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RE: Scan Gauge

For me I only have trans temp and engine temp displayed. I do have a couple more gauges set up, but they are not a concern. My phone is in a mount on the windshield just like a scan gauge, so it is very user friendly. Even on a scan gauge you only have 2 monitors displayed. Very easy to just swipe to the side to go the next display. When I get a class A I will have an IPad or Tablet to monitor the gauges. There is a bit more dash area in class A so the I pad or Tablet will fit better! Scan Gauge displays 4 parameters at a time! Get your facts straight. Thanks. Jack H
chili's trip 10/16/14 11:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Gauge

Just for information, Scan gage/ultra gage keep the computer powered-up even when the engine is turned off. This might be a problem if you dry camp for an extended period. I don't know about the dongle. My ScanGauge goes dark after a few minutes with the engine off. Both my scan gauge and my Edge CTS went dark within seconds of turning off the ignition. I have engine programmer that has LEDs the monitor the ECU state. With a scan gage/ultra gage hooked up and programed, the ECU monitor indicates that the ECU is stilled powered-up. Yes, the display does go blank, and dark, but the programmer indicates the ECU is still using power. I didn't mean to start a debate, just information. More information. Current draw to maintain Scan Gauge memory when turned off is 2mA. (0.024 watts) IMHOP little effect on boondock time. Probably same as radio. Less than alarms. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 10/15/14 07:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Gauge

Just for information, Scan gage/ultra gage keep the computer powered-up even when the engine is turned off. This might be a problem if you dry camp for an extended period. I don't know about the dongle. Mine shuts off within seconds of turning off engine. 2mA draw to maintain memorie. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 10/14/14 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Gauge

I have the ScanGauge and use it to continuously monitor my charging voltage, my air/fuel ratio, my coolant temperature, and my transmission fluid temperature. My dash already has a digital readout of my oil pressure. I figure that by monitoring these things on a continuous basis, I can tell if anything is going wrong with my charging, cooling or fuel system. The gauge is mounted high on my dash and is easy to monitor as I drive down the road. It also has the advantage of immediately storing a fault code if something fails and it allows me to reset the codes if I need to. X2 I monitor Oil pressure, water temp, trans temp, current MPG. SG will monitor 16 parameters. Thanks. Jack H
chili's trip 10/10/14 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Gauge

If you have a smart phone all you need is a $20 app and a WiFi or Bluetooth OBDII dongle (wireless connector) $20. I have one with my Iphone and my new tablet. it gives way more info than the Scan Gauge. I really like how it works. for $40 it works great! I am using an APP called Dash Command, you can get it from the Apple App store or Googe play app store. there are other versions such as Torque app. these are the only 2 good apps. there are others, but they are not as good. Have you used a scan gauge? Thanks. Jack H
chili's trip 10/10/14 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any issues with 19.5 wheels???

I read these replies to the poster's question with interest. I too have 19.5" wheels and suffered no problems over 35,000 miles. (second Owner) I hate to say it but Tank had his mind made up before he posted. Id like to say thanks for the feed back provided. I appreciated your efforts! Thanks. Jack H
chili's trip 10/05/14 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas engine, is V10 good

OK folks I get it, seems none have ever had any serious issues. I have 93 ford 150, 169K, have had a few issues, but nothing serious. But did run into plug problems until we found right ones. Do understand on v10s, but am looking at all aspects of Class A RV, not trucks before we buy again. Well as to the F-53 chassis it has had no recalls like the workhorse did, I am mostly talking about newer than year 2000, Ford kept the emergency brake simple and manual unlike workhorse, no brake issues unlike workhorse and what other issues the workhorse had, also remember workhorse went bankrupt and Ford is still here without bailouts.. Not sure ref no recalls. Workhorse went out of business because GM quit making the 8.1. engine! No one should ever rely on GM. My W 20 has a manual parking brake. Thanks.
chili's trip 09/27/14 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas engine, is V10 good

It has been one of the best engines Ford has ever produced. Yea Ford has done good with that V-10 , after 2006 the HP and Torque was a little more than the GM 8.1 Sure does show that big things can come from small cubic inches.. Abet at higher rpm. Thanks.
chili's trip 09/25/14 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Bounder reviews

In addition to agreeing with the positive comments here let mention one more. While I was looking for a used class A I was amazed at the number of lookers I ran into seeking their second and third Bounders. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 09/24/14 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

If your existing Winegard antenna is working, the Jack is going to be a downgrade. Many stories of people replacing non-working or very old Winegard antennas with Jack's a getting great results. Well, of course they are! If you stay in close to town then the Jack will perform very well, it is a good antenna. However, it will not bring in NBC in Las Vegas as they are still broadcasting NBC 3 on VHF channel 2. The Rayzar Air will also not receive these channels. The Sensar's long arms are required to receive channels 2-6 and there are still multiple markets that use channels 2-6. If you do a search Batwing vs. Jack (or similar) you should be able to find the comparison done by JVCJeff (JCV?). It is an excellent report. Way too many variables for you to make such a blanket statement. Our last time in Moab, Utah, we were able to use our Jack antenna and pick up 26 channels with some being as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah. This was with a range, in the mountains, of over 120 miles. Over flat land out west, our range has been greater. There have been very very few instances where we could not pick up all three of the network channels, no matter where we are parked. I think Bill's point was that some stations are still broadcasting in VHF and the Jack and Rayzor antennae is designed for UHF. There are still 3 stations broadcasting in VHF here in Western Michigan. The Batwing was originally designed for VHF and added the Wingman for UHF. My experience is my batwing performs as good or better than my neighbors with Jack antenna. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 08/31/14 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Reunion in Redmond

Additionally at Redmond, FMCA's Governing Board approved FMCAssist for all members effective October 1, 2014 at no cost to the member. The web site may not include this very important member benefit as yet. For those that do not know what FMCAssist is, FMCAssist is medical evacuation insurance that is world wide and will return your motor home in Mexico, Canada and the US. Similar plans are available to purchase, but the cost is $69 to $500 per year. $50 for first year dues and $40 per year thereafter is well worth getting just this one benefit, but there are many more benefits. Sign up for 5 years and I think you get one year free. We have been members for about 20 years. That is a HUGE benefit !! I am glad to hear that. Thanks for sharing that information. X2!
chili's trip 08/23/14 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weight limit of a slideout

chili's trip ... I guess there could be a difference in static weight limit(the limit when the slide is out) and the sliding limit(the limit to allow the slide to move in and out smoothly). I can't imagine my LV side with the couch and dinette having a 300 limit. With 2 adults on the couch and one in the dinette would push 600.O ? Obviously the wt limit refers to moving the slide in and out. I didn't make up the limit, it came from Fleetwood. I doubt any one would move the slide with people using the furniture. I just replaced the motor and gear box and don't care to repeat. When I moved into the rig 4 years ago I overloaded the compartments/cabinets and the slide wouldn't move. That's how I discovered the wt limit. Thanks. jack h
chili's trip 08/20/14 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weight limit of a slideout

The total wt limit for my Bounder's big lv slide is #300. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 08/20/14 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Propane Use Question

I turn on the water heater. I don't turn on the hotwater heater as it is already hot! :S Jack H
chili's trip 08/19/14 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Propane Use Question

I run the heater for 15 to 25 minutes depending on ambient temp but just enough for a warm shower without mixing with cold. For all other uses I use a tea kettle. When boondocking conserving water and propane is important. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 08/18/14 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: which eternabond?

I have used eternal bond white roof seal 4" tape to successfully seal end cap seams. Also available in 6" width. Will stick to anything but silicone. Available from Amazon. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 08/18/14 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV Free air antenna

Last year in the desert at Q my batwing with sensar consistently performed better than the nearby rigs with Jack antennae. More Phoenix stations. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 08/13/14 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Resorts/Parks in San Diego

El Cajon has 3 long term rv parks - all afilliated with Sunland. Good luck. Jack H
chili's trip 07/29/14 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Honda Fit

We've been towing our Escape Hybrid with CVT for 6 years, so I'd disagree with the blanket statement that CVT's can't be towed. It seems to be a matter of design. You have to check the owners manual. ..You beat me to it. Indeed, Ford's eCVT transmission they use in their hybrids is flat towable, and has been for several years, without any known issues with it, ever. That was one of the main reasons we got our Ford Fusion hybrid 'bout a year ago. 'Twas one of the most simple, easiest automatic tranny vehicles for flat towing that we could find. No fuses to pull, no battery disconnect, no crazy procedures requiring you to stop and run the engine every so often, no crazy, unique shift pattern to go through before towing. None of that. Just hitch it up, put it in neutral and go, basically. Would not surprise me at all, if we start seeing more and more CVT transmissions instead of geared transmissions. CVT is soo much more smooth and efficient, IMO. Its unfortunate that us MH owners that want to flat tow are such a tiny percentage of the auto buying population, that fewer and fewer options are out there for us. It must be one of few Ford autos that hasn't had a transmission problem towing. As far as towing procedures, making a buying decision based on having to idle 3 minutes in neutral every 8 hours or "go" doesn't compute. The CVTs I have driven or read about are mush buckets like my Moped! Hopefully they have improved. Thanks. Jack H
chili's trip 07/02/14 07:33am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 Honda Fit

Expect more vehicles with CVTs to hit the market due to better fuel economy compared to traditional transmissions. Unfortunately, CVTs can't be towed. I have read that the 2015 Honda CRV will have a CVT. What a revolting development that will be to a lot of RVers. Thanks Jack H
chili's trip 06/30/14 07:21am Dinghy Towing
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