Is there a height adjustment lever on an airbag. My rt rear air bag will not come up unless I raise the coach with the Jacks and then it will fill the air bag and keep the ride height proper until I stop. I have a Magnum chassis and there is not a leak in the air bag. The other air bags work properly and raise by themselves. Thanks for your suggestions.
My alternator froze up last summer at 74,000 miles. That broke the serp. belt, which then ruined he fan before it hit the road. Cost me 1,200 to replace all three, which I thought was reasonable given the difficulty getting to the fan bolts. Then in April my tensioner went bad. Should have replaced the water pump, but didn't think of it then.
....Doug 2003 Journey 36GD, 3126 Cat 330 hp
Thanks Doug and all. I was hoping to hear that people have got up to 200,000 on the stock stuff before they needed replacement. Looks like it may be smart to pick up a spare alternator to lug around. Maybe replace the tensioner now. The water pump is something to save for the Cat dealer.
My Cat 3126 Powered DP has turned 100,000 miles. What should I be prepared to replace.?
I carry a spare Serpentine belt, but what about the alternator or water pump? I am concerned about the belt tensioner bearings too. Appreciate your comments
Some observations. Go buy a 10 ga or at least a 12 ga extension cord to start with. The 30 amp outlet in the future is the best solution, however, if you want to have most of your power concerns answered, investigate the JTB power solutions kit. It will give you an extra 15 - 20 amps for your RV if you can find a second outlet. This comes in handy in home use and for the old or county parks that do not have 50 amp service. It is nice to run your 2nd AC and most all the other appliances your RV has. In my case, if my wife sees an available receptacle in the RV, see finds something to plug in to it. With the JTB, we have much less tripping of breakers. Hope this helps. They have a Facebook page and WEB site.
Love this forum, there's always an argument with lots of valid points so I learn a lot quickly.
I have learned a lot more than the initial question where I said I would not even be using the AC (just charger, fridge, and a couple of lights), but it sounds like that may actually be an option which is awesome. I mostly just want to plug it in to have the converter maintain the batteries and fire up the fridge before camping, but I have some family coming into town next month and using it as another bedroom would be quite a nice option to have.
I have a single outlet (that I was not using) in my garage that is wired directly to the panel and is the only one on the circuit,they were nice enough to rip out the drywall in the garage and not patch it so it's easy to spot. I am using an extension cord with no markings but the same thickness as the B&D charger I have which states that it is 14 gauge.
Right now I am charging the batteries with the Black and Decker Vector Charger @ 4amps using that outlet and cord, but it will handle the 40 amp charge rate (not sure if that is any help).
I do plan to add a 30 amp outlet at some point.
Some of you guys are brave. However, you could put down the money for a JTB power solutions kit. I just put one in my D Pusher. It can be installed your self if you have a little construction/ electrical experience. Look at their Facebook page and their Web site for pictures and videos. The JTB lets a 30 amp RV run both ACs if you have them. It lets you run the 2 ACs from a 30 amp park if it has an additional 15-20 amp 120V outlet or a second 30 amp outlet. It comes with its own 30 amp cord, circuit board and breaker and it will not cross phase or trip a GFI breaker. It is UL approved too. My D Pusher 50 amp coach at an underpowered park is almost up to what I expect it to be with this JTB. Nice to be cool Hope this helps.
Roybuck, I think the last post was talking about a device built by JTB. It is an additional power management system that will provide an additional 20 amps of power to your RV if the power pedestal has another 20 amp 120 volt outlet receptacle. It will also use a 2nd 30 amp receptacle if one is there and not being used. Most of these outlets are on their own 20 amp power line and not tapped into the 30 amp outlet if wired per code. The JTB can power up any circuit breaker of 20 amps if so selected. Our D Pusher has its second AC unit powered with the JTB. and an outlet for the wife's Hair dryer. Yes they are sold by Camping World and many others and on line. THE JTB IS NOT A CHEAP SPLITTER BOX. It does not trip GFIs and is fully automatic if you plug into a 50 amp service and reverts back to this source. The comments by those above are all good, especially setting your management system to 30 amps and watching the volts. Anything below 105 volts under load is NOT GOOD. I have been most pleased with the JTB's capabilities in old parks and it kind of brings the RV back to it performance as a 50 AMP couch, but not quite. Hope this helps.