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RE: What chassis....95 Damon 'Intruder'?

Seeing how you are posting in the Class A forum and have a Ford chassis, you have a F53 chassis with 4 wheel disk brakes. No adjusters. The caliper pistons move in the bore to adjust for pad wear. Your brake system does require that you remove the calipers every two years to clean and lube the slide mechanism. While you're there, check the caliper pistons for binding in the bore. You'll also need to change the brake fluid every two years. There has been a lot of brake complaints on the older Ford F53 (460 V8) chassis. If maintained properly, the the system works well, but requires more maintenance that most disk brake systems. Richard 95 Bounder F53
RLS7201 07/22/14 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: alternator not charging

No, you are not stuck. Crank up your generator and let your inverter/charger do the work of the alternator by holding your boost switch down. Wedge something under it and you only need it on for 10 minutes/hour. Probably not a good idea to do this ,the solenoids (on my coach and many others I have seen) used for this are not designed for continuous duty and will overheat and melt,causing you other problems. As designed by RV Custom Products for Fleetwood, the isolator relay in your BCC is indeed a continuous duty relay. It may look like an old Ford intermittent duty starter relay, but looks can be deceiving. On almost all coached built in the last 20-30 years, the isolator relay is engaged when the engine is running so all batteries are charged. That requires a continuous duty relay. Richard
RLS7201 07/21/14 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Ford E40D transmission won’t shift out of overdrive

The OD button is a ground toggle for the ECM. Chances are you have a bad button or broken wire. The Button assembly is still available from Ford. Go to http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/ and post your problem. Hopefully "subford" will respond with a wiring print. Richard
RLS7201 07/19/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: North Platte Nebraska

We stayed at the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation campground. Nothing real fancy and only about 30 sites but the cost was reasonable and they did have 30 and 50 amp service. It is a few miles away from the train yard. Obviously you do not mind the noise from the trains or you wouldn't even be considering staying in North Platte. Enjoy Stayed there in 2006. Water spicket every 3rd site and no dump station on the grounds. Hopefully the services have improved by now. Richard
RLS7201 07/18/14 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1989 Onan Generator ingnition coil question

Yes a bad condenser will prevent your ignition system from working. Take the old one to an auto parts house. Look for an old fart behind the counter that remember condensers being on cars. GRIN... Have him find one that will fit your application. Like I said before. They are all .23mf capacitance. Richard
RLS7201 07/17/14 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: 1989 Onan Generator ingnition coil question

Jeffery, A condenser (capacitor) (small silver container) of that age could be your problem. Almost all point/capacitor ignition systems use a .23mf condenser. So any condenser from a point ignition system that you can fit in will work. Surely you have an old condenser from a 1949 chevy on the shelf? GRIN. Richard
RLS7201 07/16/14 05:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Fixing a REALLY old American Apliance (Suburban) water heater

Way to go! It's always nice to see someone thinking out side the box. It now looks like you have all the safety of the original install. Those that don't understand will always find a way to condemn. Richard
RLS7201 07/16/14 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Disposing of old A/C

IF that old AC lost its charge due to fatigued/cracked lines, there is no hazardous material to reclame. ;) ;) Thus you do not need to pay a reclaimer. Richard
RLS7201 07/15/14 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: help with parking brake on 88 34ft pace arrow w, ford chasis

What chassis is that 88 PA on? Oshkosh or Ford f53 RICHARD John deere ford chassis Actually that would be a John Deere/Oshkosh/Freightliner chassis with Ford 460 and C6 tranny. Freightliner purchased Oshkosh and can provide you with info and parts. If the E brake is an assembly bolted on the end of the tranny, then you have a 4WD C6 case with a ZF ebrake assemby bolted on. You could just remove the clevis pin near the brake assembly, to make sure the E brake is released. Richard
RLS7201 07/10/14 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: help with parking brake on 88 34ft pace arrow w, ford chasis

What chassis is that 88 PA on? Oshkosh or Ford f53 RICHARD
RLS7201 07/10/14 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A wandering ?

The Workhorse chassis all have solidly mounted front and rear sway bars. There is no rubber bushings to wear out or adjustment on them since they are bolted steel to steel. Caster and Camber angle is fixed on the W series chassis and only the toe-in can be adjusted. It is important to have the alignment checked with a loaded coach on the W series chassis. Almost true. Caster is adjustable, and under extrema conditions the axle can be bent to adjust camber. Richard
RLS7201 07/08/14 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Hunting Under Load

Jim, Before you start buying pieces/parts or bending things, look under the float bowl for the altitude adjustment screw and give it a 1/4 to 1/2 turn out. The surge indicates that the generator is going lean under load. Richard
RLS7201 07/08/14 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First timer, Fleetwood Bounder and or Winnebago

The case is not closed if the fiberglass roof on the Winnebago starts peeling off in the wind. I saw several on the highway as it was happening. Need to inspect every 6 months and make sure edge is sealed down. If it peels off it is not covered by the 10 warranty. Nothing wrong with a TPO roof. Take care of both of them and they will last a long time. I guess that is why Fortravel, prevost, etc. use TPO roofs. I owned a Bounder, when I wanted to upgrade I bought a Winnebago. bumpy Bumpy, Lighten up, those old Bounders of the 90 were the best selling class A gassers on the road. Makes ya wonder why? The roof on my 20 year old Bounder only lasted 15 years and I had to spend $350.00 for EPDM coating materials. That's almost 2 tanks of fuel. I may not be able to drive to the poor house because of roofing costs. GRIN.... I doubt that $350.00 will ever cover a fiberglass roof repair. Shall we discuss the various merits of those ol chassis designs? :E :S Richard 95 Bounder F53 Ford chassis 131,000 miles
RLS7201 07/07/14 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacing valve stem seals ford 460

Matt, Be aware that you could be working one of two cylinder heads. The valve stem seals could be different between the two. If the MH is on an Oshkosh chassis with carb, you will need to get the cylinder head part number from between cylinders# 2&3 or 6&7, just below the valve cover. If on a Ford F53 chassis with EFI, the cylinder head part number is E7TE. Richard
RLS7201 07/05/14 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1980 Pace Arrow, Dodge 440 belt diagram

Maybe this will help? Richard
RLS7201 07/03/14 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust manifold bolt ... advice needed!

Leave drill in the toolbox. There is no need to drill since so much of the stud is sticking out. You can put the rest of the bolts back in until your trip is over, or take the manifold off to expose the stud. Once the manifold is off, do like others have said, use penetrating oil, like Liquid Wrench or Aerokroil to soak in around the threads. WD-40 sucks at loosening bolts. Do this for a couple days by spraying a couple times a day. You can weld a nut on the stud to turn it, or use a small pipe wrench to grip on the stud. If you weld a nut onto the stud, weld it about a quarter inch from the engine and use a box end wrench to turn it. This allows more rotational force and less side, or radial force to snap the stud off. While carefully applying pressure to turn the bolt, tap on the end of it with a hammer, like pounding in a nail. The penetrating oil and the shock of the hammer should make it back out. Do not force the stud to turn, the stud sticking out is a luxury. Don't break it off. If it breaks off, THEN you go to the toolbox and get out that drill. Good advice. One other trick is to tap on the end of the stud, after you remove the manifold. That will help shake the stud loose from the rust. Richard
RLS7201 06/27/14 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fleetwood flair 460

If that Flair is on an Oshkosh chassis (460 with C6 tranny), it might have a carb. If on a Ford F53 chassis (460 with E4OD tranny), it is EFI. Ford NEVER produced a 460 with throttle body injection. Richard
RLS7201 06/27/14 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solid State High Voltage Relay (Link To U-Tube Video)

Omron makes a similar device that I used 20 years ago to do high speed switching for a heating element on ink viscosity testing equipment. You have to love the age of technology that we live in. Richard
RLS7201 06/16/14 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: 1993 fleetwood southwind 34' 460 banks

E4OD Over drive 4 speed. You will find the OD button on the dash or the end of the shifter. Richard
RLS7201 06/14/14 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1989 Southwind info please

If you have a carburetor on your 454 then you have a 100 gallon fuel tank. If TBI (throttle body injection) then you have a 75 gallon fuel tank. I think chevy change to TBI in 1990? Most Fleetwood gassers of the era have a 100 gallon fresh water tank, 50 gallon black tank and 50 gallon gray tank. There should be data sheets glued to the inside of the closet. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 06/12/14 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
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