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bowhunter72 08-29-2021 05:17 PM

Done with MH
 
Im going back to a 5th wheel, these things are just not worth the hassle anymore. Put a reman ECM in back in May, now it will not start again, i think the ECM is bad again. If some one forks over 12 grand they can have this thing. Tired of paying $600 a year for insurance when i barely use this 3 times a year.

timboaugy 08-29-2021 05:25 PM

What brand and size? Any pics?

530ktm 08-29-2021 05:30 PM

Well that is one way to sell a vehicle. First tell everyone what a piece of ---- it is and then don't give any type of description of what you want to sell. Hey, I got $11,000 sitting around, will you take it?

bowhunter72 08-29-2021 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 5893619)
Well that is one way to sell a vehicle. First tell everyone what a piece of ---- it is and then don't give any type of description of what you want to sell. Hey, I got $11,000 sitting around, will you take it?

Well, it was supposed to be in my signature

Fast E 08-29-2021 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bowhunter72 (Post 5893670)
Well, it was supposed to be in my signature

Problem solved.

bowhunter72 08-29-2021 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by timboaugy (Post 5893611)
What brand and size? Any pics?

Its a 99' Safari continental panther 425, 40' long, 1 slide. Body is in fairly good condition but missing a fender panel and compartment door. i can get pics, drives great when it runs, but if it is the ECM again, i am not messing with it. the Cat C12 and Allison are worth it.

bowhunter72 08-29-2021 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 5893619)
Well that is one way to sell a vehicle. First tell everyone what a piece of ---- it is and then don't give any type of description of what you want to sell. Hey, I got $11,000 sitting around, will you take it?

And i was not really ,selling it here, just venting

Latech 08-29-2021 06:48 PM

Have you researched possible reasons why the ECM would burnout?

Maybe the fix is in a service bulletin.

Might just pay to check into it a little more.

Then get it running and sell it. It is a sellers market for motorhomes right now

Well this summer was anyhow. I am sure it is slowing down, but still good.

NXR 08-29-2021 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by bowhunter72 (Post 5893682)
And i was not really ,selling it here, just venting

Darn. $11K is way under market.

https://www.smartrvguide.com/rvs-for...ri-panther-425

Ray

bowhunter72 08-29-2021 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Latech (Post 5893735)
Have you researched possible reasons why the ECM would burnout?

Maybe the fix is in a service bulletin.

Might just pay to check into it a little more.

Then get it running and sell it. It is a sellers market for motorhomes right now

Well this summer was anyhow. I am sure it is slowing down, but still good.

Biggest issue I have is the nearest mechanic with Cat software is 100 miles away.
And u don't know about the market for motor homes, but I can tell ya funding a boat right now us a B

bneiva 08-29-2021 07:50 PM

"barely use it 3 times a year?" I'd sell it too, but why invest in something else that is going to sit around going un-used?

Bill

bowhunter72 08-29-2021 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NXR (Post 5893781)
Darn. $11K is way under market.

https://www.smartrvguide.com/rvs-for...ri-panther-425

Ray

This one runs great when I get it started, but the body has issues

bowhunter72 10-18-2021 07:03 PM

Update on this, i have not touched the MH since i started this thread, went out 2 days ago, started right up. I got gremlins, buddy said i may have had a serious vapor lock and it took a few days to get out. Still looking to fix it up if i can find the body panels and sell.

dons2346 10-18-2021 10:19 PM

Didn't know a diesel could get vapor lock. Interesting

uchu 10-19-2021 06:36 AM

I'd say if you use the MH so rarely, you'd definitely be better off with a 5th wheel.

I also didn't know that a diesel engine could suffer of vapour lock...Learned something new today.

Ray,IN 10-19-2021 08:05 PM

If the transient suppressor was not replaced at the same time as the ECM it was asking for trouble. Cummins will not replace the ECM, lift pump or main pump unless the transient suppressor is also replaced, nor will they honor any of those parts warranty.
I can't speak to CAT engines.

bowhunter72 10-19-2021 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by dons2346 (Post 5954911)
Didn't know a diesel could get vapor lock. Interesting

Well, i think he was referring to air in the line, on these C12's, there is a bleeder valve that you can unscrew the bleed to air out. Hes a gas guy, doesn't work on diesels.

bowhunter72 10-19-2021 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Ray,IN (Post 5956064)
If the transient suppressor was not replaced at the same time as the ECM it was asking for trouble. Cummins will not replace the ECM, lift pump or main pump unless the transient suppressor is also replaced, nor will they honor any of those parts warranty.
I can't speak to CAT engines.

I never had to mess with that when we replaced those on the Cat engines when i worked at the Bus Depot. MY guess is the diode would be integrated into the ECM

bowhunter72 10-19-2021 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by uchu (Post 5955067)
I'd say if you use the MH so rarely, you'd definitely be better off with a 5th wheel.

I also didn't know that a diesel engine could suffer of vapour lock...Learned something new today.

We would like to travel more, but this big pusher is just not family friendly.


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