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RE: Which Code Reader to Buy ?

Do all scanners have the ability to pull up historic fault codes?? Codes that have triggered a check engine light in the past but are now clear. That's my situation with my REDUCED ENGINE POWER warning. It happened last week but is now gone. Or is this historic look back a feature I must look for that some models have, but not others? Thanks
TC&Z 06/30/20 06:52am Tech Issues
Which Code Reader to Buy ?

We have a 2007 Winn Voyage 38J on a W24 frame. Three times now over a 2 year period i have gotten the REDUCED ENGINE POWER warning. Thankfully turn off and turn back on and it goes away. The check engine light is on for one ignition cycle then disappears. It is not practical for me to take MH to an auto parts store to get the codes read. So I want to buy a basic code reader to look at history and see what the fault was to give me a clue what to check. I was amazed at the range of features and prices, some hand held and some bluetooth to phone app. I don't want to monitor anything while driving, not trying to assess engine performance, but do want error codes. And I am assuming all OBD code readers plug in under Winn dash no problem, no adapter needed, right? What reader do you folks suggest I consider? Thanks in advance... Safe camping
TC&Z 06/28/20 11:03am Tech Issues
Gas Buddy 25 cents off ??

Gas Buddy claims up to 25 cents off per gallon. Why do they say "up to"? What determines how much you do get off? And when do you get 25 cents off? Ever? Is there at least a minimum savings whenever their card is used? Since the savings are vague I am not sure whether to sign up for a GB card or not. Is it worth while? Any feedback would be appreciated.... Thanks!
TC&Z 06/18/20 10:48am Beginning RVing
Winegard Coax Cable ??

We have the classic Winegard crank up wing TV antenna (12 yr old) on our MH roof. A branch caught the cable loop as it enters the antenna head and broke it, so I need to replace it. I have pulled the rubber boot off where the coax enters the rotating base and found a blob of potting goop to keep water out. Is there a coax connector under this goop so I can replace the exterior coax? Any one know? If so I will dig it out, unscrew the connector and replace the entire exterior cable. I hope it is not just a cable pass thru to the interior. If so, then I have to crimp on new connector and splice it. I also want to replace the coax rubber boots. Are these available somewhere? Anyone's experience with this would be appreciated. Thank you
TC&Z 06/05/20 07:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the Fuse/Breaker ?

There is most likely no wire run for that purpose. If you look at the 7 pin connector by opening the door - the pin just clockwise of the keyway is supposed to be the charge line. If you look at the back of the connector where the wires enter it, you will most likely find only a hole where the wire is supposed to go for that pin for the charge line. hotrodr is right, there is no wire attached to that terminal. Plus the Winn wiring schematic shows only 6 wires going to the 7pin connector. I will run a charge line with inline fuse from the battery. What a pain, wonder why they wouldn't wire the connector completely in the first place? Happy Camping !!
TC&Z 05/06/20 05:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the Fuse/Breaker ?

Did you ever have power there? This is the first time I have needed to use it, so I don't know if there has ever been power there or not. I checked and there are 7 wires in the harness on back of the connector. My rear end dragged entering a parking lot and ground the tow cable in half, so suspect that's when I shorted the 12V line. I need to find the fuse to replace it. Thanks
TC&Z 05/05/20 05:53am Class A Motorhomes
Where is the Fuse/Breaker ?

We have a 2007 Winn Voyage 38J on Workhorse W24 chassis. With the MH engine running I have no 12V on the 7-pin trailer connector to charge my Dinghy tow car battery. I cannot find the fuse or breaker for this line. I checked the Workhorse owners manual fuse section and could not find it listed. There are several fuse blocks, which one? Does any one know which fuse it is? Or what the fuse is called in the table? What amp fuse? Also, does this 12V remain hot all the time? Or only when the engine is running? Many Thanks
TC&Z 05/04/20 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Wobble ??

As of 5/3 I have had no responses. Thanks anyways...
TC&Z 05/03/20 05:35am Dinghy Towing
Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Wobble ??

I hope to get some clarity on whether the Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit is needed for our vehicle to be flat towed. Apparently it maintains power to the power steering while being towed to avoid the "death Wobble" issue. Owners brought this issue to Mopar's attention and this Flat tow wiring kit is their bandaid. I have found many contradicting bits of information. Seems Mopar always recommends but at our cost, more of a CYA move than based technical merit. (it's odd that Mopar says can be flat towed but a modification is needed to do so...) Some forums don't know so recommend anyways to be safe. Some forums say not needed, they have never experienced the problem. Some forums put Jeep in RUN while towing so power steering is powered. Some forums say yes. Some forums say the flat tow kit is necessary IF you are experiencing the wobbling. Some forums say it is solely due to issues with front suspension. We have a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude w/ 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit (w/ Active Drive II) Curious if others with same year Jeep have the problem. And whether you have installed the Mopar kit or not. Note that eTrailer did not mention this when I bought the brackets and brake/turn tail lights wiring kit. I have in inquiry into Roadmaster as well....
TC&Z 04/29/20 12:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Steering Wheel Lock ??

Being a Jeep (all Mopar brands) tech. There is no steering wheel lock for the Cherokee. Or any Jeep model for that matter. In fact the steering wheel lock is pretty much being phased out from a lot of manuf. Does the Jeep have "electric" steering? Or conventional power steering?
TC&Z 04/28/20 08:46am Dinghy Towing
RE: Steering Wheel Lock ??

Best thing to do is get your hands on a real owners manual and read what it says about "recreational towing". It will give you step by step instructions on what to do to two 4 down including the steering lock situation. Don't know for sure but that Jeep might be push button start and you do have to follow directions. As suggested above I have reviewed the actual vehicle owners manual. Therein it says "Must use the proper Mopar wiring kit to power the steering system during recreational towing may damage the vehicle's steering system" Does anyone have any knowledge of this. I bought my wiring kit from eTrailer and it was just the standard diode kit. What's the basis for powering the steering system? Thanks
TC&Z 04/28/20 08:09am Dinghy Towing
Best 6-Pin Location in Fascia ??

We are replacing our dinghy tow car with a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude. I will be installing the tow electrical with a 6-pin connector in the fascia somewhere, somehow. For those who have already done this, where and how is best to attach the connector? Welcome your inputs! Stay safe, stay healthy, Thanks !
TC&Z 04/13/20 10:15am Dinghy Towing
Steering Wheel Lock ??

We are replacing our dinghy and are considering a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus with the required 2-speed power unit. I am researching all aspects of towing it behind the MH. I have confirmed bracket is available, and tow wiring. I have read the Cherokee owner's manual on line, instructions how to place it into neutral, can't use the Auto Parking Brake feature when in Park, and then turn OFF ignition. So if OFF there is no need to charge the battery while towing, right ?? My question: does this car have a steering wheel lock that I must address as well ?? Our current tow car is a Liberty, we have to turn the key one notch to the unlock position. Perhaps this wheel lock is no longer a security feature. Taking advantage of the stay in place COVID down time to make this dinghy swap and install equipment. Any feedback is appreciated... BTW - I contacted Good Sam and they extended my membership 2 months free due to the COVID no camping period.
TC&Z 04/12/20 08:05am Dinghy Towing
Jeeps >2012 Flat Towed?

We are looking to replace our 1997 Jeep Wrangler as a flat-towed vehicle behind out motor home. Our auto mechanic advised NOT to get any Jeep product 2012 or newer. They claim that they have several customers who have these vehicles and every time they tow they have to come into their shop to get the vehicle's computer "re-calibrated". Apparently the computer senses moving yet no engine and it garbles all the settings. Has anyone experienced this? We want to replace our flat-tow and don't know whether to stay away from >2012 Jeeps or not. Please reply with specific details. Many Thanks as always....
TC&Z 03/09/20 05:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Best Used Hybrid to Tow 4-Down 4-Door ??

Suggest you check your information about a Honda CRV Hybrid being towable 4 down. Page 462 of the 2020 Honda CRV Hybrid Owners Manual states: Towing Your Vehicle Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, refer to the emergency towing information. No worries, I will check whatever suggestions carefully. In a post on RV.net the person may have been mistaken but they claimed a 14 CRV was suitable. Thanks though....
TC&Z 03/06/20 02:04pm Dinghy Towing
Best Used Hybrid to Tow 4-Down 4-Door ??

I have searched and found several posts about hybrid towables 4-down. We have towed a '97 Jeep Wrangler for 12 yrs and need to replace it. Wife wants to get a used 4-door Wrangler. I would like to get a used hybrid if possible. So far I have found CRV, CMax, Esacape, Mariner, Fusion and MKZ. What is best 4-door hybrid towable for me to investigate further? Thank you
TC&Z 03/05/20 10:53am Dinghy Towing
DIY Tool to Pressure Bleed Brake Lines

We have a 2007 Winn Voyage 38J on a Workhorse W24 frame. We have bad rust on my brake lines in the rear. One got a pin hole leak so I replaced all the brake lines from about 3 ft back from ABS to the caliper hoses.  The service manual says prefers a pressure bleed at 20-30 psi so I searched for available tools and realized I could make my own.  Below are photos of items for a homemade pressure bleed tool: - rubber stoppers - barbed nipple - hose - bungee cord I discovered that apparently the front and rear fluid reservoirs are connected somehow.  Initially I was putting pressure just on the left reservoir but I could hear air escaping from the right reservoir cap.  So I got another stopper. I connected hose to air gun set to ~20 psi, worked great.  On rear lines I initially got bubbles, then solid fluid, continued to flush.  Used about a gallon of brake fluid.  I flushed the front lines as well. Always keep fluid in the reservoirs. I used double flare tool (auto store loaned me the tool) and after I practiced several times became pleased with my results.  It requires a lot of force to form a steel line flare.  See photo of my unions. Thanks to Kevin Caudill for his informative YouTube and valuable help. Materials Pressure Prep Pressure Bleeding Unions
TC&Z 02/27/20 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
"Single Drop"

Never seen this before, what does it mean when a campground describes a site as "single drop" ?
TC&Z 02/18/20 04:14pm Beginning RVing
Find Past Postings ??

When I go to My Posts it seems to list items within the past year. But when I go to advanced search, enter me as author and specify all posts over multiple years archive (that takes longer) the most recent post is in 2013. How do I find my posts, and their answers, from 2013-2019? Odd, there must be a back door access some how. I Googled my name and topic and found some of these posts that way. Thanks for all you do, appreciate the website.
TC&Z 02/10/20 12:21pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Tx Fluid Level ??

Yes, had driven 25 miles (non-highway), had shifted through all the gears and engine was running when fluid level was checked. All in accordance with the owner's manual instructions.
TC&Z 11/14/19 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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