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RE: Dead Onan Generator

Unless your generator threw a rod or busted a crankshaft there's no way that repairs can add up to 80% of the cost of a new generator. RUN from that repair facility! A generator consists of an engine and an alternator. BOTH componants didn't fail at the same time.
atsrmf 10/02/23 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: And the saga continues

This thread gives reason as to why I would never buy an RV or trailer if I didn't know how to troubleshoot electrical problems. Every unit will have issues, and it can be seriously expensive. More than I could ever afford.
atsrmf 10/02/23 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1976 Travel Mate 25

First and foremost, make sure that the brakes are functioning like they should. Everything else can wait.
atsrmf 09/24/23 06:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny won't start a/ trying to turn on while on shore power.

I agree, there will always be something wrong when you have an older motorhome. I had my share of generator problems, mainly hard starting. I rebuilt the carb twice, replaced the fuel pump twice, replaced the circuit board, and replaced the plugs/wires. It always generated good voltage at 60Hz when it ran. I finally got it right after being persistant. Onan 4.0 version.
atsrmf 03/28/23 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny won't start a/ trying to turn on while on shore power.

It sounds like the fuel pump is either defective or not getting voltage. This is assuming that there's enough gas in the tank to draw fuel out.
atsrmf 03/26/23 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Chassis do I have

My motorhome is a 1987 with a 1986 driveline. I wish it had fuel injection, but the Holley 4-bbl works fine. The frame sure looks heavy duty, as it should since the vehicle weighs 11,100 pounds. The 460 cranks 3,000 RPM at a little over 60.
atsrmf 01/18/23 01:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Chassis do I have

Getting back to the original topic, I was curious as to the manufacturer for the frame of my Gulfstream Class A. It turned out to be a John Deere chassis. I had no idea that John Deere made a chassis, but the do for trucks and RVs.
atsrmf 01/18/23 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

Use a mixture of 30% vinegar, 30% Dawn dishwashing soap, and 40% water in a spray bottle. Get a roll of paper towns and start spraying. Allow to soak for a couple minutes, scrub with a rough sponge, and wipe off with the towels. Repeat as required. It could take 5-10 times. I had the foggiest windows ever, all it took was some elbow grease with the correct cleaner. Why spend huge money to replace windows? Glass itself does not fog.
atsrmf 01/10/23 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 F53 dash air conditioner receiver/drier

Your motorhome is a '95 but the A/C might be from 1994. One year can make a big difference with parts, as I found out with my '87 motorhome.
atsrmf 12/16/22 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ALWAYS something!

If you plan to buy a motorhome of any class you should be a mechanic, plumber, electrician, and overall handyman. Don't buy if you don't have a complete set of tools and know how to use them, as you will spend a fortune hiring someone else every time there's a problem. Don't be cheap on maintenance, either, and keep records of oil changes, etc. Check tires pressures every time you go anywhere, this is huge for safety! My Dad bought a new Winnebago in 1976 and eventually knew the mechanic at the dealership on a first name basis. He could afford it, but I dread the thought of spending that much money. I am in the process of replacing the carpet in my Class A. So far it turned out quite well, I bought a pair of carpet shears before starting. Patience and precision is the key with carpet. Change razor blades after every second cut for best results.
atsrmf 11/19/22 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ALWAYS something!

I bought an 80s motorhome for under $2000 with 15,000 miles. I restored it bumper to bumper, replacing a LOT of old original mechanical and electrical components. Kept the original interior but replaced the cushions. The driveline is bullet-proof with no computers or modifications except for headers. Now I have a completely dependable Class A for $25K, ready to go anywhere. It looks good, too. Stay away from the newer RVs that are impossible to troubleshoot and cost a fortune to repair.
atsrmf 11/01/22 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
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