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RE: Hire company to drive Motorhome home

I have a friend who has a CDL and drives motorhomes for other people. He lives in the Tucson Arizona area and I will give you his name and number if you’re interested.
Flute Man 09/29/20 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2003 Mandalay slide trouble

Have you talked to the Mandalay factory in Elkhart Indiana? Charger is also a good service company in northern Indiana that works on Mandalay’s. It might be that you have a roller that’s broken.
Flute Man 09/27/20 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner chassis

Mine is on a Freightliner chassis and I am very happy with it. I would definitely buy it again.What brand of motorhome are you considering?
Flute Man 09/27/20 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jack Switch?

I think it is much more likely that you have an open rather than a short. A short would blow fuses. If you can consult with the manufacture of that jack system they might be able to answer your question. Or take a chance And just replace the switch and see what happens. I don’t like troubleshooting by just replacing parts but sometimes it might be the best way. The way you describe how it is supposed to work brings to mind that there might be a relay in the circuit that sets when you initially push the rocker switch and that latches the circuit in until the operation is complete. Without a schematic Or some advice from the builder it’s kind of a shot in the dark.
Flute Man 09/26/20 07:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Winnebago Minnie Plus Blowing Fuses

It might not be easy to find. It might help if you determined what didn’t work when the fuse was blown. It might give you a clue. Question: does it blow immediately every time you put a new fuse in?
Flute Man 09/26/20 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Auto tire deflate/inflate

At one time the H1 Hummers had that feature.
Flute Man 09/26/20 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is CG info available from MFG's

I am a retired engineer and I know of no way to know that ahead of time if the manufacturer doesn’t provide it. After I bought my motorhome I loaded it up as good as I could and then had it weighed each axle separately.From that you can determine the CG at least from front to rear. I know of no easy way to measure the height of the CG or even how important that might be.To play it safe I never take the corners so fast that it becomes unsafe.
Flute Man 09/26/20 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Braking system & brake buddy

yes to both questions.
Flute Man 09/26/20 02:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2006 Fleetwood Discovery 330 CAT dash lights

Contact your chassis maker with your VIN and issues. X2
Flute Man 09/21/20 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Troubleshooting for us Newbies

Call me. I can help you over the phone. I am a full-timer for 14 years. I am also a retired electrical engineer and professional troubleshooter. You might also need to locate a mobile RV Tech. Many are very good. Ask around and you might get some good recommendations.
Flute Man 09/17/20 10:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 amp surge protector

I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat. I am a retired electrical engineer and professional troubleshooter. I am curious on why you thought there was a surge. What did you find that caused the burning wires? If there had been a significant transient voltage spike you would not have time yourself To shut it off because the voltage spikes only last for microseconds or milliseconds. Please let me know some more details and especially what caused the burning wires. Thanks.
Flute Man 09/10/20 03:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bigfoot tripping house GFI

Like said above make sure that the neutral and the ground wires are not connect together anywhere in your RV.
Flute Man 09/07/20 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: AC toast?

You really need an amateur in conjunction with your voltmeter to do a better diagnosis. And like said above it could be just a starting capacitor. If I were you I would get an experienced electrician or air conditioner guy to check it out And determine exactly what is wrong.
Flute Man 09/07/20 10:55pm Tech Issues
RE: 2020 Escape Hybrid Towing Question

You can test the 12 V socket by plugging something in with the ignition in the various positions. You should also be able to check to see if the steering wheel is locked or not. When I tow my Honda the steering wheel is unlocked and the 12 V outlet is powered for my Brake Buddy.
Flute Man 09/07/20 10:45pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Pac Brake Question

It’s working now the way it should. Never heard of one working in park.
Flute Man 09/05/20 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12v batteries not receiving charge from shore power.

Did you check the 120 V circuit breaker that feeds the converter? On that connection you previously tightened remove it and clean it up and then reinstall. You may call me if you wish and I might be able to help you over the phone. I am a retired professional electrical troubleshooter.
Flute Man 09/05/20 10:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Did I ruin my water heater, please help!

My water heater only works off of 120 V AC or Propane. 12 V is required for the circuit board. I would suggest that you keep your camper plugged into your house power while you are parked there so that your converter will keep your battery charged. Your water heater should remain full of water unless you specifically drained it.
Flute Man 09/05/20 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: To 12v batteries or 24v batteries, this is a question.

If you’re interested in maximizing the capacity check which configuration will give you the most amp hours. Otherwise no difference electrically.
Flute Man 09/01/20 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Rv washer dryer?

Our Splendide combo vented has been great. X2
Flute Man 08/22/20 02:23pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Toilet Smells Horrific When Flushing

I put a product like Happy Camper in both the black and the gray tanks and that stops the inside odor. They are septic friendly.You may call me if you wish.
Flute Man 08/22/20 12:30am General RVing Issues
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