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RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I finally got out with this setup and it worked great. I am finally able to tow my Tahoe with my MH and the wife and I found it great to not have to move the MH until we were ready to drive home.
Gundog 07/07/20 07:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2000 Bounder Electrical Problem

Sounds like a loose connection or corrosion but it could be many different things in the electrical system. It is hard to find intermittent problems, it needs to act up to find it. Good luck let us know when you figure it out.
Gundog 06/19/20 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older MH mpg with diesel

2005 35'with a Cat C7 I get about 7 and pulling a 16' enclosed trailer doesn't seem to change the MPG by more than .5 MPG. I just got setup to pull my 07 Tahoe before the world ended and haven't got a chance to pull the Tahoe yet.
Gundog 06/18/20 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

I replaced the batteries with new Alliance batteries are from a near by truck repair and parts store for $68 and some change each. The pair cost almost half what I was quoted everywhere I called.
Gundog 06/15/20 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

Gundog take a look at Amp-l-start It is a small diode isolator that will supply charge current to your starting battery any time the house batteries are receiving charge current. I ordered this one. Charger
Gundog 06/14/20 09:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

all group31 batterys have have threaded studs. truck dealers will carry the house brand from the manufacturer that they represent usually at a reasonable price. I have had Alliance (freightliner/western star) brand in my mh for 5 years with no problems. That is what I am replacing Alliance Armor Plate AP31SXHD1000 I don't know how old they are no one punched the date codes on them. When I bought the coach 1.5 years ago the previous owner had said he just changed out the batteries in both the chassis and house. I have now had to replace both sets of batteries the house batteries last year now the chassis batteries. Only one of them went bad but it was draining the other one since they are banked together. I have to make a correction to the above comment the Armor Plate are not made by Alliance they are made by the Philippine Battery Company they probably came from Les Schwab. I did install new Alliance batteries.
Gundog 06/14/20 02:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

Go get the Interstates at Costco. My first set lasted seven years and would have gone longer if a stupid shop hadn't left things on for a week. Might call an Interstate Distributor and see if they'll have any Independence Day sales and Military discounts. Last year the distributors were cheaper with the special sale than Costco was. Bill I called my local Costco they don't stock the right batteries but can order them at a much higher cost than other places. There is a large truck repair place a few miles from the house that has batteries for cheaper than any other place I called. I need to make sure they have the right post on them mine has studs with some really nice connectors that hold multiple cables. I need to make sure the batteries they have are that type with studs and not round posts they are closed today so I will check tomorrow. I am also going to call the Interstate distributor and see what they have they are closed on the weekends.
Gundog 06/14/20 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

My 05 Expedition chassis batteries charge when plugged in. Mine don't I checked it with a volt meter. One of the 2 batteries went bad I could plug in a charger and build up the one and it would start but then it would go dead. I pulled both batteries and charged them separately one holds a charge and the other one doesn't hold a charge. The bad one was draining the good one when they were paralled together. After I removed the batteries I checked voltage on the cables and there was none with the MH plugged in and the house batteries were charging. I always thought that the chassis batteries were charging when it was plugged in like the house batteries were.
Gundog 06/14/20 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

I need to replace my engine batteries for my Cat C7 the batteries in it are group 31 1000 CCA these are just chassis batteries I have a separate bank of house batteries. Any recommendations for new ones at a decent price? After reading some info in another thread I checked and my chassis batteries do not charge when the unit is plugged into shore power. I ordered a Mega TRIK-L-START charger that was recommended in that thread, I will be adding that with the new batteries.
Gundog 06/13/20 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone traveling yet

We had 3 trips planned for the summer July 4th at Seaside Oregon the celebration has been canceled I am not sure yet if we will go stay at the park we are playing it by ear for now. The 2nd trip to Dunefest in Winchester, OR has been canceled and we were able to get our money back for that stay. We have a trip planned for August into Montana, Wyoming & South Dakota I am not sure if we will do that trip or not I have reservations made. I would like to do that trip so we will see what happens.
Gundog 05/17/20 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement Door Latch replacement

A picture of what you are working on would really help. I replaced several of mine on my 05 Fleetwood expedition. I bought them off ebay you need to check the bolt spacing on them they make a few different models that in pictures look the same but the bolt spacing is different. I also moved some of the latch bars because they did not line up well I am not sure if things shifted over time or they just did a lousy job installing them at the factory. Spray them with lube occasionally that also makes a big difference. I also don't just slam them closed I close them and lift the handle then give them a little nudge while lifting the handle if they don't latch good.
Gundog 05/17/20 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buyers market?

I would not feel bad about buying an RV that is priced well due to a down market. The person selling the unit needs money and you are helping them out by buying it or they would not have it for sale.
Gundog 03/25/20 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1984 Revcon!!!!! Garbage or decent?

There is one of these about a mile from my house. I think like most of these older RV's they don't have much if any value. Around here many old units get abandoned and the homeless move into them.They are expensive to get rid of not your particular model but older RV's in general it is a real problem around here.
Gundog 03/18/20 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

Stromberg Carlson 2 Height Platform Step Stool. Mfg No. P-102 8 1/4" tall, adjustable down to 4 1/2" tall, useable on both heights. 24" Wide, 16" Deep 20 pound weight, supports 500 pounds-frame material is steel One of the best items I have purchased, there are good pictures on Camping World Website That looks like the best portable unit I have seen.
Gundog 03/12/20 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I have a question regarding the need of the brake relay on my 2007 Tahoe. What I found is the brake lights do not come on when the key is off on this vehicle and the brake pedal is pushed. The brake lights only come on when the ignition is on. I plan to test it when my wiring harness comes in. I am thinking I may not need to install the brake relay kit which I already bought and cut open the package. I would rather not cut into my wiring harness on my Tahoe if I don't have too. Mike
Gundog 03/10/20 10:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I finally bought the parts to start getting my Tahoe setup. I installed Demco base plates and installed those yesterday. Today after church I plan to install the breakaway cable for the Ready Brute and the main braking cable. I also purchased the Roadmaster brake relay kit to isolate the toad braking light system. I am waiting for a wire harness to come in that plugs into the toad tail lights. I should finally have this complete in the next week. Mike
Gundog 03/08/20 11:13am Dinghy Towing
RE: Thanks Doug Rainer

Doug took the time to help me the other day also thanks Doug.
Gundog 03/06/20 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
Backup Camera is acting up time to replace?

My 15 year old backup camera is starting to act up the screen is rolling and hard to see it is also black & white. I did some searching on here about back up cameras and I see a lot of people recommend so I contacted them for a quote. But I started thinking it would be nice to have GPS with the system as well so I did a search for GPS with backup camera and found a Garmin unit RV 770LMT GPS w/ HD BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera Bundle RV770LMT. Has anyone tried one of these units? My current unit has the monitor built in the dash and I like that but I think I could fabricate a mount to accomplish the same thing. I own a machine shop so fabricating do dads is what I do. I also have some concern with the wireless aspect of the camera. Garmin is top notch stuff though so I would expect a good unit. I have a bunch of Garmin stuff on my boat and I use a portable Garmin GPS in my Pickup. Thanks Mike
Gundog 03/05/20 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

No, they do not have to be turned off. If the Dash heater system is functioning to spec, those valves stay on. Doug That is good to know thanks Doug.
Gundog 03/02/20 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

Doug, fantastic info. in my 2007 40X we don't have heat and Freightliner Gaffney couldn't solve the lack of air conditioning either. I'll go through the trouble shhoting steps in the manual you identified but my skills are weak. Who works on these? I'd rather not use an RV dealer. It seems I have the Evans Tempcon All Electric. On the heat side mine has 2 inline ball valves back near the engine make sure if yours has these valves they are turned on. Mine have yellow handles on the valves and they must be turned inline with the hoses. I am guessing in summer time they need to be turned off.
Gundog 03/02/20 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
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