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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-18-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By Travel Pro
Elictrical Problem is Unlikely to Be ECM

Bill, it is unlikely that your ECM or ECU is fried. If that were out, unless you have converted your engine from common rail electronic fired injectors to a mechanical injection pump, a dead ECU...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-18-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By Travel Pro
2007 Dodge 2500 Voltage Regulation Electrical Issue

An internally shorted battery could do the damage. So could a shorted or bad cable or perhaps a bad alternator.

You did not post whether you had the 5.9 or 6.7 diesel option but both have a power...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-07-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,672
Posted By Travel Pro
Fire Suppression

One of the problems with engine bays that are difficult to look into and through is that they don't get the frequent inspections they should have. Fuel fittings, hoses,etc. on older vehicles are...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By Travel Pro
Black Tank Vent Pipe Removal-Another Approach

Have you considered buying a flexible pipe to pipe connector collar and two gates style clamps? Concept:
- first be completely sure of pipe outside diameter by asking the forum on this unit and then...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 01-29-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Travel Pro
Possible Seat Safety Upgrades

You asked about seat conversions and shoulder belts. Any existing seat should have solid and safe attachment point currently securing it to the floor. You would have to measure the footprint of the...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 11-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,485
Posted By Travel Pro
Rocknfellow 3" Lift Reply

If done properly, the lift should not affect on-road handling in an appreciably negative way per much anecdotal testimony on this site The only downside I can think of that has so far not been...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-23-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,740
Posted By Travel Pro
Which vehicle to choose

All three major brands of 2500 and 3500 series trucks in the US offer mostly great vehicles. All have their quirks, sweet spots, and PITA factors. I would be highly tempted to go for your clan...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-07-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,439
Posted By Travel Pro
1987 325 MH died on the road.-reply

After looking at your problem message and the replies, I would add the following:

gasoline ages just as poorly as diesel, although with different characteristics. If you don't keep your tank...
Forum: Base Camp 08-16-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Travel Pro
External Tire Mounts

Hi GoKaLees,
I did not see your vehicle type/year listed and I don't know how much open real estate you have on your trailer tongue or what hitch type you are using for pulling. All of above is...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,348
Posted By Travel Pro
Corona Virus Longevity Reply

The following is a quote from Medical News Today which carried info from a paper by Scientists from the Greifswald University Hospital and Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum, both in Germany, recently compiled...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,348
Posted By Travel Pro
Covid 19 Isolation Chamber? Be Sure B4 Doing

Hi Bob, and anyone else thinking about this - If you store sick, virus laden people in your Airstream (or SOB for that matter) they or you will be loading the interior of the vehicles with live...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,753
Posted By Travel Pro
Heavy Tank & Generator Lifting - Possible Solution

If the lifting of heavier propane tanks and other heavy items is starting to cause problems or back strain concerns, you might want to consider a bed crane for your truck. Northern Tools has a small,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-02-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,322
Posted By Travel Pro
Cutting New Door & Upgrading Windows - Reply

Have you considered building a "schoolie"? There is room in a schoolie to put in beds, bath, overhead lifting tracks, wheelchair lifts (can probably buy one at auction with a lift in place) and...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,888
Posted By Travel Pro
Foiled Again _ Mirror Response

Hi, The main reason for OEM mirrors vs. aftermarket relates to functionality of the goodies like power fold, heating for anti-fog, puddle lights, power in and out, etc. (and ease of hookup - by...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By Travel Pro
Smile A Generalist - Anyone Seen One of These?

I wouldn't know if the light was original, a later replacement for an original, or what. However, you can find weatherproof lights at West Marine, Fisheries Supply, as well as other places. If you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,024
Posted By Travel Pro
Towing With Old Cars - It's been done well for years

Trailer mods are up to you but be sure to have brakes in perfect condition

* helper springs on back of ranchero - get the kind that only offer support under load, many sources...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,167
Posted By Travel Pro
F250 Death Wobble

Hi ibordelon, death wobble does exist and normally occurs in 4WD solid front axle vehicles. The F250, F350, and the equivalent Dodge/Ram pickups are the most common occurrences. It is not unknown in...
Forum: On The Road... 12-16-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Travel Pro
Portable Outdoor LED Flood Light?

I have had very good luck with the following:
Olight for flashlights (, headband lights, defense flashlights

Super Bright LEDs ( for both 110V AC and 12V DC...
Forum: On The Road... 11-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,008
Posted By Travel Pro
Reply on I40 to NOLA to I10 Route

It's been a while since the hurricane, but not all that long. Some of the I10 corridor from Miss/Ala line going east took a lot of damage. Fuel stops and repair facilities may not be as "available"...
Forum: Axles 08-23-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,657
Posted By Travel Pro
Correction to Bolt Choice

Silver Villa was correct. You can get stainless bolts up to 90,000 PSI yield strength. You can get grade 8 in various rust resistant finishes up to about 140,000 PSI yield strength. I do not have the...
Forum: Axles 08-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,657
Posted By Travel Pro
IMO, be sure when they enlarge the holes that...

IMO, be sure when they enlarge the holes that they, or you, source bolts that match the diameter of the enlarged holes. You want a grade 8 minimum hardness and they should be either stainless, or be...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-07-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Travel Pro
Clicking Noise From Engine After Start

Many things could cause a clicking that disappears. In any engine with hydraulic lifters those lifters require oil under pressure to pump them up to full height. A lifter or set of them might make...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-04-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,827
Posted By Travel Pro
Fixing Aluminum Cracks

Other people here will have better answers than me on the best sealant.

On the other hand, stopping a crack properly requires stop drilling. Look at the width of the crack and then select a...
Forum: On The Road... 06-19-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,599
Posted By Travel Pro
Would you drive a 13 year old Truck across the country?

If you have taken good care of the truck and plan to continue doing so, have a good truck mechanic check it over thoroughly yearly and before each major trip and keep right on using it. There is no...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,613
Posted By Travel Pro
Crowd Carrying Tow Vehicles

I agree with ITSNO60. For that many people and a triple axle trailer, you probably want to look at a 3/4 or one ton chassis passenger van. Diesel or gas is more a matter of preference. Diesel has a...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,686
Posted By Travel Pro
House Sized toilet - ?

I agree with the folks talking about the offset toilet flanges. Its a cheap and reliable way to change the wall to tank or bowl spacing and also the clocking of a toilet. There are also many seat...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-10-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,994
Posted By Travel Pro
Adding LED Lights - Dont panic

LED lights are better than sliced bread and just about as easy. There are a few things to remember on them:
1 - do not wire a DC voltage light into an AC circuit, EVER
2 - LED DC light most often...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,101
Posted By Travel Pro
Radiator Recore - anothyer reply

Glad you are enjoying the benefits of the all aluminum radiator. They are well worth the money. Agree you do need a shroud for the fan to get max cooling. The electric fan will cool better or as...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-03-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,101
Posted By Travel Pro
Radiators: Recore?

I agree with John TF on several points. Plastic tanks on radiators are eventually going to be a failure point. They are not as durable as aluminum, copper, or brass. OTC aluminum radiators do...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,101
Posted By Travel Pro
Radiator; Encore, Recore, or New Plan

The crud in old radiators comes from residue from old/bad coolant, rust, galvanic reaction related to the multiple metal types submerged in a conductive fluid, etc. Your motor home is just a truck...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,599
Posted By Travel Pro
Would you drive a 13 year old Truck across the country? Yes

Trucks with real frames and heavier duty running gear are capable of breaking down rolling off of the dealer lot - or making 300,000 to 1,000,000 miles with relatively few issues. Part of the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By Travel Pro
Check Engine - Reduced performance

Multiple reasons a fuel stop can hurt. You already confirmed it was diesel you pumped. A gasoline oopsie is about the worst other than taking the short ride from a cliff. Other possibilities - diesel...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-16-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By Travel Pro
Exhaust - Vac Valve -OverHeating

Hi Jerry,
The exhaust manifold heat riser can malfunction due to either vacuum leak, bad sensor not supplying signal, bad vacuum motor at valve, etc. It is not likely to cause much of an engine...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-05-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Travel Pro
New Member

I just joined tonight. I spent about a week in a motor home two years ago with my wife and we enjoyed the trip enough to become seriously interested in camping in a trailer or motorhome. I...
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