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RE: Evans Console AC main fuse

Was driving along using dash ac, started blowing HOT air. Temperature dial not working, and blower speed dial not working. When we arrived at campground, only mode selector was working as it directs vacuum to open and close dampers. Blower motor not working. Temperature valve which is an electric actuator, not working. Basically, anything that uses 12v on the Evans unit not working meaning to me no 12v into the unit. I’ll dig deeper when we get home. Either breaker bad, wire disconnected (hot or ground), or something in the dash selector unit went bad. Evans has a good electrical schematic on their website and troubleshooting guides. I’ll update once I get home and troubleshoot.
vjstangelo 03/15/18 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Evans Console AC main fuse

Well, no one responded, but I did get information from Winnebago. The Evans system is powered on this motorhome from a circuit breaker located in the fuse box panel just above the drivers left foot while driving. Sadly the breaker was not tripped so I will have to figure out why there is no power to the unit. Stay tuned.
vjstangelo 03/15/18 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
Evans Console AC main fuse

Help. Where is the main fuse located for the Evans Console AC unit? Rig is a Winnebago Vista 2011 F53 chassis. The Ford manual lists fuses for the blower and AC clutch, but not the one that supplies power to the Evans unit itself. Evans mentions a 25A fuse, but not a location. Thanks.
vjstangelo 03/14/18 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Chevy Silverado HD Duramax,Diesel Allison Transmission

Agree with other posters, the overheating is a concern. I know the GM gassers are known to have gasket problems. If it is a head gasket, it could be allowing air into the cooling loop which would cause air pockets in the loop. It wouldn’t overheat all the time, but would get progressively worse as the leak becomes more pronounced. Do the Duramaxers also have a problem with gaskets? I
vjstangelo 03/08/18 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Selling

I did the temp plate thing from VA. Easy to get. I recall it was only good for 10 days or so, enough to get one home. Price was negligible.
vjstangelo 03/06/18 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parks near El Dorado Arkansas

Try an app called RVParky. It is easy and useful.
vjstangelo 03/06/18 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broke down in Foley Alabama Transmission Trouble

We were in Montreal some years ago and the trans sprung a leak, fluid everywhere. Vehicle is a 2005 Excursion with V10 and 4R100. Being far from home, and another country at that, I wanted the repair to be warrented nationwide in US or Canada, so the best option was bring it to the Ford dealer who serviced truck transmissions. Turned out to be front seal, a $10 part, but big bucks to drop the tranny. Better IMHO to have this work done at Ford knowing that if the repair fails, you can get rework done at your local Ford dealer. If you get work done at a private shop, the only recourse would be to bring the vehicle back to the same unless there is a nationwide warranty that goes along within the repair.
vjstangelo 03/01/18 01:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Michigan to Yellowstone, Tetons, Fort Robinson

while the route from Buffalo to Cody over the Bighorn Mountains is beautiful it is also winding with grades. If you want to avoid, go North through Billings and enter from the north entrance via Gardner. This is almost all interstate and fairly level running.
vjstangelo 02/25/18 01:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: USAA car buying service?

Yes, we used the service to buy my 2016 Focus from a local dealer. They knocked $200 OFF the lowest price since I used the USAA service. It was a very easy process and would use again. PS we bought the Focus because with the dual clutch automatic transmission it is readily usable as a dingy. I really like the car: love the SYNC, hatchback, 35 to 40 mpg, and sunroof. All this for $11,500 using the service last summer.
vjstangelo 02/17/18 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Route to take out of Yellowstone heading east?

If you aren’t pressed for time, try leaving north on 89 through Gardiner, head up to I90, 90 east through Billings, and stop in Hardin to see Little Bighorn. There is a KOA nearby.
vjstangelo 02/13/18 05:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park

We stayed at the east KOA in St Mary’s. I do recommend it. Note that Verizon was the only cell service, and their WiFi was poor, but this is typical of most campground wifi.
vjstangelo 02/13/18 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problem with T-Mobile Internet

Try a Williams Electronics signal booster.
vjstangelo 02/11/18 06:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Trinity Atomic test site

I would go to the nearby Very Large Array, think the movie Contact. The drive is beautiful as is the location.
vjstangelo 02/05/18 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone National Park questions

Even though it doesn’t have power, Madison is my favorite. The scenery and river are beautiful. We love sitting in the Firehole, like sitting in a hot tub.
vjstangelo 02/04/18 01:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Several new to RVing questions

If I had such a truck I'd go with the 5th wheel. These seem to have a better use of the living space, while also preserving the master suite area (when compared to a bumper tow).
vjstangelo 02/02/18 05:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Don't buy a Thor product

I know this is the C forum, but I own an A and they are basically the same beast: truck/bus chassis with cab or house built on top. Most of the systems that failed on our Winnebago the first 2 years were supplied by others (AC units, weather stripping, parts on chassis). How is it Winnebago, or Thor, or whomever’s fault if the AC, transmission, fridge fails? So, to tell me that I should not buy Winnebago or Thor or Tiffin because parts built by others fail is bad advice.
vjstangelo 01/24/18 07:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: shopping for our first "A"

Try rvdirect.com or mhsrv.com either will give you their out the door price, typically 30 To 35% off MSRP.
vjstangelo 01/22/18 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I Have a Transmission Problem?

You likely have the 4R100 4 speed. I have an Excursion with the V10 and same transmission. The front seal did leak and cost about $1000 to repair as the transmission had to be dropped to access. The cost was 95% labor. Later the rear seal leaked and this was a minor fix and only required dropping of the driveshaft to repair, say $200.
vjstangelo 01/21/18 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Was just gifted a RV. Excited but worried. 80 dodge jamboree

Wow, so excited for you. Don’t listen to the spoil sports. This is just a mechanical contrivance and as such is repairable. If you don’t mind a little elbow grease, for sure fixable. I’ve seen many older class C motor homes repaired and fixed up nicely. I sure wish someone had gifted me a MH, no way would I have turned it down. I would’ve rolled up my sleeves and gotten to work. Note this blog is full of folks with 6 figure MH’s moaning and groaning about the cost to maintain or repair. Much better IMHO to get a paid off model and incur costs to repair with no massive loan weighing one down.
vjstangelo 01/21/18 08:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Tow rig suggestion at about $5K?

Anything with the Ford V10, would be the first choice. Second would be an older Expedition with the 5.4L, provided it has the tow package and higher tow rating. Also look for Lincoln Navigators (twin to the Expedition) as these came with the 32 valve 5.4L that put out over 300hp.
vjstangelo 01/21/18 07:32am Tow Vehicles
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