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RE: Blown engine

Do some shopping around. You should be able to get the job done for about half what that dealer quoted. Lots of those engines on the internet with warranty for 4-5000. Visone RV salvage has some low mileage 8100's from 3-4000.00
grldst 10/05/20 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator won’t start 8500

Sounds like you have lost all 12 volt power to the generator.
grldst 10/05/20 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning off the generator with the AC going?

As I'm sure you are aware...it is not a good practice to do so, but it should not have caused any damage. As soon as the voltage dropped the AC's will kick off. Starting the Gen with the AC's on...basically the same thing goes. Not a good practice, but will do no real harm. The Gen will start and run for about a minute before the power contacts engage to supply power. Most RV's are wired not to have heavy AC loads on the inverter. Usually they are the AC's and electric elements on the hot water heater.
grldst 10/02/20 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Have been RVing since the mid 80's. Have never had to retorque lug nuts, have never had any come loose. All the tires were installed using large impact wrenches, usually 3/4 to 1 inch size impacts.
grldst 09/28/20 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner chassis

I am currently driving a 2000 Freightliner chassis RV. This summer I had the AC compressor lock up. I went to the nearest Freightliner dealer, I was in Bismarck, ND, gave them the last 6 digits of my serial number, they had all the info on my chassis, including the part number for the AC compressor. Had the compressor over nighted for a total cost of 260.00. It would be very tough to beat the freightliner support network.
grldst 09/27/20 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Back fire and power loss

Spark plug wires???
grldst 08/09/20 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding non-bioDiesel

Wasn’t bio added to ULSD to make up for the loss of lubricosity??? I’m not aware of any place you can buy ulsd without bio in it.
grldst 08/06/20 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age

Don't you think the manufacture would know their bars - Replace it - They are a highly reputable company with a great support history - Trust them not some guys you asked for advise from a internet forum- I have had three great experiences with Blue Ox over the past 10 years These bars don’t wear out setting around. I had blue ox tell me the same thing “buy a new one”. You would think they would ask how many miles it’s been used and how heavy a vehicle it towed. I had a 10,000 lb rated towbar and towed a light Nissan Frontier pickup. Tow bar was very solid yet at 100,000 miles. I also towed a 3/4 ton Dodge 4wd diesel with a brand new Avanti II 10,000 lb rated bar for 35,000 miles. Tow bar was wore out. The circumstances make a big difference.
grldst 08/03/20 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age

It depends a lot on how heavy the vehicle was that it towed. Extend the arms and see how much free play they have. If there is considerable play you will have to replace the arms or junk it. eTrailer sells replacement arms for some of the blue ox models. If there is little to no free play in the arms when extended you should be good to tow. If it looks like the plastics washers and bushings need replaced you can order the rebuild kit and do it yourself. I have towed close to 200,000 miles with one ..,it was rebuilt twice.
grldst 08/03/20 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1998 holiday ramble endevor

I am currently running a 2000 model. Very similar to yours as they did little changes until 2001. It’s a very good basic Rv. The toilet leak is likely a valve or seals or both. Not hard to change and rebuild. Slide mechanism is very visible from basement. Should not be hard to fix. Good luck and enjoy.
grldst 07/27/20 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing a toad

Try to avoid as many of the add ons as possible to make a vehicle towable: ie: drive shaft disconnects, lube pumps, etc. If you desire an automatic transmission you will likely have to go with a 4wd vehicle. Jeep models have worked very well for us over the years. Models like the Liberty, and Grand Cherokee.
grldst 07/18/20 08:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dometic Duo Therm Air Conditioner--does it blow in debris?

There is a foam rubber seal on the underside of the shroud that keeps the outside air from entering the Rv. Check to make sure that seal is good. It is usually a 1.25 inch foam rubber square seal about 4 ft long and glued onto shroud.
grldst 07/05/20 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Class A Roadside Assistance

I’ve been RVing for 30 plus years... I use my cell phone.
grldst 07/03/20 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis Battery Voltage Fluxuating while driving

Sounds like you may have a 160 amp Leece Nevelle alternator. The 200 is a bit better but I know a lot of RVers that had alternator issues by running the fridge of the inverter. Run fridge on propane or switch to a better alternator.
grldst 07/03/20 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running norcild 1200 off the alternator

Likely you have a Leece Neville alternator. Not the best for running long periods with a heavy amp load. I don't do it with that alternator because I have heard from others of having the same problem as you when trying to run the Fridge on AC.
grldst 05/30/20 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unusual tire wear

I've had this happen with two different motorhomes, 2 different chassis same tire manufacturer...Sumitomo. On present motorhome, a freightliner chassis with 275x70x22.5, both front tires have wear on outside edges. This is after 4 yrs, approx. 40,000 miles. Just yesterday I rotated the front tires to the back. I plan on running these tires another 2-4 yrs. Not sure what causes this, but have not seen it with Michlen or Toyo's that I have run. On a previous motorhome, I even had "rivering" in the tread on one tire, and "cupping" on another. Otherwise I've had good luck with Sumitomoes. Just doing the one time rotation, I've been able to age the tires out.
grldst 05/24/20 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone traveling yet

We just got back from a 4 day fishing trip to Venice, LA. Had a great time, caught lots of fish. Cheap diesel....1.51 to 2.31. Traffic still lighter than normal. It was odd to see Cracker Barrels along the way with empty parking lots. Walmarts and Home Depots looked busy. All the people we came across were in very good moods and happy to start getting life back to normal. First time out with RV since Thanksgiving....and it felt good!
grldst 05/19/20 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mecerdes Diesel

I do not have first hand experience with Mercedes or Navistar engines in RV's. However, I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night and following is the list of the most common RV engines listed in preference from top to bottom.....1. Cummins 2. Caterpillar 3. Mercedes 4. Navistar. The Detroit 60 series is a very solid engine, but only available in top end motorhomes.
grldst 03/23/20 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assist

This was for a 295 x 22.5 Goodyear tire. If memory serves....it was in the area of 700-800 for the tire. So yes, I was gourged pretty good for the tire. The rest of the charges were for labor, valve stem, tax, disposal, etc. The only charge picked up by Good Sam was the service call, I believe was around 50.00. Shortly after this happened I purchased a new set of tires, 7 tires (plus I used the Goodyear as it matched the new tires in size perfectly), TOYO brand..had them installed, balanced, new valve stems for an out the door price of 3750.00.
grldst 03/06/20 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assist

I had Good Sam roadside service. Had a blowout on my Class A motorhome on the east side of Birmingham, AL. Was able to limp it down to an exit ramp, and called Good Sam. A mobile service showed up in a timely fashion with a new tire, installed it and handed me a bill. Good Sam paid for the service call. My share was $1100.00. This is how roadside service works for blowouts.
grldst 03/05/20 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
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