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Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-29-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
You can always install an Allison 1000 as I did. ...

You can always install an Allison 1000 as I did.
You will have to change the rear axle ratio from a 3.27 to at least a 3.73. The 542 is not a bad transmission, the drawback is a non lockup torque...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-29-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
You can install an Allison 1000 transmission as I...

You can install an Allison 1000 transmission as I did but, you will also need to change the axle ratio. The 542 is not a bad transmission, the drawback is a non lockup torque converter.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,675
Posted By MartinP
Yes, dump stations can be abused. We own an RV...

Yes, dump stations can be abused.
We own an RV campground and you would be amazed at what people flush down into the system. A double whammy for us as we are on septic. Our policy is very specific...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-16-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
They will generate more heat, lower gas mileage...

They will generate more heat, lower gas mileage and will not provide the same amount of engine braking due to torque converter slippage. So yes, due to the characteristics of the non lockup torque,...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-14-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
One other point to ponder on is the fact that the...

One other point to ponder on is the fact that the 542 transmission does not have a lockup torque converter where as the Allison 1000 does.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-03-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
If you choose to do a transmission swap, the best...

If you choose to do a transmission swap, the best option would be an Allison 1000 5 or 6 speed.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
The best option is an Allison 1000. I have done...

The best option is an Allison 1000. I have done this conversion.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By MartinP
It has Been a while

Hi folks,
Just a quick hello, I have been rather busy over the last year but, finally have found the time to visit our forum.
cheers to all.
Martin
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By MartinP
Hi David, And Anthem.

Hi David,

And Anthem.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
Welcome to the group. Happy travels.

Welcome to the group. Happy travels.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 01-24-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By MartinP
Yes, Hangfive is correct. I replaced the fan...

Yes, Hangfive is correct. I replaced the fan motor about 2 years ago and the hoses connect to the heater with flanges and hose clamps.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 01-24-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
Hi Phil, HWH has retrofit systems for...

Hi Phil,
HWH has retrofit systems for motorhomes and trailers. Check out their website for sales and tech support.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,855
Posted By MartinP
Have been a volunteer with our local police...

Have been a volunteer with our local police department, this subject has been discussed several times whilst on patrol. The bottom line is this the maximum posted speed limit is just that, the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,855
Posted By MartinP
Between 58 and 62 for fuel economy and either the...

Between 58 and 62 for fuel economy and either the right hand lane or center based on traffic flow and off/on ramps.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-22-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,969
Posted By MartinP
Okay, I see that the chassis is made by Spartan...

Okay, I see that the chassis is made by Spartan according to your post. I may be able to help with a manual but need to know what model chassis you have.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-22-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,969
Posted By MartinP
Hi Mardel414, That is interesting because...

Hi Mardel414,

That is interesting because my motorhome has air/hydraulic 4 wheel disc as well. Two tanks are located forward, one feeds the rear airbags and brakes, the other feeds the front...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-21-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,969
Posted By MartinP
You should be getting at least 110 psi before the...

You should be getting at least 110 psi before the purge valve opens which you will hear. I would be looking for an air leak in the system.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-21-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,969
Posted By MartinP
The air dryer on our motorhome is located R/H...

The air dryer on our motorhome is located R/H side aft of the back wheel on the out side of the chassis rail. I would expect you to have two air gauges as well, primary and secondary.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 11-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By MartinP
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By MartinP
I am surprised that the transmission is an AT545...

I am surprised that the transmission is an AT545 as it has a max hp rating of 235 according to Allison, not sure on torque. I would have thought that at 275 hp a 3000 series transmission would have...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 11-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By MartinP
Safe T Plus

I finally purchased a Safe T Plus steering damper for the motorhome. Once I get it installed I shall post my thoughts.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 01-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By MartinP
We have NVidia Shield Android and Fire Stick....

We have NVidia Shield Android and Fire Stick. Works great if you have access to good internet.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 12-23-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By MartinP
If the transmission light is on I would think...

If the transmission light is on I would think that the TCM has pick up a fault and put the transmission in to limp mode. There is a way to clear the fault but I don't remember how. Do a search on the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-20-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,823
Posted By MartinP
How does the back pressure that is caused by the...

How does the back pressure that is caused by the exhaust brake cause engine blow by out of the breather when the combustion pressures are much higher and my not cause any blow by? I installed a...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-16-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By MartinP
Sounds like a plan. I am a Powerplant, Airframe,...

Sounds like a plan. I am a Powerplant, Airframe, Avionics Tech...., so if I can do it I'm sure that you will be fine. Keep us updated.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-16-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By MartinP
Remember the Power Converter Unit on the...

Remember the Power Converter Unit on the motorhome supplies power to the battery charger and the DC circuits by means of a built in rectifier. It pulls power from the AC side when plugged in to shore...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-16-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By MartinP
What load were you pulling on the generator. If I...

What load were you pulling on the generator. If I remember correctly, the load control center unit or generator it self will drop the generator off line if the load is too high. The convertor unit...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-16-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By MartinP
Install a Power Converter/battery charger. I...

Install a Power Converter/battery charger. I removed the old Magnatec unit (converter/charger) that was failing with a 55amp unit which has a built in 3 stage charger. Basically plug and play. I do...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 12-01-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By MartinP
Hi Owhiwa, Yes, born and raised in Auckland....

Hi Owhiwa,
Yes, born and raised in Auckland. I'm so glad that you are having a great time with the motorhome and that you have your own club where you can meet people with the same interests. I am...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 12-01-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By MartinP
[QUOTE=IBDAGRIZ;3924680]Totally agree. Does the...

[QUOTE=IBDAGRIZ;3924680]Totally agree.
Does the manual mention flushing or just dropping the pan and swapping filters and re-fill? Usually that gets you about 35-45% of new oil in it each time.

...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 11-30-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By MartinP
Say hello to Auckland for me.

Say hello to Auckland for me.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 11-30-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By MartinP
Transmission oil wears out just like any oil,...

Transmission oil wears out just like any oil, clutch packs, bearings, gears, heat, etc. If you look at the Allison manual it does give the oil change intervals. I believe 50K for mineral 100K for...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-30-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,261
Posted By MartinP
Yes they can. The repair procedure can be found...

Yes they can. The repair procedure can be found on the internet. Do a search for 53 block crack repair.
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-30-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,229
Posted By MartinP
Thanks for the post, I was thinking of doing the...

Thanks for the post, I was thinking of doing the same thing for the same reasons. I do not have a cooling issue.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 11-28-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By MartinP
Agree, the solar should not have caused an issue...

Agree, the solar should not have caused an issue with the fuel gauge. Also check the connector at the back of the instrument cluster to see if it has come loose or perhaps has a little dirt or...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 11-28-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By MartinP
I believe the heater element is rated at about...

I believe the heater element is rated at about 1500 watts and should only come on when plugged in to shore power or when the generator is online. If your system is similar to ours, the switch should...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By MartinP
See above post for the dimensions of the two...

See above post for the dimensions of the two fender skirts that I have. Sorry that I took so long to respond.
Cheers,
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By MartinP
The dimensions of the two that I have are: 23...

The dimensions of the two that I have are:
23 1/3 high by 29 1/2 inside diameter, 3 inches wide.
19 1/2 high by 32 inside, 3 inches wide.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 08-21-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By MartinP
One did for the most part but it did need to be...

One did for the most part but it did need to be extended slightly with a little fiberglass work, still not quite a 100% perfect fit but close enough if you did not know that it had been repaired. I...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 08-21-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By MartinP
Sure post the dimensions that you have and I will...

Sure post the dimensions that you have and I will check the fender skirts that I have.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 06-28-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
I agree, the generator should be connected to the...

I agree, the generator should be connected to the electrical panel and be able to run at least one air conditioning unit. We have a 5.5k watt unit that will run both units which I have had to do on...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By MartinP
Finally getting the MH back from the shop this...

Finally getting the MH back from the shop this coming week. Did ask them to do a little additional work as far as paint touch up on the front and rear caps, installing a new rear ladder and new head...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 06-10-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By MartinP
I still have the Surburban 10 gallon unit in...

I still have the Surburban 10 gallon unit in storage as I replaced it with a Truma hot water heater. It was working fine when removed.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 06-10-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By MartinP
Water heaters are available that run off both...

Water heaters are available that run off both propane and electric. We had a 10 gallon suburban that used both.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-15-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,754
Posted By MartinP
Do you need a new gasket or can you get away with...

Do you need a new gasket or can you get away with re-using the old one.? Not sure what a mounting kit is. I know it is not much off a consolation but, at least you don't have a one piece windshield....
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-09-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By MartinP
Agree, I also upgraded when the Magnatec unit...

Agree, I also upgraded when the Magnatec unit began to fail. The replacement units come as a complete kit.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,715
Posted By MartinP
The other way to do it that I was told by Rexhall...

The other way to do it that I was told by Rexhall is to remove the stop at the aft end of the hinge rail and slide the complete door assembly off.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 04-01-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By MartinP
Yes, do be careful I as I did notice that several...

Yes, do be careful I as I did notice that several wire bundles did pull tight when I raised mine. Thank heavens all worked after lowering the dash back down. Although, I have accidently pulled a wire...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 03-29-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 216,879
Posted By MartinP
Excellent, welcome.

Excellent, welcome.
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 03-21-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,309
Posted By MartinP
I am assuming that you have two battery switches?

I am assuming that you have two battery switches?
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