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RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

Just Replaced a pair of 7 year old Duracel EGC2 with the same from Sams Club. After instant $20.00 per battery cost after taxes etc came out to $ 113.83 each In my opinion great service life at a great cost. Is the $20 per battery cost the core charge? You should get that back if you bring your old batteries back in. If you don't have old batteries to return you might be able to find a neighbor with an old battery or two in their yard that they want to get rid of. No, The $ 20.00 instant savings was a one day deal they run from time to time. the core charge is different.
Kamphiker 09/11/19 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

Just Replaced a pair of 7 year old Duracel EGC2 with the same from Sams Club. After instant $20.00 per battery cost after taxes etc came out to $ 113.83 each In my opinion great service life at a great cost.
Kamphiker 09/11/19 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Minnie Winnie or Fuse/View?

Cost of Diesel per gallon plus DEF VS Regular Gas ÷ MPG difference is pretty much a wash. Most important: 1) GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) Minus UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight) = CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) Does your Perspective RV have enough Capacity ? 2) Tow capacity & hitch rating. going to tow anything ? 3) floor plan 4) driving comfort (how much time behind the wheel will you spend ?) Lot choices out there and everyone of them has good and bad points. Pick the one you will be most happy with.
Kamphiker 08/24/19 06:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

As far as testing the AC units: Measuring Intake Air Temp And output air temp (at closest air registrar if you cant measure in the main Plenum) you should see 15 - 20° differential.
Kamphiker 08/12/19 04:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sam's Duracell 6v Battery Dimensions

Duracell is a buzzword trade name. Duracell is an office with a couple dozen Herb Tarlicks running around inside. On October 24, 2014, Procter & Gamble announced it would spin off Duracell in 2015 as part of a wider restructuring scheme. On November 14, 2014, Berkshire Hathaway declared its intent to acquire Duracell in an all-stock deal, consisting of $4.7 billion worth of P&G stock then owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet / Berkshire has Extended the agreement for the use of the Duracell Name to East Penn for a fee ($$$$) to be used on Automotive / Marine / Golf Cart batteries. I don't recall how long that agreement is to run. I just picked up 2 EGC2 from Sams ($ 20.00 off 1 day sale) dropped the cost to $ 113.00 each after all the taxes / state fees. they replaced the 2 Duracell EGC2's that lasted 7 years plus.
Kamphiker 08/11/19 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: Ford V10 gradual reduction in fuel economy

Yes the spark plugs and coil overs were actually replaced with new. I happen to know the Ford mechanic that did the work. Boy those coil overs are expensive - about $95 each for 10 of them!!!! Did that include Labor ? I recently replaced all 10 coils & Plugs on my 2006. Genuine Motorcraft coils were $ 24.00 each. Amazon Motorcraft Coils for V10 Changing out was a PITA. I now know why Dealers charge between $ 1,000 & $ 1,200.00 to change coils & plugs.
Kamphiker 08/06/19 04:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Gauge

Currently my one to go is the Jaco Elite Pro Plus It's accurate adaptable to various core angles and not expensive.
Kamphiker 08/03/19 04:45am Tech Issues
RE: Battery recommendations

Sam's Club is having a 1 day sale on Duracell (Mfg by Penn / Deka)Golf cart Batteries. $20.00 off (Limit 12) This is a few dollars cheaper than Batteries Plus Online ordering & a 10% discount. 1 day sale August 3 2019 Sam's Club 1 day Catalog sale Items height=200 width=200
Kamphiker 07/25/19 05:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ABS Module

Module Masters 100% positive previous experience with quality / service for GMC Yukon ABS Module that took a dump.
Kamphiker 07/13/19 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help on coach battery wiring

Winnebago / Itasca Wiring Diagrams are available online 003 Journey DL/Horizon P34HD Wiring Diagram Book
Kamphiker 07/13/19 05:21am Tech Issues
RE: brake pads

Brake pads I replaced on my 2006 E350 were Motorcraft (From Rock Auto) Heavy Duty "Police / Emergency" versions. There was a visual difference between the OEM & the Ones I replaced with. If I need to do another replacement & can't find the same Pads, I would look at AKEBONO mfg. (They are the OEM supplier to a high number of Auto Mfgs.) Have used them on daily drivers. Raybestos Heavy Duty / police duty would be a good choice. I have slotted / cross drilled rotors & Ceramic / Carbon pads on one vehicle but would Never do this on a RV.
Kamphiker 07/07/19 06:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: brake pads

While you are putting brakes on I would "strongly" suggest you replace the front brake lines also. On the Ford 1999 E450 super duty you have to buy OEM only but well worth the price. A known failure for this chassis as it ages. The 'brake lines will look perfectly fine' BUT they fail on the inside. The inside collapses. Been there did that. Replaced the brakes only, on the same make and model you have and coming off an interstate ramp and the brakes went out. :E Thought for sure I was going to die. Truck stop repair knew right away it was the brake lines. Just saying since you've got it apart I would replace the brake lines also. You are referring to the "RUBBER" soft brake lines only ? the Steel metal usually have no issues unless vehicle is operated in salt conditions and rust has pitted the outside OR if the brake fluid is not flushed at proper intervals & moisture has collected & has rusted from the inside
Kamphiker 07/07/19 06:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Not charging from alternator

Solenoid for the truck side to the House batteries failed 5 or 6 years ago. I replaced with an upgraded Solenoid Trombetta "The Bear" contactor. This was slightly larger (Dimensional) than the one Winnebago installed. It fit with room to spare. Much higher quality than the Original I replaced.
Kamphiker 06/26/19 04:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installed a new damper

I installed a Roadmaster Reflex Steering stabilizer about 10 years ago after the solo trip with the new to Me MH. it made a big difference. I remember having issues getting the replacement Bracket to align proper.
Kamphiker 06/24/19 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: connecting two 12 volts batteries

here is a link to Winnebago Product resources. Manuals & Diagrams you can view / download info specific to your year & model. Winnebago Product Resources
Kamphiker 06/22/19 05:56am Tech Issues
RE: Toad charging line

2009 CRV I added a Toad Charge Winnebago was already wired with 7 way Connector. Incorporated the charge wire to the Toad Charge along with the proper wring for the Brake Buddy. EDIT: wow, I just checked current list price.. I paid around $ 50.00 10 years ago.
Kamphiker 06/20/19 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 VDC loss

Wiring Diagram from WInnebago Website and the master list available for all models
Kamphiker 06/17/19 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: 12 VDC loss

Check your ground wires where they connect to the frame / chassis. I chased a similar issue with loss of power to certain circuits although everything checked out OK with fuses etc. My grounds were connected to the Ford Chassis Frame rail at a common point using ring terminals (approx 14 wires on 8 ring terminals) half were very corroded where the wire was crimped to the terminal. 1 was broken complete & this was the circuit I was chasing for the better part of a week.
Kamphiker 06/17/19 04:53am Tech Issues
RE: Trimark latch with twin keyholes: lubrication

I use Tri-Flow Lubricant
Kamphiker 06/14/19 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heater on dash turns off every now and then

is it going to defrost mode ? (Air changes from dash vents to blowing on windshield)
Kamphiker 06/11/19 04:42am Class C Motorhomes
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