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RE: 15' Ventana 43' got enough grunt?

The Dutch Star has a side radiator that draws a lot of HP to turn the pump, gearbox and fan. The rear radiator Ventana doesn't use as much HP to cool. Don, Help me understand you comment. Doesn't the side radiator fan throttle in and out when needed to reduce energy needs, where as the rear radiator fan runs all the time, consuming HP all the time? Richard
RLS7201 11/21/14 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A or C ?

Here is what I experienced when going from a 1991 27' Tioga class C to a 1995 33' Bounder class A. Class C E350 460 Ford 10,000lbs 30 Gallon fresh water tank 36 Gallon fuel tank. Average 9mpg 20 Gallon gray water tank 20 Gallon Black water tank 1 12 volt group 24 house battery. No room to add more under hood. 18 Gallon propane tank Class A F53 460 Ford 17,000lbs 100 Gallon fresh water tank 75 Gallon fuel tank. Average 7mpg 50 Gallon gray water tank 50 Gallon black water tank 2-6 volt golf cart batteries. Room to add two more behind front bumper. 24 Gallon propane tank. If you plan on spending any time off grid, tank capacities are important. Richard
RLS7201 11/21/14 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil for cummins 8.3

Read carefully Bob is the oil guy, motor oil university 101-201 and then decide what works for you. Richard
RLS7201 11/18/14 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Lifter noise vs cracked manifold noise

Steve, A lifter has a very sharp metallic click. A one port manifold leak also goes tick but with a softer swish to it. You noise is probably a right side rear port manifold leak. Stick you head in the right fender well and have a friend burp the throttle. You should be able to hear the manifold leak if you have one. Also look at the right rear manifold bolt, it's probably broke off. Richard 95 Bounder 460 F53
RLS7201 11/13/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Stabilizer

If you have time, go to Precision Frame & Alignment in Elk River MN. They are the best in the Midwest. Richard
RLS7201 11/12/14 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Build Year and miles on your chassis

1995 Bounder 460 F53. 132,000 miles. Burns a ½ quart of oil in 5,000 miles. Original transmission. If time permits, I intend to rebuild the transmission and stroke the engine to 521 cu. in. next year. Why? Because I can. Richard
RLS7201 11/12/14 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pump question

^^^^AWESOME GUYS! Thanks! Now which line do I remove to introduce the pink RV anti freeze into the system? The side with the filter in the pump inlet. Richard
RLS7201 11/11/14 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan 5500 remote start question

You'll need to parallel the new remote with the existing remote by splicing the wiring harness. Scroll down in this LINK to the diagram see how the switches are wired. Richard
RLS7201 11/10/14 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Batteries

Jim, You RV Custom Products Battery Control Center should close the isolator relay when either battery bank reaches 13.3 volts and open the relay when both battery banks drop to 12.8 volts. Have some one hold the emergency start switch, on the dash, in the on position and check to see if both battery banks reach the same voltage. If not the isolator relay is probably bad. The isolator relay is the weak link in your system and is a known failure point. The circuit board that controls the relay very rarely fails. Richard 95 Bounder 32H F53
RLS7201 11/09/14 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Norcold issue

Check both leads of the heating elements to ground. I suspect a bad element is your problem. Richard
RLS7201 11/05/14 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Brake Advice

Mr. treeDodgingCamper, While looking at your last pictures I saw your sway bar end link and that reminded me of the high failure rate of the sway bar bushings on the rear axle. Take a look-see while your there. There is a guy on Ebay (skuterdude) that has urethane replacement bushings for a good price. He has been selling bushings for 5 or 6 years. I have some of his first offerings and they still look good. Richard 95 Bounder F53
RLS7201 11/05/14 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Preventive Maintenance Proves its Worth

Glad you checked that! Just out of curiosity---why would the one brake pad be so much more worn than the others? Is that something to be concerned about? This is common with FLOATING calipers-- you have one "lazy" pad and one with the piston. If the caliper slides are not kept clean and lubed, the lazy side can continue to ride on the disk. This can not happen with 4 piston calipers, where both pads are activated by pistons (no lazy side). As you noted by reading my post, "lazy pad" was NOT the issue with my brakes. I will admit that Ford's system on 88-97 F53s was lacking and need more maintenance than other brands. I was in on the ground floor of disk brakes on American Automobiles and can guarantee you that uneven pad wear was a factor on 4 piston fixed caliper disk brakes. When one piston gets tight "lazy piston" in its bore, and they do, you have uneven pad wear. Just ask any Corvette owner with Chevy's first application of 4 piston fixed caliper disk brakes. Both systems have their failings, with the 4 or more piston system being more expensive to install and maintain. Richard
RLS7201 11/03/14 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Preventive Maintenance Proves its Worth

Pennsylvania has an annual state inspection requirement so no need for us that live in PA to worry. Good for Pennsylvania. To remove all the calipers/drums and check the lining material must be a very expensive inspection. That's the only way to find un-bonded lining material. Here in Missouri the inspector is only required to remove one wheel and have a look-see. Richard
RLS7201 11/03/14 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Preventive Maintenance Proves its Worth

Glad you checked that! Just out of curiosity---why would the one brake pad be so much more worn than the others? Is that something to be concerned about? The wear was even on all pads, its just that the lining material fell off the LR, outer pad. I suspect a flaw in the bounding process. Richard
RLS7201 11/03/14 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan 5500 Producing 2.0 volts. Pics inside

Here is a little more info that you can use to trouble shoot your gen set. This was provided to me by Generator Jim when my Onan failed. 1. Pull the air filter and remove the brush cover from the generator housing behind the filter. 2. Unplug the two wires that feed the brushes and tape them to prevent shorting them out. Make sure the brushes are free in their holders and the slip rings are fairly clean. 3. Obtain two jumper wires. Connect as follows: 3a. Connect the bottom brush to the frame of the generator set. 3b. Connect to the top brush and leave it hanging free - but safe. 4. Open the two circuit breakers on the output of the unit. 5. Connect a multimeter on the buss bars as you did before. 6. Start the unit, observe the multimeter, and connect the one loose brush wire to the battery positive cable on the generator set starter solenoid. 7. This will put 12 volts DC on the stator. It should generate about 65 volts no load at the generator output. 8. If no output voltage, bad rotor and/or stator. 9. If voltage, you have a bad voltage regulator or problems in the wiring to the regulator. 10. Go buy a service manual. Richard
RLS7201 11/03/14 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
Preventive Maintenance Proves its Worth

It was time to do the bi-annual brake maintenance on the ol 95 Bounder F53. Which includes cleaning and re-lubing the caliper mounting system and brake fluid flush. The calipers were still floating on their mounts and the caliper pistons were free to move in their bores. The pad in the picture was installed on the LR at 85,000 miles and removed at 132,000 miles. I do admit to a lot of driving in the Rocky Mountains. All other pads were in good shape. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0JzEm0tojAo/VFebX0jdcEI/AAAAAAAAAYo/ywDG7wCNr9E/w1153-h865-no/100_1027.JPG height=600 width=800
RLS7201 11/03/14 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: headers

Since Banks was mentioned, has anyone considered adding a turbo? Seems to me it would eliminate most of the noise, provide more torque when needed, and probably improve MPG. Your thought has merit but the complexities of adding a turbo are over whelming. The EEC-IV ECM (OBD I) is speed density, not MAF and doesn't adapt to major changes in tune. So after you figure out the plumbing, an aftermarket engine computer will be in order and then the transmission will need a baumannator transmission controller. Richard
RLS7201 11/01/14 12:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? for old Millenicom now going to Verizon

Just received this message from a friend that was using Mellenicom. 10:38am 10/31/2014 "I got into Verizon just now and the rep was helpful and knowledgeable. I signed up for 20GB of service at $89/month with no contract. The rep completed all of the changeover and billing changes without a hitch. The only catch is that overage is billed at $8/GB." Richard
RLS7201 10/31/14 09:59am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone ever find holding tank vent pipes leaking?

"Anyone ever find holding tank vent pipes leaking?" YES! The black tank vent on my 95 Bounder started leaking at the connector that is screwed into the tank. The thread section cracked where it was connected to the main body of the coupling. Had to remove the gray tank and then the black tank to remove the old threads. Very time consuming. Richard
RLS7201 10/30/14 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Do all Class A gas MHs have generators in the back?

There are some Diesels that have the generator in a side compartment. IE Country Coach and Blue Bird are examples of side generators. Richard
RLS7201 10/29/14 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
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