Clutch or Gearbox

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  1. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

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    Yesterday morning, as the sun was shining, I decided it was a lovely day to take my motorhome for a drive. Shepton Mallet was the destination.
    I started the engine, packed the van with laptop, dongle, sat nav etc. Moved forward in the drive, then tried to manoevre out of the drive into the Road, which is full of parked vehicles as always. Waited for my hubby to come out to help me manoevre out and suddenly, I could not put vehichle in gear. Turned the engine off and put in gear and vehicle moved, but when I tried to find reverse to get a better angle out, again, couldn't find a gear.
    I thought there was something seriously wrong with it. I thought about going to walke up wildman, because after all it was 8.30 in the morning and Roger doesn't surface till about 10.30. So I popped into local garage and asked mechanic what could be the problem, he said that becuase of all the wet weather we have had, the clutch cylinders could have kinda rusted together. He suggested putting it in gear with the engine off and then start the engine with foot on the clutch. So I went home and tried, and fortunatley it worked and I was able to go to Shepton Mallet after all. How often do I need to drive motorhome, to stop getting any similar problems in the future. Oh and by the way Loads of motorhomes at Shepton Mallet, so I decided to look for some Funsters, and I didn't see any.
    Where are you all

    Happy Days from Ilfracombe
     
  2. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    Glad you got it sorted.Had the same thing with my previous motorhome.

    Surface rust forms which sticks the clutch Friction and driven plate together.

    Luckily mine freed by sticking the motor in gear and turning over on the starter motor with the clutch pedal depressed.:thumb:
     
  3. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    Best to take em for a run whenever you can.

    Oh yes and if possible dont park them for long periods with the handbrake left on as this can also stick on leaving you well and truly stuck!! :Sad:

    Running them around frees everything up and removes the surface rusts on brakes clutch etc. It also moves all the oil seals and joints.

    Keep em moving people or they will stop for good!! :cry:
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Excellent advice.

    Peter
     
  5. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    asleep or not if your're stuck knock, thats what friends are for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Glad it is ok now
     
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