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Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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!988 Royal Classic class C.( Glenadale)

Hi..I wonder if any one has a manual for my motorhome. It's a !988 Royal Classic class C made by Glendale of Canada. It is 26' , powered by a Ford Econoline. it has a Ford 460 ( 7.5 litre). I was wondering about the setups for it in camper and the truck itself. Such as brakes ajustments and checks. What I should do when pulling up a hill etc..I drive transport for a living, but this is very different. I don't need to burn out my new transmission. Also Ho do I check those dual wheels air oressure Can't get my pressure gauge inside between wheels..Is there a different valve I could get??... Any info on this morohome would be great Anyone with same motorhome....even better...Thanks...John
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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welcome to the rv world,you can use a repair manual from Chilton for the ford part of it,as for the rv part this group of folks on this forum are a wealth of information.
i bought valve extenders for my duals to be able to check the air works well and either tire monitors or lower budget thread on indicators on the valve stems are a big help.
as your rig is very similar to mine i can share some on pulling hills, let it go up the hill as it want's to, you will lose speed no matter what you do kick the throttle down gently, you will find where it is happy and will pull without excessive rpm on most grades,there will be times you will have it on the floor and be crawling that is part of moving a house on wheels down the road.it is a process that is learned over time and miles,braking is similar to a big rig start braking early and allow lots of time and room.
air pressure in your tires aren't like a big truck though if you max out tire pressures it will handle badly i run 65psi in my rears and 60 psi in my front max is 80, you will need to adjust yours according to your weight and tires
good luck and safe travels
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welcome to the rv world,you can use a repair manual from Chilton for the ford part of it,as for the rv part this group of folks on this forum are a wealth of information.
i bought valve extenders for my duals to be able to check the air works well and either tire monitors or lower budget thread on indicators on the valve stems are a big help.
as your rig is very similar to mine i can share some on pulling hills, let it go up the hill as it want's to, you will lose speed no matter what you do kick the throttle down gently, you will find where it is happy and will pull without excessive rpm on most grades,there will be times you will have it on the floor and be crawling that is part of moving a house on wheels down the road.it is a process that is learned over time and miles,braking is similar to a big rig start braking early and allow lots of time and room.
air pressure in your tires aren't like a big truck though if you max out tire pressures it will handle badly i run 65psi in my rears and 60 psi in my front max is 80, you will need to adjust yours according to your weight and tires
good luck and safe travels
Hi pwf16129,
Thanks for the clues on tires.. It is nice too see others with same year and model sorta of like mine. Yeah I got a Chilton manual. The other fellow gave it to me when I bought ithe motorhome from him. I have to get those valve extenders too.
Can you tell me about the dash background lites. mine are very dim , even after turning the pullknob top to the brightest. I changed the bulbs in dash. but hasn't changed to brightness. I was thinking might be the pullknob dash dimming unit on dash. Maybe I'll take it out and try clean it with a stactic cleaner..Have you and ideas.....Thanks for your help and Thanks for reading..John
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Rollinhome, I have the same chassis as yours except mine is 1987. It''s wearing a Fleetwood Tioga RV though

I bought a Ford service manual on Ebay for it, covers E350 as well as some others and it's the official Ford book. Cost me $15 so not expensive. Looks like this:
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Oh by the way, there's also one for the Chassis, Body & electrical. Costs a bit more....
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Oh by the way, there's also one for the Chassis, Body & electrical. Costs a bit more....
Thanks RVee'r..Thanks for the info for the manual...I hope I can find my problem..I have a hard to seeing the dash at night...John
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Mine are very dim too but I can live with it. Usually not driving at night plus my fuel gauge doesn't work anyway so I don't have to look at that - lol.
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Well I still drive at night as I drive longhaul transport for a living..But My eyes get really sore sometimes...So when I get in my Class c I feel like I'm missing the dash lights...
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