Electrical Problems Solved

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 13, 2013

I own a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder on a Ford chassis. For years I have experienced several problems. The chassis battery loses charge even when plugged in to shorepower. On several occasions, when the ignition... Read more »

AGM Batteries

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 12, 2013

There are two 6-volt flooded cell Trojan batteries in our coach; they are seven years old and still functioning well. There is nothing wrong with the batteries except they are getting old. I want to replace... Read more »

Tree Sap or Pitch Removal

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 11, 2013

I don’t know if you can help me, but I parked my Coach House motorhome on the Oregon coast for more than a month under some fir trees, and now I have a fiberglass roof that’s covered in tree sap/pitch.... Read more »

Towing a Smart Car

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 8, 2013

Four years ago we purchased a used 2001 Coachmen Mirada. While searching for a dinghy, we came across an article on Smart cars. We liked that these can be towed four wheels down, and we liked the idea... Read more »

Genset Grief

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 7, 2013

My 2000 motorhome has an Onan generator model 5BGEFA 26100P that I just had serviced at an Onan repair shop. This unit has been trouble since 2009 and at that time the genset was removed from the coach... Read more »

Tow Dolly Question

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 5, 2013

We purchased a used Monaco 40-foot Class A motorhome with a 400-hp diesel engine. The car we want to tow is a 4,300-pound automatic front-wheel-drive automobile, so we will need a tow dolly. The tow dolly... Read more »

Bubbling Battery

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 28, 2013

This is in regard to “Battery Exploded” from Bobby Ratliff in the September 2012 issue. Your reply stated, “Weak or old batteries, particularly with faulty cells, tend to outgas even more.” About... Read more »

Deep Draw

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 27, 2013

We have a 2002 Rexhall Rex Air 36-foot motorhome. The deep-cycle coach batteries have some sort of drain on them, even when we are plugged into a shoreline. We’ve tried disconnecting them via the switch,... Read more »

Towing a 4×4 Conversion Van

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 24, 2013

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Express G3500 Duramax diesel van. It has a Quigley 4×4 conversion and I am using a Blue Ox tow bar. I would like to safely tow it behind my Prevost Liberty coach. Are there... Read more »

Stalling Ford

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 23, 2013

We have a 2012 Tiffin Allegro Open Road with a Ford gas engine. Right after we purchased this coach, on our maiden trip going down a hill and then up at a fairly steep hill, the motorhome shut down. Nothing!... Read more »

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