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RE: Need mobile mechanic in luray va.

Les, You should be able to find someone in or near the CG who can help you. I would start by seeing if everything runs from the generator. If so, that says the problem is not "coach side" of the ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch). Someone safe working around 240 VAC would probably start by verifying power to the coach end of the shore power cord (if separable from coach). If not/next, at both "IN" and "OUT" of the ATS. If nothing works on generator either, the issue is either in the ATS, wiring to 120 VAC breaker box or in the breaker box itself. If you have a reel for your shore power cord, its contacts are another place to check.
wolfe10 05/29/15 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Need mobile mechanic in luray va.

Perhaps if you tell us what kind of work you need done we can be of more assistance: Chassis work, RV appliance work, other?
wolfe10 05/29/15 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I jump start my toad from my motor home?

Couple of points. You can use either battery bank of the coach to jump (see below) the toad. The chassis batteries are a no brainer, since they are 12 VDC If using the house bank, CAREFULLY find the positive going to the house and negative going to the house. If in doubt, verify with our voltmeter that it is 12 VDC. The caution-- with modern vehicles, they can be very sensitive to voltage spikes. So, best to connect the toad battery to coach battery. DO NOT ATTEMPT to start the toad. Let the battery charge up for 10-15 minutes-- longer if convenient. Then disconnect the jumper and start the toad. Could you "jump start". Probably, but unless in a huge hurry, why chance it?
wolfe10 05/29/15 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freezer forming ice on walls

I stopped making the ice cubes in the freezer, and no more icing up. I know this does not make sense, but this is what i found. Actually, it makes PERFECT sense. Since you put WATER in the ice trays, it added quite a lot of humidity to the interior. That condensed and froze on the walls of the freezer. Because absorption refrigerators have less cooling capacity than compressor/home type refrigerators, the water stays in liquid form longer, so more humidity in the freezer.
wolfe10 05/29/15 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Backup Camera, Your Recommendation?

QUESTION TIME A regular camera playing into a regular monitor renders an image reverse of reality. Is this a general distraction? Do they have image reversing backup cameras? I personally do not especially like have to interpret a reversed image. My system is ancient. The cameras are also mounted inside. Totally agree. You want either the monitor or camera (or both) to offer reverse image capability. The only time it matters which device need it is if the monitor is used for other functions such as tank levels. In that case, set up the monitor to read "the other function" properly and adjust rear-view image with the camera.
wolfe10 05/29/15 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: '94 Dutch Star ran fine, died - that's it

Clearly the fuel shutoff solenoid is not the only thing that will keep the engine from starting, but a very good "check first". But, diesels are pretty simple. If it turns over at the correct speed and has fuel, it should start.
wolfe10 05/29/15 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

How are you gonna get OUT of Texas without a BOAT.....:h....Dennis Oh, but we DO have a boat-- Catalina 350. About 1.5 miles from the house. No flooding here-- water just drains into the bay, then Gulf. Have not filled up the Gulf yet.
wolfe10 05/29/15 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freezer forming ice on walls

If the ice on the back wall of the freezer is over 1/4" or so, DEFROST IT. Ice is a great insulator. And you want that back wall (the cooling unit) to be able to accept transfer heat from the interior.
wolfe10 05/28/15 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

Damn, now I've got to sit here until the temp drops to 65 degrees...gonna be a long summer I guess...:B....Dennis Its worse for us, it has to warm up to 65 :W NO, that is the good news in the summer. Headed your way SOON!
wolfe10 05/28/15 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Play/Slack in Steering

Yes, setting caster AND toe-in toward the high side of spec helps.
wolfe10 05/28/15 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

Wow, two of us who remember our school physics/chemistry at the same time.
wolfe10 05/28/15 02:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

On the other hand, it's right on the money based on my current ambient (90F) since the pressures have risen 5 psig and it was about 65F last time I adjusted the pressures. Yes, the ideal gas law applies. For a given rise in Temperature, there WILL be a specific rise in Pressure. PV=nRT has been around for a LONG time. Same basic physics that prove some of the ads for Nitrogen in tires are so much bunk. Nitrogen, like other gases DOES follow the ideal gas law, not "Bubba's marketing law 101".
wolfe10 05/28/15 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

Sure looks like another of those "if you read it on the Internet........" things. And he's probably a French model too. Bonjour. ;) Oui, Oui. Or in Texas we would just say, Wee Wee.
wolfe10 05/28/15 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: '94 Dutch Star ran fine, died - that's it

Timing chain on Cummins C???? Most likely is a weak fuel shut-off solenoid. The replacement from Cummins is more robust. Short term, you should be able to wire it in the open position, but will have to unwire it to stop the engine. Here is a very good description with pictures: http://www.beamalarm.com/Documents/fuel_shut_off_solenoid_replacement.html
wolfe10 05/28/15 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Any problems on any of these getting a good signal from the toad? Looking on E-bay some of the brands offer a signal booster. Will I need that too? Suspect you would need a booster on longer coaches. Have not needed one on our 35-38' coaches. Reads toad just fine.
wolfe10 05/28/15 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Vs. Ambient

Sorry, Dick. As Tireman9 (a retired tire engineer) stated in that link, cold is not at a specific temperature, but before driving, exposure to sun, etc at whatever the ambient temperature is. I, also, would like to know the source of that "interesting" inflation chart that contradicts all the major tire manufacturer's written inflation instructions. Sure looks like another of those "if you read it on the Internet........" things.
wolfe10 05/28/15 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Play/Slack in Steering

OK, my response: Absolutely start by checking for play in all the other components BEFORE looking at the steering box. Takes two people. With engine OFF, have your helper in the driver's seat. Have them turn the steering wheel through arcs left/right/left... Start with small arcs and increase until the right wheel just starts to turn. Look for any play from the right steering knuckle through tie rod ends, left knuckle, drag link, etc. Next, while you are looking at the top of the steering box/bottom of the steering shaft, have your helper make very tiny arcs. There should be zero play in the steering shaft/U joints. Once you have verified no play in the "rest of the steering components" it is time to look at the steering box itself. First question is what steering box to do you have. Some are adjustable, some like Sheppard boxes are NOT. To remove play from a Sheppard box, the box must be removed and blue-printed. There is a company in Washington state that specializes in this. If you have a Sheppard box, I can look for information on that company. Steering box adjustment is NOT something to be done lightly/incorrectly. Easy to do permanent damage if over tightened.
wolfe10 05/28/15 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Another satisfied Pressure Pro user. Good product and good factory support.
wolfe10 05/28/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: door lock

Mark, You will need to give us more to go on if you want good advice. What year and model coach? Take a picture and post of the lock/look for a brand name. Are you trying to get in from the outside, or are you inside?
wolfe10 05/28/15 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: where to drill fridge?

Have you tried contacting the refrigerator manufacturer for schematics or their recommendation?
wolfe10 05/28/15 07:18am Tech Issues
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