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RE: Mt Rainier and North Cascades

It's about 20 minutes down the road from Leavenworth but I highly recommend Wenatchee River county park. It's a quiet, green oasis with lots of shade. If you want to be closer to Leavenworth, Icicle River RV park is also very nice. All the others are either noisy, dusty or both.
ScottG 07/10/21 10:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: slide topper bracket-aluminum siding

Both of mine are attached to the flat flange above that area - from the factory (Arctic Fox). No issues what so ever other than the awning themselves are cheap krap.
ScottG 07/10/21 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: 200 amp-hour Li $799

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ScottG 07/06/21 05:29pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI Breaker

Let's get back on the OP's problem. He has power leaving on a circuit identified as GFI. Some of his receptacles do not work. He has found one GFCI receptacle. I believe he may have another. Another possibility is the feed through function is not working in the one he found. Ooh, that's an interesting idea. A couple of years ago I replaced a GFCI in a friends kitchen only to find nothing after it worked. I finally figured out that in some point in time manufacturers swapped the input and output locations on newer GFCI's and the new ones just don't work if reversed (I just copied the existing wiring). I wonder if that's what's going on here.. If the OP's RV is anything like my Arctic Fox, wiring stuff backwards is a real possibility.
ScottG 07/01/21 10:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Maintaining air pressure in your tires

A while back I stumbled upon an article that indicated the schrader valve isn't supposed to be the main device for holding air in a tire, the cap is. I always buy metal caps with rubber seals just in case the schrader starts leaking. With all due respect, that article had to have been in the National Enquirer right under the "Les Schwab was abducted by aliens" article! I didn't catch any respect there but as an engineer type, I keep my mind open to learning new things about absolutely anything and never let preconceived notions keep me from doing so. Anecdotal. Back in 1978 my buddy's brother allowed us to use his brothers new Corvette for an evening. For some reason long forgotten, we checked the air pressure in the tires. One tire had a slight leak at the schrader valve when I checked it. Being a dumb 17 y/o kid, I just screwed the cap back on and we went on our way. That tire held air all night and was still up the next day when I dropped by their house.
ScottG 07/01/21 10:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Armoured extension cord

My FIL ran his cord across the driveway by laying the cord at the front edge of the garage slab. He dug down just an inch or two, laid the cord against the slab and his truck tires didn't even touch it or put pressure on it.
ScottG 07/01/21 09:18pm Tech Issues
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

Sadly, it's usually the turbo's actuator that causes that sort of thing.
ScottG 07/01/21 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bouncy new shocks

Shocks have a break-in period. Until they wear-in, the stiction can be brutal. I once installed new struts on our Eldorado and thought I had ruined it - it road like a kids wagon! Two weeks later it rode like a.. well, Cadillac.
ScottG 06/30/21 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: So long and happy travels

Best of luck to you!
ScottG 06/29/21 08:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to throw in the towel...

I'm more tempted to give it all up because reservations are getting impossible to get and the price of private CG's is just getting stupid. I recently tried to plan a stay in Spokane Wa. and the CG's were $77 to $90/night. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.
ScottG 06/29/21 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

There may be a firmwear update for the trans. Best of luck - hope it's cheap to fix!
ScottG 06/29/21 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maintaining air pressure in your tires

A while back I stumbled upon an article that indicated the schrader valve isn't supposed to be the main device for holding air in a tire, the cap is. I always buy metal caps with rubber seals just in case the schrader starts leaking.
ScottG 06/29/21 07:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

Mine is a manual trans and I'm generally doing about 1000~1200 RPM's at 30. Why would you want it to do more? And what is poor mileage? Not much you can do. Excessive clatter can mean injection pressures are out of wack and without proper equipment, it's impossible to check. I would just make sure they actually have a diesel tech or are farming it out to one. It's good to get it checked out though before damage occurs. Don't know what to say about your ham. ;)Just sounds like engine lugs at that low rpm. I do run in TH when it turns on but that is the real issue why going into dealer. It has plenty of power, and pulling up grade at 1800 and with the load it sounded like something was going to fall off. I was thinking valve adjustment. Mileage has gone down towing or not. Just didn't want dealer to chase me down a rabbit hole Unless it's got 150K or more miles, probably not valve adj and they don't make that much noise when they need it anyway from what I've seen with the few of them I've adjusted. There are a number of items in the fuel system that can make it sound like an old clattering diesel and some of them can cause excessive pressures or damaging spikes. I think getting it to a good mechanic quickly is smart. The hard part is finding one.
ScottG 06/29/21 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

Mine is a manual trans and I'm generally doing about 1000~1200 RPM's at 30. Why would you want it to do more? And what is poor mileage? Not much you can do. Excessive clatter can mean injection pressures are out of wack and without proper equipment, it's impossible to check. I would just make sure they actually have a diesel tech or are farming it out to one. It's good to get it checked out though before damage occurs. Don't know what to say about your ham. ;)
ScottG 06/28/21 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in a high temperature area.

Not camping per se but I'm here with my TT parked at home in a car port and I'm surprised how well it's doing. Temp outside was 108+ today and the 15K AC is easily keeping it 75 inside and even the Norcold fridge is staying cool. In fact, I had to turn the fridge down because it was only 33 inside. In fairness, the trailer gets very little direct sun but still, I'm impressed. Thankfully, we have central air in the house otherwise we'd be in the trailer. EDIT: OK, temp now 107 and one whole side is in the evening sun. After my wife made dinner in there and used the oven (she just had to have tater tots with her cheeseburger..). AC has slipped to 80 inside (set to 75). Turned fridge down to 4 and it's 35 inside. I guess we would not have used the oven if we were staying in it and I could turn on the second AC. Still, pretty good performance for an overgrown styrofoam cooler.
ScottG 06/28/21 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water tank leak

I wonder if they have run the vent line down there or if there is no vent line, just a nipple sticking out of the tank and what ever sloshes over drains there.
ScottG 06/28/21 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: 2018 EXPLORER MPG WHILE TOWING

Hemi problem was fixed with 2016 models. My 2015 got the upgrade under warranty and never had another lifter/cam issue.
ScottG 06/27/21 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: white dust coming out of AC vents - any ideas?

Mine spewed out bits of Styrofoam even without the ac running. Just fell out going down the road. They use a large hole-saw to make the vent holes and it makes a mess. I removed each vent and used a mirror and shop vac to get it all out. There was a ton of it up there that collected in every little corner. Good idea, the shop vac. Think I’ll get it out, and try that. Haven’t used the shop vac for a while, this is a good excuse to get it out and give it a workout. Will I had to stuff a length of heater hose into the vac's hose so it would fit up into the ducts. Good luck!
ScottG 06/24/21 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: white dust coming out of AC vents - any ideas?

Mine spewed out bits of Styrofoam even without the ac running. Just fell out going down the road. They use a large hole-saw to make the vent holes and it makes a mess. I removed each vent and used a mirror and shop vac to get it all out. There was a ton of it up there that collected in every little corner.
ScottG 06/24/21 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1992 HMC with 12V Cummins

Changing injectors does not disturb the injector pump but it's probably a good idea to check the timing since we don't know what a previous owner may have done. Wish I could help you with the data plate but any highly experienced shop should be able to do it. There is no adjustment for the injectors themselves. OTOH, low boost doesn't mean bad turbo (it's easy to inspect a turbo BTW). There are a dozen places where you can have a boost leak (hoses, clamps, intake, intercooler, etc.) I just replaced a boost hose on my own rig that leaked like a piece of Swiss cheese. It looked fine outwardly. You will not get enough healthy boost out of your stock turbo to support those injectors. The air would be too hot and you'd have to over drive that turbo real bad. If you do get a new turbo, get one with a wastegate (See Fastbacks post) but with those sticks, it will only help slightly. It would be a big improvement with 40 HP sticks. Your worst enemy is those injectors! With the right combination of parts, that eng is an amazing performer!
ScottG 06/24/21 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
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