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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-05-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By sbeers
X2 - one of my ping tanks has a swivel connection...

X2 - one of my ping tanks has a swivel connection at the bottom for the water drain and that leaks air when I touch it. That small tank is connected directly to one of the front air bags. On my...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-03-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By sbeers
Check the low bag pressure indicators on your 6...

Check the low bag pressure indicators on your 6 pack in the front. I have replaced 2 and have a third leaking now. When soaped bubbles might come out the top back side of the unit so you can’t...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-31-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By sbeers
Magna should have a PTL Engineering door like...

Magna should have a PTL Engineering door like mine, they are still in business, and have some parts. We got a new deadbolt from them for ours, which we could not find anywhere else.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-31-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By sbeers
I did the front area, steps and slide with...

I did the front area, steps and slide with engineered hardwood. I followed Ernie Ekberg's advice, glue it down (it is dimensionally stable for the small area we need), use construction adhesive for...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-20-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By sbeers
I have a 2001 C12 that does the same thing. From...

I have a 2001 C12 that does the same thing. From what I read it is normal as the mix is rich due to the thin air until the turbo spins up. I have been higher than 5,000 for a couple months and have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sbeers
Thanks, the only connection between the 2...

Thanks, the only connection between the 2 inverters will be the DC from the battery bank. Each inverter will have its own AC input from the main breaker box, and the outputs of each inverter will...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sbeers
I believe I can disable charging at the remote...

I believe I can disable charging at the remote panel each time shore or genny power is applied. I will wire it up and test that. It will be a couple weeks though, as I need to order a couple battery...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sbeers
Looking a bit further, it looks like lithium...

Looking a bit further, it looks like lithium carries higher voltage than L/A or AGM so the charger might never actually charge anyhow.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sbeers
Yes, but it also says charging automatically...

Yes, but it also says charging automatically begins when AC is applied. This is what I would like to disable permanently.
I could simply disable charging every time AC is turned on, but that seems...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sbeers
Can I disable charging on Xantrex Freedom 458?

I plan to install a Freedom 458 (81-2530-12) as a second inverter for a couple circuits and I would like to completely disable its charging function. I also have the Freedom Remote panel for the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By sbeers
The AC units seem to run fine. I always thought...

The AC units seem to run fine. I always thought the rule was 5 percent so I tend to reduce the load at about 114 volts or lower. I monitor the coach voltage all the time.

Is it possible my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By sbeers
Onan 12.5K low voltage

I have an Onan 12.5k from 2001 that only puts out 117V with no load. When 1 AC is on each side(~12A on both sides), the voltage stays at 117V, but 2 AC's on one side (12A on one side and ~24A on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
The fuse is a good idea for test. I was about to...

The fuse is a good idea for test. I was about to replace the element, but I just did the thermo for now. I think this is the third one I have installed in 18 months. If this one goes, will do both.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-27-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By sbeers
Thanks, good info. My wife uses the Keurig for 1...

Thanks, good info. My wife uses the Keurig for 1 cup a day. I use french press and stovetop vacuum pot for my brew, so we already have the alternative brewing topic handled. BTW, I also roast my own...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-27-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By sbeers
Keurig varying power draw alternatives

We have an older Keurig mini and would like an alternative pod brewer that avoids this behavior. Near the end of the heating cycle, before the pumping cycle, it seems that the heater cycles on and...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-06-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By sbeers
Edd505, I went to Dr. Williams in Deming and...

Edd505,
I went to Dr. Williams in Deming and was in and out in less than 2 hours with my crown. Very reasonable and the crown is perfect. The technology is amazing.

Thanks
Steve
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-20-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,540
Posted By sbeers
Don't forget Foretravel, very nice coaches in the...

Don't forget Foretravel, very nice coaches in the early 2000s. We had narrowed our search to semi monocoque tag axle chassis. We really liked Foretravel but alas I am too tall for these coaches. We...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-22-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By sbeers
I am in Austin, TX now, we are heading for Big...

I am in Austin, TX now, we are heading for Big Bend NP, and near El Paso. I just found out I need a crown. Any recommendations in this area? Most of what is have found is in Yuma or Brownsville, TX...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-03-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By sbeers
We went with LifeBlue low temp batteries, they...

We went with LifeBlue low temp batteries, they have built in heaters and can charge to 0F. I disconnected the oil pressure signal wire to the boost solenoid so alternator does not charge.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By sbeers
Thanks for all your help, Richard. I did the...

Thanks for all your help, Richard. I did the following:

1. Remove the control panel from inside coach and re-soldered all points. This board is very simple.
2. Removed each connector from the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By sbeers
Interesting. Yes, currently my leveling works...

Interesting. Yes, currently my leveling works fine manual and automatic. I plan to install the slick fix in the morning and test. So you left the solenoid wires connected to the board and just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By sbeers
Hot wire HWH travel mode

Wondered if anyone has tried this.

I have an HWH 500 leveling system, all air, no jacks. A couple weeks ago it would not enter travel mode, no lights at all on the controller. I removed the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
Thank you for clearing this up. I was misled by...

Thank you for clearing this up. I was misled by Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Atwood-91447-Heater-Thermostat-Assembly/dp/B0016ZBP1Q
as this listing does state for 110V heaters, even though it is a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
I purchased an Atwood 91447 kit on Amazon, which...

I purchased an Atwood 91447 kit on Amazon, which looks identical to mine, and it does say compatible with 110volt heaters. The electric side of mine uses the separate thermostat and ECO devices on a...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-08-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By sbeers
I have the Hurricane manual, if you PM me with...

I have the Hurricane manual, if you PM me with your email address, I will send it to you. We had ours flame out once, and we just opened the T handle on the fuel line and fired it up, some air bled...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
The wires and terminals looked OK as well.

The wires and terminals looked OK as well.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
Open air: I removed the tstat from the side of...

Open air: I removed the tstat from the side of the tank, and let it run just hanging in air, right, should never open.
I disconnected and cleaned the contacts to the element and tested again. Same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By sbeers
Atwood water heater thermostat reliability

Hi all, I have an Atwood GCH10A-3E water heater, made in 2000, propane side works fine, but on the electric side it seems to have destroyed 2 thermostats. The heater will work for about 30 seconds,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By sbeers
Thanks everyone, I was able to fix it by...

Thanks everyone,

I was able to fix it by disconnecting the ribbon cable at the control panel and the main board and spraying with Deoxit and reconnecting. Coach went into ride height OK, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By sbeers
Set ride height manually for short drive?

Hi,
Started the coach today to go about 60 miles to new CG, and ride height logic is broken on my HWH 500 system. When auto leveling is turned off, no air moves in or out of the bags.

Can I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Thanks for all the advice. I had them cheeked out...

Thanks for all the advice. I had them cheeked out and the guy said I should get them off once he examined the cracks. I have since replaced them with Continental HSR3s on the tag axle (swapped the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-06-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By sbeers
Thanks, we will persevere and start looking for...

Thanks, we will persevere and start looking for boondocking sites we can get to. Nice to hear from Ivylog that big rigs can get to good sites. We just started fulltiming in Sept, currently in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
They are just over 4 years old. I caught one of...

They are just over 4 years old. I caught one of the ridges on the sidewall just right. I just installed new fronts, COnti HSR2 SA, and these (regional tires) do not have these ridges. I may switch to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Thanks Richard, I do square them and I know to...

Thanks Richard, I do square them and I know to get my hip past the obstruction before turning, the part I am still learning is how far is my nose going to cross the line into the oncoming lane. I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By sbeers
Colorado crowds in summer?

We are full timing in a 42 ft. class A, looking to spend the bulk of summer '21 in the mountains of Colorado. I have read a bit on the crowds, getting reservations early, etc. We can stay in FHU...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Thanks everyone. I will get them checked out.

Thanks everyone. I will get them checked out.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
One final question, if I need 2 new tires (drive...

One final question, if I need 2 new tires (drive and tag on right side), should I replace both on an axle (the tag for example), and have the good tag tire moved up to the drive axle? They are 4...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Ok, thanks. Vehicles this big (42.5 feet) are new...

Ok, thanks. Vehicles this big (42.5 feet) are new for me, and I did a lousy job on that turn. I will have them checked out and be more careful in the future.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Thanks, is this expected from scrubbing just one...

Thanks, is this expected from scrubbing just one curb? I see trucks running curbs all the time. I did scrub one, on a tight right turn in a crowded town. So should I avoid these turns at all cost in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By sbeers
Tire scrub damage

I noticed some damage to the rear tires (both drive and tag) have some damage likely from scrubbing a curb. Photos are of drive tire. Tag not as bad, but similar. Not sure if this needs attention or...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By sbeers
I see, my bags can deflate down to the stops, and...

I see, my bags can deflate down to the stops, and come back up OK. I just have no air from the aux compressor getting to the back of the coach. I disconnected what looks to be the line out of the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-21-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By sbeers
Right, I tried tag dump and re-fill with motor...

Right, I tried tag dump and re-fill with motor running, and it works fine. I am looking into the aux compressor distribution plumbing now.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-21-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By sbeers
Thanks, I do level it while still running...

Thanks, I do level it while still running initially. I also have a small air leak I am tracking down, so the back does drop down over a few days. The automatic system tries to raise the back to keep...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-20-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By sbeers
Aux compressor will not lift rear

Hi,
This is my first post, and I have searched for this everywhere, but have not found anything similar. I have a 2001 Affinity 42 with tag #6012. It has an HWH 500 air leveling system with no...
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