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RE: Engine blew white smoke died then generator

The 12V grid heater which heats the intake air is automatic. The 120V block heater is manual and can take many hours to warm a engine and mine does plug in while some can be activated for the cab. Yup, two unrelated items.
wolfe10 08/06/21 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine blew white smoke died then generator

Another option, particularly if you are near a marine area is to have a FUEL POLISHER clean the tank. Very effective at removing most of the water and algae. Also, add a biocide such as BIOBAR JF. Running on restricted fuel flow CAN damage your fuel injection system as well as cause performance issues.
wolfe10 08/04/21 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting help from ALISON

Tom, Have you checked with your chassis maker?
wolfe10 07/30/21 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Itasca Horizon home style AC

Assume you are referring to BASEMENT AIR. A reasonable system, but long out of production.
wolfe10 07/28/21 12:14pm Tech Issues

Wow, some puzzling replies. Since this is on the MEXICO section, a TIP is a Temporary Vehicle Importation Permit: Sorry, I don't have an answer to the OP's question, but it IS a very reasonable one.
wolfe10 07/26/21 02:24pm RVing in Mexico and South America

Guessing so, it's called the GEL setting. So, your Caddy has a special setting for AGM batteries. NO. Charging algorithms for AGM batteries are very close to those for wet cell batteries, NOT gel batteries. And, if you don't have the optional battery temperature sensor for your inverter/charger, you will need to re-program it as seasons change. Said another way, a fully charged battery in below freezing conditions will be very unhappy at 90 degrees F (and visa versa).
wolfe10 07/26/21 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Breaks and 12V system

For voltage to go from "good" (i.e. over 12.8 VDC)to so low that neither the engine nor the electric brake boost would work doesn't sound like an alternator to me. That assumes you were monitoring voltage. More likely, there was a connection/fuse issue near the chassis battery. That would be more likely to result in voltage going from OK to doesn't work at all. More insight on whether this WAS a sudden loss of 12 VDC or a gradual loss until voltage got so low that nothing running on 12 VDC would work would be enlightening.
wolfe10 07/25/21 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold "C" code

What does your digital voltmeter read at the battery when this happens? At the connections at the back (outside) of the refrigerator when this happens?
wolfe10 07/25/21 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical help adapter do/don't

Yup, with a 30 amp RV, the following adapters are a good idea, ALONG with the knowledge to know how that limits your use of 120 VAC electrical loads: 15 male to 30 female adapter-- limits max 120 VAC load to 15 amps. 50 amp male to 30 amp female-- the 30 amp breaker in your RV still limits your max 120 VAC load to 30 amps.
wolfe10 07/24/21 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

I installed a separate circuit with 2x 20A plugs and with an extension cord can plug into a 20A pedestal plug along with the 30A pedestal plug. ie I have 30+20A available (3600+2400W) vs a 50A pedestal (12000W). The extra circuit is primarly used for 2x ceramic heaters when it's cool. Though there ARE some "work arounds" for those who are really electrically savvy, I don't see this as good advice for what the OP said: "My kids, new to RVing.... " A standard 30 amp male to 50 amp female is the "short answer".
wolfe10 07/24/21 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

They will just need the very standard 30 amp male to 50 amp female adapter.
wolfe10 07/24/21 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel for Gassers

The only real "octane" issue is if filling up at high elevation where they are allowed to sell lower octane fuel and driving on it to lower elevations/mountains. When filling in places in the mountains, we always read pump octane rating and put in the octane called for by our vehicle. It may NOT be their regular.
wolfe10 07/24/21 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loss of power when driving

Signature says W-24, so GM 8.1 liter gasoline engine.
wolfe10 07/20/21 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Meter

Agree. At around 205, you need to be looking at "Plan B" to keep the coolant temperature from continuing to rise. Basically, find a gear where you are close to the high end of the engine's RPM range. Throttle position short of WOT. Said another way, if you floor it, you can still accelerate. If pull out available, put transmission in neutral and engine RPM around 1,200. Unless you have a coolant leak causing the overheating, engine temperature will quickly return to thermostatic control. If not able to pull over, before chancing an engine failure/derate, turn on dash heater to full hot and fan to high. Think of this as an auxiliary radiator. Better for you to be hot for a few minutes, than be stuck at the side of the road and with a significantly lightened wallet.
wolfe10 07/19/21 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Meter

If your engine is OE, not "modified", you do not need a EGT gauge. Cummins took care of insuring that it could not over-temp. Absolutely if you have modified it, adding more fuel, you need one.
wolfe10 07/19/21 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

... “lots” of First Nations territorial lands were closed and has strict protocols in place... Same in parts of the U.S.-- many pueblos in New Mexico are still closed to non-residents:
wolfe10 07/17/21 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: HR Neptune Air Compressor Info needed

Contact Cummins with your engine serial number. Or Cummins on-line for your engine serial number.
wolfe10 07/16/21 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

Here is our experience with 3 class A m-homes. I keep a log of fuel usage, and fuel mileage is averaged over several thousand miles for each. Fuel usage does include some generator run time: 33' gasser with 454 engine @ 16,000 lbs max - 8 mpg 35' gasser with V10 engine @ 22,000 lbs max - 7+ mgg 40' diesel with 400 HP Cat C9 @ 31,000 lbs max - 6.4 mpg We may be a long way from guidance for the OP. Pretty hard to compare an older (much lighter)coach with 5.9 liter Cummins B with a heavy 40' with 9 liter meeting much stiffer EPA requirements. I promise you, a reasonably driven reasonably light coach with Cummins B can get 10 MPG on level and 9 in hills. Want to drive 70 MPH? NO WAY to get 10 MPG.
wolfe10 07/14/21 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

We are choosing between 2 motorhomes and it is coming down to fuel mileage, does anyone know about how many mpg these 2 would get and would the difference be significant enough to make it the decision maker? Holiday rambler diesel 5.9 L or Fleetwood pacearrow gas Ford 460 both on 37 ft class a's. I know the diesel will get better fuel mileage but by how much? Thank you! While I agree that MPG is not at the top of the "why to buy a coach" list, there WILL BE a significant difference in MPG between a Cummins B and the old Ford 460 in a heavy coach. I would venture that the heavy gas coach (37') would use about 40% more fuel.
wolfe10 07/14/21 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 255 30m 22.5 tires

Do you mean 255/80R22.5 which is a Michelin only size. If that is it, many are able to substitute 265/75R22.5 in other brands.
wolfe10 07/13/21 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
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