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Old 06-28-2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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Two Questions, Please 2000 Discovery

2000 Discovery 37G Question #1... Need to replace the rocker switch on the left console for the windshield fan. (It wont turn off all the way). Tried prying it up with a nylon wedge and cant get it out of the dash. Im afraid Im going to crack the plastic fake wood...What am I doing wrong?

#2 Coach is sitting on a Freightliner chassis. Both front leveler seals are leaking. Looks like the bolt that attaches them through the frame may go in to a nut on the other side, but that nut is practically impossible to get to due to tanks etc. Are those nuts tac welded so they wont turn or am I in for a big fight getting those levelers off? Anyone know brand and part number for new ones. TIA

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Sorry I can't help with your question #1, but I have my own question about your question #2.

I'm assuming these are your hydraulic levelers leaking , and have to ask what brand of leveling system your coach is equipped with ?

My HWH set up the leveling jacks come off by removing a bolt on either side of the jack , and the support is welded to the frame.
Most times ; if not all ; the leveling system is installed by the RV manufacturer , not Freightliner , and I doubt the RV manufacturer would remove anything from the chassis to complete the leveler install.
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Power Gear is what is on my 2000 Discovery. I think they have been bought out by Lippert according to the girl I spoke to today at Fleetwood.

She gave me a part number I need but I cant seem to hit on anything when I google it. Was hoping to maybe find a better price from someone on EBAY or another source.

Front seals are leaking on both sides. Checked with Fleetwood today and they want $738 each side. I think I need to replace the whole thing becase when the rams are extended they are pretty pitted up at the bottom which probably caused the seal failure. Its not going to be fun replacing them as the nuts are hidden pretty far out of sight on the frame with other components in the way.
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I would take yours are spring return, single acting? I found welded cylinders at a place called Bailey's hydraulic supply. I replaced two for a customer. You would need to remove the old brackets from the cylinders and MIG weld to the new. My dear wife tells me the cost was $142.00 each a year ago. All depends if you can do some fabricating to save some $$$
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We were a Fleetwood dealer. On most of the switches, they had a latch at the top and bottom of the oblong switch. a knife blade accross the top and tilt the switch out then do the same for the bottom. The latches are double pronged so you must go across the switch with the knife blade. If you try going down in the center the blade will go between the latches.
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Thanks for the replies. Ill try the knife blade, GA... I checked with Fleetwood parts and they no longer have the switches. Tryng to get the old one out so I can look at the back and find a compatible one with same prongs, power, etc.
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You may have an easier time removing the bottom panel and accessing the switch from there. I had to repair one of mine and the plastic spring locks were easier to get at from under. There are switches available online that were mentioned in another thread here on IRV2. Try searching for "Fleetwood rocker switches". I'll see if I can find where I saw them on Ebay.
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You may have an easier time removing the bottom panel and accessing the switch from there. I had to repair one of mine and the plastic spring locks were easier to get at from under. There are switches available online that were mentioned in another thread here on IRV2. Try searching for "Fleetwood rocker switches". I'll see if I can find where I saw them on Ebay.
Thanks, Slater....was kicking around the idea of trying to get at it from the bottom. Not as slim as I used to be 25 years ago, so may have a wrestling match with the drivers captain chair getting under to it..... Appreciate the info if you can find it. I found a website that makes rockers but want to get the old one out to see configuration of connectors etc.
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I would take yours are spring return, single acting? I found welded cylinders at a place called Bailey's hydraulic supply. I replaced two for a customer. You would need to remove the old brackets from the cylinders and MIG weld to the new. My dear wife tells me the cost was $142.00 each a year ago. All depends if you can do some fabricating to save some $$$


Yes they are spring return singles. NOT looking forward to getting under there to try and remove the bracket bolts that have hidden their "nuts" in no mans land on the inside of the frame behind a s-load of components. May not be too bad getting them off, but getting them re-started may be another issue.
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Was able to remove the Rocker switch from under the console and pushing it up. Fleetwood did not have the switches anymore. Nothing on EBAY or online for that switch number.....Ended up getting one from the Visone Salvage yard in KY... Popped it in and back in service....

Next project will be the front levelers.....Busted knuckles and a string of obscenities are on the program.... you'll probably hear me from there.....
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