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Forum: CB & Ham Radio 01-31-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,936
Posted By Airstreamer6
The ole CB is still king of the road as far as...

The ole CB is still king of the road as far as having the best chance to talk to strangers about road conditions around you. Most likely those strangers would be professional truck drivers. Although...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-14-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Airstreamer6
I got a couple of bars at my local RV dealer's...

I got a couple of bars at my local RV dealer's store. I believe they had to order them, but it didn't take but a few days. They work well.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-14-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Airstreamer6
Years ago I bought a light aluminum fold-up...

Years ago I bought a light aluminum fold-up A-shape ladder at camping world that fits well in a storage compartment. It folds up into about a 4" elongated square and maybe five feet tall. It's...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-14-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,277
Posted By Airstreamer6
I bring my Viair 400P-RV in my cars when going...

I bring my Viair 400P-RV in my cars when going out of town, along with a pack of tire-fixing plugs.

A year or so ago I was in my Mazda going through Baton Rouge and got a low-air warning on one of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-11-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Airstreamer6
I use a SurgeGuard when running a generator as...

I use a SurgeGuard when running a generator as well, even at home.

During Hurricane Laura this year, my generator at home began producing low voltage and the SurgeGuard tripped it off-line. I'm...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-11-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,974
Posted By Airstreamer6
I had a Centramatic fail on me, leaking out the...

I had a Centramatic fail on me, leaking out the fluid and solidifying the internal beads. I replaced them with DynaBeads, which work very well.
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 12-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Airstreamer6
I put a 62-inch Wilson 1000 magnet-mount antenna...

I put a 62-inch Wilson 1000 magnet-mount antenna on the roof of my old F250 when towing my trailer. It allows me to talk a number of miles with a small CB.

Having a CB along is well worth the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-27-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,324
Posted By Airstreamer6
One thing that worries me about the modern...

One thing that worries me about the modern Airstream is the fact that so many current owners say they have to have a $3K hitch or they experience sway.

One Airstream forum I follow has a lot of...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,097
Posted By Airstreamer6
Dave, all the reasons for not using a WDH on your...

Dave, all the reasons for not using a WDH on your rig, as stated so far, certainly applies to your rig. May I add one more that may not have been mentioned: those four tires under the rear end.

As...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-26-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By Airstreamer6
I had an '83 Chevy C30 pickup truck one time on...

I had an '83 Chevy C30 pickup truck one time on which the auto tranny dipstick broke off. In my pile of junk I found a long nylon stick that was very flexible like a stiff rope and cut it to size. I...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-16-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Airstreamer6
Best way to avoid it is: avoid idling. ...

Best way to avoid it is: avoid idling.

After the air pressure is up, drive slowly away.

It makes the neighbors less testy, too, FWIW.
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-16-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,041
Posted By Airstreamer6
Quote from earlier post about the OP's new build...

Quote from earlier post about the OP's new build plans: "Deleting the egr and dpf as well."
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-17-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,830
Posted By Airstreamer6
Wow, that's a great story twinboat. It's amazing...

Wow, that's a great story twinboat. It's amazing how rubber hoses will collapse and kink like that.

I've seen reports of dirt-laden filters being sucked into the turbochargers and allowing filter...
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-12-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,830
Posted By Airstreamer6
Twinboat, this sounds like a perfect application...

Twinboat, this sounds like a perfect application for the filter minder / vacuum gauge, which would show the dirty filters problem.

Did you guys use such devices and, if you did, why didn't they...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-12-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,651
Posted By Airstreamer6
I have prefilled oil filters too until I asked...

I have prefilled oil filters too until I asked myself:

Is it good to have a quart or two of unfilted oil go directly to my bearings?

How clean is this oil directly out of the bottle?

How...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-12-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,837
Posted By Airstreamer6
If you're nervous about the HEUI, why not put a...

If you're nervous about the HEUI, why not put a thousand-buck investment in the coach and install the new post-HEUI filtering system which is now available. It probably won't be needed, but it's like...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-28-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,315
Posted By Airstreamer6
Do they have any biodiesel in the tanks when they...

Do they have any biodiesel in the tanks when they store the equipment? That's the product that bothers me most relative to long-term storage. The propensity of biodiesel to attract moisture and...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-28-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By Airstreamer6
Could a 25A or more battery charger be used to...

Could a 25A or more battery charger be used to boost the battery while operating the slides instead of starting the engine? If so, that would be my choice to avoid the process of engine starting and...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-27-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,837
Posted By Airstreamer6
Yeah, if the HEUI system "often" failed every...

Yeah, if the HEUI system "often" failed every 25,000 miles, Caterpillar would have had to recall them early on as a failed design, which it was not. The same HEUI design was incorporated in the first...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-27-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Airstreamer6
The mileage one achieves is greatly influence by...

The mileage one achieves is greatly influence by the speed and other conditions of the trip: the faster and the steeper the traveling, the less the mileage. Of course, there are a lot of other things...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-27-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 71,048
Posted By Airstreamer6
A ScanGuage should be able to satisfy those...

A ScanGuage should be able to satisfy those requirements. Give them a call. Probably around 150 bucks and plug it into the OBDII socket.
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-23-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Airstreamer6
Smart thinking when you reinforced the ground at...

Smart thinking when you reinforced the ground at the panel!

I stupidly would have tried chasing the faulty ground connection down about a hundred miles of harness to look for the fault.

You...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-13-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By Airstreamer6
It seems to me that every time I read about those...

It seems to me that every time I read about those vehicles that last several hundred thousand miles, it's the ones that are used long and often. This is generally the category that commercial users...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,610
Posted By Airstreamer6
Ray, IN, how about Googling something like...

Ray, IN, how about Googling something like International 444 medium duty engines or International 7.3L etc. There's lots of information out there on this engine, used very successfully in medium duty...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,610
Posted By Airstreamer6
The International / Navistar 7.3 diesel engines...

The International / Navistar 7.3 diesel engines were built to medium-duty standards and used very successfully as such in lots of commercial truck applications. These medium duty engines were also...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-25-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By Airstreamer6
I change my oil in a cold condition anytime it's...

I change my oil in a cold condition anytime it's more convenient for me to do it that away. And the reverse is true too.

About the only problem I see with draining it cold is that the colder oil...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-03-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Airstreamer6
I've stuck with Rotella 15/40 conventional oil...

I've stuck with Rotella 15/40 conventional oil all these years because 1) it works and has served engines that go 800,000 to a million miles without major overhauls in commercial equipment and 2)...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-04-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,213
Posted By Airstreamer6
In 2013, at the age of 70, the first PSA blood...

In 2013, at the age of 70, the first PSA blood test I ever remember taking showed a PSA value of 4.8, and since 4.0 was the threshold of a potential problem, I had the needle biopsy done. It wasn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,259
Posted By Airstreamer6
Waterman, that's my beef too: they never should...

Waterman, that's my beef too: they never should allow the use of headlight lens materials that deteriorate in the sun. I know that plastic type materials are easy to form into the stylish and...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 02-04-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,214
Posted By Airstreamer6
Ron, there are a lot of truckers who struggle...

Ron, there are a lot of truckers who struggle with the same thing you have. It seems the big-truck factories treat the CB like Cinderella's stepmother treated her.

The solution is to do exactly...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 12-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,214
Posted By Airstreamer6
I would go to a CB shop and have them bypass the...

I would go to a CB shop and have them bypass the multiplexer with a dedicated coax. That should lower the VSWR to well below 2.0 and thus turn that antenna warning light off, unless it's not adjusted...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By Airstreamer6
Quote "....to me it’s clearly disingenuous for...

Quote "....to me it’s clearly disingenuous for anybody to bash Cummins when......questionable maintenance history,worn parts used in the rebuild,and with 3 turbos,and 2 dpf’s who knows what else was...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 113,605
Posted By Airstreamer6
08Navigator, let us know who has declared you a...

08Navigator, let us know who has declared you a "pest." It would be interesting information.

Please keep us up with your progress. Can't wait for your first fire-in-the-holes report!
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,902
Posted By Airstreamer6
As noted earlier, biodiesel is especially...

As noted earlier, biodiesel is especially sensitive to freezing. I believe it's related to having a lot more water content for the cold to work on.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-01-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,996
Posted By Airstreamer6
Only Cummins would come close to knowing that,...

Only Cummins would come close to knowing that, and they ain't talking.
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-01-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Airstreamer6
Spike45 was one of those posters whose superior...

Spike45 was one of those posters whose superior experience and expertise greatly advance the knowledge of his fellow enthusiasts. I know he has been extremely informative to me in his discussions...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-17-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,347
Posted By Airstreamer6
The logical reason is to fit an oil temperature...

The logical reason is to fit an oil temperature probe.

The version about draining half the oil, well, not so much.

IMHO, the factory doesn't explain why it's there because they get a kick out...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-16-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 71,048
Posted By Airstreamer6
Thanks Cat. If it includes the new HEUI, that...

Thanks Cat. If it includes the new HEUI, that certainly would explain the cited costs. It has to be that. Even Cat wouldn't charge that much for a low-pressure filter :-)
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 71,048
Posted By Airstreamer6
I wondered in Post 19 above what type of new oil...

I wondered in Post 19 above what type of new oil filter kit Cat has produced, repeated here:

"Wow...$1600 for a filter kit? At that price I would assume it is fitted to an oil line that contains...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-21-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Airstreamer6
If those are bubbles moving when the engine is...

If those are bubbles moving when the engine is running, it appears to be an air leak that may not show a liquid leak outside of the housing because it is under vacuum and being sucked in.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-17-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Airstreamer6
I've read reports from people who have two EGT...

I've read reports from people who have two EGT gauges on the same engine, one pre-turbo and one post-turbo . Generally, I believe they report the pre-turbo shows rising temps 200F to 300F higher when...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-14-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,621
Posted By Airstreamer6
In my experience, a fuel pressure snubber is used...

In my experience, a fuel pressure snubber is used on piston or diaphragm pumps, usually mechanical, in order to quell the "water hammer" type effect caused by the reciprocating piston design. Without...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By Airstreamer6
Bio diesel will attract more water than straight...

Bio diesel will attract more water than straight diesel and thus develop more microbes. If using bio diesel, I would add BioBor JF prior to storing it for more than a month or two. I also would...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-14-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 119,270
Posted By Airstreamer6
All present and prospective CAT owners should...

All present and prospective CAT owners should read a few posts about problems in the Cummins forum just below. It will put things in perspective.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,877
Posted By Airstreamer6
Some folks regard any diesel without "sleeves" in...

Some folks regard any diesel without "sleeves" in the cylinder bores, like the big-displacement heavy trucks generally have, to be "throw away" engines. By that definition, any of the pickup truck...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,395
Posted By Airstreamer6
I once did it when I decided one fine day to get...

I once did it when I decided one fine day to get the annual safety sticker renewed. Since I was at home and wasn't deployed for camping, I was not in a "walk around and check everything" mode, only...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-13-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Airstreamer6
Lots of truckers still have CBs in the cab. Just...

Lots of truckers still have CBs in the cab. Just take a look at all the antennas attached to external mirrors out there.

However, truckers don't use them much for idle chats like they did in the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-13-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By Airstreamer6
Hope that's it. Better to crack the plate than...

Hope that's it. Better to crack the plate than the coach frame!
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-14-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 71,048
Posted By Airstreamer6
Wow...$1600 for a filter kit? At that price I...

Wow...$1600 for a filter kit? At that price I would assume it is fitted to an oil line that contains high-pressure oil from the HEUI to the injectors, and not the low-pressure oil from the engine...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-12-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Airstreamer6
Quote: "Cumming has put in a new recon engine,...

Quote: "Cumming has put in a new recon engine, still waiting on a gear for the power steering pump. Hopefully have it ready next week. It was the gear that came apart that cause the failure, but I...
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