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1988 gulf stream 460 Ford motor vacuum lines

I am sorry if I am not posting this in the right forum. I have a 1988 gulf stream with the John Deere chassis and a Ford 460 motor. I need the diagram for the vacuum lines. Some are not connected and some are rotten and needs replaced. I am planning on replacing them all. Thank in advance for any help anyone can give me.
Aintright 07/06/16 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
Replace Beam central vacuum

Unable to find bags for the round model beam central vacuum Need suggestions for replacement must fit in the same place Aka basement storage This model design is 25? Years old
MrWizard 07/01/16 11:56am Class A Motorhomes
1993 Ford E350 vacuum and A/C question

Haven't been on here much lately - too many other things going on...but, we took the RV out last week for the first time in a year and had a great, rather uneventful trip - except for no cabin A/C. Not a huge deal, but I'm in the midst of fixing it right now. The system was EMPTY - so I tried to draw a vacuum, just to see what I had. I really think the problem had to do with the schrader valves, but I'm not sure. I pressurized the system with compressed air (yes, I know nitrogen is better and I know about the moisture issue - I used a filter and I knew I was changing out the drier - at least - when I was done anyway. Didn't find any huge leaks after spraying around and the vacuum got down to 29" or so and when turned off, held steady for more than 10 minutes. Pulled the orifice tube today and it was covered in really fine, almost dust like metallic particles (they were attracted to a magnet)- pretty clogged up. I'm assuming my FX15 compressor has died - I have a new one (FX10) coming tomorrow, as well as a new condenser. My question is should I replace the evaporator as well? And how concerned should I be about the hoses? I see no signs of oil/leaks and I am having an impossible time finding any replacements for this van chassis...the line from the compressor to the condenser has a muffler installed in it and I've read that you can't really flush those. But, if I get the hose out to where I can turn it upside down, do you think I can run some flush through it? I am planning on flushing the evap and all the hoses - installing new compressor, condenser, drier and orifice tube and going back with R12. One other question - in taking the drier off the passenger wall, I had to remove the vacuum reservoir. I noticed that nothing was hooked up to it - no hoses running to or fro..? Been like this since I've had the coach (6 years) - should I be concerned about this? Any other advice/ideas? Thanks, Ryan
rgnprof 06/13/16 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet problem

While de-winterizing our 2011 Bounder Classic 36R, our vacuum toilet would not work. Neither the green or red light on the panel would turn on when turning on the power switch for it. Questions I have are, where is it powered from? Where is the fuse, and last where is the vacuum pump located at? Is it enclosed by the sheet metal channel running along the upper side of the storage bins in the rear drivers side? Any help is truly appreciated. Thank You
str8shooter_mn 04/23/16 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Small; vacuum cleaner ?

I'm looking for the smallest, but most powerful 120 volt vacuum cleaner that I can get to keep in our trailer. What have you got and would you replace it with the same ? I am not interested in a 12 volt one Jack L
NanciL 04/13/16 06:54am RV Lifestyle
Preventing issues with vacuum toilet system

After talking to a fellow full timer the other day, he mentioned that he had a calcium build up (apparently from water used at several campgrounds over time) on his toilet "ball valve". We have a 2016 Bounder with the Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet system, and I am wondering if CLR would be ok to use to help prevent this build up. Of course not to be used after/with each flush, but periodically.
jeeperdude10 04/12/16 07:30pm General RVing Issues
Dometic Sealand vacuum toilet

We have purchased a 2016 Bounder 35k with the bath and a half. We also have the Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet system which makes such a racket that it can be heard (when recharging) no less than 100 feet away. When we get new neighbors and have to use the leu, boy the looks our rig gets.......... We have been told "this is normal in some MHs, is this right?, I do not hear anyone else's. Suggestions????? Thoughts?????? It works fine, just so darned LOUD.
jeeperdude10 03/10/16 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Using a vacuum guage and gear selection towing for best MPG?

I tow a 2014 KZ Spree 260RKS, loaded weight close to 7,000 lbs, with a 2004 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi. I have a vacuum guage installed and tapped into the manifold vacuum. I have not been able to resolve the following question. I would appreciate hearing from some folks skilled in the subject. Question related to best MPG: Is it better to tow in tow mode, high gear pulling about 5" of vacuum at highway speeds, or is it better to shift down one gear and tow at about 8" of vacuum. The roads in my area are not flat or level enough to tell just monitoring my trip computer MPG.
Rlarue 03/07/16 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
The vacuum won't start ...

A retired guy sits around the house driving his wife crazy. One day she says to him: "Joe, you know that you could do something useful around here- perhaps you can vacuum the house once a week." He thinks it over and says: "Sure, why not. Where is the vacuum?" A half an hour later he comes back into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. His wife says, "I didn't hear the vacuum running, I thought you were going to clean the floors?" Exasperated, Joe answers... "The stupid thing is broken, it will not start, we need to by a new one." "That's funny" the wife says, "it worked fine last time I used it, show me what is going on." So he showed her. Click Here.
d3500ram 02/23/16 03:41pm Around the Campfire
Diesel 12v electric vacuum pump

On my 94 Bounder DP the vacuum pump has fried. It runs the heat and cool settings up front and the cruise control in back. I am wondering if there is anyone who has used a simpler replacement pump than the one buried in the frame? I have found a Dormer 904-214 pump for Fords on the web but not sure if it will be adequate for my use.
Ava 02/19/16 03:53pm Tech Issues
Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light Upright (HV322) vacuum

FANTASTIC!! Finally ... a small upright that has the power of a big canister. EASIER to use than a canister in small areas. I live in a motor home which has it's cleaning challenges. This cleaned the kitchen floor mat so well that it looked like it had been washed. And get this... hubby started cleaning the screen on the roof vent and ended up doing the ceiling because it was so easy to use. The light on the powerhead is great for floors but the light on the motor end was perfect for doing the ceilings. That's right... ceilings. The light on the motor end is fantastic when you are using the TRUE PET attachment for the ceiling. PICTURES Right now... the Shark Rocket is lower priced than the others and includes the TRUE PET attachment. Amazon link I looked at another Shark unit (I think that was a HV301) at Home Depot but didn't like the way the dust/dirt container dumped. You had to take the entire power head outside to dump it...cord and all. What a bad design. The Shark Rocket's dirt container is a much better design... and pops out of the motor end so the motor and the electrical cord is not in the way when you are emptying the dirt. When we first started out on the road in 2005 I had my old renaissance electrolux from the house but replaced that with a Kona Miele two years ago because I thought it would be smaller and easier to tug around stuff... but it was not easy enough to make once a week cleaning an easy or quick task. So there's my 2 cents worth... I've bought four cordless vacuums for my Class A and Truck Camper... cordless has it's worth but this $200 Shark is in a class of it's own.
louiskathy 01/11/16 11:12pm General RVing Issues
what vacuum do you use

TT had only linoleum. 5er has carpet. not sure what to use. wife sees little vacuums, I thought maybe a small shop-vac. I have not figured how to post in All forums, just a single forum. am I doing right
bbaker2001 01/03/16 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
vacuum toilet flusher

Just bought a new 2016 Bounder and WOW!, thought I was in an airplane when first went to the 'privy'. What a noise it makes as it works to produce a vacuum-sometimes it 'cycles' in the middle of the night and wakes us up. Anyone else have "airplane shock"?
jeeperdude10 01/03/16 03:14pm Tech Issues
Splicing Plastic vacuum Lines Dash AC Unit

I have a Evans Tempcon Dash AC Unit. Most newer RV's have this. The Vacuum lines are small 1/8th inch dia, and are made of a plastic like material. They are way to long and Thor (Four Winds) chose to fold them up and secure to the outer firewall with nylon ties. After time they will kink cutting off the Vacuum to the Dash AC. They are almost 3 to 4 feet to long. Does anyone know how to cut and splice them. I am sure this is what is causing my Dash AC Problems and lack of vacuum. Mel UPDATE Thanks everyone for the suggestions I used rubber tubing and slid the two ends into a 4 inch piece after cutting out all of the excess plastic tubing. THanks again everyone. Mel
mhbell 10/16/15 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Cleaner Frustration ARRRGGGHHH!!!

I've been searching to no avail. A hundred twenty volt AC power small vacuum cleaner than has a hose. And powerful enough to clean carpets in the toad. In which it will be packed. A Wurlitzer organ size vacuum is out of the question. But it has to be small and POWERFUL. I don't need or want a rotary brush, Quicksilver has all hardwood floors. 12-volt cleaners have proven to be more than pathetic. So unless a miracle has happened, I will forget that. POWER POWER POWER! And able to jam in with the rest of my junk when I go to move. Thanks in advance Gracias en Adelante
MEXICOWANDERER 09/18/15 01:58pm Tech Issues
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