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Forum: Under The Awning 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By mahansm
My guess is when Willie was talking about "how...

My guess is when Willie was talking about "how high he was going down the highway" he didn't care about what height above sea level the bus was.:rolleyes::rolleyes: :D:D


That's kind of the...
Forum: Engine 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 18,799
Posted By mahansm
In California old heavy commercial vehicles are...

In California old heavy commercial vehicles are different. There is now a cut-off year; all engines older than the cut-off will no longer be allowed to operate in the state. Our coaches are not...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By mahansm
You can't just tease us like that. Story,...

You can't just tease us like that. Story, please...
Forum: GOT CLEAN JOKES...add them here!! (MODERATED) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By mahansm
Compared to Michael aftermath this is easy. Power...

Compared to Michael aftermath this is easy. Power is on, water is on, sewer works, grocery stores are open and semi-stocked, the internet and cable service works, cellphones work, and I can sleep in...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By mahansm
Well, in days gone by the Wanderlodge was one of...

Well, in days gone by the Wanderlodge was one of the chosen vehicles for transport by various country and rock musicians. It seems that old Willie Nelson desired one of these for himself and took a...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4,474
Views: 538,061
Posted By mahansm
A nice solution to that is to put the detailed...

A nice solution to that is to put the detailed posts of the work in a dedicated thread in the proper forum and post a summary here with a link to the other detailed thread.
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By mahansm
My upgraded system (10 button Dometic) has the...

My upgraded system (10 button Dometic) has the same delay.


Always remember the first two laws of electrical engineering:


1. It works better if you plug it in.


2. It works better if you...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By mahansm
If the wife sees one with a slide, you'll end up...

If the wife sees one with a slide, you'll end up with at least one slide.
Forum: Under The Awning 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By mahansm
We're going. We were up there once on a cruise...

We're going. We were up there once on a cruise about 5 years ago; ocean part ended at Whittier (don't bother) and then by motor coach up through Anchorage and finally ending in Fairbanks.
We're...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By mahansm
Glad you made it home. Did you get your pressures...

Glad you made it home. Did you get your pressures adjusted? Some variations of that governor are fixed, some are adjustable.


I'm stuck at home, teleworking. At least this time I have a house and...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By mahansm
The adjustment on the governor is pretty...

The adjustment on the governor is pretty sensitive. According to the Bendix manual I consulted, it's 4 psi per 1/4 turn, or 16 psi per full turn. Simple math says that to reduce the setting by 10 psi...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By mahansm
It's faster and easier to exhaust the air system...

It's faster and easier to exhaust the air system by fanning (press and release) the brakes after the engine is off. You may want to do this and take the pressure down to 80 or so PSI before starting...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By mahansm
Randy, How does the outside pressure...

Randy,



How does the outside pressure gauge on the airplane determine whether the pressure difference is from altitude or weather? I thought that generally the tower at the desired destination...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By mahansm
Air governor. $30.00 part; usually easy to get...

Air governor. $30.00 part; usually easy to get to. 1/2 hour job if you can access it. A failed governor will keep the engine compressor engaged and the pressure will peg your gauge if you let it go...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By mahansm
Don't believe the wire colors. You are dealing...

Don't believe the wire colors. You are dealing with two manufacturers and their specs for what color does what are probably different. You need both installation manuals so you can compare the...
Forum: Engine 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 18,799
Posted By mahansm
Our coaches had emissions requirements when they...

Our coaches had emissions requirements when they were built according to the model year. They are still subject to those limits but not any of the later, more stringent requirements.

A 1999 engine...
Forum: Transmission 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By mahansm
Yes. 50,280 lbs. This was right after i purchased...

Yes. 50,280 lbs. This was right after i purchased it and the PO included all the extras he'd accumulated during ownership. The basement was crammed full. I need to weigh again with just the stuff my...
Forum: Transmission 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By mahansm
Yes, of course, the normal legal limit is 80,000....

Yes, of course, the normal legal limit is 80,000. However, there are oversize/overweight loads that travel by special permit.
Forum: Transmission 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By mahansm
There shouldn't be any duty cycle limit on the...

There shouldn't be any duty cycle limit on the Jake; 100,000 lb semis use it to descend 30 mile grades taking 30 minutes or more. I'd just be considerate and not run it in residential neighborhoods,...
Forum: Transmission 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By mahansm
The Allison 4060 in my coach has a mode button on...

The Allison 4060 in my coach has a mode button on the control panel. A little research revealed that with this particular programming in the electronics it changed from power mode (default at power...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By mahansm
If you want to load test it just leave it in the...

If you want to load test it just leave it in the entrance lobby at a Wal-Mart. I guarantee that there will be a wide load using it within minutes.
Forum: Under The Awning 02-24-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mahansm
Not that bad. We are transplants from northwest...

Not that bad. We are transplants from northwest Pennsylvania. I've experienced a week up there where the high was -3 and the low -40. There's a reason (well, several) that I'm in Florida. The...
Forum: Under The Awning 02-24-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mahansm
We're about 10 miles northeast of Panama City...

We're about 10 miles northeast of Panama City Beach and the thermometer in my car said 38 when I got in it. There was frost on the hood, windshield, and roof.
Forum: Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By mahansm
We know that the S60 12.7 was used in semi...

We know that the S60 12.7 was used in semi tractors and was easily capable of moving 80,000 lbs on a daily basis. The charts from Allison on transmission load limits have the 4060 listed with...
Forum: Under The Awning 02-21-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By mahansm
Congratulations. Grandchildren are much better;...

Congratulations. Grandchildren are much better; they usually go home at night.
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