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Forum: Just Conversation 09-09-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 92,844
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Posted By capt fast
I use an older dutch star. not many bells and...

I use an older dutch star. not many bells and whistles on the rig, but some regrets about picking up problems caused by previous owners brilliance in mods.
I am continuously amazed at the level of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,674
Posted By capt fast
for smoother rides, I concur on the older dutch...

for smoother rides, I concur on the older dutch star with air suspension IFS. I also renewed my NEW front bilsteins shocks for the ones on the heavier IFS to cure excessive rebound. pillow soft is...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By capt fast
if you have a GPS unit at hand, then you have a...

if you have a GPS unit at hand, then you have a altimeter already. even the least costly GPS handhelds have a 'altitude function', something I found while I was screwing around at a high pass in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,577
Posted By capt fast
I bought a plastic twenty gallon storage...

I bought a plastic twenty gallon storage container with lid at chinamart for ten dollars. the five gallons from the the 8.3L cummins fit nicely. when empty it holds all the service parts and filters...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-30-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By capt fast
I made some from oak timbers I recovered from the...

I made some from oak timbers I recovered from the broken limb pile at Lowry. big bus needs big chocks. Chock the right front wheel front and back: it's not going anywhere. the chocks fit in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-30-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,502
Views: 1,197,298
Posted By capt fast
considered the Oshkosh Airshow and expo this week...

considered the Oshkosh Airshow and expo this week but ended up in the mountains near Leadville, and Heartzel, CO. lots of crazies up there doing foolishness on the trails.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-30-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,377
Posted By capt fast
also, the NA engine will lose 2% power output...

also, the NA engine will lose 2% power output every one thousand feet of altitude above sea level it is operating at. also loses more power when relative humidity and temperature is high. so, if you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By capt fast
Is the 'house batter isolation switch' turned on?...

Is the 'house batter isolation switch' turned on? I've done that and forgot to turn it on because the panel was not open. some small matter of hair pulling ensued until I had a short moment to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By capt fast
I have a somewhat older coach. I put rotella T4...

I have a somewhat older coach. I put rotella T4 in the 7.5KW gen set. never an issue. onan filters always. but, thats just me. follow your warranty guide at all costs.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By capt fast
I would recommend servicing the air drier unit on...

I would recommend servicing the air drier unit on your coach because it seems that it isn't doing much drying of air for your systems.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By capt fast
'98 3856 DS with the IFS. the air reservoirs are...

'98 3856 DS with the IFS. the air reservoirs are located between the frame rails above and aft the front suspension goodies. the tanks are equipped with automatic drain valves and there is a manual...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By capt fast
its a DC electrical system. check the grounds for...

its a DC electrical system. check the grounds for the lamps circuits. corrosion hides beneath hardware and it never ever sleeps. have you ever seen a ground wire hooked into a piece of fiberglass? I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,217
Posted By capt fast
I have used a twenty five gallon tank/AC powered...

I have used a twenty five gallon tank/AC powered oilless air compressor mounted where the lower fridge used to be in the #1 pax side basement cubby, for some years. it takes just as long to fill a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By capt fast
looking at the cylinder, if the hydraulic line...

looking at the cylinder, if the hydraulic line fitting is on the top of the installed jack cylinder(there should be only one line to each cylinder) then it will be self bleeding. what ever you do,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,764
Posted By capt fast
I've parked mine until fuel is more affordable...

I've parked mine until fuel is more affordable for a bit. one thing you might concern yourself with is DEF availability on the road.
Truck drivers are annoyed at the lack of DEF at pilot stations...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By capt fast
if your cruise control won't come back on to set...

if your cruise control won't come back on to set speed after you use your brakes with the led lamps installed in the all the brake light, the circuit needs a 6ohm 50watt resistor installed as a short...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-22-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,376
Posted By capt fast
my dutch star is much older but had new 'stock'...

my dutch star is much older but had new 'stock' bilsteins on the front end. it reminded me of mule deer in montana jumping fences, while we were going thru a construction area on I-25. . IFS1200...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-22-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,364
Posted By capt fast
the core charge is a constant now, because no one...

the core charge is a constant now, because no one in this country is mining and smelting raw lead any more.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-22-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By capt fast
oh, yes. newmar used a lot of ford headlights, my...

oh, yes. newmar used a lot of ford headlights, my '98 uses F-150 lamps.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By capt fast
i use an artist paint brush to coat the pins on...

i use an artist paint brush to coat the pins on connectors with dielectric grease containing silicone. that also helps stop connector pins fretting on things vibrating or connected at the engine, i...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-23-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By capt fast
on my older coach, the transmission, throttle...

on my older coach, the transmission, throttle position and brake switch controls the exhaust brake and will downshift all the way to second if necessary to control speed when required and within...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-23-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By capt fast
i repaired my eco control box-bad caps caused...

i repaired my eco control box-bad caps caused fuse blowing-and found led brakes lamps left voltage on the sensing circuit so the cruise wouldn't engage as it had voltage on the brake lights circuit....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By capt fast
one could hardwire around the xfer switch for...

one could hardwire around the xfer switch for either gen set or shore power. but not both. could save a trip to know how.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-15-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By capt fast
I had just picked up a 98 DS 3865 earlier this...

I had just picked up a 98 DS 3865 earlier this year. the previous owner installed a bunch of LED bulbs and lamp assemblies. the British made cruise control was totally nonfunctional as the LEDs...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-16-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By capt fast
viton o-rings. don't use the 40 durometer buna-n...

viton o-rings. don't use the 40 durometer buna-n from the autoparts places. they are crap. learned to despise o-rings while working on forklifts a while ago. they always use crap. if you must us...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-16-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By capt fast
i used to use brakekleen but decided the price...

i used to use brakekleen but decided the price was prohibitive. i use a degreaser powdered mix-non citrus based-and a hot water wash or my siphon/air gun to blast the crap off. works cheaply, which...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-13-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Posted By capt fast
reyco granning suspensions document #D9834 cab be...

reyco granning suspensions document #D9834 cab be downloaded easily, a guy really needs this service manual on hand should he desire to crack knuckles and grease palms.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-31-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By capt fast
anytime the hyd rams are out of home position,...

anytime the hyd rams are out of home position, the warning lights will be on. could be wiring or a switch.
Forum: Boondocking 08-31-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By capt fast
I wouldn't say no. but then...if you do, pay...

I wouldn't say no. but then...if you do, pay attention to your comp insurance fine print about systems modifications coverage.
disconnect the AC to DC inverter before you try that. could cause a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-31-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By capt fast
suggest you look at the tubing near any tee...

suggest you look at the tubing near any tee fittings when it is clogged shut. if something is floating around inside the lines, a tee will be the first place to look. some debris can't make the 90...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,316
Posted By capt fast
compression fittings also introduce the issue of...

compression fittings also introduce the issue of untrained users using too much torque when installing the airline to the fitting. often causes the compression fitting to actually cut into the nylon...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By capt fast
neighbors honda cat was cut out while sitting in...

neighbors honda cat was cut out while sitting in her garage. shocked, shocked I say. told her many times to close the door at night. oh well... chopped the exhaust from the manifold to the muffler,...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By capt fast
in addition to that the priority valve assures...

in addition to that the priority valve assures the power steering has enough flow to operate smoothly. so, a constant steady flow of fluid is required in the hydraulic system which puts paid to the...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-25-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By capt fast
any way you go about it is going to add a lot of...

any way you go about it is going to add a lot of heat into your hydraulic system which is a bad thing. pushing oil thru an orifice generates heat. heat kills seals and hoses. in any case, it been a...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,027
Posted By capt fast
covid-19: experiences may vary...

have not been out in the rv since last year. sucks to be me.
not aware of any major benefit regards covid-19 to wearing a mask outdoors other than that it might help stop smoking and spitting...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,961
Posted By capt fast
dragged out my old granning manual. they are...

dragged out my old granning manual. they are wanting to limit to 300*F the steering knuckle area around the ball joint if you're going to use flamewrench. heat treated knuckle. welding a nut to the...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,961
Posted By capt fast
granning has a serious frown about heating...

granning has a serious frown about heating anything but the ball joint base itself, specifically the steering knuckle, due to heat treatment of the knuckle. granning is adamant about not exceeding...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By capt fast
trying to visualize the inlet routing. mine goes...

trying to visualize the inlet routing. mine goes in and then up as the filter can is above the top of the engine. unless I have a tornado coming up behind me, rain cannot get to the filter media. the...
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