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RE: 12 volt to 120 volt ground

As mentioned previously, multiple times, the 120VAC ground is connected to the chassis. The 12VDC negative(ground), from both the chassis and coach batteries are also connected to the chassis. So obviously both systems share a common ground. ...The 120 volt ground often sits at 60 VAC believe it or not (I can explain why but it's not important). Not important, oh it's definitely important. It's both wrong and hazardous. I wouldn't want to stand on damp ground and touch your chassis, 60VAC will give you a good tingle. Bare feet and could be deadly. If the chassis ground is floating at 60VAC then there is most likely a fault in supply wiring. I have seen this situation before and got a shock from the screen door. It was due to mis-wired supply.
Hank MI 09/22/17 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking Brake Chamber???

The auto park system is totally unrelated to the service brakes. If the shop wants to replace parts in the auto park system I would find a different shop because they have no idea what they're doing. The auto park system, depending on the version, uses either the pwoer steering pump or it's own pump to release the brake. Spring tension applies the brake so when the system fails it fails in brake applied mode. Your's is disconnected so shouldn't even be a point of discussion. Service brake pedal going to the floor, air in the system or a leak. Did the shop bleed the brakes or add brake fluid?
Hank MI 09/22/17 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NEW CABLE HOOK UPS AT CAMPGROUNDS

Did you inquire with the CG Staff if a 'cable box' is required? THIS. While the CG staff won't be experts by any stretch of the imagination, they should know the basics of what it takes to get "average Joe camper" working on their cable. It is NOT to their advantage in any way to install a new system and just leave their guests hanging.......like you seem to think that you are. I have 2 of them. Tried all the different firmware versions available. Works good for DTV but neither will find any QAM channels even though both TV's can find them.
Hank MI 09/21/17 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Instrument Cluster Issue

Some what common failure item on the Workhorse chassis. There is a Workhorse sub-forum on irv2, may want to check it out. Gauge Cluster
Hank MI 09/21/17 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: 120 power not working the water pump or landing gear

Well, some accurate info and some not so good. First, yes you need 12v to run the water pump and landing gear. Second, do you need to have the batteries on when connected to shore power? That depends on the converter. Some need a battery connected and some don't. Ours doesn't need a nattery connected to supply 12v for the water pump, lights, etc. Third, always leave the batteries on when connected to shore power. That depends as well. Does your converter need a battery connected to function properly? Is your converter a smart multi-stage converter? A dump converter can over charge and boil the batteries if they're on and connected to shore power for an extended period. Are things working as they should? You need to find out what type of converter you have then go from there.
Hank MI 09/19/17 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Running a 50amp line to plug into

Yes it is a GFI breaker, code requires one for a hot tub. I installed one for our hot tub. I'd replace the breaker with a regular 50 amp double pole breaker. It should already be a 3 wire feed. I see 2 hots and neutral and there is almost certainly a ground.
Hank MI 09/14/17 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas mileage

I will second everybody's thoughts Just for reference, it's a workhorse chassis And a Chevy engine, most likey a 454 Cu inch He said it's a 2005 W22 chassis which would be the 8.1 (496). May be time for new plugs and possibly wires.
Hank MI 09/12/17 05:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Question Asked Yet Again

Wow, all this time and I didn't even know it was an old question. I can't remember it ever being asked. Actually it predates the internet so you may have missed it.
Hank MI 09/06/17 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Old Question Asked Yet Again

My first thought would be they just forgot to close it. My first thought would be I couldn't care less what others do with their windows.
Hank MI 09/06/17 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Security Certificate

Good luck to us all...getting the owners of this site to do anything other than cash the ad checks each month is almost impossible. Just look at the outdated setup this site has regarding Quick posts and Advanced. That cumbersome setup died out a couple decades ago but here...we're still stumbling with it. And the 'Bold' or 'Italic' setups. Dumb, and long ago abandoned by ALL other forum sites. But they do have good moderators. Just check the number of randomly closed threads. Probably more than any other forum you've been on so they're on top of things. :h
Hank MI 09/05/17 04:23pm Forum Technical Support
RE: electrical issues with water pump.. need help...

No switch in the water bay? Not always but sometimes there is an inside switch and one in the outside water bay.
Hank MI 09/02/17 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump switch

If you have multiple switches then it's often like having 2 switches controlling a light or outlet in your home. Which way is on for one switch depends on the position of the other switch.
Hank MI 09/02/17 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C problems

Does the compressor attempt to start? If so it may be a start capacitor. Less than $20 and a simple fix. If it doesn't attempt to start it could be the control board, which you said is new, or it could be the relay. The relay is also an easy fix. Open up the unit, swing up the compartment door and remove the panel from the front. Turn it on and look at the lights on the control board. They'll give you a clue as to what the control board thinks is going on. Trouble shooting
Hank MI 09/01/17 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 8.1 Vortec

Broken studs on ours, I installed headers so I wouldn't have to deal with it again. ...The other fix was to put headers on,not an option here in California due to smog regulations... Don't understand. All emissions controls are still intact on ours after installing headers. Catalytic converters, O2 sensors, EGR, etc. Only change was to replace exhaust manifolds and section of exhaust pipes with headers and new pipes.
Hank MI 08/29/17 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Using drop hitches

...If the dolly were mine, I'd have a welder make it a gooseneck so I could maintain Winnie's recommendation of no more than a 4" drop. Then I'd use electric brakes... Seems to me a gooseneck trailer would put the same stresses on the hitch as a drop receiver. Not sure but in the end you have basically the same thing either way.
Hank MI 08/28/17 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator putting out 18 Hz?

i think your surge protector is out of whack 18 hz just slightly above 1/5 of speed, is your generator really running at only 800 rpm ? normal speed is 3600rpm big big difference, way beyond { i think its running slow } more like "it barely runs and voltage is 50v" now IF one pole in the windings was dead (2) pole generator full speed would show 30hz and halve speed 1800 rpm would show 15hz yes vltage islow and speed probably needs adjustment just plug in a box fan or something and see how fast it turns or doesn't that will give you a working idea of whats going on Is it a 2 pole or 3? I thought they were 3 pole but don't know for sure. If 3 pole with corroded brushes, contacts I could see 18 HZ.
Hank MI 08/25/17 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Are all "Slide Outs" created equally? What to look for

We have a 2003 with 2 HWH hydraulic slide outs. Both are still working great, no leaks, no problems. We bought the MH used but have all the maintenance records and they slide outs have never been worked on. We do have awnings over both.
Hank MI 08/21/17 05:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: storing an RV

Stabilizer only helps for so long. Having said that I've left a MH sit for more than a year. First tank will not give you good mileage but should improve with fresh gas. If you want to have it serviced wait until just before you're ready to go. Don't start it, don't drive it unless you're going to drive it enough to really warm it up, engine, exhaust and trans. The worst thing for an engine is to start it and not drive it enough to get it hot to dry things out. A by-product of exhaust is condensation. Do exercise the generator every month or two under a load, A/C, heat pumps or etc. The generator brushes and contacts can corrode if not exercised with a load. If they do corrode your generator may be useless until it's taken apart and the corrosion removed.
Hank MI 08/16/17 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Installed Koni shocks

Good to know. Need new shocks on our Adventurer 35U. Pretty much already decided on the Koni shocks. It's on my MH list for this fall.
Hank MI 08/16/17 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I doing this wrong ?

Most Michigan state parks were designed over 50 years ago when tents were the norm. Electric but no water or sewer. Some, a few, have been updated to include full hookups but most remain as originally designed. You can go online, put in the specs for your MH and find a site that will accommodate your MH and reserve it. You can also see pics of the site. Still they are small and pretty crowded during the summer months. On the other hand most sit on some of the most prime real-estate in the state sitting on the shores of the Great lakes and inland lakes. Private campgrounds, different story. Full hookups but you won't be sitting under 40' pine trees. There are nice state and private campgrounds, you just need to do a little research.
Hank MI 08/14/17 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
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