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vacuum pump for Unified Tow Brake

I have been using the US Gear Unified Tow Brake in my last two tow vehicles, and now want to install it in a third. Unfortunately, it seems as if the vacuum pump has failed: testing the system before removing it resulted in only a small movement of the brake pedal (suggesting low vacuum), and testing the pump after removal showed virtually no air movement and no appreciable vacuum (although the motor still runs). My motorhome brakes are also showing evidence of overheating, again suggesting that the dingy brakes are not all that effective. I have emailed US Gear to see about a replacement pump, but have had no reply. I have also researched availability on the internet, and find that it will set me back over $500 even assuming that the advertisers have stock. So I am considering using a generic vacuum pump as a replacement, as I can get one for a quarter of the price. But before I do, I want to be sure there are likely to be no technical issues. The way the pump and the electric solenoid are wired to the same terminal on the power module leads me to question whether there is something I need to be aware of, as the pump continues running well after the solenoid has become idle. Has anyone tried using a non-US-Gear vacuum pump with this system? Does anyone have any technical insight as to how the pump and solenoid work together? I am electrically savvy enough to be able to work around whatever issues there might be, as long as I know what they are. For example, I may use a relay for such a generic pump to be sure I don't overload the Power Module, etc. Any thoughts on this would be most welcome. Thanks.
CanadianEmbassy 04/24/15 09:51am Dinghy Towing
Cordless Upright vacuum Cleaner

Hi, Would like members opinion on what brand of cordless upright vacuum cleaner they like best. :h Thanks
Papermaker 04/21/15 10:32pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum test

Can someone tell me what it means when setting idle and you punch the gas and the needle on the vacuum gauge doesnt go all the way to 0.What does this mean?I have reved it as high as 3000rpms and it doesnt move to 0.It will move to like i5 or between 10 and 15.
joe0508 04/08/15 09:59pm Tech Issues
Sealand vacuum Toilet problem

We have a 2012 Bounder. It's been at the dealer having a repair to the roof and we just got it back. We have no power to the vacuum flush switch and the water stays in the toilet (both toilets) and simply won't flush. Holding Tanks are empty. We don't even know where the vacuum pump or generator is located. We have checked circuit breaker and fuses. All seem OK. Hubby is diesel mechanic so is pretty savy but this is new for us. Any help appreciated. Dealer is 5 hours away, don't want to go back again!
janerusl 03/22/15 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
1997 Tiffin Allegro Ford F53 vacuum Hose break

Hi, We currently own a 1997 28 ft Tiffin Allegro with a Ford 460 and have a broken vacuum hose, it's hanging from the heater valve and I can't find where the other end connected. Somehow there was another line broken at the top of the engine bay and I'm thinking there was a T or connection somehow to it, there is no evidence anywhere of another connection point. Can someone provide a picture of their same engine or advice as to where this hose connects? Can it connect to the vacuum system anywhere? Thanks for any help.
RudolphA 03/16/15 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum line Leak 2003 Born Free E- 450 dash removal

I have a 2003 E-450 Ford class "C" Born Free and I have a vacuum line leaking under the dash that controls the front air conditioner vents open and shut control and I can't seem to as of yet get the dash to come off to get to the problem, does anyone have a schematic they could post or a video as to how to remove the dash? I have been searching on line and can't seem to find anything on this. The line is leaking some where on the passengers side.where it leaves the out side firewall under the hood and goes down into the fender well area, I have routed a bi pass to get it to work and it works when I do that, so I just have to figure out how to get to the old line and replace it. Thanks Jim
Shade Tree Mechanic 03/04/15 04:14pm Class C Motorhomes
A/C door vacuum motor.

I may need to replace the vacuum motor on my 1989 Southwind. Can someone please tell me where I can find them?
Buster52 02/08/15 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Flush question

Does anyone have experience with the Vacuum Flush system? The panel turns red when it's not OK to flush (when water pump is active), and green when it's OK. I've caught ours twice now hung up on red. The first time was hours after the last flush (normally it clears within 30 seconds to a minute). The second time, the toilet hadn't been flushed in days. It seems odd that it would randomly go into a flush mode long after the last use. Any ideas?
dad2aprincess 01/18/15 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Assisted Toilet

Guys, I have a 2014 Bounder and the suction pump is not working. The green light is on but no suction. Where are the pumps located? I cannot find. Any other ideas would be welcome as to why its not working. If I do flush one of the toilets it will go down but not "pop" suction then a minute or two later you'll hear the gulping sound, The other toilet wont open to drain. it was but I used a plunger thinking it was clogged but the hole is closed? Thanks for any ideas
dbro60 12/11/14 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Assist Toilet in Pace Arrow

I have a 2008 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 38P that has a vacuum assist toilet. As the pump works and there is no suction I would like to check clamp connections. My problem is not knowing how to access the area I need to check. Can anyone offer some suggestions?
Batbc4 10/28/14 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
Where is the AC vacuum port in my 2006 E450 V10?

I just can't find it in the engine. Any pictures?
map40 10/01/14 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
Central vacuum / Next Project / Motor Bearing / Suggestions

Well, I started working on my next Project (Past Projects) The motor in the Central Vacuum system is making a lot of noise. http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/1515/DSC_5303.jpg http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/1515/DSC_5304.jpg I pulled it out and found the rear bearing is shot in the motor. http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/1515/DSC_5306.jpg I got the Model and Serial number http://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/1515/DSC_5305.jpg I goggled them and called their ?Customer Service? They do not want to sell to me, they will not verify if they even still make the unit, they did give me the number of the nearest dealer (over 100 miles away). I was willing to buy a complete new unit. My last experience with the Harbor Breeze Fan was just the opposite. Enough of the rant. So I'm looking to replace the Central Vacuum System, have done a search on Google and find no similar units. Any suggestions on units, it has to fit into the space in the compartment pictured, and I have to be able to empty it without taking the whole unit out (drop the dirt pan without removing the unit) By the way, the reason I would replace rather than fix is this has been apart before, the seals around both the intake and exhaust are broken, and the seal on the rear pan is missing.
GlennLever 09/08/14 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
Central vacuum power head question

I have a Dirt Devil central vac in my RV. The head has no rollers on it and it difficult to push. Newer ones have rollers. Does anyone have any idea what or where I can get something that will work with the central vac system and have a rolling head. I like the central vac but not the head.
twins89 09/06/14 06:18am General RVing Issues
Dyson DC 59 animal vacuum

I am looking at the Dyson dc 59 animal vacuum cleaner for our 5th wheel. For the money is it all that it is cracked up to be? Please only reply if you use one of these.....It is an expensive mistake to make...
Bob Vaughn 09/04/14 01:37pm General RVing Issues
Anybody install a vacuum System in 2014 Challenger 37KT

If so , can you share pictures of the install and placement of everything? I also want to install the VACpan add on. Thanks Bigdaddy51200
bigdaddy51200 07/27/14 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
Foodsaver/vacuum Sealers

Could anyone chime in about these? I am looking at one http://www.costco.com/FoodSaver%C2%AE-4880-2-in-1-System.product.100071662.html and wondering about the speed of operation. We get lots of ground beef and chicken breast in bulk and have found the beef tends to get freezer burn before we can get through it all. Reviews at Costco and Amazon seem positive.
RedRollingRoadblock 07/13/14 10:18pm Around the Campfire
vacuum noise or ? 1994 Ford 460 28 ft Bounder

Our motorhome started making this awful noise shortly after we bought it and we have no clue as to what it might be. Most of the time it doesn't happen til we have been driving it over an hour or so. I posted a video with sound on youtube so you could hear it. Help, it is really loud when you are inside, even happens when you are at a complete stop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3EFO3fUYr0 If anyone has a clue we would appreciate your input. Thanks
tickermarie 06/28/14 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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