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Old 03-12-2015, 05:36 PM   #1303
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Installed a Carbon Monoxide Alarm---better safe than, well-----dead.

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Old 03-12-2015, 09:40 PM   #1304
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I knew it was there somewhere, went thru all the aggravation of pulling the pump just to find out that a bunch of grounds were not working so good, fixed them and it was like the sky opened up, a whole lot of stuff started working! It was great now I will be on "Grounds Maintenance" whenever I find a crusty one on this rig, LOL! Bobby
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:20 PM   #1305
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What are you using to redo the grounds?

I have tried pop riveting some metal strapping to the frame and soldering on wiring crimps but have been told that will not last too long.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #1306
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:20 AM   #1307
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:47 AM   #1308
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I'm surprised that RV manufacturers don't paint the grounds to prevent corrosion.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:44 AM   #1309
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I had a TON of issues with grounds and undid the 2 main chassis grounds, ground a nice shiny spot and took a longer 316 SS bolt with a thick washer through the frame and tightened it up just long enough to get a weld with 309 wire on a couple of spots on the washer. I then undid the nut and reassembled with the large chassis ground cables. I did the same in the front where I have a large grounding bar for all the front electronics. I went around to every contact strip on the chassis, +/- and took each nut off and cleaned and replaced with new nuts and washers again in SS.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:20 PM   #1310
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What are you using to redo the grounds?

I have tried pop riveting some metal strapping to the frame and soldering on wiring crimps but have been told that will not last too long.
When I found the problem with the pump ground I followed the grounds and found them all bunched up on the bottom side of the fresh water tank, inaccessible without cutting open one of the bottom compartments! I wasn't about to do that! The whole lot of them were together and had plenty of slack, so I cut them and crimped on new yellow crimp rings on each set of cut ends. Then I got 3 new 3/8" nuts and bolted them to the bolt holding the h20 tank in, basicly a redundant ground as that bolt happens to be the same one the grounds are on underneath the rig, just not all nasty and corroded. now they will never get messed up with salt and crap. Will take pics in the AM. Bobby
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:33 PM   #1311
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Are you serious, I have found a lot of what I call "bootleg" things on our Cheiftain! I had to relocate the power steering resevoir as I could just barely touch the cap with my fingertips to check it , and to add any was a mess in the making. Also when the ran the line to put it there they used a torch to cut the firewall , looked like a 2 year old did it, all ragged edges that chaffed thru the fill hose! Also have to redo the Oil Fill tube as I can't reach that either from the front and the engine oil dipstick is ridiculous. Must be me , but I think normal checking of fluids should not require alot of stretching and mess or they might be "overlooked"! I also relocated the hydraulic pump for the leveling system over to the big empty bay in front of the drivers side, now if I need to get in front of the radiator I can with no trouble. Bobby
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:15 PM   #1312
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R&R the Kwikee steps. They quit working Found a seized bearing. Took everything apart, cleaned lubed put back and they work as good as new.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:20 AM   #1313
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Well, being 70 above yesterday and all the ice was gone I open all the awnings and dried with my new tool... Works great and a lot faster than my 6 inch Brush. Best 20 bucks.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #1314
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Grounded... When you reground your rig, use a couple points. If only one point, use a "grounding clamp" to attach a #4 or #8 bare ground wire long enough to clamp additional wires to. Then spray the connections with battery terminal spray.
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I used it! Poor old 5er didn't want to go home this morning. Went to hook up and the landing gear broke. Had to have my brother come with the farms service truck and a jack to recuse us.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #1316
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After breakfast yesterday, after the generator shut itself off, after I diagnosed the problem, I replaced the fuel pump. Airtex E8016S from the auto parts store, $60 plus or minus. It's way too much capacity for the Onan but the delivery pressure is 3.5-5 p.s.i just like the original. And it came with a fuel filter!
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