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Old 10-03-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi newbie to rving. Just got a older rv that has been sitting in the outdoors for 4 years, it has some work to be done. It is a 1979 dodge based class a, with 440 engine, Built by Skylark Industries out of Lethbridge ALTA. got the owners manual but need dearly a chassis and engine manual. It runs well but being a DIY type of guy, i need input, so i can get the small things done so my life partner Renee and i can hit the road. I know that there are chassis manuals and parts catalogues out there but they cost my right arm and leg. I am on a small disability pension so costs are a factor. i have rebuilt half of the interior already but need some knowledge on a cou[ple roof leaks and engine.

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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The info you're after for the motor would be for the 440 heavy truck engine referred to as a 440-3.
1978 was the last year the 440 was produced but there were a large number of Class A chassis distributed ; even some re-serial numbered by Dodge till 1980.
I worked for a Dodge dealer from 75>07 , if you post some questions maybe I can help .
Or , if you post the questions in the " Vintage RVs" forums , there are a number of owners of MHs on the Dodge chassis there who answer questions.

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Old 10-04-2016, 07:30 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Sorry I can't help with your questions!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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