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Old 09-20-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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1989 Country Coach SE Tank Capacities

Hi everyone,
my mate here in Australia imported a 1989 Country Coach SE which didin't have the Owner Manuals. To plan for a future trip he needs Diesel, Fresh Water, Grey Water and Black Water Tanks capacities.
Appreciate your help.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:39 PM   #2
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1989 country coach

Rod,
what size is this country coach SE. I have a 38' ltd and all the original manuals & sales models book for this year. I believe all the base 36' to 40' chasis builds were the same as far as capacities go. If this information will help you let me know. Tony
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:00 AM   #3
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Rod,
what size is this country coach SE. I have a 38' ltd and all the original manuals & sales models book for this year. I believe all the base 36' to 40' chasis builds were the same as far as capacities go. If this information will help you let me know. Tony
Thanks Tony,
it's 36Ft. Tank Capacity info would be fantastic thanks mate.

Also, I'm not sure if something was changed or removed during the Right Hand Drive conversion but the Vacuum Pump for the Dash Heater and Vent controls runs continuously. We're not sure if it runs an external Vacuum switch but the vacuum line runs from the pump to the accumulator bulb/bottle. Any info on this setup would be much appreciated.
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Pump runs when key on.

Should be gillig chassis with cat 3208 with different hp depending if with turbo or cac.

Fuel likely 150 gallon with 100 water 60 and 40 waste tanks maybe.

Had soft copies of lots of stuff downloaded from old pre bankrupt days but have no clue where it is.

Ours is savanna se, the Ltd is above ours with additional goodies.

Check out u tube as I seem to remember a couple years ago someone converted one for export that way and made detailed videos about how everything worked as an owners manual.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:10 AM   #5
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Pump runs when key on.

Should be gillig chassis with cat 3208 with different hp depending if with turbo or cac.

Fuel likely 150 gallon with 100 water 60 and 40 waste tanks maybe.

Had soft copies of lots of stuff downloaded from old pre bankrupt days but have no clue where it is.

Ours is savanna se, the Ltd is above ours with additional goodies.

Check out u tube as I seem to remember a couple years ago someone converted one for export that way and made detailed videos about how everything worked as an owners manual.
Thanks Tony,
Yes, it is a Gillig Chassis running a Non-Turbo 3208.

Are you saying the Vacuum Pump is supposed to run continuously when ignition or accessories is On?

I'll get my mate to search Youtube to see if he can find the videos.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:00 AM   #6
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Hi Rod,

I recently contacted Country Coach for a brochure of a 97 unit and they responded immediately.

I used the contact form on their website: Contact | Country Coach Corporation

They also offered me to send a complete specs&build sheet for 25USD if I had the serial number available.

They seem to be very well organized and maybe will still have the data for your 89 available. Probably the best way to get the very original specs!

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Also note the large square connectors all over the place in the wiring.

Pain in the butt as some get intermittent.

Side note...power for fuel Guage comes from the battery in front for generator as does power for radio memory.

Somehow it gets into area above passenger seat to nest of circuit cards then regulated voltage is routed back to dash.

That one drove us nuts for a week or 2 then just made new connection under dash to wire going up...never found connection point to battery or the bad connection.

Point is these things have more wires and connections than an old analog phone switch and as such may have odd problems that require self barbershop action to fix.

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Hi Rod,

I recently contacted Country Coach for a brochure of a 97 unit and they responded immediately.

I used the contact form on their website: Contact | Country Coach Corporation

They also offered me to send a complete specs&build sheet for 25USD if I had the serial number available.

They seem to be very well organized and maybe will still have the data for your 89 available. Probably the best way to get the very original specs!

cheers,
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Thanks Matt,
I think he may have tried Country Coach before but I'll get him to use the link you provided.
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Also note the large square connectors all over the place in the wiring.

Pain in the butt as some get intermittent.

Side note...power for fuel Guage comes from the battery in front for generator as does power for radio memory.

Somehow it gets into area above passenger seat to nest of circuit cards then regulated voltage is routed back to dash.

That one drove us nuts for a week or 2 then just made new connection under dash to wire going up...never found connection point to battery or the bad connection.

Point is these things have more wires and connections than an old analog phone switch and as such may have odd problems that require self barbershop action to fix.

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Pulling out of one's hair...;-)
Hi Tony,
yes, he also found some strange wiring conventions with regards to Fuel Gauge and some other items. There are still some issues with Dash wiring but again, we're not sure if these were created during the Right Hand Drive conversion.
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Have not found any wiring diagrams but it is safe to assume wierd stuff due to intermittent connection.

Those connectors are amp brand and modular allowing size to vary.

Made in the day before dis - similar metals were known to create issues.

Know of one person who took them out by soldering each wire...lots of work.

Get practice with voltmeter and modified test leads that allow you to measure voltage drop across connections.

We have had a couple so far.
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Have not found any wiring diagrams but it is safe to assume wierd stuff due to intermittent connection.

Those connectors are amp brand and modular allowing size to vary.

Made in the day before dis - similar metals were known to create issues.

Know of one person who took them out by soldering each wire...lots of work.

Get practice with voltmeter and modified test leads that allow you to measure voltage drop across connections.

We have had a couple so far.
Thanks Tony.
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These might be useful.
I downloaded them from the CC website back in 2008 before the old CC went bankrupt.
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File Type: pdf 1989_Country_Coach.pdf (2.15 MB, 16 views)
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These might be useful.
I downloaded them from the CC website back in 2008 before the old CC went bankrupt.
You beauty, thanks John.
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