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RE: Generator keeps stopping

Depending on the load you could burn 1/2 to 1 gal an hour. Somewhere around 1/4 of a tank the genset will shut down to allow you enough fuel to run the engine and refuel. So over 9 days how many hours did you run the generator?
garry1p 06/17/18 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Violent tire blow out messed up my rig

You really need to check the date code to verify you were not sold out of date tires.
garry1p 05/08/18 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: awning spring tension

Best to look it up on the CareFree site. Mine took 16 I started with 14 but it just wasn't quit enough. Be careful and do not let it get away from you when winding you could get a nasty surprise.
garry1p 05/06/18 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Complicated fridge question, stay with me here... :\

I suspect you will find an open ground. 1st thing is disconnect the wires going to the circuit board and measure for 12v on the hot wire to a "good" ground. Check the ground wire for a direct short to a "good" ground. One of the wires readings will give you a direction to follow.
garry1p 04/08/18 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Bounder with broken axle twice in 2000 miles

Not enough info to even think about it!
garry1p 03/11/18 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cant see GPS in sun

Sounds crazy but try this (if you are using polarized sunglasses). Looking through your glasses and rotate them to the right then rotate to the left. One direction will black out the screen the other will lighten the screen up. The GPS screen is polarized in a different direction than your sunglasses than the GPS.
garry1p 03/09/18 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: ABS module bleed suggestions????

I was having a heck of a time bleeding my brakes until I found the following note after a lot of searching brake problems. "After bleeding the brakes on the P-30 chassis in the normal manner start engine and rotate steering wheel all the way to the stop in each direction two or three times". Made a big difference in my brakes but they never work like a car or pick-up.
garry1p 03/09/18 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 93 Brave with Chevy 454 acceleration issuea

A brand new MH can have over a thousand miles on the odometer titled on a chassis that's a few years older than the MH build date. You may have a 1989/90 chassis on a 1993 RV. The title is always issued on date of manufacture.
garry1p 03/09/18 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 93 Brave with Chevy 454 acceleration issuea

Mine is FI but; I think you will find an inline fuel filter in the fuel line (on mine just behind the steps)on the frame rail I had the same problem and it was the filter. The carburetor may also have a small filter at the very input to the carburetor.
garry1p 03/07/18 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to read a digital multimeter, to measure batteries

When using the meter for checking battery voltage. On the meter. 1. The red lead plugs into the ohm/V (red) hole closest to black hole on the meter. 2. The black lead plugs into black (COM or neg) hole. 3. Set the dial position on DVC 20 (Black solid line is DC Volts). 4. Place the red lead on the + (pos) side of the battery and the black lead on the - (neg)side of the battery. 5. Meter display should read 12.6 or higher for a fully charged battery. The internal meter battery is used for the display and ohm setting only. If the display looks good the meter should be good to go for battery testing. To test the meter rotate the dial to the lowest ohm setting the meter should display "1". Now touch the red and black lead tips together the meter should read "0". If it reads anything higher the leads may be bad, the internal battery is low or meter is defective.
garry1p 03/04/18 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Don't Buy Tires "with wrinkles"

Hope he kept the receipt sounds like he was charged for something he did not get.
garry1p 03/03/18 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Xantrex 458 Freedom "filtered" modified sine???

I suspect the "filtered" refers to reducing RF interference that would show up as noise in TV's, DVR, ect. these filters are made up of small capacitors and inductors. There are some things you can due to round off the output for example filters made from much larger capacitors and inductors but the higher the current output the higher the cost, higher internal heat and a bulkier unit and you still have a MSW just "slightly" cleaner. You should be able to use a MSW inverter with most refrigerators but not all depends on the manufacture.
garry1p 02/27/18 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When filling with water, most of it dumps out the side.

I have the same problem and Camco adapter was a simple fix.
garry1p 02/27/18 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Voltage Logger...experienced recommendation?

In the old days if the power company would not provide a recorder we would rent one to prove to the customer they had a power problem not an equipment problem. I would try to have the CG owner have the power company record the power, they will only measure the input to the CG but that may be the problem in addition that will let the owner know you are serious. If the power company or CG owner refuses call around have an electric contractor install a recorder at your site so you have an unbiased professional report.
garry1p 02/27/18 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Where can I find a 12 VDC 32 inch or larger TV

The brick (inverter)also acts as a regulator so by passing the brick into another 12VDC sources will give you unregulated 12VDC not sure how much tolerance the TV would have but the RV converter will put out over 14V at times. If the TV comes wired for 12VDC and can be plugged into a 12V outlet it will have an internal regulator.
garry1p 02/27/18 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: ground squirrel or mouse??

You will most likely take them with you. Our friends never had mice and found signs of them last month camping in Texas. So far caught two upon returning home.
garry1p 02/26/18 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Electric Steps Fail to Fully Retract Question

Before changing the motor check the 4 way connector that feeds power to the steps it has a way of getting corroded and steps have low voltage at the motor.
garry1p 02/22/18 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

I never said "all" have 110VDC relays but many do. From the WFCO 57 series transfer switch manual. Designed To Provide Trouble-Free Changeover Of Power Between Shore Power And Generator Used For A 30 Amp Or 50 Amp AC Service DC Coiled Relays Prevent AC “chatter” Noise And Drop-Out In Low-Voltage Conditions. Iota also uses 110VDC relays as well many others manufactures.
garry1p 02/16/18 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

If you know what to look for and have a good DVM then yeah its repairable as a DIY project. I was posting to highlight what can cause the hum. I'm sure I could repair mine for the hum however I would probably replace before repair since I would still have an older switch with old contacts. Even if you could replace the contacts you would never find replacements. It could also be the contacts are pitted and need touching up as posted previously that could be an easy fix. If you don't have a burnishing tool use 800 grit sand paper. This fix could last a year or two. Another easy check make sure the unit is fastened down tight and the whole unit is not vibrating. If you take it to a shop for repair it will cost about the same as a new one $75 to $90 new. I would say if the two easy fixes don't work replace and be done with it.
garry1p 02/15/18 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

Many transfer switches have a 110VDC relay coil if the DC has a ripple from a bad capacitor or rectifier diode you can get an ac hum.
garry1p 02/14/18 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
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