Tech Tips

  • 11/18/2013 1:42 PM
    Reply # 1440918 on 932237
    Deleted user
    Anonymous wrote:If you are having issues with AC or Heat there is an issue with thre floresent lights in your unit the interfere with the signal from the thermostate turn them off unit will work

    We had this problem (2003 Fleetwood Revolution). Problem turned out to be Fluorescent light above galley sink. Changed out fixture and problem went away. 
  • 01/04/2014 9:25 AM
    Reply # 1467727 on 848407
    Anonymous
    I have a 2006 Excursion with a Spartan chassis.  WHen turn my control knob for the heater on I do not get any warm air.  Warm air out comes out of the vents and/or the defroster ok, so I know it is not the heater. Can someone help me find the switching mechanism  that controls which port the air comes out?
  • 07/25/2014 4:03 PM
    Reply # 3054759 on 848407
    Deleted user

    We purchased a 2014 Fleetwood Bounder (K35), we are having real problems with the steering and handling. There seems to be way too much play in the steering and real hard to hold straight.  We have taken it in for wheel alignment and we purchased safety plus steering control bars and placed on it. We are still having major issues. Called Ford because it is a Ford Chassis and they gave us no help at all and would not even consider doing anything. Fleetwood told us it is a Ford problem. No one seems to want to do anything so I guess we purchased a real expensive problem! If some one knows what to do we would really appreciate any help or ideas! Anyone else having this problem????

    I really think Fleetwood should make Ford do something! I think I would really have to think about purchasing  from a different manufacturer next time.

     

  • 08/02/2014 6:50 PM
    Reply # 3062503 on 848407
    Sam & Ginny Whitaker (Administrator)

    When I purchased my Bounder 35K I put a Safe-T-Plus  to help with the steering also help if I had a blow out. It helped some with the steering. Then in Goshen at the National rally I had the Steer Safe Stabilizers installed which made the  coach drive much better. I would suggest that you look into them.

  • 04/19/2015 7:43 PM
    Reply # 3308212 on 940018
    W Parten wrote:

    We have downsized from a class A diesel to a Fleetwood Tioga class C gas, Ford V10.  After our first trip, I found that our milage/gallon was better on the 38 foot diesel (8.3mpg fully loaded and towing) than the gas with a tow and less of a load (7.2mpg or less).

    What kind of mileage can I expect from the Ford V10?  What's the best RPM or speed to drive to attain peak mileage?  Does an octane boost improve the mileage? 

    We have had two V-10's and both will achieve around 7.8 or 8.0 on average, towing or not.  We just purchased a 2015 Fleetwood Bounder and coming home from Fl, new, I had a low of 5.4 and a high of 8.9, average of 7.1.  I hope when it has a few miles it will improve.  It is a brick on wheels so enjoy the ride.
  • 06/04/2015 3:55 PM
    Reply # 3375358 on 921903
    Anonymous
    Terry & Belinda Moorefield wrote:It is a good idea to change out the waterhose gasket located on the back of the fridge that supplies the water to the icemaker. I have had this to leak on two motorhomes with time. Cost to change=pennies, cost of water damage=$$$$$

    Is there a how-to on doing that? I am a solo Rver and a newbie. I have a 1993 Bounder 36ft and I think the fridge may be leaking on the outside wall.
  • 08/28/2015 8:28 PM
    Reply # 3500690 on 848407
    Anonymous

    I have a 96 bounder 34 and want to add rear view camera.  Are there any electrical connections handy for the camera.   Also where to you find the master switch for the basement lights. 

  • 12/06/2015 10:46 AM
    Reply # 3677334 on 848407
    Anonymous

    We have a 2014 Bounder Classic, Any suggestions on installing portable solar panels to maintain the batteries. Also, is it possible to add an inverter?

  • 01/01/2016 1:32 PM
    Reply # 3735273 on 848407
    Anonymous

    I recently purchased an 04 bounder 35e, I converted all of the lights to led and it is great. If anyone wants to do it the ONLY place I would suggest buying the approx. 40 1156 lamps and other needed lamps is ebay. for example auto zone charges approx. 19.00 for 2 1156 lamps. I bought 20 lamps on ebay for 23.00.

    For my coach I need approx. 40 1156 and about a dozen of other various lamps etc for all lighting and outside marker lamps

     

  • 03/11/2017 10:08 AM
    Reply # 4660785 on 3054759
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    We purchased a 2014 Fleetwood Bounder (K35), we are having real problems with the steering and handling. There seems to be way too much play in the steering and real hard to hold straight.  We have taken it in for wheel alignment and we purchased safety plus steering control bars and placed on it. We are still having major issues. Called Ford because it is a Ford Chassis and they gave us no help at all and would not even consider doing anything. Fleetwood told us it is a Ford problem. No one seems to want to do anything so I guess we purchased a real expensive problem! If some one knows what to do we would really appreciate any help or ideas! Anyone else having this problem????

    I really think Fleetwood should make Ford do something! I think I would really have to think about purchasing  from a different manufacturer next time.

     


    I had this same exact problem on my 2015 FR Sunseeker  Ford V10. My mechanic was with us on a roadtrip from Mass. to Yellowstone last year. We had only 350 miles on our MH when we bought it and  5000 miles on it when we drove to Wyoming. As the mileage built up the steering improved. My mechanic believes the steering bushings were so tight that it seemed to be fighting all the steering corrections we were making as driving. It all eventually cleared up with the more mileage we put on it. It drove perfect for me on our trip home.

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