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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
Posted By Hillbilly2
Don't forget that in Atlanta, a flashing turn...

Don't forget that in Atlanta, a flashing turn signal means speed up, someone is about to get in front of you! I don't know where all of the bad drivers there comes from, because nobody is originally...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-02-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
Posted By Hillbilly2
Second lane over is a good place to hang out,...

Second lane over is a good place to hang out, most of the truckers do this too. As for going straight thru, there are a few lane changes you have to make, which can get hairy in heavy traffic. East...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,272
Posted By Hillbilly2
I had a situation where I parked mine at my baby...

I had a situation where I parked mine at my baby sisters house for a couple of months, staying in it during the week, and going home on the weekends. The previous owner of the property had an RV pad...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,395
Posted By Hillbilly2
I did a quick search, but could not find the set...

I did a quick search, but could not find the set up that I have seen used before, but here is something kinda close, but it uses the frame instead of the tires to move the load. Low-Profile Systems...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,395
Posted By Hillbilly2
It's a slower process, but mobile home movers use...

It's a slower process, but mobile home movers use a platform that the tires set on, using a handcrank or air wrench moves a couple of feet at a time. If your jacks can lift the rear axle off the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,875
Posted By Hillbilly2
When you got this voltage, was the heater or the...

When you got this voltage, was the heater or the microwave running? If not check it while one or the other is running, sounds like a severe voltage drop problem.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By Hillbilly2
It is perfectly fine in doing what you are doing,...

It is perfectly fine in doing what you are doing, the receptacle that you are plugged into should be protected by a 15 or 20 amp breaker, so even if you did turn on too much stuff the breaker will...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hillbilly2
I have not had good luck with Jasper rebuilds,...

I have not had good luck with Jasper rebuilds, had one in a Nissan truck, the original engine went 200,000 miles until the quick lube place failed to refill it with oil !:mad: After they replaced...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hillbilly2
I have the 460 in my 36' Southwind with about...

I have the 460 in my 36' Southwind with about 80,000 miles on it. I have took it up the mountain between Franklin,NC and Sylva, It made it up without overheating, but not very fast, but high RPM's....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-21-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,456
Posted By Hillbilly2
As another poster has stated, it can also can be...

As another poster has stated, it can also can be a fault somewhere else causing the shock, Because the RV is grounded (If properly wired) the RV is the return path for the voltage. It will be best to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,817
Posted By Hillbilly2
Magazines are just as reliable as the...

Magazines are just as reliable as the internet!:whistling: Just follow the money! All I can say is I have not had a bad experience with K&N, I am not forcing you or anybody else to use their's or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hillbilly2
A 20 amp circuit will handle 20 amps 24 hours a...

A 20 amp circuit will handle 20 amps 24 hours a day 365 days a year in a perfect world, the 16 amps you are quoting is a design specification, you do not want to have a known load running at 100% of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By Hillbilly2
Not sure what an ECC (Electronic Climate...

Not sure what an ECC (Electronic Climate Control?) is, but if you upgrade to 50 amps, you will be messing with the house wiring. Not sure how you would "bring 50 amp service in the coach and run it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,390
Posted By Hillbilly2
Your brownouts are caused by excessive voltage...

Your brownouts are caused by excessive voltage drop due to a high amp load on too small of wire for the distance involved, all of the adapters also introduce added resistance to the circuit. the 20...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,213
Posted By Hillbilly2
I may have your old coach! I have the exact same...

I may have your old coach! I have the exact same coach, with the Banks system, and it came from Florida! I get about 8 mpg most of the time. It had around 80-84 thousand on it when I got it. Bought...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hillbilly2
$400! I bet you wish now that it was just a...

$400! I bet you wish now that it was just a simple screwup on the wiring! LOL! Did you find out what was wrong with your 50 amp shore power since it worked on his?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,185
Posted By Hillbilly2
On using the clamp on ammeter, it will have to be...

On using the clamp on ammeter, it will have to be a "hall effect" type (which most are not) to read DC current. The standard clamp on meter will measure only AC current only. Sorry!:)
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-09-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,889
Posted By Hillbilly2
This is the reason you always put the covers back...

This is the reason you always put the covers back on the electrical boxes! They are designed to contain as much as possible any molten metal and sparks created by a failure. Not always, but most of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hillbilly2
Yeah, RV's are a different beast from home and...

Yeah, RV's are a different beast from home and business generators, where they have the utility as the preferred source, but I believe Allegro5 said that shore power was unavailable, so he or she is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hillbilly2
Also if your coach uses a 30 amp 120 volt only...

Also if your coach uses a 30 amp 120 volt only service, jumpers must be installed as per instructions, if it is a 50 amp 120/240 service, then they are not needed, (unless the generator is 120 volt...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hillbilly2
I looked up that switch, and it is a "fail off"...

I looked up that switch, and it is a "fail off" design, it will only close the connections if the proper voltage is available on the utility (shore) power, or generator power. The load side of this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hillbilly2
If your knowledgable enough to work around...

If your knowledgable enough to work around electricity, check for voltage at the switch. When you say shore power is not available, do you mean your not plugged in? Or you are plugged in but still no...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,121
Posted By Hillbilly2
The flashers were not your problem, they are in...

The flashers were not your problem, they are in series with either a relay, or the lamps themself's They are mounted on a insulated fuse block, so they cannot short to ground, and if they short...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By Hillbilly2
Did you find out what the problem was?

Did you find out what the problem was?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Hillbilly2
The exhaust fan in the living area is one of...

The exhaust fan in the living area is one of those Fantastic fans, but the one in the bath is a standard no-flow, I'm moving the Fantastic to the bath for much better air flow in that high humidity...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Hillbilly2
Installing new roof

I knew I would eventually have to replace the roof on my Southwind, that is why I got such a good deal on it. Started today on it, and having so much fun!:banghead: There are so many screws holding...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,121
Posted By Hillbilly2
Could also be a short in the turn signal stalk,...

Could also be a short in the turn signal stalk, but try this, turn on the hazard flashers, if it still blows the fuse, its a wiring issue, if it does not, it is probably in the stalk. Also check that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By Hillbilly2
The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires the...

The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires the ground rod (grounding electrode) to be tied together, but only at the service. They are always tied together if properly installed. If it is driven at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By Hillbilly2
The ground rod is a suplimentary ground, it is...

The ground rod is a suplimentary ground, it is required to be electrically connected to the metal conduit(Now days it is very rare that conduit would be metal. Most are pvc now.), and the service...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By Hillbilly2
Absolutely positively never use a sole ground rod...

Absolutely positively never use a sole ground rod as a safety ground! You will create a voltage potential between that ground, and the actual ground at the service, this is a dangerous misnomer that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By Hillbilly2
Being a 31' coach, I would say you have a 30 amp...

Being a 31' coach, I would say you have a 30 amp 120 volt power supply cord, as others have said unplug immediately, though it is probably too late. The outlet you are plugged in to is probably...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By Hillbilly2
If it was a welder outlet, it would be straight...

If it was a welder outlet, it would be straight 240, with the third wire as a ground. Not advisable to use as 50 amp 120/240 rv service. Changing it to a 30 amp 120 volt service is do able, but would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hillbilly2
Probably was the energy management, odd that it...

Probably was the energy management, odd that it took four hours to restart the a/c's though. Could have locked them out due to the park voltage was too low, because if you were running all three,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-10-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,689
Posted By Hillbilly2
Sounds like you are not getting fuel, I would...

Sounds like you are not getting fuel, I would have to look it up, but I think a 96 model is new enough to be fuel injected, either case, probable fuel pump failure. If it is carbed, you should be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,817
Posted By Hillbilly2
I've heard several people make this statement,...

I've heard several people make this statement, but I have ran the K&N's on several of my vehicles for years, and have never had a problem. I had over 200,000 miles on a couple of them. The biggest...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,817
Posted By Hillbilly2
I bought my 96' Southwind used, and the previous...

I bought my 96' Southwind used, and the previous owner had already installed the Banks system on the 460 Ford engine. I usually average around 8 MPG, and it easily gets up to and holds interstate...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,780
Posted By Hillbilly2
The myth that black is much hotter than white...

The myth that black is much hotter than white will live on, but I digress,:) (be a good one for mythbusters)
Radiators used to be made of copper, but most nowdays are aluminum or plastic.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,023
Posted By Hillbilly2
I usually keep at 62-65 on the interstate, I get...

I usually keep at 62-65 on the interstate, I get 7-8 mpg out of the 460 gasser with a 36' rig towing a sidekick tin top. Mountainous roads put it down to about 45 though, very heavy rig for that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,780
Posted By Hillbilly2
I install Energy management systems for a lot of...

I install Energy management systems for a lot of large retailers, and have participated in studies of white versus black roofs. We installed sensors at the ceiling level of these stores, and found...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,987
Posted By Hillbilly2
The traveling restroom for my wife!

The traveling restroom for my wife!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,229
Posted By Hillbilly2
I also had them change the rear axle lube while...

I also had them change the rear axle lube while they had it apart, It's got 80,000 on it, so it couldn't hurt! Very heavy home, even though the 460 is souped up, still struggles on moderately steep...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,927
Posted By Hillbilly2
I don't believe it's the transfer switch, if it...

I don't believe it's the transfer switch, if it fails to transfer from generator to utility, you just don't have power. Possibly its the adapter you are using, is it homemade or factory built? Has it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,229
Posted By Hillbilly2
I do most of my own work on my Southwind, I have...

I do most of my own work on my Southwind, I have changed the alternator, converter, I'm fixin to put on a new rubber roof this spring, I did have a mechanic put new brakes on during a trip where a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By Hillbilly2
I drop the driveshaft on my Sidekick, even though...

I drop the driveshaft on my Sidekick, even though it's fourwheel drive and is towable without doing it. I replaced the automatic locking hubs with manuals, thats when I found out that putting the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-15-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,622
Posted By Hillbilly2
My old Garmin I called Vicki, I had her set to...

My old Garmin I called Vicki, I had her set to Austrailian accent. My new Magellan, I call @#@$^% because it screws up so much, those people that got lost in the desert must have had one of these. It...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,602
Posted By Hillbilly2
U-Haul has it listed for $2.89 a gallon in my...

U-Haul has it listed for $2.89 a gallon in my area, looks like Amerigas was looking to make a quick buck!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,602
Posted By Hillbilly2
It was Amerigas that just tried to charge me...

It was Amerigas that just tried to charge me $4.12 a gallon.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,602
Posted By Hillbilly2
My propane supplier just tried to charge me $4.12...

My propane supplier just tried to charge me $4.12 a gallon ($1000 worth) at my house, needless to say I fired them today, so they are having to come out and pick up the tank. You can also stop by...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-17-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By Hillbilly2
I havn't tried the Optima's, but I used a simular...

I havn't tried the Optima's, but I used a simular battery (AGM), and found out never let them go dead. I used one on an electric gate in a rural area with two 15 watt solar panels and a 30 amp...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-15-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By Hillbilly2
I don't know if RV furnaces are the same, but...

I don't know if RV furnaces are the same, but with the high efficency gas furnaces in homes, they have a condensate drain that when plugged or stopped up the water will back up into the combustion...
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