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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-07-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By EricV
Onan removal, Bounder 31W

Hi Folks


Well it seems I clipped something with the exhaust on my Onan 5.5 and broke the exhaust pipe off right close to the muffler. I need to remove the generator to replace the pipe as there...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-14-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Bounder: Today's project
Views: 255
Posted By EricV
Today's project

Todayís project. Satellite dish was leaking a little, only the occasional drop but would never get better and the dish is old tech so it had to go. I took it off cleaned up the area and epoxied a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-16-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By EricV
2001 Bounder F53 chassis. AC makes loud clicking noise while running

I am sorry I did not update this thread last fall. I replaced the compressor including new clutch. I own my own gauges and vac pump so the install was pretty straight forward. I also replaced the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-10-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By EricV
I have used Krown on a couple trucks but I am...

I have used Krown on a couple trucks but I am switching to https://www.fluid-film.com/ so I can do it myself on all my vehicles and equipment. I've used it for a couple years from spray cans but I'm...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-04-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By EricV
Thanks. I went out today and was able to easily...

Thanks. I went out today and was able to easily put another full crank on the handle. Hopefully thatís all it is.
Thanks gain, what a great site
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By EricV
Yes, we have a spot in the bedroom that is part...

Yes, we have a spot in the bedroom that is part of the metal form and it will form condensation when cold outside.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By EricV
Normal

Normal
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By EricV
Drip from satellite dish interior control.

Last fall we took off for a trip and 1 drop fell on my head from the sat control stuff above my head. This fall same thing but about 6 drops. I sealed the roof and sealed around that thing outside...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By EricV
Iím going to do something on the water...

Iím going to do something on the water heater/microwave switch. My lovely wife has a brain cramp when not to use it when we are empty and or winterized. Went out tonight to look for some thing,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By EricV
I use it in everything but I switched a couple...

I use it in everything but I switched a couple years back to the marine version. It suppose to have more cleaner and protection for alcohol. It cost a little more but thatís ok. I dump the whole...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By EricV
The boss wanted a little shelf for her recliner

On some 31W's a small shelf was an option be we didn't have it. I made this one and used a pair of collapsing shelf brackets. If momma is happy everybody is happy!220964

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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-29-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By EricV
I redid the roof on our 2001 Bounder with Henry...

I redid the roof on our 2001 Bounder with Henry 887 Tropicool 100% silicone sealant. It came out really nice and was easy to apply. It has a 20 year warranty, not that expect it to last that long...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-21-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By EricV
That plastic isn't real strong, I'd do bolts with...

That plastic isn't real strong, I'd do bolts with fender washers or a full size backer board
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-16-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By EricV
Thanks guys for the very helpful info. Iím just...

Thanks guys for the very helpful info. Iím just going with it and worry about it if I really do have a problem.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-16-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By EricV
It's a 2001. I have run the generator with both...

It's a 2001. I have run the generator with both AC's on for hours at a time and it has never faltered under load. I haven't tested it this year while driving yet. Maybe I should just go with it? ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By EricV
Iím going to carefully cut a small exploratory...

Iím going to carefully cut a small exploratory hole under the bed tomorrow and see if there is a tank in the way. I canít drop the tank myself but i have a shop that can for me. Just didnít need...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By EricV
Generator fuel line bubbles

I have an Onan 5500 generator on board and it runs perfectly fine. As preventative maintenance I installed a new fuel pump and put a clear inline fuel filter. The filter doesn't fill up which I...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-14-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By EricV
Yes, water ingestion is an issue. The opening in...

Yes, water ingestion is an issue. The opening in original air filter intake points straight down. In heavy rain enough water can get ingested to soak the air filter and then fowls the mass airflow...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-09-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By EricV
I just got a Dewalt 20 volt grease gun, what a...

I just got a Dewalt 20 volt grease gun, what a great tool. I have a fair amount of grease zeros around here and I got a great deal on it. I buy Shell grease at Samís club 10 tubes for 22 bucks a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-09-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By EricV
Awesome articles on everything you do. You must...

Awesome articles on everything you do. You must be a professional writer of some sort. Thanks!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By EricV
I thought of that or maybe I saw yours. My...

I thought of that or maybe I saw yours. My thought was the corrugation could case ripples and slow airflow. How does it work?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By EricV
My new air snorkel

Hopefully this keeps water out of the air filter housing. The top elbow is loose. Not sure I even need it. The hole in the bottom of the filter housing is 2.5Ē so I went with 4Ē thin pvc. Air should...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Bounder: Battery Life
Views: 655
Posted By EricV
be sure to have enough power to start the gen in...

be sure to have enough power to start the gen in the am
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By EricV
New one in, vac tested and almost charged. Had...

New one in, vac tested and almost charged. Had to get a couple more cans and by then it was too dam hot for this old boy. Morning task. Should be all good to go south in a few weeks.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-05-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By EricV
Yes, also pleased with mine. Only about 2,000...

Yes, also pleased with mine. Only about 2,000 miles on it but very happy with the transmission shifting. I had a 2000 F250 diesel with the same transmission and I tunes that years ago so I had...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By EricV
Good info. I hadnít taken the unit out before i...

Good info. I hadnít taken the unit out before i purchased the new one trusting Rockauto to have the right one listed
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-01-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By EricV
AC compressor turning into a saga........

If you saw my other post about the noise in my AC compressor you saw I decided to replace it. I ordered a new one from Rockauto plus belt, idler pulley etc, etc.


Nice day today, jacked up the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By EricV
I agree, new compressor on the way

I agree, new compressor on the way
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-25-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By EricV
That hole is ok. It was a design change and they...

That hole is ok. It was a design change and they didnít remove that port. I about pooped my pants when I saw mine is the same way. Good luck with the rest of it.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-25-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By EricV
Welcome aboard. I had a similar funky issue on...

Welcome aboard. I had a similar funky issue on my 2001 and it turned out to be dirty bulbs and sockets. my brake lights would not work if the headlights were on. Check and clean the sockets and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By EricV
AC noise, Clutch?

Sorry this file is huge but it is a video of my AC compressor on the motor home. I have checked the coolant pressures and I am good there. I suspect this is the clutch making this noise. I have a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By EricV
I ordered a new clutch, bearing, belt and idler....

I ordered a new clutch, bearing, belt and idler. Should be a good start.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-19-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By EricV
Did it make a constant clicking when activated?

Did it make a constant clicking when activated?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-19-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By EricV
Thanks a ton guys

Thanks a ton guys
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-19-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By EricV
2001 Bounder F53 chassis. AC makes loud clicking noise while running

When air conditioner turns on it makes a loud clicking noise in conjunction with the clutch engaging and disengaging. Air blows very gold at all times.

Thoughts? Clutch, fluid level low? ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-14-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By EricV
New puzzle piece on our road to Talladega and on to New Orleans in Oc tower.

When gen set is running, shore cord off all is fine 100% of the time. Generator off shore cord on then some of the time I get no shore power until I start the genny for a few seconds and click,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-14-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By EricV
I should add it was clicking like a solenoid or...

I should add it was clicking like a solenoid or relay should but not making contacts. The unit I bought has the silver contacts, suppose to last longer, donít know that claim, Iíll tell you when it...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-14-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By EricV
Electric and the was part of the BCC in the...

Electric and the was part of the BCC in the engine compartment.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By EricV
I have the same model BCC and just replaced the...

I have the same model BCC and just replaced the AUX start charging relay with this one from Amazon and it was a direct replacement

...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-13-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By EricV
Problem Solved, no house battery charge from engine

I didn't realize my house batteries were not charging from the engine until I had put a combination USB outlet with a digital voltage readout in the dash connected to the house system. I then...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-05-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By EricV
electric

electric
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-02-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By EricV
oops, yes, converter not inverter On...

oops, yes, converter not inverter



On my coach I have to leave the AUX switch on for the batteries to get a charge from the converter
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-02-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By EricV
Are you sure they are getting a charge from your...

Are you sure they are getting a charge from your inverter? Might not be the batteries.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-02-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By EricV
Slide slow going out...

Hi guys


My large slide on the Bounder 31W goes out real slow, I have to give it a bit of a push for the first 12 inches or so then moves much better. It comes in all the way nicely and quickly....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-17-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By EricV
I built the tow dolly with the intention of...

I built the tow dolly with the intention of selling it, make a few bucks and build another to keep. I have changed my mind and keeping this one. I can add brakes for $138 so that's the way to go.
...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By EricV
2000 F53 radiator hose replacement

Hi Folks

I want to replace the coolant lines on my 2001 (2000 chassis) f53 and coolant etc. Is this a big job for the lower hose? Are all the connections easily accessible for a in the driveway...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-12-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By EricV
Towing 3k with 2001 Bounder, no trailer brakes

I want to tow my small car on a car dolly with no brakes. 3,000 pounds total.. Problem? Should I add brakes?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-01-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By EricV
Iíll get up there and get some new pics with the...

Iíll get up there and get some new pics with the tape install then the 887. I doubled up the tape where the antenna and sat dish come to rest as well so they wonít were though the rubber roof.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-01-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By EricV
I got the 5 gallon pail from Home depot with free...

I got the 5 gallon pail from Home depot with free shipping. So far I really like it. It went on easy and seems solid.
I cleaned the roof with LA Totally Awesome which did a great job. It is also...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-30-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By EricV
I used LA Totally Awesome to clean it with a car...

I used LA Totally Awesome to clean it with a car wash brush. Cleaned up real nice. No, I didn't prime. I did two coats but I hope to do 1 or 2 more soon.
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