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RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

It would be interesting to know what exactly failed in some of the Onan generators and what it cost to repair. I find it curious that some have had multiple Onan's yet experienced failures in each one and others seem to have outstanding service using them. What occurred that would lead someone to not ever want to own one even if for free. As I have said, my company had no less than 500 units powering refrigeration units and other than normal maintenance were not in the shop unless they were getting a rebuild. It is well known that any brand of generator in constant use will fare much better than an occasionally used genset. For people that follow the forums the usual culprits are the carburetor and oil pressure sensor. If the circuit board goes out then it is $$$$$$$ for a replacement. I would offer a far superior replacement board if they have one for your genset.
jjrbus 04/04/20 06:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

Let me start with I am biased and would not take an Onan for free. Paying for parts is one thing, I refuse to own something where I get ripped off for parts. I had a nice Honda EV4000 and let it go with an RV I sold and have kicked myself ever since. So I have my nice little Toyota set up with a 8000 btu window AC and run it with a Honda 2000. The Honda is in a sound box, basically an modified aluminum truck tool box. Could it be stolen, of course they could also take the whole RV! There is one option for running An AC with small generators, I have not tried it yet so will not recommend. If needed I would spend my money on one! They tell me Honda replacement parts are expensive, I do not know as in 20 years I have never bought a replacement part. Except for a pull cord and that was generic!
jjrbus 04/02/20 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furrion rv air conditioner, anyone have one yet? Or Attwood?

It dawned on me one day. They duct roof airs into the unit. But the operating (noisy)parts of the AC are wide open to the unit via the air return. Ducting the return air would help quiet the noise.
jjrbus 03/21/20 05:53am Tech Issues
RE: 95 ford pace arrow falls on its face

Watched someone go through this recently, horrible experience. Replaced a fuel pump because of issues, fine for a bit then similar to you, works, don't work. Checked, tested, rechecked, new this and that. Wire to the fuel pump in the tank had bad connection! COPY AND PASTE HERE. Visual Storyteller · September 18, 2019 We out cheaaaa HERRROOOO! UPDATE!!!! Well friends, as we suspected in the beginning, it’s the fuel system. Things were running fantastic then slowly pressure started to drop. Took 15 mins to get the problem to happen, which was when it his 10 PSI. So now, is it the pump or the regulator? I’m sure the pump, but I wonder what went wrong, maybe it had damage when it was dry outside of the tank or possibly the hose is cracked leading to the pump. Or the pump is seated wrong because the holes were hard to line up interchanging the fuel pump contraptions between tanks. Either way, it’s great to have answers and luckily we already did the fuel filter yesterday which on a 22re is a PITA! Glad we did it though, because we wouldnt have know which part it was! REAAALLLYYY not looking forward to dropping this hellacious tank again, but I’m just so happy to get back on the road!!!! All in all, I feel this all happened for a reason. We are so much more comfortable with our rig and know how to test almost everything! There are silver linings all over this! Now time to fix this and then find some work$$!!! UPDATE: I THINK WE KNOW THE **** PROBLEM!!!!!! there is a connection on the wire that just came apart when I was taking the pump off the fuel pump housing.... Clearly the wiring was getting hot and shorting out. Really lucky we didn’t blow up! Got the tank out again! This time like 6x faster than last time ?????? stay tuned....
jjrbus 03/13/20 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: black tank chemicals

One more time, if you are getting smells in your RV, there is a leak in your venting system. The odor is mostly Hydrogen Sulfide. The leak can be found by filling the system with water or a plumbing smoke test. In plumbing a smoke test forces non-toxic, artificially created smoke through waste and drain pipes under a slight pressure to find leaks. ... Plumbing smoke tests are also used to find places where pipes will spill fluid, and to check sanitary sewer systems for places where ground water and storm runoff can enter. Prolonged exposure to Low or Moderate levels of Hydrogen Sulfide may result in the following: Skin irritation, shortness of breath, irritability, poor balance, poor memory, confusion, eye irritation, sore throat and cough, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nasal and lung congestion, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
jjrbus 03/09/20 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Using “wiggle wood” for roof on travel trailer?

I'm with Scott, spending the extra money for no benefit.
jjrbus 03/07/20 04:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are TPMS questions

I have a cheap Rocboc solar TPMS, with 4 external sensors I use on the back duallys on my little Toyota. While the pressures and temperatures reported are not NASA accurate, it never fails to report low pressure. Because the system is cheap $40 or so I did not trust it and tested it numerous times. loosen a sensor and it quickly alarms. Take a sensor off, pressure goes to zero and system alarms, within seconds! My wifes Honda Fit has TPMS, does not say witch tire is low. So I added a Carchet system to her car and it is about the same. The Carchet has the advantage of being able to buy replacement sensors. None of the other cheap ones have replacement sensors available. Both systems are a pain to program and the instructions are dismal, ya get what ya pay for.
jjrbus 03/04/20 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Paint underneath holding tank to protect the plastic?

The tanks under my 94 Toyota are OE and show no signs of deterioration. That is 26 years! I do coat the metal straps with Fluid film to keep them from rusting away, any oil or grease would be better than nothing.
jjrbus 03/02/20 05:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best way to bring shine back to fiberglass body.

I used ZEP and the results are really impressive, been on about 2 years now and starting to get a bit of flaking in a small area on the over cab. Prep was a lot of work so I just did a bit at a time, took me a couple months to do the whole thing. I used powdered Barkeepers Friend and those kitchen sponges with the green scrubbies attached, scraper and razor blade also. Try the Barkeepers Friend on a small area, it is only $2 can, if you don't like it you have a can of cleanser to use for other things.
jjrbus 02/29/20 07:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Here we go again yet another Trombetta "Big Boy" failure!

Electrical is not my strong point. I look at the wiring in my RV which I assume is rather typical. I would not try to start my RV with the house batteries, the wiring and circuit breakers are too small. My class A was set up with high amp breakers and large wires, heavy duty selector switch so was able to start with house batteries if needed.
jjrbus 02/29/20 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Here we go again yet another Trombetta "Big Boy" failure!

I just replaced the Isolator on my 94 Toyota RV, I believe it was the original one. I replaced it with a Cole Hersee from Amazon for about $20, we will see what the next 25 years brings.
jjrbus 02/26/20 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator Placement questions

Modified sound insulated truck tool box for Honda 2000. Can still be stolen but is going to take some real effort. PIA to add pictures, lots of ideas online. I live in Florida and would die without AC.
jjrbus 02/26/20 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: toad versus no toad

My usual was drive the DP someplace and plant it, then use the toad to go here and there, even renting motel rooms on occasion. Going on a trip without a toad was unthinkable 95% of the time! Now with my little Toyota I never take a toad.
jjrbus 02/18/20 05:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rez fridge question

Another thing to consider. There is no Federal Inverter rating dept. So they can put any number on them they want. Not a problem with the high end brand name inverters, only the off brands sold here and there. Ask me how I know.
jjrbus 02/17/20 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: They all think I'm CrAzY

20 plus years ago I got the opportunity to get out of NY state. I sold the house and ran like the devil was after me. Not run actually drove in a class A with a toad. Full timed for 10 years and then decided to buy a house in FL. It was during the bubble and all I could afford was a dump in a crappy neighborhood. So decided to spend the rest of my life in the RV. Lesson learned! Then the bubble burst and I bought a house in FL. Sorry I did! All the people with their weird ideas and political leanings which screwed up what they want to escape are moving to FL in droves. Everything is booming, traffic is horrible, everything is crowded. Prices are increasing in leaps and bounds and will not be long before tax's will have to increase to pay for this madness. Most of quaint old FL is gone. I know several people that have abandoned FL and moved elsewhere. I am too old to move or I would. Choose carefully, everything changes and not always for the better!
jjrbus 02/17/20 05:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank chemicals

If you are getting smells in your RV there is something wrong with the venting system, no if and's or but's about it! There are 2 ways to find the faults in the system. One is filling the system with water and finding the leak. The second is a plumbing smoke test. Plumbing smoke tests are commonly done to find leaks in residential and commercial systems, Google it. All About Sewer Gas Exposure: Causes, Symptoms ... - Hydrogen sulfide is the primary gas in sewer gas. According to research , hydrogen sulfide has shown to be toxic to the oxygen systems of the body. In high amounts it can cause adverse symptoms, organ damage, or even death. But go ahead and cover a known toxin up with a pleasant smell.
jjrbus 02/10/20 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: wifiranger Converge - Do you like it?

I am not full timing, when I do travel I change my Cricket wireless plan to unlimited data and 15 GB hotspot for a month at $60. Breaks my cheap little heart to do it. With Cricket I can do it for one month and then switch back to my $30 month plan with no hotspot, works ok for me and the 15 GB is enough for what I want to do.
jjrbus 02/01/20 05:15am Tech Issues
RE: Not enough space for lugs on post of battery isolator

I do not know about all RV's but my little Toyota sitting next to the house with a mostly OE system, the isolator is 100 amps continuous protected by 40 amp circuit breakers. So theoretically except for brief surges the most that can pass through there is 40 amps. If I were in this situation I would likely flatten a piece of copper pipe and drill a couple holes. On the other hand an internet search will reveal all types of terminal extenders, expanders etc. Of course you will have to find the post size and thread size to match one up.
jjrbus 01/28/20 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: RV for Central America Trip

People that are fretting about safety in S America should stay away from Miami. Also Tampa, some horrible things happening in Tampa. Also all Texas beach's, A couple in an RV were just abducted and killed there.
jjrbus 01/26/20 06:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dealer stripped threads in Hub ?

I know noting about a Fiat, but I have seen lots of people with ruined lug nuts and studs. Dealerships put the new guys on tires and they screw up, big time, not the new guys fault, improper supervision. Try going in with left hand threads and watch the new guy break a couple of them with an impact wrench. Mostly I do my own work but if I have to have the wheels done I stand there and watch and make sure they use a torque wrench, not jam them on with an impact gun. I would be at the dealer with fire in my eyes if no one else has serviced it.
jjrbus 01/24/20 05:23am Tech Issues
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