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RE: Consequences of reversed polarity

Good answers. Yes in the absence of a good ground (an issue in many RV parks in Mexico) stepping from the metal step of the RV to wet grass can give you quite a jolt. It is enough to kill small pets-- sadly have seen it happen to another rig in a park we were in in Patzcuaro several years ago.
wolfe10 02/28/15 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Nitrogen in tires

Skip, Bottom line-- you met a tire dealer who failed high school chemistry! The Ideal Gas Law tops all advertising claims. However, there are actually THREE types of gasses that are used in tires: 1. Nitrogen. 2. DRY air (like with a good compressor and quality air dryer) 3."Regular" air with moisture (like in those coin op air compressors) 1 and 2 behave very similarly. Since water is NOT an ideal gas, "regular" air does have more PSI change with temperature change.
wolfe10 02/28/15 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mercerdes Deisel

Freightliner did install some MB engines-- around 7.2 liters as I recall. I have not worked on them. Strongly suggest you contact Freightliner, Gaffney with your Freightliner VIN for more information.
wolfe10 02/27/15 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: PPL motorhomes

If you must dog the corporation not the individual. Guess I feel just about the opposite. My only reason to "dog" the corporation (PPL) is for them not counseling sellers that they will NOT get top dollar and a quick sale for one that is not in top condition. BUT, it is ultimately the seller's responsibility for recognizing this fact and either doing the work or hiring PPL or someone else to do it. All it takes is the stroke of a pen if one doesn't want to do the work themselves. Money VERY well invested. As I said in my first post, and as repeated by others, you will always find a wide range of coach conditions on consignment lots, based on the coach's OWNER, not the consignment lot.
wolfe10 02/27/15 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crossing at Los Indios soon (Maybe)

On that route, even 100 km/hr is FAST for a caravan. Been that route, done that. CLEARLY, no faster than that.
wolfe10 02/26/15 08:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: PPL motorhomes

It is predominantly a consignment lot. So, you will find the full range from very well maintained to virtually neglected. Not all good or bad, but the full range of conditions. They are pretty up-front about condition, but they have NOT reconditioned them. The good news is that they have a LOT of coaches for sale.
wolfe10 02/26/15 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

The engine, transmission and cruise control computers are programmed for the best fuel economy. Dale, I would question that statement. Best PERFORMANCE, yes. Best economy-- no. Low RPM/higher throttle positions on a gasoline engine is more efficient that high RPM/lower throttle positions.
wolfe10 02/25/15 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rotate tires on Class A YES OR NO ( why?)

Rotate RV tires ONLY if an unusual wear pattern occurs.
wolfe10 02/25/15 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH tire PSI conflicting info

The local dealer says they always set the max listed on the sidewall (110psi). I weighed & consulted the Michelin chart. 71psi front & 76 rear. That's a HUGE difference. It's time to check a different reliable source. I would consider Michelin a good, reliable source for inflation information for their tires. BTW, the correct way to read the inflation chart is to use the heavier wheel position on an axle to determine the correct MINIMUM PSI for all tires on that axle. I say minimum, because if it weighs more, the chart calls for more PSI. Many of us add 5 PSI to the chart's "minimum PSI for a given weight" as a small fudge factor.
wolfe10 02/24/15 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchase Using 3rd Party Escrow Company

Suggestion: Agree on price, pending "inspection satisfactory to buyer". Specify a date by which written notice will be given as to acceptance/rejection/renegotiation. This allows you or an inspector you choose to inspect the coach. Obviously the sooner the date, the more flexible will be most sellers on price. Inspect/have it inspected. If nothing major, move on to closing. Clear title, easiest is to go to seller's bank. Call your bank and have them wire the money (your banker taking with his banker). Have bank check the title/paperwork and notarize anything that needs that. Once his bank confirms money in his account, he hands you keys and title. If there is a lien on it, have seller get you the name of a contact at his lending institution. You call and verify payoff and work out how to pay. May have your bank draft for title. If a lien, do NOT pay the seller directly. If equity, the lending institution holding title may authorize you to pay seller the equity or may ask that you send them the full amount and they cut check back to seller. Do not know why a 3rd party would be needed to protect either buyer or seller, and can not imagine them doing it for free. Have sold many large boats as well as motorhomes this way. Everyone is protected.
wolfe10 02/22/15 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank smell in coach

I have come out with a new product. I have a machine that diffuses Ozone into the grey and black water tanks..no odors and as an added benefit it kills off most of the bacteria and pathogens in the waste making it safer to handle. Got to ask-- who cares of it smells in the tank. The whole purpose of the way RV plumbing is done (house plumbing as well) is to isolate the smell from the interior of the coach, NOT make the **** smell good. BTW, Ozone is really tough on rubber parts.
wolfe10 02/22/15 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes

In order: Correct tire inflation based on actual weights. Rear track bar. Polyurethane sway bar bushings and change rear bar end link location for more resistance to sway.
wolfe10 02/20/15 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries 2 6 Volt Deep Cycle Not Charging

Many chargers will not charge a dead battery, or only charge ON/OFF/ON/Off. Best to hook up a small battery charger to get them started-- and even it may do the same thing.
wolfe10 02/20/15 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: michelin 235-80-22.5

i went to 235/75R-22.5 with no problem. Made sure they were the same Load Range. Are you sure it isn't a 245/75R22.5?
wolfe10 02/20/15 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: By pass El Paso

Agree with Dennis. No good options.
wolfe10 02/19/15 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balancing of tires

OK, let's start at the beginning: Mount new tires on the coach. CHECK RUN-OUT. Balancing an egg-shaped tire will NOT give you the ride you want. If over .035" run-out, rotate tire on wheel, etc. Basically get it fixed. If nothing else works, have it trued. Almost a lost art, but there ARE people who still do it. THEN, and only then, best answer is to balance the tires ON THE RIG. Balancing the tire/wheel to within 1/2 ounce is great, but your brake drum/disk likely weighs close to a hundred pounds. Easy to be a couple of ounces out of balance. Another option is something like CENTRAMATICS, that automatically balance "all rotating masses".
wolfe10 02/18/15 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes

Call the chassis manufacture and ask them what was on the chassis from the factory. Glenn, I would suggest that this will tell you what the chassis maker's bean counters required as a price for shocks, NOT necessarily what the best shock for the chassis is.
wolfe10 02/17/15 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Manufacturer versus Tire Company air pressure settings

Boy, this thread has run the full range from accurate to bizarre. FACT: The GVWR sticker installed by the coach manufacturer is for the OE tires (yup, they DO know what they put on there) when loaded to GAWR. Please provide facts that are contrary to this statement. And, no, I would never suggest any method of accurate tire pressure determination without weighting each wheel position. Then, take the heavier wheel position on each axle to determine the correct minimum PSI for all tires on that axle from your tire manufacturers inflation table. Unlike car tires, the correct PSI for the tires on our coach (per Michelin, not me) is 70 or 110 DEPENDING ON LOAD. That is a huge range and over or under inflating is quite likely if you don't know your actual weights.
wolfe10 02/17/15 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Manufacturer versus Tire Company air pressure settings

NO, the PSI on the GVWR sticker (usually by the driver's area) indicates THE CORRECT/MINIMUM PRESSURE WHEN EACH AXLE IS LOADED TO ITS GAWR. Hopefully, your actual weights will be well under GAWR and therefore the correct/minimum PSI will be less.
wolfe10 02/17/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Average Maintenance Costs?

Are you planning on doing most of the maintenance yourself or paying high shop 100-$125 a hour rates? That will make a big difference on oil/filter changes for engine, transmission, air etc. Yup, need answer to this to even be able to put you in the ball park as far as Preventive Maintenance costs.
wolfe10 02/17/15 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
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