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RE: Toad brakes

What is your toad weight? Do you ever get those Temps when just driving the toad? If not, the cable may be (Adjusted) a little too short and applying full brakes before RB lever goes full travel. Especially if you have a large, heavy toad. http://www.readybrake.com/uploads/3/9/4/0/39400577/ready_brute_elite_tow_bar_rb_9050.pdf See "adjusting ready brake cable" page 5.
GPWayne 09/25/16 12:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My RVs Primitive Brain

Sorry to hear about your fan problem. We replaced our electric fan clutch in 2013. A lot of labor involved as I remember it ran about $1,700 all told. They had to remove everything behind the fan to get at it. SORRY! Ours got to the point that it would overheat then the fan would kick in and run all day without a problem. Had it back to the shop two or three times before pinning down the cause. Checked and/or replaced the easy stuff first. (A stuck thermostat will act like that sometimes) One time I left the shop and it started to heat up, turned around and got within a block of the shop and the fan kicked in.(I know now) Left it at the shop over night. In the morning we hooked up the code reader and drove it (Up hills) till it started to heat up and were able to tell, even though the fan was turning it was not moving enough air to cool the engine. If you start it up cool and walk back and you don't feel a blast of air, the fan clutch is not engaging. (I now know) The shop I used was Kenworth Northwest a Cummins repair shop. I use them for oil changes, fuel filters and Lub. They work on a lot of motor-homes and work with MH owners and truckers till it's fixed. (Not in the same world as the Winnebago dealer shop) SORRY...I feel your pain. Good Luck
GPWayne 09/22/16 10:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No power to radio

Did you bump the "salesman switch" when going in or out while fueling?
GPWayne 09/19/16 12:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Works Question

What you are seeing is normal! Shut pump off when filling tank. Check your manual. You can run the pump when hooked up to city water if the tank has water in it. For more pressure, like taking a shower. (If city water pressure is low) But not while filling the tank. You should not use a "garden hose" on your MH as they are not designed for potable water(Yuck) and may not withstand pressure for long periods. Use an RV hose designed for that purpose.
GPWayne 09/19/16 12:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: any good advice about towing a car

I have toad Saturns for years. Never a problem. That said. I have used a few rattle stoppers on the receiver and found that most do not work that well. The main reason is that most depend on the rattle stopper to take the load not the receiver itself. This does not work very long. The best and most effective hold the hitch down against bottom of the receiver just as the hitch down pressure does. The reason for posting this is, when I towed a friends car on a tow dolly I found that any play in the hitch would allow the tow dolly to try to fish tail. The tail wagging the dog. (Not my dolly, so did not try to fix) You may want to consider a rattle stopper when towing. Google: StowAway-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer
GPWayne 09/17/16 11:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renovating my Rig

First of all, thank you for your service! If it was me, I would beef up the wiring(12 Gage min.) and install/replace a few new (good 20 amp) outlets for running back up space heaters, electric fry pans, micro wave and DW's hair dryer. When needed. Free standing oil filled heaters are safe and cheap to use. Check out the gas heater and make sure it is in perfect condition. A bad gas furnace will let you down when you need it most and can kill you in the bargain. Don't take chances. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, especially when cooking with a gas stove. You also need to control the humidity, venting will help. Best of luck and keep in touch.
GPWayne 09/17/16 01:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My RVs Primitive Brain

We have the same Winne DP as you. Had the coolant level sensor fail while still under warranty. Was told it was common failure. It was a bear to replace. It is in the front side of the tank over the radiator. The mechanic at Freight Liner forgot the O ring the first time. So he got to do it again. When we got back from our trip @#$%^. Would I replace sensors?......Yes!
GPWayne 09/15/16 09:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Problem

Breaker on your inverter? Mine has two, one for some outlets each side. DW keeps using the microwave with a space heater running. (Power feeds through the inverter even when on external power)
GPWayne 08/26/16 01:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo water pump won't shut off..

Sounds like your pump needs to be primed with some water. The pump may be sucking air. If it can't pull water from the tank it will keep running and not shut off. Try taking a fitting loose to bleed the air out. Works for me. Once you get water in the pump it will work OK and build up pressure and shut off. (It sounds like it's just sitting there at an idle because it's pumping air not water)
GPWayne 08/22/16 01:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which grease, ford chasis?

I prefer a grease containing Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) It is an extreme pressure additive and works very well for suspension lubrication. Here are a couple of examples. Mobil XHP 222 Valvoline Moly Fortified Ford-Lincoln-Mercury grease. Charles X2
GPWayne 08/17/16 11:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Screened Canopy

Looks Good. We have two, one about the size you are looking at and one a little more than twice that size.(easy to set up?:E) The small one travels with us most of the time and works fine with two or three people. Saves us from bugs, hot sun, or light rain. The large one comes out about once a year when we need to accommodate two large tables and ten people. (I should make a youtube video of setting up the big one. It would show why we travel with the small one.) :) :) :) :W
GPWayne 08/13/16 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow protection

"Protect-a-Tow" is about the best and least expensive protection you can get. I can't see you making the same thing yourself for that cost. I have used mine ever since our trip to Alaska and have been on lots of gravel roads here in the lower 48 and Mexico...No damage to toad and a lot cleaner, for sure! Super easy to install and remove. Best of all, stores in a small lightweight, provided bag. We found other methods failed big time.
GPWayne 08/13/16 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Holiday Rambler Endeavor Dash A/C Blower INOP

The speeds are set by a blower resistor block. It's mounted on the HVAC plenum somewhere. It contains dropping resistors for each speed, and a thermal fuse that blows. Classic symptom is no speeds except high. Most NAPA stores should have the replacement. Dead ON........Been there done that. Easy fix.
GPWayne 08/13/16 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need some guidance on fuel tanks - 85 Eldorado President

I would follow the fuel lines. You may find that there is a manual valve to change from one tank to the other. Could be the switch only changes the fuel level indication from one tank to the other.(only need one gauge that way) I had a truck (About that age) with dual tanks and the manual valve was under the seat.
GPWayne 07/06/16 12:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No water pressure

I would try bleeding the air out of the lines. AKA prime the pump. Most do not self prime too well. (The easy fix) Then start looking for broken or stuck check valves.
GPWayne 06/28/16 08:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chrome lug nuts

Try this: https://www.amazon.com/Williams-16-650-Impact-Socket-16-Inch/dp/B001DNXQQ8/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&qid=1465963975&sr=8-48&keywords=1+9+16+socket 1 - 9/16" = 39.6875 MM
GPWayne 06/14/16 10:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New class A Motorhome

Tiffin wins by far. Jaycos are good for what they are, but not even in the same ball park as Tiffin. You'll see what I mean when you drive one. I don't own one but wish I did. My Winne is a DP, I love the ride and I'll never go back to a front engine. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
GPWayne 06/14/16 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chrome lug nuts

(Winnebago, Destination DP, FreightLiner.) I found that 1-9/16 fits perfectly. Bought socket at a master mechanic tool supply. Makes checking oil filled hubs a snap. Had new tires installed and the guys had to use my socket for the wheel covers...strange?? Made sure they used my breaker bar not an impact wrench.(I don't carry a lug wrench....When it comes to tire change/repair, I call Good Sam.) Just to be certain, take the Winnebago wrench with you to a tool supply.
GPWayne 06/14/16 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: cummins/onan genset issues - FIXED

Try holding the start button down for a little longer. You may be hearing the fuel pump priming the system. When it builds up pressure the starter will kick in and it will start. (15-20 seconds) Been there, done that.
GPWayne 06/13/16 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When using low beam headlights all my other lights go out.

Sounds like you are in driving light mode in low beam. I would look for the relay that turns only the low beams on. Check for power from the head light(low beam) switch to the relay. May also be a bad ground. (Are you sure you should have fog lights with the high beams on...most do not) Good Luck...
GPWayne 06/11/16 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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