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RE: Generator quits

Could be an issue with the oil level sensor. OTOH is the gen level when you are running it? Off level in the right direction will behave the same as low oil if the sensor is on the high side/not submerged. Thanks for the suggestion. That was one of my first thoughts so I had the oil/filter and fuel filter changed at WGO. It has been parked on very level pads when it has failed and it has failed before and after the oil change. The mystery continues. Apparently Onan has diagnostic computers they do not share with any other shop so that is why I am taking it there. They told me they can look back at every code it has ever had in it’s lifetime (275 hrs)
georgelesley 04/01/19 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator quits

Oops, problem not solved after all. On way back rom WGO factory it quit again at the first nites stop. It ran for 2+ hrs at the factory before we left. At least now it will not start whereas before it would restart a few hrs later. We have and appt with the Cummins/Onan service center in Knoxville next week. Hopefully they can track the gremlin down. It still shows a code 36 and that is all we know.
georgelesley 04/01/19 07:27am General RVing Issues
Toad modifications complete

DW and I just returned from a trip to Iowa for some factory repairs on our Winnebago mh. We also drove separately up to get the new Jeep Cherokee modified for towing. We can strongly recommend Bruce’s repair in Matlock, IA for the car mod. He did the baseplate, SMI supplemental braking system, lights, and the new Demco tow bar. We have beeen Blue OX before, but like the Demco tow setup so far having towed it back from Iowa to Tennessee. Easy hookup, release, and disconnect. It sits high off the ground so no tail drag, and Bruce has personal connections to the Demco factory so when we needed a small drop hitch and a link extender for the safety cables, it was just a call away and in hand in a few minutes. We liked the safety cables and wiring harness being attached to the tow bar. Very neat and no risk of dragging on the ground. Bruce was nice to deal with, and no, we have no financial interest in his or Demco’s business. Just want to say nice things about nice folks to deal with. One small reason we decided to use Demco for the first time is that they are also in Iowa like WGO is so we can get the tow Assy looked at from time to time while there in state seeing WGO. BTW, there is a great boondocking space a few hundred feet from his shop.
georgelesley 03/31/19 10:20am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tire Pressure Mon. Syst. question...

Whatever you get, ensure you get flow-thru sensors so you can check (and adjust) your tire pressure every morning prior to departing for the day. I just turn on our TST monitor an hour or so before departure to get the current readings. Some TPMS sensors stay in a sleep mode until the wheels start turning, but the TST sensors updatte every ~5 minutes even while sitting still. A visual tire inspection is part of my normal pre-departure walk around routine. I prefer the smaller valve cap style sensors that are lighter and as easy to remove for airing up as standard valve caps once you remove the useless rotating security covers. I do the same before we depart for the day. It checks all mh and toad tires for me. I still do a walk around to check that nothing got “placed” under the tires or vehicles.
georgelesley 03/31/19 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Mon. Syst. question...

We are now on our third TST system with three different mh’s obviously very satisfied.
georgelesley 03/29/19 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator quits

Problem solved. It was the fuel cutoff solenoid. The tech disabled the solenoid and all works well. I may or may not replace it at home.
georgelesley 03/28/19 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator quits

How much fuel is in the tank? Generally generators in motor homes will shut off when the tank gets down to the half or quarter tank. Could be depending on how the vehicle is parked, sometimes it has enough fuel and other times it doesn't. We always keep at least 1/2 tank or more as we are aware of the genny needing 1/4 tank to run. The tech here this AM said he has seen many of these problems but this is the first time he has seen something besides low fuel being being the cause. Update. The tech and i agree we think it is the fuel shutoff solenoid. He has disconnected it and it has run perfectly for over an hour now.
georgelesley 03/28/19 08:13am General RVing Issues
Generator quits

We are in Iowa getting the toad modified for towing and some items fixed on the Winnebago motorhome. One thing that broke on the way to Iowa was the genny. Has always run fine but a few days ago it started as always ran less than one minute after the 110v was operating, and then quit and refused to start again. Turned over fine but no hint of starting. When it shut uff it was as if you had pushed the stop button, so I doubted it was fuel, but probably electrical. Since we were at the Winne factory the next day we had then look at it. They said some wires had moved and interfered with the governor. They fixed that and they ran it for an hour w/o further problems. The next day we drove to pick up the modified toad and planned to boondock there. Got there and started the genny. Ran again for a minute or so after the 110v clicked on. No load yet. Then it shuts off as before refusing all efforts to start it. So, back to Winnie the next day. We boondocked in the parking lot. The next AM, I gave it a try and viola, it started right up. The Winnie tech then checked all wires, road tested for 10 miles, changed oil/filter and fuel filter, test ran for several hours, all ok. The tech and I had a long conversation about what it might be. Oil low level sensor, circuit board, bad wire connector, loose ground, etc, etc. he claimed to have checked all of the above and found nothing. So we are staying the night here again and will be testing it several times. If the wind lays down we plan some driving on rough roads. If all is still ok, guess we will start home to TN tomorrow Anybody have any other ideas we can check while we are here? BTW, it is an Onan 5.5 HGJAB-1058 genny with a bit under 300 hours on it. __________________
georgelesley 03/27/19 12:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

connecting IS part of what you're asking. IMO what matters is *verifying* that the arms ARE locked prior to departure. easiest way to do this if traveling with someone is, after connecting the toad, to pull forward a short distance while someone watches to ensure the arms lock. if traveling alone pull forward a short distance, connect the toad and then back up the toad a short distance to lock the arms. So it doesn't matter if the arms are locked in the extended position or if the arms are locked in the retracted position when you tow? Only matters that they are locked in one position or the other? If that's the case, does it tow any better in the retracted position (shorter) or the extended (longer) position? They only lock in the extended position I know that's not true of all tow bars and I'm not sure it's true of all Blue Ox tow bars. Guess I missed that one. Can’t imagine why anyone would lock it in the retracted position for towing though.
georgelesley 03/20/19 06:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

connecting IS part of what you're asking. IMO what matters is *verifying* that the arms ARE locked prior to departure. easiest way to do this if traveling with someone is, after connecting the toad, to pull forward a short distance while someone watches to ensure the arms lock. if traveling alone pull forward a short distance, connect the toad and then back up the toad a short distance to lock the arms. So it doesn't matter if the arms are locked in the extended position or if the arms are locked in the retracted position when you tow? Only matters that they are locked in one position or the other? If that's the case, does it tow any better in the retracted position (shorter) or the extended (longer) position? They only lock in the extended position and it is vital that both be locked when actually towing. We do as others have posted: hook up with both not locked. DW pulls forward a few feet until one locks, I stop her, then turn toad steering wheel 3/4 turn towards the unlocked bar. She then pulls ahead a few feet and it always locks quickly. This method is straight from the Blue Ox manual. You can hook it up with both bars already locked, it is just more difficult and tedious.
georgelesley 03/20/19 07:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: Heart health and mile speed

I am 73 and this past year I have not been able to exercise much because of three surgeries and a long trip to Alaska. Now all Is well inside, I have started using my sit down type stepper that exercises the arms as well as the legs 20 mins everyday. Also using the Bowflex resistance machine again 4-5 times a week I really feel better now and expect to keep it up as long as the body allows. I am normal weight (5’8”, 170), never smoked, have one or two beers a week. Had a stroke 12 years ago cause never determined. Lived a very active life at the time, all bloods normal then. Been exercising regularly since, don’t regret it. I use a Treadlife trainer i bought thru Amazon about $1300 I think. I love it. No stress on knees as you sit down on it. Totally silent while using it, adjustable resistance, well built machine. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t enjoy exercising. I would rather be doing something else. But after my stroke I knew it was either exercise or be in a wheel chair. I hope many readers of this thread become motivated to find whatever form of exercise works for them and do it often. Good luck and good health to all.
georgelesley 03/07/19 05:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Very Quick Jeep Wrangler question

On the JL jeeps with Selectrac 4 auto, is it still fine to 4 flat tow it? We dont dinghy tow, but we are looking at Wranglers, specifically the Moab edition, and you never know, we may someday end up 4 flat towing it. Thanks!! The Cherokee must have the active drive II. The 9 speed auto is not towable but with the active II it is because the transfer case can be set to neutral. Read the owners manual to be sure as there is much wrong info out there even with dealers and sales people.
georgelesley 03/06/19 12:12pm Dinghy Towing
RE: The Long (6) Month Wait For College Football!!!!!!!!!!!!

An incredible accomplishment. More amazing in my view than actually hitting for the cycle which does happen on rare occasion. I too watch women’s softball sometimes and now may watch more. Thanks for the news.
georgelesley 02/28/19 08:08am Around the Campfire
RE: The Long (6) Month Wait For College Football!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bags, you need to expand your College sports interests a little. Six or seven years ago I started watching college baseball, and then soon discovered ladies fast pitch softball. Both sports are fun to watch and even better to attend a live game in person. Just a side note. The other day a young freshman softball player for Arkansas hit for the cycle, all home runs. First at bat, she had a runner on base and blasted a homer. Next at bat, another home run with two on base. Third AB, grand slam, then her fourth AB was a solo home run. This had never been done before, college or MLB, men's or women's teams. This makes the wait for football to start seem a little shorter..... I agree and have picked up college baseball myself. Am planning to attend the SEC tournament in Alabama this May. Never watch MLB, but find the college game interesting. BTW, not trying to make an issue here just a clarification, that was an amazing feat that young lady accomplished, but I thought hitting for the cycle meant getting a single, double,triple, and HR all in one game. I could be wrong, just looking for clarification. Nonetheless, an amazing feat for sure.
georgelesley 02/28/19 05:11am Around the Campfire
RE: The Long (6) Month Wait For College Football!!!!!!!!!!!!

George, I also think some players are transferring to other teams just to be able to play on Saturday or to join a team that could possible make a run for the National Championship! For example, last year Joe Burrow left OSU with 2 years of eligibility left and he knew that Dwayne Haskins was going to be #1, so Joe scooted on down to Baton Rouge, La. and started for LSU. I get the point, but look at Alabama and see what can happen when you stick with it and take your turn.
georgelesley 02/27/19 03:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Long (6) Month Wait For College Football!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know about the rest of you College Football fans, but for me it is absolute torture for me! Especially with all these transfers leaving their current team and getting to play for another team without sitting out for a year. There were a few last year, like Joe Burrow from Ohio State to LSU, but this year it is absolutely rampant!! Bags, just another example of “me first, not team”. Building depth will become nearly impossible for all programs. The quality of the game will suffer as well. The best team wil increasingly become the one lucky enough to avoid major injuries.
georgelesley 02/27/19 08:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Eating roadkill?

What you never ate at the Road Kill Cafe. I can not speak of any state but MI but in MI you smack a deer with your car you have choices.. ONE: Make an accident report. in which case at least if the State police write it up. You will be given a Road-Kill permit and you can take the deer home and dress it out an .... Make Chili Or drive off: In which case the animal may well rot (Loss) Or it can be picked up by someone else while still fresh and they get your road kill permit. One of my fellow dispatchers used to pick several road kills a year since we knew where and when. When it happened we'd call him (If he was not on duty) and he's respond. pick up deer and Permit. 100% legal. no crime. proper DNR records kept. Yep, sounds just like we used to do it. Kept the permits until the meat was gone.
georgelesley 02/23/19 02:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Eating roadkill?

We used to live in Northern MN. There the local sheriff had us on the road kill list and we were sometimes called and got it if we wanted it. Best done in the winter so time is not as critical due to temps. We did get a yearling bull moose one time. Took us years to eat it all. Also got two deer one nite. We were called by the sheriff and on the way saw another. Called to ask if we could have it as well and were given the OK to take it. That made for a very busy night, processing two deer. The moose took us all night as well.
georgelesley 02/23/19 07:37am Around the Campfire
RE: water pump question...

Depending on the type of pump you have you may need to adjust the bypass and pressure screws. Incorrect bypass adjustment will cause constant running. This applies to the Shureflow 4008 adjustable pump. I see you have a newer Winnebago and many of them now have this pump as ours does.
georgelesley 02/17/19 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Solution for Mud Daubers In/On A/C?

Got a tip here once to use a cat flea collar in the refrigerator outside compartment. Works wonderfully. Should also work in the a/c unit. I change it twice a year.
georgelesley 02/13/19 07:26am General RVing Issues
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