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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,989
Posted By TurbineGuy
I've spent the past 30 years in the power...

I've spent the past 30 years in the power industry working on generators and turbines, 'nuff said. :cool:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,114
Posted By TurbineGuy
I get it, been there done that and still have the...

I get it, been there done that and still have the tee shirts. Truly enough 'tis better to take a leisurely drive and stay for a couple of days but family is family. If it were me, and it has been, I...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,785
Posted By TurbineGuy
I'm looking for a reasonably priced...

I'm looking for a reasonably priced windshield/cab window covering to keep out heat. Does anyone have an idea abt fit for the new Wonder 2021 RTB?



Magneshade makes a very good product......
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-18-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,688
Posted By TurbineGuy
"This price is aligned with a target price by an...

"This price is aligned with a target price by an independent nationwide RV appraisal service, significantly below NADA value, and the lower side of other similar units being advertised (when I can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-18-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,270
Posted By TurbineGuy
I have been in the power industry for decades and...

I have been in the power industry for decades and have done it all, so to speak. We traveled with the kids in a mh for years until they were into school, I traveled by myself in the mh while they...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-30-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,103
Posted By TurbineGuy
Leece-Neville alternators

IF you have a L-N alternator the recommendation from Monaco OG and Monacoers was to rebuild rather than replace. Several issues are recorded in those archives of replacements that didn't 'replace'. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,785
Posted By TurbineGuy
We are planning our retirement and will set out...

We are planning our retirement and will set out in a couple of years but are looking now for our last mh. We have had several class A motorhomes, both gas and dp but are thinking we’ll downsize this...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-26-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,180
Posted By TurbineGuy
I am running Bridgestone R280 Commercial truck...

I am running Bridgestone R280 Commercial truck tires and am quite happy with the ride. I am running 295/75R22.5 on my coach and they run well. They offer that tire in a G and an H rating and...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,081
Posted By TurbineGuy
I'm surprised the coach would start if no lights...

I'm surprised the coach would start if no lights on keypad... "My problem is this; when I start engine the key pad will not light up, when I shut off engine and restart quickly sometimes the key pad...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-01-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Hi Dan, as you can see from my earlier posts I...

Hi Dan, as you can see from my earlier posts I went through the same process on my unit. At first I saw minor success, but in the end the real fix came through the ECU repair. Like John above, I sent...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,484
Posted By TurbineGuy
Bummer to hear of the continuing issue Scorpio,...

Bummer to hear of the continuing issue Scorpio, to add a little more angst to the whole problem I should add that the umbilical cables coming from my ECU were 6-8 ft long. The VIMs could be anywhere...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By TurbineGuy
Rather than tie wires, find Velcro straps like...

Rather than tie wires, find Velcro straps like used to hold cables. Think of the strap around a laptop power pack. You can find them at Radio Shack. Doesn't "fix" the problem, but does stop the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,484
Posted By TurbineGuy
I have just wrestled with this myself and my...

I have just wrestled with this myself and my issue was with the ECU/shift panel. The VIM and relay box are located behind the kick plate left of the drivers feet on a '94 Executive. Power is routed...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 10-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Thanks to all for their assistance. Here's an...

Thanks to all for their assistance. Here's an update on what I have found. This is long overdue but that work thing kept getting in the way. I did a lot of digging into this issue, went through the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 217,319
Posted By TurbineGuy
Surely I must be doing something wrong, I'm in my...

Surely I must be doing something wrong, I'm in my mid 50`s, DW nearly 50 with two teenagers - on my third career path - no retirement in sight (even with binoculars!).
But all in all, life is good....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By TurbineGuy
Not wishing to hijack the thread, but along the...

Not wishing to hijack the thread, but along the same vein... Since I will be placing my DP into storage next month, tucked away until April, how do I handle my fuel tank for storage? We live along...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,387
Posted By TurbineGuy
I've been there many, many times; great area. My...

I've been there many, many times; great area. My bosses had offices there and I was in frequently to work with them. I did leave that group some years ago and spent a few years in a turbine repair...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,024
Posted By TurbineGuy
You mentioned an on demand system. Did you look...

You mentioned an on demand system. Did you look in to that? Do they make one for RVs or is it best to simply install an RV water heater?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-12-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,387
Posted By TurbineGuy
Barry, I like the RV Checklist app because I can...

Barry, I like the RV Checklist app because I can modify it to my needs.

I would also recommended proper footwear when dumping tanks. I wear flip-flops because feet wash off, sandals wash off, but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,024
Posted By TurbineGuy
Well that would seem to resolve your over draw...

Well that would seem to resolve your over draw issue on your breaker. The breaker was doing his job, might as well reward it by not firing it (there's enough of that going on in the US these days)....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,387
Posted By TurbineGuy
I have an RVCheck list app for my IPad. It is...

I have an RVCheck list app for my IPad. It is customizable to add or delete things. I have several checklists on it including; Arriving, Departing, Winterizing, etc. Of course you can do the same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,024
Posted By TurbineGuy
[QUOTE="PirateCamper"]The prongs of the shore...

[QUOTE="PirateCamper"]The prongs of the shore power plug are toasted and the rubber is melted on the main plug as well as the extension plug. The extension is the same size as the main but, half the...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-09-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Thank you Full.Monte, good thought. I'll give...

Thank you Full.Monte, good thought. I'll give that a shot next go-around. Unfortunately I'm off to the other side of the state for a quick job but will try that on the next troubleshooting session.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Thank you sir, any historical information would...

Thank you sir, any historical information would be a big help. As a follow up on the issue, I was able to get back to the coach today and as expected it did not start, same symptoms. I did go into...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,955
Posted By TurbineGuy
You might consider engine and transmission oil...

You might consider engine and transmission oil analyses to get a snapshot of their condition...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Will do this week, will separate circuit and...

Will do this week, will separate circuit and compare V on batteries. Is there a good load test that can be done short of pulling battery and taking them to have tested?

As an update from the...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
I agree, IF I thought the battery was an issue....

I agree, IF I thought the battery was an issue. It has been rock solid, holding V excellent while the coach patiently waits for us to pull it out again. However, after this couple weeks in storage it...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-02-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Thank you Full.Monte, checked the Neutral switch...

Thank you Full.Monte, checked the Neutral switch wire, 'twas good but reseated it... no change

I agree fully that I had a batt drain, likely caused by my primary issue, am digging into the World...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,592
Posted By TurbineGuy
Allison 3060 Fail to Start

I have a '94 Monaco Executive with an 8.3 Cummins coupled to an Allison 3060 trans that will not start.

Key symptom is no display on the ECU - brief flashing but N never lights steady, therefore...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-21-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By TurbineGuy
Great information, thanks all. I purchased my...

Great information, thanks all. I purchased my coach recently and the previous owner has great maint. records, but I doubt he has been using a clay-based grease. Mike, you mentioned in a previous...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-21-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,578
Posted By TurbineGuy
You are surely on the right track in asking for...

You are surely on the right track in asking for help here. Everyone here has been through this in the past. The '01 Ambassador had to go so we could build a house, but we sure missed the coach and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-17-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,578
Posted By TurbineGuy
Our previous coach was a 2001 34' HR Ambassador;...

Our previous coach was a 2001 34' HR Ambassador; what a great little coach. Driving it in the 60's would net 10-12 mpg, pulling a little Geo Tracker. It had the Cummins ISB 260 and if I recall right...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-14-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By TurbineGuy
Thanks for the feedback guys, I will take heed to...

Thanks for the feedback guys, I will take heed to your suggestions as I plot out our trip for next year for Dad's 90th b-day.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-03-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By TurbineGuy
I truly appreciate the words of wisdom I glean...

I truly appreciate the words of wisdom I glean from these forums; following up on this thread, what is 550 like running North from Durango? We run a 40' DP, toad free for this trip, heading East from...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-30-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By TurbineGuy
"Back then they would also ticket you for driving...

"Back then they would also ticket you for driving with one hand on the wheel and your other arm up on top of the seat. "

Let me see if I have this right... back then you would get a ticket for...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By TurbineGuy
Think of all the things you can do while adding...

Think of all the things you can do while adding 150+ gal. of go-juice from that teensie-weensie little nozzle! You could... dump the tanks, check air in all tires, check the oil, wash ALL the windows...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By TurbineGuy
20 years old, though the boss set them free years...

20 years old, though the boss set them free years ago.

Seriously, some states have laws regarding children in car seats. I don't think that would differ in regards to a mh.

Our kids started...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-18-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By TurbineGuy
When our kids were little we had simple snacks...

When our kids were little we had simple snacks ready for them and set a tv on the dinette so they could sit on the couch and watch movies as I drove. If they weren't watching a movie they would be...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 217,319
Posted By TurbineGuy
I am in my 50's, my lovely bride is in her 40's,...

I am in my 50's, my lovely bride is in her 40's, and we travel with two teens. We just bought our third coach (2nd DP), a '94 Monaco Executive 40'. We sold our 2nd coach 10 years ago and sorely...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,430
Posted By TurbineGuy
Great insight and tons of experience speaking,...

Great insight and tons of experience speaking, that's what is great about the forum. If I might add a thing or two, don't forget to look up and verify the canopy is high enough to clear your roofline...
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