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Cindyvenegas0313

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I have a 1972 Dodge Fireball I have been on the internet I have tried to buy books pertaining to rv. But I can't find anything and I need help with the wiring schematic under the dash when I bought RV they hide wires hanging and wires that we're still hot. Can somebody please help me.

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Hopefully you'll find some help with the diagrams.

Perhaps if you describe what doesn't work or the problem you'll get some help. Since it's under the dash is it related to the engine/chassis? There are techniques that could help like wire tracers.


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Your 1972 Fireball may well be the only one still on the road…50 years old in 2022. Finding any printed materials even electronically may be impossible. There’s just no interest.


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If you need chassis Elec help maybe the below link will help.

https://haynes.com/en-us/dodge/b300-van/1971-1974

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Here is a link to a thread on Dodge Class C’s. It’s long.Hope it helps.
How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?


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Cindy,

What you have to start off understanding is that it is a Dodge truck with a house made by Fireball on the back and they are just barely connected.

You have a good chance of finding the service documentation for the DXXX truck part, it may even be available in your local library. If not, you can probably order a manual or at least a Chiltons that will cover it.

As far as the house goes, unless you can find someone that has the documentation, you are pretty much SOL (Second On Line?). My advice is that you start be creating your own...
Get a loose leaf notebook.
Find the manufacturer and model of everything that the coach contains and write that on the first page of the notebook.
Go online and search up the documentation for each, print it, punch it and put it in the notebook....

Does this guy have any idea??
Well, the coach we had before this was a 1978 Dodge Cayo Motorvator. It was built on a Dodge D300 frame and Cayo said that the back was only connected to the frame by 6 bolts. There was also one wire that charged the house battery. Cayo became Avion and those people still acknowledge what happened, but were very little help.

I am now in a different situation. We have a 1973 GMC and all of the documentation is available and there is amazing support from the community. There is Zero support from GM.

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If you can find the above manuals etc, they may help, at least take you back to the Dodge chassis BEFORE the RV portion was added. It can be hard enough to get manuals for 5 year old RV, 50 years!!.
You would be best to look for and OLD school mechanic, one who uses his hands, she's and knowledge to diagnose problems, not a new school auto technician (No offense intended) who plugs into a computer to see what's wrong.
If you have an automotive restoration place in your area, maybe they can point you in the right direction.

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You would be best to look for and OLD school mechanic


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not a new school auto technician


It doesn't always apply to mechanics.
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bobndot wrote:

If you need chassis Elec help maybe the below link will help.

https://haynes.com/en-us/dodge/b300-van/1971-1974

Thank you it was a huge help

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bobndot wrote:

If you need chassis Elec help maybe the below link will help.

https://haynes.com/en-us/dodge/b300-van/1971-1974


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