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RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

When Chevy add TBI around 1990 they actually decreased performance and increased exhaust manifold cracking problems. In an effort to meet EPA requirements, chevy backed off (forum won't let me say reta rded) the timing and the fuel was still burning as it passed the exhaust valve. If you had a tuned ear, you could actually hear the engine struggling with the late timing. If you want a nice running 454, go the 96 or later port injected engine and electronic transmission. 290 HP hot rod. Richard
RLS7201 06/03/20 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What years?

1986 to 1989 Bounder had the same windshield as your Southwind. Richard
RLS7201 06/02/20 09:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Fleetwood Bounder Area Above Refrigerator

Typically the RV manufacture does not get the install done correctly. The top venting leaves a lot to be desired. See page 14 on this link. then look at your install. Richard
RLS7201 06/02/20 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sealants of choice

Dicor has been punishing RVers for years with cracking and unsticking. Would you put up with that type of roof maintenance on your sticks and bricks home? Sikaflex 715 outperforms Dicor by a bunch. Richard
RLS7201 06/01/20 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Valve Replacement

The seals in your waste tank valves are NOT RUBBER they are Buna-N. I install grease zerks on my valves years ago with NO SWELLING. I use the same grease that I lubricate my chassis with and the valves still work like new. Richard
RLS7201 05/30/20 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar controller tie in

No need to worry about distance between charge controller and batteries. You can purchase a MPPT controller with adjustable voltage or get a charge controller with separate voltage sense leads. Just make sure the wires are large enough to carry the current. My controller is over 25 feet from my batteries and has separate voltage sense leads & is fully adjustable. Maintains the batteries correctly. Richard
RLS7201 05/30/20 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard Core Shopping: Best Laptop Buy For The Buck SSD ?

Mex, I lost interest in learning Win 8/10 new interface and use "Classic Shell". It makes Win 8/10 look and feel like XP. I think you'll like it. Richard
RLS7201 05/29/20 09:29am Technology Corner
RE: High humidity

Open the cabinet doors under the vanity and sink and see if the smell is strongest there. There is a good chance one of the air admittance valves have failed. Those valves allow the waste water to drain without sucking the "P" traps empty. Easy change, usually only hand tight. Available at all the big box stores. Your ACs only recirculate air, they do not bring in outside air. Richard
RLS7201 05/24/20 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 Bounder Fuel (gas) leak

On the Ford chassis the tank is behind the rear axle, the filler inlet is behind the license plate , The height drop from gas cap to tank entry is very shallow, with a very long filler inlet hose, Topping off the tank at the inlet, results in an Over Full tank and 8 ft of inlet hose that is full of gas, it Will leak, No IFS ANDS or BUTS Mr. Wizard, the filer location is not a function of Ford but is located by the final manufacture. Yes Fleetwood does locate the filler behind the license plate. Richard
RLS7201 05/23/20 01:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Shark bites for plumbing

Shark Bites's are only guaranteed for 25 years. What about you guys who keep your rig longer than that? :) Would that be anybody? Guess I'm on the edge of 25 years. Richard
RLS7201 05/22/20 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shark bites for plumbing

Rather than SharkBite, try Flair-it fittings for those Pex problems. Simple to use, durable and low cost. Pex is not tubing it is pipe. Thus SharkBite works on both copper pipe and Pex pipe. When using SharkBite, make sure and bevel the edges of the pipe so as not to knick the "O" ring seal. Richard
RLS7201 05/22/20 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

Thanks Fisherman, I own a pair of th 61197 jack stands on the recall list. DARN! Richard
RLS7201 05/20/20 01:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Disposing of old absorption refrigerator

Ask your RV service center what they do with an old cooling unit. Richard
RLS7201 05/19/20 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold refrigerator door seal problem - strange

I think Doug is saying the magnets in the refrigerator frame attract and hold the gasket when the door is closed. So wait until the seal pulls back and then open the door and see if you can stick paper clips all the way around the sealing surface. If the clips fall off Norcold might offer to replace your refrigerator. If not the only cost to you is a box of paper clips. Thanks for clarification, but IT IS NOT THE MAGNETS, The gasket becomes visibly deformed, shrinking away from the seal by over 1/8" over a 18" length. You can see how it is not as thick as need be to meet the fridge sil. Why do people Argue??????? Just TRY the paper clip test. The seal is held in place by magnets. NOT just the force of the closed door. IF the magnets are not installed correctly or missing the seal will deform like you stated. Doug (41 years as a RV tech). Doug, Those of us that have worked in the trades with our hands, know and respect who you are and what you do. THANKS. Others with different skill sets just don't realize what you bring to the forum. Too bad for them. Richard
RLS7201 05/13/20 08:50am Tech Issues
RE: Fan clutch work-around

Replacing a fan clutch should not take days. It might take an hour or two because you have to remove so much plastic, and then wrestling with the fan clutch bolts may not be fun. Those go out at known intervals. Also, as long as you are driving at highway speeds the fan is not needed. The airflow from the road speed is more than the fan delivers anyway. It is when you slow down, like up a steep hill, or in city traffic, that the fan is needed. The electric is good for RVs because most driving is on the highway at speed, so the fan can be turned off and save "drag" on the engine that both the electric and clutch fans make. You have to have it switch off by temp or with a switch though. Take the clutch fan off if you do electric. Glad you made it to your destination with a fix What you advocate may work for your car but it does not work for a MH. The fan is needed at highway speeds. Above 80°F or when the AC is running my fan clutch brings the fan on and off line. My radiator is clean both inside and out. Richard
RLS7201 05/08/20 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Driving 89A (Arizona) from Bitter springs to Fredonia ?

OK teeznu, what's wrong? Cabin fever? GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! GRIN I've known teeznu for many years and he is normally a very nice person. Can we just blame his harsh wording on the state of the world we're in? Most of us are experiencing some deres in these trying times. Richard
RLS7201 05/06/20 09:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Storing with gas in tank, for a year or more?

There must be a difference in gasoline throughout the North American Continent. Our ol Bounder set for about 8 months with a tank full of E10 and no fuel additives. Fired it up, a couple of weeks ago, to test out the rear end overhaul. Started up on the first turn and ran like new. Fired up the 7K Onan upon return and it run OK. I never have a problem with any of the law care engines sitting for 5 or 6 months with E10 and no additives. Richard
RLS7201 05/05/20 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Storing with gas in tank, for a year or more?

Running you engine every month without driving the van is a really bad idea. The engine and oil will not get hot enough to boil the contaminants out of the oil. Richard
RLS7201 05/04/20 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: When this is over

When all this is over with I intend to . . . . .(what?) Goto the Alien Cat House in Amargosa Valley. Richard
RLS7201 05/02/20 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one flat tow a BMW?

See what Remco Towing has to say. Richard
RLS7201 04/28/20 08:48am Dinghy Towing
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