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RE: Birdsong10us was planning to stay in Fort Myers in storm

Ya, sure hope they got out before Ian came a visiting. A quick post Ian update from Fort Myers, FL: Looking out the window (downtown Fort Myers), looks like about half the boats in Old Bridge Marina at the north end of the Edison bridge are sunk. Can't see the Fort Myers Municipal Marina from here, but they should have faired better, as the highest winds were from their shore/no fetch. Homes in many areas of Fort Myers had 4+' of water in them from the tide surge. There is a 25' fishing boat is washed up on First Street. The bridge over to Sanibel Island is missing a span of over 100 yards (according to local TV station who had film from that location) so no vehicle access on and off Sanibel or Captiva-- probably for a long time. The TV station across the street recorded winds over 100 MPH. It ain't pretty!
wolfe10 09/29/22 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane coming

Even if no high winds, because of likelihood of flooding rains, fill your fuel tank now or risk water in fuel if filling right after the storm passes. Said another way, if the gas station parking lot floods, a good possibility that some water will get into the tank.
wolfe10 09/25/22 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane coming

For the Tampa, St Pete area: Wind will start from the EAST and build to the SOUTH as Ian moves north off the west coast. At least that is the current forecast. Here is a very good site for wind speed/wind gusts:;-81.46;7&l=gust&t=20220928/1500 As with all prediction sites, the closes to arrival time, the more accurate the forecast. This is the site we use when we sail offshore/
wolfe10 09/25/22 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Why not just run the fridge on propane? As you have apparently been doing without issue. YUP. I sure would not work my engine/alternator harder to provide electricity vs just leaving it on propane (as designed). Is propane operation safe-- yes. Certainly more risk of vehicle accident than fire while driving due to propane use in refrigerator. But, YOU weigh the risks for yourself. Yes, the refrigerator operating on propane needs to be turned off when refueling and tunnels where its use is restricted.
wolfe10 09/23/22 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Open a faucet. If there is an air pocket, that will aid in bleeding the air out. If that doesn't work, open the kitchen sink faucet, and with the pump turned on, suck on the faucet. That will, as above, help bleed the air past the pump.
wolfe10 09/22/22 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: Front grill filter

Clearly we have two different discussions going on here. I totally agree that Chum Lee's open mesh hardware cloth is just fine. None of my comments in this thread were directed to his selection of screen material, but only to the OP's. Again, my comments are directed to the OP's "fine mesh screen" question (see again his original post AND his post immediately above).
wolfe10 09/13/22 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front grill filter

Hardware cloth has an open enough weave that it will not catch many bugs but will stop most rocks and larger debris:
wolfe10 09/11/22 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 4-wheels down.....braking required for vehicle?

Thanks for all the info. Using the surge brake from NSA as well as breakaway cable in case the worst happens. Fortunately, the aftermarket metal front bumper with winch and D-hooks can be used instead of a Blue Ox mounting bracket which saves some $$. All in all, converting to 4-down isn't costing me the price I received selling my tow dolly. My 08 Jk had an aftermarket bumper. I removed the D rings and fabricated a hitch point for the tow bar. i hard wired the brake lights and mounted a plug on the front of the jeep. Using the NSA braking system i was ready to go in a short time. Sold the C and the Jeep. I miss the jeep. Of course then you see this....... WOW, your REALLY need a "rise hitch" on the tow vehicle. Tow vehicle to toad should be pretty close to horizontal.
wolfe10 09/10/22 03:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Front grill filter

The previous owner of my 1999 Southwind Class A (Ford F53 chassis) zip tied some cut to fit 1/8" square galvanized steel mesh to the back side of the front radiator grill. Ya, that is what the Chevy chassis guru referred to as "hardware cloth". Much more open than any screen-- and "approved". Excellent for keeping rocks out of the radiator, but will not do much for bugs.
wolfe10 09/10/22 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front grill filter

In the maintenance presentations Chevy used to do when they sold the P chassis, they were adamant that anything other than hardware cloth (to stop rocks) was a very bad idea. Their suggestion was if you thought what you were going to use did not restrict air flow was to take a 3' by 3' square of the material, drive 60 MPG and hold it out the window. You will see the restriction/DRAG very quickly. If you want to improve air flow through the radiator, block off access to wheel wells, etc. Basically the objective is to force all the air that comes through the grill to go through the radiator, not "seek" the low pressure areas below the radiator and front wheel wells.
wolfe10 09/10/22 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing oil.

Considering purchasing a Class A. Where do you get oil changes and other services when traveling? Especially if there is no RV dealers near by. You also want to get a lube job with that oil change. Make sure you know how many zerks your chassis has (13?) and tell the guy/gal doing the job how many. Also, your differential uses 75W140 synthetic lube (Ford chassis). Richard Actually, hand the tech a diagram of the location of the grease zirks. Counting the number is not the same.
wolfe10 09/09/22 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Daisy chain cable size?

When the OP said "daisy chaining batteries", I ASSUMED they were in the same location and were referring to a couple of feet of wire.
wolfe10 09/06/22 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: Exhaust brake not working

As I posted above, one of the first things to check when the exhaust brake does not engage/transmission begin downshifting toward the "preselect gear", is the THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. If the sensor does not send the "throttle is closed" signal, the exhaust brake should not come on. If you are not familiar with this, take it to someone who is. Having the wiring diagram for your system will save you time and $$$.
wolfe10 09/04/22 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Daisy chain cable size?

If in doubt, larger gauge is better. Can't believe there is enough difference in cost that you would go with smaller gauge wire.
wolfe10 09/01/22 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Gas Class A

It may exist in some States but not FL, TX or SD (full timers States). TX does require a Class B upgrade for ALL RV's over 26,000# but is in no way related to air brakes. Sorry, that is not true. Reviewing/pointing out checking air brakes was sure part of my getting a Texas Class B Exempt. Could you get an inspector who did not ask-- sure, I guess so. But, you had better be prepared for it! Actually, it became a joke around our local DMV office, as I took my test in my Alpine 38' DP. When asked to demonstrate checking the air brakes, I told them I couldn't. Sorry, you fail. WAIT-- this coach has hydro boosted, 4 piston hydraulic disk brakes with ABS. Ended up having to show the senior inspector the brake master cylinder. Good laugh for everyone.
wolfe10 08/13/22 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Patagonia

OK, we did a 6 week driving trip in Chile in 2018 (rent car and Air B&B's). GREAT trip-- very enjoyable and friendly country. Scenery (vineyards, orchards and view of the Andes) reminded us of the California wine country. But, assume they will fly into Santiago. Coyhaique is a LONG, LONG way south. We are talking about ferry boat rides south toward Antarctica. WAY off the Chile beaten path. And driving from Chile to Argentina-- VERIFY! Since Chile permitted England to refuel planes used in the Falklands war against Argentina, do not assume this will be easy. Kind of like travel between Greece and Turkey. And, yes, though we did not get to the Mendoza wine country, we did enjoy our stay in Buenos Aries, Argentina. But had to fly there, as no rent car company would allow travel between the two countries.
wolfe10 08/09/22 02:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Help with identifying delamination / water damage

wolfe10 08/07/22 07:29pm Tech Issues
RE: 05 Fleetwood Discovery chassis ????

He needs to check RIDE HEIGHT. Contact his chassis maker for where to measure and the specs. Could be nothing more than a rod that came loose so the ride height valve is not functioning properly. This needs to be addressed before driving, or suspension/driveline damage can occur. The ride height valves and set up are the same on OTR trucks, so nothing RV-unique here.
wolfe10 08/04/22 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressures

The "maximum tire pressure" requirement is for a cold tire. CLOSER, (and accurate) BUT: What the script on the sidewall actually means is the MINIMUM/needed PSI for the rated weight carrying capacity. Again, we have NO IDEA if your actual axle weights are at, above or below your tire's carrying capacity. Only with the actual weights can you accurately set tire pressure. Said another way, you hope your actual axle weights are well less than tire capacity. That means they have a safety margin/not always loaded to 100% of capacity AND that you can safely carry lower pressure for a better ride.
wolfe10 07/29/22 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1967 Travco 270 440 to Cummins 8.3 Upgrade

Wow, only 1000 pounds difference between: Chrysler/Dodge 440 and Torqueflite transmission AND Cummins C 8.3 engine and Allison 3000 transmission.
wolfe10 07/23/22 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
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