Coast Resorts Open Roads Forum: Maiden trip results in our 2006 Winnebago Outlook
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class C Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class C Motorhomes  >  Class C

 > Maiden trip results in our 2006 Winnebago Outlook

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
pwrchrd

Arizona

New Member

Joined: 08/09/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/09/14 06:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did a two night trip and 300+ miles in our RV this weekend and only had a few issues. Has anyone encountered any of these and have advice?

1) During load on the engine, Ford E-450, the A/C quits blowing out the normal vents and starts coming out the defrost and heater vents by your feet. When the load returns to normal so does the direction of the air. The air is always ice cold.

2) Twice the slide needed a little helping push to starting going out. Never had a problem coming in.

3) Some water is dripping from the outside access to the hot water heater, more like condensation. Drips down the side of the RV. This only happens when the hot water is on.

All in all a pretty successful first run. In two weeks I will try it pulling my Rzr trailer.

This could get addictive!

Kurt


Kurt


Fastfwd75

Canada,Quebec

Senior Member

Joined: 05/21/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/09/14 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read that some cars will switch to defrost vents when there is a vacuum leak. Maybe under load the truck is pulling on a tiny crack in the tubes and opens it up???


Eco Camp 20BH
Ford F250 Lariat 4x4 4.30


aubreym

Washington

New Member

Joined: 05/29/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/09/14 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely a vacuum leak.


- Aubrey W7OLY

j-d

Sunny Florida USA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 06/09/14 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Heat/Vent/A-C (HVAC) system in cars and trucks is designed to defrost the windshield if the controls have failed. They presume worst case is winter with ice/snow/frost. Yes, Leak Somewhere. Can be the Control Switch (behind the Knob), an Actuator, the Vacuum Reservoir, a Connection, or the Lines themselves. A good approach is "What Work was Recently Done?" I broke a line in a Ford changing a Battery.

Water Heater is probably a leaking Safety Valve. RVs have the same Pressure/Temperature valve that home water heaters have. The can develop a leak over time. We're told to briefly release it periodically and that seems to encourage drips.

Can't help with the Slide other than to say Lubricate and check for Obstructions.

* This post was edited 06/09/14 07:56am by j-d *


If God's Your Co-Pilot Move Over, jd
2003 Jayco Escapade 31A on 2002 Ford E450 V10 4R100 218" WB

TyroneandGladys

Chandler AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/09/14 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We do not even use the dash AC we run the generator so we can use the roof top AC. We have a fan that blows the air into the cab.


Tyrone & Gladys
27' 1986 Coachmen


fortytwo

Livingston, TX

Senior Member

Joined: 02/19/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/09/14 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 2000 class A A/C would stop blowing cold air under heavy load. The diverter valve is not held open at high vacuum. There was a fix for it but don't remember exactly what it was. I never had mine upgraded. However, I hope Ford would have fixed that by 2005 (assuming the 2006 Winnie was on a 2005 chassis). Could have a leak as others have stated.


Wes
"A beach house isn't just real estate. It's a state of mind." Pole Sitter in Douglas Adams MOSTLY HARMLESS

mikim

Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/21/2003

View Profile






Posted: 06/09/14 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The slide could be low voltage batteries. Definitly lubricate the slides but check the voltage of the batteries as well.





pwrchrd

Arizona

New Member

Joined: 08/09/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/10/14 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks all, will check all your suggestions, since it is a newly purchase used vehicle knowing what work has been done on it will be near impossible.

As for the possible vacuum line issue, do these issues tend to get worse or do you think I would be good for a while since I have our large summer trip coming in 3 weeks and need one more trip pulling my Rzr before the big trip to confirm that is not going to be an issue in our 2500 mile journey.

j-d

Sunny Florida USA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 06/10/14 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How severe is the vacuum issue? By that I mean, does it divert only on a long or hard pull, or even the slightest grade?
More often than not, problems like this are
1. A Hose - in this case a very small one
2. A Broken Fitting
3. Cracked Vacuum Reservoir
4. Mode Select "Switch" (actually a Valve) in the Dash
Above in order of probability.
Tell ya what. Nearly as hot in FL today as AZ. Far more humid though. But I'm going out to look under the hood of our E450 for vacuum lines and/or a diagram. Back directly.

j-d

Sunny Florida USA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 06/10/14 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looked and came out with nothing. Nada, Zilch. Praying I never have that problem to chase. Seriously I didn't see a single small vacuum line. Got out my Haynes Manual for Ford Van and it offered nothing also. So some suggestions:

Open a thread with a title that says something like "E450 Dash AC Control Problem" either in Class C or Tech Issues. "Maiden Voyage" may not attract somebody who reads far enough to see the issue.

Open a thread on an automotive forum like BATAuto.com, Domestics Forum. Our RV's are a 1-1/2-ton chassis, but every Ford Van has the same setup to control the HVAC. The BAT guys may be able to post a diagram or parts location for you.

Unless a component is weakened, leaking at that point, and hanging on by a thread, I doubt the divert problem will get worse fast.

Other than the broken line in the Ford, we had an Olds Cutlass that kept getting condensation on the windshield. It was SOME OF the cold air from A/C coming out the defrost vents and condensing on the base of the windshield. In that case it was the "Vacuum Switch" causing the problem.

In the case of the Olds, the guys at the Auto A/C Bulletin Board were able to help me. Again, same problem any Ford Van.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class C Motorhomes  >  Class C

 > Maiden trip results in our 2006 Winnebago Outlook
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class C Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS