RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Tiffin Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2021, 03:29 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 2
Question General questions

I recently purchased a new to me 1989 Tiffin Allegro 28' class a on a p30 chassis, with the Chevy 454 and three speed transmission.
The previous owner had a new radiator and fans installed to combat a high engine hear issue. The home has 46k original miles on it and after driving it home 150 miles I noticed the new heat gauge was still reading pretty hot. Averaging 210-215°f is this normal, or could the shop that replaced the radiator have put the wrong coolant in? I am about to drive from AZ to Florida in a three week trek. I would love to have a little peace of mind with the engine heat.
The windshield wipers are snapped off flush with the frame, what's the best way to fix this? I am looking at installing new wipers that come down for the top as I have no way to access the original ones from behind. They are completely sealed in without removing the whole dash. Which I would like to avoid, but I do have access to the top.
Behind the steering wheel is a hatch that allows access to the electrical ect. There is a black tube that is sucking air. I was told this is for the cruise control but I can't figure out where to attach it. Any ideas?
Best blackout, noise reducing curtains?
Space saving tips and tricks if you have them.

Thank you for taking the time. I thank you all in advance for you suggestions.
Jlbunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-07-2021, 09:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 128
I'd say 210-215° is about right. We used to run about 212º-214º or so. But when I changed out our coolant last year, I changed out our thermostat too. It still had the factory thermostat. So I went with a new one that opened 4º earlier. We now run at about 207º pretty consistently.
__________________
Couple FTing for 4yrs.
35' Gas Winnie,
Escapees, Maintenance Freak
mr.tommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2021, 02:39 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 2
Thank you. I appreciate your feedback. Do you have a go to antifreeze?
Jlbunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2021, 09:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 128
Different engines require different types of anti-freeze. You have an older model and different type of engine than mine so it won't be the same. There is —no go to type—of coolant. Again search out what your year model engine requires. Using the right kind of coolant is important.
__________________
Couple FTing for 4yrs.
35' Gas Winnie,
Escapees, Maintenance Freak
mr.tommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 02:07 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 2
Got it thank you.
Jlbunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General Questions about Slide-ins and sizing blink32 Truck Camper Discussion 12 01-26-2007 04:44 AM
Newbie here. General Questions redtree511 Truck Camper Discussion 8 08-04-2006 06:16 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.