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Sporlan valves are behind the hot water heater against the rear wall.
Two 30 amp shore lines, one for each side of the power panel.
Sporlan switch for tank fill is in the compartment with the shore line connectors. Hook up shore water line and flip the switch. The second Sporlan is the Summer/Winter one controlled by a switch on the dash/ Only active with the ign key on. I was warned not to power the Sporlan magnets if they are not installed on the valve while servicing them.

Oops, forgot the front heat Sporlan is behind the front bumper on the passenger side. Activated by the front heat switch on the dash.
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Sporlan valves are behind the hot water heater against the rear wall.
Two 30 amp shore lines, one for each side of the power panel.
Sporlan switch for tank fill is in the compartment with the shore line connectors. Hook up shore water line and flip the switch. The second Sporlan is the Summer/Winter one controlled by a switch on the dash/ Only active with the ign key on. I was warned not to power the Sporlan magnets if they are not installed on the valve while servicing them.

Oops, forgot the front heat Sporlan is behind the front bumper on the passenger side. Activated by the front heat switch on the dash.
Thanx Gardner!

I'll be digging into her this weekend. First I've got to find that fuse/circuit breaker in the fuel solenoid path so I can start the bus with the key and get her to emissions.

Then I'll tear the bed apart and look for valves, check water heater, and fill her up. I'll go over the manuals as I see lots of switches around the bed and coach that I'm not familiar with. I also want to label all the DC distribution paths on the load centers, my old '78 doesn't have those load centers. Looks like Wanderlodges first attempt to clean up the wiring.
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Does anyone have any history/information on this bus?

From research I found it belonged to Gordon & Jo Kurlonko from Michigan before it was sold to Frank & Jan Rooney from Prescott, AZ about 4-5 years ago. I remember it was stranded at Q once and had to be towed to Empire Machinery where they replaced the injector pump but that's about all I've got.

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Hey Mike congratulations on the new bus, or should it be condolences? You need a neme on it, how about "Still Putz'n Around" .
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Mike,
I don't recall where my 83 fuel solenoid originally got power from, I installed a new supply from the ign switch with a spdt switch so I could energize it manually directly. I had intermittent power issues and that let me keep the engine going to get off the road.

It could come from the lower front load center on one of the second group of breakers (breakers 15-19) that is energized by a big relay from the ign (right there, can't miss it.

There is also a third group of breakers up above and to the rear of the first two groups. Breakers 2,3,4 as well as the solenoid are fed from the ign, breaker 5 is fed from the ACC on the ign switch. Hard to see with all the wires.

fuel solenoid is along the bottom near the center, but the diagram seems to go to breaker 6 which is always hot???
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Mike,
I don't recall where my 83 fuel solenoid originally got power from, I installed a new supply from the ign switch with a spdt switch so I could energize it manually directly. I had intermittent power issues and that let me keep the engine going to get off the road.

It could come from the lower front load center on one of the second group of breakers (breakers 15-19) that is energized by a big relay from the ign (right there, can't miss it.

There is also a third group of breakers up above and to the rear of the first two groups. Breakers 2,3,4 as well as the solenoid are fed from the ign, breaker 5 is fed from the ACC on the ign switch. Hard to see with all the wires.

fuel solenoid is along the bottom near the center, but the diagram seems to go to breaker 6 which is always hot???
PERFECT! Thanx Gardner!

If you have any other '83 electronic docs I'll take those too.
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Hey Mike congratulations on the new bus, or should it be condolences? You need a neme on it, how about "Still Putz'n Around" .
Yea, you know the 2 Bird club as well. At one point though i owned 4 buses;

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I always run a new wire from the key switch to a relay,the switch makes the relay and i take power right off the alternator to the relay and to the solenoid when the key switch is turned on.
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