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RE: Radiator vs. CAC vs. Condenser?

Jim is correct. There ARE stacked cooling systems with CAC above the radiator. Monaco (lower end Monacos-- those with rear radiator built on Roadmaster chassis vs Freightliner) and Alpine (low end Alpine) come to mind.
wolfe10 10/01/14 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins CAC

Sully, Country Coach, not Cummins speced and had built the CAC. I would start by checking with the CC repair place out in Oregon to see who they sourced it from.
wolfe10 09/30/14 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radiator vs. CAC vs. Condenser?

Boy, quite a few incorrect answers here. When asking a chassis related question, you will get a lot better answers if you tell us what chassis you have. I suspect you have the Freightliner chassis. Click on your year model (of the chassis, not necessarily the coach) and your model: http://freightlinerchassis.com/component/option,com_servicecenters/controller,oem/oem,Gulf%20Stream%20Coach/view,oemprint/ With a rear radiator chassis/coach: Fan on engine PUSHES air through the CAC (Charge Air Cooler), then through the radiator (which is what you see from the back) and then out the back grill. You will quickly see the front of the CAC if you access the engine room from the bedroom or closet. In fact you absolutely should clean the front of the CAC at least once a year-- again through the bedroom or closet. The dash A/C condenser is generally located in front on rear radiator coaches. In fact have not seen one sandwiched in with the radiator and CAC on a rear radiator coach. Side radiator coaches sometimes DO have the condenser as the outermost component of the cooling package, but as with rear radiator coaches most are at the front of the coach.
wolfe10 09/30/14 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Killing Batteries

Likely two unrelated issues: 1. Generator should be wired to house, not chassis battery. 2. Verify that you do charge the chassis battery from 120 VAC (i.e. when generator is running or from shore power). Many, many coaches were NOT set up to do this.
wolfe10 09/29/14 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Cummins 8.3 Air Compressor Maintenance

Don, Only maintenance I am aware if is to keep its intake air filter clean. Since the vast majority of DP air compressors use the engine intake manifold (therefore using the main engine air filter, boosted by turbo and cooled by CAC) there is no additional maintenance needed. Now, if servicing the air dryer shows a lot of oil, yes, the compressor needs to be looked at. The air dryer is the primary service item on your air system.
wolfe10 09/28/14 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: allison 1000 transmission

Yes, anytime any transmission is "hunting", that is down/up/down/up shifting, lock it in the lower gear until the grade allow for a better "it can stay in the new gear" shift.
wolfe10 09/27/14 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: getting the fridge ready for a trip

Yup, the refrigerator PC board, ignitor and propane solenoid are all 12 VDC powered. Should be off the house battery bank.
wolfe10 09/27/14 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: getting the fridge ready for a trip

Unless ambient temperatures are below 50 degrees, I would start it 24 hours before you want it cold. And, if it has been three years since you have used it, you need to do a complete propane system check and a refrigerator "burner area tune-up".
wolfe10 09/27/14 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Freezer to cold

What refrigerator do you have? Most RV/absorption refrigerators have the thermostat in the refrigerator only. And, yes if you have a question about temperature in either refrigerator or freezer, put a thermometer in and verify actual temperature.
wolfe10 09/27/14 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: replace ice maker valve

Clicky: http://www.anyrvparts.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=11257&SID=27&DID=43&CID=122
wolfe10 09/26/14 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday rambler endeavor 6 sp allison tranny

Your chassis maker will also have a record of the transmission serial number. Certainly worth a call to them. I don't recall if yours is on a Freightliner or Roadmaster (Monaco in-house) chassis, so, here are both numbers. They will need your VIN to look it up: Monaco Oregon Service Center. ORservice@monacorv.com. 91186 N. Coburg Industrial Way Coburg, OR 97408. Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm PT. 877-466-6226 Freightliner 800 385-4357
wolfe10 09/26/14 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday rambler endeavor 6 sp allison tranny

It will be the 3000 series. May be MD3060. It is on a plate on the driver's side of the transmission (yes, under the coach).
wolfe10 09/26/14 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air in deisel fuel line - motor won't start

Yup, the manual primer pump takes all the DRAMA out of priming the fuel system and is easily retrofit. IMO is was a stupid decision by the bean counters at the chassis manufacturers to save a few bucks by deleting it or by fitting only a single filter instead of the "correct" primary and secondary fuel filter. But, all the engine manufacturer requires is that "fuel be filtered to XX microns). It is up to the chassis maker as to how this is achieved.
wolfe10 09/26/14 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air in deisel fuel line - motor won't start

I always just cracked a line loose at each injector to let the air out. Only when I run out of fuel. Make sure filters are full first. That works with some diesel engines. Others (newer engines)are designed such that this is not possible/necessary.
wolfe10 09/26/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headlight problem

Good find. DO consider the relay upgrade-- that new switch will last a lot longer and your headlights will be brighter.
wolfe10 09/25/14 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about maintenance with new purchase

Actually, some of this may be needed: Batteries-- sure they can last for 5-6 years IF PROPERLY CARED FOR AND NOT DEEPLY DISCHARGED. But, if they have sat on the dealer lot totally discharged for some time, they very well may be shot. Bottom line from buyers perspective-- if you can get new batteries for half of (reasonable) retail, DO. Again, we can't comment on battery cost without knowing more about the battery banks. A/C's-- particularly in hot humid climates (see you are in FL, so you are a poster child for this) if they have been run much, you SHOULD clean the evaporator (more important and more difficult) and the condenser as well as check the electrical area (connections tight and clean, condensers good, etc) and clean/replace the air filters (the easy, quick part).
wolfe10 09/25/14 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about maintenance with new purchase

No idea what "clean and reseal" roof means on a 3 year old coach. Climb up there with them and have them explain what $500 worth of work needs to be done. If the A/C service includes cleaning BOTH the evaporator and condenser, go for it. If not, it is only half (the easy half) to clean the condenser only. On the furnace, what exactly are they going to do-- can't imagine that the burner needs to be removed and cleaned that soon. Said another way, have them take the "bamboozle" out of it and explain exactly what they will be doing. As far as batteries, we can not comment without knowing number and kinds of batteries.
wolfe10 09/25/14 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air in deisel fuel line - motor won't start

Excellent solution, Scott. Brett
wolfe10 09/25/14 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air in deisel fuel line - motor won't start

To expand on Branson's post. Yes, if you want to purge that 30' of air from the tank to primary/only fuel filter, the way to do it (easier with two people) is: Crack open the outlet to the filter (better)or unscrew the filter just a little. Have someone using their hand/towel to cover the rest of the fuel fill, add air pressure. You are not going to apply enough pressure to do damage (probably under 5 PSI)-- just enough to force fuel through the line and filter. When air-free fuel comes out, tighten the connection/install the filter the rest of the way. From there, it will self prime. Be sure to "rest" the starter between starting attempts.
wolfe10 09/25/14 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air in deisel fuel line - motor won't start

No glow plugs, but you DO have an INTAKE MANIFOLD HEATER, just like virtually all larger modern diesel engines. Ether and red hot wire is an explosion waiting to happen (and it won't wait long). First question: Do you have one fuel filter or two? If two, is the secondary one a Caterpillar filter base? If so, remove the two bolts on the side cover and install a Caterpillar manual primer pump. And, even if you fill the new filter before installing, if the level of the fuel in the fuel tank is below that of the filter housing base, the fuel will siphon all the way back to the tank, leaving you with 30' of AIR in the fuel line. Kind of tough for any diesel to prime that much!
wolfe10 09/25/14 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
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