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RE: HwH is getting Ridiculous

McMaster Carr has a good selection of springs, along with most outfits that sell industrial hardware. Ordering is relatively easy with some simple measurements. A lot on these are standard parts available from many sources.
Argosy24 10/27/22 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine air filter

The older ones do have a filter cartridge. If he's taking it apart I'd guess his does.
Argosy24 08/09/22 04:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1967 Travco 270 440 to Cummins 8.3 Upgrade

So absolutely no way the M300 or whatever will hold up? beef up the front end / add stiffer springs? The motor will not be working anywhere nears its full capability/quite the opposite.. cummins 5.9 is a common swap, and the 8.3 is only 500 lbs more.. tranny is 150 lbs extra.. What are your plan for the bearings, brakes, tires and wheels, steering components? Gas engines aren't real heavy, they hang of the vertical section of a frame and mmounts. You're into a heavy engine, they're mounted from the Physically the 8.3 and Allison is much larger, the weight is spread over much more of the frame. The engine is 48" high, the turbo sits next to the valve cover on the right. The rattling mechanical injector pump sits high on the left of the motor. Measure 48" up from where your mounts would be, that's how much the motor will intrude into the motor home. That is also the noisiest hottest part of of an engine. When I said you'd have to make a new engine cover I meant one that would make it tolerable to ride next to for more than a few miles at a time. When you're talking weights you haven't added in the radiator, intercooler,trans and oil coolers. You've got to find room for those also, they're big, heavy and need a lot of real estate in an area that normally is relatively small in a gas engine vehicle. You've got to plumb them with big hoses that don't like tight bends. Then you have to fill everything with a lot of gallons of oil, antifreeze, and tranny fluid. You need a very large air cleaner and very large tubing that will feed the turbo. Remember, that's on the top of the engine, so it will add to the intrusion into the motor home. One last thing that really bothers me. How long since that engine ran? Just from the picture it looks like it's been parted, you're looking at some big bills for valuable pieces that are missing. The turbo is gone, that exposes the inlet, exhaust, and lube system of the engine Are those sealed up really well?
Argosy24 07/25/22 05:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Running Problems

I tried that and bought an aftermarket pump for my 5500. It would not fit. Bolt holes would not line up, and there was no way to mod it to make it work. Bought the Onan and fit like it was supposed to.....buyer beware..... Al The important specs on a fuel pump are pressure and flow. Bolt holes can be drilled, 3 ft of gas line will probably let you relocate the pump anywhere in the generator compartment, maybe a short extension for the power wire. It's not really a buyer beware situation, just a little innovation to save quite a bit of money.
Argosy24 07/23/22 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1967 Travco 270 440 to Cummins 8.3 Upgrade

You need to stick with a gas engine. From the picture what you don't have is going to cost thousands of dollars and you're looking at thousands of hours of fabrication. There's nothing about that chassis that was made for an engine and trans that size- you need a new one. You'll lose a huge amount of floor space to gain minimal accessibility to do maintenance. Good access with room for the sound and heat insulation to make sitting next to an old mechanical diesel for hours on end would mean an engine cover would be too big for seats.
Argosy24 07/21/22 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Problems

House or chassis battery? A small light can kill a battery in 2 days. Mine seems to have a light if it has a door, have you checked to make sure everything is off, including bays? Ignition switch off completely? If it's nothing that obvious a DVM that checks amps can be used. It needs to be inline in the circuit, that makes the fuse block the best choice. Once you find the right circuit it's a matter of eliminating components.
Argosy24 07/20/22 05:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiers of Motohomes

I like n0arp's list, it was mine also. Those manufacturers were high end at the time and it shows in their longevity and quality. I also wanted a Gillig chassis, it was used by most of those manufacturers as an option. It means your choices need to be a little older than 2000, but it's worth the search.
Argosy24 04/04/22 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuse Panel for Dash Heat Controls Holiday Rambler Gillig

I have a 93 Beaver on a Gillig chassis. The Gillig schematics show pretty much anything in the cockpit goes through circuit breakers. On mine they're just below the windshield under the 'hood' and in front of the driver in a black box. Not sure that will help but it's easy enough to take a quick look.
Argosy24 04/04/22 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

What are your expectations and budget? A converted school bus will get you there, but it's going to be a bare bones chassis that will ride and handle like that, it will be noisy because the motor is at your feet. They're built with simplicity and safety in mind, a cheap way to get a bus load of kids to school. I've got a 93 Beaver, it has a welded aluminum frame for the house and a Gillig chassis. Country Coach, American Eagle, Monaco, Holiday Rambler (and others) also built similar motor homes. The quality is amazing, even being nearly 30 years old the ride is smooth, it steers and handles well with no after market band aids. 3/4" face frame walnut cabinets that are screwed together, I've disassembled several and not found a single staple, every door and drawer works like new. The roof is one piece of molded fiberglass, low maintenance and not a lot of chance of leak if you keep up with the sealer on the vents, antenna, skylight and drip rails. More than anything it depends on how you expect to use the RV. Short local trips the school bus would work. Otherwise I'd look for an older high end motor home.
Argosy24 12/19/21 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
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