DickandLois

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    Taking broken things apart, because if there already broken I can't breake it and might learn how to fix whatever it might be! Trying to tie trout fly's, learned how years ago and with my love to learn something new let that skill slid away.

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  1. Parasitic electrical drain

    MT. There are a number of items that come with software controlled systems. The ECM and other items are software controlled systems. Even the lighting controls can be turned on and off by software style control systems. Many of the systems require the presents of 12 volts, so they will wake up when you press the fob button to enter the coach and the list goes on and on. If all the power is remover from the ECM, the coach will need to travel like 100 miles before it will pass an emission test. A 120 volt 20 amp circuit will keep the batteries charged - even a properly sized solar panel system will keep the 12 volt systems at the proper charge. Even the Inverter needs 12 volts to wake up even if its off, no power to it and one needs to reprogram many of the settings needed to run and charge the batteries in the coach. Rich.
  2. Lippert autoleveling jacks

    Start by checking the fluid level - when the coach is level with the jacks retracted. Over full? Maybe some air in the system - bubbles can cause the fluid ti spit. Rich. My bad ! By the way welcome to the FMCA Forum! Just got parked at home after returning from the warm South. Way to cold up North yet !!! LOL
  3. Workhorse 8.1 Engine Back Firing Under Load

    Wayne, Send a PM to Joe. He is town, just exchanged some information with him. Rich.
  4. What system is installed in the Coach? Magnum or Xantex ? Rich.
  5. Freightliner Oasis

    Roland, The Oasis shops are setup better for Custom Chassis, BUT there is a wide range of skill's and the setup for working on them. The spot that does the best work is in Gaffney, SC. Rich.
  6. Pace Arrow House Batts not Charging

    Did You need to jump start the coach recently? Also, How old are the batteries? Rich.
  7. LEDs and RF interference

    Just ran into an interesting issue - Television stations have there own frequency. When we tune to different stations there tends to be an interaction between different lights and television channels. Found this by just turning off one while a tempting to watch different stations and turning LED on and off while still watching one channel and expanding out to other channels. Need to see if they need suppliers to build in frequency filters or place them in the existing fixtures. A lot of spectrum research. Anyone else notice this issue - or have noticed issues when different lights are on? Rich.
  8. LEDs and RF interference

    Just ran into an interesting issue - Television stations have there own frequency. When we tune to different stations there tends to be an interaction between different lights and television channels. Found this by just turning off one while a tempting to watch different stations and turning LED on and off while still watching one channel and expanding out to other channels. Need to see if they need suppliers to build in frequency filters or place them in the existing fixtures. A lot of spectrum research. Anyone else notice this issue - or have noticed issues when different lights are on? Rich.
  9. 30 amp side not working on built in surge protector

    Rgriff, Welcome to the FMCA Forum? This link will get all the info. on model you have. Does the slide issue change when you run the generator> The Wiring for the slide control sw at the dash is pictured, but theslide motor control module and wiring looks to be missing. What is the condition and age of the batteries? WKP36LD Rich.
  10. Furnaces cause lights to flicker

    What model and year coach do you have? 40 foot what, model year and model? Rich.
  11. Engine won't turn over

    TLizzie, With the year coach you have do you have a mechanical shift - instead of a touch shift? Rich. Some Starter Wiring Info. from a 2001 Coach. Hope it helps pin down your starting problem ! 2001 Holiday Rambler Rear Run.pdf 2001 Holiday Rambler VIM Trans.pdf Rear Run Box Wiring.pdf Starter Wiring.pdf Note added 3/26/18. The starter relay power is supplied from a relay powered by the the VIM - this relay coil power is supplied from ECM when the ignition key is turned on. So if there is no power out on pin 7 - the fault could be in the ECM Module or there is no power due to the leveling system safety lockout circuit.
  12. 2K-3K Inverter recommendations

    The 2800 Should work fine. Check out this link to look for remote control compatability between inverters and the software. You might need to speak to a tech to clear up any software issues or to get the proper version downed load. Just tell them that you want to up grade from the 2000 to the PSW 2800. You might need to increase the 12 volt supply fuse size - because of the increase in current demand! http://www.magnum-dimensions.com/references/magnum-remote-compatibility Rich.
  13. Kohler Generator bearing service

    Richard, Could you post the series or model number on the unit? I have about 12 Kohler system manuals on file. Rich.
  14. Solar Panel charging house batteries

    There is a red LED installed into the inside plastic cover in many cases. When the LED is powered - it stands out.(glows a bright red) The solar panels do get damaged, the 2 pin connectors can get unplugged, the wiring can get disconnected or damaged if the AC unit has been worked on and if the 3 Amp fuse)located in the BCC unit has blowen . The LED will not turn on. Rich.
  15. 2005 Fleetwood Excursion slide issue

    John, For what it is worth, the low voltage could be caused by a cold solder joint. This is a picture of a slide control board - where the white connector (in this case) connects to the board - very off ten there a crack in the solder around the pin(s) on the back side of the board. Do you know of a person that repairs electronic boards?