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Forum: Cummins Engines 10-14-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,217
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
ISL9 oil change

Yep...the phone number for your nearest Cummins shop. 😉

Always works for me.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-14-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
What to expect at Gaffney

I've been to Gaffney several times for scheduled maintenance. It was without a doubt the most pleasant service experience I have ever enjoyed. Professional, competent technicians who know what...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-14-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,355
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Campground issues

I would NEVER, EVER use the shower in an RV park. Yuck!!

I have a perfectly good - and CLEAN - shower in our coach. I've taken many a long, hot shower in our coach. You'd be surprised how long 10...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,257
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
We have a 2006 Mandalay 40E. Absolutely love it. ...

We have a 2006 Mandalay 40E. Absolutely love it.

In my opinion it is a better built coach than the same era Winnebagos and Itascas that we looked at.
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-13-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,313
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I have never heard of a CUMMINGS diesel. Who...

I have never heard of a CUMMINGS diesel. Who makes them?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
LOL! This is like going to the doctor and...

LOL!

This is like going to the doctor and telling him, "I don't feel good." and expecting him to cure you.

Amazing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
The water in the P-trap for the washer has dried...

The water in the P-trap for the washer has dried up. Happens in our coach every once in a while.

Run the washer through a short cycle and you'll fix this.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-09-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Your motor home can actually turn sharper than a...

Your motor home can actually turn sharper than a pickup truck. If you are maneuvering in a parking lot and turning sharply, the trailer will hit the back corners of the motor home. And I'm talking...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,524
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I often travel in cold weather. I have...

I often travel in cold weather. I have overnighted down to 16 degrees more than once. I use both propane furnaces as needed to maintain 72 degrees in the coach. I have also run both furnaces...
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-07-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I had the same problem on my CUMMINS 400 hp ISL....

I had the same problem on my CUMMINS 400 hp ISL. The bottom rad clamp failed on the road and I lost all the coolant.

Not sure where you get parts for a CUMMINGS diesel. 😉
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-07-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,461
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
If this is a rear radiator Freightliner chassis,...

If this is a rear radiator Freightliner chassis, the fan sucks air IN and blows it FORWARD into the engine compartment.

If this is a Freightliner side radiator chassis, the fan pulls air from the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Thumping sound from front end

Don't you just love how no one in this industry will take responsibility for anything? No matter what it is, it's got to be the other guys fault. We can't do anything for you. The RV Death Spiral is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,580
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I have four house batteries and two furnaces in...

I have four house batteries and two furnaces in our coach. I've run the furnaces all night many times when boondocking. Battery voltage will be down to 12.0 to 12.1 volts in the morning, depending on...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-02-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
There is absolutely no relationship or connection...

There is absolutely no relationship or connection between your exhaust brake and the serpentine belt. If the noise only occurs when you use the exhaust brake, it's not the serpentine belt making the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,398
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
The automatic leveling system will start by...

The automatic leveling system will start by energizing the jacks at the lowest point, no matter which point that may be. I've seen our automatic system start on all four different sides, depending on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
If I was shopping for a used motor home, mileage...

If I was shopping for a used motor home, mileage would be way down towards the bottom of my priority list. There are dozens of things to consider that are much more important than the mileage.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I am a subscriber and find it to be very...

I am a subscriber and find it to be very valuable. The videos are very well done.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-28-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,850
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Manuals for older coaches are readily available...

Manuals for older coaches are readily available with a little research. There's this new thing called the Internet.

Ever heard of it? 😉
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-27-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Generator slide gas spring

It's not a gas spring. It is the hydraulic cylinder that moves the slide. If the piston rod is bent, it's likely the cylinder has been damaged internally and is bypassing hydraulic fluid.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-27-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,850
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
BINGO! Doesn't anyone read the manuals any...

BINGO!

Doesn't anyone read the manuals any more? This is a question that could be easily answered if the OP actually took some time to learn about how his coach works.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,708
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
If your air brakes break, you could have an...

If your air brakes break, you could have an accident. An accident caused by no brakes could break everything.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-26-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
You provide zero information about your coach and...

You provide zero information about your coach and then beat up on us for not helping you? Wow.

Don't let the door hit you in the you-know-what on your way to the other forum.

Bye bye, now.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
TROLL...

TROLL...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,233
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
LOL! Now THAT will get you a lot of smiles...

LOL!

Now THAT will get you a lot of smiles and thumbs ups at a busy truck stop! Good grief...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,212
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Same here in our Mandalay 40E. If necessary, we...

Same here in our Mandalay 40E. If necessary, we could live in it with all four slides in. We made one change...we moved the TV to the driver's side, opposite the love seat. The above the windshield...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-23-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Rubber Boots on Tie Rod Ends/2006 XCR Chassis

Why not just take it to Freightliner and have them replaced? They still support this chassis.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 35,987
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
The big truck stops

If we ever move up from our Mandalay, the Thor Tuscany 45AT is the one we'll move up to. Love the floor plan!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,297
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Considerations for navigating the "Trucker's Dominant" fuel stops.

No you don't! The Pilot/Flying J RV Plus card allows you to pay at the pump. I never go inside to pay.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,553
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
We use both, depending on whether we are...

We use both, depending on whether we are sight-seeing or need to make time. I've driven I-75 through Atlanta several times, once at rush hour. I didn't think it was all that bad.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-21-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
It will what?

It will what?
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-20-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I have the same chassis and engine. I have noted...

I have the same chassis and engine. I have noted that under certain very light load conditions, the cruise doesn't seem to know whether to accelerate or slow down. It oscillates the throttle until it...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
It's a motor HOME. Would you turn off the AC at...

It's a motor HOME. Would you turn off the AC at your sticks and bricks home if you left for a few hours?

Leave it run and enjoy the comfort it provides.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,955
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
The concept of flooring the accelerator when this...

The concept of flooring the accelerator when this happens has to do with force vectors. When the tire blows, there is a force trying to pull the coach sideways towards the blown tire. By flooring the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,375
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
A brand new motor home will depreciate 30% to 40%...

A brand new motor home will depreciate 30% to 40% the moment you drive it off the lot.

It's a vehicle that immediately loses value just like any other car, truck, SUV, etc.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-18-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,464
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I75 through the mountains is no big deal. Driven...

I75 through the mountains is no big deal. Driven it many times.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,476
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
A motor home is not a wide load.

A motor home is not a wide load.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Go by the chart...

Go by the chart...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,774
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I've never seen this...but how would they know...

I've never seen this...but how would they know what kind of toilet you have? This is one of those unenforceable rules.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-13-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,944
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
New way to check leveling device

I paid NOTHING for a device that works perfectly every time. So where's the justification for purchasing this rip-off $140 product that does exactly the same thing that a free app available on every...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-13-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Manually shift down to 5th gear keep the RPM up...

Manually shift down to 5th gear keep the RPM up near 2,000 (the horsepower peak), anticipate the grades (shift down at the bottom while still at your chosen road speed, not half way up the hill when...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-13-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Unplug and reseat every electrical connector in...

Unplug and reseat every electrical connector in the engine control and monitoring system. This sounds like an intermittent electrical connection somewhere.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I would suspect a slightly corroded electrical...

I would suspect a slightly corroded electrical connection somewhere in the system rather than a failing sensor. Unplug and reseat every connector in the engine control and monitor system and then...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-13-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,944
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
New way to check leveling device

But it DOES exist!

My free bubble level (my iPhone) works fine from the drivers seat. I just set it on the floor next to me and push the buttons on the HWH control panel, which is also right next...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,297
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
I fuel 100% at truck stops. Mostly Flying J and...

I fuel 100% at truck stops. Mostly Flying J and Pilot (I have their pay-at-the-pump card) but have used others, too. I have never had any kind of a problem. Not with the pumps, other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,290
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
That is a stylish looking coach!

That is a stylish looking coach!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
One side of ours fell off a few days ago. I took...

One side of ours fell off a few days ago. I took it completely off.

I will not be replacing it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Tire Size

As long as the tires physically clear the wheel wells you're OK. If your coach is one with a 60-degree wheel cut, make sure the steer tires clear with the wheels turned. You should also check the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,774
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Macerator toilet in the Class A. How's it work?

We have a Tecma macerator toilet in our Mandalay. The previous owner installed a potentiometer on the water level adjustment. The level adjustment is just a timer, setting the amount of time the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
Handling Issues..just a thought

I'll bet we would, alank! I'd rather drive our coach than my Chrysler 300C or the Jeep.

I think a lot of handing issues are caused by over-inflated the tires. When we first got our coach, the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-11-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,944
Posted By Rich-n-Linda
You have GOT to be kidding me! Barnum was...

You have GOT to be kidding me! Barnum was definitely right. A sucker is indeed born every minute. $140 to buy something you can get for free? Unbelievable.

The dumbing down of America continues....
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