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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-18-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By ka5gyo
Air Conditioner Water Leak

I have had a problem several years with water leaking from the middle AC. The water comes from the suction ductwork closest to the middle air conditioner. This unit has three rooftop dometics. As...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By ka5gyo
If its a fantastic fan. I just bought one, ...

If its a fantastic fan. I just bought one,

https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/kib-electronics-printed-circuit-board-w-rain-sensor-mc104d
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-14-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By ka5gyo
Runaway diesel is usually the cause of refinery...

Runaway diesel is usually the cause of refinery or gas plant explosions. Gaseous atmosphere, goes into intake of diesel generator, welding machine, vehicle,. Runaway occurs, engine self-destructs,...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By ka5gyo
ball joint kit

the best option:
https://www.amazon.com/ball-joint-press/s?k=ball+joint+press
or the hard way : dry ice / correct size socket / hammer / and a torch
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-09-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,657
Posted By ka5gyo
tompands, so sorry for your problems. The...

tompands, so sorry for your problems. The mistake is common. You will not know what got damaged until each elect. part is tried and tested. Wish you were close to Texas as I would love to help you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By ka5gyo
Thanks Greg. I do love doing the difficult jobs...

Thanks Greg. I do love doing the difficult jobs on the coach. It’s one of my hobbies.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By ka5gyo
It took about 5 days. Got the wife to help line...

It took about 5 days. Got the wife to help line up the panes of glass and pump the sealant. We had a norther, and the humidity dropped from about 90% to 35%. I wanted to get the glass together in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By ka5gyo
Dual Pane window repair.

Update: I did the three drivers side windows that were fogged so bad I couldn't see the mirror. New windows were $1200 from Newmar. I followed the instructions in the video, and they turned out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By ka5gyo
Driver side front window. Three sections. Can’t...

Driver side front window. Three sections. Can’t see my mirror.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By ka5gyo
window repair

Best video i've found. Personally I'm waiting on materials to arrive for my first attempt. Much cheaper than Newmars window only quote of $1200.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnhsIuxMQg&t=2s
Forum: Going Green 07-09-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,142
Posted By ka5gyo
very much enjoyed the thread. would love to see a...

very much enjoyed the thread. would love to see a sketch of your final installation. Thanks
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-08-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By ka5gyo
Yes , Necessary item in humid country. We use...

Yes , Necessary item in humid country. We use one from Lowes. Runs as needed (auto setting),and drips into kitchen sink, (parked at home). I usually drain 5-10 gallons a month from the tank on the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,331
Posted By ka5gyo
257361ahh, shoulder bolts.

257361ahh, shoulder bolts.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,331
Posted By ka5gyo
I would describe as the gearbox mounting bolts to...

I would describe as the gearbox mounting bolts to bracket with slotted holes have become loose most often. This is where the most torque is involved. Slotted holes are great for alignment purposes,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-17-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,331
Posted By ka5gyo
Correct for the most part.. Have found loose...

Correct for the most part.. Have found loose bolts, red locktite did not help , so I have drilled and tie-wired the bolts. One chain got slack and skipped a couple teeth. I just slipped it back to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,331
Posted By ka5gyo
Chain Drive Pictures

Here's some Chain Drive Pictures. Used when cog rail mounted directly to slid-out floor. One chain got loose and skipped a couple teeth, making retraction uneven last year on Alaska trip.256758
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By ka5gyo
1st thing I would do is look in the basement for...

1st thing I would do is look in the basement for the slide module. If there are two slides on the same side as the one not working, then there will be two modules, on the frame, side by side. swap...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By ka5gyo
look for a GFCI outlet tripped. May be in...

look for a GFCI outlet tripped. May be in bathroom.
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 02-21-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,146
Posted By ka5gyo
Cool, That used to be part of the Hubbard Ranch....

Cool, That used to be part of the Hubbard Ranch. I used to go out there in my teens and help work cattle. It used to be run by an old man by the name of Tom Mitchell. He would have fit your...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 02-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,146
Posted By ka5gyo
BTFT You have my curiosity up. Which highway are...

BTFT You have my curiosity up. Which highway are you off of, and what size of pipeline are you working on ?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-17-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By ka5gyo
the Progressive EMS PT 50, could have a bad board...

the Progressive EMS PT 50, could have a bad board that needs replacing. It also has a pot that is adjustable for voltage readout. Need to check its accuracy against an accurate vom.
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 02-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,146
Posted By ka5gyo
Your assessment of ranchers and landowners is...

Your assessment of ranchers and landowners is spot on, With my over 60 years experience, they are all the same. You, your company and all involved are all trespassing "in their mind", They couldn't...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 02-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By ka5gyo
Last year we met at least half a dozen folks that...

Last year we met at least half a dozen folks that purchase a freezer when they get there to bring home the fish. Personally 50# of halibut and salmon was plenty for us. carried it in the coach...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 02-16-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,146
Posted By ka5gyo
On a Well gate, you'll average about three pages...

On a Well gate, you'll average about three pages a day, of names, unless their Fracking.
During Fracking operations you will fill out 8-10 pages a day. You will be busy 24 hours, and hard to...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 02-10-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,524
Posted By ka5gyo
I can tell you "MAKE SURE". I purchased a used...

I can tell you "MAKE SURE".
I purchased a used coach once. Maintenance had been done to it at a dealership, before my purchase, and they installed short filters, when it should have had long...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 02-09-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,146
Posted By ka5gyo
I enjoyed your write-up. You are at my hometown....

I enjoyed your write-up. You are at my hometown. lived and worked the oilfield there all my life, (third generation). Rattle snake season coming up soon, Round-up in early April. Get a snake...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,960
Posted By ka5gyo
and what if the rims say 120# max ?

and what if the rims say 120# max ?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 27,837
Posted By ka5gyo
Think about this. About 15 years ago, oil...

Think about this.
About 15 years ago, oil filter disposal was an issue in the oil field. At that time I experimentally run 15- 7042 Waukesha, 1000 horsepower engines, pumping natural gas. WITHOUT...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 15,331
Posted By ka5gyo
Did Alaska Past Summer. 12,000 total miles from...

Did Alaska Past Summer. 12,000 total miles from Texas. Some roads were wavey. (Learn to watch white lines ? red Cones),& Slow Down, Some construction. I Carried no spare. I would do it again with no,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-11-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,334
Posted By ka5gyo
ceramic tiles

My coach has ceramic tiles. Has anyone beefed up the floor underlayment. My tiles crack (under front and rear rollers) under FWS when retracted, from coach flex. I've replaced those tiles twice, and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-16-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By ka5gyo
Yes ., I complained to Newmar on our 2011. They...

Yes ., I complained to Newmar on our 2011. They agreed to split the cost of new covers with me. Local shop wanted like $400 to install so, I installed the new covers myself. (was easier than I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-16-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By ka5gyo
it is possible for a very temporary fix. The heat...

it is possible for a very temporary fix. The heat from welding will soften the metal in the weld area and will bend and break soon. Called the HAZ , heat affected zone. Springs are very hard metal....
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-04-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,708
Posted By ka5gyo
Yep, Much more likely. Your both right. I change...

Yep, Much more likely. Your both right. I change my vote.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,708
Posted By ka5gyo
Getting me a little curious. which pistons came...

Getting me a little curious. which pistons came apart?, skirts, ring lands, hole in piston,? and which valves, on which cylinders. But
Right now I would say oil pump was the culprit, starting as...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-04-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,708
Posted By ka5gyo
The owner / mechanic can guess again. I believe...

The owner / mechanic can guess again. I believe there are more intelligent people on irv2, and we aren't even holding it in our hands. Failures can be difficult to diagnose, but its not the filter.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-29-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By ka5gyo
I would suggest calling the factory. They will...

I would suggest calling the factory. They will walk you thru the settings. In my case, the remote was the wrong software version. The coach was 5 years old & the inverter had never worked properly....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By ka5gyo
I tend to agree with all you said skip. It just...

I tend to agree with all you said skip. It just started this, and I think the batteries are marginal. Such a broad amount of knowledge out there, never hurts to ask. This is about the most...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By ka5gyo
Sorry, 2011, 4324,dutchstar, 400 Cummings, pre...

Sorry,
2011, 4324,dutchstar, 400 Cummings, pre def.
batteries 3 years old, about 9.5-10 volts after 15 sec. load test @ 400 amps.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By ka5gyo
Chassis voltage.

I am getting low voltage warnings on instrument cluster in dash, engine off. (8 volts). Even reads low on scanguage ( plugged into diagnostic port). Happens when turn on key ( glow plugs, and start)....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By ka5gyo
Great job winepress. Bothered me enough that I...

Great job winepress. Bothered me enough that I pulled enough panels to reach it. I even raised the volume where I could hear it. Thanks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By ka5gyo
What is it?

Still finding new things on this 2011 4043 dutchstar. This is on ceiling behind overhead passenger panel where magnum,tank levels, power control panels are located. 199021
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,494
Posted By ka5gyo
I installed a $80 washer in the wet bay. Works...

I installed a $80 washer in the wet bay. Works off the coach pump as you described, and works great. I just bought a carwash pump off ebay, threw all the plastic housing away. mounted pump/motor...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By ka5gyo
I'm about ready to buy. I think ill go with eez....

I'm about ready to buy. I think ill go with eez. This poll is the reason, besides eez is cheaper.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,598
Posted By ka5gyo
Check the gvwr and towing capacities between the...

Check the gvwr and towing capacities between the two. That's what caused me to go with the DutchStar.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-06-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,749
Posted By ka5gyo
McMillans in Fannin,Texas not far from 77....

McMillans in Fannin,Texas not far from 77. between Victoria and Goliad. He was invited to the Smithsonian, to show them how to do it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-29-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,514
Posted By ka5gyo
When I got my new to me dutch star, I was...

When I got my new to me dutch star, I was intrigued by all the bells and whistles they put on these things. Even the Electric cord has an automatic electric reel.. I had it plugged into the garage,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ka5gyo
find leak

try this link :what I did to find my leak

...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-10-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By ka5gyo
Thanks twinboat. Precisely the info I needed. I...

Thanks twinboat. Precisely the info I needed. I Think they are a little weak. Individual battery load tests seem acceptable,with cell gravity’s in range after equalization. Just want to prove entire...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By ka5gyo
battery test

Hi Twinboat.
How would you test 8- 6 volt batteries (232 amp hr)each in series/parallel..
4 - banks 12 volts
load / time ?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-31-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By ka5gyo
I used a self taping sheet metal screw TEC. ...

I used a self taping sheet metal screw TEC. Don't drill the radiator!!
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