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RE: 1976 Dodge Sportsman Motorhome

I can't figure out how to post or upload pics. Yeah this forum is kind of special in that regard. See here:
turbojimmy 07/12/19 01:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1976 Dodge Sportsman Motorhome

That was our first motorhome when I was a kid. Fond memories. Pics would be cool.
turbojimmy 07/12/19 12:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air conditioner shroud

Both mine are brittle and cracked. Eternabond tape has held them together for years without any issues.
turbojimmy 07/10/19 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Water leak through Air Conditioner...

If you had been running the a/c I'd guess a clogged drain tube at the catch pan. But if you haven't been running the a/c, the leak is probably elsewhere and finding its way to the opening for the a/c. You can try snugging down the bolts that hold the a/c to the roof but even if they're loose the weight of the a/c usually keeps the gasket compressed enough to prevent leaks.
turbojimmy 05/13/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: More Dometic RM2652 ???

Google your fridge model along with "amish" and you'll get some hits on good, replacement cooling units. I don't know if there are core charges on rebuilt ones. I bought mine from eBay. The seller was someone that liquidated the inventory of failed businesses (in this case an RV repair shop). He knew nothing about the cooling unit but I did so I got it cheap. I see no reason to involve a dealer who is just going to mark up the cost of the cooling unit. If you can't or don't want to install it yourself you can get the cooling unit shipped to you cheaper than the dealer and find someone to install it. It's a tedious job but not terribly difficult. There are lots of videos out there. I did mine in a few hours and popped it back in. It's worked great ever since (going on 5 years now). EDIT: I googled it for you :)
turbojimmy 05/07/19 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Critters - Just a Rant

That stinks, but hey you got nice new floor! 3 words. Get a cat! Thanks! That's the nice new floor I had to tear up to get at the access hole and now have to re-install :( I have to admit that it does come up easy - gotta love snap-together laminate flooring. What kills me is that there's a decent-sized feral cat population around here as well as foxes that live on my property. The squirrels have them outnumbered like 100 to 1, though.
turbojimmy 05/06/19 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Critters - Just a Rant

So here's the results of the squirrel infestation. They were indeed nesting in between the top of the gas tank and the floor. They chewed up the air pump wiring harness (9 conductor cable), the air supply line for the Jet Ride system, the air supply line for my air horns and air pressure gauge, the gas line for the engine, generator and a vent line. I had to tear up the floors and reopen an access hole I had cut into the floor 5 years ago. Believe it or not, it's much easier than dropping the tank.
turbojimmy 05/06/19 01:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: What will be your towing powerplant in 10-15 years ?

10-15 years? Internal combustion engines aren't going anywhere. The oil industry is too big and the longevity of electric cars (both in terms of the vehicles themselves and the business model) is yet to be proven. I predict in 10 years I'll be driving something that runs on gasoline just like I have now, albeit perhaps a bit more fuel efficient.
turbojimmy 05/03/19 04:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 F-150 5.0 running rough

UUGGHHH... The dark negative thoughts in the back of your mind that you repress, hoping they don't come true.....came true. Took truck into the dealership. Have a misfire on #4 & #7 with 8% low compression on cyl #7. They are recommending replacing the motor to a tune of almost $11K. That ain't gonna happen. So... #1 go to independent and have them replace with crate engine or one from a junk yard and just keep chugging along hoping that the problem won't reappear again in 125K miles #2, take to independent and have them do a valve job, hoping that's the only source of the low compression and it will solve the issue. If anyone knows a reputable mechanic in the Ft Worth Texas area, I'm all ears. #3 trade it off I don't really see a good way of getting out from under this problem best case for under about 5K, the truck is paid off. Should I take whatever equity I have, plus the money to fix the repairs and get something new? The local Ram dealership has some smoking hot deals on the remaining '18's 2500's & 3500's Fire away An 8% variation on cyl 7? Without further diagnosis I am not sure that is enough to through the engine out yet. Yeah an 8% variation isn't enough to worry about. 10% is a good rule of thumb but I've seen worse variations in good running engines. My money is still on fuel delivery. Just sayin...
turbojimmy 05/01/19 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running the generator while driving

Tried running both the house AC off the generator and the AC truck at the same time. After about an hour the truck battery trouble light came on and stayed that way until I turned off the house AC and turned off the house generator. Trouble light immediately went off. Any ideas?? That's odd - they're isolated systems, or should be anyway. All I can figure is that the trouble light might have been due to too much voltage rather than low battery. Might have been charging from the house and the truck alternator (a properly functioning isolator Would prevent this). Just a wild guess tho.
turbojimmy 04/30/19 01:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Running the generator while driving

I know this is a redundant reply but yes - I do it all the time without issue. It's made to be run while in motion - or at any time for that matter. Perfect! Thanks! I should have mentioned that my rig is "vintage" and does not have dash A/C, so running the generator is a must while traveling in the summer. It also has 30A service, so the only way to run both A/Cs is with the generator. Even with all the glass in the cab, with both A/Cs running it gets COLD in there.
turbojimmy 04/29/19 12:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Running the generator while driving

I know this is a redundant reply but yes - I do it all the time without issue. It's made to be run while in motion - or at any time for that matter.
turbojimmy 04/29/19 11:44am Beginning RVing
RE: 2013 F-150 5.0 running rough

My money is on a bad fuel injector. I had the same problem on my Avalanche. I replaced the coil pack, wires and plug. Still misfired. On the Chevy 5.3, misfires on the back cylinders are notorious because sediment in the fuel rail plugs the injectors. I put a new injector in it and it ran like a new truck - misfire code cleared on its own. EDIT: I realize this is not a Chevy, but the same sediment issue could occur.
turbojimmy 04/28/19 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Start

Okay, I know yours is 16 years newer than mine, but some things don't change much. The starter has a solenoid on it. You said it was bench tested and good. Unlike Fords, the GM starter solenoids are attached to the starter. In addition to that starter solenoid, they put another solenoid in the circuit because apparently there were re-start issues (starter would run on its own after starting). So there are 2 solenoids - at least that's the case on my '84. The second solenoid is mounted to the alternator bracket. If it fails, it won't send juice to the starter. The clicking sound could be just about anything. Like wa8yxm said, different sounds mean different things. The click you hear could be the start relay. All that said, I'd still suspect the starter itself.
turbojimmy 04/27/19 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ucconnect? Worthwile?

I bought my 2015 Ram new and have used it since I bought the truck. I like it.I also use and like it. Not mentioned here is the fact that it can be used to locate your vehicle in case it is stolen - which in turn is a deduction on your insurance for a vehicle locator system. I would venture to guess that "they" will find your vehicle if "they" want to. OnStar will whether you're a subscriber or not.
turbojimmy 04/27/19 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I-70 to remain closed until Saturday following crash in DVR

Yeah that was in our local news here in NJ.
turbojimmy 04/26/19 08:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Ucconnect? Worthwile?

I'll be using an Apple 6S As long as you have iOS 12 you should be good. Like I said, the Apple CarPlay limitations in my '17 were frustrating. I had full functionality with my Android phone - full integration of Google Maps, Waze, GooglePlay Music, etc. Until iOS 12, what the iPhone would put up on the UConnect screen was limited by Apple - they only wanted you to use their apps and didn't allow 3rd party integration. I'm a new Apple convert and I like CarPlay's integration with UConnect much better than the Droid. The Droid was slow to react and would freeze up. My only complaint with CarPlay right now is that if I leave the phone plugged in, shut the car off, and then restart CarPlay does not reload. I have to unplug the phone and plug it back in for UConnect to "see" it.
turbojimmy 04/21/19 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ucconnect? Worthwile?

Yes, but your uconnect must have the carplay option or it will simply function as a media player. If it does have the option than your phone will be mirrored on the uconnect screen. I have not used the Android app. So 2018 and newer. The limitation is iOS not Uconnect. Recent iOS updates allow you to use non-Apple apps with CarPlay. Mines a ‘17 and CarPlay started working with Waze and other apps in the Fall of 2018.
turbojimmy 04/20/19 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ucconnect? Worthwile?

If your Uconnect system will integrate with Android Auto or Apple Car Play, I don't think it would be worth paying for at all. I'm bouncing it around right now too. Not sure how much value I'll get out of $75/year to be able to send voice texts. My 2015 Uconnect system will show me the nearest fuel stations and prices without paying for the service. ^ What he said. Plug your smartphone into it and you have everything UConnect does and more. The apps available on Android and iThings are impressive. You won't get the remote start and remote unlock but I have a key fob for that.
turbojimmy 04/20/19 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This happened today

Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you had good insurance coverage. Looks like it was a nice rig.
turbojimmy 04/20/19 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
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