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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,544
Posted By Whaler2
stuck

Make sure battery cables are clean at all connections. Ping starter with a hammer while somebody holds the key in start position. May or may not work but does not cost anything. Be safe and block...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Whaler2
CCC upgrade

Started to have an issue with old 4 button controller (Duo Therm). A new 4 button CCC was a no go but could find a re-built. I decided to do the upgrade to the five button and ordered the upgrade kit...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Whaler2
power loss

Don't over look checking breakers on generator. Same issue repair was new Heart inverter this past winter.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-16-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Whaler2
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Whaler2
Duo Therm CCC Replacement

My CCC has apparently gone bad after 18 years. Motorhome is a NRV Caribbean. The ccc in mounted between hallway with wiring running under the bath sink and up the wall. There is only about one half...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-03-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By Whaler2
What are you looking for exactly? NRV only made...

What are you looking for exactly? NRV only made these units for a couple of years. They were built on a Spartan Summit chassis as was the "Bus". The Summit is also under some other brands 99 - 01...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Whaler2
Start by checking all your grounds, loose and...

Start by checking all your grounds, loose and corroded can be an issue. Make sure you do not have a bad cell in batteries. Make sure your breakers on inverter are not tripped. Your 12v fuse panel...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-18-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Whaler2
Radiator

Is your rad a side mount or rear mount? Which Spartan chassis are you riding on? The LE is likely rear mount but someone has your answers once they know exactly what you own. Good luck and lets us...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By Whaler2
Cy is on target. A weak lift pump will cause...

Cy is on target. A weak lift pump will cause damage to your injection pump. VP 44 are a known weakness especially in weak fuel delivery issues caused by a bad lift pump. Shuttering, slow starts and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By Whaler2
Need a healthy helper and small flat pry bars,...

Need a healthy helper and small flat pry bars, rope and liquid soap. Pry up seals to loosen. Work your way around pushing out on window while helper pulls. Lube rope with soap and wrap around window...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-23-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Whaler2
Just info

May have mentioned this earlier..don't recall. Take a good look at your chassis ground behind the battery compartment. Look for cracks and rust. Should buy a replacement cable and store it away. Look...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Whaler2
Congratulations! We traveled many roads and have...

Congratulations! We traveled many roads and have had a lot of fun in ours. Getting ready to leave for warmer weather in Florida. I have a close friend (mechanic) that helped me do what few repairs...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-21-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Whaler2
NRV Headlights

This issue was common on NRV motorhomes and the subject of several posts. I have never resolved the issue but I always try to be off the road by dark. Some owners tried various methods to make the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-15-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Whaler2
I have the same gennie. Have replaced the voltage...

I have the same gennie. Have replaced the voltage regular twice. Had an issue with it shutting down for no known reason. Found loose ground (fielding) and no issue since. Shutting down under load is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Whaler2
Generator dead

Check breakers at gen, inverter and inside. Start it up at the gen holding down the start switch for a slow five count (after it starts) to re-flash the fields. If no go, use a long Phillips screw...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Whaler2
NRV

I still see many NRV products on the road and in drive ways. Seeing some in the deep back yard which could be a death call for any RV. NRV made some models for only for a year likely to get rid of...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-05-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Whaler2
Horn

Give your 12 volt horn a solid wrap with a rubber mallet. May need more than one hit.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Whaler2
Tradewind Shocks

I replaced my old shocks with the Koni's and am pleased with the results. Just got back from doing a 4781 mile western trip. The ride, side winds and overall driving was much better. Friend and I out...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By Whaler2
I found the plastic overflow tank at O’Rielly’s....

I found the plastic overflow tank at O’Rielly’s. May require some minor modifications to hang in place. Has worked well for a year.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Whaler2
Mine was a handful as well. Did alignment, had...

Mine was a handful as well. Did alignment, had steering box adjusted replaced shocks with Konis. Also found rear hubs way out of tolerance while doing a brake job. Did 3000 miles so far this summer...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-04-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,290
Posted By Whaler2
On many NRVs the jacks and generator share a...

On many NRVs the jacks and generator share a relay. See if your gennie will start If so that will eliminate the relay as the culprit. You said you had it running, release and reset your air brakes,...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Whaler2
No cracks or big issues. Had been updated with...

No cracks or big issues. Had been updated with new TVs and other touches. Had a Cummins 400 and was well cared for unit. Owners were older and done traveling.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Whaler2
You may want to look at the Country Coach forum...

You may want to look at the Country Coach forum concerning the chassis since they were the same used in the Islander in most cases. I would not hesitate to go for one. I saw an 02 last year that I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-28-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Whaler2
Certainly a good chassis but I have no direct...

Certainly a good chassis but I have no direct info on it. What I can say is that for the most part NRV were good motor homes. Some issues in early years were minor delamination problems, issues with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,414
Posted By Whaler2
Still have mine and monitor 19 when the language...

Still have mine and monitor 19 when the language is decent. Not many truckers on as years past. Did use it to have a trucker look my towed over after missing some debris on the interstate. Ended up...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-25-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Whaler2
On my NRV the front and back lights are on...

On my NRV the front and back lights are on separate fuses located below the drivers seat in outside compartment. Ground your 12 volt tester on the buss bar and start checking. Had issue twice over...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-25-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Whaler2
Power

Check for a tripped that powers your jacks. Likely will be on back side of fuse panel and hard to see if it is tripped. May have to feel for the reset sticking out.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-08-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Whaler2
Steering

I had those issues. Had a good inspection completed. Did an alignment, tightened some loose bolts on front sway bar, adjusted play out of steering box. Tech thought he would have to remove the box...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-31-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Whaler2
Shocks

I installed Koni reds adjustable on the front and EVOs on the rear of my short diesel replacing Bilstiens. Didnít have much choice on which Konis to use. Put 3k miles on them and am happy. Just did...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-24-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Whaler2
My Spartan chassis is different than yours but I...

My Spartan chassis is different than yours but I made some great improvements. Another brand of tires helped but new Koni's, bell crank adjustment, sway bar bushings and a proper alignment really...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-18-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By Whaler2
NRV was not consistent in doing everything the...

NRV was not consistent in doing everything the same even between the same models. Most likely you will have power to the TV, the microwave, frig, one outlet around the kitchen area ( ours is overhead...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,655
Posted By Whaler2
Steering

MOMCAT.. My MH is an 01 National on a Spartan chassis. 60k miles. I am not sure which steering box I have but I don't think it is a TRW. I have a very good shop close by that does some of my work. I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-18-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Whaler2
Elect Problem

I learned that lesson as well. Another one I learned is to carry a spare main battery ground. Had one break at the frame and another showing stress when I cleaned it. Must be all the on the road...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-17-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Whaler2
Steps

Safety first...check power supply, clean ground, connections at plug and sensor.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,655
Posted By Whaler2
Steering Stabilzer

I have driven diesels up to 40 foot on extended trips. I own a 35 foot diesel on a Spartan chassis. Your shorty likely will never drive like a bigger unit but you can improve it. Track bars, sway...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,812
Posted By Whaler2
2018 Trips

Leaving this cold next week for Florida with stops to visit relatives along the way. Home in early March then to the DC area late March. Point the front end toward Washington and Oregon and work our...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-13-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Whaler2
I went with the M154 Toyo's 245s in June. Have...

I went with the M154 Toyo's 245s in June. Have used beads for many years and was very happy until the last month. Tires and beads were new in June. I developed a terrible out of balance condition on...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-07-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Whaler2
I used a cover one year. Never noticed moisture...

I used a cover one year. Never noticed moisture but it was heavy and more work than one old man could handle. Only had one spot that had rub marks from the wind blowing on the cover. It is really...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By Whaler2
Fuel quality cannot be overstated. A 5.9 with a...

Fuel quality cannot be overstated. A 5.9 with a VP 44 is a very costly repair waiting to happen if you don't keep the filter/ filters in good condition and water drained off. Some have only one...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-27-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,294
Posted By Whaler2
I mostly agree with my fellow Hoosiers except...

I mostly agree with my fellow Hoosiers except from Nashville on I24 get off on the Pennyrile to Hopkinsville which joins I69. Stay on it all the way to Bloomington. Have to pass thru Henderson which...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-27-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,452
Posted By Whaler2
Welcome

Welcome aboard! You will find answers here. Take your time and learn your NRV home. Maybe find a owner who can walk you through your unit and help you. Heck, I bought my 01 new and am still...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-14-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Whaler2
Npg 6600

X2 Charlie. Always ensure you do not shut down your genie (NPG) under load per manual. Have young eyes for help if you replace regulator because those wires have very small numbers on them. Take a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-11-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Whaler2
Look at previous threads at the bottom of this...

Look at previous threads at the bottom of this page. May find your answer.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-07-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,614
Posted By Whaler2
On the go meals

We use the air fryer to precook some food and always have soup and salads ready to travel. We recently discover some precooked meats that are vacuumed pack. We tried the pork chops and brisket which...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-07-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By Whaler2
Heater

X2 on under sink location of breaker and switch. On the knee job to turn on/off plus reaching through the cutout to activate.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-06-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Whaler2
Switch

The rocker switch at the top of panel is likely the control for your step well cover. It is wired in with the step well safety light as I recall(been awhile). The slide motor is under the cover, hard...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-01-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Whaler2
Panel

Took a quick look at mine yesterday. The wire is orange and white going to the panel. I had all batteries out while installing a new battery rack and noticed the power indicator light was still...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-30-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Whaler2
Panel

I took a look at my panels and connections a while back. As I recall, my panel wiring went to the fuse and pin that controls my interior AC. Never understood why and not sure any charge even reaches...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Whaler2
Batteries

Your inverter does not need to be turned on unless you have an actual need for power. I have used power share on occasion when staying at remote locations with only 20 amp power and no genie rules at...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-06-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By Whaler2
Steering gear

I have the Spartan Summit chassis 34 foot 01 bought new. Never handled well leaving me tired at the end of the day. Just put a lot of work and money in it part of which was an alignment. Been awhile...
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