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Title: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: wiepie on April 13, 2021, 08:51 AM
Hello All, my name is Wiebe and my wife is Marleen we live in the Netherlands

This weekend we bought a Winnebagos Chieftain 1987.
It has 83k on the 454, and the last owner stored it for 3 years in a heated shed. 
The RV looks good and the engine runs perfectly on LPG but not on Gasoline.

The interior is in perfect condition, the roof has been renewed 3 years ago.

I have no technical experience with Chevy engines and hope I can get support on this forum.
Title: Re: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: Oz on April 13, 2021, 10:58 PM
Hello and welcome!  Congratulations on your new to you classic Winnebago.
Lots of chevy chassis info here for you.
Title: Re: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: tmsnyder on April 14, 2021, 01:09 PM
Welcome! 

Chevy 454:  just keep an eye on the fluids, should be fine.
Title: Re: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: Schmitti on April 19, 2021, 12:57 PM
Hi Wiepie,
it reads like the gasoline supply isn't working. Have you ever pulled off the fuel line on the engine to check the fuel flow?

Greetings from Germany
Thomas
Title: Re: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: eXodus on April 24, 2021, 08:18 AM
Hello, my fellow Europeans.

Like Thomas stated - probably just not getting fuel. Or you fuel is just bad after 3 years sitting.
Those old metal tanks gunk up and the in-tank fuel pump units are not that reliable in the first place.

Depending on access you might want to drain and drop the tank, get it cleaned out - new fuel sender / gasoline (Benzin) and you should be fine.
Title: Re: Winnebagos Chieftain 1987 (netherlands)
Post by: Oliver GER on May 04, 2021, 08:42 AM
Hello from Germany!