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If you have a meter, black lead to ground and red lead on white wire, flip the switch to start. If no voltage, solenoid is bad. A Cummins dealer can get the solenoid. Take a picture of the data plate for the serial number and model to provide them, it will be need.

If you have low voltage, the solenoid will only click repeatedly, charge your battery and try later.
If you have voltage (? 12.2VDC), then look at the back of the starter switch, you need to take a heavy piece of wire (8g or bigger) and jump the bottom big post of the solenoid to the top big one. If it has voltage and the generator does not turn over, the problem is IN the generator. Most common issue is the brushes are stuck and not making good contact with the slip ring.

RVs | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Since the manufacturer of that unit no longer exists, your best option would be to fabricate your own or find someone to do it for you. If you can do some light welding with Flux Wire/MIG, have an angle grinder with a cut off buying the angle iron at a local home improvement store for @ $27 (6'x1", qty: 2). You can take it the batteries, being careful to remove the cables and batteries (VERY HEAVY), then looking for the anchors to detach the frame from the slide out tray. Simply lay the frame out, get your measurements and make a solid copy. You can also make it without welding, but it will require drilling and purchasing nuts, bolts, and washers and will not look quite as professional. Either way, make sure you protect the metal from future rusting by coating the frame with a primer and paint or get can of bedliner spray, which works great as well. As a DIY, use a heat gun to bake the coating on for a longer life. In a nutshell, if you can build it yourself, it will cost you less than $50 plus the time you take to do it. If you take it to a shop to have it built, you are looking at anywhere from $150-$200. Your choice. If you were near me, I would charge $150 but I would do all the work for you.
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RVs | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


The parking brake is a spring actuated band that clamps around a disk located on the drive shaft immediately behind the transmission and is automatically activated when you shift into Park, which mean it should automatically deactivate when shifting out of Park. This band is held open by hydraulic pressure when the rig is shifted out of Park and into a drive gear. Most likely you have an issue with the hydraulic pressure, like the pressure is not being released because of clogged lines, or the spring actuated band may be broken. If you are able to get under the unit to get a visual inspection, you may be able to see or hear any issues. The best way to do this is to have the unit on a stand or at least elevated enough to have the rear wheels off the ground (if using automotive stand, please make sure the jack stands are rated to support the weight of your rig; failure could be catastrophic and deadly, and chock the front wheels well).

Eitherr way, you are not going to like this answer; Freightliner, which manufacturers the chassis, no longer makes parts for some of these systems so an older unit like yours so exactly parts needed may not be available. Freightliner is still making FRED units for new coaches but compatibility may be something you need to discuss with a Freightliner authorized repair shop. In upgrade may be in order but they would be able to give you the exact details. You might be in better luck than someone that has the opposite happen where the brakes were burning up because they were always engaged, even when driving.

RVs | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Most likely your ECM we'll be under the dash on the passenger side. All of the front gas engine motor homes I have seen, that is where it is located. If it is not there, next place to look is in the engine compartment in the passenger side but it would be up in a high location. The picture attached is an example of what to look for. Yours may have two or three plugs.
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Holiday Rambler... | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


The battery (or batteries) would be similar to automotive batteries. Best thing to do is remove the battery you have and take it to an automotive store to get a direct replacement. The features of the batteries vary, just like automotives, and the type of posts/connector needs to be the same to make it easy to reconnect to your camper. Take your battery to the auto store to have them check it first before you spend money to replace. Many times, it may need a charge, rather than a replacement. If you do have to replace, make sure you get a marine deep cell battery. They do run a bit more but for what they are used for, much more suitable and a better life.

RVs | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


Normally they just pop off. That is the way it is on my RV. Be careful if it is cold outside the cover becomes more brittle. Try warming it up with warm water.

RVs | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


I believe that they just snap off. I know my outside lights on mine do. Just be careful and make sure it is not cold outside making the cover more brittle. Try warming them up with warm water if it is

RVs | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


get a test light and do some tests for power and ground. some of these gens have a start switch on the gen. doing the remote start feature test will take two people to do, one to play with the switch and you outside at the gen probing. this is a good test light cheap I recommend.
you also might want to pull the remote and inspect the wires

6 12V Circuit Tester with 5 ft Lead

RVs | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


Here is a site that seems to maintain copies of maintenance manuals.
http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/page/rv-repair-manuals

RVs | Answered on Dec 21, 2017


Yes
take it to a hydraulic shop and have new seals fitted

RVs | Answered on Dec 20, 2017


possible vacuum modulator or bad vacuum hose

RVs | Answered on Dec 20, 2017


open access on outside turn off gas and power then turn off and drain water out of tank remove all screws around outside remove gas line and disconnect electric take pics of wires pry out and install new

RVs | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


Near your batteries there maybe some breakers. Mine popped once and I had to use a spare for solar panels that was not needed. In my camper they are fastened the underside of the bathroom counter top. Real easy to find, not!

Coachmen RVs | Answered on Dec 16, 2017


Usually the hoses at the steering pump as they perish and are also affected by engine movement. The path is short, reservoir to steering pump, to steering rack, and a hose back to the reservoir.

RVs | Answered on Dec 12, 2017


Jayco might be able to supply it.

RVs | Answered on Dec 11, 2017

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