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Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-05-2019, 11:55 PM
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Posted By hepcat
Bud, as I said waaaay back in an earlier post,...

Bud, as I said waaaay back in an earlier post, I'm pretty sure that the Onan recommendation is a one-size-fits-all proposal, and is aimed primarily at the fuel system issues. Failures from other...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By hepcat
The only problem that my LP 2800 has had was mud...

The only problem that my LP 2800 has had was mud daubers clogging the vent on the generator's LP regulator, apparently a common problem. It appears that one must just be a little more judicious...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By hepcat
Bud, apparently that is the case. The only cost...

Bud, apparently that is the case. The only cost is fuel... and the upside is generator reliability. And it's their opinion that the coach chassis will be scrapped long before the generator fails...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
According to the techs I've had the experience...

According to the techs I've had the experience chatting with no, there's apparently no downside to using the generator as much as you want, as long it gets the requisite 2hrs/continuous time at...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
Bud, I have no interest in arguing with you, but...

Bud, I have no interest in arguing with you, but your supposition is in direct opposition to the position the Onan techs I've met have taken. They've told me that essentially you just can't wear one...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
LP generators aren't as convenient when it comes...

LP generators aren't as convenient when it comes to their fuel needs.

Gasoline generators feed from the main fuel tank, and you've got 30 gallons +/- of fuel to use at roughly a quart of gasoline...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
I certainly appreciate all the good information...

I certainly appreciate all the good information and opinions that we get from folks here, and they can be useful in evaluating specific recommendations we see. That said, there has to be a "gold...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
While I agree that the two-run-hour/month...

While I agree that the two-run-hour/month recommendation appears to be a one-size-fits-all solution, and at least the carburetor/fuel pump varnish issue is limited to the gasoline models; what I...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
Having now spent upwards of $2k on generator...

Having now spent upwards of $2k on generator repairs and maintenance at Cummins/Onan (on two different generators) and having used those service appointments to chat at length with some Onan techs,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By hepcat
Been there... done that... got the t-shirt. ...

Been there... done that... got the t-shirt. Won't do it again!
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-02-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By hepcat
It's amazing how innovative they really were with...

It's amazing how innovative they really were with housecars in the '20s and '30s given the state of automotive and even home building technology. And you can see a big leap in design from Mae West's...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By hepcat
How about a '29 Studebaker housecar?

Unrestored and Highly Original Luxury RV – 1929 Studebaker House Car – Motorlands (http://motorlands.net/unrestored-and-highly-original-luxury-rv-1929-studebaker-house-car)
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-30-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By hepcat
I have the same dilemma. I like an open...

I have the same dilemma. I like an open floorplan as well, and I want to be able to use the back doors of the van for cargo.

I have an '04 Airstream Interstate front-sleeper which has the rear...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-29-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By hepcat
The OG Class B? A 1937 Packard Moho?

Ok, now THIS is cool!

Curbside Classic: 1937 Packard Motor Home – Ask The Man Who Sleeps In One...
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 06-28-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By hepcat
FWIW, the T1N really doesn't have an oil pressure...

FWIW, the T1N really doesn't have an oil pressure sensor system. I don't know about later Sprinters. Here's the screenshot from my '04 owner's manual. The warning lamp is for oil level only.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By hepcat
Ann, I still can't answer your question...

Ann, I still can't answer your question definitively without knowing some specifics about your coach.

Generally, if you're hooked up to city water, and the water heater isn't bypassed, then yes,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-26-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By hepcat
You have a multi-issue question. First, what...

You have a multi-issue question. First, what year and model of B-van do you have? Different models can be set up differently.



What is the "back part?"



My initial response is "no." ...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 06-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,524
Posted By hepcat
Less than 1% actually. Cumulative total RV...

Less than 1% actually. Cumulative total RV shipments to April '19: 140,219 units; Class B shipments: 1,103.

https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/rv-shipments-april-2019
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-24-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
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Views: 1,332
Posted By hepcat
To each his own, of course. My generator guy...

To each his own, of course. My generator guy isn't excited about additives as he says they can eat gaskets and seals if they're not mixed "as directed." When I store the big motorhome for the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-23-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Joe
Views: 1,332
Posted By hepcat
The jets in these generators are SO small that...

The jets in these generators are SO small that ANY varnish can severely affect the fuel delivery. I've found that my 7.5kw Onan in the Born Free 32RQ isn't nearly as finicky as the 2800s I've had in...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-23-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Joe
Views: 1,332
Posted By hepcat
Do you exercise it the requisite 2hrs...

Do you exercise it the requisite 2hrs continuous/month under a half-load?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,727
Posted By hepcat
Define "need one." I think that the answer lies...

Define "need one." I think that the answer lies in that.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By hepcat
For what it's worth... my van came with a cheap...

For what it's worth... my van came with a cheap set of fiberglass screens with magnetic closure that likely came from Amazon or some other source. I put a $6 tension rod through the top and hang...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By hepcat
On my vans and motorhomes that use 16" wheels,...

On my vans and motorhomes that use 16" wheels, when I have the tires replaced, I have them use tire balancing beads; the same stuff they use in 19.5" and 22.5" truck wheels. It's once and done for...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-20-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By hepcat
My Coachmen was similar. It was on the...

My Coachmen was similar. It was on the passenger's side in the rear dinette seat in a metal box. It vented to the outside and had it's own outside access panel.

Honestly, with the seat cushion...
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