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  1. Also recommend that you get a TSD fuel card. There are significant saving to be had.
  2. Thanks for the lead on radiators. Jim
  3. While traveling on Hwy 84 in northern TX was rear ended while in turning lane. No injury in either vehicle, but my toad was totaled. The rig that hit me executed a perfect pit maneuver like you see on high speed chases on tv. Fortunately very little damage was done to our coach. The only damage to the rear cap was to the small lower center removable section that is removed to remove the radiator. The radiator and fan were damaged and will need to be replaced for us to get back on the road to return home to WA. Anyone have any leads for the radiator in the Lubbock are? If the both shop doesn't find it locally on Monday, they will be ordering the parts from Source Engineering in OR. What a way to end road trip, but are thankful that no one was hurt. Jim
  4. On my 04 Holiday Rambler Endeavor I replace the TROMBETTA solenoid that is in the battery compartment with a COLE HERSEE 48530 Smart Battery Isolator 200 AMP. The COLE HERSEE Smarti Isolator is a bi-directional device that will automatically tie the house and chassis battery banks together to ensure that either bank can be charges from either the battery charger or the chassis alternator. It also will automatically separate the 2 banks when both charging circuits are unavailable before the chassis batteries discharge to a low level that would be prevent starting the chassis engine, The COLE HERSEE solenoid installation require to changes to the existing wiring.. I made this change over 9 years ago and has worked great. I just replace replaced my 6V coach batteries (Interstate Golf cart Deep Cycle) after being in service over 7 years. I also have a residential refrigerator running off of my coach batteries. Jim
  5. 275 /70 /22.5 The ones I just took off were their A11 they have been replaces with A37 Jim
  6. I have been running HanKooks for 7 years, just replaced them with a new set because they had been in service for 7 years, During that period I have I driver over 50,000 miles without a single issue. I've' driven thru the desert in temperatures of 120 degrees and mountainous snow covered road and never was unhappy with their performance. The quality of the ride was equal or better than that of the Michelin's that they replaced and a **** of a lot cheaper. Jim
  7. Not sure why you are ruling out Hankook tires. There are many members that run then and are satisfied and have praised their performance. I just had my second set of Hankook's installed on my 04 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. The only reason for changing them was because they had been in service for seven years. During the seven year I traveled over 50,000 on all types of roads under conditions from crossing the desert in 120 degree weather to traveling mountainous snow covered roads without a single issue.
  8. Thanks for your response. My batteries are less than 6 months old and I checked the electrolyte level and specific gravity within the last month. I will check them again if acts up again. Just got back from 5 day road trip, all was well. Jim
  9. I when through changing some of the presets several years ago when I added their battery charge level display feature and it was pretty straight forward, Jim
  10. Rich, I will check my presets later today and get back with you. I changed some of the presets when I upgraded the batteries. Jim
  11. Went out to finish loading this morning and looked at REMOTE panel and was surprised to find the following message: BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED 12.7 v. and no fault light all seem to be working fine. I hate gremlins like this, it's a lot simpler when something just fails. Now off to the Washington coast to celebrate Thanksgiving with just my bride of 50 years. Thank yo for your response and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Jim
  12. My inverter only has the push to reset circuit breakers, I did true the circuit breaker off at the AC power panel and removed the fuse to the batteries, this part of the HARD REBOOT.
  13. My 04 Holiday Ramble has the original Magnum Series M inverter/charger and performed flawless until to today. Was loading the coach today and found the red fault light flashing on the Remote Panel and the voltage was swinging from 12.2 to 15.3 and the current from 30 A to 97 A. the charger was in the ABSORPTION . The RED fault light as only on when voltage was at 15 V and above. The charger in ABSORPTION mode is programmed for a maximum voltage of 14.9 V. I turned the charger off from the Remote panel and restated , no change, voltage and current continue to swing and fault light flashing. Performed SOFT REBOOT with same results. Performed HARD REBOOT , the inverter/charger will not start in either mode and BAD BATTERY CHARGER message is now displayed on Remote Panel. Owners Manual has nothing to offer in its trouble shooting instruction. I'm speculation that the problem lies with in the control board. I would appreciate any thoughts that you might have if you have experienced a similar problem. It might be time to just bite the bullet and upgrade the inverter/charger instead of repairing, what's your thoughts. Jim
  14. I has similar problem with a 454 carburetor engine in a P30 chassis back in the late 70's. It ran fine except in warm weather. Found problem to be restriction in fuel line where it came out of the fuel tank. There was short section of hose that had sharp 180 degree turn, the hose would collapse and restrict the fuel flow. The problem only occurred when under heavy load. What complicated trouble shooting was the problem occurred when running on either of the fuel tanks, found both tanks has the same problem. Corrected problem by replacing the short section of hose on both tanks and installing a spring in the hoses to prevent them from collapsing.. Jim
  15. Just received notification from Washington AAA that effective 11/1/20 that AAA Premier Service will only pay up $500 per covered services with a maximum of $1000 per year for such services. I confirmed this with them and I dropped my membership. Look like Good Sam or FMCA are my remaining options. Jim
  16. Just received notification from Washington AAA that effective 11/1/20 that AAA Premier Service will only pay up $500 per covered services with a maximum of $1000 per year for such services. I confirmed this with them and I dropped my membership. Look like Good Sam or FMCA are my remaining options. Has anyone in other states seen the same reductions in benefit? Jim
  17. You best bet would be an ALPINE COACH they were the sports car of diesel pushers. The were made in Yakima, WA and they had their own propitiatory designed chassis. I believe the smallest coach was 34' and it had a 400 hp engine.
  18. Just complete installing LVP flooring in my 04 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. Chose to retained existing tile in entry kitchen and bathroom. The entry and kitchen/bath finished tile were different elevations, the entry was over 1/4" lower than the other 2 surfaces. Also the elevation of the kitchen tile was too high for the curb side slide to retract. To accommodate these conditions required me to fabricate a transition molding with a 90 degree radius. Attached is picture of finished product. I was please on how it turned out. Jim
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    I was in Reno last week and it was on the local news, accident happens on 395 north of Susanville CA. Hwy 395 is 4 lanes when you leave Reno until you pass the CA inspection station which is 80 miles south of Susanville CA. There are many areas that have passing lanes that have 3 lanes. I drove this route on my return home and was on the lookout to determine where it might have happened, but was unable to locate any signs of an accident. Jim
  20. Just completed installation of LVP flooring. Had to make custom transition molding to accommodate the difference in elevation between tile in LVP flooring. Laminated 13 strips of 1/8" oak strips to make radius.
  21. Look under the stairs to the coach. One of the treads are on a hinge that allows you access to the 2 coach batteries. Jim
  22. I have used the NSA Ready Brake on my toad (03 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab ) for nine years. I also have the indicator lamp on the MH dash that shows when the brakes on the toad are applied. It't a simple foolproof system. The system is basically a surge brake that mechanically pulls a cable that is attached to the toad brake pedal . Jim
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    Thanks to all who were responsible in getting the FORUM up and running again. It really messed up my routine while it was down. Jim
  24. The brand and part numbers were east to see without even crawling under the coach on my 04 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. Jim
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