Message Concern

CP-check-gauges

June 29, 2016

  Q: I have a strange problem with my 2010 Fleetwood Bounder 35E on a Ford chassis with a Triton V-10. After the motorhome has been parked for a few days (in a park with hookups), with the key out of the ignition, I will hear a random beep and the message check gauges where the odometer reading... Read more »

Another Electrical Mystery

CP--electrical-question

by Ken Freund
May 31, 2016

  Q: I own a 2010 Freedom Elite made by Thor. Everything electrically worked fine until a recent trip. When not connected to shorepower, the inside lights don’t work, nor does the refrigerator — anything not off the starting battery is inoperative. However, when parked and plugged in, or... Read more »

Slow Refueling

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

May 20, 2015

  I have a 32-foot 1998 Bounder Class A and my problem is with refueling. Sometimes the coach will take fuel readily and at other times it only allows fuel to trickle in to the tank. I try to find stations with a slope where I can park with the front end down, which sometimes helps, but is not always... Read more »

Transmission Position While Towing

C&P-shifter

May 20, 2015

  I have just read that a 2010 Jeep Wrangler must be placed in park while being flat towed. I own a 2006 four-wheel-drive Jeep Liberty, and in the past, I have flat-towed it with the four-wheel transfer case in neutral and also the transmission in neutral. By doing this am I harming the transmission?... Read more »

TV Vibration

CP-TV

May 20, 2015

  We own a 2005 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 motorhome. It has a flat-screen TV that is mounted on a swivel arm located over the cab area, between the driver and passenger seats. When traveling, the TV vibrates and rattles; this gets worst at highway speeds. We have tried a number of ways to stop the vibration.... Read more »

Motorhome Cab Heater Issue

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

by Ken Freund
February 19, 2015

  I have a 2011 Damon Astoria 40KT. The issue is the dash heater; it seems insufficient to provide adequate comfort heating when traveling down the highway. When I first took possession of the coach, I noticed this and my local service technician said the baffles were not completely open, so he... Read more »

Oil Consumption Mystery

by KEN FREUND
May 30, 2014

We recently ran into a problem with our motorhome that we can’t figure out. We own a 2007 Newmar Dutchstar powered by a 400-hp Cummins ISL turbo­diesel engine. It has about 36,000 miles on it. During our last trip, we suddenly began to go through a considerable amount of oil. Eventually, we discovered... Read more »

Generator Stalls

ken freund

March 25, 2014

  I have an Onan MicroQuiet 4000 generator in my 2003 Four Winds . I bought this coach in 2005, and the 4kW generator has worked well until recently. I always make sure the generator crankcase oil level is full before each trip. The generator uses little, if any, crankcase oil. We took a camping... Read more »

Towing Capacity Clarification

March 25, 2014

  We bought a 2008 Damon Daybreak 3276 motorhome last fall and would like to tow a vehicle behind it. I’ve talked to several people and dealers, and have received conflicting information.We have an 18-foot flat deck auto hauler trailer, which we had planned to use for this purpose. I have a 10,000-pound... Read more »

Engine Dies When Stopping

March 25, 2014

I have a 1998 35-foot Forest River on a 1997 Ford chassis with a 7.5-liter fuel-injected V-8 and 80,000 miles. The engine sometimes dies when I stop at a red light. I have to shift into neutral, restart and keep my foot on the gas pedal to get going again. This doesn’t occur all the time. It usually... Read more »

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