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RE: Dometic AC freezing up

Compressor relay probably sticking or stuck due to the bad freeze sensor.
30sweeds 09/21/23 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Window Repair

That butyl tape is what failed in the first place and it will eventually fail again.It likes to shrink and pull in on the corners. To fix it permanently,I use 3M Window Weld in a tube.It can be messy if not careful but it will never leak again.Roughly half of the windows in mine leaked eventually and it was obvious the OEM butyl tape was the culprit.
30sweeds 06/11/23 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Tank drain valves

2002 31 ft Coachmen Leprecaun e450
30sweeds 06/11/23 06:53am Class C Motorhomes
Tank drain valves

Motor home needs new gate valves.It's located in the camp ground 160 miles from home and I forgot to measure them before I left.Anyway...unit is a 2002 31 ft Coachmen leprecaun.I know the gray and black are 2 different sizes but not sure exactly what size.If anyone knows,I sure would appreciate it. Thanks!
30sweeds 06/10/23 08:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What jack to lift one corner of a Class C E450?

There can be problems with almost any jack if you happen to have a flat on the front.A bottle jack won't get under it where you need to be to get the tire off the ground...and more problems if not on concrete.Black top not usually good enough.I built a 6 inch high wedge out of 1 inch plywood to run the wheel up on to get the bottle jack under it and if not on concrete,something relatively thin and extremely sturdy for under the jack to keep it from sinking in the ground.These things are HEAVY! Just went through this.Wished I would have called AAA.
30sweeds 05/19/23 05:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Recommend Good E-450 Dash AC Repair, SoCal

The "band-aid" fix I use is a permanent repair using all factory parts,replacing the failure prone poorly designed original setup.
30sweeds 03/22/23 06:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Burning electrical smell from furnace

Ozone and burn smells are 2 different things. Ozone is created by arcing or sparks,burn is...burn, as in wire insulation.Since you have seemingly checked everything on the furnace,just for kicks,check the shore power breakers for loose,corroded,burnt connections.If you were ever in a low voltage situation,that stuff gets hot and compromises the breakers and connections without tripping the breakers.
30sweeds 03/11/23 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: time to replace brakes?

Apples and oranges here but when replacing shoes on my Dexter axle boat trailer(surge brakes),Dexter wanted $150 a side.I went to my go to guy at Oreillys and he thought they looked like 80s Chevy shoes.He grabbed a couple boxes from the back and we compared them.One was a direct match,even the stamping marks on the steel were exactly the same.$30 a set for the best ones they had.
30sweeds 01/20/23 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

Have hub caps? Check for the edge of the cap squeaking against the tire.Sounds crazy but mine had a wheel speed squeak and that's all it was.Was about ready to pull everything apart till I accidentally figured it out.
30sweeds 11/30/22 07:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

Does anyone know if you can lock the transmission in overdrive if you select 3rd gear? That would reduce fluid temps on a long hill. Your trans has 4 forward gears. 4th is OD. 3rd is direct/1:1. 3rd and higher rpm’s will run cooler all things equal. The trans kinda has 5 forward gears,1 2 3 OD and converter lock up.It normally shifts 1 2 3,lock,OD.If in the 3 position,converter will lock but not shift to OD.This is the least heat generating condition but will come out of lock on a hard pull.The converter then slips which causes heat build up...can be bad news on a super long grade.If it seems to struggle even in tow haul,manually down shift.Less engine effort = less heat.That noise problem could very well be a cat problem as previously mentioned.Happened to me. Loss of power,hissing type of sound,pull over,noise quits,runs ok again,maybe for days before it happens again.Ended being a chunk of whatever is in the cat lodged itself in the tail pipe at speed,fell away at low rpm and apparently stayed there till who knows when.Might be worth looking into if you can't figure it out.
30sweeds 10/23/22 09:15am Class C Motorhomes
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