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brookeebug

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Posted: 10/23/20 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found this old fixer upper that I want to get. It's listed as a 8 cylinder 1972 Ford RV and has the word "Scout" on it in the pictures. I want to find some sort of owner's manual so I can research properly before I get it but I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere! I can't even find any pictures of this model. Literally the only match I could find was this website url=https://www.imcdb.org/v799355.html which is not a lot to go off of. It's very beat up but if I want to fix it up, I'd like to have something to go off with the electrical system and design. If anyone knows anywhere I could find information on this model, it'd be much appreciated!

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/calhan-free-ford-rv/7209157634.html

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Posted: 10/23/20 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

None of the pictures open but here is one 1972 Ford RV that you can have for free. 1972 Ford Class A

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Click HERE. Drop your picture in the box, copy the address into your post. Pictures will show up....hit CTRL D to bookmark the link....Dennis

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Posted: 10/23/20 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 1972 Class C's were built by cutting away the Van body shell,
So for chassis get a Chilton's Book that covers 72 Ford Vans
As for the RV interior 12v wiring, it's unlikely any documentation exists,
No schematics, no routing diagrams, you'll be super lucky just to find a digital copy of a sales brochure
I would Google read thru and search online copies of popular mechanics magazine for 1971 & 72, you might find a review article or advertising info


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"I found this old fixer upper that I want to get."

Please report back in 5 or 10 years when you have it all fixed up.


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Posted: 10/23/20 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Typical owners manual won't help you with electrical diagrams etc - even in new RV's. Most RV's have pretty std setups. Over simplified .... coach batteries typically run to a main panel which has both DC and AC breakers/fuses. The main panel is usually attached to a converter (converts AC to DC). In many cases there is a wire which runs from the main panel to the Chassis battery .. and that usually runs though a battery isolator (separates chassis/coach batteries unless ignition key in on position).

If you have specific electrical issue there is usually someone who can provide you with guidance.


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Executive wrote:

Click HERE. Drop your picture in the box, copy the address into your post. Pictures will show up....hit CTRL D to bookmark the link....Dennis


I have used this many times in the past. Lately Norton gives a security warning:

"This is a known dangerous web page. It is highly recommended that you do NOT visit this page."

Norton can give false positives so who knows...

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Posted: 10/23/20 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rgatijnet1 wrote:

None of the pictures open but here is one 1972 Ford RV that you can have for free. ***Link Removed***


Thank you, this actually is the one I'm looking at.

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Bidding war?

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Just so you know, that is a Class A motorhome
Basically any MH built on top of a bare chassis provided by the automotive trucking mfg is a Class A

Class C is built on a chassis that comes with a complete Cab dash etc ready to drive, just needs the RV box built/installed

Like i said in my other post, in the early years of class C manufacturing, motorhome builders bought complete Vans and cut away the body behind the drivers cab

IDK when the first Class 'A' was built, or who MFG it,
But build your own, started with the very first cars and trucks, and special built to order House Cars were made by coach builders on the motor chassis provided by the buyer, even in the early 1900's


brookeebug wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

None of the pictures open but here is one 1972 Ford RV that you can have for free. ***Link Removed***


Thank you, this actually is the one I'm looking at.


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