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RE: Catastrophic Bearing Failure

After thinking about it, there is also a chance that the mechanic(?) did not put the spindle nut back on properly. Small vehicles will use a cotter pin/castle nut to secure. Larger vehicles will use some combination of double nuts and/or keepers. If not put together properly RF would possibly try to keep tightening as vehicle went forward. (righty-tighty) Not sure about the LF. ???
Stim 03/07/18 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Catastrophic Bearing Failure

I worked on Semi's and trailers for over 30 years, supervised 3 shops in 2 states. My guess is BOZO put spindle nuts on with impact! Seen it too often in shops that I did not supervise! I have run many service calls for burnt out wheel bearings. I have had to cut off races welded to spindles and polish spindles for new bearings to fit many times. Front wheel bearings usually give notice way before they are that bad. I also had a R front seal let go on a 1993 KW that I was driving and when I hit the brakes it made a hard right turn into a Jersey Barrier! Luckily it just scuffed up the wheel studs.
Stim 03/06/18 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 93 Brave with Chevy 454 acceleration issuea

TBI has a fuel pressure regulator in it and they get weak over time. They are not hard to change or expensive. I had to change the one on a 1989 PU back when. Can be changed on the vehicle if you have good access.
Stim 03/06/18 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Breakfast Ideas Needed for 2018 RV'ing season!

I take instant oatmeal (Walmart brand) make it normally (pouch to 1/2 cup microwave hot water) and then add crushed up Cinnamon Toasty Crunch Cereal to it. YUM! Try it with your favorite cereal.
Stim 02/20/18 10:22pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Air leak

I have used service truck air to get disabled semi's off of the road having them follow me slowly to a pull off with a hose between us. Two things to ad, a spray bottle with dish soap and water works well for finding leaks. Also, a child's hearing is much better than an adult. If one is available to help it might make a difference.
Stim 01/29/18 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gotta Ham Bone. Need a recipe!

Put it in a pot with frozen mixed veggies, add water, potato and onion chopped up. I also like barley. Slow cook until the meat falls off of the bone. Here is a tip I found out the hard way- If it was a spiral sliced ham you end up with pieces of bone from the slicer- NOT GOOD!
Stim 01/19/18 09:26pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 6 speed auto transmission Allison with 8.3 Cummins

On your S Cams and Slack Adjusters it's common for them to get sticky from lack of use and not being lubed properly. I have had to free up hundreds of them on semi's but the $900. plus figure seems very high to me. ???
Stim 01/11/18 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to fix sway on Newmar Baystar

I owned a 1974 Winnebago Indian (can I still call it that?) on Dodge Chassis in the low 80's. If/when a semi passed it you would be moved over a 1/2 lane! It handled horribly in the wind too. The problem with it was the gen and 2-40 lb propane tanks were behind the rear axle with a lot of overhang and made it tail heavy. Hopefully your MH builder was smarter than that design. ??
Stim 01/11/18 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly without brakes

I tow a 2017 SPORTAGE with an ACME TOW DOLLY, with surge brakes, what's your feeling about traveling in NEUTRAL v/s IN PARK with steering wheel in UNLOCKED position, key in ignition? Is your Kia "All wheel drive" AWD?? 3 months ago I towed a new to me 2016 Kia Sportage front wheel drive on a U-Haul dolly 130 miles home after purchasing. I had key-off/removed, transmission in- Park. If you have AWD the owners manual has AWD towing instructions. You can find owners manual online if you google.
Stim 01/03/18 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine cooling thermostat in Cat 350

If the engine is running at lower temp look for better fuel mileage when you get back up to normal. Computer will add more fuel to cooler engine. Had a Chevy PU (gas) get 2 more miles to the gallon with just thermostat change! Watch the antifreeze with any animals, it's poison.
Stim 12/20/17 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ignition problem

Normally a diesel engine has a solenoid for shut off. When you turn the key on it causes the solenoid to open letting fuel to the pump. You might have had a sticking solenoid. ??? Years ago I had a CAT engine in a Boom Truck. Once warmed up if I shut it off for any length of time the pressure would build up and it would not re-start until cooled down or I opened a fuel line and drained pressure on the solenoid. I learned to shut it off then turn key back on if I was going back out with the truck. At the time I was too broke to replace the solenoid!
Stim 12/20/17 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly without brakes

Two months ago I bought a 2016 Kia Sportage from Hertz Car Sales in Winter Park Fl. (got great deal too!!) I rented a U-Haul Dolly there and towed the SUV 130 miles home with my 2004 Chevy Silverado X-cab. SUV stated weight is 3300 lbs. I drove semi's (all variety's) for many years but never used a tow dolly. The SUV towed like it wasn't even there! A couple times when looking in rear view mirror I was startled thinking why is that guy following so close! I ran 65-70 mph though the dolly was marked 55 mph. SUV wasn't that heavy and dolly had 12 ply tires so I felt safe. The dolly did not have surge brakes. Just an after note- with the tire straps, vehicle safety chains and ramp storage/securing make sure you double check everything!
Stim 12/12/17 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil Filled space heater

I just bought one for use in my home a month ago. (Lowe's $36. w/military disc) I use it to keep my bedroom warm without running central heat. I leave the door open and it still keeps it comfortable. It has safety tip over and over temp. Instructions say at least 3' on all sides and I find that is sufficient. I did see them at Olie's in Plataka Fl. for $29. so check around. Very happy with it.
Stim 12/06/17 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short in house wiring

Problem could even be a wet/damp wire. It only takes mili-volts to trip GFCI.
Stim 11/30/17 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American car dolly?

I recently rented a U-Haul Dolly to bring home a new/used car that I purchased. I had to tow the Kia Sportage over 100 miles home with my Pick Up. I drove semi's (all varieties) for over 30 years but never had used a tow dolly! With my new experience I would recommend making up a check list so you don't forget any of the steps to hook up. I am pretty through but I can see how easy it could be to forget a step when hitting the road and it could be costly! My biggest problem? WHY WAS THAT GUY FOLLOWING ME SO CLOSELY when I would glance in the mirror! :)
Stim 11/23/17 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Older thread but the holidays are coming so my pork butt favorite. Local groceries often have pork butts under $1.00 a lb. ! I have the butcher cut butt in half (no charge!) and I cook one cheek at a time and freeze one. :) I put in the crock pot at 8 am with fat side up topped with one large onion sliced and add a half bottle of Italian Dressing. Set temp 280-300* and it is ready about 5 pm. It is fall apart tender! Let left overs cool, put in fridge and the fat can be removed from the top easily. I have even froze portions for later meals.
Stim 11/17/17 08:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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