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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Coach battery recommendations?

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2856


Some additional points to also consider when it's time to replace batteries: Costco batteries are Interstate brand w/ quite reasonable pricing and a better warranty program. Also, where you have 2 12v batteries in parallel, consider replacing them with 2 6V batteries in series. This eliminates exter...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Switch on left side of battery compartment

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:33 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1553


Bill, our 2004 RSB has no such switch. It is likely an old add-on by a previous owner. The empty bracket in the upper right corner indicates other add-ons have come and gone over the years. I would trace the wires (if any are still attached to the switch); their destination would likely be a clue ev...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Auxiliary start didn't work

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:18 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2081


For what it's worth - I carry a ~10' piece of romex to use as a emergency jumper cable. It takes up little space. With all 3 wires twisted together at each end it can carry a lot of current. Both chassis and coach have a common grd so you only need to connect the 2 positives together. You'll need 3 ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Wax the window frames

 Post subject: Re: Wax the window frames
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:54 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2185


Dallas,
I found the Zep Wet Look Floor Finish spiffs up the window trim just as nicely as the white fiberglass. Quick and easy.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tightening The Sewer Hose Container Cap

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2202


I too left a long brown snake somewhere on a forest service road between Medicine Lake and Lava Beds NM about 10 years ago. (I'm so glad I didn't drag it down the I5 for 50 miles or it would have been posted all over the internet forever. :oops: However, I feel bad :( for not seeing it happen and tr...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Michelin testing an airless tire

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1720


The concept has been floating around a long time. The design appears to make a lot of sense for a car where loads are generally within ~ +50%. Less for the driver/owner to be aware of. No more flats and the tread surface would seem to have a more consistent pressure and contact with the road across ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Dead Outlet

 Post subject: Re: Dead Outlet
Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:45 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3177


Mike, In my 2005 RSB that OEM outlet is wired to the GFCI breaker labeled 'Outlets' - as you'd expect. It's very likely a previous owner chose to wire this particular outlet to an after market inverter. Is there an inverter that wasn't turned on when you checked? Is there clues that an inverter has ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Dead truck battery

 Post subject: Re: Dead truck battery
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 16050


I agree that your 1.5 amp charger will work while attached to both batteries on the truck. But as one begins to fail, it will inhibit the charge to the other, leaving you with the good battery trying to refloat the bad one until it too is discharged. Over the Winter or several weeks, this will serv...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Dead truck battery

 Post subject: Re: Dead truck battery
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:22 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 16050


I do not know if this problem was resolved with a charger on the truck batteries. But 2 issues for the lurkers on this forum. I believe you need 2 chargers for the Diesel F550 as there are two batteries and they will not charge in parallel from one charger, especially if its only rated at 2 amps or...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Ceiling carpet

 Post subject: Re: Ceiling carpet
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:00 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2334


4running wrote:
I am in the middle of converting my built in entertainment center to a bunk, I would like to find a source for the white carpet that is on the ceiling and in the berth. It appears to be a white carpet with foam padding on the back.

Where can this be purchased?


Search for the term OZITE.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Source for Skid Wheels

 Post subject: Re: Source for Skid Wheels
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:18 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3923


Previous discussion here -Mike

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Would you spend $949 for a Lithium RV Battery?

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2734


Negatives: Initial price. Low temp cutoff 25 deg F. Possible low temp performance issues. Low temp charge cutoff 37 deg F. You might need a new charger if yours isn't compatible with lion cutoff limit and no-float reqs. Positives: Lifetime price. 10VDC low voltage cutoff. Good battery protection cir...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Whats the difference between axle in E350 vs E450?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:33 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 6834


Of course the wheel bearings are part of the Dana rear axle so are considered in the manufacturer's weight rating on the axle. In my, albeit limited experience, excessive weight breaks wheel bearings first. Racing, jack rabbit starts, etc takes our gears, posi-traction and breaks axles. I fixed a l...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Whats the difference between axle in E350 vs E450?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:07 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 6834


bfadmin wrote:
Steve,

The rear axle rating is not the only limiting design factor on what weight can be safely carried in the rear of your E350 Born Free. It also involves the frame and spring design.

...and wheel bearings.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: What you think of me putting heavy Generator on rear hitch?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:55 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6184


Don't forget to lock it up. Generator to the hitch and the hitch to the frame.
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