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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-19-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,943
Posted By garyb1st
Our 210 amps of lithium were down to 10%...

Our 210 amps of lithium were down to 10% recently. It was dark at our campsite so no solar. Also our Onan 5500 was shutting down after a half hour or so. We have a 12v refrigerator that was using...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By garyb1st
Mark, we're going with a smaller unit similar to...

Mark, we're going with a smaller unit similar to what Tom has. Just so you know, the link to Howards doesn't show any models.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By garyb1st
Tom, thanks for the post and pix. Nice work and...

Tom, thanks for the post and pix. Nice work and similar to what I plan on doing. I was thinking of some kind of heat shield but didn't consider heat from the stove. Good idea. I haven't removed...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-05-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By garyb1st
New non-convection microwave

Looking for replacement of convection microwave. Pulled ours out and will be replacing with a non-convection microwave. Current unit is a Sharp that has 850 watts of power. It is secured very...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-05-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,943
Posted By garyb1st
Replaced the lead acid with 2 Lion Energy 105 Ah...

Replaced the lead acid with 2 Lion Energy 105 Ah Lifepo4 batteries 2 years ago. Did nothing to protect the Alternator. Since I put them in, we've traveled more than 11,000 miles and have not had...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-17-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By garyb1st
Cat, I'm in Los Angeles area Flyer150015,...

Cat, I'm in Los Angeles area

Flyer150015, just had new tire put on and didn't think to take pix. The weld is on the flat part of the tire. The tire dealer said it's not in a high risk area. But...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By garyb1st
Have tried the local junk yards, eBay, amazon and...

Have tried the local junk yards, eBay, amazon and craigslist. Nothing comes up. Checked Mill Supply and nothing comes up when I search for 22.5 wheels.

Fyrflie, did you search for 22. 5...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By garyb1st
Workhorse 225 x 6.75 wheel failure

Anyone have experience with BUYTRUCKWHEELS.COM?

Wheel on steer axle failed. Small pin hole on flat area between side walls. Had welded but not comfortable using it. Been looking for a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-11-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By garyb1st
Voldog thanks for the reply and pix. Since we...

Voldog thanks for the reply and pix. Since we both have Fleetwood Motorhomes, it's likely mine is attached like yours. Did you have to modify the cabinet to fit the replacement unit?

As an...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-09-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By garyb1st
Lithium batteries not taking much charge from Converter

Momentary short of battery may have caused the problem but not sure. Several months ago when I was replacing the BMS I think I shorted one of the batteries. These are Lion Energy Lithium which can be...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-09-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By garyb1st
Convection microwave

Our Sharp convection microwave stops working after 59 seconds. I've read this in a common problem. The DW never uses the convection feature so am thinking may just a standard microwave which is a...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-09-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By garyb1st
2005 Pace Arrow 22.5 wheels

The rim for our steer tire on our 2005 Pace failed. Had it welded and shop said they use stainless steel to do repairs. Still I'm uncomfortable with a welded rim and have been looking for a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 84,700
Posted By garyb1st
Lithium batteries not taking charge from Converter

Momentary short of battery may have caused the problem but not sure. Several months ago when I was replacing the BMS I think I shorted one of the batteries. These are Lion Energy Lithium which can...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 84,700
Posted By garyb1st
Convection microwave

Our Sharp convection microwave stops working after 59 seconds. I've read this in a common problem. The DW never uses the convection feature so am thinking may just a standard microwave which is a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 84,700
Posted By garyb1st
The rim for our steer tire on our 2005 Pace...

The rim for our steer tire on our 2005 Pace failed. Had it welded and shop said they use stainless steel to do repairs. Still I'm uncomfortable with a welded rim and have been looking for a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 84,700
Posted By garyb1st
Our stopped working on our last trip. Like yours...

Our stopped working on our last trip. Like yours it was an original and not made anymore. Not being home I had limited ability to check it out. So we bought a new Surflo via Amazon and put it in. ...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-03-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By garyb1st
One final thought on owning the stick built. ...

One final thought on owning the stick built. Last July, we had $6,000 in plumbing issues when a tree root took out our sewer line which is beneath the blvd. If it was in the street the job would...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-03-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By garyb1st
What happened to OP and Computerguy is truly...

What happened to OP and Computerguy is truly scary. We bought our motorhome used 5 years ago. The previous owner had to replace the Allison Transmission. That was with 31,000 miles on the clock. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Back home and managed with no braking system on...

Back home and managed with no braking system on toad. In total, we put 4,000 miles on the Pace after the braking system failed. Honestly, I didn't notice a whole lot of difference towing the Jeep...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-31-2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,348
Posted By garyb1st
I'm sure there are civilizations millions of...

I'm sure there are civilizations millions of light years away asking the same question.
Forum: Full-Timers 07-30-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By garyb1st
Been RVing for 15 years. Have thought about...

Been RVing for 15 years. Have thought about full-timing and while the idea is appealing, after 3 months on the road, it's always good to get back to the stick built. Ideally what I would like is a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By garyb1st
Not sure if it's going to change, but lately used...

Not sure if it's going to change, but lately used RV prices have been crazy high. Even those sold by individuals. Guess everyone has heard that it's a sellers market. Selling 10+ year old RV's for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,441
Posted By garyb1st
Lots to think about. The tag axle is off the...

Lots to think about. The tag axle is off the list. I'll have to do more research on the RoadMaster 8 airbag chassis. Monaco Dynastys and the like were high on the list. Also handling issues of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,441
Posted By garyb1st
Thanks for the replies. Great info. As...

Thanks for the replies. Great info. As mentioned I'm only interested in a shorter diesel since I have limited space at my home. Our gasser is 35'8" and don't know if that includes the ladder. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,441
Posted By garyb1st
Short diesel pusher

Our two gas motorhomes have been great from a mechanical point. Bought used and put about 30,000 miles on each. For me, the big downside is noise and power. Our current 8.1 Chevy with the Ultra...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-19-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,348
Posted By garyb1st
Thanks for the post. Had a great laugh. And I...

Thanks for the post. Had a great laugh. And I think you summed it up quite well.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-19-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By garyb1st
We drove to the Grand Canyon West but were too...

We drove to the Grand Canyon West but were too late to go on the Skywalk. It's no where near as spectacular as the South rim from the visitor center to Cameron AZ. The only downside to the South...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By garyb1st
We've been on the road for close to 3 months. ...

We've been on the road for close to 3 months. The number of RVs for sale at dealerships across the country has been over the top. Never seen so many new RVs waiting to be sold. And that has been...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,552
Posted By garyb1st
Smile IMHO, we're not seeing as many RVs on the road...

IMHO, we're not seeing as many RVs on the road for two reasons. First the price of fuel. Second, many of the RVs purchased in the past two years were sold to newbies.

We've been on the road...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-03-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By garyb1st
If you have insurance your comprehensive may...

If you have insurance your comprehensive may provide coverage. Give them a call and see what they say.

As to your age, if you're in good health go for it. I just turned 79 and still thinking...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-02-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,552
Posted By garyb1st
Totally agree. While gas prices are a major...

Totally agree. While gas prices are a major concern for those of us who are retired and often travel 1000's of miles to a destination, I doubt the cost of fuel for a short 100 miles trip will affect...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-25-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,552
Posted By garyb1st
Been on the road for almost 2 months. Have seen...

Been on the road for almost 2 months. Have seen many RV's on dealer lots. Most of these are smaller travel trailers. Not many motorhomes. We usually take secondary highways and avoid the...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-25-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By garyb1st
Just turned 79. I've thought about downsizing or...

Just turned 79. I've thought about downsizing or even hanging up the keys. I've also thought of buying a diesel or possibly another no-slide gasser. What I really want to do is minimize the amount...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
On my compressor at the house, there's a valve...

On my compressor at the house, there's a valve that I can loosen that will release air. Is there a similar valve on the BrakeMaster air compressor? It looks like there is one on the opposite end...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
If leads are imbedded, do I need contact with...

If leads are imbedded, do I need contact with bare wire to do this?

Limited use to measure volts and check continuity.

Agree. If I could find someone to look at it I'd have them fix. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
I'm likely confused at this point but is there a...

I'm likely confused at this point but is there a bad solenoid with the proportional valve which would prevent it from working?

Is it possible the compressor is still pressurized?


If...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Please explain how to jumper the wires together. ...

Please explain how to jumper the wires together.

Is this what is show in picture #7?



Will there be a click like a solenoid?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Found the proportional valve. The ground wire is...

Found the proportional valve. The ground wire is easily contacted with the volt meter probe. But the power wire goes directly into the valve. Other than cutting the wire which I don't want to do,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Prior to our current problem, the compressor...

Prior to our current problem, the compressor would start almost every time we started the motorhome. It would start whether parked at our home or on the road before the toad was connected. So I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-14-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,555
Posted By garyb1st
More than the cost of fuel I'm concerned about...

More than the cost of fuel I'm concerned about availability.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Looks like there is power to the compressor. ...

Looks like there is power to the compressor. With the engine running, I'm getting about 14.5 volts at the fuse. With the engine off I'm getting about 13.2v.

Brake lights on toad come on with...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-11-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,555
Posted By garyb1st
Just turned 79 so I've lived through a few of...

Just turned 79 so I've lived through a few of these cycles. Based on history, prices are not going to stay high. Based on the greed of the oil company executives, prices are not going to stay high....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
John, my compressor has an in-line fuse like you...

John, my compressor has an in-line fuse like you describe. It had some corrosion but continuity. At least some times. I replaced it just in case and no change. I also removed and cleaned one of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Pretty sure there is no wire from the house...

Pretty sure there is no wire from the house battery.

There is no unique wire from the toad. Everything works via the 6 way cord. I've done a continuity check on the cord and while one end is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
How do I check voltage at compressor? ...

How do I check voltage at compressor?

Again, not sure how to do that.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Jacwjames, Our compressor looks just like the one...

Jacwjames, Our compressor looks just like the one etrailer sells.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
rssnape, I'd like to determine if compressor...

rssnape, I'd like to determine if compressor getting power. Not sure how to do that. Can that be done with a simple volt meter? If I could determine whether or not the compressor failed, I could...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
Twinboat, Opened the valve to drain the tank. No...

Twinboat, Opened the valve to drain the tank. No water drained out. All the wires seem to be fine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By garyb1st
BrakeMaster 9060

The braking system on our motorhome stopped working. On a gas motorhome like ours, an air compressor is installed on the chassis. Then as far as I know, it works the same as on a diesel motorhome...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-01-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By garyb1st
I'm not sure this is correct. We have a Honda...

I'm not sure this is correct. We have a Honda 2000. It won't run an AC and even with a soft start, the AC is all you could run. Not much power left for anything else. Ours only uses about a...
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