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RE: Refrigerator Not Cooling

Indeed, start by checking for 12+VDC at the back of the refrigerator (outside access door). It will not run on propane or 120 VAC without 12 VDC to run the PC board.
wolfe10 10/07/15 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 400hp 9.2ISL Cummins or 400hp C9 Cat

I think some confusion has entered this thread. OP is comparing the Cat C9 and Cummins ISL. Same size/displacement and HP. The C7 is a smaller engine (7.2 liter vs 8.9/9 liter), but a very widely used one.
wolfe10 10/07/15 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Rialta TCM

Assume you have checked with your local VW dealer.
wolfe10 10/07/15 07:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: allison md3060 and non-functioning exhaust brake

So, tell us how far into the "exhaust brake cycle" you get when this failure occurs: 1. Does the Allison shift pad left window go from "6" to your exhaust brake pre-select gear (can be anything, but "2" and "4" are most common)? 2. Does the transmission start downshifting toward the pre-select gear? If both of the above happen, my next move would be to temporarily wire a voltmeter or even test light to the exhaust brake solenoid to see if it is being activated.
wolfe10 10/06/15 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: front vs rear diesel

Lets confuse the issue even more and throw the mid engine motorhome in there also. Only made by Spartan in very limited quantities and never used for what I had hoped-- a short diesel with good handling. They were only used to make "garage" models. Sure would have been great to see a 30-32' diesel with good quality and excellent handling (very long wheelbase/OL).
wolfe10 10/05/15 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grease Cups at Tie Rod Ends need Replacement $$$$?

Dean, Reality is that the boots were never meant to go 10+ years. My "realistic" suggestion is to NOT worry with replacing a good tire rod end or attempt to find the boots (a snipe hunt). Just grease the joints frequently and don't replace until there is mechanical play in them. I have seen joints treated this way go another 5 years/50,000+ miles.
wolfe10 10/05/15 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rear rad vs side rad

A side radiator is preferred, but not a deal breaker. I agree. It does weigh heavily in my decision, but is not a deal breaker. We have had one rear radiator DP and two with side radiators (including current one).
wolfe10 10/05/15 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: front vs rear diesel

We may be talking about three different configurations: Class A pusher Class A puller (like Johnny G1 has)with engine in same locations as on gas chassis. Super C with engine out front under hood.
wolfe10 10/05/15 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gear box or gears for slide

What system do you have-- what will allow more sage advice.
wolfe10 10/04/15 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: rear rad vs side rad

I like to tinker. Nice to open and see the engine with the side radiator. Yes, some, including me like to work on our own coach. BUT, whether you work on your own coach (so it is easier) or not (so a LOT LESS $$) a side radiator has other advantages other than more HP and better MPG. But, side radiators ARE more expensive to build.
wolfe10 10/04/15 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 400hp 9.2ISL Cummins or 400hp C9 Cat

PLEASE: There is no Cummings engine. Cummins does make engines. That was Bruce's point. I know this may sound picky, but if you are looking at a coach and write Cummings, they will know you are not familiar with diesels-- NOT to your advantage.
wolfe10 10/04/15 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: front vs rear diesel

Freightliner makes both chassis, though Tiffin did use other chassis. Both also with Cummins engine. Go here for the specs: http://freightlinerchassis.com/component/option,com_servicecenters/controller,oem/oem,Tiffin/view,oemprint/ Just click on the year and model you are interested in.
wolfe10 10/04/15 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving batteries connected during long term camping

Yup, without knowing what converter, charger or inverter/charger you have, there is no way we can give sage advice. If a smart charger or inverter/charger AND IT IS PROPERLY PROGRAMMED, you can safely leave it plugged in 24/7/365. Basically if it maintains battery voltage between 13.2 and 13.5 VDC you can leave it on. If higher, it will overcharge them. If lower, they will not fully charge. And this is float voltage, meaning after they are fully charged.
wolfe10 10/04/15 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic DM2652RBX - Won't run on electric or gas

Yup, you need 12 VDC for it to run on either propane or 120 VAC. Check for voltage at the back of the refrigerator/accessed through the outside refrigerator access door.
wolfe10 10/04/15 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: CC problems.

Some pretty good troubleshooting info on your Smart Wheel: http://www.vipwheels.com/ If that checks out, I would contact Freightliner in Gaffney with your VIN for advice.
wolfe10 10/04/15 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE: General DP Question (air leak in fuel line)

With a "hot rubber" smell, check your belts. Suspect you have a serpentine belt and a separate V belt driving just the water pump. Particularly if one of the accessories (A/C compressor, alternator, fan hub) are starting to seize up, they will cause the belt to slip and burn. Also, if the separate water pump belt is loose, it can cause this-- it is on a manual, not automatic tensioner. Bottom line, with a burned rubber smell, I would not drive until diagnosing it.
wolfe10 10/04/15 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CC problems.

We need more information: What chassis? What engine? Is this an external cruise such as made by Bendix in the 1990's or is it electronic?
wolfe10 10/04/15 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE: General DP Question (air leak in fuel line)

Generally, a lean fuel/air mixture will run hotter than a rich fuel/air mixture. In a gasoline engine where you need a stoichiometric ratio-- yes. But a diesel can run on a VERY wide range of fuel:air. As stated, in a diesel, less fuel, less fire, less heat.
wolfe10 10/03/15 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 400hp 9.2ISL Cummins or 400hp C9 Cat

FWIW, most Cummins seem to be a lot quieter than my CAT. BUT, not sure it is reasonable to compare a 1996 to post 2004 engine. Cummins B went from one of the noisiest to one of the quietest as injection systems "evolved". The world has changed quite a bit. BTW, I never found even the early Caterpillar engines to be "too noisy". Probably had as much to do with insulation as actual engine noise.
wolfe10 10/03/15 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE: General DP Question (air leak in fuel line)

Also, check the front of the CAC and make sure that the fan has not pushed diesel and then dirt into the front of the CAC. THAT would smell!
wolfe10 10/03/15 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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