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Beaver Service Info

 

Welcome to our information page for Beaver Motor Coaches.  While it is quite Beaver-centric, the owners of SOB's (Some Other Brands--some folks prefer the term "Friends of Beavers") will also find it useful since very little of what goes into an RV is exclusive or proprietary to any particular brand or model.  You will also discover that the emphasis here is on older pre-Monaco coaches because the information and factory support for coaches built during Beaver and Safari ownership is limited.  We strive to avoid copyright infringement by having links to copyrighted material than duplicating the material on our site. 

This site originated with information on projects we did on our own coach, a growing proportion is information other owners had and were gracious enough to provide the information for posting here. 

Disclaimer: You and only you are responsible for any work, maintenance, repair or modification you chose to make to your RV.  You are solely responsible for following safe work procedures as well as the results of  any work you perform, whether you relied on any information found here or not.  The information provided here is just a description of what we did, what worked for us or perhaps what didn't work for us. 

If you have information and/or a photo story that you'd like to see on these pages, or any comments, suggestions, please feel free to contact me directly at

 

Beaver Ambassador Club

PullRite trailer hitch     

WANTED: Owner's Manual for 1999 Beaver Contessa

 

NEW Matrix Index

Creating an Index to the information on this site got to the stage where navigating the Index was a challenge in itself.  The basic Index kept getting longer and more complex resulting in some folks not finding what was in plain sight - including me!  So, I'm redoing the Index in a matrix format.  The left column describes the subject matter while the top row describes the type of material available.   A link in the corresponding cell will take you to a point in the traditional index where you'll find a list of the pertinent information we have available.  A blank cell indicates that we don't have any information of that type on that subject.  There may be multiple references to the same document because some documents cover a variety of topics.  In those cases, I have indexed the document in as many places as it may be appropriate.

 

Subject Brochures Manuals Parts Miscellaneous Info Photos & Drawings
Beaver Appliances Systems Owner's Installation Service
Beaver Motor Coach
(HOUSE)
 
Accessories  
Appliances  
Body  
Electrical  
Furniture/Cabinetry  
Glass  
Plumbing  
Chassis  
Brake System  
Engine  
Electrical  
Cooling System  
Fuel System  
Leveling            
Suspension    
Tires  
Transmission  
   

 

INDEX    

  1. Literature

    1. Literature by Type

    1. Brochures

      1. Beaver Motor Coach brochures

      2. Appliance Brochures

      3. System Brochures

    2. Manuals

      1. Owner's Manuals

      2. Installation Manuals

      3. Service Manuals

    1. Literature by Subject

      1. Chassis

        1. Chassis (frame)

        2. Engine

        3. Transmission

        4. Suspension

        5. Miscellaneous (Leveling)

  2. Project Descriptions (alphabetical order by keyword)

    1. Accessories

    2. Appliances

    3. Chassis

    4. Electrical

    5. Engine        Horsepower Calculator 

      1. Cooling System

      1. Electrical System

      2. Fuel System

      3. Mechanical

    6. Plumbing

    7. Tires

    8. Transmission

  3. Parts Information (cross indexed by major part & model year)

    1. Parts by Major Component Name

    2. Parts by Coach Model Year

    3. Beaver Motor Coach Sales & Service     Historically, the Beaver dealership has expanded into other brands but remains a premier source for Beaver owners

    4. Salvage Sites - great places to find parts

 


INDEX    

  1. Literature    (return to top of Index)

    1. Literature by Type    (return to top of Index)

    1. Brochures    (return to top of Index)

      1. Beaver Motor Coach brochures     (return to top of Index)

      2. Appliance Brochures  (return to top of Index)

      1.  Ice Maker - U Line      (return to top of Index)

      1. System Brochures    (return to top of Index)

        1. Carefree of Colorado color chart      (return to top of Index)

    2. Manuals    (return to top of Index)

      1. Owner's Manuals    (return to top of Index)

        1. 1997 Beaver Owner's Manual       [courtesy of Dave Albee]     (return to top of Index)

        2. Carefree of Colorado Owner's Manual         [courtesy of Dave Albee]    (return to top of Index)

        3. GE RV Microwave/Convection Oven #JVM1090     [courtesy of Dave Albee]  (return to top of Index)

        4. Girard Awning Owner's Manual      [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        5. Ice Maker - U Line      (return to top of Index)

        6. Norcold 900 Series Refrigerator       (return to top of Index)

        7. Onan QuietDiesel Generator Owner's Manual     [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        8. RVA Leveling Owner's Manual        [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

      2. Installation Manuals    (return to top of Index)

        1. Girard Awning Motor Controller Installation Guide        [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        2. Ice Maker - U Line      (return to top of Index)

        3. Reyco Granning Model 510AR Steer Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

        4. Reyco Granning Model 610AR Drive Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

      3. Service Manuals    (return to top of Index)

        1. Beaver Service Manual - electrical wiring information mostly   13MB version PDF, courtesy of Jim Exler;   original 35MB version PDF

          1. Freedom CombiTM Inverter/Chargers  Freedom Models #10, 15, 20, 25; courtesy of Dave Albee

          2. Norcold 900 Series Refrigerator Part List       (return to top of Index)
        2. Onan QuietDiesel Generator Service Diagram    [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        3. Onan QuietDiesel Generator Specifications     [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        4. RVA Leveling Fluid Level     [courtesy of Dave Albee]   (return to top of Index)

        5. Reyco Granning Model 510AR Steer Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

        6. Reyco Granning Model 610AR Drive Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

        7. Beaver Monterey "Air Line Schematic" dated Feb 1996 [courtesy of Patty Luker]

        8. ACME radiator and A/C wiring diagrams/schematics; [courtesy of Jim Casazza, BAC]   
          HiRes copy of page 85 - known to apply to 1999 Beaver Patriot Thunder                           
              Please advise of other known specific applications   

        9.  

    1. Literature by Subject    (return to top of Index)

      1. Chassis    (return to top of Index)

        1. Chassis (frame)    (return to top of Index)

          1. Gillig    (return to top of Index)

          2. Magnum    (return to top of Index)

          3. Roadmaster    (return to top of Index)

          4. Spartan    (return to top of Index)

        2. Engine    (return to top of Index)

          1. Click on the engine model for additional information

            1. Cat                
                Mechanical Engines 3208            
                Horsepower 250            
                Torque              
                Electronic Engines 3126 C7 C9 C12 C13 C15  
                Horsepower 300 @ 2200 RPM 300 @ 2200 RPM   425      
                Torque 860 @ 1400 RPM 860 @ 1400 RPM          
                               
              Cummins                
                Mechanical Engines B 5.9 C 8.3 M11      
                Horsepower 300 @ 2200 RPM 300 @ 2200 RPM        
                Torque 600 @ 1400 RPM 820 @ 1400 RPM        
                Electronic Engines ISB ISC ISL ISM ISX
                Horsepower   330 @ 2200 RPM 400      
                Torque   950 1050      

        3. Transmission    (return to top of Index)

        4. Suspension    (return to top of Index)

          1. Air Suspension

            1. BAC Tech Forum Thread RE: 1996 & 2006 Monterey ride height [courtesy of Patty Luker] 

            2. Suspension Info RE 1996-1999 Beaver Monterey, Magnum Chassis [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            3. Suspension Info & Tips (Franklin Truck Parts, Inc)  

            4. Beaver Monterey "Air Line Schematic" dated Feb 1996 [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            5. Reyco Granning Model 510AR Steer Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            6. Reyco Granning Model 610AR Drive Axle; Installation & Maintenance  [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            7. Firestone Air Spring Replacement Chart [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            8. Firestone Air Spring Failure Chart   [courtesy of Patty Luker]

            9. Beaver Monterey 1998 Air Spring ID Chart   [courtesy of Patty Luker]

        5. Miscellaneous   (return to top of Index)

          1. Leveling

            1. HWH System Identification PDF   

            2. HWH System 310 Operating Instructions   

            3. HWH Corporation Links   

            4. RVA Leveling Owner's Manual (first copy)   

            5. RVA Leveling System Operating Instructions (2005)   
                  1996 Beaver Monterey, front jack PN: J0914-18-01  (courtesy of Patty Luker)

            6. RVA Fluid Level   

  2. Project Descriptions (alphabetical order by keyword)    (return to top of Index)

    1. Accessories    (return to top of Index)

      1. Ice Maker - U Line      (return to top of Index)

      2. Acme Air Conditioning Controls Schematic [thanks to Jim Exler]    (return to top of Index)

    2. Appliances    (return to top of Index)

    1. Acme Air Conditioning Controls Schematic [thanks to Jim Exler]    (return to top of Index)

    2. GE RV Microwave/Convection Oven #JVM1090       (return to top of Index)

    3. Norcold 900 Series Refrigerator Owner's Manual      (return to top of Index)

    4. Norcold 900 Series Refrigerator Part List       (return to top of Index)

    1. Chassis    (return to top of Index)

    2. Electrical    (return to top of Index)

      1. Freedom CombiTM Inverter/Chargers; Freedom Models #10, 15, 20, 25 [courtesy of Dave Albee]        (return to top of Index)

    3. Engine        Horsepower Calculator      (return to top of Index)

      1. Cooling System    (return to top of Index)

        1. Cooling System Flush   (return to top of Index)

        2. Radiator & Charge Air Cooler (CAC) Removal      (return to top of Index)

      1. Electrical System    (return to top of Index)

      2. Fuel System    (return to top of Index)

        1. Fuel Transfer Pump - R & R      (return to top of Index)

        2. Remote Fuel Filter Mount installation      (return to top of Index)

      3. Mechanical    (return to top of Index)

        1. Exhaust Manifold Bolt Repair -  HTML page    (return to top of Index)

        2. PacBrake Quick Release (QR) Valve      (return to top of Index)

    4. Plumbing    (return to top of Index)

      1. Wet Bay Modification; Redesign & Rebuild      (return to top of Index)

    5. Tires    (return to top of Index)

    6. Transmission   (return to top of Index)

  3. Parts Information (cross indexed by major part & model year) (return to top of Index)

    1. Parts by Major Component Name

      1. Carefree of Colorado Window Awning Parts List     [courtesy of Dave Albee]  (return to top of Index)

    2. Parts by Coach Model Year

      1. 1995

    3. Beaver Motor Coach Sales & Service     Historically, the Beaver dealership has expanded into other brands but remains a premier source for Beaver owners

    4. Salvage Sites - NOTE: some salvage sites specialize so we've made notations where we know

      1. Northwest RV Supply, 86325 College View Drive, Eugene, OR 97405    (866) 678-7467, (541) 746-9092
        Specialization: Monaco & Safari

      2. Visone Auto Mart, 243 Fields Lane, East Bernstadt, Ky 40729    606-843-9889
        Specialization: Leveling systems, Chassis parts      (courtesy of Patty Luker)

 

 

The following info & links are NOT yet fully indexed, so they are included below:

bulletBeaver Weight Chart - a spreadsheet that will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about how much our coach weighs
 
bullet Beaver Service Manual - electrical wiring information mostly   13MB version PDF, courtesy of Jim Exler;   original 35MB version PDF
bulletExhaust Manifold Bolt Repair -  HTML page or PowerPoint 

In July 2006 during a pre-trip visual inspection I discovered 4 of the bolts that hold the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head.  Two each for cylinders 5 & 6.  Things got worse when I began disassembling the engine.  Three of the four turbo mounting bolts broke taking the turbo off the exhaust manifold.  Before the manifold was off the engine, 11 out of 12 exhaust manifold bolts were broken. 

Why?  Well, it appears that there was a gradual shifting of the exhaust manifold as it went through many heating and cooling cycles while being pushed by a constant tension from the exhaust pipe.  After 11 years, the exhaust manifold did not line up correctly with the bolt holes and ports in the cylinder head and the attaching bolts were forced to lean towards the front of the engine (note, the front of the engine in a diesel pusher is at the rear of the coach).  This leaning caused a bending tension on the bolt where it exited the cylinder head and the bolts began breaking. Click on this thumbnail and you'll see the bolt leaning.

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Remote Fuel Filter Mount installation 

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Fuel Transfer Pump - R & R  

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Radiator & Charge Air Cooler (CAC) Removal 

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Wet Bay Redesign & Rebuild  

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PacBrake Quick Release (QR) Valve 

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Horsepower Calculator 

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Cooling System Flush     

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PullRite trailer hitch     

A couple of pages have been started . . .
(That's another way of saying they're seriously under construction)

The NEW Brochure Archives have been kick started by a donation from Buck & Marsha. 

Another NEW page is the Technical Documents page.

Under Construction:  Beaver Model Line Information

    Even though our first Beaver was an 11-foot cab-over camper, we don't have much in the way of information, data or history prior to 1993.  If you have information on Beaver coaches prior to 1993, please let me know

 

Coming soon!

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Allison MD3060 -  service

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Basement Door Latch - repair

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Water Heater Propane Supply Line - replacement (oops!)

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Dash Ventilation & Insulation - upgrades

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Winterization - Techniques & System Improvements 
    If the weather would only warm up so I could go outside & winterize the ol' gal!! 

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