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RE: What gps do you use?

I don't use one,, my phone has "" MAPS""
Tom/Barb 03/21/19 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: CB radio

Haven't been able to raise anyone on mine for over a year. EMERGENCY = 911.
Tom/Barb 03/21/19 11:39am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Genset oil change

I just did mine, I remove the drain plug and allow the oil to drain over night. change the filter, then replace the plug, and re-fill. My gen-set is an Onan 7.5 This year I also changed the fuel filter, and removed cleaned, tested the glo-plugs,
Tom/Barb 03/21/19 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Tranny replaced, now jacks system wont work?

I would venture a guess, your mechanic broke / disconnected a wire from one jack that tells the system that the jack is fully retracted. So the controller believes it needs to retract a jack. and runs all the time. shouldn't be a hard fix, but it will drive ya nuts finding the wire.
Tom/Barb 03/20/19 11:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Wind Handling

35' coach is pretty heavy, should be OK
Tom/Barb 03/20/19 11:31pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Faded gel coat help

Good evening. New member here. I have a 2013 Montana high country and I just recently had it buffed and it still doesn’t look as good as I was expecting. Is there anything I can do other than painting to get it looking nice again. Many times when an old paint systems are buffed they will remove the clear coat. it can be replaced. 600 wet and dry sanding to prep the surface and reapply. If you have a real gel-coat finish and it doesn't look as good as it should, have some who knows how to refinish gel-coat re-do it.
Tom/Barb 03/20/19 11:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Starting Issue

Our last two diesel coaches both had generators with alternators on them. They would indeed charge what ever battery bank was supplying 12VDC to the generator(s) Ours does too, our generator starts from the chassis battery pack. and it will charge that battery pack. once the chassis battery is up to a certain point the intellic box will close the relay and the house battery will charge also. all this is while the inverter/charger is off.
Tom/Barb 03/16/19 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

Well are you referencing an exhaust brake or engine brake?. Neither ,, What is on my 8.3 is a simple throttle valve, that closes when the switch is in the on position.
Tom/Barb 03/15/19 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

However, as has been stated, a modern diesel (or even one like mine with an add-on) with an exhaust brake will provide significantly better engine braking than a gas engine, mostly by virtue of a much higher compression ratio. That's not true with a Cummins. They really don't have an exhaust brake Like a Caterpillar.
Tom/Barb 03/15/19 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

On My Cummins 8.3 with a banks intake and exhaust kit, the intake is blocked, as in an intake choke. there is nothing on the exhaust side. (just like a gas engine) When I click the engine brake on, fuel flow goes to 0, the transmittion shifts to 4th. On steep hills I'll drop it one more (3rd) When I feed fuel the brake will go off and transmission will shift up. as soon as I take my foot off the throttle, the brake goes on and the transmission will shift back down.
Tom/Barb 03/15/19 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

I was just thinking after reading a post about gas vs diesel trucks where somebody mentioned they liked diesel because of the exhaust brake. I've never had a diesel, always gas. If I come up to a long downhill I have always downshifted and kept the speeds where I wanted them with only an occasional push on the brake pedal. For those of you who have driven both, is a diesel with an exhaust brake that much better at controlling speed going down a grade? Or is this just another Ford vs Chevy type of question? You still use the same tactic. slow down, shift down, and brake as required.
Tom/Barb 03/15/19 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Pole Barn

You will find the old rule will apply "stuff grows to fit the container"
Tom/Barb 03/15/19 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pole Barn

wow, a lot of great info here. Thanks to everyone. I'm thinking 40 x 60 with at least one 14x14 door... perhaps make the door to the second bay smaller? The comments about approach angles and roof work are both good, things I didn't think of before. What wall size should I look for? With a 14 foot door it's going to be around 16' walls? Also I am on well and septic. I am wondering if it's worth it to add the water and sewer. The water wouldn't be too hard, but the septic tank might be a little more costly. Any thoughts on this? Dump station pretty beneficial? Thanks again to all. If at all possible, do the full hook station in the barn. When it become the need for an extra bedroom you'll be glad you did. We often use the RV for guests. because we have full hook ups at home.
Tom/Barb 03/14/19 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starting Issue

Please READ and COMPREHEND my post. It is 100 percent accurate. Gensets as well as Shore Power CANNOT charge batteries. All they do is supply 120 POWER to the actual charging appliances on the RV. Disconnect or have a bad Converter or Inverter/Charger. Then try and charge your RV. Doug If The Inverter/charger is the "charger" where does it get the energy to do that. How can the Inverter/charger which makes no energy, so how can it be the charger? The inverter charger is only directing and controlling the charge rate That is all it can do.
Tom/Barb 03/14/19 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Pole Barn

40X60 gives you 2 twenty foot bays, with a pretty nice work space in the rear, you will very seldom see a coach 60' long.
Tom/Barb 03/13/19 04:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starting Issue

l The genset does charge your chassis battery through the converter, but only after the coach batteries are up. Not with the Intel system.. 1 volt difference the connection is made. Then they both charge together
Tom/Barb 03/13/19 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Pole Barn

Bigger is better,, 40 by 60 is as small as I would go. Leave room for a work shop.
Tom/Barb 03/13/19 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starting Issue

NO RV Genset charges any battery. Gensets have NO charging system at all. What the genset does is supply 120 power to the onboard COACH Converter or Inverter/charger, whichever you have, and THAT appliance charges the coach batteries ONLY. Your Emergency BOOST, requires the COACH batteries to be charged. The BOOST button is activated by the Coach battery 12 volt signal. It then merges the coach and Chassis batteries by a solenoid to supply power to start the engine. Odds are, as another posted stated, you had a temp bad connection on the engine starter/solenoid system. Doug Yeah,, Well, we have an extra link in the chain,, The gen-set does charge both sets of batteries.
Tom/Barb 03/13/19 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco 2008-10 class a diesel 38-40 ft

JUST talked to my brother who runs the parts dept for Newmar,hes not impressed trying to get parts for trade in older monacos.I just dont need the hassle. My parts were ordered thru Newmar. but came from their contractor.
Tom/Barb 03/12/19 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Forest river plant explosion

Forest River...no big lost Might not be for us but it will be for those that are now without a place to work. Yep,, feel sorry for the 5 or 6 people.
Tom/Barb 03/12/19 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
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