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Posts posted by dickandlois

  1. 1 hour ago, sweeneychris93@yahoo.com said:

    I have a 2007 American Eagle, Im having an issue with with front air bags not inflating, I have checked for air leaks and found none, my rear air bags are 100 + PSI. front stops around 75 psi, will not go above 75 PSI unless idle is up around 1600 rpm's. Any ideas? Thank you

    Chris, The rear air pressure sounds a little high> All the air bags on my coach are set using PPV( Preset Pressure Valve)set at 65 LBS. Supplied from the same point of a manifold.

    Are the front Ride height control's set properly? Sure sounds like there is a leek somewhere in the front Air system. If you can get under the coach safely spray some of the kid bubble soup on all the front air line connections, small bubbles mean a small air leak and the bigger they are the bigger the leak .

    will not go above 75 PSI unless idle is up around 1600 rpm's, Your compressor is making more air at the higher RMPs that means a leek some place in the system.


  2. 13 hours ago, Viddkid said:

    Thank you for the response. All batteries are new.  I have tried all main fuses, but have yet to check Battery Control fuses. I will join some fleetwood groups in hopes of diagrams. (Owners manuals are totally useless when it comes to finding information). 

    Welcome to the FMCA forum !

    You might need to check the Reset Button on the Inverter / Charger. 

    Who replaced the batteries for you? 

    Do you have a picture of the house battery wiring ?

    What is the DC Voltage at the batteries when the Coach engine is running ? 

    Can you connect a picture of the inverter / charger remote control ?     What lights are light on the Controller?   Does the remote indicate any charging modes?

    Have you Cleaned the battery connections  and made sure they are tight ?  What is the series number of the House batteries and the Chassis Batteries ?


  3. On 9/21/2021 at 6:31 AM, andyshane said:

    But, that's only half of our problem. The Freightliner module has locked out the OFF signal, and I'm still trying to unravel that one. 

    Andy, Do You have any information regarding the module Freightliner used? 

    Is it manufactured by Smart Wheel..



  4. 3 hours ago, richard5933 said:

    Any thoughts on how to get the little beasties out once they've been killed?

    Richard, This is the information regarding using the listed Biocide and the tank cleaner.


    Bio Kleen Diesel Fuel Biocide

    At least quarterly or as needed

    This will kill the microbes, then use Clear-Diesel Fuel & Tank Cleaner to remove the residual water and contaminants.

    Clear Diesel Fuel and Tank Cleaner

    This will remove water, disperse contaminants and ensure fuel is stabilized for long-term storage.

    At least quarterly or as needed,

    IF  you use there products, you do not need to polish the tanks. Should you have a bad case contact Power Services ,https://powerservice.com/connect/,orhttps://powerservice.com/learning-center/



  5. 3 hours ago, DEBABAYCO said:

    Egads! The driver side windshield wiper ARM broke off while driving in the rain! Having one heck of a time finding a replacement arm for 2007 Coachmen Cross Country Sportsman 389DS. Contacted Forest River/Coachmen dealer. They said the part number was #1100225 but they no longer use that brand (which I could not determine). Call AM Equipment – couldn’t help. Can’t seem to find anyone who can get this for me. Any ideas?

    DEB, Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

    This information might help find the part you are looking for.

    2002, 2007 Motor: 238-1002, Arm: 741-2801, Blade: 302-1280

    This the part numbers Made by AM Equipment at the time your coach was built. Coach builders try to use somthing that is all ready being built to save some money.

    Hope it leads to the part you are looking for.


  6. 18 hours ago, eric@babin.com said:

    2014 Itasca Ellipse 42QD

    Tires: Michelin XZA2 ENERGY 295 80R22.5 

    Position: Front / driver's (steer tire)

    These tires were put on a little over 2 years ago

    I just noticed some unusual damage, can't be normal tread wear. The inner portion of the most outside tread looks as if it's been shaved off about 1/8 inch, but only in strips about 2/3 around the tire.

    Strangely, it's not a continuous cut/shave.  It seems to be thin, thick, thin, almost nothing, then same pattern again about 2/3s around the tire. About 1/3 shows no damage. 

    Inspecting the tire and it doesn't seem to have enough damage to be immediately concerned, but I'm going to keep an eye on it.

    Wondering if anyone can tell me what may cause this?  (For one pic I wet the tire to see if that would help see the damage.)






    Eric, Looks like the Tow in or Tow out  setting is off!


  7. 10 hours ago, JMarske said:

    It trips everything I insert the central vacuum in. I had it checked and even replaced.  They put a meter on it and it checked out.

    The GFI tripping. This link might help explain how they work.  http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/bregnd.html#c3

    The bay light not working is another issue. They normally are powered from the 12 volt system. The only item I can think of is that when the Vacuum trips  the GFI it Might have caused a spike in 12 volt Circuit. That should not happen and could also indicate a defective Ground connection in the 120 Volt system.

    This link might explain the GFI operation better  http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/gfi3.html#c1


    The fact that the Vacuum worked on another circuit and tested OK leads me to think there is a week or loose ground or Neutral connection somewhere in the 120 volt system. Common point to check is the breaker box ground terminals and the common ground points in the coach. Then do loosen up over time !

  8. 1 hour ago, JMarske said:

    Have replaced the plug already I should have put that in the message. 

    Does the GFI trip when you are connected to Shore power? Does the GFI trip when the Generator is running?

    Does the GFI trip when you turn on the Vacuum cleaner Or when you turn it off ?

    There is an imbalance between the Neutral and ground connections. My personal opinion is to check the difference between the Neutral and Ground not connected to shore power and the reading when connected  to shore power.


  9. Motorhomer, 

    THIS is the model of the time delay relay, it is used when you start the generator. It keeps the load off the generator for set time before connecting the generator to the main 120 volt power panel, LPT30-TIME Time Delay TD 30

    This is the model of the main shore power 20791-84 Relay DC 30A DPDT. This relay transfers the main power between the generator side and the shore power side.

    This information form should be in or mounted to the main 30 amp breaker box . This list should inform you of the wiring to all the 120 volt circuits are going or what each breaker powers.

    This is the area you need to decide what circuits you want  the Inverter to power when running and when the inverter is connected to shore power so these circuits get 120 Ac from the bypass output of the 3000 Watt inverter.( need to figure out how to power the inverter input from the shore power or generator output.)


    This is the tricky part of the circuit to figure out .

    The Inverter installation manual does cover this well in most cases.


  10. The  OP stated that the coach is currently wired with a 30 amp shore power setup.

    To do this job correctly, I think it will be necessary to install a 50 amp shore power, to a dual 50 amp main breaker  box with the necessary number of circuit breakers. 

    The roof AC units can not be run on a 3000 watt inverter. This means one needs to split them out of any load on the inverter. 

    Does the current coach have one or two roof AC units?

    Thinking the OP needs to decide what he wants to power from the Inverter and supply how OP Owner would supply them from what source, is a key factor in setting up the inverter; supplied circuits.


  11. Motorhomer, The best thing you could do is see if the Coach builder can supply you with a PDF file that cover your 120 volt system drawings, There are a number of ways they  wire the Coaches. Then a member or members of the Forum can offer there thoughts on why the coach was wired the way it is !

    Does the coach currently have an inverter / charger? A number of Class A coaches come with an inverter Or they offer it as an option.


  12. 16 minutes ago, johnpam19 said:

    Have a 2006 Mandalay. Just lost my second driver side windshield wiper. I used the 32" boomerang. Traveling 60mph raining. I have a curved windshield

    and the wiper goes past the curve and on the way back broke off. Works fine while running windshield wash while sitting. It doesn't even get to the curve part of

    the windshield. It is a j hook type. Its like it starts flapping all over the place when running in the rain. I really don't know what to do at this point. Need some help on this matter.


    Kind of thinking that you might need to shorten the blades a little. When the blades go too far past the curved section and the wind gets under them, something has to give!


  13. 21 hours ago, dickandlois said:

    Jarman62, Try this link to see if the dash looks like the one in your coach. Then fallow the U tube.

    Google (how to reset the oil change time on a 06 freightliner.)

    If not can you post a picture of on dash on  your next reply?


    Edited 2 minutes ago by dickandlois

    This should work !

    The reset is different on coaches Depending on who's Dash they used .





  14. Jarman62, Try this link to see if the dash looks like the one in your coach. Then fallow the U tube.

    Google (how to reset the oil change time on a 06 freightliner.)

    If not can you post a picture of on dash on  your next reply?


  15. 20 minutes ago, Jarman62 said:

    Cummins ISL 400hp.  Had the oil changed 4,000 +/- miles ago.  dash screen is giving me an "oil service in 200 miles".  Any idea how to reset it so it starts counting correctly?  Can't find it in the Cummins manual.

    Welcome to the FMCA Forum !

    Could you post the Model, Year and Make of your Coach for the forum members, this way we have a better chance of offering relative information.


  16. 16 hours ago, hermanmullins said:

    Monaco has a Roadmaster chassis not a Freightliner, sorry.


     Freightliner motorhome chassis built the durable B-Series Roadmaster chassis in 2006.

    There is no information on the 03 to the 06 model years on the Monaco website.

    Bandit411 You might check out this link



  17. Oldgrape, A couple of quick tests !

    Does the AC line going to the Evaporator get cold? 

    Does the condenser fan start when the ac is turned on ? If the Condenser Fan does not start turn off the dash AC system.

    Does the Hot water line to the heater core get hot ?

    There is a fresh air setting that is active  on the vent setting, is that the only setting that is active ?

    When you change the position of the  output, from floor, to dash outlets and to the defrost position ?

    That is all I can offer at this time.


  18. Wds520!, Welcome to the FMCA Forum !

    I have a 2005 Monaco Camelot with a ISL 400 8.9L engine. My hydraulic pump is leaking at the fan and I need to buy a new motor. I am also replacing the Thermovalve controller. Is there any reason to replace the fan as well ?   

    You might try this link.as a possible fix .

    ink for a redesign for the hydraulic fan set up on the later Monaco coaches  


    You might want to read through this thread also !

         You will need to take all the information off the existing pump and I mean every number, They have been discontinued and the OEM supplier should be able to match up to OEM pump !


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