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RE: Bad Propane or?

Perhaps a matter of semantics. There are generators that tap liquid LP and then convert it to a gas/vapor with an in/on generator regulator. These on-generator regulators (at least on the 6.5 KW Onans I am familiar with) can easily clog with the longer hydrocarbon "contaminants". I have overhauled them and it is not uncommon to find them half filled with a light viscosity grease-like substance. The long-term solution (in addition to overhauling/replacing the regulator) is to switch from the liquid tap to HIGH PRESSURE vapor (i.e. before the house regulator). Only potential issue is icing at cold temperatures/small tank.
wolfe10 03/26/17 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: FMC Magazine April 2017 issue

Yes, please post here AND on the FMCA Forum. Thanks.
wolfe10 03/24/17 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to buy Michelin's in AZ

Have you checked for the price through the FMCA Michelin Fleet Program? They also have a list of dealers who handle the fleet accounts.
wolfe10 03/24/17 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spring Class A Checklist

Starting and engine but not operating it under load (i.e. driving it) just adds moisture to the crankcase. Will a service writer at a Ford dealer know that-- not unless they work on a lot of motorhomes. This question never comes up on daily drivers, as no one just goes out and starts the engine to let it run in the driveway. Said another way, making a decision that could affect the longevity of your engine based on what a service writer knows/doesn't know is rolling the dice.
wolfe10 03/22/17 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind Generator runs just fine but no power

Was there any sign of overheating (like melted insulation) in the ATS? Did you tighten the screws securing the wire connections in the ATS? A VERY good idea once a year.
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind Generator runs just fine but no power

Was there any sign of overheating (like melted insulation) in the ATS? Did you tighten the screws securing the wire connections in the ATS? A VERY good idea once a year.
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Adventurer Roof issues

Would like more specifics on exactly what was "glassed to the roof": Roof to caps? Side of roof to channel? Other?
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Luxury vs. Mid-level Pushers

Things that set chassis apart from lower end chassis (and, of course cost more): Larger engine-- you can find 36-40' DP's with Cummins B,C and L engines. Sure, the 400 HP/1,200 lb-ft L cost more. And, for more $$ the L can be ordered from Cummins with a two stage engine compression brake-- far more braking HP than an exhaust brake or variable geometry turbo braking on a smaller engine. Side radiator-- better MPG, as fan is modulated to maintain coolant temperature rather than running all the time. Also MUCH improved engine access for servicing. More CCC-- heavier duty components including tires cost more than "just barely adequate" components. Longer wheelbase for a given length for better handling, particularly in side winds and with passing trucks. Better suspension components-- sure Koni shocks cost more than Monroe. YOU have to decide where to put YOUR money. For many buyers, glitz is important, and they don't even ask about the chassis. That is why glitz and what I would consider just barely adequate chassis is the norm.
wolfe10 03/21/17 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any using the ARP RV Fridge Protection Device?

An excellent idea for those with an absorption refrigerator. Should have been OE equipment.
wolfe10 03/20/17 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Straight axle front ends

I remember when IFS came out and the Pick Up companies bragged abut the ride Fact is it's not the ride.. it is the handling If you get a Solid Axle, have Trac bars put on.. Makes a big difference in how it drives.. Agree on leaf spring suspensions (i.e. gas chassis and a very, very, very few diesels).
wolfe10 03/17/17 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires: 245/70R/19.5

If an FMCA member, check for pricing of Michelin (inc B.F Goodich) AND just added last month, Continental (including General Tire) on FMCA's website.
wolfe10 03/11/17 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires: 275/80R 22.5 to 295/80R

Be sure to check clearance at full cut angles in front when going from 275/80 to 295/80. Check that your rims are wide enough as well. And be aware that you will change effective final drive ratio.
wolfe10 03/10/17 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires: 275/80R 22.5 to 295/80R

275/80R22.5 to 295/75R22.5 is very close-- like one revolution per mile different. Both come in both G and H load ranges. Pretty common substitution. 295/80R22.5 is quite a lot bigger tire/fewer revolutions per mile.
wolfe10 03/09/17 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: McDonald Observatory Western Texas

the mountain driving on that road is pretty tame compared to CO, etc. A few miles of curves and up and down a bit. Not much traffic. We've been over it a couple times, north to south, in our rig. I totally agree. But the view through a flat lander's eyes is likely to be quite different than through the eyes of those of us who have done a lot of mountain driving. Properly driving a heavy RV on grades is a learned skill.
wolfe10 03/06/17 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan propane repair Denver

Though Onan does not sell them, there ARE overhaul/gasket kits for the regulators. Be sure to get the high temp/silicone ones.
wolfe10 03/06/17 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Trac bars

I have a 1-1/4" sway bar on the rear. The bushings are tight. I have a short wheel base, and the rear axle is located close to the center of the MH. When I pull my flatbed trailer it really is the tail wagging the dog. A track bar/panhard rod really helps in this situation.
wolfe10 03/06/17 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Switching To 6 Volt

Correct. Four 6 VDC "regular" golf cart batteries wired in series/parallel will give you around 440 amps @ 12 VDC. The main issue is "what are your electrical needs"? Extended dry camping without running the generator with heavy electrical consumption OR occasional dry camping with lesser consumption?
wolfe10 03/06/17 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: McDonald Observatory Western Texas

The road is fine, but a secondary road in the mountains. If you are comfortable with mountain driving, no problem. As mentioned Fort Davis State Park is an excellent camping venue for a toad trip up to the observatory. Been there, done that.
wolfe10 03/06/17 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: bounder hp

The new HP rating is at a sane and manageable RPM, not screaming RPM. Much more realistic in a heavy vehicle. Have not compared HP/torque of the old engine at new RPM-- doubt there is much difference. If anyone has it, would be idly interested.
wolfe10 03/05/17 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake fluid leaking

Under what part of the coach is the brake fluid puddle?
wolfe10 03/05/17 12:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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