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RE: Recommend Good E-450 Dash AC Repair, SoCal

The problem of no air/AC flow through dash vents is fairly common on older E-450 RV conversions. Plastic vacuum tubing hardens and cracks from engine heat and aging. Tubing should be replaced by good rubber tubing. There may a cracked vacuum tank, and other possible problems. I suspect that vacuum leak may cause a problem with smog test readings and general engine performance. It looks like later E-450 conversions use an accessible add-on electric vacuum pump to avoid this problem.
Bordercollie 03/22/23 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Recommend Good E-450 Dash AC Repair, SoCal

Ichabod, Good idea, took rig to them for major servicing some time ago, will give them a call.
Bordercollie 03/18/23 06:07pm Class C Motorhomes
Recommend Good E-450 Dash AC Repair, SoCal

Our 2004 Fleetwood Tioga 26Q has a dash AC problem, the vacuum actuator is not working to divert cold air through the dashboard vents. This is caused by a leak in a vacuum hose that is located in the rear of the engine. There are a number of "band-aid" fixes to bypass the problem but I want the fix done right by an expert AC repair man. I am 84 and unable to do the work myself. If any of you have had the same problem and had it fixed by a good AC repair place, please give me a recommendation. I live near Disneyland.
Bordercollie 03/17/23 01:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

Our 2004 Fleetwood model 26Q measures 27 feet long bumper to bumper.
Bordercollie 01/15/23 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

My 88 is in much better shape than you have deduced. My Onan generator works great. The inverter/charger has been updated. This unit only came designed with one 12v house. I now have 2 in parallel. My issue was that the charging system with the car alternator had been kinda stripped out and modified. With everyone's help here, I got it straightened out and now it works perfectly. So I am good to go. Sorry, I had your post confused with Scadaman's
Bordercollie 11/24/22 10:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

If you can afford it, try to find a local RV repair service that can restore your rig's 12 volt DC power system. It should include two 6 volt RV "house" batteries connected in series for 12 volts, a battery converter/charger that converts 120vac "shore power" to 12 volts DC to power your interior lights and furnace blower and electronic appliance controls as well as to charge your house batteries, and a device to connect your chassis alternator to charge your house batteries when you are driving/running the engine. If you have an RV generator installed, the system will connect the AC 120volt generator to your converter/charger so that the generator will charge the RV batteries and provide 120 volt AC to operate your roof Air Conditioner, microwave oven and other 120vac items while it is running. The above describes a typical Class C motorhome electrical system and how it works.
Bordercollie 11/19/22 03:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for 1994 generator part: Onan 166-0779 Ignition Coil

See my suggestions on your other thread. We once bought an old rig and kept putting big money in it for repairs and replacements felt stuck with it, finally sold it for $4500 and bought a new rig.
Bordercollie 10/25/22 10:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: My generator may not be repairable, what do I do?

What is the needed part in question? Can a similar part for another year/model genset be made to work by an experienced repair guy? Perhaps a complete same used genset, in working order, could be found, bought and have installed cheaply enough. Spend some time asking around about possibilities and alternatives. If you can find a new Onan LP genset that will fit, and you want to keep your rig, maybe a new genset would only cost two thousand dollars more that trying to fit and install a different type of genset. Some long time genset repair guys have sheds full of used generators that may fit your rig. Also, consider peddling your old rig and buying newer rig with good genset, batteries, converter/charger, etc. A working RV generator can come in handy during power outages or merely to operate the microwave for lunch.
Bordercollie 10/25/22 09:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: In need of opinions, thank you

8-9mpg with our 27-foot Class C is not great, but 55 gallons of $6 dollar per gallon (CA) gas is a little scary.
Bordercollie 07/14/22 03:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at class c questions on maintenance

Dealers and shops do not have the space for Class C over certain length. Most do it themselves or learn how to do their own oil change. It helps to be handy. There are a number of Class motorhomers, like me, who used to do a lot of typical RV maintenance stuff, but who are no longer able to crawl under, or on top of, their rigs, or change 150 lb tires on the side of the road. I do encourage able folks to learn basics including troubleshooting of converter/chargers and battery systems with a multimeter.
Bordercollie 07/14/22 03:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lazy Daze is closed permanently

I was surprised that Fleetwood stopped making Class C's.
Bordercollie 07/11/22 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best mileage ever on a great albeit short trip...

I'm wondering if the Democrats stay in control, pushing electric vehicles and mass transportation, will gas prices continue to climb. It seems possible that Democrats will eventually try to curtail or even prohibit use of internal combustion engines. I'm also wondering if Republicans regain control, will gas prices come down (a lot). At $6 per gallon it costs $330 to fill a 55 gallon tank. Discounting well-healed die-hards, will gas prices eventually kill affordable RV'ing including RV camp business and RV supply and maintenance infrastructure? Being RV'ers since the 60's, I'm hoping that the fuel "crisis" goes away for everyone's sake not just for RV'ers.
Bordercollie 06/24/22 10:50am Class C Motorhomes
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