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RE: Step not retracting completely "jackhammering"

Pardon me for intruding on your post. Mine is working fine but the warning light on the dash don't go out. Step works fine and the light underneath goes out but the dash warning light stays on. Your situation can be cured with a new motor assembly that is about $40 from Auto Zone I changed out the motor on BIL's Monaco and used a power window motor from an older Ford. Don't remember which one it was though. The motor works fine. I watched two videos and saw the gear assemblies in question. IF the larger of the two gears is the one that failed it makes sense that turning it 180* and using the newer side would solve the issue. The coach is a 2009. If the gears lasted that long they may go another 10 years. It's a simple fix and not an issue for me to try. Mine does not have a warning light however if it did my first choice would be to check the electrical connections at and near the step. Unplug and plug back in or look for a wire loose. If the step has a ground wire check that.
klutchdust 07/09/20 08:57am Class C Motorhomes
Step not retracting completely "jackhammering"

Opened the door the step didn't come out completely. Closed the door and it was sluggish. Lubed all points and checked it the next day. When it attempts to go into the fully retracted position it starts to jackhammer. I went underneath and had dear wife open and close the door and i can't figure it out. It will not retract completely. The other day when it was acting up I gave it a push with my foot thinking maybe corrosives or dirt on it. It worked ok. Now jackhammer. I turned it off it's in the open ready position.
klutchdust 07/08/20 08:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sway master bracket failure.

WOW that is the second time you have had this problem in a month. I would think a whole new replacement front end would in order. Oh man, :S I forgot I posted about this before when I was talking about the fuel issue. I guess i can't delete it huh. Well, maybe it's just an update on my search for a bracket......Thanks for keeping an eye on me.....
klutchdust 07/05/20 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
Sway master bracket failure.

My bracket broke and jammed my steering when the sway bar dropped. The control arm on the sway bar also broke . Luckily I was in reverse backing onto a small road near my fishing destination. Had to drive back to town, 40 miles, and purchase a socket. I strapped up the sway bar to make the journey. After tons of research and failing to fabricate my own, I found they used the original Ford bracket . Well, that rattle I could not find for the last year, that was it. My usual creeper and flashlight inspection didn't show it. I will be taking a closer look for sure.
klutchdust 07/05/20 10:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Extended warranties lean towards the seller.72% of extended warranties are never used. The ford and Chevy chassis are reliable and with scheduled consistent maintenance will go 300K miles. Do you have extended warranties on your home appliances? How often do they go bad......
klutchdust 07/05/20 09:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are all RV's noisy and rattle?

i use paper towels or napkins in-between pots and pans and wrap my mugs as well if they start rattling. Interestingly enough at about 5 miles out the rattles are less and less. One rattle i searched for the last few years came to light when the bracket holding the sway bar broke and it dropped down jamming my steering. Luckily i was just backing up.
klutchdust 07/05/20 09:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Has anyone added an extra water tank to RV roof

Rv roofs are not designed to hold that much weight. The construction is barely enough to hold what is up there already. Seriously, i thought this was an April fools joke.
klutchdust 07/05/20 09:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fighting local zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

Start attending the city council meetings in your community, get to know the folks on the board and voice your concerns. There are so many pros and cons to RV's and being on personal property. It's a slippery slope and one that needs to be addressed accordingly. With many choosing to live full time in their coaches it presents a new set of issues. I own and store mine behind my home. My neighbor parked his class A on the street, which are narrow to begin with, and it annoyed even me. Now, HOA's are another entirely different story. i would live in my car before living in another HOA neighborhood......
klutchdust 06/24/20 10:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Remove cabover window. best way to seal the opening

I've considered removing my front window and just skinning over the hole with a piece of filon that is bigger than the opening. I would bond it with one of the 3M marine adhesive caulk products and add stiffing to the back of the filon in the open area. I just haven't figured out how to decorate the outside so that it doesn't just look like a big patch. Maybe some sort of decal to break it up a little. I think someone did that and mentioned it on a thread somewhere.
klutchdust 06/13/20 09:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: wind

.........."My RV is on a Chevy Chassis which handles much better than the ones on Ford chassis " Fact or opinion. I understand the leg room difference based on the engine placement and doghouse area but to say one handles better than the other one I need some stats. . What is your statement based on. The only stats I can give you is this. I test drove about a dozen or more of the same types,Tioga 26Q, all on Ford Chassis none handled very well,They wandered around and there had to be a lot of input to keep them in a lane,I thought that is just the nature of the beast so I went with it,I did see on the Forum the same complaints and the expensive fixes. I then had a chance to test drive the same RV on a Chevy Chassis,it was a world of difference,I was sold on the comfort,the handling and over all feel of it. I bought a 2006 Chevy based Tioga Class C 26Q,and I am very happy with it. There are quite a few other members here that like their Chevy based RV,may be ask some of them. Thank you, it was a good post. I like to know the issues and possible remedies. My Ford handles quite well but then again I haven't driven a GM chassis either.
klutchdust 06/10/20 08:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: wind

.........."My RV is on a Chevy Chassis which handles much better than the ones on Ford chassis " Fact or opinion. I understand the leg room difference based on the engine placement and doghouse area but to say one handles better than the other one I need some stats. . What is your statement based on.
klutchdust 06/09/20 03:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Fleetwood Jamboree 26J

My suggestion. BEFORE you give anyone any dollars toward a purchase have it inspected by a RV mechanic. With no experience you are a sitting duck for a dealership to rip you off. Especially when they wag that extended warranty in your face. There are so many items to be concerned about that the person who knows little may get stuck with a defective unit. Search this forum and read, read,read. Especially remind yourself to take your time. Plenty of units out there.
klutchdust 06/08/20 12:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: wind

Drove home in strong winds missing my front roadmaster sway bar . The bracket broke and took the control arm with it. However, I have not driven my rig without one since it was on there when I purchased it huge difference in control in the wind. Also i could feel someone passing me before I noticed them there. Keep in mind that wind topples fully loaded big rigs. I drove a 45 foot class A from Kansas and it was scary at times. To say that a Ford is more likely to handle poorly in the wind than another brand is just silly. That's like saying a Peterbilt is more likely to topple over than a Kenworth.
klutchdust 06/08/20 09:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

friend brother James. Now James is a Class A mechanic. James worked for FORD Motor Company as a "lemon fixer" When the dealers mechanics were stumped James arrived. He said it sounded like either the vent was clogged OR some have a solenoid that shuts the fuel opening in case of vehicle rollover. He's talking cars, not motorhomes. I am pretty certain the rollover one way valve is mechanical. No solenoid. All gasoline vehicles, including motorhomes, have fairly sophisticated "vapor management" systems. They will have at least one, probably more, solenoid operated valves. The tank should be either at atmospheric pressure or a slight vacuum. Pressure is what kicks off the fuel fill handle. Yes, he did mention the mechanical aspect of the one way valve. This was the first trip since October, maybe that had something to do with it, IDK.
klutchdust 06/07/20 08:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

Klutch, was it hot out? Had a similar situation on the way to a race in Bradenton on memorial weekend. Had Traveled about 3 hours in the heat of the day. Took forever to fill up and only needed half a tank . My brother in law had the same issue. We both have class C on the E450 chassis . Might be a vapor issue with the heat .? Not really, maybe high 80's. I've been in worse heat before and didn't have an issue.
klutchdust 06/07/20 08:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

I have owned the coach for about 5 years, this issue never came up before. I had a Chevy Chevette (not proud of that but great commute car) It was horrible to fuel, horrible.
klutchdust 06/06/20 09:39am Class C Motorhomes
Trout fishing trip .Issue #2

I have looked, touched, shook could never find it. Under the R/S of MH near wheel, maybe steps, maybe fender..... After dealing with my bizarre fueling situation I made it to my fishing spot . I turned the motorhome onto a service road down a slight incline to read the bulletin board. Backing onto the small county 2 lane road when I got to the top there was a clunk, a bang an even louder bang then I could not turn the wheel. I inched forward a foot and then I could steer. Inched off the road and took a look. The big A&& sway bar was hanging down. The bracket broke, and some other connecting parts. In a safe area I broke out the tools to remove, nope no deep 15MM. A 45 mile drive back to Bishop with the bracket lashed up with a tie down, $7.52 cents at auto zone and laying on black parking lot in 90* heat it was off in 10 minutes. As I drove away I smiled.....no more rattle......... I purchased the coach with the sway bars on it. After driving home in very strong winds I realized the importance of having one installed, huge difference in handling, huge.
klutchdust 06/06/20 09:36am Class C Motorhomes
Bizarre fueling situation. Issue #1 on trip.

2009 Cambria. Half a tank of fuel so let's fill the tank before heading to Bishop and some trout fishing. First station, arco, the pump keeps tripping and gas won't flow. Tried pushing the nozzle into the fuel filler, all I got was a gallon. Pull ahead to next pump, same. OK, head down the road, pull into a Shell. Insert CC and bingo, pump will not activate and flow fuel, pull ahead to another pump, same ;tried the 3rd pump, same. So I called my friend brother James. Now James is a Class A mechanic. James worked for FORD Motor Company as a "lemon fixer" When the dealers mechanics were stumped James arrived. He said it sounded like either the vent was clogged OR some have a solenoid that shuts the fuel opening in case of vehicle rollover. He's talking cars, not motorhomes. Suggestion: fill it using a fuel can, see what happens.So, on my way to Adelonto and a store for a can. On the way I got to thinking. Dirty vent? Stuck valve? Maybe a sloshing of fuel will clean it out. I pulled into a Chevron and went to the furthest pump away from anyone and did a hard stop, (maybe 5 mph safely) put it into reverse and did the same. Well guess what, it took fuel and many stops after that. I need to study and learn how RV fuel tanks are set up to determine the cause. PS> One thing I did notice when removing the fuel cap was a lot of vacuum in the system, a whooshing sound when removing it. Ohh yeah, after fueling I went to stock up on food, my CC was locked for possible fraud use. Too many attempts at too many locations.
klutchdust 06/06/20 09:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: E-450 Spare Tire carriers

My 2008 Winnebago came from the factory with a spare carrier mounted underneath. The spare has never been on the ground! The issue I had with mine is the carrier was hit with something and bent one of the bolts that holds it in position. After having a blow out, and a vicious one, AAA struggled getting the tire out of the rack. Once home again, I straighten and lubed all necessary parts so IF the need arises it will be much easier to remove. You have a very old tire under there. And the pressure in it is how much you say? Check that tire and especially look for cracks, save headaches later.
klutchdust 06/06/20 09:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Pulling 16 Foot Cargo Trailer w.2 Harleys

....."and mileage. ""' Sorry, whenever I see mileage as a concern I chuckle a bit. Over the last 45K miles, my 30 foot class C averaged 8.5 mpg. That includes up hills, downhills.towing a 16 foot trailer, flat towing a Jeep.........
klutchdust 06/03/20 08:07am Class C Motorhomes
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