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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By dmurdock
"When I turn on the diesel switch in the coach,...

"When I turn on the diesel switch in the coach, the unit blower starts to run. Shortly after, you hear the unit ignite and run for 2 - 2 1/2 seconds then quit burning. "

I would have someone push...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By dmurdock
I have a carolina carport 20x40 metal building...

I have a carolina carport 20x40 metal building and it's holding up fine after about 7 years...I am very pleased with it.
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-11-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By dmurdock
If it's not leaking and doesn't look like it is...

If it's not leaking and doesn't look like it is in horrible shape this is a really good option..the tank sealer works very well (but would pointless on a tank that is rusting heavily on the outside...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By dmurdock
Not sure on that model but if your engine exhaust...

Not sure on that model but if your engine exhaust exits from the roof check the enclosure - this has caused a fire in the past.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,481
Posted By dmurdock
Fill the cannister with ATF (it's highly filtered...

Fill the cannister with ATF (it's highly filtered right out of the bottle)..it's what I've been doing for years...

Also, as has been mentioned, the starter continuing to run after you release the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By dmurdock
Had the '84 BlueBird - replaced the airbags (as...

Had the '84 BlueBird - replaced the airbags (as maintenance..I figured 30yrs was good enough!) and had to chase a generator problem which turned out to be bad grounding - I added some additional...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,932
Posted By dmurdock
Unless I'm reading this wrong what you're saying...

Unless I'm reading this wrong what you're saying doesn't make sense. I'm reading that the house/chassis bank is currently tied together yet the chassis side has no power while the house side...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By dmurdock
My guess is that the pusher pump was long dead...

My guess is that the pusher pump was long dead (some dp's have electric pusher pumps - I personally think they all should) and the injector pump had been feeding itself. At a severe angle maybe the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,807
Posted By dmurdock
Long weekends or a week... I'm 2nd owner... First...

Long weekends or a week... I'm 2nd owner... First owner used it for long trips and to take his racecar to the races every weekend (he kept bus in his building with the racecars I keep it in an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,807
Posted By dmurdock
Except when in use mine has lived it's entire...

Except when in use mine has lived it's entire live inside an enclosed building and still looks new inside/out. I have 150k on it and still doesn't use any oil (knock on wood - don't want to curse the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,033
Posted By dmurdock
Any Jeep JK (2 or 4 door) My bus has locks...

Any Jeep JK (2 or 4 door)

My bus has locks on the engine hatch but I've never locked them..just not something I worry about.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,550
Posted By dmurdock
I have TST, voted TST way before they asked for...

I have TST, voted TST way before they asked for votes. Asking customers to vote or show support for your product is normal (happens all the time on other website polls, youtube, etc.. etc...). Saying...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-14-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,948
Posted By dmurdock
Crossfire isn't meant to protect this...

Crossfire isn't meant to protect this situation..only active tpms can do that. If you have active tpms then what crossfire adds is pressure balance between tires, easy air fill point, and easy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-14-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,948
Posted By dmurdock
Yes. And FYI, you can get whatever PSI you want...

Yes. And FYI, you can get whatever PSI you want the PSI rating is for the "guage" on the crossfire (like the cats eye system) that has different colors for over or under inflated. Remember, these are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-08-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,948
Posted By dmurdock
For me the best thing was equalizing the...

For me the best thing was equalizing the pressures between tires. TPMS for an anal retentive person is a curse..It drove me nuts having one tire at 109psi and another at 108 ... I wanted all 4 at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,948
Posted By dmurdock
Yes it is my video (please subscribe! I try to...

Yes it is my video (please subscribe! I try to add helpful stuff when I find it).


You can order this configuration straight from dual dynamics or any of their distributors. (I ordered from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,948
Posted By dmurdock
I have crossfires with the dual TPMS mounts -...

I have crossfires with the dual TPMS mounts - couple of years now and no problems. Besides the obvious benefit, having one easy to get to port for adding air is my favorite feature.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,299
Posted By dmurdock
The garmin sandbag mount is rocksolid and my...

The garmin sandbag mount is rocksolid and my garmin is pretty heavy..I'd look for a similar style mount.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By dmurdock
Don't "overmix" fuel stabilizer as I've seen it...

Don't "overmix" fuel stabilizer as I've seen it create goopy gel stuff. Properly mixed it's fine. As quoted above the amp L start is a great addition.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,303
Posted By dmurdock
Exactly..the redneck creeper!

Exactly..the redneck creeper!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,739
Posted By dmurdock
BlurBird installed something called...

BlurBird installed something called "safeline"...as soon as you turn the key if there is shore power attached an alarm goes off. Doesn't help if you killed the breakers or in other ways got half way...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-23-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,704
Posted By dmurdock
Mine is 22 yrs old now and I wouldn't trade it...

Mine is 22 yrs old now and I wouldn't trade it for one of the new entry level coaches...seriously. Initial quality and ongoing maintenance are key (and you can't beat the price!).
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-23-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By dmurdock
Generator slide stuck - then fixed

My generator slide actuator (thompson-saginaw ball screw linear actuator to be exact!) would not extend the generator-the slipper clutch just clicked (like it does when it's fully closed or open)....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By dmurdock
I'm pretty confident in saying yes but don't let...

I'm pretty confident in saying yes but don't let that scare you..depending on the coach top engine access can be relatively easy (on mine I move the mattress and then there is a hatch that pivots...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,088
Posted By dmurdock
FYI T-Mobile plan I mentioned is truly unlimited...

FYI T-Mobile plan I mentioned is truly unlimited and does not throttle the data but make sure you check whatever you do it seems like they adjust plans every month.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,088
Posted By dmurdock
I have Tmobile international plan which includes...

I have Tmobile international plan which includes unlimited 4g tethering. I just throw the phone on the dash with hotspot on and wife and kids watch netflix, etc.. (mostly on tablets but a smart tv or...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-09-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,856
Posted By dmurdock
The Yogi Bear Park West of Fredericksburg is...

The Yogi Bear Park West of Fredericksburg is nice... Haven't tried the other ones there yet.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-08-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By dmurdock
Ready Stop Breakaway Brake

Video showing function and install on a Jeep Wrangler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlgAyP7Sf6k&list=PLbPJ4_VIoSBb4w_qbLzkb4cqe8CLV_Kb5&index=1
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,704
Posted By dmurdock
I have all the service/repair records since new...

I have all the service/repair records since new (22yrs worth!). 22 yrs, 159,000 miles and five major incidents:
1- fuel shutoff solenoid failed (wired open and replaced at campsite)
2- fridge died...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By dmurdock
Since you say pump I assume they are hydraulic?...

Since you say pump I assume they are hydraulic? If so, first thing to do is check and see if you have fluid in the hydraulic jack reservoir.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By dmurdock
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By dmurdock
With the aquahot loop and the dash loop it will...

With the aquahot loop and the dash loop it will be a pain no matter what. You may want to investigate how hard it is to get to the hoses and flush them separately. On mine the dash loop is super easy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By dmurdock
If you are interested in a BlueBird Wanderlodge...

If you are interested in a BlueBird Wanderlodge this is the guy to talk to..
BuyByeBlueBird (https://www.buybyebluebird.com)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By dmurdock
Can't help with the microwave but can sympathize...

Can't help with the microwave but can sympathize with the experience. I've actually verified the anti-lock brakes on my coach work!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By dmurdock
No worries young ones...mine is 22yrs old and...

No worries young ones...mine is 22yrs old and still works perfectly (one burner rebuild).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,127
Posted By dmurdock
Yes Kubota/Powertech 10kw FYI I have an...

Yes Kubota/Powertech 10kw

FYI I have an aquahot heating system but also have toekick heaters...I've never tried (nor do I plan to) run the A/C's and electric heaters at the same time. However,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By dmurdock
I don't know how big/heavy the bracket is but 3M...

I don't know how big/heavy the bracket is but 3M VHB 2-sided tape is crazy strong stuff..ie: make sure you put it where you want it because it's not coming off (without a scraper and a LOT of work)....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dmurdock
If you have room do what I did..favorite...

If you have room do what I did..favorite modification so far!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_62Sc1ghnxI&t=95s
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-08-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,300
Posted By dmurdock
Takes me about an hour but that includes blowing...

Takes me about an hour but that includes blowing it all out and then using rv-antifreeze (have aquahot, washer and icemaker). De-winterizing is done at camp (just turn the faucets on!).

FYI if you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,629
Posted By dmurdock
On the valve stem your shraeder valve is bent..5...

On the valve stem your shraeder valve is bent..5 minute repair (if that). Regarding inspection, if you are currently registered in Tx almost positive you need to get it inspected in your county of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,124
Posted By dmurdock
Mine has full body paint (graphics are paint...

Mine has full body paint (graphics are paint also) and it's 21 yrs old and still looks new. It is stored inside so I'm not sure if that's helps any. Paint will last a lot longer but the sun will kill...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,389
Posted By dmurdock
Blue Bird Wanderlodge and Motor Coach Brokering...

Blue Bird Wanderlodge and Motor Coach Brokering Service (https://www.buybyebluebird.com/show.php?id=362)

This one is similar to mine (different interior layout). Built like a tank (it's metal and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By dmurdock
Granted my rig is 20+ yrs old but I will say...

Granted my rig is 20+ yrs old but I will say condition and care/upkeep trump age any day of the week. Fine the floorplan you like then start shopping for make/model/etc...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By dmurdock
If all 110 is out then check the breaker at the...

If all 110 is out then check the breaker at the pedestal. I would reset all breakers in the bus (turn off then back on) then do the same outside.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By dmurdock
That smaller filter on the engine doesn't need to...

That smaller filter on the engine doesn't need to be changed that often as the big filter seems to get most of the contaminants (at least in my experience). The "easiest" (relative!) way I've found...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By dmurdock
Stall mats will work fine. Although you said it's...

Stall mats will work fine. Although you said it's not about soft ground just understand the stall mats are solid rubber and they won't compress but will bend/flex to the shape of the ground. I park...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,978
Posted By dmurdock
Remember it's not a pickup..don't go rockin...

Remember it's not a pickup..don't go rockin between D and R or you'll pop a tooth in the rear end.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By dmurdock
A fuel leak could definitely be the problem as if...

A fuel leak could definitely be the problem as if fuel can come out air can come in. I've been hesitant to post in fear of leading you astray but I really doubt your issue is the lift pump..it could...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By dmurdock
ATF seems to prime easier and it is already...

ATF seems to prime easier and it is already filtered (diesel isn't filtered).

You say fuel drains back into the tank..that's a new and very helpful observation. If I remember correctly there are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-01-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By dmurdock
Some fuel may come out..have the new filter...

Some fuel may come out..have the new filter pre-filled and ready to install. I have the same engine and I pre-fill my fuel filters with ATF (transmission fluid). One issue you may have is that...
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