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RE: steering stabilizer

Jeff, Welcome. Please give us enough information on what you drive so that we can make considered responses. What chassis, coach, miles on it, etc. There is no "silver bullet" that cures everything. Knowing what you have and what you want to improve will get you better answers.
wolfe10 08/22/17 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pacbrake control

PacBrakes (all exhaust brakes for that matter) are either ON or OFF. No two positions as you can have with an engine compression brake. So, no idea what a two position switch would do. Pull the switch and see if there are wires to both positions-- I kind of doubt it.
wolfe10 08/21/17 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Maintenance

Yup, depends on which Onan generator you have. There are gasoline generators, with and without oil filters. There are propane generators. There are diesel generators.
wolfe10 08/19/17 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting Ride height 39' Freightliner Chassis

Contact a company that works on RV chassis. Perhaps Henderson in Grants Pass, OR. This is what they do for a living.
wolfe10 08/17/17 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Cat 300 running hot on gradea

If memory serves your best cooling RPM is at 2200 RPM. Settle into a gear that allows the 2200 RPM then you can start playing in that RPM range with and up shift or speed up a touch to see if it stays cool. LEN Depending on HP rating, the peak HP on the 3126 is between 2200 and 2400 RPM. Totally agree that RPM needs to be toward the upper end of the usable RPM range, but with peak torque at 1,440 RPM, IMO 2000 is a good compromise between cooling and fuel consumption (higher RPM= more fuel consumption). If 2000 RPM at less than wide open throttle overheats, determine the cause and fix it. #1 cause is blockage of the front of the CAC #2 cause is slipping V belt-- on that engine there is a separate V belt that ONLY drives the water pump. It is MANUALLY TENSIONED. #3 cause is one or both of the thermostats (Caterpillar calls them regulators) hanging up/not opening fully. Yes, some have a single thermostat, some two. Any Caterpillar dealer can get you the correct ones (and a gasket) from your engine serial number.
wolfe10 08/07/17 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ride hight valves

Contact Gillig with your VIN on Monday for the ride height specs.
wolfe10 08/06/17 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake performance

Does your trailer have brakes and are they working?
wolfe10 08/05/17 12:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Success with AC coil cleaning

Most RV A/C air filters are really poor. In addition to dirt, humidity significantly adds to deposits on the evaporator coil. Said another way, when the coils are WET from condensation, lots sticks to them. 9 years and clean is shocking unless in very dry and clean environment.
wolfe10 07/28/17 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave and converter fried at campground

Correct me if I am wrong, but on a 30 amp circuit, you have a HOT and a NEUTRAL. If the NEUTRAL loses connection (which is what happened to fry his stuff) you have NO CONNECTION. You can only have the 0v and 240v (or low voltage/high voltage) difference if you have both HOTs connected with no NEUTRAL.You can have very high voltage on 30A due to a open neutral. It happened to me and of course the open neutral was in the CG 120/240V distribution. This is I suspect a rare incident but it happened to me. Fortunately I had installed a PI full power protector and it disconnected the rig power and no harm. The voltage was displayed on the remote and I could not pull the plug fast enough. Sorry, not correct. Yes, on 50 amp (two hots) and open neutral can cause very high/very low voltage. But, an open neutral on a 30 amp (single hot) will just cause NO POWER.
wolfe10 07/28/17 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: 1999 FORD F53 CHASSIS BRAKE SWITCH HELP

Phil, I just pulled up your profile picture. Are you sure it is a 1999 chassis??? Never seen a tag axle 1999. 1998 yes. 460 V8 or the V10 engine?
wolfe10 07/28/17 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Suspect quite a lot of that will buff out with rubbing/polishing compound, leaving only the horizontal mark.
wolfe10 07/26/17 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: sway bar and steering stabilizer

There is no "here is the fix for all of them". What aftermarket things are needed/desirable depends on a number of factors: What chassis? Advice for a Workhorse P vs Workhorse W vs Ford will not be the same. What length (actually Wheelbase/Overall Length)? How is it loaded?
wolfe10 07/26/17 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer Switch Maintainence

Yup, part of the annual inspection.
wolfe10 07/25/17 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford E-450 6.0 Turbo Diesel Overheating

If hot day, long steep grade, consider disconnecting the toad and driving it separately (assuming you have someone else with you). I was going to say, gear down and slow down, but 25 is already pretty slow. 3/4 or so of allowable max RPM and less than full throttle gives best cooling.
wolfe10 07/24/17 12:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: steering problem

I agree, start by changing hydraulic fluid and filter(s). Any metal in the fluid? Be sure to use the fluid speced by your chassis maker. Some use ATF, some hydraulic fluid, some motor oil. Not a matter of better or worse, just what your system was designed to use.
wolfe10 07/24/17 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Serpentine Belt for Cummins ISB 6.7L?

Register at this link Then put your VIN in and get info on parts. Did this......didn't show me the specific belt. I guess when you say VIN, you mean the engine......because the coach VIN yielded no results? For the Cummins site, you need your engine serial number.
wolfe10 07/24/17 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone knows the part part Number for Fuel Filter

Your chassis maker is the one who speced and installed the fuel filter(s). Yes, they even decide whether to use one or two. The engine manufacturer just tells them to what micron rating the fuel must be filtered. Yes, they can use a filter from your engine manufacturer, or they could use something else (like one by Racor). So, check with them with your VIN for the correct information.
wolfe10 07/24/17 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to clean my rear radiator

No secret methods here. It IS a pain to work around those fan blades. Regular garden nozzle an patience along with Simple Green Extreme is what it takes. Oh, and wear old clothes-- you WILL get dirty. And, if you do have the Caterpillar 3126, make sure that the V belt driving the water pump is not loose.
wolfe10 07/24/17 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat 300 running hot on gradea

seeing as the rad etc is clean the only thing I can think of is the fan clutch is weak and slipping ? Two points: Most rear radiator coaches have direct drive fans, not clutched fans. Yes, there are a few, particularly newer ones that are clutched. While cleaning the radiator is important, it is critical to understand the the vast majority of the blockage will be on the FRONT (toward front of coach) of the CAC (Charge Air Cooler) which can only be accessed from the front (through the bedroom or closet).
wolfe10 07/23/17 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat 300 running hot on gradea

Bob, Have you replaced the thermostat(s)? After 12 years, may not be opening all the way. BTW, Caterpillar calls them "regulators". Pretty easy to replace from above after draining a gallon or two of coolant.
wolfe10 07/23/17 01:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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