Oh, on that solenoid for the slide-out...it's not the solenoid. The dealer I bought the unit from replaced it before I started looking at the unit, and then the slide-own stopped working as we were doing some of the negotiation, so they replaced it again! What I figured out, is that it's the wire harness on the left motor (as you look at the pump assembly from the driver's side of the vehicle). It gets "stuck" for me once every few months, I just go out and squeeze the harness together, as if it were coming apart, and then the slide-out works again.
I have what sounds like a similar water leak, but coming from the kitchen sink. If I park with the driver's side lower than the kitchen side, just a little water comes running out from under the sink cabinet after doing a full load of dishes.
I'm also having "fun" in that the fuel gauge is horked. The gauge on the dash shows completely full, regardless of fuel level. It's not just the gauge in the dash, since the transfer pump sees the same signal and so does not move any fuel from the left tank over to the right side. Yes, I ran out of fuel, got out and the left side was completely full. Right side was bone dry. I need to get that figured out.
2004 Four Winds Fun Mover 39C (39' including 14' toy hauler garage)
Cat 3126E 300hp Allison MD3066P Pics of the FunMover
It fixed the water leak that I had (the previous window frame was not sealed against the skin...not at all!); it's a ton warmer in the cold climates, and while all the other windows had ice covering the entire inside in the morning, this one only had a little condensation along the bottom inch.
Also, an unexpected benefit, is that my wife reports that entire coach is much quieter while driving...but especially while up in the bunk. The TV up there doesn't have to be loud in order to hear it anymore while on the road.
Grand total was $567. Expensive, yes, but WELL worth it to me and the family!
Your fuel transfer problem I had. Almost $600 to fix at carmenita ford truck center. The sensor and pump tended to go out the years these f750 trucks were made.Had your problem before, didn't run out of fuel, but close. Wasn't transferring. In the future I want to put in a manual switch just in case the sensor dies again. Remember the fuel gage should only read what is in the right tank. To get a better read of my fuel situation I use the odometer. ..figure 7 mpg (reality is 8) and leave some reserve. I've never gone past 670 miles on the clock.
Sink should be a easy one to fix.
Solved the bathtub issue by adding more support under the pan for the drain corner, Splashed water around the shower pan at the joints with the liner. Saw where it was coming out, puttied it up. Later when time permits will take off the shower wall liner and add some eternabond tape and new putty all around between the pan and liner.
-Garage heat tube installed under shower to heater, cut hole in the garage, added heat register (on off type) SHould provide better warming to those sleeping there.
I'll throw in my .02 here, even though I'm still getting my feet wet on ownership.
I've already added more batteries to my stack. I found a pile of hybrid electric-car batteries from an experimental program GM was running... fabricated the brackets for them, and now I have two house batteries in my battery compartment, and four more mounted on the inside frame-rail next to the drive line... (total of 6).
I'm doing a conversion to vegetable oil... I've already got the stainless steel fuel tanks fabricated and waiting to be installed up in Spokane, WA. They'll sit in the middle of the frame rails, behind the rear pumpkin underneath. (I figure about 180 gallons of fuel capacity).
Fabricating the tanks was a winter project, so here in the next month or two I hope to have the conversion done.
I hope to swap out many of the lights with LED solutions... I saw vwlovr's videos... inspiring to say the least. I LOVE the LED mods he did (with the LED's on the awning, and the LED's on the ceiling). I would also love to find some LED solution that would replace the cheesy fluorescent bulbs...
In the short term, I also want to swap out that terrible RV toilet. I like the ceramic solution that vwlovr briefly showed... going to do some more research on that.
In the super-short term, I have a few minor fix-its I gotta get done... (minor leak by the rear A/C unit, newly discovered leak (after last night's downpour) in the front slide-out area... electrical gremlin somewhere in my system... )
2004 Thor Fun Mover 39C
2007 WW FS2500 Superlite
2002 Ford Excursion, 7.3 PSD --> Converted to WVO!
2003 Dodge 3500 5.9 Cummins --> Converted to WVO!
2002 Human Son
1974 Human Wife
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Saw your other thread but put this here for you in case. Also don't forget to keep those u joints greased.
I'll go ahead and take a stab at it.
- lectrical - there's a solinoid under the fridge that turns on the battery connect. U can plug in power either shore or genny and the rig will run . Will run with no batteries. Unless this solinoid is on the switch at your door does not connect 12 v to the converter/charger. You could have the converter plugged in or on genny but no charging is going on. Find which solinoid it is or pull the switch out and track color back under fridge.
-mold/ mildew..on mine I found a slight crack in the dicor caulking for the vent. I eternabonded it. That stopped a slight leak trickling down in rain the outside of shower along some plywood. NEXT; found the putty used to seal the tub and pan seam together was pulling away front left corner as you face faucet. Water leaked out and caused some molding. Fixed it. Access is via generator panel and co2 detector on floor. While in there I also added some heater hose to open a vent in storage area and shored up support for the pan and drain tubes.
This is a fantastic start... thank you. (When do you float closer to the NW? Would love to meet up and compare notes... )
1) Are you referring to the U-joints in the drive line?
2) The solenoid (I'm sure) is going to be under the fridge... (I only say this because I don't see a solenoid behind the battery disconnect switch on the dinette). I will track this down and test it out. (THANK YOU!!!!)
3) I think I have that same problem in the bathroom... or at least I have a spot where it LOOKS like water could get out... I need to address that. Right now, it all looks dry.
4) My (second) water problem is creeping from somewhere near the slideout. After a big rain storm the other day, I found a new puddle of water near the front corner of the fold-down couch. (COrner closest to the driver). I think it's because I have a tear in the leading edge of my slidetopper. The awning is torn 8", and I think it's letting water pool up on top of the slideout and trickle down and "diffuse" onto the floor. Everything looks dry.. it's just a magic puddle of water. (The awning barely had a nick in it when we bought it, but it's amazing how fast that deterioriates once a tear gets in there). I've ordered new fabric for the topper, and plan to replace this as soon as it gets here.
5) The other leak is around my air conditioner. I have a roll of eternabond coming, and I plan on tackling it then.
6) P.S. THANK YOU for you for posting those photos of the work you did when your wall had separated. As soon as I saw what to look for I ran right out and checked out my own rig... (thankfully, it all looked fine)... but now I know that if (or when) that happens, it's probably a weekend of work instead of a bunch of agonizing and hand-wringing...
1. yes - u joints for the truck chassis . I hit this every 3,4 tanks of fuel or 3k miles
2. You should hear this solinoid click on AND off when u push the power button near the stair button as you walk in. If you don't hear it it's likely the culprit.
3. For the putty issue I took off the access panels I could get, put in a flashlight, also took out the drawers and had someone splash around water to see where it came out.
4. Slideout - I found there was a slight gap on the forward edge rim for the slideoutof about 1/4-1/2 inch as you stand on a ladder near the driver's door and put your hand into the top slide out. It's like they stopped the gutter system for some reason and left a gap. Put some dicor in there. Think that stopped it but won't know until I check if from rains.
5. a/c leak no experience with.
Other issues I've fixed or had to pay for: HEUI injector pump -$2k (warranty) lift gate motor, lift gate solinoid (different instance) slide awning, installed pac brake, changed out all lube, installed heater hose under the bathroom sink to heat back area, drawers rebuild and/or sliders, microwave remounted bcoz of BS mount bezel shredded under vibrations, door lock and striker plate fixed after wall flex issue resolved, generator belt went out - whole generator needed to be removed to fix ...but bolts rusted themselves in. It goes on...
It's like having another house - but gets more of my attention than the honey-do's at home - wife not happy about that ! Closing in on I think 70k and had about 23 when we bought it. Mind you a lot of those miles are hard miles off road or bad roads fully loaded