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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-22-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By dennis45
Went around the block with this issue on my 03...

Went around the block with this issue on my 03 DSDP. After trying all the obvious, I found this bulletin from Cummins and it cured the problem.
Unfortunately, I cannot access the document from my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 27,072
Posted By dennis45
In the words of Mario Andretti, "I hope I'm dead...

In the words of Mario Andretti, "I hope I'm dead when that happens"
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,137
Posted By dennis45
Ya, having lived and driven on both sides of the...

Ya, having lived and driven on both sides of the 49th I can tell you that as soon as one heads north and crosses the 49th parallel, all bets are of. We need highly specialized oil here in the great...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-03-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By dennis45
Is this the same GM that soaked up all the...

Is this the same GM that soaked up all the government Bailout money to stay alive and now hangs its hat in China?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,137
Posted By dennis45
If you plan to drive often extremely cold...

If you plan to drive often extremely cold weather, then 5W-40 oil would be a better option.


Also, as automobile manufacturers change engine oil from 5W-30 to 5W-20 to 0W-20 they are doing so to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,805
Posted By dennis45
If your symptom should reappear, you might want...

If your symptom should reappear, you might want to investigate the possibility of the air compressor not building air when its cold.
I went around the horn with a similar problem on my old...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,137
Posted By dennis45
I think you answered your own questions. What...

I think you answered your own questions. What Does the manufacture recommend?
I doubt Cummins would make a recommendation they did not believe to be in the best interests of their product.
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-27-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By dennis45
When was the last time you lubricated the...

When was the last time you lubricated the mechanism as recommended in the owners manual? If you do have an Electrical/Mechanical failure, Id be willing to bet it was a result of poor maintenance.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,122
Posted By dennis45
Amen to that, if I had to air my tires that often...

Amen to that, if I had to air my tires that often (less than every 5-6months) I think I'd be finding out why.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By dennis45
Most coaches are designed to use 4 6V golf car...

Most coaches are designed to use 4 6V golf car batteries wired in series parallel to provide 12V. Using 4 GC2 golf car batteries gives you a higher amp/hour capacity than say one or two 12V...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,407
Posted By dennis45
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By dennis45
Ahhh, the voice of common sense.

Ahhh, the voice of common sense.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,900
Posted By dennis45
I might be going out on a limb here, but Im...

I might be going out on a limb here, but Im pretty sure all cars manufactured or imported into North America today are equipped with DRL. Turning them on is a simple programming change in the ECM. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-01-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By dennis45
As others have suggested, check with a reputable...

As others have suggested, check with a reputable Body Shop that specialize in refinishing Class A coaches. I think you might get a surprise. The Diamondshield alone will eat up the best part of 2K.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By dennis45
I tend to agree with duce. If this treatment is...

I tend to agree with duce. If this treatment is something you cant live with, the cost to remove and refinish the front end will be expensive. Unless you can negotiate at least a 10K Minimum price...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By dennis45
You need to adjust the feet so the unit sits...

You need to adjust the feet so the unit sits level and does not rock back and forth when the brake is applied. It should be snug to the seat and fully supported by the legs when you move the seat...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-13-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By dennis45
Here is a Utube video on setting up the Patriot...

Here is a Utube video on setting up the Patriot that should point you in the right direction. I've used a Patriot for many years on two different vehicles. It's a great product.
The key is to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-01-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By dennis45
The alternator died on our old dutchstar between...

The alternator died on our old dutchstar between Alaska and the Yukon. Ran all the way to Kamloops, BC before I could source a new replacement. Plugging in every night and running the generator on...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-29-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By dennis45
Here it is from the "Horses Mouth" so to speak. ...

Here it is from the "Horses Mouth" so to speak.

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

Fruits, vegetables and certain meats are always flagged. Better to read up on the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By dennis45
Update on the 6 year old group 24F battery. ...

Update on the 6 year old group 24F battery.

Last trip out after a full 9 hour day on the road, went to start the CRV and the battery was dead. Come to find out that the aux power pin on our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By dennis45
The old "Break out another thousand" plus...

The old "Break out another thousand" plus inflation. Thanks for your reply. :thumb:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-29-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By dennis45
I take from this that it doesn't take much to...

I take from this that it doesn't take much to shock you. :D
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By dennis45
This has the markings of an intermittent ground. ...

This has the markings of an intermittent ground. Try the low hanging fruit first by going into the battery bay, locating the bundle of ground wires that go to the negative side of the chassis...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By dennis45
Sorry Tony but testing the brake buddy will not...

Sorry Tony but testing the brake buddy will not tell you if the connection from the coach to the toad is good. It will ONLY tell you the the brake buddy is pushing on the pedal and the lights work....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By dennis45
Change the engine oil and filter every fall. ...

Change the engine oil and filter every fall. Change transmission fluid every two years.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-18-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By dennis45
Sounds like you have no idea what you have or,...

Sounds like you have no idea what you have or, what you require for Aux toad Braking.
If I may make a suggestion, head to an RV Service establishment and show them what you have and ask them to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By dennis45
The draw from the Patriot is very minimal. If...

The draw from the Patriot is very minimal. If the battery in your toad is up to par, it should last all day and then some.
A normal Fused Charge Line from the coach to the Toad Battery will do the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-11-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,109
Posted By dennis45
Correct, I just went through this with my Honda...

Correct, I just went through this with my Honda dealer. The HRV "Standard Transmission" is four down towable but only in the low end model, can't recall the name but it is pretty bare bones.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-10-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By dennis45
Suit yourself but, I can tell you by replacing...

Suit yourself but,
I can tell you by replacing the 400 CCA OEM battery with a group 24F 800 CCA battery it does not matter if you have a charge line or pull fuses.
Simple replacement and no...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,706
Posted By dennis45
Sorry, my comment was not directed toward you. ...

Sorry, my comment was not directed toward you. It was for the post you answered.......I'm on your side.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By dennis45
If you search the toads threads you will find a...

If you search the toads threads you will find a bunch of discussion about replacing the OEM toy battery with a larger one.

See post #34
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,706
Posted By dennis45
I think it must be like when you pull the logs...

I think it must be like when you pull the logs off the campfire it gets hotter. Oh, wait a minute, it's the other way around. :laugh:

BTW, the exhaust brake is not activated at all until you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By dennis45
Food for thought, Had a similar condition on...

Food for thought,

Had a similar condition on our old 03 DS except with the bedroom slide. As it turned out, the RF signal from the overhead fluorescent lights was causing the problem. Leaving...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By dennis45
Your "Tip" is somewhat misleading and poor...

Your "Tip" is somewhat misleading and poor advice.
Let me explain how a properly operating cooling system is designed to work.

The reason for the hose is to allow air to escape from the cooling...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-06-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By dennis45
You might also have a faulty coolant pressure...

You might also have a faulty coolant pressure cap.
If it is relieving below rated pressure, likely 16 PSI, it will allow coolant to escape out the overflow tube in which case you might not notice...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-06-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,295
Posted By dennis45
I have used Happy Campers holding tank treatment...

I have used Happy Campers holding tank treatment in black tank after every dump. :D.

I also use it in the grey tank at least two or three times per year.
I charge the grey tank with one scoop...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,490
Posted By dennis45
Exactly, why would anyone even consider towing a...

Exactly, why would anyone even consider towing a 4000 lb. Chunk of steel without brakes or more importantly a breakaway system.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By dennis45
Different Strokes for Different Folks. We...

Different Strokes for Different Folks.

We did a 50 day AK Caravan in 2014 with Adventure Treks out of Grapevine, TX. It was a fair chunk of change but at the end of it all we felt it was money...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,442
Posted By dennis45
Agreed, 100%.

Agreed, 100%.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By dennis45
That was a concern for me in the beginning but, ...

That was a concern for me in the beginning but, even if the oil touched the plates (which it should not if if checked regularly) the oil will again rise to the top when water is added. Nine years...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-03-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By dennis45
I used Mineral Oil from the Pharmacy at Wally...

I used Mineral Oil from the Pharmacy at Wally World.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By dennis45
Let me start off by saying that the house...

Let me start off by saying that the house batteries in my old Dutchstar were going on Nine Years when I sold it. The new owner replaced them shortly after buying it.

When they were new, instead...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By dennis45
Hard to tell from your photos but it appears that...

Hard to tell from your photos but it appears that you have a 12V maintenance free battery. Not designed to add water.
Did you have to pry the caps off to add water? If so, they're MFree and most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By dennis45
As others have said, the problem is caused by off...

As others have said, the problem is caused by off gassing. I suspect the batteries are reaching their Best Before Date and causing your converter to increase output to compensate for weak batteries....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By dennis45
Guessing,bout a tablespoon. But, I think the...

Guessing,bout a tablespoon.
But, I think the instructions say one ounce per Fourty Gallons.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By dennis45
I'd never do anything like that, well, maybe once.

I'd never do anything like that, well, maybe once.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-25-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By dennis45
I owned an 03 Dutchstar with an ISC 350 that had...

I owned an 03 Dutchstar with an ISC 350 that had a cracked exhaust manifold.

These engines have a reputation for exhaust manifold issues.
If this were mine I would replace the manifold with a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 191,613
Posted By dennis45
IMHO, you are correct. Your repair, with a new...

IMHO, you are correct. Your repair, with a new damper will go for another 25 years. Live and learn. Next.......
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By dennis45
Have used the worlds number one TP from Costco...

Have used the worlds number one TP from Costco for years without any problem on our old Dutchstar without a Macerator and now the LTV Unity with a Macerator. Suit yer self.
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-21-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 191,613
Posted By dennis45
Lots of advice for you Piker but, don't loose...

Lots of advice for you Piker but, don't loose site of the Forrest for the Trees.
The reason your damper failed was Not because of the method it was attached.

There are a few thousand of these...
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