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RE: Air conditioner supply shortage?

Bicycles are high demand, both for recreation and exercise My local 99cent store has hand sanitizer Assorted sizes So, . . . . what is it with you? Of course bicycles are "in high demand" right now. . . . . because there is no manufacturing/assembly/shipping of new parts/products. A shortage! THAT'S MY POINT! (my neighbor just GAVE me a used bicycle for free. It needs some work) I know the 99 cent store now stocks hand sanitizer, but at 3 times the 2.1.2020 price. That's my point. The reason you can't buy a new rooftop AC unit for your MH (from normal sources) RIGHT NOW is because they are out of stock. THATS MY POINT! Are you the only one who doesn't get it? OK, flame suit on, delete the post and ban me for speaking the truth. Chum lee
Chum lee 08/10/20 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Back fire and power loss

Suspect a vacuum leak somewhere in the intake. If it runs fine when somewhat cold and falters when warmed up, its usually a fuel supply issue. (or too much air) Does this engine have EGR? Chum lee
Chum lee 08/09/20 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1984 Ford E350 460 problem

See if you can find an old Ford factory service manual. (EBAY, Craigslist, public libraries) Or online check the Ford factory parts fisch for expanded drawings. Maybe a local junkyard has one that you can photograph? Chum lee
Chum lee 08/09/20 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner supply shortage?

This is only the beginning. Try to go to Wal-Mart and buy a bicycle (or any bike store really) Hand sanitizer anyone? Generally lots of items are just "out of stock" right now. Yeah they're available but not at normal retail prices! IMO, Craigslist and EBAY are still good sources but YOU MUST CONFIRM AVAILABILITY and have it be acceptable (to you) before you plop down your $$$$. Chum lee
Chum lee 08/09/20 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4500 watt portable generator ...Anyone tried one yet?

I'm sure it's printed in the owners manual. For the 4500 watt model I would expect it to be similar to the 4000 watt permanent installation gas powered model. +-.33 gal/hr. @ no load +-.75 gal/hr. @ full load maybe a little more since its slightly larger capacity. Chum lee
Chum lee 08/03/20 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Industrial Strength Liars

I guess i'm from an ancient era, Chum. I call em like i see em. (but i am also smart enough not to give some {spit} lawyer grounds to harass me) I hear ya! Me too. I call 'em like I see 'em too. I just don't do it socially where I'm subject to aftermath. It's usually not a good thing to annoy "peaceful protesters", even when IMO, they are dead wrong. Chum Lee
Chum lee 07/31/20 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class C

I am pretty new to RVing while I am traveling I take everything off the tables and counters so when I stop for a break I have o set everything back up, Question do I need to take everything up or is it safe to travel with the coffee pot on the counter. and so on . IMO it depends on where you go (road/weather conditions) and how you drive. (mostly speed) Personal preference/experience determines that. That said, virtually ALL my ceramic/glass tableware no longer exists and has been replaced with more durable products. (plastic/metal) Chum Lee
Chum lee 07/30/20 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Industrial Strength Liars

In this day and age IMO it is politically incorrect to call someone a liar. IMO it's better to discuss the relative degree of honesty/accuracy they exhibit, even if it's close to zero. Chum Lee
Chum lee 07/30/20 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wheels off the ground "Does it Hurt the frame/RV"

We love camping in state parks but sometimes run into short or unlevel campsites. Our MH is 43'ft. For unlevel sites some folks recommend placing blocks under the leveling feet but then we might run into the wheels on the MH raising off the ground. My question: Does this cause any undue stress on the motorhome? Appreciate your expertise in this matter, The simple answer is . . . . it depends. It depends on WHERE the jacks are located on the frame. Usually they are ahead of the front wheels and behind the rear wheels. If that is the case on your Class C you are extending the wheelbase when you lift the wheels off the ground. That DOES increase the stress on the frame. Does it hurt the frame? It depends on how much the frame bends. I've seen a 32' Class A pop the windshield out of the fiberglass frame in extreme cases. On a Class C the windshield is part of the base chassis (cab) and built by Ford/Chevrolet/etc. so it is considerably stronger than most Class A gassers. You state you have a 43' Class C? A Super C? Chum Lee
Chum lee 07/30/20 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator - A/C issue

The gen is rated well above the capacity of the A/C and is evident that it is capable of easily handling the load(s) in eco mode as it only rises to 3050 RPMs from 2650 RPMs and does not go into overload. I don't usually do it so as to ease the load on the gen but, with the gen in eco mode, I have had on the A/C, microwave, coffee pot, and electric water heater all at once. The gen did kick up to full throttle speed (3450 RPMs), but it did not go into overload. If the issue was happening in reverse, that the gen would go into overload when running on eco mode but would handle the A/C compressor kick on in full throttle mode, I would agree with the "hidden" usage idea but since it works fine at the lower eco mode RPM it must be something with the gen advancing when in full throttle mode, even though it should not, that is perhaps causing the overload. I find no specifications for an "EF3600ISDE" generator made by Yamaha. I am assuming it to be a 3600 watt peak genny, if it exists. (you referenced the above number in your initial post) I do find one for an "EF6300ISDE" generator. (6300 watts peak) Is that what you mean? If so, that generator should have plenty of juice to start/run a 13500/15000 BTU AC unit. (and lots of other stuff too) But before you waste more time, can you please confirm this? (or post the actual model that you do have) Chum lee
Chum lee 03/13/20 04:00pm Tech Issues
RE: LOUD Transmission drone at 58-62MPH

Pinion gear in rear end if noise goes away when letting off gas. Sound will travel thru driveshaft. Been there. Really? Have you done anything to it?New ring gear and pinion. This is a common problem in truck rear ends if the gears were not set up correctly or do not wear in correctly when breaking in. Interesting, didn't know there were a break in procedure for the rear end. If From incorrect seating, sounds like it can be fixed by readjusting with shims? When you replaced the ring and pinion, did you kept the same gearing? Can You also throw us a link of where you purchased? Would like to do more research about this if there's any mechanical adverse effects left alone or ignored for x amount of miles IME, once a ring and pinion start whining, unfortunately, it's usually there to stay. The ring and pinion gears are the most highly loaded gear set in the drive train. There is no break in period, BUT, if they are initially set up improperly, they "wear in" very quickly and start to make noise. The noise (and the ring and pinion) may last a normal lifetime (just annoying really) or it may quickly get worse and self destruct. The question to answer is, . . . . . . . "Do you feel lucky?" Chum leeMost manufacturers tell you not to tow for the first 500 miles or so. Why do you think that is? In the first 500 miles, everything (1,000's of parts) is getting to know each other as well as you are getting to know them. Longer break in periods were more common years ago, but as assembly lines, manufacturing tolerances, and material technologies improve, less and less extensive today. Still, follow the manufacturers recommendations if they exist. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/13/20 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quality Question about Small Inverters

At 300 watts I would say that how you plan to connect the inverter to the RV electrical is just as important as the inverter that you buy. If you plan on plugging into a dash mounted cigarette lighter type socket, you'll generally find that the wiring to the socket is sizes/fused for 10 amps DC at 12 volts. (it may be more but you should check that) Many RV's have 1 or more auxiliary sockets (provided by the coach builder) that is/are wired for 20 amps at 12 volts DC. If you buy a 300 watt inverter and load it up, it will try to draw up to 25 amps. Even more as the batteries discharge. See the problem? With lots of use at high loads, the socket will eventually overheat. IMO, at more than 240 watts continuous, it's better to hard wire the inverter directly to the battery posts with terminals or at least use temporary spring loaded compression clamps rather than the cigarette lighter type battery socket if provided with the inverter. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/13/20 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: 95 ford pace arrow falls on its face

Is there an issue with the tank vent? Try running with the cap loose or off temporarily. Read here: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1159072-vacuum-buildup-in-gas-tank.html Yes! ^^^^^^^ I've seen this several times. Very easy fix. Your fuel pressure should remain fairly consistent over a wide operating range. I only use OEM quality fuel pumps, no cheap Chinese parts in my fuel tanks. If no help confirm that the catalytic converter is flowing free. Any fault codes? Chum lee
Chum lee 03/13/20 12:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator - A/C issue

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Chum lee 03/12/20 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: LOUD Transmission drone at 58-62MPH

Pinion gear in rear end if noise goes away when letting off gas. Sound will travel thru driveshaft. Been there. Really? Have you done anything to it?New ring gear and pinion. This is a common problem in truck rear ends if the gears were not set up correctly or do not wear in correctly when breaking in. Interesting, didn't know there were a break in procedure for the rear end. If From incorrect seating, sounds like it can be fixed by readjusting with shims? When you replaced the ring and pinion, did you kept the same gearing? Can You also throw us a link of where you purchased? Would like to do more research about this if there's any mechanical adverse effects left alone or ignored for x amount of miles IME, once a ring and pinion start whining, unfortunately, it's usually there to stay. The ring and pinion gears are the most highly loaded gear set in the drive train. There is no break in period, BUT, if they are initially set up improperly, they "wear in" very quickly and start to make noise. The noise (and the ring and pinion) may last a normal lifetime (just annoying really) or it may quickly get worse and self destruct. They question to answer is, . . . . . . . "Do you feel lucky?" Chum lee
Chum lee 03/12/20 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator - A/C issue

IMO, what you are experiencing is a generator that is too small for the loads that you are imposing on it. As others have mentioned, there are potentially numerous electrical loads which may automatically duty cycle through your electrical system without your knowledge. Based on the ambient temperature, humidity, elevation, barometric pressure, fuel (gasoline or propane) your generator may not be able to generate full rated power. IMO, generally, when your genny keeps kicking off (due to overload) that's what it is trying to tell you. IMO you need to do some data logging so that you KNOW what the loads are. Don't guess. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/12/20 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Furnace Problems

If none of the above fixes the problem, look carefully at all the internal wiring and connectors as well as the grounds. Check for good continuity at all the connections. Look for discolored wiring terminals and melted insulation on the wiring. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/09/20 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Mfg. (new vehicle) warranty question

You may find that some new vehicle components, like tires, are warrantied by the tire manufacturer. In that case the tire manufacturer will go by the date stamped on the tire(s). At least, at first, they will try to. What happens next is up to you. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/08/20 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DIY battery cable supplier

IMO, the ultimate source for people who like to design/build/repair things: www.mcmaster.com (no affiliation) If they don't have it, or, can't get it, . . . . chances are it doesn't exist. Their online catalog is also a nice reference for what's available without having to drive around. Chum lee
Chum lee 03/08/20 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Odometer error

My 2001 fleetwood DP odometer reads a lot more miles than I have actually travelled. Could this be due to a shorter tire installed by previous owner, and what can I do to correct it? Need more information. Is this an electronic or a mechanical speedometer/odometer? Specifically, how far off is it? Yes, tire size can make a difference, but, its usually limited to about 1%-3%. Any good speedometer shop can recalibrate your odometer if need be. Law enforcement does it all the time if their vehicles are used to clock the speed of the general public. (speeding tickets) Chum lee
Chum lee 03/06/20 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
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