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110V issue
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Okay, here's a poser for you folks out there in RV land!1) my 110v power doesn't work on the genset. Works when plugged into shore power.2) happened (I think) around the time I did the fridge redo…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Long May 29.

Why We Own Classic RV's
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One of our newer members from up North mentioned the cost of new RV's and boats vs. the older models and how they are still just as good (if not better!) as new but cost a fraction of the new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Javins Mar 27, 2018.

I Think I know the answer but thought I'd ask....Dometic
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Okay, she runs on electric (shore power) and can run on gas but you have to keep the button in and manually light the burner. If you let go of the button, she goes out. Thinking that this means…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Long Jul 28, 2017.

Group Opinion: Back up camera, gps and more...
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I've been looking for a setup for the center dashboard for the Allegro that will  function as a sort of information center. A decent size flat screened gps unit that can also act as a back up camera…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Mar 7, 2017.

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Daniel Long commented on Daniel Long's status
"On a similar page.... I've not replaced the actual starter solenoid but would be scratching my head about it since the coach battery appeared to get it to go. I've tested the isolator and it's good. Replacing those small autobreakers…"
Jun 10
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Daniel Long's status
"Daniel, ifffffffffff the engine battery is good but it requires a boost (house battery or a jumper) to crank the engine fast/good enough to start it, Im thinking a starter solenoid or a starter problem. I don't see that as lightning related but…"
Jun 10
Daniel Long commented on Daniel Long's status
"Had the local shop do a load test, it passed. Now onto and under the RV to find just what is either shorted or shot. Wondering if the close lightning strike had anything to do with it..... We had one hit the neighbor's tree and blew it in half…"
Jun 10
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Daniel Long's status
"Many auto parts stores and especially any battery suppliers (Interstate, Batteries Plus, etc) will perform a Load Test for free but the battery needs to be charged. However, I'm sure they could charge it (if you're not able to correctly)…"
Jun 9
Daniel Long posted a status
"More RV electrical. Developed a bad situation where the RV won't start unless I use the coach battery. Even if I charge the chassis one, it"
Jun 6
Daniel Long replied to Daniel Long's discussion 110V issue
"Found it!!! It was a transfer switch under the kitchen sink and hidden under the drawers. Blown capacitor so wound up buying a new switch. Theres a vid on my UToob channel."
May 29
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Daniel Long's discussion 110V issue
" Indeed if the genset itself is working but there's no power to the coaches AC distribution panel, I suspect:   The gensets onboard circuit breaker is tripped (can be hard to find on some units)     If you have an…"
May 29
Daniel Long replied to Daniel Long's discussion 110V issue
"Kirk, you get the cupie doll! Found the box under the kitchen sink cabinet wedged under the drawers. Blown capacitor."
May 18
Daniel Long replied to Daniel Long's discussion 110V issue
"I wasn't hooked to shore power when I tried using the genset to power the coach (figured it was a good exercise for it using a shop vac. That's when I noticed the problem and started tracking from the genset inwards (GFI??, Main breaker?)…"
May 18
Daniel Long left a comment for Diana
"I wanna guess an Amigo motorhome."
May 18
Don Olson replied to Daniel Long's discussion 110V issue
"Do you disconnect shore power before starting gen? Mine won't start while on shore power."
May 17
Kevin F Smith commented on Daniel Long's status
"Escaping New York for good?  If so, I can't say as I blame you. Kev"
May 17
Daniel Long commented on Daniel Long's status
"Yeah, 60 for the bit then 50 for the rush shipping since wife want's out of here asap.....coming up, Escape from NY..."
May 16
Kevin F Smith commented on Daniel Long's status
"LOL Daniel.  Only 60 bucks for an RV part?  You got off cheap!  LOL!"
May 16
Daniel Long commented on Daniel Long's status
"Thanks Kev! I found my TS30 Todd transfer switch under the kitchen counter area. A small, 6"x6"x3" grey box that held the solenoid switch (and totally blown capacitor!!!). so I ordered another one to replace it since I cannot find the…"
May 15
Kevin F Smith commented on Daniel Long's status
"When my automatic switch failed on our old Holiday Rambler Imperial, I ended up bypassing it and wiring in a 30 amp genny receptacle in the power compartment.  You just plug your power cord into it, and the genny powers the coach as if you were…"
May 15

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1987 Tiffin Allegro (28')
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RV and Camper Rule of Ethics

Here is the PDF version of the Rules I found. I retyped it and dropped in the original logo below. CODE%20OF%20ETHICS.pdf

It's in PDF format for printing. Enjoy!

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

Got a new and improved blog as they say....

This one's been active since we got the LH2 (an Allegro '87 class A) and I've been working the bugs out of her. Fun, excitement, travel, drama it's all there.

Take a look and laugh and cry at the stuff we go through.

Have a good one and all the best to you....


Posted on August 22, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Getting new tires, a few at a time!

Latest posts of my, less than straightforward means of achieving Vintage RV improvements....

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

The Vintage RV'er Blog

Hi Folks!

I have a blog running and youtube channel as well that follows our journeys and fiascos in RV'ing.  Here is the link for the blog.

Thanks for looking!


Daniel & The Long Family!

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

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At 10:56am on March 25, 2020, Bruce O'Hara said…

I'm a babe in the woods, yet, but we've already taken the camper for one trip that was successful in spite of all the provincial campgrounds closing over COVID19. Our Econoline camper seems mechanically sound. The one issue that requires attention in the ceiling over the upper bunk is sagging enough to make it claustrophobic up there. So some time this week I need to sneak a peak inside the ceiling to know which of the various youtube solutions I should use!

At 10:21pm on March 24, 2020, Timothy Roach said…

Thank you,  Daniel!   

I appreciate the welcome aboard greeting. 

Hope you and yours are well and planning great RV adventures to come. 

At 9:55pm on January 3, 2019, Ron Cadaret said…

Thank you so very much. Any help is appreciated. should I send pictures? if so send to which email address? Thank you  

At 12:29am on May 5, 2018, postman said…

Daniel Long, found a forum that contradicts my "Neutral Safety Switch" post. Stating it is found on the lower column, assumed to be the steering column. 

At 10:57pm on March 23, 2018, Greigg Angus said…

Yes I would like very much for you to send thru the Manuels.

Thank you so much..


At 12:21am on March 6, 2018, Ryan Waddell said…

It definitely does! I'm glad you like it.

At 9:13am on March 4, 2018, Daniel Long said…

Hey Chester, thanks for the chat this am over coffee! Anything that generates a auto parts shopping list is okay with me! Need a new chainsaw, too but that's another story....

At 8:29am on March 4, 2018, Daniel Long said…

Just cranks fine (until battery is dead) but no spark, so it's rooted in the distributor/coil area. The parts aren't bad it's just a shame that after only a year and 900 miles (okay a good deal of idling to keep the girl in shape during winter) those parts are going.

I'm going to try and new cap and see if that clears it up. I'm not looking forward to a pickup coil, that involves partial disassembly of the unit. I checked the ignition switch, it's working as it should.

At 8:00am on March 4, 2018, C D said…

Does it seem like it wants to start when releasing key?

At 5:36pm on December 31, 2017, Jeff Holmes said…

It's nice to see someone else who knows what a B-29 is. Yes, I like the older stuff.
I appreciate your comments. I am at the beginning stages of this journey. I think my first order of business is finding a place to do the work. I live in an apartment, so no garage to work from. I do have some ideas - might have to wait until spring to really start digging in. 




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