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RE: Play/Slack in Steering

It would be a mistake to begin with adjustments to the gearbox before even checking front end and steering parts for wear. I don't want this to sound wrong, but if you need a picture it's best to pay a good chassis shop to do this work. Has the alignment been checked? That can cause wandering as well. Add on devices won't fix this, just mask it.
Ductape 05/28/15 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to watch for when buying new from dealer

I always tell dealers thay can apply any fees they like, so long as it's coming out of their side of the price. Only one number matters and that's the bottom line. Deal on that and forget the rest.
Ductape 05/27/15 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Home Brew Engine Oil Filter Comparison White Paper

A while back NAPA had a sale on their platinum filters with the synthetic media and I bought a case. It's hard to keep up with what's the latest developments; how to know if the products evaluated even a year ago or two are unchanged? Generally I stick with brands I trust- Mobil, NAPA, Wix, Baldwin. Motorcraft for the Fords from Wally world.
Ductape 05/27/15 08:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Shore Power at Home Wired Wrong and Lightning also.

If you're going to unplug in Florida every time there's a thunderstorm, might as well go ahead and get a big solar system and go off-grid entirely. Does not apply to snowbirds, just the summer residents.
Ductape 05/27/15 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: That spare tire

I do check my spares as part of the preflight before major trips, but not every day. Since we like to off-road there's always an air compressor along, as well as jacks, winches, tools. Now that I think about it, maybe I should hang out a shingle for mobile repair service. The good thing about that ounce of prevention though- it really works. Hardly ever have we made an unplanned repair.
Ductape 05/27/15 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Things you see in Europe

Robert, thanks for the clarification on the Daily. I WANT ONE. "Built on a solid steel truck chassis, it comes with permanent all wheel drive with three available differential locks (front, rear, and central), 24 forward and 4 reverse gear ratios." Since FCA is looking for a merger partner, why not CNH?
Ductape 05/27/15 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Meloxicam for arthritis in dogs?

Thank you everyone for the thoughtful responses, and expecially from Dr. Doug regarding the long term usage. One of the things that is challenging is to decide if the medication is effective or not. She is very stoic with a high pain tolerance, so the signs are subtle, and of course she has good days and bad days. For now we'll put her on Rimadyl and next week I need to visit our hometown Vet for other business, so I'll take the opportunity to discuss NSAID choices with him and decide whether to stay with the R or try something else. Thanks again!
Ductape 05/27/15 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Class A model advice

Our coach has a full length closet. Previous model was the 2902 and I am guessing it does as well.
Ductape 05/27/15 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RAM 2500 Oil.

Normal. Last one I had as soon as you cranked it there was enough residual soot to discolor new oil.
Ductape 05/27/15 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Things you see in Europe

I want that van in the second picture with the TT. Nice! Who makes that; can't read the badge? Is that factory 4x4 or aftermarket conversion?
Ductape 05/27/15 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

Watch the cargo carrying capacity. Easy to find MH with too little. And mind the chassis GVWR, GCWR, and gear ratio for what you are considering. We were considering the Winnie 27N vs the Newmar. 27N was 18k gvw and 4.88. Newmar is 20.5k and 5.38.
Ductape 05/26/15 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Matching AGM Batteries to PD9245

http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/manual.php I use a PD 9280 with Lifelines. IIRC the float is 13.2 on the PD. Really like the AGM. Don't have to deplete them much at all to get the PD into boost. Great charge acceptance.
Ductape 05/26/15 05:26pm Tech Issues
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Ductape 05/26/15 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking at newer used half tons

Fords can be had with the manual mode transmission. It's really nice to be able to use the cruise control while towing and hold the selected gear. AFAIK Ford has the only half ton with this feature. Ram's range select is not the same thing. With the Chrysler programming you can select "4" but if you put the pedal to the floor it may go to 2 or whatever it wants.
Ductape 05/26/15 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any tricks to keeping a motorcycle clean in towed?

Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll check into those covers that were suggested. http://www.gezagear.com/ Yeah, I can -and do- wash the bike, but MC have more nooks and crannies than cars or trucks. And you can't just run them through the automated wash like a car or truck. :)
Ductape 05/26/15 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
Meloxicam for arthritis in dogs?

Does anyone have experience with this drug to share? Our 13 yr old mixed rescue is struggling with the effects of bad hips and knees. Occasionally have given OTC or Rimadyl but we've resisted putting her on a steady diet of drugs. She does take supplements; glucosamine, condroitin, fish oil. Recently a friend with an older dog reports good success with Meloxicam. If it's really effective then I'm willing to give it a go. At this point quality of life with less pain may be more important than potential side effects I'm thinking. What say you? Thank you in advance.
Ductape 05/26/15 12:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Where to get a spare tire rim for new Ford F53 19.5"

I got mine from www.wheelsnowinc.com Less expensive than Ford by far. Accuride makes the OEM wheel. You can peruse their website for particulars of width, bore, pattern and offset. I have all that at home but not with me. The 245 tire takes a wider wheel than is common. I checked the auto recyclers but had no luck.
Ductape 05/26/15 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
Any tricks to keeping a motorcycle clean in towed?

I figured this is probably the best forum to ask this question. We all know how dirty the toads get. Especially if you tow on greasy roads in the rain! In past travels I carried a motorcycle in the rear of my trucks when we used a TT. Worked well. Now I want to carry the bike in the bed of a towed truck. Concerned about the road filth that gets sucked into the wake of the MH. Sometimes the toad is so dirty you need gloves just to approach it. :E Any tricks? Or am I just too OCD? :B
Ductape 05/25/15 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dingy Towing 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD

One thing you may want to do is find opportunities to exercise the shift mechanism between high and low range. In my experience some transfer cases are tight when new and reluctant to shift ranges. Had a Toyota a couple of years ago just like that it was fiddly and reluctant to change gears until after some months and enough low range use to wear it in. After that it was fine. In the older 4x4's with hand shifters you could feel the resistance, and it was easier to finesse the gears into place. With the electronics you just have to push the switch and hope the shift mechanism gets it done.
Ductape 05/23/15 07:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

It's the high pressure fuel injection systems in diesels. Water = boom. 30,000 psi for example vs 50 or so for most gas FI.
Ductape 05/21/15 08:12am Tow Vehicles
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