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RE: elec test help on Onan gen

Does the starter engage the flywheel and start cranking the engine and then mysteriously just disengage before the generator starts? Or does the started just click, you hear the gear fit the flywheel, and then it immediately retracts and shuts down? Can you put a meter on the starter battery terminals and then watch the display while you're cranking the starter over to see if it hits 6 volts? Either that or as MrWizard suggests put a battery on the ground right by the generator and run some jumper cables to the terminals on the generator. "start cranking the engine and then mysteriously just disengage before the generator starts"? describes it best.
path1 06/07/19 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: elec test help on Onan gen

I'm going to ask a really important question, have you read the manual? There was nothing wrong with my Onan engine, oil level, battery charge, damaged wires... I finally deciphered the little set of flashes on the display. Mine wouldn't start because the generator was not outputting. So you may find the answer in the manual. If it's not there, what have you lost, nothing but a few minutes. Yep have read owners manual and service manual. Service manual not that helpful as I wish. Covers about a dozen things, then for "faults" says to see authorized deal.
path1 06/07/19 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Chicago Trip Advice

https://www.cruiseamerica.com/rv-adventures/rv-destinations/top-rv-destinations-around-chicago Link is right off CA web site. Tourist type stuff... https://www.tripsavvy.com/tourist-attractions-in-chicago-1492259 And in some big cities nothing wrong with renting a rental car for the day. Sometimes parts of old cities have low bridges or parking hassles and stuff, that RV's just don't do well. And some rental car companies deliver right to your RV.
path1 06/06/19 11:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: elec test help on Onan gen

(Sorry was typing same time Chris was posting)… But, don’t really understand starter engage disengage. Does it run and not crank the genset? That’s usually a broken part in the starter, but some models are more prone than others. To me sounds like a weak bindex gear on a starter. Only thing that comes close in the trouble shooting guide is what they describe as "starter engages-disengages" (cranking voltage dips below 6 volts-low battery charge, poor connections, long cables) OK seems OK to run jumper cable from starter to genny. (Typing same time above posts were) I'm trying to trouble shoot the battery cable from genny to battery. But don't know if there is any electronics are installed in this cable, and I don't have access to seeing entire cable. Looks like when the genny was installed, installers lay'd out the cable then used a couple "P" clamps to hold cable in place (in back of genny) and then jacked up genny and bolted into place. So jacked up into place, I can't see entire cable. And don't know if I should blindly bypass this cable. Do most battery cables, (positive side) run directly from battery to starter on genny?
path1 06/06/19 04:37pm Tech Issues
elec test help on Onan gen

I know there must be a common since answer to my problem. My gen doesn't want to start. As in "starter engages-disengages" What describes my problem the best. Working my way thru the trouble shooting checklist, (A)battery state of charge, (12.77) (B)try starting gen with vehicle running (didn't work), (C) clean battery cables and battery posts...Here is where I could use some help. Only one end of cable I can get to without pulling the genny. Appears the cable has a wire bracket clamp (better known as a P clamp)that holds the cable, so cable doesn't rub on other stuff I guess. I really don't want to drop the genny just to test a cable, big hassle to get it out and back in. So I'm thinking how to test this... without the pain of pulling the genny. Thinking about running a regular auto jumper cable directly from battery to genny. In other words I'll by pass the cable being used now (that might be bad) and see what happens. My concern is the other electronics I might not see. Is there anything I could screw up doing a test like this? On genny's, the cable goes directly from battery to genny or is there anything in the cable routing such as a fuse or relay or ? (I didn't post genny info because this is a elec test question, really not model specific). Thanks
path1 06/06/19 12:52am Tech Issues
RE: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali-catastrophic fuel pump failure

https://www.drivingline.com/articles/new-product-spotlight-ss-diesel-mo Would this helped? Link didn't work right??? Google up cp4 bypass kit, supposed to be good .
path1 05/30/19 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Northwood Runaround Rant

What I understand NW does NOT provide schematics. 8 years ago, or more??? they stopped providing schematics. So I went wire "fishing" by removing my overhead my fan vents plastic trim piece, and with a coat hanger found lots of wires. I also removed the front panel on the elec fuse box to make sure connections were tight. I found 2 metal screws just laying loose. Loose as in maybe the screws could vibrate and bounce around shorting out something. Screws looked like what an installer used to mount the box. NW has been good to us. We were missing some stuff when we bought used. Called and provided vin number and list what we were missing, about week later UPS showed up with big box full of goodies. Have you checked out https://www.nroa2003.com/forum/ While no longer a member myself, lots of good info that was handy for new NW owner. NW still ones of the better OEM's out there IMO. But certainly not built like years ago. Somewhere on youtube somebody has video of NW making a unit and showed them putting in wires.
path1 05/21/19 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone ever use one of these

Watch some YouTube on it first. Can be dangerous. But after you do it some and dont take any short cuts, not that bad. Get thick welding cloves. Mine are from harbor freight. Dont refill at crowded places, people here a propane hiss and think worlds going to end.
path1 05/15/19 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins longevity and maintence

Retired Cummins engineer I now like Ford fluid and grease as long as spec's ok. I've got that Ford stuff in my Dana 70 right now. But that is for what I have. Google up a vin decoder and find what you have. Bear in mind my 2001 dodge has numerous errors or omissions on maintenance in owners manual. I like moparman1973.com for what I have
path1 05/12/19 11:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where does the weight go to when using wd hitch?

Thanks for info. Washing tow vehicle this weekend,the stock hitch label says 1000 max tongue weight. Never had a problem (and safe for now) but think I'll get bigger rating hitch. Thanks.
path1 05/12/19 11:35pm Travel Trailers
Where does the weight go to when using wd hitch?

If tongue weight scale says 930 pds and then you hook up to to hitch ball and then load up wd spring bars...what happens? Where does that 930 pds go?
path1 05/12/19 11:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Look up camping world in Tacoma About 1 mile north on same road there are lots of consignment places. If that helps? Should see lots of RV places on google maps...look like toasters from the air. Might give them a call. Did you make blog of your travels, if so post link.
path1 04/25/19 05:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: sparkplugs and wires

Over the years of owning Fords I've learned to stick with Motorcraft, OEM regardless if it's alternator's, water Pumps, coil over plugs, or whatever
path1 04/17/19 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust Brake Buying...

I have a BD diesel in our 01 that I installed in 05. No problems at all except I noticed there is a lot more signage and more mechanics are familiar with Pac brakes PBX something model number that's supposed to be the strongest on the market. So I think more mechanics are more familiar with the pacbrake, if I were to buy over again I buy pack break in case something happened to it the middle of nowhere and I had to have it worked on. Don't know what type of Springs you have in your valves but make sure you have strong enough exhaust valves, might be stock on your gear model not sure.
path1 04/09/19 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Valterra pull handle

I carry one of these https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Valterra/T50.html?feed=npn&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyZSUsJi-4QIVsCCtBh3AQQC3EAQYAyABEgLeVPD_BwE
path1 04/07/19 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Parked Travel Trailer

X2 on above...and I wouldn't buy any RV new or used without doing a water pressure test on supply side.
path1 03/05/19 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parts Procurement

Seattle is on your info..... Just my opinion... Call Allied body in South park, see if you can send pic and see what they say. (Years ago I built a camper and they were able to get smaller "corner caps") Heiser on Tukwila or Intl blvd (or what ever they call the street now) across the street from old Boeing headquarters (the old drive in before Boeing took it over) Western trailer repair near airport and Lucille st ? Allied body was more helpful when I was gathering parts, for me anyways. And there is guy in south park (proper) that does crazy custom stuff, and charges crazy also:) Hard to match up sometimes if ordering online, but maybe this will help. https://www.google.com/search?q=trailer+corner+caps&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgyYb4rN3gAhWI4FQKHTFWDvoQ_AUIDygC&biw=1366&bih=623
path1 02/27/19 07:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Best camping Hack and/or Fad

I've always like these 2 threads...lots of ideas https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17436377.cfm https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19777656.cfm
path1 02/25/19 11:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dead batteries woes

On my class C (if class matters what class) after installing a battery disconnect, my battery would still go dead. After messing around with volt meter, found one fuse that still had power and powers a couple things (alarms and 1 light) even with disconnect in the off position. I pulled that fuse and it solved my battery draining problem. I have to do more exploring but that particular fuse is powered by both the house battery and chassis battery. Apparently it was wired so as long as any battery had juice, the alarm and a night light would work. Don't know if wiring is OEM or previous owner?
path1 02/06/19 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv lien checks

WA state here also. Took me 3 years to get "legal" owner off from mine. On ours it turned out that in our loan that the "legal" owner (which was a credit union) was supposed to do paper work to reflect when the loan was paid off and the credit union being the "legal" owner released their interest. Call Credit union 3 times over the years. Finally got a one page letter saying the credit union has no interest or security in vehicle. Took that letter to lic place when tabs were due and the new paper work shows only me. No big deal but credit union should of done what we/they agreed to what the loan said IMO I would call a lic place in WA to ask any questions.
path1 01/25/19 11:14am Truck Campers
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