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RE: Texas to Zihuatanejo

Google map shows San Antonio, Laredo (OR Columbia crossing), Monterrey, Saltillo, San Luis Potosi, Ururapan Zihuatanejo. Been awhile since we have driven that route (36' DP), but know of no reason not to take it. We used Columbia Crossing which is a little out of the way but very easy, but understand the N Laredo paperwork offices have been improved. Hopefully, others with more current information will weigh in.
wolfe10 11/14/19 08:24pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Location of the voltage regulator needed

Notify moderator function not working (again). A duplicate of this post in Class A section. Probably better there.
wolfe10 11/10/19 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery storage

Can you connect all of them and charge together-- yes. BUT, if not too difficult it is preferable to charge batteries of same technology size and age together. Depends on how easy it is to switch from charging one bank to the other on a weekly basis.
wolfe10 11/09/19 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: extension cord length

Yup length AND wire gauge as well as load will determine whether your voltage drop is acceptable or "will let the smoke out" of you 120 VAC appliances. If all you are running is a battery charger, smaller gauge can be used. If you plan to run high amp items like a roof air, a VERY different matter.
wolfe10 11/09/19 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

And, I would find someone who would change it for a LOT less than $200 and DO IT!
wolfe10 11/07/19 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher upgrading to heavier toad-advice needed

I don't know about everyone else but after reading that, I am going to have all of these calculations going on in my head while driving down the road.LOL The newest of which is the cold air temp robbing my MPGs. :E Thanks for the interesting info! Aerodynamic drag changing with temperature should come as a big surprise. More molecules to "hit" at colder temperatures. I KNOW pilots know this. Heck, this summer we just flew non-stop Dallas to Sidney, Australia. Airbus 380. Sold out flight. 1/4 seats EMPTY. With hot temperature in Dallas, not enough lift (not enough air molecules passing over/under the wings) with full plane (ya and enough fuel for the 17+ hour flight). Our MPG in summer running the dash air is still better than freezing temperatures trips without the compressor running.
wolfe10 11/07/19 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: house battery question

Correct-- turn off all charging before checking. Hydrogen gas is part of what is "bubbling". It is explosive if you mistakenly cause a spark. So, yes, safer to turn off charging half hour or so before removing the caps. Necessary-- likely not. But a pretty easy/cheap safety precaution.
wolfe10 11/06/19 08:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher upgrading to heavier toad-advice needed

Bottom line (based on physics): Extra weight has little effect on flat ground once up to speed. Extra weight makes a difference when accelerating. Extra weight makes a more significant difference when climbing grades. Go to this link and download the PDF. Written by Caterpillar Corp, but same physics applies to all vehicles. http://forum.dieselrvclub.org/index.php/topic,6594.0.html
wolfe10 11/06/19 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 100K miles

Pictures in second post in this thread: https://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 11/04/19 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 100K miles

100k just shows it was put together right , didn't blow up during break in . You probably know about the recall on the rear trailing arms for your chassis . Chances are the arms have already been replaced , so an alert just in case . The original Monaco is long gone so you will have to pay for it yourself . Source Engineering makes replacements . Details of the trailing arm issue: https://community.fmca.com/topic/570-serious-problem-some-monaco-holiday-rambler-safari-chassis/?tab=comments#comment-2686
wolfe10 11/04/19 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison 2500 downshift issue

Not familiar with the 2500. But, on all their larger transmissions you can check for DIAGNOSTIC CODES from this shift pad. See if this feature is available for your 2500.
wolfe10 11/01/19 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake fluid change?

I put changing brake fluid right up in the same category as injector flushing and the 3000 mile oil change. I view all three as nothing more than an add on money grab for the service writer. Sorry, but if one is discussing a HEAVY vehicle with hydraulic brakes, that statement is dangerous. Agree, hard to boil brake fluid in a PU, but different for a 20,000 pound plus motorhome with a toad!
wolfe10 10/26/19 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Transynd ??

If your unit came with Transynd it should not require changing unless you have some kind of transmission failure or it becomes contaminated. And, I would suggest that if this is the OE fluid and therefore at least 12 years old, it is well worth changing (along with the filter).
wolfe10 10/22/19 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transynd ??

Or just go to any Allison dealer. Their prices (at least in our area) are not out of line. They sell it by the quart, gallon and 5 gallon pail. Also have the correct filter for your transmission.
wolfe10 10/21/19 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmission cooler

Also, you need to be able to not "OVER-COOL" in cooler temperatures. Though the mechanics is a bit different, I installed a fuel cooler on the return line on my DP. Like ATF, there IS such as thing as fluid being too cool. So, made a cover for the cooler that velcro's in place for winter driving.
wolfe10 10/20/19 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new shocks Las Vegas area, any...

Installing shocks is NOT rocket science. Others with the same chassis (8 outboard air bags/shocks I assume) can chime in on any unforeseen difficulties. Most installations are well within the capabilities of any shade tree mechanic with 3/4" breaker bar, 3/4" to 1/2" adapter and 1/2" drive socket. Yes, air tools makes it easier, but I have installed probably 20 sets of shocks with no air tools. You might ask the manufacturer of the shock you choose for the name of a dealer near you.
wolfe10 10/14/19 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road Report, Nogales to Zihuatanejo

\ A minute or so later I was stopped for going 80(mph). OK, inquiring minds want to know--what were you driving and WHERE in Mexico at 80 MPH!? BTW, targeting out of state vehicles is a well established policy in most countries/counties!
wolfe10 10/13/19 05:03pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Problem with autobrake on p30 or p32 Chevy chassis

Yes, Roger is a real treasure. The "go to" guy for any Autopark issue.
wolfe10 10/12/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide moving out

What kind of slide Options Power gear (usually a rack and pinion system) electric Work gear drive Hydraulic (HTH) Swinteck or however it's spelled (Wavy track on sides of slide) Accu-Slide (Cable cars) OTHER It will help to know what we need to fix. YUP, need to know what system you have.
wolfe10 10/11/19 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help Switching to 40' Pusher

Slight correction-- Alpine brakes are all wheel HYDRAULIC over hydraulic disk brakes. Beginning in the 2001 model year 4 piston, fixed caliper disk brakes. Agree- very good handling chassis. Their ISL's were equipped with engine compression brakes. Many coaches with ISL's had exhaust brakes. The engine compression brake was an up-charge option.
wolfe10 10/09/19 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
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