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What goes wrong with air horns?
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The air horns on the Allegro stopped working. Not the fake electric ones up top, but a pair installed by the previous owner in the grille. I have plenty of air pressure, the solenoid works and I can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Oct 17, 2016.

The Guest House
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Just had some friends "move out" of the Allegro today after spending a week out there. It's now known as the "Guest House". There were 4 of them - employees/owner of an interior decorating company.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Jun 18, 2016.

Bought a "Sewer Solution"....
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So I bought a Valterra Sewer Solution pseudo-macerator pump so I can dump my RV at home into 1 of 3 sewer clean-outs in my yard. I went to Home Depot and bought 100-feet of plastic sprinkler lines…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Stoltz Jun 17, 2016.

More Driveway Guessing
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So this has been a very slow move. We got 33" of snow last week so I couldn't get to the "old" house to move the remainder of my belongings. We dug out on Monday, I worked all week and didn't have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Stoltz Jan 31, 2016.


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Jim Stoltz commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Yeah the pumps seize up, which is part of the problem. The other is that the little air tubes on the manifolds rust out and leak. My replacement engine is a GM Performance crate engine ("off road use") so it didn't have the air ports…"
Russ Johnson commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"The mechanic shop that removed all that air pump stuff on my mh left the pump itself so they did not have to find a new belt. Well it seized up on us on the major trek and we were stranded along side of the freeway in eastern Montana. Had a great…"
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"All hoses lead to this crazy air pump thing up front. I have no issue removing it and redoing the alternator belt but I seem to think that this belt is not the same one for the alternator. Could be wrong but will look. From there I'll plug up…"
Jim Stoltz commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Mine doesn't have an EGR, but it does (did) have a belt-driven air pump. They are problematic. NJ doesn't have inspection (visual or otherwise) so I removed it. Just need a longer belt for the alternator."
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"This engine has about 3 hoses hooked up to the air filter housing. One looks like a breather (foam filter on the 10 position) and two other plastic pieces at 3 and 5 o'clock. These hook up into some belt-driven unit in front of the air filter.…"
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"I was wondering on the EGR. I have her parked and running and you can detect a low whistle. Put her in gear and the vacuum drops a bit. I would consider it a great victory if I could just stop that giant sucking sound when driving."
Lakota Wolf commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"FYI,, on additional Air Leak,,,,, Check your EGR valve,,, a quick test is to remove the hose from the EGR and plug it and take a test drive,,, 90% of additional air whistles I have diagnosed was the EGR..    Hope this is your…"
Jim Stoltz commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Well the vacuum leak takes a back seat now. I pulled it out of its spot because the ramps were sinking. I noticed something dripping on the driveway. Black tank is leaking. Looking at it, it's an old crack repair that has opened back up. I have…"
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Yeah, it's something like an additional air noise that starts after running quiet and normal, like someone opens up an air valve. The strange thing is that the vacuum gauge doesn't show an appreciable change. With old BMW's and K-Jet…"
Jim Stoltz commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Yes it does sound like a vacuum leak. I have a similar issue but haven't investigated. I have a curious "whistle" at times. I most recently heard it in this vid from one of my surveillance…"
Philip Wolsonovich commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Daniel, it sounds like a vacuum leak. Check your vacuum line. If it's not that hopefully it's not the intake. We're up here just north of Bath south of Keuku lake."
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Got back from Watkins Glen KOA and had just about everything working as planned... RV'wise anyway. I am getting a strange air sucking noice off the engine while driving. this happens only occasionally and it ramps up the cabin noise a bit. I…"
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"What was private? The website? Okay, the logo stuff will be uploaded to DropBox because the file sizes for the front RV logo turned out to be 42 megs. It's slightly curved due to the scanner pulling in a 4' strip into it but it's not…"
Jul 27
Martha Toler commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Unable to see it Daniel, says private! Still would like dimensions even though you sent logos PDF. Thanks"
Jul 26
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Got the blog as well for the fun. TheLongHauler"
Jul 26
Steven Rose commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"That's to funny , Lol  have a great day Daniel !"
Jul 26

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Talked to the Original Owner of my '84 Today

Or more accurately the son of the original owner.

A week or so ago I was bored and decided to call a phone number on a Midas receipt I found in my '84 Allegro. It was the number of the owner at the time, but since it had sat so long I was pretty sure the number wasn't good anymore. But an answering machine picked up, with no custom message - just a robot voice saying to leave a message. I did. I didn't hear back from anyone until today when the son of the original owner…


Posted on June 30, 2017 at 8:04pm — 10 Comments

Pocono 400 Trip Report

Today's Pocono 400 race was the first trip out this season with the old Allegro. I am the world's worst procrastinator. I didn't get to half of the work that I wanted to do on the rig before I left. And I had to leave the race early because I have school work due at midnight (that I am not doing right now -…


Posted on June 11, 2017 at 6:16pm — 22 Comments

Condolences to my Brother (aka The Dutchman)

My brother, a member here but not a frequent poster, lost his RV today. We were supposed to head out to Hershey this afternoon. He had the fridge on electric, and in preparation for leaving switched it over to propane. He waited for the green light indicating it was lit and went in the house. 15 minutes later the trailer exploded. Thank God no one was hurt and the house, while damaged, didn't light up.

I'm still going, but I have to say I'm really shaken up. You may recall…


Posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:34pm — 35 Comments

Fuel Economy, or lack thereof

Filled the Allegro up in preparation for my next trip this coming weekend.

It looks like I went 165 miles between "fills", and it took 40 gallons. So about 4 MPG. I did run the generator quite a bit - a bit over 5 hours and it sucks down about a gallon an hour. I also question my last "fill" because I know that when it's full it pukes gas out the top of the tank where it meets the filler tube. The gas station attendant (can't pump my own gas in NJ) insisted it was full but…


Posted on June 9, 2015 at 8:38pm — 28 Comments

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At 12:52pm on November 13, 2015, a linger said…

  now I have to run emergency close now   talk later thank you

At 12:52pm on November 13, 2015, a linger said…

 not much of a techy on computer, still figuring out how to use this site. 1989 allegro on John Deer chassis. all new pads and master cyl. has brakes at low speed one time then fade away. hydro boost 2 with electric assist

At 7:13pm on July 5, 2015, jeff york said…

I have had little luck doing anything with a radiator that has problems. I have tried additives but, they end up greatly shortening the life of the radiator but may buy you a little time. If its a fan issue at idle. I would get an electric fan. They kick on via temp sensor switch. But, since the vehicle was designed with a standard fan, if that is not working, a fan change is a band aid at best. I have as you know a highly modified 454 that now a 496. Over heating is not an issue and I think we are both on a P 30 platform. 

At 9:37pm on June 24, 2015, R. Randall Halton said…

Wow. You know it's bad enough having a occurrence,,, then to have to be subjected to more expenses in addition to the loss. My vehicle fire the insurance company looked at me like I was crazy. Then she turns around and tells me she wants the new cost replacement prices and to price it out and to find what receipts I had left. Moral of the story,,, don't keep receipts in your investments. And make duplicate copies of your investment in projects. And they paid... and lowered my INS. rates. If your brother needs a hand let me know Jim. I like that name The Dutchman. Very cool.

At 12:26am on June 23, 2015, R. Randall Halton said…

I was suggesting that we take up a collection to rebuild his camper. GlennL marine has a  few cool camper plans if he wanted to utilize the existing trailer frame and build a new one. That's nice he found out about a Vintage Shasta, I hope it works well for him.

At 4:53pm on September 21, 2014, Jimco_W001 said…

I sure do enjoy reading about your motorhome.Thanks for saving it.Do you think it was worth all the work?I know my 1970 Winnebago F-17 was.

At 7:46pm on July 9, 2014, Russ Johnson said…

Having tools and spare parts is great if one has the ability, or should I say capability, to render such repairs.  Unfortunately, I know how to make the repairs, but my body will not cooperate, I walk with a cane on good days, and a walker on my bad days.  IF I get on the ground, it takes me several attempts to get vertical again.  I agree that having parts to render repairs beats waiting for tow trucks and paying mechanics to do stuff I know how to do, but at this point in my life, that is just not feasible.

At 7:03pm on June 21, 2014, paul nevitt said…
Sorry Jim. Some how i deleted the photo we were talking about. Thank you for all your comments.
At 1:21pm on December 15, 2013, Normand leveille said…
Looking at a 99 Georgie boy cruise master with 71000 mi new tires newt vs original owner .they are asking 15,800 .Does that sound good or a walk away. Norm



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