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RE: 2005 Fleetwood Revolution Running Lights not working.

Years ago I had a 2005 American Coach Tradition, basically the same or similar coach. We had problems with the running lights and right side turn signals not working. Fuses and batteries and relays all good. There is a big, maybe 2" round, plastic type grommit that goes through the fire wall under the entry steps to the outside front behind the fiberglass front cap. It is there to make it clean and easy for the wires to pass through the fire wall. What happened in our case is on the outside where the wires pass through the plastic, it gets constantly wet from washing and driving in the rain. Along with the poor roads here in the northeast, the wires corroded and broke. So, sometimes they made contact and worked and other times they didnt work. We chased that problem for weeks. If I remember correctly, we cut the brown wire marked running lights and the yellow wire marked turn signal, drilled through the plastic grommit and then ran a new through, soldered and heat shrinked it and never had that problem again. Good luck, I hate electrical problems.! I've heard of this many times with certain American Coaches. However, on the Revolution, there is no wiring, passing through the under step storage. Still betting on a bad ground return, in this case, with what the OP has been saying.
tropical36 06/05/19 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tecma Toilet

Just replaced my touchpad. It still flushed but a lot of pressure had to be applied. I was really shocked when I called my motorhome manufacturer to order on. They wanted over $325.00. I ordered same one from Amazon for $125.00. Since my wiring was good I just cut the wires holding the old touchpad and installed the new one with wiring connectors. It now works great again. Yeah and the controller can be upwards of $300, with a little savings from eBay. Ridiculous for what can be made in China for a few bucks. All because they can. I did find the darn thing, hidden behind all the rubber hoses, so that might be a chore of sorts to change out. As for my Tecma's woes, it was all working fine again, this morning. Go figure and now, I just know when it might fail again....grrrrr! Can't blame this phenomenon on anything except tropical heat, while it was sitting in a shop's lot over the weekend.
tropical36 06/04/19 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tecma Toilet

Yep, that's the touch pad, I have. However my toilet is the Tecma Easy Fit, not the Silence Plus. So you're saying that the control box is not the flush pad and is located under the toilet? Correct, the toilet is bolted down, be careful when you screw it in after the repair as the porcelain is easily broken. I was able to pull the toilet away from the wall and replace that module without disconnecting any hoses, it was an easy job. The link was the first I came across so the parts on yours may be different. Call Mine is already away from the wall. I've been into all the connectors and wiring. I'll have a better look at it today, now that I have some idea of what I'm looking for.
tropical36 06/04/19 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tecma Toilet

I now have a green light, from all the fooling around with it, I guess. Still no flushing, however!! It was sitting for a couple of days without power and whereas it got pretty warm inside, for whatever that might have done for it. Now were back with cooling ac again, so..........
tropical36 06/03/19 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tecma Toilet

One of mine was intermittent, changed the control box which fixed it. Had to pull the toilet off the floor but didn't have to disconnect the hose. I have not heard of the switch panel going bad although possible. Do you have the two button panel with the tank level light? Techma parts My bad control was like the 38646 part. Yep, that's the touch pad, I have. However my toilet is the Tecma Easy Fit, not the Silence Plus. So you're saying that the control box is not the flush pad and is located under the toilet? Thanks for the link, as I may need it.
tropical36 06/03/19 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
Tecma Toilet

Toilet is not flushing and no flush ready lights are present....green, yellow or red! However it does have main power and also to the pad, shown by the blue lit toilet indicators. At this point, I'm blaming it on the pad itself and am about to try dis-assembling it. Anyone had this experience???
tropical36 06/03/19 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Fleetwood Revolution Running Lights not working.

Pulled every fuse checked, switched relays. Still no running or tail lights. Maybe relay in poplocks security system, only other thing that has to do with lights. Any fuse box found other then drivers compartment nothing to do with running lights. Rear rh compartment engine and transmission fuse box. Back to square 1. Security system might be the problem, hope! Thanks for your input. I'm thinking more and more, that you've lost a ground return. Open a tail light and use a long wire for going directly to the neg. term. on the chassis batteries. If you'd like a wiring diagram of such, send me an IM with your email addy.
tropical36 06/03/19 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Fleetwood Revolution Running Lights not working.

Drivers side compartment only fuse panel with light checked all found one blown replaced still no tail or running lights. It’s a Fleetwood Revolution LE bath and 1/2 model. So a LE 40E, just like my 07. Think I'd have another look see at the fuses and relays in that compartment. Look for the labeling and pull any one of them that looks even close. This goes for switching out like relays, as well and am not sure if the running lights have a relay in the circuit or not. RL8 is labeled...MARKER...so that might be it, if you're sure of all the fuses. Don't discount the panel in the storage compartment, just in front of the filter bay, either. Doubtful for it to be in the battery compartment, but doesn't hurt to see what is in there, while you're at it. It mostly has battery control stuff, like the big relay for closing the battery banks together and such. Losing a ground wire somewhere along the way, will kill them too, so you might get a meter and connect one lead to a good ground somewhere else, while checking for voltage at one of the lights.
tropical36 06/02/19 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Fleetwood Revolution Running Lights not working.

Have no running lights. Headlights, dash lights are working. Can’t seem to figure it out. Which floor plan, do you have? Do you have chassis fuses and relays, in the driver's side front compartment, which is the most likely place to look. There's also chassis fuses and relays, in a right side compartment near the rear and also in the battery compartment.
tropical36 06/02/19 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

My 93 30ft p30 with a tbi 454 chugs right along and achieves 8mpg at 70-75mph. Going slower doesnt seem to help much. I wont go anywhere without adding lucas upper cylinder lubricant to the fuel. I honestly get an extra 1/2 mpg since i started doing that. I also removed the cat. I previously couldnt get more than 7.5 mpg. I can't even believe that anyone would drive any behemoth that fast, let alone an older gasser. Besides every thing else, most of these tires, have a max rating of 75mph and having a steer tire blowout, at that speed, can't be any fun, at all. Also, if your speed has no effect on MPG, then there's some people at MIT, that would be very interested in talking with you, about how you have managed to violate the laws of Physics. To each his own, on the Lucus lube.
tropical36 06/02/19 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need a RV mentor

I need AN RV mentor! Are you hoping to become an RV mechanic? Owner? Something else? I just want to have someone that can answer questions now and then. We just bought a 2003 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 34TDB. Someone from my area will have knowledge of local shops and other information. Not sure why my signature is not posting. It should look like this: Al & Cindy 2003 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 34PDT 8.1L/V8 Toad 2019 Chevy Spark Is the chassis a P32 or W and if the former, would the transmission be a GM 4L80E or 4L85E perhaps? The 85 could have been used with the 8.1, but doubtful with the prior 7.4 engine. I really don't think the P32 IFS ever had an allison tranny. Also, 03 or 05 might have been the last year for a P32, so ????. There were some limited production P12 solid axles, being built at one time, by GM, with an Allison tranny, but not to my knowledge, after WH took over from GM, in 99. The later W chassis, did have an Allison, at least in some years and especially with the heavy W24. Here's a thread, that addresses this.... Clickit... With your signature, look at both preferences and signature, for getting it to register. You're also limited to the amount of characters.
tropical36 06/01/19 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 tag axle brakes

I know this is a subject that is beat to death but where do I start on diagnosing my tag axle brakes on my 1996 F53 chassis? We took the motorhome out this weekend and for the first time I towed my car. I live in Indiana and my tow car weighs 2990 lbs(CAT scaled) so I don't a brake system on it. Camping was great but minutes before I arrived back home we had a hard stop. I was actually kind of impressed at how well it stopped but when I got home and started dropping the car I smelled hot brakes. I decided to give each wheel a feel. I reached through the hub cap and felt the back side of the steel wheel. The fronts were both hot, as expected. The drive wheels were fairly warm but not as hot as the front. The driver side tag was warm and the curb side was cold. I believe I have the MORryde tag axle (I'll check tomorrow) and I believe that usually the master cylinder fails. However, since I have some warm brakes on one wheel of the tag that suggests that the master cylinder is not the problem, right? Where should I start diagnosing? MORryde is only a few miles from my house, should I take it by and see if I can talk someone into coming out and taking a look? Most of the time, with these units, the slave cylinder back there leaks fluid into the large diaphragm. I eventually got tired of it all and disconnected everything, including the vacuum line, plugging it off at the engine manifold. With having good toad brakes, that I always recommend, we traveled everywhere in the lower 48, without a problem.
tropical36 05/30/19 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Hopefully with all the streaming advocates here, someone doesn't get the idea that they can use a campground's ISP for this. I mean you're lucky to download your mail, in most places and many will even shut you down, with trying to download a MB or two, let alone for continuous streaming 24/7. In fact, it won't work anyway, being choked to death. You'll need some sort of an unlimited plan, using another device, like your phone for example, keeping in mind that normal tethering can get quite expensive. For us, the old Bat wing on the roof is just fine, with HD, included and for watching all we can stand, for a few hours a day. Sometimes, the best things in life, are for free.
tropical36 05/30/19 09:51am Technology Corner
RE: How much does 30+ feet actually effect ability to find space

I’ve read that some camp grounds do not accept RV longer than 30 feet give or take. If that’s true, how much does that actually get in the way of finding camp sights? Is it really a consideration when buying a RV? I’m looking at a 34 foot class A for general travel all around the country. Probably the least of the issues you'll encounter along the way. In fact, you're more likely for wanting to move up to a larger unit, if anything. Just give it a lot of thought for buying your last one first, is all I'm saying here.
tropical36 05/28/19 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranty fir Class A

We are looking at an extended warranties on our Class A and would like any feed back on companies you have experience with (not Good Sam). Any feedback on Wholesale Warranties or America's RV Warranty? Good experiences or bad. Thank you If you really, really have to do it, then probably a call to wholesale warranties, directly, would be the best choice, if there is such a thing. So, you're betting that your rig is gonna break down, eh, while all the while, the EW company is betting that it won't. The House usually wins, is all I'm saying here.
tropical36 05/28/19 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No shore power

Update, I didn't mention that the energy control board where it normally shows what amps I am plugged into was completely blank. I got the idea of using the 110 converter and plugging into my normal household outlet and still got nothing. Took the RV into my work and they checked all of the batteries. It seems that the friend where we store the RV for the winter hooked up the battery tender too late and the batteries froze. One battery was broken and the rest were swelled out. They showed a low charge but when a load was applied they all showed a bad battery. We replaced the one battery and in the interest of saving money decided to wait on replacing the other three. I took the RV home and plugged into the 50A circuit and immediately had power! The energy control panel showed that it was plugged into 50A and everything worked. So at least in my case, yes, a defective battery seemed to prevent me from getting shore power. We will now see if the three batteries will charge and maintain it. Thanks for all of the replies. Now it's sounding like there was no power at your friends house.
tropical36 05/25/19 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best diesel pusher chassis ?

Between Spartan and Freightliner, there was a time when the Spartan was optional on some coaches and never knew one to not have a side radiator, whereas most all the FL's had a rear radiator and were mainly found on entry and mid entry level coaches. Nowadays, it seems that FL has the better chassis available as well, so most sure, there's not much of a difference. Foretravel has partnered with Spartan in recent years, if that might tell you anything.... Foretravel and Spartan
tropical36 05/24/19 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

About the only thing, I'm convinced of here, is that it doesn't cost all that much to tow and figuring maybe just 1/2 - 1 mpg. extra in a four down setup.
tropical36 05/21/19 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Albuquerque to Moab Utah

Thanks everyone and good to know. I do want to see a lot of what's there and for stopping along the way. Thing is, if I'm without the toad this time, how much can I see of the NP's and such. Now when at Glacier NP and going inside the park at West Glacier, it was no problem at all, between having a bicycle and and with all the buses they had running everywhere, including the road to the sun. Your Coach will make it on all the Routes I suggested - at least see what you can - Maybe pull out the Bikes and Ride a Little :) Best of Luck, Good to hear, thanks! And yes, the bike does get a lot of use.
tropical36 05/07/19 03:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Albuquerque to Moab Utah

Thanks everyone and good to know. I do want to see a lot of what's there and for stopping along the way. Thing is, if I'm without the toad this time, how much can I see of the NP's and such. Now when at Glacier NP and going inside the park at West Glacier, it was no problem at all, between having a bicycle and and with all the buses they had running everywhere, including the road to the sun.
tropical36 05/06/19 01:29pm Roads and Routes
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