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About rlbarkleyii

  • Birthday 08/02/1942

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  1. As a emergency measure I need to install a remote start switch in the rear electrical cabinet. Need some info, does the Winny Journey 02 start with a series parallel relay on 24VDC? Anyone else ever did this? Anyone know of diagrams for remote.? Any coaches come stock or option with remote start near the engine compartment? I have to do this because I will not be stuck somewhere because I cant start engine. Comments !!!
  2. The front air guage remained normal throughout, the rear guage dropped to 60+- never below. Dropped faster than the air could leak, believe it to be electrical. Still don't get why the no start issue which never happened before.
  3. Responce: Time between 120 and 60 reading was maybe a second, it was clear the the guage was responding to a electrical problem, not the actual air level.
  4. Greetings; Nice to know you have been missed. Been sidelined for the last year. I am now a caregiver for the DW, unable to get too far from home.
  5. I run a 02 Winnebago 32" with Freightliner XC chassis, powered by Cummins 5.9 ISB engine. Sitting stationary engine off in parking lot when storm blew up for maybe thirty minutes. after storm I started engine and it built air ti 120psi, with front tank at 130, the rear tank fell to sixty and low air buzzer sounded. checked outside, no air leak, maxi-brakes released. Turned engine off to see if that would reset gauges, tried to restart engine would not crank. retried starting several times, finally restarted. drove back to home base uneventful. when i reached home turned off engine and she fired right up. Called Freightliner 24/7 and the tech told me it sounded like dash light strip was bad, might need to be replaced. The start issue had not occured at that point and was not discussed. QUESTION: does the dash light strip have anything to do with engine starting? If light bar is defective, could it prevent engine from starting? Any information that is given is appreciated.
  6. Hi all, I am tiered of getting oil everywhere when filling my 02 Journey up with oil after oil change. Freightliner uses a aprox. 1.5"-2" fill tube which is placed in such a manor that it takes all day to get one gallon in the engine, and it is near impossible to get funnel into it to refill the engine. Has anyone out there developed a nice neat clean way to refill your engine oil. Or know of a gadget that would make this job a little cleaner.
  7. In order to use the basement heat pump you would need 50 amp service. The Journey's all came with that!
  8. I wouldn't spend too much money trying to build a 02 unit! Colman-Mach now has a new replacement for the OEM unit, ($2655.00 free shipping from Amazon) available elsewhere at varying prices. Colman-Mach part # 46515-811, Winnebago part# 700050-01-000. The new unit has the improved R410 refrigerant and is designed to work on 50/50amp service. Consult Winnebago prior to install as there are some technical changes that may be required for the electrical control monitoring panel.
  9. AT&T's ZTE Mobley unlimited data deal , $21.05 per month , $99.00 purchase price with no contract is the best deal on the planet, bar none. You can run up to five devices on its WIFI and the speeds are really fast in most areas. We previously used the lowest data plan for Verizon and used the Mobley for data at home and on the road, never needed more than the 4K plan, cut my monthly service cost substantially. There is supposed to be throttling at 22GB but AT&T does it differently. They refer to it as prioritizing, if the area/tower you are in is congested, than they will throttle you after 22GB, as the traffic declines, or you move to a less congested tower, speed is restored. My average is between 90-160 GB per month. Haven't found a area without good coverage. Adapters are available to use this device in the house, in the car, or motor hone. The devices are a little bit difficult to get because they go off the shelves as soon as the manufacturer ships them. Best bet is online at AT&T. Be advised most customer service rep's don't know anything about the Mobley, so you have to be persistent and ask for the "auto connect" people. Don't buy a Canadian Mobley (eBay) because the firmware is not compatible with AT&T USA. Best buy sells the AT&T ZTE Mobley with contract when they have them in stock, look online or call around.
  10. A lot of the solenoids sold today are junk, especially if when repaired it was replaced with NON OEM parts. Not unusual! It would be helpful if your signature contained information about your rig, or you put it in the narrative. Such as Cummins ISL, model, hp, gas, ford V-10, allison 3000 ect. Last, if you have a diesel, there is also a series parrallel relay in the circuit in addition to the start relay.
  11. I report poor service to RV Service Review ( Rvservicereview.com) and the Better Business Bureau in the area of the service provider. I also write reviews on Yelp. Must have some effect on the bad guys because I have had a couple contact me to " resolve" the problem. Also report good service to RV Service Review and comment about same on this forum and other forums for the benefit of others.
  12. I put my Journey 32 up on jacks during storage of more than thirty days. I use rubber mats under the wheels and lift the wheels only enough to remove 50% of the weight of the tires. I also use tire covers to reduce ozone damage.
  13. My never cold N8xx recently required a lower door from hanging gallon jugs on it, all plastic! It's now 15 years old so I am making replacement plans. I will replace it with a residential and power it via ice maker plug. At the breaker box which is at the end of the bed frame, I will isolate the wire from the refrigerator and reroute it direct to the outside electric bay approximatly 8 feet away. The electrical bay as I call it houses the shoreline, transfer switch, surge protector, and has a lot of available space. I plan to install a PSW inverter on the side wall and run the refrigerator line with a breaker to the PSW. The PSW will get DC power from cables connected to the house batteries less than a foot away. The inverter must be a ATS featured type that will sence when AC power is available and act as a transfer switch. I will also install a separate DC line to the interior of the coach so I can shut off the inverter completely when I am concerned about battery drain. The DC shut off-on would be handled by a continuous duty Solinoid. Has anyone identified the best replacement for the NORCOLD 800 series reefer? I would appreciate opinions and/or comments in regard to my plans.
  14. Be. Careful about who you take your MH in particular If it is a Allison problem. I can tell you first hand that many service vendors recommended by the coach manufacturers are not competent to work on M H’s. I did receive excellent service from W.W. Williams, they are nationwide in most major city’s. These guys are PROFESSIONAL GRADE. On engines of all types, electronics, Allison and other brand tranny’s. If you have a Freightliner Chassis, don’t assume shops listed on FL’s 24/7 App are competent, they are not all up to par. Good Luck
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