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Old 09-27-2018, 05:40 PM
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You should of replaced or repaired the weather stripping.
True, I need to check the other side and see how it compares. I'm not entirely sure there is any weatherstripping on this side. I think that calls for a closer look.

I'm also considering repainting the coach floor panels soon with some black rustoleum or something. Already decided im not even going to risk spraypaint, will be brushing for sure. I hear you can spray spraypaint into a bowl and then brush it on and it will somehow not streak or show brush strokes. Although that might need more research.
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If you are planning on using black, then I strongly recommend Bill Hirsch black miracle paint. It goes on with a brush, dries fast, and it a permanent paint. Don't believe me, then ask Ed, how long it took to wear off of his hands!!
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If you are planning on using black, then I strongly recommend Bill Hirsch black miracle paint. It goes on with a brush, dries fast, and it a permanent paint. Don't believe me, then ask Ed, how long it took to wear off of his hands!!
I will look that up, thanks. I am only thinking of black because that appears to be what they were already, assuming black is original
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Well this past week I was off work for several days sick, so during that time I decided to drive the hearse around the neighborhood for my semi-weekly maintenance drive. Well to my surprise the battery was dead again. I had thought I solved that problem awhile back by shooting WD-40 in all the door jamb switches a month or more ago, obviously not.

Dropped it off at O'Reillys for a charge per usual. A few hours later I picked it up and connected it back up. First thing I notice is that once again the coach lights are dimly lit with the doors shut. So I again go around, open every door and repeatedly push in the door jamb switches to see if any are stuck. Did all 5 doors, no luck. So for that time I decided it may be best to remove the bulbs while I try to figure this out (later i realized it would have made more sense to remove the fuse). So I removed all 6 bulbs from the coach area and set them aside for safekeeping.

Relieved that this should solve my problem I go on my cruise and park it for the next 3 or 4 days. I go out Saturday afternoon to start it and lo and behold the battery is dead AGAIN. I was puzzled since I had removed all the bulbs already. So I went through my ritual again of charging the battery at O'Reillys. They had a new guy goof up and not actually charge it so they ended up keeping it for most the day. Got it put back in at 7:00PM and decided to leave it connected overnight and see if it was dead Sunday.

Before going in the house for the night I removed the "Dome Light" fuse on the MM panel under the hood.

Sunday morning the battery was not dead so all was well. This morning as I pulled out of my driveway to head to work, as I slowly backed past the hearse I saw the front cabin dome light dimly lit. Since I was already running late this morning I did not get under and pull down the under-dash fusebox, I just yanked that bulb. The floor lights didnt seem to be staying lit.

SO we will see this evening how low the battery got drained. Needless to say Im going to be focusing on investigating this electrical annoyance. Ed had mentioned I may have a switch grounding out. While I am not entirely certain where to start on tracing this I did pick up a voltage tester, so thats a start. I have removed a switch once, but couldnt get it apart at the time, so I did a WD-40 treatment. One way or another I will get this sorted eventually and get my lights back in.
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