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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By FormerBoater
Sure!

Sure!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-12-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
American Coach: 1995 American Eagle
Views: 316
Posted By FormerBoater
Nice looking Eagle! We have quite a few...

Nice looking Eagle!


We have quite a few members that own vintage Eagles, Dreams and Traditions that are willing to share their knowledge when you have questions.


It would be great if you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By FormerBoater
Welcome to the Forum and sorry to hear about your...

Welcome to the Forum and sorry to hear about your troubles!


I would think that your bus could be towed either by a wrecker or with a flatbed service using something akin to a Florida Low Boy. Do...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-08-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By FormerBoater
Only one throttle return spring on the Eagle....

Only one throttle return spring on the Eagle. Looking at the drawing above I expected to find 2.


As far as a lubricant to use that has some staying power, I recommend Boeshield T-9. Good stuff...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-08-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By FormerBoater
OP, I do not understand exactly what you did to...

OP, I do not understand exactly what you did to remedy your situation with the throttle cable. I get it that you obtained the links from Spartan, but after that you lost me.


Here is my thread...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
American Coach: Windshield popped out
Views: 300
Posted By FormerBoater
Not an uncommon event. Some brands/models...

Not an uncommon event.


Some brands/models more prone to this than others.


If your 91 has the 3 jacks system like my 98, ALWAYS raise the front of the coach first when leveling to minimize...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By FormerBoater
Some Gorilla Tape should help in keeping the...

Some Gorilla Tape should help in keeping the elements out until you can obtain a permanent fix.


It is wide enough and should hold very well for even months if required (don't ask me how I know!).
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-05-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By FormerBoater
On my mechanical Cummins FC8.3 I have used...

On my mechanical Cummins FC8.3 I have used Boeshield T-9 to lubricate the cable where it attaches to he linkage for the throttle on the engine.



You can only lubricate the portion of the cable...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-28-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By FormerBoater
Much older coach here, but she rides on a Spartan...

Much older coach here, but she rides on a Spartan MM chassis.


I have learned in the past 12 years to listen to the fuel flow. On most low pressure (auto diesel) pumps I will get a minimal back...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By FormerBoater
IMHO you would accomplish both of your goals with...

IMHO you would accomplish both of your goals with the 275/70/22.5's.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By FormerBoater
Check the above suggestions and check the front...

Check the above suggestions and check the front clearance lights (re-seal).


Water wicks in strange ways and oftentimes the leak itself is a bit away from where the water enters the coach.

...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-16-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By FormerBoater
Full disclosure: I am a big fan of American...

Full disclosure: I am a big fan of American coaches.


I would favor the search for the American Eagles for the following reasons:


-Tour bus style cargo doors with most Eagles having the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By FormerBoater
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-02-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By FormerBoater
Your dipstick will be a screw on , screw off cap...

Your dipstick will be a screw on , screw off cap design.


Do not simply try to pull it out, you will have to turn the T-Handle on the dipstick counter clockwise to unscrew it.


Reverse the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-28-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By FormerBoater
Can't help you with the step, but welcome to the...

Can't help you with the step, but welcome to the forum.


Beautiful vintage Eagle!
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-28-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By FormerBoater
Cost will vary widely depending on who you use: ...

Cost will vary widely depending on who you use:


The list will look something like this:


-C8.3 oil and filter change (use the newer LF9009 oil filter) annually
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-28-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By FormerBoater
Our Spendide door was getting difficult to open. ...

Our Spendide door was getting difficult to open.


Used my favorite lubricant (Boeshield T-9) spray and it has been easy to open for the past 2 years.


We use the unit on a regular basis and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By FormerBoater
Had this issue on our 98 American...

Had this issue on our 98 American Eagle....finally solved it by installing automotive weather stripping from Home Depot.


It is rated for 140 degrees F or so, completely sealed our door at the...
Forum: Bus Conversions 11-15-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By FormerBoater
Awesome platform for conversion! Please...

Awesome platform for conversion!


Please remember to keep us up to date on your project!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,388
Posted By FormerBoater
I think the biggest concern I would have at this...

I think the biggest concern I would have at this point (due to the lack of operational jacks) and if you have an absorption refrigerator is "are you level?"


By absorption fridge I mean a typical...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By FormerBoater
I do not see how the GVWR and GCVR could be the...

I do not see how the GVWR and GCVR could be the same.....maybe a misprint?


On our vintage Eagle the GVWR is 31,000 pounds and the GCWR is 41,000 pounds.


I would think that your GCWR would a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,388
Posted By FormerBoater
Losing air over a 3 day period is not abnormal...

Losing air over a 3 day period is not abnormal IMHO.


I would call Freightliner in Gaffney SC where the chassis was built and see if you can swing by and have one of their techs have a look.

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By FormerBoater
The rig may actually have 3 fuel filters. ...

The rig may actually have 3 fuel filters.


Some 5.9's on Freightliner chassis had an in-line filter that some refer to as a "rock catcher". Follow the fuel lines from the tank to the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-07-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By FormerBoater
Our vintage Eagle has the fresh air intake on the...

Our vintage Eagle has the fresh air intake on the roof under the spoiler.


Piping feeds to a square box before the air filter to catch any rain/water prior to the piping into the filter itself....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By FormerBoater
I am always amazed at how much dust/sand is...

I am always amazed at how much dust/sand is picked up by the rig and ends up deposited on the engine.



I cannot imagine feeding that hot/dirty air into the air filter without creating major...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-07-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By FormerBoater
You state that you changed the fuel filters, did...

You state that you changed the fuel filters, did you change both of them?


Many here trying to help do not understand that your C8.3 is a mechanical engine...no ECM, sensors etc.


I think the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,343
Posted By FormerBoater
I'm with Deandec on this one. When we bought our...

I'm with Deandec on this one. When we bought our Eagle 11 years ago she was 10 years old. Dealer had purchased at the Auction and she was a Bank of America Repo based upon the title.


No service...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,751
Posted By FormerBoater
OP, looks great! But, are you sure this...

OP, looks great!


But, are you sure this good work was performed by the vendor named in your original post.


This is the business that I found in Ormond Beach, FL:


RV Renovations and RV...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,159
Views: 953,890
Posted By FormerBoater
DW and I replaced the gas valve on our 10 gallon...

DW and I replaced the gas valve on our 10 gallon Atwood HWH.


Ordered the valve, orifice holder, orifice and 45 degree pipe on Amazon.


Got some thread sealer approved for gas pipe and high...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By FormerBoater
Speedco in Brunswick GA (Exit 29 on I95) is my...

Speedco in Brunswick GA (Exit 29 on I95) is my preferred shop for annual generator, engine and chassis service.


No appointment needed and you will receive a coolant analysis at no additional...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-20-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,896
Posted By FormerBoater
What type of adapter is available to plug a 30...

What type of adapter is available to plug a 30 amp RV plug into this unit?


The video says it is "RV ready", but the receptacle does not look like an RV 30 amp receptacle.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By FormerBoater
Changing the Fuel/Water separator filter plus a...

Changing the Fuel/Water separator filter plus a biocide treatment will likely solve your problem.


If you have 2 fuel filters I would change both of them.



I use Valvtect Microbiocide which...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By FormerBoater
I would purchase a pinless moisture meter to...

I would purchase a pinless moisture meter to determine where the moist area is.


Once you locate the area, seal appropriately.


I am sure there are folks here that can give some advice on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,504
Posted By FormerBoater
Very pleased with both Hankook and...

Very pleased with both Hankook and Hercules/Ironman.


Not pleased at all with Goodyear.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-09-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
American Coach: 1998 American Dream
Views: 1,128
Posted By FormerBoater
Both the 98 and the 99 Dreams on Spartan Mountain...

Both the 98 and the 99 Dreams on Spartan Mountain Master Chassis should have IFS.


The 97's were the last of the Eagles and Dreams with a solid front axle with the Spartan Chassis.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-08-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By FormerBoater
Mackwrench (who is right 99.9% of the time)...

Mackwrench (who is right 99.9% of the time) likely mis-spoke about the engine being an ISC in 1995.


Unless she has been re-powered, a 95 Dream would have been powered by a mechanical C8.3 engine...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,134
Posted By FormerBoater
FWIW, I do not think that your delamination has...

FWIW, I do not think that your delamination has anything to do with the vent.


I cannot see from your photo where the dryer vent is as a reference point for the location, but it looks like your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,211
Posted By FormerBoater
Whatever you are considering from a manufacturer...

Whatever you are considering from a manufacturer perspective, I would look at the model that was the flagship in the model year when it was produced.


I would add American Coach to the list, but...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-18-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By FormerBoater
I am not an expert, but based upon what is "out...

I am not an expert, but based upon what is "out of range" it looks like the coolant is basically fine except for being low on SCA's (Supplemental Cooling Additives).


If the Bounder has a 5.9...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-15-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By FormerBoater
Yep, the OEM throttle return spring is very...

Yep, the OEM throttle return spring is very strong.



A previous owner had replaced the OEM spring with a smaller gauge and therefore weaker spring......it lasted 63K+ miles for me before it...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-14-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By FormerBoater
Ordered the OEM throttle return spring from...

Ordered the OEM throttle return spring from Spartan.


Easy install.....but it takes a bit more pressure on the pedal to get her up and going!


No more throttle hanging on our just completed...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-10-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By FormerBoater
Just returned from an 1800 mile trip from NE...

Just returned from an 1800 mile trip from NE Florida up to central VA, then SW VA (I-81S mountains)and up I-81N (mountains again between Blacksburg and Salem VA) to Dumfries VA which was the last leg...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By FormerBoater
Thanks for the suggestions.....tried them all to...

Thanks for the suggestions.....tried them all to no avail.


I think the solenoid/gas valve that feeds the propane to the orifice has died a natural death after 22 years of service.


Trip...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By FormerBoater
It is an Atwood Model GC10A-3E.

It is an Atwood Model GC10A-3E.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By FormerBoater
The control board is a relatively new Dinosaur...

The control board is a relatively new Dinosaur Electronics board.


Voltage is good and the control board is functioning (i.e. calling for heat, initiating the ignitor etc.). Fuse is good.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By FormerBoater
Atwood 10 gallon HWH -not firing on propane

Well, as luck would have it the HWH in our coach will not operate on propane as we are scheduled for our first semi-long trip of the summer.


Cleaned all terminals, circuit board connector, blew...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-23-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By FormerBoater
Just noticed my typo on the Bosch Fuel Pump. ...

Just noticed my typo on the Bosch Fuel Pump.


It is a P7100 not a P1700.


Sorry about that !


When you input your ESN on Quickserve, it is not coming back as an ISC (electronic...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By FormerBoater
IMHO you have the Cummins C8.3 turbo-charged...

IMHO you have the Cummins C8.3 turbo-charged engine with mechanical injectors and the amazing Bosch P1700 mechanical fuel pump.


Yours is the "Fire Engine" 325 HP version. Can only generate 325...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
American Coach: Alternator Replacement
Views: 316
Posted By FormerBoater
While you are at it replace the serpentine belt...

While you are at it replace the serpentine belt and the belt tensioner.


Had Cummins replace the alternator due to the fact that that was where I was towed when the alternator failed.


Make...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,801
Posted By FormerBoater
Chuck, regular WD-40 is a great cleaner but not...

Chuck, regular WD-40 is a great cleaner but not so great as a lubricant.


I use Boeshield T-9 on my throttle linkage.


https://boeshield.com/rv-trailer/


You can buy it online or at any...
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