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  1. J 8 is actually two pins on circuit board. When recalibrating surgeguard the cover has to be removed and yes live voltage is present at contacts. It is something that should only be done with extreme care.
  2. Update, I successfully recalibrated surgeguard today. What I used is a single alligator clip the one clip would securely attach to both pins of J8 easily. When I connected to shore power in this configuration you do not get the signature clunk noise! What you get is both red lights come on then blink once then steady red lights. I then took a pair of insulated needle nose pliers and carefully removed alligator clip while still plugged into shore power. My remote display went from reading 124 to 118 volts which is the voltage at pedestal. Hope this helps out Thanks Carl.
  3. Hi gang, in my 2004 American tradition I have a TRC surgeguard #40250 out of calibration reading voltage 6 volts higher then actual voltage at pedestal. This causes surgeguard to trip off because it thinks there is a high voltage situation. Doesn't happen all the time but a pain in the neck when it does. TRC says to confirm 120 volts at pedestal. then jump pin J8, connect shore power then disconnect jumper while still energized to shore power. This procedure is suppose to recalibrate surgeguard to read confirmed 120 volts. I have located pin J8 it's two small pins extending from circuit board. Any members have experience doing this and if so can you offer any tips or tricks. Thanks, Carl 2004 American tradition 40 w Spartan
  4. Thermistor was not the issue. Control board needs to be repaired. I understand A&A ELECTRONICS can repair control board. So what I do when zone 1 reads 60 degrees when it's 75 degrees I run fan on high for awhile then thermostat starts to read correct temp then I switch back to auto. You can swap thermistor from zone 2 to confirm it's not that. A&A has a 6 week turn around. On American coach owners yahoo group there is a file from a owner that had a shop in Arizona upgrade all controls to a modern system replacing all thermostats, thermistors and control boards using existing cabeling of coach. Excellent article carl 2004 American tradition 40w Spartan 116,000 miles
  5. Check out vacation inn rv resort in west palm beach fl. Great rates and beautiful park in a EXCELLENT location. This will be are 4th year there. Carl
  6. Also Florida has its on sun pass !! Not compatible with ez pass. I live in n.h. And ez pass is accepted in all of the northeast. And yes put toad transponder in special package or you will be charged twice for toad from r.v. Transponder.
  7. Do it all the time. 95 to 66 to 81 to 78 to 287 to 87to 84 to 90 to 495 to 95. 40 ft diesel pusher Carl.
  8. Dave, black rocks at Salisbury beach state park has many sites available. Again thru reserve America. Carl
  9. Dave, I believe last time I dry camped at Hampton beach it was $10.00 a day and no generator after 10:30 p.m. Sign up for reserve America to make reservations at state parks country wide. June and September have many weekdays available. You may also find a couple days in July. Great camp ground just very few sites. Carl 2004 American tradition atkinson nh
  10. Hello gang, I personally self insure myself. Meaning if it breaks I pay to fix it. Basically what I am saying is insurance is based on if 10 people pay for it (1) will need it. They are experts at mathametics and not in the business to loose money.
  11. Herman, I agree with you! Good to teach a newbie some of the names of his power train and accessory systems. You never know how much they have been around class a diesels. Welcome to the forum and best of luck with your new coach. This is a great resource please take advantage of it. Carl 2004 American tradition 40w 370 hp cummins Spartan chassis. 2013 Honda CR-V
  12. Vero Beach Kamp. 8850 n. US 1 Sedastian FL 32958 (772) 589-5665 they were at Tampa RV super show. I have never stayed there but picked up info. Carl
  13. Jleamont, no I've never had a axle seal problem either. Just passing along something I learned while up at Spartan in charlotte Michigan. I saw several coach owners get the bad news that there axle seals are leaking and will need new brakes as a result. When coach is sitting only the bottom of axle seal is in oil. The top of seal dries to axle and can get damaged when coach is finally moved. I will continue to exercise my coach every 6 weeks. All the best carl
  14. They may not know if there axle seals are leaking with out an inspection of there brakes. They may assume all is well. Carl and margaret 2004 American tradition
  15. Mamholt, what don't you understand. Axle seals dry out at the top of the seal if not driven. Then when driven they spin on axle. Ask Chris at Spartan. He can explain it it to you.
  16. The brakes don't wear out but!!! Axle seals commonly fail if coach sits for a long period then seals dry out and start leaking ruining pads. I try to run my coach every 6 weeks for at least 30 miles or more. Carl and Margaret 2004 American tradition 113,000 miles 2013 Honda CR-V n.h.
  17. I have heard good things about Stage Coach RV Park in st Augustine.
  18. Just did a lift pump in my 04 tradition. About $800 at cummins.
  19. I have them on my 2004 American tradition. Came with coach from original owner. I. Am at lazy days Tampa they offer them in all there coaches. I was at Spartan in charlotte Michigan for new tires and service and they offer them. Only thing that worries me is if I get a flat tire will emergency roadside service be able to change tire even with tool they give you to undo band. Reason I say this is because wheel still needs to be supported to compress top bead way down to get at band. All that being said would I buy them today probably not Carl.
  20. Any Cummins shop can check codes with a lap top in minutes. I would strongly suggest a trip to Cummins. They will diagnose it accurately and quickly. Carl
  21. Carmar122

    Broke Bulb

    A little mirror might help.
  22. Carmar122

    Fuel Filter

    Contacted Spartan they referred me to cummins on filtration. Cummins opinion is adding a 10 micron filter would be no problem. However there thought was fuel is constantly returning to tank so it eventually filters all fuel. Ultimately dumping fuel and cleaning tank would be the best answer. I am not going that route though. Biocide and power source diesel kleen and fingers crossed. Oh and always stored with a full tank of fuel. Thanks again Carl. 2004 American tradition 40 w 2013 Honda CR-V
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    Fuel Filter

    Jleamont, would you recommend any fuel treatments. Thanks carl
  24. Carmar122

    Fuel Filter

    Hi glen, lift pump was $448.12 and unfortunately labor was not itemized. Labor for diagnostics, repair and road test plus shop supplies was $ 1404.00. These prices are after my Cummins Power Club 10% discount. Hope this helps. Try to keep tank full when storing and now I throw at least two oz of biocide every time I fuel up. Carl and Margaret 2004 American tradition 40 w 2013 Honda CR-V New Hampshire
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