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RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Happy Birthday! How far along on the house are you?
Leeann 08/24/15 08:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Wait. What was the question? You answered it...but aren't there pics?
Leeann 08/24/15 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Just checking on everyone 'cause it's been silent for a couple weeks...all ok?
Leeann 08/24/15 07:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

All true but doesn't stop them from doing it.
Leeann 08/02/15 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Try to figure out a different routing of the wire that's both safe and easier to maintain. Sometimes you can securely attach a new piece to the old and pull it through, but if it's stapled along the way you can't do that.
Leeann 08/02/15 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

You're not spitting into the wind :)
Leeann 08/02/15 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Welcome! Real nice rig...post pics on photobucket, flickr or the like and link 'em here....
Leeann 08/01/15 02:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

The 360 class C I had prior to my 440 class A was a total dog. And no better gas mileage (same overall length). What length are we talking about? Reason I'm asking is I've found 22' C class running a 360 for reasonable money. Also, I'm thinking it will have a 727A transmission? 19' Class C (technically 19.5') vs 20' Class A. Both have 727 trannies.
Leeann 07/24/15 09:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

We fixed our vapor lock issue, so I'm still happy with my 440. The 360 class C I had prior to my 440 class A was a total dog. And no better gas mileage (same overall length).
Leeann 07/24/15 09:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I'd rather have my 440.
Leeann 07/24/15 08:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Thanks Leeann & regis101. I haven't had the chance to inspect or drive it yet, but I talked to the guy on the phone this evening. He said it runs like a champ, but vapor locks at anything over 45 mph when it's hot out. :/ That has me wondering. I would expect that if a guy wants to sell his MH he would have everything squared away? Vapor lock is common on these. We made it better by removing the mechanical, engine-driven fuel pump and installing electric pumps just outside the tanks (we have three). The tanks feed a three-into-one junction block near the front, which then goes through a fuel pressure regulator and then goes to the carb. Each fuel pump is wired to the switches on the dash so only one fuel pump is running at any given time. Oh, and my hubby had to re-route the fuel line after the switch; it ran inside the frame rail and would boil pretty quickly. Then he fixed the front air scoop so cool air actually makes it to the radiator. Then we installed a much more efficient, higher CFM flex fan in place of the monster metal one. We next want to put in some tubing/hose/something largeish to route cool air directly on top of the engine for carb cooling. We haven't had vapor lock since, and we've driven on the steep grades PA Tpke in 95° heat. Griff has plans to use a bilge blower to cool the engine; they're posted in this thread somewhere.
Leeann 07/21/15 08:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Check that everything runs. It could have 52k...or it could have 152k (etc). And yes, 727 but LoadFlite instead of TorqueFlite (heavier duty). Start it. Dodge starting procedure cold was to pump the accelerator once then turn the key. After 30 secs (or a min, can't remember now), push the accelerator halfway once. The idle should reduce. How smooth is the idle? How easy did it start? Can you see or smell oil? Now test drive it if they allow it - how do the shifts feel? How about engine power? How're the brakes? Now check the fridge, heater, AC unit, water pump....everything. Check the walls, inside the compartments, every nook and cranny you can see - any evidence of leaking? If so, is it ancient or current? Smell any mold? Start the genset (mine is an Onan 4.0 CCK - it runs at 1800 RPM for just about eternity. Great genset). Once running, put a load on it (AC, fans, everything you can turn on). Does it run steady, do the lights flicker, etc? I bought mine on eBay, so sight unseen. Luckily for me, everything worked. I had to put new belts on it (they were trashed), replace the ballast resistor, put a qt of oil in and put gas in it, then I drove it 3 hrs home (my hubby did have to adjust the carb - whomever rebuilt it reassembled it incorrectly). I had cap, rotor, plugs, wires and coil with me but I didn't need them to get it home. It was pretty cold so I wasn't going to stand outside any longer than necessary. Basically, inspect it like you would any other vehicle, then inspect it like you would any other house.
Leeann 07/21/15 05:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

For a long time, he used the standard Mercury starter (heavy) with a small Optima battery. He has since gone to an external starter, based around a jump starter battery, that simply spins the flywheel nut via the correct sized socket (11/16, I think). He has a racing flywheel that weighs almost nothing. Pretty sure it's a go-kart thing outboard racers modified for their own use. EDIT: yep, it's a Coleman go-kart starter much like this one (he bought it used, though) Coleman Starter | eBay
Leeann 07/20/15 07:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I can also tell you what happens to all the lights and electronics in a house when you accidentally sent 240VAC though all the 120VAC circuits. (The owner said it was the best his furnace had ever worked ... for all of two minutes. I can, too. A friend of my parents wired up their new generator for them (my uncle couldn't come up for a few months). He hooked both outputs on the Coleman 4kW generator to the input he wired up to the house. Every light in the house got really, really bright...and then everything blew. Had to get a furnace repairman out at 9pm to fix it since it was 20° outside. Good thing the president of the company was their best friend.
Leeann 07/17/15 09:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Well yeah. Duh.
Leeann 07/15/15 08:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Hiya, eyeteeth! You can try contacting Monaco (they own Holiday Rambler) and see if you can get a manual from them. Apparently, depending on the rep you get, you can get a copy of the original owner's manual. 1-877-466-6226 I don't have a Holiday Rambler or Monaco diagram for you, but these are from my Concord (made by Champion): https://farm1.staticflickr.com/346/19728212455_4f310d2705_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/406/19105630674_7e8f1db98d_c.jpg
Leeann 07/15/15 03:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I had bought a replacement heavy duty electromechanical flasher (EL12) at Advance Auto, so no trouble at all. I had already bought it because our race trailer has a ton of LEDs on it and I didn't want any trouble with the ancient mechanical flasher.
Leeann 07/14/15 08:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

That's what we did. Brighter, lower draw...new. All good.
Leeann 07/13/15 06:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Put 'em up on Photobucket, flickr or the like, then copy the link next to BBcode; it'll have IMG tags surrounding it in brackets. Paste that here and we'll see the pics.
Leeann 07/01/15 07:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Welcome! Nice rig to start with ;)
Leeann 07/01/15 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
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