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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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A place to share information about and to get help with your Tiffin Allegro and its P-30 Chevy chassis. I'm amazed at the seemingly infinite combinations of floor plans throughout the years. See More
Jan 29
R.L Hegler commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Thanks Dan..just finished up my dash a/c restoration...whew that was fun ..lol.!    Just love having that cold air up gron while going down the highway..Ok. Dan or anyone that wants to help me, I need help picking a new alternator ,I think…"
Oct 5, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"RL glad to have you on here!! yes, I was so glad to have the right tools to open up the bleeder but wow was that tight clearance Clarence! You might check out my old Suburban furnace fix it videos (took two to make one)."
Sep 28, 2020
R.L Hegler commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Dan I Just saw your YouTube video on the rear brakes ,,,you’re so right the bleeder is sooo close to the leaf spring /hub assembly ...But glad you got it bled! I just finished installing a new furnace (suburban nt 30sp) Got a great deal I…"
Sep 27, 2020
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A place to share information about and to get help with your Tiffin Allegro and its P-30 Chevy chassis. I'm amazed at the seemingly infinite combinations of floor plans throughout the years. See More
Sep 27, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Well, I managed to find the pen hole (bigger than a pin hole) in the brake hard line and fix it with flared fittings. Now to bleed the rear drums but wow! The bleeder valve is like an 1" from the leaf springs!! It may be less because I'm…"
Aug 23, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Thanks Phil! I have a Bookdocking unit on order to replace my old and not-sure-it-even-works no label model."
Apr 5, 2020
Philip Wolsonovich commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"It is a power converter. Mine went bad on our first camping trip. Replaced it with a up dated version. Half the size and has a battery maintenance programmed in it. I would replace it while you've got the fridge out. Well worth the money in the…"
Apr 5, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"I pulled my Dometic fridge unit out to fix the roof leaks and rot and realized that under this cabinet, bolted to the floor of the RV is some metal box with a vented top. It's plugged in and has what looks like a voltage regulator mounted near…"
Apr 4, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Managed to redo the wiper/washer hoses, pump and tank so now I can hit a push button and get some water to wash mud and crud off the windshield! Of course we won't be able to travel but hey, it's one thing off my list!!"
Mar 21, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Got the belt issue fixed by pulling the alternator and putting the RIGHT pulley on her! Finally, the belt is on a correct 6 groove pulley. One more thing fixed on the Long Hauler 2. Getting ready for the next road trip south to beat the winter…"
Feb 9, 2020
Russell E Johnson commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"That is good the belt came apart when it did. We lost ours in the middle of nowhere, 4 hours to get a wrecker and towed to a mechanic. Then 2 days of repair, they had to get the part from 150 miles away. Fun times LOL"
Feb 1, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Took the LH2 out for a short test drive after getting the new license plates on her. The squeaky belt finally blew off after a gas station stop! Glad it did this now vs. on the way to Myrtle Beach in a couple of weeks!"
Feb 1, 2020
Manny replied to Jim Stoltz's discussion Strong Propane Smell from Furnaces when Tank is Low
"Hi Jim, Did You ever figure it out. I could tell that no one here could understand what you are talking about or asking about. I have the same problem. It's only when there is like a gallon left and its inside the RV which makes one wonder why…"
Jan 21, 2020
Daniel Long commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"I decided to use a guy I trust in Daytona, Bill's Discount Carburetor. he's old school and when I got my carb back from him I almost accused him of swapping it for a newer one! Now I get 19+ pounds vacuum and the engine sounds like…"
Oct 3, 2019
Rick Faunce commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"Jim, Sounds like your PCV valve is clogged or not working as far as the crankcase pressure. Or the port in the carb for the PCV is clogged"
Oct 3, 2019

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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 - I'm typing up this post instead :) )



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 — 33 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, Russell E 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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