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Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-03-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Tony Lee
3126 fuel hose fittings

Have a 3126 in a 99 freightliner chassis that ha a leak in one of the fuel hoses going up to the filter/primer pump located on the top of the engine.

Was caused by chafing between the hoses not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-20-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By Tony Lee
Yes, adds a bit of interest to the view. My...

Yes, adds a bit of interest to the view.

My 1999 Airstream pusher has all of the fixed windows like that, but none of the sliders



There are people who will fix the problem and at least...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-16-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Tony Lee
The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic...

The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic specifically mandates front and rear plates regardless of what applies in the country of registration.

More than one American heading way down south had...
Forum: Going Green 12-16-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By Tony Lee
Do uou have an authoritative reference for that?

Do uou have an authoritative reference for that?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,796
Posted By Tony Lee
In my experience, the average tyre-jockey in the...

In my experience, the average tyre-jockey in the average tyre shop wouldn't be able to work out the date code even if they could be bothered sliding under the vehicle to check the code if it is on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,796
Posted By Tony Lee
So you replace your steer tyres every 6 months???

So you replace your steer tyres every 6 months???
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,796
Posted By Tony Lee
Is there a scientific article accessible on the...

Is there a scientific article accessible on the internet that defines and discusses these "oils" and where they come from?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By Tony Lee
We spent over $1000 in the three shops in that...

We spent over $1000 in the three shops in that complex so they did OK out of us. I'd bet that come next summer, it will be business as usual, but with maybe a little more oversight.

Situation at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By Tony Lee
Read "Factors affecting coach and RV performance"...

Read "Factors affecting coach and RV performance" by caterpillar . Name not exact but should be able to find it on the web.

Then search for SNUB BRAKING and absorb that as well and be prepared to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Tony Lee
First step is to get the escape window open - and...

First step is to get the escape window open - and those of you who have never opened it will surely find it a major struggle and maybe even impossible. Try it and see. Usual problem is the seals...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By Tony Lee
Slow news day for the local paper. We were...

Slow news day for the local paper.

We were there a couple of weeks ago and there was no trash and parking and behaviour was quite orderly.
The "culprits" are the local RV parks that have been...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-22-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By Tony Lee
Unfortunately this it 100% normal simply because...

Unfortunately this it 100% normal simply because RV builders are too stupid/lazy/cheap to apply a simple fix in the factory. As is often the case, they rely on customers being too timid to require...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 20,365
Posted By Tony Lee
Haven't read most of the posts, but it is hard to...

Haven't read most of the posts, but it is hard to believe that many drivers are suggesting that the copilot release their safety belt, make their way to the drivers station and carry out a complex...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-11-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Tony Lee
OK, you can all stop wracking your brains My...

OK, you can all stop wracking your brains

My problem was in thinking that the transmission was locked up and that was stalling the engine - but what if the engine was dying as soon as the...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Tony Lee
No codes showing - d1 to d5 all display...

No codes showing - d1 to d5 all display "-"
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-10-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Tony Lee
Possibly an MD- 3060 as stated in the Freighliner...

Possibly an MD- 3060 as stated in the Freighliner Chassis manual but I'm still chasing through my files to pin it down.

Codes - just have the pad with D N R up and down arrows and economy and one...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-10-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Tony Lee
Can't complain - still have forward gears, but ...

Started up from cold this morning. Had to wait for preheat before and after starting engine.

Select R and engine stalls. Restarted and tried a couple of times with same result. Select D and it is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,738
Posted By Tony Lee
I'd suggest you are getting mixed up between true...

I'd suggest you are getting mixed up between true Professional Engineers and untrained people on the production line
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-28-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tony Lee
We own our vehicle through a Montana LLC. No...

We own our vehicle through a Montana LLC. No sales tax, no annual inspections and if the vehicle is more than ten years old you can get permanent registration.

Can be all done via email and the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,390
Posted By Tony Lee
Ride harshness, reduced braking efficiency,...

Ride harshness, reduced braking efficiency, poorer steering are all good reasons to get the pressures correct according to the load. Always best to note what the tyre manufacturers specify and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Tony Lee
Doesn't the owners manual also suggest not using...

Doesn't the owners manual also suggest not using the cruise control under those conditions.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,320
Posted By Tony Lee
Read this...

Read this https://www.rvtechlibrary.com/engine/Cat_RV_Performance.pdf

That way you will realize that driving motorhomes is a bit like fishing. Every second one you meet is full of BS.

If you...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-27-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tony Lee
Apart from the level indicator not working, what...

Apart from the level indicator not working, what are the indications that a black tank needs cleaning
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Tony Lee
Viva la difference. My bedside outlets were only...

Viva la difference. My bedside outlets were only live when on mains or generator and I wanted to use the electric blankets off the inverter when boondocking so I had been running an extension cord...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,943
Posted By Tony Lee
Define "Slower" in absolute terms.

Define "Slower" in absolute terms.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,282
Posted By Tony Lee
Seems to me that in some states this "rule"...

Seems to me that in some states this "rule" doesn't seem to be supported by the actual layout of ramps and road markings.

If there really is a yield requirement then surely the freeway lane should...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,797
Posted By Tony Lee
50 people having to be tolerant just because 1...

50 people having to be tolerant just because 1 person is inconsiderate makes far less sense though.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-20-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,087
Posted By Tony Lee
Betty and I did it on the side of the road in...

Betty and I did it on the side of the road in Mexico by ourselves but the main problem for us was the radiator and CAC that had to be removed first by two old wrinklies.
Side radiator would be a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,083
Posted By Tony Lee
Agree. We didn't have full info at first so I...

Agree. We didn't have full info at first so I assumed it was the normal GF trip located at the first outlet of any circuit.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Tony Lee
He said MAY. My suggestion would be that...

He said MAY.


My suggestion would be that high concentrations of chlorine CAN affect stainless steel components if it is left in contact for too long.

If you must leave the water in for that...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tony Lee
We started this trip in Dallas three weeks ago...

We started this trip in Dallas three weeks ago and we are now in the middle of Canada AND heading north. That seems to me to be the best way to reduce use of AC
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Tony Lee
Shove some heavy weed trimmer line up from the...

Shove some heavy weed trimmer line up from the bottom. Drain holes often get blocked with algae so if you can access the area, pouring a water/bicarb soda mixture into the catch tray will often clear...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-16-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Tony Lee
Voltage drops should never cause this problem....

Voltage drops should never cause this problem. One that might is people who hit their batteries with an equalisation cycle every couple of weeks and do it in the evening when the lights are on.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-16-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tony Lee
Actually saw my first RV fitted with airtabs last...

Actually saw my first RV fitted with airtabs last week so obviously someone bought them.

One thing you never see is any fitted to those hundreds of company-owned trailers parked at the big...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-16-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,785
Posted By Tony Lee
Err, No. Australia has universal free medical...

Err, No. Australia has universal free medical care:D

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/15/microplastics-found-in-more-than-90-of-bottled-water-study-says
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,083
Posted By Tony Lee
With no power there is no way to trip it is...

With no power there is no way to trip it is there.

Have you unplugged everything TV up the front for instance.

Was a thread here recently where only a replacement breaker fixed the problem, but...
Forum: Going Green 06-16-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Tony Lee
40 amp MPPT controller running a single 160W...

40 amp MPPT controller running a single 160W panel shouldn't get noticeably hot, and especially not produce enough heat to warm up an entire compartment..

Is this installation new. Professional...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By Tony Lee
The pyramid is the direct result of sitting in a...

The pyramid is the direct result of sitting in a campground on sewer hookup with the black tank dump valve open all the time.

No need to precharge with water.

No need for chemicals

Black...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-16-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Tony Lee
My onan has been giving code 24 for a long time....

My onan has been giving code 24 for a long time. I just restart it and it then runs forever. With the unit buried under the front of the MH it will take a lot more than that slight inconvenience to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,785
Posted By Tony Lee
Whatever comes out of the tap/faucet or roadside...

Whatever comes out of the tap/faucet or roadside spring goes into our water tank and that is what we drink. 12 years motorhoming in well over 30 countries including some with very suspect local...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tony Lee
It isn't the weight of the water in static...

It isn't the weight of the water in static condition, it is the serious overpressure caused by blasting 100psi high flow water with the pipe shoved a couple of feet into the gravity fill pipe with...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-14-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tony Lee
I would suggest you are overpressurising the tank...

I would suggest you are overpressurising the tank - either because the vent line is blocked, or because youy are shoving the hose down the gravity fill pipe and turning the faucet on full bore. Even...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tony Lee
There is the date of manufacture of the chassis...

There is the date of manufacture of the chassis and the date of manufacture of the completed RV.
By definition, warranties start when it is first sold at the retail level

but I have heard of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tony Lee
Since they recorded actual miles, I would think...

Since they recorded actual miles, I would think the warranty miles starts at the stated figure so yes, they have dudded you for the discrepancy. Of course it may not matter if you run out of time...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-10-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,923
Posted By Tony Lee
Except during freezing conditions of course.

Except during freezing conditions of course.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By Tony Lee
Assuming the two back vents are in the roof and...

Assuming the two back vents are in the roof and also not right at the rear of the roof, it is hard to imagine how any significant heated air could get from the engine which is lower down, up and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tony Lee
My concern would be that the lower mileage rig...

My concern would be that the lower mileage rig hasn't been used enough to get all the normal warranty issues sorted out whereas at 30,000 miles anything that was going to fail, would have failed and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-10-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,923
Posted By Tony Lee
"biodegradable toilet paper made specifically for...

"biodegradable toilet paper made specifically for RVs."

The myth rolls on.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,353
Posted By Tony Lee
Probably, but would prefer not to, only because I...

Probably, but would prefer not to, only because I don't get dressed up in a hazmat outfit to dump and don't wear gloves either, so while I am pretty immune from our bugs and happy to use some hand...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,917
Posted By Tony Lee
Best solution might be to find an experienced DIY...

Best solution might be to find an experienced DIY motorhomer who is retired and bored and owns a multimeter and knows how to use it and has nothing better to do than to help out a fellow motorhomer...
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