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Old 10-18-2011, 10:05 AM   #29
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We have a 94 Affinity on a gillig. Bought it in 99 and put over 100K on it. Have many prints and info if anyone needs help.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:14 AM   #30
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I just "inherited" my CC from my elderly parents. It has been sitting for three years. I am new to the RV experience. Any advice would be welcomed and apprieated!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:26 AM   #31
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tponder,
Congratulations! You have just done the most important thing in the process; You have admitted your lack of knowledge and asked for help. You will find that help will be given freely in this community.
I have a 1989 CC and I have been through several issues. I'll be glad to help you any way that I can.
One of your immediate tasks is to be certain that you "do no harm" to your new baby in the process of bringing it back into service after sitting for 3 years... i.e., make certain that all fluids, lubricants, and other vital operating requirements are refreshed and topped off.
Be prepared to do a detailed service interval... even if the last oil change has only a few miles on it, 3 years of sitting has put a lot of moisture and acid in the crankcase. Change that oil and filter!!! Money well spent. Also, be prepared to deal with algae and/or excess moisture in the fuel.
What year is your CC? Also, a general idea of how handy you are with turning a wrench... how well-equipped is your took chest?, etc. would be helpful to everyone who might offer assistance.
The good news is that your Country Coach is a quality unit and she will respond very favorably to a little TLC ...and she will reward you with a lot of happy travels.
Let me know how I can assist you on your journey.
Take care,
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:06 AM   #32
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I just "inherited" my CC from my elderly parents. It has been sitting for three years. I am new to the RV experience. Any advice would be welcomed and apprieated!
I too inherited my 90 Bounder from elderly parents. it had been sitting for many years. I'm still a novice but thanks to this website I have gotten quite a bit done already. I have been working on for the last few months in my spare time and it's almost ready to roll. We might have similar equipment so feel free to ask or just post questions, IRV2 people are very helpful! Good luck with your new project
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #33
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I just "inherited" my CC from my elderly parents. It has been sitting for three years. I am new to the RV experience. Any advice would be welcomed and apprieated!
Do check the coolant, oil, transmission, and hydraulic fluid levels and tire pressures just to be safe before starting to move the rig.

The CC manuals are extremely helpful and full of information to assist the owner. Hopefully, you inherited the manuals also. Most of the appliances and installed equipment manuals can be found online if those are not available.

Check the tires for their date of manufacture and look for signs of sidewall cracking.

Tires more than 5 years old that have not been run for 3 years may be ready for replacement. Rolling the tires down the road frequently keeps them flexible and slows down the aging out process. Most motorhome tires age out before they wear out. Blow outs on a motorhome can result in damaged drive gear, fiberglass, or difficult handling. Best to avoid such a situation.

You have inherited a coach from a quality although defunct manufacturer.

Have fun.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #34
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Roof vent
The old glue that holds the doors together fails if the coach is kept close.

If the doors are coming apart DO NOT GLUE THEM....

Read this first...

Carefuly take them off the hinges, they come apart and the joints are simple butt joints with male and female parts.

Get some Outdoor TightBond glue, carefuly scrape all of the old glue out then RUB the new glue into both mating parts then clam ONE rail to ONE style.

Make sure the panel has room, it should be NARROWER than the lengh of the rail.

If it is the same you will need to take off just a touch until it is just a bit shorter.

The grain of the wood being different direction allows it to move differently which can cause the doors to explode.

After you have the corners glued one rail and one style sets you are ready to assemble the door.

Carefully rub the glue on the mating parts.

DO NOT GET ANY GLUE IN THE GROOVE WHERE THE PANEL GOES!!!!

The panel MUST float in the recesses, otherwise it will explode.

Spread the glue with an acid brush cut short, it allows better control of the glue.

You want just a tiny bit if squezeout, wipe off any extra with a damp rag, and use a damp brush to clean out the corners.

Be careful as if you get the parts squezed tight and are off they are difficult to seperate with the fresh glue.

Once they are cured buff with steel wool, then wax with paste wax.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #35
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Don't understand. Where is there a roof vent with wood doors?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #36
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Roof vent closed results in high heat along with humidity causes damage to the wood

Another post describes building ac powered fan conversion allowing normal operation from battery with ATS to ac power to keep coach cooler in hot days
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #37
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We have a 94 Affinity on a gillig. Bought it in 99 and put over 100K on it. Have many prints and info if anyone needs help.
Hey, another NW Affinity!

We inherited a 95 Affinity on a Gillig. 350hp Detroit and a 6 speed. 65k miles.

99% of the probelms we have are related to improper care and storage. I'm slowly bringing it back.

One thing that's been haunting me is a missing circuit/relay board in the front fuse panel (compartment under the drivers seat). Seems it's impossible to find since I don't have the part number. Next time you're poking around that area maybe you could send me a photo and/or the part number? The CC service manual calls it the "front compartment control board" (pg 2-11).

I was able to jump some connetions and wire in some relays for most of the functions but I'd still like to have the correct part if it could be found.

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #38
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Front run board

Brian,

I'm in Arizona now, in my other RV. I'll be back north in April and I'll get a pic and info for you.
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Ah, hence the user name. Well duh on me.

Thank you thank you! I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Feel free to PM me so we don't hijack this thread with my trivial problems.



Have a safe trip!
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Hey, another NW Affinity!

We inherited a 95 Affinity on a Gillig.

One thing that's been haunting me is a missing circuit/relay board in the front fuse panel (compartment under the drivers seat). Seems it's impossible to find since I don't have the part number. Next time you're poking around that area maybe you could send me a photo and/or the part number? The CC service manual calls it the "front compartment control board" (pg 2-11).

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Section 2-6 Front Run Board in my 1995 Magna CC service manual is attached.

A schematic of the Front Run Board is attached also.

Is this the item you are searching for which you are searching for a part number?

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Thanks Dean! I started a new thread for this topic.

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hello this is bob&irene (massyman). this response is directed to TQ60 question. we just purchsed 1985 cc 38, 3208 cat mt643 allison. and i need help with information on front chassie-dash wiring scamatics, and used electric shifter parts availabillity. can any one help me. thank you bob&irene
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