Mud Flaps

ken freund

December 10, 2012

My question is about flaps on the back of a motorhome to protect a towed dinghy vehicle. I have an 18-by-48-inch flap (a solid piece) on each side of the hitch tube bolted directly to the bumper. I have seen the loose brush or bristle flaps, 4-inch-wide strip flaps and solid one-piece flaps on motorhomes... Read more »

Parking Brake Pump Problem

ken freund

December 6, 2012

I have a 1998 Winnebago Chieftain W36L with a GM Vortec 7.4-l V-8 engine. I am having a problem with the auto parking brake system locking up. Also, the electro-hydraulic pump assembly is leaking and needs to be replaced. I asked a rebuilder shop to take a look at the problem but they couldn’t help... Read more »

Question about LED Lighting

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 28, 2012

I purchased some LED bulbs for my 2005 Newmar Kountry Star motorhome to replace my 1157 bulbs. When I installed them on the side marker/turn, the turn portion worked, but the marker portion did not. In the back in the tail/stop position I could not check the brakelight, but the taillight did not work.... Read more »

Coach Radio Glitch Tip

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 25, 2012

I read Bruce Dimon’s “Coach Radio Glitch” problem with his AM/FM radio in the September issue. His radio works fine when run from the coach batteries, but has poor reception and static when he turned on his ignition. My AM/FM radio also had poor reception and static when I turned on my XM radio.... Read more »

Performance Upgrades

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 23, 2012

We have a 2007 Itasca Spirit 31H with the Ford E-450 chassis and V-10 engine. The performance is reasonable when traveling without a dinghy or on fairly flat ground with the dinghy attached. Once we attempt any grade greater than a Nebraska speed bump with the dinghy, we are permanently relegated to... Read more »

Delayed and Harsh Transmission Engagement

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 21, 2012

Sometimes when shifting from park to reverse or drive there is a delayed and harsh engagement in the TorqShift transmission. It doesn’t matter whether it is hot or cold. What is the problem? Am I doing harm by continuing to drive it? Can you give me an estimate to have it fixed? Thanks in advance for... Read more »

Frosty Fridge II

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 18, 2012

I read Bill Goodmon’s “Frosty Fridge” letter in the September issue about his Norcold refrigerator with frost buildup on the cooling fins. I have a different brand 2008 motorhome that has a model 1200 series Norcold refrigerator. I had a similar problem and at a rally asked the Norcold representative... Read more »

Battery Control Center

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 18, 2012

We have a 1999 Class A Damon Challenger and have had continuing issues with the battery control center. My first concern is that the isolator solenoid is continually hot to the touch. I can’t believe that this is how it should be. I would think this would be a big waste of power, not to mention the... Read more »

Water Pressure Loss

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 16, 2012

We are having a perplexing problem with our hot water tank. The pump is working properly, but we will lose pressure suddenly. We can restore pressure by opening and closing the cutoff on the front of the hot water tank. This does not completely solve the problem, since we have to do it over again, when... Read more »

Slipping Slideouts

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 14, 2012

We have a 2004 Providence motorhome with four slideouts. The bedroom slide is tilted forward causing closure difficulty because it is rubbing against the wall. Could you provide insight as to what may be causing this problem and how to repair it?Tony Romero | Via email It could be that a track or guide... Read more »

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