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RE: engine on reduced power

I would put a charger on the battery, with it disconnected. FULLY charge the battery, reconnect, and try again. Low voltage can cause screwy readings. Disconnecting can reset. Sometimes.
mpierce 06/30/16 04:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tag Axle problems on 2000 Pinnacle 3790

The tag axle "failed". What does that mean? Air bags won't air up? The bearings went out? It went out of alignment? What is wrong with the tag axle. It broke in two?
mpierce 06/30/16 04:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Age restrictions

We have a 1990 Bluebird. Never a problem. If your MH is good looking, no matter how old, if you call for reservation, just tell them 7 years old. If looks good, should not be a problem.
mpierce 06/28/16 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

So, it's maxed out. You are fine. Either go with it, or trade for a bigger pickup.
mpierce 06/27/16 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

Try disabling the trailer brakes and seeing how well it stops. I would be far more concerned about braking and handling than Axle ratings. If your truck controls the load well then no worries. I have no experience with Canadian enforcement so no comment on legalities. Exactly. Canada does things different. If I am under on my tires, under on the axle and suspension, and it stops well, does not matter what the sticker says. Here. CA, or some provinces, may well be different.
mpierce 06/26/16 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

The reduced payload on a drw 4x4 is because the truck is heavier and load capacity is reduced by a corresponding amount. He said towing capacity. Towing is reduced, but PAYLOAD is significantly increased in a dually.
mpierce 06/26/16 04:26am General RVing Issues
RE: 2nd LP regulator fail in 2 years - oil in regulator!!?

Change suppliers. But, your system is contaminated. Should get cleaned.
mpierce 06/25/16 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you avoid Bio Diesel (over B5) while on the road?

I have 1.6 million miles on my CAT engine, burning mostly Bio. Guess i better check the injectors, as the bio must be ruining them!
mpierce 06/18/16 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

I wish my 4 whl drive vehicles had the transfer case my, I believe, 84 chev had. It had 2 hi, 2 low, neutral, 4 hi, and 4 low. Most now do not have the 2 low. That was a GREAT selection for slow speed manauvers. Lots of power, no locked in axles.
mpierce 06/18/16 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: adding propane to an 'all electric coach'

MOST RV fridges these day are two way, NOT three way. They run on 120 and propane. Most have quit the 12v mode, not much need.
mpierce 06/14/16 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

I have a 90 Bluebird. The rear bedroom AC quit. The AC guy said the wiring and thermostat would need replacing too, as they are too obsolete for the newer ACs. So, I put an Atwood AC in. It has a panel on it to control it, and it uses a remote. NO wiring, NO thermostat, just need the power feed. Works great. More efficient that the oem too. That is what I would do. Nice to be able to lie in bed, and adjust the temp, turn off, etc. without getting up at 2AM!
mpierce 06/08/16 04:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going "cheap" - a new "rant" - just wondering "why?"

Why do you think that just because one has a Class A MH, that they should disregard price and value, and just spend money without regard to price?
mpierce 06/07/16 04:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Rate the Class A makes for the mid '90s

I would sure put Bluebird and Prevost in there at the top! Much better built than the others. Bluebird wraps you in a steel cage. Is actually a School Bus rated safety rating. Others, not.
mpierce 06/07/16 04:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a new toy hauler

My opinion? NONE of them are really well built. Keep what you have. You will be ahead in the long run.
mpierce 06/05/16 04:49am Toy Haulers
RE: Pilot Flying J

You probably weren't aware of the scam Pilot was involved in? Cost truck companies millions in lost rebates. Still people on trial. I was leased to a company and they were fortunate as they took discounts upfront, at the pump and no rebates. Of course, that has nothing to do with the question here. Only affected very large companies on accounts. NO personal or small accounts affected at all.
mpierce 06/04/16 04:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where do I start

If you want a slightly older, but better built MH, go back a couple more years, and add Bluebird and Prevost to your list. You can get a MUCH better built MH for the money, albeit a couple years older.
mpierce 06/03/16 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air brake alarm

Are you holding the brake down? If so, you may well have a leaking brake can, or a line to one.
mpierce 06/02/16 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire pressure and blowouts

In the winter, driving semi, I go from maybe -20 in ND, to 80 in Florida. I make sure my tires are where they should be at -20, and LEAVE them alone! I do not worry about the increase in FL. However, if I was to STAY in FL for a few weeks or more, then I would readjust IF I was going to be driving around.
mpierce 05/31/16 05:33am General RVing Issues
RE: seatbelt laws and children seats

The last time I looked into this, the "general law" was: Children MUST be seat-belted - no exceptions. Child seats and boosters are applicable as required in cars. Adults must be seat-belted if the seats have seat belts. Meaning, if the dinette seats do not have belts installed, then adults can sit there without seat belts. The cab seats MUST have seat-belts, the rest of the coach is optional. Another thing to remember is that even if the seat has a seat belt installed, it doesn't mean it is a properly functional seat belt. Many folks added their own seat belts, but just screwed them into the seat base (versus bolting them to the frame). Yes, but...... I do not know particulars, and it varies from state to state, but most of the time, a vehicle is legal, IF it is the way it came from the factory. ie, Grandfathered. Seat belts are NOT required in that 1934 Ford. IF your Motorhome was manufactured WITHOUT any seatbelts in the "house", then, passengers are NOT required to wear what is NOT there. My 1990 Bluebird only has lap belts on the two seats in the "cab". None in the house. Was told by Highway Patrol that passengers in the back are not required to wear what was not installed at the factory, and was legal at time of Mfg. This may vary by state.
mpierce 05/31/16 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do people spell Cummins with a "ings" ?

People said "Cummings" LONG before spell checkers ever came into existance.
mpierce 05/27/16 04:47am General RVing Issues
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