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tandtb

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I want to thank everyone who responded to my last post. I am new to all this and recently purchased the above Rv. I find alot of play in the steering wheel and when using the brakes when I first stop it is pretty strong the second time it goes down a great deal and although it will stop it is pretty scary. Is there any place that sells parts for this year Itasca? We live in the Nashville area and I have called over 30 people who claim they work on RV's and no one would touch this because of the age. Any suggestions regarding the brakes and steering would be greatly appreciated. In addition the convertor that is in it will not reset the breaker...and when I plug in the RV chord and downsize it and plug in to a 30 amp it does not come on..the list goes on but these are the most important items. Thanks for your help everyone

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Posted: 10/01/19 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many parts for Chev P-30 can be purchased at O'Reilly's.
Your electrical issue needs clarification.
Rig has a fifty amp cord which you use a 50 to 30 adpater and then plug into what? Make sure what you are plugging into is a receptacle that has a neutral if using a large receptacle. An example is a welding receptacle they have a ground but no neutral.


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Thanks for the info I plug it into the socket for my dryer which is 30 amp

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tandtb wrote:

Thanks for the info I plug it into the socket for my dryer which is 30 amp


oh ****. how did you plug it in? Did you make an adapter yourself? Maybe (hopefully) I'm remembering this wrong, but I know my old house had a 30a dryer, but it was 220v.


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That don't sound good

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If the dryer is a three prong receptacle it does not have a neutral.
The RV has an isolated ground in the round pin. You have just pushed 240 volts into a 120 volt system.
It is difficult right now to determine how much damage has been done.

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Plugging into a 220 volt system is bad but should not have anything to do with loose steering or bad brakes. I think you need to take it to a good shop for evaluation and service. The P 30 has power brakes that are powered by the power steering pump. It could be possible that the steering and brake problems are related.


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For any of the chassis components (brakes, steering, engine, tires, suspension etc), get recommendations for a good truck repair shop. None of those components are supplied or built by the RV manufacturer. They just build the coach on top of the chassis they purchase from Workhorse, Ford etc.
As for your electrical issues, Ouch. Others will chime in and hopefully give electrical sketches on how things work in an RV.

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Thanks Ken....I have called numerous truck repair shops etc in this area and due to the age of the unit no one will work on it...i keep looking

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Any shop that can handle 1 ton pickup should be able to work on a P-30. It uses many of the components of a pickup and P-30 are the same. There is some that are special but not many.
You could go to "napaonline.com " and get list of shops. Go to bottom of home page, in right corner click on "find an autocare center"

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