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RE: Kelderman Air Ride System

Did you do front and rear? I'll be following this as I'm considering the same suspension.
Ductape 07/04/15 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Sway-Jeep From Hell FinallyTamed!!

I have occasionally placed a wrap of white tape on the steering wheel of the toad. Makes it easy to see in the rear cam or MH window if the toad steering is reacting as expected or giving undesired feedback to the MH. If course if you have slop in the front end of the toad it won't show at the steering wheel.
Ductape 07/04/15 08:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: CLOCKS Are You A Digital Or Analog Sort Of Person?

I prefer analog, or none if that's an option. I think we're one generation away from losing those, along with cursive writing. So now I'm sounding like a grumpy old fart. Thanks for the opportunity. ;)
Ductape 07/02/15 02:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan gen stalls on rough roads?

Oil is good, thanks for suggesting. I don't have the manual in front of me right now but pretty sure the controller shows a code for that. Maybe some crud in the bowl that gets pulled up to block a passage and then falls back down? Seems too fancy a theory. Thanks for the spring idea Mex. sorta thinking out of spec on float level setting or some such.
Ductape 07/02/15 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: All time record high June temps in the Northwest !

Yep, we were in that corner last weekend. It was toasty.
Ductape 07/01/15 11:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Onan gen stalls on rough roads?

Thanks, guys. I'm going to look up an Onan tech and see what they have to say. Seems to me that a genset for mobile applications should handle running over railroad crossings without stalling. None of my carbureted vehicles ever behaved this way; it's not hard to build a carb to handle jostling. I was hoping to hear from others either confirming the same experience or reporting that their genset runs reliably under such conditions.
Ductape 07/01/15 11:27pm Tech Issues
Onan gen stalls on rough roads?

This is a weird one. 5 kW model HGJAB, that's the carbureted one. Gasoline. Runs perfect in camp or on smooth roads. Occasionally stalls or (I think) stumbles only when on a rough road e.g. construction areas. Code 36 which is engine stopped without command from controller. I say I think it stumbles at times without stopping completely because the UPS beeps as it does when the main transfer switch engages. Always cranks right back up. Checked plug wires and air filter per manual. Nothing found. I am leaning toward either a carb float problem or a loose wire. Theories? Thanks in advance for your advice. Further info; 1 year in service and about 180 hours. Regularly exercised, fuel stabilized etc.
Ductape 07/01/15 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: So here's my Story

I have used the spare a few times in my years of traveling. As soon as I do my next destination becomes a tire store. I don't carry on with the original route sans spare. Something to consider as an alternative.
Ductape 07/01/15 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do the 24K and 26K chassis handle towing ?

If you don't like the sound of high RPM, you won't like a V-10. 3500 on a hill is common. I'm not afraid to run at any rev. Sidebar: the F53 has 6k towing capacity in some configurations. Most interstate grades I'm either in 4th @ 60ish and occasionally 3rd @ 50ish.
Ductape 06/30/15 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do the 24K and 26K chassis handle towing ?

Our coach scales around 19k and the toad 6k. With the larger coach and small toad you'll be close to that. 30-35 mph is what we have been down to on some of the worst western grades in 2nd gear. It still has some reserve power at that speed. Haven't yet been passed under such conditions by a 40k lb diesel rig, but maybe someday it will happen.
Ductape 06/29/15 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding More Batteries to My Class A - What gauge Wire?

In my case I placed a new positive bus and battery selector at the new battery location. Net effect is that old battery location has a short negative and long positive. Vice versa for the new battery location. So they are balanced.
Ductape 06/23/15 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Disaster Strikes

...when you step on the brake pedal, you dump air from the system, allowing strong springs to return the brakes to their applied position... No, the Parking brake is spring applied and air pressurized to release, but the service brakes are air applied.
Ductape 06/23/15 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Blows Tire Causing Roll-Over Video

OK, where do I go to school practicing cable snatching? Have never seen those things on West coast, so what states should I avoid? This way, or another I see long solicitation on the accident After the praise that the local highway patrol gave about the cable system in the original article for this accident, I would expect to see more use of cables, at least in that state. The outcome to me, since the vehicle ended up crossing opposing lanes of traffic, was unacceptable, but the officers seem to think it performed well. Go figure?????? Since the cable barrier FAILED to keep the vehicle out of opposing traffic (which is it's designed purpose) and SUCCEEDED in destabilizing and contributing to a rollover IMO the officer quoted was defending the interests of the state. As in avoiding accountability for installing safety equipment that clearly did not perform.
Ductape 06/20/15 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking a Truck Camper at a Tent Only space in Yellowstone

^ This. I've seen lots of tent campers sleep in their cars for one reason or another and it never bothered me. Nor anyone else AFAIK. Just don't crank the genny and watch TV until 10:00 and who knows or cares?
Ductape 06/19/15 07:24pm Truck Campers
RE: I am terribly sorry

Allow me to offer an observation. You are challenged in this forum because you seek advice while withholding personal information- which is fine. But consider whether you are withholding the right type of information to to best protect your interests. I believe you've shared enough details of your personal circumstances already to enable someone who is aquainted with you to recognize you. At the same time you don't share details of the equipment you use, as a form of privacy. Think about reversing that. Get a new user ID from the admin. Share nothing about your personal life story. Share openly regarding RV equipment and technical specifications. No one is identifiable because they're asking questions about an E-250 for example. Vehicles -even RV's- are just fish in the ocean. I can tell you everything about my vehicles except the VIN number, and you'll never be able to know if I'm in the campsite next door or on the other side of the country. Unless your home on wheels has some really unique attributes no one can find it. I've not seen it described as such. OTOH if the descriptions are obfuscated in order to conceal you, you'll never get good advice from people that want to help either. Just my .02
Ductape 06/19/15 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Class A with the most living space (under 30 feet)

Our model has plenty of CCC, big tanks etc. floor plan wise not what I would choose for a family of 5. I think a C or something with bunks is a better choice. What's the motivation to go for an A?
Ductape 06/19/15 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My ongoing handling/suspension problem

I hope you have wheels rated for the air pressure you are using. High pressure tires on low pressure wheels is an accident in waiting. Very unlikely an OEM minivan wheel is rated to support LT pressures.
Ductape 06/17/15 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: The Unicorn of towbars

No, I saw that. First, who is going to ignore the car maker's spec and set caster zero (or some non standard setting)? Now the vehicle drives weirdly every time used. Secondly, forward caster is needed moving forward. Reverse caster moving backward. One setting won't cut it for both directions. The whole theory is bogus.
Ductape 06/14/15 07:26am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dingy wiring for rear lights on Forester

^ on my Ford I took the harness apart at the junction behind the rear bumper and put the diodes there.
Ductape 06/13/15 06:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: The Unicorn of towbars

Nothing in a towbar is going to reverse caster in the toad suspension when you reverse, so it's easy to see why that concept did not sell.
Ductape 06/13/15 09:23am Dinghy Towing
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