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RE: Shore works ATS in and out on Gen power

Who would have ever thought a belt tensioner could cause this issue ? Does this mean the engine drives the gen by a belt ? Have you run it long enough to be sure it is actually repaired ? Or maybe something was disturbed causing it to work for awhile . Ray
oldave 08/22/19 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm sure the coils are as clean as they can be. They weren't too bad to start with, but I used a shop vac with a brush attachment to get the few items that were large enough to see. I then soaked them with a foaming coil cleaner and finished them off with a good rinse with the water hose. I did this with both sets of coils. I don't think it is the supplied voltage either. I have had the same issue at 2 different RV parks, using the generator, and plugged up at my home. I'll check the amp draw using an extension cord. That should tell me something. I don't think the coach has the amp draw on the EMS, but I know where I can borrow a meter. With the additional info you are more than likely looking at replacing the A/C . You know its drawing excessive amps because the new breaker trips . You have already gotten more yrs of use than most . Be sure the new unit will communicate with the thermostat and the other A/C or go ahead and replace both units and thermostat . That's what I did , 2 new A/Cs and thermostat . I didn't really want to spend the money but DW said I ain't going if its hot in there . Glad I did now . Ray
oldave 08/20/19 11:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

I fear ultimately Doug is going to be correct , bad compressor . Before condemning it though I would give the condenser coils on the roof a through cleaning again . Stuff can get imbedded and some areas are hard to get at . Also some A/Cs have a foam rubber strip under the plastic cover that helps keep the air flowing through the coils , it needs to be in place or some air can bypass the coils . Do you know what the park voltage is ? Low voltage can cause problems . This time of the year everyone is running their A/Cs full blast which causes low voltage through out the park or probably the entire area . Ray
oldave 08/20/19 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air

Doug, your response to this gentleman was very rude. He simply stated he had never seen this type of installation, as I have not either. We are all on this site for learning not for unwarranted sarcasm. Well I'm not the first or only. I don't care to be offended that easily more important things in my life . Btw I don't remember stating I am a layman Ray
oldave 08/19/19 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air

When you state you have never seen that design. WHAT is your qualification to state that? THAT design has been on Newmar's for over 25 years. Airstream uses a similar mount. Tiffin has used that type mount for almost 15 years. Jayco uses that type mount(top down) used that type on some of their models. ANY RV unit that has NO 14 inch square inside duct cover access will have top mounted system. That pic is on top the roof. Doug WHAT is my qualification ? Well how simply can I say it ? All of my RVs so far have been the kind that bolt from below and I haven't gone around asking other people how does you air cond bolt to your roof . Ray
oldave 08/17/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

We have run our gen day and night for as long as we needed it . That's what its for . I'm not going to try to sleep when its hot while all I have to do is start the gen . Diesel is currently cheap so spend some dollars and sleep well . Actually the Onan likes to run . Low hours on one is not always a good thing .
oldave 08/16/19 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

I keep a couple of small fans in the RV . I us them inside and out Sometime I need to blow the cool bedroom air up front While I don't think you will put to large of an A/C in your RV this reminded me of a man I worked with yrs ago . He had an A/C in his home that was way to large for the home . It would get really cold but they were still uncomfortable . Finally an air cond man explained to them that the unit should be properly matched to the area and heat load otherwise it will not run long enough to remove the nasty Texas humidity . That was it they were cold but clammy feeling . On the other hand if the unit is to small you may never get cool .
oldave 08/16/19 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air

Yours is going to take a very specific replacement, depending on what you have. It is lag screwed in, instead of bolts. Here is a picture from one of the training power points showing a Newmar install. http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/newmarinstall.jpg width=450 NOTICE that gasket that goes between the 2 roof holes. THAT gasket is critical for correct operation. It separates the Intake hot air from the cold exhaust air and if not installed or installed incorrectly, you will not get adequate cold air output. The Lag bolts are installed into a wood/aluminum backer plate. Just make sure you measure and drill the 4 holes in the New AC mount pan, exactly where the original ones were, Do NOT over tighten the lag bolts or you can strip them out of the Aluminum plate. Doug Something new to me , never seen that design . Those lag bolts , are they from the roof or from inside the coach . Drilling holes in the new a/c pan sounds like from roof Couldn't tell for sure from the picture .
oldave 08/16/19 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help finding nightly parking for our caravan

Another advantage of Town / County fairgrounds is you will more than likely find a lot more open space and they are used to animals , animals is what fairs do . We stayed at the Louisville Ky fair ground which was an asphalt parking lot but plenty off space , acres & acres Not cheap though , 50 bucks . Truckers are working trying to make a living . I don't see them looking kindly at a dog caravan taking their parking places . We have stayed at a Cracker Barrel but with your 4 vehicles they might frown on the idea .
oldave 08/15/19 12:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help finding nightly parking for our caravan

Town / County fair grounds , many of them even have RV spaces . They might be mostly empty in Nov . I would start calling now . We stayed in one in Oct in Kentucky that was empty . I mean no one at all , we left the fee in a door drop at the office . It was a little spooky just the wife and me but there will be several people with you so being alone would be better for you .
oldave 08/15/19 08:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: roof air

choppermtn , you should give some info so someone can know what you are working on . Tell us what brand of coach , year , make of a/c etc You may even find a picture on line we could look at What you described does not sound like most coaches or at least like anything I have seen .
oldave 08/14/19 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: King Dome

We like the in motion satellite so when ours stopped working I caught a sale at Camping World where I bought a Weingard T4 for $900 and installed it my self . It works great . I know Direct Tv may change things but I decided to do it anyway . Now it seems Direct TV may not change things that much after all , we'll see .
oldave 08/13/19 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Evans Dash Air Nightmare

Not sure what you mean by vacuum motor but there is no motor in the black box . You are exactly correct , 12v operates an air valve , air is the passed thru the venturi to create vacuum as needed . When done right the venturi is a terrific little devise but I suppose the 12v pumps became so cheap and good where the black box probably got more expensive so the bean counters won again .
oldave 08/09/19 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Evans Dash Air Nightmare

Well lets update your Understanding. 1. RV Motorhome makes do NOT utilize Dash Air from the Auto Industry(including Monaco). They are supplied by companies that specialize in aftermarket Dash Air systems for the Motorhome market. Been this way for over 40 years. The only exception was the original 1979 thru about 1985 Silver sided Chevy Chassis Airstream motorhomes Class A 2. ALL DIESEL Dash AC systems use a 12 volt vacumm pump to supply the needed power to move the Air Damper doors when the Motorhome has a Vacumm activated system. 3. Most modern Diesels/Gas in the past 10 years or less use a Electric motor activated Damper door system Like a Denso system. I believe all Evans/tempcon use Vacumm systems. So, If you have Evans/tempcon you have a Vacumm system. Doug Ok maybe not , guess I could have worded it better but some components are plain old auto parts store stuff available most places I can't say for sure but have been told my dash air control ( knobs etc ) are Ford . As far as the vacuum pumps you are not correct when stating that they are all elect . Monaco used an air through a venturi vacuum gen at one time Google will explain how it works . I located a picture of one on a 2000 Windsor but couldn't post on here . Maybe this link will work if anyone wants to see one . http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/vac-air-elec-box-above-generator-2000-windsor-403110.html
oldave 08/08/19 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Evans Dash Air Nightmare

I have a 2001 HR Ambassador. The Evans Tempcon P/N on the molded plastic evaporator housing is the same as referenced, and also has cracks. I was able to find a couple of PDFs of a service and trading manual (the web link doesn’t have much other than a knowledge base with little knowledge). The Newmar training pdf has a schematic of a typical pusher install wth a vacuum pump and reservoir (troubleshooting guide points to this), but my install has a box with the 12= supply, the vacuum line to the reservoir and a red polyethylene line going to the back. Is there an option to get vacuum from the diesel? I didn’t think that worked with a turbocharged diesel. Anybody know? Here is the way I understand our air cond . Monaco used dash air from the autos industry . These air conditioners used vacuum to control system . You are right that diesels don't generate vacuum like gasoline engines so we have to generate our own vacuum They did this by 2 different ways , one is a box looking device that has a ventura inside where air is passed through to generate vacuum . More recently they use a 12volt vacuum pump , borrowed from auto industry , Ford I think . Mine is mounted above the generator on the firewall .
oldave 08/07/19 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Miles per day.

I'm 86 years old , only been at it since 2001 . Recently switched from diesel to gas Congratulations on being able to still RV , tell us your secret . I'm 78 so maybe I can RV another 10 yrs , I hope so . Many people at 86 can't get into a Coach and sure couldn't drive one . However people are living longer more active lives so there may be more seasoned drivers out there than I thought .
oldave 08/06/19 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Miles per day.

I to have done the marathon drive of 1000+ miles at a time. Now I think 500 would be about the limit as most trips the last few years have been in the 3-400 mile range. 78 years old so I guess I am supposed to slow down some, maybe. Interesting that our driving experiences are mirrors and really funny our age is the same ( 78 ) . Hey its better than the alternative . Yes I have slowed down too . In many ways I enjoy slowing down .
oldave 08/06/19 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Miles per day.

We used to drive a 1000 mi to get home at midnight Sunday to go to work Monday . That was crazy but we managed . No more of that I'm way to old now but still usually drive 300 to 400. Here in Tx 3 to 4 doesn't get you very far from home
oldave 08/06/19 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I use a WDH on a DP

The simple cheap answer is to get 2 or 3 bags of sand . Put them in the in the rear of the trailer . I don't think a WDH will confuse our air ride height at all After the WDH has distriduted some weight mostly to the trailer the air ride will adjust as necessaary . My ride height system takes over after I start the engine . How will it matter if the coach is already level ? Now if you decide to dump the air or level the coach when you park that may put a lot of stress on things .
oldave 08/05/19 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV parks on 80 east

We like http://www.lagoonpark.com/park-info/camping-lodging/ when we are in Salt Lake / Farmington .
oldave 07/24/19 05:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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