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RE: Cat C7 Diesel Additive for Cold Weather

Yes PS Anti-gel from any Walmart. And, ABSOLUTELY fill the fuel tank before parking to minimize condensation. Inflate tires to max on sidewalls (per Michelin RV Tire Guide) Winterize potable/black/gray systems. Verify engine coolant freeze point.
wolfe10 07/27/15 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning radiator

You should not need anything but water and just the pressure from a garden hose In an ideal world, perhaps. But with the air going over the hot rear axle, transmission and engine before being sucked up and forced into the CAC, the chances of no petrochemical residue is pretty small. Some of the industrial cleaning supply companies carry Simple Green Extreme. And might ask at places that service or sell supplies for aircraft. It is used for cleaning grease off aluminum aircraft. And, to be clear, 90% of the cleaning will be of the FRONT of the CAC, NOT the radiator.
wolfe10 07/26/15 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel hub oil

A VERY quick change is to use a cheap transmission pump (guess they still sell them-- mine is 25years old). Suck out what you can and refill. Do it again next time it is convenient. Total time, both sides is under 5 minutes. And, one quart of synthetic gear lube (proper viscosity for your axle and climate) will last many many changes.
wolfe10 07/26/15 01:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air brakes

A thought here and please correct me if Im wrong. When going down any grade with the pak or engine brake either on or off. Or in traffic is to make firm brake pedal suppression and then release and repeat. Continued even moderate brake pressure can cause overheating or glazing of brakes. Opinions? Your last sentence is the most telling. A single stop, even panic stop is no problem. The problem occurs when one tries to use the service brakes (air or hydraulic) to control speed of descent on long grades. That WILL destroy brakes or even leave you without brakes. So, the correct technique on long descents is to find the correct combination of gear and use of exhaust brake/engine brake to keep YOUR SPEED IN EQUILIBRIUM. That is you are neither speeding up nor slowing down without using your service brakes. Where a lot of first time heavy vehicle drivers get in trouble is that they see a long straight road and ASSUME that they do not need to control their speed. The Equilibrium speed of a motorhome will be FASTER than a loaded 18 wheeler, SLOWER than an empty one-- just straight physics. So, if you are blowing by all the trucks, you are likely going too fast for the grade.
wolfe10 07/25/15 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch star cruse control

What chassis?
wolfe10 07/25/15 05:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ISL Exhaust Manifold Leak - How far can I drive it?

Actually, I am partial to resurfacing the existing one if it is not cracked. It has already been heat cycled and will be more stable than a new one. Most cities have machine shops that can surface one that is warped-- had it done on our 1993 Caterpillar 3116 with a very LONG one piece exhaust manifold. Cost $35. No problem -- still good when we sold it 100,000 miles later.
wolfe10 07/24/15 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 19.5 versus 22.5 tires

Alignment has never been done so it sounds like that should be my first step. Thanks you folks are awesome. Be sure they get the caster at least to 4-1/2 degrees. They may push back on that as it is work for them. They may tell you the toe-in was off and to try it. That's what they told me. When I brought it back, they wanted to charge me again for setting the caster. Make sure the caster is part of their original alignment quote. I've not used this shop, but there have been some good reviews on them. http://www.precisionframe.com/ Yes, they ARE very good. And, if you are attending the FMCA Convention in Madison next week, Dick Lorntson, the owner will be on the panel at the Suspension Seminar: Thursday, July 30 1:15 p.m. Suspensions: Seminar 7
wolfe10 07/24/15 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 06 HR ambassador electrical problem

First thing I would check is your 30 amp male to 50 amp female adapter. The single hot in the 15/20 AND in the 30 amp end of the 30/50 should tie to BOTH hots in the 50 amp end of the 30/50 adapter. Assuming you are safe working around 120 VAC: On the female end of the 30 amp male to 50 amp female: Outer straight (either one) to center straight (neutral) or center round (ground) should show 120 VAC. Center round to center straight should show zero.
wolfe10 07/23/15 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Particulate filters

And, admittedly, some small percent have words of wisdom. This (post 2007 engines) is a new arena for me, and I am willing to listen to sage advice. Let's all see if it is offered or if our jaded outlook is, indeed, warranted. I am all ears (OK, eyes).
wolfe10 07/23/15 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery level indicator showing good all the time

Jake, Most of those "idiot lights" are just that. A digital voltmeter is really the only way to go-- you are working with a total of 1/2 volt between fully charged and 50% discharged. Analog gauges and idiot lights are really not of much value.
wolfe10 07/23/15 02:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof Leaks

Please check-- not aware that Winnebago recommends silicone caulk. But, yes, this is part of routine maintenance on Winnebago roofs.
wolfe10 07/23/15 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water to a refrigerator

Call your coach maker. They are the ones who installed the refrigerator and the water line to it.
wolfe10 07/22/15 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Colorado Millon Dallor Hwy

Always difficult to give others recommendations on technical stretches of road. Sure, the mechanical capabilities of the coach are important. But, at least as important is the driver and their skill at handling large vehicles in technical driving conditions. Describing your background and coach, I would foresee no problems. You will be using the up/down arrows and exhaust/engine brake A LOT.
wolfe10 07/22/15 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air filter inlet coupler ideas

Suspect that is a chassis maker supplied item. So, if Freightliner, contact Gaffney. Also like the metal reducer idea with use of metal tape.
wolfe10 07/22/15 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison transmission ECU location

This guy is a wizard at diagnosing and fixing Allison shift pads and ECU's: www.transmissioninstruments.com 866 439 9779 John Kopalek
wolfe10 07/21/15 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converting LP to high pressure vapor for generator?

Yes, the on-generator regulator IS important-- you are just feeding it with high pressure vapor (can be over 100 PSI) instead of high pressure (same pressure) liquid. No long hydrocarbon chain contaminants in the vapor-- could be plenty in the liquid. And, this will NOT clean out a clogged regulator, it will just prevent the overhauled or replaced regulator from clogging up again.
wolfe10 07/21/15 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust Brake ON whith Cruise Control ON??

I am not sure that use of the exhaust brake is hard on the exhaust manifold. Remember, with the throttle closed, ZERO fuel is injected. Zero fuel means zero additional heat. So, if the manifold is hot from a long climb, once you crest the hill, I don't see a problem with the exhaust brake on-- that will slow the cooling rate, but certainly not add to the heating rate. How does a diesel idle if ZERO fuel is injected? Isn't the throttle closed then? Ray, I assume it is like most modern cars with fuel injection, when coasting and engine rpm is above the idle set, it shuts off the injectors electronically. When rpm drops, it turns them back on. Jeff Correct. As idle speed is approached, fuel injection begins again. And, if the exhaust brake did not automatically open at low RPM/as you approach idle speed, the engine would die as well.
wolfe10 07/21/15 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison transmission ECU location

I doubt that Allison would have any idea where your coach maker located the ECU. This is up to the coach maker/chassis maker.
wolfe10 07/21/15 06:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

See if these guys can help: http://sourcerv.com/radiators They are exMonaco engineers.
wolfe10 07/20/15 05:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shocks

What chassis?
wolfe10 07/20/15 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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