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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,319
Posted By davebw31
NOT all oils are proper application except those...

NOT all oils are proper application except those that are spec'd for diesel. Oil for diesels has an "additive package". This "package" has chemical properties that has high sheer additives due to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By davebw31
I installed Koni shocks at all four corners. It...

I installed Koni shocks at all four corners. It made it 75% or better in the ride, especially when going over the expansion joints when crossing over bridges. It virtually eliminated jarring of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-28-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By davebw31
thanks everyone I guess I'll be using my 20' open...

thanks everyone I guess I'll be using my 20' open trailer.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-28-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By davebw31
Werid------ some reason all 3 of my LEDs blew. I...

Werid------ some reason all 3 of my LEDs blew. I put the incandescent bulbs back in and they work.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-26-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,943
Posted By davebw31
Oh Nooooooooooo, you using a Wix filter? Throw...

Oh Nooooooooooo, you using a Wix filter? Throw that in the garbage. If you knew the "particulates rating or Microns" and what the "by-pass valve pressure is rated at" you will never use a Wix,...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By davebw31
Civdiv99: Thanks got the switch cover off and...

Civdiv99: Thanks got the switch cover off and the switch removed with no issues


Richard S: Thanks for the info. Just what I needed
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By davebw31
Thanks everyone for your input! This is...

Thanks everyone for your input!


This is not my first rodeo in towing, whether it is my enclosed 24' Pace America car trailer, an open 20' Better Built car trailer or flat towing (all 4 down) car...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-23-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By davebw31
I do not have that crappy CVT. I have a real...

I do not have that crappy CVT. I have a real transmission 6 speed auto that has Drive and Sport modes with paddle shifter. It is the HP V6 dual overhead cam V-Tec system in a 2dr Sport Coupe.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-23-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By davebw31
Can I tow a 2015 Honda Accord V6 on all 4

has anyone towed a 2015 Honda Accord V6 with 6 speed automatic? Owners manual says not too. My 97 Honda Accord with I4 2.2 engine with 4 speed said the same. But there is a procedure you do so it...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-23-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By davebw31
Removing Light Switches

Need help/advise on removing wall light switches. How do you remove them? Also, I understand the light switch company who made them for National RV is still in business. So I need info where to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By davebw31
Try Bazels RV in Washington state. He knows what...

Try Bazels RV in Washington state. He knows what their doing. They even have a RV chassis dyno to check the actual performance of the ECM and TCM.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By davebw31
I bought two (2) Fullriver AGM's in 2008 and have...

I bought two (2) Fullriver AGM's in 2008 and have not had a problem in 10 years! Fullriver AGM type are the battery design of choice for sail boat owners. I read on some forums back then of...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By davebw31
Looking in to a fairly new system, Armor RV Roof...

Looking in to a fairly new system, Armor RV Roof Sealant System. I have a one piece fiberglass roof with end caps mating to roof section and of course along the edge of the roof section where it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By davebw31
Alliance Coach in Wildwood, Fl Also, for...

Alliance Coach in Wildwood, Fl

Also, for more local, call my very good friend in Daytona Beach, FL who owes a shop off US 1. He is second generation and have been in business for 65+ years. He...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By davebw31
As recommended by someone, I took my 2004 W22 in...

As recommended by someone, I took my 2004 W22 in to a dealership in Ft Lauderdale, FL that specialized in supplying medium trucks for landscaping and inter-city delivery. They also had a section in...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 11-13-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,966
Posted By davebw31
You all have been lucky. Not pausing between...

You all have been lucky. Not pausing between gear changes from D/R or R/D. You are putting a tremendous load on the driveline, rear axle gears, and especially the U-joints!
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-11-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By davebw31
silicone Di-Electric grease does not conduct...

silicone Di-Electric grease does not conduct electricity. PERIOD Not using this type of grease or not applied liberally could promote carbon tracking. Besides it helps push the plug wire boot on a...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-11-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,022
Posted By davebw31
I will try to get some pictures, but it may be...

I will try to get some pictures, but it may be awhile.

BTW: this mod has lowered my EGT s (exhaust gas temp.) by about 100* when climbing a hill with my 19,500 # race car trailer.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-06-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,022
Posted By davebw31
I installed two ducts in the far side of the...

I installed two ducts in the far side of the front grille, left and right. Then routed two 3" flex ducts snaked back to just before the center of the exhaust manifold at a slight angle towards the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By davebw31
Contact RV Custom Product. Excellent customer...

Contact RV Custom Product. Excellent customer service, knowledgeable, and they have made the boards better with better parts. They upgraded the latching solenoid to better quality. I replaced...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-27-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By davebw31
Hmmmm. Then why did mine take 16 1/2 qts...

Hmmmm. Then why did mine take 16 1/2 qts (installed deep alum. pan added 2 more qt capacity, replace filter and external spin on) of Trans-synd fluid? Initial Fill is 14 1/2 qts. If I left any...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,453
Posted By davebw31
I had a 1999 Holiday Rambler Voyager 38',...

I had a 1999 Holiday Rambler Voyager 38', Allison, and 8.2 Cummins 350 HP. Due to the job I had, I got 3 year projections on fuel prices per gallon for budget calculations and projections on fleet...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-21-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By davebw31
Koni FSD shocks are the only shock to have. Made...

Koni FSD shocks are the only shock to have. Made a 50% improvement in ride/handling in my coach.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By davebw31
I keep hearing about the $$$$ for AGMs and if you...

I keep hearing about the $$$$ for AGMs and if you really look at the facts of wet cell verses glass mat technology the cost is actually cheaper over the long term in favor of the AGM. Plus AGMs do...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By davebw31
Smitty77: they were wet cell. The Fullriver I...

Smitty77: they were wet cell. The Fullriver I bought were the first AGMs I ever bought. As you can read in my post is not just buying AGMs and installing them. It is the total "package", charger,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 38,513
Posted By davebw31
A private citizen can also submit a NHTSA ODI...

A private citizen can also submit a NHTSA ODI Form. I did on a potential defect with the rear axle end shearing off just inward of the inner bearing race on 1981-2 School Bus Chassis. Navistar...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By davebw31
Fullriver only for me. I have a sailboat and...

Fullriver only for me. I have a sailboat and every one of my fellow seafarers said Fullriver AGM 6V. I bought 4 Group 24 6V 100AH @ 20 amps and have been in service since 2007 (ten years) and...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-17-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By davebw31
I change my spin on more often because of the...

I change my spin on more often because of the weight of the race car trailer, high southern/south western temps. and I do a lot of mountain driving.

Funny after draining mine after coach sat for 5...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 09-17-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By davebw31
An Allison Tech gave me me some really good info...

An Allison Tech gave me me some really good info on draining all the fluid to change over to Trans-Syand fluid.

Let coach set on level ground without running engine for a min. of 5 weeks. This...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 08-17-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By davebw31
Next time you change the fluid let the coach set...

Next time you change the fluid let the coach set for 5-6 weeks without running the engine as this procedure allows all of the fluid in the clutch packs, valve body, fluid passages, and the most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By davebw31
I talked to two different RV'ers who made the...

I talked to two different RV'ers who made the trip and stated "if you like looking at woods and scenery all the time than go". Both knew about the roads and their condition, however their main...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,412
Posted By davebw31
besides doing most of the recommendations of...

besides doing most of the recommendations of insulating widows not being used, skylight vents, driver and passenger side windows with static clinging window film, adding a 10" dark window tint strip...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-05-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By davebw31
Charlie, I would have set the toe at...

Charlie, I would have set the toe at Zero......................
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-29-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,923
Posted By davebw31
I installed two (2) 3" flex ducts from the front...

I installed two (2) 3" flex ducts from the front grill, down the top of the frame rails, terminating at the center of the exhaust manifold, and the end pointed to the center of the manifold, about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,935
Posted By davebw31
I am a retired successful Fleet Manager from the...

I am a retired successful Fleet Manager from the State of Florida with 36 yrs of service. My last seven yrs was the Fleet Mgr. in south Fla. I had 2,000 diesel school buses and 2,300 support...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-29-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,541
Posted By davebw31
I tow a 1994 24' Pace American low profile race...

I tow a 1994 24' Pace American low profile race car trailer. Trailer weights 3900 #s empty, 9500#s loaded (GVWR is 11,400 #s has 6" boxed frame rails, "Torsion Flex" axles, and 10 1/2"X 2 1/2"...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-16-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,014
Posted By davebw31
My suggestion on the water line is this: Make...

My suggestion on the water line is this: Make up or buy a 5/8"X3' drinking water grade hose. Install a 90* elbow at the water regulator that feeds the MH whole water system. Install one end of...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-03-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,260
Posted By davebw31
do you have an inverter and 4 6V battery system...

do you have an inverter and 4 6V battery system to handle the new refer when not hooked up to shore power?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-03-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By davebw31
super bright lights.com bought many leds for...

super bright lights.com

bought many leds for the motor home and upgrades to tail/turn/brake and headlights on my 1997 Honda Accord and 2001 F250 Ford Super Duty from this company. no problems,...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By davebw31
Gently pry up the floor covering to get access...

Gently pry up the floor covering to get access the two outer edge bolts. Use needle nose pliers, or a very strong speaker magnet, or a curved "pick" to get under the carriage style head and pry up. ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-12-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By davebw31
I had the same problem and the tech who came to...

I had the same problem and the tech who came to check it out had what looked like a capacitor start coil (which it was) in his hand. Replaced the start up capacitor (located and mounted on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By davebw31
tominvegas, currently I am in Gainesville FL at...

tominvegas, currently I am in Gainesville FL at the VA hospital for a test today and tomorrow morning. There are several Mattress Firm stores here and one is just down the street from my hotel. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By davebw31
thanks toninvegas, I'll check them out ...

thanks toninvegas, I'll check them out

SuperGewl, I have a SINGLE mattress that is a combination of both a mattress and foundation. I do not have a mattress and a foundation, as it would be way...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By davebw31
Need to replace Full Size Queen

It is about time to deep six my full size queen mattress. It is the original mattress in my 2004 National RV and I really liked the firmness and it was very comfortable. It is sagging a little in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By davebw31
There is a big difference between the 460/tans...

There is a big difference between the 460/tans and the newer ford chassis with the lock-up converter and higher overdrive gear ratio. Look to get way better fuel mileage. Also check the trans fluid...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,917
Posted By davebw31
Scott regular 2 ply. they dissolve the best in...

Scott regular 2 ply. they dissolve the best in the black tank. I have a stock pile of Scott tissue! I buy in bulk when they are on sale. So bring it with you. I am leaving soon on a 11 state, 7...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-02-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,169
Posted By davebw31
Whatever type trailer, single or dual axle (I...

Whatever type trailer, single or dual axle (I prefer dual axle for safety reasons and more braking power), I would check out Pace Trailers.

I have a 24' 1994 Pace American Low Profile trailer...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-02-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By davebw31
speed racer: 2* is not much. Your toe should...

speed racer: 2* is not much. Your toe should change going 5*. What was your toe before changing castor 2*? What tool/equipment was used to check; laser, adjustable bar, or string, etc.?
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-02-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By davebw31
speed racer: 2* is not much. Your toe should...

speed racer: 2* is not much. Your toe should change going 5*. What was your toe before changing castor 2*?
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-02-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,133
Posted By davebw31
Koni is the best, most reliable, and well made. ...

Koni is the best, most reliable, and well made. Koni uses high quality piston/seals/valving/bushings. After "doing my homework" I think they are superior and have a better service life than...
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