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Forum: Cummins Engines 02-29-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By MnTom
The overflow valve is in the return line on the...

The overflow valve is in the return line on the side of the pump closest to the engine. The banjo bolt there is actually the overflow valve.
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-29-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By MnTom
The P-7100 pump is about the most reliable...

The P-7100 pump is about the most reliable injection pump you can find. I'm guessing you are having performance issues? The overflow valve...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-05-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By MnTom
What you are describing are classic symptoms of...

What you are describing are classic symptoms of an air leak in a fuel line.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By MnTom
If you need to seal the push pins you have a good...

If you need to seal the push pins you have a good sized leak!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-31-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By MnTom
Not necessarily. The truck with more capacity is...

Not necessarily. The truck with more capacity is probably geared with a numerically higher (3.70 vs 4.56 etc.) and may need more RPMs to equal the same speed. I had a 1996 Dodge 2500 5.9 Cummins with...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-31-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By MnTom
Oh, DON'T tell the dealership you live in it full...

Oh, DON'T tell the dealership you live in it full time. Very few trailers or motorhomes are certified for full time use. If you tell them you may void your warranty. Just say you are on an extended...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By MnTom
If it is new I wouldn't hesitate..... Get it to a...

If it is new I wouldn't hesitate..... Get it to a dealer for warranty work. I don't think the threads are pipe thread (tapered) so dope or tape won't do any good. It is probably a compression type...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-27-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,454
Posted By MnTom
Wow.....You do realize that the picture I posted...

Wow.....You do realize that the picture I posted is a MELTED PISTON? Do you know what temperature aluminum melts at? Do you understand that a diesel engine is different than your lawn mower engine?...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-26-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,454
Posted By MnTom
You are wondering why EGTs are something to worry...

You are wondering why EGTs are something to worry about? This is a result of too high exhaust temperatures:...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By MnTom
What you are seeing for fuel costs is normal for...

What you are seeing for fuel costs is normal for towing a trailer. It usually costs about $125 PER DAY for fuel and a campsite plus food. That is a fact of life that I deal with and try to find...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By MnTom
I personally can't say as I have ever heard of...

I personally can't say as I have ever heard of anyone replacing bearings in the tensioner. I have read about people that have replaced it preemptively. They do last a long time though. I just sold a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-17-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By MnTom
I just replaced the water pump on my '05 5.9....

I just replaced the water pump on my '05 5.9. O'Rielly had two listings for them. One had a one year warranty, the other had a lifetime warranty. Lifetime warranty and a suction device was $64 out...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By MnTom
Wow, it's that much??? I guess I got the deal of...

Wow, it's that much??? I guess I got the deal of the century! I got mine for $200. It was supposed to be be used, but I saw no marks from a previous installation. Now to see how the trailer does with...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By MnTom
True story. Last summer I went to my Dr. because...

True story. Last summer I went to my Dr. because I injured my right knee. He said he could give me a shot of cortisone (I told him to mix lidocaine in it!). He has me turn sideways so he can inject...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By MnTom
Rod, I purchased mine used, so I don't remember...

Rod, I purchased mine used, so I don't remember what the kit came with, but I got two gauges and filler valves. The gauges looked lightly used, but I never did see any marks where the kit was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-06-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By MnTom
I purchased the same thing. I installed them in...

I purchased the same thing. I installed them in one afternoon in my daughter's driveway with hand tools. I firmly believe that the trailer rides better. I can't say as I felt anything different when...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-15-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By MnTom
+1 is a US designation. Remember when you had to...

+1 is a US designation. Remember when you had to dial the one first for long distance with the old Ma Bell?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By MnTom
I bought a used TS3 really like it. I have a one...

I bought a used TS3 really like it. I have a one ton dually pulling a 38' Hemisphere. I can watch the pinbox just 'float' over any bump. It isolates the trailer movement from the truck. I am real...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-30-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,654
Posted By MnTom
Something that seems to be lost here is that in...

Something that seems to be lost here is that in the US, (don't know for sure about Canadian Customs Officers but suspect the same) Customs Officers have more authority than any other law enforcement...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-18-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
Nope, there was no explanation......I'm guessing...

Nope, there was no explanation......I'm guessing the foam disintegrated and was the cause of the soft spots. It seems to beholding up much better. I did get a letter telling me they did a few...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,107
Posted By MnTom
Stuccosteve, you did the correct thing with that...

Stuccosteve, you did the correct thing with that car. I had a new VW Jetta and one day I found about a 1/2" of water in the driver's floor (first time). I dried it out and went to the dealership....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-02-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By MnTom
I'm not concerned with Bluetooth, but I just...

I'm not concerned with Bluetooth, but I just don't want to throw a bunch of parts at it. I want to diagnose it.....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-02-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By MnTom
Dometic Thermostat Problem

I have a Dometic T'stat (3313189.000 (https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-Conditioner-Single-Thermostat-Control/dp/B00C9OEYOI/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=dometic+thermostat&qid=1554221895&s=gateway&sr=8-2)) in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By MnTom
Well, here it is almost a year...

Well, here it is almost a year later............My insurance company gave up trying to seek subrogation, so it cost me $500 for a $1400 repair. I don't believe the campground has any insurance.....
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By MnTom
Wow, I forgot about this thread.......Must be...

Wow, I forgot about this thread.......Must be getting old.... Anyhow, the trailer went back to the factory and the roof was replaced and the floor was fixed. There was even some fit and finish...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
I forgot to update this thread........:blush: I...

I forgot to update this thread........:blush: I was told it would be about four weeks to get it back, but July 4th caused another week to be added. Anyhow, it is back and still doing good. I don't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-07-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By MnTom
Mathew, Look in your basement storage...

Mathew, Look in your basement storage compartments for your inverter. There will be a switch on it. I don't know what your inverter looks like, but it will look similar to these...
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-02-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By MnTom
Just to clarify a couple of things, there are...

Just to clarify a couple of things, there are actually two coils inside the solenoid. The shut down solenoid receives power to pull up when the starter is engaged. The hold side is energized when the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-05-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
Today the dealer informed me that the repairs are...

Today the dealer informed me that the repairs are authorized. Now they are securing the roof somehow so the trailer can go down the road. It is supposed to leave this week and the dealer thinks the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-04-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
I found out today that the Warranty Manager...

I found out today that the Warranty Manager "bitched at" the Service Manager (his words, not mine) for telling me to contact the Warranty Manager BECAUSE the Warranty Manager doesn't want to deal...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-02-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By MnTom
Here it is a week later....... No communication...

Here it is a week later....... No communication from anyone. Friday the 1st I made three calls to get ahold of the warranty manager. Left messages and no return call. What a way to conduct...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-02-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
Well, its been a week. Nothing communicated to...

Well, its been a week. Nothing communicated to me, so I called the dealer where my trailer is. They said it was in the hands of the Warranty Manager for the dealership. I called him THREE times...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-31-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By MnTom
The first thing to do is FORGET THE 'DRY' WEIGHT....

The first thing to do is FORGET THE 'DRY' WEIGHT. That number means absolutely nothing. You will never tow the trailer at its dry weight. That is the weight with no propane or water, and some even no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By MnTom
Too old? ABSOLUTELY NOT. There is a Banks exhaust...

Too old? ABSOLUTELY NOT. There is a Banks exhaust brake on my truck that I just bought that needs a new actuator. Ordered anew one and it was shipped to me. My truck is a 2005. There are others that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-30-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By MnTom
Hm. I didn't check that far into it. Would it be...

Hm. I didn't check that far into it. Would it be possible to get the part number then search online for that number?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-29-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By MnTom
Maybe try here?...

Maybe try here? https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/mj9000v/3254/0152000.html
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-29-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By MnTom
If you want something like a new forum I would PM...

If you want something like a new forum I would PM an admin and ask.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-28-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By MnTom
Be careful. I am waiting on FR to make a decision...

Be careful. I am waiting on FR to make a decision as to what is going to be done with my less than year old fifth wheel that had the roof tear off on the highway and spots of very spongy floor. Check...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By MnTom
Only an Admin with the right credentials can make...

Only an Admin with the right credentials can make a new forum. With VBulletin software it is quite easy, but you would need access to the 'back room'.......
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-27-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By MnTom
As of now, we don't know what is going to happen....

As of now, we don't know what is going to happen. The dealership recommended that the trailer go back to the factory, but nothing yet from FR. Hopefully that will be Tuesday the 29th.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-26-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By MnTom
Well, due to a change in events, we are seeing if...

Well, due to a change in events, we are seeing if FR is going to fix the floor. Here is my new thread: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f254/roof-problem-anyone-393173.html
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-25-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
Maybe. Nothing has been to fix anything at this...

Maybe. Nothing has been to fix anything at this time since the dealership is waiting for Forest River to make a decision. Since this is a holiday weekend the earliest decision will be next...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-25-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By MnTom
Driving commercially triggers the need for a CDL....

Driving commercially triggers the need for a CDL. An RV does not need or require a CDL, but MAY require an NON-commercial class A drivers license. Check with your state DMV.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By MnTom
Roof Problem Anyone???

I just got back from Texas with a less than year old trailer. I even had a roof repair (roofing sliding back from under front cap) in February. I get home and walked away and looked back at the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By MnTom
There are a lot of electronics that will fail due...

There are a lot of electronics that will fail due to the water intrusion and mold will be real happy with the moist interior. The engine and transmission will get water in them and cause rust along...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By MnTom
I just recently went from a Dodge 2500 2wd SRW to...

I just recently went from a Dodge 2500 2wd SRW to a Dodge 3500 2wd DRW. I realize that going from a 1996 to a 2005 is an improvement in itself, but both were towing the same 38' 12,200 pound trailer....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-07-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,620
Posted By MnTom
Went to a small campground in Beaumont, Tx....

Went to a small campground in Beaumont, Tx. Owner's daughter insisted on 'assisting' with backing in. Low hanging wire caught AC, bent frame on it and when all said and done the owner came over...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,149
Posted By MnTom
The cracks I saw look like the ones I saw after a...

The cracks I saw look like the ones I saw after a tire was run low and it heated up.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By MnTom
I'm not familiar with your coach wiring, but the...

I'm not familiar with your coach wiring, but the first thing that comes to mind is checking for a burned fusible link (wire at the battery). The easiest way the check for that is to just pull on the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-30-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By MnTom
Yea, far as I am concerned, FR's warranty is not...

Yea, far as I am concerned, FR's warranty is not much good. Besides, for something like this I'm sure it would take way, way longer to repair than I would want or allow. When I do it myself then I...
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