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Old 06-20-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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Broke down in WV

Yes Don I was thinking about that. I have all day tomorrow to kill so was going to look at opening it up some.
Sure wish I would have packed my small cordless driver.

I figured that I might as well get the most out of the weekend and enjoy what I can.

And this has been a learning experience. I am going to post up a bunch of photos on how a bus should be towed.

Also everyone with a DP or any Class A should get coach net or something similar. It gets expensive quick.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #16
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Today as Don suggested cleared the way and decided to pull the engine cover. Took some work as no power tools.
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Then decided to try and locate the source of the leak. And look what I found.
Fitting backed completely out.
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Now I am going to try and tighten it back up. My tools are limited. Really need a crows foot. There is a lowes up the road might have to run up and see what they have.

Wish me luck guys, would really like for this to be the only problem and a simple fix.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:28 PM   #18
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Today as Don suggested cleared the way and decided to pull the engine cover. Took some work as no power tools.


Then decided to try and locate the source of the leak. And look what I found. Fitting backed completely out.


Now I am going to try and tighten it back up. My tools are limited. Really need a crows foot. There is a lowes up the road might have to run up and see what they have.

Wish me luck guys, would really like for this to be the only problem and a simple fix.
WOW! That is crazy but perhaps good news.

1. Does anyone see a reason that this wasn't the sole source of the leak?

2. What would be done to clean things up to make sure there isn't a fire hazard from fuel still sitting on the engine and maybe other hot parts like the exhaust? It would be horrible to find the simple fix and then burn the house down. HINT HINT
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He has been towed.

It certainly looks like that could be the source of the problem.

I would do a Simple Green spray and soak then rinse. And again if necessary.
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Call the nearest garage or service center. Ask for the number and name of their Snap-on dealer. Call him to find a good reliable shop to do the repair. He will know all the local techs. The good and the bad. Good luck.


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You are obviously a snap on dealer. Makes really good sense what you are saying. The only thing is how do you find a number for a snap on dealer without having his business card.
I have tried and tried to find a dealer. So how does a fellow do it in a strange town?
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Most of the fuel has evaporated away. Just more of an oily film in places. Pretty much like a lot of diesels.
When it was leaking going down the highway I was soaking everything with a lot of fuel. Luckily no fire happened at that time.

Problem is I am not sure I can get the fitting back on without more stuff being removed to access. I may just let it sit till morning and let the service guys take a look. I do feel pretty good that no expensive parts should be required just labor.
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Just call a local repair shop. Doesn't really matter which one, just ask them for the name and number of their tool man. I get calls all the time from out of town people with car problems. With over tree hundred technicians buying tools from me I know who to take what to. Sometimes you can find a snapon dealer on the web by Googling Snapon tools and the zip code your in. I sell to car shops, truck shops, mobile rv guys, dealerships, rv shops and more. It's easy to help a stranger in a jam and send him to the right place for the work he needs.


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Not sure it was the same thing, but I had a fuel injector line come loose on my cummins one time. Sure makes an oily mess. Had them steam clean it the best they could. Then on the top cover I used brake cleaner aerosol on a rag and cleaned. Pain in the *#%.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:33 PM   #24
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As I mentioned earlier here is what it takes to tow a bus style RV.
1st up is a large wrecker. I think they said 50ton and they must have the extended wheel lifts.
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Then they start the process of putting the wheel lifts in place. Since my air had drained down we had to put jacks down so they could get underneath.
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Then it is assembled and they lift the front of coach. Straps are also added but not shown in this picture.
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Then the mud flap is tied up and safety light strapped on back.
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And they have to provide air to the coach for air bags and to release brake.
This is really why you have an air line connection under front hood.
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And last but very important is removing driveshaft.
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And now all ready to take off.
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This all took about 1-1/2-2 hours just to go 10 miles down the road. And it is not cheap.
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Yes Don I was thinking about that. I have all day tomorrow to kill so was going to look at opening it up some.
Sure wish I would have packed my small cordless driver.

I figured that I might as well get the most out of the weekend and enjoy what I can.

And this has been a learning experience. I am going to post up a bunch of photos on how a bus should be towed.

Also everyone with a DP or any Class A should get coach net or something similar. It gets expensive quick.

I know my GEICO policy would cover your tow, have you checked with your insurance company?

Very informative thread and really appreciate the towing pictures.

We are all rooting for you!
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Well it happened sooner than I expected. And we are sitting here at a rest stop.
Here is what happened this spring going to Florida we noticed something leaked a little. I never could find the source or tell for sure what it was. A short trip later did not notice any problem. We left yesterday for Morgantown,Wv and when I arrive noticed that again something leaked thus time though I new it was fuel. Did some quick reading about others with similar problems at the lift pump. They drove to next stop and took care of it. So that was my plan. But going up and down the many hills finally started losing power pulled into a restop off I-77 and fuel was pouring out.

So couple questions.
Anyone have recommendations on who to call?

I have a local guy coming out but expect he may not be able to resolve quickly and I will be hunting for someone tomorrow.
We are near Beckley,WV.
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If you have CoachNet call 800-759-6999 they will find someone, send someone or have you towed to someone...(that's what they do).

(If not...why not)?

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Broke down in WV

Yes my existing policy covers $250 but when I called them they said submit the full bill as they sometimes pay more.

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I did not have Coachnet at the time. Signed up last night though.
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