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RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

Doug, fantastic info. in my 2007 40X we don't have heat and Freightliner Gaffney couldn't solve the lack of air conditioning either. I'll go through the trouble shhoting steps in the manual you identified but my skills are weak. Who works on these? I'd rather not use an RV dealer. It seems I have the Evans Tempcon All Electric. On the heat side mine has 2 inline ball valves back near the engine make sure if yours has these valves they are turned on. Mine have yellow handles on the valves and they must be turned inline with the hoses. I am guessing in summer time they need to be turned off.
Gundog 03/02/20 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

The one thing I found which I need to follow up on is the temp of the hose entering the firewall going to the heater one hose is warm to the touch but the other hose is not very warm. This leads me to believe it either has a heater valve that is broken or the heater core maybe plugged. I know some automobiles use a heater valve do these Freightliner units use a heater valve? I plan to remove the 2 hoses and see if I can blow air or water through the core. If the heater unit uses a valve it must be electric operated there is no cable like some of the old autos used. Getting to the heater unit is a pain I need to remove part of the dash to get access. The Dash Heater and AC system is NOT Freightliner. It is After Market. Freightliner does NOT supply the Front Dash Heater/AC systems. The OEM does. 15 year old unit may be an Evans-Tempcon system. At the front Evap housing will be a sticker that will state Evans/Tempcon. IF so, You Heater Control valve at the Evaporator/Heater Core may be clogged. Common problem with older Evans Tempcon systems. Or the electronic Heater hose valve is inop. Another common problem. Pro Air purchased Evans and this is the Evans breakdown. If the parts look like in this link you have the Evans system. Doug https://www.proairllc.com/design-engineering/evans-tempcon-guides/ Thanks for the info the controls that it shows in that link look like mine I book marked that page for further reference. I removed the 2 heater hoses at the firewall and blew air through I got some debris out of the system with air so I rigged up a fresh water hose and flushed the heater putting water in one side and allowing it to drain out the other port after flushing it for a couple minutes and getting a good water stream out I put it back together. It seems to be putting out hot air now. I did not let it run long enough to get to full operating temp because I did not plan on taking it out for a ride and it takes a very long time to get to operating temp just idling. I am thinking i have it fixed our next trip will tell.
Gundog 03/01/20 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

The one thing I found which I need to follow up on is the temp of the hose entering the firewall going to the heater one hose is warm to the touch but the other hose is not very warm. This leads me to believe it either has a heater valve that is broken or the heater core maybe plugged. I know some automobiles use a heater valve do these Freightliner units use a heater valve? I plan to remove the 2 hoses and see if I can blow air or water through the core. If the heater unit uses a valve it must be electric operated there is no cable like some of the old autos used. Getting to the heater unit is a pain I need to remove part of the dash to get access.
Gundog 03/01/20 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

How well does your dash heat and defrost work on your diesel pusher. Each year we make one trip in winter and have the same issue the dash heat puts out very little to no heat and does not keep the windshield defrosted very well. I have shut off valves on the heater hoses and they are turned on. The fan puts out a lot of air but no heat and the windshield fogs bad. Using the coach heat makes it even worse for defrosting due to the propane heat condensation. How well does your dash heat and defrost work? Diesel pusher only please.
Gundog 02/29/20 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

Here is the step I made a few years ago using my CNC router. https://i.imgur.com/9CVXPqnl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/hpr1jSFl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/1KDTmafl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/u8lmPNCl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. This all slipped together and was very stable but it was not adjustable for height but it did break down flat. I was just hoping to find something that would store on the existing step.
Gundog 02/28/20 11:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

I built a wood step for my old 5th wheel that broke down but I was hoping to find something that would attach to my electric step that could be pulled out if needed but left stored when not needed. It doesn't sound like that is made. Maybe I will design something.
Gundog 02/28/20 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

Sometimes when we setup if the ground is not level the electric 2 steps are still pretty high. It has mostly to do with the topography of where we set up it isn't always an issue. Do they make an add on step you can add or should we just get a portable step?
Gundog 02/28/20 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Power Gear Slide Motor & possibly guide bearings.

The new slide motor came in today and I installed it. I checked the roller guides and they look good so I did not mess with them. The slide came right in nice and quite. Next I am going to change the oil & filter and we will be ready to go on our first trip of the season.
Gundog 02/27/20 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Power Gear Slide Motor & possibly guide bearings.

I had broken gears in the gear case too. Take a look at the gear case bushings and the potmetal case that the bushings are pressed into. On mine, I found the bushings to be OK, but the potmetal case had wallowed out thus causing misalignment of the gears and tooth breakage. I ordered a complete unit with a new gear case the motor also had that burn't electric smell to it.
Gundog 02/24/20 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Power Gear Slide Motor & possibly guide bearings.

I'm having trouble with my biggest slide too. Did yours suddenly fail, or have you seen symptoms develop over time? It started by being very slow and hard to get back in. When my slide goes out it drops down at the end. When it comes back it has to raise about 3" - 4" then it used to come in fairly easy after it climbed over the hump. I have cleaned and sprayed the rack & pinion several times that seemed to help. But when it failed you could hear a clunking noise from the broken gears. I really have to wonder if the broken gears are a symptom of another problem this is why I want to look over the guide bearings before installing the new motor. The guide bearings are under tension right now so I need to take the tension off the bearings to remove them.
Gundog 02/23/20 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
Replacing Power Gear Slide Motor & possibly guide bearings.

Our last trip the driver side slide the largest and heaviest slide would not retract. I was able to get a couple guys and myself to push on the slide while my wife retracted the slide inside. Yesterday I ran it out and it was hard to get it out but I ran it out to find the issue. I took the slide motor out and it has broken gears in the gear box. I have found a replacement on ebay. What I am wondering is maybe there is an issue that caused the motor gears to fail. There are 4 guide rollers on each side that I would like to change out. I am not sure what the proper method would be to change out the bearings. I am planning to use a floor jack with a piece of wood to hold up on the guide bar to take tension off the bearings I hope this is the proper method. If you have done this before please share your method. I may also change the pinion gears once I get them out and can do a close inspection. Thanks Mike
Gundog 02/23/20 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

Some good info here thanks I never thought about the Sturgis rally and the impact it would have we will plan around that time period.
Gundog 02/19/20 08:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

It has dawned on me I have never planned a trip like this before and I am almost 60. All our RV trips have been short with a single destination camping, Disneyland to the coast Etc. Do you use a trip planner to plan your stops? We plan to do more of this in the future so I am curious when some of you plan trips across the Country how do you plan it or do you just take off and look for a place to stay when you are tired?
Gundog 02/18/20 10:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

Hi, I'd go in early September. Step Dad is an avid hunter he won't go in September he will be hunting.
Gundog 02/18/20 09:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

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Gundog 02/18/20 08:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

This summer I plan to pick up my Mother (85) and my step Dad in our MH to make it easy for Mom to travel. Mom lives in N. Idaho so we will be traveling through Montana. What time of year is best? What should we plan to see other than what I listed? Do I need advanced reservations at RV parks I am guessing yes? I plan to pull our Chevy Tahoe to sight see. In 2014 I traveled through this area in early June and we hit a lot of rain I would really like to go with better weather but I am thinking middle June or August I have other trips planned between those dates. We live in SW Washington State about 7 hours from Mom. Thanks for any info. Mike
Gundog 02/18/20 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

Thanks I am glad to have it fixed and winterized.
Gundog 11/25/19 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

Update I found where the hose came off, the fill port is on the drivers side but the hose runs all the way across to the other side there was access through one of the bins and sure enough the fill line was off of the tank.
Gundog 11/24/19 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

I didn't get to put much time in it yesterday but I did a few tests to confirm the leak was not coming from somewhere else. I connected my city water port to the hose and charged the system and got no leaks, I then bypassed the city water to fill the tank again no leaks I ran water for a few minutes filling the tank and then drained it. I have confirmed the leak is from the port in the side of the RV. For now I am going to winterize it by disconnecting the inlet side of the pump and installing a hose from the suction side of the pump to the jug of RV antifreeze. This will get me winterized but I need to fix this issue I am afraid the fresh water tank may become contaminated driving down the road with this obvious leak in that hose. I think I may have created this issue by filling the tank through the city water connection and leaving the other fill port cap on. When the tank filled the pressure may have blown the hose off or split the hose. When I fill the tank through the city water port I did it last without a regulator and I am on a well with pretty good pressure. I didn't think it would be a problem since I was just filling the tank but now I can see this may have caused this issue. I am hoping I can figure out how to access the fitting to the tank without cutting a hole in my floor. I have been wanting to replace my floor but not for this reason.
Gundog 11/24/19 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water fill line leaking how do I access it?

I am going to look for my water pump today I think access to it is under the bed if I have easy access to it I will buy one of those valves for winterizing thanks for pointing that out I have owned many RV's over the years and never knew they had that product. This is why I like this site I learn new cool stuff all the time. I learned about the battery watering kit on here and put that on man does that save time this product also looks like another big time saver.
Gundog 11/23/19 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
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