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Forum: Vintage RV's Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
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: 730
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: 481
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: 132
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: 6
Views: 189
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.
...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-04-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By F76Marion
You might just as well post it to Facebook. It...

You might just as well post it to Facebook. It could be the most intelligent thing there all day. (FB expat)

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-24-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By F76Marion
Four, What ZBHR wrote is true, but what has...

Four,

What ZBHR wrote is true, but what has been left out is that with a coach that age (we are on our second), there a things that have aged out regardless of the miles.

You should count on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,606
Posted By F76Marion
It used to be that the only time we could get to...

It used to be that the only time we could get to travel any distance was late fall early winter. Yes, I had chains and all sorts of stuff. But, the snow by itself is not the problem. What is the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-10-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By F76Marion
Ranger, I will provide a caution based on...

Ranger,

I will provide a caution based on experience. It is true even with a coach this new.

Expect any rubber parts to be shot. They all age out. I expect you have heard that tires go...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-08-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By F76Marion
It is a 27yo vehicle, when was the last time you...

It is a 27yo vehicle, when was the last time you disassembled the electrical connections and cleaned them?

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-26-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By F76Marion
Damdy, Did you try contacting Oshkosh? ...

Damdy,

Did you try contacting Oshkosh?
If no luck there, try asking local truck-frame places.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-24-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By F76Marion
Terry, Really glad to hear you found it. ...

Terry,

Really glad to hear you found it. Those things can be a nightmare.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-23-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By F76Marion
RVRiyekoL, You say it was "Offered". Unless...

RVRiyekoL,

You say it was "Offered". Unless it is a very attractive offer, be ready to walk away. It is 30yo, and at that age there can be many issues. Most are not expensive if you do the...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,216
Posted By F76Marion
As someone that wore a name tag with "Navigator"...

As someone that wore a name tag with "Navigator" under my name, I do love GPS, but I never trust it. When are lining up an excursion, I get on AAA and order all the paper we might need or just want....
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-22-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By F76Marion
Terry, Look along the path of the battery...

Terry,

Look along the path of the battery power for a "Too Small" wire. That will be the fusible link that is essentially a wire fuse to prevent the coach from burning down if there is a major...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-11-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By F76Marion
Jab, It is great that everything works and...

Jab,

It is great that everything works and that the drive home was uneventful, but even a coach as new as that will still have some issues that should be addressed for safety and reliability.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-13-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By F76Marion
Dave, Not a bad choice, but you should be...

Dave,

Not a bad choice, but you should be aware that at this age RVs need some maintenance.
I hope you looked at the date codes on the tires. Please believe the 8 year life. I don't care how...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-04-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By F76Marion
James, RTFM.... Read The Manual. It will...

James,

RTFM.... Read The Manual. It will tell you what you can tow. Then remember that trailer manufactures always lie. It will be heavier than stated and then you need to load your stuff. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By F76Marion
If you have someone put an ear to the fill when...

If you have someone put an ear to the fill when you switch on, he should be able to hear the pump. (This is always a good first test.)

Without knowing the chassis, the pump is usually controlled...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By F76Marion
Iwebb, If this is correct, your battery is...

Iwebb,
If this is correct, your battery is toast, that poor converter doesn't know it is beating a dead horse.

Frank
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By F76Marion
He should contact Xantrex. He may have to ship...

He should contact Xantrex. He may have to ship it to them. How he unwinds this is anybody'd bet.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-24-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By F76Marion
Goonie, Yes, you jumped in with both feet,...

Goonie,

Yes, you jumped in with both feet, but head first!

Ford is just the chassis builder. If you can find a chassis model, get what ever books you can find at what ever price you have to...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-24-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By F76Marion
Nhall, By camper, I will assume you mean...

Nhall,

By camper, I will assume you mean towable.....

Many states do not title non-motorized vehicles at all. If your local DMV did not get upset, then chances are that your state also does...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By F76Marion
Jimmy, If you can taste the chlorine in your...

Jimmy,

If you can taste the chlorine in your tap water, you will have to work hard to have a problem. If during your travels, you refilled the seriously low tank with well water, then dump it...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-27-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By F76Marion
VT, Your drive way is far enough for the first...

VT,
Your drive way is far enough for the first night. See if you can find a friend to be a "native guide" for you.
Yes, you need to flush and probably sterilize the potable system, but I don't...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-29-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By F76Marion
Lonesome, We can't be a lot of help without...

Lonesome,

We can't be a lot of help without a great deal more information.

What I can tell you from lots of personal experience is that all the rubber parts of the fuel system have aged out....
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-26-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By F76Marion
Desoto, Now, and while you are thinking...

Desoto,

Now, and while you are thinking about it, look at the DOT date on your nice new tires and write it in the maintenance log that you have started. Before these are worn out, they will...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By F76Marion
I have an associate that buys trailers. Some, he...

I have an associate that buys trailers. Some, he gets for free. He just dragged home a 18' something that he paid 100$us for because it had new LP tanks and nice running gear.

To be very...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-26-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By F76Marion
That was about the time that RV builders started...

That was about the time that RV builders started using push in bushing to make the tank connections.
Bad news here, they are 32 years old and shot.
Good news here, they are not expensive and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-20-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By F76Marion
Find a local and friendly small engine shop. The...

Find a local and friendly small engine shop. The NH Onans are used all over the place. Those mounts are only for the generator sets, but they may have a good lead.
Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-20-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By F76Marion
SoundSiren, I am on my second classic (Old)...

SoundSiren,

I am on my second classic (Old) motorhome but have been in a group that supports beasts this age. What SierraJoe said, take that to heart. He was only half way there though. Plan...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-20-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By F76Marion
Dale, Are you looking for the ignition lock...

Dale,

Are you looking for the ignition lock cylinder (where the key goes) or the actual switch that works all the electrics?

For all GM of that period, the cylinder is real available at...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-24-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By F76Marion
Wesey, This is the vintage forum, but there...

Wesey,

This is the vintage forum, but there is a specific Wini group here and others both online and at Face Book. I seldom recommend FB for anything, but you need all the (good) information you...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-24-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By F76Marion
Lake, I do not know the specifics of your...

Lake,

I do not know the specifics of your coach, but there is a device or system that arranges the charging of the house from the main engine alternator. That can be any of several different...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-23-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By F76Marion
While the above is not out of the range of...

While the above is not out of the range of possibilities, I would vote for the problem being that you fried what is called the "Fusible Link". This is a piece of special wire that is too small and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,412
Posted By F76Marion
I can promise you that most of the above is true....

I can promise you that most of the above is true. I am licensed ship's engineer (USCG Chief Steam or Motor Unlimited). The big issue with old diesel fuel it that, while the fuel won't go bad, it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-18-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By F76Marion
Gary Bunzer has passed....

I read a number of RV information sites and have read a lot of what Gary wrote. I got to talk to him at an FMCA rally.

He contracted COVID-19 and I read that he was on a ventilator. I knew...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,222
Posted By F76Marion
123Bill, The thing that sticks out of your...

123Bill,

The thing that sticks out of your lawn is not a sewer vent. It is a clean-out to be used with a snake if the line had some trouble.

With no hint where you live, I can begin to tell...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-13-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By F76Marion
Kara, Were I you, I would go over to the...

Kara,

Were I you, I would go over to the Tin Can Tourist page and ask this again. There are people over there that just breath this stuff.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By F76Marion
I am now a member of a community of antique...

I am now a member of a community of antique motorhome owners.

One of the long discussions some time back was that correct fan clutches are now very difficult to get. There are heavy duty and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By F76Marion
Metzler, We need a little more...

Metzler,

We need a little more clarification here.....
When you say "does not start" do you mean it is not cracking ?
Or is it cranking just fine and never catches?

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-10-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By F76Marion
Awh Shoot..... Micheal, I wanted to be...

Awh Shoot.....
Micheal,

I wanted to be the first to recommend them, but something came up.

They made a completely new radiator for my coach last year when it took a rock hit. (Just after...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-07-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By F76Marion
Beau, Have you thought to shake any trees...

Beau,

Have you thought to shake any trees over at Tin Can Tourist?
There are more than a few there that covet things that age.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-07-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By F76Marion
Walt, Before you get very far, the consider...

Walt,
Before you get very far, the consider the age of all the rubber fuel lines. They seem to last about 15 years. I recently changed all of mine (and the mechanical fuel pump) in my recently...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-01-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By F76Marion
Svelpin, There is a fuse, but it is not a...

Svelpin,

There is a fuse, but it is not a "Fuse". Someplace between the starting battery and everything else, there is a too small piece of wire that is a "Fusible Link". It looks to the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By F76Marion
My DS and BIL have one and now I do too. Theirs...

My DS and BIL have one and now I do too. Theirs is in better shape having only 150K on it and a lot of money poured into it.

Our is an older 23' Glacier and lots of miles. I got it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By F76Marion
Too, Whether you have the RV typical foam...

Too,
Whether you have the RV typical foam gasket or the residential wax ring, those fasteners only have to be snug. Enough so the stool does not wobble.

Frank
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-30-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By F76Marion
Don has the right idea, get into the community of...

Don has the right idea, get into the community of current owners. They may have history and good ideas.
Last fall I bought a '73 built coach and with the help of other owners got it home safely...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By F76Marion
Before you go traveling, inspect all the rubber...

Before you go traveling, inspect all the rubber or rubber-like parts. Not just tires - you know they have dates on them? But, all those other things like coolant and fuel hoses, as well as belts...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By F76Marion
Get out your VOM and test the bank first. If...

Get out your VOM and test the bank first. If that is good, work your way along the cables and find out what came loose.

Frank
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