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Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-19-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,614
Posted By teekay
Rework of HEUI Repair

The coach is back at shop for "warranty work" of the HEUI reapir. Hopefully in next week we'll have correct diagnosis and fix.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-16-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,614
Posted By teekay
Hard Starting C7

My 2006 C7 is having a similar problem. After sittting 3+ days it is difficult to start. On the initial crank it will catch, run rough then die. Then crank, crank, crank, catch, run rough a few...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-23-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,924
Posted By teekay
Blue Ox Tow Bar Failure

Thankfully this happened at low speed and close to home. Factory reminded me that tow bars have 10 year 70,000 mile lifetime. This one was purchased in 2006.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-01-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,838
Posted By teekay
2017 Jeep Cherokee

Anybody towing a 2017 Jeep Cherokee? Have issues from previous years been corrected for the 2017 model year?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-21-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By teekay
Fuel Usage

When I boondock at EAA's Camp Scholler in Oshkosh, I run the AC and generator full time. Normal current draw is around 20 Amps. I estimate I use about 8 gallons in 24 hours.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-12-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,826
Posted By teekay
C7 Engine

I agree with others regarding oil and filter changes. Fan hub bearings are also a known problem. Mine went out at 30000 miles, replaced under warranty. Diesels are expensive to maintain....make...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-09-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By teekay
Meridian 06

We have 36G, has the engine fan bearing been replaced? Also look at oil pan, it might be rusting and need replacement. The basement air ducting leaks. I've tried repair ours many times. Always...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By teekay
Truck Separated From Motorhome

If you don't think this happens, take a look at this. Thank goodness there were non-life threatning injuries.

4 injured in crash near Hudson...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-07-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By teekay
The muni in Grand Marais could probably handle...

The muni in Grand Marais could probably handle your 42 footer. We love the location, right on Lake Superior, also on harbor side.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,402
Posted By teekay
Love our 06 with Cat C7. Keep your radiator...

Love our 06 with Cat C7. Keep your radiator clean, change your filters. We have Koni shocks which make big difference. Have the radiator fan bearing checked (ours failed around 20k miles). Our...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-14-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By teekay
Old Tile Removed?

Did you remove any of the existing tile? I'm really interested in your project. Looks great!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By teekay
We have 06 Meridian, coming up on 60,000 miles. ...

We have 06 Meridian, coming up on 60,000 miles. Had hub bearing fail at 27,000. Other than that it has been pretty good. Might get new front tires this spring due to uneven wear. I also added the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By teekay
We have on 06 36G and love it. Best of luck with...

We have on 06 36G and love it. Best of luck with your travels. Maybe we'll see you at Yellowstone. Seems like we make yearly trips there.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,688
Posted By teekay
Drove the 36G with C-7 CAT in 88F temp 70F dew...

Drove the 36G with C-7 CAT in 88F temp 70F dew point for 5 hours today, mostly 190, few times up to 192. We were pulling jeep Liberty. I clean rad with simple green every year.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-13-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,969
Posted By teekay
We're on our 5th season in our Meridian 36G. ...

We're on our 5th season in our Meridian 36G. After 44,000 miles I think the CAT C7 is just getting broken in. If this were a gasser would I have used 40% of my engine lifetime? On the other hand,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-12-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By teekay
Before we depart I visually check that jacks are...

Before we depart I visually check that jacks are retracted and I don't hear any air leaks.

I have had a few problems with sticky air bag leveling valves. The symptom is that the airpressure...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-10-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By teekay
We love our 36G and can't wait to get it out of...

We love our 36G and can't wait to get it out of winter storage. There is a lot of good information on this website. This summer we'll be on our fifth season and we'll turn over 50k miles. My...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-04-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,352
Posted By teekay
I carry 5 gal bucket from Home Depot. I drain...

I carry 5 gal bucket from Home Depot. I drain some of the gray water into the bucket, run it up to bathroom and dump it down the toilet. When we're dry camping the dish water also gets dumped down...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,073
Posted By teekay
You need to know that CAT is out of the on-road...

You need to know that CAT is out of the on-road diesel business. They will support existing products but no new production. In my 06 I've never got better than 7.5 MPG pulling a jeep. Overall I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-16-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,210
Posted By teekay
I have 36G Meridian with CAT C7, I tow either a...

I have 36G Meridian with CAT C7, I tow either a Suburban or Jeep Liberty. Life is better with the jeep, it is shorter and lighter.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By teekay
Dog is My Copilot

What more could you want?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-17-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By teekay
I found the headlights on go-part.com. They are...

I found the headlights on go-part.com. They are from 96-98 Pontiac Grand AM. They were priced at 50.95.

https://www.go-part.com/9698-pontiac-grand-headlight-assembly-left-driver-p-14263.html
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By teekay
I tow an 04 Suburban with an Itasca Meridian 36G...

I tow an 04 Suburban with an Itasca Meridian 36G with 350Hp Cat. No problems. Last summer we went to Yellowstone and kept 55mph up Bozemann Pass on a day it was 102F. Not bad! In 06 went to DC...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,728
Posted By teekay
Martind4, I have the same "thunk" problem on my...

Martind4, I have the same "thunk" problem on my 36G. Where did you get the part? I tried contacting Atwood but they were no help.

The part that is broken in my door is a spring loaded snubber...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-13-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By teekay
My experience has been about 10F is the low...

My experience has been about 10F is the low limit. We run a 1500W electric radiator heater up front set at 72F. I've also used a radiator heater in the basement set to 50F. I have installed heat...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-16-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,105
Posted By teekay
From Press Release received 16 June Cat And...

From Press Release received 16 June

Cat And Navistar To Focus On Global Truck Business And Cooperate On Engine Technologies

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Navistar International Corporation...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-16-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,105
Posted By teekay
From Press Release received 16 June Cat And...

From Press Release received 16 June

Cat And Navistar To Focus On Global Truck Business And Cooperate On Engine Technologies

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Navistar International Corporation...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,438
Posted By teekay
At 26,700 miles our fan bearing failed. With no...

At 26,700 miles our fan bearing failed. With no warning the engine overheated, and started leaking coolant. I called the nearest CAT service center, much to or surprise we were only 4 miles away. ...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,438
Posted By teekay
At 26,700 miles our fan bearing failed. With no...

At 26,700 miles our fan bearing failed. With no warning the engine overheated, and started leaking coolant. I called the nearest CAT service center, much to or surprise we were only 4 miles away. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-10-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By teekay
I've had freezing problems with my 06 Meridian...

I've had freezing problems with my 06 Meridian 36G. My solution for now is to run a a radiator type electric heater in the compartment with the water pump (heater thermostat set at 50F) and to add...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By teekay
I did a little investigation with my 06 Meridian...

I did a little investigation with my 06 Meridian last weekend. I turned off all the power, hit the battery disconnect switch, turned the Guest switch to off. Then I measured current leaving the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-11-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By teekay
I have an 06 Itasca Meridian with a CAT C7. ...

I have an 06 Itasca Meridian with a CAT C7. During our Thanksgiving trip to Bismarck North Dakota we were driving in 15F temperatures. After about six hours on the road I found the cruise control...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-11-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By teekay
I have an 06 Itasca Meridian with a CAT C7. ...

I have an 06 Itasca Meridian with a CAT C7. During our Thanksgiving trip to Bismarck North Dakota we were driving in 15F temperatures. After about six hours on the road I found the cruise control...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-22-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,777
Posted By teekay
I agree with SCVJeff's comments. And throw in...

I agree with SCVJeff's comments. And throw in choice of engine brand; Cat versus Cummins. My idea of market direction is 180 degrees different from Winne.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,777
Posted By teekay
Just found out how much I like my 36G. 36G...

Just found out how much I like my 36G. 36G layout does alot things well, wonder why they ditched it. On the 37H I dislike slides on both sides, kitchen looks like it lacks flip upcounter section. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,599
Posted By teekay
Looks like this must be a common problen. ...

Looks like this must be a common problen. Checked mine today and found the connector cracked at both ends. Thanks to all for great pix.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-24-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By teekay
I wonder what CAT's interest in the RV market...

I wonder what CAT's interest in the RV market will be in the future. They have nice ads in Motorhome and FMCA magazines... If they're frozen out from the largest chassis supplier would the sudden...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By teekay
Looks like Cat and Freightliner have parted ways....

Looks like Cat and Freightliner have parted ways. In the latest issue of RV Business all FL talks about offering are Cummins and MB diesels. The 2008 offerings from Winnebago doesn't include Cat...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By teekay
Looks like Cat and Freightliner have parted ways....

Looks like Cat and Freightliner have parted ways. In the latest issue of RV Business all FL talks about offering are Cummins and MB diesels. The 2008 offerings from Winnebago doesn't include Cat...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-10-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By teekay
Thanks for the info. When we get some warm...

Thanks for the info. When we get some warm weather I'll get the creeper out and look closely at the water tank and HVAC ducting.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-09-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By teekay
I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I...

I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I filled my main water tank with 54 degree water at the start of the trip, drove 400 miles in below freezing temps. Then we camped for two days with...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-09-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By teekay
I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I...

I went on a trip to Bismarck, ND last weekend. I filled my main water tank with 54 degree water at the start of the trip, drove 400 miles in below freezing temps. Then we camped for two days with...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By teekay
Me too! I have had this happen a few times while...

Me too! I have had this happen a few times while the air bags are inflating. I do not know the cause. I thought possibly it was a leaf spring adjusting it's position as the body moved. It is a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-01-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,280
Posted By teekay
Had discussion with a manager of DOC/DFP exhaust...

Had discussion with a manager of DOC/DFP exhaust products and he said that to qualify as an 06 engine you needed to mate a block and a crankshaft. Further, he said that warehouses were full of 06...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-25-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By teekay
I have 06 Meridian built in March of 06 with CB...

I have 06 Meridian built in March of 06 with CB antenna and cable under dash with cable in the bag. Very few problems; the wiring holes in the back of the nightstands were not sealed.

Steering...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-03-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By teekay
I have 06 Meridian 36G with 350HP cat and 6 speed...

I have 06 Meridian 36G with 350HP cat and 6 speed tranny. We tow a suburban, the cat does a good job and I don't feel we are under powered.

When I was researching the MH, I thought the Cummins...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-19-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,660
Posted By teekay
We "upgraded" to an 06 Merdian 36G, after owning...

We "upgraded" to an 06 Merdian 36G, after owning a trailer for 1 year. Love the 36G, we use it for weekend and 1-2 week trips since wife and I still work and haven't hit 50 yet. Our suburban use to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-05-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By teekay
We picked up our 2006 Meridian 36G with 350 HP...

We picked up our 2006 Meridian 36G with 350 HP cat in May. Very few defects from factory, most every thing I corrected myself rather than take it back to dealer. Love the floor plan, the power is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-31-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By teekay
I have a 06 Meridian, I did a similar thing but...

I have a 06 Meridian, I did a similar thing but for the aircraft band. I took my MFJ SWR analyzer and found the following (MHz SWR):
60 5.5, 70 4.0, 80 1.4, 90 2.1, 100 2.2, 110 2.9, 120 3.9, 130...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-16-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By teekay
I have an '06 Meridian 36G and I'm wordering what...

I have an '06 Meridian 36G and I'm wordering what is the trick to fully pull out the house battery tray. It looks like I'm short about 1 foot of cable from the + (red) terminal. When the tray is...
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