Thinking of installing a ceiling fan in the bedroom. Looking for some help.
Is 12V or 110 fans better? I'm thinking 12v so will be able to run it without invertor or generator or shore power. Any pros and cons on 12v fans vs 110 fans?
Do they make one with a remote control?
How are they attached to the ceiling? I have an 04 Fleetwood Revolution and the ceiling is a vinyl or ultra leather. I have no idea how you get above this covering to the sold ceiling. Any idea?
For those with ceiling fans in the bedroom, are they worth it? Do they help? I'm primarily looking to help move the air around on those calm warm/hot nights when dry camping. If I'm plugged into shore power, I'll run the AC's if needed.
Thanks for your help.
Like Don said, the R4R Roadmaster rides very rough. I know, I had one. I also installed the ride enhancement kit, it made very little difference in my opinion............still rode rough. Stick with an R8R chassis, Sparten or Freightliner.
Yesterday morning just south of Sacramento on I-5 I saw a motor home travelling northbound, nothing unusual, except he had forgotten to lower his Winegard Traveler Satellite Dish. Nothing I could do, I was in the southbound lanes. I fear the next overpass he would drive under would destroy his dish..........and they aren't cheap. Hopefully someone noticed and flagged him over before the inevitable happened.
I've sold 3 motorhomes myself. Try craiglist, RVtrader and ebay. I had calls from all listings, so hard to tell one is better then the other. When I listed, I listed at a fair price, lots of details, and lots of pictures. One I sold in a couple of days, another was a week or so, and the other in about a month. Make sure you ONLY do a bank wire transfer. Cashier checks are no guarantee, they can be cancelled. You'll get phone calls from companies claiming they sell 85% of the listing if you give it to them. Several of them I heard from, I had never heard of.
I would look at Fleetwood Revolutions too. For $100K, you would be in the 2005-6 range. You would want an LE.
We love ours,
Winnebago made a good coach then too. At that age, it is all about maintance records and condition. Get a high original quality coach and you will be happy.
I'd look at the Revolutions too. I've had two and they're great motorhomes. In midyear 05 they switched to the Sparten Chassis and refered to it as an LE. They came with 400hp Cats. I had one and it's great. I now own an 04 38 ft Rev on a Freightliner Chassis, with a Cummins 350hp. The Cummins has fewer horsepower but more toque. I can't tell any difference in the ride, and the power seems about the same going over the Sierras on I-80. One advantage the LE chassis has is the floor level sits a little higher giving you a little more height in the storage compartments. I also believe in early 05 some had Cat 350hp engines, but I don't think many were built. Quality in the Revolutions is as good as I've seen in any DP except the high end models. They drive and ride great. I bought mine about a year ago, had 27,000 miles, always garage kept, like new, new tires and batteries and paid around 70k Good Luck
Ok, took a look at the generator, I only have 1 breaker it says 35 Amp 2 Pole AC Breaker.
So if I'm understanding correctly. I have two poles of 35amps each. If I exceed this limit on either pole (only has to be one pole) then it will trip and I'll loose everything........ie both poles??
I just bought some 50/50 coolant mix for my cummins 8.3 diesel engine. The auto parts store said there's no difference in coolant between diesel and gas engines. Is this true? Any recommendations on what coolant to use? Thanks
I was just told by an RV tech to leave the lights on every 6 months or so and and discharge the batteries. I have deep cycle, he said charging them and occasionally discharging them extends the life of the batteries. True of False ?? They're Trojans 6 volt deep cycle batteries.
If your toad is new then I believe it's 2007 and equipment with a car tire sensors, then you can't put metal stems on, because the sensors are part of the stem, unless you want to buy new sensors that have metal stems, I believe they're around $100 each.
As a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic I would imagine you have read the manual ?
There's a manual?? LOL Just kidding. The manual says, turn the exhaust brake on to aid in slowing the vehicle..........Not much help.
I'm thinking that the computer is keeping the transmission from shifting down due to exceeding the max rpm's.
I rationalize this due to the fact that if I apply the air brakes momentarily, to down, then it will downshift and began to slow. The exhaust brake works fine at speeds below 60mph or so.
I have a Cummins 8.3 350hp. I seldom drive at 65mph so I don't know what the rpm's. at around 57mph it's around 1500rpms. I don't know when it downshifts, I know it upshifts from 5th to 6th around 60 mph.
The other day coming over Donner Pass, going down hill, I let my speed build up to about 65mph, I switched on the exhaust brake and nothing happened, I let it go for awhile, and nothing, I finally applied the air brakes for a couple of seconds and slowed a little and then the exhaust brake kicked in. At lower speeds, the exhaust brake works as soon as I turn it on..........why won't it work at higher speeds? Thanks
I'll have to look, but if memory serves me correctly, I only have one breaker on the generator. When it tripped, I lost all AC power in the motor home. Both Air Conditioners and convective oven loss power.
I have an Onan 7500 watt diesel generator. I've just returned from a week of dry camping at the Reno Air Races. Have some questions concerning my generator. I think it's not working correctly.
First off the first day I arrived it was very hot, I'm guessing in the mid 90's, I had the convection oven running, and turned on both AC's all operating off the generator. After a few minutes, the circuit breaker on the generator popped. I reset it and continued running the convection oven and just one AC. it tripped again, reset, and just ran the convection overn. Basically, other then a light, nothing else was on, it continued to run without tripping the CB. Any idea why it was tripping the CB? The 2 AC's and convection oven shouldn't have exceeded the 7500 watt limit. Again, it's 7500watt Gen.
Next quesiton, with the generator running, and the batteris(4-6 volts)drained a little. I'd start the generator and it would go to Bulk charge, I have a Xantrex control panel. The indicator lights would indicate a bulk charge, then an absorption and finally after awhile a float charge, nothing unusual there. While doing this each evening, I'd be there watching TV, and one or two lights on. After awhile, the generator would speed up (increase in rpm's) and the light on the Xantrax controller would show a bulk charge, then after awhile it would go to absorption with the generator slowing, then float, the rpms slowing again. After awhile, perhaps an hour or so, it would go thru this cycle again. Their would be no change in power usage to the generator. Why would it go back to bulk charge after it had already gone to float, and why would the rpm's/ power/noise level on the generator change? One other thing, in the past, and I've checked with techs and this is ok to do, I'd have the generator running and the inverter on, I'd turn the generator off, and the inverter would immediately take over the load without having to turn the TV or other AC devices on. (I'm not not using Air Conditioners or microwave/convection oven on inverter). Now I turn the generator off, with the inverter on, it won't switch over, and I have to turn the direct TV box, TV etc back on. Also, if NO AC electrical is running and I turn the inverter on without the generator running, I now have to push the inverter button 2-3 times to get the inverter on. Any ideas? My batteries are all less then a year old, deep cycle Trojans. Thanks
Why is it not a good idea to idle a DP engines when diesel trucks idle for hours. I talked to a trucker and he said the only time he turns the engine off is when he's having it serviced. Truckers idle them over night all the time. What's the difference?? Thanks