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Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
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Posted By f.wernlein
The fuel pick up and the gauge sensor is near the...

The fuel pick up and the gauge sensor is near the "front" of the tank. Once I ran it almost dry with the gauge about one needle width from E (well less than 1/8th) . We went up a hill and the 3208...
Forum: Care and Upkeep 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By f.wernlein
We use a cover on our FC33 regularly when in...

We use a cover on our FC33 regularly when in storage mode. We park at our home driveway where falling leaves, rain and UV are the main issues. I normally get about 3-4 years of service out of a...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By f.wernlein
Yep...retrofit. The drivers overhead switches...

Yep...retrofit. The drivers overhead switches for light & lid are cut off and unneeded. The fan switch should be on to power circuit and the controls on the fan. Fuse location best guess would be...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By f.wernlein
Interesting...as far as I know, on our '85 FC we...

Interesting...as far as I know, on our '85 FC we have the dash warning lights, but no audible alarm/buzzer for the HWH jacks. The mercury switch is what activates our "jacks down" lights on the dash...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 09-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By f.wernlein
May be of use for folks... If you have...

May be of use for folks...

If you have internet access, this site offers good current information on the I-95 corridor. Click on specific states for conditions.
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Forum: Under The Awning 08-28-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 9,019
Posted By f.wernlein
Hey admin folks: Just a thought...but with...

Hey admin folks: Just a thought...but with John's passing...is his "iamflagman" hosted here on WOG or elsewhere?

I for one would hate to see this great FC resource lost. Perhaps it could be...
Forum: Under The Awning 08-27-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 9,019
Posted By f.wernlein
Dear Mr. Finn was one of the foundation blocks of...

Dear Mr. Finn was one of the foundation blocks of my Wanderlodge experience over the years. His many posts here and his Finn's Inn blog helped me in many ways. I met him at Maxton and got to enjoy...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By f.wernlein
A quick field test for a good GROUND: Use a set...

A quick field test for a good GROUND: Use a set of jumper cables. Run a cable from the questioned terminal to frame.
Forum: General 07-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 381
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) 07-13-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,997
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 07-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 336
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 07-07-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 707
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 06-30-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 199
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 06-22-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,663
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 06-19-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,220
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) 06-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 371
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) 06-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
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 06-17-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
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: 353
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: 976
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: 62
Views: 2,468
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: 380
Views: 17,849
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: 416
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: 5,511
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: 334
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...
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