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Re: Greets from an AVCO owner

Unread postby Dr. Righteous on Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:10 pm

77Travco wrote:Yes, we love pics! I would be curious to see pics of the interior, etc.

Yeah,
Will post some pix. Been wrestling with getting the generator running correctly. Was able to find the correct operators manual on the net.
It stated the choke is a thermostatic electric type. Hmm, that could be an issue since that part is totally missing from mine. :roll:
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Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Dr. Righteous on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:08 pm

Greets all.
Got some request for interior pictures of my 78 Avco Grand Touring.
Here ya go.
standing about where the door is looking to the rear
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The dash after 35 years of hacks. The dash panel was removed to deal with the seized shifter cable.
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The 440 sleeping.
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The fridge is brand new; never used.
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The fabulous on-suite bathroom that smells like cheap aftershave and stale toothpaste.
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The escape hatch.
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The carpet has been replaced with vinyl flooring. I'm going to recover the dash pad with new vinyl. They had all kinds of tacky knick-knacks
glued and screwed to it. Pretty much ruined the vinyl. There was a big boat compass stuck to it. I yanked that off and gave it to my son.
Now he walked around saying things like " my heading is 270* west" ;)
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Re: Greets from an AVCO owner

Unread postby Acesneights on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Dr. Righteous wrote:
77Travco wrote:Yes, we love pics! I would be curious to see pics of the interior, etc.

Yeah,
Will post some pix. Been wrestling with getting the generator running correctly. Was able to find the correct operators manual on the net.
It stated the choke is a thermostatic electric type. Hmm, that could be an issue since that part is totally missing from mine. :roll:

I moved this post here under your thread so we can help you answer it. Post which generator you have.
If it's an Onan Mine does not work either and it was very expensive to replace. I wired the choke open. I have never had a problem with it starting in warm weather and it I do need it in cold I just open the gen box and move the lever by hand.
Post a pic of it too.
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Acesneights on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:41 pm

That is a nice looking rig. Does it have a rubber roof or fiberglass ? I can't tell.
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Dr. Righteous on Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:01 pm

Acesneights wrote:That is a nice looking rig. Does it have a rubber roof or fiberglass ? I can't tell.

Fiberglass roof.
Cleaned up nicely when I gave it a bath last week.

On the Onan genny electric choke issue. I recovered the choke housing from the floor of the compartment and found the bi-metal coil is gone.
Just some general searches I can find the heater for the choke, but not the coil. The heater assy is priced $50-60 bux so I hope this one is still good.
Need to clean it up and ohm out the coil.
This is a Onan NH 6.5 but I know they made several different version of this through the years. Need to get the numbers off the plate. It appears to be the original so it is circa 1978.
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Acesneights on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:44 pm

Like this one ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPFmwUNYEQA
Looks very similar to a CCK. Same motor just about, slightly different generator part.

Parts for these older Onans are through the roof but they were great Generators. Nearly impossible to kill.
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Dr. Righteous on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:43 pm

Acesneights wrote:Like this one ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPFmwUNYEQA
Looks very similar to a CCK. Same motor just about, slightly different generator part.

Parts for these older Onans are through the roof but they were great Generators. Nearly impossible to kill.

No, actually look exactly like this:
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:08 pm

So... You have a rear queen bedroom with the bathroom somewhere in the middle? A 6.5KW Onan genset?... You could probably run 2 roof airs at the same time with that one. ;)
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Dr. Righteous on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:19 am

77Travco wrote:So... You have a rear queen bedroom with the bathroom somewhere in the middle? A 6.5KW Onan genset?... You could probably run 2 roof airs at the same time with that one. ;)

The rear rear has a large (for MH) bathroom. The sleeping arrangements are 2 bunks and 2 overhead bunks. There is a couch up front that makes into a bed also.
There are just 3 of us, so no problem with enough room.
I think the DuoTherm AC units are aprox 1500w each, so shouldn't be any issue running them both. They were installed new in 2002. I took the electric choke housing inside and cleaned it up so I could examine it closely. The whole housing is warp and the clamping part on the back does no have a gap anymore. I really need an entire assembly. :(
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Re: Have Avco will Travel

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Yeah that is different then what I have . Mine is huge and bolts to the muffler and also has electric.
I got a carb kit from here cheaper.
http://www.jackssmallengines.com/
Or there is always:
www.onanparts.com

or The bay...
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