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Old 10-25-2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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Followup on the heater:

I found a website that has all kinds of manuals online including Suburban:

http://www.bryantrv.com/docs.html
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #12
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I just had another "thought revelation" (Sorry, couldn't resist) about today's repair facilities.... We've come a long way since the Model A and the Model T, but sometimes that's not a good thing. Dealers look for ways to maximize profit, simplify work requirements and minimize customer returns. The unit replacement method is one such way to do that. On this actuator assembly, if anything at all is wrong with it, there's only one small part that's defective. Say, the motor has brushes that won't connect to get it moving in one specific location on the commutator, or a bad winding in the motor, or a limit switch/ratchet lock that is not working properly. To have an electric service rewire the motor is probably a $50 service, to change out the limit switch is $25 with parts costing $5 ot $10.

The dealer changes out the actuator assembly for $750, customer is on his way, won't return because of a "loose bolt" or other issue and the RV is repaired... But, at what cost and to who?

I'd do some crawling around under that slide before I paid for that kind of repair. Maybe the actuator does need to be changed out, but is there a more efficient way to repair it? Check it out and make an informed decision...
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:28 AM   #13
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Followup on the heater:

I found a website that has all kinds of manuals online including Suburban:

http://www.bryantrv.com/docs.html
WOW !!! Thanks, Steve. That link is definitely one to put in the favorites. Much appreciated...
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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WOW !!! Thanks, Steve. That link is definitely one to put in the favorites. Much appreciated...
Got a couple more:

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm?nowritefs

http://www.rvingthemidwestconnection.com/index.htm

http://gasrefrigeration.net/service_manuals.htm

http://www.dometicmanuals.com/PROD/M...f?Opendatabase

http://www.aerocoachinc.com/ownManual.php

http://manuals.heartlandowners.org/

http://www.nwrvsupply.com/manuals.htm

I have dozens and dozens of bookmarks stored away from 12 years of owning our last trailer and much, much more.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:39 AM   #15
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When we retired and moved to Michigan, we were actually going to stay in one place and just do the "motel/hotel/air" type of travelling. Well, that lasted almost 6 months before we started looking for another RV. Because of the move and getting out of RV'ing for a time, a lot of this kind of information was either thrown away in the move or just got misplaced and I can't find it.... Occasionally, I'll run across a file folder with the owner's manual for a jackstand or a inverter, etc. I even found the sales receipt for the VW Campmobile that started all of this back in 1971... It actually cost $2600 NEW LOL Imagine that!!!!!

Thanks for the links, I'm sure many of us will find them useful...
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #16
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stuck slideout

I had a failed actuator, leaked oil everywhere. Was totally shocked to se the price on a new one. They are nothing more than typical hydralic units on any piece of machinery. I took it to John Deere and it was fixed for under fifty dollars. Works perfect. Not so with hydralic motor. It stops 2 or three times during slide in or out procedure. 4 slides, But the motor stays very cool and doesn't appear to be over working. I have had weak thermal overloads on other motors, I haven't tackled this one yet.
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