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  1. IF you have an HWH leveling/slideout system, This is their bible: http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml20673aafaq.html#SystemMaintenanceQuestions Their jacks ALWAYS work in pairs, you cannot manually extend just one. Yes, one jack may reach the ground before the other in that pair, but when the system senses resistance it pauses until the other of that pair also reaches the ground, only then does leveling begin.
  2. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    bbrigham must be busy with his new project. The sales brochure for his 2001 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom contains most of the information everyone has asked about. I somewhat doubt his ball joints require replacement yet, mine are still good at 43,xxx miles with the torn boots. I do use a waterproof spray grease on them every time we get back home. Manholt: I located my water intrusion source. It was the roof-mounted remote spotlight, the plastic mount was sun-rotted, broken, and allowing water to enter via the wiring hole. Spotlight is removed, the area is covered with Eternabond now.
  3. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    Here is the easiest way I know: How to test a Norcold Thermister. It's not voltage that matters, it is resistance. If your thermister tests bad, the best solution is to install an adjustable Norcold thermister.
  4. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Hear Hear! I said that several months ago. I have never seen a medical assist program for underl $100/yr. The ratio of members to users of other medical assist programs cannot be significantly different that FMCA assist program. That points to raising dues, I wouldn't object to $100/yr FMCA dues considering the benefits received, then leaving the organization as is. You nailed the issue!
  5. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    On Oct 5 Smithy said: " This is not the only solution. Just one that was presented. "
  6. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    Winnebago used (still may) a steel cage to protect the driver and copilot in an accident. This steel cage also holds the front glass. I hope what Kay said is happening, easier to find and repair than removing the windshields, repairing rust damage, then resetting the windshield glass, which can break during removal. Locating the water intrusion source is my project this week. If I must do a emergency temporary repair, I carry a spray can of clear Rustoleum leak sealer in the MH tool box.
  7. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    Inspect around the windshield for signs of water leakage. These years have a known rust problem around the windshield frame. Some owners have had to have the glass removed and the metal frame rebuilt due to rust. So far, mine hadn't leaked until yesterday while driving in rain all the way from Pigeon Forge, TN to home in Indiana. Now I'm concerned about a rusted frame in our UF too. These MH's have a floating glass(like autos) instead of gaskets to hold the glass; water gets in and has nowhere to go, just lays in the metal frame and causes rust. This problem, and remedy, is easily found with an internet search.
  8. Door Lock With Dead Bolt & Key Fob

    deleted, redundant.
  9. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    I think your Norcold is a model 1200LRIM(ice maker model). The service manual will contain everything you need to know, it eliminates any question of accuracy or opinions.
  10. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Actual ballot completion, I've already submitted mine, BUT, today I received the October 2017 issue. Inside is the follow-up ballot in case a member missed the original in the September issue. Anyway, while re-reading the ballot I noticed it states the member must mark their vote by putting an X in the appropriate box. Will my vote be counted? I colored-in the circle instead of putting an X in the circle, hopefully I'm just paranoid about this and my vote will be counted. Powers that be, what say you?
  11. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    That "box" on the back of the frig is a recall item installed at mfgrs expense to prevent the boiler tube from overheating, it may be reset with a strong magnet held on top of the box. There are several reason it trips, carry a magnet in your toolbox.
  12. Door Lock With Dead Bolt & Key Fob

    OK, I'm over my head here. The website you linked shows an entirely different Trimark lock than what I'm familiar with; I suggest you email Jack at the address on the webpage for instructions on removing your present lock. Sorry I can't help.
  13. No Signatures Displayed

    Thanks Wayne, you solved my problem too; hopefully I now have a signature showing. I'm using FF 55.0.3, W/ ad-block ultimate, BetterPrivacy, and Ghostery.

    Apparently PFJ is owned by Jimmy Haslam and TN Governor Bill Haslam.(son) A detailed story of his life about football and beginning Pilot Oil filling stations may be read here: http://fleetowner.com/people/reflections-truck-stop-life Anyway; I don't mind paying more for diesel fuel when convenience and amenities for a comfortable rest break are handy. I'm still surprised by folks that pay over $300,000 for an RV balk at paying $30 more for 100G+ of fuel to power that investment. I sure didn't stop traveling when diesel fuel was over $5/G, now it's under $3 and I'm traveling at half-price.
  15. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    The Spartan factory charges around $2,000-$2,500 to replace 4 ball-joints, as reported by other Spartan owners. Leveling jacks are HWH brand, I remember reading the outside seal is replaceable but never tried myself. The HWH FAQ page answers virtually all common/frequent questions. The frig vent exterior panel may have to be custom-made if a used one is not available from an RV salvage yard. The hyd pump leak may require replacement, the hardest part will be completely purging the hyd system of air since Spartan does not recommend flushing the system or even changing the AW 32 hyd oil unless the oil is contaminated or discolored. The drum brakes are likely badly rusted, which may clear themselves up with judicious driving for the first 50 or so miles, less if town driving. IMO, there are too many other motorhomes on the market to knowingly buy a MH in disrepair. Keep in mind this chassis is made to perform for over a million miles of daily use. I like my Spartan chassis, however, I would not let chassis brand stop me from purchasing a MH in great condition, as each have their own quirks.