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RE: Anyone traveling yet

We had 3 trips planned for the summer July 4th at Seaside Oregon the celebration has been canceled I am not sure yet if we will go stay at the park we are playing it by ear for now. The 2nd trip to Dunefest in Winchester, OR has been canceled and we were able to get our money back for that stay. We have a trip planned for August into Montana, Wyoming & South Dakota I am not sure if we will do that trip or not I have reservations made. I would like to do that trip so we will see what happens.
Gundog 05/17/20 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement Door Latch replacement

A picture of what you are working on would really help. I replaced several of mine on my 05 Fleetwood expedition. I bought them off ebay you need to check the bolt spacing on them they make a few different models that in pictures look the same but the bolt spacing is different. I also moved some of the latch bars because they did not line up well I am not sure if things shifted over time or they just did a lousy job installing them at the factory. Spray them with lube occasionally that also makes a big difference. I also don't just slam them closed I close them and lift the handle then give them a little nudge while lifting the handle if they don't latch good.
Gundog 05/17/20 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buyers market?

I would not feel bad about buying an RV that is priced well due to a down market. The person selling the unit needs money and you are helping them out by buying it or they would not have it for sale.
Gundog 03/25/20 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1984 Revcon!!!!! Garbage or decent?

There is one of these about a mile from my house. I think like most of these older RV's they don't have much if any value. Around here many old units get abandoned and the homeless move into them.They are expensive to get rid of not your particular model but older RV's in general it is a real problem around here.
Gundog 03/18/20 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

Stromberg Carlson 2 Height Platform Step Stool. Mfg No. P-102 8 1/4" tall, adjustable down to 4 1/2" tall, useable on both heights. 24" Wide, 16" Deep 20 pound weight, supports 500 pounds-frame material is steel One of the best items I have purchased, there are good pictures on Camping World Website That looks like the best portable unit I have seen.
Gundog 03/12/20 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I have a question regarding the need of the brake relay on my 2007 Tahoe. What I found is the brake lights do not come on when the key is off on this vehicle and the brake pedal is pushed. The brake lights only come on when the ignition is on. I plan to test it when my wiring harness comes in. I am thinking I may not need to install the brake relay kit which I already bought and cut open the package. I would rather not cut into my wiring harness on my Tahoe if I don't have too. Mike
Gundog 03/10/20 10:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I finally bought the parts to start getting my Tahoe setup. I installed Demco base plates and installed those yesterday. Today after church I plan to install the breakaway cable for the Ready Brute and the main braking cable. I also purchased the Roadmaster brake relay kit to isolate the toad braking light system. I am waiting for a wire harness to come in that plugs into the toad tail lights. I should finally have this complete in the next week. Mike
Gundog 03/08/20 11:13am Dinghy Towing
RE: Thanks Doug Rainer

Doug took the time to help me the other day also thanks Doug.
Gundog 03/06/20 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
Backup Camera is acting up time to replace?

My 15 year old backup camera is starting to act up the screen is rolling and hard to see it is also black & white. I did some searching on here about back up cameras and I see a lot of people recommend RVcams.com so I contacted them for a quote. But I started thinking it would be nice to have GPS with the system as well so I did a search for GPS with backup camera and found a Garmin unit RV 770LMT GPS w/ HD BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera Bundle RV770LMT. Has anyone tried one of these units? My current unit has the monitor built in the dash and I like that but I think I could fabricate a mount to accomplish the same thing. I own a machine shop so fabricating do dads is what I do. I also have some concern with the wireless aspect of the camera. Garmin is top notch stuff though so I would expect a good unit. I have a bunch of Garmin stuff on my boat and I use a portable Garmin GPS in my Pickup. Thanks Mike
Gundog 03/05/20 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

No, they do not have to be turned off. If the Dash heater system is functioning to spec, those valves stay on. Doug That is good to know thanks Doug.
Gundog 03/02/20 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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