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Forum: 'Birds Spotted Today! 5 Days Ago
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Posted By Frank W.
I-10 West bound near Blythe, CA today around...

I-10 West bound near Blythe, CA today around 1PM...nice clean mid 80’s PT burgundy and gold. We’re camping down the road at the BLM LTVA Coon Hollow Campground rock hunting.
Forum: Engine 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 47,660
Posted By Frank W.
Chip: It’s doable. Have factory manual and read...

Chip: It’s doable. Have factory manual and read my service notes in this section covering some details not covered in detail in the CAT bible. About 5 pages back dated 5/18.
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Frank W.
Thumbs up FC windshield - full set

While at Q this gentleman approached us in the dump line and said he had two FC windshields stored at his home in Willard, MO 65781. Described as new, in box.

I have no other details.

Contact:...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-02-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Frank W.
FC Battery life...a data point.

Offered as a data point as to battery life.

Our '84 FC 33' Wanderlodge has well ventilated battery trays that roll out for access/inspection/maintenance. A modern Progressive Dynamics...
Forum: Under The Awning 12-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Frank W.
We have a Canadian friend that lives near...

We have a Canadian friend that lives near Toronto. She retired and started "heading South" for winters about 5 years ago. Although she has the means to buy property...she elected to go the RV...
Forum: Under The Awning 12-26-2019
Replies: 4,386
Views: 526,820
Posted By Frank W.
The mild weather this week is allowing me to get...

The mild weather this week is allowing me to get the cover off - much of the ice had melted and the rest I could lift off in slabs. Santa brought me a Camco Gen-Turi and I've got that fitted up to...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 12-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Frank W.
I had the same issue once. There is not much...

I had the same issue once. There is not much clearance for the fan. In addition to proper size belts, make sure the main pulley carriage is roughly centered in the shroud before tightening the...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 12-09-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 11,976
Posted By Frank W.
Please check date/day...1/24 is a Friday?

Please check date/day...1/24 is a Friday?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By Frank W.
Just wondering...what is the condition of the air...

Just wondering...what is the condition of the air compressor air filter? All things considered a lot of air moves through a fairly small filter on these compressors. When I got mine it was really...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Frank W.
If you have a head gasket leak...suggest running...

If you have a head gasket leak...suggest running with no rad cap. Let’s pressure escape and since your in moderate temps should be good.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Frank W.
Located in Benton, AR. is a diesel shop that...

Located in Benton, AR. is a diesel shop that can/will work on a 3208 Wanderlodge that I've used and can recommend:

https://www.ducksgarage.net/

Good luck.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,441
Posted By Frank W.
IF problem was bad fuel clogging RACOR filter you...

IF problem was bad fuel clogging RACOR filter you would see the gunk on the outside of the filter. Very easy to see. Symptoms sound like fuel delivery for sure...fuel pump, fuel line?

You’re...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By Frank W.
I did an injection pump rebuild...write up is in...

I did an injection pump rebuild...write up is in this section. It’s doable. And as far as getting it done...I like Mike.
Forum: Parts Wanted 10-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Frank W.
See Post #11 this thread: ...

See Post #11 this thread:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18820&page=2
Forum: General 09-22-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,893
Posted By Frank W.
Our use of the CB is pretty light...monitoring...

Our use of the CB is pretty light...monitoring interstate traffic on occasion. Based solely on that use we could likely live without it.

But...on the other hand...

1: Some CB's have the NOAA...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By Frank W.
Check the basics first. Get your coach...

Check the basics first.

Get your coach weighed as you actually use it and with the information you will KNOW what your front & rear axles are carrying. Check your tire makers website which will...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-31-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Frank W.
Great your home and can move if you have to. ...

Great your home and can move if you have to. Does sound like a Facet unit now. Take a breather and get the wiring sorted later. Those temp sensors do go bad, as does old crimped wiring. Figure it...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-31-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Frank W.
OK...based on this statement I am confused. Do...

OK...based on this statement I am confused. Do you have an ELECTRIC FAN that spins the fan when 12 volts is provided, OR a belt driven clutched fan unit? IF you have an electric fan...you can...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-31-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Frank W.
Yes...180-190 indicated is normal. 200+ is too...

Yes...180-190 indicated is normal. 200+ is too hot. Fan should come on at around 190-195.

A couple of things to check:

Does your fan have an over-ride switch on dash? With engine running and...
Forum: General 08-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Frank W.
Check the front lower face of fuel tank for...

Check the front lower face of fuel tank for intact fuel sensor wiring: low fuel or water in fuel wires perhaps.
Forum: Under The Awning 08-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Frank W.
Wonderful trip! We did a month in upper...

Wonderful trip!

We did a month in upper Ontario in late July/early Aug...loved it, especially Manitoulin Island and then later the UP of Michigan. That cool clean air really spoils...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 08-27-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By Frank W.
If you want to really move air...keep the...

If you want to really move air...keep the Kool-a-matic. Might try this...it's still going strong and silent:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6770

**Added:

I...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 08-27-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By Frank W.
Your signature does not specify coach type (FC,...

Your signature does not specify coach type (FC, PT).

There are two controls on a Kool-a-Matic.

1: In an FC a wall thermostat for the LP Suburban heater does double duty. Set to HEAT...it...
Forum: General 08-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Frank W.
Whoo Hoo! That is good news indeed. Hope the...

Whoo Hoo! That is good news indeed. Hope the entire "repair" goes the same way and you can enjoy your coach!
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 08-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Frank W.
My '85FC33 has two roof mounted Coleman AC units....

My '85FC33 has two roof mounted Coleman AC units. The forward unit is about 8 years old and the rear unit is likely about 20 years old. Today I did the interior aspect work to try to quiet the AC...
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