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  2. Try this, turn the thermostat off. pull the front cover off. There should be a fuse in side. Remove the fuse and check it. Put the fuse back in and re install the front of the thermostat. Turn it on and check your "Mode" settings and see if that helps. Let us know what you find out. Bill
  3. I thought I would give an update after my cleaning chore. I had limited access from the under the bed and from the passenger side from underneath the coach. I used the engine cleaning wand at 90 PSI first with air only then with a 1/13 mixture of simple green extreme and did a thorough wash down afterwards. Without the wand, I could not have reached much of anything. Afterwards, I cleaned the same way from the back of the coach and rinsed until I did not see anything but clear water. I also got a fin kit and straightened some fins from the back side of the coach. The result was a success in my opinion. I ran a similar route as I did when I had cooling problems. Outside air was about 5-6 degrees cooler. Prior to cleaning, temperature would range from 198 to high temp alarm which was 225 on my rig. The only way I could stay below 210 was to keep the turbo pressure below 20 PSI which is a slow climb on grade. After cleaning I ranged from 189 to 198 mostly and the maximum temperature I saw was 205 on an extended grade. I go on a lot of dirt an caliche roads frequently so I guess I loaded the unit over time. From now on I guess I will need to clean more frequently and for sure after I go on a long dirt or caliche road like I just did.
  4. I have a 2008 Fleetwood Discovery, Freightliner chasis. I have battled a low (secondary) air pressure alarm since I bought the coach. Freightliner has replaced the lightbar and looked at it a number of times and it just happens again. This occurs only after the coach is warmed up for a while. Intermittent. Gauge will go to zero, alarm sounds, and will go back up to normal, over and over. Now the gauge and alarm will go to zero and stay there longer, but go right back up, and then back. I have read a number or posts including a wiring harness, cold solder issue and sending unit issue. At this point I want to attack this myself to solve the issue. I guess I should start with the sending unit but do not know where it is. Any ideas or insight would be helpful?
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  6. Or Lexan! Bullet proof....Let's get back to reality!
  7. You may have a bad "Start Run Capacitor". They have a tendency to burst and it give you no warning. Herman
  8. i have a 2008 monaco monarch. recently i turned on my bedroom a/c but it would not run. i heard a click from the unit- and the same click when i shut it off. same thing happened with the heat pump and fan. any ideas?
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  10. Getting into and out fuel stations is more driver skill than station facilities. A 38' motorhome towing another vehicle should be able to get into most stations very conveniently making a counterclockwise circle on the outside pumps; if the motorhome fuels on the driver side, if not make a clockwise circle.
  11. If I remember correctly, there is a station on the south side of Hwy 32 near Roundbottom Rd where the FMCA campground is located. Unfortunately, I have never bought any fuel anywhere nearby. I live about 175 miles away, and I fill up before leaving and after returning home. But just about 2 blocks past Roundbottom road is a United Dairy station to get gas for your towed auto. Also, they sell the Homemade Brand of ice cream which I think is the best we have found all across the country. I particularly like the Strawberry Strawberry or Peachy Peach. At home I only vanilla or Butter Pecan are available, but they very good, also.
  12. Flying J's company-owned stores RV pump lanes have gasoline and diesel fuel, easy in-easy out. The franchise stores may/may not have RV pump lanes. Those are identified on the PFJ website.
  13. Had a conversation with a tech at BB this morning, and learned they have a few new entries on the calendar... not out yet, but soon to be introduced is a 250 Ah version, and a bit further down the road are low temp versions they're very excited about... these, I'm told, are designed to accomodate those who spend time on the ice, like ice fishing. Im also told that they chose 250 Ah design because this was closest to the average number of batteries people tend to acquire. Exciting stuff!
  14. Get a controller with more capacity than you think you need now, both in terms of voltage and amperage. This will give you room to grow as things change in the coming years. Would really be disappointing to decide to upgrade your panels in a couple of years when some newer/better/cheaper technology comes along, only to find out your controller is already at its capacity. Much cheaper to upsize now than wait till later.
  15. Well, my MH is in the shop to have a new Victron 712 Voltmeter installed, along with a new Victron 100/50 Solar Controller. Lithium batteries (4 Battle Born 100Ah) should arrive by end of week. According to my service guy, we'll have to remove the battery tray to fit them in, but according to him, it's not necessary, leaves bunches of room for additional batteries (did he say up to 10 in all? He said it was a waste of good usable space!), and is easy to secure them from unwanted movement. All this is in preparation for anticipated dry camping which, fortuitously, is NOW planned for 2021 and beyond... I'm estimating my power needs at 30A, which includes some wiggle room for unanticipated energy needs, and it would seem I have enough solar capacity (480W on the roof, and one portable 120W) to handle my charging needs, but I'm still considering adding some wattage... Solar's pretty affordable per Watt, and I have plenty of room up top, but it's probably my ego driving this. More capacity could mean greater opportunities... naw... it's probably the ego thing... but if you have a different theory, I'd be obliged to hear it by bringing you fuel if you ever run out!
  16. I do but it doesn't help with locating a true "RV friendly" fuel stop for a gasser. I've already learned to take what the Pilot/Flying J app says with a healthy bit of skepticism. I figure someone on the forum has stayed at the FMCA campground and could give a pointer. Ray
  17. I just called Five Flags RV park to see how they are doing. It is my go-to-place if they have a spot and the military sites are full. Five Flags is full right now. They just got electricity back yesterday.
  18. That's what I thought. Still not that big of a deal to do. They could make it out of acrylic or plexiglas. I would think the acrylic would work better as it doesn't scratch as easily. Bill
  19. Such a bummer, we love the area as I spent a ton of time there as a kid in the Navy. We have the last 2 years spent time in the Walmart down by Mainside while enjoying the local Jaqo restaurant down on the pier and several others. We are considering missing Pensacola this year on our way to Gainsville. Depends on how much has to be reconstructed...
  20. Bill FYI all glass must be made and then tempered. One cannot cut tempered glass with out it being a million pieces,
  21. At this point I would call Allison since Mode light on most likely not the ECM fuses, likely as suggest by Huffy
  22. We're doing our first night there on Thursday so I was hoping someone could advise if there are any good fuel stations nearby. We're 38' towing a car and use gasoline. We'll be coming in from the north on I-71 and prefer to fuel up as close to the campground on the way in because 6 MPG. Thanks, Ray
  23. Bill, what I was thinking...not rocket science! Any diversified auto/home glass company!
  24. Sad to hear about the vandalism. I would be looking at/for a different glass company. I don't see any big problem in getting a piece of tempered glass and cutting it to the right dimensions. Even if they have to make it and then have it tempered. I would be geting the insurance co to help you find one to fix your problem. Bill
  25. Have you checked the "Instrument Solenoid" and the "Ignition Solenoids"? If one is not working it could be your power problem. Just a wild A++ guess. I would be like giving chicken soup to a dead man, "It may not help but it can't hurt" Herman
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