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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-26-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By Kiawah
Think you'll probably be pretty close. Good...

Think you'll probably be pretty close. Good advice to turn off TV/Entertainment circuit since you'll be close.

It may be too late now for your impending trip, but your battery rack will actually...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,252
Posted By Kiawah
Coach came w/four 6v house batteries, I added two...

Coach came w/four 6v house batteries, I added two more in the rack for a total of 660 amp-hrs now.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-06-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Kiawah
If they haven't done anything with it for 3...

If they haven't done anything with it for 3 months, the batteries are probably dead.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Kiawah
Do a google search on CAT scale, or download...

Do a google search on CAT scale, or download their app.

They have 3 pad scales, pull up and position as you want, then go up to the intercom by the front pad and tell them you want a weighing. ...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-11-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Kiawah
I don't have your coach or have that type of...

I don't have your coach or have that type of heating system, but I just thought of an idea that may or may not work depending upon how it's plumbed.

"If" that is a closed loop zone, "and if" both...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-07-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Kiawah
Just cut into the wire for the blower motor, and...

Just cut into the wire for the blower motor, and install a wire that goes to a thermostatic switch. When the temperature matches what you want... the switch opens, which turns off the blower fan...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-25-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By Kiawah
Looked at the Breeze when we were last buying,...

Looked at the Breeze when we were last buying, but decided to go with the Cummins/Allison drivetrain, since that is what is being used in the masses of diesel RV's today. Figured the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-16-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Kiawah
Think only you can define what you mean by...

Think only you can define what you mean by 'dramatic', you'll have to drive both to see the difference.

There is no perfect coach that does everything, it's always a tradeoff. Longest wheelbase...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-16-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Kiawah
1500 watts isn't enough btu's if it's freezing...

1500 watts isn't enough btu's if it's freezing out, you will need to use your propane furnace. If I'm at a campground in freezing temps and want to not use propane, I run the fireplace, a 1500 watt...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Kiawah
Just to clarify, the hitch rating does not...

Just to clarify, the hitch rating does not necessarily define the amount the coach can tow. There are two factors, and its the minimum of the two.

1.) Hitch rating tells you effectively the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kiawah
I'd start by understanding in detail your tow. ...

I'd start by understanding in detail your tow. Between the car hauler and vehicle, you may need a 10K rated hitch (ie, greater than 5K).

Remember also, that just because an RV has a hitch rated...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-07-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kiawah
I installed the BMK on our Magnum MS2000 when we...

I installed the BMK on our Magnum MS2000 when we first bought our coach. Managing via SOC is great. You should also consider upgrading the RC50 to an ARC50 to get additional SOC features. It's a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Kiawah
I don't know which coaches you are looking at,...

I don't know which coaches you are looking at, and the specifics of the generator models.

However, our 8K generator is a newer generator technology 'inverter' style, which means it varies its...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,881
Posted By Kiawah
The biggest risk to your coach hardware, in my...

The biggest risk to your coach hardware, in my opinion, is when the jackpad sinks into the dirt or freezes to the ground. Snap pads are also susceptible to this problem, and if it does your jacks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,728
Posted By Kiawah
I've known about Waze for a couple years now, and...

I've known about Waze for a couple years now, and use it at times to understand the police activities. It is a tremendous battery and cellular data hog for your phone. Unlike a truckers/RV GPS,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By Kiawah
High level: 1.) drain the tanks and...

High level:

1.) drain the tanks and lowpoints
2.) made an attachment which allows me to hook up my air compressor to a garden hose. I blow out all the lines.
3.) I then pump antifreeze thru...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Kiawah
Live in NC..... You are non-commercial so...

Live in NC.....

You are non-commercial so don't have to stop, and I've never stopped.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,239
Posted By Kiawah
The root cause of the problem is no support...

The root cause of the problem is no support underneath. Pull the corian up, mount support underneath that area, and lay the corian back down on top. Don't try and silicone it down just yet. just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Kiawah
Can you explain your situation a little better? ...

Can you explain your situation a little better?

When you say it caused inverter breaker to pop/short......first, which inverter do you have (brand and model#), and is the breaker that popped the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kiawah
Rather than get into the nitty gritty calcs, I'll...

Rather than get into the nitty gritty calcs, I'll give some observations.

- My first thought is that your front axle weight looked high. You should look up your front gross axle weight rating. ...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-29-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Kiawah
I drop mine down from under the coach. Once...

I drop mine down from under the coach. Once every 3 years is no big deal, it's not hard to get to. To me, wouldn't make any sense to move it....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By Kiawah
In addition to the class A Tiffin Breeze...

In addition to the class A Tiffin Breeze mentioned on nice Cummins/Powerglide platform, they also make a class C Wayfarer on diesel Mercedes platform.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-03-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Kiawah
Try the reset first. If that doesn't work,...

Try the reset first.

If that doesn't work, there may be a little fuse (like 5 amps), as part of the power for the remote. I'd look for a small wire either attached to the house battery bank, or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-03-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Kiawah
Compressor running in new refrig's don't use much...

Compressor running in new refrig's don't use much power compared to old refrigs. The big power drain is the defrost cycle. There is a resistive element inside, which melts the ice build up.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kiawah
It would be nice to have some details as to how...

It would be nice to have some details as to how you think the batteries are dead.

If you measured each one with a digital voltmeter, what were their voltages? Unlikely they are 0 volts.
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-30-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Kiawah
Trailers can be built with no brakes, electric...

Trailers can be built with no brakes, electric brakes, or hydraulic surge brakes.

Hydraulic surge would require no hookup, as it has a sliding hitch, and automatically puts on the brakes as the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-29-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Kiawah
I fill using Walmart DEF, at my convenience at CG...

I fill using Walmart DEF, at my convenience at CG or home.

Here's the trick I use, save one of the plastic flexible tubes so you use two tubes. It initially takes a little juggling to figure out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kiawah
This is not an either/or question. If you have...

This is not an either/or question. If you have a permanent ladder on the back, it does not eliminate the need for a portable ladder to get to the sides, roof marker lights, slideout covers, etc.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kiawah
It's simple. Put wood blocking under each...

It's simple.

Put wood blocking under each jack, up to within an inch of each retracted jack. Dump the air, and the coach will settle onto the blocking.

Jacks are retracted, so their...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,443
Posted By Kiawah
I also carry a 50 ft 50amp extension, and use it...

I also carry a 50 ft 50amp extension, and use it once or twice a year. Usually because I park to get the best spot and view, then use as much cable as I need to plug in.

No big deal, don’t fret...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-06-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,002
Posted By Kiawah
Agree with Sheetz. I’m on a trip now, 7 of the 8...

Agree with Sheetz. I’m on a trip now, 7 of the 8 stops only have 30 amp available. I think the cheater concept will be the least of your worries.
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-01-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Kiawah
Temps are normal. I have a 340 and run...

Temps are normal. I have a 340 and run Silverleaf VMSPC so can monitor temps closely.

The low speed fan is normally on. On hills or heavy loads as the temp rises, as soon as it hits 210 the high...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Kiawah
Check to see that your propane regulator isn't...

Check to see that your propane regulator isn't frozen up. Propane from northern stations have more alcohol (I think that's what they put in it) to keep the regulator from freezing. A hairdryer on...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Kiawah
In addition to the above, here's so additional...

In addition to the above, here's so additional into you'll need to know.

Available heat sources:
- Heatpumps, don't waste your time with them (they're also very noisy compared to other sources)...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kiawah
Have a 33AA, and you'd never be able to do that,...

Have a 33AA, and you'd never be able to do that, you'll be overweight on the rear axle. I believe you'll be overweight on any single rear axle coach of any length. You'll need a tag.

On the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Kiawah
The layout has changed in different years. In...

The layout has changed in different years. In 2015, the recliner is next to the fireplace, and the sofa is from that point forward. I got the L shaped sofa, which the L is useless since if you use...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kiawah
I made a little horseshoe shaped piece of wood...

I made a little horseshoe shaped piece of wood that I slide under the parking brake knob when I park. Keeps someone or thing from inadvertently bumping the brake off.

But I also have a pair of the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-01-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Kiawah
Sounds like you might want to drop the tank and...

Sounds like you might want to drop the tank and figure out what is really happening. Sounds like PO wasn't getting enough fuel to get past idle. Could be a number of things which will be much...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Kiawah
I'm sure there is no "standard" answer, because...

I'm sure there is no "standard" answer, because each mfg can do their own thing. My washer & dryer are stacked, so I don't have the combo you reference.

However technically speaking, the washer /...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By Kiawah
The general rule of thumb, is to be in the range...

The general rule of thumb, is to be in the range of 1 hp per 100 lbs of GCVWR.

So a 32K lb diesel coach should have about 320 HP.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kiawah
Look elsewhere, if you have to. Avoid becoming...

Look elsewhere, if you have to. Avoid becoming emotionally attached and making bad financial decisions.

They are charging you for inspection and repairs that they haven't discovered yet if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Kiawah
First, your original coach has a...

First, your original coach has a converter(charger) which is configured to charge the 2-6v (wired in series to make 12v) batteries. Chargers are configured to know the size of the bank, and the type...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-21-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,206
Posted By Kiawah
If you are looking at the Breeze, should also...

If you are looking at the Breeze, should also look at the RED 33AA, has some extra features available.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Kiawah
Could be failing key switch, or starter solenoid....

Could be failing key switch, or starter solenoid.

Probably the easiest thing to do to troubleshoot with an intermittent problem, is to hook up a wire on to the primary wire of the starter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Kiawah
How To Adjust The Pressure Switch On A SHURflo...

How To Adjust The Pressure Switch On A SHURflo Water Pump (https://www.doityourselfrv.com/adjusting-pressure-switch-on-shurflo-water-pump/)

Try adjusting the pressure up first.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 09-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Kiawah
I changed mine in the spring, as I was past my...

I changed mine in the spring, as I was past my third year and it was due.

After loosening the hose clamp, just start breaking the rubber gasket loose and work your way around and back. It'll come...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kiawah
There's a solenoid on the starter. When you turn...

There's a solenoid on the starter. When you turn the ignition key, it provides power to the solenoid primary coil, which engages the solenoid and connects big high current cable from the chassis...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Kiawah
The pressure is adjustable on your pump, but I...

The pressure is adjustable on your pump, but I suspect your filters are plugged or water restricted.

- There is a clear bowl on the pumps input with a screen, verify the screen is clear
- Don't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kiawah
I'm confused. You indicate they replaced...

I'm confused.

You indicate they replaced the alternator, and both chassis and house batteries, and then you say in a later post that it's never started.

Are you indicating then that the coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kiawah
It's possible to have a bad 'new' chassis...

It's possible to have a bad 'new' chassis battery. Vito gives a good idea, hold down your emergency start switch for a couple minutes, then try to start. If it starts, chassis battery problem.
...
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