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Everything posted by kaypsmith

  1. Do you have a voltage meter for AC, Generac has also a safety feature that looks at the output voltage of their generators, if voltage goes outside of normal operating range, normally 108 to 130 volts, the unit will auto shutdown.
  2. I believe that is truly air over hydraulic, be sure to look on the drive shaft for a drum, and if it is there and air activated, there will be a spring that engages when you set the brake, be sure to check for that grease buildup that I mentioned inside the drum.
  3. 25 watts is about 2 amps @ 12 volts and with solar in direct sun you could count on about 3/4 amp per hour. I would go with the 4 25 watt unit if it were me, just in case you want to visit occasionally and use the lights. As Herman said, disconnecting the batteries is another choice since it is house batteries.
  4. I live close to Birmingham Alabama, I have a Carrier Air V that I pulled off the roof last spring, it is non ducted but only difference in the units is the inside cover contains controls, your controls will work with it. The fan assembly is broken and I was unable to find a replacement fan. The rest of the unit works and cools great. Free for the asking if you find someone that can make the change. I have not checked shipping price yet to Sunset Tx., but can or if there is someone coming close that can take it to you. This unit as I said works great, but the fan motor locks because of imbalance due to cracked fans.
  5. Have you contacted Generac support, my last MH with a Generac generator, I used them several times and found pretty good support. 24/7/365 CUSTOMER SUPPORTUnited States & Canada: 888-GENERAC (888-436-3722)
  6. You need to let us know if there is anything that will be draining the batteries while in storage, such as a monitoring system, burglar alarm system, or even a possible light turned on and off occasionally, and how many amps or watts do they pull, in order to get a good answer to the question. If you use a battery disconnect while in storage, a small system could work ok, but if no disconnect system is used and there is any drain, that needs to be taken into consideration for sizing.
  7. This is great news I hope, another name brand with a much smaller price tag than Honda. I hope that they perform and lasts as well as Honda.
  8. Yes as I stated, this does look like a crazy question, but the engineer trade in me makes me ask stupid looking questions to other people. The color BLACK is the only color in the world that is naturally ultra violet proof, all other colors need an additive to prevent ultra violet damage from the sun. This is why you never see any other color on an electric company's outdoor lines. Now if you are on the sea, all outdoor wires are white, that's because the salt spray damages black first and white last, salt and ultra violet together have the same effect as chlorine.
  9. One more crazy question from me, do you have a brake treadle (one that looks similar to the accelerator), or a brake pedal that looks similar to an automobile? That type actuator does look like a standard air brake, and if this is the case, Richard is correct, the drive axel brakes need to inspected because they probably are spring loaded, which means that there is no adjustment. I have been searching the internet and it does look as though your brakes are air over hydraulic, and Brett is probably correct that the emergency brake is located on the drive shaft. If this is correct, there will be a drum mounted on the drive shaft with drum brake shoes. If this style, there will be a slack adjuster behind the plate behind the drum with an air piston that actually works the parking brake, biggest problem with this style park brake is that only one wheel actually locks because of the way a differential works, also if this is a diesel pusher with this style park brake, there is a high probability of grease buildup within the assembly causing slippage, brake shoes rarely wear out on this style but if grease is the problem, then a thorough cleaning of the assembly and new shoes should be used. Sorry I did not see this earlier because it appears within the quote. If the brakes are disc both front and rear, no that is not the case but most likely just as I described above referring to Brett's quote. Only other scenario is that there may be small brake shoes incorporated within a small drum that is made onto the rear wheel rotors, in which a cable may have been used, and I highly doubt this is your style as I have never seen this style used on anything larger than a 3/4 ton pickup. And yes, disc brakes are always self adjusting, and it is illegal to incorporate an emergency brake system into disc style brake, they must be able to be actuated either by hand or foot, and separate from the normal braking system.
  10. Clarksgocamping, how do you apply the emergency brake on your unit, lever, foot pedal, or some sort of switch, or release valve? This info can help us identify what type emergency brake system that you have, just in case you do not find help otherwise.
  11. What model is the Carrier AC? Is it ducted or non ducted?
  12. Agree with this statement, but don't forget the CAC (charge air cooler) may need a thorough cleaning also.
  13. Alv, I know this does not mean much to many, but I would like to know what color the exposed sheathing on the failed coil is. Thanks, Kay
  14. Be sure to ask for hard start capacitors. Pretty simple to replace, pull the cover that is on the roof, just be sure no AC (voltage) is present.
  15. Time to start looking for the limit switches, IMHO.
  16. I would start by checking fuel filters, since it mysteriously came back to life, we will all hope that is a good sign. Congratulations on the new acquisition, glad that your are loving it. Also welcome to the forum.
  17. This is very true on the older model residential fridges, the coils were on the back. The newer ones that are self defrosting do not have those coils on the back, but the front kickplate should be removed frequently and first vacuumed then with a good amount of air pressure blown out, the condenser coils are located down under and the evaporator coils are between the insulation and the inside shell of the newer fridges. I do like to leave at least an inch between the back of the fridge and the inside wall, coach or home, and that area needs to be cleaned as well for better ventilation.
  18. Please recheck the fridge model #, I am not finding a manual for the model # above. Probably just a typo.
  19. Is this model a dual controlled model? This means that it will have a separate control tor the freezer unit, if it does, you may have one of two issues, the freezer could be stuck in defrost mode, or the control for the freezer may have gone bad. If stuck in defrost mode, sometimes just unplugging and replugging will reset it, not too often though.
  20. I tow a 2000 Wrangler sport utility and love it. I picked up a Roadmaster stowmaster tow bar used off ebay, I made a few mods to the towbar so that I was able to use a Curt front mounted class 3 hitch, to which I can easily put the towbar on, works great, I also use an M&G brake system, very easily installed, a very good investment.
  21. If you noticed Alabama, my home state is 57 feet, my coach is 41.5 feet, the Jeep is 14 and the towbar is 4, that puts me over, what a wonderful world.
  22. Here is a breakdown by state, remember what is legal in your home state is not applicable in other states, this law in not reciprocal. https://www.rvtripwizard.com/rv-info/state-road-laws.php
  23. If the wear is truly cupping, the most likely culprit is worn or broken shocks and or other suspension parts. Four wheel alignment is definitely in order, but take care of those shocks and springs first.
  24. Check the DOT date code on the tires. On a 2014 coach, those tires may be OEM (original equipment), if so the tires could be 5 to 6 years old. Most owners want to change the tires at about 6 to 7 years anyway. If they are that old, I would change both at the same time, if newer than that, if you can buy a matching tire, then I would just replace the one. Others probably have other ideas, but since the fronts are not duals, a slight difference in diameter or circumference is not that big of a deal. Welcome to the forum.
  25. What color are the two wires? All LP detectors in a coach that I have seen are 12 volt DC, usually one red or black and one white, only one leg hot and the other ground, if you use a volt meter across them they should read 12+ with meter set to DC. Welcome to the forum, and hope you find a good answer. Kay
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