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Everything posted by DickandLois

  1. 2005 Fleetwood Excursion slide issue

    John, For what it is worth, the low voltage could be caused by a cold solder joint. This is a picture of a slide control board - where the white connector (in this case) connects to the board - very off ten there a crack in the solder around the pin(s) on the back side of the board. Do you know of a person that repairs electronic boards?
  2. repaires for Hydraulic leveling jack

    Keith, If the jacks are made by Power Gear, there are small grease fittings at the bottom of the hydraulic cylinders. When the rams are extended they can be easier to see. Power gear jacks require the seals to be greased every 30 cycles with WHITE lithium GREASE ONLY. 2 squirts only in each fitting clears up the small leaks. Rich.
  3. 2K-3K Inverter recommendations

    Chadmgorman, The 2012 is the series number! is it a 2000 or 2800 watt model? Should you go from a 2000 to a 2800, you might consider up grading the 12 volt battery's if you go to the 2800. A 2000 will power a microwave, but with a house style refrigerator a 2800 Pure sine wave might be a better investment. They are much better for all electronic equipment! Rich.
  4. 10 amp house / generator

    dck22, Welcome to the FMCA Forum ! This is a link to the proper wiring for an RV 30 amp circuit. They are not wired like a common drier 30 amp circuit. You can go to this link and copy the information and share it with your electrician. http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp Service.pdf Rich.
  5. No 110V w/Generator running

    Roger, Check the Circuit breakers on the generator, by turning them off and back on. would be the first thing to do. Then we can go a little deeper. From your post it sounds like the generator is running smooth and nominal? Rich.
  6. Inverter Recommendations

    Nancy, Good travels and stay safe. Always remember the forum is always open to questions. Rich.
  7. Finding Good Food On The Road..that someone else cooks

    Kay, Wondering about this one. Oh yes another is Buckners on I-75 about 20 miles south of Atlanta, don't remember the exit #, but the Flying J is on the right of the Interstate at this exit, just turn and go past the Flying J about 100 yards, NOW is it on the west or right side of I-75 going north or south? Flying J 's can be found, but the DW is direction challenged, but a good cook. Have to give her a brake when the timing is good for a pit stop. Rich.
  8. Hand tools, Craftsman or Snap On or ???

    I have purchased tools from Snap on, Max tools and all the rest. With no problem, just look for on of there tool trucks, stop and ask for one of there business cards. Call them and ask when they are going to be in your area. Sears tools used to rule, but there quality has gone down the tube over the last 10 years or so. SK was a good tool supplier, but people did not like there prices, Thing is they very / very seldome brok or failed and they would rebuild or repair them at most locations for next to nothing. parts but no labor. The good ones are going because price is king and I have spent more for the cheep tools then I have ever spent on good tools up front. Rich.
  9. Frig latch

    Skykingtcb. Model number of the Norcold might help the group. Are the surfaces of the Door seal clean? Are the refrigerator surfaces clean? Check the door seal gaskets for any damage to the seals where the material folds between the portion on the door and the magnetic strips that attach the seals to the metal door opening. The listed links might be for parts that would resolve the latch issue(s) Could you attach a picture of the offending latch and the point it latches to for the group? http://thenorcoldguy.com/norcold-1200-1210-doors/ http://thenorcoldguy.com/norcold-door-handle-619573-upper-left-lower-right-for-1200/ http://thenorcoldguy.com/norcold-door-handle-619574-upper-right-lower-left-for-1200/ Rich.
  10. Quilters attending FMCA national rallies can participate in the On Road Quilters Seminar. Many comfort quilts have been donated to organizations which serve children in the area where the rally is held. Giving back to the community which hosts the rally is one of the goals of this group. Recently there has been interest in having a secure area at national rallies where quilters can gather to sew, quilt or visit with one another. At the Indianapolis Rally this Summer, there will be a seminar where donation quilts will be shared in a show and tell. There will be a sewing area open for quilters who wish to bring their sewing machines or hand sewing to work on while they visit with other quilters. There will be more information as the information is gathered. 12/4/2017 Lois Marvin
  11. Trans Temp Sender

    Like Carl, I use Silverleaf software to monitor a number of items in greater detail then the standard instrument panel. The software is free, it is the interface items on needs to purchase. The software runs on a standard laptop, although with an older operating system then windows 10. Settings are set to monitor 15 to 20 items in detail and log them for a detailed look any time I feel something is not quit right. Scan Gauge D is also a very helpful system, but somewhat less flexible and less expensive I'm not up to speed on the Trip Tech system. Rich.
  12. 2005 Fleetwood Excursion slide issue

    John, Not sure, but this link might lead you to the problem or clear up how it works. https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/support/manuals/pg_82_S0010_01.pdf A complete power gear slide manual - More them most owners will ever use. http://www.liveworkdream.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/PowerGearSlides-ServiceManual.pdf Some of the drive motors fail because the gear casting that holds the gears in place wears in an oblong manner. This issue is caused by the lack a shaft sleeve in the soft mettle casting. A good machine shop can repair that problem in many cases. Rich
  13. intellitec ems replacement

    Pungoboy64, you might give this outfit a call. https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/intellitec-ems-control-board-00-00767-200-upgrade-kit The kit replaces a number of parts that up grade the system. Rich.
  14. Surge protector?

    Mac, The use of surge protectors tend to depend on the owners skills to install them or the space availability to install a permanently installed unit. Many coaches have them installed as OEM equipment. What is the Model year, Make and Model of your coach? Rich.
  15. House Lights Dead

    rkinght, from your information and the fact that things are now working. That would make me look for a bad crimp or loose connection at the power solenoid low current wiring and the salesman switch. The second item to look for is a cold solder connection around the area of the little control board mounted on the larger relay / Solenoid. Not always easy to see ,but just wiggling the wires at the right spot can cause the connection to open and close. Rich.
  16. 50 Amps Is Not Really 50 Amps

    Five, What EMS panel do you have in the coach? Make and model information. Rich
  17. Coolant Overflow Reservoir Project

    Blake, An air up and drain common point might be a good thought ! The good part is one can flush the tank without removing the tank from the coach. Should you just happen to have a hydraulic press and the right fixture - you could place a low point( dimple) in the center of the bottom plate for the drain. The gauge material you have to do that would require all four sides of the bottom panel to be properly supported, before applying pressure. Think a depression of no more then 1/4 in. would do the job and everything could be discharged out the drain point with little effort. Rich.
  18. Replacing 4 way Flasher Switch

    Bob, Welcome to the Forum ! The shop manual shows the steering wheel removed to replace the plastic trim piece !! I do have the steering column section of the workhorse shop manual open. Looking at things - I can not tell if the 4 way switch is mounted directly to the trim or is fastened to the steering column. Not knowing your skill level and tools you have - it might be beyond what you want to tackle. Rich.
  19. Coolant Overflow Reservoir Project

    Blake, this is part of your reply-Maybe drop the top to lower than the sides and do a fillet weld all the way around? This is doable by placing wire hangers at each corner(kind of like the pull pins the body shops use to remove dents) They spot weld them - but working with aluminum one might be able to epoxy the wires near the corners that hang the plate equidistant from each corner. Then remove them and finish each corner. When the tank is finished - cap all the openings, use a old pressure cap and install a threaded air fitting. Pressurize the tank to 10 to 15 lbs. and sink it in a tub of water. I have used bricks to get enough weight to sink smaller tanks - look for air bubbles or soapy spry and look for boubles. Rich.
  20. Coolant Overflow Reservoir Project

    Blake, Okay.....tank walls are welded together. So the other to sides must be the top and bottom ? I think you can weld the inside seam for the bottom, but doing the inside for the top could be changeling. The devil mad me say that, but you do run a fine seam. Now I know where to stop if I brake something. Rich.
  21. No Power To Allison MH3000 Shift Pad

    Grate Chris !! The issue with the butt connectors was also mentioned on a web page I found. They did mention that the harnesses where often short and they used butt connections to extend them. Your information tends to confirm that issue. Thanks so much for posting what you found. I'm sure that someone else will find it helpful and that finding the problem spot often takes time. Short at the rear close to the fuse box, could indicate a number of those troublesome connectors in the same general area. Rich.
  22. Coach Will Not Start

    I do not have any information on the wiring for your model year coach. it is a little hard to come by. Hopefully one or more of the forum members has some good info. or feedback. Rich.
  23. Coach Will Not Start

    tngleim, Could you post the Model , Year and make of your coach for the group? Not sure what happened to your original post - regarding the entry issue ether? Think it might be the ignition solenoid causing the issue with the no start problem, the one pictured is larger and is a Disconnect solenoid. Rich.
  24. No Power To Allison MH3000 Shift Pad

    Is there a way to test relays? Hope this helps! Yes. One needs to measure the coil resistance with an ohm meter. Generally they have a resistance(good) or no resistance(bad) The coils are 12 volts. Measure the contacts - normally closed is the non powered state and a '0" resistance is the reading - the normally open state reads no resistance (infinity) One can power them using a good 9 volt battery to power the coil in most cases for the medium power relays - may not work for the high power contractors. Powering the relay allows one to check for continuity of the Normally open side (marked NO). With the relay powered the normally closed contacts should read "0"(marked NO) Looking at the relay case should show the switch contacts and the relay coil contacts. In your case With the Ignition OFF) if you read between the relay coil socket pins and the main power fuse with the meter set to Ohm's you should find one pin of the relay coil connected to one pin of the power fuse. This relay should be the power relay for the VIM module. Rich. The VIM used by Allison appears to have a power relay built in to the module board,
  25. New Water Pump Will Not Prime

    Jen, Info on the OEM Sureflow pump. They do list a check valve for the pump, but I do not see any reasion it needs to be in the supply line side. The lift for both pumps is about the same/ but most RV water supply tanks are above the pumps and can gravity feed the system. Where is you water tank in relation to the pump? http://shurflo.com/images/files/RV_Product_Data_Sheets/Classic_Pumps/pds-2088-422-144.pdf Information I found on Seaflow pump - there is no information of a check valve. The 33-Series is our general-duty on-demand positive displacement pump. It provides reliable performance in high water flow, moderate pressure applications. This 3-chamber diaphragm pump provides up to 3.0 gallons per minute and is capable of self-priming up to 6vertical feet, and can run dry without damage. Serves 3 or more 1/2” (13 mm) outlets. This automatic demand water system pump has a built-in pressure switch, which automatically starts and stops when the faucet is opened and closed. They're easy to install, service and winterize. http://www.seaflo.com/en-us/product/detail/604.html Picture of the pump, adapters and water filter. Rich.