Intermittent Generator Power

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 7, 2012

I have an Onan gasoline generator that starts and runs, but does not always supply power to the motorhome. Sometimes I get power and other times I have to turn off and restart the generator several times for it to work. Could the automatic transfer switch cause this? I do not have the coach connected... Read more »

Shifting Advice Revisited

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Ken Freund
October 31, 2012

Your “Shifting Advice” in the July issue for the owner of the Ford E-450 chassis with a V-10 Triton engine and an automatic transmission may have been sufficient for that motorhome. But not all automatic transmissions will prevent over-rev when downshifting, nor will they upshift before reaching... Read more »

Intermittent Overheating II

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Ken Freund
October 29, 2012

In the August issue there was a technical question called “Intermittent Overheating.” One of the more common reasons for this problem is a loose water pump belt — a simple solution to what often appears to be a complex problem. It happened to me last summer and a mechanic in Sundance, Wyo., found... Read more »

Power Cord Adapters

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

Ken Freund
October 26, 2012

We have a Fleetwood Bounder motorhome with 30-amp service and we were staying at Havasu Springs RV Resort in Lake Havasu, Ariz. For some time I knew I needed a new shorepower cord. It kept tripping the power breakers in the motorhome and at the power pedestal, so I went to the local RV supply store and... Read more »

Generator Tip

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

Ken Freund
October 24, 2012

After reading the letter from Joe Scheuerman (“Fickle Generator”) in the June issue, I was reminded of a similar incident that happened to me with my generator and the solution I came up with. I had put my 28-foot Itasca Sunrise up for the winter and when I tried to start the generator in the spring... Read more »

My First RV

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Ken Freund
October 22, 2012

We have a 2004 Ford E-450 Class C motor­home that has one 12-volt house battery. When I dry camp the battery does not last and goes dead very fast. I was told they could make a battery tray to fit two 12-volt batteries. What are your comments about this? Richard Aten l Mesa, Ariz. Yes, increasing battery... Read more »

Flexible Brake Lines

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Ken Freund
October 17, 2012

While viewing recent issues, I read a letter about the replacement of flexible brake lines (“Brake Hose Deterioration,” June). I also had a flexible brake line fail about 2,800 miles after a Ford dealer in Pensacola, Fla., did a complete brake job on both front wheels. I was just leaving a gas station... Read more »

Leaky Slideout

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

Ken Freund
October 16, 2012

In 2010 we purchased a 2007 Fleetwood Terra X Class A motorhome with a slideout in the main cabin and one in the bedroom. After several trips in the pouring rain the last few winters, we noticed the carpet was damp around the sofa when the slide was out during a storm. As I retracted the main slide to... Read more »

Got the “Vapors”

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

Ken Freund
October 15, 2012

We have a 1997 Coachmen motorhome with a Ford 460 engine. We recently returned from a trip west, where we ended up changing our plans and heading away from higher altitudes and even cut our trip short because of the problem we encountered with vapor lock. The first time happened while driving through... Read more »

Tire Concerns

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Ken Freund
October 15, 2012

We have a 2007 Winnebago Voyager on a Ford chassis powered by a V-10 engine with 27,000 miles on it. The tires have never been rotated and are still perfectly in balance. However, I am worried they should be inspected because I cannot see all of them. The tire store wants to rotate and balance all six.... Read more »

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