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RE: Winterizing problem with water pump

Pumps are advertised to be self priming but they seem to be only marginally so. I have used several tricks and always gotten the pump primed. I used a winterizing kit like this. Raising the level of the antifreeze helps. Opening only the low point drain helps. Finally, if all else fails I have taken the input hose and blown the antifreeze into the pump.
J Walker 11/11/13 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: VMSpc for ISB 6.7 Issue

I use the USB connection.
J Walker 11/07/13 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
VMSpc for ISB 6.7 Issue

I have a new MH with an ISB 6.7 engine. I set up VMSpc right away and began getting spurious codes as well as some valid ones. The valid ones were the harmless type such as low air pressure when the engine was off. I worked with Silver Leaf and they modified their software and the spurious codes stopped. My engine was manufactured in 2013 or late 2012. My Check Engine light never came on and the Freightliner dash display showed no stored codes. Does anyone else have this problem with VMSpc. BTW Silver Leaf reps were most helpful in correcting this issue. I am just wondering if I have some unique issue with my engine.
J Walker 11/07/13 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question on getting DEF

What is the price of DEF from the pump at a truck stop?
J Walker 10/14/13 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time blowing out lines - mist?

I agree that the mist is ok. The only lines you can't blow out are the intake to the water pump and the line that connects the water pump to your plumbing. I would take the opportunity to replace the water pump now and run at least enough pink stuff to fill the pump and its lines.
J Walker 10/04/13 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liquid Roof primer

I coated my EPDM roof with Liquid Roof from this company. I don't have an Alpha EPDM roof but I did not use a primer. I would contact the company and ask about a primer on the Alpha roof. I feel sure that you don't need a primer.
J Walker 10/01/13 08:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Engine Monitoring

An engine monitor will pay for itself. I have used a Silverleaf VMSpc for about 10 years. When I bought a new MH it was one of the first things I installed. Comparing it to Scangauge D I would say the difference is that VMSpc uses a laptop and Scangauge D does not. The laptop provides a large screen and allows logging of data. I have my laptop handy anyway because I use it for GPS. I can vouch for VMSpc and their excellent customer support. Scangauge D looks good from their online description. I would not decide based on cost because an engine monitor will pay for itself many times over.
J Walker 09/25/13 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: MPG on 6.9 Cummins

10.4 MPG for the combined weight of 28,000 lbs is good. The way you drive is a big factor. I had a Cummins 5.9 ISB and got 10-11 MPG towing a Malibu. I never considered the ISB to be small, I considered it to be just right. My new MH has a 6.7 ISB.
J Walker 09/23/13 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: relay switches

The roof A/C probably have the relay located somewhere on the unit. It would not make sense to locate it remotely. You can get the make of the A/C and call the manufacturer. That should answer the question.
J Walker 08/29/13 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold (nevercold) getting fixed?

There is a possibility that a new circuit board will help.
J Walker 08/22/13 09:54am Class A Motorhomes

You might be getting a buildup in the black tank. I began filling the black tank about 1/4 full of water after dumping. Then the next drive breaks things up. I dump the small amount in the tank either at the next campground or when I get home. It has worked for years and it is very little work. As for having to poke toilet paper down the toilet with a broom, there is no way to avoid that occasionally.
J Walker 08/21/13 07:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank incident

There is a vent for the black tank so you can't raise the pressure to the city water pressure but you can build it to the 12' or so head pressure to the roof where the vent is. The large area of the black tank walls might make the tank expand enough to pop a support strap. I would be worth a look.
J Walker 08/19/13 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Do non-Leaking Valve Extenders Exist

3 RV's with valve extenders and none leaked. Tighten a little more than finger tight. Make sure they are installed so they don't flop around when on the road. Using non-flexible stems to match your needs helps. Using flow through caps makes it easy checking and adding air, even on the inside duals. The flow through was recommended to me recently because they provide a seal that serves as a second seal which I feel is needed. A question on flow through extenders, is a valve cap recommended to protect the extender from the elements? Leaving it off provides convenience but safety comes first.
J Walker 08/07/13 06:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Jayco 31 ul

I don't have one but the pictures available online look very good. It appears to have full body paint but I can't tell for sure.
J Walker 08/07/13 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes lock while parked on Monaco Diplomat ??

It has happened to me. I just put it in reverse and gently hit the accelerator. Put it in forward and do the same. After a cycle or two of this he should be fine.
J Walker 08/06/13 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Perplexed by Newmar

If Newmar will provide the part without an unreasonable markup then their policy is a plus. The bane of the RV business for customers is the OEM game. Many MH manufacturers don't even try to stock parts and just push you off to the OEMs. I always feel like I have the weak end of the stick when that happens.
J Walker 08/05/13 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Semi Winter

You need to find out more about your MH basement. Some are enclosed and even insulated. Some have zone thermostats. Others are open to the elements and you can extend the use of the MH a few degrees below freezing by running the furnace which provides some heat to the basement. The answer is MH specific.
J Walker 08/05/13 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I don't get why many more FREDS aren't offered.

Fuel economy is the feature that I noted that FRED offered. The front engine benefits from better cooling from air when traveling. Thus the percent of the time the cooling fan in on is lower than a DP. The large cooling fan can consume 20% of the engine power. FREDs seem to be built of gasser chassis or modified gasser chassis and thus they may well be lighter than DPs helping their MPG. However, in balance I would prefer a DP as long as I can do so.
J Walker 07/31/13 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No power from new batteries

I feel sure that you have a switch to disconnect the batteries. It looks like the batteries are switched off.
J Walker 07/29/13 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
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