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Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-27-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Dtwallace
Thanks, That all makes since, especially the...

Thanks,

That all makes since, especially the part about the flash, and then the back feed activation. Now I need to find those relays.

Funny you should mention the cruise control, I had an...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Dtwallace
Left turn signal

Hello All,

I have this issue that I've been trying to resolve for some time now.

My left blinker will become inoperative at the most inconvenient and sometimes most dangerous times.

The...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-26-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,117
Posted By Dtwallace
If you really want to stay up to date on the best...

If you really want to stay up to date on the best route, at the time you're leaving, your best choice IMO is to preplanning using Google Maps.

You'll get up dated construction zone information,...
Forum: New Member Check-In 03-19-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Dtwallace
You don't need a DOT health card if your are...

You don't need a DOT health card if your are private, that is unless you have info I'm not aware of.

Excellent choice of trucks for your plan, but it sounds like your insurer is behind the times...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-19-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,117
Posted By Dtwallace
DW and I used to do that all the time as...

DW and I used to do that all the time as commercial drivers, but not everyone can, and you won't know what you're capable of until you try. Just remember, safety first, it's better to be late, than...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-19-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,117
Posted By Dtwallace
300 miles per day is what the average driver who...

300 miles per day is what the average driver who is not accustom to long trips could easily handle.

There are other factors not mentioned in the post, like how soon do you really need to complete...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-19-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,444
Posted By Dtwallace
I don't think that was your fault. Tiffin has a...

I don't think that was your fault. Tiffin has a very stout chassis using a ladder system.

Like my Fleetwood on the Spartan chassis, they don't flex as much as a bus or regular truck chassis would....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dtwallace
Power Gear hydraulic jacks only DTW.

Power Gear hydraulic jacks only
DTW.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-18-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,444
Posted By Dtwallace
I've learned to back away from offering my...

I've learned to back away from offering my opinion for that very same reason most of the time.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-18-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,046
Posted By Dtwallace
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Yes, that does happen, and...

:thumb::thumb::thumb: Yes, that does happen, and some of us have had accidents because (we) didn't secure our pets:facepalm:

DTW
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-18-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Dtwallace
watching this too

watching this
too
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-17-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Dtwallace
Having made this trip many times, I think the I78...

Having made this trip many times, I think the I78 to I81 choice is the less stressful, not the shortest, but from your start point, it's a no brainer.

Hope you enjoy your trip

DTW
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-16-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By Dtwallace
MSTURTZ has a good point on proper way to do...

MSTURTZ has a good point on proper way to do this, and there is a valid reason for the extra breaking axle to have its own air tank.

Approved by OEMs as well as the Federal approval is one, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By Dtwallace
A little off subject but, you'll feel the...

A little off subject but, you'll feel the difference when you hit the bumps and road debris if you go Lowpro on the steer where you didn't have them at from the factory.

Steer handling will be...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-16-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 1,327,941
Posted By Dtwallace
Don't have the pictures now to show it, but our...

Don't have the pictures now to show it, but our 2012 Providence has a full plate on the inside right mirror, and it shakes very little.

The left mirror has a shake now that is very irritating, and...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,349
Posted By Dtwallace
[QUOTE=REDEYE50;4418813]Sometimes when it starts...

[QUOTE=REDEYE50;4418813]Sometimes when it starts to die I can put in nuetral and pump the gas and it will continue to run for a little while but usually dies. You can put it in neutral and it starts...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-23-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dtwallace
I too think this normal but a rinse can't hurt,...

I too think this normal but a rinse can't hurt, and Zep is ok, rinse it well....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Dtwallace
Sounds like its not the lock, but the alignment....

Sounds like its not the lock, but the alignment. Things have probably settled into a position thats binding the mechanism.

If you locks turn each direction with the door open without binding, try...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-19-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By Dtwallace
I've had the same thing happen, be sure to...

I've had the same thing happen, be sure to replace your receiver dryer, and you'll want to check to make sure your refrigerant is not contaminated by the failed compressor.

If it is, you'll need...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-19-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Dtwallace
Some use a capacitor to hold the voltage on the...

Some use a capacitor to hold the voltage on the camera circuit as it is cut out for a short time.
I don't have my listing with me now so I cant give you the size, but there is a Utube video that has...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,779
Posted By Dtwallace
Hey Tom, I couldn't find the article to read...

Hey Tom,

I couldn't find the article to read myself, could you please explain why, as it stated using the Jake cause more often regens?

This just sounds a little off to me, as during Jake...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-14-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By Dtwallace
I had a problem similar to this as you described...

I had a problem similar to this as you described and after cleaning and servicing the batteries, it went away.

Batteries where not holding the charge due to low electrolyte.

DTW
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-14-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By Dtwallace
Even though DW and I have dealt with maneuvering...

Even though DW and I have dealt with maneuvering big trucks for numerous years (OTR) plus doubles and triples, I've encountered a learning curve with the coach that has for the most part made me...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-13-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dtwallace
I've heard nothing but good things about the...

I've heard nothing but good things about the Trojan T-105's batteries, but my replacements came from Batteries Plus.

The batteries I purchased (Duracell batteries, same as Smokeypond) were...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-09-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Dtwallace
Watch how the commercial trucks negotiate hills...

Watch how the commercial trucks negotiate hills and take note of their reduction in speed when going down.

Hinting on a previous post, you don't realize how close you came to not being with us to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,672
Posted By Dtwallace
But Don, Why do you feel it's ok the rape...

But Don,

Why do you feel it's ok the rape commercial trucks and not (RV's)

Dan
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-09-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Dtwallace
GJCernosek "Sounds like your 4 way valve might...

GJCernosek
"Sounds like your 4 way valve might be faulty".

Could be, but the water pump is short cycling due to a leak down in pressure going somewhere.

I've seen this happen when something...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-09-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,779
Posted By Dtwallace
:thumb: My indication is the high exhaust...

:thumb:

My indication is the high exhaust temp light.

As with any filter, they ‘filter’ or trap particles, in this case harmful diesel exhaust soot particles, so they have to be emptied...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,779
Posted By Dtwallace
Sir in my experience, thats absolutely correct....

Sir in my experience, thats absolutely correct. DW and I just completed a trip from Fayetteville, NC to White Sulphur Springs, WV, and back where I was pushing old girl pretty hard both ways up and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dtwallace
If you don't smell diesel in the air, maybe its...

If you don't smell diesel in the air, maybe its not diesel you smell on your linen.

Could be the washer is going sour from stagnate water inside and needs a good cleanout.

Linen will pick this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,859
Posted By Dtwallace
Whats a semi? :confused:

Whats a semi?
:confused:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-29-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 20,365
Posted By Dtwallace
Do you really believe a CDL, and a medical card...

Do you really believe a CDL, and a medical card is the answer to ensuring you are a safe motor vehicle operator? You advocate more government control to address a human concern, that's sad.:banghead:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-26-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By Dtwallace
You probably will want to explore the two options...

You probably will want to explore the two options first, to towed, or not to towed.

I'm almost positive you will discover, life sucks without a towed sometimes, and if Uber won't go there,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-26-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,363
Posted By Dtwallace
TJ, I'm going to skip past the first...

TJ,
I'm going to skip past the first non-constructive remarks at the beginning of this thread and just add my findings.

I noticed someone mentioned (trying to find out if your head lights...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-26-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dtwallace
Most tire shops can find a good used rim for what...

Most tire shops can find a good used rim for what you're thinking of doing.

I would consider the tire only suggestion especially for weight considerations.

A torque multiplier will...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-26-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Dtwallace
Sir, I think there may be a little confusion....

Sir, I think there may be a little confusion. Although your statement is correct if it's related drive train systems, you have to realize you won't have as much of the drag lead and lag effect on...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Dtwallace
When it rained, water had already puddled on the...

When it rained, water had already puddled on the top of your slide, so when you pulled it in, your seals could not clear all that water off as a windshield wiper would.

You brought the water in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-17-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,249
Posted By Dtwallace
This accident is high on the list of bad mishaps...

This accident is high on the list of bad mishaps for newbies or seasoned RVers, and it will come back to haunt you, I second they own it.


DTW
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Dtwallace
If you’re going to have the turbo inspected and...

If you’re going to have the turbo inspected and or rebuilt, have it done by (CAT).

Don’t leave out inspection of the pressure side of system also, although a high pitch squeal will happen under...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By Dtwallace
Are you using any type of lubricant on your lugs?...

Are you using any type of lubricant on your lugs? Don’t.
If not, it may be time to replace the lug nuts, they sometimes will losen if they’ve lost too much friction between the nut and stud threads....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-14-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By Dtwallace
You should be able to find a hydraulic hose shop...

You should be able to find a hydraulic hose shop close by your home, like the places rental stores use when not going OEM.

Have them make up the hose set for you after you’ve measured up the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-14-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Dtwallace
Are you sure that’s the engine oil fill tube??

Are you sure that’s the engine oil fill tube??
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,786
Posted By Dtwallace
You do realize comparing sports car tires to...

You do realize comparing sports car tires to truck or RV tires is like comparing the sun and the moon?

The two function very differently as the tire of a sports car (I assuming very low profile),...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-02-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Dtwallace
A dolly with the self contained hydraulic brake...

A dolly with the self contained hydraulic brake system is the best IMHO.

No controller to worry about or adjust, no brakes needed on the towd, just the power to the lights.

DTW
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-02-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Dtwallace
Astrnmrtom, Just curious, what did you need a...

Astrnmrtom,
Just curious, what did you need a dial indicator for?

DTW
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-31-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,413
Posted By Dtwallace
swampdog, Before you lost your batteries. When...

swampdog,
Before you lost your batteries. When was the last time you had serviced them?

I ask because the same thing happened to me.

But I know it was my fault for not inspecting and servicing...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,692
Posted By Dtwallace
Thats putting it lightly, I'd say, (dangerously...

Thats putting it lightly, I'd say, (dangerously stupid), like the same type of person who drives off from the gas station with the hose still in the fill tube, oblivious as to why people are looking...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-28-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Dtwallace
If you can't do the work on these units yourself,...

If you can't do the work on these units yourself, it's best to replace them. In your case, first follow the recommendations of cleaning and sealing the intake and exhaust areas.

Ninety percent of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,692
Posted By Dtwallace
(CRS) is a terrible thing that creeps into our...

(CRS) is a terrible thing that creeps into our lives as we get along in age. Have you ever forgotten where you put that checklist, or if you ever had a checklist.

First you'll have to find your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,346
Posted By Dtwallace
Tire Replacement intervals??? Quote: ...

Tire Replacement intervals???

Quote:
Originally Posted by slemnah
RU499, as an ASE Master Technician I would strongly recommend that you lower the tire pressures to the recommended pressure...
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