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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
RE: Strong sweetish odor

The rental place might have dropped a tank tab in there. They're deodorizing tabs that also claim to help break down waste. They can have a strong, sweet smell.
turbojimmy 04/12/19 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I know this has gotten a little side tracked, but, I figure there may be some out there who have little to no experience with actual solid wood and it's seasonal movements. I figured this may, (or not), help someone. I've been in my house for a little over 3 years now. It's the first house I've had with all solid wood (oak) flooring. I'm amazed at the gaps that open up between some of the planks in the winter. Not huge but noticeable. Right around this time of year they start closing up. By summer time they'll be gone. And don't get me started on sticky doors... I put Pergo ("manufactured wood") in my Allegro. It's held up really well with the wild swings in temperature and humidity. It's not heated in the winter or cooled in the summer 99.999% of the time. Except for some scrapes from sliding chairs around, it looks like the day I installed it.
turbojimmy 04/12/19 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

You can't operate some grills or outdoor LP appliances without their regulator. Doesn't apply to the Weber Q series of grills as the regulator can easily be removed while leaving the gas control in place, making it an ideal candidate for modification to run directly off a low pressure gas feed. I’m aware. My point was that a feed off the high pressure side offers more versatility.
turbojimmy 03/10/19 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

I have a 20’ line that I run from a splitter off the tank before the regulator. I have to turn the tank off first, connect the hose, then slowly open the tank valve allowing the hose to fill completely before opening the valve the rest of the way.That's one reason I added the extra shutoff valve shown on my above post - no flow problems. The valve is also a second shutoff in addition to the shutoff in the 1" connector. The high pressure adapter uses the BBQ regulator and not the RV regulator. To be very clear the hose connects to the BBQ regulator only and NOT directly to the BBQ. That's what I did. You can't operate some grills or outdoor LP appliances without their regulator. So I did like you did and tapped into the high pressure (pre-regulator) side. Makes life much easier. I have 16 feet of hose and don't have any issues at all. It does take a little while for all of the propane to bleed out of the hoses so I set it aside while I'm packing up everything else and then stow it once it's drained.
turbojimmy 03/10/19 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Toilet valve

Lynnmor--That is not a vent, that is so that you can fill your fresh water tank with a water hose hooked to a potable water source. On my TT and on my old MH that is the only way to get water into that tank. I don't know anyone that puts rainwater or any other non-potable water in their FRESH WATER TANK. That little screen at the bottom of the fitting is a vent. Mine has a door on it and a plug for the vent, and it does lead right into the tank. Seems to me the one in the pic should be installed somewhere where it's not exposed to the outside - like behind a door. It's not likely to let much junk in, but I wouldn't like the idea of having an exposed, 1/2" hole leading into my fresh water tank.
turbojimmy 03/01/19 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toad Repairs

Inside door handle 2006-2011 HHR, left side, front or rear, $8.79 with free shipping on eBay. HHR Door Handle I got my Avalanche's outer door handle from eBay for $15. Obviously not a GM part but it's been fine.
turbojimmy 02/28/19 11:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

Use tinyurl: Nice. I should have thought of that. Thanks!
turbojimmy 02/28/19 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

Too bad your HOA isn't this diligent in enforcing their rules:*****-shape-in-snow-report Stupid bad word filter won't let me post it. Substitute the ***** with p e n i s. "A homeowner’s association (HOA) in Tennessee threatened to fine a resident $100 after her car left a phallic-shaped image in the condo’s parking lot following a light dusting of snow, a report said Tuesday. The resident, identified as Kathryn, told The Drive that in January she received a surprising email from her HOA accusing her of violating the rules by “displaying offensive images or slogans.” The board didn’t specify what was “offensive,” so a confused Kathryn inquired further. The board claimed to have photographic evidence sent in by a resident who was concerned about the wellbeing of children, the outlet reported. The photo it sent left Kathryn in stitches: a snowy parking space with a blob of cleared asphalt that could be construed as male genitalia. The absence of tire tracks was because it was still snowing when she and her husband left for work that morning in their Honda Insight, Kathryn told The Drive. Kathryn fired an angry email back to the board, noting that the bylaws state that offensive imagery had to be purposeful. She then asked how she was supposed to control the way the snow fell around her car, refused to pay the fine and threatened legal action, according to the outlet. The board finally backed off, and in an email wrote: "We understand. We will not be pursuing this further, in good faith pursuant to the wording of the by-laws."
turbojimmy 02/28/19 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

You have 235' of driveway. Is there anywhere you could turn around or make a turn around area along the driveway? That was my thought immediately. We don't know the shape of his property, but there should be a way to do it. Yep. My driveway is about 500 feet long, but it's a flag lot. There's nowhere I could turn my RV around until I get to the end by my house. It sounds like there's no love lost between the parties anyway, so I'd just ask the HOA to enforce the rules. I mean, you're probably paying a not-inconsequential sum of money every month to the HOA, right?
turbojimmy 02/26/19 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

ETL 26781 Oxygenics Hand Held Sprayer Kit at Amazon for $33.92 with free shipping. Do yourself and DW a favor and get it. Adjustable flow and on/off valve, and hose. x2 - hot water lasts a lot longer and the spray is much stronger
turbojimmy 02/25/19 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Triple A versus Coachnet versus Good Sam

AAA terminated their RV plan in my area (Northeast) so I moved to GS. I've never had to use either one so I can't comment beyond that.
turbojimmy 02/21/19 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: This ever happen to you?

I hang in the right lane and do the speed limit when I can. My old Allegro was manufactured when the double-nickels was the nationwide limit. As a result, it doesn't really like to go much faster than that. I've found truckers to be mostly courteous. I'm actually relieved when I find one traveling at or near the speed limit so I can tuck in behind them. I'll pass them on hills and they'll pass me going down. Never had any trouble. When they cut in too close the wind does upset the rig a bit so I slow down to widen the gap. I don't really see it as an aggressive move on their part.
turbojimmy 02/10/19 02:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Critters - Just a Rant

Thanks all for the replies. There are a couple of feral cats on the property - I see them on my security cameras almost daily. We have some fox, too. If not for them I'd bet things would be a lot worse. I do need to seal up the outside openings. There are only a couple that are big enough for a critter to get through - the biggest being where the power cord goes in. I've been meaning to do something with it for a while - I'm pretty sure that's where the mice are getting in. I know that's where the ants get in, but that's a whole 'nother rant. Deflated footballs sounds like a good if-you-can't-beat-em-join-em plan. Give them something to chew on. I'd just have to remember it. Also spraying a lubricant to deter them sounds like it has promise. I'd like to think if I go out there and start it up more regularly they'd not hang out there. But, counting the RV, I have 7 vehicles. Except for the motorhome, none sit for more than a week. I have more cars than drivers but I make a point not to let them sit. Even so, every single car has busted open acorns and droppings on top of the intake manifold. It's crazy. So far no chewed wires, though.
turbojimmy 02/10/19 06:58am General RVing Issues
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