<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Garymc:
I recently attended the initial meeting of the Workhorse Chassis Owners Club, a new FMCA chapter. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I was provided with a copy of the Press Release regarding the new FMCA WCOC Chapter. Congratulations on the formation of the club.
Perhaps you can tell us more about how many members have attended the 1st meeting and who the officers of the organization are.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I would encourage all WCC owners to join. Check with WCC for e-mail addresses and Ph. numbers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
What are the dues?
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>1. Various problems with the wiper operation (usually on intermittent).
This has been a problem for many w22 owners. I tried to have mine repaired for the second time while in Wilmington N.C visiting our daughter. There were 2 Dolphins ahead of us at the Pontiac WCC) repair center with the same problem.
This is usually caused by the "wiper pulse module". This a blue box about 3"x4"x1" usually (but not always) behind or under the dash.This box is initialy mounted to the steering column and has a row of LEDs that are used to indicate
the transmission position while on the raw chassis. After the body is added the coach Mfg uses it for the wiper pulse module? Go figure!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Understand that this is not a problem inherant to the W Series Chassis but simply the OEM's adaptation of the component.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>2.Brake squeal;
Normal so get used to it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have experienced slight brake squeal however not enough to be annoying. My Workhorse Chassis Guide also has stated that brake squeal is normal.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>3. Poor and/or intermittant Dash air:
In some cases the remainder of A/C components are being installed by Coach Makers without proper consideration of the funcioning of the condenser coil. The result is overly high head pressure in the A/C compressor. Some Coach Makers have fixes for this but you will have to ask. Get A/C tested first!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yet another OEM installation problem. Aside from not having a stitch of freon when my coach when it was delivered I have not had any problems with my dash air. it works very well.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>4. Loud fan roar when engine heats up.
This is not the electric fans as many seemed to think but the fluid clutched engine fan locking up.
Normal, get used to it!.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
When the temperature gauge starts climbing up it only gets so far and the clutch locks in and you can see that needle tank in a hurry. It's nice that everything works as planned. I have found that when it's cool outside the clutch does not engage half as much.
So from what I've read here, there are no problems with the W22 Chassis. That's a good thing.
Perhaps the OEMs will come around and take the time to employ the chassis components as designed and not get their customers in trouble by no fault of their own OR Workhorse Custom Chassis.
Concerning the "about 4 people", would you happen to know their names?
I believe that everyone here knows that we have excellent resources at WCC and if you or anyone else here has any issues with your chassis please let us know and we'll get you the answer direct from the "Workhorse's" mouth.
Thanks for taking the time to share these issues with us and we look forward to hearing more about the FMCA WCOC.
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[This message was edited by DriVer on December 16, 2002 at 11:04 PM.]