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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-02-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By gruse
Here's a link to some related discussion and part...

Here's a link to some related discussion and part numbers if you decide to replace the slides. I replaced my slides several years ago, and while it was worth it for the money saved, it was more...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-20-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By gruse
Sounds similar to how mine was behaving a few...

Sounds similar to how mine was behaving a few months ago. I ended up pulling out my HWH control board and sending it to HWH for rebuild. Took a few weeks and cost ~$100.

Mine had been...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-30-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By gruse
Jim, here's a link to some of my experiences. I...

Jim, here's a link to some of my experiences. I probably have more pictures somewhere if needed, but the HWH manuals on their website were pretty good I think.
...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-14-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By gruse
Knudtson Mfg is a name that has come up in other...

Knudtson Mfg is a name that has come up in other threads that might help....

https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366349
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-28-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By gruse
I've had similar intermittent issues on my 2000...

I've had similar intermittent issues on my 2000 Affinity. Same setup, I just have the extra lift-able tag axle. Seemed like sometimes unplugging the ribbon cable behind the control panel up front...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-04-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By gruse
Any heavy truck shop can do the work of...

Any heavy truck shop can do the work of replacement. When mine starting leaking rapidly we were in the DFW, Tx area. I couldn't find any shops who would do the rebuild themselves, they would only...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-05-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By gruse
Double check those dimensions in the link below...

Double check those dimensions in the link below against what you have see if it works. I have no experience with that part, only what Google found and looks like a possible update. Could probably...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By gruse
I scanned and uploaded my owner's manuals and...

I scanned and uploaded my owner's manuals and schematics and such for my 2000 Affinity 42', and they are here in the iRV2 'Downloads' -> 'Manuals' section. From a web browser on the header bar,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-25-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By gruse
For my 2000 Affinity, #5695, I put Centramatics...

For my 2000 Affinity, #5695, I put Centramatics on my drive axle a few years ago. My receipt from Florida Shores Truck Center shows part number #600-640.

I plan to add them to my steer and tag...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-19-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By gruse
I have all the manuals and schematics posted here...

I have all the manuals and schematics posted here in iRV2 from my 2000 42' Affinity. All the details won't be identical, but many things will be.


Hopefully this link will work:
...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-30-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By gruse
That's kinda been my approach over the years, but...

That's kinda been my approach over the years, but this thread has me nervous about that, as I can't imagine trying to get pulled in somewhere with the horns blowing while I try to figure out how to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-08-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By gruse
It is 2 separate seals, one for each pane of...

It is 2 separate seals, one for each pane of glass. The center dividing strut is part of the sealing structure, and I know mine had broken and shifted and was part of the repair process.

I...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By gruse
Hey Jim, I don't have insights to Fort...

Hey Jim,

I don't have insights to Fort Worth, but here's a link to another thread where a few suggestions were made that might help...
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-25-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,817
Posted By gruse
I used reciprocating sawz-all. I might try...

I used reciprocating sawz-all. I might try utility knife next time for cleaner edges, but reciprocating saw would come out again if that wasnít going well. Love my stall mat leveling blocks.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By gruse
David, In my limited experience, I don't...

David,

In my limited experience, I don't think you have to pull a plunger out of a check valve. That first page you show seems to refer to a specific failure mode or situation. I think the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-23-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By gruse
All but one of my voltage displays is dead. I'd...

All but one of my voltage displays is dead. I'd like to have them all working, but not necessarily for $400-500. Direct replacements would be convenient, but for several hundred bucks I might be...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-12-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By gruse
Country Coach Affinity files posted

I posted three files in the "Files" section of IRV2 like Lori showed above. I had to break it into three files to meet the size limitations. The files are from my 2000 Country Coach Affinity #5695,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By gruse
Will do. It will probably be a couple of days...

Will do. It will probably be a couple of days before I have an opportunity.

Chris
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-07-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By gruse
I have all of the CC manuals and schematics...

I have all of the CC manuals and schematics scanned into .pdf format for my 2000 42í tag axle Affinity. Been wondering if and where I could post them for others to reference.

Wouldnít be...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-24-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 726
Posted By gruse
Rich, I'm not exactly sure where they...

Rich,


I'm not exactly sure where they plugged in, but WWWilliams in Tucson read mine a few months ago with no problems. I didn't think to ask where they read it from. If it's not directly at...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-05-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By gruse
See if this link to another similar post will...

See if this link to another similar post will help. In general, I think it's a 4psi transducer from Honeywell or similar. Mine leaked almost exactly like that a year or two ago.
...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-02-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By gruse
Might also take quick look at the red emergency...

Might also take quick look at the red emergency cutoff button there by the engine if you havenít already. Jostle of the tracks could have tripped it. When mine was accidentally bumped, I was in the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-12-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By gruse
I donít remember exactly how I got to those...

I donít remember exactly how I got to those bolts. I think the top was fine. I think those are shoulder bolts that go into the radiator. I think the tricky ones were the middle ones that attach the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-10-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By gruse
Here's info from my experience on my 2000...

Here's info from my experience on my 2000 Affinity, 42' tag axle, C12. If birdhunter or anyone can share details on their Duralite that would be awesome too.

Part of my research last year I...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-30-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By gruse
My 2000 Affinity which has a 1998 425HP C12 makes...

My 2000 Affinity which has a 1998 425HP C12 makes about 22psi. That seemed low to me, but what little Iíve been able to find that seems like the factory setting. I need to drop fluid samples at my...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-23-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By gruse
My all-electric Affinity has two of the older...

My all-electric Affinity has two of the older Heart Freedom 25 inverter/chargers. One of them feeds the residential fridge and the 110v outlets, and the second inverter feeds the microwave. As...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-23-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By gruse
Here's a link to a thread with similar issues...

Here's a link to a thread with similar issues from myself and a few others.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f112/left-windshield-coming-out-of-seal-371835.html

The OEM replacement gasket I have was...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-06-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By gruse
In my 42' 2000 Affinity the HWH circuit board is...

In my 42' 2000 Affinity the HWH circuit board is in a metal bud box in lower left rear corner of the electrical compartment accused behind the storage bay where the inverters and such are. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By gruse
I had mine rebuilt at a local hydraulics repair...

I had mine rebuilt at a local hydraulics repair shop (Copper State Fluid Power, small local shop in Tucson, AZ). I found them and several similar online and just walked in the front door and asked if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By gruse
Country Coach Slide - 2000 Alure

In my 2000 Affinity, the HWH hydraulic slide is what they call a "Rail" type system (basically two big rail systems at the bottom of the slide that contain two linear cylinders). You can learn more...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-21-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By gruse
Here's a link to another post where I shared some...

Here's a link to another post where I shared some of my experiences with the oil pressure switch with my older C-12, which probably isn't identical to the newer coach w/ C-13. Mine required a sensor...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-02-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,244
Posted By gruse
You might check the "Update Rate" in the...

You might check the "Update Rate" in the settings. If it's on Max, it may be too sensitive and reporting all the little adjustments being made by the engine controller. A slower update rate might...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-09-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By gruse
We live a short distance from PCFG and can...

We live a short distance from PCFG and can appreciate the kind ďsoilĒ you were dealing with. Itís that same compact soil quality that the Air Force uses for parking aircraft on just up the road.
...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By gruse
On my 2000 Affinity (which was built early 1999),...

On my 2000 Affinity (which was built early 1999), I have a J1939 & J1708 set of connectors back in the service panel. I have never found those connectors up in my dash area. When I talked to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-25-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By gruse
Jim, My '00 Affinity is the 42' w/ tag and...

Jim,

My '00 Affinity is the 42' w/ tag and C12, so may not be identical to yours, but most of my input aligns w/ what phays has seen too. My rear boost pump for OTR heat is up high, just slightly...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-21-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By gruse
I've attached a few pics of mine here. PM me an...

I've attached a few pics of mine here. PM me an email address if you want more.

I have one brand-new factory style seal left from the re-do if someone needs it. I think it's for the left side,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-21-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By gruse
Final update.... apparently I had a mental...

Final update.... apparently I had a mental glitch and have been pressing the wrong buttons all this time. The wife and I have been correctly operating this 4-button panel for over a year, but...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-19-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By gruse
My 2000 Affinity had it bad last last year. I...

My 2000 Affinity had it bad last last year. I knew it had been repaired before I bought it and making noise as it drove. As soon as I talked to one of the big glass guys here in Tucson he warned...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-19-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By gruse
Just an update... still stumped. Kept everything...

Just an update... still stumped. Kept everything in the coach powered off for a few days, then replaced the control center buttons again. Still getting the same behavior.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-19-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By gruse
Thanks RKins. I rebuilt the button stitches...

Thanks RKins.

I rebuilt the button stitches several months ago with new springs and contact foils. They were intermittently working before that, but now seem very reliable. Up/down temp changes...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By gruse
Thanks for the input wizechat. That was one of...

Thanks for the input wizechat. That was one of the things we did early on as well; mainly because at the first stop on that trip we had the coach in unpowered storage for a few days; then when we...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By gruse
DuoTherm missing zones

I reviewed lots of forum posts, Dometic manuals, websites from people like William Hendrix, etc. with similar issues, but I'm still stumped.

Only Zone 1 displayed and reachable on DuoTherm...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,194
Posted By gruse
Many of our trips are at least 9 hour days,...

Many of our trips are at least 9 hour days, generally with 5 kids aboard, and I'm currently doing all the driving. Class A, not a fiver; so you may have some different considerations than we do.

...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-12-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By gruse
Link to another thread... ...

Link to another thread...
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f112/42-series-kwikee-step-331958.html#post3591907
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-05-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By gruse
Here's an image from my binder that represents...

Here's an image from my binder that represents what I have (should be a picture attached). A couple of my pages have slightly different details, and/or I'm reading them incorrectly. Item #12 has CC...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-02-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By gruse
Here's a thread from CoCoDave that might add...

Here's a thread from CoCoDave that might add insight....

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f112/generator-slide-will-not-extend-321009.html

My early 2000 Affinity does not have a lock on it.

If you...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-31-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By gruse
This may not apply to yours at all, but on my...

This may not apply to yours at all, but on my 2000 Affinity C-12, the 4psi oil switch is a dual contact model. It has both an NO and NC terminals. The wire diagram didn't make that distinction, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By gruse
I live around Tucson, but don't have direct...

I live around Tucson, but don't have direct experience with many places.

National RV Central on the NW side of Tucson. Indoor heated/cooled. Not what I consider affordable, but your scale...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-18-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,844
Posted By gruse
Diesel at Pilot in Tucson is $3.01 credit today....

Diesel at Pilot in Tucson is $3.01 credit today. Can take the $.08 cents off with Good Sam, plus another $.08 off for light duty taxes, puts at $2.85. Shell station with truck islands and free dump...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-29-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By gruse
There are repair companies available, and/or...

There are repair companies available, and/or rebuilt units available. Here's Xantrex's reference https://www.xantrex.com/contacts/authorized-service-centers.aspx

I had a unit repaired a couple...
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