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RE: Warm Norcold

Be sure to wrap the dry ice for the refrigerator section in a couple of pieces of newspaper, or it will freeze everything in there.
wolfe10 04/24/14 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When did DEF become required ?

I would be quite surprised if the cost of DEF (particularly if purchased at the pump) would not be more than off-set by the better fuel mileage. Same as gasoline cars when the catalytic converter came out in 1975. The DPF and DEF allow the engine to be run dirtier/more power and let the equipment downstream clean it up.
wolfe10 04/24/14 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic filters

Tom, It is more about the accumulated crud in the bottom of the canister getting to the "clean side". And, quite frankly, until the job is done, you really don't know what crud/metal could be in the canister. The few extra minutes in siphoning out the fluid is just a good practice.
wolfe10 04/24/14 07:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Air Cleaning

Probably get more specific answers if you tell us what A/C you have. But, yes, the evaporator is likely inside the sheet metal on the opposite end of the A/C from the exposed coils of the condenser. The evaporator will have to be exposed to clean it.
wolfe10 04/23/14 01:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing ceramic tile in a 2000 Itaska horizon

I would sure check out Duraceramic by Congoleum-- looks very much like ceramic, much lighter and more forgiving.
wolfe10 04/23/14 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire age vs inside storage question

Yes, storing mounted tires on an RV indoors will EXTEND their life. It will not give them "eternal life". My speculation is that it would probably prolong their life by a year or two. Less if driven infrequently, longer if driven, say monthly as well as storing indoors. I will go with the advice of Michelin-- have tires inspected by a tire professional annually beginning at 5 years. Replace irrespective if appearance at 10 years.
wolfe10 04/23/14 01:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Free ride mods - results after a long trip.

Some "overthinking" going on here. The tire manufacturer engineers have already looked at these factors and taken them into consideration when the published the Tire Inflation Charts. Weight the coach (4 wheel position best). Use heavier wheel position on each axle to to to the chart. The chart number is the minimum PSI for that weight. Add 5 PSI to it for a safety factor. Adjust seasonally with big swings in ambient temperature. PERIOD. Again "cold" pressure is pressure at current ambient temperature-- be it 30 degrees F or 100 degrees F. Same for all tire manufacturers.
wolfe10 04/23/14 09:39am Class A Motorhomes

Dick, Yes, if the loaded weight of the coach is 32,000 or less, according to the chart, you could tow up to 10,000. BUT, I have no idea whose numbers those are: chassis maker? coach maker? The LESSER of chassis or coach maker's specs dictate. As an example, if the coach maker used a frame extension or less than 10k hitch, the towing rating would be less.
wolfe10 04/22/14 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes

Dick, GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) it the maximum weight that the coach should carry. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Ratings) are the axle maximum weights. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) is the maximum weight permissible for coach and toad/trailer.
wolfe10 04/22/14 07:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic filters

Actually a LOT better to siphon out the oil from the reservoir before removing the filters. If you don't, crud on the "dirty side" can get to/mix with the clean side of the filters. Even if you reuse the old oil (depends on its condition as to whether it is a good idea), this keeps "clean side clean".
wolfe10 04/22/14 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help me identify an engine part and the required cap

That is the A/C line for the dash A/C. If leaking and it is not the valve (which you can easily find), the line needs to be replaced-- though on the suction side it still handles relatively high pressure.
wolfe10 04/21/14 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: lower balls joints for steering

Deano is correct, no ball joints on the W chassis. It has king pins instead. He may be referring to tie rod ends.
wolfe10 04/21/14 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Freightliner chassis and Cat 330hp 7.2 ??

Yes, the one piece manifolds, whether on Caterpillar or Cummins are susceptible to manifold cracking and/or gasket leaking. Not a high failure rate item, but it can happen. If just warped they can easily be resurfaced-- should cost around $25. There is a current thread on another forum where a number of Cummins C engines exhaust manifolds shrunk-- identifiable by bending of the forward most and rear most bolts. Replacement is the only solution if this happens. Some engines have an upgraded three piece exhaust manifold that significantly improves exhaust manifold life. BTW, same thing on larger gas engines-- 460 is a poster child for exhaust manifold problems.
wolfe10 04/21/14 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Freightliner chassis and Cat 330hp 7.2 ??

Freightliner has a good PM chart with detail. Additionally, there IS a grease zirk on the fan hub on the motor. Access if from ABOVE-- the bedroom or closet.
wolfe10 04/21/14 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco Knight handling issues

Is your suspension on the Roadmaster/Monaco 4 inboard air bag or 8 outboard air bag suspension? VERY different suspensions. And, absolutely get it weighted and proper tire pressure set.
wolfe10 04/20/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Discovery windows fogging

Well, it is a trade-off. We bought our present coach with four SEGI windows with blown seals. Knew it going in and subtracted $$ for their repair. They are repaired and we now have good windows AND the insulation value of dual pane windows. As already posted, there are good shops around the country who do this work.
wolfe10 04/20/14 07:21am Class A Motorhomes
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
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