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RE: BOUNDER REFRIGERATOR

Steve, start with the simple things first. Take the cover off the burner, get out your compressor and blow out the burner area and exhaust stack. On a 97 RV, rust falling down the exhaust stack is the most likely cause of your problem. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 10/21/14 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
Do Ice Cubes in the RV Black Tank Really Work?

Do ice cubes really work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH6acEmqvcw&feature=youtu.be Richard
RLS7201 10/20/14 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Importance of Providing Cable TV

For me, OTA TV in Austin would be sufficient. If you could provide a cable channel with the Big Bang Theory 24/7, I would consider that a plus. GRIN. Richard
RLS7201 10/19/14 10:24am Technology Corner
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

I am curious how the people that have AT&T or Verizon have a hotspot with your telephone. I just got a smart phone from Consumer Cellular but the screen is way to small for me to use for Internet use. Install pda.net on your phone. Then you can use your phone as a hotspot. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/14 03:48pm Technology Corner
RE: FYI Generators

I mean some "repair" shops have to cover the extra time needed while the "mechanic" has to keep guessing, and replaces part after part after part until somehow he stumbles across what is actually broken. Red Hot technicians are loners. They do not want anyone around them especially not supervisors trying to tell them what's wrong. When I passed a few months in college working for an auto dealership as a line mechanic (electrical) I threw a fit because the service order writers had the guts to write repair functions on the repair order. I marched out to the service island, chewed their ass out and yelled YOU WRITE DOWN THE SYMPTOMS NOT SOME HALF (baked) DIAGNOSIS on the work order. This lead to a confrontation with an idiot service manager "The International Harvester Travelall with the A-727 Mopar transmission has the neutral safety switch on the steering column and not on the rear end of the manual selector rod in the transmission". I flipped 5 100 dollar bills on the service writer's desk and said "Put your money where your mouth is". He didn't like the idea of having a half dozen other mechanics witness this. Needless to say this greatly assisted my later decision not to work in a "corporate" environment. "Teamwork" many times is translated to "Subservient To Stupid Management". Kudos to the OP's intelligence and willingness to go the extra mile and find competent technical ability. Good technicians are efficient and do not need to cheat. Mex, your rant explains exactly why I worked in an independent garage. I greeted the customer, listened to his/her complaint, made the diagnostic and repair, wrote the bill and talked to the customer up on return. Like you, I'm not sure what qualifies a "service writer" to determine what corrective action needs to be taken. Flack jacket on. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/14 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Switch to LED Tail Lights

Check one thing on the Ford, though - VERY important! The torque converter is unlocked by the power draw in the brake light circuit when you stop. LED lights don't draw enough power to make it unlock and it can burn up a transmission. Simple solution is to add one incandescent bulb somewhere in the circuit and wrap it in electrical tape to hide the glow. You're right but you got the problem back wards. There is some inductive voltage on the stoplight wires that is pulled down by the stoplight filaments. Once the incandescent filaments are removed the computer sees the inductive voltage and won't let the torque converter go into lockup. In some cases the cruse control won't engage either. I had this very problem on my 95 F53 when I changed over to Bargman's replacement LED assemblies. As you properly stated, the addition of small incandescent filaments to the stoplight wires will cure the problem. In my case I added a 912 incandescent bulb to each side. Engineering at Bargman acknowledged the problem and concurred with my resolution to it. I would warn against wrapping the bulb in tape. The bulb could generate enough heat to start the tape burning. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/14 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much is an RV parking space at home worth to you?

Let's say a space at an RV storage facility costs $60 per month. If that same $60 were applied to a monthly payment on a mortgage instead, it would buy an additional $12,000 on a 30-year mortgage at today's interest rates. Either way, you're not going to live there for 30 years. Too many changes will occur in ones life. RV's will come & go, the house is on a foundation. Er, Ah, If ya get it right the first time you might. I did. Been in the same place for 44 years with RV pad and full hook-ups. I will admit to being on more than one honey-moon in that time frame. GRIN Richard
RLS7201 10/13/14 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear brake roters for 2000 winebago brave

Rock Auto lists rotors and part numbers for your chassis. Richard
RLS7201 10/13/14 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remco instillation in Los Angeles

Remco does list distributors, but I question the expertise of a hitch shop to attach a transmission lube pump. I really don't know what is involved, but I know as a woodworker I would not attempt the project. A hitch shop should be well aware of all the wiring necessary to tow a car. The mechanics of the pump is fairly simple. Richard PT Cruiser with self installed Remco lube pump.
RLS7201 10/12/14 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of fixing fogged windows

Where does one look to find out who supplied the windows? If the DOT number on the glass is 243 or 573, it is an Atwood product. Richard
RLS7201 10/06/14 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Bounder Black Tank Questions

Not much has changed in 20 years in that area, for Bounders. My 1995 Bounder has the same issue. Maybe a straight clear adapter from Camco will work for you? Richard
RLS7201 10/02/14 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radiator vs. CAC vs. Condenser?

Boy, quite a few incorrect answers here. When asking a chassis related question, you will get a lot better answers if you tell us what chassis you have. I suspect you have the Freightliner chassis. Click on your year model (of the chassis, not necessarily the coach) and your model: http://freightlinerchassis.com/component/option,com_servicecenters/controller,oem/oem,Gulf%20Stream%20Coach/view,oemprint/ With a rear radiator chassis/coach: Fan on engine PUSHES air through the CAC (Charge Air Cooler), then through the radiator (which is what you see from the back) and then out the back grill. You will quickly see the front of the CAC if you access the engine room from the bedroom or closet. In fact you absolutely should clean the front of the CAC at least once a year-- again through the bedroom or closet. The dash A/C condenser is generally located in front on rear radiator coaches. In fact have not seen one sandwiched in with the radiator and CAC on a rear radiator coach. Side radiator coaches sometimes DO have the condenser as the outermost component of the cooling package, but as with rear radiator coaches most are at the front of the coach. Yup, and you committed one of those wrong answers. Many Monacos, with rear radiator and CAC, mounted their AC condensers on the left rear of the coach, just behind the axle. Richard
RLS7201 10/01/14 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is this switch ?

For those with 2008 and newer F53's, quit looking for switch. Ford eliminated it. Was that switch replaced with a different type of safety device or did we just loose that safety feature? I thought that inertia fuel cut off was mandated by one of the federal regulators? Richard
RLS7201 10/01/14 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stuff needing repair

Bob, You'll be just fine. You have 11 months to make repairs and 1 month to RV. GRIN I've been driving a 95 Bounder for 11 years and it does take more attention than the 91 Tioga that I drove for 8 years. But the Bounder has more stuff to fail. Richard
RLS7201 09/29/14 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Here's exactly how to do it. It's really to directional for portable use. Richard Richard, aren't most of these signals password protected by the owner? Marvin Most Owners password protect their APs. But some just don't have a clue. I have logged into many routers that were unprotected. Some even left the set up open. If so inclined, I could have changed any of the settings. Many of the older routers were plug and play. Most newer routers do offer a set up screen, when first turned on. Richard
RLS7201 09/28/14 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Here's exactly how to do it. It's really to directional for portable use. Richard
RLS7201 09/26/14 08:57am Technology Corner
RE: 99 F53 rear brake rotors

Get 2 empty 5 gallon buckets. One to sit on and one to drop the hub assembly on. Just let the outer end of the hub assembly rotate down into the bucket. the rotor will rest on the lip of the bucket and all the grease will be trapped. You will get dirt and rust into the bearing area when unbolting the rotor, so cleaning and packing bearings will be required. The bearing grease is will keep the bearings lubed until the rear end grease (75W 140 syn.) migrates to the hub. Richard
RLS7201 09/25/14 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vortec Air conditioning problems?

Yes, that compressor is a known issue in the automotive repair business. The last one I worked on was a 97 P32 Bounder. Pressurize the system and brush or spray a little liquid soap on the center split of the compressor. There is a better replacement compressor with out the center split. I found one at O'reilly Auto Parts. $800 for compressor, receiver dryer, refrigerant and labor is in the ball park but I would make the mechanic prove the issue, not just work from past history. Richard
RLS7201 09/23/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: f53 steering damper

If you're wanting to replace your OEM steering dampener, the Monroe part# is 555949. I can only verify that number up to 2004. Richard
RLS7201 09/23/14 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: AirTab

Most Fed-X ground carriers are contractors, thus Fed-X has little or no control of add-ons. UPS on the other hand, does own almost all their ground rolling stock. Haven't seen any air tabs on UPS trucks. Richard You are getting desperate since I showed that Fed-X uses them. Always an excuse. I'll tell you what, why don't you show me even ONE green, yellow, pink, gold, black, blue, red, and purple truck, with 18 wheels, that DOESN't have AirTabs. As far as I know, ALL trucks with that paint scheme use AirTabs. :B Nope, not desperate. Just wanted to make sure the whole truth was known. Of which you didn't supply. You showed that Fed X contractors used them, not Fed X. Richard
RLS7201 09/21/14 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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