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If it's just your gauges going down it's probably not an airbag. Does the coach go down? If it does, does it tilt when it leaks down?
oldave 09/03/23 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering wobble.

I had a 30ft 86 HR Alumilite, we had many wonderful trips in it. One thing I recall was that it was prone to vapor lock. Vapor lock is when the fuel gets so hot that it boils. The fuel pump and carb doesn't know what to do with vapors. There were some modifications to help with the issue. #1 was a sheet of aluminum that guided air to move past the pass exhaust manifold. This was to get rid of the heat near the fuel pump etc. #2 was to move the fuel line to the outside of the frame rail, away from the exhaust. #3 was to install a fuel pump at or inside the tank, fuel under pressure is not as prone to boil or vaporize.
oldave 08/01/23 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issues with Premier Freightliner

Actually, I think you probably stand better odds of finding a good & fair independent shop. An independent has an owner who hopefully values his reputation and can make any decision he wants, hopefully in your favor. Now we don't want a greasy hole, fly-by-night operation with vehicles parked all around that you know will never run again. We're looking for a shop that takes pride in the place. I like a mechanic that pretty much already knows what's wrong even before hooking up his computer. But, that's just MHO.
oldave 07/28/23 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issues with Premier Freightliner

You would be better off at an independent shop anyway. Pretty much the same at Cummins. Personally, I would try a mobile diesel mechanic
oldave 07/28/23 06:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering wobble.

I see some RVs with extreme overhang at the rear. That could exacerbate any overloading because that's where the extra weight is likely to go. If you have ever pulled a trailer that was way heavy in the rear then you know how important weight distribution is. Acceleration shifts the weight even more towards the rear that's why the wobble kicks in. Depending on the location of the tanks those could play a big part. BTW, I consider those tires unsafe. Even if they were new, 4 to 5 yrs puts them near the end and sitting all that time cannot be good. I would replace them all. Rearrange your weighty items and go somewhere.
oldave 07/25/23 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have possible electrical issue with horn

This is the 2nd time this week that I have heard of a hiway horn. That's a new one to me. On another forum they were discussing this topic & no one knew anything about it. But the owner had the switch and it was mentioned in their manual. As I recall they couldn't make the city horn work or find it under the hood. The general consensus was it would most likely be an auto horn ( elect ) for city and the air horns for hiway use. So, does your coach actually have separate horns for city & hiway? If it does which one is stuck on, or is it both?
oldave 07/20/23 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have possible electrical issue with horn

If it were a stuck solenoid, pulling the fuse would not stop the horn. Not sure what you mean by the switch but I'm thinking it's probably shorted wires to the horn button on the steering wheel or the horn button itself.
oldave 07/20/23 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Compass.

Is it a factory item? If you think it is you should ask here. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/ Any screws showing?
oldave 07/08/23 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Won’t start

If I feel it's not gonna start I won't be worrying about Cummins or emissions Makes perfect sense. Why do you "feel it's not gonna start"? Do you know the cause/symptoms? And, hopefully unrelated to the suggestion to let them idle for 15 minutes, as, yes, that is in a vehicle that you have faith in. I was speaking from his ( OP ) shoes when he said at a rest stop it won't start for 2 or 3 hours. I'm not waiting that long if I can help it by leaving it running for a few minutes. No doubt the cause needs to be addressed.
oldave 07/07/23 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Won’t start

Leave it idle while fueling…leave it idle at rest stops unless you’re going to be there for more than 15 minutes. Shutting down diesels without a 5-10 minute idle is not good. Please post a link to that advice from Cummins! And, with the newer emission controlled engines long idle time has more significant negative effects. Totally agree on a "let it idle until the turbo is cool" (ranges from 1 minute if you have been on slow city streets/CG/etc to perhaps 4 minutes of just pulling off the highway. If I feel it's not gonna start I won't be worrying about Cummins or emissions
oldave 07/06/23 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Won’t start

Were you really low on fuel? Does that engine have a lift pump? ( fuel ) Can you hear it run when turning the key on? How old are your fuel filters? I suppose it could but I never heard of diesel vapor lock.
oldave 07/01/23 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag Replacement

I've read of many air leaks but very few were the bags. If you take it in and ask for new airbags that's what you will get and maybe still have the air leaks. Most owners drive up onto some stacked 2x10s to raise the rig and start squirting with soapy water.
oldave 06/28/23 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seat Covers For Tradewinds

They are torn in places Well, that complicates it some but depending on how severe, they can do wonders repairing vinyl, usually you can't even find it. I'm sure it would look much better than slip-on covers, the cost might be too much tho. Used car & RV dealers often know who is good in your area.
oldave 06/22/23 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seat Covers For Tradewinds

Are they just looking worn & tired or actually torn up? There are companies that refinish seats and make them look new plus they will come to you. A fellow over on the IRV2 forum had his done and seemed very pleased.
oldave 06/22/23 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Retile

What size tiles do you have now & have they cracked? I imagine the larger the tile it's more apt to crack. Yes, tiles are heavy, you could probably look at the box & figure it out. I would probably go with the vinyl.
oldave 05/21/23 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Restore Old Fiberglass

Here is something that might interest you. It's about boats but it'll work on RVs too. https://www.bing.com/search?q=roll+%26+tip+boat+painting&form=ANNTH1&refig=dc3278fb54e740eaae58d6cb6d3ff915&sp=1&lq=0&qs=UT&pq=roll+%26+tip+&sc=9-11&cvid=dc3278fb54e740eaae58d6cb6d3ff915
oldave 05/19/23 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where are my spark plugs? Found them....

And as I try to type I have a 15# golden tabby on my computer desk pawing at my keyboard. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I may need a trip to the brothel? GRIN.......... Ah, you'll have um both purring soon. That is the tabby and the 460. LOL
oldave 05/16/23 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where are my spark plugs? Found them....

I'm not seeing the pictures.
oldave 05/12/23 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Durango to Angel Fire

If you like scenic old steam trains, ride the one in Durango and then the one in Chama N Mex. Spectacular scenery on both.
oldave 05/04/23 09:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ceiling surface balooning when rear A/C has run a while

Yeah, sounds like a leaking duct. Some have accessed the area through a nearby light or air register. If that's not an option you can cut a hole and install a new register to gain access. Leaks like that can severely affect your cooling.
oldave 05/04/23 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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