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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Today, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By DarkVader
Before I bust this compartment open, what's likely inside?

This small metal compartment is to the right of the passenger seat. It's about 20cm by 20cm and I don't have the key for it.

Is it a small "safe" or secure lock box for money and valuables? Maybe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,565
Posted By DarkVader
I agree but sometimes there literally is no one...

I agree but sometimes there literally is no one who will look at these rigs. It took me months to find someone to do my brakes and in the end there were only two places who would. One of them kept...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,565
Posted By DarkVader
Yes really, what part of this doesn't seem like a...

Yes really, what part of this doesn't seem like a serious concern to you? Get in check.



A lot of areas don't have people who are willing to inspect used motorhomes.

OP, I'm gonna take your...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By DarkVader
Very interesting proposal as I have always wanted...

Very interesting proposal as I have always wanted to do the same thing as well. To physically mount mirrors on the front wouldn't be much of a problem, but if you want them to 1. look good, then you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-03-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,795
Posted By DarkVader
Then move along. This isn't grade school anymore....

Then move along. This isn't grade school anymore. No one cares how we type. If I could make sense of OP's post, then most probably can. For those who can't, move along, no one is hurting anyone.

A...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By DarkVader
Originally thought so, but I've already checked...

Originally thought so, but I've already checked before, it's not on the back of mine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By DarkVader
I don't mind the current set up, and since...

I don't mind the current set up, and since someone mentioned batter control centers usually get power from the coach...I'm betting this is what happened. It must have started working at the campsite...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-01-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By DarkVader
Thank you, this makes perfect sense. In terms of...

Thank you, this makes perfect sense. In terms of the water in the gas heater eventually being heated as well, I'm a bit skeptical of that. If anything, maybe that would be a good problem to have?...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By DarkVader
It is in my signature; see original post. ...

It is in my signature; see original post.

The system works as is, I was just wondering why the solenoid gave up halfway through the trip, but worked fine on the other ones. I guess there's always...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By DarkVader
No mechanism to charge house batteries with alternator

After thoroughly looking through my coach, I have determined that there is no charging system or mechanism to charge the coach batteries from the alternator directly. It just doesn't exist on my...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-01-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By DarkVader
Why does my water heater fill up with the valve closed?

I have a gas powered Suburban water heater. I also have an electric water heater (Seaward). How it works is cold water arrives in the gas heater, and the hot water leaves and heads to the electric...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By DarkVader
This is an interesting post as I have wondered...

This is an interesting post as I have wondered the same thing.



I think the original poster means that they only have the 7 way hitch plug which controls things like signals, reverse lights,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-25-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,522
Posted By DarkVader
I think the previous owner of my coach tried to...

I think the previous owner of my coach tried to do this, but it doesn't seem to work as expected. The Intellitec unit won't allow the rear AC to be powered at the same time as the front AC unless...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By DarkVader
I'll do a lot of research over the next few...

I'll do a lot of research over the next few months and enjoy the remainder of the season with my 34'. It's very challenging to find a good priced pusher for sale that's in the 38-40 foot range that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By DarkVader
Hoping to find a good deal on a 38 or 40 footer...

Hoping to find a good deal on a 38 or 40 footer for next season. Slides are going to help a lot. All of us in the RV is a bit challenging sometimes, especially when dry camping. It's just going to be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By DarkVader
Yeah I really like the layout of 38-40 footers....

Yeah I really like the layout of 38-40 footers. The other thing is that mine doesn't have any slides so finding enough space for the 5 of us to sleep is challenging. So I would want to upgrade also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By DarkVader
I had this issue previously. This is the absolute...

I had this issue previously. This is the absolute first thing they should be checking. If the throttle is being applied, any exhaust/engine/compression brake will not engage. There might simply be an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By DarkVader
Upgrading from 34 feet to 40 feet, bringing a toad

Two questions here. I currently have a 34 foot pusher and while it is very spacious inside, I usually travel with 5 adults and the small bathroom/shower can be annoying. I also don't have a washer...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,913
Posted By DarkVader
SandS was right (if by aisle lights you mean the...

SandS was right (if by aisle lights you mean the interior step light)! I never noticed it before because I either always had the foot rest down (while travelling) or it was too light out to notice...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,913
Posted By DarkVader
You guys are hilarious 😂. I think I'm going to...

You guys are hilarious 😂. I think I'm going to wire it up as an eject button.

But yeah it isn't fog lights. Might be the step light. I guess I'll have to do another round of looks for some light...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,913
Posted By DarkVader
What does this button do?

What light does this button likely control? It's not the porch light, there's another button for that. I suppose it could be the entry light below the electric step, but I can't tell because the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-05-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
American Coach: Exterior lighting
Views: 207
Posted By DarkVader
Have you checked if the ground is good? On my...

Have you checked if the ground is good? On my rig, the ground attached to the light housing, and then to the chassis. What happened was the ground wire from the bulb fell off the housing. Try testing...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By DarkVader
Is it simply a matter of removing the casing by...

Is it simply a matter of removing the casing by unscrewing the bolts, and then being able to adjust the brake? I'll try to get some pictures at some point, but is it likely a task I could do myself?...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By DarkVader
For some reason every time I post on mobile, my...

For some reason every time I post on mobile, my signature doesn't appear. It's a 1993 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser on a Spartan chassis. 5.9 Cummins and an Allison. It seems to be a less common coach...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By DarkVader
Thanks twinboat. I'm try to get pictures sometime...

Thanks twinboat. I'm try to get pictures sometime soon. How often do these shoes or plates need to be replaced? I'm certain mine have never been replaced. I'm guessing you can only "adjust" them so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By DarkVader
How does the parking brake work in an air over hydraulic braking system work?

My motorhome has air over hydraulic brakes (disc brakes, but actuated by air). Earlier in the summer, I had a complete brake job done on my diesel pusher, but it was at a smaller shop that usually...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By DarkVader
Thanks skip. I've got a Coleman Road Trip BBQ,...

Thanks skip. I've got a Coleman Road Trip BBQ, and yes it's meant for those small green bottles. But I lug around a 20lb tank with a hose instead and quite frankly getting tired of it. Was hoping I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By DarkVader
Propane tank connection, what is it?

On my motorhome's built in propane tank, I have a connector as seen in the picture. What is this designed for, and what are its uses? Can I connect this to my BBQ somehow? What kind of adapter or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By DarkVader
Got it, thanks. I will resolder/connect the...

Got it, thanks. I will resolder/connect the positive lead tomorrow!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By DarkVader
Strange because the dash AC works perfectly. I...

Strange because the dash AC works perfectly. I haven't noticed anything not working, at least not consciously in recent times. I'll keep thinking, but is there anything else it would be used for?
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By DarkVader
Small air compressor up front, what's it for?

Was looking up front above the generator and saw a small air compressor. It's a Gast moa-v111-jh. Currently the positive wire has fallen out and it doesn't have a connection, so it's not functioning....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By DarkVader
First timer driving through the Rockies on steep hills

We just came back from our first weekend trip in our rig. Only 3 nights and about 500 miles. It was fantastic, but we did have an issue with our coolant overflow reservoir cracking. Glued it up and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-24-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
I can't seem to tell what the middle solenoid...

I can't seem to tell what the middle solenoid does (between the coach solenoid and chassis solenoid). It is connected to the chassis solenoid by a piece/band of metal, but can't follow much of the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-24-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
What if the coach had good batteries? Would that...

What if the coach had good batteries? Would that stress out the alternator?

Edit: what if I kept the "separator" on while plugged into shore power? Could I then safely charge the chassis batteries...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
I believe I figured it out, at least somewhat....

I believe I figured it out, at least somewhat. There is an aftermarket solenoid wired between the chassis solenoid and coach solenoid. This aftermarket one is controlled by an on off switch in the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
Like I said, I'm already aware my batteries are...

Like I said, I'm already aware my batteries are no good �� I'm trying to figure out why the alternator seemingly does absolutely nothing to the house batteries, yet shore power will charge them...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By DarkVader
The image was flipped 180 degrees on my phone,...

The image was flipped 180 degrees on my phone, but flipped upside down once I posted it. You can see this is evident in the next picture I posted of the remote control panel. So it was upper right of...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
I don't want to spend hundreds on batteries if...

I don't want to spend hundreds on batteries if driving is not charging them. like I said, plugging into shore power absolutely for certain charges the batteries, as they hold a charge for a few hours...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By DarkVader
What does the on off switch on th my inverter/charger do?

I have a heart interface 20 charger and inverter. Rig also has a solar panel hooked up which I believe isn't charging the house batteries (it seems to work as it's saying 12.5 volts on the gauge that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By DarkVader
I don't think my house batteries are charging while driving

I'm trying to troubleshoot and determine whether or not my house batteries are being charged by my engine while driving. Problem is my house batteries are not holding much of a charge anymore. I'm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By DarkVader
More wheel and tire options

The rims on my chassis (Spartan) are 22.5x6.75 six bolt rims. The tires are 235 80 R 22.5.

I've found that these rims are a bit harder to find and was wondering what my different options are.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,245
Posted By DarkVader
I disagree entirely with this advice to be...

I disagree entirely with this advice to be honest. But I'm personally the kind of person to jump into things without thinking ;)

My father was a professional driver but outside of that, I have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
Well I went back to the RV and was looking at the...

Well I went back to the RV and was looking at the storage compartments when I managed to find an air line with a female coupler. Couldn't believe it as I've been looking all over for one on my unit....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
Today I ran a shop compressor into the tubes...

Today I ran a shop compressor into the tubes again and made sure to seal all hoses. Air is reaching the horns but it just sounds like escaping air. No actual horn sound. I can see dust and debris...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
In one of the original pictures I posted, you'll...

In one of the original pictures I posted, you'll see two wire leads, and a clear air hose which almost certainly leads to the air horn bell (the trumpet shaped cone on top of the rig). There is no...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
I found where the solenoid and air hose is....

I found where the solenoid and air hose is. Problem there's no other end of the air hose. It only goes to the horn I'm assuming. I don't know where the hose goes to to get air. And to make matters...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
I just cannot figure out why the horn is not...

I just cannot figure out why the horn is not working...this clear tubing must be the line for the air horn. I haven't completely verified it but I seriously can't imagine it being something else.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By DarkVader
Today I ran an air line from a big air compressor...

Today I ran an air line from a big air compressor to the clear rubber hose under the steering column. Pumped some air in and all I heard at first was air escaping somewhere in the front end. Soon...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By DarkVader
I will try the switch panel inside as well as the...

I will try the switch panel inside as well as the headlight. Still going to be very challenging. Honestly if the motor died I don't think it would be possible to swap them out without removing the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By DarkVader
It is not on a slide. I was looking for ways to...

It is not on a slide. I was looking for ways to remove the genny but that would be very difficult. The rad is attached to the fold out panel, and it's propane so the gas lines don't really move I'm...
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