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RE: Should NADA be banned?

I spent a lot of time looking for Class A MH's in the 32-34 ft range what I found was most were priced above ave retail. The ones that I saw between low and ave were in bad shape. Even dealers like Lazydays were above ave retail pricing I don't know if they would come down with offers made between low and ave.
Gjac 07/26/17 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Using hemp fabric instead of fiberglass

What are the mechanical properties of the fiber and how does or compare with graphite, Kevlar, or FG? The fibers by them selves have no strength except in tension. Resin stabilizes fibers to give them strength, for most repair applications one would do on a FG RV just about any fiber will work. I have used old bed sheets and epoxy resin for repairs. Repairs usually fail in the bond line not in the fiber matix. Where would you commerially buy woven hemp? Bit of googling got this https://envirotextile.com/hemp-fabrics/wholesale-hemp-fabric/. I could not find any mechcanical properties for the fiber. What I did find is a lot of pro marijuana sites saying it is 10 times stronger that steel. The use of cellulose and other renewable fibers have been looked at for years and are light and impact resistant but never had the strength of FG epoxy or graphite epoxy for structural use.
Gjac 07/26/17 06:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Recharging batteries when boondocking

If you have 2 6v GC batteries what you suggested will work fine. That model is suppose to be an improved version of the B&D 40 amp charger. You can leave your other converter charger in place while using the portable. You won't charge your batteries completely using the generator just to about 80 percent. Check your charger output first it may be putting out 40 or 50 amps already, which will be fine for 1 12v or 2 6 v batteries. Post your model charger here and you will get more accurate advice.
Gjac 07/26/17 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Happy Days are here! Spotted any whales? Next stop Hoh Rain Forest?. Not only did we see whales today but Orcas and a white shark chasing a seal. Pretty exciting. We are back at the campsite now and watching orcas chasing seals. My grandson says it was more exciting than seeing that grizzly bear come through there campsite while backpacking outside of Yellowstone. Makes up for the autopark going out in Ohio at 60 mph, the awning blowing off in Wy with 40 mph cross winds and hitting a stump and caving in my door in Glacier and the fuel pump problem in Spokane.
Gjac 07/25/17 08:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Buddies, BrakePro, raodmaster, evenbrake ???

Pretty easy to test ,how far did you travel at a given speed say 20 mph with out tow brakes and compare that with tow brakes.
Gjac 07/25/17 12:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Brake Buddies, BrakePro, raodmaster, evenbrake ???

What usually does not get discussed in these threads is what is the GVWR of your MH and what does your toad weigh? We live in America and everyone thinks differently which is good. I have heard of many problems on here and with friends that tow with these systems. Personally I would buy a steel tow bar over Al they are rated much higher. My steel tow bar is rated for 10,500 lbs and my tow car weighs 2400 lbs well within the GVWR of the MH. Always check the tow plate and hitch for bolt torque they can loosen. When and if I buy a new MH I will tow my wife's CRV which is heavier and get the Ready Brute which is steel and does not apply the toad brake except in hard stops. What i have not seen posted is someone on this forum that has tested the stopping distance with and without the brake system. I would not trust mfg web sites as Mowertech already posted they are misleading.
Gjac 07/25/17 10:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Using hemp fabric instead of fiberglass

What are the mechanical properties of the fiber and how does or compare with graphite, Kevlar, or FG? The fibers by them selves have no strength except in tension. Resin stabilizes fibers to give them strength, for most repair applications one would do on a FG RV just about any fiber will work. I have used old bed sheets and epoxy resin for repairs. Repairs usually fail in the bond line not in the fiber matix. Where would you commerially buy woven hemp?
Gjac 07/25/17 09:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

No whales we drove to the rain forest yesterday very nice drive. Going to explore beach # 4 today.
Gjac 07/25/17 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

I blew air in the hose and heard bubbles so i new line was good to the tank but the fuel pump was not getting voltage disconnected line to pump and reconnected and all is well again. Wish all problems were that easy. Sitting in south beach CG in Olympic NP right on the Pacific Ocean very nice watching the sunset. Thanks Bud for the CG recommendation.
Gjac 07/24/17 11:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

I am going to try to blow air into line to see if I can hear bubbles. If so I do have a spare fuel pump for it.
Gjac 07/24/17 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Wildman you are right after two days in a Walmart parking lot shock set in, then despair when I could not find a shop to take me in for a week. I had a bad experience 3 years ago when someone on here recommended a shop and I could not get in so I went by that shops recommendation. I was having a clunking noise in the front end that I could not figure out they told me it was the coil spring need to be reseated and my front end looked good and charged me $380. In Ohio the upper left ball joint broke and the whole front end came crashing down. It happened on a ramp and I was going about 30 mph. I was just thankful it did not fail coming down the mountains of Colorado. Shop in Ohio that my insurance co. found for me installed the wrong ball joint again and had to be changed when I got back to CT. So finding the right shop in an unfamilar place is inportant. The only problem now is my generator does not start and I see no fuel in the filter when I crank it I hope they did not pinch a line when they reinstalled the tank.
Gjac 07/23/17 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Just got a call from the shop they test drove it and it works. It was an expensive lesson, the cost to diagnose and replace fuel pump was $ 1100 plus all the parts I changed trying to fix problem. The previous owner changed the pump before I bought it. If your MH fails to start with one crank and you need to give it gas to start it spray some starting fluid into tbi and see if it stays running. Thankful that it is now fixed and thankful to Bud for all his help he took us to Grand Coolee Dam and saw the lazer light show and Leavenworth which is a reconstruction of a Bavarian village while we waited for the MH to be fixed, stuff we would never have found on our own. So now on to Mt Rainer. Thanks again to all who posted ideas.
Gjac 07/20/17 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

What was strange about this problem was when the psi tested good and the injecters had a nice cone and it ran well at hight speed it sounded more like an electrical problem rather than a fuel problem. One would think there would be greater demand for fuel at high speed rather than idle, never heard about checking fuel volume either but when I saw that young mechcanic spray that starting fluid into the tbi and it stayed running I wished I thought about that a week ago. Even the older mechanic was still not convinced. They installed the new pump while the tank was down and it was still up on the lift and it started by just turning the key.They should finish it by noon and test drive it . I trust it won't die when they put it in drive.
Gjac 07/20/17 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Was not the timing 150 psi on both sides. The older expierenced mechwas baffled. One of the young kids he trained took starter fluid and sprayed it into the carb and it ran. He said just because it had 15 psi it may not have the volume. Order a new fuel pump will get MH back tomorrow. Hopefully that fixes it .
Gjac 07/19/17 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

You should not see more than 300 ohms on any wires. Lightly pull and twist the wires as testing them, as their may be bad areas on the inside. Bad wires usually do not show up at idle, as it only takes about 5,000 volts to fire the plugs. As loads increase, it will take more voltage to jump the gap, and that is when bad wires show up. Has anyone put a timing light on it? IS the timing jumping back and forth more than 5 degrees? Check slop in the timing chain by turning the engine forward until you see the rotor start to move, then turn the engine backwards until you see the rotor move the other direction. If it takes more than 10 Degrees of movement at the crank pulley, it may be the timing chain has jumped a tooth. Keep plugging, and let us know what turns up.. Talked to the mechanic at the shop he checked all the sensors and found no problems. He was thinking that it was a timing issue also. He was going to do a compression test tomorrow morning to see. He said that vintage had nylon gears and the gear could have worn gradually. He said that they usually go bad at 80k miles or so I have 113k now. If it jumped a tooth it would have happen all of a sudden. Sounds logical to me but so did all of the other suggestions. I was surprised to learn Chevy used nylon gears I thought they were steel. I gave him your idea also to check for the 10 degree movement.
Gjac 07/18/17 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Without hearing it, the plug wires depending on composition could have burnt open or nearly open and not have insulation failure. That too. Get out an ohm meter and possibly not waste parts. what should wires ohm out to?
Gjac 07/18/17 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

OP, did you try the old method of a can of carb/TB cleaner, spraying everything? The reason I say this is your issue is if I read your original post correctly, with the idle circuit; there is a pin hole in the TB that sometimes starts to gum up and restricts airflow causing the idle air solenoid to work harder and the idle to degrade. Spray liberally while engine is off, then restart (sometimes a hard start) and see if it goes away. Possibly a $5 fix.. I ran a can of seafoam through TBI before the trip. Is that pin hole about 1/16 of an in just above the throttle plate? If so I stuck a small wire in there to insure that it was not clogged.
Gjac 07/18/17 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Walt,Bud at this point after checking sensors and replacing things it could be distributor or wires I could not feel any play in distributer shaft itself but about .020 play in the bronze rulucter. I don't no how else the check the distributor.
Gjac 07/18/17 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Called Rays RV in Spokane he could not take me in until a week. I want to thank Bud emblethn he found a shop in Moses Lake where he lives that can take me in tomorrow If I can make it there the engine is now running rough at high rpms. I am very great full to be able to to take it somewhere. Thanks to all who have responded will possible solutions . It is very stressful trying to diagnose problems on the road much easier in your driveway at home.
Gjac 07/17/17 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine stubbles at idle speed

Went to oriellys and they tested the pickup coil inside the distributer and it showed bad I replaced it and the coil and the problems still there. I give up and need to take it somewhere.
Gjac 07/17/17 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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