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Forum: Cummins Engines 08-14-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 58,401
Posted By krautkamper
It is most likely your fan clutch. ~$2K to have...

It is most likely your fan clutch. ~$2K to have Freightliner replace. What year is your coach?
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-13-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 58,401
Posted By krautkamper
Fan clutch - fuse

If your fan clutch is bad, pulling the fuse or adding a switch will not accomplish anything. The fluid leaks out of the clutch and without it no viscosity can be generated and therefore the clutch...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-22-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,981
Posted By krautkamper
It's unfortunate that the OP has not been active...

It's unfortunate that the OP has not been active on this subject after his initial post. Hope he is not feeling judged; I think we all have something to learn from these incidents.

To me, there...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By krautkamper
One major purpose for the camera is to see the...

One major purpose for the camera is to see the ball of your hitch when you are backing up to a trailer, boat, etc. In order to do this it has to point straight down. Mine is adjustable, there is a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By krautkamper
Nope, it will work just fine. In addition, you...

Nope, it will work just fine. In addition, you will now be able to receive off-the-air programming from the batwing antenna on the roof which you could not with the tube TV.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By krautkamper
Lowe's and HD carry a faux wood edge tape that is...

Lowe's and HD carry a faux wood edge tape that is a neutral color. Buy some of that and then a small can of stain and stain it. If you need darker, just stain again. I did this when I put my TV in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,358
Posted By krautkamper
Ideally zero. The purpose of using twisted pair...

Ideally zero. The purpose of using twisted pair cable is to minimize electromagnetic induction and can be calculated using the wire size, insulation thickness, and dielectric constant of the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-31-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By krautkamper
I once found water near the floor of the fridge...

I once found water near the floor of the fridge and the drawer underneath and it ended up being the icemaker valve was leaking. It filled up the cavity there behind the fridge and then overflowed....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,358
Posted By krautkamper
Quote: Originally Posted by 96 Wideglide...

Quote:
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I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-16-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,757
Posted By krautkamper
I got some generic ones at NAPA when I switched...

I got some generic ones at NAPA when I switched over to 6 volt batteries. They are working well.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-10-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By krautkamper
Thanks guys! I try to learn something every day...

Thanks guys! I try to learn something every day...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,840
Posted By krautkamper
It appears there is somewhat of an age stigma...

It appears there is somewhat of an age stigma attached to Class A coaches. When I got mine a couple years ago, I went camping with some friends and told them I had just gotten a motorhome and would...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-10-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By krautkamper
2000 F53 V10, What are these?

I got under the coach last night to get my fuel filter number and noticed these three plastic canister looking items mounted in the drivers side frame rail, behind the fuel filter location. They have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By krautkamper
In post #3 you indicate that you likely connected...

In post #3 you indicate that you likely connected shore water to the tank rinse port. If this was the case, you would have filled the holding tank in minutes and had water coming up from somewhere....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
Posted By krautkamper
When inspecting the vent tube referenced above,...

When inspecting the vent tube referenced above, be sure to check that it is open and not plugged with dirt, mud, etc. If it is plugged, the transmission cannot vent and fluid may blow out the seal....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,064
Posted By krautkamper
I have never owned a TT, but I have owned and...

I have never owned a TT, but I have owned and worked on many boats. The setup you describe appears to be a typical "bearing buddy" arrangement. Here is what has served me well: On every unit I have...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-30-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 266,824
Posted By krautkamper
I launch in fresh water, but agree salt water...

I launch in fresh water, but agree salt water would be worse. I gathered the problem is the seal to the battery, not necessarily the cap. Not sure if it comes with caps, as my unit has not yet...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-30-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 266,824
Posted By krautkamper
Robby, I assume you are launching that...

Robby,

I assume you are launching that houseboat with said trailer? If so, TST does not recommend the flow through sensors for submersion. I just bought a system last week as I tow a boat behind...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-30-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By krautkamper
I have the same chassis. The only major problem I...

I have the same chassis. The only major problem I have had is I lost the transmission pulling a steep grade in Yellowstone Park. It had under 20K miles but I believe the reason could have been...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,923
Posted By krautkamper
That should be a great machine. Check the caulk...

That should be a great machine. Check the caulk in the gutters where the roof meets the fiberglass. Maintenance item many overlook. I also had some fiberglass delaminating on the sides. Looks bad,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-30-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By krautkamper
Yours is a couple years newer than mine but...

Yours is a couple years newer than mine but hopefully close. Mine had the molded plastic custom enclosure around the TV. The TV was an RCA I believe. The front bezel of the enclosure pulled off....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By krautkamper
It's a worthwhile task for many reasons: A new TV...

It's a worthwhile task for many reasons: A new TV will look better, take much less energy, and you will save a couple miles per gallon on your mileage not towing that boat anchor around everywhere!...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,030
Posted By krautkamper
It was foreign to me when I started looking...

It was foreign to me when I started looking almost 2 years ago as well. The basement air works great and looks great. You will be happy with that machine for sure!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By krautkamper
On my 2001 the OBDII plug is on the right side of...

On my 2001 the OBDII plug is on the right side of the steering column. You need to get on your knees to access it, but its there.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By krautkamper
I have the same unit and had the same issue. The...

I have the same unit and had the same issue. The wire size to the inverter is most likely the problem. Under the load of that CRT TV, the voltage drop across the wires from the battery is too great...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,199
Posted By krautkamper
I think you mean Double Coin; not Double star. I...

I think you mean Double Coin; not Double star. I have been running the Chinese Dynatrac (same company as Double Coin) for almost 10000 miles with no problems at all. As mentioned above, you might be...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-15-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By krautkamper
Dan, The Aux heater heats the front and...

Dan,

The Aux heater heats the front and rear of the coach using engine coolant through a heat exchanger as mentioned above. I assume when you say that you do not hear anything when the switch is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By krautkamper
It's an allen wrench. Mine was with all the...

It's an allen wrench. Mine was with all the manuals and stuff. If not, a standard one should work. It turns 1/4 turn and then the doghouse is easily slid back.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-18-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,651
Posted By krautkamper
If the solenoid is actually clicking, another...

If the solenoid is actually clicking, another probability is a bad or corroded connection on the heavy gauge wire in or out of the solenoid. Take a volt meter and check the voltage on each end of the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-18-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By krautkamper
Barb, I trust you have checked the...

Barb,

I trust you have checked the hydraulic oil level.

I would try to isolate the problem to determine if it is electric or hydraulic. This is what HWH will have you do, when they call back...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,757
Posted By krautkamper
You do not have a problem with the compressor. As...

You do not have a problem with the compressor. As FDchief mentioned, that second 20 amp breaker on the generator goes directly to the compressor and is not monitored by the EMS when on gen power. If...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-31-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By krautkamper
I live here and I would not consider Salt Lake...

I live here and I would not consider Salt Lake motorhome friendly in the winter at all...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-31-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By krautkamper
Could it be that the Xantrex display is not...

Could it be that the Xantrex display is not calibrated? I have a Trimetric monitor and it needs to be told what the capacity of the batteries are in amp-hours. The meter can only monitor the charge...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,372
Posted By krautkamper
I always go the Hwy 6 route out of Spanish Fork...

I always go the Hwy 6 route out of Spanish Fork then I-70 over to go from SLC to Moab. The other route though maybe a little less hilly and much more interstate highway is longer; probably 45+...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By krautkamper
To make this work properly, as mentioned above,...

To make this work properly, as mentioned above, it's best that your new TV have variable line outputs. They are RCA plugs that are red and white. Before selecting a TV look at the specs and confirm...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By krautkamper
You don't have one as it is not needed. Your/our...

You don't have one as it is not needed. Your/our units come stock with a 10W panel (nearly worthless). They just use a couple of diodes to drop the voltage a bit and prevent current backflow. The...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By krautkamper
Maybe give us the model of the "inverter" you are...

Maybe give us the model of the "inverter" you are referencing. If you mean the converter, the stock one you may have could be a Magnatek (which are junk). We need to help you replace that or you will...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-15-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By krautkamper
What year is your rig? Do you hear a click with...

What year is your rig?
Do you hear a click with the pulsating? Could be the battery disconnect solenoid.
Might want to consider replacing the Parallax no matter what you find. Depending on how you...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,741
Posted By krautkamper
Vince, I just had to have my tranny...

Vince,

I just had to have my tranny rebuilt; after only 17,000 miles on it. I asked about using synthetic in it and the transmission guy basically said of course its better but its not a value...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,741
Posted By krautkamper
The maintenance manual for my 2001 reads as...

The maintenance manual for my 2001 reads as below: Guess one would have to call that 1-800 number to inquire as to whose life they are referrring to...

"Rear axles and power take off (PTO) units...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-07-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,741
Posted By krautkamper
The rear diff is lubed for life - unless you ever...

The rear diff is lubed for life - unless you ever notice a leak...

Be sure to check the vent tube on top of the transmission for blockage when you do that job...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By krautkamper
Mine has a lightswitch type switch located above...

Mine has a lightswitch type switch located above the microwave behind a door. It is labeled water heater. That is what lets it use electric rather than gas. The switch on the control center is for...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-01-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By krautkamper
I went with the IOTA as well. It was the only one...

I went with the IOTA as well. It was the only one that I found that puts out 14.8 volts in bulk mode, which is what my batteries specify.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By krautkamper
Brock, There is just an o-ring that seals...

Brock,

There is just an o-ring that seals it with friction. It will come out by pulling. If this unit has sat for a more than a year or two, I strongly suggest you get it straight to a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By krautkamper
If you can read the display without sunglasses,...

If you can read the display without sunglasses, and not with the sunglasses, it may be due to the fact that the sunglasses are polarized. The type of screen used in many displays, radios, phones, etc...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,220
Posted By krautkamper
GWT, Though many of the above replies may...

GWT,

Though many of the above replies may seem harsh, they are accurate. That said, many of us applaud you for doing something that most in your situation would not do; care... I trust I speak...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By krautkamper
Glad that worked out for you! Have fun on your...

Glad that worked out for you! Have fun on your trip!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-21-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By krautkamper
The time delay control module on the ATS may have...

The time delay control module on the ATS may have failed. That is what prevents the generator from having to start under load. There is a check and a bypass in the manual.
...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By krautkamper
I would look at the converter/charger first....

I would look at the converter/charger first. Remove the batteries and put a meter on the output of the converter. Should be between 13.2 and 14.5, tough to say exactly with no load. Then when you put...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-01-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By krautkamper
Not sure what type of coach you have. Don't count...

Not sure what type of coach you have. Don't count on that little solar panel to keep the batteries topped off. You need to plug the coach in overnight and then see what is happening. After being...
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