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1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
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We've acquired a 1977 Winnebago Brave with a Dodge 440. It had sat untouched for 17 years however, after replacing plugs, wires, gasoline, air cleaner, radiator, etc., it started & we were able…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Olson Apr 26, 2020.

Original Hand Pump Faucet Repair

We'd like to use the original hand pump faucet in our '59 Rainbow canned ham but it's not working right. No matter how much we pump it doesn't build enough pressure to draw the water from the 5…Continue

Started Aug 13, 2015

Vintage Camper Trailer Bunk Bed
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We're currently fixing up a 1959 Rainbow 20' Travel Trailer. We'd like to add a bunk bed on the back right sidewall. We'd like it just in case one of our grandchildren need to fit in, though we don't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Jun 17, 2014.


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Don Olson replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
""rebuilt the carb"... Hornets nest."
Apr 26, 2020
Don Olson replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
"Please post compression readings per cylinder wide open throttle, 6 compression strokes. Sounds like slipped timing chain. Never "throw parts" at an engine to try and solve a problem. Ask me."
Apr 26, 2020
Daniel Long replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
"The 440 also has a timing mark attached to the front timing chain cover. That's where the magnetic pick up sensor is mounted. You may have to get under the front of the rig to see it. There's a notch in the harmonic balancer/ pulley."
Apr 20, 2020
Daniel Long replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
"I don't have my old Dodge 440 anymore but you could check the neutral safety switch. Sometimes if that goes the ignition will NOT allow the engine to start because it thinks it's in gear. Try shifting into Neutral and starting or finding…"
Apr 20, 2020
Wade replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
"we just got a 76 brave with the 440 mopar and going through same issues!!  but it drove outta the field and home on the highway like a champ!!      Any info at all would be helpful as this is a new world for me  !"
Apr 20, 2020

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1959 Rainbow 18' Travel Trailer & 1977 Winnebago Brave 26'
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At 11:11pm on June 23, 2014, Lakota Wolf said…

You found the place where we all help each other, with repairs and tips and our travel adventures.  On your rock guard, I can (web) assist you on building one.

At 1:11pm on June 21, 2014, Dereks Amazing Circus said…
Welcome aboard friends, you will find this a very helpful and friendly place to be.
At 11:49am on June 21, 2014, Missy Jensen said…
Same for us. We are 1 month owners. Well, currently working out the title details with the DMV. Sellers have been helpful just didn't come up as the last on the title. Anyway, she is in our possession and the details are hopefully on their way to being ironed out. We have a lot to do and one step at a time will be our motto. Yes, compromise on the glamping, I guess. Started out as mine and hubby is so helpful I will resist the effort to go all pink and frilly:) Let's stay in touch....nice to compare notes as we go.
At 8:45pm on June 17, 2014, Lakota Wolf said…

Welcome Bud and Julie,,,,, Ya  found the right place for the best advice on a vintage/classic RV.




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