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I agree.. Most of the time these are main causes of engine breakdowns.

Ames wrote:

Most diesel engine breakdowns are probably fuel delivery problems or elictrical.

Most gas engine breaksowns are overheating including vporlock or electrical.

Biggest cause for breakdown is flat tires.


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Interesting topic! Breakdown of Information Concerning High-Level Plenary Meeting and Round Table Discussions as Outlined in Resolution A/64/L.36.

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2010 Gulf Stream Caribbean
The Lippert leveling unit never worked right from the start

Dealership looked at it twice and pronounced " nothing wrong "
It kept displaying low voltage , till it finally went belly up 1600 miles from home base .

A investigation reveled it had a old oil seal in it that let hydrolic fluid into the motor , more and more till it finally shorted out .

Lippert was great and sent me a new motor and the new type oil seal . After a 1 hour remove and install it runs fine .


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hopeing it was a sensor we babied it the last few miles to pay phone, lifters were rattling by then. Had towed to workhorse contract dealer in Lompoc. Three weeks later picked coach up with new engine on warranty and a few personal items that had been taken from the coach while at the dealers service center, of course their employees had nothing to do with the ripped out stereo and greasy foot prints on the bed.

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00 BUCK wrote:

2010 Gulf Stream Caribbean
The Lippert leveling unit never worked right from the start

Dealership looked at it twice and pronounced " nothing wrong "
It kept displaying low voltage , till it finally went belly up 1600 miles from home base .

A investigation reveled it had a old oil seal in it that let hydrolic fluid into the motor , more and more till it finally shorted out .

Lippert was great and sent me a new motor and the new type oil seal . After a 1 hour remove and install it runs fine .

Keep an eye on it I am on my 3rd one same issue fluid in motor could see it dripping out of end cap on motor


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00 BUCK wrote:

2010 Gulf Stream Caribbean
The Lippert leveling unit never worked right from the start

Dealership looked at it twice and pronounced " nothing wrong "
It kept displaying low voltage , till it finally went belly up 1600 miles from home base .

A investigation reveled it had a old oil seal in it that let hydrolic fluid into the motor , more and more till it finally shorted out .

Lippert was great and sent me a new motor and the new type oil seal . After a 1 hour remove and install it runs fine .

Keep an eye on it I am on my 3rd one. Same issue fluid in motor I could see it dripping from end cap

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2011 Winnebago Adventurer 32H
on the Ford F53 V10 chassis
around 6800 miles

Driving back to San Diego from Sequoia NP. Pulled into the Bakersfield Costco to fill up. After filling, wouldn't start. No click, crank, or any other indication that I had turned the key to the start position, although all the lights came on as normal. Batteries were fully charged as expected after driving for 4 hours. After calling Ford roadside assistance, (of course), the MH started as normal. I thought it was pilot error. We drove to Bakersfield RV Resort to spend the night (wonderful place, BTW) and after registration, wouldn't start again, so I couldn't get to my space. Called Ford again and was towed to the Ford dealer. After some time, they replaced the starter motor/solenoid. They said the exhaust pipe was too close to the starter motor and caused overheating and failure of the motor. The time from the second call to Ford roadside assistance until I was back to the resort was around 4 hours, and of course, there was no charge. After the repair, the service manager told be he could see there being a recall for this issue for 2011 F53 chassis to install a heat shield.
So, if you're in the middle of nowhere and experience this problem, whack the starter motor with the handle of a hammer while someone turns the key for a temporary fix, then replace the starter motor under warranty.


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96 Itasca 34ft
F53 chassis - 460 w/ overdrive
111K miles
Trans failure - burnt the oil

This past week going south on I5 started up the grapevine after gasing up in Bakersfield.

Long slow pull, engine got to the top of the "normal" range. A short stop and some water spray got it cool enough to continue.

I didn't think about the trans baking and continued for a bit (slower with more rpms) until is started to slip. It was dumping fluid fast. Leak appears to be from the front main seal.

Got towed, no fluid in trans. Added 6 quarts to test it, seemed to work with no leaks, but agreed with shop to drop the pan for a look see....what are those chunks?

Anyway, used a rental to get home and the new trans will be installed this week.

I was thinking a sprayer using a windshield washer tank and pump would work nicely.

popeye766 wrote:

Hello Rver's
I would like to give Class A folks a wise tip on 454 cooling as i notice many have cooling problems.
My solution that REALLY works is.....i built a water sprayer system to spray water on the rad. and trans cooler at the push of a button on the dash......It dropped the eng temp by 25 degrees almost instantly. Popeye766 USN RET.



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2001 Bounder Ford 34D
30,000 miles

Problem - gearshifter was free moving and would not shift from Drive.

Parked a month at in-laws. Moved it 100 feet to use it for Labor Day weekend and when I went to put it in park, the gearshift was loose and not moving MH into any gear except Drive. Put on parking brake, chocked the tires and had wife put foot on brake peddle. Found the shifting cable in free play due to the Cable sheath coming out of retainer bracket due to missing retainer clamp. Repaired with new fabricated clamp. This is the first bracket for the cable from the side of the transmission. Glad it was something easy. No idea what the missing retainer was made of.


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2008 Hurricane 34B on Ford V-10 Chassis
35,900 miles

Problem- Chassis battery disconnect solenoid failed.

Immediate loss of all power, lights, engine, power steering and braking while on interstate highway on-ramp. Shortly after the break-down, a tractor-trialer sideswiped cargo trailer and RV, causing considerable damage to RV rear, bedroom slide and awning. Had Hurricane towed to local RV, where Thor tech support advised them to jumper around the solenoid to get me back on the road. Cut the remains of the awning off the coach. Back on the road, the coach bounced horribly due to bent rims.

Thor says they will replace the control center that houses the disconnect solenoid. Thinking seriously about jumping around the solenoid anyway. If one can fail, so can its replacement.

Luckily no loss of life. I can't imaging what could have happened if it had failed a minute or two later at interstate speeds in heavy traffic, since the failed solenoid LEFT ME WITH NO LIGHTS TO WARN ANYONE...





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