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Old 03-28-2019, 08:29 PM   #131
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Do you guys happen to have the brochures or have any links?
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:37 PM   #132
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On the Xplorer 230XLW tire questions. Mine is a 1999 and I have a spare under the rear that cranks down. In my case the spare will only work on the front but I think that is because a PO installed aluminum wheels.

As delivered, Xplorer XLWs were 'converted' to dually - that means some kind of adapter for the 2 rear wheels that have extreme offsets so they can mount together back to back. In order for those wheels to be used on the front there must have been a different front hub that can accept the extreme offset of the dually wheels. I think when mine was changed to aluminum wheels, they must have put stock Dodge hubs on the front so the normal, non-dually Dodge wheels fit.

End result is mine requires different offsets front and rear - I carry a compressor and plug kit as back-up and otherwise hope if I ever get a flat it will be on the front - otherwise limp slowly on one rear?? I also have roadside assistance

If anyone learns more about how they converted them to dually and what parts were used, I am very interested. I would rather give up the aluminum wheels and have a matched set of 6 wheels the same but I would need the correct front hubs I think.

Dave
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:57 PM   #133
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We just purchased a 1998 Xplorer Class B Motor home. Has 45000 miles and still looks pretty good. Problems we are having is locating a new AC unit that fits in the rear overhead. Thinking of adding a roof air unit. Also, water heater won't stay lit. We're excited about getting out and taking a shake down cruise.
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Our 1995 230 Xplorer has a Brisk air roof top air conditioner. The hot water heater is from Attwood. Knock on wood no problems. In the 10 years or so of ownership. We have used the hot water heater very little. When running off generator or shore power. We just heat water in microwave. This is for GI bathing and washing dishes.
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jimlongusa welcome to the forum.

I have a 1999 230 xlwt and had to replace our air conditioning unit 2-3 years ago and I expect your 1998 would call for the same unit.

The only one I could find at the time that would fit is a LG Appliances Model No. LW8015ER I found in stock at a local Lowes store. Not too sure if they are still available but I have had good service out of ours.

This was a challenging job to replace - in ours I had to remove the external screen & baffles at the rear and remove out the back.

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Have you had any problems with the unit getting too hot. We tried a GE Wall unit that fit the opening but it kept overheating and faulted out.
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Did you use a wall sleeve?
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On the Xplorer 230XLW tire questions. Mine is a 1999 and I have a spare under the rear that cranks down. In my case the spare will only work on the front but I think that is because a PO installed aluminum wheels.

As delivered, Xplorer XLWs were 'converted' to dually - that means some kind of adapter for the 2 rear wheels that have extreme offsets so they can mount together back to back. In order for those wheels to be used on the front there must have been a different front hub that can accept the extreme offset of the dually wheels. I think when mine was changed to aluminum wheels, they must have put stock Dodge hubs on the front so the normal, non-dually Dodge wheels fit.

End result is mine requires different offsets front and rear - I carry a compressor and plug kit as back-up and otherwise hope if I ever get a flat it will be on the front - otherwise limp slowly on one rear?? I also have roadside assistance

If anyone learns more about how they converted them to dually and what parts were used, I am very interested. I would rather give up the aluminum wheels and have a matched set of 6 wheels the same but I would need the correct front hubs I think.

Dave
I was lucky enough to get a photocopy of the owner's manual when we got our '01 230XLW several years ago. I posted the two pertinent sheets regarding the rear wheel spacers in a new album I just created called 'Our '01 230XLW Xplorer'
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #139
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Hello All, We purchased our 2004 Xplorer a few months ago from a dealer, we are the 2nd owners, so the unit came came with the original manuals.

There are quite a few pages, but if I can get my cost to make copies and mail you a copy of the manual covered, I can provide this valuable resource.

Manual shows schematics and detailed info on the unit.

Let me know if your interested.
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:13 PM   #140
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Just a reminder that the List maintains an archival library of B-van owner's manuals:

Owner Manuals - Class B Forums

Anyone who has possession of a manual set from a legacy RV and is in a position to scan it might consider depositing a copy here. These contributions have obvious long-term value, which will only increase as time goes by.
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