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Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-26-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Darrel
We have similar motorhomes and experiences. The...

We have similar motorhomes and experiences. The cap on the oil level can come loose and a couple of drops will paint the entire rim. I popped it to tighten it and now have gone past 100K miles and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Darrel
I had a car with similar symptoms. It seems that...

I had a car with similar symptoms. It seems that 2 sensors are used for ignition timing. If the camshaft sensor is not sensed, the crankshaft sensor is used. However, since the crankshaft rotates...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Darrel
Keith55 You and I have the same RV. I found...

Keith55
You and I have the same RV. I found that the dash RV costs about 1MPG to operate because the hydraulic fan motor is shifted to top speed. If I run the generator and both roof ACs cost...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-08-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By Darrel
Have you been informed by the police to move your...

Have you been informed by the police to move your motorhome? Where I live in Minnesota (Rochester) my motorhome resides beside my garage from October to January. Theoretically I am illegal but my...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Darrel
When I had to do this also, I found a somewhat...

When I had to do this also, I found a somewhat similar valve in the PEX tubing section of Home Depot store. It was hard to get a PEX clamp to work so I used a couple of hose clamps that are still...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,904
Posted By Darrel
Yes!!! Our friends went to Alaska for a month. ...

Yes!!! Our friends went to Alaska for a month. Their dishwasher broke and their water usage was 50,000 gallons. They had to gut their lower level (black mold had set in) and they spent six months...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-19-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,675
Posted By Darrel
When I went through this exercise I found that...

When I went through this exercise I found that the Emergency Exit window over the couch was wider than the door. On the new residential frig we just removed the doors (they needed to be reversed...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-14-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By Darrel
There is a little pot metal coupling between the...

There is a little pot metal coupling between the motor and the spring loaded awning. They are notorious for wearing out. There are some threads in this forum about "how to repair". I tried it with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Darrel
I have tried silicon spray in the window grooves....

I have tried silicon spray in the window grooves. Helps for a while but not a permanent fix.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-12-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,969
Posted By Darrel
If you have a compass, it will dip toward metals...

If you have a compass, it will dip toward metals if held on the side. (that is if the t-nuts are still in place.)

have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,376
Posted By Darrel
I'm 84 and still enjoy traveling. No more night...

I'm 84 and still enjoy traveling. No more night driving, No more long days, and I have mapped out the steps in case of medical emergency. Will hang up the keys when it is no longer fun. YMMV.

...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By Darrel
Your rig looks like a twin of mine. Hope you...

Your rig looks like a twin of mine. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!

Ha e a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Darrel
In my case it is less expensive to use the...

In my case it is less expensive to use the Generator. My side radiator fan is run by a hydraulic motor and costs 1MPG in fuel economy because the dash air causes the fan to go into maximum speed. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Darrel
There is a replacement latch that I like. It has...

There is a replacement latch that I like. It has a second handle on the side that releases. It is much easier to control and my wife loves it. (no more broken fingernails) It was available at my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By Darrel
The inverter will be located close to the house...

The inverter will be located close to the house batteries. On my unit it just behind the rear wheel on the passenger side. Many inverters have a resettable circuit breaker.


Have a nice day -...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-18-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By Darrel
Looks just like mine failed. The flared portion...

Looks just like mine failed. The flared portion is welded in place so I had a muffler shop make an adapter. The angle of the flange is critical and the shop was up to the task. Hardest part was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By Darrel
Must be an epidemic. Mine was #2 also and had...

Must be an epidemic. Mine was #2 also and had snapped the manifold bolts. Manifold was also warped but on the plus side, found a great mechanic!! He is my new best friend.


Have a nice day -...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Darrel
You should have 2 fuel filters. The one closest...

You should have 2 fuel filters. The one closest to the fuel tank also contains the water separator. If it is like mine there is a wire connection and if water is sensed, an indicator on the dash...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-12-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By Darrel
For what it's worth when I did this I found that...

For what it's worth when I did this I found that Amana made a refrigerator with fins in the back. It was exactly the same height and 2 inches narrower than the Norcold 1200 it replaced (inside is...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-12-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Darrel
I found that Intellicast - Current Winds in...

I found that Intellicast - Current Winds in United States (https://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/Current.aspx) was the best for my needs. It shows direction and wind speed for the USA. You can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Darrel
I would think about trying to mount a flat style...

I would think about trying to mount a flat style automotive air cleaner over your vent aperture. They are designed to pass maximum air with minimum back pressure.

have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By Darrel
Your water heater should have a pressure relief...

Your water heater should have a pressure relief valve to prevent that from happening. Perhaps it is defective. It is the little lever near the top of the WH. It is designed to open and leak if the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By Darrel
crankyape.com is an interesting auction site. ...

crankyape.com is an interesting auction site. You can see what others are bidding on units of your interest. My son bought an RV and a car with good success.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Darrel
Do you have a washer/dryer? My KSDP does not,...

Do you have a washer/dryer? My KSDP does not, but is plumbed for one. I found that the unused plumbing lines needed to be sanitized. (took several sanitizing cycles for me to learn this)

Have a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-19-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Darrel
The programming mini switches are on the first...

The programming mini switches are on the first AC. The AC cover has to be removed to gain access. (The 4wire cable connections are in there also.)

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-18-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Darrel
Additionally, your first AC has a row of mini...

Additionally, your first AC has a row of mini switches that indicate whether you have multiple AC units. You could cycle these switches in case one of them has gotten dirty and causes the problem. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-04-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By Darrel
The answer is yes. A week ago when I left...

The answer is yes. A week ago when I left Minnesota for the south my engine would start to run rough and stutter at any hill or speed above 60 MPH. After about 40 miles it began to run normally.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Darrel
It would be helpful if you would provide details...

It would be helpful if you would provide details of the water heater. Mine is a 10 gallon heater and has overtemp protection switch and a small on/off switch to protect a winterized heater from...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-15-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,319
Posted By Darrel
At 30 amps @ 120volts AC is 3600 Watts. 3600...

At 30 amps @ 120volts AC is 3600 Watts.
3600 Watts from inverted DC volts would be 300 amps DC.
I believe that my Engine alternator is 185 amps. Yours may be different.

Have a nice Darrel

PS...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-18-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 324,112
Posted By Darrel
Like rgvtexan, I also found that my six had the...

Like rgvtexan, I also found that my six had the curved handle and horizontal lockout pin. Why didn't they include that information in the recall?? My serial #'s were included in the list.

Have a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Darrel
One other thought - When my ISL cummins was...

One other thought - When my ISL cummins was making the squealing noise it turned out to be a leak in the "air plumbing" from the turbo to the intake manifold.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-29-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Darrel
If you're lazy like me. Just turn the fan to the...

If you're lazy like me. Just turn the fan to the high setting and brush the screen with a whisk broom or equivalent. Cleans up most of the dust/debris.

have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,144
Posted By Darrel
First take a look for where you could place jack...

First take a look for where you could place jack stands. On my unit almost all of the underside is storage bays and too flimsy for jacking. The few places where the frame is visible is too high...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-07-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,173
Posted By Darrel
It might be specially made for Bounder Motor...

It might be specially made for Bounder Motor homes.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By Darrel
Also the short driveshaft and U joints get really...

Also the short driveshaft and U joints get really stressed.

have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By Darrel
When the bird used my mirror for a pit stop I...

When the bird used my mirror for a pit stop I found that walmart bags fit nicely and solved the problem.

Havve a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,533
Posted By Darrel
I for one will cut Dan & Ann some slack. I...

I for one will cut Dan & Ann some slack. I greased mine twice before I found the u joint zerks. The RV has to be parked just right and even then my grease gun will barely fit.

Have a nice day -...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-28-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By Darrel
My unit has a "Bargman" box in the passenger side...

My unit has a "Bargman" box in the passenger side rear compartment. The cover snaps off and it is full of the fuses for the chassis. They are labeled and might answer your questions.

Have a nice...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-28-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,425
Posted By Darrel
Your ACs will cool about 20 degrees below the...

Your ACs will cool about 20 degrees below the outdoor temps. It does remove some humidity also. Shading the windows help some. Also park facing north, the windshield will soak up a lot of heat.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,539
Posted By Darrel
Just one tip. As others have noted there are...

Just one tip. As others have noted there are indeed frost heaves. Watch for black marks on the road ahead. If you see them - SLOW DOWN.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,077
Posted By Darrel
Your reasoning was almost identical to mine. ...

Your reasoning was almost identical to mine. Congratulations on a fine motor home.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Darrel
It makes a difference if your RV has a side...

It makes a difference if your RV has a side radiator. On mine, if the dash AC is chosen, the radiator fan is 100% engaged which uses about 30 HP and cost 1 MPG. The generator running two roof ACs...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-15-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By Darrel
I thought the 360 degree birds eye view was...

I thought the 360 degree birds eye view was awesome. Wish I could use it squirming back into my parking pad beside my garage at home.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Darrel
I believe that your inverter has a transfer...

I believe that your inverter has a transfer switch inside. Possibly one of the relays are getting sticky/lazy.

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Darrel
If you are talking of the Allison transmission...

If you are talking of the Allison transmission control pad, economy mode just modifies the shift points. Shift quicker - Accelerate slower. Traveling down the highway will probably make no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-26-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Darrel
I had read that tires exuded UV protection while...

I had read that tires exuded UV protection while driven. However after about a month the protection is used up. Sooo - I only cover if I'me going to be parked longer than that. (also use 303...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Darrel
I flush (into sewer) until no salt taste is...

I flush (into sewer) until no salt taste is obvious. Slow running trickle for about 15/20 minutes. (occasionally after DW tastes the water it takes a little longer).

Have a nice day - Darrel
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-19-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By Darrel
All I keep in my vehicle is proof of insurance. ...

All I keep in my vehicle is proof of insurance. per advice from detective in charge of fraud and thievery in our town. He claims that registration enables thieves to more easily sell your stolen...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Darrel
I spend the winter in Mesa AZ area and go 3 to 4...

I spend the winter in Mesa AZ area and go 3 to 4 weeks before needing a recharge. I found that after adding the salt, if I wait an hour before flushing helps to ensure the resin is fully...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Darrel
Each cargo lite probably has it's own switch...

Each cargo lite probably has it's own switch also. Have you checked??

Have a nice day - Darrel
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