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RE: Braking Conundrum

There a few states, Texas being one, that require an air brake endorsement on your drivers licence, if you're registered in Texas, to operate a coach with air brakes. Sooooooooo, it's not just jump in and drive in all states. Richard There's no such thing as an air brake endorsement on your driver's license in Texas. If you have a CDL, there could be an air brake restriction, meaning you are not allowed to drive a vehicle with air brakes. But that doesn't apply to the noncommercial class A or B license that's required for driving a vehicle over 26,001 lbs GVWR (class B) or towing greater than 10,000 lbs (class A). Correct. The Texas license for over 26,000 GVWR is CDL B Exempt. No, not a "true" CDL, but air brake questions ARE on the written exam and most examiners require you to go through an air brake check as part of the driving part of the process. Been there, done that.
wolfe10 12/01/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Mileage

One of the variables is Vortec vs old-style 454. Also OD vs old-style transmission Between them, that will make 2-3 MPG difference. What year is it-- that will tell us a lot.
wolfe10 11/30/16 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking Conundrum

There a few states, Texas being one, that require an air brake endorsement on your drivers licence, if you're registered in Texas, to operate a coach with air brakes. Sooooooooo, it's not just jump in and drive in all states. Richard ALMOST true. You do need the CDL B exempt if the GVWR is over 26,000 lbs. Made it kind of fun to get my license, as our coach has four 4 piston/fixed caliper hydraulic brakes with ABS. An EXCELLENT braking system BTW. Had to show her the brake master cylinder before the tester would let me start the engine!
wolfe10 11/29/16 07:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: NAPA Commercial 12v Battery ( Amp Hour? )

Interesting. It came up right away for me, but they are not available in all states: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/duracell-golf-car-battery-group-size-gc2/prod3590228.ip?searchTerm=347700 And, MI is one of the states they are offered in.
wolfe10 11/29/16 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater only working on electric..

Yup, first question is how far into the cycle it goes: When someone turns it on, and you are standing outside by the water heater, do you hear/feel the gas valve "clicking" which provides propane to the burner? Do you hear the clicking of the igniter? Do you smell propane and/or does it try to light? If it lights, how long before the flame goes out?
wolfe10 11/29/16 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Best Toad Braking System

Have had the Roadmaster Invisibrake on two toads-- have worked flawlessly. I strongly suggest you contact Roadmaster to troubleshoot your Invisibrake. It IS easily adjustable in terms of braking power when the coach brakes are applied. This adjustment should be (and has been for us) a one-time adjustment.
wolfe10 11/29/16 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rad Flush - antifreeze question

If you can't get the air bubble out, last resort (with stone cold engine) is to remove the thermostat standpipe and slowly fill the thermostat housing with coolant. Having vehicle facing uphill will help put the housing as the high point where air will collect. Better than doing damage by super-heating some parts of an older engine. And, agee, not AIR will not open a thermostat. It was designed to work on not COOLANT/WATER.
wolfe10 11/28/16 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Banks Intake and exhaust system

Simple gasoline engine air/fuel stoichiometry says you need 14.7 lbs of air to 1 lb. of fuel. If you add more air, then you need to add more fuel or you will generate a lean condition which will raise exhaust gas temperatures and eventually cause engine damage. If you add more fuel than necessary, then you generate a rich condition which wastes fuel and reduces mileage. Engineers/chemists know this. I guess the rules of mathematics and chemistry don't apply to everyone else. Chum lee Agree, this is just the basic equation. BUT (large BUT)there are several significant variables that balance EMISSIONS, ENGINE LONGEVITY, POWER AND ECONOMY. Engine timing, and on today's engines valve timing as well as EGR can all be juggled to accentuate one over the other(s).
wolfe10 11/28/16 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins generator

Check for battery voltage when cranking AT THE GENERATOR. Check between the positive lug on the generator and generator frame or generator end of ground cable. In addition to a dying battery, you could have a loose or corroded connection. Be sure to check ground side connections as well.
wolfe10 11/28/16 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue

On many coaches, the converter does not charge the chassis battery, only the house battery. So, I would start by confirming 12+ VDC at both battery banks.
wolfe10 11/27/16 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Locating a neutral buss bar

Some examples of marine bus bars:http://www.westmarine.com/search?Ntt=buss+bar
wolfe10 11/27/16 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: increased insulation for refrigerator

A straight, linear air flow up and out is critical for cooling efficiency. Make sure there is zero gap above the refrigerator. If the roof vent is outboard of the back of the refrigerator, use aluminum sheets or some other heat resistant material to make a smooth curve up from the back of the refrigerator to the inboard side of the roof vent.
wolfe10 11/27/16 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Should I replace the Leaf Springs?

Take it to a good HD truck spring shop. Options are: Replace springs, add leafs (like likely happened on the other side) or add a shim. This is what they do for a living.
wolfe10 11/27/16 07:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: To sell or not to sell

Sounds like some basic electrical troubleshooting is needed. Not that complex.
wolfe10 11/27/16 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Corp lakes access page?

Clicky: http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDirectoryListByAgencyID.do?contractCode=NRSO&agencyID=70902
wolfe10 11/24/16 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transmission

OP's coach is a gas coach/Workhorse W22 chassis, so assume Allison 1000.
wolfe10 11/24/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ISX Fan Running

The fan should not ever stop-- it should go from low speed to high speed. The reason that you always need some air flow is to cool the intake air from the turbo (happens in the CAC= Charge Air Cooler). Monaco could tell you want kind of thermostatic control you have.
wolfe10 11/24/16 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster rear sway bar install

Correct, a sway bar-- whether installed parallel to chassis (correctly) or at 45 degrees (incorrectly) will have no affect on ride height/vehicle level unless the bar is installed with the end links at different levels (indicating a VERY poor installation). Said another way, unless one wheel is at a different level (i.e. hole or bump) compared with the other wheel on that axle, the sway bar does NOTHING-- you could move it up and down with your little finger. That is the beauty of a sway bar-- it does not add any spring rate/ride harshness when both wheels hit a bump at the same time. But it resists sway when one wheel moves to a different level than the other.
wolfe10 11/24/16 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster rear sway bar install

Yes, a sway bar should be installed close to parallel to the chassis/ground. Same with a track bar/panhard rod.
wolfe10 11/24/16 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washington-On-The-Brazos, TX

Sommerville is certainly closer.
wolfe10 11/23/16 08:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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