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RE: cleaning and protecting rv tires

In writing, tire manufacturers recommend mild soap and water and soft brush. They certainly are not going to invest their money in "testing" aftermarket products and declaring them OK/not OK. The all do caution AGAINST two things: Any product that contains any petroleum products or any product that contains silicone.
wolfe10 09/04/15 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire date code

The last four digits/date code are only on ONE sidewall. If "Bubba" mounted them, probably facing inward.
wolfe10 09/04/15 04:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Base Idle, Fast Idle, Non Idle - Best Practices Diesel

Guys, The answer is "there is no single answer". On start up: What is ambient temperature? If below 40 degrees F, was a block heater on? Do you have a 4 mile drive at city speeds or are you parked on a freeway entrance ramp? On shut down: Did you just climb a 4 mile 6% grade and pulled off at a "scenic overlook"? Or did you drive on city streets for 2 miles, pull into a CG, check in and are now at your site? I NEVER have a set "how long to warm up" or "how long to let it idle before shutting down". I look at what is going on and make a reasonable decision. Common sense should dictate.
wolfe10 09/04/15 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Base Idle, Fast Idle, Non Idle - Best Practices Diesel

I talked to a trucker and he said the only time he turns the engine off is when he's having it serviced. Truckers idle them over night all the time. What's the difference?? Thanks Brian No difference-- it is not good for their engines either.
wolfe10 09/04/15 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wiring question help please

Particularly if this is in the POSITIVE feed, that needs to be a protected/insulated spade connector.
wolfe10 09/03/15 07:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Jack will not fully retract

What brand? I know HWH had some with weak springs. Replacing the springs fixed it-- not a difficult job.
wolfe10 09/03/15 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Side or rear radiator diesel pusher

Are you saying the air to cool is coming off the outside of the coach into the bay? Is this true? Can someone confirm. If so I would think that is a big advantage - cooler air. Yes, with a side radiator, air flows from the side of the coach through the CAC (Charge Air Cooler), then radiator. The fan(s) are inside that/in the engine room and SUCK air from the outside. With a rear radiator, air is sucked from below, after passing over the (hot) rear axle, transmission and engine. The fan pushes it into the CAC and then the radiator (except on stacked systems where the CAC is above the radiator).
wolfe10 09/03/15 01:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 220 Volt mishap

Yup, you can make a very serviceable 30 amp RV setup with the following: Assume proper gauge wire for the length of the run and 30 amp load. The one hot. Remove the other hot wire and label "neutral" at both ends (unless already white). Attach this wire to the neutral bus bar in the house main breaker box. Wire the green/ground wire to the ground buss in the house main breaker box and at the RV end.
wolfe10 09/02/15 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: 220 Volt mishap

Hey, it's working. Give the kid a break. Sometimes you just have to let people make their own mistakes. Wiring an RV to 240V with no neutral is NOT working. It's barely lucky at best. We're trying to save him from damaging even more stuff. Totally agree!
wolfe10 09/02/15 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge Boiler temperatures

Don, I would contact Paul Unmack, maker of the ARP. He will be able to give you good guidance on this.
wolfe10 09/01/15 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: UPGRADE from LT225/75R16 D Rating

But, it could give him a Safety Reserve and not have the tires be the "weak link". Probably a good idea, as you never want the weak link to be something that can cause the damage a blowout can cause.
wolfe10 08/31/15 06:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 7-14 psi turbo boost when engine compression brake engaged

Guys, Attacking another's ideas or opinions is fine. Attacking THEM IS NOT. Please, let's all remember that and "play nice".
wolfe10 08/31/15 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Issue 30 vs 50 Amps

Old, so since 30 AMP power uses 1 leg anyway, does the plain adapter send power to both legs of the 50 AMP plug, sharing the 30 AMPS between the 2 50 AMP legs? Correct. The single hot on the 30 amp (male) end of the adapter connects to BOTH hots on the 50 amp (female) end. So both sides of your coach 120 VAC breaker box are supplied. But you are limited to 30 amps total instead of 100 amps total (2X 50).
wolfe10 08/31/15 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Drivability

And, this is not just Ford. It applies to all HD solid axle chassis, including OTR trucks.
wolfe10 08/31/15 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Drivability

The way caster angle is adjusted (and properly adjusted) on a solid front axle is by inserting wedge-shaped shims between axle and chassis mount. Nothing strange about it. Lots of places sell caster shims for solid front axles: http://www.truckcomponentsonline.com/TRUCK-CASTER-SHIMS_c_316.html
wolfe10 08/30/15 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roottop AC

Sounds like a bad capacitor (at least you hope so). With all power off, go up on the roof, remove the cover and then access the "electrical area". Check capacitors for swelling, discoloration or leakage. Be sure to discharge by shorting terminals before removing. Any HVAC store should have capacitors to match. Could it be the compressor-- yes, but check the cheap stuff first!
wolfe10 08/30/15 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AMP

And to define a "washer" vs "dryer" outlet: A washer outlet and RV outlet will have: ONE hot, one neutral and one ground. A dryer outlet will have TWO hots, a ground and depending on age, a neutral. NOT, REPEAT NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR AN RV. IT WILL BURN OUT A LOT OF EQUIPMENT ON YOUR RV.
wolfe10 08/28/15 06:47pm Tech Issues
RE: AMP

Start by verifying that nothing else in the RV is on. 20 amps is plenty to run an RV A/C.
wolfe10 08/28/15 06:31pm Tech Issues
RE: How does the Jacobs Extarder work?

Normally the signal goes from dash switch to the Allison ECM and from it to the air cylinder. And, yes this is exactly how our 1993 Foretravel was wired (Cat 3116 and Allison MD3060). If so, when you turn on the exhaust brake, your left shift pad will go from "6" to whatever the preselect gear is for the exhaust brake. 2nd and 4th are common choices. Could it be wired without including the Allison-- sure. Then you have to use the down arrow to get the desired gear.
wolfe10 08/28/15 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 7-14 psi turbo boost when engine compression brake engaged

I would suggest that the correct word is that an exhaust brake RESTRICTS exhaust flow. They all have a limit on how much back pressure the engine manufacturer allows. An engine is a LARGE air compressor. Even 55 PSI of back pressure (one of the standard limits) does not completely cut off exhaust flow.
wolfe10 08/27/15 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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