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RE: workhorse chassis

Correct, Workhorse 8.1 V8 OR Ford with 6.8 V10.
wolfe10 03/01/15 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: condensation on bottom of fuel tanks

And, if the tank is not full, the same thing will be happening INSIDE the tank. That is when the temperature of the tank falls to the dew point of the air in the tank, CONDENSATION. That is why you always store a coach (gas or diesel) with a full fuel tank.
wolfe10 03/01/15 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire pressure

Tire pressure/weight tables are set up for actual weights. If you are close to your axle's GAWR, then use the PSI recommendation on the plaque likely near the driver's area that lists GAWR's, tire size and PSI. Longer term answer is get it weighted and set pressures accordingly.
wolfe10 03/01/15 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safe T Plus

Yes, the Safe T Plus does two different things: Centering force applied by springs-- makes the coach want to track straight. Less impact from outside forces. Dampening for sudden rapid steering inputs. Helps maintain control in blow-outs, etc.
wolfe10 03/01/15 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nitrogen in tires

as a auto shop there is a definite benefit in nitrogen it keeps consistent tire pressure hot or cold that's why race cars use it because it works not a scam a fax oldtimers don't agree because they don't know No, see all the above posts OR read Boyles Law/Ideal Gas Law. Those Laws have been proven for a very long time/never refuted by scientists. By salesmen-- sure. PHYSICS still trumps sales hype.
wolfe10 03/01/15 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mercerdes Deisel

Based on Ivylog's post, I would spend just a few bucks and modify the fuel system: A ball valve on the inlet side of the primary/only fuel filter. Turning it off before changing the filter insures that fuel will not drain back to the tank, leaving you with 25+ feet of AIR in the fuel line. Also, a heck of an anti-theft device! That and slowly filling the fuel filter with CLEAN diesel should make the process an easy one (very little air in the system).
wolfe10 02/28/15 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Consequences of reversed polarity

Good answers. Yes in the absence of a good ground (an issue in many RV parks in Mexico) stepping from the metal step of the RV to wet grass can give you quite a jolt. It is enough to kill small pets-- sadly have seen it happen to another rig in a park we were in in Patzcuaro several years ago.
wolfe10 02/28/15 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Nitrogen in tires

Skip, Bottom line-- you met a tire dealer who failed high school chemistry! The Ideal Gas Law tops all advertising claims. However, there are actually THREE types of gasses that are used in tires: 1. Nitrogen. 2. DRY air (like with a good compressor and quality air dryer) 3."Regular" air with moisture (like in those coin op air compressors) 1 and 2 behave very similarly. Since water is NOT an ideal gas, "regular" air does have more PSI change with temperature change.
wolfe10 02/28/15 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mercerdes Deisel

Freightliner did install some MB engines-- around 7.2 liters as I recall. I have not worked on them. Strongly suggest you contact Freightliner, Gaffney with your Freightliner VIN for more information.
wolfe10 02/27/15 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: PPL motorhomes

If you must dog the corporation not the individual. Guess I feel just about the opposite. My only reason to "dog" the corporation (PPL) is for them not counseling sellers that they will NOT get top dollar and a quick sale for one that is not in top condition. BUT, it is ultimately the seller's responsibility for recognizing this fact and either doing the work or hiring PPL or someone else to do it. All it takes is the stroke of a pen if one doesn't want to do the work themselves. Money VERY well invested. As I said in my first post, and as repeated by others, you will always find a wide range of coach conditions on consignment lots, based on the coach's OWNER, not the consignment lot.
wolfe10 02/27/15 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crossing at Los Indios soon (Maybe)

On that route, even 100 km/hr is FAST for a caravan. Been that route, done that. CLEARLY, no faster than that.
wolfe10 02/26/15 08:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: PPL motorhomes

It is predominantly a consignment lot. So, you will find the full range from very well maintained to virtually neglected. Not all good or bad, but the full range of conditions. They are pretty up-front about condition, but they have NOT reconditioned them. The good news is that they have a LOT of coaches for sale.
wolfe10 02/26/15 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

The engine, transmission and cruise control computers are programmed for the best fuel economy. Dale, I would question that statement. Best PERFORMANCE, yes. Best economy-- no. Low RPM/higher throttle positions on a gasoline engine is more efficient that high RPM/lower throttle positions.
wolfe10 02/25/15 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rotate tires on Class A YES OR NO ( why?)

Rotate RV tires ONLY if an unusual wear pattern occurs.
wolfe10 02/25/15 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH tire PSI conflicting info

The local dealer says they always set the max listed on the sidewall (110psi). I weighed & consulted the Michelin chart. 71psi front & 76 rear. That's a HUGE difference. It's time to check a different reliable source. I would consider Michelin a good, reliable source for inflation information for their tires. BTW, the correct way to read the inflation chart is to use the heavier wheel position on an axle to determine the correct MINIMUM PSI for all tires on that axle. I say minimum, because if it weighs more, the chart calls for more PSI. Many of us add 5 PSI to the chart's "minimum PSI for a given weight" as a small fudge factor.
wolfe10 02/24/15 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchase Using 3rd Party Escrow Company

Suggestion: Agree on price, pending "inspection satisfactory to buyer". Specify a date by which written notice will be given as to acceptance/rejection/renegotiation. This allows you or an inspector you choose to inspect the coach. Obviously the sooner the date, the more flexible will be most sellers on price. Inspect/have it inspected. If nothing major, move on to closing. Clear title, easiest is to go to seller's bank. Call your bank and have them wire the money (your banker taking with his banker). Have bank check the title/paperwork and notarize anything that needs that. Once his bank confirms money in his account, he hands you keys and title. If there is a lien on it, have seller get you the name of a contact at his lending institution. You call and verify payoff and work out how to pay. May have your bank draft for title. If a lien, do NOT pay the seller directly. If equity, the lending institution holding title may authorize you to pay seller the equity or may ask that you send them the full amount and they cut check back to seller. Do not know why a 3rd party would be needed to protect either buyer or seller, and can not imagine them doing it for free. Have sold many large boats as well as motorhomes this way. Everyone is protected.
wolfe10 02/22/15 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank smell in coach

I have come out with a new product. I have a machine that diffuses Ozone into the grey and black water tanks..no odors and as an added benefit it kills off most of the bacteria and pathogens in the waste making it safer to handle. Got to ask-- who cares of it smells in the tank. The whole purpose of the way RV plumbing is done (house plumbing as well) is to isolate the smell from the interior of the coach, NOT make the **** smell good. BTW, Ozone is really tough on rubber parts.
wolfe10 02/22/15 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV SWAY

In order: Correct tire inflation based on actual weights. Rear track bar. Polyurethane sway bar bushings and change rear bar end link location for more resistance to sway.
wolfe10 02/20/15 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries 2 6 Volt Deep Cycle Not Charging

Many chargers will not charge a dead battery, or only charge ON/OFF/ON/Off. Best to hook up a small battery charger to get them started-- and even it may do the same thing.
wolfe10 02/20/15 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: michelin 235-80-22.5

i went to 235/75R-22.5 with no problem. Made sure they were the same Load Range. Are you sure it isn't a 245/75R22.5?
wolfe10 02/20/15 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
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