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RE: Charging chassis batteries

Couple of weeks ago my RV had the same problems, turns out the positive cable was slightly loose. I would tighten both negative and positive connections.
Southwind98 08/22/16 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

First thanks for all replies and everyone was spot on. Second I humbly accept the idiot award of the day. Before I called for mobile repair service I checked the fuses ,checked battery voltage, and actually moved the negative cable from the top post adaptor to the side post connection because the bolt wouldn't tighten down (felt stripped). I hand checked the positive and it felt tight. Didn't feel like it was battery related because auxiliary battery switch wouldn't even engage. Well mechanic shows up , I explain the above he reaches in and pulls up on the positive cable connection and wife yells out the dash is on. It was just ever so slightly loose, once tighten everything was fine. So everyone one was correct and I was stupid for overlooking the obvious. Thanks again for all the posts and if I had been sitting at a campsite instead of blocking a gas pump I would of put them all to good use.
Southwind98 07/27/16 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Problem solved. Will update when I get to destination. Thanks
Southwind98 07/27/16 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Thanks what odd it's like the disconnect switch is off. But I can hear it clicking off and on. Even my scan gauge 2 won't come on so I can get a code. Several times the dash has lit up for a second
Southwind98 07/27/16 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
Broken Down any suggestions

Mobile mechanic on the way but thought I ask if anyone has any suggestions for quick fix. Pulled in to fuel up shut engine off now the complete dash is dead and won't start. Workhorse 24 chassis and yes batteries are good, won't even let me use house batteries. Any help appreciated
Southwind98 07/27/16 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lights get bright and then dim

Agree with those posting it most likely the converter. Experience the same symptoms several years ago with lights dimming on our 08 Bounder. Had to replace the converter, which was a straight forward job. My converter was located behind a rear bedroom drawer. Posted this on a previous post a couple of years ago: If you do need to replace the converter I highly recommend best converter http://www.bestconverter.com/ They were recommended from many others on this forum. I was very happy with my dealing and purchase from them. I purchased the Power Max Boondocker 75 amp
Southwind98 02/10/16 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Trouble 2006 W-22 8.1

and it could also be water that was ingested in to the air intake and has soaked the air cleaner paper element. Did you drive in the rain? Left for Florida last night and about a hour into the trip engine started to backfire and hesitated while going up hills. Ran fine on flat road going back home but engine missed a lot. The symptoms you described were exactly like the ones my RV experience on a trip in heavy rain and it turned out as rgatijnet1 stated. Water had went in air tuba, which faced forward, causing the air filter to collapse, starving engine of air. Replaced air filter and solution to prevent in future was to cut air tuba, spin backwards, and clamp. There are several post on the site about this problem, just something to check and cross off your diagnostic list. Of course if you haven't driven in rain recently, disregard. Good luck
Southwind98 12/26/15 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas stations you can get in and out of.....

. End islands are usually good choices, and combined with stations that have a driveway that circles the back of the building, can be very easy to use, even if you have to wait a bit to get to them Great advice, exactly what we look for in a gas station when fueling up. Also pumps that are parallel to the building, with there being a separate entrance and exit. If the station doesn't have above, we just bypass it. We start looking to fuel up at a quarter of a tank so if we don't like the layout of the station we can continue on until we find one.
Southwind98 12/25/15 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you decorate your RV for Christmas?

http://i.imgur.com/6r1w0gll.jpg We also keep it simple, blue Santa's hats on mirrors and a blue / silver Christmas wreath on front hood. There is also a small battery operated Santa that lights up on the dash of the jeep which you can't really see in the picture. Rockhillmanor- Really like your Christmas tree light idea in back window Merry Christmas to All !
Southwind98 12/23/15 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Wall Cracks in Slide Opening

Seems to be a common problem on bedroom slides, probably from the location of the slide in regards to frame twisting while leveling. I had a hair line crack in same spot, which I corrected by drilling a small hole at the end of the crack. Then painted a piece of flat 1.5 inch aluminium to match RV. Attached it by bonding it to the fiberglass under the slide opening, running the length of the slide with it extending pass each end, approximately two incbes. This covers the initial crack while adding support. After completed one couldn't tell that it wasn't done at the factory when built, just another piece of trim.
Southwind98 11/24/15 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Levelling jacks. Looks low after retracting.

I thought the same thing on my 08 Bounder and was told this was the normal setting. Agreed the rear looks like they could scrape on a steep incline, but they never have. You do have to be careful going over speed bumps because the rear jack base plate can come down on the speed bump if you don't ease over them.
Southwind98 09/02/15 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Two scenarios: I can only camp from Friday to Sunday and all the nice sites are full by the time I arrive and I can only get the site next to the bathroom. Now with reserved sites, I can actually get a decent site for the weekend. I can arrive before the crowds and have always been able to get a decent site. Now because people can reserve specific sites, I get stuck with the site next the bathrooms. Let's face it - there is no way to please everybody. I thinks toedtoes sums it up best. I actually took part in the survey about a year ago on about changing the reservation policy and stated basically it's a catch twenty-two. Great if you can arrive Sunday - Thursday and have a lot of sites to pick from. Not so great to arrive Friday evening, maybe delayed because of traffic and sites left are to small to fit on. Really I just wouldn't chance the weekend trip for nonspecific sites and it limited me for just camping in my favorite Virginia parks for the weekend. But I can see the other side where now the reservation schedule has nine months of sites booked only on the weekends and you can't get a larger block of time without having to move sites.
Southwind98 08/29/15 06:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advantages and Disadvantages of Portable Sewage Disposal

I watched a camper use one of those and it overflowed all over his campsite! The raw sewage flowed in the driveway and people were grossed out walking around the mess, it stunk really bad as well. I felt for the guy because the rv snobs really gave him the stares. I told myself there is no way I would ever use one of those. Sorry, but that just operator error. To overflow to go on driveway and campsite means someone wasn't paying attention, walked away, or was using to small of a tote. To each his own, it's easier for me to hook sewer line into 42 gallon barker tote, pull a valve, watch tank overflow gauge, close valve, disconnect line, hook tote to hitch, drive to dump station, dump same as if I was dumping motorhome. Than to go thru the process willald described Do remember, that if you chose to break camp to go dump the gray tank, that means every few days you will have to: 1. Bring in all slideouts 2. Stowe everything inside the RV thats not bolted down, that could fall over and/or break when you move. 3. retract all jacks 4. Pick up/move any leveling blocks or wheel chocks you are using 5. Disconnect water line and shore power line 6. Move anything at your site out of the way that might be in the way of going out of and re-entering your site (bicycles, etc)
Southwind98 08/25/15 04:24am Class A Motorhomes
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