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RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR

I agree with keymastr about problems with older harmonic balancers. However, a good and inexpensive alternative to replacing one is a rebuild. I have had good experiences with theses folks when rebuilding engines on my classic cars: Damper Doctor Good luck and keep the progress updates coming, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/22/15 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR

Concrete paving stones are useless and dangerous. In fact concrete blocks of any kind are terrible to use to support any vehicle. Concrete will fail in an instant with no warning and they are not designed to take a concentrated load, especially a load that can shift. Even when I used concrete in construction it was always with steel reinforcement and never with a concrete wall without poured and steel reinforced pilasters, lintels, and tie beams. That is why you see house movers and other people that work underneath heavy objects using wooden cribbing to support the weight of the overhead object. X a million !!!! The use of wood blocks under the tires is a much better option. Good luck and be safe. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/15/15 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the best 1 item you ever bought for your camper?

Samsung residential fridge and Shoreline Power Cord reel with wireless remote. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/08/15 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mud Flap

Ours came with both ridged flaps directly behind the rear tires and the large one across the back of the rig. Based on what I have read I believe the key is that it is hung at the correct height. If high, stones fly under them like they are not even there and if too low, it appears they kick up small objects from the road. From what I have observed a 4"-5" clearance at normal ride height on a flat surface is a pretty good location. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/07/15 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: to drain or not to drain fresh water

we go about 2 weeks between trips and I drain the fresh water tank, I don't drain the water heater. Same here. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/15 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what OBD scanner are RV`Rs using

Another thumbs up for Silverleaf VMSpc. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/04/15 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Didnt plan on this

Funny how all that works out, enjoy your new rig. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/02/15 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Age and RV

Started at 51 with a Class A gasser. At 55 purchased a Class A DP Still have the same rig at 60. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/30/15 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible insurance discount for having a CDL license

Just last week at my renewal the GEICO agent told me they also offer a discount if you take an online driving test. He explained it is something you need to do every couple of years and is specific to each state. I haven't looked into it yet, but it may worth it for those without a CDL. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/29/15 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: powere winders for water hose and electric cord

I installed this power cord reel in my electrical bay: Power Cord Reel and this manual hose reel in my wet bay: Maunal Hose Reel I was able to find the power reel from an individual who had purchased two from a closing RV shop and got it for 1/2 price. I also used a wireless D.C. motor controller so I can extend and retract the cord using a fob. They make setup and breakdown at the CG much easier and well worth the expense IMO. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/16/15 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: does this happen to anyone else

I believe DW enjoys the RV more than I do. However, when we had our sailboat it was the other way around, so I guess it all balances out. Plus traveling in a motorhome isn't really "camping." Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/15/15 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: windshield wiper motor replacement

I've always had good luck finding RV wiper parts here: Mill Supply Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/14/15 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil filter

Regardless of vehicle, I always use OEM filters. They built the engine and know the requirements. Usually if you buy a few the price is about the same as the aftermarket brands, which are not always equivalent. Lou 05 travel Supreme Envoy CAT C7 (with CAT filters) Honda Accord (with Honda filters)
sailor_lou 04/13/15 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your toad of choice?

Honda Accord Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/13/15 09:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: Engine replacement 1992-1995 Holiday Rambler Vacationer

Kinda off topic but....... Consulting Geologist = Geocritter Nice, I like it!! Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/12/15 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine replacement 1992-1995 Holiday Rambler Vacationer

No direct experience, but a few years back someone posted pics of removing their engine from inside the RV using a cherry picker. IIRC, they placed some plywood on the floor and lifted it up through the doghouse opening and out the door. When we had our previous rig (97 Winne Vectra, 460 CID) I check out the openings and thought if I ever needed to do that job that's the approach I would take. However, your HR may not have the same clearances. Fortunately for me it was never required. Good luck and keep us informed on how you tackle this. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/11/15 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ranking Manufacturers

Most folks will recommend what they purchased unless they have had an extremely bad experience. The best thing to do is to continue reading and soon enough you will start to see some trends. Then after you start to narrow it down to a few manufacturers check out the various owners groups over on iRV2 (about half way down you'll see the owners forums) and walk through/drive as many as possible. iRV2 Forums Obviously the owners are biased, but I have found many post over there looking for a resolution to a specific issue without trashing all the manufacturers. Good luck and take your time. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/06/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wiper Arm Parts

Dennis, I have been always able to find any wiper parts I need here: Mill Supply If you don't see it online, give them a call. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/18/15 04:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil/tranny fluid change

Mike, with only 5k miles and about a year old I don't see changing it later as a big deal. It's preferable to change it hot because when the it's cold it's more viscous (thicker) and will drain slower. This leaves a little more of the dirty oil inside the engine. Also, a higher flow rate is desirable because it will allow more contaminates to flow out the drain. With that said, if it was really old or had many miles on it I would do it cold, but in your case I say let it go until you get back. In the future I would do it in the fall when you put it away for the season. Good luck and enjoy your trip. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/13/15 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide out carpet

Not at all, two of my slides roll over ceramic tile. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy I misread your question. I did see one RV with wood in lieu of carpeting on the slides and it was installed by the owner. Lou
sailor_lou 03/04/15 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
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