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2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

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On 10/4/2017 at 4:27 PM, bbrigham said:

Can anyone tell me what the voltage should be at the thermal coupler on a norcold 4 door fridge

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.

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Most thermocouples only produce a few millivolts,  the output voltage will be proportional to the temperature. 

Jim

 

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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.

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If no delamination yet, that is a good thing, only thing that can be done to prevent it is to make sure that no more water gets into the sidewalls. If rubber roof, reseal all seems now, including the roof edges. If fiberglass, then I would still look at those edges and make sure there is no way for water to get into those sidewalls.

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14 hours ago, manholt said:

RAYIN.

What Kay said, goes for you also.  May not be the window, could be capillary action from somewhere else!

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.

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On 10/4/2017 at 4:27 PM, bbrigham said:

Can anyone tell me what the voltage should be at the thermal coupler on a norcold 4 door fridge

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.

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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.

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I purchased our 2002 Ultimate Advantage 40J four years ago and it was a low mileage coach. Working with the dealer we had all oils, water, hydraulic oil changed, transmission serviced before delivery. Also purchased an Extended Warranty and that was to our advantage with repairs required.

Due to the low mileage we have had engine issues with the lift pump, HWH leaks and 12 volt motor, and many small items. But overall the coach has been very comfortable to ride and live in.

I would advise the OP to devote time to go over the coach from front to back, service all systems and pay close attention to the roof and all seams. Use the Dicor self leveling on all seems, wash it, and apply a good protectorant. Never use a silicone sealant on any part of the roof or around any window. Check the Winnebago web site for the list of sealants with part numbers for the 2000 year.

I would wish him many happy miles in the coach.

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2 hours ago, mendres said:

I purchased our 2002 Ultimate Advantage 40J four years ago and it was a low mileage coach. Working with the dealer we had all oils, water, hydraulic oil changed, transmission serviced before delivery. Also purchased an Extended Warranty and that was to our advantage with repairs required.

Due to the low mileage we have had engine issues with the lift pump, HWH leaks and 12 volt motor, and many small items. But overall the coach has been very comfortable to ride and live in.

I would advise the OP to devote time to go over the coach from front to back, service all systems and pay close attention to the roof and all seams. Use the Dicor self leveling on all seems, wash it, and apply a good protectorant. Never use a silicone sealant on any part of the roof or around any window. Check the Winnebago web site for the list of sealants with part numbers for the 2000 year.

I would wish him many happy miles in the coach.

Welcome to the forum, all good advise.

Bill

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Brett is going to delete me and put me on time out...however I must say that we are now talking to our self.  I'll save Brett the time...I'm on time out !

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On 9/14/2017 at 10:47 AM, bbrigham said:

I am considering purchasing in a 01 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom on a Spartan Chassis with only 10,000 miles on it what should I be looking for and where for known issues?

My 99 Tradition cost $33,000 , 2 years ago. It needed ball joints and tie rod ends at 53,000 miles  because of faulty boots. Make sure you check this , they are very expensive. I did all the brakes and the front brgs as well.

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 I received a progress report from bbrigham this morning. I made a good guess, he has been quite busy with repairs to his project MH:

     

"I have all of the systems working. refrigerator needed board and orifice. Hot water heater needed thermostat. Window awnings needs straps. Plumbing and fridge vent. Inverter. The chassis is in garage today for oil change and check. will update later."

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