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Forum: Under The Awning 52 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Captain Fred
the pricing, while depressing, is nowhere as...

the pricing, while depressing, is nowhere as depressing as the terrible quality. I will stick with my 87FC. No DEF, no electronic control systems ( except the ZF Trans ), real bus tires and running...
Forum: Electrical 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 35,564
Posted By Captain Fred
Both H9406 sealed beams and their led...

Both H9406 sealed beams and their led replacements are listed on Amazon for short $
Forum: Care and Upkeep 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Captain Fred
Stainless flex is available in the commercial...

Stainless flex is available in the commercial marine industry. Rose marine in Gloucester. ma. has it. I believe it is also available from Applegate Industrial Materials.
Both sleeve over type and...
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Captain Fred
Thats great !!

Thats great !!
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Captain Fred
Happy to hear the new engine is great and your...

Happy to hear the new engine is great and your trip down has been uneventful. I see a note on the internet about road const. just before the Delaware River bridge. Did you run into any issues there...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Captain Fred
Newark in SC has them. They are an Eaton 1600...

Newark in SC has them. They are an Eaton 1600 series switch. Do a google search.
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By Captain Fred
We have used sur-flow for years in the boats and...

We have used sur-flow for years in the boats and that is what is in the FC.
No problems, plenty of flow.
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By Captain Fred
I have a question. In your posts you said buying...

I have a question. In your posts you said buying the bus will be stretching the $ to the limit. It has always been said on here that you need to keep $10 k aside as it will probably eat that in the...
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Captain Fred
have a great trip Criss. We will be a couple of...

have a great trip Criss. We will be a couple of weeks behind you ( Feb 8th or so )
Kissimee for a few days, then Disney for a week, 3 more days in Kissimee and then the rally in Clearwater. First...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By Captain Fred
I think a VW Thing would be the better Toad. Only...

I think a VW Thing would be the better Toad. Only problem would be no A/C.
We used to install A/C in them way back, at the dealership but that cut down the cooling to #3 cyl and the exhaust valve...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By Captain Fred
Orange, looks like dex-cool extended life anti...

Orange, looks like dex-cool extended life anti freeze
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By Captain Fred
hi Shawn, Just so know the bus still has no...

hi Shawn,
Just so know the bus still has no sign of a leak @ the axle. This isn't the first time that I have heard someone change over to synthetic and had a leak develop. Change back to Dino and...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By Captain Fred
Kiki, I haven't changed mine yet but I believe...

Kiki,
I haven't changed mine yet but I believe most are using 85w140 as there have been leakage probs with the 80w90.

Other opinions from the more experienced of us ?
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Captain Fred
the switches I bought are for the front heater...

the switches I bought are for the front heater blowers on my 1987 FC. They are single pole double throw. ( only 3 terminals on the back , center off )
I got them from Newark 217 Wilcox Ave, Gaffney...
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Captain Fred
I just got them from a company called Newark....

I just got them from a company called Newark. They are a Eaton 1600 series spdt switch. I have the part # @ home. Will post it later today. Less than $3.00 + shipping.
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By Captain Fred
3 way/ ctr off Rocker switch

Testing systems on our 87FC last week and the rocker switch for drivers footwell htr fan froze up. Dupree products has the on/off rocker switches ( at a great price I might add ) but these are SPDT...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By Captain Fred
Well Dana, I guess you and I will have to...

Well Dana,
I guess you and I will have to agree to disagree. I don't believe anyone is a safe driver on a public road at 90-100 miles an hour. There are way too many unforeseen things that are not...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By Captain Fred
Really Dana ? 90-100 ? And you will intentionally...

Really Dana ? 90-100 ? And you will intentionally run into someone, as stupid as they may be , with a 30,000 lb + bus ?
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By Captain Fred
Shahin, Just like Jim pointed out there are no...

Shahin,
Just like Jim pointed out there are no requirements in most states for any training or CDL licensure to drive a motorhome. All we can do is keep our distance and drive defensively.
Very...
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By Captain Fred
Rear ended

Has anyone seen the youtube video of the RV rear ending the tractor trailer. On another website the discussion is all about who is to blame. ( CHP blamed the RV driver )
I really don't want this...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Captain Fred
I was thinking motor mounts as a possibility but...

I was thinking motor mounts as a possibility but the noise goes away when the engine is under a load. Are we sure the fan hits the top of the shroud and not the bottom ?
Forum: M450 (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Captain Fred
Those bulbs should be 12 volt sealed beams. They...

Those bulbs should be 12 volt sealed beams. They are available from any real auto parts store. There are 2 different types, spot and flood. You will want the floodlight type. We used them for working...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By Captain Fred
For thousands of years man has striven to make...

For thousands of years man has striven to make all aspects of life more comfortable and thereby live a longer, fuller life and these nitwits want to return to the days of the cavemen. Go figure.
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By Captain Fred
A neighbor bought a vw camper and loved it until...

A neighbor bought a vw camper and loved it until the first camping trip when he had to drive 1/2 hr each way to find a gas station men's room because the campground rest room was so bad. I had told...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the advice. ...

Thanks guys,
I really appreciate the advice.
Fred
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