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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 06:48 PM
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Posted By deprived
Roger that. Thanks!

Roger that. Thanks!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By deprived
That wouldn't attract so much dirt, right?

That wouldn't attract so much dirt, right?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By deprived
I've used WD-40 and brake parts cleaner on things...

I've used WD-40 and brake parts cleaner on things like this in the past. Wal-Mart engine degreaser is pretty good at dissolving goo like that, too.

I'm not sure if i'm going to re-lube them or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By deprived
Levelegs Clean/Lube?

I noticed that our levelegs are very dirty and have old grease and dirt stuck to them. One or two of them seem to have some moments of binding when we retract them.

I'm going to be cleaning all...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By deprived
Hey - I have a very similar (if not same) rig to...

Hey - I have a very similar (if not same) rig to yours.

I've also noticed that the rear heater doesn't blow a lot of air. After having to replace the furnace (for other reasons) the air flow was...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-11-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By deprived
That is an excellent idea. I got rid of the old...

That is an excellent idea. I got rid of the old automatic leveling system - because it was ALWAYS having a mental breakdown of some kind - and went with an all-manual GAMA setup. Visual markings...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-11-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By deprived
Plastic vs Metal gears in slide-out motor?

I was doing some routine maintenance on our slide-out motors and I noticed that the gear that engages directly with the motor is nylon or plastic of some kind.

Ebay, Amazon and other vendors sell...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-03-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By deprived
You got that right.

You got that right.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-03-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By deprived
Mine is a 2008 Tiffin Allegro Open Road with the...

Mine is a 2008 Tiffin Allegro Open Road with the front-engine Cummins 6.7L ISB.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By deprived
Excellent advice.

Excellent advice.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By deprived
That's interesting. What tires are you running?

That's interesting. What tires are you running?
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-03-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By deprived
Not sure how I missed that. And, no, I'm not...

Not sure how I missed that. And, no, I'm not doing that either.

Do you recall how much trans fluid it took to do the job?

Thanks for the tip on the Trans Synd, btw. I always carry some and...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 12-03-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,184
Posted By deprived
YES!:thumb:

YES!:thumb:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By deprived
Thanks to everyone for the excellent and helpful...

Thanks to everyone for the excellent and helpful replies. I'm leaning towards the Toyos and have found a reputable dealer not too far away that does truck and motorhomes.

Something from the Toyo...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-02-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By deprived
Alternate tire sizes? what about drive/steer?

My rig shipped with Michelin 235/80/22.5 tires. The PO added new tires at some point. They kept original spec Michelins for the front but put Goodyear (and one Bridgestone??) 245/75/22.5 for the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-02-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By deprived
Drain/Refill TRW steering?

I am going to replace the filter on my power steering /brake boost system. It looks fairly easy to do.

I was wondering if there is any way (or need, for that matter) to drain/refill the ATF in...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By deprived
I'm still fiddling with my pressure bleeder setup...

I'm still fiddling with my pressure bleeder setup - the cap is not sealing to the reservoir but that's fixable. I've got a sheet of gasket material on order.

In the meantime...

I've reviewed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By deprived
And here's a picture of my setup. The routing of...

And here's a picture of my setup. The routing of the cables is a little different than the diagrams.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By deprived
Okay - that thing has got to be the starter...

Okay - that thing has got to be the starter relay. I found these technical renderings from Freightliner. Although if it is the starter relay, I still can't explain why I can start the vehicle with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By deprived
It's up front in the engine area right next to...

It's up front in the engine area right next to the master cylinder. Boost solenoid would explain the big cables. Wow - I didn't even think of that. I'll check the manual

Still trying to figure...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By deprived
Could be! The heater could definitely pull some...

Could be! The heater could definitely pull some power. The large cables seem suited to high-draw applications like the starter motor and it even has a big fuse on it - I can't tell if it's 100a or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By deprived
I thought this was the starter relay...?

I have a front-engine diesel, 2008 6.7 Cummins in a Freightliner chassis.

After consulting the shop manual, I was pretty sure I had located the starter relay (see photo). I disconnected one of...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-21-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By deprived
This one works pretty good, too. If I can't get...

This one works pretty good, too. If I can't get a decent seal with my home-made bleeder cap, I'll go this route for sure.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By deprived
Excellent advice!

Excellent advice!
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By deprived
Okay - that makes sense. Thanks!!

Okay - that makes sense. Thanks!!
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-20-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By deprived
I don't know if this is still an issue but Final...

I don't know if this is still an issue but Final Charge supposedly wrecks the fluid level sensor on Freightliners, which is something I discovered only after flushing and filling my rig with the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-20-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By deprived
Bleeding Bosch/Bendix brakes on FL chassis??

I've bled the brakes on just about every car we've ever had using every method from gravity to those stupid "Mytivac" contraptions. The best so far is the Motive Bleeder.

My rig has a Bendix...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-20-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By deprived
Man, you got that right. I had to replace a...

Man, you got that right. I had to replace a slide motor on our last rig, a Fleetwood Class C, and it set us back about $700. Fortunately, it was fairly easy to replace - but that cost - ouch.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By deprived
I'm not sure this applies to my situation, but...

I'm not sure this applies to my situation, but I've seen other people add steel or aluminum plates to the underside of their slides so that the rollers have better surfaces to work on.

These...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-18-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By deprived
above-floor slide struggles to extend

We have a pretty common Lippert above-floor slideout in our bedroom in our 2008 Tiffin Allegro.

The slide retracts quite easily but seems to struggle to extend, sometime tripping the breaker to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-13-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By deprived
Excellent post. I need to stock up on some...

Excellent post. I need to stock up on some anti-gel additive.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-12-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By deprived
Dometic fridge check blink pattern?

My neighbor has a Dometic RM 2682 that's pretty much like ours. The fridge seems to be working just fine but the check light is blinking in a very specific sequence. I've posted a video of it below...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-21-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By deprived
No kidding? I got it right? That's a first. ...

No kidding? I got it right? That's a first.

My fridge also had an additional high-temperature switch above the gas burner, which was apparently part of a Dometic recall campaign at some point. ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-20-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By deprived
Thanks for all the replies! I think I understand...

Thanks for all the replies! I think I understand it now.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-20-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By deprived
What is this weird little sensor on my fridge?

I recently replaced the old Dometic cooling unit in my fridge with a new Amish unit. In the process I found this strange little temperature sensor attached to the back of some of the sheet metal...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-17-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By deprived
You guys rule! THANKS!!!! :thumb:

You guys rule!

THANKS!!!!
:thumb:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By deprived
Dinosaur Fridge Board: THE BLUE DIAL??

I got a Dinosaur replacement board for my Dometic fridge.

The instructions not that it has a blue potentiometer on the board to adjust temperature for non-adjustable fridges. It says that the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-16-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By deprived
What do Suburban furnace model #'s mean? Q? FQ?

Does anyone know what the different suburban furnace model numbers mean? I know that he number designation is a reference to the BTUs but the letters, I'm not so sure.

For example:

SF-30...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-14-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By deprived
Have you installed new door seals?

I am getting ready to install new door seals on my Dometic RM2862. I got the seals a few weeks ago but am just now getting around to installing them.

The new seals seem to be so much thinner than...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-14-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By deprived
For what it's worth, I installed a new unit from...

For what it's worth, I installed a new unit from JC as well and the holes didn't line up at all. I'm not saying this is necessarily their fault, though. It may just be the nature of the beast due...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By deprived
It has been my experience that Koni is really...

It has been my experience that Koni is really responsive to email or even Facebook inquiries. I had a few questions when I installed my Konis on my Tiffin, and they were really helpful, much to my...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By deprived
Thanks for the replies! For some reason, I...

Thanks for the replies!

For some reason, I always thought if the fridge didn't have ice on the fins it meant that it wasn't cooling enough or something.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-27-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By deprived
Frost/ice in fridge fins: normal or not?

Ideally, should there be ice/frost on the interior cooling fins the fridge or not?

We've had several different Dometic units over the years and most of them required regular defrosting but some...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-21-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
Well, I'm convinced. My new board should be here...

Well, I'm convinced. My new board should be here in a few days.

One thing I really liked about the new Dino board was that it has a mod that allows the fridge to keep running even if the eyebrow...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
I meant to ask if you noticed any operational...

I meant to ask if you noticed any operational difference. I mean, does the fridge behave any differently? Colder? More accurate temps? Whatever.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
Was this for a Dometic fridge or a Norcold? I've...

Was this for a Dometic fridge or a Norcold? I've gotten the impression that Norcolds with OEM can be twitchy.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
Wow. Great info. The new Dinosaur boards aren't...

Wow. Great info. The new Dinosaur boards aren't really all that much more expensive than the OEM (all things considered, such as a fridge full of spoiled food) so I think I'll get the Dinosaur and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
Ken, all that has been done, done and done. ...

Ken, all that has been done, done and done. Money is not being "thrown" at anything.

My question wasn't about diagnosing a fridge failure, it was about Dinosaur boards.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By deprived
Dinosaur boards: All that or not?

Our old-ish Dometic fridge threw in the towel recently so I'm taking the opportunity to preemptively do some replacement of old parts (thermistor, heating element, fans, etc..) and other improvements...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By deprived
Yeah, I guess that was both the good news and bad...

Yeah, I guess that was both the good news and bad news.
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