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  1. Thinking about heading down to Harlingen/McAllen TX to go to Reynosa Mexico for cataract surgery. Any comments?
  2. Thanks I think it is a ISB, but not sure. Thanks
  3. It is a shop authorized to do Freightliner warranty work. This isn't under warranty. Hard to find good service shop here in Colorado Springs ☹️. This is the 5th shop I have been to in the past 3 yrs.
  4. On the way in to have generator and engine serviced I got a fault message about fuel pressure incorrect or intermittent. Just got quote for lift pump and main fuel pump, $8500. Is that about right?
  5. My 7500 Onan generator was running and then stopped. Light on the switch blinks 3 times indicating to service generator. What all is done when servicing and how hard.
  6. So we started our trip from CO to SC. Got to Hays KS, and received a message "Crankshaft speed circuit failure, Stop and repair" Have stopped in Hays, KS waiting until tomorrow (Monday) to talk to a shop. Any ideas of how serious this error code (code 115) is. Engine is a Cummins 330 hp (year 1998). Didn't notice any difference in the engine running, nor any signs of exhaust smoke. Just wondering what to expect tomorrow.
  7. The original cable is probably tied down in several spots and therefore can't be replaced without doing a major tear-apart project. I just had DISH King Pro Dual installed on my Tiffin Allegro Bus, they ran new coax to the front TV and tried to use a splitter to go to the existing wiring... didn't work well. After talking with the DISH tech and him advising not to use a splitter nor the existing cable (do to age and who knows what might be inline) I have it back in the shop for them to do the job right and run a new coax on the roof and into the rear bedroom. A bit disappointed that they didn't do it right the first time...
  8. Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions... I didn't have a screw loose (although some would differ), I had male pins that didn't fit the female socket😣. The male pins are split and most of them had collapsed and were not making contact. I took a small screwdriver and "sprung" the pins open a little and all is good. Headed out to South Carolina on Sunday.
  9. Yes, the four wires are as you noted. Colors are Yellow (LT), Green (RT), Brown (Running), White (Gnd). There are diodes installed on each wire. The diodes have 2 inputs (MH wiring and car original wire) an 1 output to the specific light (Turn, Running).
  10. Here is a real mystery... I had my CR-V lights wired to be towed. When connected to the MH, I have no lights on the CR-V. I made another cable, wired 4 pin flat to a circular 6 pin, only 4 pins are used. When I connect to my PU, I get all the lights. I rechecked the wiring of all of the connectors and the are right, still nothing when plugged into the MH. Got a Circular 7 pin/ Flat 4 pin adapter and rewired the MH circular 7 pin to match. My MH 7 pin only uses 4 pins. Still no lights. Am using the same harness that I used when connected to PU. Got an auxillary light set and connected to the same harness and it works!! Any ideas? For the time being I will use the auxillary set, they have magnetic bases so I can attach to the roof of the CR-V.
  11. I have done it on a 1998 Allegro Bus (pusher). I was able to access the heater box from the outside thru the generator compartment. The heater box had lots of screws and clips around it. There only a couple of screws which I couldn't get to on the backside (passenger side). I was able to open it up enough to pull the heater core out. I took the core into a local radiator shop and they were able to fix it by sealing off the bottom row, saved me $350 for a new core. I took a little extra effort to re-install the core, things always come apart easier than they go together. I was able to get it all back together and it worked! Mine also had a set of valves installed on the heater hoses...hmmm, someone had problems in the past!
  12. Gary, Thanks for your reply. I am just north of you, in Colorado Springs. I go down to Rocky Ford duck hunting, maybe meet you sometime.
  13. I have had the coach for 2 years, it had 28K miles when I bought it. Put 2K on it bringing it from Ventura CA to Colorado Springs CO. I have it serviced once a year, about every 4K miles. We made 1 long trip last year to Yuma AZ and back, then a couple of short trips here in CO. Getting it serviced in Dec. before heading out for about 6 wks. in Dec/Jan. Motorhome Coverage Details 1. Chassis Engine Components - Engine block and/or replaceable cylinder sleeves and heads, if damaged as a result of the failure of an internally-lubricated part; all internally-lubricated parts contained within the engine block, including but not limited to: valves, valve springs, valve guides, valve covers, pistons and pins, main and rod bearings, crankshaft, camshaft, lifters, cam bearings, oil pump, rocker arms, push rods, timing chain, timing gears and timing chain tensioner. Timing cover, flywheel, flywheel ring gear, flex plate, vacuum pump, engine mounts, dipstick and tube, intake manifold, oil pan, turbocharger and all internal parts, diesel injectors and injector pump. 2. Transmission Components - Transmission case, if damaged as a result of the failure of an internally-lubricated part; all internally-lubricated parts within the transmission case including: torque converter, bands, clutches, gears, front pump, shafts, shift forks, synchronizers, shift solenoids, internal switches and sensors. Transmission mounts and transmission oil pan. 3. Drive Axle Components - Drive axle housing, if damaged as a result of the failure of an internally-lubricated part; all internally-lubricated parts within the drive axle housing, axle shafts, axle housing, universal joints, constant velocity joints, locking hub mechanisms, wheel bearings, drive shafts and center bearing. 4. Engine Cooling Components - Water pump, radiator, cooling fan blades, fan clutch, hydraulic or electric fan motor, heater core, fan shroud and coolant recovery tank. 5. Steering Components - Steering gear housing and all internally-lubricated parts, control valve, steering cylinder, rack and pinion, factory-installed steering stabilizer, internal steering column shafts, steering pump, main and intermediate shafts and couplings. 6. Fuel Delivery Components - Fuel pump, fuel tanks, metal fuel lines, fuel injection pump, fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator, auxiliary fuel tank switch and fuel lift pump. 7. Chassis Air Conditioning Components - Compressor, compressor clutch, clutch bearing, field coil, receiver dryer, accumulator, condenser, idler pulley, evaporator, blower fan and motor, high/low cut-off switches, pressure hose assemblies, refrigerant (when in conjunction with a covered repair). 8. Electrical Components - Alternator, starter, starter drive, starter solenoid, voltage regulator, distributor, manually-operated switches, ignition switch, windshield wiper motor and washer pump, power window motors, power window gears and regulators, and dual battery paralleling switch. 9. Suspension Components - Upper and lower control arms, control arm shaft and bushings, upper and lower ball joints, steering spindles and supports, leaf and coil springs, spring shackles and bushings, rubber suspension springs, factory installed suspension compressor, air lines and suspension air bags. 10. Brake Components - Master cylinder, hydraulic or vacuum brake booster, wheel cylinders, magnets calipers, drums and rotors (when in conjunction with a covered repair), combination valve, metal-only hydraulic tubing and metal fittings. ABS pressure modulator, accumulator, Air brake compressor, lines, treadle valve, compensating valve, actuator and diaphragm and slack adjusters.
  14. We have a 1998 Tiffin Allegro Bus with 35K miles on Cummings 330, Freightliner chassis. I had checked once before on extended warranty and the company I checked into said they wouldn't do it because it was too old.Yesterday I checked with Wholesale Warranties and they said they would. The age of the MH is right on the cutoff. Next year they will only go back to 1999. They recommended a drivetrain warranty, which covers any thing that makes the motorhome go down the road (except the wind). They offer a 3 year plan for a total of $3147 for the 3 years + a one time $450 inspection fee.Question is "Do I" or Don't I", I have some mixed feelings about it. Any one have experience with this company and/or older motorhomes with low mileage?
  15. Thanks all... HayesFamily my first reaction was WHAT! , then the laughing began... nice to be able to laugh about it... Yes, I was real lucky and someone was looking over me. Everything is fixed and working.
  16. After leaving Yuma, on our way to Organ Pipe Cactus NM, we got a smell of something hot or burning, light haze in the kitchen area. DW jumped up and went back to see what was going on, didn't find any thing and the smokie haze went away. Got to Organ Pipe and the slide wouldn't go out, figured that the smell was the slide motor. Looked in the bays under the slide and couldn't see or smell anything. After staying a few days head to Las Cienegas (BLM) to dry camp. After there a few days I decided to do a little work on a loose heater duct. Job completed, then opened the power distribution panel to chase wiring to the slide motor, looking for a fuse that may have blown... found wire on the DC distribution panel with insulation completely melted and burned off is some places. It was directly wired to the DC, no fuse. Chased the wire under the refrig, then went outside and opened the Refrig access panel. Found the wire or what was left of it. It had gotten against the vent to the refrig burner and melted the insulation, shorted to the vent and burned the wires (both hot and gnd) in half. Consider my self luck to have a MH after seeing it. Don't know what went wrong, the dealer I bought the motor home from a year ago rewired the slide switch, then after my first outing I had to have the slide motor replaced by a local repair facility. Maybe it was just one of those things. Anyway, Went into Sierra Vista and got new wiring, a fuse and now have it fixed.
  17. Speck

    Hondo, NM

    Wolfe10, manholt, thanks for the post on Valley of Fires, we stayed a couple of days there really enjoyed the area. Hermanmullins, Thanks for the recommendation of Mescalero Apache Mission, we stopped there after Three Rivers Petroglyphs. We really enjoyed the mission. We are going to the San Xavier mission today in Tucson.
  18. Speck

    Hondo, NM

    We are headed that way as our 1st retirement trip in January. Actually going south to Las Cruces and then west to Yuma. On the return trip we are exploring New Mexico. Since I will be retired, no corporate mandated time line to be on, love the idea. Wolfe, thanks for sharing the Google map, got a new place to go see. A couple of years ago, coming back from Yuma we were fascinated by the lava flows around Grants NM and decided that we had a new interest and another topic or interest for sightseeing. Amazing, from one topic posted here, a number of areas to go and things to see... Thanks Herman, we will be putting the Mission in Mescalero on the list too. Great times and safe travels to all. Speck
  19. Speck

    toad braking

    We tow a 2012 Hondo CRV with our 1998 Tiffin Allegro Bus (DP) and I have a RoadMaster Invisibrake installed in the Honda CRV. It is permanently installed under the driver seat. Works off of the brake light signal from the motothome, so is connected when the light is plugged in. Has a lanyard which connects a safety breakaway switch to the motorhome, should the tow ever break loose the brakes are applied. Really like the set up.
  20. WOW, thought I was confused at the beginning because I couldn't get to the cart to pay for the darn thing.... Now I'm wondering if that might be a blessing in disguise... Been waiting and hoping that a deal could be made cause I think I will probably need something after I retire in Jan. Want something to be able to use a smart tv with.
  21. Like punxsyjumper, had cards (QSL) back in the CB days... While at a campground for the Solar Eclipse, a couple we met handed out cards with their info... DUH! what a great idea and easy. We are getting some printed.
  22. Kahlua/cream and the hot tub.... climbing up and down the ladder several times found some muscles which hadn't been used for a while
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