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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-20-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Koop
Thanks Mike. Our coach has the tan exterior color...

Thanks Mike. Our coach has the tan exterior color scheme, so I don't think I'll find any matches with your coach. I wonder what happened to the paint info that used to be available at ACA.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-19-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Koop
I think there were three paint choices back then....

I think there were three paint choices back then. A few years ago I used the paint codes available as a baseline for the painter doing work on my coach. He tweaked it to match. I would like to do the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-19-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Koop
2002 Paint Codes

I've searched the ACA website and I can't find the paint codes I need. I know I found them a few years ago, but the ACA website has been reconfigured and it looks like 2002 is no longer there. I have...
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-07-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Koop
I'm talking about same engine speed and road...

I'm talking about same engine speed and road speed. The difference is engine load and oil pressure. I think your second sentence is what I'm thinking, but I don't understand why. I don't believe it's...
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Koop
+1 on Biobor JF treatment. I always use it - it...

+1 on Biobor JF treatment. I always use it - it only takes an ounce per 40 gallons.
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-07-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Koop
Boost vs Oil Pressure

I've noticed something that I can't get my head around. On my Cummins CAPS era ISL 400 hp, I run a Scan Gauge D to monitor some engine parameters. The Scan Gauge D intercepts sensor data being sent...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-21-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,498
Posted By Koop
:iagree: I toggle between high and low settings...

:iagree: I toggle between high and low settings on our ISL 400 to hold the desired speed on downgrades.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-31-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By Koop
It's coming together now - paint soon!. RV...

It's coming together now - paint soon!. RV Renovators - Day 14 - Coming Together - Flying The Koop (https://www.flyingthekoop.com/2017/01/31/rv-renovators-day-14-coming-together/)
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By Koop
Replacing Slide-out 'Glass

We're having the living room slide out composite fiberglass skin replaced on our Alpine. I'm blogging about it here (https://www.flyingthekoop.com/2017/01/27/rv-renovators-days-9-10-beat-goes/).
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Koop
Looks good. I'm very happy with the Koni Evo 99s...

Looks good. I'm very happy with the Koni Evo 99s on the front of our coach.
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-23-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By Koop
Although most filter manufacturers recommend...

Although most filter manufacturers recommend replacement when the filter restriction reaches a certain level, I set my comfort level at three years of use. We Rvers don't drive enough miles to really...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-23-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By Koop
Mackwrench - the charge air cooler is downstream...

Mackwrench - the charge air cooler is downstream of the turbocharger compressor. That's the point of it - it cools the fresh air charge before it reaches the combustion chamber.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-06-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,650
Posted By Koop
As mentioned above - a bio-diesel component will...

As mentioned above - a bio-diesel component will add lubricity, but it also creates questions about fuel ph and hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria.

I always add Biobor JF to my fuel. I think the JF is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Koop
:iagree: :iagree:

:iagree:

:iagree:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,763
Posted By Koop
I've had Toyo M154s on two coaches. Currently...

I've had Toyo M154s on two coaches. Currently have 20,000 miles and nearly three years on a set. They look new, ride and handle well. If you buy them from Les Schwab in Oregon - no sales tax. I have...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-29-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Koop
Old scout, please correct me if I'm wrong but on...

Old scout, please correct me if I'm wrong but on my Alpine the axles may be Meritor but the front and rear suspension subframes and airbags are made by Neway.

Also, I agree that the bags...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-21-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Koop
The Allison 3000 transmission specs list 500 -...

The Allison 3000 transmission specs list 500 - 800 rpm in Drive as acceptable idle speeds. I run mine at 650 - 700, middle of the spec and fast enough to ensure good fluid flow in transmission and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,166
Posted By Koop
True, but I think the poster is correct when he...

True, but I think the poster is correct when he surmises the hoses can expand slightly. Also, any mechanical engineer will tell nothing is 100% rigid. There may be a small amount of flex in the jack...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,166
Posted By Koop
I'm sure you'll hear many opinions. I make...

I'm sure you'll hear many opinions. I make adjustments after putting the slides out - typically I find the driver's side is low once the two slides on that side are deployed. We full-time and I've...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Koop
CORRECTION - it's the compartment in front of the...

CORRECTION - it's the compartment in front of the rear wheel on the passenger side - second one back from the entry door. This places it close to the battery banks.
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-15-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,795
Posted By Koop
The Cummins ISL in our coach has two maximum RPM...

The Cummins ISL in our coach has two maximum RPM limits - one for RPM under load (power) and one for RPM while using the engine compression brake.

Under load upon acceleration or climbing a grade...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Koop
On my mid-door Alpine it's located in the...

On my mid-door Alpine it's located in the basement compartment on the passenger side just aft of the entry door.
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-14-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By Koop
Okay, I agree with your first paragraph above....

Okay, I agree with your first paragraph above. But cetane and octane do not equate to power output. Cetane is the relative combustion speed of the fuel and is the inverse of octane.

Higher cetane...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,531
Posted By Koop
I've had Toyo tires on two motorhomes and I have...

I've had Toyo tires on two motorhomes and I have no reservation about recommending them. Currently we have 20,000 miles on a set of M154s. I would buy them again. BTW Toyo was the OEM tire for our...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-01-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,044
Posted By Koop
I replaced a Luber-Finer air filter element with...

I replaced a Luber-Finer air filter element with a Fleetguard and wrote about it in this post (https://www.flyingthekoop.com/2015/03/01/keeping-it-clean/).
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-31-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Koop
Thanks twogypies - my lifelong friend that spent...

Thanks twogypies - my lifelong friend that spent his adult years as a long haul trucker also confirmed that this route is okay for us. We have a 40' motorhome and a 20' car carrier trailer - 64 feet...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-31-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Koop
US95 Idaho

We're thinking about traveling down US95 from Coeur D'Alene to Boise. Has anyone taken their RV on US95 from Grangeville to Council? Is this doable with a 40 motorhome towing a trailer - 64' overall...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,757
Posted By Koop
You need to look at the exhaust gas content of...

You need to look at the exhaust gas content of diesel combustion. It doesn't create the levels of CO that a gasoline fueled engine does. It's main pollutants and health issues are particulates and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By Koop
Sumo doesn't make shock absorbers. They're...

Sumo doesn't make shock absorbers. They're basically a rubber helper spring. It will be useful if your springs are sagging, but it won't damp suspension movement like a shock absorber. A better shock...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-16-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,682
Posted By Koop
I guesstimate based on the number of miles...

I guesstimate based on the number of miles traveled. I use Biobor JF and it's economical as it only takes 1/2 ounce per 40 gallons of diesel fuel. I fudge toward excess Biobor rather than shorting...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,353
Posted By Koop
On my Onan 7.5kW quiet diesel, it's a double...

On my Onan 7.5kW quiet diesel, it's a double pole, single throw breaker that provides 35 amps on each leg. An overload on either leg will trip the breaker and open both circuits.

I haven't opened...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-01-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,071
Posted By Koop
This is what I experience with my CAPS era ISL....

This is what I experience with my CAPS era ISL. Over 200 means I should have downshifted sooner and managed the engine load.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,381
Posted By Koop
Our Alpine Coach is a mid-door 40' diesel. As...

Our Alpine Coach is a mid-door 40' diesel. As mentioned already, the mid-door might cost a few square feet of usable space and complicates basement space, but it makes the front passenger seating...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,210
Posted By Koop
IMHO - Lucas markets snake oil. However, I do...

IMHO - Lucas markets snake oil. However, I do treat my fuel with Biobor JF - it's widely used in marine applications, aviation and military to prevent contaminants from growing in diesel fuel.
Forum: Just Conversation 06-07-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Koop
I use a Chase Freedom Visa card. I can online and...

I use a Chase Freedom Visa card. I can online and indicate that I'll be traveling throughout the USA for the next 12 months and don't have any issues. I just have to remember to go online and add...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Koop
I pull a 20 x 8.5 car carrier with my Can Am...

I pull a 20 x 8.5 car carrier with my Can Am Spyder inside. It can be a challenge at times, but we've managed. Some parks are tight, like the Las Vegas Thousand Trails where I had to maneuver a bit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 469,872
Posted By Koop
We're 64' - 09", legal in most states. It's my...

We're 64' - 09", legal in most states. It's my rolling garage with our Can Am Spyder inside along with tools, bicycles, kayak and more.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-30-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By Koop
This seems abnormal to me. My trans temps run in...

This seems abnormal to me. My trans temps run in the 170 to 190 range while cruising and even in mountain climbing. The only time they exceed 200 is when we are maneuvering the coach into a difficult...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-30-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,962
Posted By Koop
About half way through this post I explain how we...

About half way through this post I explain how we use truck stop CAT scales.
56 is the new 65 - Flying The Koop (https://www.flyingthekoop.com/2016/05/07/56-new-65/)
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-23-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 144,859
Posted By Koop
A 2002 FD pulled into Rolling Hills RV park in...

A 2002 FD pulled into Rolling Hills RV park in Corning, CA where we're currently residing.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,231
Posted By Koop
I guess it depends on if the class A is a gas...

I guess it depends on if the class A is a gas coach or diesel pusher. The diesel pusher puts you ahead of the steer axle - not necessarily harder, just a different mind set as you have drive deeper...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,972
Posted By Koop
Having said that, I should get back on topic and...

Having said that, I should get back on topic and say I would never put wet wipes in my black water tank - heck, I won't even put Kleenex in there. Only septic safe toilet paper and what runs through...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,972
Posted By Koop
I've heard this line of reasoning before, but I...

I've heard this line of reasoning before, but I don't agree with it. Septic systems don't hold waste water for long periods of time. The rule of thumb is to size the septic tank large enough for the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-18-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Koop
The literature that came with my 2003 40mdts...

The literature that came with my 2003 40mdts included a manual for Neway AD-160/AD-200 drive axle suspension. The manual doesn't include a part number for the air springs though.

The contact...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,171
Posted By Koop
:iagree: I won't change mine again. Last time I...

:iagree: I won't change mine again. Last time I brought the replacement fuel filter with me to Speedco when I had the engine oil and filter changed. They changed the generator fuel filter at the same...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-07-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 179,950
Posted By Koop
I was about to advise an oil sample when I got to...

I was about to advise an oil sample when I got to this post. A light film of oil wouldn't worry me - I'd want to know silicon levels in the oil. However, a freshly rebuilt engine may have elevated...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Koop
Is that the price for both sides? If so, I would...

Is that the price for both sides? If so, I would think it would be worth having to do a couple of work-arounds to make it right.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-29-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Koop
I've had that happen. The first step is push the...

I've had that happen. The first step is push the ram into the retracted position - I used a hydraulic jack. The next part is scary, you have the lever the foot back onto the end of the ram. I used a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-28-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By Koop
:iagree::iagree::iagree:

:iagree::iagree::iagree:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-20-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Koop
I run Toyo M154 tires - 110 psi front and 95 psi...

I run Toyo M154 tires - 110 psi front and 95 psi rear. On some road surfaces the front tires seem to "sing" a bit. It's a higher frequency sound I pick up but my wife doesn't seem to notice. This is...
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