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RE: Copper Canyon?

Can't comment as to how thing are now-- our last motorhome drive through that area was years ago. But, an interesting side trip from Nuevo Casas Grandes is to the village of Mata Ortiz. They are famous for making pottery-- prices ranging from a few dollars to $10,000. We parked two 36' motorhomes for 4 days in front of the abandoned train station. Really enjoyed the experience.
wolfe10 11/21/22 05:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Coachmen Santara m-351 diesel pusher air bags

Yup, the suspension components are chosen by your CHASSIS maker, not coach maker.
wolfe10 11/16/22 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do dp motorhome with air bags also have shocks.?

Yes, all DP's have shocks. No standard answer to how long they last: Were the OE shocks "least expensive bid" or "best available"? How many miles on them? Mostly smooth roads or rough ones? Best to TEST THEM: Drive over regular shopping center speed bumps at regular/low speeds. If an axle bounces more than 1.5 times replace the shocks.
wolfe10 11/14/22 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: access kitchen sink undercabinet 2015 Fleetwood Southwind

Have you identified if this leak is on the pressure side (from faucet) or drain side? Easy to tell. With faucet off, pour a bucket of water in the sink to see if that leaks.
wolfe10 11/13/22 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust brake quit working

With a two stage engine compression brake, you WILL have an electric signal that both downshifts the Allison (left or only shift pad window will change from 6 to some lower gear-- often 2nd or 4th) AND will signal the engine ECU to apply either 3 (low) or 6 (high) compression braking.
wolfe10 11/06/22 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust brake quit working

No, probably not electric. Please explain what this means. Thanks.
wolfe10 11/05/22 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust brake quit working

Spartan confirmed i have a 2 stage exhaust brake., based on my vin number. No such thing. If two stage, it is an ENGINE COMPRESSION BRAKE.
wolfe10 11/05/22 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travel Trailer electrical, - Inverter placement/hookup

Could install a 30TT receptacle fed from the inverter, adjacent to the shore power cord, plug the cord into it. You must disconnect or turn off the converter. How are you going to charge the batteries/ I would NOT recommend that. You only want to enable some outlets/appliances to be able to run on the inverter. Certainly not the roof A/C. Yes, the "details" on the wiring depend on the inverter you choose. Many have a "pass through" feature, so if it receives 120 VAC from shore power or generator, it does not invert, merely "passes the other source through. Cleanest way is to either use a sub-panel downstream of the inverter with only those things you want to power from the inverter. Need to move not only the hots, but neutrals and grounds from those circuits. As you get closer to choosing equipment, give us details on that as well as what battery bank you have and what you want to be able to run when on inverter power/dry camping.
wolfe10 10/29/22 05:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Exhaust brake quit working

As you can see, we need more information to be of assistance.
wolfe10 10/28/22 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust brake quit working

First, do you have an EXHAUST BRAKE (external to the engine) OR an engine compression brake (internal to the engine)? If exhaust brake, what brand? The Cummins ISL could be ordered either way, with the exhaust brake being less $$$. When you turn on the brake and close the throttle, does the Allison shift pad change from "6" to whatever your pre-select gear is (often 2nd or 4th)? That is the first step in brake activation.
wolfe10 10/28/22 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mysterious Propane "Leak"

Thanks, that is an interesting web site. Those temp/pressure tables really do not apply to this topic. They are about vapor pressures over liquid propane, not about temperature changes in pressure for propane in a gas state. ???? PV=nRT.
wolfe10 10/20/22 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Mysterious Propane "Leak"

How so?? From my perspective, getting colder would decrease pressure, thereby increasing the leak down time. 3 tons True, but it would also "shrink" the metal, perhaps allowing for more clearance in the component that is leaking.
wolfe10 10/19/22 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: 1995 CHEVROLET P30 CHASS STEERING ISSUE

If no air bags, sure hope you have Henderson's stronger springs. The air bags were an integral part of the front suspension, and are critical for proper alignment.
wolfe10 10/06/22 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace black smoke

OR a rusted/damaged burner or perhaps a mud dubber has set up housekeeping. Either will disrupt the fuel/air mixture, same as improper propane pressure.
wolfe10 10/03/22 12:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: House battery size

Fully charge them and have them LOAD TESTED. Free at any place that sells batteries. That will tell you if they are good/bad. Much of "what batteries to use" depends on the configuration of your battery tray/area. If it will accommodate them, 6 VDC golf cart batteries wires in SERIES to make a 12 VDC battery is usually the least expensive way to get quality deep cycle batteries. The come in different heights as well as other dimensions, so depends on what will fit. As to how many/total amp-hrs, that really depends on how you use the coach. If mostly RV park to RV park VS lots of boondocking-- the answer will be different.
wolfe10 09/30/22 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Birdsong10us was planning to stay in Fort Myers in storm

A quick post Ian update from Fort Myers, FL: Looking out the window (downtown Fort Myers), looks like about half the boats in Old Bridge Marina at the north end of the Edison bridge are sunk. Can't see the Fort Myers Municipal Marina from here, but they should have faired better, as the highest winds were from their shore/no fetch. Top picture and next to last picture is the marina right across the Caloosahatchee River from us (mentioned above). Looks like my estimate of number of boats damages was way low. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/stunning-photos-show-hurricane-ian-s-destructive-aftermath/ar-AA12pc4T?cvid=66a57afd5cc049b19a4204693a299ae2 Legacy Harbor Marina near downtown Fort Myers faired even worse. But, the good news-- our Bald Eagle with nest on the north side of the river flew by a few minutes ago-- probably looking for confused fish.
wolfe10 09/29/22 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Birdsong10us was planning to stay in Fort Myers in storm

Ya, sure hope they got out before Ian came a visiting. A quick post Ian update from Fort Myers, FL: Looking out the window (downtown Fort Myers), looks like about half the boats in Old Bridge Marina at the north end of the Edison bridge are sunk. Can't see the Fort Myers Municipal Marina from here, but they should have faired better, as the highest winds were from their shore/no fetch. Homes in many areas of Fort Myers had 4+' of water in them from the tide surge. There is a 25' fishing boat is washed up on First Street. The bridge over to Sanibel Island is missing a span of over 100 yards (according to local TV station who had film from that location) so no vehicle access on and off Sanibel or Captiva-- probably for a long time. The TV station across the street recorded winds over 100 MPH. It ain't pretty!
wolfe10 09/29/22 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane coming

Even if no high winds, because of likelihood of flooding rains, fill your fuel tank now or risk water in fuel if filling right after the storm passes. Said another way, if the gas station parking lot floods, a good possibility that some water will get into the tank.
wolfe10 09/25/22 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane coming

For the Tampa, St Pete area: Wind will start from the EAST and build to the SOUTH as Ian moves north off the west coast. At least that is the current forecast. Here is a very good site for wind speed/wind gusts: https://www.ventusky.com/?p=26.50;-81.46;7&l=gust&t=20220928/1500 As with all prediction sites, the closes to arrival time, the more accurate the forecast. This is the site we use when we sail offshore/
wolfe10 09/25/22 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Why not just run the fridge on propane? As you have apparently been doing without issue. YUP. I sure would not work my engine/alternator harder to provide electricity vs just leaving it on propane (as designed). Is propane operation safe-- yes. Certainly more risk of vehicle accident than fire while driving due to propane use in refrigerator. But, YOU weigh the risks for yourself. Yes, the refrigerator operating on propane needs to be turned off when refueling and tunnels where its use is restricted.
wolfe10 09/23/22 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
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