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RE: Cummins ISL 9 with Alison 4000 6 speed.

Your peak torque RPM is at 1,300 RPM. Do NOT run at high throttle positions below that engine speed. When climbing with the same drivetrain, I pretty much run at 1.500 RPM. Same RPM for cruising-- it gives the best MPG. But, your coach is a LOT heavier than mine, so you will not have the same performance.
wolfe10 03/30/15 08:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Storm suspension

Please tell us what chassis you have and what year.
wolfe10 03/28/15 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weight

Yes RVSEF will be doing weighing at the Pomona FMCA Convention next week. Yes, call them for price/need to be FMCA member-- but suspect they are on the road right now headed to the convention: etc:http://rvsafety.com/
wolfe10 03/22/15 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Castrol GTX Diesel 15W-40

If it meets the mil-specs of your engine, you can certainly use it. BUT, one of my criteria for choosing oils is that I can find it as Walmart, auto parts houses, truck stops, etc anywhere I go. So, that means Shell Rotella T and Delo 400
wolfe10 03/22/15 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 275 hp Cummins

Need more information as there is already speculation as to which engine and which transmission you have: Assume this is the Cummins B engine with Allison MD3060 6 speed electronic transmission. Please confirm.
wolfe10 03/21/15 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems towing a Ford Focus

2005 and 2012 are totally different mechanically.
wolfe10 03/18/15 02:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Battery Trojan vs. LIfeline

If price is a concern compare $$ / Ah Another reasonable comparison is $$/Ah over the projected life of the battery. Also, of consideration is whether it is a maintenance-free design or whether you have to add water to them. How easy is this to do on your coach and how willing are you to do it? Particularly, with the wet cell, your "care and feeding"/keeping water level at proper level is a large part of the equation.
wolfe10 03/18/15 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C on 30 AMP Service

If I have good solid 30A and 120V , i can run 2 air conditioners , not any thing else though. YMMV You are talking about IDEAL conditions (full 120 VAC at full 30 amp load) AND with no amps going to battery charging, lights, TV, etc. AND I assume you have 13,500 BTU A/C's and that they NEVER both try to start at the same time. Yes, IDEAL conditions.
wolfe10 03/17/15 06:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C on 30 AMP Service

Make sure your 30 to 50 dogbone passes power to BOTH legs of your 50amp feed - many coaches have one AC unit on one leg, and the other on the other. You need to make sure both legs are getting power. I'd test it before you get there to make sure. al I have never seen or heard of a 30 male to 50 female that did not connect the single hot on the 30 amp end to BOTH hots on the 50 amp end. So that will not be a problem. As all have said, you will need to manage your electrical use, but the one roof A/C will be fine. The only exception is that in some parks with only 30 amp service, the wiring is substandard, so be sure to check voltage (any outlet in the coach will do) when you turn large loads. 108 VAC is absolutely as low as you want to run your A/C.
wolfe10 03/17/15 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging House Batteries

Verify that you have a transfer switch or whether you must plug the genset into a receptacle in the shore power cord compartment. If equipped with transfer switch or if you must plug into a receptacle, the converter should charge the batteries. That is if you are in deed talking house batteries and not chassis battery. I was just going to suggest this. My old gasser which actually was newer than the DP I have now did not have a transfer switch and the power cord had to be plugged into a receptacle in the compartment the power cord goes in. My converter was also in that compartment. Needless to say it did not take me long to put a transfer switch with a built in surge protector in that compartment. And, if that is the case, VERY easy to identify, since none of the 120 VAC appliances would work-- roof A/C's, microwave, etc if ATS was bad or the shore power cord had to be manually plugged into the generator output.
wolfe10 03/17/15 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 8.3 diesel problem.

Your description sounds like what is called algae (actually is not algae, but that is what is referred to as). Buy a BIOCIDE such as Biobor JF which will kill it. At least in our area, Academy as well as the marine stores carries it. You will still have to filter out the existing "algae bodies", but should not get additional growth. Have several filters on hand-- that stuff can sure clog up filters. In the future, be sure to store with the fuel tank full. That minimizes condensation which reduces the changes of algae growth.
wolfe10 03/17/15 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging House Batteries

Let me ask the question a little differently: When on 120 VAC, does your converter charge any battery bank? Easy to verify: Before plugging in or running the generator, check voltage at the house battery bank with a digital voltmeter. Plug in and check voltage.
wolfe10 03/17/15 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging House Batteries

You converter or inverter/charger certainly should charge your HOUSE batteries. Do you mean it does not charge the CHASSIS batteries? 120 VAC, whether from shore power or generator should power your converter or inverter/charger to charge the house batteries. On many coaches, the chassis batteries are not charged by the converter or inverter/charger. Two common methods of keeping the chassis batteries charged are a small additional smart charger or a battery combiner such as a Xantrex Echo charger.
wolfe10 03/17/15 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Fleetwood Bounder

Two reasonably easy solutions: Shim under springs on that side. If REALLY a lot heavier, add a leaf. And truck spring shop can do this.
wolfe10 03/16/15 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Fleetwood Discovery DP Alternator

A bad battery isolator will give the same symptoms as could a loose/bad wire connection, OR yes it could be the alternator. All I am suggesting is that you troubleshoot the issue rather than just throwing parts at it.
wolfe10 03/15/15 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nevada

We use that route as well. Have done it several times with different diesel pushers and will again. Sure, if you don't want grades (easily handled by our 250 HP first coach) take another route. But the grades are very doable if you know how to drive on grades.
wolfe10 03/15/15 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear Ladder

Lots of coaches with and lots without ladders. Not sure it is related to type of A/C. Reasons against having ladders include liability, cost and aesthetics.
wolfe10 03/14/15 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Fleetwood Discovery DP Alternator

Your chassis maker (?Freightliner?) can give you the correct part number. Pretty easy with side radiator (done from the rear). Much more difficult with rear radiator (done from bedroom or closet-- from above). Actual placement depends somewhat on engine, but most are on drivers side of engine near the top. Any tech can replace if you have the right part-- it ain't rocket science. BUT, you may be jumping the gun-- why do you think the alternator is bad: Have you checked voltage with engine running at alternator B+ terminal? At battery isolator alternator terminal in? At battery isolator lugs out to battery banks? Tell us what is happening!
wolfe10 03/14/15 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 American Eagle????????

A slide in while travelling is the same as a no slide unit is while sitting!!! Must be some kind of new math. An 18" deep slide while traveling will intrude into the interior 18" MORE than a no slide coach. 24"....24" intrusion.
wolfe10 03/14/15 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What amp fuse for charging circuit from truck Alt?

Fuses are sized to protect the WIRE, so the wire gauge will determine the correct fuse. It will be in the range of 10-30 amp depending on wire gauge It will be in the line from isolator (right at the isolator)to the camper. Be sure to run a comparable gauge ground/negative wire from camper to truck frame.
wolfe10 03/14/15 03:02pm Tech Issues
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