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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By vegas39
By design of the box, the tunnel that directs the...

By design of the box, the tunnel that directs the air to the front vent is tiny, no way possible to get a good amount of air out of it.

I build sheet metal and what we made, ended up being fine...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By vegas39
Read my first post, I said non ducted. My whole...

Read my first post, I said non ducted. My whole beef was described as the interior setup, never said anything about the upper.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By vegas39
ADB? What is that? It cools fine but the front...

ADB? What is that? It cools fine but the front discharge vent is directly in front of the return hole, so by design of the grill, there is only a very small area that can send air to the front. In...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By vegas39
Dometic Brisk air II

Hi all. After hearing all the nonsense about cheap junk Advents a couple of years back, I decided to pick up a new Brisk air II for my Cousins 86 Chieftain and what a mistake that was.

This new...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By vegas39
I've been told Camping world owns Good sam and...

I've been told Camping world owns Good sam and after our rv buying experience with CW, they can shove Good sam!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By vegas39
It's fixed. We were in San diego this past...

It's fixed. We were in San diego this past weekend and my cousin in law made the parts for me to use a Dodge Durango window motor for my step.
He has a complete machine shop at his house, lathe, cnc...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By vegas39
I discovered after some reading last night about...

I discovered after some reading last night about the amperage shutoff deal. My motor has a stripped gear in it and that must be why it runs a little longer before shutting off. If the motor is not...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By vegas39
electric step problem

Hi all. We have an 08 Winnebago outlook 31C and just started having a problem with the electric steps, I think they are Kwikee brand.
The step quit extending recently, so today I got down there and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
I just think they could have treated us a little...

I just think they could have treated us a little better instead of just bringing in a coach, washing it and sending it on its way, which is exactly what they did.

I wont deal with them ever...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
They knew we wanted it, the same unit at camping...

They knew we wanted it, the same unit at camping world in Vegas was 15 grand more and a year older, almost same miles.

We only had the weekend to wrap up the deal and I wasnt about to drive our...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
The vibration didnt show up until over 50 mph....

The vibration didnt show up until over 50 mph. The area around camping world was slow stop and go traffic.
They had a gallon of armor all sprayed all over the tires which masked it a little.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
We went to Mesa, because they were selling what...

We went to Mesa, because they were selling what we wanted for 10 to 15 grand less than Vegas. I was assured many times on the phone by the sales girl that the coach was all serviced and ready to go....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By vegas39
Camping world

We just bought an 08 Winnebago from camping world in Mesa Az last weekend and are having some problems getting them to respond to a couple complaints that we have regarding our new coach. I read some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By vegas39
Some cautions with using starting fluid. DO NOT...

Some cautions with using starting fluid. DO NOT use the glow plugs when using starting fluid!
Also, make sure the engine is cranking over while you spray the starting fluid, otherwise you can cause...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By vegas39
Check to make sure the breakers on the gen set...

Check to make sure the breakers on the gen set are turned on. If your coach doesnt have an auto changeover switch, then you need to plug your shorepower cord into an outlet that should be in the same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
Well, the fan motor started squeeling yesterday....

Well, the fan motor started squeeling yesterday. I called ppl in Texas this morning and they have an Atwood furnace on sale for 490 bucks. I'm having it overnighted and it will be here tomorrow, so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
I pulled the furnace out and gave it a good...

I pulled the furnace out and gave it a good inspection, all was well. The furnace has a label that says 130 degree temp rise, so at the 75 degree indoor temp I was running it at, 200 degrees is fine...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By vegas39
They live a couple hours from us, so I wont be...

They live a couple hours from us, so I wont be able to help with it but I'll suggest that he get someone to stand outside and take a look at it. Thank you. :)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By vegas39
Old Dometic fridge

Hi all. I have a friend wirh an 89 pace arrow, same year as my southwind and we both have the same fridge.
He says it works fine on electric but when he switches to gas, the little flashing light...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,546
Posted By vegas39
A pre 1998 12 valve Cummins would be the best...

A pre 1998 12 valve Cummins would be the best setup as it has no or very little computer hardware to fool with. Also BEWARE some 5.9 Cummins had bad blocks, I think they ranged in the 99-2000 or 2001...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
I was on hold with Atwood this morning and...

I was on hold with Atwood this morning and finally had to give up. I drove to an rv repair dealer this morning and they said that because it is a 30,000 btu unit, it will blow hot but shouldnt be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
The pressure regulator on the propane tank is new...

The pressure regulator on the propane tank is new but I guess I should have the pressure checked.
I've been doing some reading tonight and it looks like I may have some poor ducting issues also, may...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
I'm gonna guess no but is it possible to drive...

I'm gonna guess no but is it possible to drive with the furnace running? If not, how do most of you in the older less fancy coaches get heat while you travel?
We have no heat strips in the a/c's,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
I took the air temp with an infrared gun at one...

I took the air temp with an infrared gun at one of the registers. Flame looks good, heat exchanger looks fine also. Fan seems to be running at full speed.

This motorhome was not heavily used, so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By vegas39
Hot furnace

Hi all. Is there a certain temp that our furnaces are supposed to run at? I was checking the temp of the Atwood unit in our 89 Southwind this morning and it was almost 200 degrees!:eek: I also...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,788
Posted By vegas39
Have to dissagree, 410A loses capacity in real...

Have to dissagree, 410A loses capacity in real high temps like Phoenix and Vegas. I dont care too much for the higher pressure that 410A runs at either but it is what it is.
In our coach on a really...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By vegas39
I put a new carb on my Emerald III this summer...

I put a new carb on my Emerald III this summer and it only worked for about three days, started flooding out. I pulled the bowl off the bottom of the carb only to find that the float was too tight,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,908
Posted By vegas39
I bought our first motorhome in 2004, it was a 72...

I bought our first motorhome in 2004, it was a 72 Winnebago Brave in excellent condition, 20 ft with the Chrysler 413 motor. We would still have it today but it was just too small and was starting to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,788
Posted By vegas39
I know the norm nowadays is ducted applications...

I know the norm nowadays is ducted applications but I prefer the old non ducted setup, seems to work much better.
Our old 32ft pace arrow only had one non ducted unit in the middle of the coach and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,010
Posted By vegas39
My wife and I were only 18 when we trained to...

My wife and I were only 18 when we trained to drive school buses in California and I found that driving a bus was easier than driving a car. The toughest part of the course was learning how to shift...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By vegas39
If you say the switches on the side of the genny...

If you say the switches on the side of the genny are on and the breakers inside are fine, then I would say problem with your ATS. The ATS usually has a built in time delay relay and if that goes bad,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By vegas39
That is a perfect temp. I would worry and shut...

That is a perfect temp. I would worry and shut down around 220, dont let it run any warmer than that.
We had a fleet of large diesel pusher 84 passenger school buses here that ran the 5.9 Cummins,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,285
Posted By vegas39
Our old 89 Southwind uses 8R19.5 tires and I...

Our old 89 Southwind uses 8R19.5 tires and I bought 4 Samson tires for it, the other two tires were fairly new and they are Hancooks. If I had a coach that was actually worth looking at and was going...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By vegas39
Onan told my uncle a few years back when his onan...

Onan told my uncle a few years back when his onan was throwing sparks, that he needed the same rotor and stator replacement and funny enough, it was about the same 2200 bucks that you mention.
He...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By vegas39
I cleaned the slip rings and replaced the brushes...

I cleaned the slip rings and replaced the brushes when I installed the new regulator, rpm was set properly also. My biggest feeling is I just got a bad regulator, who knows.

I just ordered a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By vegas39
Stinkin Onan!!

How many people have issues with voltage regulators in their Onans? My unit is a 1989 emrald III and I just spent 330 bucks on a new regulator a couple months back, only to have it burn out this week...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,308
Posted By vegas39
I posted this same thread several weeks back and...

I posted this same thread several weeks back and got the same firestorm! Some people just dont get it when it comes to electricity.

I too am going to convert mine to a 50 amp service but in a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-03-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By vegas39
I take it your refering to the reversing valve?...

I take it your refering to the reversing valve? Are you sure the coil is bad and not the reversing valve hanging up internally? Seen more of the latter on most heat pumps.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,530
Posted By vegas39
This unit you are talking about that you took...

This unit you are talking about that you took apart is your pressure regulator, the same thing I jusr mentioned, part# 12-803 non bypass.
You may also have an electric pump in the tank. That...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,530
Posted By vegas39
The regulator I just replaced on my 89 southwind,...

The regulator I just replaced on my 89 southwind, is a Holley 12-803.

Mine has a fuel pump in the tank and a non bypass type regulator mounted up on the frame rail, 1/2" line in and 1/2" line out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
Like I said before, I may just pull the unit and...

Like I said before, I may just pull the unit and have my cousin in law rebuild it. Seems like a proper rebuild kit shouldnt be too expensive.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
We've only had the coach a couple of months and...

We've only had the coach a couple of months and when I got it, I immediately did an oil and filter change and used 30 weight and thats what I've used since. Who knows what the previous owner used....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By vegas39
PH3614 is what fits mine but it is not as deep as...

PH3614 is what fits mine but it is not as deep as the Onan factory filter and I only used it for emergency to get us out of town quicker. I have an 89 emerald III.
I'm going to go get the proper...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
Probably didnt do a thing to it.

Probably didnt do a thing to it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
Thank you, I'll try that. My cousin in law owns a...

Thank you, I'll try that. My cousin in law owns a machine shop and builds quite a few motors for the air cooled legends cars, I dont see why he couldnt rebuild this thing for me in the future.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-18-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By vegas39
Was the compressor running? you would be able to...

Was the compressor running? you would be able to hear it. If the compressor is not running, than you need to check to make sure you have power getting to where it needs to be and also check and make...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
I have to say that mine was probably not very...

I have to say that mine was probably not very well cared for. I've been removing the load and letting it cool before shutdown but I think the damage was already done by the previous owner, sad really...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,351
Posted By vegas39
Generator life span

Just out of curiousity, how long does a generator usually last before the engine needs rebuilt? I have 639 hours on ours and a full load run for 8 hours will consume a quart of oil, seems high to me....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By vegas39
I used to drive them big Crown school buses in...

I used to drive them big Crown school buses in California and cant tell you how many times I was stranded with blown out recaps, especially on our tandem axle buses, tire scrubbing.
In my few years...
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