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RE: Fridge only starts on propane?

If you have no cooling on 120 VAC in an an absorption refrigerator: Plug something else into the outlet (outside access area for back of refrigerator) to verify that you do have 120 VAC. There is a fuse on the PC board for the heating element (120 VAC). If you are safe working around 120 VAC, check for power on both sides of the fuse. Lastly, the heat element itself can be bad.
wolfe10 01/19/18 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Leaks When Defrosting

I would start by blowing compressed air through it. Or even remove the restrictor from the outside end and attach a clear plastic hose to the end and suck on it. Be sure to reinstall the restrictor in the end when you are finished. Once you have verified that the hose is clear, if you get water outside it, replace the hose-- likely cracked.
wolfe10 01/17/18 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

Thanks Scott, Brett and everyone for your feedback. I am not sure if the bearing is sealed or greasable. I will check the invoice and see if it says anything. Glad you are back on the road. It IS important that you find out which they installed-- if it is greasable, that will have to be greased when you have the rest of the chassis greased. Pull out your invoice and either go to any Caterpillar dealer OR call the Caterpillar Corporate RV Hotline at 877 777-3126. They can tell you whether the housing is sealed or has a grease zirk.
wolfe10 01/17/18 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jayco is entering the Diesel Pusher gang

236" - I wonder what else they'll skimp on. Even the gassers have longer wheelbases. For comparison, our 2003 Alpine 38' is on a 260" wheelbase. More (longer) IS better.
wolfe10 01/17/18 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steer Tires

Vast majority of RV's have "steer tires" (i.e. no aggressive/LOUD tread) on ALL wheels.
wolfe10 01/16/18 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

If this is the fan hub/bearing, again, YOU, not they should choose between sealed and greasable (really depends on how easy access is to be able to grease it from the bedroom). PM'ed you my phone number if you want to visit about your options.
wolfe10 01/16/18 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

Please verify that it is a fan CLUTCH and not just the fan bearing/housing that supports the fan. Said another way, a fan clutch allows the fan to freewheel and only engages when the engine coolant temperature rises. A fan hub/bearing are "direct drive" for the fan and is MUCH more common on rear radiator coaches. A discussion of the types of replacements for the fan hub/bearings is above. And, either sealed or greasable should be available at any Caterpillar dealer.
wolfe10 01/15/18 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic leveling sustem alarms on and off while driving?

Please tell us what system you have. The alarm is triggered by different things on different systems.
wolfe10 01/15/18 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

Brett - do the C7s have the fan hub bearing problem? Sure, you can have bearing failure of the fan hub. Caterpillar went to SEALED bearings on the C7 and very last of the 3126's after it became very obvious that very few were ever greasing (yes, regular grease zirk) that bearing. Caterpillar does offer both styles as replacements-- sealed and greasable. My order of preference: Greasable that IS greased. Sealed. Greasable that is not greased.
wolfe10 01/15/18 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

Tempest, Make sure to have BOTH belts replaced and have them spin all the pulleys to identify the cause of the belt failure.
wolfe10 01/14/18 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

In order: Check water pump belt-- it is a separate V belt that ONLY drives the water pump. To check, lay under the rear, just to driver's side of centerline. Belt does not need to be bar tight, but not "flopping loose". Next in line is to replace thermostat(s). Get that and gasket from a Caterpillar dealer using your engine serial number.
wolfe10 01/14/18 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air brake questions?

I just had my front axle brakes replaced. Calipers, pads, rotors and brake lines. I had a left front brake that was sticking so I decided prior to going full time I would just replace everything. This was on a 2001 Beaver DP (43000 miles) with air over hydraulic brakes. My brake pedal seemed as if I had to push it a lot harder to stop and the left front overheated. Have not worked on that new a Safari/Beaver product, but are you sure it is air over hydraulic and not hydraulic over hydraulic (hydraulic boost)?
wolfe10 01/14/18 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air brake questions?

Do you have hydraulic disk brakes (like older Safari coaches) or air drum. Maintenance is COMPLETELY different.
wolfe10 01/14/18 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6 speed auto transmission Allison with 8.3 Cummins

Mode= Economy Mode merely changes the shift points-- keeping the engine at lower RPM for better MPG. It will have no affect on your issue. Sorry, I don't know where the throttle position switch is on your particular chassis. But, if the left window goes to exactly the same gear as when you turn on the exhaust brake, that is a possibility. One other point-- you mentioned using the exhaust brake in inclement weather. NOT recommended as a 4 wheel "power drift" in an RV is not a pretty sight. Use service brakes to stop in slippery conditions-- that uses all 4 wheels, not just two. Exception may be very long grades, and if used here in slippery conditions, go REALLY slowly.
wolfe10 01/10/18 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6 speed auto transmission Allison with 8.3 Cummins

Ok, there are a couple of things that can go on with an Allison. Firstly, the mode on mode usually delays the downshift on hills until about 1500 RPM. It prevents the constant shifting when doing the rolling hills. If you're a driver, you already speed up in anticipation of hills anyway so you probably don't notice this. On my Allison, I go to mode when I get to the big roads. If you have an exhaust brake (PAC brake etc), the Allison ECM will select either 4th or second gear on the pre-select and will downshift to the pre-selected gear when RPM allow it as soon as you start braking. Once you come off the brake and go back to the accelerator, the Allison will shift to the normal gear for that speed and start upshifting again. Some people drive around with the PAC brake on all the time. I don't like the way it jerks out of the lower gear when you step on the gas, therefore I turn on the PAC brake only when I need to slow down. My guess is you turned on the PAC brake at some point. Agree, this is the most likely cause. Turn OFF the exhaust brake to verify. BUT, any throttle should turn off the exhaust brake (and transmission left window should show "6". Could be the throttle position sensor is mis adjusted. You really want to address this, as you MAY also have the exhaust brake active with this happens. That would be very hard on the engine (on throttle AND exhaust brake at the same time). Wouldn't hurt to check the transmission for diagnostic codes-- easily done from the driver's seat: Turn on ignition (engine off). Press the transmission shift pad up and down arrows at the same time. Your coach is right at the break point for adding checking fluid level from the shift pad, so you will see one of the following come up depending on whether you have this feature: OL or d1. If OL, press the up and down arrows again to get to d1. If there is a diagnostic code, it will display as d1, then a two digit code. Record it. If you get a d1 - -, there are no codes. If you do have a d1, press the mode button to go to d2. Continue until you get a d_ - -. To exit, just turn off the ignition. Let us know what you find
wolfe10 01/10/18 09:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Golf Cart or A G M 12 volt Batteries

Yup, better to separate this into several questions: Start vs Deep cycle Battery technology (wet vs AGM) 6 VDC wired in series vs 12 VDC
wolfe10 01/09/18 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: gen set not producing 110v power

Yup, start by turning OFF and back ON the on-generator breakers.
wolfe10 01/07/18 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rte 50 in Colorado

I am always a bit reluctant to offer advice on mountain driving. There are TWO aspects that must be considered: The rig. The driver. While advice from a guy living and driving most of his life in the Rockies with exactly the same rig could, with all confidence say NO PROBLEM, that exact same route might be extremely challenging to a "flat lander". Knowing how and when to use engine braking, how and when to use service brakes, the need for brake fluid to be good (not hydrated), etc do not necessarily come with a driver's license.
wolfe10 01/06/18 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Regulators to probe Goodyerar MH tire failures

Again, kind of a moot point. The G159's have been out of production for a LONG time.
wolfe10 01/05/18 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Thor Hurricane

Try to spin the fan by hand (yes, with furnace OFF). Could be that a mud dubber nest is keeping the fan from spinning properly, causing high amp draw.
wolfe10 01/04/18 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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