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  1. Hi, I have a 2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G. It's on the Workhorse chassis. When I go to the parts store to buy virtually anything (oil filter, battery, etc.) they want to know if the vehicle is a 1500, 2500, 3500 etc. What do I tell them for my model of RV to make sure I get the correct parts? It's been a bit hit and miss. For example, I got the correct battery, but I didn't get the correct oil filter in the last 2 weeks. My engine is an 8.1 liter vortec. Thanks, Robert
  2. It’s a win when it can be fixed without expensive parts. I hope I get that lucky! No word from the tech that has mine. He says he should have it fixed by this Sunday.
  3. Will do John! The gentleman seems to think it’s not a huge issue. There were absolutely no signs something was wrong. It just didn’t crank one day. We will see!
  4. I’d be happy to let you know what was wrong. He made that observation from looking at it himself. He’s supposed to be highly trained. He’s the generator guy at the largest RV dealership in the area. I met him on a camping trip and he’s doing it for me as a side job. I’ll be sure to get back with you. He said he’d be done this coming weekend, depending on the availability of any parts he might need. That’s evidently a big problem the dealerships are having right now.
  5. I appreciate everyone’s help. I had to pull the generator out of the rig and a tech I found is repairing it. He hasn’t gotten back to me, but evidently there’s an issue with the bearings or something is lodged in that area. He said he had even found a walnut stuck in one of them! The starter engages the unit and when it tries to turn it over, something is preventing it from turning. I appreciate everybody’s help. This one was a bit above my pay grade!
  6. First of all, I am forever grateful to you guys for your help. I’m spending most of my days with my family right now, so I haven’t dug into the issue a tremendous amount. I did change the oil, change the spark plugs and I downloaded the wiring diagrams, which I’m trying to make sense of, but I think I’ve figured them out. I checked al the dash fuses as well. This morning I took the wiring diagrams and took about 30 minutes and. Ranked around under the coach. Then I started at the back and unscrewed a ground wire that attaches beside the plug that I hook my toad to with the chord. I thinks it’s called a dog bone, collar or something. I’m learning! It was very corroded, so I took a wire brush and cleaned everything really well and reattached it. I was hoping that was the issue; it wasn’t! So, tomorrow or the next day, I will continue to work myself forward now that I’m a little more familiar with the wiring. If I had to guess, now that so think about it, I would bet so have a bad ground or a bad connection in the area where the house batteries and automotive batteries have all those connections up by the starter area. I remember stopping in Savannah last August, beautiful but blazing hot, and I couldn’t get it to start. I had tested everything and couldn’t figure it out. I finally crawled up under it and tapped on the r starter and pulled on all those cables around the starter and it was gone until I had the same problem about 3 months ago. I did the same thing and I’ve had no problems since. So, maybe I do have some additional bad ground wires or connections somewhere. My generator does start off the house batteries and you can “boost” it with the automotive battery. I have learned a lot, but wiring is still a weakness. I’m most concerned about the lights so I can safely get back to East Tennessee. I have a high school friend there that runs a Moabite repair business in the Gatlinburg area. I’m currently in Northeast Florida. I’m am just super grateful for the knowledge/ education. I’m truly amazed at your all’s kindness. I will carefully go through the rest of your guys advice the next few days and update you to let you know if I get it figured out. Thanks Robert
  7. Hi, I have an Onan 5500 Gold Generator and it won't start for me. When I attempt to start it, either inside the rig or from the generator itself, I get a clank sound. It's like the generator initially gets power, but then won't turn over. You might also describe it as if the flywheel doesn't spin; it's like it's locked. I checked the oil level, gas, spark plug and the fuel pump seems fine as well. I can hear it working when I prime the generator. Any ideas? I am having a hard time even getting a onsite mechanic right now due to them being overwhelmed! I have a great mechanic at home, but I'm not home!!! Also, at about the same time, all of the lights on the back of the coach went out. I don't have tail lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, brake lights, and the lights won't work on my Toad when it is attached. Would this be a related issue due to a bad ground, etc. I've had great luck out of this coach for the last 6 years. I'm not a great mechanic. If anybody has advice for either or both problems, it would be appreciated. I'm trying not to get ran over before I get if fixed!!!! My coach is a 2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G. It's on the Workhorse Chassis. It's a gas coach. I'm new because I've never really had an issue in the last 6 years, be Gentle (LOL)!
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