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Greetings / Re: Happy Veterans Day 2017
« Last post by rvguy101 on February 16, 2018, 05:57:14 AM »
us coast guard, 14 years. retired, eyewitness to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1976 American Clipper 821F
« Last post by rvguy101 on February 16, 2018, 05:41:42 AM »
but before u do go, & build a new one. there some on e-bay. & the one i put in my 78, came from the junk yard. & has no shorts, check it all over. i been working for cars, & trucks, & rv for over 48 years.
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1976 American Clipper 821F
« Last post by Toedtoes on February 14, 2018, 06:43:32 AM »
I'm back to update.
Currently, the RV is at a mechanic. We're stripping parts and taping over holes so we can clean the engine compartment early this week. We've found a rebuilt carb for about $200 and other sundries are falling into place, but the wiring harness burned in places when the engine caught fire, and that's still impossible.

There's one https://medford.craigslist.org/rvs/d/1976-american-clipper-rv/6461886094.html '76 (same model year as me) that might supposedly have a wiring harness, but at this point I think it would be as much hassle as building a new harness entirely from scratch and gumption.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dodge,1976,b300,5.9l+360cid+v8,1074743
This website offers a huge bevy of connectors for the engine and cab of my vehicle, so I think we could string together all the correct connectors and make a go of it.

However, I think some phone calls and advice from people who know more than I do would go a long way. Any clues for where I should hunt would be helpful. Thanks!

I looked into replacing my harness.  I determined that even if I found one, I would have to check every line to make sure there was no short.  I would buy the connectors and build a new one.  That way you KNOW it doesn't have any faults.
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1976 American Clipper 821F
« Last post by rvguy101 on February 14, 2018, 05:24:52 AM »
rock-auto, i don't care what anyone. say about it. my old 78, dodge. my old 85 ford diesel, class c rv. & my old, 77 dodge class c rv. have parts from rock-auto on them. the old 78 i have. we drive just about everywhere. we go for a trip. & it have almost all the engine parts, from rock-auto. Napa Auto,! i only ues belts, or radiator hoses. & i buy my fluids from there. parts i go to rock-auto for. in Alaska where i live, it just easy to order from rock-auto. for parts. ok, as for the one in medford,! it is a good friend of my. who owns it. have sat for a bit. but the wiring harness,is there still. so i will try to call about it. & see, about buying it for parts. i have one for parts. & i going to pm,! a harness, i ues on one of my. well keep the up-dates comeing. i will do my best to help out. rvguy101, or eric.
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1976 American Clipper 821F
« Last post by rvanarsdale on February 11, 2018, 09:54:40 AM »
I'm back to update.
Currently, the RV is at a mechanic. We're stripping parts and taping over holes so we can clean the engine compartment early this week. We've found a rebuilt carb for about $200 and other sundries are falling into place, but the wiring harness burned in places when the engine caught fire, and that's still impossible.

There's one https://medford.craigslist.org/rvs/d/1976-american-clipper-rv/6461886094.html '76 (same model year as me) that might supposedly have a wiring harness, but at this point I think it would be as much hassle as building a new harness entirely from scratch and gumption.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dodge,1976,b300,5.9l+360cid+v8,1074743
This website offers a huge bevy of connectors for the engine and cab of my vehicle, so I think we could string together all the correct connectors and make a go of it.

However, I think some phone calls and advice from people who know more than I do would go a long way. Any clues for where I should hunt would be helpful. Thanks!
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Non-Club Member Technical Questions / transmission
« Last post by rvguy101 on February 10, 2018, 06:21:55 AM »
hi, so i been uesing atf-4. for the transmission. & was waiting to know. what type u guys ues ?.
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Forum Notices and Announcements / Re: My sister just got a Clipper...now we are twins..
« Last post by jolene on January 28, 2018, 11:01:41 AM »
rv101 ...small world my sister and I both have twins too...would love to see yours with bunks.
we are still looking for a chevy clipper if anyone has one they are selling
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my sister, owns or ues to own. a 78 Bunk bed Model. she sold it & i pick it up off her.
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1st time Clipper owner needs manual & advise
« Last post by jolene on January 26, 2018, 02:43:18 PM »
Hi Lona..Congratulations on your Clipper..I have a 78 Dodge and my sister does also.. We are fairly
new too and so excited..We have done some cleaning and decorating but haven't went camping yet.
We are both in western Okla but joined the ACOC and love to read and enjoy the many post.
  I too was looking for a manuel and found there is no manuel...I did get a manuel for the Dodge
440 engine.  I am also looking for a Chevy Clipper for my brother in law and they are hard to find.
If you could send me pics of yours on inside and out...I would be glad to show pics of what we have
done to ours...It is a learning experience and we are learning as we go how things work..This is a
great forum to get lots of ideas, and ask questions as many on here are experts..  Anyway glad to
welcome you and happy trails and safe travels to you...jolene
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It's A Clipper / Re: 1st time Clipper owner needs manual & advise
« Last post by Toedtoes on January 26, 2018, 08:38:41 AM »
Welcome and congratulations!

There is no manual for the RV itself. There are manuals for the individual components (fridge, stove, etc.). Google on the individual component and you should find some.

Not sure on the awning - I don't have one. I'm sure someone with one will provide instructions.

As for the fridge, RV fridges are expensive. Many folks put in residential fridges instead - but you have to have enough battery power to handle the load plus a generator or hookups to recharge the battery regularly.

My fridge went out when I first got the clipper. It ended up that it just needed a new thermocouple. That was about $20 and I put it in myself. So, you might check for that first.
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