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RE: Oil pressure oddity

Oil pressure gauge or associated wiring. Had the same prob with mine.
Jim@HiTek 07/27/17 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Ahh, yeah, that does look normal...
Jim@HiTek 07/25/17 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Something about the angle of the inner daully in your pic would make me want to measure to make sure there's not something weird with the wheel... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/floorjoists1.jpg
Jim@HiTek 07/24/17 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Since the first surf replaced the broken stone wheel on an abandoned cart with a wooden one, it's been argued about whether it's worth it to restore or not. I don't think it matters to anyone other than the person doing it. Keep up the good work Fulltimin.
Jim@HiTek 07/24/17 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold refrigerator "NO FL" code, propane burns fine

Thanks guys for guiding me. I have replaced the spark wire yesterday. The sparks work GREAT and the flame starts every time. However, despite that, flame is still NOT detected. The "tower" on top of the control board, from where the spark electrode terminal comes out, is NOT loose. I feel that I am making progress, eliminating possibilities at acceptable cost, but still no final resolution. In that case, then you probably need to follow Doug Rainers instructions above. If you can solder and have the equipment that is... Good luck!
Jim@HiTek 07/23/17 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

After 17 months, it was time to make a door for the bedroom TV. The original TV was a tube type boat anchor, besides, it was missing when I bought the RV so I had a nice big hole for storage. I'd brought my 24" Vizio LCD TV with me when I moved in and it had been sitting on the floor leaned up against the bedroom wall all this time. But with the time, supplies, and ambition all available at the same time, finally got around to it! Shot of all that nice storage space... http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/P7140002.rzd_.jpg A shot of the door after mounting but before cutting and drilling holes for the TV's cables and pull cords... http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/P7170008.rzd_.jpg And after installing the door and mounting the TV... http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/P7170013.rzd_.jpg I didn't bother with an articulated TV mounting arm as that would have caused the TV to stick out too far and there wasn't room for that when I pull in the slide. With the TV mounted on those wooden blocks, and two nylon cords holding it at an adjustable viewing angle, the slide just pushes it up out of the way. Here's how it looks from the bed... http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/P7170012.rzd_.jpg Next up is to improve the looks of the mounting blocks at the bottom that hold the bottom of the TV, and then stain everything to match the cabinetry. Clear plywood from Home Depot, cut to size, $20 for a 4' X 2' X 1/2". I'll use the excess for other projects.
Jim@HiTek 07/22/17 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach-Net has changed it's business practices for the worse

Hard to find a thread with more confused people and misinformation. I have my Coach-Net renewal bill in my hand. Full roadside assistance, towing, and everything I expect from an Emergency roadside service policy is $79 a year. You can spend $149 for a lot of needless add-ons, and frills, but there is little reason for the average RVer to need it. So, lets review. The product is available online or via snail mail, and you do not have to obtain it from an RV dealer, or go to one to renew. A year of coverage renewal is $79, NOT $150, and I have an email from then with a 10% renewal discount, so this year, it's even cheaper. Not talking about ERS, talking about the insurance products. You completely fail to mention that important fact in your original post, then wait until the end of the second page of a thread to mention it. Really? Read my first sentence, tell me I'm wrong, and that you didn't create most of the confusion. I've been with CN for many years, had no idea that they sell "insurance products" and couldn't care. When you state that Coach-net MUST be purchased at your selling dealer, strangely enough, the vast majority of members believe you are making a really strange claim regarding ERS. And your posting is causing me lots of confusion. You've been a member here on the forum since 2002! and yet your sig and profile don't mention the kind or age of your RV. It could be a 12' trailer. Which would account for the $79 where mine was $139 (35' Class A, '02, 38,000 lbs with 22.5" tires). So help us out here...Soren...how is it your cost is only $79???
Jim@HiTek 07/21/17 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach-Net has changed it's business practices for the worse

Coach-Net has, in years past, more or less 'hidden' the true variances in the costs of their various programs. They use to have the something like Gold, Silver, & Copper plans, prices of which were buried in their marketing material. Some misguided marketing manager working for them always made it difficult to tease out the actual prices of the various plans. Now it seems they have dropped the different plans and only have the 'Premier Coach plan' at $249. At least on their web site. In the past, it was difficult to find their different plans listed online, so I'd usually end up calling them. Very annoying. I've been with CN for several years...after 4 years with GS...and I got a 'renew soon' email from them back in October and my cost for a year if I paid a bit early was $139. So I'd recommend you call them as ask if they don't have different plans for a motorized coach. Without all the tack on extras we never use anyway. I left GS because they screwed up 3 out of 4 times. They don't seem to know that a giant RV BUS, isn't a tiny car and they repeatedly sent the wrong type of assistance. Coachnet always handled my problems with utmost professionalism, and have a real tech talk to you if necessary. They once provided a truck to piggyback my bus 60 miles to the next town because in the town I was in, the only diesel shop had a bad reputation. I don't mind paying a bit extra for excellent service I can trust, and Coach-Net provides that. That entrance fee of $249 for the first year might be a bit steep for some, but that's only $21/month. After that, it'll only be $13/month on renewal.
Jim@HiTek 07/21/17 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GeneratorAC weird problem... stumped

Yeah, that's it. Thanks for the easier link. :) Hey can I borrow yours for testing? Sure, just drive over here to Merrill, Oregon, park in the next space, and we'll work on it. On Edit: Here's a link to Flight Systems. They repair Onans and have troubleshooting guides though I can't find our model in their list of docs. They've been known to help people with their Onan issues via email. "Flight Systems..."
Jim@HiTek 07/20/17 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach-Net has changed it's business practices for the worse

This doesn't seem like CoachNet's ERS. I've never been required to even provide the name of a dealer let alone required to deal with one. Maybe some clarification by the OP is in order here...
Jim@HiTek 07/20/17 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deleted

Well, most RVs have a water pump that can be heard inside, and within a couple feet of the basement compartment outside, but it shouldn't be so loud that the neighbors are disturbed by it.
Jim@HiTek 07/20/17 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GeneratorAC weird problem... stumped

Turns out, I have the same genset. Very interested in how this all turns out for the OP. Here's a clicky for the above link to a new inverter: Genset Inverter
Jim@HiTek 07/20/17 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

There are a couple different styles of easy-out products for messed up screws available these days, I'd probably give those a try.
Jim@HiTek 07/20/17 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1990 Southwind BGE-L generator remote start help

I made up a schematic of the Onan 6500 genset control board and although I didn't record wire colors, I can give you what the functions of mine were: 1 - Dash Remote CTR terminal (goes to CenTeR of the MOM switch on dash. When plugged into the genset board, measure ground here). 2 - Dash Remote switch terminal STOP 3 - Dash Remote switch terminal START 4 - Empty or spare 5 - Empty or spare 6 - Dash Generator Lamp (Lights when generator is running). You can easily pry out the Generator start switch and check wire colors there. Note that on the board, pin 1 is ground so with the main 12 pin connector plugged in, you should measure at the 6-pin connector on the board and it'll show low resistance to ground. Also, those connectors have a obvious flat spot indicating pin 1. Looks to me like that loose wire would go between the brown and red wire, there would be 2 empty holes, than the blue wire. My blog has a generator thread, that 6-pin you've got the disconnected wire on is the one where corrosion had open circuited pin 3 on the PCB so the genset wouldn't start from the dash switch. I added a jumper from pin 3 to 4 on the PCB and moved the start wire down one position. Genset repairs...
Jim@HiTek 07/19/17 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator

Had a cat start mine one afternoon by stepping on the outside start switch. I put a toothpick under it so no vermin could do it again.
Jim@HiTek 07/18/17 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So much fun following along on this huge project. Thanks, OP!
Jim@HiTek 07/18/17 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GeneratorAC weird problem... stumped

My question would be about the service you got on the genset. Did the shop actually burnish the rings like they should...on a 16 year old genset? If it's not shown on the receipt, you should do that. A 12" long, 1/4" square stick of wood with a strip of fine sandpaper glued or stapled to the end of the stick is all it takes. Start the engine, jab the stick in the air flow slots and go to town on the rings. Here's my thinking: If the rings are dirty with corrosion and accumulated age related filth, or if the 16 year old brushes are dirty, they could be throwing tons of noise on the AC line. While a resistive 'load bank' would not be affected by that noise, sensitive electronic devices, along with capacitors in the AC, could be. BTW, you have already done a lot of excellent testing. You'll do fine in your RV if you keep that up...
Jim@HiTek 07/18/17 07:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fiberglass Roof Work...

waxing before taping???????????? bumpy I wasn't sure about that myself...but 5 months later the EBond is still sticking solidly. I'm not going to worry about that small detail. Besides, what difference would it make? Oh, also, I had the workers brush the place where the tape would be with a bristle brush.
Jim@HiTek 07/18/17 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Fiberglass Roof Work...

Winnebagos with fiberglass roofs have been known to have had the roof ripped off in high winds. What happens is the caulking along the roof edge gives out after a few years, this leaves a gap between the roof edge and the side wall. Strong wind can lift it up, and since the fiberglass is so thin, it can rip it off in long strips. Often the driver isn't aware it's happening. One clue that it might be time to replace the caulking is strips of the stuff hanging off the side of the RV. And that's what I had happen to mine while down in Mexico. A 2 foot long strip of caulking was drapped off the side of the RV near the door. Hard to miss. Got to looking, and found several places around the RV where that was happening. So it was time to remove and replace the caulk. Or come up with a different solution. I wanted to avoid the work involved with re-caulking, mainly because these days I get dizzy up on the roof, and I'm not a very good caulker anyway. My caulking work generally ends up looking like an amateur did it. So instead, I used Eternabond Roof Seal to seal the roof edges. Two rolls of 2" X 50' for under $80 available from Amazon. The sealant on my '02 Journey hadn't been redone by the PO in the 14 years they owned it likely because the kept it covered and from the ground it appeared to be in such good shape, so I didn't have much cleanup to do there other than some minor scraping, and here and there just pulling on what was left of the factory installed caulking. It came off in long strips without much effort. Had the roof cleaned and waxed just before installing the tape, and during the job brushed the channel clean, then used a clean cloth to wipe. (I hired a couple guys to do the work). And here's how it looked after the tape was installed: http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PC210002.resized-e1487291238680.jpg If you're not familiar with Eternabond, it's a roof sealing tape often used by RV'ers. Once the tape is down, it's staying down, providing a waterproof seal. Amazon carries it in rolls, in several widths. It's also available in different colors. White and black are the most readily available. I don't think the tape can be painted so it probably wouldn't look good on a full body paint job...unless it's the same color. For those of us with white roofs, it looks very good and I know of at least one owner with a black roof who thinks it looks fine on their roof. Here's a drawing of the roof profile: http://chaos.goblinbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Roof_Edge.jpg You can see that the roof edge is captured by the extruded aluminum roof edging, and then gets a caulking bead along the entire length of the aluminum. This kind of construction allows the roof to expand and contract. There's no screws used to hold the roof in place because that would cause cracks and splits in the fiberglass, so it's just caulking. That movement also eventually splits the caulking away from the roof or aluminum channel, which is why Winnebago recommends it be checked twice per year or something. I didn't want to have to do that, and I definitely didn't want to have to do roof caulking too often. Running Eternabond tape run along the roof and into the bottom of the aluminum channel will allow expansion and contraction of the fiberglass roof while holding it securely, but without having to bother with caulking. And it'll likely last for years without maintenance. Last I heard, Winnebago is still using the caulking method of holding the roof on. You should check the caulking regularly. And if you just bought, wouldn't hurt to check the factory work as they've been known to leave gaps in the caulking. Anyway, if your fiberglass roof edge caulking is looking a little worn, might be a good time to do maintenance before the rains this fall. Here's my blog posting of the job: Sealing the roof edge...
Jim@HiTek 07/18/17 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a base plate

Did you contact Blue Ox and check with them already? To see if the Spectra 5 bar would also fit a Spectra? I'd be surprised if they made a towbar that only fit 2 out of the 8 Spectra's in that model year. '08 Kia Spectra types
Jim@HiTek 07/17/17 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
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