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RE: Tow vehicle specs

Your best source of towing information is Remco Towing. Richard
RLS7201 09/26/20 08:56pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Gas leak on Atwood 8531-I’ve dclp

RLS7201 09/26/20 11:51am Tech Issues
RE: Gas leak on Atwood 8531-I’ve dclp

I have experienced 2 propane leaks where the copper line cracked at the flair. Richard
RLS7201 09/26/20 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: 2-way refrigerator operation without a battery

1985 is probably stand alone propane, just like a home water heater. No 12 volt required. Richard Your thinking 1970's and earlier By 1985 everything had electric ignition and 12vdc control boards NO! I was thinking the 80s. As per Doug's post. vintage 1985 is just when Dometic came out with the AES model refers. AES stands for Auto Energy Select. They had a an ON /OFF switch with an indicator light. MANUAL Dometic Models, you had to HOLD the Pilot button and then continually push a Manual Piezo lighter button. If the OP has just an ON OFF switch, then he has an AES and requires a 12 volt source to operate. If he has to push in a button and then continually push the LIGHTER button, he does not need a 12 volt source. AS always, MODEL is required to correctly answer his question. Doug Richard
RLS7201 09/26/20 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Domestic electric water heaters

Suburban and Atwood have both proven to be very good and highly reliable water heaters. Good to get positive feedback ! My daughter's Attwood never has run right since the first day the bought their Jayco. It would light once, but almost never re-light until you cycled the power switch. 3 trips back to the dealer and over $100 out of pocket for "igniter adjustment" and they gave up. If they want hot water, they have to keep cycling the power switch. Very strange. Your dealer is incompetent. Plain and Simple. IF a Service Center has a problem with an appliance, the FIRST thing they do, is CALL the Appliance Maker and explain the problem They will walk the Tech thru various tests. IF after the tests and any replacement parts do not fix the problem they may authorize a new replacement appliance. After 41 years as a RV tech, I have found that the younger RV tech crowd(and so called supervisors) seems to think CALLING for help is not the way to go. Well, I have better ways to make my money than wasting my time trying all sorts of tests. I refuse to just replace a part unless directed by the Appliance maker after all tests are done. By calling the appliance maker, you may find out that the appliance has a known fault with a part. Not published yet. As to your Daughters Atwood(Dometic now), you don't state what year model. BUT, there is a KNOWN problem with the Atwood Water Heater Ignition modules starting about 3 years ago and ending about 1 year ago. They had hundreds of thousands of defective Ignition modules and purged what they could. Doug Or.......your problem could be an issue with your primary thermostat. If it fails and your heater shuts off on the Emergency Cut Off (ECO) thermostat, the circuit board will lock out and not let the heater refire until you shut off the heater and turn it back on. It's a known issue. Richard
RLS7201 09/25/20 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: 2-way refrigerator operation without a battery

1985 is probably stand alone propane, just like a home water heater. No 12 volt required. Richard
RLS7201 09/25/20 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: 2016 ITASCA TRIBUTE 31C Solar Upgrade

Just make sure that your MPPT controller is configurable for Li batteries. It's my understanding that your new MPPT controller will need to be able to stay at 14.4 volts until the Li batteries are full. Then either the MPPT controller will shut off or the controller built into the batteries will stop the charge. You can't have too much solar. I like 24 volt panels. They are cheaper and allow smaller wire. Over size your MPPT controller, just incase you decide on more panels. Richard
RLS7201 09/25/20 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genesis Supreme Vortex 28IKS Switch???

Could it be a microwave/electric water heater switch, to keep you from using both at the same time, if you have 30 amp service? Richard
RLS7201 09/24/20 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

It looks like no body bothered to check if your carb has a fuel shut off valve, which it does. I really suspect that's your problem. Maybe a bad wire connection? Richard
RLS7201 09/24/20 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: 2002 Ford E350 V10 Transmission Fluid

Your transmission came from the factory with MERCON V synthetic fluid. Use the same or equivalent fluid from other manufactures, such as Valvoline MaxLife. Richard
RLS7201 09/24/20 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stairs not working

From looking at your picture, the steps are not centered in the opining, indicating that they have been bent to the rear. Richard
RLS7201 09/20/20 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1996 F53 Coachman Mirada

You have a leaky torque converter seal, allowing the torque converter to half empty while sitting with the engine off. The transmission is going into gear. The torque converter will not pass along the engine power until it's full of ATF. The E4OD in my pick up has been doing the same thing for over 12 years. Be happy, no problem mon.......GRIN Richard
RLS7201 09/19/20 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: transmission down shifting

I'm guessing that you have the transmission in the tow/haul mode. Push the button on the end of the shifter to go back to normal. Richard
RLS7201 09/19/20 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kitchen and Bathroom fans

Close to your batteries is a black box (battery control center). There is a circuit board, fuses and relays inside. Maybe one of those fuses control your fans. There is a wiring diagram on the inside of the cover. Richard
RLS7201 09/18/20 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 Bounder 36' increasing towing cap 3500 to 5,000 lbs

Your Bounder has frame extensions, installed by Fleetwood. The extensions are of lesser material and are usually welded pooply. Do NOT exceed Fleetwood's towing limitations without beefing up the frame extensions and welds. The transmissions in those old P32 MHs are problematic and will not tolerate extra loads very well. All your storage bays, with water in them, are heated by the front furnace. Problem being, Fleetwood did a poor job on the return air. You are probably good to the lower 20s. If you are going to be in a campground in the cold, add a 100 watt light bulb to the two bays with the tanks in them. I modified the return airs on my 33 ft bounder and have survive -7°F. Richard
RLS7201 09/08/20 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Bye Class A forum!

And one of the reasons for going for this particular motorhome over something on the Sprinter Chassis, is I have a 7.6 liter ford V-8. Are you sure it's a 7.6 liter Ford V-8 :@\ Yes, I’m sure. OH Boy! Ford is making another new V8 engine for us to thrash about. 7.6 liter or 463.78 cu in. Wonder if it's diesel of gas? Could it be a replacement for the 6.7 diesel? Richard
RLS7201 09/03/20 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 460 powered fan clutch options?

Richard, it looks like you were moving the spring around considerably on that thing. Is that a Hayden 2799? From what I understand, 1/8" gives you approximately 10 degrees difference in engagement temperature. Did you find you had it move it more to get a change? It's going to be 84 degrees here tomorrow, so I may go wring its neck a bit and see how it does. To answer your radiator question, I have an all aluminum replacement from superior cooling, as well as a complete banks system. It seems to do the job very well. The temp gauge stays between the O and M on the ford NORMAL gauge (190-210 according to my IR gun) which is well within acceptable temperature range for the trusty 460. If I am out of overdrive in 3rd gear going down the highway at 65-70 the temp will goto A, WITH the dash A/C on. I am sure if i'm climbing with a load on it will go beyond that, which is why I want to be sure my fan is working properly. Where exactly did/does your factory fan clutch kick on if I may ask, on your \__NORMAL___/ gauge? I may have no problem whatsoever, but I would like to be 100% confident that I do not before I venture out on long runs. Once up to temperature my gauge never moves off the "O" unless the the engine overheats. The clutch kicks in and out and the gauge don't move. Throughout the years of being on various RV forums, I typically see 460 issues such as yours, with replacement radiators. Do what you must. Richard
RLS7201 09/02/20 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LCI power steps won't shut off

In your step motor gear assembly is 3 plastic shear pins. Also available from Oreilly Auto. When they fail and slip, the controller doesn't see enough current rise to shut off the motor. Easy fix. Richard
RLS7201 09/02/20 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Belts on 1994 Ford V10 engine on Fleetwood Southwind

Your 460 has 2 flat belts. Rear belt goes from crankshaft to Power steering pump, to AC compressor, under tensioner, to water pump and back to crankshaft. Front belt goes from crankshaft to water pump, to alternator, to smog pump and back to crankshaft. Your squeal is most likely from the front belt. It is tensioned by adjusting the alternator. While on the subject of F53 460s Your 2 radiator hoses only fit a 460 MH and Motorcraft is the only supplier/manufacture. While some parts books show other brand names, they won't fit. Carry spares. Lower hose....MOTORCRAFT KM4969 Upper hose....Motorcraft KM4941 Richard
RLS7201 09/01/20 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 460 powered fan clutch options?

Thanks everyone for all the info. I still need to check and probably change the transmission fluid. Last I checked it will still clear and smelled correct but i'm sure it's due for a change. RLS7201, your name has come up a bunch of times in the forum posts i've skimmed on this topic. I came across a post you did about making your fan clutch adjustable, but it's older and the pictures are gone. I'd like to see that if you still have the pictures? I'm thinking I can tweak mine to get it where I want it. Here is the pic. Cut slots in the two aluminum posts. Epoxy a piece of 1 1/2" EMT in the slots cut slots for the spring. You won't like it. No mater how you adjust it, it will come on too soon or too late. Did you check your radiator to see how many fins per inch it has? As seen in the pic, adjust spring end CC to engage sooner. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.]Modified fan clutch Richard
RLS7201 08/30/20 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
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