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Good News Snowbirds!

If you’re among Manitoba’s snowbirds, this time of year is doubtless a busy one, filled with anticipation as your departure for the sunny climes of the American south draws near.

Don’t forget routine vehicle maintenance and repair as one of the things that’s best done in advance, to prevent surprises out there on the road.

Have your motorhome or tow vehicle inspected for mechanical fitness and reliability now, and do any needed repairs now when your vehicle isn’t your home. You’ll benefit from increased peace of mind when travelling, and you’ll also be able to take advantage of the exchange rate by paying for your inspection and repairs in Canadian dollars.

When you bring your RV to our Diesel Service Centre, you are entrusting it to some of the most dedicated and best-trained technicians in the industry. Our large facility and state of the art equipment means that we’re able to diagnose and service your equipment to OEM standards. Western Turbo has exclusive distribution agreements with the major fuel injection, turbocharger, and diesel engine related product manufacturers.

We really are experts in all things diesel, and we service more vehicles than just about anyone else. When you’re heading out on the road on the way to your sunny spot, you can rest assured that your RV will be running at its’ very best.

Visit IamDIESEL at Western Turbo and Fuel Injection, 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556

RV Season is Coming. Get your (Diesel) Motor Running!

Spring is late this year, but we promise you, it is coming.

With better weather come outdoor recreation opportunities.  If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who like to take to the roads in recreational vehicles as your home away from home, now’s the time to start thinking about your summer destinations, and the begin the preparations that are going to make for trouble-free travels this summer.

If your recreation involves a diesel engine, either as the power plant of your family motorhome or in your tow vehicle, you already know that diesel engines can’t be beat for hauling and towing capability.  You are also probably familiar with some of their specific maintenance needs.  Now’s the time to book yourself an appointment for service, to avoid the unpleasant occurrence of a breakdown on the road.

Vacation should be a carefree time, and vehicle performance out on the highway is not only important to prevent breakdown, but to ensure your safety.  When you expect your tow vehicle or motorhome to accelerate to facilitate a merge, you need the engine to respond.  And there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than being stranded by the side of a strange highway in the middle of the night.

IAmDiesel is Winnipeg’s diesel engine specialist.  We have experience working with diesel vehicles of all sizes, and are knowledgeable about all your engine’s systems.  Whether you need glow plugs, injector service, or just a knowledgeable eye to look over your engine and assure you that it’s ready for summer fun, you can turn to IAmDiesel for all your RV maintenance needs.

IAmDiesel is the diesel service centre at 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg.  Our technicians are trained, certified, and second to none.  Let us help you get your tow vehicle or motorhome ready for summer fun.

Choosing an RV Diesel

Choosing a recreational vehicle seems like a fairly straightforward task to the uninitiated — at least, until they actually begin the search. With so many available options and features, finding the right model to suit your needs can be a daunting task indeed.

Motor homes are grouped into three classes: Class A, Class B and Class C. The first option, a Class A motor home, is a bus-type motor home with a boxy design. RV bodies built onto a van-style chassis are called Class B motor homes; the Class C variety is an RV body on a truck chassis with the cab of the truck sticking out from the front of the structure.

For beginners, the Class C is a great starter motor home; they typically have many great features for a relatively low cost, and are a good introduction into the world of recreational vehicles. For the most avid and devoted RV fans, however, the Class A coach is the preferred option; the increased space and amenities, not to mention the view from the front window are all motivating factors even before the question of fuel and power come into play. Class A coaches allow the buyer to choose between gasoline and diesel engines, which is a very important aspect of the decision-making process, due to the increased fuel economy and performance of diesel models.

Many Class A coaches are referred to as “diesel pushers” because of the powerful diesel-powered rear engine similar to those used in eighteen-wheeler trucks. For lower-air-density travel, such as through desert areas or high-altitude mountain ranges, the sheer power of diesel engines make them the ideal choice for recreational vehicles.

On the Road Again – Get Your RV Ready

The harsh winter elements can certainly take its toll on a motor home, especially for those that haven’t been properly winterized or stored. Before breaking out the RV for the first big trip of spring, it’s a good idea to make sure that certain annual maintenance items have been completed.

Organize your storage compartments. Ensure that all appliances inside your RV (TV, microwave, refrigerator, heater and air conditioner) are in good working condition. Your hot water system should be functioning properly, and chemicals should be added to the backwater holding tank through the toilet. Pressure-test the fresh water structure and verify that the freshwater and dump hose are working properly.

Test the pressure gauges on fire extinguishers and make a note of their expiration dates. Change smoke alarm batteries and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are in working order. A roadside emergency kit containing motor oil, brake and power-steering fluid, a gas can, road flares, jumper cables and other basic tools should be checked and restocked as needed.

Trailer brakes and wheel bearings should be repacked annually, while generators should be carefully checked before the season begins. Change spark plugs, oxygen sensors, air and fuel filters, and diesel exhaust fluid in preparation for warm weather; also, consult the upkeep list for items such as wire and hose inspections, belt, and wheel alignment.

All interior and exterior lights should be tested and, if necessary, repaired prior to the year’s first journey. Often, the problem is not limited to burnt bulbs; it could also be corroded terminals or ground connections. Check your vehicle’s chassis for damaged / loose springs, shock absorbers and such; on trailers, pay close attention to spring equalizers and worn shackles. Every two years, you should check the brake fluid and drain the air brake tanks of moisture. Tires should be inspected by a professional tire tech; in addition to setting tire pressures, tires are prone to wearing out and a professional is trained to spot sidewall cracks and other damage.

RV Maintenance Tips: Fuel for Thought and Idle Suggestions

With fuel costs soaring, like most RV’ers you’re scrambling for ways to save both diesel and dollars.
Fortunately, there are some effective means for cutting down on your engine’s fuel consumption and at the same time extending the life of your RV’s engine.

One of the most common practices among RV motorists which can make a significant difference in fuel cost as well as engine performance is over-idling. Often done under the mistaken assumption that it is necessary for proper engine performance, idling for extended periods has some adverse consequences beyond the cost of wasted fuel.

Your RV’s diesel engine has a specific operating temperature, with a cooling system matched to those specifications. The coolant is most effective at higher engine RPM’s. Idling for too long, consequently, runs a greater risk of engine overheat than driving the vehicle at speed from a stop.

Additionally, over-idling will result in carbon build-up in your engine, which will not only hinder its performance, but increase required maintenance and potentially shorten its life.

When it does come time to roll up to the pumps for refueling, it’s also time to check a few other items: tire pressure, fuel filter(s); look for signs of leakage under your engine. It’s also advisable to refuel more frequently so as to avoid water condensation in your fuel lines.

Every little bit helps when it comes to getting the most out of your fuel dollars, and your RV’s diesel engine.