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RE: Electricity Stopped Suddenly

OK, if no 120 VAC from either source, the issue is between the "OUT" side of the ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) and the main breaker box. IF, repeat IF you are safe working around 120/240 VAC power: Turn off generator, disconnect from shore power, turn off inverter. Open ATS and check for burned or loose connections. Same thing for the main breaker box.
wolfe10 07/30/16 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about mud flaps

The REAR mud flap can easily touch the ground when you go over bumps. That brings up debris from the road.
wolfe10 07/29/16 06:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper Shifting to Reduce Engine Temperature

Just to clarify terminology, on a rear radiator diesel: Behind the fan is the CAC (Charge Air Cooler). It is an air to air cooler for clean air coming from the turbo and going to the intake manifold. Behind that is the Radiator. This is the one with coolant in it. Air flows from the front (actually from under the coach) through the CAC and then the radiator and then exhausts to the back of the coach.
wolfe10 07/28/16 06:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper Shifting to Reduce Engine Temperature

OK, a little more detail. Wally is correct-- lower RPM= better MPG. But (yes, LARGE BUT) if coolant temperatures rise, MPG is a LOT less important than keeping the engine from overheating. So, indeed if coolant temperatures are not rising, low RPM is the ticket (as long as it is above peak torque RPM-- for Cat C7 that is 1,440 RPM). If temperature starts to rise, downshift to raise RPM's and back out of throttle. Yes, lower MPG, HAPPIER ENGINE!
wolfe10 07/28/16 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper Shifting to Reduce Engine Temperature

Bottom line: It takes XX HP to climb a grade. If you generate that HP at 2000 RPM instead of 1600 RPM, the FAN and WATER PUMP are turning 400 TIMES A MINUTE FASTER. Also, on the Caterpillar 3127/C7, check that the separate water pump belt (manual tensioner) is not loose. A slipping water pump belt will overheat. BTW, most of your cleaning is on the FRONT of the CAC (Charge Air Cooler). It is the first thing in the air flow from the fan.
wolfe10 07/27/16 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Used Bear

Agree, Roger is THE guy on Autopark. And, knowing him as I do, he is anything but an "old used bear"-- a real renaissance man. Very rare in today's world.
wolfe10 07/27/16 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat C9 Engine

Miles on any modern diesel are almost irrelevant. But you do have interest in how it has been maintained over the last 11 years.
wolfe10 07/27/16 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Diagram help

It is EXTREMELY unlikely that the electrical equipment you have was OE, so a wiring diagram for how it was built will not do you much good. But, a very good start would be to search on-line for the owners/installation manuals on each of the pieces of equipment you mentioned. Together, they will give you a good idea of how to wire them. There are also some basic primers on coach wiring what would be of assistance.
wolfe10 07/26/16 06:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Michelin tires

We will need a LOT more information to discuss being pushed by side winds. What coach? What actual weights and what PSI, yes and what tires? Condition of sway bar bushings, shocks, etc?
wolfe10 07/25/16 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter blowing fuse when gen is running

Please tell us what fuse is blown: Breaker on 120 VAC panel TO the inverter? Push button breaker on the inverter? 12 VDC fuse between batteries and inverter? As you probably know, the inverter/charger does not know the difference between generator and shore power. All it sees is 120 VAC from the breaker panel. Said another way, from the ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) onward, the same wires carry the same current.
wolfe10 07/25/16 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Fleetwood Discovery Class A Overheated

Uneven idle is often caused by a leak on the suction side of the fuel system allowing air into the system.
wolfe10 07/25/16 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Fleetwood Discovery Class A Overheated

Please tell us what engine you have. That will make suggestions a lot more relevant. But, as already posted, anytime you have a performance issue with a diesel, new fuel filters is the inexpensive, easy first step.
wolfe10 07/25/16 06:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel generator.

As stated in the title, this is a diesel generator, not gasoline, not propane. Would help to know what make and model. Be VERY careful (read don't do it) with water/detergent around electrical components.
wolfe10 07/25/16 06:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: born free RVs

Yup, here is a list of Born Free dealers, including Motorhomes of Texas (an excellent one) in Nacogdoches TX: http://www.bornfreerv.com/#!born-free-dealers/hwfj7 The factory is still in Iowa.
wolfe10 07/24/16 04:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Country Coach Power Steering Gearbox

Best rebuilds in the country judging from customers feedback. https://www.redheadsteeringgears.com Agreed!
wolfe10 07/24/16 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions please

EPA specs are based on date of engine production, not chassis or coach.
wolfe10 07/24/16 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions please

Monaco Corp trailing arm discussion: http://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 07/24/16 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Country Coach Power Steering Gearbox

Still need to know the brand and if you have it, model of the steering box. Sheppard M100 is a common one and must be "blue-printed" to remove play (i.e. no external adjustment for play).
wolfe10 07/24/16 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

Just ask them if they want to trade fill ups. A REAL conversation stopper!
wolfe10 07/23/16 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Country Coach Power Steering Gearbox

What brand steering box?
wolfe10 07/23/16 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
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