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Archive / Re: Electrical short Fuse blows:
Last post by Helobubba90 -
Yahoo Message Number: 112029

Pete - For future reference, our coaches should be similarly laid out and I replaced both "bus" pumps in the past two weeks. My forward pump (and the one that had the seal failure) is located in the electrical bay forward of the first bay. It is bolted to the floor and is easily accessible thru the larger access panel. I would imagine that the forward pump is similarly located on all the magna/affinity coaches of the same era.

Interestingly when I went in to change the aft pump I found it had been electrically disconnected but other than the disconnected wire was still functional. I've owned the coach for 9 years but haven't had it in cold weather to know what issues there may have been with regard to heating. No idea why the pump had been disconnected but not replumbed if there were issues with it.

Dan

2000 40' Magna #5788
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Archive / Re: Electrical short Fuse blows:
Last post by Pfhays2000 -
Yahoo Message Number: 112023

On my 2000 Magna, wire #134 starts in the front run bay connected to a 20 amp circuit breaker on the fuse panel and runs to the coolant boost pumps that help engine coolant get to the dash heat exchanger. There are two pumps on my coach, one in the engine compartment and one up front. You may also see reference to these pumps as 'bus' pumps.

Those pumps run anytime the ignition is turned on.

Most of the failure problems with these pumps is a significant coolant leak when the seals fail.

I don't know where the front pump is but I've read it is under the passenger side headlight. I know the rear pump on my coach is above the transmission in the engine compartment.

If you have a problem with one or both of these pumps many people have simply bypassed them with a short coolant hose and pipe nipple. Those that have bypassed the pumps haven't reported a problem with their dash heater.

If the pump(s) cause the fuse to blow you could disconnect the pump and see if the pump is the cause of your problem.

pete

2000 40' Magna CAT C-10, #5892
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Archive / Re: Electrical short Fuse blows:
Last post by Intrigue03 -
Yahoo Message Number: 112021

Dave,

As Fred said, disconect the pump (drivers side next to the transmission) and see if the fuse holds. When these pumps fail they can freeze up and blow the fuse. I bypassed my pump because they run all the time and are prone to failure. I still have plenty of heat up front without it. I used the the power from this circuit to power my Fass fuel pump.
Bill 03 Intrigue 11514
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Archive / Re: Electrical short Fuse blows:
Last post by Fred Sage -
Yahoo Message Number: 112019

Hi Dave,

Don with the Intrigue has your answer. The pump Don is talking about pushes engine coolant from the rear to the front for your dashboard heat. This is independent of your Hurricane. You may have a second pump in the passenger's side front that pulls the same coolant. The Intrigue may or may not have the front pump. I would disconnect the wiring to the rear pump and see if that cures your problem.

Fred now w/SOB
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Archive / Electrical short Fuse blows:
Last post by Drwheat1957 -
Yahoo Message Number: 112009

My 2003 Intrigue 36' 11588. In the ignition fuse box (below driver) I have a 20 amp fuse that blows when the ignition is turned on. The wire it serves is #134 and the drawings show it serves the Rear Heat Circulating Pump. The pump seems to be functioning when the heat thermostat is turned on. I'm having a hard time tracking the #134 wire back into the Hurricane furnace control box. It also appears that the horn is affected to as it doesn't toot.
I don't mean to imply I want to follow the wire as it and its bundle of wires can't be physically followed. But, I would think if a wire starts out labeled #134 it would make sense if it were also labeled on the other end.
Anyway - if anyone has any thoughts I'm willing to listen. Thanks.

Dave W.
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Archive / Re: Burning Man 2018
Last post by Jimcoshow -
Yahoo Message Number: 112044

I've been to Burning Man 3 times in my CC Inspire and yes the dust is intense but it is cleanable. It takes me 8-10 hours and a river or water and I only manage to get 99%, the rest comes out on its own over the year. Driving for a few hours in the rain gets the last 1% out too.

I kept the inside much cleaner by placing 2 fine furnace filters on top of my ceiling vent fan and pulling filtered air into the coach 24 hours a day. This kept a positive air pressure in the coach, enough to keep much of the dust out. I had to change the filters every two days. Next trick is to tape every window and slide seam with blue painters tape to make a tight seal.

Those two precautions worked very well, I still found dust inside after the event but not a lot.

I like the idea of renting a coach but I guarantee you every RV this side of the Mississippi is rented for this event and at a premium price. Plus they typically charge $500-1000 non refundable cleaning charge. They know you're going to Burning Man because those participates (aka Burners) are the only people that will pay the inflated price to rent an RV in that week!

If you've never gone and want to try it go for 2-3 days midweek instead of the full week. You will get a taste and your coach will survive, after you clean it. It's sold out for 2017 but it will be back next year.

Jim Coshow

2005 Inspire 51501
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Archive / Re: Burning Man 2018
Last post by robwillardpab5411 -
Yahoo Message Number: 112041

Married into an old time Nevada ranching family for 45 years. Owned motorhomes for 44 years. Many years ago, before Burning Man, we took our motorhome over dirt roads through that area. Did so in spite of my wife's insisting we'd be real sorry. She was right.

Every window was closed up tight, and it did little good. The fine dust permeated the coach. We wound up taking every damn thing out of our the coach, every drawer, every cupboard, every closet, every storage area. Fine dust in abundant amounts EVERYWHERE, and on every thing in it. Every space had to be cleaned, and every item cleaned individually. We never did get all the dust out. A memorable trip. And once was enough.

You may have a tough time finding a motorhome rental in Reno if they know you want to go to Burning Man.

With all that said, Burning Man is a tremendously unique experience, and my wife talks about going.

But not in our motorhome!

Michael

Inspire 51748
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Archive / Re: Burning Man 2018
Last post by Sharon Brandt -
Yahoo Message Number: 112039

Burning Man is an interesting happening. A group of people living free on an alkali desert playa. Hot sun, dust (not just dust, alkali dust, eats your skin, makes you itch, miserable stuff), alkali dust permeates every inch of your coach. How do I know, we took a Tiffin Phaeton across the playa on a hunting expedition. Leaf blower and vacuum cleaner could not rid that coach of alkali. We owned a business on one of the routes to and from Burning Man and saw the absolutely wasted people returning, looking for a place to clean up and get rid of the alkali. If you value your Country Coach, you will drive it to Reno, park it in an RV park near there and rent a coach to take to Burning Man. Then you can, hopefully be wise enough, to get a room somewhere, take a couple of showers and then return the rental coach and claim your Country Coach and go down the road. As an aside, I am not a youngster, but I do remember the Phaeton and the inability to rid it of the residue of the Black Rock Desert Playa. I also remember the poor, wasted, but happy souls who came through our store wanting to wash up but learning that there were no public bathroom facilities in the building.

S. Brandt
2006 Intrigue
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Archive / Re: Burning Man 2018
Last post by Smitty -
Yahoo Message Number: 112015

We will miss this one, and have never made any of the one's we had planned to attend before...

We have good friends who are multi year veteran's... AND WE WILL DO IT, BEFORE TOO MANY YEARS GO BY!!!!

Salute to those that go before us, and keep the legend alive - and more importantly, worthy...

Smitty

04 Allure 31017