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RE: snake skin

I get a FOR SALE sign, RV for sale CHEAP
supercub 07/01/15 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please don't do this

I'm the original poster. I saw this happen this morning and thought it unsafe. I shared this, only for safety reasons. It's amazing how some people become so defensive. I never said you couldn't do this, but just "please don't do it" If you feel it's safe, I guarantee the "tow hookup police" won't cite you. I hook up by myself every time. I have some visual markers I use and seldom have to get back into the car to adjust it. As far as comparing to walking in front of a parked car or eating in a restaurant and having a car drive thru the wall .....those cars typically have to be put into reverse to back out of the space.....so for an accident to happen there, they have to be put into "Drive" and accelerated. Hooking up a tow vehicle, the car is already moving forward towards you and just a slip of the pedal can end in disaster. It is up to you if you want to put yourself in this situation.....is it safe or unsafe.....you decide. I just hope, that maybe someone that hadn't thought about it, will now reevaluate this practice. It will be up to the individual if they want to change the process or not. I wasn't trying to change the world, just to make it a little safer.........gee........some of you need to take a chill pill :) and do what you want. Can't wait to see what kind of hole I dug myself into with this one LOL Happy RVing Brian
supercub 06/30/15 11:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please don't do this

I usually don't stand between the vehicles while hooking up, but apparently many men trust their wives more than I trust mine. I fear that she would make it LOOK like it was an accident! LOL :) ~Rick ONLY TAKES ONCE !!!
supercub 06/30/15 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Please don't do this

I'm watching a couple hook up their tow vehicle this morning. The husband is standing between the rear of the motor home and the car directing his wife driving the car into position. One slip on the accelerator and he's crushed. PLEASE don't do this. Stand off to the side if you need to give the driver directions. Brian
supercub 06/30/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
Xantrex Invertor/charger TSC sensor ??

Just replaced the sensor on my Xantrex invertor. The old sensor was on the negative terminal of the battery. The store were I bought it says it doesn't matter if it's on a neg or pos terminal. Does it matter which terminal it goes on? Thanks Brian
supercub 06/22/15 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

Problem is fixed. It was the fuse. Took it to Hendersons in Grants Pass, they had ordered the fuse for me. I got there a day early, so changed it myself. I'm running the generator (dry camping) and everything appears fine. Have the same voltage (13.7) on both sides of the fuse. Even after I took the fuse out, looking thru the little viewing window, it appeared to be ok. I checked the continuity and it was bad. Took the fuse apart and on one side out of view from the little window, it had gotten hot and melted a soldier joint. I'm going to have them load test the batteries in the morning just to make sure they're ok. When I was having all this problem, as I mentioned prior, I turned on the generator and it was lugging down. Only ran it that way for a 1/2 minute. Now it's running fine too. Yes, they ordered two fuses so now I have a spare. This one was a 300amp, but I see I also have 100amp and 200amp fusable links. So I'm going to get spares for those too. Thanks again for all the help. Brian
supercub 06/17/15 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

I appreciate everyones help. The reason I asked about the generator is someone strongly recommended it. It didn't add up to me either, but thought I'd ask. I have the batteries hooked up to a battery charger. It's trickle charging and the batteries are up to 12.3 volts.....still have a ways to go, but a lot better then they were. I'm taking the motorhome to Henderson's over in Grants Pass tomorrow and they'll have a look at it first thing Thursday Morning. I sent them a picture of the fuse link and they ordered a couple of them. I'm convinced that's the problem. When I do get it all figured out, I will post the fix. Thanks again. Brian PS. Yesterday, I moved the motorhome to dump the tanks. When I plugged back into shore power, my Air Conditioners and frig wouldn't work, all other AC equipment had power. After doing some trouble shooting and finding nothing. I finally went and bought a battery charger. As soon as I hooked up the battery charger the Air Conditioners and Frig started to work. I assume there must be a relay or solenoid that is 12 volt activated in line powering the Air Conditioners and Frig. Everything has worked fine since.
supercub 06/16/15 11:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hiway 140 from Chilliquin OR to Medford OR?

Thanks for info. Brian
supercub 06/16/15 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
Hiway 140 from Chilliquin OR to Medford OR?

38 foot motorhome towing a car. How's this road? Thanks Brian
supercub 06/15/15 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: foggy windows

I live in the central valley, so not to far from you. I've done a fair amount of searching for someone to fix foggy windows. I haven't found anyone in central CA including the bay area that does it. Dave Root (do a search, he has a website) in Bend OR does them. He also travels a few times during the winter down into CA and does them. RV Glass Solutions, I believe it's Coburg, near Eugene OR, fixes them. They also can replace them with a thicker single pane window so you won't have the foggy window problems in the future. There's also a company near Riverside CA. Can't remember the name, but if you call Redlands Truck and RV in Redlands CA (they have a website too) They'll be able to give you the info. That's the only companies that I know of on the west coast that does them.
supercub 06/14/15 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
Looking for recommendations for shop in Bend OR.

Have some DC electrical problems, looking for recommendations on an RV shop in Bend OR. 04 Fleetwood Revolution. Thanks Brian
supercub 06/14/15 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

There's a little window on the fuseable link. It looks fine, I don't see anything burnt, broke etc. I just check the voltage again, and now, I'm getting 11.02 volts on one side of the fuse and 13.6 on the other. The batteries are reading about 11.02 also. I believe they were at 10.5 this morning. Lights are bright......although I haven't had anything 12dc on. Calling an RV shop in Bend Or tomorrow.....any recommendations on shops in that area? Thanks again. Brian
supercub 06/14/15 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

I can't keep the jumper cables hooked up, because the cables are getting hot. I assume it's because of high resistance due to poor conditions with the clamps. I disconnected them. My next question is, if I run the generator, do you think that will charge my batteries up? Thanks everyone for your input, sure did help. Brian
supercub 06/14/15 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

The original problem originated from a loose terminal, causing the heated cable. I don't think I had a bad cell in a battery. just a loose terminal end.
supercub 06/14/15 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

I just used jumper cables and jumped across the fuse.......lights are bright etc etc. Voltage on both terminals is the same now at around 12.8 volts. Like many suggested, must be a blown fuse.......still not sure why I was getting continuity thru it.........maybe burnt away 95 of the fuse and left just enough to get continuity on my little meter. Now, should I leave the cables hooked to see if I can charge up the batteries?
supercub 06/14/15 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

The reason I replaced the cable is, one of the connectors was loose, high resistance, resulting in the cable being extremely hot, hence the new cable. It makes no sense to me, why I'm getting different readings on the fuse either. I know a fuse is just a bridge, unless there's a diode somewhere in there.
supercub 06/14/15 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

I have an old volt meter with a needle indicator. I just checked continuity between the poles on the fuse link. I place the pins from the meter on the lugs and the indictor jumps over to the right, indicting I have continuity. I reverse the positions of the pins and the needle buries itself to the left. I did the same thing on the fuse link above it and the indictor on the meter goes to the right no matter what position I have the meter pins at.
supercub 06/14/15 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

Fuse is good, I checked it.
supercub 06/14/15 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

Nothing is hot this morning, everything is cool to the touch. Ed, why would one side have 13.5 and not go thru the fuse to the other side? is there a diode in the fuse assembly? I'm just wondering if I have put some of the wires back on the wrong terminals when I put the new cable on. I know the new cable is on the correct terminal. Removed the ground cable on one battery, and I just wonder if I got one of the cables on the wrong terminal. I'll have to study the situation
supercub 06/14/15 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
DC Electrical Problem. HELP !!

04 Fleetwood Revolution with 4 - 6 volt house batteries. Batteries are Trojans less the a year old. I'm currently plugged into shore power, 50 amp service. Yesterday my lights were dim, so investigated, the positive lead from the battery to a fuse link was so hot you I couldn't touch it. One of the terminal ends was loose. Went into Klamath Falls about 25 miles away and was able to get a new cable with new ends made. Installed the new cable and everything appeared to be ok. Checked the cable again last night and was cool to the touch. When I went to bed last night I noticed the Norcold Frig window going thru various indications, didn't pay much attention to it. Got up this morning and lights were very dim. Looked at Norcold and it's flashing Lo dc. Checked battery cable and it's cool.......batteries are at around 10.5 volts. The cable side from the batteries of the fuse link is 10.5 volts. and the other side is of the fuse is 13.75 volts. All AC in the couch is working fine. My Xantrex indicator shows the following. The 3 little battery indicators shows full AC in light is on DC volts is 13.5 Incoming AC Breaker Amps 30 (I'm hooked up to 50 amps) Should I start the generator and see if the batteries charge up. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Brian
supercub 06/14/15 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
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