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RE: New MH - battery drain question

Battery Boost will cross connect your house batteries to the engine to provide a jump start in the event the engine battery is dead. It may also permit you to use the engine battery bank to fire the generator. The Auxiliary on/off disconnects most of your draws from the house batteries when it is off - note MOST. To totally eliminate phantom draws you may need to disconnect the batteries at the terminal. As for showing 0 v on the house batteries. you should start with something simple like taking a volt meter and checking across the battery terminals. If that shows 0 you have a serious problem. If that shows reasonable voltage it indicates your gauge or some other item is the problem. Obviously if you don't have lights in the coach with the switch on it is also a sure sign there is no power coming from the battery bank to the system, but it still might be something other than the batteries.
xctraveler 08/21/17 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone travel with an LVAD heart pump?

Sounds like a great plan to make the best of a tough situation. I have known others who have chosen to continue to live and enjoy what they can while they can. I am impressed with how many people think they know how others should live their life. Go enjoy!
xctraveler 07/30/17 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

I-78W to the Garden State Parkway, to I-287 over the Tappan Zee. ($15 toll). From there you can stay on I-287 and pick up I-95. The construction is over in New Haven and the last few times I've been through there the traffic was reasonable. In your OP you said you didn't want to do the TZ Bridge, but the route you've proposed is almost double the distance as the above. You'll end up spending that $15 in fuel avoiding the toll. Another route is to take the TZ Bridge, I-684 to I-84, then I-691 to CT 66 to CT 9, and re-connect with I-95 in Old Lyme CT. This avoids the 2 lane portion of I-95 which is usually loaded with trucks trying to pass each other but governed at 65 MPH. From there, I-95 through Providence and pick up I-194, MA 25 over the Bourne Bridge. Getting ready to make the run tomorrow. I notice you refer to trucks governed to 65 mph. Not a real problem for me, we seldom exceed 63 MPH in the coach. Trucks may hate me :) GSP to TZ to 287 to 95 looks like our crawl. Fewer road changes and fewer miles. We drive in LA traffic, it takes a lot to really worry me. Besides, it's my wife on first shift. Wish us a pleasant drive, even if it is unlikely
xctraveler 07/10/17 03:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

Yes - no RVs or any kind or anything in tow on ANYTHING labeled "parkway" in New York State. I knew that, but I was thinking New Jersey didn't realize it was still a Pkwy when it entered NY, my bad.
xctraveler 07/02/17 03:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

Wow! thank you all. Will definitely avoid Palisades Pkwy and take Garden State. I will have your alternatives in front of me when we survey actual traffic at departure. I expected to get excellent response here and I have, as always.
xctraveler 07/02/17 07:08am Roads and Routes
Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

I am looking for easiest Route with my Phaeton, towing. My best option looks to be Palisades Pkwy to 6 across the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue up 90 to I 84 to I 691 to I 91 to 2 to 395 to 195 in Providence and then on out. Obviously can't go through the tunnel into Manhattan even I were certifiable, have no desire to spend my inheritance crossing TZ Bridge not that Bear Mountain is a lot less and cannot drive on the Taconic Pkwy - low clearance and not legal. If anyone who drives this route has suggestions I am open. Plan to be doing this on Tuesday July 11. Traffic doesn't worry me too much. Am prepared to take my time.
xctraveler 07/01/17 12:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: I'd like your opinion

Our equipment never got that old, but we had an '04 Southwind that we put 110k miles on in 8 years. I performed every required service faithfully and was fully comfortable that I had done everything needed to have safe travels. Traded it only because the interior was shabby and a major refurb did not seem reasonable on a chassis that I thought was "only" good for another 90k miles. The replacement coach has 48,000 miles on it so far! Any trip that does not have an interesting failure is a blessing. We have had many, but only a couple stopped us for mare then a day. The most recent was a refrigerator failure we discovered upon returning to the coach after a 3 week trip overseas. Saturday afternoon at about 3 PM a began a search for help and by 8:30 pm that night the reefer was cooling! If you are near Blue Springs MO and have a failure call Athena Motorcoach and Jay will bail you out if it is possible.
xctraveler 06/17/17 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire monitoring system

Had TireTrakker for several years and got tired of false alarms and repeated failures. Really annoyed when they blamed me for using the wrong charger! Still have all the parts if anyone wants it. Now using TST 507 and very happy. It sounded off on both inner duals as we were crossing the desert on a 105 deg day. Temps were very high so I slowed down even more, below 60, and pulled over for a break in some shade to let them come down. Was glad when that day was behind me.
xctraveler 06/17/17 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

Navyskcs I feel your pain, but in this case CW is within reason, rare I know. Had you parked in any parking lot and been hit by any passing vehicle your recourse would be that person's insurance. I see no real difference in the CW parking lot, UNLESS the passing driver was a CW vehicle mover in which case of course they would be liable. Once CW takes possession of your vehicle and moves it about, it is their responsibility, but not before that. Please note IANAL (I am not a lawyer), I just play one for kicks now and then.
xctraveler 06/17/17 12:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks question

My plastic lego blocks look like an elephant has been stomping on them :) I used to use 2x8x2' cut with a slant with barn door handles on the square end. after 12 years of continuous use they began to disintegrate. Never had them on my DP. A friend hung up his keys and gave me some square pads made from plywood and screwed & glued together and epoxy coated. They are things of beauty and will out live me. In reality don't overthink this, an 8 foot 2x8 cut into four boards will give you much of what you will need, add another cut into 8 1 foot boards will be into overkill, find a more level site, but if you have room to carry it you will sleep well at night. When they disintegrate just replace, its wood, not gold.
xctraveler 06/16/17 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks question

I put "ultralevel hydraulic leveling system" in Google search and got a pdf of the manual you are looking for.
xctraveler 06/16/17 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Collision with Tree

So I backed into a tight campground with my 32 foot Newmar RV, and although I new I'd brushed a few tree limbs, felt it went well. Until I got home and discovered a small branch impaled on the top of the side wall. Not in the roof, but the metal curve just beneath the roof. Called insurance but until the adjuster get out to view it, is there a way to protect it from the rain? BIt of a tear, about 12 inches long. I am not sure if I can remove the branch and patch with tape until adjuster gets to it, or if I should try something else. ANy thoughts?Take a few pictures and then remove the branch. It is actually your obligation to mitigate against any future damage whenever you have an insurance loss. As a temporary fix, duct tape should be the easiest and cheapest. WEsternrvparkowner got it right. You are obligated to take action to prevent further damage. Whichever of the suggested remedies should be fine assuming you are planning on a professional repair, eterna bond seems to be overkill in this case.
xctraveler 06/15/17 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air pressure with the tire off

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xctraveler 06/15/17 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: low voltage for levelers

There is no reason you cannot run your leveling jacks while plugged into shore power, I mostly do that when leveling. Pull into site and get situated, plug in electric and level and connect water and sewer THEN extend slides, saves many a skull injury. Oh, do get the battery power looked into, it should be adequate to run levelers and slideouts.
xctraveler 06/15/17 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks question

Sounds like there are plenty of auto level systems that are not smooth. Our, HWH, is quite smooth. There certainly is motion as the system adjusts, but nothing jerky. First rule is no one moves around in the coach while it is doing its dance, that just annoys the genie in the box. never even start the process if the back is way low. We drive up onto blocks to approximate level and then provide blocks for the jacks. Generally okay for a day or two, but would love to find a more level site given the option. For front wheels I don't worry too much for a night or two, but use blocks or move on if I intend to be longer. When hitting retract all I am grateful to feel all four jacks valves open and let the coach down quickly, just be sure no one is under there when you do that, it won't be pretty.
xctraveler 06/15/17 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher Blues

Boy has this thread drifted. Broken down is broken down. I've seen enough suggestions for 2nd opinion to think we have provided what OP asked. D v G is always worth 10 pages :) As noted we have had both, loved both, current Diesel is fine previous gas was too. Floor plan is most important.
xctraveler 05/10/17 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher Blues

lots of miles on gas (150k) and 47k on diesel. Love 'em both when they are working. Not so happy when they fail. Gassers failed on me 3 times. Diesel, not yet!
xctraveler 05/09/17 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to leak down your air system?

No dog, no kids not old enough to know better, even visiting grand sons are teens+ So no I don't dump after setting up. My leak down is over a night or two. Since we now stay still for longer periods than we used to I have no expectations about finding any air in the system. By the time the levelers come up and the slides are in Air is up as well.
xctraveler 05/09/17 07:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

wa8yxm, Wow, I followed you for years before you broke down and wondered whether you would ever get back on the road. So glad for you that your patience has paid off and you are ready to roll again. We all change with the passage of time and the passage of experiences. I look forward to reading about your travels. Of course I have followed your comments on this forum as well. It seems that Facebook and RVillage have drawn me away from RV.net. Facebook is a waste and RVillage is just starting to get near a sustainable group.
xctraveler 05/09/17 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a narrow motorhome or folding mirrors at least

Glad to hear you have dealt with the apnea thing. I have a dental appliance as well for travel where electric is not available usually far enough off grid that I don't have the coach either. It works for me just not as well as the machine. I would look for a coach with swing away mirrors or a modification to replace existing fixed mirrors with more flexible mirrors. Mine can be moved back flat to the coach.
xctraveler 02/16/17 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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