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RE: Engine blew white smoke died then generator

If your fuel tank is low and you’re on an uneven surface it’s possible you have sucked air from fuel tank or bad fuel (water or other contaminants) from the bottom of the tank. It’s possible your gauge is off a bit. On my diesel motor home my gauge will show a quarter tank one minute and the “E” shortly after. See if you can get some fuel delivered and try bleeding the system. If that don’t work you’ll have to have it towed in.
grldst 08/03/21 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rexhall aerbus vs Fleetwood pace arrow

If they are in similar condition, choose the Rexhall. I am currently driving a HR Endeavor diesel. It is basically a cheaper version of a Monaco Diplomat.
grldst 07/16/21 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1992 HMC with 12V Cummins

I had a 1995 Safari with the 12 valve 5.9 rated at 230hp. Some of the earlier ones were rated at 210hp. Good engines, pulled very well for their rating. Sorry, can't help with more info.
grldst 06/22/21 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New again, remind me

The biggest issues with Cat engines comes from Cummins lovers....I am one! Meaning I love Cummins and currently am running a 3126B Cat. I am pleasantly surprised at the performance of the Cat, and all in all I would not consider it a game changer in decision making. Used motorhomes Late 90's-2005 era....Look at Foretravel, Country Coach or Monaco. I prefer and over the years have mostly run Monaco Signature and Executive. Am currently driving a Holiday Rambler Endeavor. Much cheaper build then the Signature and Executive but a lot less complicated and has been basically trouble free.
grldst 06/15/21 05:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sharp Microwave Oven Door

Easy fix and a heck of a lot cheaper then buying a new one. I replaced mine some yrs back, don't remember the exact procedure, but I do remember I did NOT have to remove the microwave, and it was not difficult. My foggy mind seems to recall that you remove the facial plate around the door and you will get access to the bolts/screws to remove the door. You should be able to google for parts, and you tube may even have a video on the repair. ON EDIT: My memory has recollected that when the facial is removed you will see the door latch workings. The door does not have to be removed. Its a cheap plastic latch that breaks. I tried glueing it and it didn't last long, so I just replaced it. Like I stated earlier, the parts are cheap, the fix easy.
grldst 05/21/21 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need recommendation for a replacement inverter

Been RVing for 30 plus Yrs. Boondock 2-3 months a yr. have had 4 different motor homes with Xantrex inverters and have never had a problem with them. There is a guy in Metro Phoenix area that sells refurbished xantrex. Guarantee them and reasonable price. Should pop up with a google search.
grldst 05/11/21 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Guard - Need Vs. Cost

A lot of motorhomes, especially the top end models, already have surge guards built into their transfer switches. My Monaco's had built in surge guards.
grldst 03/31/21 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck? I thought motorhomes lost value fast!!

A 50+ year old farm tractor like mine sold recently near here for a little over THREE times what my grandfather paid for mine when it was new. Depreciation is a non-existent thing today. That's a little different situation. Depreciation eventually bottoms out and then the underlying condition and value of the item takes priority. Depreciation probably maxed out on your tractor at around 15-20yrs. After that inflation started pulling it back up relative to the non-inflation adjusted original price. Of course a good tractor can be completely functional at 50yrs, so it retains a good underlying value. Your average run of the mill 1970 RV in typical condition has a underlying value of a few dollars based on the scrap metal. But to the OP's original post, once you update that to actual sales prices, 5yrs is likely resulting in 30-50% reduction in prices. Pretty typical depreciation. CASE IN POINT....this weekend the Decades channel was showing the rerun of the TV series "Route 66". Buz and Todd drive a 1962 Corvette Stingray that sold for a little over $4000.00 brand new. Worth a bit more today!!!!
grldst 03/08/21 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What constitutes a "new" tire?

They are new! Where is Toyo manufactured? If it's still Japan, how would you expect to find tires that are a month old? I have not looked into Toyo in many years so if they are now US built (not just distributed) I apologize! Big TOYO tire plant about 20 miles north of Atlanta. Don't know just what tire sizes are made there but its a big plant. Tires date stamped 6-9 months old are fine.
grldst 02/24/21 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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