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RE: Newmar DutchStar Chrome Exhaust Tip

I have a 2003 Newmar Dutchstar Freightliner chassis where the chrome exhaust tip has came off. It's a 5" tip and it is somewhat worn, but what made it fall off is the sleeve that u-bolts to the tip and slides into the muffler with another u-bolt clamp has rusted through. I would like to replace the coupling sleeve and the chrome tip, but I am unsure where to go to find a replacement. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? The 5" chrome tip may be found on Amazon, but the best place is Iowa 80 truck stopIowa 80 truck stop to find it and the sleeve.
Ray,IN 07/03/21 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alfa basement air service

Hello everyone! I’m new to the forum, and looking forward to sharing my experiences with the forum, as well as looking for some guidance! I have a question about servicing my basement air unit. Is there any way to clean the coils on the unit without removing it? Maybe cut a hole something make a service hatch?? Thanks in advance! Step-by-step instructions for removing, servicing, reinstalling a basement air conditioner in a gas or diesel MH.
Ray,IN 05/13/21 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alfa basement air service

The outside Condenser coils you can access from the outside with a Garden Hose. The INSIDE Evap coils are harder to get at. Remove the AC filter under the rear bed and see if you can access the Evap there. Are you asking because you have a cooling problem? Doug I do not remember any ALFA having a filter under the bed as that is where the engine is. JimR One of the reasons Alfa went out of business was because the DESIGN of the basement AC system meant that you had inadequate return air from the middle to front of the Motorhomes. WE sold Alfa for just 1 year and dropped the line after numerous Customer complaints of NOT getting the Alfa's below 80 degrees on higher than 90 degree days. This was a known problem to Alfa and Alfa could never engineer a fix. So, the Air filter on the units we sold was indeed in the back under the bed. Doug Step-by-step instructions for removing, repairing, reinstalling a basement air conditioner. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxiaWxsbWFyaWUyMDA4fGd4OjRmOGYwYzBiZTYxYzU5ZWQ
Ray,IN 05/13/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

Many years ago I worked for the Forest Service burning logging slash piles. We used back-pack propane torches. When the torch bottle was empty, we returned to the pickup and filled the bottle from a 100 pound cylinder in the back of the truck. Liquid transferred from the big cylinder to the little bottle using only the pressure in the big cylinder. Of course, we had to open the "80% valve" on the little bottle to relieve the pressure so it would fill properly. As soon as we got liquid from the "80% valve" we shut off the valve on the big cylinder, shut off the valve on the little bottle, disconnected the hose, connected the torch and went back to lighting fires. This long dissertation is just to illustrate that it IS possible to transfer liquid propane without a pump. Is it "safe"? Probably not. Anytime a flammable gas is vented to the atmosphere it can be dangerous. Good luck. I made up a hose and filled my Class C motorhome tank like this from a full 100# tank. I'd turn the 100#er upside down so I would get liquid out of it. I'd do it on my driveway on a windy day so the vapors would blow away quickly. That is exactly how the adapter kit to refill 1# cylinders work: https://i.imgur.com/rOj4qhRl.jpg
Ray,IN 03/27/21 10:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

This may be helpful to you and your ins. co.: https://www.plastic-mart.com/category/34/rv-holding-tanks
Ray,IN 03/27/21 10:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 8.3 codes

Thank you for explaining the solution! Cummins could not connect with or read my ECM last July until they uploaded new software to the ECM.
Ray,IN 10/28/20 11:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deep Cycle Battery Suggestions

plugged in most the time? get two wal mart deep cycle marine, the biggest that will fit. mine are four years old and work great. and you won,t break the bank.we some times boondock for a week end no problem. I use 100A Delco batteries from Sams Club, likely the same battery different label.
Ray,IN 10/27/20 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Refrigerator in cold weather

Since you are not on shore power, I suggest if/when the refrigerator stops cooling as it should because of cold temps, you block the lower refrigerator exterior vents to hold in enough heat to allow the absorption unit to function properly.
Ray,IN 10/27/20 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 8.3 codes

Perhaps this website will be helpful. Strike that; no 237 code listed. Sorry.
Ray,IN 10/27/20 09:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

On my Tradewinds, running in economy mode causes the transmission to NOT downshift out of 6th gear on gradual grades as early or often as it does when NOT running in economy mode. That occurs when running with cruise control on which I use as often as I can. I think that early shift down to 5th which requires the RPM to go up could have something to do with mileage but cannot substantiate that because I almost always run with economy mode engaged. When I am in the mountains, I obviously do not run with cruise control or put the transmission in economy mode. All that to say these are only my observations which don't prove anything. It's just what I do. Happy travels. Arnold And you are right!
Ray,IN 10/24/20 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: spartan says they don't carry it looking for radiator

going to radiator shop tomorrow finally got that bugger out of there they silicone the radiator to the air charger and also to the transmission cooler I had to cut those lines out on transmission cooler so looks like a radiator repair and weld new connections back on cooler ya I could of used stop leak but I couldn't do that to the next owner of this coach as we are looking for a newer coach now I think most of us are that way with a motorhome we meet great people rving all the time ok later. This fits a 1988 - 1992 Spartan chassis.
Ray,IN 10/24/20 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

There is more to it than what is in that pdf. From Brett Wolf, head of the FMCA technical commitee The Allison transmission WILL NOT allow you to lug the engine, it will downshift at the bottom of maximum torque regardless of your actions.This up-shift on downgrades can be disconcerting when you allow your speed to climb too high, for then the up-shift happens at approx. 2,600 RPM(diesel), leaving only your service brakes to slow your speed. I have studied the Allison transmission TCM and its interaction with a diesel engine TCM for some time.I'm still an amateur though. 2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA ." And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy 20 Jan 1961
Ray,IN 10/24/20 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

Is it for city or country driving? nothing listed in the manual. This pdf will identify and explain every function of the Allison World Transmission: http://www.rvtechstop.com/resources/allsonok.pdf
Ray,IN 10/23/20 09:32pm Class A Motorhomes
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