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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,108
Posted By A Traveler
A low cost Class A possible?

Thanks for your service, Papaw!
I’m a vet myself, and took basic at Fort Campbell...in 1969.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By A Traveler
So replace the batteries!

So replace the batteries!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By A Traveler
The wiring diagram won’t do you any good. You...

The wiring diagram won’t do you any good. You need someone with a computer that can reprogram the Jake setup.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By A Traveler
Good Lord! It never ceases to amaze me how...

Good Lord!
It never ceases to amaze me how many “experts” there are here that come out of the woodwork to post totally incorrect and potentially DANGEROUS information.
Blindly running the max...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-27-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By A Traveler
Analog Gauges vs. Digital

AMEN!!
I will not be purchasing ANY more cars, precisely because of this technological nonsense. I have a 2007 Chrysler 300C and a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee...both like-new. They have “just enough”...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By A Traveler
Thee battery switches must be ON for the on-board...

Thee battery switches must be ON for the on-board charger to work.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By A Traveler
Best way to keep batteries charged during winter

Is your on board battery charger a multi-stage Charger? Does it have a “float charge” mode?

If so, just plug the shore power into a standard 110 volt plug and forget it. All you need are a couple...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-22-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By A Traveler
Tighten the cap and find another shop. They are...

Tighten the cap and find another shop. They are trying to rip you off for another hour or two of labor.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-22-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,860
Posted By A Traveler
Would you buy a mid entry diesel pusher if more were available

Where the door is located would be well near the bottom of my punch list.
The most important thing in any motor home is the floor plan, not the location of the entry door. If I like the floor plan,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By A Traveler
X2!!! I had the same kind of report on our...

X2!!!

I had the same kind of report on our Freightliner chassis...thrust angle off by .48 degrees, which is HUGE! The local shop wanted to cut and reweld to fix it. I declined and took it to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,354
Posted By A Traveler
Note that this only applies to the CHEROKEE and...

Note that this only applies to the CHEROKEE and NOT the GRAND CHEROKEE. The “Grand” is a completely different chassis and does not have the problem.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,640
Posted By A Traveler
The switch is getting hot. The SWITCH is bad. It...

The switch is getting hot. The SWITCH is bad. It has developed a high-resistance connection within the switch. That bad connection generates heat when current passes through it.
Installing LED...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By A Traveler
The first thing I would do is “un-cross” the new...

The first thing I would do is “un-cross” the new radio wires...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By A Traveler
In a word, no. All you are doing with this jumper...

In a word, no. All you are doing with this jumper is bypassing the relay contacts. If there is arcing at the relay contacts, this jumper will cause the current to bypass the relay, stopping the arc,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By A Traveler
Noisy wiring

A corroded or dirty electrical connection can also cause this kind of RF interference, especially on the ground side of the circuit. One at a time I would remove, clean and reconnect each of the wire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By A Traveler
Chargerman, I was not taking a swipe at you with...

Chargerman, I was not taking a swipe at you with my post about bad advice. You are trying to help and I understand that. However, anyone who owns a complex piece of equipment like a motor home should...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By A Traveler
You should be reading your owners manual and...

You should be reading your owners manual and getting the correct FACTS, not posting here and getting opinions...most of them wrong.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By A Traveler
You desperately need to read your owners manual...

You desperately need to read your owners manual...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,032
Posted By A Traveler
Read what I said in post #22. The DOD app...

Read what I said in post #22.
The DOD app works fine, but the files this camera records are standard QuickTime MOV files that will play natively (without a special app) on almost any computer.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-16-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By A Traveler
Believe it or not, the Freightliner spec for air...

Believe it or not, the Freightliner spec for air reservoir leaks is a maximum of 2 pounds per MINUTE! In other words, your 120 psi air tanks could leak down to zero in an hour and that’s OK.

My...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-16-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By A Traveler
AMEN! The Freightliner “Oasis” program is a...

AMEN!

The Freightliner “Oasis” program is a complete joke. By far the most INcompetent service I’ve experienced has been at an “Oasis” Dealer. The exception is the Freightliner Factory Service...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-16-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By A Traveler
Doesn’t anyone PROOFREAD anything these days, or...

Doesn’t anyone PROOFREAD anything these days, or is the dumbing down of America just in full swing?

That Freightliner document says, “Distance to empty is calculated by taking the fuel in the tank...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By A Traveler
It’s overheating.

It’s overheating.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By A Traveler
Instead of posting this here where you will get a...

Instead of posting this here where you will get a lot of “opinions” (and most of them wrong) why don’t you call Dish, get the correct information the first time and be done with it?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By A Traveler
Extending slide without using leveling jacks

Good God NO! Do NOT do this! As Domo said, this will jam the slide solid and not allow it to move with the rest of the chassis when the wind moves it slightly.

Where does this kind of totally...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,032
Posted By A Traveler
The Dash Cam I have is a DOD LS460W. You can see...

The Dash Cam I have is a DOD LS460W. You can see it HERE (https://www.dod-tech.us/product/dod-ls460w/).

It can use up to a 128 Gig SD memory card. The camera will record continuously in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By A Traveler
If that's the case, just a quick tap on the horn...

If that's the case, just a quick tap on the horn does the trick. It's a split second sound and not that loud. Being a rather deep-pitched air horn, it won't be mistaken for a nearby car or some other...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By A Traveler
Same here. One of the first things I did when we...

Same here. One of the first things I did when we bought this coach was to disable that puny, little “city” horn and bypass the switch that controlled the horns. It’s now all air horns, all the time.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By A Traveler
2005 Southwind dangling cable

That is a PL-259 connector for a CB radio antenna.
In another life I used to repair CB radios. I’ve repaired more than 5,000 of them, and installed hundreds of them back in the day.
I’ve probably...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,032
Posted By A Traveler
Dash Cam - Has it saved you any cash?

I was the victim of a hit and run sideswipe accident. The trucker did not really “hit and run” because I don’t think he actually realized he had hit me. He was hauling a very heavy, oversized...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,269
Posted By A Traveler
Amen! That’s what the generator is there for.

Amen! That’s what the generator is there for.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-28-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By A Traveler
Fuel

I have the same engine in a 40 foot Mandalay.
Over a total of 106,000 miles, with about 2/3 of them towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee, I’ve averaged 7.4 mpg. I typically cruise at 65-67 mph.
I’ve seen...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-28-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,980
Posted By A Traveler
I guess we would fit into that category, but...

I guess we would fit into that category, but we’re not “snooty.” In fact, I would suggest we’re exactly the opposite. We’re just plain folks who find socializing with people we don’t know awkward and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By A Traveler
Note that this must be a 100-watt, old fashioned...

Note that this must be a 100-watt, old fashioned INCANDESCENT bulb that gives off heat. The new LED bulbs don’t get hot.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-25-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By A Traveler
John,what chassis is your LondonAire coach built...

John,what chassis is your LondonAire coach built on?

I ask because if it is a Freightliner chassis, there is a little extra work required to install the Source Engineering Thermal Valve kit.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By A Traveler
Another hearty vote for Gaffney. [emoji1360]

Another hearty vote for Gaffney. [emoji1360]
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,949
Posted By A Traveler
To clarify in the use of proper terms... An...

To clarify in the use of proper terms...
An INVERTER does not charge batteries. It converts 12 volts DC into 110 volts AC.
The CHARGER (or “converter”) is what charges the batteries. They may both...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-24-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By A Traveler
Electronic trailer brakes

We have the same chassis. The control wire for electric brakes is under the dash, ready for the install of an electric brake controller. If I recall correctly, it is a blue wire.
And yes, you...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By A Traveler
Good luck. I’ve had more problems with the...

Good luck.
I’ve had more problems with the Sauer-Danfoss fan control circuitry in our side radiator Freightliner coach than everything else combined.
It is now at Cummins in Mishawaka, IN having...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By A Traveler
Smoked em

Why?

I run with the Jake Brake switch on HIGH about 99% of the time.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-22-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By A Traveler
We haven’t had a newspaper in the house for over...

We haven’t had a newspaper in the house for over 20 years.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By A Traveler
Engine Break Malfunction

This is NOT correct! It is misleading information.
No matter what you do with the manual shift buttons, the Allison transmission will NOT shift down to a lower gear if it would over-rev the engine...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-21-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By A Traveler
AMEN! I would pass on this one. Too few miles and...

AMEN! I would pass on this one. Too few miles and too many years.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-21-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By A Traveler
Overpressure?

My ISL did the same thing and it was a cracked exhaust manifold. This was a common problem on the ISL.

Time for a visit to your nearest Cummins shop. Have them look it over.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,039
Posted By A Traveler
I ONLY fuel at truck stops, primarily Flying J...

I ONLY fuel at truck stops, primarily Flying J and Pilot. In many years of travel and hundreds of fill-ups, I have never tracked anything into the coach from these so-called “nasty” fuel locations.
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By A Traveler
Our ISL (just slightly smaller than the ISM)...

Our ISL (just slightly smaller than the ISM) whistles at idle. It’s normal.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,650
Posted By A Traveler
I know you are never supposed to use the word...

I know you are never supposed to use the word “never” in a sentence, but I can use it here with total, 100% confidence.

I WOULD NEVER - EVER - RENT OUR MOTORHOME TO ANYONE. It’s an all downside...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,038
Posted By A Traveler
So you do a $125 fill up twice. What’s the...

So you do a $125 fill up twice. What’s the difference?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By A Traveler
Need a LOT more information. Are they...

Need a LOT more information. Are they electric/mechanical or hydraulic?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By A Traveler
You need to read your owners manual. Some...

You need to read your owners manual. Some manufacturers want you to put the slides out first, then level. Others want you to do it the other way around.

Any “advice” you get here is just so much...
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