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Forum: Cummins Engines 07-21-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Most diesel engines can tolerate a bit more rpm...

Most diesel engines can tolerate a bit more rpm when engine braking (exhaust or compression brake) and the Allison Engineers work with the engine manufacturer to set the correct amount. The only...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-21-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Sounds like you are good to go with great...

Sounds like you are good to go with great results! As for the switch, it never hurts to have a spare part, even if it is made in China, on an important item like and engine brake.:thumb:
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-19-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Does the power signal (+) that feeds the switch...

Does the power signal (+) that feeds the switch come from the ECM?


If are sure that pin 36 and 30 are pass through, directly to the compression brake solenoids, that means in high position, both...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-19-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
No offense, but this advice is antiquated and at...

No offense, but this advice is antiquated and at a minimal should be updated or discontinued.:banghead: To add to what Brett correctly pointed out, technology has come a very long way. Smaller...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-19-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Thank you for confirming that. You say...

Thank you for confirming that.


You say that your engine brake works on low and high, so the question is, is low the VGT brake or is it a duplication of the jake brake under full power?
Do you...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-17-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Thanks for pointing that out, I completely forgot...

Thanks for pointing that out, I completely forgot the 2 valve vs the 4 valve heads.
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-17-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
What location and road is that 15% grade on, and...

What location and road is that 15% grade on, and how long is that grade?
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-17-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By beach house
Brian, Great job! I'm wishful thinking....

Brian,


Great job! I'm wishful thinking. Would you know if this engine brake would work on a mechanical C series Cummins engine built in 1995?


As for the 3 stage brake...we obviously know...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,351
Posted By beach house
Since you know your RV well, the layout seems to...

Since you know your RV well, the layout seems to work well for you, and it has plenty of basement storage, have you considered buying back your RV and have the roof repaired/replaced?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,352
Posted By beach house
Tireman9, Thank you for your expertise...

Tireman9,


Thank you for your expertise and valuable input.
I try to usually buy GY tires because the seem to age very well compared to other brands. That is from my experience, observation and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,352
Posted By beach house
How do the Toyos perform compared to the Michelin...

How do the Toyos perform compared to the Michelin tires?
Do the Toyos ride stiffer, or smoother compared to the Michelin?
Which brand handled the road better?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-03-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,057
Posted By beach house
AMSolar makes a good combiner/entry box, but its...

AMSolar makes a good combiner/entry box, but its expensive.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,876
Posted By beach house
Were your 3 calls for service during the day...

Were your 3 calls for service during the day hours during the week?


The reason I ask is there seems to be a pattern. If calls are during the day, all seems to go really well and smooth. If calls...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-13-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,413
Posted By beach house
The type of turbulence that is under the engine...

The type of turbulence that is under the engine when you are traveling at highway speeds would throw the oil everywhere, it it would very likely show up as an oil mess on the back of the coach and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By beach house
Can you please provide more details how you pull...

Can you please provide more details how you pull this off?
I thought there are catches where you have to be out of the TT system for a week between two week stays, or something to that affect.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By beach house
Here is a link where an RV owner installed a...

Here is a link where an RV owner installed a direct vent gas heater and a few other modifications. There are good photos that show what he did. Depending on the brand, some direct vent heater allow...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-08-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,413
Posted By beach house
I know your are getting bombarded with question,...

I know your are getting bombarded with question, and I really don't want to add to the stress, but did you grasp the dipstick tube to see if it moves up and down. If it does, that movement could...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,361
Posted By beach house
Exclamation Brett, Thank you for the most sensible,...

Brett,


Thank you for the most sensible, practical, safe, and proper advice that could be given, especially for drivers that have little mountain driving experience. :thumb:



Like you...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,851
Posted By beach house
Dave, If one is needs to install a DC to...

Dave,


If one is needs to install a DC to DC charger, could not the BIM be removed and the charger and boost solenoid just be used? It seems like with a charger there would be no need for a BIM,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,851
Posted By beach house
I don't know why many keep stating that if one...

I don't know why many keep stating that if one needs to install a DC to DC charger, that they will lose their boost option. This is not the case, it is actually pretty simple, connect the DC to DC...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,851
Posted By beach house
I would suggest a DC to DC charger, but instead...

I would suggest a DC to DC charger, but instead of Victron, you would get a lot more bang for the buck with a Renogy 60A DC to DC charger. I and a few other have been using these units and they have...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-20-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,022
Posted By beach house
Triangle Drifter, To add to what others...

Triangle Drifter,


To add to what others already replied, the cost per amp hour is much less for 6v golf cart batteries, especially the FLA ones.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,022
Posted By beach house
Amosnandy, :confused: I'm scratching...

Amosnandy,



:confused: I'm scratching my head trying to figure out where you are pulling these fantasy numbers from?

Using the link you provided, the battery that you purchased on sale is...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-17-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,722
Posted By beach house
roadrunner 2, What gear were you in when...

roadrunner 2,


What gear were you in when you started going down the grade?


Is that RV on a GM or Ford chassis?


Glad that you made it through the ordeal.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-04-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,232
Posted By beach house
As one electrician told me long ago, people often...

As one electrician told me long ago, people often mistaken the difference between luck and safety. This is one of those cases where the statement applies. :facepalm:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-22-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,337
Posted By beach house
Minimally once per month, weekly is better,...

Minimally once per month, weekly is better, especially if it helps you to develop and keep a routine.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-22-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,337
Posted By beach house
If you had the HW heater electric element on,...

If you had the HW heater electric element on, then your odds are very high that there is nothing wrong with your batteries. There is no sense replacing batteries if there is still plenty of life left...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,058
Posted By beach house
You may not realize it, but your experience...

You may not realize it, but your experience actually proves that the Michelin video is correct. Many unfortunately misunderstand the instructions, as mentioned by others, the instruction to hit the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-20-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,337
Posted By beach house
Do you have a residential refrigerator, or are...

Do you have a residential refrigerator, or are you leaving your gas/electric refrigerator on electric and drawing from the batteries. If it is the gas/electric type and you are leaving it on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-18-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,128
Posted By beach house
It seems by your conversation, that you are...

It seems by your conversation, that you are really into the CC, which is very understandable, as they are very nice coaches (notice I said coach and not RV). Coaches have a noticeable quality about...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-29-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,682
Posted By beach house
Tim, with the amount of air movement that passes...

Tim, with the amount of air movement that passes through the engine compartment, because of the huge cooling fan, I wonder if an engine extinguisher system would even work. I have my...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-29-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,163
Posted By beach house
Larry, For what it's worth, I would not...

Larry,


For what it's worth, I would not waste your money on the 12V GC batteries, especially Interstate. Even though it is a true GC battery, it is not as robust as the 6V GC batteries. You will...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-05-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,908
Posted By beach house
Could it be possible that the manufacturer...

Could it be possible that the manufacturer installed the wrong switch?
Many manufacturers are having issues obtaining parts, so could it be possible, that when they ran out of the proper 3 position...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-15-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 48,660
Posted By beach house
I also agree with TonyMac and Begd9. I would like...

I also agree with TonyMac and Begd9. I would like to point out to the ones that argue for theory #1, to shorten the break away cable so it gets pulled way before the safety cable/or chains tighten...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-06-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By beach house
What part of FL? I have a friend that is in...

What part of FL? I have a friend that is in norther FL right now that would likely be willing to go take a look as long as it is not too far of a drive...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By beach house
I know this coach is longer than what you are...

I know this coach is longer than what you are looking for, but it appears to be in decent shape and the price seems decent. Maybe worth looking at?


It is located in St. Charles, MO.


...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,352
Posted By beach house
I agree, all sorts of discussions are allowed on...

I agree, all sorts of discussions are allowed on this forum, except for the ones band in the rules. With all due respect, for the ones having issues with this discussion, no one is forcing you to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-25-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,352
Posted By beach house
Long ago, I had an electrician who I was...

Long ago, I had an electrician who I was acquainted with, before he became an electrician. He told me on more than one occasion, that "people all too often mistaken the difference between luck and...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Great!:thumb: Glad to be of help, if you need...

Great!:thumb:
Glad to be of help, if you need any help setting up/programming the inverter, send me a PM. :D
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Excellent! That is a good design.:thumb: Most...

Excellent! That is a good design.:thumb:
Most RV transfer switches that come stock have relays that get energized whether on shore power or generator power. So you in your case, you ended up with an...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Actually the internal transfer switches in the...

Actually the internal transfer switches in the inverters only draw power when shore power is present (similar like your original 120v transfer switch setup). When there is no shore power, the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Magnum makes top notch inverters.:thumb: I...

Magnum makes top notch inverters.:thumb:

I don't know what the "U" signifies. If you look on Magnums page, there is a section to click on that says "options", there it states "Transfer Relay...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-19-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
What brand solar chargers do you have, PWM or...

What brand solar chargers do you have, PWM or MPPT?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-19-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
GP28, If you look at the specs of an Aims...

GP28,


If you look at the specs of an Aims pure sign wave inverter, they are not a true pure sign wave. They are better then a modified sign wave but not as clean as shore power or say a Magnum...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-19-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
If you have a modern converter that has a 3 stage...

If you have a modern converter that has a 3 stage charging capability, you could use an inverter without a built in charger. You would just need to remember to shut the breaker off that powers the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-18-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Your always welcome, glad to be of help.:thumb: ...

Your always welcome, glad to be of help.:thumb:


You are referring to a hard wired surge protector. They also offer a plug in type that plugs in between the shore power and your power cord.
The...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-16-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
If you are going to use the same inverter as in...

If you are going to use the same inverter as in link or video, than you can connect it the same way as the fellow did in the video, w/o having any limitations.


I don't understand your statement...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-16-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,140
Posted By beach house
Looking at your photos, it appears that you...

Looking at your photos, it appears that you system is wired correctly.


When you plug in your your 50 amp cord (that is pictured in your last post), into a properly wired shore power pedestal,...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-19-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 40,506
Posted By beach house
A couple of days ago, I received an email from...

A couple of days ago, I received an email from ReserveAmerica, and it stated that if parks were closed, that they would automatically credit your credit card on the charges paid. By the sounds of it,...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-18-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 40,506
Posted By beach house
Assuming that this restriction/ban is still...

Assuming that this restriction/ban is still active during you the dates of your reservation, then yes, they would have to cancel you and refund you. Be sure to read the fine print on their website...
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