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RE: Engine idle surges up and down when stopping at lights

Two items that may be a reach: a) check to ensure your gas filler cap is sealing. b) my old 97 460 was hard on exhaust manifold, and warped two of them on the passenger side; both time the engine ran rough until the replacements went on. Those exhaust manifolds also spit out can bolts as the warp got worse, and could crack a head. Hope this helps,
Yankee Clipper 04/17/21 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD-i and OBD-ii did a '96-'97 F53 ever have diagnostic plug

My 1997 Coachmen Catalina had an OBD-1 under the doghouse on the driver's side. PITA to get at it.
Yankee Clipper 02/22/21 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune

I bought the 5-Star for my rig, and the performance improvement has been pretty dramatic. The mileage has not changed, but the engine/tranny has given me what I paid for.
Yankee Clipper 12/13/20 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis clarification

Shorter rigs are problematic, as the manufacturers seem to view them as low-cost entry level motorhomes. You may be better served by a bigger used rig. After a couple of years,most of the depreciation has been taken, and the bugs mostly worked out. We have been the third owners of both our Class A rigs, and we have had pretty good luck with the integrity of the chassis and interior repairs the prior owners dealt with. JMHO.
Yankee Clipper 09/21/20 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stairs not working

We had Kwikee steps on our 97 Coachmen. They are notorious for being unreliable when their moving parts are not lubed. Try CRC with PFTE on the moving parts, and see whether that cures it. The next issue, mentioned above, is that the controller needs a REALLY good ground. Third, the gearbox can get water in it and the input quill will begin to grind down. Ours was ground to a nub when I finally replaced it. The integrated motor-gearbox is not hard to replace. HTH
Yankee Clipper 09/15/20 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

We had a 12-yr-old Coachmen, and the step motor died. I replaced the motor with a Taurus power window motor, and the added torque finish stripping the gears in the gearbox. Replaced with a new integrated motor-gearbox and fixed the problem. BTW - the power input quill in the old gearbox was stripped smooth..
Yankee Clipper 09/12/20 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bedroom Slide Lubricating

I use CRC with PFTE, and I lube it often, especially after the slide has been out in rain. I buy it on Amazon for about $9 per can, which lasts about 18 months.
Yankee Clipper 09/09/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LCI power steps won't shut off

I had this problem on my old 97 Catalina, and lubing the steps with CFC fixed it. Or it was a miracle, hard to say with Coachmen products.
Yankee Clipper 09/01/20 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield replacement

I chipped the windshield last month, and before I could get it repaired, it spread into a two-foot crack. Okay, Progressive referred me to Duncan Systems (Lippert) who is in charge of their glass program as third-party administrators. I sent photos today, and have been told it will be 4-6 weeks to get the repair guy here. **sigh**. Co-pay $180. Heck of a way to get a clean windshield!
Yankee Clipper 09/01/20 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dura Shield Flex film failure

We are more than pleased with the work CDI did for us. It was something of a forced drive from our son's house in Columbia, Missouri, but the outcome was worthwhile.
Yankee Clipper 08/11/20 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used RV Financing

USAA Federal Savings Bank got our loan done in four days, purchase complete in six days, which included us driving to The Villages to complete the deal. You just have to be qualified to use USAA...but it costs nothing to ask if you have a good FICO score. HTH
Yankee Clipper 08/03/20 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dura Shield Flex film failure

This work is scheduled to be complete tomorrow. I will report to this forum the end result with photos. Stay tuned. BTW the 7-year warranty on the 3M film will start when we drive away.
Yankee Clipper 08/03/20 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dura Shield Flex film failure

So here we are in Forest City, Iowa. CDI Custom Paint is standing by their work by stripping off the old DuraShield, repainting any damage, and replacing the DuraShield with new 3M film with a new -year warranty. They are not charging me for any of this. This re-defines customer service in my experience. Stunning. To cap it off, they are repainting the roof cap area on the sides where clear-coat has failed with Rhino coating.
Yankee Clipper 08/03/20 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
Dura Shield Flex film failure

The paint "protection" film on the front of my rig failed over the last few months. It was fine until the end of May, and now my rig looks like it has green spot measles. Drat! Has anybody out there worked with Sharpline or Winnebago on this sort of problem?
Yankee Clipper 07/24/20 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Updating my GPS

which ever way you go, remember that a GPS is a small, smart TV with a wicked sense of humor.
Yankee Clipper 07/22/20 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries

still, you need to keep distilled water in the batteries.
Yankee Clipper 07/20/20 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 stalling in the first five minutes

It may be time to flash the PROM. 5-Star Tuning may have the solution.
Yankee Clipper 06/25/20 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert Slide system on winnebago adventurer 2014

The first two owners of my rig fought this battle with Winnebago and the extended warranty broker from the dealership. Eventually the Schwintek mechanisms were replaced by Powergear (which is owned by Lippert). I keep the rails lubricated with CRC with PFT as often as I can, but certainly whenever the rig has sit for a while. Those of us with full wall slides know the heart-stop of the wall not moving when activated. So far, mine has worked as advertised to retract and retry.
Yankee Clipper 06/21/20 09:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help in Purchasing Class A Motorhome

Shop hard, the deal y'all are looking for is out there. My experience has been to buy used, but carefully. After a few years, original owners have worked out the kinks in their new rigs, and taken the brunt of depreciation. We've been fortunate, as out first used rig was nine years old when we bought it, and we had it for 12 more years (ending when Hurricane Micheal dropped two pines on it). We found our second one, we are the third owners again, and all the systems were in excellent shape. As a veteran RV owner, you know what to look for. Now you need to add a little expertise on Class A engines and suspensions, and you're there. FWIW, we discovered our current rig on RV Traders. Hope this helps, and remember, this is fun!
Yankee Clipper 06/14/20 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis battery issue

I did two things with mine: 1) I changed out the wet chassis battery for AGM, and 2) I bought a Coleman AGM charger from Newegg for $20 and keep the chassis battery on it. The charger generally maintains about 12.8 volts on the battery. BTW - I stepped down from Group 31 house batteries for Group 29 with no degradation of power. HTH.
Yankee Clipper 05/24/20 03:17pm Class A Motorhomes
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