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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-03-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By cmduran
Lake Irwin Campground (roads) near Crested Butte, CO

We were planning on staying at the Lake Irwin campground near Crested Butte, CO in July. We are in a 35 ft Class A. They have sites suitable for big rigs, but I'm wondering about the condition of...
Forum: Going Green 03-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By cmduran
Ok, so the tech dude got back with me (man, those...

Ok, so the tech dude got back with me (man, those guys are fast!) but his answer is open to interpretation:

With 4 series the voltage is high enough but 5 would be better to get voltage up to...
Forum: Going Green 03-12-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By cmduran
I sent another email to the tech dude. Maybe he...

I sent another email to the tech dude. Maybe he can clear that up.
Forum: Going Green 03-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By cmduran
Thanks for the comment. I've got a Magnum 3000w...

Thanks for the comment.
I've got a Magnum 3000w sine wave inverter and remote panel, so I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to match that up with a Magnum controller. I see them out there for only...
Forum: Going Green 03-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By cmduran
I meant to mention that I also played around with...

I meant to mention that I also played around with the minimum number of panels. For my panels, that was five (120.3voc; 98.4vmp). Below that I got the "too low" result.
Forum: Going Green 03-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By cmduran
Magnum PT100 solar calculator

I'm about to install 6 180w Grape Solar panels (VOC=24.06; VMP=19.67; ISC=9.77; IMP=9.16) to charge my 4 300ah batteries in series and parallel for 12v and 600amps. I've spent many hours in these...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-01-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
I see you have exactly the same rig. Was yours...

I see you have exactly the same rig. Was yours one of the ones that did have a diagnostic port in the 2nd half of that year (I think)?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
Now I just have to figure out what the problem is...

Now I just have to figure out what the problem is that caused me to start looking for the diagnostic port in the first place - my oil gauge pegs high as soon as I start it. Probably the sending unit...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
yes, I imagine you are right about that. And I...

yes, I imagine you are right about that. And I know my 1967 Impala was a lot easier to work on than my 2015 Jeep. :)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-28-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
The outcome

Just wanted to followup but I was awaiting this reply from Cummins which says that this engine is mechanical - does not have an ECM. I guess I should have started with that and saved some time. I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
but I was under the impression that I had to get...

but I was under the impression that I had to get the Scangauge D, which has a round connector, for diesels in this age class. I'll have to look at it again. I couldn't tell what it said on the round...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By cmduran
Diagnostic connectors--1998 HR Diesel - Cummins, Freightliner

I was having some trouble with my oil gauge so I decided to purchase a Scangauge D for my 1998 HR Endeavor Diesel. Before I bought it I wanted to be sure I had the right kind of connectors. From...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By cmduran
Thanks for that info. I learn something new every...

Thanks for that info. I learn something new every day!:)
Forum: Boondocking 12-15-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,288
Posted By cmduran
Padre Island National Seashore allows camping...

Padre Island National Seashore allows camping anywhere on the beach, from the end of the hardtop road to the Mansfield Channel - that's 60 miles of beach. But I wouldn't try to take a mh further than...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By cmduran
yep, that was one of the problems. I had just...

yep, that was one of the problems. I had just tested the batteries with a voltmeter when they were not under a load. When tested under a load, turns out one of them was bad after all.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By cmduran
yep, I think that's what happened. One way or...

yep, I think that's what happened. One way or another the starter got stuck in the start position, and that's what I was hearing.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By cmduran
Thanks for all the input. Sorry for taking so...

Thanks for all the input. Sorry for taking so long to get back but I wanted to wait for a resolution. Turns out it was a couple of things. One of the batteries tested bad under a load, so I replaced...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By cmduran
275 hp Cummins whine then no start

I've got a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 35WDS with a 275 hp Cummins and an Allison transmission. I've been sitting in an RV park for a couple of months but every weekend I've been starting it up and...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 10-19-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
Man, that's rough. Have you been able to...

Man, that's rough. Have you been able to determine any particular cause for so many failures?
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 10-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
Mine was rebuilt in-house for about $6000.

Mine was rebuilt in-house for about $6000.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
thanks Crasher. I couldn't find anyone who said...

thanks Crasher. I couldn't find anyone who said they had gone to 275 on a similar coach to mine, so I ended up going with the 255/70R/22.5 Michelin XZEs with the FMCA discount. Great ride so far.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
ok, they rebuilt the transmission in house. So...

ok, they rebuilt the transmission in house. So far so good.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-23-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
yep, that's kind of the same boat I'm in.

yep, that's kind of the same boat I'm in.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
They gave me two estimates for parts. One was for...

They gave me two estimates for parts. One was for fixing it, the other was for replacing it. The labor costs were the same. They hadn't opened it up yet at that time. He said that depending on what...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
lol. I may have lost a little hair but no gum...

lol. I may have lost a little hair but no gum bleeds.....yet
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
no reverse either

no reverse either
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
Yep. He said C5 but that it could also be caused...

Yep. He said C5 but that it could also be caused by a bad piston seal---he only mentioned the seal after I told him the fluid looked pretty clean before it was changed recently. Thanks for the...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
The estimate came in lower than I thought it...

The estimate came in lower than I thought it might, so I'm going to have them do what needs to be done. There's really not much choice unless I take a big loss by selling it as is. I guess you can...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
But I should add that when the tow truck was...

But I should add that when the tow truck was taking me back to my car, he couldn't get it out of first gear - LOL. It would have provided some much need comic relief if the tow truck had had to call...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
That was my thought also. These things might stay...

That was my thought also. These things might stay on the road for several hundred thousand miles in a truck. In fact, the tow truck I road with on the way to the repair place had an Allison...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-22-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
Thanks for the comment. Everything I had read led...

Thanks for the comment. Everything I had read led me to believe that my problems were likely to be electronic. He said that was true and that most of the time, when he repaired Allisons, he replaced...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-21-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
LOL. Thanks.

LOL. Thanks.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,538
Posted By cmduran
Allison Transmission Dead?

I posted this on the Class A motorhomes forum and someone suggested I post it here.

I have a 98 Holiday Rambler Endeavor with a Cummins engine and Allison transmission. It has 40K miles on it....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By cmduran
Thanks. That was my take also. But it's good to...

Thanks. That was my take also. But it's good to hear someone else say it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By cmduran
I had just had the transmission fluid changed at...

I had just had the transmission fluid changed at a different places. The said they didn't see a problem with the fluids. When I told him that was when he said it might be the seal, but that it is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By cmduran
Allison Transmission smoked

I have a 98 Holiday Rambler Endeavor with a Cummins engine and Allison transmission. It has 40K miles on it. Periodically the transmission would not go into gear, then it would. So I took it to a big...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By cmduran
thanks slowmachine! - I think that 28" top piece...

thanks slowmachine! - I think that 28" top piece is what I would need - https://factoryrvsurplus.com/product/rv-ladder-top-piece/
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By cmduran
Thanks a lot for all the comments and...

Thanks a lot for all the comments and suggestions. I learned a lot. If I do decide to replace the ladder, I know what I'm facing and it seems very doable. I'm still undecided whether I want to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-23-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By cmduran
Keeping the old ladder is not an option. It had...

Keeping the old ladder is not an option. It had more wrong with it than the one plate pulled loose.

I'm leaning toward just removing it. I thought it was kinda scary anyway. I have a 15'...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By cmduran
Rear ladder repair - Holiday Rambler

I have a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 35WDS that I'm restoring. The ladder on the back was loose because the rivets in the standoff plates had broken. I started looking at the other standoffs and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
That's kinda what I was thinking. It seems like...

That's kinda what I was thinking. It seems like there would be some actual data out there somewhere and that someone would have done a statistical analysis of tire failure by brand.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
Thanks avfordguy - I guess that coach would be...

Thanks avfordguy - I guess that coach would be pretty close to mine, though I guess that would be a Roadmaster chassis? One of the things I wanted to be sure about was if I was going to have any...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
Scott - I really appreciate the thoughtful and...

Scott - I really appreciate the thoughtful and detailed reply. I'm not dead set on the Michelins, and I am even less dead set now than I was a few hours ago when I started this thread. :laugh: -mike
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
Bill, I don't have any reason to believe that...

Bill, I don't have any reason to believe that these are not the original rims which are 7.5", but you are right, I don't have those records, so I need to be sure that the original owner didn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
I'm actually very much on the line between...

I'm actually very much on the line between Michelin and Hankook. I've sure heard a lot of good things about Hankooks and almost nothing negative. And I've heard a lot of people recount horror stories...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
That's good advice. I was thinking of not buying...

That's good advice. I was thinking of not buying anything with a DOT code that was more than one year. Is that reasonable? Or too long?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By cmduran
Tires - 255/70R/22.5 to 275/70R/22.5? - Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37

Hello,
This is my first post so be gentle. :)

I have a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37 DP that I just acquired. The tires are 15 yr old Goodyear G670 255/70R/22.5, so they have to be replaced...
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 291
Posted By cmduran
New

New to the forum and to RVing. Have a lot to learn Going to retire and hit the road full time..for awhile at least.

1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37 Diesel.

Mike
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