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RE: problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

would check the heater bypass valve and make sure that is not open part way,does it get hot on propane? also make sure the hot and cold taps are shut off in all the shower(s)
77rollalong 02/16/20 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Supplementary lighting

have you tried to polish the headlights?
77rollalong 02/09/20 01:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Open container laws?

Years ago a friend and myself where driving a van type rv, and broke down on the side of the highway, and decided to open up the side door and sit down and have a beer. we where both into our second beer when the police showed up and told us we could both be charged with impaired driving.. I told the officer that we had just blown the motor ,so we where not going to be driving anywhere.. he then said he could charge us with drinking in a public place.. told him we where in our place of residence as we had a bed and fridge in the back and where drinking inside the van and not outside... He then asked if we would like him to call us a tow truck, which we agreed … and he left...
77rollalong 12/14/19 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

the new diesels do have a lot more emissions on them for sure. the def is just part of it. I work on a bunch of Mercedes sprinters and they are not cheep to repair, or maintain. Some if they sense any sort of problem they go into a derate mode (limp) and you may get 20mph out of it if your lucky, other have to be put into regen mode to burn out the cat which can take over an hour to run. I have been thinking of pulling out the 460ci in our motorhome and putting in a pre 1980s diesel without all the emissions on it .. some places can also do some of the emission deletes as well to remove the DEF and the EGR that causes some of the unwanted engine shut downs..
77rollalong 12/06/19 04:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan Gen--hard starting and surging

If it has sat for quit a while, best bet is to pull the carb off and get a container of the really good carb cleaner from napa or auto zone.. the one I got was marked professional use only, as it will dissolve plastic and rubber parts and wear rubber gloves, hard on skin.. like paint stripper.. there should be and adjustment for the idle mix on the carb you could try tweeking that a bit as well. Not sure if yours has an auto choke pull off from vacuum or not, mine is a heater type pull of so it takes a bit of messing about to get it right as well as it takes about 2 min to completely pull off when first started and runs a bit lumpy. ours is the original gen set in out 1977 motorhome ..
77rollalong 11/26/19 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electronic failures, PCB repairs.

I have found a lot of times the larger parts like relays when the boards are wave soldered do not have enought solder on the leads and do crack the joint over time from heat/cool cycles and vibration, all common in motorhomes.
77rollalong 11/09/19 06:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C rear end sag and banging!

Our 1977 26 foot e-class ford had firestone 5000lb air bags in the back to help.. due to there age I replaced them with a set of PacBrake and it makes a big difference in the ride and the ride level as well
77rollalong 10/26/19 06:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Emergency roadside assistance

The company I work for we do a lot of road side calls, and on of out biggest problems we are now facing is some of the fifth wheels/ travel trailers we cannot put on a flat deck due to the height, and even putting on a low boy they wont clear bridges.. This has become a big problem when you get broken springs and or axles. We have had to come up with a few creative ways to get some off to a service center.
77rollalong 10/08/19 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse 8.1 GM exhaust gasket replacement

I find the easiest thing is to use the torch and blow the nut off flush with the manifold, then remove the manifold, then you can remove the studs from the head,, most of the studs now are 8mm, trying to undo them you are more than likely to break them off, then get new studs and nuts.. as they are cheep insurance...
77rollalong 09/30/19 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: No Power from house batteries in class C Four winds 2004 ?

check the ground of the house battery make sure its good then follow the positive wire back to the fuse panel and see where you loose power
77rollalong 09/29/19 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: F53 rear diff service

most diffs dont have a drain hole, the fill on most is on the back of the diff cover, some are also on the side of the diff case..
77rollalong 09/28/19 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do I need to start this?

Our 26 foot ford E350 is around 11,000 lbs, and will have to picked up by the front due to the over hang in the back, and the drive shaft disconnected at the rear axle.. if you have a 2 piece drive shaft the rear half can be removed from the front shaft, just tape up the U-joint caps so they dont fall off.... Some auto clubs also wont tow an un-plated car, so you may have to work around that somehow... I work for a towing Company here in Canada and CAA wont tow and un-Plated car.. but we dont really check to make sure the plate belongs to the car either lol
77rollalong 09/17/19 04:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do I need to start this?

blue prints I doubt you will find any sort of blue prints for your rv... I ended up just taking measurements off the old wood and doing one section at a time and going on to the next.. once the interior panel and the framing is up is the it does not take much time.. Ours took from the end of September to mid may to complete.. with not too much done over the winter...https://i.imgur.com/Q8BYTiOm.jpg then having to wait to get the siding for it at the beginning of the year, as it was a 12 hour round trip, I didnt want to try in a snow storm or freezing rain ..
77rollalong 09/14/19 01:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E350 trickle charge

check the owner manual, some you can change the position of the fuse so the lighter is powered all the time
77rollalong 09/13/19 04:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do I need to start this?

It would be a big project, but if you have the time and the skill set and tools it can be done.. we bought our 1977 26 foot motorhome 3 years ago used id a couple of times and found major rot in the body and over the winter rebuilt it, replacing all the walls and the complete roof structure. We are now into the second year with the rebuilt body and have only had minor problems , like having to replace the 12V power supply, and a couple of u-joints on the drive shaft..https://i.imgur.com/KaxrTvOm.jpg this is some of the work to the rear. this is after the new filon sidinghttps://i.imgur.com/R3Un0mbm.jpg the replacement side with the new decals https://i.imgur.com/ND3vgnhm.jpg
77rollalong 09/13/19 04:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: headlight switch on 1978

most of thouse switches you pull the knob out as far as you can, and there is a button on the back you push and the knob will pull all the way out, then just have to undo the nut on front of the dash and the switch comes out..
77rollalong 08/06/19 02:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone install an 30 amp receptacle outside for inverter?

I have done a similar thing with out motorhome, have 3 deep cycle going into the rv through a 50A circuit breaker, and off the batterys through a 150A circuit breaker to the inverter. Have put in a 40A contactor that closes when on shore power to supply power only to the interior outlets. when no shore power or generator the contactor opens, and will feed power to the interior outlets only, and not to the microwave, AC or to the charger...
77rollalong 08/06/19 11:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: turn signals

Check for a bad ground on the turn signal bulbs
77rollalong 07/14/19 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 460 engine questions/issues

see what the cost is on a long block, then just add you intake, oil pan, valve covers etc.
77rollalong 07/10/19 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Jayco slide out seal replacement

check with a company called steel rubber.. https://www.steelerubber.com/ and see what they have
77rollalong 07/06/19 11:21am Class C Motorhomes
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