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Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 835
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 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 835
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 297
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) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 835
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 18,296
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 909
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 909
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 909
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 223
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 340
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: 476
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: 476
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: 971
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: 182
Posted By mahansm
Congratulations. Grandchildren are much better;...

Congratulations. Grandchildren are much better; they usually go home at night.
Forum: Parts Wanted 02-18-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By mahansm
The front pads are about 10" square, the rears...

The front pads are about 10" square, the rears are 12". Lots more weight on the back end.
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 02-10-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By mahansm
It doesn't matter which blue wire is connected to...

It doesn't matter which blue wire is connected to which wire in the coach. If it did, they'd be different colors :-). The two wires are connected to a pair of relay contacts on the circuit board; the...
Forum: Reasons I Bought My Bluebird 02-06-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,776
Posted By mahansm
Also with aluminum and a measly 260 gallons...

Also with aluminum and a measly 260 gallons...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-31-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By mahansm
I've seen a lot of warehouses, I agree with John.

I've seen a lot of warehouses, I agree with John.
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 01-29-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 3,297
Posted By mahansm
You can even work on the engine from the driver's...

You can even work on the engine from the driver's seat.
Forum: Electrical 01-28-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By mahansm
Comments: Battery backup service is different...

Comments:
Battery backup service is different than discharge/recharge cycles to run a coach. Expected duty is float charging for 99% of its life with occasional shallow discharge periods followed by...
Forum: Engine 01-28-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 11,228
Posted By mahansm
Not if you have Progressive...

Not if you have Progressive...
Forum: Engine 01-28-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 11,228
Posted By mahansm
Well, a typical garden hose flows about 9-17...

Well, a typical garden hose flows about 9-17 gallons/min. Taking the lower end of the flow rate and deducting 50% for poor aim and dispersed flow, it should take the average urchin just over 3...
Forum: Engine 01-28-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 11,228
Posted By mahansm
I ran some numbers; it takes about 10 feet of...

I ran some numbers; it takes about 10 feet of rain (yes, 120 inches) to put 15 gallons of water down a 6 inch stack. That's assuming the rainfall hits the stack opening directly. There's something...
Forum: Engine 01-28-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 11,228
Posted By mahansm
From experience, an LXi with exhaust stack on the...

From experience, an LXi with exhaust stack on the windward side will not collect anywhere near that much water during a hurricane...
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