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RE: Do I need to carry spare tire?

I carry a spare for sure. I can change my own tire long before any help would arrive. That's if I'm even in an area with cell phone coverage. I don't know who I would even call for help really. I assume you have to pay these roadside guys for the privilege of being able to call them. Paying for that and an overpriced replacement tire isn't for me. Maybe on your pickup.this is a class A forum. Maybe you don't have the expertise or physical capacity, but many of us do have the capacity to change class A tires while on the road. I for one have the capacity to change rear hub seals and front wheel bearings while on the road. So don't discount the capacity of your fellow RVers. Richard When I bought my various class As it was pointed out that they didn't come with a jack and there was a reason for that. that's what road service will do for me. bumpy Then you probably don't need a fire extinguisher either. The fire department is also road service. If you're not qualified or just don't want to get your hands dirty, just say so. Some of us like to fend for ourselves. Richard
RLS7201 04/30/16 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need to carry spare tire?

I carry a spare for sure. I can change my own tire long before any help would arrive. That's if I'm even in an area with cell phone coverage. I don't know who I would even call for help really. I assume you have to pay these roadside guys for the privilege of being able to call them. Paying for that and an overpriced replacement tire isn't for me. Maybe on your pickup.this is a class A forum. Maybe you don't have the expertise or physical capacity, but many of us do have the capacity to change class A tires while on the road. I for one have the capacity to change rear hub seals and front wheel bearings while on the road. So don't discount the capacity of your fellow RVers. Richard
RLS7201 04/30/16 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof mounting Winegard pathway X1

The Pathway X1 does NOT need a separate power supply line. It is powered by the coax on the primary port. As already noted, a 211 series receiver is required. Richard
RLS7201 04/27/16 05:39pm Technology Corner
RE: After oil change tapping noise

Correct me if I'm wrong... But the honda 3.5l v6 does not have lifters . It's a dual overhead cam engine..... No lifters solid or hydraulic... Most SOHC and DOHC engines do have slack adjusters of some sort, some solid and some hydraulic. If hydraulic, it will make the same sounds as a failing hydraulic lifter Richard
RLS7201 04/23/16 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panels- Wired in Series vs. Parallel question

I don't quite understand this obsession with wire size.My obsession was using the OEM #10 wire from the roof to the basement. x2. Buy MC4 cable, cut it in half, plug and play. No roof junction box. I have yet to see a plastic box that will stand to all year round heat and UV where I am - and they all look ugly :) The OP has 3, 24 volt, 230 watt panels in series, going to a Outback 60 charge controller. He is contemplating adding another panel or two. The question is how would you wire it or rewire it and why. Now I recall that old thread. Should've probably bought TS MPPT 60. The question is - again - what he is going to wire, "another panel" or "two". And, - what panel(s). There can't be a definitive answer without a defined input. A debate can be. Series, parallel, series-parallel, mismatched or not, thinner/thicker cable, J-box, here we go again, round 4. How about you answer the question twice. Once for one added panel and once for 2 added panels. And before you ask, the added panel(s) will be identical to the panels already in place. Should be simple enough. Richard
RLS7201 04/21/16 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panels- Wired in Series vs. Parallel question

Question with no details = Going in circles. The OP has 3, 24 volt, 230 watt panels in series, going to a Outback 60 charge controller. He is contemplating adding another panel or two. The question is how would you wire it or rewire it and why. Richard
RLS7201 04/21/16 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: Update dash air

Bob, Your Bounder should have a Denso HVAC system, with expansion valve, not a capillary tube. Not much to convert. Just add the two adapter fittings to the ports, change the receiver/dryer, vacuum down and charge with R134A. You can tell the rookies in the business if they say "Freon". Freon is an EI DuPont trade mark and doesn't describe the chemicals used in refrigerant. The really trained pros will say "R 134A" or "refrigerant 134A". Good luck. Richard
RLS7201 04/20/16 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning RV at Parks?

We use the Wash/Wax All. It has a kit with expandable handle and pads. Spray on the pads and wipe away dirt. It works great! Good luck. X2 Richard
RLS7201 04/19/16 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Panels- Wired in Series vs. Parallel question

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RLS7201 04/19/16 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Shore Power Question

My '94 DP Bounder did NOT have that feature. I had to add a $20 Schumacher charger. So my Bounder did not come with the BIRD. It was optional in '94 Bounders. You 94 Bounder was designed to charge chassis battery when plugged in. The RV Custom BCC was NOT an option. You had a failure that was patched instead of repaired to factory standards. Richard
RLS7201 04/17/16 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore Power Question

Yes, your Fleetwood coach is designed to charge all batteries when on shore power or generator. That has been a Fleetwood feature since the early 90s. Richard 95 Bounder Not always so. On my coach, shore power charges the coach batteries, but has to be putting out at least 13.3 volts for the coach batteries to let the charge go through to the chassis batteries. I found this out the hard way when the chassis batteries were dead and the coach would not start. Yes, this is true of ALL motorhomes that have the Intellitec BIRD system. In theory, the system should keep the chassis up, but will fail to keep the Chassis if the voltage drops to float charge. Newmar uses the BIRD system but installed a small solar charger just for the chassis batteries to keep the chassis charged when the BIRD went to float. A way to fool this system if leaving plugged in for weeks at a time, is every 7 days or so, to disconnect Shore Power for a few seconds and reconnect. That will make the Coach charging system go to bulk charge and go over the 13.3 volt threshold. Doug All the rhetoric about various brands of coaches. A quick look at the OPs profile will reveal that he has "34' 1999 Fleetwood Discovery". Which has a RV Custom Products Battery Control center, that is designed to charge all batteries under all conditions. Richard
RLS7201 04/17/16 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore Power Question

Yes, your Fleetwood coach is designed to charge all batteries when on shore power or generator. That has been a Fleetwood feature since the early 90s. Richard 95 Bounder Not always so. On my coach, shore power charges the coach batteries, but has to be putting out at least 13.3 volts for the coach batteries to let the charge go through to the chassis batteries. I found this out the hard way when the chassis batteries were dead and the coach would not start. Please note, I said "Fleetwood coach is designed to charge all batteries". So I stand by my statement. You had a failure that defeated the design. Richard
RLS7201 04/17/16 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore Power Question

Yes, your Fleetwood coach is designed to charge all batteries when on shore power or generator. That has been a Fleetwood feature since the early 90s. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 04/16/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Don't be this person--PIC

What really hurts is, he/she is a fellow Bounder owner. :o Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 04/15/16 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Knee Issues

The wife and I travel with a pair of Segways. Keeps the ol knees happy. Richard
RLS7201 04/15/16 09:59am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Which Club or No Club?

As a sibling, you may re-acquire you dad's old FMCA number with an additional "S" on the placard, indicating you are the son of the original owner. Keeps it in the family. Richard
RLS7201 04/14/16 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: changing a water heater in a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder

Many of the older Bounders have a metal panel under the coach that will give access to the back of the water heater. You may have to look closely for the screws that are covered with under-coating. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 04/13/16 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Figuring out an axle

I'm just curious how the original builder secured the tie rods in a theoretically perfectly straight ahead position. It seems like a lot of potential for play between worn tie rods, ball joints/kingpins. I'm no stranger to using the things I have around the yard to save money on a project, but if I was building a trailer, new axle, electric brakes or no brakes if light, and keep it light and simple. Securing the spindles is not a big deal. I built a bike trailer on a Ford front axle. Got out the tape measure, a square and some string to get the spindles perpendicular to the axle. Set the toe in and welded the spindles to the axle. DIYers do it all the time. Richard
RLS7201 04/11/16 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Clicking sound from engine/transmission

Cracked flex plates make all sorts of strange sounds. Worth a look. Richard
RLS7201 04/05/16 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Over heating issue

Had the very same issue with my old 95 Ford F53 chassis. The replacement radiator has 25 percent less fins then the old radiator. 15 fins per inch ver. 20 fins per inch. Is there a possibility you could check the fin count. Richard
RLS7201 04/05/16 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
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