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  1. All wiring looks factory including plug to headlights. Lamps are halogen and I have swapped lamp from side not working to opposite headlight and works fine. Lights that work obviously have power at connector and those that are not working don't. All fuses I can find test good. Thanks for the ideas. 

  2. Hi gang, just bought a used 2014 newmar dutchstar. I have a interesting problem. On drivers side the daytime running light which is also the low beam works. The drivers side high beam has no power and all fuses have checked out good. On the passenger side it's the exact opposite! No daytime or low beam just high beam. No power and all fuses checked out good. Also only one fog light is working. There is a factory recall on the headlight harness to fix having both high and low beam on at same time on high beam.  

    Thanks carl  

    2014 Newman dutchstar 4364 17,000 miles 

  3. Was looking at a 2015 American revolution at dealer and saw a discovery LXE.  I wasn't familiar with this discovery model. Check out one of there brochures. Coach has all the right stuff. 8.9 ISL, 3000 mh allision transmission, one piece fiberglass roof, 3 a/c, truma  tankless hot water, girard power patio awning e.t.c. Wood work inside was beautiful and fit and finish was solid. I thought the build sheet was for a higher end coach not a lowly discovery. I am told fleetwood wants to make this there flagship of their line. Being a American coach owner I was surprised to see so much coach for the money. They probably would have been better off using a different name and get away from the discovery badge. 

     Carl 2004 American tradition 40w

  4. I agree!! one of my neighbors 2015 phaeton has the ceiling sagging! I guess it's known in that year to happen and it's going to cost a bundle to remove vinyl ceiling and at new supports to roof. Another guy in the park had his carefree patio awning that looks like a girard style fail at the knuckles were it attaches to awning cartridge to coach. Scratched paint but tiffin is sending out new and improved parts for awning. 2018 next to me has sloppy fit and finish I couldn't believe. I think cranking out 13 a day is starting to cut into there famous quality. 

  5. Wayne77590, will do I was on there website this morning using there dealer locator. Just was checking to see if anybody recommended anyone in particular  were they had a great experience in Florida.  were we are snowbirds. Thanks for the reply. 

  6. Hi gang, looking at a new 2018 discovery lxe. Any recommendations in florida for installation of SMI.  My car already has SMI installed I just need service line added to new coach

     Carl 2004 American tradition 

  7. Manholt , I was concerned that fleetwood is building a 41ft bath and half coach and possibly cutting it close on tire load vs axle load. Manufacturers have been known to cut it close in the name of the almighty dollar. My neighbor has a new tiffin phaeton which is comparable to the discovery lxe and they come with 275/80r22.5 adding a little insurance. Thank you for taking the time to reply. 

     Carl 2004 American tradition 40 w Spartan 122,000

  8. Hi gang, thinking of trading my 2004 American tradition which rides on 295/80r22.5 tires. Looking at a new 2018 discovery lxe 12400 front axle and 24000 on rear. Coach comes. With Michelin 275/70r22.5 tires. I believe the tire load is 6980  so it appears ok. Just really like my bigger tires.  

    Carl 2004 American tradition 122,000 Spartan 40w

  9. Problem fixed! The robust and excellently designed powergear system is attached to slideout floor of coach by fleetwood using #14 self tapping screws. Found self tappers loose and one with the head popped off. Re drilled and used new self tappers to secure powergear slide to floor. Unfortunately now that slide is in coach there is no other way so secure slide to box! Very poor engineering on fleetwood. On my American coach owners group there is mention of shimming slide gears. This is actually done by putting a wood shim in the middle of we're powergear bolts to floor. This is right under we're motor gear engages slide gear causing a slight bow on the rack and pinion causing better gear engagement. When slide goes out and reaches full extension against outside wall this force pushes rack and pinion down on slide floor this is why there is never a bang going out. Coming in when slide reaches side of coach this force wants to lift rack and pinion up off floor disengaging gear mesh. 

  10. I also have a 2013 cr-v with gps. When towing we shut off radio and gps screen. The only thing on is the little screen top middle of dash that is a clock. We have a wire from coach to car for maintaining charge when we drive. It goes in your seven pin connection. No pulling fuses no problem towing all day never a dead battery. Before we added charging wire to 7 pin connector we had same issues.  I do believe a diode has to be wired into circuit to stop back feeding. We had this done by dealer who installed blue ox on car  

    Carl 2004 American tradition 

  11. Hi gang, brought my bedroom slide in yesterday and right when slide is tightening hard against coach a millisecond before it stops I hear a bang bang then stops. Obviously skipping a gear I assume?  Slide goes out and stops fine but if you hold slide button as usual and let limit switch stop the slide coming in it bangs. My slide is a power gear which has a square metal tube in middle of bedroom slide under my bed that has metal track on bottom of it. I would say it's about 12 inches off floor. My slide motor and gear box are  then bolted to that rail. Slide from outside looks as if it's been pulled very very tight to side of coach. I have a American technologies dual current sensor slide out control box that has amp adjustment fro 37 to 21 amps it was set in the middle I tried turning down to 21 amps but still the same condition. One other thing to mention coach is sitting in New Hampshire in 30 to 40 degree temperatures not sure if that would effect electronics. We leave for Florida this Sunday!! 12 volt battery is reading 14.1 volts    

    Carl 2004 American tradition 40w Spartan 119,000

  12. Rich, until you get to the bottom of your electrical problems please  know your refrigerator will stay cold along time without power. just run your generator every 4 or 5 hours for a 1/2 hour or so and refrigerator will stay plenty cold. Try not to open unless needed. Just a little band aid until fixed.  

    Carl 2004 American tradition 40 w Spartan 118,000

  13. Thanks everybody for the great information. Your forum is awesome. A member of my American coach owners group has hooked me up with a factory thermistor new in package. When I receive it and install it I will let everybody now how I make out. Thanks a million Carl. 2004 American tradition. 

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