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Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks Kiki, Just got home from work but am...

Thanks Kiki,
Just got home from work but am planning to look into this over the weekend.
Will let you know what I find.
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Captain Fred
Wire hanging

There is a purple wire hanging down inside the R/R tires of my 87FC.
Looks like it has been dragging on the ground and the end has been chafed off.
Does anyone have a clue what it should connect...
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Captain Fred
Ditto on the buttons. I will probably have them...

Ditto on the buttons. I will probably have them all figured out in 5 or 6 more years.
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Captain Fred
Sounds great, congratulations and welcome to the...

Sounds great, congratulations and welcome to the pool. The waters fine. Burins?
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Captain Fred
That sounds about right looking at the...

That sounds about right looking at the windshield. Now to chase them down.
Thanks, Fred
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Captain Fred
Wiper blades

Our 1987 FC currently has 18" wiper blades. They seem small. What should they be or are those the right size ?
Forum: Vehicle Issues 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks for the replies. Our FC only has 2 A/C...

Thanks for the replies.
Our FC only has 2 A/C units and they do share power with the front and rear heaters. Front heater worked ok. Rear heater has a sticky switch and worked after cycling several...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Captain Fred
Electric heaters & A/C controls

OK, 1987 FCSB. Home today and decided to check out the electric heaters. There are 2 bat handled switches above driver that turn on power to the ft and rear A/C units. If I turn that ft A/C off at...
Forum: General 08-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks for the replies. Hoping to get at this on...

Thanks for the replies. Hoping to get at this on Sun.
Forum: General 08-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Captain Fred
FC height control

Aired up the bus and left rear didn't raise up. The r/f went higher than normal. Air pressure is good and no loud air leaks from the left rear.
I am thinking a problem with the height control at...
Forum: Parts Wanted 08-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Captain Fred
The aluminum tape will not stop anything from...

The aluminum tape will not stop anything from rusting. If you have a shot at good replacements you should jump on it.
The tape may buy you some time though.
Forum: Care and Upkeep 07-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By Captain Fred
Kiki, The trim on my 87 appears to be anodized...

Kiki,
The trim on my 87 appears to be anodized as well. If you strip the anodizing and polish they will look awsome. BUT it will need constant periodic polishing to keep it looking good. I have...
Forum: Electrical 07-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Captain Fred
You can pull the fuses one at a time, the...

You can pull the fuses one at a time, the amperage is stamped on each fuse.
Make up a quick diagram of the fuse block and you will know what size fuse goes where. If you suspect a fuse you can test...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 07-29-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By Captain Fred
Dana I am a little confused. 1157 bulbs ground...

Dana I am a little confused.
1157 bulbs ground through the side of the socket, not with a wire. The 2 wires going into the light should both be 12v +.
One for tail lights and one for stop....
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 07-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Captain Fred
So far I am finding out it is an FC thing. That...

So far I am finding out it is an FC thing. That being said the eagles don't hurt.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 07-23-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By Captain Fred
led tail lights

superbrightleds has a large assortment of led tail lights and an explanation of why you want to use a red led bulb behind a red lens and amber behind an amber one.
Forum: Under The Awning 07-21-2019
Replies: 4,263
Views: 487,911
Posted By Captain Fred
Drop down lights

Yes they are behind the bumper. Had them wired up in the cellar and they are incredibly bright. Was looking online and you can get led replacement bulbs for the Hella H3 55 watt that are over 100...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 07-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By Captain Fred
According to what I am seeing on line the red led...

According to what I am seeing on line the red led bulbs behind a red lens are actually brighter than a white bulb is.
Didn't make sense to me either but I suppose it is possible.
Forum: Under The Awning 07-21-2019
Replies: 4,263
Views: 487,911
Posted By Captain Fred
Driving lights

Decided to investigate the Hella drop down driving lights.
Found 2 issues.
#1 lights won't drop down or light up with high beams on.
Solution; operator error, suspension was dumped while trying...
Forum: Under The Awning 07-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Captain Fred
temp pushing 100 and heat index 110-120 in Boston...

temp pushing 100 and heat index 110-120 in Boston today and tomorrow.
Forum: General 07-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,303
Posted By Captain Fred
I guess I don't understand why you are even...

I guess I don't understand why you are even asking this question. You wouldn't just be risking the wanderlodge but the cost of the bridge and your ins co. can walk. If several years from now the...
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 07-05-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Captain Fred
Mounting plate for w/s washer bottle on FC

Rebuilt the r/f battery tray on my 1987FC today and noticed two fairly large cracks in the metal plate that the washer bottle is fastened to.
I did a temp reinforcement with some alum angle. ( have...
Forum: Generators 07-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Captain Fred
You can buy those @ trailers.com

You can buy those @ trailers.com
Forum: General 07-04-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Captain Fred
I took the cannon plug apart yesterday and the...

I took the cannon plug apart yesterday and the pins all look good except the 2 that were already jumped which had burned. Don't remember the numbers but they were the heavier gauge wires. Planning to...
Forum: General 07-04-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Captain Fred
Onan

Thanks Bill,
Have to get bus on solid ground and safely blocked up for that. Probably tomorrows project.
Looked at the schematic and it is a little confusing as to where the shut down solenoid...
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