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RE: location of valves on hwh kickdown jacks

sorry for the delayed responce. yes it will retract all the way if you twist it back and fourth. i did it several times and each time it will twist back up. If that is the case it sounds more like a seal that is sticking preventing the piston from fully retracting.You already cleaned the shaft with WD-40 clean the area were the piston goes into the cylinder with q tips to remove any dirt build up.Try fully extending the jack and spray silicone on shaft and let it dry. One of my jacks does the same thing. The last time I did this was 3 years ago and jack is still retracting. Hope this helps and you don't have to buy a new valve assy.
Gjac 09/03/19 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refill fresh water from when no gravity fill exists

I have a 3 gal solar bladder that I fill using an external water supply then remove one of the over flow tubes that attach at the top of the main tank then insert the tube from the badder which I hang from the side of the MH. It takes a few minutes and is enough for a shower or two.
Gjac 09/03/19 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replaced the door lock assembly...

Our door lock seized at the end of our last trip (the last overnight) and I nearly twisted the handle off the deadbolt. (2007 FourWinds) Our dealer took it in and dismantled it, cleaned and regreased it. He said the it was filled with the solidest grease he'd seen. It now works easily and smoothly. My wife had never been able to use the deadbolt. I had to file the opening slightly for the dead bolt and door plunger to operate smoothly. In addition I lubricated the moving parts inside with graphite powder. Beside the door plunger breaking there is a white plastic part that reacts with the plunger that has broken on me twice. Lubing the assy to keep it operating smoothly helps it last longer.
Gjac 09/01/19 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 8.1 Engine Running Hot

If you never had this overheating problem before and it started after the belt and water pump was changed I would check the WP and make sure the right one was installed. Is the wp run off of a V belt or serpentine belt? A wrong belt or missing belt would cause an overheating problem also.
Gjac 08/30/19 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replaced the door lock assembly...

Glad you got it fixed. Mine broke 3 times, in 15 years. The latch on mine was a cast zinc alloy and not very strong. When it snapped last year I made a steel plate to repair it rather than buy a third replacement. I under stand that the newer model, probably the one you bought has a machined steel plunger which should never break.Perhaps that's part of the higher cost. ;). Yes that was my thought, the ones with the zinc alloy were about $100.
Gjac 08/30/19 06:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: location of valves on hwh kickdown jacks

If you twist the jack foot back and forth will the jack retract?
Gjac 08/28/19 08:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class C - Mercedes Diesel vs. Chevy Gasoline?

I find it remarkable how "passenger foot well room" is so much of an issue that you would rule out the most capable, most affordable, most reliable, most serviceable, and most popular E350/E450 chassis in the RV industry.We all have our priorities, and the cab space and comfort was close to the top of the list for us. Additionally, with every Ford or Chevy based model with slide that we considered when we purchased, the slide blocked the driver seat from going back as far as I need it. In the Sprinter I'm about 6" from full rear travel. That seat travel issue has also eliminated a lot of cars when I've been car shopping. The ability to slide the seat back would be a priority for someone with arthritis in the knee like myself. I had to raise the seat to be able to straiten my leg so my knee would not hurt so bad because my slide out restricted the seat from sliding back. It is one of those things that a quick test drive won't show but several hours of driving will.
Gjac 08/28/19 04:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replaced the door lock assembly...

Glad you got it fixed. Mine broke 3 times, in 15 years. The latch on mine was a cast zinc alloy and not very strong. When it snapped last year I made a steel plate to repair it rather than buy a third replacement. I under stand that the newer model, probably the one you bought has a machined steel plunger which should never break.
Gjac 08/28/19 04:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replaced the door lock assembly...

Was it the Trimark door lock assy?
Gjac 08/28/19 11:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago and the Workhorse

In the vintage you are looking at 2002 I would chose the WH chassis over the Ford. The V-10 was still 2 valve and less HP. WH had the Allison transmission. Ford did not go with the higher HP 3 valve engine until 2006. After 2006 it is a toss up and you can have the age old debate which is better Ford of Chevy.
Gjac 08/17/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GAF Roof Coating at Lowes any good??

If you look at a cross section of the EPDM roof most of the rubber is black. The top is .030 is white, Once the top coat of white sloughs off you will see the black rubber underneath.
Gjac 08/14/19 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 2006 Grayhawk Ford e450 v-10: Power increase

I have a 1995 454 TBI eng in a 15,000 lb Class A and have done the following to improve performance. I measured performance by 40-60 mph times. When I first bought the MH it took 22 secs to go from 40 -60 mph. A tune up, plugs wires distributor cap brought it down to 19 secs. Headers, FF mufflers and CAI reduced it to 14 secs. Headers would add about 80 HP to the older 454's and 460's the newer V-10's will probably be less. Check on the Banks web site for your year eng and type for HP increase. Advanced timing from 4 degrees BTDC(stock) to 9 degrees BTDC further reduced time to 12 secs. Also transmission no longer downshifts at the slightest hill and engine temps were reduced only rarely the fan clutch come on any more except on very steep hills out west. My stock engine only produced 230 HP, the mods brought it up to a little over 300 hp. Nothing increased the MPG except installing a Vacuum gauge and watching it. 8.5 mpgs went to 8.7 mpgs if I use it when traveling. If you don't know what your baseline performance is before any mods you won't know what the increase will be and it is hard to tell just by noise or "seat of the pants dyno". So before spending a lot of money be careful when asking your friends about their mods if the just tell you it sounds or feels like better performance.
Gjac 08/14/19 01:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Charger Replacement Help!

I just want to stay very basic. This is only a 9’ trailer with two plug ins a microwave refridge and fantastic fan. If you want to stay very basic, and you don't have a converter now, and you use hookups when camping, I would just install a cheap 10 to 20 amp automotive charger in its place. From your posts the refrigerator, micro wave, fan etc all run off of 120v the only thing you use 12v for is the lights is that correct?
Gjac 08/14/19 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: update on my 5star tune

What was your mpg before the tune? Sounds like you made a 10-20% improvement which to me is very good. Did you test the performance before and after by chance? about 6 Isn't 6 or 7 mpgs low for a 27 ft Class C? Or is this the norm because of the overhead sleeping area?
Gjac 08/14/19 08:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel cleaner/additive for Onan generator

I am old so I still use Seafoam in my engine and genset. I disconnect the line from the main fuel tank and add 8 ounces of Seafoam in a gallon of gas and run the genset under load (2 A/C's running) it is also a good way to see how much gas your genset burns in a hr. Also I add some to the crank case before I change my oil in the genset. I was amazed at how much caked carbon came out of the crank case the first time I tried it. I do this about every 4 or 5 years. The generator runs very smooth after treatment. The genset is 24 years old and never had the carb rebuilt or any work on the engine it self. I not sure why people run it dry before winter storage if you exercise it once a month under load per Mfg instructions.
Gjac 08/14/19 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: update on my 5star tune

What was your mpg before the tune? Sounds like you made a 10-20% improvement which to me is very good. Did you test the performance before and after by chance?
Gjac 08/11/19 09:03pm Class C Motorhomes
Short MH's

Has anyone downsized to a Thor Vegas 25.6, Axis or any other Class A shorter than 27 ft with a full wall slide and been satisfied with their purchase? How is the ride? Any quality issues? Do you use a tow car?
Gjac 08/10/19 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard baseball sized "bump" outside RV

It may not be a delamination especially because your MH is new. To check for delamination coin tap the area around the bump then tap the bump, if it is delaminated you will hear a thud noise and more of a sharper ring to the surrounding area that has a good bond. How much does the bump stick out from the surface of the sidewall? It could be an area where resin pooled during the bonding process if it was there when you bought the MH. Also check to see if there is something attached to that area inside the MH with a screw or other type of fastener that maybe too long and may have pushed the outer skin out. Let us know what you find.
Gjac 08/10/19 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New class c

Nice to hear of a new MH with no problems. Good Luck on your new MH. Keep us informed of how do along your trip.
Gjac 08/10/19 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizing a Class C

Started out using the commercial leveling blocks and 2x8's. Have the level indicators. Generally worked ok especially on paved sites. A real pain while setting up in rain. Added Bigfoot later. Found on sale and made the trip to the Mich. facility. Now can set up without leaving coach except to make sure slides will extend without hitting anything. Can reset if the coach settles after a day or two when on sandy sites. Don't get soaked during a rain store while setting up. Sounds like several on here have the Bigfoot levelers and are very happy with them. What is the approximate cost to purchase and install the levelers?
Gjac 08/09/19 07:32am Class C Motorhomes
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