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RE: smoking diesel exhaust

Lots of good "what to check" posts here. Many of them FREE to anyone who cares to check. Checking air flow and fuel filters is NOT rocket science.
wolfe10 09/16/20 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: smoking diesel exhaust

Looked up black smoke from diesel on internet and results said over-fueling. Fuel injector wear. Check it out on the net for your model. Sure. OR, "under airing". Either/both lead to an over-rich mixture. And, a lot of over-fueling is done on purpose for those who want more HP and aren't concerned what they/others breath.
wolfe10 09/15/20 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: smoking diesel exhaust

Could also be low turbo boost (less air for the same/old amount of fuel). Could be: turbo, cracked exhaust manifold, leak in the CAC, leak in plumbing from turbo to intake manifold, or plugged air inlet/filter. I would sure start with a visual check. Found a bird's nest in the coach-side air inlet on a coach where he had already spent thousands of $$ on "fixes".
wolfe10 09/14/20 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I found it!! The converter I mean.

Your 2500 watt inverter will NOT run your A/C units, block heater, etc! Best way to use an inverter is to have a SUB-PANEL for those things you want to be able to run from the inverter.
wolfe10 09/13/20 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Transmission cooler radiator 03 Diplomat

Hayden has a number of different size coolers.
wolfe10 09/07/20 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: National class A replacement water manifold/valve

A picture or brand name would help us identify your manifold.
wolfe10 09/06/20 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning pivot points for 40’ RV class A

Or even empty cardboard boxes!
wolfe10 09/06/20 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire mismatch

I agree about replacing all due to age alone. On an undriven axle, only handling would be the performance issue. Put that mismatch on a driven axle and watch the differential explode in flames within 30 miles at highway speeds. Don’t ask how I know that. Brake performance would also be effected. And if ABS brakes, it would likely throw a code.
wolfe10 09/06/20 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire mismatch

We’ve had this rv for about 7 years and just noticed that the front tires are different sizes. This says it all-- the mismatched tires are at least 7 years old. Replace with the proper size and load range per your GVWR plaque.
wolfe10 09/06/20 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Issue with house batteries

For the alternator- When we went on the trip, the person that sold us the new batteries had told us to move our trickle charger to the house batteries instead of the chassis. So we had batteries charging.. from themselves. I suspect this is why we lost all power when driving. Sorry, the trickle charger has absolutely NOTHING to do with the alternator charging both battery banks when the engine is running. You really need someone familiar with RV's to troubleshoot your charging system-- both from shore power/generator AND alternator.
wolfe10 09/02/20 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issue with house batteries

Duralast Marine and RV Deep cycle, 24MD-DL probably not a great choice in terms of either capacity or longevity. BUT, if they are being properly charged (engine alternator and/or from converter or inverter/charger when on shore power or generator, they are probably not the problem. You need someone to help troubleshoot your charging systems. Sounds like neither your alternator nor your converter or inverter/charger are charging the batteries.
wolfe10 09/02/20 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issue with house batteries

If you want us to comment on whether you have the correct batteries, you will need to tell us what batteries you have and how many? Also, what RV and how much dry camping you do.
wolfe10 09/02/20 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issue with house batteries

It appears something is draining the batteries, but I have no idea what or why they cannot stay charged even for a couple days? Indeed, you could have EITHER bad batteries or significant phantom draw. Start by fully charging the batteries. Then have them load tested. Yes, if you have an ammeter you can search for any draw. But, I would only do that after proving the batteries good.
wolfe10 09/02/20 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

Could also be a bad water pump with the impeller loose on the shaft.
wolfe10 08/31/20 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

I don't know if your wall beams are steel or aluminum. If steel, a magnet will quickly identify their location. With either, assuming the outer skin is in contact with the beams as it should be, on a cool morning, the dew should outline the beams.
wolfe10 08/31/20 08:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: F 53 alignment & steer safe

Camber is not adjustable without bending the axle-- and is seldom a problem. Setting caster (shims) toward the high end of spec helps with tracking. Agree, same for toe-in-- toward high end of spec.
wolfe10 08/29/20 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which shocks to buy?

Call Freightliner with your VIN.
wolfe10 08/25/20 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issue with house batteries

Most RV's have either a converter or inverter/charger to charge the HOUSE batteries. A trickle charger will not keep a house battery charged. A trickle charger WILL keep a chassis battery charged. This is correct! Find a new RV tech!
wolfe10 08/25/20 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What The Heck???

6 VDC wet cell batteries have THREE CELLS/caps. 12 VDC wet cell batteries have SIX CELLS/caps. Which do you have?
wolfe10 08/25/20 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Issue with house batteries

You, or someone qualified to check your charging system needs to do just that. Failure points could be: Alternator and wiring to it (sense wire? excite wire? if so fit) Wiring from alternator to battery isolator Battery isolator Wiring from isolator to house battery bank. The battery isolator is a good place to check using a digital voltmeter.
wolfe10 08/24/20 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
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