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1999 u270 owner. On road need to fix
Well I now have my Foretravel. 1999u270, 81,000 indicated. Driving it from Ky back to west of San Antonio.
Need to fix some issues. Currently on I40 headed homeward.
Thinking of going to Fot. Need to check steering, bag system, abs check light....

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Re: 1999 u270 owner. On road need to fix
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Steering-alignment can be done at any big truck  alignment shop. Would advise reading  many threads here before doing anything.  Bag system, what is up with that?  Leaking, not  inflating etc.? Is your HWH system functional? ABS most likely...

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Coach came with no records.
Was also hoping that there might be better tech in area of Fot. I put on new Yokohama tires. Had alignment done. (Shop said it was perfect). Said brakes were great. There seems to be excessive play in wheel before you...

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For my 2 cents I'd try and get in to Motorhomes of Texas (MOT) in NAC.  Have Keith Risch at MOT go over the coach and try and get as much done there as you can.  In a perfect world with time not an issue I'd have Brett Wolfe do a thorough...

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Exactly what my goal is. I printed out 180 page owner manual for 2003. (DUH!). But it has been read and reread. Now has 3 highlighted colors. I have knowledge. Just no tools. Heck I kept the razor blade I cleaned the mirrors with. Note. Ds...

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I second the MOT recommendation.  We bought our coach in February of this year in Houston and headed for NAC.  We had a few things done at FOT (washer/dryer inspection, ATS rewire, Motorcade numbers) but a lot was done at MOT including a brake...

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The ABS light could be a bad wheel sensor.

Mike

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I applaud your desire to get your new coach lined out ASAP.  Keep in mind that trying to get a number of concerns addressed may involve multiple days in a shop (assuming any shop can get you in on short notice).  Our rule of thumb around here is...

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The ABS light could be a bad wheel sensor.

Mike
Or even a good wheel sensor with too much clearance to the tone ring.

Or a front wheel bearing with excessive play resulting in too much clearance.

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Or even a good wheel sensor with too much clearance to the tone ring.

Or a front wheel bearing with excessive play resulting in too much clearance.
Just out of intellectual curiosity,
Who's ABS did...

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abs check light. Want to have transmission serviced, cruise keeps dropping.

Do you have these symptoms at all when cruise drops?

Transmission seems to be hunting, 2003 U320, need help

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Thank you 1 and all for your inputs. I have no plans until end of month. Even those can be cancelled. Made it across Mississippi. Rest stop again. Bad nerves in right leg. Running good. Steering stressful. One ac not happy.  Priority....

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Try and get the manual for a 99,is very different from 2003,try and answer the questions we ask,will help us help you,and put your
coach info in the signature area.One thing for sure,if you have the original shocks switching to the Koni FSD's will...

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MOT and FOT are super busy. If it were me I'd take the advice about calling Keith Rich at MOT and try and get in there as soon as you can and let Keith give the coach a going over. Keith and MOT are awesome.

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I hate Dallas and Austin traffic. As I have stopped tonight. I will call am. Hopefully I will start driving 3am or so. To be able to be in nac at opening. Then find Rv or ??? To stay at. Then down to 10, buckees, home I10 - 90- hang a left at...

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If MOt is busy look up the whiteheads shop in Nac.  They can do  it all too.

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Join the Foretravel Motorcade club and stay at Foretravel.

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I didn't see this mentioned but your cruise will drop out if the retarder is on.
By the way I was at Cecil Field from 85-90

Mark

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I did and do have retarded on. Will turn it off when I start out today. Mark H

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I did and do have retarded on. Will turn it off when I start out today. Mark H
You can have the switch on just have the handle all the way up.  Drop the handle down when needed.  Even with the...

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HEY Maz. You were spot on. Retarder on = CC that doesn't hold. On I30 at 70 with retarder off, CC was almost Tesla.
John I know nothing about joy stick position or usage. Will read when stopped later..have to find info on google.
Currently at rest...

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I know nothing about joy stick position or usage. Will read when stopped later..have to find info on google.
You don't need to Google - we have it all here.

Transmission Retarder Operation - How Does...

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Re: 1999 u270 owner. On road getting it fixed.
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Thanks

Generator just stopped running. Has red fault light. Heck. Awaiting call back on service

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Most often temperature related or otherwise low oil

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Crankcase oil aok.
There is fresh spray oil in compartment.
Stumbled on how to reset.
Started, running smooth.
Now I know why I can run only one AC.
 Pt 8kw,single phase, volts 120, maps 66.
On Safety side. Steering box is hot. Compartment has oil...

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