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RE: Toad air liine fittings

There are at least three styles. Most auto parts houses have one or more of the styles. May just be a matter of taking the old one it to match. Some look quite similar, but will not work together. You could also call Roadmaster on Monday and ask for the name of the style of quick connects they use.
wolfe10 04/19/14 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does a Honda Fit Sport do as a TOAD ??

Bill, Sorry, I don't have an answer for you on installed price. You can go to tow bar company websites for parts information. Here is Roadmaster's 2013 Fit bracket: http://www.roadmaster-tow-bars.com/vaf/product/list/?gclid=CLzgt_KM7b0CFeRlOgodIWoA-g&category=%3F&year=44&make=945&model=3889&style=5168 Installation instructions and shop times are here: http://www.roadmaster-tow-bars.com/roadmaster-ez2-tow-bar-mounting-bracket-521190-1 Click on "View or download installation instructions for #521190-1 " to see what is involved. Best answer is to call some dealers in your area who have done this on the same model vehicle so you are not paying for "learn" time.
wolfe10 04/19/14 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does a Honda Fit Sport do as a TOAD ??

wtfjr, While that makes sense, did you see that written in the owner's manual-- that will have Honda's "official answer"? Decisions on towablity are sometimes made for other than mechanical reasons-- VW manual transmissions being a good example of a company that denies towability for vehicles that many people tow. Same for Mazda. For years Ford and Mazda sold exactly the same models-- Ford said towable, Mazda not. Would hate for someone to buy a brand new vehicle and have warranty denial issues down the road.
wolfe10 04/19/14 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does a Honda Fit Sport do as a TOAD ??

Just saw the 2014 list from FMCA. The Fit isn't on it. CRV is. Not sure why. Make sure you read the proper tow procedure in the manual before buying. If the procedure isn't there, don't tow it four down if you want the warranty to be good. The reason the Fit was not on the 2014 FMCA Towing List was that there was no 2014 Fit. The 2013 Fit carried (actually, carrIES, since that is the only year model for sale as of this date) over. The 2015's have not been released yet, and Honda had not determined as of press time for the FMCA list whether the 2015 Fit (new from the ground up) would be towable 4 wheels down. First one to see a copy of the 2015 owner manual please post-- suspect release will be sometime this month.
wolfe10 04/19/14 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Freightliner chassis and Cat 330hp 7.2 ??

Actually the Caterpillar 3126 was offered in both shallow and deep pan. To my knowledge, the vast majority (and all Freightliners) have the shallow pan. Shallow pan is easy to distinguish-- it is smooth stamped steel. The deep pan is ribbed aluminum. Most shallow pan 3126's have 19 quart capacity, deep pans 29 quarts. If any question, call Caterpillar RV Hotline with the engine serial number: 877 777-3126.
wolfe10 04/19/14 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator freezes over

Start by checking that the restrictor is still in the condensate drain hose. Good to have a loop in it (like a P trap) or have the end of it underwater in the drain tray. If just open, hot/humid air rises into the refrigerator. Next, as suggested, do the $bill test on the door gasket.
wolfe10 04/19/14 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash HVAC controls not working

Yes, vacuum controls are common and defrost is the default position if no vacuum present. Start at the engine intake manifold and trace the vacuum line to the dash HVAC controls. Yes, it could also be a defective vacuum motor allowing vacuum to escape, but checking the vacuum lines is easier and a good bet.
wolfe10 04/18/14 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Flange Question

Can you machine down the flange to make it parallel to the floor and still have enough "meat" to allow a good connection?
wolfe10 04/18/14 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does a Honda Fit Sport do as a TOAD ??

Bill, Will you be installing the baseplate and wiring (i.e. price on parts only) or hiring out the whole job?
wolfe10 04/18/14 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on keeping mud daubers at bay!

I would not be too concerned with items you use daily. Other items (including furnace if warm where you are) I would use cheap nylon screen over any access areas. $10 worth of screen should protect most of the unused areas.
wolfe10 04/17/14 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yes...this is another tire question...

And, reality is probably somewhere between. Remember, straight from the Michelin website tires should be professionally inspected at 5 years and absolutely replaced at 10 years. I suspect if the first three years (from mold date) were spend an a shelf they would pass inspection for some time longer than a tire made the same week and stored in the sun mounted on a coach.
wolfe10 04/17/14 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on keeping mud daubers at bay!

Are the appliances in use, or is this an issue when coach stored?
wolfe10 04/17/14 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel start batteries

Two things, the drop in chassis battery from 12.8 to 12.3 is OK if it is due to the very high amp draw of the intake manifold heater. But, were you to release the key (i.e. no more load) it should return fairly quickly to the 12.6+ reading. If not, fully charge and have the chassis batteries load tested. The 12.8 reading at the house battery with engine at high idle (where the alternator should be charging both battery banks) is a problem. Do you have a diode-based battery isolator or solenoid-based battery isolator. The isolator is the first suspect area when one bank shows charge and the other does not.
wolfe10 04/17/14 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Alternator/Voltage regulator charging problem

Richard, That will work on those few coaches out there with B.I.R.D. relays. Most don't have them.
wolfe10 04/17/14 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Alternator/Voltage regulator charging problem

Yes, the generator can power the on-board converter or charger to charge the house battery and a jumper can be used to charge the chassis battery from the house battery. But, let's be clear, I would NOT use jumper cables-- too easy for one end to jump off when you hit a bump. And, with the other end connected to a charged battery, it could easily arc weld/start a fire. Hard wire is fine. Another safe option is to located the battery isolator and, after labeling, move the wires from the house battery lug over to join the chassis battery lug. Be sure to return the wires to their original position or all batteries will be discharged with generator/shore power off.
wolfe10 04/17/14 07:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headlight Upgrade

Before you decide to spend big bucks on new headlights, check voltage at the headlights with the engine running. If more than about .5 volts less at the headlights than at the chassis battery, use a fuse and relay to get voltage UP. Said another way, even a good bulb with low voltage will be DIM. If you need step by step for this, let us know. Total cost under $12.
wolfe10 04/16/14 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does Exhaust brake activate brake lights?

I agree- use of service brakes does NOT deactivate the exhaust brake. Exhaust brake works in "high/lock up" 2nd gear and all higher gears. It turns off as you come to a stop-- if it stayed on, the engine would die-- exhaust brake on at idle would not work well!
wolfe10 04/16/14 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Monaco 38PBT Cayman

This link has pictures of the bad design and the much stronger replacements-- makes it easy to see if this needs to be done. This is NOT a "don't buy", it is a "if you buy, subtract $$ for the trailing arms". http://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-problem-monaco-holiday-rambler-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 04/16/14 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CAT 7 Diesel Pusher (Freightliner) Engine/Electronics Issue

Brett, Thank you SO much for responding to my post. Let me see if I understand what you are saying in your first sentence: are you saying that if everything works when the ignition switch is ON (transmission shift pad, dash HVAC fan, gauges, etc) the likely suspect is the ignition solenoid (more likely), ignition switch or wiring between the two? If nothing works when the ignition switch is on (no instrumentation at all, no transmission shift pad, no dash HVAC fan, no gauges...) then it is NOT the solenoid or ignition switch? Because the latter case is the situation I experienced. Absolutely no power to the chassis at all. Turning the ignition switch from OFF to ON or from ON to START did absolutely nothing (instrumentation did not respond). I could, however, start the generator and use any coach 12v power (lights, fans, etc.). Thanks, Will If NOTHING works with the key on that normally works with the key on, the ignition switch or ignition solenoid is the likely suspect (i.e. bad). Your symptoms would suggest a bad solenoid, though checking battery connections and voltage IS a good idea. Clearly the solenoid will not work if battery is dead. But with everything returning to working, unlikely the battery is bad-- yes, could be a loose connection, but few batteries go from completely dead to good enough to start the coach a little later.
wolfe10 04/16/14 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel filter info

Yep...a great way to ruin your engine. Why would you want to do anything like this? I don't understand why you would want to carry diesel fuel either...my Ford and GM diesels just need to be either electrically primed or pump primed. You should NEVER add fuel to the filter before putting it on as this puts unfiltered fuel into the engine, and it will explode :) Larger diesel are NOT the same as your Ford or GM diesels. And, even the large ones can have very different fuel system for exactly the same engine, as the chassis maker, not engine maker specs and installs them. Agree it is better to not put unfiltered fuel into the engine. But explode??? If you have to pre-fill, fill the small outer holes (inlets), not center hole which is the outlet. And, even if you have an electrically primed diesel, if the line from fuel tank to primary filter is filled with air (see my post above), GOOD LUCK.
wolfe10 04/16/14 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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