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  1. My brother is just north of you. Yesterday he and his wife just crossed from Miami to Bimini in the sailboat.
  2. Yes, if a Sheppard M100 steering box (and perhaps others) changing cut angles is a matter of turning a small exterior screw a few degrees. BTW, I use a 1/4" chunk of metal to set clearance between mechanical stop and steering sector max angle.
  3. Yes, those are other options. I know I have done complete mechanical inspections on a couple of Foretravels who have gone from 275/80R22.5 to 295/75R22.5 and had to both cut a little off the air bag mounting plate (no big deal) AND slightly adjust the cut angle to keep from having the tire contact the drag link-- easy 2 minute adjustment with the Sheppard M100 steering box. Again, no big deal but needs to be done.
  4. To some degree depends on the engine/fuel injection system. Contact your engine manufacturer with your engine serial number and discuss it with them.
  5. Air Brake System Pre-trip Check 1. Be on reasonably level ground. Block wheels so the coach can not move even with the parking brake off. 2. Start engine and run until full air pressure is reached. Listen for the dryer to purge (about 120 PSI). 3. Shut off the engine. 4. Release the parking brake by pushing in the yellow button (make sure you don't roll, and do NOT apply the brake pedal). 5. After the initial pressure drop, the system should not loose more than 2 PSI per minute. 6. Apply the brake pedal firmly (still with the parking brake OFF). 7. After the initial pressure drop, the system should not loose any more than 3 PSI per minute. 8. With the engine off, ignition on and parking brake off, rapidly pump the brake pedal to bleed down the air supply. During this stage you should watch for the warning light and buzzer at about 60 PSI and then the yellow button (parking brake) should pop out at about 30 PSI. 9. Restart the engine and build up air pressure again. While building up pressure, check how long it takes for pressure to go from 85 to 100 PSI at “cruising RPM”. It should be less than 45 seconds.
  6. sunlover19, No reflection on you personally at all. We have no idea if you are brand new to diesel pushers or an old hand with a quarter million miles. As with most threads, there will be people reading this in the future who span the whole range of experiences-- and posts are directed to that same wide range. BTW, Dianne and I have about 25,000 sailboat miles-- mostly between Galveston Bay and the Bahamas. Indeed a different and more complex set of "how too's".
  7. Yup, a need for a whole new concept on driving. Putting it in "D" , hit cruise control and going is not a good one. One has to (or at least really should) monitor conditions, coolant temperatures, speed on descents, etc. In other words as the driver of any heavy vehicle, you must be alert!
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  9. Quite likely the fan clutch assembly will have been speced by your chassis maker.
  10. Top side of the gear housing. Look just above where you add oil.
  11. Ya, proper float voltage is temperature dependent. Must be REALLY cold for 14.XX to be correct. Colder than I would want to be out camping in. But, go to page 114 of your manual. Sadly, the table did not paste in a legible form, but shows float voltage of 13.5 which is OK with me at below 50 degrees F. Charge Algorithm Definitions Table B-1Battery Defaults Figure B-1 Three-stage Charging ProfileVoltageFlooded (or wet)GelAGMVAAbsorption Voltage (VDC)14.414.414.3VGGassing Voltage (VDC)13.513.813.45VF1 Float Voltage (VDC)13.513.813.45VF2Float Exit Voltage (VDC)12.512.512.5VEEqualize Voltage (VDC)15.8NANA
  12. Understood. That is why the regulator on the liquid LP Onan generators is inside the generator very near the engine exhaust manifold. The regulator (a very common one) requires a high-temp silicone gasket vs "regular gasket". Have overhauled several and removed tablespoons of a light viscosity grease-like substance that was clogging them up. Would be interested in a link to a "A water heated vaporizer" on an RV". Just never heard of one.
  13. 14.1 float is too high. What does your Xantrex manual suggest is proper float voltage??? Yes, short term defense to long-term over charging is exactly what you did.
  14. "A water heated vaporizer" on an RV???
  15. Chuck, Welcome to the FMCA Forum. Had a coach with exactly the same setup (Liquid LP Onan generator). Had a good working relationship with an engineer at Marshall Gas who made the majority of the regulators for RV's. At his recommendation I converted to high pressure vapor. Turn off/close liquid port and run generator until it quits to deplete the propane in the line. Turn off/close the vapor port. "T" in between tank and house regulator (i.e. high pressure vapor). I added a propane speced ball valve off the "T" so I could turn off propane to the generator without interrupting flow to house regulator. Then moved the line from liquid port to the new port on the "T". Install cap on the liquid port. Been over a decade running like that and no problems. The longer hydrocarbon chain oil or mercaptan in the bottom of the tank will NOT vaporize at ambient temperatures so is not going to get into the line to the generator.
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