :cool:
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
He said, "...well after 200 units a year. I've...

He said, "...well after 200 units a year. I've got it down to a science.
Cats are the easiest, especially 08"

I'm sure he's not perfect. If he did yours, maybe you'd be the guy that would end up...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
03 and 04 were transition years for Cat before...

03 and 04 were transition years for Cat before their final ACERT engines that started late 04 to 06, so I'm not surprised if you didn't have the catalytic muffler. Anyways, your complaint was about...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Thanks for the story. Even though your coach is...

Thanks for the story. Even though your coach is an 04, are you sure your engine was made in 04? Some coach builders would by engines before building the coach. Also, can you verify that you have an...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
The local Cat dealer's opinion was to not expect...

The local Cat dealer's opinion was to not expect much change from an 04-06 ACERT delete (that is, the system that holds a valve open longer to allow exhaust into the intake - Cat's version of a EGR...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
The local Cat dealer's opinion was to not expect...

The local Cat dealer's opinion was to not expect much change from an 04-06 ACERT delete (that is, the system that holds a valve open longer to allow exhaust into the intake - Cat's version of a EGR...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
It looks like a standard muffler but there's a...

It looks like a standard muffler but there's a few hundred $ of precious metals in it.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
My 04 C13 is relatively quiet at idle, unless...

My 04 C13 is relatively quiet at idle, unless you're standing by the engine, but under power it sounds like a jet engine turbine with its twin turbos.

With your Aero muffler, do you just hear a...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Does your 08 have an 07 or 08 Cat engine?

Does your 08 have an 07 or 08 Cat engine?
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
Come to Sask and I'll introduce you. The local...

Come to Sask and I'll introduce you. The local Cat and Case dealers refer work to him. The Case combines run real bad until he does the DPF delete and ECU reprogram. He's done over a hundred Case...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,896
Posted By backagain
You're correct about my 04 C13 not having a DPF,...

You're correct about my 04 C13 not having a DPF, but the muffler they used is also a catalytic converter. It also doesn't have any O2 sensors before and after it, weird. This is according to an...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By backagain
Thanks spdracr39 and Solo_RV_Guy. I'll give those...

Thanks spdracr39 and Solo_RV_Guy. I'll give those a try. It was also suggested that I try a different shore power circuit and or test its voltage. Also to try the inverters while using the generator.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-27-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By backagain
Inverter buzz bomb

I'm grateful for any diagnostic help with my Xantrex Prosine inverter/chargers in my 05 Country Coach Affinity.

I've been off the road for two months and occasionally plug it into 15 amp shore...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-15-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By backagain
C13 in a 56k lb GVW 2005 Affinity. I mostly let...

C13 in a 56k lb GVW 2005 Affinity. I mostly let it idle a lot longer than everyone is saying. A pyro gauge would be nice to see what max temps I'm getting on a climb.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-15-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,412
Posted By backagain
I agree with the first sentence. It's convenient...

I agree with the first sentence. It's convenient for me to change my own oil (T4) each summer where I stay. It was about 6000 miles since last summer. If an oil analysis says my oil was spent, I'll...
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