I use old mud flaps, nice hard plastic. Look around at large truck stops you'll usually find several.:)
You can cut one in half and use them for the front. Course the rear, (duals) will require a full flap.
Make sure and check them for mounting bolts, don't want to put a hole in a tire.:S
If it is the only jack supporting the MH, then prying is not going to do any good, and forget the type, I looked at the pictures, it is a power gear type.
Looks like you or someone has done some driving where the brine soup has been sprayed on the roads, doesn't look good.
Use Jacks, jack up the motor home, do this only if you think you can do it safely. Use heavy jacks, then block up the motor home with 4x4 cribbage, something heavy.
Once you have the jack clear of the ground, then loosen the fastners and dismount it.
Pretty sure you will find the jack is bent, do some serious rust removal on the rest of the system.
Good luck, keep us informed, maybe someone else will chime in with some alternatives.
Put a long pole, 2x4, under the jack and pry up on the lever, see if it moves. Does it have a spring attached to it. If so it is retracted by the spring, not by hyd.
If it doesn't move then try and loosen the hyd hose and pry again. If all else fails, it should be attached to the frame by about 4 large bolts, remove them and the hose and take it to the shop.
If it doesn't move from the prying, the jack is probably bent and will need to be replaced.
One last question,
is it HWH or Power Gear?
Hope this helps
Hey Don, I've stayed at the KOA just north of Granite City, really liked it. They have a little fenced in area for the Chihuahua, by the way, we have three.
KOA just off 270
This camp ground is right off 270 on the north side, on the Illinois side. Only a few minutes from St Louis via the freeway.
Here's another, we've stayed at, liked it also, has the Casino so that could be a + or - depending how much gambling you do :W
Casino Queen Camp Ground
Hope this helps.
Sounds really really good, printed it out and am awaiting my bowl and spoon:)
Peaches are just about ready to come in locally so Bonnie (my wife of almost 48 years June 27th) will be making this for me.
We are going to celebrate by heading to Branson for a week in two days!!! Will be staying at Stage Coach RV Park out by the Lake, come on by and visit.
I'm for the DP also. Having owned several gassers, the ride and quiet are beyond compare. Oil changes and filters will cost a little more.
If it is a cummins engine, 5.9L check for the 53 block. Passenger side of motor just above the oil pan. If it has the 53 block have it checked for cracks along the side of the block.
Hey there, well will try this again, tried to post this yesterday but didn't work. Here's a link to an Expedition exactly like mine, but also noticed that they have a 2003 expedition with air bag suspension for only a couple hundred more. So check it out also.
For Mike and Connie, no mine wasn't cracked, but you can use the 53 on the block to knock a couple hundred or more off the listed price:)
They are easy to spot, just crawl under the coach and look up on the passenger side and the 53 is molded into the side of the block about in the center of the block, just above the oil pan. Use a little flash light to help you out. The crack sometimes is just above the 53 near the freeze plugs or could be on the other side of the engine also, look at both places.
Howdy, if this is a unit that is not enclosed in a cabinet type affair, and does not have electronic ignition, I suspect that the points are not opening.
Do a search on onan 4K generators and you should turn up a lot of suggestions.
If it has what looks like a little can on top of the engine behind the carb, that may be where the points are hiding. If it is an older unit, the points open and close with a pushrod system. Remove the cover and watch the points as the engine is turning over. If they do not open adjust them until they do. You can use a match book cover and set them so it just slides between the points. (An old Harley trick.) I did this with a unit my brother had and it started and ran fine after the adjustment.
You should also be able to turn up a manual or two on your unit by using a search engine on the web. Just use your model number and see what you turn up.
Hope this helps.
And Welcome aboard
Wow, I thought all Phaeton's were DP. Harbor Freight has quiet a few compressors that would fit the bill.
My expedition has a quick connect under the little hood in the front and I use it along with a fifty foot hose to air up the tires.
Purchased mine for 49995.00 a year ago. Has the little 5.9L Diesel with the Dreaded 53 block and I get from 10 to 12 MPG with it running 60 mph. It only had 37K miles but a lot of little problems that I fixed myself. It was a bank repro.
Yes those coaches are out there. Here's a link to PPL take a look at what they have in your price range. You'll want a couple of slides I believe if you are going full time. JMO.
This is a really nice unit, well within your budget. Now it has the 5.9L ISB engine, means it is not a wet cylinder engine, so you don't have to worry about SCA's in the coolant. Do crawl under the unit look up on the side of the block on the passenger side and look for a 53 about one inch letters molded into the block. If it has these, then look above this you will see the freeze plugs, some staining from them might be acceptable, what you don't want to see is line about a couple of inches long with staining from a water leak. If you find that DON'T BUY it. Some of these blocks were made in Brazil and have weak sides and are prone to cracking. They can be fixed but are costly.
But the up side is the MPG you will get from that little 275 HP ISB engine. And don't worry about power, I pull a full size Dodge pickup 1500. I'm not the first to the top of the hill, but I pass'em when they stop to fill up :B :B :B
Drove a big truck for years, went to sleep many nights with 50 or more trucks idleing around me, diesel fumes were a constant companion.
I'm 68 now, plan to live forever, doing great up to now:B :B :B
You can bet I will pay a lot more attention to the water temp gauge in the future, as I have basically the same engine.
Hey Wiz, with the rebore and larger pistons, at least you should have an extra pony or two:)
Glad you are back on the road, albiet a little lighter in the wallet area.
Good luck in the future.