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RE: Allison transmission

Allison only for me.
wolfe10 07/22/14 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front End Alignment

A pro in your area: http://www.precisionframe.com/
wolfe10 07/21/14 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about diesel brakes

Not aware of any "sub-par" braking systems on DP's. There are: air drum/drum air disk/drum air disk/disk hydraulic over hydraulic disk/disk air over hydraulic disk/disk All are well-proven systems. Yes, "care and feeding" varies depending on what you have. And, your Cummins L may have an exhaust brake, or it could have an engine compression brake-- both were available on the L engine.
wolfe10 07/20/14 06:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Over Heating Allison Tranny (UPDATE)

Normal. When in stop and go, when at a LONG stoplight, place the transmission in neutral. In gear in 1st and low speeds in 2nd is the only time the torque converter is not locked up on your Allison 6 speed.
wolfe10 07/19/14 10:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressures

Go to Michelin's RV tire guide and look up the PSI for the tire/load you have on there now.
wolfe10 07/19/14 10:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine power

Actually HP alone does not answer the question. There are Cummins B's with 300 HP and 6XX lb-ft torque There are Cat 3126's with 300 HP and 860 lb-ft torque There are Cummins C's with 300 HP and 960 lb-ft of torque They are NOT the same. The other part of the equation is loaded coach weight with toad. The torque/HP question arises periodically. My question is: do all of these engines produce rated torque at the typical 1,600 RPM? What is the difference in the torque/RPM curves? The larger the engine (actually, the longer the stroke), the lower RPM for peak torque. So, peak torque could be at 1100 RPM or 1800 RPM.
wolfe10 07/18/14 10:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: King Throttle Control

This information is a couple of years old, but if you can get ahold of Steve, he IS the guru on the King Control units: King Control. Steve Boler. 22250 Glyview Trail, Faribault MN 55021, 507-334-0250 try 952 944-9644 FIRST. Steve@cruisecontrolking.com www.cruisecontrolking.com
wolfe10 07/18/14 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine power

Actually HP alone does not answer the question. There are Cummins B's with 300 HP and 6XX lb-ft torque There are Cat 3126's with 300 HP and 860 lb-ft torque There are Cummins C's with 300 HP and 960 lb-ft of torque They are NOT the same. The other part of the equation is loaded coach weight with toad.
wolfe10 07/18/14 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: C7 oil pan rust

Caterpillar sells their paint in spray cans. Sand to good metal (use ospho or other to remove rust if salt has really done a number on the metal). Paint with the same paint used at the factory.
wolfe10 07/18/14 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery overheating

No point in guessing at the problem. In order: Verify water level in the batteries. With a digital voltmeter, verify what the voltage is AT FLOAT LEVEL (smart charger) or after plugged in overnight. Should be 13.2- 13.5. If different and a smart charger or inverter charger, verify programming. With a HYDROMETER (under $10 at auto parts houses)check SG (Specific Gravity) of all cells. If one is low, it will cause a perfectly good charger to overcharge the remaining good cells. And, if the battery case has swelled, it is quite likely that the battery is bad.
wolfe10 07/18/14 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: XANTREX inverter charger

Sorry, what is "era"? What is battery condition and voltage when you start the process? Are you on 15, 30 or 50 amp shore power? Have you tried "turning down" the inverter/charger with the power/share feature (it allows you to limit the amps of 120 VAC devoted to battery charging)?
wolfe10 07/17/14 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which shocks stop the body roll?

Sorry, we are talking about Class A coaches. And the earlier post is absolutely correct. Were you to get a shock capable of controlling sway (side to side motion) it would be WAY too stiff for normal driving. Shocks should control porpoising. Sway bars should control sway. Yes, 8 outboard air bag suspensions are less susceptible to sway than those with 4 bags mounted inboard. But with the addition of the proper sway bar, sway can be managed on all of them.
wolfe10 07/17/14 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: chassis battery hook up 05 country coach inspire

Start by hooking up each pair of 6 VDC batteries in SERIES. Now, you have two 12 VDC batteries. Hook those in parallel. Reattach wires to coach on the positive of one of your "12 VDC batteries" and negative/ground to the other. Quite likely you have more than one wire to attach to both positive and ground.
wolfe10 07/17/14 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ARPrv refrigerator control

I agree with Chris. It "idiot-proofs" refrigerator operation. You may not notice that you are out of level for that 20 minute lunch stop at a rest area, but if operated out of level you can SERIOUSLY overheat the cooling unit and do irreversible damage. This device prevents that from happening by automatically turning off the refrigerator if temperature rises to a dangerous level. It is also an excellent additional protection against a refrigerator fire.
wolfe10 07/16/14 05:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Air dryer cycling too often ?

OP, Contact your chassis maker with your VIN. They can tell you the correct PSI range for your air system. If it is incorrect, most air governors are easily adjustable.
wolfe10 07/16/14 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust Residue ??

No, the exhaust should go out the side or back of the coach-- the exception is if there is a leak in the exhaust system upstream of the tail pipe. But, good weather stripping is important to keep out dirt and, yes, while driving, you can have a slight vacuum inside the coach that will allow a tiny amount of dirt into the bedroom area.
wolfe10 07/15/14 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coil cleaning, Coleman Mach: fins breaking off

Regular Simple Green is not aluminum friendly. They do make an aluminum friendly product-- Simple Green Extreme that was designed to degrease aluminum airplanes. You can also use a commercial coil cleaner. Was there any sign of corrosion on the fins? Perhaps driven up north and received a misting of salt or sat near an ocean???
wolfe10 07/15/14 08:26am Tech Issues
RE: Exhaust Residue ??

If this is diesel exhaust, first thing to do is to use a strong flashlight and check for evidence of a leak (black soot trail): Between head and exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold itself Exhaust manifold and turbo Turbo to pipe or exhaust brake Exhaust brake to pipe Pipe to muffler/DPF Even if the DPF is plugged, it should not exhaust soot into the coach-- it would just materially reduce performance because of exhaust back pressure. Exhaust/soot should exit either the side or back of the coach, not in the engine room. Also, check weather stripping between engine room an interior. This is not normal.
wolfe10 07/15/14 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat 330 Engine Overheating

Yup, I put a piece of cardboard inside the rear upper louvers when parked to keep UV light off plastic parts.
wolfe10 07/08/14 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Quality Vendor to Purchase Motor Home Tires

Check out FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) fleet program with Michelin: http://www.fmca.com/join-family-motor-coach-association/member-benefits/fmca-connections/3455
wolfe10 07/08/14 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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