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RE: Whining brake pedal

the winning noise could be the backup pump for the hydro boost, may be an idea to check all the brake lines for any signs of leaks if the master cyl is dropping in fluid level that quickly. They will drop over time as the disk brake pads wear, but not in a few days it should not.. I'm sure it's the hydro boost, ours works the same. Anytime you press the brake with the engine not running and providing vacuum to the master cylinder it will run. It's a safety thing. If the engine quits while your moving you'll need some help stopping that rig. Disk brake take a lot of pressure to work. Something you probably can't do without assistance. Don't worry about the rubber bulbs popping out as long as the fluid level isn't dropping. Every time you press on the brakes the fluid level will drop some, sucking the bulbs down. Release the brakes and the fluid level goes back up but may not push the bulbs up.
Hank MI 04/01/18 05:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement AC problem outside blower stops when #2 Comp online

Sequence should be, outside blower and compressor #1 start. Inside blower comes a few seconds later. 15-20 seconds later outside blower shuts off and #2 compressor starts. A second or 2 later outside blower comes on again. Yours is doing everything correctly except to restart the outside blower. Could be a control board, there are lights on the control board that will tell you what it 'thinks' it's doing or if there is a problem. A google search should get you the service manual with troubleshooting steps.
Hank MI 03/31/18 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: 8.1 vortec

I'd go with a bad coil pack or spark plug wires. I haven't had the problem but a number of people have had issues with burnt plug wires.
Hank MI 03/28/18 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water Heater not working on Electric

Your Atwood model uses one set of t-stat/eco, one control board and same DC Voltage for heating with electric and/or propane. How do you know what model he has? Are you basing it on year of his rig? I know that you know a lot about these units so just curious. Our 10 gallon Atwood stopped working on electric. Only had to reset the ECO for electric. It's been working fine on electric since then, one year ago. YES...OP has a 2005 RV Atwood changed design/controls in 2004 2003 and previous models used 'separate' controls for electric and propane each with their own set of t-stats 2004 and newer....all combined into one control design Thanks.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Tools

As far as Robertson screws, not a one in our MH that I've found and none that I can recall in the previous MH. As I mentioned I have a small set of SAE/Metric wrenches. A 1/4" drive socket set, bought that on the road to repair a leaking toilet valve, and a cheap set of 3/8" drive sockets, SAE and Metric, and ratchet. Screwdriver set, pliers, adjustable wrench, digital meter, wire strippers. I figure if it needs anything bigger than a 3/8" drive ratchet or the wrenches I have then it's something I'm not going to tackle on the road. You can take care of a lot of small problems with the basic tools. I'm not carrying any where near 100 lbs. of tools.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are these?

I found some in our MH. When they build them they lay the carpeting and other flooring. Then they cover it all with a heavy plastic sheet. Next they install couches, cabinets, etc. I believe the screws with large plastic washers, only in carpeted areas, are used to hold down the plastic so it doesn't get ripped up during the build. You can remove them later and the carpeting hides the screw hole.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water Heater not working on Electric

Your Atwood model uses one set of t-stat/eco, one control board and same DC Voltage for heating with electric and/or propane. How do you know what model he has? Are you basing it on year of his rig? I know that you know a lot about these units so just curious. Our 10 gallon Atwood stopped working on electric. Only had to reset the ECO for electric. It's been working fine on electric since then, one year ago.
Hank MI 03/17/18 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: P/N of Serpentine Belt ?

You can go to an auto parts store and get a cheap belt or you can get a good belt. I ordered some belts for our previous MH, Chevy 454. The old belts I took off looked better than the new ones they showed me at the auto parts store. I said no thanks, order the better belts. For the 8.1L on a W series chassis. Gates belt K061080 Gates idler pulley 38006 Gates tensioner pulley 36299
Hank MI 03/14/18 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small cordless drill/screwdriver rec for stabilizers?

We have a motor home with hydraulic levelers but I'll weigh in anyway. I've heard the small impact drivers being used in campgrounds although never really late at night or early in the morning. The few minutes it takes to run them up or down doesn't really bother me. I would much rather hear that than the small diesel truck/tractor in the site next to us. Dual exhaust stacks, one facing our MH, start it up then go back inside for 10 minutes. 10 minutes while I have to listen to it and smell the exhaust fumes. Yea, I'll take the small impact driver any day.
Hank MI 03/14/18 01:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ohio to Florida

KOA Cartersville GA. Whispering Hills Georgetown, KY.
Hank MI 03/13/18 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1500 watt heater. Enough?

I installed a similar one in the bedroom of our previous MH, 31'. It took about 2 minutes to heat up the bedroom. Seriously, it only took a couple of minutes to heat up the room. If it were installed up front it would obviously run longer but should do a pretty good job.
Hank MI 03/13/18 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Workhorse 8.1L Low Oil Pressure

2003 and only 5k miles, is this a rebuilt/replacement engine? How long has this been happening? Did it occur before the last oil change?
Hank MI 02/28/18 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it wrong?

Ex-software engineer here too. Trained my replacements in India then got the big boot. Collected unemployment and sub-pay until they ran out. A lot of ex-coworkers contacted me about positions where they were currently working. Looked at our situation, talked it over with the wife and retired at 59 & 1/2. Just wasn't in the mood to start a new job competing with young college grads. 5 plus years later and I'm glad I did it.
Hank MI 02/28/18 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Workhorse 8.1L Low Oil Pressure

Sounds like your oil pump is sucking air when the oil runs to the back of the sump ... maybe your oil pick up tube has a pin hole? Sounds like something like that is going on since it happens when climbing a hill. Thing is the pickup is in the rear at the deepest part of the pan. Oil level would have to be really low.
Hank MI 02/28/18 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking lot (Pee)ve

Someone mentioned homeless people. It's rich, poor, young and old. There are not too many stores, strip malls that don't have trash cans outside. Pretty much everyone has them at home. But it's just a lot easier to toss the trash out your car window. There is just an attitude in our society that I'm not going to inconvenience myself in anyway.
Hank MI 02/27/18 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Internet service speed – Dsl, cable, fiber, and alternatives

Although fiber should offer the fastest service our cable runs in the mid 90's to over 100 mbps.
Hank MI 02/26/18 03:09pm Technology Corner
RE: T-Mobile Senior plan

For those who have INTERNET, at home but for some reason T-mobile does not cover the house (NOTE: This would not apply to RVers) T-Mobile has a device, about 100 dollars that is what is called a "Micro Cell" Basically it is a very small Cell Tower, uses your internet connection to allow your phone to work where you have Internet but no Tower coverage. Some restaurants and such actually have these installed for the benefit of their customers. YOu get unimited internet via the microcells of course. Assuming you have wifi with your internet service that's all you need. Don't know of too many phones that don't provide wifi calling. Mobile providers like that, you use your phone, pay for service but don't use their network.
Hank MI 02/26/18 03:03pm Technology Corner
RE: South Jersey to Traverse City, MI

I live in Brighton, MI. North of Ann Arbor, south of Flint. Very close to US-23. Avoid it during rush hour, south bound in the morning and north bound in the evening. Seems half the people living in our area work in Ann Arbor. Then you can catch rush hour traffic in Flint and Saginaw. When we travel north/west we take I-96 west to Lansing. Then US-127 north. I-96 intersects US-23 in Brighton. I-75 can turn into a parking lot on a summer weekend. Never had that problem heading up US-127. It skirts the east side of Lansing, never had a problem with Lansing traffic.
Hank MI 02/26/18 06:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Everglades help

Oh ya, 'Robert Is Here'. We stopped there on the way back from the everglades. There is also a winery/brewery in that area. All of the wines are made from different tropical fruits, no grapes.
Hank MI 02/26/18 06:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: rvtires

I have a 1970 Chevelle that sits in the garage on concrete year around except when I'm driving it. Same for another car that sits next to it. Another car sits outside year around on asphalt. I figure my MH tires should be okay.
Hank MI 02/25/18 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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