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About Philc

  • Birthday 03/31/66

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    Whiting, New Jersey
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  1. I’ve been a member for a few years now. I enjoy reading the forum daily there is a very large amount of knowledge and experience on here that helps greatly helps us coach owners with so much and I believe more times than not saves us a trip to the repair shop. I look forward to the monthly magazine as well for the same reasons. I don’t mind the change to allow towables. Truth be told when I’m camping and sitting around the camp fire I don’t mind who is there as long as we have a good time. My suggestion for a new magazine is why not 2 publications 1 coach owner based as it is now and 1 towable owner based. They could be identical inside except for the tech and coach review sections. Members could be given the choice which one they prefer to receive each month and if you want to receive both of them, pay a small fee for the second issue. IMO just something to think about. Phil
  2. Alternator not charging

    Thought I posted this but I guess I never hit send. Oops I experimented and left the heat on in the garage at 70 for a week started the coach and all was well. I’m guessing my lack of never having to start coach in the cold weather before had something to do with it. Grid heater never really had to work to hard in the warm weather. (I hope) If it happens again I’m just going to pull the alternator and have it bench tested as a few of you have recommended.I will find out in two weeks when I take it on the first trip of the season. Thank you all for your replies and especially to HayesFamily for posting otherwise I would have probably not have noticed my not submitting this post Phil
  3. Recommendation for Campgrounds in SC

    EL They are both big rig friendly. The one time I stayed at Lakewood Campground it was for bike week. I had my 40’DP and 14’ closed trailer on my site. Phil
  4. Recommendation for Campgrounds in SC

    El Not sure where you are heading in SC but if you are planning to visit Myrtle Beach,I have stayed at Pirateland Family Campground and Lakewood RV Resort. They both offer ocean front sites. I have stayed at both of them several times and enjoyed it every time Phil
  5. Alternator not charging

    That’s one of the first thing I checked. I would think it would probably squeal as well
  6. Alternator not charging

    Jim What you say kind of makes sense I never had this happen before but then again I never started the engine when it was below 60 degrees. I ‘m going to have to experiment with a few different things,. I like the idea of that battery isolator. I have a battery tender connected to my batteries and is on whenever I plug in. Thanks Phil
  7. Alternator not charging

    Richard The engine runs smooth and idles fine slight change in rpm when the alternator cycles on and off Phil
  8. Alternator not charging

    On the Cumming engine does the grid heater in the engine cycle on and off until the engine reaches a certain operating temp.? If so I guess it would be cycling the heater on and off for a longer period of time in colder weather. My garage I keep between 45 and 50 degrees in the winter. This is the first year its been kept indoors for the off season and the past two years of ownership I never really started it up until the end of April when the temps are in the 60's. I wonder if its all related. I'm going to give freightliner a call and see if they can shed any light on the situation. Phil
  9. Alternator not charging

    Bill I tried holding down the battery switch it helped slightly i'm guessing the added amps the house batteries gave it but the alternator still charged on and off for about a minute.
  10. Alternator not charging

    When you say air heater on the engine i assume you are referring to the grid heater for starting. I guess its possible though it has never done this before. If you are referring to the cockpit heat all lights and accessories are off.
  11. Alternator not charging

    I started up the coach today to start on some maintance things that need attending and I was met with a chime going off telling me low battery. The volt gauge would fluctuate between 12 and 14 volts up and down for about a minute then stay steady at around 13.6 volts. I pulled out of the garage shut it down and restarted about an hour later same thing happened. First thing I did to troubleshoot was to put a volt meter on the alternator and sure enough it would bounce up and down between 12 and 14 volts and after a minute or so it would start charging steadily. So I guess my question is, is the alternator itself on it’s way out or is there some type of relay or a malfunction in the ECM that could be the culprit. The coach stays plugged in all the time and the chassis batteries have a tender connected to them so I don’t believe it to be a battery issue. Also checked as many grounds and connection I could find all seems ok. Any other suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated Phil
  12. 2.5in. Reciever Slop

    Try this out works great for me
  13. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    Where are you thinking of staying in NJ. I've stayed at a few campgrounds mainly in Northern NJ, I'm one for being in the mountains rather than the shore area. I keep my coach on a seasonal sight at Driftstone on the Delaware in Mt Bethal, PA. It works great for me and the kids I get to use the RV every weekend and when we feel like traveling I unhook and go. This Christmas we will be at Disney.
  14. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    Hi, I,m 51 single dad 2 girls 24 and 19. We are about 30 min. east of you in Manchester,NJ Phil C
  15. DEF Hydrometer

    Jleamont it's a Freightliner chassis. I have to stop at the Freightliner dealer to pick up all the other filters I'll have them look it up.