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air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
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 sheryls RV (1983 southwind 33ft  class a)has a blown engine and until i can find funds to replace it it is not moving..Temps this week are 100 degrees plushas 2 colman RV Air conditioners..series…Continue

Tags: conditioning, air

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Rowe Jul 23.

aqua matic dual flush toilet by thetford 1984 Southwind class a
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leaking when water pump is on.. looks like its internal from what i can find.HOW do i take this thing off its base.. or do i lift the wood base up and are drain hoses long enough or do i somehow…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Jun 30.

Exhaust fan replacement/ repair.
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Jensen exhaust fan over range has a small front door that opens.  whole thing maybe 18x18x5 in size in a 83 Southwind..12v only motor and fan blades simpley screwed in w two screws. lost a couple…Continue

Tags: parts, exhaust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry H Jan 19.

Major engine issues.
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Yes this is "RV" related so bear with my story...Purchased a 83 Southwind with 48k on the engine.Started up slow but expected it.. Drove it 15 miles to nearest Oil place to get all fluids gone…Continue

Tags: 454, Chevy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Feb 7.

 

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Gary Rowe replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"When I first got mine I had no power to the rear air come to find out it was wired to only run off of the generator. My guess is back in the day power at campgrounds could not handle both."
Jul 23
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"on;y thing in back other than an ac plug, misc wiring is a black box about 2x3 inches looks sealed has two wires on left 3 on right"
Jul 23
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"oddly enough the front AC is actually running.. putting out not ice but definately cold..no switches for front-rear ac units. definately rear AC has no ac at the romex wiring.. the y both go to one 20a circuit breaker..  Frig is a Norcold 8010…"
Jul 23
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Jul 23
Bill Russell replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Phil about the refrigerator, I have a 3 way in my Chieftain, it wouldn't run AC either, I metered it to the back of the unit, there is circuit board behind a cover on the back of the refrig unit. On that board is a 5 amp automotive type fuse on…"
Jul 22
Bill Russell replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Phil my 89 Chieftain has front and rear AC but has a large toggle type switch above the refrigerator it allows you to choose front or rear unit. The older units because they run off 30 amp shore power can only run one unit at a time. Bill"
Jul 22
Gary Rowe replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"My switch is by the microwave can't run it and both air conditioners."
Jul 16
postman replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Sounds like a three position center off switch. Some actually come with lock out key."
Jul 15
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"that makes a lot of sense as its on a 20a breaker. just need to find that switch  :-) "
Jul 15
Jimco_W001 replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Back in the day Winnebago motorhomes had a switch to turn on either the front or rear roof ac unit. But not both at the same time."
Jul 15
Lakota Wolf replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Roof a/c's are easily swapped,, Take down the inside control cover, You will have either 2 or 4 bolts securing the top and bottom, The wiring is just 3 wires (your a/c supply line) Flip that breaker off if your plugged into shore power. Pull…"
Jul 14
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"in your opinion.. are most roof ac units "hot swappable" without a lot of structural changes ? I should clean and recoat the roof and probably best to deal with this AC issue first."
Jul 14
Lakota Wolf replied to phil moulton's discussion air conditioning 1983 southwind class A
"Roof top a/c are are expensive to service and 99% of the time a repairman will recommend changing them out,, The older a/c units use FREON, which is no longer available,, You can spend $600 service fee to have them checked or get 2 new ones at $400…"
Jul 14
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air conditioning 1983 southwind class A

 sheryls RV (1983 southwind 33ft  class a)has a blown engine and until i can find funds to replace it it is not moving..Temps this week are 100 degrees plushas 2 colman RV Air conditioners..series 6740one ac is only blowing cold airthe  rear ac has NO 110v power to itboth run off a 20a breaker in the panel under the rear bed.unknown why there is no power to the rear acboth have blower fans that had to be manually kick started and oiled. am guessing both ac units need a recharge.do you have any…See More
Jul 14
Lakota Wolf replied to phil moulton's discussion aqua matic dual flush toilet by thetford 1984 Southwind class a
"The can and do hide a hold down nut behind the flush pedal, sometimes you have to lift or depress the pedal to access it. The other is on the back, hidden from line of sight, I've had to feel and find to get it."
Jun 30
Terry H replied to phil moulton's discussion aqua matic dual flush toilet by thetford 1984 Southwind class a
"I apologize. They are in fact T-studs on a slide sleeve that allows for either a 3 & 9 or 6 & 12 o'clock positioning, with allowances for slight deviation. Your photos help, but far better would be 3 from the front shooting the base -…"
Jun 29

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purchased what looked like a nice rv ran great for 10 miles.. now a 3 ft breaker bar cannot turn the crank or loosen the mains on a stripped down block. repl water pump rebuilt gas heater. some leaks and just a bad bad investment. but not giving up. even the microwave just quit..
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At 11:43pm on December 17, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

I feel for ya, Phil. I have an 86 Southwind and I have given up on it. If we were closer I could make you a great deal on a chevy 454. The delamination was so bad and I did not likevthe way repairs were turning out I said the heck with it. I wish you luck on your endeavor. 

 
 
 

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