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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-07-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By f14av8r
Year, make and model? Sounds to me like...

Year, make and model?

Sounds to me like your RV doesn't know it is an RV. Try locking and then unlocking your chassis doors and then open and close the driver's door. Also, parking brake set.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By f14av8r
Too much trouble. All the really important stuff...

Too much trouble. All the really important stuff is stored in nonvolatile storage so disconnecting your battery for a short period should not cause the loss of any critical settings or information.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By f14av8r
I installed a SeeLevel system. The install is a...

I installed a SeeLevel system. The install is a PITA but it does give much more accurate readings. Frankly, I'm not sure I would go to the trouble again. The stock sensors provide adequate...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By f14av8r
It is very frustrating having to deal with an...

It is very frustrating having to deal with an issue like this in an expensive, new motorhome. I've tried a lot of different solutions - accumulators, variable speed pumps, etc. All worked better...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-30-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,686
Posted By f14av8r
Lithium are the most expensive. And, you should...

Lithium are the most expensive. And, you should evaluate them on their life cycle costs, not just purchase price.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-30-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,686
Posted By f14av8r
Skip the half-measure AGM step and replace them...

Skip the half-measure AGM step and replace them with Lithium. The batteries are much better, require no maintenance, and provide dependable power all the way down to near complete discharge. And,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-21-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By f14av8r
Downshift and use engine braking on the...

Downshift and use engine braking on the downgrades. Do NOT use cruise control on the steep downgrades. The cruise control will brake to maintain speed. That is not what you want. We've traveled...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-10-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By f14av8r
Skip the AGMs. Go with lithium.

Skip the AGMs. Go with lithium.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-09-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By f14av8r
Tow dollies are a PITA. Find a four down solution.

Tow dollies are a PITA. Find a four down solution.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-03-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By f14av8r
Wiring won't be the hardest part. Follow the...

Wiring won't be the hardest part. Follow the manufacturer's directions closely and don't take shortcuts. The hard part is getting the sensors located on the tank properly and then calibrated...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-05-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,031
Posted By f14av8r
Don’t use cruise control on steep downgrades....

Don’t use cruise control on steep downgrades. You’ll wear out the brakes. Downshift to control speed.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By f14av8r
I think you should spend a lot more time refining...

I think you should spend a lot more time refining your mission. Your first two requirements are incompatible. No Class C has "lots" of storage. How do you intend to travel? One place for weeks /...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By f14av8r
That setup will be very noisy going down the...

That setup will be very noisy going down the highway.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By f14av8r
Seat heater?

Seat heater?
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-27-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By f14av8r
Call BattleBorne - (855) 292-2831. One stop...

Call BattleBorne - (855) 292-2831. One stop shopping. They'll answer all your questions. Heated batteries are standard lithium kit now.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-26-2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By f14av8r
You must nail down your mission before you go...

You must nail down your mission before you go looking. We have a 2020 Tiffin 25RW. We love it. It drives like a dream. The murphy bed is wonderful and makes for much more space when it's closed up....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-26-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By f14av8r
While you are in there, replace that thermostat...

While you are in there, replace that thermostat with the bluetooth version. Then you can manage your AC from your easy chair on your smart phone!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By f14av8r
I understand your goal but want to offer a word...

I understand your goal but want to offer a word of caution. To relocate your battery bank, you'll need to re-route all of the electrical cables from your existing banks location to the new location....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-16-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By f14av8r
If the frame twist while the slide is being...

If the frame twist while the slide is being extended or retracted, you may get your slide stuck, or worse, damage the mechanism.

On a Class A or Super B diesel chassis, the frame is very stiff and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-16-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By f14av8r
I think you have two different and unrelated...

I think you have two different and unrelated problem. First, the switch. You got some good advice in one of the other replies.

The steps shut down, extend or retract, based on a current rise when...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-24-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By f14av8r
Sounds like a solution looking for a problem! If...

Sounds like a solution looking for a problem! If properly configured and maintained, your coach batteries will start your generator just fine. And, if they somehow get discharged, use your...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-17-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By f14av8r
I believe your water tanks consume some of that...

I believe your water tanks consume some of that area. The rest is the aft most compartment. I think the modification you propose would be very difficult.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-15-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By f14av8r
Get three units. More air conditioning is always...

Get three units. More air conditioning is always better - think full sun in Texas in the summer. And, you'll have better redundancy if one unit fails.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By f14av8r
You can move your surge protector into the...

You can move your surge protector into the electrical bay. Just cut your power cord a couple of feet from the transfer switch. Add a plug on the cord coming from the transfer switch. That will plug...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-02-2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By f14av8r
I suspect the plastic worm gear inside the motor...

I suspect the plastic worm gear inside the motor is stripped. This is a common failure and a really weak point in the design. The gear often strips when the motor meets resistance opening or closing....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-24-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By f14av8r
Have you considered upgrading to the recliners?

Have you considered upgrading to the recliners?
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By f14av8r
My Tailgater Pro gets Direct HD channels.

My Tailgater Pro gets Direct HD channels.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-18-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By f14av8r
I think this question is not can you but should...

I think this question is not can you but should you. As you know the Trav'ler is heavy at 53 pounds. It also has a fairly large footprint so depending on what accessories (solar, wifi, tv) you...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By f14av8r
Whatever pump you get, buy an Intelligent Pump...

Whatever pump you get, buy an Intelligent Pump Controller. I've tried many different types of pumps over the years but this device makes even the most basic pump a pleasure to use. Your flow will be...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-09-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By f14av8r
We are talking about over the air TV antennae...

We are talking about over the air TV antennae here, not Wi-Fi.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-07-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By f14av8r
Isn't the Rayzar an automatic directional...

Isn't the Rayzar an automatic directional antenna? My understanding is it automatically scans to find the best signal and then aims in that direction.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By f14av8r
I think what you are looking for is a trailer!

I think what you are looking for is a trailer!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-22-2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By f14av8r
Wiring is definitely not one of Tiffin's...

Wiring is definitely not one of Tiffin's strengths. I spent a couple of days cleaning up the wiring in my 2020 Wayfarer after delivery. Failure to secure and provide anti-chaffing measures were the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-24-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,482
Posted By f14av8r
My beef with BP is that it DOES NOT VARY, except...

My beef with BP is that it DOES NOT VARY, except at BP. Green is diesel at EVERY other vendor. BP needs to get on board with the defacto standard and quit putting consumers at risk. Frankly, I...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By f14av8r
RV Manufacturers often put awnings on passenger...

RV Manufacturers often put awnings on passenger side slide-outs. If you were adding one you'd want to make sure there was adequate structure to support the awning hardware.

I when a large or...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-12-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,482
Posted By f14av8r
I refuse to fuel at ANY BP Station because...

I refuse to fuel at ANY BP Station because everything is GREEN. It's a serious hazard. I sent them several feedback / comment forms and never got a reply. Green should be for DIESEL only!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-09-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By f14av8r
We tow a 2016 Ford Focus.

We tow a 2016 Ford Focus.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-09-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By f14av8r
I only use blocks when Iím on very un-level...

I only use blocks when Iím on very un-level ground and I need more stroke out of the jack(s).

There is nothing wrong with putting your jacks down on a gravel surface. You might consider...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-25-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By f14av8r
Go to a Mercedes SPRINTER dealer and get a four...

Go to a Mercedes SPRINTER dealer and get a four wheel alignment. If that doesnít fix it you have a drive train problem. Again, a Sprinter (not just any Mercedes dealer) should be able to fix the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By f14av8r
Make sure you are using the correct cable....

Make sure you are using the correct cable. Sometimes they are labeled backwards. Does the cable connection work? Home Depot sells a cable tracer / tester.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-18-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,016
Posted By f14av8r
I'd take it back and have them redo the...

I'd take it back and have them redo the alignment. Either your toe-in or camber are off to cause that type of wear. I had the same issue on my coach. They did the alignment and corrected the toe-in...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-18-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By f14av8r
You'd need to pull the door upholstery off to...

You'd need to pull the door upholstery off to find out what's wrong. You're more likely to damage something in the process than find that you can fix it. if it were me, I'd leave it alone. Do you...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-08-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By f14av8r
Battery Isolation Manager

You should install a Battery isolation Manager. Here's the description of the one sold by BattleBorne - L-BIM-225

Battery Isolation Manager
A Battery Isolation Manager (BIM) is essential for...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-27-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,482
Posted By f14av8r
Safe yes, but you may do further harm to your...

Safe yes, but you may do further harm to your engine. The emission control systems may have been damaged and may be further damaged by the gas in your mix. The diesel repair shop should have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By f14av8r
Your tires have a recommended inflation pressure...

Your tires have a recommended inflation pressure for the load they are required to cary. If you lower the pressure below that point, you risk damaging the tires. Low inflation leads to internal...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By f14av8r
Your snaking plan might work but I'm skeptical,...

Your snaking plan might work but I'm skeptical, especially because there must be a tee fitting somewhere that connects the two condensate lines. It would be impossible to push a new line past that....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-20-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By f14av8r
They might throw your speedometer off a little...

They might throw your speedometer off a little but as long as all the tires on an axel are the same you should be okay.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By f14av8r
Love our Sprinter! Our Tiffin Wayfarer drives...

Love our Sprinter! Our Tiffin Wayfarer drives like a big SUV. All the bells and whistles and comfort and safety are unmatched in the RV market.

I echo all of Hippo's remarks.

Get a 2019 or...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-01-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By f14av8r
Perhaps you meant to say something different but...

Perhaps you meant to say something different but if the tire says MAX INFLATION PRESSURE 80 PSI, that is indeed the maximum COLD inflation pressure, regardless of weight. And, as you said, the max...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By f14av8r
Go to a truck scale. Get each of your axle's...

Go to a truck scale. Get each of your axle's individual weights. Use an inflation chart for your tires. Determine the recommended inflation pressure for the weight of each axle. Inflate your...
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