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Forum: Electrical 03-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By JoeCich
Question Power Failure Alarm

In the winter I store my Bluebird in a machine shed about 4 miles from my home. This shed has electricity, so the battery charger can remain plugged in all winter. However, this year the electric...
Forum: General 10-16-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By JoeCich
Question Removing Water Tank Vent Hose

Almost time to winterize, and this year I would like to make it easier. It takes forever to drain the fresh water tank through the drain valve, and it leaves too much water in the tank. I bought one...
Forum: Generators 11-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By JoeCich
Question Generator Cover Removal

The bottom of the panel on the outside of my generator is rusting badly and needs to be refinished. How is the panel disassembled from the generator tray? Do the four bolts along the bottom detach it...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 05-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By JoeCich
Question Clicking Noise Driver's Side Front Wheel

About 10,00 miles ago a clicking noise developed in the driver's side front wheel. The seal was replaced, and the noise eliminated. We are on a trip to Florida, and I noticed while driving slowly...
Forum: Engine 08-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By JoeCich
Heater Hoses

Item #12 does not have any electrical connection. Possibly an in-line coolant filter?

Tank #9 is just behind the bumper on the right side, just outside the frame rail. I think hoses #7 & 8 on...
Forum: Engine 08-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By JoeCich
Question Heater Hoses

I would like to replace the heater hoses on my '85 FC31, and I'm trying to understand all the connections and routings. I have a chassis heater blueprint from 1984, and it shows 4 heater hose...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 07-31-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By JoeCich
Question Heater Hose Sizes

I would like to replace the heater hoses on my '85 FC31. I would like to replace all the hoses to the front heater, and the hoses up to shutoff valves for the chassis heaters. Does anyone know what...
Forum: Electrical 06-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By JoeCich
Luminescent Panels Dimming

Paul - Yes I measured both the input and output voltages. The input voltage remained constant at 11.2 VDC, while the output slowly fell from 68 to 47 VAC over a span of 70 minutes. At that point I...
Forum: Electrical 06-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By JoeCich
Question Luminescent Panels Dimming

I am having a problem with the two luminescent dash panels below the windshield. The ERG inverters were just replaced 2 years ago. When first turned on they are dimmer than the panel above the...
Forum: Electrical 05-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By JoeCich
Question Cruise Control Related to Towing?

I am having a strange problem with my Bendix cruise control. The control module is new, and the air cylinder has been rebuilt. When towing our jeep the cruise works fine, when not towing the...
Forum: Electrical 05-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By JoeCich
Question Switch dimensions

Thank you all for you feedback. I didn't think I would find a replacement.

I'm all for improving things whenever possible, but I have a question about the switch dimensions. For the enclosed...
Forum: Electrical 05-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By JoeCich
Question Genrator Slide Lock Switch

I need to replace the switch that indicates whether the generator slide locking bar is extended or retracted. The switch is broken, and in order for the slide to operate (pneumatic cylinder) the...
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 02-21-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 15,280
Posted By JoeCich
Parker Tech Support

I called Parker Racor this afternoon and they said they have received many calls this winter with the same problem. An indication of the severity of the winter, or maybe a change in the formulation...
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 02-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 15,280
Posted By JoeCich
Tom, thanks for the reply. You are correct, my...

Tom, thanks for the reply. You are correct, my gauge has 2 scales cmHG and inHG, and I was reading the metric scale. I was running at about 20 in HG. My gauge goes to 30 in HG, which corresponds...
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 02-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 15,280
Posted By JoeCich
Mike, Thanks for the reply. I did check the...

Mike,
Thanks for the reply. I did check the facet pump, it is clicking, but does that necessarily mean it is working? Could it still be bad?
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 02-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 15,280
Posted By JoeCich
Question Racor Gauge in Red - Cold Fuel?

We left Chicago heading for Florida on Feb 12th. I think we have had the coldest winter on record. The Monday night before we left it was 4 degrees below zero. On the trip down the Racor fuel...
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 10-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,143
Posted By JoeCich
Question Removing Cat 3208T Valve Covers

On a recent trip out West the maximum output from my turbocharger was 10 psi, so I took our bird to a local garage (Cat 3208 certified) for a check-up. They say it looks to them that to remove the...
Forum: Engine 10-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By JoeCich
Smile Racor Gauge in the Red - The Root Cause

Finally found the root problem causing my Racor vacuum gauge to read in the red - the hard way. Started west on I-90 on our way to Wyoming, got as far as South Dakota. The vacuum gauge started...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By JoeCich
Question Wanderlodge Service in Wisconsin?

Mike,
I live in Gurnee, 8 miles south of the Illinois-Wisconsin border along I-94. I drove my coach around the lake to Holland Motor Homes for repairs this Spring. Are there any former Wanderlodge...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By JoeCich
Racor Gauge in the red.

The engine is a Cat 3208T, the final fuel filter on the engine is a CAT 1R-0750, which I think is 2 micron. The Racor unit is a Model 900FG, with filter 2040PM-OR 30 micron. It looks as if the...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By JoeCich
Question Racor Gauge in the red - Plugged Fuel Line?

I purchased my '85 FC 31 in March 2012, and since then the Racor vacuum gauge has been halfway in the red zone. I have replaced the filter four times. The first 3 changes the filter was completely...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 04-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By JoeCich
Question Supplemental Braking System

I am planning on towing a 2007 Jeep Wrangler behind our 1985 Wanderlodge. The Wanderlodge is equipped with a KLAM magnetic retarder and Tekonsha Voyager brake controller. The Tekonsha manual says it...
Forum: Electrical 01-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,571
Posted By JoeCich
Question 6 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries

All six batteries in my '85 FC31 test medium to weak. The only high capacity 6 volt batteries I can find are Trojan. I checked Duracells at Walmart and Die Hard at Sears and the only 6 volt deep...
Forum: Electrical 01-28-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,802
Posted By JoeCich
Question 6 volt deep cycle batteries

Our '85 FC31 uses 6 volt deep cycle batteries. Currently they are all Trojans, and unfortunately they all test medium to poor. I checked Duracells at Walmart and Die Hards at Sears, and neither...
Forum: Electrical 10-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By JoeCich
Question Service for Heart Inverter

Does anyone know where I can still get service for a Heart Interface 1800 EMS inverter / charger system? Thanks Joe
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