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  • in reply to: Type of oil for a 2002 40' diesel Fleetwood Excursion #34561
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    Your welcome on the information. I have lived in El Paso since 1976 and boy has it changed a lot.

    My 2015 Fleetwood Discovery was not in the best of shape when I bought it.I think the previous owner knew it had problems and wanted to get rid of it. I have had to repair a lot of things. For some reason information on them is very hard to find. If you come up with other problems let me know. I may have encounter the same problem and willing to help out.

    also it is a 2005 lol . I don’t know where I got the 2015 lol

    in reply to: Type of oil for a 2002 40' diesel Fleetwood Excursion #34545
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    Also when changing the oil change out the fuel filter. If you can have a fuel filter spare at all times. I fueled once and got dirty fuel and plugged the filter. It saved me by having a spare. I didn’t have to call for a service truck

     

    in reply to: Type of oil for a 2002 40' diesel Fleetwood Excursion #34543
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    LMAO. I knew that was going to be your next question. Its very simple to do yourself, You can use the leveling system to get the back end up to easily slide under.

    Make sure to have a large pan under it to catch the oil. It holds a lot of oil and my first and only attempt to do it myself I under estimated the amount of oil and ended up with a huge mess. Have kitty liter on stand by in case of spills to contain it. The drain plug and oil filter are easy access. If you can change a car engine oil you can do your motor home, Its simple just a lot of oil. Have empty containers on stand by. You can fill a pan and plug the motor transfer oil to empty container and then re-drain the engine oil. Takes time but can be done.

    Also when your under there, look for a hose coming down from the engine. Its what is called a blow by hose and it drips oil when the motor is on. Get a Gatorade, water bottle and attach it to the hose by zip ties. Periodically check it and drain. The way the motor is mounted backwards the fan draws the oil on the radiator. This will cause oil build up on it and dirt will collect on it. This will cause you to have higher engine temps. Get Simple Green and spray the radiator rinse, spray again rinse. I did it about 4 times and I noticed a huge change in engine temp

    Freightliner sells a metal part to catch the blow by oil. I remember researching it, don’t recall the cost but just thought a lot cheaper to use a water bottle and zip ties

    in reply to: Type of oil for a 2002 40' diesel Fleetwood Excursion #34528
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    I have an 2015 Fleetwood Discovery 39j and I use rotella 15/40. Good motor oil for diesel engines. You can purchase it at Walmart/Sams

    If you looking to change the oil next to the truck stops is a place called Speedco. They do the oil changes on the big rigs and will they do oil changes on Class A’s.

    If the Motor home is new to you, head to a freightliner dealer, They will change the oil and if you ask they can send a sample out to be tested. The test will show an amount of metal in the oil and will give you an idea of what’s going on in the motor.

    If the motor home is new to you I have some over heating tips that I can give you also

     

     

     

    in reply to: Flushing Water Heater with Vinegar #34376
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    I have calcium build up in my whole system. DO you think it would be ok to fill holding tank with vinegar run it threw all lines, let it sit and then flush?

     

    in reply to: Camping World Sevice Department Is A Joke Nation Wild #34374
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    I could go on for hours talking about CW in Anthony TX. We bought a 2015 class A from them. Sales dept horrible. Service even worse. Caught them in many lies and horrible work.

    in reply to: towing a car? #10705
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    I pull our ford focus with a toad. One thing to consider is: find a trailer mark down the weight add the weight of the car and make sure you don’t exceed the towing capability of your rv. Also when looking for a trailer try to get one with trailers brakes.

    in reply to: Generator Gas #10357
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    in reply to: Generator Gas #10356
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    I assumed you had a truck, my bad. You can do two other things. Install a hitch on the back of the trailer. You can purchase I seen them at walmart also, a steel basket that attaches into the hitch receiver. You can store your gas can in that while you are traveling. My first camper had a square bumper which I had a cage mounted on the back. Had a junk yard make this for me. I had my generator bolted onto this so I didn’t have to lug it around. They also made it extend the whole length of the rear of the trailer. So basically I had the generator on one side, gas cans on the other and in between I stored wood, lawn chairs, misc stuff. When we got to our destination I would take the cans out and store them in the shade somewhere nearby. If you don’t like the plastic cans you can always go to an army surplus store and purchase the older style military metal cans. I used to own a few of those and they were great. I wish I knew what I did with them. SOme how they grew legs and walked away. If you don’t understand the cage thing I am talking about let me know and I will get some pictures

     

    in reply to: Generator Gas #10344
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    When we had out 5th wheel our first truck was a gasoline engine. We had an auxiliary tank in the bed that I would run a line from that tank to the fuel tank for the generator. When we traded out the truck for a diesel I started carrying 3 fuel cans with gas. With a fuel tank and the 3 cans I was able to go 4 days without having to get more fuel.

    in reply to: Seats and back related back issues #10208
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    Eldorado seats. That’s the name I was trying to think off. I to had that seat in my semi and loved it

    in reply to: New Awning Fabric #10198
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    (ignores Normas comment) (makes note Lisa is a spitter)

    in reply to: New Awning Fabric #10181
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    I wanna know how the guy next to you puts out his awning in 300 mph wind and it doesn’t move. I put mine out and I blow on it and it tears rips flips the coach over. Whats the trick.

    in reply to: Seats and back related back issues #10180
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    Since you own a class a it wouldn’t be hard for an air ride seat to be installed. not only do they ride on air they also have an ability to rock back and forth to really make a nice ride.

    in reply to: RV vacuums #10060
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    (gets ready for al the hate email) for a vacuum men usually get a wife

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