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Old 05-03-2015, 08:53 PM   #1513
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I finished up my inverter install and resolved a surprise no-start issue (loose battery connection). Less than 2 weeks to our first trip of the year, slowly shortening the to-do list!
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:05 PM   #1514
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Installed the new converter. Now I have shore power!
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:19 PM   #1515
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Yesterday was the fan clutch on our 1986 Pace Arrow 30 footer. Today was all the vacuum lines, fuel filter and road test. Need to replace egr valve and vacuum advance. The list grows shorter.
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OK I know she's a bit old. But VINTAGE. But this forum has more in common with what I have been dealing with than I would have ever imagined. Yesterday I finally got the water system to flow with no leaks. No water heater. Bypassed. But no leaks. Today full 110v from shore line. I've had the stuck jack. Leaking Hydro-Boost. Worn out sway bar bushings. But I've got me a Winnebago and am ready (almost) to travel.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:51 PM   #1517
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Today I finally found out why the Onan 7000 wasn't putting out any 110v. It wasn't plugged in. Some where in its life the automatic transfer switch had been removed. And yes I am new at this. Loving every minute of it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:32 AM   #1518
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Laid in the dirt on the side of the road by our house we are selling in upstate ny! Had a old trailer that I needed to haul some memories away in , went to hook it up and had no brakelights on the 88 winne, hummmmmmm , checked fuse halfway out and blown put new one in , nothing, spent all day tracing ,finally ran a new wire from the switch to the back to get home, now the real tracing will commence! I hate wasting money rigging things , but we had to get home, will fix it right before I go out again! Bobby
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Laid in the dirt on the side of the road by our house we are selling in upstate ny! Had a old trailer that I needed to haul some memories away in , went to hook it up and had no brakelights on the 88 winne, hummmmmmm , checked fuse halfway out and blown put new one in , nothing, spent all day tracing ,finally ran a new wire from the switch to the back to get home, now the real tracing will commence! I hate wasting money rigging things , but we had to get home, will fix it right before I go out again! Bobby
That's so frustrating!

I have an intermittent connection in my car hauler trailer, I bought two 7-way junction boxes. I'm going to put one at the tongue and one between the axles so I can easily pop the cover and check the terminals either with a test light or multimeter. 7-conductor cable between them and SOO cord back to the taillights. I will use no butt splices or 3M connectors!!!!

I changed my MH rear plug from 4-way to 7-way last summer. It's also frustrating that the two wiring schemes use different wire colors!
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:07 PM   #1520
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Last time I put the main awning out one of the lift handles broke. So I ordered a new one and replaced it. Long story short. I went to use the awning this weekend and the other lift handle broke. What where the odds of that, in hindsight I should have ordered two and saved on shipping. Anyway here's what I did to the old rig today.


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That's so frustrating!

I have an intermittent connection in my car hauler trailer, I bought two 7-way junction boxes. I'm going to put one at the tongue and one between the axles so I can easily pop the cover and check the terminals either with a test light or multimeter. 7-conductor cable between them and SOO cord back to the taillights. I will use no butt splices or 3M connectors!!!!

I changed my MH rear plug from 4-way to 7-way last summer. It's also frustrating that the two wiring schemes use different wire colors!

I have been know to use but connectors. But I take the plastic sleeve off with my wire brush on the old grinder, then crimp, before I solder the connector followed by two layers of heat shrink tubing..

Never had one fail. But I also use jacketed cable inside conduit if I can, and splice boxes where I can access them easy to check voltage. Sure makes trouble shooting faster. Most of the time my bad connections are at the plug or the bulb socket.

I agree it a pain to have to crawl around in the dirt just to get going.
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For weather exposed connections I use Perma seal connectors. You crimp them. Then use a heat gun to seal the connector. This also melts a ball of solder. Then a single heat shrink over the whole deal as a second layer. I used to use std. Connectors with good and liquid electrical tape until I found these. Quite pricey but much easier to work with.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:26 AM   #1523
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Yesterday was the fan clutch on our 1986 Pace Arrow 30 footer. Today was all the vacuum lines, fuel filter and road test. Need to replace egr valve and vacuum advance. The list grows shorter.
Hey John,
I have a 82 PA, got any pic's
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Going too try and get the choke on the 454 working have too go out of town tomorrow (selling the 64)
I've got help from FastGlassMan (Thank-you) you might be getting a call
I'm more excited to be going somewhere.
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put tow mirrors on.

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Got tow mirrors on and packed up new to us 93 Jayco. Huge upgrade from the 78 Fleetwing.
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