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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
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 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 247
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 372
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) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 692
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) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 692
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 207
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 207
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 85
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: 1,463
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: 1,463
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 373
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) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 799
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the advice. ...

Thanks guys,
I really appreciate the advice.
Fred
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Captain Fred
I believe that was an option on an FC. (...

I believe that was an option on an FC. ( bluebird would add anything for a price )
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Captain Fred
Southbound on East Coast

What is the general consensus on the best route from Boston To Fla. we are thinking to take 84 past Ny ( thus avoiding the dreaded GW bridge ) and joining 95 at "some" point South of that. Question...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Captain Fred
Those pics make me cold just looking at them. And...

Those pics make me cold just looking at them. And I am in New England !!!
Good thing Santa has a warm red suit.
Merry Christmas to all.
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,011
Posted By Captain Fred
not being an electronics whiz myself ( and...

not being an electronics whiz myself ( and believe me that is an understatement if there ever was one ) I have a couple of questions. If I understand correctly the object is to make the coach all...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Captain Fred
our 87 FC has them in that small side compartment

our 87 FC has them in that small side compartment
Forum: General 12-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Captain Fred
Fire extinguishers

So I am sitting in my bird after work the other day ( just kind of unwinding ) and it dawned on me that I don't know how old the fire extinguisher is or if it is included in the Kidde recall.
Lo...
Forum: Under The Awning 12-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Captain Fred
I don't know about the PT but on my FC under that...

I don't know about the PT but on my FC under that raised "seat" is where the heat duct for the bathroom is routed.
As for removing the seat itself that would be doable but you would probably need...
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