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RE: stuff needing repair

Bob, You'll be just fine. You have 11 months to make repairs and 1 month to RV. GRIN I've been driving a 95 Bounder for 11 years and it does take more attention than the 91 Tioga that I drove for 8 years. But the Bounder has more stuff to fail. Richard
RLS7201 09/29/14 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Here's exactly how to do it. It's really to directional for portable use. Richard Richard, aren't most of these signals password protected by the owner? Marvin Most Owners password protect their APs. But some just don't have a clue. I have logged into many routers that were unprotected. Some even left the set up open. If so inclined, I could have changed any of the settings. Many of the older routers were plug and play. Most newer routers do offer a set up screen, when first turned on. Richard
RLS7201 09/28/14 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Here's exactly how to do it. It's really to directional for portable use. Richard
RLS7201 09/26/14 08:57am Technology Corner
RE: 99 F53 rear brake rotors

Get 2 empty 5 gallon buckets. One to sit on and one to drop the hub assembly on. Just let the outer end of the hub assembly rotate down into the bucket. the rotor will rest on the lip of the bucket and all the grease will be trapped. You will get dirt and rust into the bearing area when unbolting the rotor, so cleaning and packing bearings will be required. The bearing grease is will keep the bearings lubed until the rear end grease (75W 140 syn.) migrates to the hub. Richard
RLS7201 09/25/14 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vortec Air conditioning problems?

Yes, that compressor is a known issue in the automotive repair business. The last one I worked on was a 97 P32 Bounder. Pressurize the system and brush or spray a little liquid soap on the center split of the compressor. There is a better replacement compressor with out the center split. I found one at O'reilly Auto Parts. $800 for compressor, receiver dryer, refrigerant and labor is in the ball park but I would make the mechanic prove the issue, not just work from past history. Richard
RLS7201 09/23/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: f53 steering damper

If you're wanting to replace your OEM steering dampener, the Monroe part# is 555949. I can only verify that number up to 2004. Richard
RLS7201 09/23/14 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: AirTab

Most Fed-X ground carriers are contractors, thus Fed-X has little or no control of add-ons. UPS on the other hand, does own almost all their ground rolling stock. Haven't seen any air tabs on UPS trucks. Richard You are getting desperate since I showed that Fed-X uses them. Always an excuse. I'll tell you what, why don't you show me even ONE green, yellow, pink, gold, black, blue, red, and purple truck, with 18 wheels, that DOESN't have AirTabs. As far as I know, ALL trucks with that paint scheme use AirTabs. :B Nope, not desperate. Just wanted to make sure the whole truth was known. Of which you didn't supply. You showed that Fed X contractors used them, not Fed X. Richard
RLS7201 09/21/14 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stupid question about filling tires

Dana.....If you feel comfortable filling/checking your own tires, this is a great compressor that many of us use. It's available at Sears and has plenty of pressure to fill your tires. The air chuck (filler) locks onto your valve stem so you don't have to hold it. It even has a gauge built in that gets you pretty close to your target pressure. You can check with a tire gauge when done. It runs on 110 volts so you can even use it when camping, just start your generator. It has other attachments for filling things like balls and toys. Lastly, it's compact and fairly light weight (20 lbs) I stick it in an old pillow case and store it in my bay. Ditto. I have had the same compressor on board for over 10 years. Meets the size, capacity & PSI compromise perfectly. Richard
RLS7201 09/21/14 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AirTab

I would suggest the answer is NO. Look at UPS and Fed-X trucks all over the country, the most you will see is a skirt and a cab wing. If there was any real benifit toward milage improvements, you would see them on every trailer and delivery truck in their fleet. Even the stupid rear door flaps are not installed. Not ONE poster on this topic, that have actually used AirTabs, has said they help with mileage. That was not their reason to install them. That said: http://airtab.com/gallery/large/dirtydoors.jpg http://www.airtab.com/gallery/large/trucks.jpg Most Fed-X ground carriers are contractors, thus Fed-X has little or no control of add-ons. UPS on the other hand, does own almost all their ground rolling stock. Haven't seen any air tabs on UPS trucks. Richard
RLS7201 09/21/14 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recycled oil

Can someone respond and post a link to an unbiased report about any purported benefit of using synthetic motor oil? Mex, I can offer my personal experience with synthetic oil. First let me present my qualifications to do engine work. I spent my younger years as an automotive mechanic and moon-lighted in the local automotive machine shop. I am not unfamiliar with the workings on internal combustion engines. I spent many years on an enduro dirt bike at 8K feet. Making a 2 cycle engine run well at that altitude is difficult, at best. When my 1982 PE 175 started to power down, I decided to change the piston rings and switch to Amsoil at the same time. BIG MISTAKE! The Amsoil 2 cycle oil at 100-1, worked so well, it wouldn't let the rings scuff in. On a 2 cycle engine the blow-by dilutes the fuel charge just like a big EGR valve, thus no power. After a disappointing week-end I purchased a new set of rings, deglazed the cylinder walls again and this time I broke it in with standard 2 cycle oil (Golden Spectro) at 50-1. Wala! The rings seated, I switch back to synthetic oil and wheeled off into the sunset. So my point is, I believe synthetic oil reduces friction better than the old stuff. Thus my justification for spending the additional $$. Your mileage may very. GRIN Richard
RLS7201 09/20/14 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: 99 F53 rear brake rotors

On the older 460 F53 chassis (88-97) you had to pull the axle and remove the hub to get to the rotor bolts. That was a Dana 80 rear end assembly. I suspect yours will require the same. Richard
RLS7201 09/20/14 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel

RLS7201: By golly you're right! What a primitive system they're using! Yup! Primitive but extremely effective. The old Chevy/Workhorse P32 chassis had all the modern independent suspension components that was very difficult to make drive well. Workhorse went back to the primitive "I" beam, drag link, center link suspension to achieve a more effective front end. If only we could figure out how to make a McPherson strut system stand up to the weight of a motorhome, we would be up to date. I guess my "OLD" gray hair make me primitive too. GRIN Richard
RLS7201 09/19/14 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel

You need a front end alignment to set the steering wheel correctly. I suspect your tie rod ends have not been adjusted correctly. Your steering gear box may not be centered when the wheels are pointed straight ahead so you may not be able to turn as sharply in one direction as the other. Doesn't work that way on a Ford F53 chassis. No tie rod ends. Just one center link end adjustment. No adjustment on the drag link. See last paragraph of page 2 PDF Applies to 1999 and later F53 chassis. Richard
RLS7201 09/19/14 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suburban SF-30 Furnace - Current draw

Easily worth the $300 or so for a motor that draws <1/2 the current and has proper bearings If by proper bearings you mean ball or roller, consider this. None of the electrical motors in your house or MH have ball or roller bearings. They are all bushings. IE furnace, blender, microwave blower, attic fan, etc. They make too much noise for an environment occupied by people. I made that mistake many years ago on a furnace blower motor. Richard
RLS7201 09/17/14 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Banks Power System?

I have the Banks Power Pack on my 95 Ford 460. Installed it over 8 years ago. I really enjoy the performance improvement and it has been trouble free. No gain in fuel mileage. By "is it worth it", do you mean payback in $$? NO pay back. If you see the big ol grin on my face when I throttle-up, then it's worth it! The newer engines get about the same gain in performance as my old 460. See Banks dyno results for yourself. Not sure why all the nay Sayers down play Banks on the newer engines. The dyno doesn't lie. Richard
RLS7201 09/16/14 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: Replace seal sterring box 1994 pace arrow

If your have a F53 chassis and if the output shaft seal is leaking, the seal is internal of the bearing and you'll need to disassemble the steering box to replace the seal. What looks like a seal on the end of the case is only a dust shield. Richard
RLS7201 09/16/14 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: L480E Transmission

" The power to the lockup solenoid is direct and on at all times when ignition is on." Most GM/Ford transmission solenoids have the + voltage applied at all times and the - voltage is controlled by the ECM. It is my understanding that it is easier to control - voltages with solid state devices. Richard
RLS7201 09/15/14 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How close is too close

It is a shame that Thorley & Gibson don't address those issues. Yes it is important that you relocate and insulate to protect those items. Banks does address those very issues with their exhaust enhancement items. You may also want to consider a heat shield for your starter. Richard How did Banks address these issues? By supplying heat shields or by re routing trans and brake lines? Sorry about the later response. Been a little busy. In my case (95 F53 460) Banks supplied a heat shield for the left frame rail to protect fuel and brake lines, emergency brake, shift cables and wiring. Banks also supplied insulation for the cables where they left the frame. A heat shield was also supplied for the starter. I spent considerable more for Banks , but the system has been trouble free for over 8 years. Richard
RLS7201 09/15/14 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How close is too close

It is a shame that Thorley & Gibson don't address those issues. Yes it is important that you relocate and insulate to protect those items. Banks does address those very issues with their exhaust enhancement items. You may also want to consider a heat shield for your starter. Richard
RLS7201 09/12/14 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vail Pass

My ol 95 Bounder w/460 and toad, runs up vail pass at 35 MPH with no problem. It would go faster but I limit my climbing to 3,200 RPM. Maybe the Banks Power Pack exhaust system has something to do with it? GRIN Richard
RLS7201 09/12/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
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