I think the "no levelers" would be a deal breaker for us. Plus, its appears that their are no slides. For us that would be the final nail. That year and condition is about the $7,000 range in our area.
baro, there usually 2 fuses on the back of the converter. One, or both may be bad, or corrosion on the blades, or the wires connecting to the converter are loose/corroded. Be careful as these large cables(wires) are connected to the battery bank, and shorting them could be very bad. If everything you check is good, you can usually check if the converter is good, by disconnecting the output, plugging in the converter. The voltage at the output should be 13 volts, or very near it. If there is no voltage, the converter is bad.
I would go by which floor plan you like best. It depends on how you drive them, as to gas mileage. I doubt the either one will get the mileage you are getting now with your Flair. The ride and handling will be better though. If they are near you, drive them both over the same routes, with the DW, and decide which one you prefer.
Capnqball,Sully2; No..... I did this to see if an even greater concentration of bleach would cause damage to an engine. If you are worried about what to do with the diesel, look in the yellow pages for a fuel supplier, and ask them what they thing, and what they would do. I believe that any fuel treatment for diesel, will fix the perceived problem. And YES, I too think that any bleach that gets pumped will end up in the bottom of the separate. If I had done this, I too would have an Oh My God moment. But in reality, as others have said, this is a non problem, I believe.
Well I did a little experiment with my lawn-mower. It holds 24 ounces of gas, to keep the ratios right, just a fume of bleach would be needed to match the ratio of bleach to fuel. I instead, added once of bleach to the tank, and filled it. Started the mower and started to mow. It stalled, of course, the bleach did not mix with the gas, and went right to the carb. Left it overnight, added 5 ounces of rubbing alcohol and tried to started it, I got tired of pulling the rope and used the starter, after a few seconds of cranking it sputtered to life, and then ran fine. I pulled the carb bowl to check for any damage, and found none. It was very clean, which I expected since I ran alcohol through it. I know, this is not an injected engine, or diesel, but to duplicate the same circumstances, would be very hard and time consuming, not that what I did was not time consuming. Considering the very high-end B&S engine and high class carb, I really do not thing there is anything to worry about.
HR, after reading the 5 pages, I believe you have fixed the problem. I remembered that I had filled a gallon paint thinner can, half full of bleach about 8 months ago. I went to the garage and checked the can. There was no smell of bleach. I poured it into our sewer clean-out drain, and it looked clear. There is no sign of damage to the inside of the can. It is doubtful that any damage would be done, even if you started the engine and ran the bleach through the system. Now, if you started it and it died, and you left it in the system, there is a slight chance that there would be damage done. Most bleach you buy at store is 3%, very weak. Pool bleach is 6%. The powdered pool bleach is between 35% and 65%. Aluminum does not like bleach, but very little damage is done to it.
You ask what I base my statements on? Experience, I know that everyone is just trying to help you, but, just like sugaring the tank, most of the fables are just that. As was said earlier, gas and sugar do not mix, It may plug the fuel filter. Now, jello on the other hand....
But if you do that you're throwing off the front wheel alignment big time.
What do the sway bar links or the sway bars have to do with wheel alignment?
I am ready to do this on my 2002 F53, as soon as the weather allows me to crawl under it. I bought the adjustable links for the rear sway bar; they keep the bar from hitting the differential nose. About $100 for the pair from Amazon. Helwig, IIRC.
There are many posts on a different forum that describe this fix.
He may of miss-spoke. I do not know of a suspension, that changing the sway bar rate, will affect alignment.
If it is a 2012, it should still be under warranty, and should be corrected by either Fleetwood, or Cummings. The starters do hang-up on the 5.9 series engines. They run about $200. at most part stores, and is very easy to change from underneath.
good luck and let us know how it works out.
Lee, even though its not a Ford, the same fixes should apply. The first 6 month we owned our MH, the DW was scared to death I was going to run off the road on the right side. I suggested that she look in the passenger side mirror and she could see the shoulder line was still outside of the edge of the MH.
O.K... Is this New to you, or have you had this MH for a while? Did this just happen? Was their any signs of problems before the slides quit working? If this problem has just developed, it could be a bad connection to the switches, or the control box for the slides. After long periods of non use the switches can form corrosion on the contacts. Sometimes just using them a lot will clean them to allow them to work.
I will make a wild guess and say that it has a Ford chassis. What you are feeling is side to side roll, or waller. Early Ford F53 chassis have very soft spring rates that allow side to side roll. It may not have a rear Pan Hard bar/Track Bar either, which allows the rear axle to oscillate under the chassis in a circle. If it does have a Ford chassis, the first thing to do is check if it has a rear track bar. If not, installing one will make a big difference. Moving the sway bar links to the inner hole will give greater resistance to roll also, and does not cost anything. After these mods, adding either aux. air bags, or Timbrens to increase the spring rates. When we first got ours, I though it would turn over in slow turns, as it would lean over until it hit the bump-stops.
The OP has a 2001 Flair 31A, by his sig. We look at one before we purchased our 04. It had the batteries under the entrance step. I'm not sure why the OP has not replied, but may have been just curious.