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RE: Freightliner radiator hose clamps again

The spring loaded clamps are the way to go but the original ones had a stainless steel insert but the outside where the screw takes the slack up was poor quality plain metal that just rotted away making for catastrophic failure where in some instance the hose would completely separate from the connection leading to overheating. I posted this so other people can have them inspected before this happens. I suspect some bean counter who only knew figures found a cheaper source of clamps. Thanks for the info and sorry to hear about your engine heating up because of a bean counter! Can you imagine those Space Shuttle Astronauts blasting off into outer space and the complete make up of the rocket ship was done by "Lowest Bidders"?
J-Rooster 07/30/14 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Diesel Pushers

New or used the one that you like!
J-Rooster 07/30/14 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Walmart and other over night stays.

I am planning a trip. Is there a site that will tell me witch Walmarts will allow over night stays. Also what are the laws in each state about stopping over night stopping along the roads. Thank You. Buster, you need to ask the shift mgr. at any Walmart you visit if it's O.K. to park overnight in there parking lot. There are some cities or towns that have regulations (ordinances) that ban parking in Walmarts.
J-Rooster 07/30/14 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Braking System Question...

"I'm not aware of any accidents or fatalities associated with Blue Ox, or any other tow bar." I am not aware of any accidents or fatalities that can be directly attributed to the lack of an auxiliary braking system or breakaway system. It would appear that such systems play on the paranoid fears of people, and are actually not needed. I wonder how many miles vehicles were towed before such systems were invented? Of course, such systems ARE a GOOD IDEA, but is there any justification in reality for them? I agree with this, however there are states that require aux brake systems. I couldn't tell you which ones and neither can most people on this forum due to the lack of and mis-interpreted data (hence the periodic heated arguments on the subject), but the aux brake companies will tell you the states are more numerous than there really are. I think it's funny that some states require them yet no system on the market is government rated. Makes no sense. I have read that some systems will actually cause issues like lock ups and failures. I have also heard stories of accidents avoided by having them although I am not sure how you'd ever prove what didn't happen. And I've heard that not having them is the foundation for negligence and losing your entire life savings and thrown in jail - doom and gloom. No one has ever proven that's happened either (I've asked several times)but you'll see it one here repeatedly. I think a law degree comes in the box with each system. And requests for relinquishing your driver's license if you don't. Effy, go to the three w's then brakebuddy dot com/towing laws and it gives you all the info on towing in all 50 States + Canada. States in the U.S. that have no towing laws are Kansas, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming all other States have towing laws that use weight as a factor in towing. That's what I mean, it's a completely misleading and inaccurate list with respect to tow vehicles. It comingles towing laws (includes trailers) into the mix to provide the illusion that these states require supplimental systems with tow Vehicles. MD - my state - is a good example. According to that site any vehicle over 3k# requires a supp system. And that's not true. It may be true for trailers but not for a towed vehicle. And thank you for proving my point. The brake systems themsleves coerce you into thinking they are legally required. In some cases they may, In some cases not. Don't rely on the brake system site to tell you the law, check your local DMV, and even then it may not specify. Yes, I agree with you Effy! In my State Washington State it's legal to tow a vehicle weighing up to 2,999 lbs. without a towing system! But if your towing a vehicle in Washington State that weighs over 3,000 lbs you must have a braking system. As you were saying Effy, a person needs to look the laws up for each State to be educated on the towing regulations of his or her States plus the States they are planning to visit.
J-Rooster 07/30/14 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Braking System Question...

"I'm not aware of any accidents or fatalities associated with Blue Ox, or any other tow bar." I am not aware of any accidents or fatalities that can be directly attributed to the lack of an auxiliary braking system or breakaway system. It would appear that such systems play on the paranoid fears of people, and are actually not needed. I wonder how many miles vehicles were towed before such systems were invented? Of course, such systems ARE a GOOD IDEA, but is there any justification in reality for them? I agree with this, however there are states that require aux brake systems. I couldn't tell you which ones and neither can most people on this forum due to the lack of and mis-interpreted data (hence the periodic heated arguments on the subject), but the aux brake companies will tell you the states are more numerous than there really are. I think it's funny that some states require them yet no system on the market is government rated. Makes no sense. I have read that some systems will actually cause issues like lock ups and failures. I have also heard stories of accidents avoided by having them although I am not sure how you'd ever prove what didn't happen. And I've heard that not having them is the foundation for negligence and losing your entire life savings and thrown in jail - doom and gloom. No one has ever proven that's happened either (I've asked several times)but you'll see it one here repeatedly. I think a law degree comes in the box with each system. And requests for relinquishing your driver's license if you don't. Effy, go to the three w's then brakebuddy dot com/towing laws and it gives you all the info on towing in all 50 States + Canada. States in the U.S. that have no towing laws are Kansas, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming all other States have towing laws that use weight as a factor in towing.
J-Rooster 07/30/14 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What was the 1st year for slide rooms in Winnebago diesel motorhomes?

I googled Winnebago Slide Outs and, I got a Winnebago page that said 1995 was the first year that they introduced a slide out.
J-Rooster 07/30/14 12:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: your opinion on appliance age

I bought my Winnebago Adventurer new in January 2004 and all appliances in the coach are original and are still in good working order after 10 years of use.
J-Rooster 07/28/14 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Explain DOT Tire Certification

I'm researching tire prices for a set of 295/80R 22.5 tires. The prices vary "all over the place" from the "junk" Chinese brands to $800-$900 for American brands like Goodyear. When someone posts on here asking for tire recommendations, the responses are like wise "all over the place". Things like poor workmanship, cheap untrained labor, inferior materials are mentioned, especially for foreign brands. It's all very confusing to me. How much latitude is there in the DOT tire spec? What is the difference in the $200.00 tire and the $900.00 tire if they are both certified under the same spec? There are LOTS of opinions posted on here. They vary wildly. Where can I get straight answers? Tom, whatever you buy make sure the DOT Stamp is within 6 months of new (when they were made), and get the highest sidewall rating possible!
J-Rooster 07/28/14 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Honda CRV Toad... Totally Almost Confused...

Is your 2014 CR-V 2WD or AWD? I have just returned from towing my 2014 CR-V AWD for over 4,000 miles with 4 wheels down. I am not aware of any difficulties doing that. After running through the gears for a few seconds each, and 3 minutes in neutral and the key in the "1" position, you are good to go. It does say not to tow it over 65 mph. Thanks for the info Ron! We might buy a 2014 Honda CRV this week thru Costco.
J-Rooster 07/28/14 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going from short class A to long(ish) class A

IMHO, you should be OK just allow a little more room for length!
J-Rooster 07/28/14 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Odorlos and Rid-X RV

Rid-X is for septic tanks last I heard. It does not work fast like Happy Camper. I dump like once a week both tanks and no smell at all. But I have seen some in RV parks when they dump, they just about run the neighborhood out of the park. They use just water and not much at that. So they get all kinds of problems with toilet pyramid problems because of the lack of water. Stinky all around, no enzymes to eat up the waste. Some are just stubborn and will not do it. Not even for the sake of the guy parked right next to them. LOL! Ray, my friend you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!
J-Rooster 07/27/14 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad battery

I only know of two modifications that seem to work for most people. One is to pull the fuse that powers the accessories. The other is to run a charging line from your coach to the toad's battery to keep it charged up. If you use a braking system that uses the toad's battery, this would be the preferred method of keeping the battery charged up. If you pull the fuse, the electrical plug may not be powered, so the charging line may be your only good solution. Finally, you could stop every few hours and run the toad's engine to recharge the battery. X-2, on the charged line!
J-Rooster 07/27/14 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check Antenna Light

I own a 2004 Winnebago, when I first start my coach the Antenna light and buzzer come on for about 15 seconds then go off. It's just a warning device in my coach to encourage you to get out of the coach and look to see if the Antenna is down. The Antenna light and buzzer does not effect the starting of my coach. There is a electrical plug to the device in my coach that you can use to disarm the buzzer and light.
J-Rooster 07/26/14 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire replacement

Hankooks' makes an excellent TRUCK tire....oh! wait, I have a MOTOR HOME....never mind.....:E......Dennis X-2, and the Seattle Mariners will thank you for buying Hankook's there a big sponsor of Seattle Mariners Baseball, with there big sign behind home plate!
J-Rooster 07/26/14 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Odorlos and Rid-X RV

RV Digest is what you want to use in your holding tanks it cleans your holding tank sensors while it's eating up your solid matter inside your tanks. It's also safe for the environment when it's time to dump your tanks.
J-Rooster 07/26/14 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Worry About Possible Problems

I just do the proper maintenance and let everything take care of itself! I have no worries in life just challenges and circumstances! When they arise I take care of them and that is the end of that. I'm not going to stress over anything that hasn't happened yet!
J-Rooster 07/26/14 12:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2004 Workhorse R-Vision TrailLite Motorhome Dash LCD Display

Mine did that too.. Turns out there is a Technical Service Bulletin out on them, this is not a recall since it is NOT a safety issue.. But what it means is if you take it to a authrized service center you just might leave happy. As i said,,, Mine went out.. ON THE WAY to said authorized service center :). I did not even have to make an appointment to get it fixed, Just and "Oh, by the way, on the way here....." Since the OP's coach is a 2004, it would be subject to the recall, 50402-C, that was a safety recall since it affected the calibration of the Actia dash that affected the ABS system. This recall was for 2003 and 2004 Workhorse chassis RV's. There may have been a TSB for later year coaches but the OP should first check to see if the recall was performed on his coach, which can be found by entering his VIN number at the Workhorse registration. Thanks for the info! Rooster
J-Rooster 07/25/14 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

I pre check (double check) and post check double check and always check when I stop anywhere on the road! I drove a set of doubles OTR for 44-1/4 years and I never had anything break apart on me. That's how people can get killed!
J-Rooster 07/24/14 03:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CB Radio?

I'm retired now but when I ran OTR I used a Galaxy DX 44 Set, Turner Astatic Mic, 12' coax cable and a 6' Firestik antenna, mirror mounted. It's hard to beat this combination and many OTR's are still running these. I also used but don't recommend to you a 250 watt amp (for emergency purposes only and, I had that marked on the amp) and I had all the funny channels. I currently don't own a CB radio and I don't want one in my coach after having to listening to them 5 day's in a row, 52 weeks, and 44-1/4 years.
J-Rooster 07/24/14 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 303 Protectant and/ or wax

I use #303 on my fiberglass and Nu Finish on my metal.
J-Rooster 07/24/14 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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