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RE: Are coach and chassis batteries order/posistion sensitive?

Actually, rotating battery position would be a GOOD thing. If you system is not perfectly balanced (wiring), you will work batteries harder that have not worked as hard in the past!
wolfe10 08/27/14 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: CAT loses power

Paul, So, what sensor and solenoid were the issue?
wolfe10 08/27/14 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another coolant question?

Not sure we can conclude that the " 8 gals of a Chevron Extended life coolant" added was concentrate or pre-dilute. The invoice will tell.
wolfe10 08/27/14 01:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another coolant question?

A question for a chemist at Fleetguard and/or Chevron. You could also do some on-line research as to the chemistry of the two.
wolfe10 08/27/14 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Coolant

Bill, I agree and also use the full strength, adding 1/2 the total system capacity and then top off with distilled water. Don't really care how much distilled water was in the final rinse and how much I had to add.
wolfe10 08/26/14 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrified frame, dead batteries!!!

Pull out your digital voltmeter. Check from chassis to ground (metal stake in ground/water pipe in ground, etc) on both DC and AC scales. That will give you the FACTS. Then start pulling fuses/wires until the reading goes away.
wolfe10 08/26/14 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrified frame, dead batteries!!!

Here is an article that might help. This is a common problem with RV's Check out..........HOT SKIN A KNOWN PROBLEM Except he said he was not on shore power when this happened.
wolfe10 08/26/14 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Never changed the oil.

If those miles were highway miles, probably no harm. If started and not driven enough to get the OIL (not just coolant) up to temperature, it could be a real issue. Particularly true if in Florida or other humid area. I would pull and oil sample and have it analyzed. Also, remove the oil filler cap and check for signs of moisture.
wolfe10 08/26/14 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plugged in or not..

Yup, there is NO "here is the answer for all". As already suggested, if you have a smart charger or inverter/charger AND it has been properly programmed (battery type, amp-hrs, temperature or temperature probe, etc) leave it plugged in 24.7. If a "stupid" converter, you could cook your batteries. If this is what you have, better to put the coach or at least the converter on a timer, for, say an hour a day. Home Depot and others have HD timers that work well for this.
wolfe10 08/26/14 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help - Winnebago Journey - not starting / cranking

Does the Allison shift pad illuminate as usual when the key is turned on?
wolfe10 08/26/14 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Coolant

Just curious...wouldn't that information by in the Owner's Manual? Yes, your engine owners manual will have the mil-specs the coolant must meet. But lots of choices that meet them, both conventional "low silicate for diesel with added SCA" and the new generation OAT-based coolants. And, yes, your chassis manual/chassis maker by VIN should be able to tell you what you have in there from the factory. But if over 3-4 years old, it really doesn't matter what was put in at the factory-- it is time to change. And, the clock starts when the chassis rolls down the assembly line, not when the coach was built or sold.
wolfe10 08/26/14 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2002 Monaco

Another question: it has a 350 HP Cummins/Allison 6 spd with about 70K. How many more miles might this combo go? What do I need to look for right now? Statistically with proper maintenance, at least 5 times that many miles before major repairs.
wolfe10 08/26/14 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Coolant

Yes, Final Charge is a good choice. BUT, with pre-dilute, it is very difficult to achieve a 50/50 mixture because of all the stored water after the final rinse in the 50'+ of hose to the dash heater core, the heater core itself and motor-aid water heater if equipped.
wolfe10 08/26/14 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need to replace chassis fuse panel on '98 Safari

Can you better describe the fuse panel you are seeking. Is it located in the front (access from the panel in the front of the coach)? What functions does it serve? What is wrong with yours? Before going through too much of a fire drill, there is nothing particularly unique about a fuse panel (if that is all it is). Plenty of aftermarket fuse panels for RV's and marine.
wolfe10 08/25/14 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CAT loses power

Yes, the Caterpillar HEUI injection uses oil to operate the high pressure injectors. First thing I would do is check fuel system PSI at the secondary fuel filter (verifying that there are no leaks on the suction side of the pump and that the lift pump is functioning as it should). Also verify that the exhaust brake is not hanging partially closed. Sure there are other causes of low power, so if neither of these, have a Caterpillar dealer check for stored codes.
wolfe10 08/25/14 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What CAT engine do I have?

C-7 is indeed a 3126, non-ACERT engine C7 is an ACERT engine. The dash is important. If your rig is a '99, I agree it's most likely the 3126. C-7 came in 2001, C7 in 2002/03. Would appreciate some documentation on pre-2003 C-7's. Never heard of there being such a beast. There were several variations on the 3126 with the last being the 3126E.
wolfe10 08/25/14 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sail Switch or Something Else?

Yes, "fails to light" suggests that the ignitor is "clicking". If so, the sail switch HAS to be good. If the sail switch is bad or for any reason it does not complete the circuit (low voltage, restriction in intake or outlets, etc), it will not allow the PC board to open the gas valve or fire the ignitor.
wolfe10 08/25/14 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: inverter and start batteries

Scott, A very common "battery combiner" that charges the chassis batteries from the house bank when the house bank is up to charge: http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/power-accessories/auxiliary-battery-charger.aspx So, the inverter/charger charges the house bank. When house bank up to float voltage, the Echo Charger connects the chassis battery.
wolfe10 08/25/14 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter and start batteries

Yes, whether you have a bank of 12 VDC batteries (wired on parallel) or one or more pairs of 6 VDC batteries wired in series, as far as your coach and charging system are concerned, they are all 12 VDC batteries. Yes, they can all be charged at the same time.
wolfe10 08/25/14 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter and start batteries

Charging a 10 volt battery (one dead cell) as if it was a 12 volt battery is VERY stressful for a battery!
wolfe10 08/25/14 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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