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RE: Gen-set Troubles

Google carburetor gummed up with ethanol. Very likely your problem is gummed up carburetor fouled and something else. Cummins is the best place to take it but expensive.
jjrbus 09/21/21 05:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel leaking from within the generator

Restricted evaporator system for RV can allow pressure to build up in tank and force gasoline out any opening it can find. Possibly have 2 problems?? Remove gas cap from rv tank and see what happens.
jjrbus 08/28/21 05:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leave propane on while driving?

Been at this for 20+ years. Have not seen one documented gas station fire started by refrigerator flame. Only the one started by someone who sprayed gas in refrigerator vent.
jjrbus 08/21/21 03:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Cleanser for Condenser Cleaning for AC?

I have asked a few times about simple green, there is simple green and simple green foaming coil cleaner. Which one are the experts using??? Never got an answer?? VINEGAR!!!! OMG
jjrbus 08/19/21 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: New Coleman Soft Start Option vs Microair

I have been watching this for some time. It would be nice to see some actual LRA numbers for the Coleman "soft start" vs no soft start. I suspect if they were impressive numbers that Coleman would publish them. I do not see them anyplace unless I am missing something?
jjrbus 08/13/21 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I have been using a less than $30 system on the rear 4 tires for a few years now. The cheap systems last about 2 years and are not NASA accurate but never fail to report a low tire. I was able to use them without extensions until they changed the design just a bit. So as much as I dislike the extensions use them for the inside dual only and am confident the TPMS will report a extension failure/pressure loss. I also use these on the wife's car as the factory system only reports a low tire, not which tire or how low.
jjrbus 08/13/21 10:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

Silicone has become the generic term for caulk used by too many people. If it is truly silicone none NONE of the products sold as silicone removers will do anything but remove money from your pockets! If they do remove anything it is not silicone! Now don't take my word for this, take a cutter of some kind and cut some big chunks of it off and put it in cups with recommended removers such as vinegar, WD 40, isopropal alcohol, gasoline, xylene etc and see which one actually works. I found zero.
jjrbus 08/10/21 09:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach III 13.5 btu replacement

If I had the space I would put in a mini split AC. The best of all worlds.
jjrbus 08/09/21 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Thank Heavens for Our Motorhome

The RV is our hurricane escape pod and life support system. Only ran from one hurricane with it so far. I would not mind the hurricane. It is the week or so afterwards with no gas, electric, internet etc.
jjrbus 08/08/21 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! A/C only works when below 100°

On top of most compressors is a high temperature coefficient resister or switch for most of us that senses temperature. Not pressure or amps . So is yours working right and doing its job protecting the system or is it failing? If I were you that is the first thing I would be looking at. Lots of info on the net on how to test. And is your power source up to snuff, generator putting out right, power grid dropping when everyone has AC on and you are actually in brownout conditions?
jjrbus 08/05/21 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: AC Hard start additions

Rumor has it that some of the new roof air have a hard start installed at the factory. If they are no one is advertising it! I got some bad info on the net then experimented a bit. I run an 8000 btu window unit with a Honda 2000, added a hard start an run the Honda in ECO mode! I would have installed a mini split years ago but do not have room for the inside unit.
jjrbus 08/05/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Trip report/Tires

I like to put a few intentional misteaks in my posts so the people that feel less than can have there moment of feeling superior. It really makes there day.
jjrbus 08/02/21 11:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Holding Tank Treatments and Your Advice on Lubricants

The knowledgeable RV people had me spending money on RV tank treatments, then I figured out they were not so knowledgeable. Tank smell inside the RV? The system is leaking and a plumbing smoke test will find the leak. NO chemicals for me. If you have money in your wallet Camping World and WalMart have a product to remove it. I added Zerk fittings to the holding tank valves and give them a bit of grease every now and then. I really do not care that petroleum may or may not be good for the seals, they are not going to last forever and I do not want to deal with stuck valves. I had my last RV 10 years full timing and the grease did not destroy the seals.
jjrbus 07/18/21 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Tire engineering question.

So I go and get rig weighted and inflate rear tires to 10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables. I DID NOT HAVE A TIRE FAILURE. I keep getting told to run tires at much higher pressure in case I get a blow out, makes no sense. Your tire failure may have been totally unrelated to air pressure. Still, I am curious: how did "10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables" compare to sidewall max pressure? In my mini Toyota sidewall max psi is 65, load and inflation table load range D tire calls for 39 psi, I run 43 and use TPMS. Sorry, but in my mind a blow-out is a tire failure. I am always curious about how folks use load/inflation tables. I see a lot of reference to them. I go with the advice of my neighbor, who is maintenance director for a large commercial truck leasing company. He manages the tire program for a fleet of several hundred tractor/trailer units. His advice to me for my motorhomes has always been to inflate to sidewall max pressure and go. Under-inflation equals excessive sidewall flex, equals excessive heat, equals blow-outs. Everyone has an opinion on psi, even some high end fleet people. Now there is a company that has been in business over 100 years, has billions of miles of tire experience. Bus loads of engineers, truck loads of computers. Access to data and studies from gov, university's around the world. Michelin made a film on how to weight and determine how much psi should be run in tires. Michelin is also financially responsible if the info is wrong. So do I trust Tommy tire the guru or Michelin? I'm going with Michelin! The argument always is you will get much better mpg with higher pressure. Show me one credible study that shows this. I cannot find one, only that the difference is negligible.
jjrbus 07/15/21 06:09am Tech Issues
RE: Tire engineering question.

Most chinese tires specify that they should be inflated to max pressure at all loads. If you unmounted one and felt how thin the sidewalls are you would understand why. I have never seen that on a Chinese tire?
jjrbus 07/14/21 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire engineering question.

I did not think of trailer tires when I posted! Interestingly I never considered psi for trailer tires as I never pull a trailer. So I took a quick peek and I'll be, load and inflation tables for STT! https://tirepressure.com/special-trailer-tire-load-and-inflation-tablehttps://tirepressure.com/special-trailer-tire-load-and-inflation-table
jjrbus 07/14/21 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire engineering question.

So I go and get rig weighted and inflate rear tires to 10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables. I DID NOT HAVE A TIRE FAILURE. I keep getting told to run tires at much higher pressure in case I get a blow out, makes no sense. Your tire failure may have been totally unrelated to air pressure. Still, I am curious: how did "10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables" compare to sidewall max pressure? In my mini Toyota sidewall max psi is 65, load and inflation table load range D tire calls for 39 psi, I run 43 and use TPMS.
jjrbus 07/14/21 10:52am Tech Issues
Tire engineering question.

So I go and get rig weighted and inflate rear tires to 10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables. Driving along and whats that BOOM noise? Got a blow out on the rear. In a miles long construction zone with no exits or place to pull over. Now one tire on one side is way overloaded, on my RV would be about 30% overload. Question would be how far can I drive on the remaining tire before destroying it or needing to replace?
jjrbus 07/14/21 05:26am Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water tank leak

Discovered a small crack in the tank. Anyone ever repair something like this with Flextape? Anything advertised on TV is usually not worth what you pay for it! Some tapes might work, some glues may hold up. Welding is simple and will not fail.
jjrbus 07/03/21 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Maintaining air pressure in your tires

I'll second the China solar TPMS. I use a set of 4 on the duals. Not NASA accurate and have some quirks but never fail to report a loss of pressure. They tend to last about 2 years and I buy 2 at a time as there are no replacement sensors available. I use to spend too much time trying to balance psi in tires, the TPMS showed me pressures are all over the place. The outer tire in direct sun can have higher pressure than the inner dual and sun side tires will be higher psi that shade side. Picked up a nail during the day and was losing pressure, inside dual of course! Would not have known without the TPMS and would have ruined 2 tires. Unless of course you think that driving all day on one tire does not hurt it?
jjrbus 07/03/21 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
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