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RE: Diesel Engine Owners- I've a DUSTED engine, so cummins says

Dusting generally means that unfiltered air (say, due to a loose or broken intake hose connection) enters into the intake manifold and scores the cylinders... 3 tons Yup,that is what dusting is. Another cause is an old air filter element with torn pleats, deterioration from water intrusion, someone trying to clean the filter by banging it, etc.
wolfe10 05/10/21 05:49am Tech Issues
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

Every time this discussion comes up, there are a range of answers from: "Best Practices" to "What I get away with". You have to decide on your basic philosophy concerning mechanical systems and follow it.
wolfe10 05/05/21 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

Maybe someone can impart a little wisdom.....I have a Tiffin Phaeton (only 37,000 miles) with the 8.3 ISB, with 380 HP and 1250 foot pounds of torque. Just a quick correction-- the Cummins 8.3 liter is the C engine-- depending on year it would therefore be the ISC.
wolfe10 04/28/21 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 amp RV outlet

Yup, as long as there is a neutral in addition to the two hots and ground, you are good to go (wired to the correct RV style outlet.
wolfe10 04/21/21 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter wiring question

Converter has 120 VAC IN and 12+ VDC OUT. So, you will have both connections to 120 VAC breaker and battery.
wolfe10 04/12/21 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Xantrex Freedom 458 - Equalizing at 16.3 Volts

I always disconnect 12 VDC to any PC boards when equalizing.
wolfe10 04/09/21 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New again, remind me

The Caterpillar C7 is just fine. If not already done, it is approaching time for its first valve adjustment. Not a big deal.
wolfe10 04/06/21 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter/Converter

Either decision will work-- Replace the inverter/charger. If you go this route, strongly suggest going with a PSW (Pure Sine Wave) model as an upgrade to your current MSW Freedom. If just adding a stand alone converter, strongly suggest is a "smart" converter and will go through bulk, absorption and float modes/voltages. Certainly, this is the less expensive alternative.
wolfe10 03/21/21 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trouble on the border

Problem being, this is now, March 2021 with the border wide open. Border crossing in Big Bend?? Maybe a few a day fording the river from NP to Boquillas. Mostly U.S. citizens visiting the village of Boquillas. But, as mentioned by several, if you are not comfortable, you will not enjoy your visit. Applies to everyone, everywhere.
wolfe10 03/10/21 07:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire pressure and temperature recommendations

First leg of trip is done. Had 10 miles of interstate, so no chance to get weighed. The plate in the cockpit says 95 for rear and 105 for front. So that’s what I went with. By the time we got here, they were all around 118. Does that sound okay? Until you get it weighed, yes follow posted PSI on the GVWR plaque. Hopefully that will end up being over-inflated, indicating you have some weight safety reserve and actual weight is less than GAWR's.
wolfe10 03/10/21 07:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery short circuit protection?

Chris, Unless I am misreading your link, max wire size for those fuses is 1/0. That certainly would not handle high amp start loads or high amp inverter use if that is what you contemplate.
wolfe10 03/09/21 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Trouble on the border

If you are scared, you will not have a good time. True anywhere for anyone. But, before thinking that Big Bend is on the "fast immigrant road north into the U.S.", look at the map, particularly of the area south of Big Bend. Been many years since I have driven that area of Mexico (old VW bus), but there were ZERO paved roads for many, many miles going south from Big Bend. For example, the route we drove, from Piedras Negras/Eagle Pass) to Boquillas del Carmen/Big Bend is 242 miles. I just pulled up Google Map and today it shows a 6 hour 49 minute drive. So even today an average speed of 34 mph including the paved section out of Piedras Negras. I recall one mountain pass over a mile high on a narrow dirt road. Again, NOT a traveled/paved route. That area of Mexico is even more rugged than Big Bend.
wolfe10 03/09/21 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire pressure and temperature recommendations

I run what the MH manufacturer recommends on the VIN/GVWR tag. Have never had a problem. I have had each axle weighed and that had the same result for the pressure recommended. Good advice IF (yes, the bad) you are near the GAWR's for your coach. Said another way, if you are well under GAWR's/have a healthy weight safety reserve, you are over-inflated.
wolfe10 03/09/21 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure and temperature recommendations

Remember if you have been driving, pull in to weigh your snot, and adjust the pressure, next morning, when your tires are the same temp as outside air, you are setting on underinflated tires. Within a hour you might be setting alongside the road Correct! Proper order is: Get weight ticket From your tire manufacturer's Inflation Table, determine proper minimum PSI based on axle weights. Add 10-15% as a safety cushion-- perhaps 15-20%, as you need to account for left/right imbalance. ONLY adjust PSI before driving more than a mile or two and better in the morning (after sitting overnight) as ambient temperatures are lower and you need to be able to have correct PSI when you start out in the morning.
wolfe10 03/07/21 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loss of rear air pressure

Gauge issue? If it goes to zero, open the drain valve on each tank. If PSI, start looking for a sender/gauge issue.
wolfe10 02/24/21 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cold Ambient Temps = Higher Alternator Voltage?

Yes, the intake heater grid can stay on after engine starting in very cold weather. NORMAL. If this continues for more than a few minutes after starting-- not normal. Yes, in most cases but if it is extremely cold out, the grids will start cycling again if the truck is stopped and idling - even if it has been running hard for hours and is at full operating temps. It may also go to a high idle under those conditions. Wow. The good news is that we have never been in cold enough conditions to have that happen. So-- disclaimer: No idea what happens in well below freezing conditions, as that is when we head SOUTH.
wolfe10 02/15/21 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Cold Ambient Temps = Higher Alternator Voltage?

Yes, the intake heater grid can stay on after engine starting in very cold weather. NORMAL. If this continues for more than a few minutes after starting-- not normal.
wolfe10 02/15/21 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Ladder rung end plastic insert

$2 each: https://advancedresourcingsales.com/products/cap-step-end Note: There are two sizes-- need to verify which you have.
wolfe10 02/10/21 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Tires exercised

You did the right thing, others may not know about the chemicals in tires that come to the surface to protect them. Yup, you did the "best practices" route.
wolfe10 02/01/21 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Unless we are in a BIG hurry (rare), we often drive the back roads in our DP's. U.S. 90 vs I 10 from San Antonio to Van Horn for example.
wolfe10 01/27/21 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
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