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RE: Trion V10

I had two different RV's with V-10 engines. Both were 2000 yr models. Best gas RV engine out there. Put about 65,000 miles on these without any issues. Both were nearing the 100,000 mile mark when I sold them I have a son who is in the automotive repair service business. He takes care of a number of fleet vehicles with V-10 engines. Plug blowing out problem is far and few between. Usually it happens when people change plugs and do not properly torque the plug. When one does blow out it is a simple process to fix. He would hilo coil the plug. He never had one come back after doing this process. Kit is available at NAPA.
grldst 01/13/21 09:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

I have a Norcold 1200RIM. Every time I drove thru a rainstorm, that red light would come on and the switch would activate and shut down the fridge. I would have to get the hair dryer and dry off the switch and then take a magnet and reset it. Then came the day it would not reset. I was on my way home from a 2 month summer trip, the weather was hot, so I decided to just by pass the switch so I could get the fridge working again. I of course, can not recommend you do this, but it is a simple process and it can get you working again. When I got home I ordered the 110 volt HVAC cooling unit from JC refrigeration. No more fridge problems and the Norcold works like a residential unit.
grldst 12/24/20 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Full size Pickup

Not ideal. You’re taking on quite a load for a V-10.
grldst 12/20/20 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you put diesel oil in a gas generator?

I have run Rotella 15-40 (T4) in everything from my lawn mower to a 15 liter diesel without any issues. Usually diesel motor oil will have more detergent in it then oils that are recommended for gas engines.
grldst 12/18/20 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at a couple of new (used) motorhome options. Advice?

I had a 2000 Rexhall Aerbus with the Ford V-10. It was a good unit and served me well. However if I was buying, I'd prefer the diesel. I've never been a big fan of Gulf Stream, but likely it has the cummins 5.9 or 8.3 engine, Allison trans with Spartan chassis....much better all around rig.
grldst 11/07/20 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: EGR def

The new EGR valve on my engine was $1600...just for the valve. Somebody is making a fortune off them. Why do you think your engine won't last as long? Biggest issue is trying to convince the computer that stuff is still there......Dennis Turbo issues with Cummins ISM's, valve issues with Cummins ISX's...EGR's and other emmission controls have shortened the life span of many good engines.
grldst 11/05/20 07:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown engine

Do some shopping around. You should be able to get the job done for about half what that dealer quoted. Lots of those engines on the internet with warranty for 4-5000. Visone RV salvage has some low mileage 8100's from 3-4000.00
grldst 10/05/20 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator won’t start 8500

Sounds like you have lost all 12 volt power to the generator.
grldst 10/05/20 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning off the generator with the AC going?

As I'm sure you are aware...it is not a good practice to do so, but it should not have caused any damage. As soon as the voltage dropped the AC's will kick off. Starting the Gen with the AC's on...basically the same thing goes. Not a good practice, but will do no real harm. The Gen will start and run for about a minute before the power contacts engage to supply power. Most RV's are wired not to have heavy AC loads on the inverter. Usually they are the AC's and electric elements on the hot water heater.
grldst 10/02/20 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Have been RVing since the mid 80's. Have never had to retorque lug nuts, have never had any come loose. All the tires were installed using large impact wrenches, usually 3/4 to 1 inch size impacts.
grldst 09/28/20 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner chassis

I am currently driving a 2000 Freightliner chassis RV. This summer I had the AC compressor lock up. I went to the nearest Freightliner dealer, I was in Bismarck, ND, gave them the last 6 digits of my serial number, they had all the info on my chassis, including the part number for the AC compressor. Had the compressor over nighted for a total cost of 260.00. It would be very tough to beat the freightliner support network.
grldst 09/27/20 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Back fire and power loss

Spark plug wires???
grldst 08/09/20 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding non-bioDiesel

Wasn’t bio added to ULSD to make up for the loss of lubricosity??? I’m not aware of any place you can buy ulsd without bio in it.
grldst 08/06/20 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age

Don't you think the manufacture would know their bars - Replace it - They are a highly reputable company with a great support history - Trust them not some guys you asked for advise from a internet forum- I have had three great experiences with Blue Ox over the past 10 years These bars don’t wear out setting around. I had blue ox tell me the same thing “buy a new one”. You would think they would ask how many miles it’s been used and how heavy a vehicle it towed. I had a 10,000 lb rated towbar and towed a light Nissan Frontier pickup. Tow bar was very solid yet at 100,000 miles. I also towed a 3/4 ton Dodge 4wd diesel with a brand new Avanti II 10,000 lb rated bar for 35,000 miles. Tow bar was wore out. The circumstances make a big difference.
grldst 08/03/20 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age

It depends a lot on how heavy the vehicle was that it towed. Extend the arms and see how much free play they have. If there is considerable play you will have to replace the arms or junk it. eTrailer sells replacement arms for some of the blue ox models. If there is little to no free play in the arms when extended you should be good to tow. If it looks like the plastics washers and bushings need replaced you can order the rebuild kit and do it yourself. I have towed close to 200,000 miles with one ..,it was rebuilt twice.
grldst 08/03/20 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1998 holiday ramble endevor

I am currently running a 2000 model. Very similar to yours as they did little changes until 2001. It’s a very good basic Rv. The toilet leak is likely a valve or seals or both. Not hard to change and rebuild. Slide mechanism is very visible from basement. Should not be hard to fix. Good luck and enjoy.
grldst 07/27/20 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing a toad

Try to avoid as many of the add ons as possible to make a vehicle towable: ie: drive shaft disconnects, lube pumps, etc. If you desire an automatic transmission you will likely have to go with a 4wd vehicle. Jeep models have worked very well for us over the years. Models like the Liberty, and Grand Cherokee.
grldst 07/18/20 08:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dometic Duo Therm Air Conditioner--does it blow in debris?

There is a foam rubber seal on the underside of the shroud that keeps the outside air from entering the Rv. Check to make sure that seal is good. It is usually a 1.25 inch foam rubber square seal about 4 ft long and glued onto shroud.
grldst 07/05/20 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Class A Roadside Assistance

I’ve been RVing for 30 plus years... I use my cell phone.
grldst 07/03/20 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis Battery Voltage Fluxuating while driving

Sounds like you may have a 160 amp Leece Nevelle alternator. The 200 is a bit better but I know a lot of RVers that had alternator issues by running the fridge of the inverter. Run fridge on propane or switch to a better alternator.
grldst 07/03/20 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
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