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    Bible and church, canoeing, trees, rope and knots, geography, history of US wars, aviation, managing IRA accounts. Age 71. Married 20 years.

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    94 Warrior. Previous was 90 Dolphin Micro Mini M-900. Before that was 87 same model.
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    Traverse City, Mich

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  1. My 94 Warrior has the same model furnace. It quit dead this year. I found that there was a blown glass buss fuse 4A in the red feed wire. This was right at the furnace on the left side. Have a look. Good luck.
  2. Back from Michigan's UP. Used the furnace two nights. At first the sail switch would move but stop just short of closing. I took off the front grill and used a stick to wiggle the switch several times and then it would creep closed but the furnace would run. Fan was fairly noisy. After two nights use the sail switch closes quickly and the fan motor is noticeably quieter. I guess it just needed to be used some.
  3. My 94 Warrior also is 17 gal. Part of the bottom of the tank has been pushed up a little which may reduce capacity but I think by less than half a gallon. I did manage to put in 15.7 gal once this year. I drove until the needle was almost below the E mark and then after the needle quit moving another 15 miles or so before filling. I based my driving on knowing my usual mileage times 16 and rounded down just a bit in case I was below average. Got away with it.
  4. Maineah, Thanks for the info on board cost. If I go in there to replace a board I might as well replace or lubricate the (noisy) fan motor with a quiet one. Any Idea on the cost for one of those? I remember pricing a motor for the furnace in my previous 87 Dolphin and the price was over $120 at an RV dealer.
  5. That thin metal under the belly is NOT framing. It does prevent a lot of floor damage from splashing water, thrown mud, and flying stones.
  6. I think my house (not Toyhouse) has a couple of those serrated head bolts.
  7. That fuse may have been horizontal. I didn't see it until I pulled a nest of wires from the left side to the front. Not too happy to learn about boards going bad. I will see what happens.. Hope to get at least another ten years with this Toy.
  8. The suburban furnace in my 94 Warrior worked okay in late April this year, just more fan noise than I would like. But in late July it was dead. No fan, no clicks, fuse in 12v converter was okay. Our next trip is to Michigan's upper peninsula right after Labor Day; forecast is for 60's high, mid 40's to low 50's at night. So I went on a voltage hunt. I found a buss glass fuse in the red feed wire on the side of the furnace had blown. 4 amp was hard to find. Struck out at NAPA. Auto Zone had one only if you bought a nine fuse assortment for 3.99. Found them at a hardware associated with the do-it-best chain. A 4-pack of 4 amp fuses was 1.99 but then I saw a 2-pack of time-delay 4 amp fuses for 4.19. Since I could not think of a reason for an overamperage I was concerned that I would keep blowing a regular fuse. I thought it only runs the fan so the time delay fuse seemed a better idea and installed one. Furnace works. Now today I got out the factory manual for the furnace and saw there is a circuit board in there. The question is--could I ruin the circuit board if the voltage goes over 4 again? I have been told that time delay fuses take about 30 seconds to blow. Should I pull out the time delay fuse and put in a standard one?
  9. I would be very uneasy about stuffing a suitcase-type gen into where the Kohler is. The exhaust could kill you. If you just carry it there but take it out to run it, that is just fine.
  10. To find water heater walk around the outside. Look for a metal door about 15 inches high and 18 inches long. It will have some ventilation grillwork in it. The bottom of this door is usually about even with the inside floor. Open the door and there it is--unless it has been removed. 110v outlets--5Toyota is right. There should be at least one, maybe more gfi. Mine is in the walkway and just below the kitchen sink. Every year at least once we hit the test button by accident and have to reset it.
  11. First Toy 87 Dolphin had no gen. I bought Honda EU2000i. Second Toy 90 Dolphin had Onan 2800 in it which ran. Third Toy 94 Warrior has Kohler 2800 in it which runs. I definitely prefer the Honda. (A Yamaha would be just as welcome). My roof A/C is small enough that the Honda can start and run it. Onan was dated, noisy used more gas, and the exhaust blew dirt when I parked on a dirt campsite. The Kohler is the most noisy, uses the most gas, blows the most dirt. After giving it two chances I refuse to use it any more. I start it once or twice a year just to have it working in case we get a different Toy and sell this one. Only reason I haven't removed it is lack of time and initiative. My suggestion is to tear out the Kohler.
  12. Had an Onan 2800 in my previous Toy, have a Kohler 2800 in my current Toy. I would take Onan over Kohler every time.
  13. When you say none of the electric works, do you mean both 12V DC and household 110V AC? Things to try-- find the electric panel/converter. It is usually down by your ankles. Open just the top of the front and try resetting the circuit breakers. You can do this safely even when the rig is plugged into shore power. Then if it is not plugged in to shore power, do that. This may solve problems with 110V AC. There will also be a row of small 12V fuses like cars and trucks have. Put a multimeter across a fuse or fuse holder to check for voltage. 12.5V is good. No voltage could mean there is no battery in the house, or that it is dead, or that it is not connected properly to the electric panel. Voltage between 0 and 12.5means you need to charge the house battery.
  14. I always wanted to know this so I could take a screen in to a shop and get new screen fabric installed. Thanks to Linda, I was just able to go pop out two of my screens in seconds. Don't even need a screwdriver. I just slid the screen sideways a bit so that I could grasp the vertical on each end, then lifted straight up compressing the spring which is in the top . The bottom cleared the track by almost a sixteenth of an inch and I just pulled it to me then lowered the screen until the top was also out. But note this: in my Toy the springs are in the top. In Linda's the springs are on the bottom. So if the screen won't lift up try pushing down and see if it moves at the top first. If neither way works, get a little screwdriver and try what Linda does.
  15. I have had 87 and 90 Dolphins and now have a 94 Winnebago. I have also looked under or crawled under another 15-20 Toyota RV's. On none of these was the leaf spring welded to the frame. at any point. Wish I could get pics to transfer from my phone to my laptop but they won't so words will have to do. As the leaf spring flexes two things happen. One is a small change in length because of less or more curve in the spring. The other is a change in the angle between the frame which does not move and both tip ends of the spring which do pivot slightly. The shackle is a means of allowing for the changing length. It has four sections. One is a bolt with bushing that goes through the frame. Another is a matching bolt with bushing that lies parallel to the first bolt and goes through the end of the spring. The other two sections are links between those two bolts. On my Winnebago one link is welded to the head of both bolts, creating a U shape but laid on its side. After the U is slid into the spring and frame then the other link is put on and held by a nut on the end of each bolt. The two links transfer weight from the frame to the end of the spring. Because the shackle is free to pivot at each end it allows for changing length as the spring flexes and also allows for the slight pivot at the end of the spring Shackles are usually (always?) at the rear end of the spring. Spring end pivot at the front end of the spring is handled by a single bolt/bushing which goes through both frame and spring. Not saying things can't be done another way, just that this is the usual way.
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