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Technical Support / Re: Dash air repairs
« Last post by Gerald Farris on May 27, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »
Mandy,
In an ideal world (everyone knows that these coaches are not part of an ideal world), Mike is correct, but the labor to change the expansion valve on some coaches is so high that I would not change it as along as it is still operating effectively. On my 2000 Marquis, it was about a 4 hour job ($500+ labor bill) to change the expansion valve when it failed because it had to come out the top of the dash. Hopefully, yours will be more accessible.

As for metal particles in the system, there should not be any except in the high pressure line between the compressor and the drier, if even there. In my experience, a failed compressor does not leave excess metal in the system the vast majority of times, so I usually just change the compressor and drier, evacuate and recharge the system, unless I am in a hurry, and then I just replace the compressor, evacuate and recharge, and that works the majority of times.

If there is metal in the system, it will usually collect in the drier, but in a worst case scenario, it will stop up the expansion valve, and you will have to change it and the drier later. It comes down to a repair cost vs an insurance cost, how much are you willing to pay to insure a lower chance of an additional repair?   

Gerald
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Technical Support / Re: No return fuel to tank in Cat C9
« Last post by Bryan Beamon on May 27, 2020, 03:20:31 PM »
Thanks Eric, I have been in contact with Dave Atherton and he is assisting with our issues.
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Technical Support / Re: Separated storage bay door
« Last post by Mike Shumack on May 27, 2020, 12:01:06 PM »
The epoxy alone is strong enough - as long as you meet the surface prep requirements. It's a lot stronger than the tape Beaver-Monaco was using.
In the other thread there are links to 3M and Lord Fusor brands. See the product comparison charts and/or the manufacturers YouTube product videos to be sure to select the correct one.
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Technical Support / Re: Separated storage bay door
« Last post by Adam Hicklin on May 27, 2020, 01:13:43 AM »
Mike, would the epoxy be strong enough alone, or would it still need a mechanical fastener or weld?
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Technical Support / Re: Bay door separating from hinge
« Last post by Adam Hicklin on May 27, 2020, 01:10:40 AM »
Mike, would the epoxy be strong enough to use alone, or would it still need to be welded.  Rivets would work, but I think I wouldn’t like the look of that.
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Technical Support / Re: Air Ride 04 Monterey
« Last post by Lee Welbanks on May 27, 2020, 12:13:58 AM »
Gerald,  That's why your so good at this, I never thought of the rear sagging causing the front to lean, now that you have said that when my coach was leaking at the right rear it would cause the front to raise on the opposite side.
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Technical Support / Re: Separated storage bay door
« Last post by Lee Welbanks on May 27, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »
If when they built these coaches they would actually get some people that can weld and weld these parts up where they will not fall apart in a few years. As Mike stated I've used epoxy two part to stick one of my door panels together, it was the interior part so it doesn't show on the out side.
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Technical Support / Re: Massive fuel leak
« Last post by Lee Welbanks on May 27, 2020, 12:05:33 AM »
They will do everything under the sun not to pay, a squirrel probably comes under the act of god, natural disaster heading, I would think it would be more on the line of a rat doing all the damage. Good luck!
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Technical Support / Re: Separated storage bay door
« Last post by Mike Shumack on May 26, 2020, 11:52:31 PM »
Adam, here is a thread on the same subject that may be of some help http://beaveramb.org/forum/index.php/topic,9871.0.html
I would not hesitate to use automotive "structural panel adhesive" (i.e. its a two-part epoxy-like adhesive) as long as you can get both mating surfaces clean. I have used this (the Lord Fusor brand) product many times. Most of the body panels on modern cars are adhesive bonded -its really strong stuff.

The problem you have, is that you would need to remove the metal frame support rail in order to clean the mating surfaces properly. And it looks like just the corner has come loose - so maybe you don't want to pull that apart completely, so a rivet (or two) might be easiest fix although probably not the best looking fix.
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Technical Support / Re: Massive fuel leak
« Last post by Fred Cook on May 26, 2020, 11:52:31 PM »
 Well, I have an update after taking it to the repair shop. They told me that a squirrel had nested up on top of my tank and chewed through the lines and some wires. I don’t understand how it could’ve been done when I use the motorhome at least a couple times a month sometimes for a week at a time. Anyway, I called my insurance company Progressive, and made a claim.  They told me that the claim may not be covered under my policy but will let me know in a couple days.  I am scratching my head now wondering why it would not be covered if I have Comprehensive coverage.
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