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Offline Jcparmley

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Relocating Wabesto
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:10:30 PM »
I have a 102dl3 bus.  I need to pull my Wabesto out of the bus and have it evaluated and rebuilt because currently it is not hooked up at all.  Since nothing is plumbed I was thinking about relocating it into my water bay which I believe will allow me to remove the rear ledge.  This would be great because I want to put my fresh tanks under the rear bed but also build a raised floor for the eventuality of adding full jakes.  The larger valve cover will be needed.  What would it take to move the Wabesto and is it a good idea?

1996 MCI 102dl3
Series 60 12.7 w/ Allison B500 Retarder
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 04:35:12 PM »
How do you plan to route your exhaust?

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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 04:49:16 PM »
I was thinking down through the floor and out toward the back.

How do you plan to route your exhaust?

Jim
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 05:31:08 PM »
After I removed the 16 gallons of coolant from mine it was still heavy .
I slid it out the bay and used a floor jack to move it a round . So long as you can get to all the plumbing and you can find a good place to exhaust it and have the diesel line go to it you should be able to put it anywhere there is enough space

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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 05:43:25 PM »
If yours is/will be connected to the bus's coolant lines, you will have to choose a location that permits those connections as well. Or, have a path to run to lines to/fro
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 06:12:49 PM »
Lloyd Degerald can rebuild this for you.  He travels around to different RV shows. He will also be in Quartzsite in January.  Or you can ship it to him.  For his info go to www.lloydsrvheating.com. If his website is still down you can call him at 501.258.8426

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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 09:42:57 PM »
I have a 102dl3 bus.  I need to pull my Wabesto out of the bus and have it evaluated and rebuilt because currently it is not hooked up at all.  Since nothing is plumbed I was thinking about relocating it into my water bay which I believe will allow me to remove the rear ledge.  This would be great because I want to put my fresh tanks under the rear bed but also build a raised floor for the eventuality of adding full jakes.  The larger valve cover will be needed.  What would it take to move the Wabesto and is it a good idea?
Good bus designers ensure placement of equipment enables as much balance as reasonable. Moving the house battery bank, generator, aux fuel tank, etc may create more uneven overall weight distribution. The Webasto doesn't weigh a lot but may want to add to list of considerations just the same.
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 07:29:42 AM »
Better make sure you have adequate ground clearance under the bay. There isn't a lot to work with there and that pipe will cut it down by about 2-1/2" at least.

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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 03:41:12 PM »
Good point.  I did call Lloyd and I will ship it to him.  Right now the unit isn't hooked up at all and their is nothing connected to the exhaust.  It's current location is tucked up into bathroom "ledge" in the rear floor.  If I move it I can remove that entire ledge and build a raised portion for the Jake brake valve cover.  Is there any reason the unit was mounted that high?  I could just lower it and access it through the rear electric panel bay. 

Better make sure you have adequate ground clearance under the bay. There isn't a lot to work with there and that pipe will cut it down by about 2-1/2" at least.

Jim
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 08:21:10 AM »
The only good location for the Webasto is the recycling circular file.
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 10:53:34 AM »
As I recall, the Webasto mounting instructions say to pick a low spot to place the unit.  That is so the heater doesn't collect air in the coolant line.
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2019, 03:18:43 PM »
Hi Tom
I'm not sure I understand?

The only good location for the Webasto is the recycling circular file.
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 04:55:05 PM »
They are nothing but a headache and a drain to the wallet. Propane is very trouble free in comparison. The one thing some don't care for is having to have another fuel source.
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 05:20:45 PM »
As I recall, the Webasto mounting instructions say to pick a low spot to place the unit.  That is so the heater doesn't collect air in the coolant line.


On my DL3 the Webasto is mounted above the engine ,it is lower than the radiator though and the exhaust is tied into the series 60 tail pipe. FWIW Webasto limits the length of the exhaust pipe so be careful with length and placement 600 F degrees is a bunch, I have seen the exhaust from the Webasto blister the paint on other RV's parked close by   
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Re: Relocating Wabesto
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2019, 05:24:33 PM »
Lloyd Degerald can rebuild this for you.  He travels around to different RV shows. He will also be in Quartzsite in January.  Or you can ship it to him.  For his info go to www.lloydsrvheating.com. If his website is still down you can call him at 501.258.8426

He services my Aqua-Hot and about 100 others in Quartzsite every year.


LOL Aqua Hots are great they never need servicing or give problems  8) 8).I never had a Aqua Hot worked on for less than $700 bucks x's that by 100 he makes some serious bucks
 
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