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Old 09-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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The Heat is ON!!

I batted 1000 today, solving 2 for 2 in the trouble shooting department!! I'm very happy to say that the manuals I bought from Secretarial Services are paying big dividends.
I had noticed a little heat from the drivers side while under way. As I'm using the roof mounted, ducted A/c to cool the entire coach while under way it was rather disconcerting to have a nice cool coach while stationary, only to have the cockpit heat up immediately after getting under way.
I used the maint. manual to figure out the proper procedure for disassembling the heater arrangement at the passengers side foot well today and what did I find???
The vacum door was just about fixed in position. Lubrication made the difference and now the door not only closes but opens fully too!! Go figure!!
I'm learning so much and solving a number of these problems myself. I'm hoping that by posting this information we can all share in the success of doing it ourselves!
This from a guy who's hands spontaineously bleed just by looking at the tool box!!
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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The biggest issue with our coaches seems to be when things stop working from lack of use. Corroded contacts on switches, stuck doors and latches, stiff locks, squawking hinges, etc, etc, and etc...
The best thing after getting everything working, is to go out at least once a month, and turn everything on and off in your coach, from the engine, to the fan in the bathroom. Drive it around the block while you are at it. It only takes about 15 minutes, or so, and you will be amazed at how little you will have to repair in the Spring.
Use it or lose it.
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
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sounds like what I do when mine is not used...I drive it about once a week or two..turn on the generator, roof air, stereo, fans, etc. Has been helpful as my problems have been minimal over the past years. Now if I only had inside storage for to park in...then I would be really set.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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Terry, as my coach is a daily driver the opposite is true. I try to schedule time at home to get the heavy maintenance stuff attended to. I put over 50,000 miles on my last coach in 22 months.

As I lay on my back this morning in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Wilmington NC trying to fix my Quickee steps I had no less than 3 folks stop and ask if they could help.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
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Glen,
On your back in a WalMart - been there too buddy. Glad to hear you're solving your issues one at a time.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:48 PM   #6
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On my back in the dump area of the State Park, that was a good one...wouldn't start--back before I upgraded the starter
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