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RE: Motorhome hitch receiver has play in it

As I mentioned, plastic shims. You buy them in packs. As they are plastic, they slide out real easy. I've never had one stuck where I couldn't pull the receiver out. The thick part faces out. Because they are tapered, you only need one, where using old oil plastic, will involve multiple pieces till you get the thickness right. And doesn't involve another wrench to remove another bolt to remove the receiver. Anyway, just a simple solution to a simple problem.
tarnold 05/24/17 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome hitch receiver has play in it

Go to your local hardware store and buy a pack of plastic shims. The kind used to install doors and windows. Drive the narrow end into the receiver till tight. Break off remainder sticking out. Solid as a rock!
tarnold 05/24/17 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reducing "Tractor Trailer Push" E-350 Class C

Helwig installed on my e350 was the best thing ever for handling when being passed by big rigs. Installed myself with help of a couple of axel stands to hold it up while bolting up. If you do it, be carefull of pinching the fuel line with the unbolt s. Took awhile to figure out why it wouldn't crank. :)
tarnold 05/16/17 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Born Free vs ??? Class C Coaches

Chinook. Even though the original company quit in 2006. One solid piece of fiberglass, no seams anywhere.
tarnold 03/14/17 08:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

Moved mine from the bumper to the roof. Tire and rim, class C 16". Pretty solid fiberglass roof. Got a piece of 12" square stainless steel plate, about 1/4" thick. Enough ss screws around perimeter to hold down, silicone in screw holes first. Had tire mounting bracket welded to plate first. After every thing screwed in place, laid 2 layers of heavy fiberglass cloth over everything. Will NEVER leak or shift. People comment about how to get it down if I need it. Gravity is your friend here. Getting it up the first time was not much of a problem, just slid it up on an inclined extension ladder. Only hard part is checking air pressure. Tire has a heavy latch secured plastic and metal cover over spare to protect from weather exposure.
tarnold 02/17/17 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: What size fuse

Op again. The unit ships with "2 feet 7 awg " (I know!) I plan on running about 6' #4.
tarnold 02/13/17 04:00pm Tech Issues
What size fuse

Going to add a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter. Want to install a ANL fuse between inverter and battery. What size fuse should I use? Will be nothing more than Cpap machine or tv.
tarnold 02/13/17 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator voltage and 12V system fluctuations

Are these LED lights?
tarnold 11/09/16 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: repainting my 2002 Adventurer

X2 on Mikes. My 97 was painted 2 years ago. Still looks like it rolled of the showroom floor.
tarnold 11/07/16 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical one way, not the other

No, molded plug. Taking it apart now.
tarnold 10/13/16 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical one way, not the other

I did have to jiggle the meter probes to get a reading?
tarnold 10/13/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical one way, not the other

This is an older model surge guard. No displays or buttons, just indicator lights. If it is the female plug on the output side, not much slack to cutoff plug and add anew. Opened it once a long time ago because ALL of the nuts that held the relay down came off and one of them jammed the contacts in the big relay. If I knew for sure this was the problem, I would bust it open again and splice in a new female extension. Just don't want to spend another $250 for a new one. Could it be anything else?
tarnold 10/13/16 11:56am Tech Issues
Electrical one way, not the other

Equipped with TRC surge guard 34730 30 amp. Portable. Coach side 6345 with PD 4645 refitted several years ago. Problem: With surge guard plugged in after wait period, green light comes on NO orange (trouble) light. There is 122v coming out of surge guard(measured with meter). When I plug coach cable into surge guard, no AC plugs, micro etc in coach work. When I plug coach cable in without surge guard, everything seems to work. No breakers tripped that I can find, all fuses in 6345 seem to be good. Haven't tried with generator yet. Where to look next?
tarnold 10/13/16 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Interesting German Motorhome

Wonder if it's 220v?
tarnold 09/30/16 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
Amps are amps...right?

Be nice ok? Size of wire determines current capacity (amps) as I believe. Recently had to replace a 30 amp fuse(U shaped). Had small size about same as a dime but needed next larger, about size of a nickel. Went to Autozone and got what I needed. They had same style that was about the size of a 50 cent piece, if you can remember what they look like. All 30 amp, so question, why the much different physical sizes, if all are still 30 amp rated?
tarnold 09/22/16 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Great difficulty changing Front Sway Bar

Got my Rear Helwig installed by myself without much difficulty. Drove rear up on ramps to get more room to work. Jack stands under frame for safety. Hold new bar up with jack stands by rear axel. Ratchet straps to hold up front part of bar. Just be REAL careful you don't pinch the fuel line. Took me over an hour to figure that one out when it wouldn't start.
tarnold 09/12/16 04:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shock recommendation

I put Monroe magnums on the front of my 1997. Driver side is a real bear getting on if like mine. Some folks I know cut a hole in the fender well under the hood to go straight down to get access to the top nut. Just no swing room for an open end wrench
tarnold 09/12/16 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Canada Power Connections

Make sure to carry a l o n g extension cord. In many of the Proventil parks we've stayed out, it's a long way to the power.
tarnold 09/01/16 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what are these components?

While you have it open, check the nuts that hold the big relay to the case. On mine, all 4 nuts worked off and rattled around till jamming the relay. Put red lock tight on each one of mine after that. If you hear any rattling go ahead and pop the case.
tarnold 08/10/16 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: 6.0 diesel in a Chinook?

Not so! A couple of them in the Eastern club. Also some 5.4 V8.
tarnold 08/07/16 07:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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