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RE: How to carry a tricycle?

Put a trailer hitch on the front for a bike carrier on the front and a shelf type carrier on the back trailer hitch.
Dusty R 09/29/15 05:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bought GMC Cube Van Today!

In 1978 we bought an older 19' class C on a Dodge chassis, it had duels on the rear, and the front wheels did not fit the rear. It came with 1 spare, it fit the front. Don't remember what it had for a frame. Dusty
Dusty R 09/26/15 06:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Water Tank

We spend the winter in Florida. Our park has it's own wast water system and we are not allowed to use any chemicals in are tanks, and we have never had a problem because of no chemicals. Also we just use regular TT with out a problem. Dusty
Dusty R 09/23/15 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Adding a heat strip to a Ducted A/C Unit...

IN our '03 24V Itasca I added an electric toe kick heater and a programable thermostat. It was a rather easy install. We now have a '15 27Q Itasca and I had planed to do the same to it, But this one will not be so easy, so I don't know what we are going to do. A portable electric space heater is always in the way, and no programable t-stat. Dusty
Dusty R 09/22/15 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: Stink from new(ish) RV

How about a cold water? Why heat water that is already hot? :>)
Dusty R 09/12/15 07:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jack

I added a remote pump with hose to a hydraulic jack. It sure is easier to jack up the mh kneeling beside it rather than laying under it. A lot safer too. Dusty
Dusty R 09/10/15 07:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan 5500 gummed - fixed!

I had to go through the Onan carb gum-up and cleaning exercise when I couldn't be around to start and run it every month, so I installed a shutoff in the fuel line. When I put the RV away this year I ran the generator till it died from lack of fuel. I'm anxious to get back and see how it starts and runs. I put a switch in the wire going to the electric fuel pump, then do the same as you. Has worked for me for the past several years. Dusty
Dusty R 09/08/15 06:47am Tech Issues
Brake controller

We have a new 2015 27Q Itasca Spirit. It has a brake controller plug behind the dash. I don't have the adaptor cable to hook to my 4 wire Prodigy brake controller. Does anyone know which 4 wires to tap into ? I know that I could order the adaptor But I need it before it will get here. Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 09/05/15 06:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing propane tank?

LP tanks are rather expense. Maybe you could you could find a good used one. The valve packing can be replaced, but the tank needs to be empty. Go to a propane supplier. If there are no rust pits, but just surface rust, you could just clean it up and paint it. Dusty
Dusty R 09/02/15 03:07pm Class C Motorhomes

I was getting a 20# filled and the guy said that he would fill it this time but not again. Getting home I looked at it and it looked like a food grill had spilled grease on the top edge. I figured that I would sand the rust off and paint it. When I sanded it I found that it was badly pitted. I guess that the guy knew what he was what he was doing, thanks.
Dusty R 09/01/15 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Sprinter Class C questions

We tow 6000lb with a 2003 24' Itasca, using a weight distribution 6000lb/750lb hitch. This works very well for us. It is with the V-10. We would like to get a new 27' mh but don't think a wd hitch will work with that much added over hang.
Dusty R 08/19/15 06:01am Class C Motorhomes
Weight Distribution hitch

We have a 24' class C mh with a wd hitch rated at 6000lb/750lb. We are looking at a new 27' mh that has a hitch rated at 5000lb/350lb, it does not have a rating for a wd hitch. Does a 27' mh have too much over hang for a wd hitch? Both of these mh are Winnebagos. The last I knew Winnebago builds their frame extensions to Ford specifications. Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 08/18/15 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
Four Winds

We have an Itasca and have been very happy with it and Winnebago. We are now looking at a new Four Winds by Thor. Is Thor as good to work with as Winnebago? Has anyone had any big problems with Thor? Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 08/15/15 07:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Plumbing Water Stream Issue?

The hot water was slow at our bath room sink. I took the faucet off the sink and found the blockage in the faucet before the valve. Dusty
Dusty R 08/13/15 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 3000 Miles from home - brake issues...... THoughts?

If the truck cord connector has round pins, and they have slots in them and the one for the breaks may just need spreading. Take a small screw driver or jack knife, and gently spread it. I've had that problem with trailer lights. Dusty
Dusty R 08/12/15 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: LP leaking at main valve

Not sure but I think that type valve is one that when it's open all the way it prevents the stem from leaking. CAUTION Using a steel wrench can cause a spark. Not good around leaking LP. Dusty
Dusty R 08/12/15 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: emergency portable air compressor

I've been carrying a 12V compressor in every vehicle for many years. Because they are slow I always bought ones that you can set to turn off at the pressure needed, then you don't need to stand there and watch it. Dusty
Dusty R 08/10/15 05:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heater

I added an electric Toe Kick heater. Basically it's an electric furnace. There was room under our refrigerator basically. I used the same circuit that the air-conditioner, they don't both use power at the same. It's not very noisy and I added a programable T-stat to it. We spend the winter in out RV in Florida.
Dusty R 08/09/15 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Myth that socket extensions change torque wrench readings

It only changes the torque if you add length, like a crows foot. If it's just a normal extension to get to a deeper bolt/nut then no toque difference. That's what I've always understood- extensions like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XAsWzKkVL._SY300_.jpg require calculation for proper torque. Correct and there is a formula for setting the right torque on an adjustable or the reading on a bar type wrench. The following formula has been used: M1 = M2 x L1 / L2 Where: M1 is the torque setting of the wrench. M2 is the actual torque applied to the nut L1 is the normal length of the wrench L2 is the extended length of the wrench Marvin If you hook that Crow Foot to come off the side, at a right angle you are not adding any length to the torque wrench.
Dusty R 08/01/15 05:10am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problem

Sounds like the original solenoid died and you replaced it with one that was not a continuous duty.
Dusty R 07/31/15 05:20am Class C Motorhomes
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