International Harvester Chassis Rv's


International Harvester Chassis Rv's

This is a group for any and all RV's that are on International Harvester chassis. Both the 1300 and 1500 series chassis.

Location: Stockton, IL.
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Feb 24

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International Harvester with questions 1 Reply

Does anyone have any information on the history of International Harvester 1973 motorhome?

Started by Dee Brooks. Last reply by NancyB Feb 24.

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Comment by Kirk Hoffman on October 18, 2018 at 8:15am

James, I just tried replying, but it said it was too long. Wouldn't let me post. here's my email that will work better maybe. it is kchmn61085 at yahoo I should be able to write longer messages there. Have a great day and take care. Kirk 

Comment by Kirk Hoffman on September 22, 2018 at 5:07am

Hi Robert,

    I don't know anything about Avco units. I would measure the battery boxes and  get the biggest capacity batteries that would fit. How many batteries does it use? some have a separate battery bank for the house and a single starting battery. Make a note of the terminal positions. IH engines usually start very easily if they are in tune so don't really need a huge battery. 

                   Sincerely, Kirk Hoffman

Comment by Robert Allen on September 21, 2018 at 10:52pm
I need to know what size and or group of battery or batteries is required for a 1972 Avco on a 1510 MHC chassis. The engine size would be 392 cubic inches. Any help or answers please?
Comment by Kirk Hoffman on September 10, 2018 at 5:38am

Personally, I would never put disc brakes on anything. In these days of high gas prices you just add more rolling resistance. I have never seen a disc brake system where the wheels will rotate freely when you raise them off the ground. To prove my point jack up the front end of a drum brake vehicle and give it a spin. See how long it spins, not try that on a disc brake front end!   That being said, I don't know of any conversions and doubt there are any. International stopped building this series chassis in 1975, and never offered disc brakes on them as far as I know. You might find a front axle off something newer in a junk yard, but it would involve a bunch of searching for the right spring spacing and steering set up. Simple physics show that a drum brake system gives you a lot more brake area than discs, and on a RV they would be the most sensible way to go. But if you simply must have disc brakes, go for it and let me know how that workd out.

Comment by David Ungers on September 10, 2018 at 3:14am

I have a 1970 international chassis 1510 was wondering if any one knows if you can put a disc brake conversion on it??

Comment by Peter Solin on October 8, 2017 at 9:00am

Looking for any information on a North American All Seasons RV built in Sioux City, Iowa, on a 1970 International frame. Thanks for your help.

Comment by mike hutchison on February 28, 2017 at 9:07pm

sorry I put 1410 should be 1310    mikeh

Comment by mike hutchison on February 28, 2017 at 9:05pm

hey kirk;  my motorhome saya it a 1410 mhc on the tag and it got 5 lug buds on it , and the 16in wheels I put on are ford and dodge 1t tubeless.      yes ihc motorhomes were built at the then discontinued metro plant in Chicago.  also you may have solved a long standing problem about some of couch wiring and converter.    thanks you've helped a bunch.    mikeh

Comment by Kirk Hoffman on February 19, 2017 at 6:00am

Hi Mike, Did IHC actually build the bodies  for their RV's? Were they based on the IH Metro vans? I'd like to know more about them.

    I don't know about your system, but both of mine have converters to change 120 to 12V power. All my interior lighting is 12V. The outlets and AC are wired for 120V. I too replaced my old gad refrigerator with a Walmart version. I had to install a new outlet for it in the enclosure. I just connected it to an existing outlet and ran it into the compartment. I believe any available converter would work for you. Just replace the old one and you should be good to go.        Kirk

Comment by mike hutchison on February 18, 2017 at 10:13pm

hi all;  ive been on here since oct. of last year.  working on a 74 I h c , and yes I H C built motorhomes for 1 year.  ive been through brakes ,wheel bearings ,replaced wheels to tubeless, repaired and replaced dash wiring and gauges, replaced fuse panel. put in new circuit breaker box because fridge was bad (replaced with Wal-Mart 120v unit and microwave).  but now my question to anyone who knows or understands part of the coach wiring is 120v and part is 12v.  this unit has a phillips converter pt# pc301-m-2, 30 amp ,which is no longer available.  it was struck by lightning, as was my house last year.  can someone explain wiring  and converters to me?  I understand most of it but would like to talk to some body who knows much more than me.  buy for now bless you all and be safe;  mi


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