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Old 12-03-2015, 03:27 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by laheze View Post
Thank you all again. I really appreciate your help.
I thought the noise seemed more loud on the passengers side when that sorta loud knocking noise is going on before the compressor reaches its 115 to 120 psi and relieves itself.
I am slowly coming up to speed on my first coach. I've owned only front engine gas powered motor homes in years past plus several 5th wheels. I've driven Ford F250s since 1985 and currently a2012 model, so I'm used to that type of Diesel engine driving. These coaches are just plain ole big! I normally can take care of problems mostly on my own. If I have a broken whatever I fix it myself usually. When I was at the dealer looking at this thing, I thought it might just be too big and heavy for me to mess with, just pay someone and let them do it. I am trying to gear my brain back to me doing things myself like I've always done. I'll see how things progress in the do it myself category. When I fix things I do not take shortcuts or the cheap way out, I do it correctly. I've seen a lot of slipshod work in my life and that kind of repairs usually bites somebody in the backside when they least expect it.

So I've got another question. Where is the dryer your talking about? What is it? Is it built into the air Pump? How big is it? How expensive are they? Are they easy to repair/replace?
How does a dryer make noise?
I've owned electric dryers before that were used for removing water from my big air compressor and airlines. It reminded me of a window air conditioner and was about the same size.
Thank you, all information is appreciated.

On your coach the air dryer is behind the air conditioner condenser in that compartment behind the road side rear wheel. The compartment has a grilled door for air flow and is opened with a barrel key that looks like a vending machine key. It should be somewhere with your coach (I hope). When you find the key open the door and you will notice that the barrel key is also used to open the condenser. The condenser is hinged and swings out, at least on my coach that is the way it is. Our coach is a 2006 so yours may be different. Behind the condenser you will find the air dryer, the primary fuel filter, and the hydraulic pump for the leveling jacks. The air dryer should be changed about every three years so since you are new to the coach I would change it. You will need and chain wrench or a very good strap wrench. The air dryer cartridge will sometimes be struck and difficult to turn.
If you purchase one of these you won't have any trouble:

Here is a thread I once posted on supporting the hydraulic fluid tank. It has some photos of what things look like behind that door.
Power Gear Tank Support

I just noticed that Roy has posted a good photo of the air dryer here:
Power Gear leveling jacks on Endeavor 2006
The large black thing on the left is the air dryer and the white object in the upper right is your primary fuel filter. You need to carry a spare primary and secondary fuel filter with you just in case you get some bad fuel. On our coach the secondary fuel filter is on the street side of the radiator below the power steering hydraulic tank. Open the doors at the rear covering the radiator and look down. You should see the fuel filter.

By the way Larry, on coaches like ours, the big motivation for doing your own engine work is to keep the grease out of your bedroom and interior. A lot of the engine work on a rear radiator coach requires going in through the engine hatches in the bedroom. If you have two slides, like we do, it requires opening the slides and raising the bed up. When we work on the engine from the bedroom we throw down a high quality canvas painter's drop cloth and cut a hole where the engine hatch is.


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Old 12-05-2015, 12:37 AM   #16
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That's great information. Thank you for the details. I do have a door on the side like that and I have a key like you mentioned. I'll have to do what Monte Hall says,"let's see what's behind door number 2"

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