Oil Change Intervals

December 20, 2012

The specs for my diesel motorhome say to change the oil every six months or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. It came with conventional oil. I only drive about 3,500 miles per year. Will I cause any damage if I wait until I drive 5,000 miles before changing the oil? Can I change less often if I switch... Read more »

Genset Quits

December 17, 2012

I have a 2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral Class A with an Onan Marquis Gold 5500 gasoline generator. When running for about five minutes it will start to choke and then shut off. The gas tank is full. This happens whether I have a load on it or not. Where do you suggest I look to troubleshoot? The manual... Read more »

Got the Vapors, Too

December 14, 2012

I was intrigued by part of your answer to the October “Got the ‘Vapors’” letter. It relates to the fuel pump. I have a 1997 Fleetwood Tioga Walkabout built on a Ford chassis with a Triton V-10 engine. The original fuel pump lasted until January 2008. The next one I had put in (a cheapie) lasted... Read more »

Mud Flaps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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