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RE: Winterizing

Read the owner’s manual!
whemme 10/13/21 06:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

https://i.imgur.com/Q256Q5Zl.jpg Hi all, Have a question about tires..Tires are hot at 80, 82 psi returning from cold mountain trip thru local desert, traffic and home. Rear tires noticably hotter than fronts and had a smell like hot rubber. Posted are the weights on the axels for my 23u thor. I notice I'm about 700lbs below the limit of the rear axle. Usually that axle is loaded about 600 lbs lighter. No smell, not so hot. Is there a danger? Factory michelin tires, 2016 date. Don't recall smelling this. Tires not painful hot but hot. Touched the rims, axle shafts..not the source of heat. It's tire flex. This is the most I've loaded this. E450 chassis, 2017 model 14,000 gvwr. Usually carry a 300 lbs motorcycle on back never a worry. This time a 470 lbs bike and about another 50lbs lbs for the more stout rack tying into frame. Any thoughts? Thanks CbPlease be aware that adding 520 lbs behind the rear bumper has an amplifying effect of increasing the weight on the rear axle of about 780 lbs.
whemme 10/03/21 08:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Sorry to say but all E rated tires of a certain size by any brand have the exact same max load carrying capacity when inflated to 80 psi. Actually not. You can see from the Michelin load tables that the dual application of the C-Metric 225/75-R16C has 1000 lbs. more per pair or 2000 lbs. more per 4 rear tires at 80 psi. 5950 vs. 4940 lbs. per pair. https://www.rvsafety.com/images/pdf/michelinloadandinflationrvtruck.pdfBut the Michelin 225/75-R16C is not an E rated tire. You are trying to compare apples to oranges.
whemme 10/01/21 03:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Sorry to say but all E rated tires of a certain size by any brand have the exact same max load carrying capacity when inflated to 80 psi.
whemme 09/30/21 04:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need to find lug nut for versa wheel liner

If you click on the following link, you will find sources to purchase both the nut and chrome nut cover. https://www.bornfreervclub.org/bulletin_board/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1865
whemme 09/29/21 03:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

I had this exact same thing happen and all it was , was the ground wire was corroded. Simply scraping it clean and reattached it and generator ran like normal. Just a thought…….If the ground connection from the generator to the RV chassis frame was high resistance due to corrosion or rust, your generator would not start or would at least turn over very slowly. Once the generator is running, the chassis ground connection is no longer required for the generator to keep running once started.
whemme 09/17/21 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

My best guess is that you have a failing electric fuel pump. Replacing it along with a new fuel filter will cost a lot less than a replacement generator.
whemme 09/17/21 05:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator tripping breaker

When running your generator, what loads are you asking the generator to power when the generator circuit breaker (generally 30-amp) trips?
whemme 09/16/21 07:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie vs. Spirit

Remember that Class C RVs are built typically on Ford or Chevy chassis. Therefore options such as adaptive cruise control and lane departure assist are those offered by the chassis manufacturer and not by the builder of the motorhome body such as Winnebago.
whemme 08/14/21 06:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter Time Storage

I fill my tank with premium for the last trip of the season and add the appropriate amount of seafoam. I have a modes solar panel system that maintains the house and chassis battery. What advantage do you think you get by filling your fuel tank with premium fuel? It does nothing for you except cost you about $0.60 extra per gallon. The only thing premium fuel does is raise the antiknock margin needed for higher compression engines something you really don’t need in a non-running engine while your rig is in winter storage.
whemme 08/12/21 04:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip report/Tires

hear instead of here dual instead of duel concrete instead of concert
whemme 08/01/21 04:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Removing TV

Makes sense to me why not call the RV factory for directions?
whemme 07/09/21 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue

I once received a valuable piece of advice from a FAA inspector in charge of making sure my aircraft radio shop followed the rules. He said that if you don’t know how to do what your doing correctly then don’t do it.
whemme 07/02/21 09:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue

A RV 30TT receptacle is used only for RVs. It is for that use only. It is 30 amp 125 volt. Then how come an electrician wired 220 vac to it?
whemme 07/02/21 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue

So it is OK to ignore the indicated 125V embossed on the connector? https://www.myrv.us/electric/img/TT-30%20P-R.jpg width=600 That embossed voltage doesn’t mean a thing if the circuit is wired incorrectly to the outlet. Too bad that that particular outlet can be connected to either 110 or 220 vac depending on the intended function. It should be 110 vac for RV hookups.
whemme 07/02/21 02:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan 4K generator

I know you probably already checked this, but, make sure the fuel level in your tank is enough to reach the pickup tube for the generator. That problem will not cause the starter motor to fail to crank. With not getting any fuel the generator should crank but just won’t start.
whemme 06/30/21 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maintaining air pressure in your tires

The tire stem valve that you are referring to is known as a Schrader valve.
whemme 06/25/21 04:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

So you should see only a 3.3% mileage increase using ethanol free fuel - not 23%. If you are seeing a 23% increase you are somehow creating extra energy and you should patent your process. All of that can be explained in one word, “adulteration”. Energy content is calculated based on lab calculations, sort of like the amount of horsepower a vehicle is stated to produce, based on perfect conditions in a test cell. Ethanol is a gift from heaven for gas station owners. Ever wonder why a huge percentage of gas station owners come from just one region of the world? Or why they happily pay seemingly ridiculous prices to buy those stations? Ethanol. Anyone can buy it, no questions asked. When’s it’s blended into gas it sells for the same price as gasoline which is about $0.50 more than ethanol. Unfortunately it’s very hygroscopic, it likes water so much it will absorb it right out of the air. Water has a very low energy content. The bottom line is that fuel, spiked with water-laden ethanol, can easily reduce mileage by 30% in fuel-hungry vehicles like motorhomes. Well the misinformation never ends. I agree that ethanol is hydroscopic but in order for it to absorb any significant water it would have to be exposed to the outside atmosphere in order to absorb it. 10% ethanol gas is stored in under found tanks with limited exposure to moisture. Also if it were possible for the ethanol to absorb enough water to reduce the mpg range of the fuel by 30%, since the fuel only contained 10% ethanol to begin with, mathematically the only energy remaining to propel the vehicle is coming from the gas and no energy coming from the ethanol content. And finally if the water laden fuel actually is reducing the mileage by 30%, it will affect all vehicles using it equally not just fuel hungry motorhomes.
whemme 05/25/21 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

First I was referring to both premium and regular fuels both containing 10% ethanol. Fuels (both regular and premium) containing 10% ethanol have about 3.3% less energy (BTU’s) than fuels without ethanol. You can lookup the BTU energy contend on both types of fuel on the internet. By the way premium fuel contains the same energy content as does regular fuel. So you should see only a 3.3% mileage increase using ethanol free fuel - not 23%. If you are seeing a 23% increase you are somehow creating extra energy and you should patent your process.
whemme 05/23/21 04:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

JaxDad, In most states 10% ethanol is also added to premium gas. Secondly, for vehicles calling for the use of 87 octane regular gas, using premium fuel absolutely will not increase your mileage. Premium fuel also is not any ‘cleaner’ than regular fuel that some believe. The only difference in the two fuels is the higher octane (anti-knock) rating and the approximately $0.60/gallon extra cost that you are just wasting using premium.
whemme 05/21/21 09:30pm Class C Motorhomes
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