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RE: Installing new anode rod

Every RVer needs one of these for water heater maintenance Another option is to just use 5' of cheap clear plastic hose. With water heater full, pump off, open a faucet to bleed off pressure. This leaves the water heater full, but zero pressure. Remove the anode/drain plug, insert one end of the hose, suck on the other end to start a siphon. Move the tank end around to "vacuum" the bottom of the tank. Since the hose is clear, easy to tell if you have all the sediment out. If really bad, may have to turn on pump, refill and repeat.
wolfe10 01/22/22 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: What chassis is better

No way to reasonably answer the question, even if one assumes you are only comparing diesel pusher chassis. Both Spartan and Freightliner make a range of chassis from entry level to tag axle high end. Would be kind of like asking about Ford vs Chevy with the Chevy being a Cavalier and the Ford being an LTD. A Chevy Caprice and a Ford LTD have more in common than a Cavalier and Caprice.
wolfe10 01/12/22 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner service

Be aware that Freightliner dealer service, just like automobile dealership service depends on the quality of the specific dealer and drilling down even further on the quality of the tech who actually does the work on your coach. Said another way, not all Freightliner dealers any more than all Chevy dealers give the same quality of service.
wolfe10 01/10/22 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing new anode rod

For my rig it would be. If you're using Yuma water that may be why. Yup, high mineral content.
wolfe10 01/09/22 02:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical issue on 50amp service

Voltage to 160 STRONGLY suggests a bad neutral. Suspect if you check voltage on the other line (L1 vs L2) to neutral or ground it would be LOW. No idea if this is in your coach or shore power cord or in the CG wiring.
wolfe10 01/04/22 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 Model 5.5 BGMFA11578G

Yup, what is voltage at the generator both before and while trying to start?
wolfe10 01/01/22 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pandemic in Mexico V USA

Ayn Rand: "We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality".
wolfe10 12/29/21 05:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Intermittent brake failure

Have you ever changed the brake fluid? If not it's high time. AMEN! How old is the brake fluid, and was the "failure" after using the brakes either hard or for a long time (like on a steep descent)?
wolfe10 12/24/21 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorhome Fuel Economy

Even at 25 that is terrific. I agree-- terrific economy. 11 KM/liter= 25.87 MPG. Note, this is to the U.S. gallon. To the Imperial gallon it works out to a little over 30 MPG.
wolfe10 12/03/21 01:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: house batteries & heat with 120v

Should be fine. Typically a dead battery is not completely dead. The only downside is the charger will run pretty much continuously but if it's only for a stray night, it's not a big deal. Actually, if the battery has a bad cell, and the converter is on 24/7 it could be a VERY big deal. Charging what would amount to a 10 VDC battery (one dead cell) at 13+ VDC could cause severe overheating, boiling electrolyte, etc. A battery with a bulging case and/or the smell of sulfuric acid are a dead giveaway that the battery is being dangerously overcharged.
wolfe10 11/26/21 07:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: La Siesta Rv Park Then And Now

Stayed there (La Siesta, not the City Market) many many times. Always enjoyed it and the easy access to downtown. Not fancy, but very convenient.
wolfe10 11/19/21 02:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Jam nuts & extenders

Welcome Please tell us what the "Jam nuts and extenders" are used for/where they are located/picture if possible.
wolfe10 11/17/21 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: You're kidding...Right?

I will go with tire manufacturer's recommendations rather than "do it yourself" evaluation. Do it yourself ASSUMES everyone is equally qualified to make these important safety decisions. NOT TRUE. Heck, it is hard enough to get most drivers to stop ignoring their "low tire" warning light. They pay their engineers to do this for you!
wolfe10 11/10/21 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You're kidding...Right?

Load as you will travel. Go to any truck stop that weighs and get your AXLE weights. ASSUME left right weight distribution is 45/55 Use that "55" to go to Toyo's inflation chart to determine the MINIMUM PSI for that axle. Add 10% so you don't have to worry about that every time you do a REALLY BIG Walmart shopping trip. All tires on an axle get the same PSI. DONE. If you want it simpler-- not going to happen and still keep you safe AND with the best ride possible while being safe.
wolfe10 11/10/21 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chevrolet 4500 service

Yup, for best info, we need to know what kind of work you need done. Some may be easy for a mobile tech, some may require shop equipment.
wolfe10 11/09/21 10:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Call Spartan on Monday with your VIN and they can tell you very easily what tank drains your chassis came with. That doesn't mean if manual valve that the coach maker remembered to pull a lanyard to an easy to reach location.
wolfe10 10/24/21 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

AND, what chassis. The air tank drains are part of your chassis, not coach. Thanks.
wolfe10 10/24/21 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety question

Actually, my answer is SOMETIMES. If I have safe room with the suspension all the way down, I don't bother with safety stands. If close or I wouldn't have room where I want to work with the suspension all the way down, ABSOLUTELY I use jack stands or block the suspension.
wolfe10 10/21/21 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Magnum MS 2812 Charger/Inverter Issue

Check your neutral connection in your original breaker box where shore cable is attached. I bet it is loose. Yup, 180 VAC means you are loosing the NEUTRAL somewhere. If it has happened in multiple parks, highly likely it is a connection in your shore power cord or coach wiring, ATS or breaker box.
wolfe10 10/20/21 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: Amps Draw and Voltage Drop Question 2

But, another way to look at it is how many amps are drawn from the battery. If smaller gauge wire, instead of the vast majority of the amps turning the motor some are turned into HEAT by the resistance in the wire. So, the answer really depends on how you phrase the question. Bottom line is you want to maximize the amps taken out of the battery that are turned into RPM by the motor, not wasted in the wire.
wolfe10 10/16/21 09:45am Tech Issues
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