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 »

Intermittent Failure to Start

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 22, 2013

I have a 1996 Fleetwood Bounder motor­home powered by a 7.5-liter Ford V-8. I have never had a problem with starting it until this year. It starts fine sometimes and only cranks over other times. When... Read more »

Battery Disconnect Switches

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 21, 2013

I have a motorhome that I store for the summer months and try to start every 30 days to keep the battery up. The other day it wouldn’t start as the engine battery was dead. It did start using the switch... Read more »

Dinghy Battery Tip Two

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 18, 2013

This is in regard to “Dinghy Battery Tip” in the December 2012 issue. I have a 1995 Bounder that was having a moderate drain caused by various components when I wasn’t able to plug in. It drove... Read more »

Blue Smoke & Sooty Mess

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 17, 2013

I have a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star 37.5-foot motorhome on a Workhorse W22 chassis powered by a GM 8.1-liter Vortec gas engine with 23,000 miles. I tow a white Jeep Liberty and always end up with dark soot... Read more »

Motorhome Possessed by Demons?

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 16, 2013

We have a brand-new Thor Motor Coach Tuscany motorhome. The radio comes on by itself, not to music, just static and when this happens the stairs also retract. While we were on vacation recently, my husband... Read more »

Ethanol Angst

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

January 14, 2013

Recently I read two articles about ethanol, the E85 gasoline that should be in fuel stations by June. One article stated, “water formation can create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber.”... Read more »

Front End Alignment

January 14, 2013

We own a 2000 American Eagle 40-foot diesel-pusher motorhome. I recently replaced all six tires with new Goodyear tires. I have no issues with abnormal or uneven wear and no steering issues. Should this... Read more »

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