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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-19-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By bamaboy473
By pure dumb luck, I was scanning the firewall...

By pure dumb luck, I was scanning the firewall and saw faint writing "Gen slide/Driver's seat fuse" One 30A fuse later, we're back in business.

Better lucky than good any day!!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By bamaboy473
FUSE location for the genset SLIDEOUT??

2003 Eagle with an Onan 7500 Quiet Diesel genset. The slide went halfway back and stopped. Nothing going forward or back anymore, and the cables go into the firewall.

There are dozens of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-18-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,983
Posted By bamaboy473
Chill out a little, since it would seem that...

Chill out a little, since it would seem that you're going to be asking more questions in the future. If an opinion doesn't sit well with you, just go to the next one, because we all handle stress...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,582
Posted By bamaboy473
I think you got it backwards. Pre-DEF = fewer...

I think you got it backwards. Pre-DEF = fewer problems and....more MPG. Post DEF doesn't give you any mechanical advantages and uses more fuel.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
OK, all is well, the solenoid is in the engine...

OK, all is well, the solenoid is in the engine compartment directly below the hatch cover, and I'll call Spartan to see whether it is 100A or 200A.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
Rain or not this morning, I'm heading to the...

Rain or not this morning, I'm heading to the coach to try to find that solenoid, and have a couple of questions:
1. Given the connections, I would guess that it's very close to the batteries, but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
The OEM unit died and couldn't be repaired, so...

The OEM unit died and couldn't be repaired, so the repair center installed the Magnum. What else went with it isn't known to me; I just wanted to get as good or better as a replacement. I'm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
Yes, this is the first time it's been without SP,...

Yes, this is the first time it's been without SP, and we've never turned it off, so I'll go there tomorrow, charge up the batteries again, and turn the inverter OFF when I leave. It doesn't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
Our Magnum PSW 2812 that we've had for 6 years...

Our Magnum PSW 2812 that we've had for 6 years has been like our breathing in our bodies; don't think about it, don't adjust it, don't mess with it....it just works. SP, sure, genset, sure,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
The coach is at a truck service center for some...

The coach is at a truck service center for some things and the batteries are all less than 6 months old. I'm going to show the service guy (who is not familiar with motor homes, per se, this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
The shop will look for reasons why the batteries...

The shop will look for reasons why the batteries are discharging quickly, whether the battery switch is ON or OFF in the bay.

Do your batteries charge while you're driving down the road?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By bamaboy473
Confirm that our coach charges while driving?

I'm trying to find a cause for the house batteries not being charged by the alternator, but are charging fine with the genset and SP. The first guy at the shop (truck shop that does it all)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Update: the 230 mile trip home was made by...

Update: the 230 mile trip home was made by keeping RPM under 1700. Call to schedule appt was fine, it will take 3 weeks at least.'
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No answer to why the CEL came on with a creacked exhaust...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,760
Posted By bamaboy473
Any GFI outlet that causes problems gets replaced...

Any GFI outlet that causes problems gets replaced by a standard outlet. It isn't like you're planning on doing electrical work on the coach while standing in knee-deep water...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Agreed, there's not much that can equal being...

Agreed, there's not much that can equal being held captive on the side of a road when the coach is down and nobody is able to get to help for hours or days.

Glad that the bride and dog are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Thanks for this link. Tomorrow I'm going to...

Thanks for this link. Tomorrow I'm going to check the condition of the crack and go from there.

As to fuel filters, I'm changing the main, there isn't a secondary on my engine, but when I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
UPDATE: We made it home with a 180-mile trip,...

UPDATE: We made it home with a 180-mile trip, so that's good. What I did was use the clear Gorilla Glue along with some screen (that kept the epoxy from just falling into the crack). The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
I'm hoping that the Dollar General has JBWeld. ...

I'm hoping that the Dollar General has JBWeld. Besides them, we're out in the country for about 80 miles...so why is it that situations usually happen nights and weekends?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By bamaboy473
Not related to mice, but any time we transport...

Not related to mice, but any time we transport liquids like water, it goes on a bath mat that is inside the shower stall. Bath mat just to keep them from sliding around.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Good plan. I'm now on the hunt for a mobile...

Good plan. I'm now on the hunt for a mobile tech guy.....

Well, scratch that plan. Nobody works on Sundays in the Montgomery area, so wing and a prayer are the plan to get us home, I guess. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Well, that solves the, "do we drive it farther...

Well, that solves the, "do we drive it farther away from home?", question, doesn't it?

The next challenge is having to leave this CG today, and whether we can try to make it home going 60,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Would restriction or impending problems with the...

Would restriction or impending problems with the pump or CAPS be the cause of the CEL coming on?


Also, could I have a show of hands for whether you would choose to drive the coach either 200 or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Would you expect that it is probably OK for...

Would you expect that it is probably OK for another 500 miles, or should we beat it back home and get it to a shop ASAP?


We felt it gradually, usually on an up-hill, but maybe 6 times in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
I should have said that we have an ISL400 with...

I should have said that we have an ISL400 with 63K miles (2003 model), if an ISL is susceptible as well, would failure be immediate or gradual?

We can either go another 500 miles to finish our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By bamaboy473
Diesel engine stumbles....

Our coach travels about 4000 miles/year, so it sits alot next to the house in the shaded yard. 150 gallon fuel tank is kept full, to the point that I add fuel until it dribbles out the fill-tube,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By bamaboy473
Yes, it's OK to keep your coach plugged in 24/7,...

Yes, it's OK to keep your coach plugged in 24/7, but I don't have an answer about the charging. How long have you had it, and have the batteries never taken a charge?

Post the brand/model of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,295
Posted By bamaboy473
I was brand new to this subject when we bought...

I was brand new to this subject when we bought our first motor home on a whim. 2 years later, we knew what we liked and didn't like, and bought our last motor home.

During that learning curve,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By bamaboy473
I was about to make a comment on #13, until I...

I was about to make a comment on #13, until I read #14! :D
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By bamaboy473
If you can go years without a water pump, then...

If you can go years without a water pump, then kudos to you for resilience, but that isn't a really hard DIY repair, so money must be tight for you?

White smoke from the exhaust doesn't give you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
The 8-year old batteries have been replaced,...

The 8-year old batteries have been replaced, leaving house batteries that are 4 years old.

I'm going to replace the 4 house batteries with Trojans, and that will bring the coach up to 2020 battery...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
thanks for the thoughts, RicSteel, but my coach...

thanks for the thoughts, RicSteel, but my coach is a diesel pusher, with all battery cables in the battery compartment, right next to the rear engine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Great explanation, and one I'll go with. The...

Great explanation, and one I'll go with. The real important part for those of us that are still learning is that, Once or twice is all you get. Literally, the coach started fine up until I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,295
Posted By bamaboy473
R&M costs aren't worth the discussion, really. ...

R&M costs aren't worth the discussion, really. At your price point, there won't be a warranty, so if the unthinkable happens, it's screws no matter what.

Diesel gives a lot more to the coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Here's the real question...........how can we...

Here's the real question...........how can we ever know ahead of time that a battery cell is going dead?

Since replacing both starting batteries, I've seen that the charging LED shows, "Full...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By bamaboy473
Supply a photo and measurement for the most...

Supply a photo and measurement for the most possible help.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Good information, and so long as I know that all...

Good information, and so long as I know that all batteries are being kept at full charge, that's the important thing to me since I'm not an electrical expert.

Do the words, Float Charging and Bulk...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Are these things add-ons, or are they part of a...

Are these things add-ons, or are they part of a modern system? Seems that it would be internal to the inverter/chargers we have installed.

While it doesn't apply to the OP, a little...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Don't be a jerk, we're here to learn and share...

Don't be a jerk, we're here to learn and share information. If you don't know that SP means Shore Power, then ask. It's a pretty common term, especially when used in context.

Likewise, I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
You're correct, of course. The gauge is the one...

You're correct, of course. The gauge is the one in the coach that monitors inverter, charger functions.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Alas, the coach will be sitting next to the house...

Alas, the coach will be sitting next to the house for several months until we leave again, but it's connected to SP and the house charging gauge is reading normal. Float charge around 13.3V

I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
Others have said that the alternator's juice...

Others have said that the alternator's juice can't charge batteries if one of them has a dead cell. My ScanGage showed mid 14V charging during the drive, and that's actually higher than normal...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By bamaboy473
How about opening the lower cabinet doors and...

How about opening the lower cabinet doors and turn the water on, it could be in one of the bathroom cabinets?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
The starting batteries are dated Nov 2011, and...

The starting batteries are dated Nov 2011, and are AUTOCRAFT brand.

I'm not a guy to replace batteries based on a calendar, so as long as these work, I was content. Since these maybe got used a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By bamaboy473
one of the funniest posts today, our education...

one of the funniest posts today, our education system hard at work! :D

OH, I just noted that it might be a UF grad. All's good, my man, lol. You did yer best.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By bamaboy473
Your tell-tale is a CHANGE from one tire to the...

Your tell-tale is a CHANGE from one tire to the next. If they all increase about the same amount, then increase the High Temp Alarm and you're good to go.

What a TPMS is good at is finding a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By bamaboy473
...asked and answered. Have you not tried...

...asked and answered. Have you not tried that yet?

Details on your coach would certainly help us help you.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-21-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By bamaboy473
Until one of them responds to you, feel free to...

Until one of them responds to you, feel free to turn the water ON and go look for the pump's noise. They are designed to operate for long periods of time, and so long as you have water in the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-21-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,142
Posted By bamaboy473
Same here. No reason to haul extra weight of...

Same here. No reason to haul extra weight of something that you know you'll have when you get to the site.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
While removing both Starting batteries, I noticed...

While removing both Starting batteries, I noticed this attached to one of the cables. What is it for?


Yes, I'm going to clean up the connections, which have likely been there for 17 years,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,007
Posted By bamaboy473
I'm replacing the other starting battery tomorrow...

I'm replacing the other starting battery tomorrow and will check the cables as you suggested. What's strange is that I did every cable about 6 months ago when diagnosing what turned out to be a...
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