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RE: RV Photography

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wolfe10 10/31/14 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor Axis tire inflation

Check out a "dual foot" tire gauge.
wolfe10 10/30/14 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good RV engine mechanic in State College, PA

On a 1992 gas coach, you would be much better selling it AS IS to someone who wanted a project VS paying retail for a mechanic to fix it and then selling it.
wolfe10 10/30/14 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Meltdown!

House or Chassis batteries-- they have very different requirements.
wolfe10 10/29/14 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New (to us) DP Questions.

And the answer to #2 is it really depends on how you will be using the coach. If you only go from CG to CG where you will have shore power, the extra battery capacity may not be needed. Dry camp and it is. #1 may require you to access the top of the engine to VERIFY which tube goes to the engine to use as an oil fill.
wolfe10 10/28/14 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 255/80R 22.5 vs other size

If you are going away from Michelin because of price, be sure to check the pricing through the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) fleet program with Michelin: http://www.fmca.com/join-family-motor-coach-association/member-benefits/fmca-connections/3455 Half way down the page is a link to a PDF of pricing. You will save WAY more than the $40 annual dues by buying through the program.
wolfe10 10/28/14 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nitrogen option but only on two tires ? ? ?

IF you really want to improve anything. Put Helium in the tires. that will make them lighter, and get you better MPG.:B Suspect that was meant as a joke-- no problem. But the He molecule is very small and would more easily migrate through rubber than air (78% N) or pure N. Said another way, you would be checking and filling them more frequently.
wolfe10 10/28/14 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Question on length

Ok, another question I have... Another MH Im looking at has the option of either a Ford 18.0 or a Workhorse 18.0....whats the difference? If your meaning engines the V-10 Triton is of course 10 cylinders and the Chevy Big Block, 8.1 Vortec engine is a 496 CI, V-8 on a Workhorse Chassis. Chevy produced the 8.1 from 2001 until 2009. The horsepower ratings differ due to special factory ordering from the standard 340 HP to 550 HP. Torque was 455 ft. lbs. on the 340 HP and 690 ft.lbs. on the 550 HP. Most of the 550 HP engines were special ordered for PU's. ok, so your saying that when the listing is for the Ford 18.0 chassis, it obviously has the V10...and the Workhorse 18.0, it has the 8.1 chevy...ok, not sure what the 18.0 has to do with anything, but I knew the Ford has the V10...just was unclear about the workhorse...thanks and yes, hauling around a 35' trailer and a full size pick up, was a learning experience.... we are looking for the future, and a MH to us makes sense... My Dodge had 490 HP and over 800 (I know big whoop- I was not one of those guys that had to be impressed with numbers) in torque...wish I could transplant that cummins in one of these...but Im looking forward to having a gasser.... and really like the 31H by four winds. Those are NOT stock numbers for the Dodge/Cummins B. Heck, our Cummins ISL only has 400 HP, but 1,200 lb-ft torque at 1300 RPM. Be sure to VERIFY towing capacity before going forward.
wolfe10 10/27/14 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure when traveling

As said ABSOLUTELY NORMAL. And, Nitrogen will give you VERY little over using DRY, repeat DRY air. Both follow the same gas laws (change in PSI with change in temperature). But, use those cheap coin operated air compressors at 7-11's that have no dryer and as any first year physics student can tell you, water and water vapor do NOT follow the same laws-- their PSI change with temperature is quite a lot more than for either dry air or Nitrogen.
wolfe10 10/27/14 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Allison trans. shift issue

Good job in checking for codes. As soon as you see the first - -, you know there are no more. The good news is that your d-1 was - -. Keep an eye on battery voltage. Actually, I would double check the battery connections to make sure they are clean and tight.
wolfe10 10/26/14 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 speed Allison shifting issue

My 05 single window never changes from 6 when I switch on brakes. Can it be reprogrammed? That is very unusual. Most chassis makers spec their Allison ECM's with a "lower than 6th gear" pre-select for the exhaust brake-- 2nd and 4th being common choices. But, yes any gear can be programmed in. My first question is whether your coach is properly wired and working as designed. Second would be whether the Allison ECM is properly programmed. Said another way, if is like 99% of coaches that have an OE exhaust brake, the signal goes from brake switch/throttle switch to the Allison ECM and then to the exhaust brake solenoid. Before spending money on the Allison ECM reprogramming, make sure everything else is working as it should. If, for example the relay does not receive a "throttle is closed" signal, the exhaust brake will not come on and the Allison shift pad WILL stay "6". Your chassis maker is the best source of information on this.
wolfe10 10/26/14 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Why Go To RV Shows?

Depends on the event/venue. When we were in the market for a coach, we went to an FMCA Convention-- it happened to be up your way-- Redmond, Oregon. We were able to not only look at the coaches on our short list, but also to drive them back to back on exactly the same road, same conditions. Can not imagine that kind of comparison would be available by going from dealer to dealer. Let's face it, ALL coaches drive OK on smooth road with no wind. We wanted an "apples to apples" comparison on less than ideal roads and chose to drive in the afternoon when there was a cross wind.
wolfe10 10/26/14 01:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6 speed Allison shifting issue

OK, Two very different shift pads by Allison: Those with ONE "gear window". Those with TWO "gear windows". If one gear window, it indicates the "pre-select" gear-- that is the gear TO WHICH the transmission will shift under ideal conditions. So consider "6" to be the same as "D" on your car. And, when you apply your exhaust brake, the window will change to whatever your pre-select gear is for exhaust brake use, with 2nd and 4th being popular choices. If two windows, the left is the same as described above, with the right window being the actual gear you are in.
wolfe10 10/26/14 12:33pm Tech Issues
RE: update on PacBrake

wolfe10 10/25/14 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison trans. shift issue

Use the shift pad to check for diagnostic codes in the Allison: Key on, engine off: Push up and down arrow at the same time. You are right at the juncture where this put you into diagnostic mode (earlier models) OR into OL (oil level) check. If the latter, just push the up and down arrows again. That will bring up d-1 followed by any code. - - means no codes. If there is a code for d-1, record it. Push mode button to proceed to d-2, etc. When you get a d- (number) and - -, there are no more codes. Push D to exit. Look up codes on Allison's website.
wolfe10 10/24/14 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Transmission Retarder vs Exhaust Brake

Only motorhome I know of not built on an OTR bus chassis with a transmission retarder is Foretravel. Actually, there are THREE categories of supplemental braking on DP's: Exhaust brake-- generally found on smaller engines/coaches. Adequate for lighter coaches. Engine compression brake-- found on larger (smallest I know of is the Cummins ISL which is offered with it-- 8.9 liter). More braking HP than exhaust brake. Transmission retarder-- most braking HP. But takes a little care, as you are turning momentum into heat in the transmission. Most come with 10 position joy stick for excellent fine-tuning.
wolfe10 10/24/14 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire codes, how to read??

Believe tires were manufactured in the 36th week of 2006. So that would be, what, during about September 2006. First two numbers mean the week, last two are the year of manufacturer. Correct.
wolfe10 10/23/14 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

You need to charge your batteries-- they are virtually "empty". Yes, there may be other issues, but 12.0 at the batteries may well be too low by the time it gets to the refrigerator PC board to allow it to work.
wolfe10 10/21/14 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is 360 hp enough for for 38-40 ft class A

I am hesitant to even comment on what could become a "HP vs Torque" discussion. BUT, here goes. HP is what moves you. 380 HP is 380 HP, be it a gasoline engine, diesel engine, gas turbine, etc. Torque (read that high torque at low RPM) is what allows you to climb a grade at an RPM that won't hurt your ears or your engine. Said another way, a current Ford V10/F53 chassis produces 362 HP. But, look up the RPM. Our new coach has 400 HP (not much more than 362) but has 1200 lb-ft torque at 1300 RPM. Bottom line, it can generate the same HP at SUBSTANTIALLY lower/sustainable RPM.
wolfe10 10/20/14 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you wax the decals or avoid them

Use 303 aerospace on the decals. Do NOT wax them.
wolfe10 10/20/14 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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