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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
It has a low oil shut off and your mounts are...

It has a low oil shut off and your mounts are bad. They do not always drop down. Some Classic models come out through the door after you remove all of the exhaust components. I have never seen a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-04-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
They are usually mounted on the outside fire wall...

They are usually mounted on the outside fire wall and accessible behind the front hood. You will have 3 heavy duty wires from the two battery banks and also one from the alternator output. A fourth...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-02-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
What 'kill switch'? Some of these units had two...

What 'kill switch'? Some of these units had two switches one of which was in series with the engine battery and the other in series with the coach battery. The switches actually worked heavy duty...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
If it has been working for years without a fan...

If it has been working for years without a fan then installing one will not solve the problem. Fans are almost mandatory when the ambient temperature is over 95 degrees. Check:

WBCCI Caravans...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
It is a battery isolator Steve and allows your...

It is a battery isolator Steve and allows your alternator to charge both the engine battery and the coach batteries. The fourth wire (little terminal) is a control signal to the alternator which...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,352
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I just saw page two. There is nothing wrong with...

I just saw page two. There is nothing wrong with your battery. A deep cycle discharge level is 12 volts. There is no way your TV can provide enough voltage and current to bring the battery back. ...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-25-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,352
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
The reason the Airstream mechanics told you to...

The reason the Airstream mechanics told you to keep the switch on is because it powers a relay that operates to disconnect the batteries from the 50 amp breaker that feeds the main trailer DC supply...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
That is exactly what I am talking about. Show me...

That is exactly what I am talking about. Show me the technical article that says Solar systems must be attached directly to the battery. Unfortunately I find these so called rules all over our...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
The tongue weight also includes all of the load...

The tongue weight also includes all of the load behind the rear Tow Vehicle axle.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-25-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Here is the Reese Bar Chart.

Here is the Reese Bar Chart.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-25-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I beg to differ with your 'beg to differ'. There...

I beg to differ with your 'beg to differ'. There is nothing magical about solar regulators and how to hook there output to the batteries. The amount of voltage loss is determined by the current...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I would be happy too but I am not sure how to do...

I would be happy too but I am not sure how to do it. When I click on the insert image it asks for the URL. I just have a .jpg.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I have a chart that picks the correct bar size...

I have a chart that picks the correct bar size for Reese hitches. It covers from 600 to 1700 lbs. tongue weight. Send me an email; wa3vez@comcast.net .
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-24-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,266
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
A quick, emergency fix: After they dry out using...

A quick, emergency fix: After they dry out using mother nature or a hair dryer; spray the connection with the clear battery connector protection plastic coating. This should last untill you can get...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-24-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
You do not have to access the batteries. Just...

You do not have to access the batteries. Just connect the Solar regulator output to the Converter battery input cables. You are not running high currents through these wires. If you have junction...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,193
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
If after running heater for awhile the alarm does...

If after running heater for awhile the alarm does not go off, try replacing the battery. The extreme cold weather effected most of the batteries in our unheated RV's by significantly reducing the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 36,240
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
This is a little complex, however, it will give...

This is a little complex, however, it will give you the info you need and lead you directly to actual possible tow vehicles:

RV Camping & RV Lifestyle - Changin' Gears...
Forum: Refrigerators 02-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,939
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Reasonably practical.

The Inverter is the easy part. A 500 or 600 watt unit would easily handle the load. The problem is that you need ten times the current to operate the fridge at 12 volts through the inverter. It will...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Finding Leaks

It is called a Seal Tech:

SealTech Manufacturing USA | Industry Standard for RV Leak Detection (https://www.sealtechusa.com/)

Check the web site for country wide outfits that have the equipment....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
No! An oil flow senor switch failed, through...

No! An oil flow senor switch failed, through which the fuel pump 12-volt supply was fed. The purpose of this sensor was to turn off the engine if the oil flow stopped by removing the 12-volts to the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-26-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
It may not be a vapor lock problem. The rear...

It may not be a vapor lock problem. The rear fuel pump 12 volt supply goes thru an oil level sensor switch mounted to the engine, on the lower drivers side. This sensor is normally closed but opens...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I have done several 4 to 5 button conversions and...

I have done several 4 to 5 button conversions and a very few manual to digital conversions. You can get an idea of the cost of parts from;
Dometic 3307713.010 Comfort Control Center Upgrade Kit...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-25-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
You also need a special board which is located in...

You also need a special board which is located in the AC unit that communicates with the thermostat. Both the board and the thermostat contain computers which talk to each other. Control wires are...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
1976!

It has more than served a useful life. Buy a new one. Yes ; you probably burned some windings.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I have also summarized the three existing...

I have also summarized the three existing ammendments on one page and will send that along with the Constitution Revision summary page. wa3vez@comcast.net

Howard Lefkowitz
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-07-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile WBCCI Constitution Revision Help

Most of the members of my Unit have no idea what the subject revisions are, why they were generated and how they will affect the club. To help them I have prepared a one page summary WHY DO WE NEED A...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-15-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,437
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Lets Fix WBCCI

Since I played some part in setting up the committee that put together the new Constitution I feel the need to let you know my opinion. Our club is dying at a rapid rate. The answer to this problem...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Reading Between The Lines

Yes! you are right on Ranger J. Many things are going on (between the lines) that will result in a much better WBCCI. Things have cooled off for several very good reasons. For these things to be...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
No problem Howard E. there should be no reason to...

No problem Howard E. there should be no reason to remove my posts. I also posted the start of this thread and got several good responses. I don't consider it the 'Dark Side' just some members who...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-12-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I just posted this on the WBCCI forum and since...

I just posted this on the WBCCI forum and since not many members read them I have repeated it here.

Just got back from a Unit Rally, lots of Fun and Fellowship but no grievances. You miss one of...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-11-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I am back from a unit rally with fun, fellowship...

I am back from a unit rally with fun, fellowship and no sign of a greivance. Two more days and its off to a Caravan. I am not easily offended, say what you believe. I have never been a 'company...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Fun, Fellowship and Grievances

I have been a member of over 50 Fun & Fellowship organizations in my lifetime and not one of them had a grievance committee. Business, government, political organizations are another story. I cannot...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,329
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
The dash cluster which supports the cable slider...

The dash cluster which supports the cable slider is all plastic and has a tendancy to easily break apart. I replaced mine twice and fixed the last one several times. Keep the slidng mechanism, the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,329
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
May be A/C system.

On most of the 345's the two small fans, right up front, are for the Air conditioner system and do not run unless the A/C is on. A much better configuration is to rewire the fans to a dash mounted...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-18-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,945
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
They are not air horns.

The horns on top are not air horns just fakes. There is no air supply and there is a 12 volt wire going to them. They are not even as good as my Jeep. It pained me every time I had to blow the horn...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 10-17-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,607
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Inverter System

Go to the Airstream.com site and locate the customer service area which has Motor Home Manuals. Select the 2004 Diesel Motor Coach Manual. This one has the schematics and description of the 12 volt...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 07-12-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Talking :D Yes I am just about recovered. I spent...

:D

Yes I am just about recovered. I spent three days in the Hospital. Nasty stuff. Final check-up in two weeks. See you soon.

Howard
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 07-10-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile GFCI in Campgrounds Always Trip

My Coach will trip the GFCI outlet in every campground when I am hooking up to 20 amps or less. This is also true when a portable power generator is provided which has GFCI outputs. If you take an...
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 05-01-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Talking A37, A39 Tech Help

I purchased a new A37 in September 2008. I recently fixed my last known problem area and now can say everything works as intended (until I find some new problem that has not shown up yet). Since this...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Classics do not have charge circuits for Engine battery

If you are using the original charging system then the engine battery is not being charged. As I recall none of the Classic units provided this charge capability. The generator provides the 110 A/C...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-02-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Check my list of parts just posted for a bunch of...

Check my list of parts just posted for a bunch of useful parts.

Howard wa3vez@comcast.net
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-02-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Mostly New Parts from My Spares Bin

PARTS FOR AIRSTREAM CLASSIC MOTOR HOME/TRAILERS from wa3vez@comcast.net All new unless otherwise indicated. All prices, as stated, plus shipping costs. Any credit card OK using www.Paypal.com...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 02-28-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,400
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I believe the Magnatek unit can be converted to a...

I believe the Magnatek unit can be converted to a three stage charger with the addition of a chip. These used to be available from Camping World but several years ago they changed the product and...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 02-28-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
I found lots of rubber bushings and bumpers at my...

I found lots of rubber bushings and bumpers at my local NAPA store.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-28-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,080
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Classic Motor Home Parts for Sale

I recently traded in my 345 and have lots of hard to get parts available for sale at good prices. After 20 years and 120,000 miles I am getting a little too old to be fixing it on a Caravan.

Send...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-29-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Whoops

Sorry I said this backwards. Close all of the drain valves except the main tank drain which is the closest one next to the tank output line. Leave the valves this way permanently and then always use...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-28-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Smile Easy Method To Winterize a 345

I did this the first month I purchased my 345 back in 1989. Open all of the drain valves under the bed and leave them that way forever. Using two short pieces of hose attach a new valve to the main...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-17-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,306
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Each chamber supplies a piston on each of the...

Each chamber supplies a piston on each of the front brakes and one of the rear wheels. That is why you only have minimal stopping power. Check the pads next to see if one set is so worn that the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-16-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
Radiator repair.

I have 1990 345 and will need to get the radiator rodded out or replaced soon. Has anyone determined the best way to remove the radiator without dropping the engine? Can it be done by removing the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-16-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By Howard Lefkowitz
If you cannot find one send me an email I may...

If you cannot find one send me an email I may have a spare.
wa3vez@comcast.net
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