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TreeSeeker

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Posted: 02/04/19 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 79 Dodge's fuses for the chassis are in the glovebox.

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edit- Found the stupid fuse box in the stupid glove box on top of the stupid dash and I feel stupid,

My '78 doesn't have a glove box. I did get 3 of my clearance lights working so the fuse must be ok.

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My 79 Dodge's fuses for the chassis are in the glovebox.


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My rig's a little old but that don't mean she's slow.

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My clearance lights are a constant battle to keep working.... I've been thinking of going LED as well.

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We just ran new ground wires to everything. It was the only way to get them working and keep them working.


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The wiring and grounds are good... it's the contact to the light. I'm sure it was fast, convenient, and worked 40 years ago... but now... no so much.

On a different note... I added an Onan genset to mine... wondering what it would take... how difficult it would be to draw fuel from the tank, and not splice it off the fuel line to the engine. I bet someone here has some advice.

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On our Onan, we use the rear (27 gal) tank. It has 2 pickups; one short that usually is used for the genset so it can’t leave you with no fuel to get to the gas station, and one long, usually the feed for the engine.

We switched them because that is our third tank. The first two are both 35 gal. We feed the engine from the rear tank first until the level’s below the short straw, then from the middle tank, then from the front tank. That way, we lose the weight from the rear first.

RV and marine supply places should have a two-pickup system to install in your tank.

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Well... that sounds like a lot of work...

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eyeteeth wrote:

Well... that sounds like a lot of work...

There's a lot of likely problems with using a single fuel pickup for two engines.

Most OEM pickups aren't large enough for two engines, leaving one or both engines being starved for fuel.

If you have an engine-driven fuel pump, it could draw all the fuel from the genset line and then start sucking air when that's gone.

In the same situation, the genset could draw all the fuel out of the engine line. That would make engine hard to start. Or, the engine could start using the fuel in the carburetor bowl and die as soon as that runs out. In either case, you could wind up cranking the engine more than you should, shortening the lifespan of the starter and battery.

Worse case is the genset could leave you without enough fuel to get to where you need to go, especially after an extended stay.

Those are likely problems I can think of off the top of my head. It's quite likely you'll experience a lengthy period of frustration.

If you don't want to go with the work of a dual pickup, stick with a separate tank for the genset.


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Hi
1977 B300
Brake problem, peddle does not return without the assistance of my foot pulling it back.
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wish to delete post but can't.
I have just found the posts back in this thread I previously posted on my braking troubles and will consult them. Been awhile.

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OOooooo Baby! This was exactly the group I was looking for! Wife and I just bought a 1976 Dodge Jamboree to fix up! Going through the basic wiring updates now and will probably circle back as more difficult problems arise but wanted to just say hello!

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