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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good Sam's Extended Warranty on: October 26, 2014, 07:40:12 pm
Put the premium in an interest bearing account (I know ha ha) and never touch it except for unscheduled maintenance.  Do not use for lubes, oil changes, TBA or the like.  Then when you finally get old enough to sell out of rv'ing have a party at the home.  It's worked for me on every motorhome/trailer I have had in the last 30+ years - some great parties were thrown, but, we always got back in to RV'ing for one reason or another, AND STARTED ANOTHER ACCOUNT.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 with a diesel vs gas on: October 06, 2014, 10:04:16 am
Just got back from a trip in the mountains including La Veta and Raton passes with a 3500 Sprinter towing a Tracker, 11mpg low, 17mpg high, 55mph over Raton from South and 60 in cruise over La Veta both ways..  Sprinter is conversation level quiet and from the rear while idling you can't tell it's running.  The 188 hp and 324 torque is very misleading in this unit - it will get the job done.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING on: October 06, 2014, 09:54:03 am
Bought a Chevy Tracker specifically to tow behind a sprinter (3500) and just made a 1800m roundtrip, no problems.  60mph was tracker limit so that's what we drove and the tracker being selectable 4wd it will go just about anywhere. ~2700lbs made it a perfect fit. Used a Ready Brake setup, simple, easy to install and worked as well as, and better than the other two brake systems I have used, I used both of there systems Ready Brake and their break-away setup Ready Stop.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak from Sanicon pump on: September 15, 2014, 06:59:10 pm
I had a similar situation at the same point and the housing was not cracked but the "paper" gaskets were basically rotted through.  I remade gaskets with thicker material and that was a definite no-no, DID NOT WORK .  I ended up making gaskets out of plastic coated paper similar to what is on the back of bumper sticker/decals, etc., and the leak was stopped and we never looked back.  What I actually used was the backing from a roll of aluminum ac tape, but because of the one time use I wouldn't run out and buy it, kinda pricey and I had it on hand.  I actually tried the aluminum tape with the backing, but again was too thick in my pump.
FWIW the seals can be repacked with (I used silicone) grease when the pump is apart.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 25, 2014, 04:16:55 pm
Well done ron.dittmer.
6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 22, 2014, 03:04:12 pm
Stay as far away from Timberland Lake Campground as you can.  Muddy, tight, narrow, tree's not trimmed or cut for clearance, 3 grand later ...................
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer on: June 24, 2014, 01:15:39 pm
My experience with a U-Haul cargo trailer was that it did have brakes if only surge brakes.  One quick stop in Columbus rush hour traffic made me a believer in U-Hauls equipment, I could feel the trailer braking and it probably helped prevent a collision.  It was one of their 12' box trailers with side opening doors (a request by me) and I did not realize the brake situation until I picked it up, appeared to be standard on all I saw in that length. Even their car dolly's appear to have surge brakes. The stinger and ball I got from them (as cheap as wallly world) and was a 2 5/16 ball. I did have to get a wiring modifier from Nissan to standard - they had one.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 14, 2014, 05:37:51 pm
Makes me wonder if they have the same expenditure for test equipment that Ford does, as pertains to torque limits of components other than engine (making torque, HP, heat) and transmission (having to deal with increased torque, heat, etc.).

Kinda reminds me of years ago when we sub'ed THM350's for THM400's behind the big block Chevy's because we could and they fit and were cheaper, results didn't bear out the experiment.  Then it was back to Caddy THM400's because we could put more clutch packs in them.  Glad I am not a hot rodder today.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: valve extenders and tire pressure monitoring system on: June 03, 2014, 02:57:31 pm
I have had the rubber seal in the extender become stuck on the valve stem and not stay in the extender and get knocked off and lay on the ground until I found it and wondered where it came from. Flat tire then made me rethink reusing extenders but check the seal is in place solves that most times.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: May 28, 2014, 11:43:19 pm
Our retired folks cafe is replacing the 48"s as needed and I am pretty impressed with the light output.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Transmission Clunk when shifting between Reverse and Park on: March 28, 2014, 07:26:49 pm
I think what Ford is trying to point out with the "lash" is parking on any any grade will pretension a very long drive shaft (drive train?) and universal joints with only the parking pawl to hold it.
I would try setting the parking brake and then putting in park and then by taking it out of park first and then releasing the parking brake and see if that relieves the clunking noises.

For what it's worth my wife's Audi-Quattro does it too, for those same reasons (lots of lash in the system), but have not been able to re-train, fortunately I don't get in that roller skate often.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tank heaters? on: December 02, 2013, 11:40:00 pm
I don't know for sure about the PC but a class A instructions I had said "continuous on  as long as there was water in the tank(s)".  The A also had elbow heaters all the way to the valves and I did not leave them on, preferring to dump at the end of stay vs leaving valves open and elbow heater on.  I did get in trouble with frozen valves once and had to stand down until the elbow heaters warmed fluids enough to allow valves to open and then dumping.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time for a new computer but what? on: November 20, 2013, 02:44:32 pm
I bought the HP not long ago and wish now that I had gotten a screen interactive model like my S-4 phone.
14  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 18, 2013, 07:03:09 pm
I lost one on posting too, yes we can - or not.
15  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 15, 2013, 08:07:38 pm
Nancy Peelosi:  We have to pass it to see what's in it.

Doctor:  That is the definition of a stool.
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