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Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-29-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Genevatexan
Excellent feedback

great Point. is it easily accessible? I'll change it myself...Assume its somewhere on the top of the engine (under the master bed)
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-27-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Genevatexan
ISL Cummins Side radiator temp update

Thought I would update the forum on this challenge- background- we changed the engine hydraulic cooling fan motor chasing an AC problem. The AC is now solved through other means, but the engine now...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-21-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Spartan hydraulic Engine Cooling Fan Motor issue

We recently replaced the engine cooling fan motor (Cassappa) on our2007 American Coach Tradition 40J- Cummins 400, side radiator, AKG radiator stack. this was to attempt to solve a dash air...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-20-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Reviving this thread for hydraulic fan speed issue

The AC had an issue in one of the 3 controllers, so National RV in Dallas did a great job of finding that. Now we have this 20 degrees over normal situation from when we replaced the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,338
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up Consider researching build details

Lots of good guidance here. I'd add that understanding details of how a specific brand is built will help decide as well. Earlier models often had EPDM or TPO rooves which would be a lesser choice...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-04-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Genevatexan
Good feedback

Thanks, Bayrunner. In this case, it's in the price of the coach, and the price is competitive, so my basis is zero, based on market value. What I really want to know is whether anyone has a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-04-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Preferred RV Warranty

We are looking at a 2021 Motorcoach with an Extended Warranty from Preferred RV. Is this a known and legitimate extended Warranty? If so, what value would you assign to a 7 Year extended warranty...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,323
Posted By Genevatexan
Be sure to check your differential

could be that wet axle seal, and if so, you don't want it to chew up the diff. Check your fluid level to be safe. We had that problem but lost the fluid on the inside of the wheel, not outside, and...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-31-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,585
Posted By Genevatexan
Exclamation Mag stripe encoders on the black market

I've been out of the credit card support business for some years, so chip cards are not in my wheelhouse. That said, we did learn that mag Stripe encoders are available on the black market and if you...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-22-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
American Coach: Water engine damage
Views: 2,431
Posted By Genevatexan
Cool I'm with Kimmel

The facts just don't seem to add up. I would be sure to explore facts and any security camera footage or photos of the coach at the vendors. Its too big a loss to shy away from the conflict that...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-21-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
American Coach: Water engine damage
Views: 2,431
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Pretty Sketchy

Can someone with a similar design for the intake post a picture of the intake, the box and a pic of the drain? Curious how this is actually built.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-15-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Genevatexan
Wheel Seal replacement cost $1,100 sounds High!

A truck service company that handles Spartan quoted me $1,100 to change that seal on the inside dually wheel, passenger side. I saw how fast the wheels and tires come off with a pneumatic truck air...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-10-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up Much appreciated!

Thanks Dick, great point.
there is a good bit of buildup on that hub at the axle, so the concern is warranted. We have three fire extinguishers about, but I really want to mount one back at the...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-07-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up 85W/140 Non Synth

was able to check with Spartan and for our coach based on VIN our differential uses 85W 140 non synth gear lube.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-06-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Genevatexan
Question What gear lube does the diff use on 2007 Spartan Mountain master chassis?

having arrived in the mountains in New Mexico (Angel Fire) after a 5 hour run, we lost what looks to be about 3-4 ounces of thick black semi-liquid lube running down the inside of the inside rear...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-23-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up Great feedback

I'll look at the electronic fan controller, and either get a shop to look at the ECM controls or find my way in cheap.

On the type 2 resettable blade fuse, I think I know where that is under the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-18-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Genevatexan
Good Info@jacwjames

My problem is the AC cutting off (blower, everything) on occasion when sitting in stop start traffic. new compressor, new fan hydraulic motor, new control valve, new freon.

Those fan parms are...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-17-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Cummins Insite or Inline

I'd like to connect my 2007 Cummins 400 on Spartan Chassis to my laptop to understand the hydraulic fan parameters controlled there. Can someone guide me on what cable and software can be had to...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-17-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Cool Resolution

The AC system apparently triggered the Hi Pressure limit switch and remained entirely inop with the fan blower set to 3 and the Compressor knob set on high. We left it that way when we started our...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-12-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up Makes sense

That follows our situation pretty close. With the exception that the root cause for us was a weak hydraulic fan, instead of a weak hydraulic pump. Great to get it solve, I bet.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-10-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Genevatexan
Similar problem- some thoughts

Our hydraulic engine and condenser cooling fan was running slow and caused our AC high side pressure to go too high and start leaking freon at the charge ports under the drivers window. (2007...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-10-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Resolution to the AC cooling and a new Blower problem

The AC system was charged by using the gauges, which based on the correct pressures, required 6.3 Lbs of Freon. Second, the hydraulic cooling fan was running sub-speed so we replaced that hydraulic...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-09-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By Genevatexan
location of compressor clutch fuse

The compressor clutch fuse on our 2007 American Coach tradition 40J is under the entry step in the upper step fuse box near the outboard side of the fuse box turned a different direction than almost...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-15-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Great Input

Vito and timjet, thanks.
This rings true for everything I have learned. I can confirm now that the condenser is part of the cooling stack and was built by Spartan. Rev Group's diagram only goes...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-14-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Cool fan-high volume --next Question...

Thanks Rob, we are still peeling the onion with this shop. For those who are interested, our 2007 American Coach is on a Spartan MountainMaster chassis. This version uses the hydraulic engine...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-12-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Thanks, good ideas

Our Genset is old faithful and so far has never uttered a peep, so using a fan to push the front cabin AC toward the cab is a good plan. thanks.
I'll also review the heavy duty truck AC manual...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-11-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Genevatexan
Unhappy 2007 American Coach tradition 40J dash air repair

Our coach is in a local shop with the dash air not cooling, the compressor clutch not engaging, and blown fuses on the compressor clutch fuse under the entry step. The AC shop is fumbling with the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-31-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Genevatexan
Smile The year model you purchase has a big impact

Quality for many of the coach manufacturers has changed over time and a company newly taken-over may have had a history for specific years of great quality. So if you buy older, the takeover matters...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-14-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,790
Posted By Genevatexan
Smile I'm with Geordi on this one

Many of the big energy pinches and black-out/brown outs did not come from straight supply and demand. Manipulation of supply, and traders are often at the root, as mentioned. Not that we haven't...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-08-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Genevatexan
Arrow Check AZ Expert on YouTube on Winnebago roof design

Saw you included Winnebago as a possibility and thought I would connect you to "AZ Expert" in Arizona (Mesa area) who does alot of heavy repairs on accident coaches or roof repairs. His YouTube take...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-30-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Genevatexan
picture of Watts Temp Mixer Valve

Thought you would appreciate these pics. The mixer valve model is a Watts 1170M2-71 w 1/2 NPT fittings. Thanks to this forum for getting me to the point where its out (via the closet porthole),...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-29-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Genevatexan
Perfect- thanks

OK. Got it. will see if I can get at it through closet and if not, out it comes. Much appreciated!:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-29-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Tips or tricks on getting the mixer out?

Also, any tips on how to get it out? not clear on how it is attached to the water heater. I see the plastic lines on it but the mount to the water heater is not visible... can I grab the bottom of...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-29-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Great Feedback- last question

Is the brass device on the side of the water heater with the grey knob in my picture the mixer valve? I thought that was the gas regulator until I looked at the flash picture--its hard to see down...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-27-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Attwood 10 Gallon LP/ELectric water heater

Can anyone tell us how to get to the 110 electric heating element in a 2007 American Coach Tradition 40J with 10 gal Attwood LP/electric water heater? I am trouble shooting this water heater for...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-13-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
American Coach: Revolution vs Tradition
Views: 1,926
Posted By Genevatexan
Wink Pretty Rig!

Nice looking coach. Keep our information, we are year along ahead of you with our '07 Tradition 40J. We love the coach and have done a number of small projects like upgrading the front TV to a 43...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-11-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up same problem on our American Coach

got locked out and ended up breaking a window trying to get through window slide- Found a company in Waco, Tx to just fix that outside glass on the dinette window, but we are very careful with the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-09-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Genevatexan
Thumbs up Thanks OregonPharme

makes sense. I'll do that first and see what we learn.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-05-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Sensa Tank 100 RV on the blink

Our Sensa tank RV 100 panel in the coach is not reading true, while the panel in the wet bay is spot-on. First question: are they both reading the same sensors? second question- if so, the coach...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-05-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
American Coach: Revolution vs Tradition
Views: 1,926
Posted By Genevatexan
Smile We vote for the Tradition, but we're biased...

We have an '07 Tradition 40J, and here in the first year of ownership its been great. We looked at several, and landed on this one, having been steered away from the Revolution in this forum based...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 01-05-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Hows the power on the 300 ISB?

just curious about that 600 lbs of torque- can you also comment on the weight of the new rig? Thanks, and congrats!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-11-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Mopar Front end Cover for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Does anyone know the correct 'front end cover' (bra) for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6 4 x 4 used as a toad? (This is a leather-like front end protector for the toad to reduce rock chips...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Genevatexan
ditto Boston Bernie

We had the same issue if we were unlevel. Keep the coach level when bringing in the slides and our problem went away. To be more specific, it appears to be mostly related to forward/aft pitch, oddly...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-09-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By Genevatexan
thermostats and furnaces for 2007 Tradition

I believe our front thermostat above the stairs controls both ACs and both furnaces, and is Attwood, I think. I was also told if we had to replace a heater, it may not work with the current...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Windshield Replacement- Dallas area

Can anyone recommend a reputable windshield replacement company in the Dallas area? We have two substantial cracks from rocks this summer and they are about to intersect and create a a fully...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-02-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
American Coach: Replace Fresh Water Pump
Views: 627
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Replace Fresh Water Pump

Our fresh water pump was not fully winterized in the great freeze here in Texas and the pump is leaking from everywhere. The rest of the system was mostly winterized (we are newbies). I've removed...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Genevatexan
Wink Year and Model- 2007 American Coach Tradition 40J

Thanks, Gary. We are new to these computer touch pad light handling modules.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-31-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Need a spare circuit for 12 volt power to WeBoost

We ran our WeBoost antenna lead down the roof Fridge vent and under the fridge for access via the front wood vent under the fride inside. We both work from the dinette and need 12 volt power to the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-17-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Genevatexan
trouble shooting so far

Pulled the cover on the Surge Guard and did not find any obvious failures. No blackened parts, or ruptured items on the circuit board- relay looks ok, main two power blocks don't show any failure. ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Genevatexan
Question Surge Guard Failed- need guidance

Our inbound power transfer switch shut down sometime this week and we found it Saturday. The coach batteries were discharged (coach and batteries new to us in Aug). I have inbound power at switch...
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