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RE: Class A and boats

Were it me, I would offer to pay someone at the ramp with a truck to launch and retrieve.
wolfe10 05/24/15 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Filter Part Number

Your chassis maker (likely Freightliner) speced and installed the air filter, NOT the engine manufacturer. Should be in your chassis literature, or give Freightliner factory a call with your VIN: 800 385-4357.
wolfe10 05/24/15 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why don't all electrical plugs work on inverter only??

Dutch, TOTALLY AGREE. But we have generations of Americans (and possibly other first world countries) with the mantra of "if I want it, I will have it". Physics-- don't care about physics-- if I want it-- make it happen. RV manufactures are and have to be in the "defensive mode" of "they don't know what they are doing-- it is my job to keep them from totally screwing it up".
wolfe10 05/23/15 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: de-humidifier drain line

All I can say is WOW. Right now, here in S. Texas: temperature is 84 degrees. Dew point is 77 degrees. Relative humidity 80%. Ya, hot an humid. Went over to the coach (stored indoors, but no climate control in the building). Humidity in the coach 48% and it had pulled less than 14 ounces of water in the last three days (since the last time at the coach). Again, this is with the coach in STORAGE, not in use or with door opened frequently. That would change the whole equation.
wolfe10 05/23/15 04:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Horsepower be in a 1993 Cummins 5.9 in a Dolphin Moho

And, I know Foretravel made a U225 in 1993 with 230 HP B and 4 speed Allison. So, there ARE a number of possibilities.
wolfe10 05/22/15 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why don't all electrical plugs work on inverter only??

Does the inverter have enough capacity to support all of the outlets? The answer is maybe. Remember the load has nothing to do with how many outlets you have. As long as you do not have an appliance plugged into it and turned on, there is zero power consumed. But, I will say, it is very common to only have certain outlets powered by the inverter, on the assumption that not everyone is "electric savvy".
wolfe10 05/22/15 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Horsepower be in a 1993 Cummins 5.9 in a Dolphin Moho

Only way to know for sure is to call Cummins with engine serial number. Many were 230 HP. Both 4 speed and the 6 speed were available and used in 1993. Lower end used 4 speed, higher end the 6 speed.
wolfe10 05/22/15 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bidirectional isolator relay delay and voltages

Why don't you simply bypass the solenoid and post the results? not clear on what you mean. Remove the large lug from one post on the BIRD and add it to the large lug on the other. The batteries will now be directly connected. Electrically it should be the same as with the BIRD contacts closed.
wolfe10 05/22/15 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: flickering house lights

Wonder if a bad/poor quality converter can cause a 60 HZ ripple in its 12 VDC output? Easy to tell-- disconnect from shore power/generator and see if it changes.
wolfe10 05/22/15 06:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse to Re-enter Class A Chassis Market

Since the Bosch brake recall has been around for years, why would anyone assume they would use pre-recall parts??? Said another way, if there have been no problems with brakes fit/upgraded on Workhorse chassis for many years, why assume that they would re-introduce ones with problems.
wolfe10 05/21/15 05:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CoachNet

I agree BUT, next time you replace tires, consider keeping the very best one for a spare.
wolfe10 05/21/15 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse to Re-enter Class A Chassis Market

NEVER buy the 1st two years of anything NEW! Wait till they fix the design problems.:E Other than the engine, wonder how much of the chassis is "new". Suspect it is a continuation of the W chassis.
wolfe10 05/21/15 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3 prong 50 amp plug to 4 prong 50 amp ????

Cliff, There is a lot more involved in adding another hot/going from 30 to 50 amp service. The 120 VAC main breaker box needs to be changed out to accommodate the L1 and L2. And, yes you will HAVE TO HAVE a ground back to the CG ground (which is grounded at the CG main breaker box). Another alternative is to keep your coach wired for 30 amp and split out the feed to the second A/C. Use a HD extension cord exclusively to power the second A/C and plug it into the CG 15/20 outlet.
wolfe10 05/21/15 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there a DC battery charger in my coach?

With the standard alternator/regulator, yes, your batteries will be slightly overcharged while driving. There are (rather expensive) smart regulators that can reduce voltage (goes through the same bulk, absorption and float as a smart charger). Have them on our sailboat. Not sure it would be cost-effective on a motorhome. Said another way, keeping a fully charged battery at 14 VDC all day while driving is slightly excessive voltage. But cost of cure would exceed any likely damage to the batteries.
wolfe10 05/20/15 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overheating

Our overheating was caused by the fan clutch. While a very few rear radiator coaches DO have fan clutches, the vast majority are direct drive. Sure easy to tell-- with engine off, reach in from above or below and if you can spin the fan by hand, it is clutched. If not, direct drive.
wolfe10 05/20/15 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overheating

Yes, if stopped in traffic, put the transmission in Neutral. And, if it overheats then, use foot or cruise to bump to 1000 RPM or so (though this really should not be necessary).
wolfe10 05/20/15 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overheating

I fail to see how the cleaning of the CAC helps engine cooling? On mine the CAC and radiator are in parallel. Wouldn't you need to be cleaning the radiator? With a rear radiator (likely Freightliner chassis) the CAC is in front of the radiator. The two are in SERIES. Dirt is "filtered out" by the CAC. So the front of the CAC is what needs to be cleaned. Usual way is to clean from above (bedroom/closet access). Blocked air flow into the front of the CAC also blocks air flow through the radiator.
wolfe10 05/20/15 06:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overheating

Tell us how you cleaned the CAC. Is this a side or rear radiator chassis?
wolfe10 05/19/15 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used RV under $20,000

Really, we need to know more about your mechanical skills to be able to point you in the right direction. You mention being able to do interior remodeling (assume that means floor covering, appliances, furniture, etc.). Tell us about your mechanical ability/interest. Yes, you can find Diesel Pushers in/near to your price range, but they will be older and likely need mechanical (mostly Preventive Maintenance) work. Let us know, so we can give you more sage advice.
wolfe10 05/19/15 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Any Manual Tranny Work?

looking through the FMCA towing guide, I dont see a manual trans that cant be towed. If its a traditional clutch with a planetary gear transmission, I dont see a problem towing it. but as stated, check the owners manual Yes there are some that can not be towed. Sometimes because of mechanical limitations, sometimes because of legal decisions by the vehicle manufacturer. For example, you will not see any VW's or Mazdas towable 4 wheels down (per manufacturer's recommendations anyway).
wolfe10 05/19/15 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
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