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RE: Batteries(new) supply power sporadically

Ground cables for both starting and house batteries are sometimes attached at one place , likely the frame . A bad connection there can cause a problem for both circuits . I would find where the ground cables attach to the frame , clean until you see bright metal then tighten good . Good luck let us know
oldave 10/17/19 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

You repaired it good enough to get it down to the garage so why not go down and recheck your repair . Goofing up on the side of the road is not the end of the world . I have had to eat crow before when i was 100% sure I was right . So I think it is possible like others have stated that you have a couple of wires wrong . You need a strong flash light and cleaner so you can be sure of the wire color and stripe if they have stripes . Another possibility is when the dog jerked on the harness maybe he pulled something loose that you haven't spotted yet . Follow the wires , maybe they are broken somewhere else too or unplugged farther away from your splices . Unless Ford used some resistance wiring which is possible I think the talk about not being able to solder is bunk I think that resistance wire will look different probably a single strand and won't solder well or at all . The garage doesn't want to get involved , actually I don't blame them they are probably worried about transmission liability . If those things don't help then you are left with RV salvage places .
oldave 10/07/19 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Buy or build

IMHO your roles should have been reversed . You should have been the one saying I'll build us an RV . She should have said your crazy and telling you no way. Of she would win and save the day. A few people can pull this off but probably 90% + never get finished by the person that started the conversion . The few conversions I've seen look like a home made RV and have noticeable design or arrangement flaws We would probably end up killing each other .
oldave 10/02/19 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick reply please.

If my wife was uncomfortable with the route - then I would adjust the route. Life is too short to fight over the small stuff. X2 the older I get the more sense that makes
oldave 09/26/19 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick reply please.

They want input from those that have been on this pass before, which seems like a good idea to me . It is often more scary for the pass than the driver , you have no control . I do the driving of our DP MOHO and have avoided roads that the DW thought was scary . I used to see any pass or road as a challenge to be conquered , not so much anymore . Challenging to me might be torture to her Now days she might even be more adventurous than me, she is a little younger . We have been over Slumguillion Pass and it can be challenging and is not to be taken lightly Why not park the coach and drive it in the car , it's beautiful up there .
oldave 09/26/19 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv sofa and chairs

Our recliner chairs are not used for seating while traveling The belts are there from when the sofa was there . The remaining sofa has its own seat belts so passengers can ride there . I have made a panic stop and our dining chairs stayed put without much movement at all . Things like a case of Cokes are more inclined to move it seems or at least in our case I have seen things tossed around in my bro in laws 5th wheel which leads me to believe that the ride is much smoother in a large pusher .
oldave 09/25/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv sofa and chairs

I think you will need to turn the sofa up side down to determine where you can bolt on " L " brackets, 4 would be best . I would shop at Lowes or Home Depot for L brackets and some rather large lag bolts , maybe 3/8 or 1/2 inch At the same time you could install seat belts if they are not already there . We had 2 sofas in our coach so we removed one of them and installed 2 euro recliners . We use the seat belts to secure those recliners when we travel . You may be able to secure your sofa with seat belts . Our dining chairs are not secured they just sit there never moving . I have found things don't move around except when I made a really hard stop then a few things move a little .
oldave 09/25/19 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I got the shakes

I figured beads were what he meant but I have heard of people using BBs or those plastic pellets the kids shoot I bet dry sand would work too. Many things could balance at least for a while Equal powder is the one I have heard could clump.
oldave 09/16/19 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I got the shakes

I'm for lifting the rear wheels yourself, well not yourself but with the jacks let the wheels spin slowly and watch them. You may be able to see a wobble or out of round tire. Look at the wheels too, one could be bent a little. Yeah if those bags don't break open and let the material out they probably won't balance, also if there is very much moisture it may clump up in the tire. Are you sure when you say sandbags, is it really sand? Ray
oldave 09/16/19 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard wired surge protector

Actually I think the Progressive HW50C may be the only one that can be repaired and I have heard of them sending free replacement parts . I installed mine myself just after the elect power reel . With the same fear of being with out power if something went wrong I wired it with receptacles and plugs so I can unplug it and bypass it all together . Its been several yrs now and I have never needed to do that . It has a remote panel that reads the volts and amps on each leg that is very handy . I mounted it in the bay with my power cord so I can see if the power is ok before closing the door. Progressive HW50C is my recommendation .
oldave 09/13/19 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace RV headlamps

Look at this site . You may need better lights but you may also need to up grade to relays . Relays can provide more voltage to the lights and they are explained here . http://www.danielsternlighting.com/
oldave 09/12/19 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: advice on purchase

The existing tires are Dunlop 11R22.5 circa late 2012, so either the second or third set from new. My plan is for an immediate replacement, based on comments here probably with Toyos or Dunlops. Over the life of the tires I will put on this month, I expect to drive about 25,000 miles. I'm saddened by Cat not making highway engines any more, But that was true before I bought my 98 Beaver in 2010 which had a 425HP with full Jake Brake, and performed flawlessly. With that new info I'm sure you realize this is a smaller engine and probably will not perform as powerfully as your big Cat engine . You won't have that great engine Jake brake either . I loved our Cat engine too and maybe they will come back into the market when pollution regulations are a little friendlier .
oldave 09/12/19 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: advice on purchase

Assuming it is an 8.3 Cummins it is probably the most used engine in motorhomes . I would say it has an excellent reputation . Its not the biggest engine but will do the job very well . For what its worth Cat is no longer making Hiway engines .
oldave 09/11/19 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead mouse

By the time you try all of these things the smell will most likely be gone but will you know which one actually worked ??
oldave 09/11/19 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator started on its own

On my Monaco that harness runs along the passenger side of the generator . There is a plugin connector mid way The wires go inside to the remote and start switch .
oldave 09/11/19 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A drive tires

The 11R22.5s should be readily available at truck stops that's why some people choose to run them plus they are usually much cheaper . I believe they are actually semi trailer tires
oldave 09/11/19 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: advice on purchase

Country Coach made great coaches but of course that doesn't mean that one is great . Try to at least get someone to help you check it out . As buyers we tend to fall in love with a coach . I'm pretty sure it will have an 8.3 ISC engine which has more torque than the 5.9 ISB . Both engines have been rated 300 and 330 hp 11R tires sounds like semi trailer tires . Nothing wrong with them except they may ride a little harder . They are also cheaper and can be bought at any truck stop . Sometime people use them on the rear . I recently put 4 TOYO 295 / 80 /22.5 tires on the rear TOYOs are getting good reviews on most forums and I like them .
oldave 09/10/19 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead mouse

Open doors and use a fan then spray Fabreze on to the surfaces . Even then you may have to do it over or wait till it goes away .
oldave 09/10/19 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic roof top ac unit

Most any air cond can be repaired but unless you are an A/C repair man or a died in the wool handy man ( DIY guy ) you are better off to replace it and go have fun . Paying a repair man is going to be a money losing route most of the time if you can even find one that will work on it . Save yourself some grief , who wants to be miles & miles from home and no A/C ? Not me Ray
oldave 09/09/19 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dead 2015 axis 24.1 chassis

It would help to know what rv you have . Usually when this happens something has been wired up wrong or a wire has been left off . Look around the battery compartment to see if a wire has fallen down out of sight . This may be a small wire , not necessarily a cable . Did you take a picture or draw one ? Always take a picture several pictures are even better . Memory will not always work .
oldave 09/09/19 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
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