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Forum: Vintage RV's 01-08-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By F76Marion
Marty, Even with a coach that new (My POV),...

Marty,

Even with a coach that new (My POV), there are still some issues you should know. I am not new to vintage and can tell you that you need to be ahead of this right now. A simple rule to...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-06-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By F76Marion
I have NEVER seen duck tape unroll that easily. ...

I have NEVER seen duck tape unroll that easily.

Frank
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By F76Marion
Ok Dana, I hope you are not thoroughly...

Ok Dana,

I hope you are not thoroughly confused at this point.

Let's separate something here.
You very seldom stop for the night without shore power available - Correct?
If you are...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-27-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By F76Marion
Mikey, As an older of a GM built coach that...

Mikey,

As an older of a GM built coach that is somewhat older, let me appraise you of some important things. Consider that all the rubber parts have aged out.
Now, this gets to be simple if...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-14-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By F76Marion
In some areas AAA has roll-backs preloaded with a...

In some areas AAA has roll-backs preloaded with a diesel generator so they can pick up your car and charge it enough to unload it when you get home....

Frank
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-03-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By F76Marion
You have to wade through the craziness to get to...

You have to wade through the craziness to get to the insanity.
Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,136
Posted By F76Marion
BK, Finding a drain can be a real bear, but...

BK,

Finding a drain can be a real bear, but it can usually be identified by putting a light bulb in series with the battery. If it lights, or even glows, start pulling fusses until it stops........
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By F76Marion
Art, There are two questions about the...

Art,

There are two questions about the generator.....
1- Will a 4kW inverter power what the coach needs?
Most likely. Our very vintage coach has a conventional 4kW and it does everything...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-28-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By F76Marion
Traygar, I used to do boat work. I have...

Traygar,

I used to do boat work. I have never seen an alternator that could not be rebuilt or replaced. If all else fails, look up a company called "Balmar". If they don't show a listing on...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-25-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By F76Marion
ArtsyRVing, If the house does not have...

ArtsyRVing,

If the house does not have water damage, you probably have a winner.
The chassis is probably a P30, and if it is, parts are vary available. Even still, a SB Chevy and a TH350...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-25-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,426
Posted By F76Marion
I am going to be the odd-man out here. I...

I am going to be the odd-man out here. I trained and soloed and had lots of time in my student book, but where I lived at the time was very prone to coastal fog and often with little or no warning....
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-11-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By F76Marion
I will bet you that he was a coder..... ...

I will bet you that he was a coder.....

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By F76Marion
Jkelly, If you know who made the chassis, or...

Jkelly,
If you know who made the chassis, or if it is a Class C, that part should be easy to find. If you were to pass any of that information along or look in the Fleetwood group down the list,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-02-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By F76Marion
This is actually much simpler that is being...

This is actually much simpler that is being admitted here. If you go to https://onan.xmsi.net/965-0120%20Onan%20BF%20(spec%20B)%20RV%20Genset%20Operator%27s%20manual%20(02-1976).pdf and download the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-02-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By F76Marion
Subby, While there are many Class C owners...

Subby,

While there are many Class C owners here, the turn around for answers is kind of slow. A 1995 coach does qualify as vintage, and you will be subject to many vintage issues, I believe that...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-28-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By F76Marion
Scottfree, Believe them about the tires. ...

Scottfree,
Believe them about the tires. Learn to read the date code. Tirerack.com has a nice tutorial.
If you can't figure out the Onan by yourself in short order, find a friendly small...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-22-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By F76Marion
BA, Almost any hydraulic shop can make them...

BA,
Almost any hydraulic shop can make them up. These shops exist both in the Detroit area and well spaced in the farming areas.
Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-11-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By F76Marion
Grog, If you are looking at a dual battery...

Grog,

If you are looking at a dual battery charging unit to charge paralleled batteries of a house bank, save your money. They will charge as one battery unless you also put in a disconnect...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-26-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By F76Marion
Grog, We have a classic, vintage motorhome....

Grog,

We have a classic, vintage motorhome.
We live in Michigan that does have similar, but not identical restrictions to Missouri.
We can legally drive it:
To shows and events,
For...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-19-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By F76Marion
Much different than the view I usually had from...

Much different than the view I usually had from on deck as we went through.
Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By F76Marion
if all else fails, try posting this over at Tin...

if all else fails, try posting this over at Tin Can Tourists. Those people love the old things. Barring that, make up a year. Who will know?

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-06-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By F76Marion
If the battery switch doesn't do it, go back to...

If the battery switch doesn't do it, go back to the battery and look for what got disconnected. If that doesn't work, keep following the wire until you find out where it is disconnected.

Frank
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-30-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By F76Marion
Kieth, I am not an expert, but I know a lot...

Kieth,

I am not an expert, but I know a lot more than most.

What I do not know is what a Patriot3 is?

Actually, that is wrong, I know of four "Patriot3" systems and none have anything in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By F76Marion
Well Dad, This is happening all over. ...

Well Dad,

This is happening all over.
Have the shop engrave the VIN in the new catalyst.

What happened?
We are in a depression so people are out of work.
The value of scrap catalyst...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By F76Marion
Peter, Face with a similar problem, I...

Peter,

Face with a similar problem, I searched car parts places and Ebay and found a multi-mouse hole adapter with two USB. We can plug it in and get someplace for the GPS, the Dash Cam, charge...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-06-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By F76Marion
BA, Look at where the rubber joins the...

BA,

Look at where the rubber joins the metal. If there are hexes there then the steel lines are reuseable and all you have to find is a hydraulic place that can put new rubber in there. There...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-29-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By F76Marion
Tom, As Patrick said, the people in the GMC...

Tom,

As Patrick said, the people in the GMC community are very helpful and supportive as you may have found.

This request is much better if posted at either of two GMC web forums. The...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-09-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,486
Posted By F76Marion
Let me tell you my favorite story about old...

Let me tell you my favorite story about old adhesives. You do know that the layers of a tire are glued together with adhesives and in recent tires a (since 1985), they have had to go to water-borne...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 04-09-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By F76Marion
Do you have any idea how much gas is in the tank?...

Do you have any idea how much gas is in the tank?
If there is a plug in the bottom of the tank, and you can get it loose, you will get it all at once and you better be ready.
Your better bet is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-07-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By F76Marion
You have two issues..... That Buzz-box will...

You have two issues.....

That Buzz-box will destroy your batteries if you leave it connected and powered up. It is only about 30 years out of date. Replace it with one from Progressive Dynamics...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-15-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,849
Posted By F76Marion
It would be a good bet that if you had looked up...

It would be a good bet that if you had looked up what GMC owners have done, you could have had some valuable insight at your disposal. Those that have had overheating problems got them cured...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By F76Marion
You have missed the best ever. About a tie...

You have missed the best ever. About a tie between Street Atlas and Trips and Streets. Both took learning but were exemplary planning and navigation packages on a tablet or laptop. I still use my...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-07-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By F76Marion
The way smarter move is to install and 3 or 4...

The way smarter move is to install and 3 or 4 stage smart converter and just leave it to do what it does.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-06-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By F76Marion
TJJohns, You might have a better chance id...

TJJohns,

You might have a better chance id you lookup and post this over at Tin Can Tourists. There are a lot of people there that know a great deal about Vintage Campers.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-22-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By F76Marion
Blu, I see this all the time in both RVs...

Blu,

I see this all the time in both RVs and powerboats.

Do you have a meter or a 120V test light? Get either.
Get a decent size straight screwdriver and a flashlight. (There should be...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 02-20-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By F76Marion
If it is so remote, how did they all find it?? ...

If it is so remote, how did they all find it??

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-19-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By F76Marion
The drain most likely is just pushed into a tank...

The drain most likely is just pushed into a tank top bushing. If you can see it with a flexible inspection camera, you can probably shove it back into the bushing.

Frank
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-13-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,898
Posted By F76Marion
I will finally jump in here. I completely agree...

I will finally jump in here. I completely agree with Bruce.

We have ground camped, car camped and done a lot of overnights on the sailboat while I still had it. Some with our kids and recently...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 02-09-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By F76Marion
What a great response!! Frank

What a great response!!

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-09-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By F76Marion
JYtruff, You might have more success if you...

JYtruff,
You might have more success if you post those pictures at a TinCanTourist page or site.
Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-06-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By F76Marion
I forgot to add that if the reefer works on AC,...

I forgot to add that if the reefer works on AC, but not on gas and you have checked for the 10" pressure, clean the burner. This is easy, they come apart very easily. Make sure that the jet (aka...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-06-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By F76Marion
Vandallen, I think you have a good handle...

Vandallen,

I think you have a good handle on the project, but there are better resources that I expect you will find here. Tin Can Tourist is a great vintage group that can probably help you...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-04-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,445
Posted By F76Marion
We have run the whole Trace a number of times and...

We have run the whole Trace a number of times and both ways, but I keep warning those that do not know that there is no fuel on the Trace proper, so do the research and plan your fuel stops.
...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-25-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 38,422
Posted By F76Marion
Except for the two weeks of summer, then it was...

Except for the two weeks of summer, then it was just rain. But I didn't lever there all that long. Guess Why?



I always wanted to, but we didn't have electric service on the boat (home) and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-24-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By F76Marion
HDGoose, I worked in a dealership about...

HDGoose,

I worked in a dealership about then and I am remembering a switch that was either by the side entry door or over the galley sink. It was a single switch that looked out of place.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-17-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By F76Marion
Carl, Twinboat is real right, but what he...

Carl,

Twinboat is real right, but what he left out is that often manufacturers put something on the chassis (main engine) battery that should not be there. So, When you get a good battery in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-11-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By F76Marion
Mr. Lars, I have a lot to add here, all...

Mr. Lars,

I have a lot to add here, all based on experience.

If you cannot confirm a FHU place, seriously reconsider your plan.

Before you even attempt this, do you know how to winterize...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By F76Marion
Empty, Someome will want to flame me for...

Empty,

Someome will want to flame me for this, buy if he can match credentials good.

The run one a month thing is pushed by the people that sell parts.
-Some say it is to warm the windings...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-06-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By F76Marion
As Clifftall wrote, with this little information...

As Clifftall wrote, with this little information all we can do is guess. Give a chance. You probably have a fuel issue, but we can't even begin to help you until you write a lot more.....

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-06-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By F76Marion
Are you looking for tires or wheels?? If...

Are you looking for tires or wheels??
If tires, you need a tires size like 8.75X16.5.
If you need wheels, try places like Southwest Wheels. You will have to have the wheel's specification.
...
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