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Old 06-07-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone. Stonehands here. New to the forum.

My wife and I just purchased a 2004 Fleetwood Bounder 35B. 59,000 miles, one owner and in great shape. Yes she is showing her age with a few minor imperfections in the gel coat and the carpeting is showing fade but overall we are very pleased.

As I get to know all the plumbing and electric functions,


1.I found that my first question is regarding the City Supply connection. On my Bounder the City Water Hook up is very clearly marked. Next to that is the Bypass for city water pressure, or bypass for filling onboard water tank through the city connection. There are no decals or visuals as to the position of the valve handle for both functions. As it feels like a gentle twist of the handle, I don't want to force the valve handle in the wrong direction and possibly strip something in the valve handle. Can someone tell me what the valve handle position should be for using the City Water supply vs the position for using the city supply to fill the onboard tank.

2. Also, when filling the water tank from the separate fill port, what position does the bypass handle need to be in. Should it be in the Normal City Fill Position or the Bypass position.

Thank you everyone. Will send pics later of our new baby.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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On my 06 discovery the bypass valve points to 6 o'clock for city water pressure and 3 o'clock for tank fill. On mine, I can hear the water continue to run when it's in bypass tank fill. In the city water pressure position it runs for a few seconds to pressurize lines and then stops flowing.

As far as the separate fill port for the tank...dont think there is anything you need to do. It should be just a gravity fill port.

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Old 06-07-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Bypass valve position

Thank you very much. That confirms what I thought. When I was hooked up to City Supply and changed the position for 6 to 3, I could hear running and sounding like flowing into the tank.

Thank you again.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 06-07-2019, 05:28 PM   #5
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A word of caution when filling your fresh water tank from the city supply connection. The tank vent is small and if not careful you could pressurize the tank and cause a leak. ALWAYS open the gravity fill cap when pressure filling the tank. That way the water will spill out the gravity fill when the tank s full.
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Here is a picture of my coaches water fill area. Maybe this look like yours?
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Welcome aboard!

What engine does it have?
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Good Morning. It is a 2004 Bounder 35B. 59000 original miles. Engine is the 8.1 Vortec GM engine.
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Has the Bosch brake recall be done on it?

Do you know if the Allison transmission fluid has been changed to Transynd?

Has the MAF been cleaned?
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Has the Bosch brake recall be done on it?

Do you know if the Allison transmission fluid has been changed to Transynd?

Has the MAF been cleaned?
I checked my Vin number against the Workhorse Chassis brake recall and my Vin # was not affected. I checked on my calipers and they are not the silver replacement. I have not changed any fluids as dealer certified all service was performed.

What needs to be checked on the Allison transmission fluid. Many thanks.
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Relieved new RV owner.

As I dig into my Fleetwood past history, I focused on the Workhorse Chassis Brake recall notice.

Keyed my vin# into the site and was glad to see that my vin# fell outside of the starting numbers affected and ending Vin#ís. One last thing to worry about. What started my quest other than doing my homework on my Bounderís past was the ABS LIGHT was noticed and it stays on while driving. I didnít notice it what we took possession but had the RV out for a stretch of her legs and noticed after starting engine, the ABS LIGHT on the dash didnít go off.

Fuse? Is there a reset procedure? Should I take her in for service check?
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The 2004 W22 Allison 1000 Transmission came with Dexron iii in it that needed to be changed every 25,000 miles or two years. The spin-on transmission fluid filter needed to be changed at the first 5,000 miles.

I changed over to Allison Transynd fluid four years ago which goes a lot longer between changes.

As far as the ABS light is concerned, take it in and have it checked out. I've had three panic stops over the years where the ABS has activated and kept me straight during a fast stop.

The ABS won't work when the light is lit. Brakes work but may lock up.
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Hi and welcome.

Arch Hoagland made a great suggestion in cleaning the MAF or mass air flow sensor. In my understanding, it helps to regulate gas/air ratio and thereby your gas mileage. It is located up front in your air intake system. On mine, it is located in a plastic module within the air intake and was really easy to access.
Buy some MAF cleaner, access the sensor without touching it with your hands/fingers and spray it down well.
You’ll be happy to routinely clean it.

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