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RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

I have the same issue at times. I will bet you have balancing beads in your tires and dust from them gets into the valve cores and holds them open. You need to give them a shot of new air before trying to check pressure to clear out the debris and let the cores to close. You should not rely on valve stem caps to hold pressure in your tires. There are valve stems with screens that are made to keep particles out of the valve cores that you can have installed to fix the problem. Or, you can just give them a shot of air before checking pressure to make them work properly. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 09/30/21 04:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Death Wobble Continues ....

We tow a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with no issues. Granted, Jeep has resolved this issue at the factory and needs no wiring harness. My suggestions are like others have said. o Check front end alignment with caster set to upper limit of recommended spec. o Tow bar level with Hitch tighteners on all draw bar to receiver connections including drop receiver, if used. This will take a lot of slop out of the tow bar setup and make it much quietter also. o Make sure the Jeep battery is staying fully charged while towing. We have towed without a charge line, but installed one just in case. A self contained power pack/jump starter could be used if necessary. o If problem persists- Take to Jeep dealer to confirm towing wiring harness is working correctly. Good luck with your Cherokee. We love ours as a toad!
23hotrodr 09/09/21 06:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: What caulk for the Winegard antenna cable?

I use RTV Silicone. Put some in around the coax and some in the boot to slip down on the coax and protruding riser. The RTV is more solid when cured and helps prevent the cable from pulling off the boot when antenna is rotated. Good luck.
23hotrodr 08/09/21 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Which is best? Dish Tailgater Pro or Dish Playmaker Dual

Looking to buy a used X2 but will use Dish Tv, Does the X2 require a power inserter to power the satellite or can it power the dish over the coax. Thanks It requires a proper compatible receiver model and powers the dish via the coax from the receiver. We've used the X2 for several years and as long as it has a clear look at the proper area of sky, it has worked fantastic for us. Good luck to you.
23hotrodr 05/20/21 05:10am Tech Issues
RE: Squeaking From Motor

I have a 2007 W24 chassis with the 8.1L engine and had this problem. I checked idler and tensioner pulleys and they were OK. Tried several belts and noise returned in a short time. I tried NAPA, Dayco, Gates and they didn't last very long until noise returned. 5 years ago I installed a Goodyear Gatorback quiet belt 4061080 and it has been quiet. The belt is a cog-belt design with slots on the groove side that are perpendicular to the grooves. This belt seems stronger than others I have tried and streches less. It is just now making a light chirp at idle speed and usually in the morning or when damp. I will have to now check further now to see if I can determine cause. It does not sound like anything is about to self destruct and the noise goes away above idle. This belt is under quite a bit of stress since it runs water pump, alternator, AC compressor, and Hydraulic pump for steering and brakes. The easiest way I have found to handle belt removal and installation is to attach a ratchet strap to the tensioner arm and the other end of strap to suspension spring on passenger side. This way you can remove tension by yourself and easily work with the belt. Just make sure you follow belt routing. I can remove the belt completely from below with this method. Looks like I should also take a good look at the crankshaft pulley. Good luck with yours-- Mick
23hotrodr 05/17/21 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water heater works fine - IF- I leave door open

"The RETURN millivolt signal for flame is NOT that strong and will be disrupted by a slight short to ground." Return signal? Are you saying that the Suburban design uses the spark apparatus as double duty for whether or not the flame lit? If true, that seems dumb. There does not appear to be any damage to the orange wire, looks new. The connection to the lug is shiny and clean. As suggested, I cleaned the burner tube. The air-gas mixture is fixed, not adjustable. --- Are you positive the air mixture is not adjustable? On all RV WHs I've seen, there is a mixture adjustment where the burner tube meets the gas valve. You adjust it by loosening a small screw and twisting it on the tube to open or close the slots in it to add or block air. Whenever I see a statement like this, I ask the question-----How long have you been working on RV Water heaters and/or RV's ? Because you are wrong. Doug PS, I have seen a LOT more RV WH'ers than you(thousands):B Thank you doug for putting me in my place. I have always appreciated the time you take and the expert advice you have given to help others over the years. I was simply trying to help by offering a small suggestion that might possibly have been overlooked. I in no way was trying to compete with you and your expertise. You are even more correct when you state you have seen 1,000s more WHs than I have since I am totally blind and have really never "seen" a single one. All I have done for many years is do virtually all the maintenance and repairs on my own MH and helped a few others find and fix problems with theirs. I have also had to repair things that the professional RV techs either screwed up or outright destroyed on my MH the few times I took it to them for repairs I thought were beyond my capabilities. I am extremely sorry for having tried to help with this issue, since I am obviously ignorant. I always look forward to hearing your advice to others and have learned from it numerous times. Best regards- Mick
23hotrodr 05/14/21 01:19pm Tech Issues
RE: water heater works fine - IF- I leave door open

"The RETURN millivolt signal for flame is NOT that strong and will be disrupted by a slight short to ground." Return signal? Are you saying that the Suburban design uses the spark apparatus as double duty for whether or not the flame lit? If true, that seems dumb. There does not appear to be any damage to the orange wire, looks new. The connection to the lug is shiny and clean. As suggested, I cleaned the burner tube. The air-gas mixture is fixed, not adjustable. --- Are you positive the air mixture is not adjustable? On all RV WHs I've seen, there is a mixture adjustment where the burner tube meets the gas valve. You adjust it by loosening a small screw and twisting it on the tube to open or close the slots in it to add or block air.
23hotrodr 05/10/21 06:28am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N842IM question

Not sure about this specific model, but most RV type refrigerators need 12 volts dc to run the controls. Many also have 2 fuses on the control board out back-- 1 for 12 volts dc control and 1 for 120 volts dc for the heating element. The 12 volts dc would have to be supplied either from the converter or batteries. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 05/10/21 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

It's a Schumacher SE-1010. The power cord and the charging cords were in sad shape so I installed new ones. I was just surprised to see the 16 volts when connect to the battery. I never checked the voltage while connected before now. It is a dumb old charger with a power transformer, circuit breaker, 6-12 volt selector switch, amp gauge, and 2 diodes for the dc. I guess it is working as designed. Thanks for all the knowledge! -- Mick
23hotrodr 04/01/21 01:49pm Tech Issues
Old automotive battery charger question

I have an approx. 40 year old 12/6 volt automotive battery charger. When set for 12 volts and not connected to a battery, it reads 12.81 volts. Set to 6 volts and not connected to a battery, it reads 8.1 volts. When I connect to a 12 volt battery, and set for 12 volts and battery fairly well charged I read about 16 volts and the battery starts boiling right away. Does this seem normal? Should the difference of charger output boltage be that much different when connect to a battery? Thanks for any info you can provide. -- Mick
23hotrodr 04/01/21 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: Workhorse W24 Fuse Location

Issue resolved. Found the Winnebago print and there was no 12v charge line installed to the jack. I didn't search out the print because on a call to Winnebago, they told me the trailer jack was a Workhorse item and they didn't have anything to do with them. Shame on me for not double checking them. Thank you for your comments and help. I was not happy when I found it was not installed on our 2007 ItascaW24! It makes no sense to me that Winne didn't make sure it was installed from the factory. It was a real pain to run the wire from the battery compartment back there and get it all working. Good luck to you-- Mick
23hotrodr 02/19/21 05:28am Tech Issues
RE: Workhorse W24 Fuse Location

On our 2007 W24 Itasca (Winnebago), the charge line was never installed. If you look at the 7 pin trailer connector, the charge line should be the first one clockwise from the keyway. I bet if you look at the back of the connector you will find that there is no wire connected to that pin. You will either install this charge wire yourself or pay someone to do it. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 02/18/21 05:02am Tech Issues
RE: Jeep Cherokee tail light wiring

We have a 2020 Cherokee Trailhawk and did all the wiring and towing base plate install ourselves. Went with Roadmaster for all. Etrailer does have 2 different videos for the Cherokee, but each says different colors for the taillight wires. You must confirm them for yourself. For the base plate- you must remove the entire plastic front end skin. Not too bad, but it takes some extra hands to get the large thing aligned to all go back on. The taillights are LEDs and you just open the hatch, remove 2 screws on each light and wiggle them out, then disconnect the connector. The harness covering is extremely tough and hard to cut. Be extra careful not to cut yourself or the very small wires used for the lights. I cannot remember the color codes for each side, but one of the Etrailer videos was correct. Just double check it for yourself with a tester. Running the wires up to the front is a bit of a challenge, but you can do it with patience. I did put the wiring in split plastic wire loom. If Hopkins now makes a dedicated harness that just plugs in, that would be the best choice. They did not have one earlier this year. The Cherokee is easy to connect and set for towing, just make sure the park brake is off and check to make sure it rolls freely for a few feet before you take off. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 12/10/20 05:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Last year I bought a couple of Retevis MURS walkie talkies from ebay. They have 5 channels, charger bases that plug into a usb port, and seem well built and simple to use. Range is very clear to about 1 mile. You can get them with other accessories like an earphone / microphone so you can leave the radio on your belt and use it. We have found them to be great for us for communicating between driver and spotter when parking or maneuvering the RV and between laundry facility, office runs, and other places in a campground. No lisence is required for these radios and work great in shorter distance communications.
23hotrodr 11/22/20 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: How to test rv converter?

Do not have to remove it. Just disconnect the output wires. Turn on the converter and measure the empty output lugs. Not rocket science. I disconnected the 2 positive cables from the electric panel. I assume one of these cables goes to the battery, the other the converter. One cable showed 12.6 (which is the current battery level), the other cable shows 0.00V You have definitely confirmed your converter is not making 12 volts dc. You need to confirm that you have 120 volts ac feeding your converter as previously described in this thread. You cannot have 12 vdc out if you have no 120 vac into it. If you confirm 120 vac, you definitely have a problem with the converter. If you do not have 120 vac to the converter, you must resolve that problem.
23hotrodr 11/16/20 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

I think a better solution would be to replace the connector on the motorhome (and of course also on the hose that connects to the 20lb cylinder) with a propane quick connect fitting. You are probably correct.
23hotrodr 11/13/20 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

Have you verified that the connection will allow for propane to flow into this connection being it is an outlet? No- Without the proper hose setup, I don't have a way to test it. Since it appears to be the same as the fitting on a disposeable bottle and those allow for reverse flow to refill, it should.
23hotrodr 11/13/20 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

OP: Yu asked for a male cannister fitting. Tom_M posted a female. What are you trying to do, feed an appliance or refill the one pound disposable bottles? I'm trying to get a hose to connect from a 20 lb bottle to my extend-a-stay connection via the disposeable canister connection instead of having to use wrenches on the inverted flare connection. I guess I could use one of those adapters to refill 1 lb cans connected to the 20 lb and use a hose with female and male disposeable can connectors on opposite ends. I may be confusing which of the disposeable connections are male and female. I thought the one on the 1 lb bottle is female since connection penetrates it.
23hotrodr 11/13/20 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

I think the OP is looking for the opposite of the previous links. Something like this from Amazon: Propane Refill Adapter Hose https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61eLoZZAtOL._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=300 Yes, this one is real close. Correct ends but could use a couple feet longer. Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 11/12/20 12:28pm Tech Issues
LP hose needed

I would like to get a LP hose that has a male disposeable canister fitting on one end (center prong with internal threaded nut) and either the internal left-hand thread or large external nut fitting that will screw onto 20 lb bottle and is 5' or 6' long. I can't seem to find this configuration in hoses. Anyone know if such a hose exists? Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 11/12/20 09:42am Tech Issues
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