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RE: Quadrajet Carb Leaking?

I had Quadra jets and they had a habit of the composite floats absorbing gasoline and thus becoming to heavy to float so they would sink thus opening the needle and seat and flooding the carb. I don't know what the float weighs when new but compare the weight of the old one with the new. If it is heavier replace it.
othertonka 08/30/14 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remapping Transmission on Triton V10?

The cruse control is just doing what you set it to do. You set it for 65 and all it is trying to do is maintain 65 going up that mountain. How does it do that? by giving it more throttle and then that causes the RPM's to climb to 4000 or higher just trying to do whst you told it to do, maintain 65 MPH going up that mountain. Take control back from that guy named CRUISE and turn it OFF and use your foot and your gear shift to drive the speed you want going up that mountain because with cruise control it is never going to reach/maintain 65 going up that mountain anyway, just reving your engine which is what you are trying to fix according to your post. It is called "driving", Try it and save your money on a shift program. Just my opinion and offered as such
othertonka 08/29/14 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue with trailer connected

I have to ask do you have a battery in the trailer? And is it hooked up with the Negative terminal wire hooked up to the ground point on the frame of the trailer? Also is the battery fully charged? Good place to start looking first
othertonka 08/29/14 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam Club or AAA?

You better check with AAA to see if they have tow coverage for a large RV. Some don't, they just handle cars.
othertonka 08/27/14 07:49pm Good Sam Club
RE: 50A Idea

You will not get 50 amps just by hooking up with an adapter to a 50 amp outlet. You will only get 30 amps. The best thing to do is turn the water heater off from electric. That will help a lot and learn that high draw items like hair dryers and microwaves could put you over 30 amps if used at the same time. It's a numbers game, you will learn to limit your use when the AC is on or you will just constantly be resetting Breakers. Just as a side note, my Motorhome has a switch that prevents me from using the water heater and the microwave at the same time, it is one or the other but not both.
othertonka 08/26/14 11:05am General RVing Issues
RE: No RV'er wave?

I find that in most class A MH's you can't see the driver due to the window glare much less see them wave unless they roll the window down and stick their arm out side. So I don't wave and most time they could not see me even if I did. Why bother????
othertonka 08/25/14 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: GFI Reset Loaction in 1999 Holiday Rambler Endeavor

You need to look in the kitchen or bathroom for a GFI outlet. When you find one push the reset button on the face of the outlet, you have to be hooked up to shore power or to generator for it to reset. What has happened is that the microwave outlet is wired downstream from a GFI outlet so that outlet protects all the outlets beyond the GFI, Here is a link to what a GFI outlet looks like, there are 2 buttons on the front. GFI Outlet
othertonka 08/24/14 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: New to Class A, need help with faceplate

oSold our 5th after getting tired of riding in a 3/4 4X4 for 4 months of the year. Getting an '05 37' HR. Bought a toad: '09 Sonata standard. Question: Are all face plates the same or are they matched with particular brands of tow bars? Thanks in advance If you already own a tow bar then buy the same brand name base plate as your tow bar, that way they should match. for example I had a roadmaster tow bar so I called roadmaster and ordered the base plate from them. You can do the same with blue ox or any other brand.
othertonka 08/24/14 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4WD and AWD on a tow dolly

You are right, the CRV AWD can NOT be towed on a dolly, but can be towed 4 wheels down. What are your reasons for not towing 4 down? I have towed my 2002 CRV 4 down for 12 years without a problem. Just look in the owners manual index under the heading "towing behind a motorhome" and just go to that page and follow the directions for shifting procedure to the letter and you can tow up to 65 MPH with no problem. In my opinion this is better then using s dolly. As for a 4 wheel drive vehicle that can be towed on a dolly, I have no knowledge of that subject.
othertonka 08/24/14 01:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Need to completely regroup,looking for a toad for Fleetwood

Have you looked for a Honda CRV? Nice TOAD and they weigh right around 3400 lbs
othertonka 08/21/14 06:08pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Got hung up and could not move. How did I get out?

When are you going to tell us????????
othertonka 08/20/14 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Normal?

To check if it is alignment, drive the toad on a level straight road with no traffic and when straight let go of the steering wheel momentarily and see if the toad continues to steer straight. If it does not steer straight then it is time for a wheel alignment, paying attention to Caster.
othertonka 08/17/14 12:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Building a Bunk Ladder

What ever you make it out of, make sure that the rungs are wide enough and soft enough so that you/she can climb it in bare feet. A narrow rung really hurts the bare feet, unless she wears shoes to bed.
othertonka 08/14/14 12:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fuel filter change?

I find that it helps to let the MN sit for about 30 minutes after you shut the engine off. Before I loosen the gas line fittings I also remove the gas cap in case there is any pressure build up in the tank. Then get the proper open end or line wrenches, put them in place and then throw a rag over the fittings (Goggles!) and crack the fittings open and let the pressure release for a minute or two and then remove the fittings. When reinstalling the new filter make sure you observe the IN and OUT markings on the filter as you put the filter back in place. Clean up and then turn the ignition key to ON, let the fuel pump run and look for any fitting leaks. No leaks? Go ahead and start the engine and check again for leaks. No leaks? record the date and mileage for your future use.
othertonka 08/13/14 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison Tran

I believe what you are experiencing is it is going in and out of Overdrive. Either turn overdrive off until you can reach a speed that will keep it in Overdrive, which is around 55 with a steady throttle. If you get it in OD and then you allow it to drop the speed below 55 it will usually downshift and drop out of Overdrive. This practice is not good for the tranny and tranny fluid can heat up. So when this happens either speed up or turn the overdrive OFF. PS. I have the 1000 tranny and this is what I do.
othertonka 08/11/14 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: battery gauge

How do you know the battery is perfect? How do you know the alternator is charging? How do you know the house batteries are charged and good? If you are using a good Multimeter to determine what you post, then it is obvious that the red battery gauge is BAD.
othertonka 08/09/14 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Something changed at GSRA?

It is never a good time or place when you have a problem and need roadside assist. It is usually on a Saturday or Sunday or holiday, and in some god forsaken place where the nearest provider is hours and miles away. Now put yourself in the call screeners position, he or she has the same problem as we do, trying to find a provider that is open and can assist us in a timely manner. Not all of their contacts are just sitting around waiting for us to break down and come to our aid and fix our problem on the spot any time or day of the week. So which ever roadside assistance service you choose probably at one time or another, will not be able to satisfy everyone every time. You choose your service provider making sure they can handle a rig of your size and read the fine print as to what problems the policy will handle and take your chance is about all you can do. Then do your maintenance, and keep your RV in top shape so you minimize breakdowns and hope for the best.
othertonka 08/09/14 05:09pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Shop Labor Rate

Try a mobile RV repair person. their rates can be around $50.00 Per Hour and they come to you and usually finish the job the same day if possible and they carry the common parts with them.
othertonka 08/07/14 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: An 8 year old's letter about camping . . .

Here is another view from a child's perspective. been posted before but I think it is time to post again. After Christmas, a teacher asked her young students how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona. Now they live in a house that looks like a camper and they have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore. They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is okay now, and they do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too but they don't swim. They all get in and jump up and down with hats on. At their gate there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out and they go cruising in their golf carts. Nobody cooks, they just eat out. They eat the same thing every night: Early Birds. Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house. So the ones that do get out, they bring food back to the wrecked center and call it Pot Luck. My Grandma says that Grandpa worked hard all his life to earn his retardment and she says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandkids!
othertonka 08/03/14 08:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Proper use of OverDrive

Overdrive in the city probably will not even activate at slow city speeds so I would say his statement to not use overdrive in the city is not a valid statement. Overdrive is like having a 5th gear added to your already 4 speed transmission. It won't even shift into Overdrive until you reach a speed of 50 to 60 MPH. Do you drive 50 or 60 in the city? So just leave it ON. Now for Highway driving I would use it except for mountain driving, then turn it off. In mountains your Transmission could "HUNT" , shifting back and forth, in and out of OD and in and out of HI, thus building unwanted heat in the tranny while you are climbing. Now going down hill you turn OD OFF and downshift the tranny to use the engine compression to hold you back, thus saving your brakes. So you are saying... Level terrain OD ON... Mountains terrain OD OFF. In other words, up or down hill should be OFF. Right? Did I understand correctly? Dennis Yes you summed it up very well. It will only shift into Overdrive when the speed is high enough for it to do so without lugging the engine. If you are in second gear and turn the OD switch ON, it won't shift into OD until you go through the other gears and reach a speed that will allow it to shift. (usually between 50 and 60 depending what engine and gear ratio you have.
othertonka 08/03/14 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
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