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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By dfuelman
You may need to add a little gravel or some...

You may need to add a little gravel or some asphalt millings here or there if you find you just can't make it without dropping a tire off the pavement. That would keep from creating a mud hole as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By dfuelman
For what this is worth, judging by the pictures,...

For what this is worth, judging by the pictures, I think you can make it. Your gonna have to use all the road and square up the turn, but you appear to have more room than I have and I can get my...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-24-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By dfuelman
Compass directions

The directions are more involved than I remembered. It was also harder to post the directions than you would believe but I think I have it now so here goes. Good luck.
I am sorry they appear...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-24-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,693
Posted By dfuelman
You have the perfect mindset for owning an RV. ...

You have the perfect mindset for owning an RV. Things are only as bad as you let them be. Being mad won't get it fixed one minute faster, may as well make the best of the situation.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-24-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By dfuelman
Callen, you have a PM.

Callen, you have a PM.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-24-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By dfuelman
I will go outside right now and pull out the...

I will go outside right now and pull out the owners manual and make sure the steps I told you are correct. I re-calibrated mine about a year ago and after working on my battery box, I need to re-set...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-22-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By dfuelman
You two make me feel like Magellen now with my...

You two make me feel like Magellen now with my fancy compass! LOL.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,293
Posted By dfuelman
If you look at your manifold, they almost always...

If you look at your manifold, they almost always crack between the #2 and #3 cylinder. Crack will normally have black soot build up around the crack. You will also possible start to have soot...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,453
Posted By dfuelman
Well, a new Corvette was just too hard to get in...

Well, a new Corvette was just too hard to get in and out of and the DW was having no parts of a boob job for the girlfriend. The Class A was a nice compromise.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-21-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,137
Posted By dfuelman
Sorry you are having issues, don't get...

Sorry you are having issues, don't get discouraged. Have you tried running the generator to see if the inverter will keep the batteries charged?

If so and it's not charging the chassis battery,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-21-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By dfuelman
I believe you have to push the button on the...

I believe you have to push the button on the right side of the compass until it flashes. Then you drive slowly in a circle to the right (yes, really), it will calibrate itself and lock onto true...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,293
Posted By dfuelman
If you have trouble getting parts local, try...

If you have trouble getting parts local, try these people. I assume they will ship them to you. Central Diesel 804-275-3900 Richmond Va. Cummins dealer for OEM parts. Who I got my ISC parts...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,293
Posted By dfuelman
Just had a mobile mechanic friend do mine a few...

Just had a mobile mechanic friend do mine a few months ago, went pretty well. Broke three studs off in the process. Here's what we did to remove them. I had a BRAND NEW pair of Vice Grips ( Good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,753
Posted By dfuelman
This is the correct method. You will find that...

This is the correct method. You will find that the tire will still only climb to the correct pressure, but by starting at the correct pressure you avoid the larger heat cycle. Heat is your enemy.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By dfuelman
You will learn to love PB Blaster. It is an...

You will learn to love PB Blaster. It is an excellent penetrating oil and works wonders on rusted nuts and bolts.

Must be the season for sticking steps, mine would not retract Monday morning when...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-20-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
The Box must be ventilated in some manner for...

The Box must be ventilated in some manner for sure. My floor is not solid, the stainless is perforated so air (along with dust and dirt and everything else) can circulate. The amount of ventilation...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-19-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
I think the rust is a combination of both battery...

I think the rust is a combination of both battery acid and rust from road salt thrown up from the tires. My coach was originally owned by a hunter would would travel to northern states in winter and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,526
Posted By dfuelman
My Mother always said "They have NEVER built a...

My Mother always said "They have NEVER built a home big enough for TWO women to live in". I think your Mom would agree. I know when our first was born, this is how my wife wanted it to be. Close...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-11-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
I want to go with four 6 volt golf cart house...

I want to go with four 6 volt golf cart house batteries and do away with the 8D that's in there now (don't think it's even a deep cycle ???) I'm pretty sure I have room, just not much "Extra" room. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-10-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
I don't know how a man makes it in this world...

I don't know how a man makes it in this world without friends. I am lucky to have several friends that are so talented and are willing to help me when I ask.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-10-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
I had looked into some very nice plastic trays...

I had looked into some very nice plastic trays that also incorporate hold downs for the batteries, but space is at a premium.

When I upgrade to the 6 volt golf cart batteries, I will try to come...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-10-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
We bought the coach in the beginning of 2020...

We bought the coach in the beginning of 2020 (Just before the World lost it's mind) and I believe the batteries fell out in January 2019, when PO left headed for Florida. He did not get far, and...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-09-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By dfuelman
Battery Box Rebuild

When I purchased my coach, the previous owner advised me that he had "repaired" the battery box after having the batteries fall out in the road on the way to Florida. His repair was basic at best...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-05-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By dfuelman
Repeat slowly and clearly: "Yes DEAR" and...

Repeat slowly and clearly: "Yes DEAR" and remember, anything to shut them UP! LOL
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,556
Posted By dfuelman
Soooooo, turning the engine OFF until traffic...

Soooooo, turning the engine OFF until traffic starts moving again would just be out of the question?
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-29-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By dfuelman
I just used my VIAIR for the first time...

I just used my VIAIR for the first time yesterday. It is a little slow, but it gets the job done with patience. I did wind up using my air chuck though, the one that comes with the kit was a little...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-28-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By dfuelman
My suggestion would be this: (A) set all the...

My suggestion would be this: (A) set all the tires at 100 psi and see how they do and how coach rides. Personally I think you are getting to much pressure increase now, which is from too low PSI...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By dfuelman
It is going to be tough to fill the tire using...

It is going to be tough to fill the tire using the onboard air compressor, the regulator is normally set too low to get to 120 psi ( I cannot get to 110 on my coach) so truck stop or truck tire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By dfuelman
This is the system in my coach. Works great. ...

This is the system in my coach. Works great. The repeater is in the closet in the bathroom, but system works fine with it unhooked (I remove the fuse when not pulling the trailer) It will still...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,531
Posted By dfuelman
When I raced cars, we used left foot braking. ...

When I raced cars, we used left foot braking. It's tough and you have to FORCE yourself not to ride the brakes. I also learned a valuable lesson early on, If you still have your foot on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,556
Posted By dfuelman
Some of the issues you are seeing is directly...

Some of the issues you are seeing is directly related to orders give to the State Police. Here in Virginia, our Governor (as sorry as he is) has given orders to the State Police to back off on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,880
Posted By dfuelman
Only thing I would add to this is, if you do get...

Only thing I would add to this is, if you do get stopped by police, be open and honest. Most officers are reasonable people and they know we are living in difficult times due to Covid and other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By dfuelman
Looks like decent coach at a reasonable price. ...

Looks like decent coach at a reasonable price. BUT if the seller refuses to allow you to have an inspection done at your expense, walk away, he is hiding something.

Now if he wants a...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-22-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By dfuelman
It's hard to see in the picture, but the black...

It's hard to see in the picture, but the black disc just above/below where the wire harness comes through the door jamb is the magnetic switch for the steps. It should just pry out pretty easy. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-20-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By dfuelman
My steps acted up a few months ago, stuck in the...

My steps acted up a few months ago, stuck in the open position. Ran through the trouble shooting steps one by one. Mine turned out to be the cheapest thing to fix--the magnetic contact switch was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By dfuelman
WOW! I hope you give the Farmer a little free...

WOW! I hope you give the Farmer a little free labor on the farm once in a while, that's a GREAT deal for storing your Coach.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-19-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By dfuelman
Make sure you look very carefully at your...

Make sure you look very carefully at your cylinder. I had what I thought was a leak in the end of my equalizer and it turned out to be one of the quick disconnect hydraulic fittings. A quick trip...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-19-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By dfuelman
Hang in there Dad, and remember, "Don't give up...

Hang in there Dad, and remember, "Don't give up the Ship!"
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,531
Posted By dfuelman
David to go back to your original post, I think...

David to go back to your original post, I think you did the very best you could do under the circumstances. I drove Gasoline/Fuel trucks for almost 25 yrs, you cannot always depend on brakes to get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By dfuelman
Thurston Spring Service in Richmond Virginia is...

Thurston Spring Service in Richmond Virginia is your Best bet for Chassis repair. They do first class work at reasonable rate. 804-232-8984 ask for Will in the chassis shop. They are not far off...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By dfuelman
The "spitter" valve on your air dryer is going...

The "spitter" valve on your air dryer is going bad. Spitter valve is not he correct name, but that is what we called it when I drove trucks. You do need to get it to a shop asap, it will sooner or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By dfuelman
I think from watching Endless RVing's video, that...

I think from watching Endless RVing's video, that is the installed price. I also believe it's a little bit cheaper if you order it before the coach is built due to easier install for the factory. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-14-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By dfuelman
It is my understanding that on mine, they simply...

It is my understanding that on mine, they simply removed the old original camera from it's mount and replaced it with the new camera. They did tell me that they had to polish the little "window"...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-14-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By dfuelman
I have bought them at Pilot and Flying J before. ...

I have bought them at Pilot and Flying J before. Also if there is a Peterbilt or any large truck dealer near you, they normally have them in the parts dept.

Iowa 80 Chrome shop has them online if...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By dfuelman
Mine drives much better now that the bags, shocks...

Mine drives much better now that the bags, shocks and the track bar have been replaced. Added bonus, it holds air much longer also when leveled. I still need to get the air pump working on the air...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-07-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By dfuelman
This is the largest display that would fit and...

This is the largest display that would fit and not interfere with anything else.

I can still read the Silverleaf pretty easy (my Silverleaf display has seen better days)

The body does go into...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-07-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By dfuelman
I am not certain, but I think that is all it...

I am not certain, but I think that is all it takes. A wire is spliced into each signal circuit and that activates the camera when signal is switched on.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-06-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By dfuelman
WOW! That is pretty had to believe, how can that...

WOW! That is pretty had to believe, how can that side be so bad and the other be fine? Crazy.

Give AMI a call, they were helpful for me or you may give someone like Fleet Pride a shot. AMI...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-05-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By dfuelman
Sorry I slow with my replyís, on vacation and...

Sorry I slow with my replyís, on vacation and using my phone. Fat fingers are a hinderance. Lol. Yes it fit in the original hole. It does stick out, but not much beyond face of dash. The install of...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By dfuelman
[QUOTE=gnvrvin;5898745]Dfuelman What are the...

[QUOTE=gnvrvin;5898745]Dfuelman
What are the dimensions of the screen portion? Cant find info
Also height from bottom of control box to top of screen
Trying to see if it will fit our 04 intrigue...
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