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Forum: Vintage RV's 02-21-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Dave78Chief
The biggest problem with this type of conversion...

The biggest problem with this type of conversion is that the old PD unit has a large transfer relay inside it that switched from battery B+ power to converter B+ output power when the converter is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-21-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,086
Posted By Dave78Chief
87 P30 Service Manual

In 87 the P30 chassis was covered under the Light Truck Manual Set.

87 Light Truck Service Manual...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Dave78Chief
1977 M500 Brake Parts

The information I have here (https://dave78chieftain.com/M500_76.html)should help you out.

Dave
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Dave78Chief
In order for people to help you properly, they...

In order for people to help you properly, they have to know specifically what chassis you have. Once that is known, you can download the proper manual...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 01-30-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By Dave78Chief
Viking/Coachman (1996 and Older) Parts and Info...

Viking/Coachman (1996 and Older) Parts and Info (https://www.popupparts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4_1932_1934) L & W Lift System

L & W Lift Repair pdf...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,937
Posted By Dave78Chief
Not sure if you found this or not however here is...

Not sure if you found this or not however here is the Gates webpage for your F53 chassis...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,937
Posted By Dave78Chief
I believe it is already rated for 130 amps. ...

I believe it is already rated for 130 amps.

RockAuto October Newsletter :: Early Edition (https://www.rockauto.com/Newsletter/archives/10-3-13.html#tomStory)
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By Dave78Chief
You might want to contact Intellitec to determine...

You might want to contact Intellitec to determine what would happen if high voltage (e.g. 15.7VDC is seen by it. Could there be a high voltage protection circuit in the BIRD that would not allow the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-08-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
I do not know. I have the 3 post version.

I do not know. I have the 3 post version.
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-08-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,975
Posted By Dave78Chief
If you have not found it yet, there is a lot of...

If you have not found it yet, there is a lot of helpful info on my website (https://dave78chieftain.com/)for the Dodge Motorhome chassis. Might save you some digging for info.
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-08-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
No. You can contact Winnebago and sometimes they...

No. You can contact Winnebago and sometimes they can provide pdfs of them however, for the 79's, they are more akin to a cartoon rather than a wiring diagram. RV's have a basic design concept and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,645
Posted By Dave78Chief
VIN Number Decode

3 = Mexico
F = Ford
C = Basic Stripped Chassis
M = 16K - 19.5K GVW / Hydraulic Brakes
F53 = F53 Motorhome Chassis (Gas)
G = 7.5L (460) MFI Fuel Injected OBD1
0 = Check Digit
T = 1996 Chassis...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-08-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
Yes, Auto Reset Stud Mount Circuit Breakers...

Yes, Auto Reset Stud Mount Circuit Breakers (https://www.autozone.com/starting-charging-and-miscellaneous-electrical/circuit-breaker) were used frequently by RV Manufacturers in 70's era RV's. I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Dave78Chief
PACS 1500 Inverter...

PACS 1500 Inverter (https://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php?topic=10134.0)
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-23-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Dave78Chief
Far as I know OBD2 was not implemented for the...

Far as I know OBD2 was not implemented for the 5.7L (460CI) MFI engine. It was a EEC-IV based (OBD1) system.

OBD1 Connector Location:...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-30-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
Upgraded 12VDC Converter and Distribution...

Upgraded
12VDC Converter and Distribution Upgrade (https://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,5326.0.html)

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-29-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
Battery and VIN

11.8VDC = 40% charge
https://cr4.globalspec.com/PostImages/201305/Charging_volt_7D66E22F-0022-469D-11D25CD869E4E574.PNG

Chassis VIN Decode:
https://howdoinet.com/IMG_0092.JPG

Dodge Chassis VIN...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-16-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Dave78Chief
Xantrex Pro 1000

Xantrex 1000/1800 Owners Manual (https://www.xantrex.com/documents/Power-Inverters/PRO-Series-Inverters/975-0263-01-01_Rev-C(artwork)%20(1).pdf)

2017 Four Winds Class C owners Manual...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dave78Chief
From what I read in the 2004 Coachmen Class C...

From what I read in the 2004 Coachmen Class C Owners manual (https://www.coachmenrv.com/OwnersManuals/14186580.pdf) your weak indication is on the wall mounted LED monitor panel. Additionally, the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By Dave78Chief
Actually, February is still a ways off. Simply...

Actually, February is still a ways off. Simply charge the house batteries up and run a test to see how far they are discharged with the furnace running overnight.
House batteries will charged by...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-07-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Dave78Chief
As far as manual switches, the Blue Sea switch...

As far as manual switches, the Blue Sea switch (https://shop.pkys.com/Blue-Sea-9009-AC-Selector-Switch-120V-32A-OFF-2_p_2133.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3Y3Ikdat1wIVirbACh3a0g5mEAQYASABEgLBCfD_BwE) is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-06-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Dave78Chief
Nothing was removed. Progressive Dynamics did...

Nothing was removed. Progressive Dynamics did produce a few AC/DC Power Control Centers in the late 70's that had a automatic AC transfer relay for shore power/generator however your PD-734 model...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-06-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,833
Posted By Dave78Chief
1. Winnebago did not supply the Generac...

1. Winnebago did not supply the Generac generator in the 70's. As shown in parts book (https://www.winnebagoind.com/service/wincd/1978/78idf-icf23rg.pdf) and brochure ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-25-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Dave78Chief
While I am not familiar with a Holliday Rambler...

While I am not familiar with a Holliday Rambler Aluminite, your statement "one was fused and looked ok" implies you have a battery disconnect solenoid controlled by a switch inside the rig. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Dave78Chief
If you have a Battery Shut off switch, make sure...

If you have a Battery Shut off switch, make sure it is ON

If you know the battery is OK, then you may have a defective fusible link at the battery post terminal on the starter solenoid. Chevy...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Dave78Chief
Several versions of Onan Start/Stop switches, ...

Several versions of Onan Start/Stop switches, Which one do you have?
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2807221_0_f6b21dc6671c796ccbebcb4bccfb99df.jpg
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,337
Posted By Dave78Chief
Dodge started using the 440-3 engine in motor...

Dodge started using the 440-3 engine in motor homes in 1974. All 440-3 Motor home engines used hardened steel valves to support the unleaded gas requirement. The compression ratio was reduced 8.12...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dave78Chief
Chevy P30 Chassis Every P30 chassis I have seen...

Chevy P30 Chassis
Every P30 chassis I have seen from 84 up either had a Hydroboost brake system with either JB8 (front disk/Rear Drum) or JF9 (Front/Rear Disk) configuration. I have not seen the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By Dave78Chief
Colaw RV has a P30 with tag listed. Might get a...

Colaw RV has a P30 with tag listed. Might get a used part from them
1997 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision RV Salvage Parts, Wrecked Motorhome Parts - Colaw RV Used Parts...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By Dave78Chief
You might try RV Doctor George - Home...

You might try RV Doctor George - Home (https://www.rvdoctorgeorge.com/)

Assuming you have the transmission mounted parking brake, Dodge P/N 3637721.

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,938
Posted By Dave78Chief
LOL - Any 92 and earlier Chevy P30 owner should...

LOL - Any 92 and earlier Chevy P30 owner should have that book.

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Dave78Chief
Maty111, What MattC said about the manual...

Maty111,
What MattC said about the manual breaker is correct. It came from Winnebago that way. However, I agree it is safer to plug the shore power cable either into a generator receptacle or the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,938
Posted By Dave78Chief
In the files area of the site, under the Chassis...

In the files area of the site, under the Chassis category, download the "P-30 Chev Motorhome Chassis Service Guide". It has a section devoted P30 fuel delivery problems and their solutions.

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,157
Posted By Dave78Chief
This 1988 P30 with 454 Power Distribution Wiring...

This 1988 P30 with 454 Power Distribution Wiring Diagram may help you isolate your problem.
Dave

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2215945_0_77d482e339751c8e648e5b4682af8fe2.jpg
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Dave78Chief
I suspect a 90 Bounder will have a DSI furnace...

I suspect a 90 Bounder will have a DSI furnace which uses electric probes rather than a thermocouple. They have to be cleaned and adjusted periodically.
Thermocouples are used with pilot light...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,662
Posted By Dave78Chief
Jumper across battery disconnect relay: ...

Jumper across battery disconnect relay:

Engine OFF, Shore Power and Generator OFF.

Using battery jumper cables, place positive clamp of one end on large post on left large post. Place other...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,662
Posted By Dave78Chief
If you have a AUX ON/OFF switch, then you have a...

If you have a AUX ON/OFF switch, then you have a Battery Disconnect Relay. It isolates the House Battery from the rest of the rig. The large B+ cable from your House battery should lead directly to...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
First, here is the 11 x 17 wiring diagram from...

First, here is the 11 x 17 wiring diagram from the 1988 manual I provided in post 23 (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f65/electrical-schematic-on-80s-rambler-207171-2.html#post2109192)
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
The drawing in the manual is how GM built you rig...

The drawing in the manual is how GM built you rig originally. It is not a patch. It matches the wiring diagrams I provided you.
The picture you provided earlier of the magnetic relay GM...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
That is the oil sender/fuel pump cutoff switch. ...

That is the oil sender/fuel pump cutoff switch. Used as a safety device to shut off the fuel pump if the engine shuts down if you are in an accident.
If I recall correctly, the original switch is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
Appears someone changed your charging system. Do...

Appears someone changed your charging system. Do you also have a Lestek alternator or did someone put the original GM one back in?

The Lestek regulator was designed to be used with a Lestek...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
Fusible links use wire that is 4 AWG sizes...

Fusible links use wire that is 4 AWG sizes smaller than the base wire. A circuit that uses a 10 gauge wire will be protected by a fusible link that uses 16 gauge wire. As such, heat can weaken the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
K582EP is the engine style. 7CM21-RV Spec...

K582EP is the engine style.
7CM21-RV Spec 14032-Ais the generator model

Chevy uses mm squared (mm2) wire size on their drawing. You have to convert it to AWG gauge.
2/0 gauge from battery to...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
If you provide the make and model number I may be...

If you provide the make and model number I may be able to help you track down the generator manuals.

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
I am fairly sure you AC setup is like this: ...

I am fairly sure you AC setup is like this:
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2130797_0_3d5b55a9c89b5956c1ac0a2c343cc91a.jpg

The stock GM Alternator uses a internal regulator.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
While 80's HR's had a Inverter/Shore switch, I am...

While 80's HR's had a Inverter/Shore switch, I am fairly sure you do not have a shore/generator switch. You have to plug the shore power cable into the generator recepticle which I believe is in the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
That appears to be a 75 amp 27SI alternator. It...

That appears to be a 75 amp 27SI alternator. It only uses 3 leads

B+ - Two Red 12 gauge wires - This will go to the ALT terminal on the diode isolator. Purple wire on my drawing

2 wires on...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
Hopefully you can use this as a guideline for how...

Hopefully you can use this as a guideline for how this all works

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2120486_0_5730c219c05e16bf389c3c7751528cb6.jpg

Dave
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,472
Posted By Dave78Chief
I would stick to one problem at a time or you...

I would stick to one problem at a time or you will get confused

I assume you measured the 12.4 and 12.1 at the battery.

Alternator should put out around 14.1 VDC. Measure at isolator center...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-29-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Dave78Chief
If that is not the type of converter you have...

If that is not the type of converter you have then I would need to know the Mfg and Model in order to determine if it will work for that style of fuse panel. Many modern converters (e.g PD9245) will...
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