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RE: Travel Trailers vs Motor Home

With a motorhome and no towed, you are “trapped” in the campsite IMO. No one wants to break camp to go to town for lunch. And with a travel trailer and no "tow vehicle", you are "trapped" also. Not sure what you point was, except that with a motorhome you can travel without a towed.
larry cad 09/24/22 04:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2005 Discovery generator problem

Troubleshooting list of codes and repair suggestions for Onan
larry cad 09/11/22 03:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tuning a 03 Cummins ISL

Check/change your air cleaner. It might be clogged and restricting the amount of air the engine is able to pull in.
larry cad 09/05/22 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recent cost to re-seal your roof by an RV tech/shop?

I wonder what that $6000 would translate into in our "new" economy, 2 years later?
larry cad 08/31/22 06:12am General RVing Issues
2017 coachmen Leprochaun slide mechanism

Anyone know who makes the slide mechanism? The slide is driven by a gearbox at the top and bottom and has a rotating shaft between them. The bottom is not synchronized between top and bottom and we need to know how to do it. The top pulls in before the bottom gets in. Brand name, instructions, etc. Even a “YouTube” video.
larry cad 08/25/22 12:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where to get Replacement Wheel Bearings -Old Camper

I predict we will not hear from the OP on this again.
larry cad 08/24/22 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to get Replacement Wheel Bearings -Old Camper

Look real close at edge of bearing. Most times there is a name and number. If can't find that, take the races to a trailer parts/repair shop. Note; if you don't tell the bearing it is going on a RV, it will never know. Much more likely to get what you need from a shop that does not fix toilets and stoves. You are looking for trailer parts, not RV parts. Good advice. I googled "wheel bearings", and it gave me Autozone, Advance Auto, NAPA, etc. Get the part number off of the side of the bearing, and take that to any of the above.
larry cad 08/21/22 05:37am General RVing Issues
Coachmen Leprechaun slide motor came out

2019 C and the gear drive that deploys the driver side slide has managed to get outside the body. This is the bottom gearbox. There is a shaft coming down from the top gearbox and it is still inside the body but gradually comes outside toward the bottom gearbox. The rubber gasket is torn all the way down from the shaft coming through. Strange thing is that there is no apparent damage to the wall at the bottom where the gearbox is outside. There doesn’t appear to be any easy way to get it back inside. If I didn’t know better, I would say it came that way from the factory. Anyone ever see anything like that? https://i.imgur.com/3GcV3Qrl.jpg
larry cad 08/02/22 06:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Considering first DP - any advice?

I have had DPs since 1997 even a Monaco Dynasty with 4 slides and 450hp. I hated that thing and only kept it a year. Interesting, I always considered the Dynasty to be the gold standard of RVs. Never heard bad things about them before. What made you hate yours? Payments???
larry cad 08/01/22 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering first DP - any advice?

Here's something that's mandatory for me. When you bring out the frontroom slide, do the storage compartments come out with it? Mine do. If they don't, it's a real PITA to get into the storage compartments that are back under the slide outs. Bill That's funny, the bins coming out would be a deal breaker for me. If those bins come out you don't have a pass-thru basement. If it doesn't have a full, flat floor, pass-thru basement I'll keep looking. But that's just me and I'm glad we all have a choice. x2 Pass through is better!
larry cad 07/27/22 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot Water not working - 2022 Jayco SLX 95

The electric element may be toast if the unit was turned on without water in the tank x2
larry cad 07/21/22 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: More generator vs. AUX-START

You have two sets of batteries in your coach, chassis, and coach. When you push the Aux/start button, it ties the two sets together such that you are now using BOTH sets together to do what you want to do (i.e. starting the coach, or starting the genset.) The chassis battery starts the RV engine. The coach battery starts the genset. When you push the Aux/start button you add the chassis battery to the coach battery (in parallel). It is pretty obvious that coach battery is somehow not connected properly to the genset. Find that problem.
larry cad 07/21/22 07:28am Tech Issues
RE: Understanding AUX-START with generator

Verify that the breaker on the Genset is not tripped.
larry cad 07/19/22 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power cord connections melting

It is true that because RV's are plug in devices that the above figures which are from the electrical code are not enforced. Doug asked you for "a reference". "from the electrical code", it is a vague comment that purports to be a reference. Here in USA we use the NEC to spec wire sizes, etc. In Canada, you use CEC to do the same. No where in the NEC does it say anything like what you stated about requiring reduction of amps to preserve a plug, etc. I would like to see the section of the CEC where they do. Please post that specific section of CEC so we can all gain knowledge.
larry cad 07/18/22 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exhaust brake not working

And, very easy to verify if any type of engine brake is working: Use transmission down arrow to select a gear where you are close to the upper end of the RPM range. Turn engine brake on/off/on. Since the transmission is now a constant, easy to see if you have added braking HP. Brett, thanks for that suggestion. Never thought of that. Larry
larry cad 07/17/22 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust brake not working

Curious to know how you determined that exhaust brake isn't working? If the brake in your coach is activated with the dash switch, it will close automatically when you begin to slow down. Typically, this will also cause your transmission to downshift to a lower gear, (typically to 3rd) The actuator for the brake is an electrically operated solenoid that pulls the brake valve closed. I believe you also have a Cummins ISC engine. The problem with determining it is not working, is that it only activates when you are slowing down, and then you have to visually see the solenoid action. That is not an easy task. To see mine work, I have to raise the mattress, and open a hatch while the coach is driving. This requires a second person to watch while I drive. You can test the operation of the valve by applying 12VDC to the solenoid wires, while not moving, but that doesn't guarantee that the 12VDC will be applied when driving. You also have to periodically lubricate the valve mechanism which special exhaust brake lubricant. This will insure that valve mechanism is free to move. They are known to get stuck from rust. You can test the mechanical operation with your hand by turning the operating mechanism to verify it opens and springs closed when you let go.
larry cad 07/17/22 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter wire size?

I=P/V I=AMPS p=POWER (OR WATTS) V=VOLTS I=425/12=35.4 AMPS 10G wire is rated 30amps. I would go with #8
larry cad 07/16/22 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Gray Tank Smell (Seriously annoying)

Showing my ignorance: What is an air admittance valve? Try some of the same product you use in the black tank such as Campa Chem, Camco TST, etc. That type of stuff works in the black tank, and it also works in the gray tank. It's hot in Texas, and that makes the smell increase. I would think keeping the gray tank closed is the wrong way to address the problem. I suspect the odor is coming from the vent pipe on the roof, and being drawn into the A/C. You need to clean up the gray tank odor. Leave the valve open. Add some RV deodor product. Good luck. BTW, Gray tank water typically can smell worse than black tank water.
larry cad 07/14/22 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

I wonder when we will start seeing a similar drop in new car sales? Prices now are WAY to high.
larry cad 07/09/22 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

A number of years ago, some friends had a Winnie class A and began getting foul smelling water from their shower head. Long story short, it turned out to be a leak between the Motoraid and the fresh water that was being heated. We disconnected the hoses from the Motoraid, and blocked them off and the problem went away. They lost the Motoraid heating, but didn't have automotive antifreeze in their fresh water system. Don't know if this kind of problem could have any relation to yours, but I do know I don't like Motoraids. Not really correct. IF the Motoraid tube somehow leaked coolant into the Hot Water Heater tank reservoir, then disconnecting the Motoraid hoses would then cause a fresh water pressure leak into the back side of the RV behind the Water Heater. ALL a Motoraid is, is a plain Aluminum tube about 8 inches long WELDED to the OUTSIDE of the Aluminum Water Heater tank. The Motoraid coolant NEVER goes thru the W/H tank and is NEVER connected to the fresh water system. Doug Sorry Doug, I didn't include many details since this took place about 20 years ago. I only remember we disconnected black hoses from what we assumed was the heat exchanger, and connected them together away from the heat exchanger. We also connected the fresh water hose together after we located a leak there as well. Fuzzy details after all this time. It was a Winnie Adventurer, early 2000. Trying to remember where the heat exchanger was located, and seem to remember it was inside the hood, but may have been elsewhere.
larry cad 06/08/22 09:31am Tech Issues
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