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Old 06-29-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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water ingestion problem

I have a 1999 Holiday Rambler Vacationer with a Ford V10 which I purchased in January. I just returned from a 2500 mile trip to Montana and experienced the water ingestion problem during the trip. After talking to the Ford RV hotline (1-800-444-3311) and reading many posts on the internet regarding the subject, I decided on my own fix. One person said he had the Ford adapter installed on his RV and still experienced the water ingestion problem. Another person was on a trip and experienced the same problem and for a temporary fix, used a piece of sewer hose or clothes dryer hose over the air intake tube and ran it up to the top of the hood area and secured it with tie straps and has not experienced the water ingestion problem for over 2 years.
I decided to do the same, as Ford wanted $108 for the adapter, so I attached a piece of 3" sewer hose to the air intake duct and secured it with a hose clamp. Then I secured the other end of the hose to the top of the hood area with a tie strap and bought a 3" plastic patio drain cover and secured it to the end of the sewer hose with another hose clamp. This solved the problem of animals crawling into the hose and nesting etc during the times I have the rig parked.
I hope this helps some of you.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Bill!

Sounds like a good fix to me. Amazing what you can do with items purchased from the "Auto Parts Department" at Lowes or Home Depot.

I do it all of the time to avoid the RV tax!

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Old 06-29-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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I had a 2000 suncruiser with a V10 and as I remember Ford had a recall on this problem. I went to a Ford Dealer, told them I heard there was a recall on this problem and they gave me several parts to fix it. All for the cost of about $2.00. It involved rerouting the intake higher up in the engine compartment. I also remember seeing pictures posted on the internet or maybe on rv.net.
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Okay, I found the pictures.
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I recently went to my local Ford dealer and told them about the recall and the problem and they told me I would have to pay about $95 for the parts!
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I did mine about four years ago and alot has changed in the automotive industry. I would try another dealer and emphasize that it's a recall.
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