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RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

The RV lanes that I have been at have both Diesel and Gas. JimR
JimR 1 06/20/19 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: flying j and receipts

Think about this. Paper receipts are on the way out nobody will have them unless you ask or there are certain circumstances. JimR
JimR 1 05/06/19 07:34pm Good Sam Club
RE: FMCA Michelin tires program.

Just got a quote of $609.00 ea for the XRV 255 80R 22.5 under the advantage program. I see them for less on the internet shipped free to my tire company. Sound right? One supplier $561.00 ea. No advantage. Does the $561.00 include FET? JImR
JimR 1 05/02/19 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do they put the head of the bed up against a window??

Because then nobody will sit on your head :B JimR
JimR 1 04/30/19 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do they put the head of the bed up against a window??

Because then nobody will sit on your head :B JimR
JimR 1 04/30/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas pumps and Flying J

What are you swiping the Rewards Card or the Charge Card? JimR
JimR 1 04/15/19 09:01pm Good Sam Club
RE: Foggy Windows

Dave Root in Oregon has a DIY kit JimR
JimR 1 04/10/19 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
Camping World Fresno

Went to Fresno CW to buy something I saw in the catalog that was on another deleted thread. Was going to spend about $50 but ended up spending $150.00. Bought a comforter, vacuum bags, collapsible bowls for the kitchen and some other items including a dogs bed for Tucker the Dog. Have to say I had a good time did not spend any more than anywhere else and found things I could touch and feel before buying. There were several customers shopping and the service department had a small line and three CW employees there working the desk. There was some work being done in the store (moving stuff around and shelving) but I was treated well and my questions answered with a smile by the employees. All in all a good experience. JimR
JimR 1 03/27/19 09:33am Camping World Accessories
RE: 3 battery banks. Is it necesary?

Map40 Go here and your question will be answered. Yes you can combine the banks. But wait there is more just go here Alfa Forum Not trying to take away from this forum but the experts are at the link. JimR
JimR 1 03/09/19 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glad I was not camping

I figured if it was 46 it would get colder at night if that was the low in the evening JimR
JimR 1 03/07/19 08:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glad I was not camping

On a heat pump if the temperature gets lower than 40 degrees or so they will not work and are unable to keep up. My heat pump will shut off after if the temp gets low (outside) or if there is not heat increase at the thermostat after a certain time. JimR
JimR 1 03/07/19 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: New Location For Licensing

Cummins12V98 When I was in AZ for winter I used the parks address plus site number for some legal documents and work address when I did a temporary stint with Walmart But I did not change my drivers licence or car tags, did pay and file state income tax forms. As far as the rules now I do not know. As far as the Dakota Residency goes there are about 4 or 5 mail services left I use Dakota Post in Sioux Falls. Reading your post here has thrown up a big RED flag to me. Not sure as I understand but if you are in California full time and have out of state vehicle licence and car tags you are in for a heap of trouble when California catches up to you. As an ex California resident I had the state requesting papers and documents from me for a few years. I am currently now in California but only for a short time and not employed and will return to SD in April. I still keep a travel and fuel log just in case even after 14 years of being a SD resident. Good Luck JimR
JimR 1 03/07/19 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: New Location For Licensing

Well then get your licence in Arizona what is the problem?? JimR
JimR 1 03/06/19 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transmission oil change due to time?

I do mine every three years using Transynd Transmission Fluid and as of two days ago the cost of materials, 5 gallons of fluid and filters, was $311.36, the filters were about $72.00 the rest was the fluid. This was from Detroit Diesel in Fresno Calif. JimR ps for Alfa related questions this web site is specific to that brand alfaseeya The gentleman who developed Transynd says a full one time drain and refill-torque converter, lines etc-OR drain the pan, circulate, drain again, replace the filter and refill is all that is needed for a full change over and no future changes are needed. Oil analysis should be done on about an annual basis to check for contamination from water or glycol but it's a low probability on both. Change if water gets to over 0.2%. When you say no future oil changes are needed, where is that source?? My source Allison says the oil needs changing on a regular schedule. Filters every 36 months Fluid every 48 months I do it every 36 months both filter and fluid. JimR
JimR 1 03/03/19 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transmission oil change due to time?

I'm always wondering why people don't just follow the instructions in the owners manual. Even if you don't have one they can be gotten on the web by searching. Simply because some of us know better. You wonder if I believe I know better than the group of engineers that designed the best transmission in the world? I don’t. I just know better than the clown who writes the manual. Once when we were discussing what oil to use for the V10 engine of the Viper I spent some time with the developers of Mobil 1. One of them told me “oil weight, brand, conventional or synthetic, all can be mixed” I thought he was just talking out of his a** until another one of them told me he was the most knowledgeable guy in engine oil in their company. I asked him later to explain and he told me that oil weight mathematically averages. Dino or synthetic can mix because they are both oils, and that changing the oil every 3000 miles was the worst idea ever as it will produce more wear than running the same oil 6000 miles. I later asked around the company and found out that mileage and time maintenance intervals are decided by engineering, purchasing AND marketing. So does tire size and brand. Keep that in mind the next time you read the maintenance manual... Map40 I have to agree with you more or less on your post here i.e. the meritor rear end folks want me to change the differential oil every year with conventional oil and three years with synthetic. With the little miles I drive I think that is over kill but as a risk management tool I have an extended warranty, Good Sam ESP, that requires the manufactures maintenance schedule to be followed. JimR
JimR 1 03/03/19 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transmission oil change due to time?

If the trans pan has a drain plug, I would drain and refill the pan every time you change the oil. There is no reason to do that and it would be very costly. Allison has a maintenance and change schedule and that is what should be used. My changes are based on time and not milage and at a cost of 310 for parts and about and hour of labor that is a cost of about $435.00 parts and labor. Jim If you think spending $435 at every factory interval is superior to spending $50 every oil change, I wouldn't argue against that. I also never change fluids due to time and not mileage. My experience with oil analysis has shown that running the fluids way past the time interval has shown no adverse amount of wear and it would be a complete waste of oils to change them after a year when the oil is still protecting the engine. I am not suggesting that you should second guess the engineers who designed the product, but if you have data to back up why you'd do that as I do, you may think it's cost effective to do as I do. Ram also recommends no service of diffs ever on my truck for standard service and 15k mile intervals for severe service; there's a long way to split the difference between those two. I do not understand where you get $50.00 cost on a fluid change for a MH3000 transmission??? Also I do not do the oil analysis nor do I have a prejudice against oil analyst. I have an extended warranty on MH and per that warranty I need to follow the manufactures schedule of maintenance the warranty has no options that I know of for oil analysis. Not sure whether Allison is OK with an oil analysis but they probably use it when a question pops up with a warranty claim. Jim
JimR 1 03/03/19 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety issue ????

I have seen one propane connection on a friends rig that got bent backwards after getting caught on something at a camp. She did have it removed, You could also have it redone and moved to another area but I agree go ahead and remove it. Just my 2¢ jim
JimR 1 03/03/19 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Transmission oil change due to time?

If the trans pan has a drain plug, I would drain and refill the pan every time you change the oil. There is no reason to do that and it would be very costly. Allison has a maintenance and change schedule and that is what should be used. My changes are based on time and not milage and at a cost of 310 for parts and about and hour of labor that is a cost of about $435.00 parts and labor. Jim
JimR 1 03/03/19 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transmission oil change due to time?

I'm buying an Alfa with a C7 and an Allison 3000. The tranny had an oil change 4 years and 25k miles ago. Do you change the trans fluid due to time? Here is the right way to change the trans oil, and use TranSynd TES 295 Fluid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5PbOg9x4qo JR45 Ditto on this Also go to the Allison Transmission web site there you can find what the oil and filter change schedules are, I do mine every three years using Transynd Transmission Fluid and as of two days ago the cost of materials, 5 gallons of fluid and filters, was $311.36, the filters were about $72.00 the rest was the fluid. This was from Detroit Diesel in Fresno Calif. JimR ps for Alfa related questions this web site is specific to that brand alfaseeya
JimR 1 03/03/19 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
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