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Forum: General 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By f.wernlein
Nice work, glad you got it figured out. I...

Nice work, glad you got it figured out.

I have a old crack in my grey tank valve body. I used a dremel tool to clean up and make a decent "v" notch and to make the surface rough. Used JB Weld to...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,548
Posted By f.wernlein
Not knowing the specific location and other...

Not knowing the specific location and other factors that may dictate a specific course of action to address this tank leak...if it is in a location that is on a flat panel and you have clearance...
Forum: Full Timers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By f.wernlein
This link provided will guide you on calculating...

This link provided will guide you on calculating a good estimate.

You need to make an initial "wattage used estimate" based on your specific coach and mode of use...come up with a daily average....
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By f.wernlein
We call that a 50/30 cheater cord. Benefits are...

We call that a 50/30 cheater cord. Benefits are that it supplies both legs on our era BB with power from one cord from a 30 amp campground outlet. Second + is that a 30 amp extension cord can be...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By f.wernlein
Please define “hose”? Does it look like a gas...

Please define “hose”? Does it look like a gas rated hose and fittings?

Test fittings with soapy water to find any leaks. Also suggest a good wire brush scraping of that tank and a...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,623
Posted By f.wernlein
Just a suggestion - the VIN and the engine serial...

Just a suggestion - the VIN and the engine serial number for many of these coaches (boats, trucks, etc.) can sometimes lead you to some good info. If I was thinking about making such an investment...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,871
Posted By f.wernlein
Just saying: last September on our 20...

Just saying:

last September on our 20 state, 8K mile out west wander...some best things:

1: South of Yellowstone NP in WY...woke up to 4" snow on the ground.
2: Found places in Oregon and...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By f.wernlein
Ahh...but the results will be glorious! I...

Ahh...but the results will be glorious!

I redid our Blaupunkt OEM head, changed several speakers and adjusted the amps...and on our first trip the kids came up and said turn the music down! ...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By f.wernlein
Assuming OEM steps: If the coach has just been...

Assuming OEM steps: If the coach has just been run and aired up, and the extend override switch is not on, if door is closed step will go in. If same done with extend switch on...step stays out. As...
Forum: Generators 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,288
Posted By f.wernlein
My FC's genny is a replacement Onan set up so my...

My FC's genny is a replacement Onan set up so my knowledge base on your specific setup is nil.

That said...with the weather coming in today (HOT) in the DC area, I'm thinking AC needs are going...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By f.wernlein
I just replaced 3 fuel lines on our 3208. All...

I just replaced 3 fuel lines on our 3208. All we're about 25-30", fuel hose, standard fittings.... about $28-32 per hose. Have 2 shops about a mile apart.... might be a competition thing.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 06-13-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By f.wernlein
1: What is the actual voltage supplied measured...

1: What is the actual voltage supplied measured at the fan?
2: Found this just as a reference point: Fantastic roof vent # FV801250 motor will draw 36 watts. On low it will draw 1.86 amps, on...
Forum: General 06-13-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,361
Posted By f.wernlein
Racor filters for your 900 series unit are...

Racor filters for your 900 series unit are available in 30 micron at NAPA (#FIL3797) and West Marine (Racor #2040N30). 30M is the size to use for your initial filter IMO. 2 M is too restrictive. ...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-11-2018
Replies: 309
Views: 13,561
Posted By f.wernlein
I'd venture to say the prime suspects in most FC...

I'd venture to say the prime suspects in most FC roof leaks are the powered exhaust vents or plumbing vent. Take a really good look at those items...the covers, the housings, and the sealing...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 06-02-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By f.wernlein
Humm...thinking a few more windows might be...

Humm...thinking a few more windows might be nice???
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4,871
Posted By f.wernlein
Good luck on this project. Once you get...

Good luck on this project.

Once you get the low voltage issue resolved, you likely need to check the wiring at the control unit box. This box is located behind the main battery box/tray and is...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-26-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By f.wernlein
FC Fuel Injection Pump Service Notes

Fuel Injection Pump Service Notes

Coach: 1985 FC33 Date: May 2018
Engine: Caterpillar 3208T 250HP...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 05-25-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,063
Posted By f.wernlein
I agree - sounds like the Sporlan valve needs a...

I agree - sounds like the Sporlan valve needs a cleaning and/or service; try cycling the switch with NO water pressure from hose or pump side.

Just to get past this problem while on the road you...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-25-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By f.wernlein
Enjoy your camping! Based on what I see on...

Enjoy your camping!

Based on what I see on our 3208T a good long grade will show 1100 degrees on the pyro. This reading sounds accurate, the low one is questionable.

Control turbo temps with...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By f.wernlein
Might be good to mention now that cleaning up the...

Might be good to mention now that cleaning up the fan motors using some contact cleaner, compressed air, and a final lube likely will reduce amp draw.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By f.wernlein
Those switches carry a good load. I've had...

Those switches carry a good load. I've had similar issues and the cure is to replace the switch. You will likely find it got too hot.

One switch source is Dupree Products.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By f.wernlein
Could that fan assembly be the pass side heater? ...

Could that fan assembly be the pass side heater? Check the dash switch.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By f.wernlein
If you ground the wire that goes onto the sensor...

If you ground the wire that goes onto the sensor (with the engine IGN ON)...you should get a dash light and/or buzzer. That will confirm your light/buzzer is working.

The sensor should be...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 05-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By f.wernlein
We had an airbag go out and drove a few miles to...

We had an airbag go out and drove a few miles to a service center "aired down". The ride was very rough as the bus is basically sitting on hard rubber stops and of course you also lose ground...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By f.wernlein
Your photo showing the metal rectangular box with...

Your photo showing the metal rectangular box with wires coming out one of the long sides matches my retarder relay I THINK. Can't really orientate myself to your photo, need another one farther...
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