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Forum: BMC (Bluebird Motor Coach Unique Issues) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By gcyeaw
The issue with using the coach charging system on...

The issue with using the coach charging system on shore power to maintain the batteries during storage is when power is lost, the coach drains the batteries, to zero :eek:.(which shortens the life of...
Forum: Electrical 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 510
Posted By gcyeaw
This diagram looks more like an FC than a PT. ...

This diagram looks more like an FC than a PT. However there are a lot of similarities.
Forum: Electrical 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 510
Posted By gcyeaw
The ac and polarity system on the panel was the...

The ac and polarity system on the panel was the cause of tripping GFI shore power outlets, some people just disconnected it . There is a fix that uses different LEDs and resistors, it is described...
Forum: Engine 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By gcyeaw
I do an analysis at every oil change. When the...

I do an analysis at every oil change. When the results showed fuel in the oil I was able to address it (cracked fuel tube) before any damage was done. It just makes good sense considering the cost...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
I took the batteries to the local auto store and...

I took the batteries to the local auto store and they said they tested good. But he used a low crank setting cause I guess he didn't have a way to use the 55 AH rating.

I connected my clamp...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
I have a clamp meter, and if I go to a level...

I have a clamp meter, and if I go to a level place I could test it and do the math. But all I want to do is call the supplier and say "Hey, they fail a standard load test" . And that way I will be...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
Andy, Van, Sorry for the confusion, I don't...

Andy, Van,
Sorry for the confusion,
I don't have a load tester but there are lots of low cost ones out there. I considered going to the auto parts store for testing, but I wanted to know...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
I am just trying to figure out how to use a...

I am just trying to figure out how to use a pass/fail type of tester that you can get from the auto store not build one. If I get a fail I will have something that I can go to the seller with. Since...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
The issue is the manufacturer if the scooter says...

The issue is the manufacturer if the scooter says it will go 25 miles on a full charge. We know that is more hype than actual, but I am only getting 8 or 9, so I want to test the batteries (they are...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By gcyeaw
deep cycle load test

OK, it's a mobility scooter, but it hangs on the back of the toad that's hooked up to a bird :D

I have two 55 AH 12 volt batteries in series to run a 24 volt mobility scooter. The batteries don't...
Forum: Generators 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By gcyeaw
THe Summer/Winter switch is for the Sporlan...

THe Summer/Winter switch is for the Sporlan valves to control coolant flow in the chassis heaters. It does not effect the electric heaters or AC's. (at least in the older coaches like ours)
Forum: Generators 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By gcyeaw
When 120 volts is generated it picks the relay in...

When 120 volts is generated it picks the relay in the control box and lights the 'RUN' light on the start/stop switches in the coach. Since the gennie keeps running, as Andy said, you are generating...
Forum: Generators 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
On page 5-3 of this PDF document is the complete...

On page 5-3 of this PDF document is the complete sequence for starting, running and stopping with a Perkins engine.
...
Forum: Generators 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
For my Honda generator (2000i) I just wired a...

For my Honda generator (2000i) I just wired a plug with neutral and ground shorted and plugged it into one of the Honda outlets. That makes my Progressive unit happy and also the rest of the coach....
Forum: Vehicle Issues 02-25-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,397
Posted By gcyeaw
Hey Dan, I guess that kinda puts a damper on...

Hey Dan,
I guess that kinda puts a damper on your trip:Do
Forum: Under The Awning 02-21-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By gcyeaw
Another grandchild

Our newest grandchild, Elizabeth, has arrived :D (my son's first) Everyone is fine and ready to start the process of raising a child. All I have to do is spoil her:D
Forum: Under The Awning 02-19-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By gcyeaw
Multimedia presentation

As many of you know, my wife, Kathleen, writes books about the art and artists from the CCC (Civilian Conservation Core in the 30's). She publishes under her maiden name, Kathleen Duxbury. Kathy will...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 02-17-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By gcyeaw
Well, learn something new every day:eek: I know...

Well, learn something new every day:eek: I know there are lots of models of HWH jacks, and I sure don't know about all of them, so as Roseanne Roseannadanna. says "NEVERMIND"
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 02-17-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By gcyeaw
With these jacks the rod is the piston. Somewhere...

With these jacks the rod is the piston. Somewhere in the forum there is a pic, but there is just one seal.

Here is a thread on one model of the jack. This one has a small cylinder to swing it...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 02-17-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By gcyeaw
These are single action cylinders. If the...

These are single action cylinders.

If the oil passes the seal it goes out of the jack and will run down the shaft to the ground. The only entry and exit from the jack is the single line. Unlike a...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
Just an FYI: When the fuse in my old 83 FC...

Just an FYI:

When the fuse in my old 83 FC gen control box started blowing intermittently when starting. After considerable effort gaining an understanding of the control box circuit I traced it...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
I spent so much time writing this that you went...

I spent so much time writing this that you went and discovered the issue before I posted it !!!

I would start at the power source and work towards the destination.

The first rule (National...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
You have a bad ground. Also you must verify your...

You have a bad ground. Also you must verify your source for polarity.

Start at the outlet where you plug in to shore power and verify the outlet is wired correctly. Then check any adapters and...
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
Yes, they are all the same.

Yes, they are all the same.
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By gcyeaw
During initial start the control box sends 12...

During initial start the control box sends 12 volts to the gen to flash the field and start generating voltage. Once generation is started it is independent of the control box and should continue to...
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