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RE: What are the proper ways to keep batteries charged.

If you have 120 VAC where you store it, AND, you properly program your inverter/charger, you can leave it on 24/7/365. Programming instructions are in your inverter/charger owners manual and include setting: Battery technology (wet cell, AGM or gel) Battery bank size (in amp-hrs) Temperature unless you have the optional temperature probe On some coaches the inverter/charger charges only the house bank, on others, both banks. If yours does not charge the chassis battery, and you have a smart battery tender, you can use it to keep the chassis battery charged. If both batteries are charged as above, no need to disconnect them.
wolfe10 07/22/16 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stop engine indacator

Assume you are on a Freightliner chassis. If so, call them with your VIN: Freightliner 800 385-4357. They can tell you about any "work around" for a bad coolant level sensor (as long as you have verified that you do indeed have the correct level in the tank.
wolfe10 07/22/16 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overheating because fan won't come on

Freightliner Gafney 800 385-4357 need VIN They designed and built your chassis, including cooling package.
wolfe10 07/22/16 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain driving

Correct. Exhaust brakes are either ON or OFF. Engine compression brakes are often offered with a HIGH (all 6 cylinders) and LOW (3 cylinders)doing the "braking".
wolfe10 07/22/16 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Air Bag issue

Most air compressors cut out about 120psi. So 150psi not possible. While I agree most systems do have a cut-out PSI of about 120 PSI, a defective GOVERNOR could make it go higher. But, I agree with earlier posts, this is very likely a gauge, not PSI issue.
wolfe10 07/21/16 02:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout

Max pressure on a hot day is not always the best way to go, you do know tires while under way build heat and pressure, I never run max. Perhaps a bit of a counterpoint: Per all tire manufacturers, inflate the tire to the recommended PSI BEFORE DRIVING (that is their definition of "cold"). They know what PSI will do with temperature rise-- after all the Ideal Gas Law is pretty well known by the tire engineers. This does not suggest that 120 PSI is the correct PSI for his tires/actual weights-- I have no idea if this is proper inflation or overinflated for his coach.
wolfe10 07/20/16 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shift Inhibit and a crash

Foot too close to the accelerator while trying to actuate the brake pedal? I saw that happen in a Wal-Mart parking lot. You mean like Audi sudden acceleration! Yes, driver error-- or blame Audi for having pedals too close together.
wolfe10 07/20/16 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shift Inhibit and a crash

Have never hear of "sudden, unintended acceleration" from a diesel/Allison. What was chassis battery voltage? Both engine and Allison computers can do "stupid" things if voltage is below 12 VDC. And, as a forensic detail, I would take a picture of a good digital voltmeter on chassis batteries IMMEDIATELY. That would rule out (or in) a voltage issue. That would NOT rule out wiring issues such as loose or bad connection.
wolfe10 07/20/16 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Idling Diesel ??

Often easy to confuse "what I got away with" with "best practices".
wolfe10 07/19/16 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Newmar DP. What weight of fluid??

And, even on the hydraulic system (side radiator fans and/or power steering) there is no "here is what all of them use. We have had coaches that called for ATF and one that called for Delo 400 15-40. Not a matter of better/worse, but what the system was designed to use.
wolfe10 07/18/16 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric panel and stuck slide

Agreed. Until someone determines what is wrong with the electrical system do not use any power. At this point, you do not know if the issue is before the ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) or after. If before ATS (i.e. in shore power cord or wiring from coach inlet to ATS) generator use is fine. BUT, if in the ATS or after the ATS, NO WAY, as generator feeds the exact same wires as shore power!
wolfe10 07/17/16 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1998 Cat 3126 Diesel

Wow, some info I would NOT follow: I would love to see anything from Caterpillar (or any other engine maker for that matter) who recommends overfilling the crankcase by 4 quarts. Good way to "rust-proof your toad" And the shallow vs deep sump could be had on any 3126-- the deep sump was an option. Safari was one of the few who ordered deep sumps. Shallow sump is stamped steel (i.e. smooth and magnet will stick to it) Deep sump is cast aluminum (ribbed) and magnet will not stick to it. Huge difference in capacity-- you need to know which you have! You could also call the Caterpillar RV hotline with your engine serial number to find out: 877 777-3126.
wolfe10 07/17/16 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Newmar DP. What weight of fluid??

Indeed, contact Newmar for information on your jacks (not a chassis manufacturer installed component), OR contact the jack manufacturer. There is no "here is what they all use"!
wolfe10 07/17/16 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1998 Cat 3126 Diesel

That is a good engine. But, at that mileage (and I suspect age) how it was maintained is as important is is the engine manufacturer/engine family. What kind of maintenance records do you have for it?
wolfe10 07/16/16 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil in air lines?

Yes, motorhomes with air systems DO have tank drain valves. But, they are basically a "report card" for the condition of the air dryer. If anything but clean dry air comes out, the dryer has failed and needs immediate servicing.
wolfe10 07/11/16 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hypothetical DC electrical Question

As already posted, it MAY work just fine. Yes, absolutely, your converter, charger or inverter/charger will charge the HOUSE BATTERIES. On SOME COACHES, it also charges the CHASSIS BATTERIES-- by no means on all. Some coaches have a "boost/combine" switch that closes a relay/solenoid so that the two banks are combined. May be an intermittent duty solenoid or constant duty one. Some coaches have a low amp combiner (Xantrex Echo Charger for example), but likely not sufficient to keep up a chassis battery with loads like fans, lights, etc. BUT, you can manually combine your banks. Whether at a battery isolator, battery boost/combiner solenoid or other place where you have large-gauge battery cables from both battery banks meeting at a common place. Merely take the large wire off one side and ADD IT to the other side. Presto, both banks being charged by your converter, charger or inverter/charger. Amp output of the charging device needs to be considered. Said another way, a 30 amp converter is NOT the same as a 2000 watt inverter with 100 amp charging capability.
wolfe10 07/11/16 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil in air lines?

Correct answers. As you already mentioned, 5 years is a little long. And, were the oil to get past the dryer, oil does NOT "play nice" with rubber components of your suspension.
wolfe10 07/11/16 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to get my air conditioner working using the generator?

Good advice: One of the on-generator breakers may be OFF. Turn off both breakers and then back ON. And two different ways you can get power to your house: ATS= Automatic Transfer Switch- automatically connects to generator when generator running. Manual switch as pictured immediately above. You must unplug shore power cord and plug in generator.
wolfe10 07/08/16 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

Wherever you go make sure the tires are a recent DOT date To expand on this good advice: One one sidewall of each tire is the complete DOT number. The last 4 digits indicate the WEEK and YEAR of production. So 1016 was produced the 10th week of 2016. Since you will be replacing tires based on age, not tread wear, I would not accept a tire more than 3 months old.
wolfe10 07/07/16 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: auto park woes

Have you talked with Roger (Oldusedbear)? He is the guru on the autopark system and is always willing to offer his help (for free).
wolfe10 07/05/16 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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