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RE: Air dryer purge every 40 seconds

I have a question about air dryers? I am not trying to high-jack the original post so please excuse me. I always thought the the air dryer was a piece of equipment that could be removed and rebuilt. Approx. 1 1/2 year ago I had my air dryer serviced and the air dryer was a large canister very similar to an oil filter only larger in diameter.The mechanic bled all the air from the system and unscrewed the old one and installed the new unit. I have the old unit in the garage. The price of the new air dryer was approx. $240.00. I would think that next time I could change it myself. The mechanic said the key is to purge the air system well.
Ed Manifold 06/12/22 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

We have a trip planned Pt. Reyes later this month and that will probably be be my longest trip in the motorhome. We live in El Dorado county in Calif. and there are many beautiful areas we can take the motorhome that will be less than 100 miles and that will keep us using the motorhome. But I have a new plan I have just bought an electric bike and if I made a trailer for it I could load my wife and camping gear and head out. All I would have to do is convince my wife?
Ed Manifold 06/12/22 07:43pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Inverter

Thank-you all for your input and suggestions. I have looked on line and new Freedom458 Inverter/Chargers seem to run from 1000 to 1500 dollars with a new remote control board approx. 150 dollars but my question is what does the word Xantrex mean, this word is now part of the name of the inverter, for example Xantrex Freedom 458 Inverter/Charger? I take the motorhome to my mechanic on Monday. The prices I see for the new inverters even with labor should keep the cost well under the 3000 dollar cost he thought it could cost. My last question is how hard would it be for me to change out the inverter, and I am no means a electrician even though I changed the battery in my jeep.
Ed Manifold 11/20/21 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes

A few days ago (11-7-21) I posted problems with my 7500 generator which I am still researching but I am also having problems with my Freedom 458 inverter/charger my interior control board is not re-acting to my commands, for instance it will not show the condition of my batteries, the invert button will not turn on the invert phase or turn off the invert phase as the invert button stays lit. By pressing the set-up,charge and invert buttons I can get the inverter off even though the invert light button is still on. I know this by plugging an appliance into an inverter outlet. I looked at my manuals in the trouble- shooting sections and they don't seem to address the problems I am having. I hoped that maybe the control panel inside the motorhome could be the problem. I have talked to my mechanic who has done work on the motorhome previously and he will check the system out but he has generally found is that the inverter is bad. He thought that maybe the cost could be 3000 dollars but that was not a quote. Looking at the internet I see these inverters from 1000 to 1500 dollars so his guess is probably way off. One question I have if the repair is too expense why do I need an inverter with a good working generator? Any thoughts or suggestions I would greatly appreciate. My mechanic also thought that maybe I had a fitting gone bad after I changed the fuel filter, he said that sometimes if the filter was leaking after the change that that could cause the problem. As I mentioned in my previous post that my largest fitting on the filter was leaking and I tightened it to stop the leak. thanks for letting me post this, I think this must be my longest post.
Ed Manifold 11/11/21 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 7500 diesel generator

Thanks for replies, changed the air filter, I did get blinking when the generator stopped and I will check the spark arrestor. I do have a new fuel filter coming and I will change just in case the one installed was faulty. After I initially changed to the new filter I did have a leak from the largest fitting but was able to tighten it and the leak stopped. Thanks again for the help.
Ed Manifold 11/07/21 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
7500 diesel generator

Just got back from a 2000 trip. Had trouble with my generator, I think that it is self inflicted. The generator will start after much trying and only run for a couple minutes and then shuts down and when it does run its very rough. About a month ago I serviced it which included changing the fuel filter. When I started it after the service it was hard to start but finally did. I figured that air was in the lines and worked its way out after it started and ran. I think my problem with it now is that I still have air in the fuel lines. My question is how do I bleed the air out? The generator is an Onan 7500. Thanks for your help.
Ed Manifold 11/06/21 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone else run out of diesel ?

Where was your motorhome stored, at home or in a storage lot? My wife just came and said she just read on her Next Door Neighbor app that fuel was being stolen from vehicles in storage lots in our area. we live in Rescue Ca. and keep our motorhome in a lot near Diamond Springs.With fuel prices being so high I'm afraid that we are going to see more and more of these things. On my Cat engine I had a second filter installed that has a primer pump installed on it. You might check to see if your Cummins has a primer on it. Please keep us posted on your Repairs.
Ed Manifold 10/13/21 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 22.5 wheels

My Phaeton came with 221/2" wheels when I bought it new but when it came time to change out the tires I changed the wheels to Alcoa's. I went with 4 polished and the 2 inter wheels I installed non polished. I don't think anything is wrong with using the steel wheels on the inside rear wheels but I wanted all aluminum. I took one of the steel wheels and put one of the used tires on and I am able to fit a fully mounted and aired up tire and wheel in the compartment next to my propane tank compartment. I sense changed the tires out again and then changed the spare to the newer aged out tires. I think I am old school but I feel better with a spare tire. I have extra steel wheels that I would gladly give to anyone who needs a spare for their motorhome. I live above Sacramento off highway 50.
Ed Manifold 08/28/21 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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