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RE: Wheel simulators, tire valve extensions and other questions

Simulators and extensions, don't like them. Lug nuts if coming loose will leave a rust stain, can't see it with simulators. Almost lost a $400 tire due to failed extension. Holding tank leaks, do not bother with different glues and adhesives. Unless you want to put a screen door in the bottom of a boat the Flex stuff is not good for much. Your fresh water tank is a whitish, clear color? Google how to weld polyethylene or RV fresh water tank, sounds difficult but very easy to do and works well. Do not need to buy a welding kit for one simple repair.
jjrbus 06/12/21 04:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Any ideas for quieting a generator??

Db meter,,,,, cell phone app!
jjrbus 06/11/21 06:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Screws backing out

Further to the good advice above, I would ask why they are coming out, and why they are stripped. That could be a red flag. Pull a few right out and look at the threads. They should be clean and metal color. But if they are blackened or rusty, you have a water leak problem. The screws are coming out because the wood is wet and rotting and no longer holds the screw. I'll second this, something is wrong. I have a 94 Toyota with over 100,000 and the screws do not just come out!
jjrbus 06/11/21 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: how long to lower temps When living quarters at 100

Not an AC guy Delta T of 20 is considered normal. First thing to do is make sure filter and more importantly evaporator and condenser coils are clean. I have seen good AC units replaced because of cruddy coils! What I do is open a roof vent to give the hot air someplace to go, I leave one open for 20 to 30 minutes and sometimes when I forget a lot longer!
jjrbus 06/05/21 11:55am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning up our old RV

A decent caulk gun makes a big difference. Most go to Home Depot or such and spend $4 on a ratcheting caulk gun. Unless you are incredibly gifted it is **** near impossible to do a decent job as they cannot provide a steady flow. A $20 smooth rod caulk gun makes a BIG difference. Google caulking tips before you try again.
jjrbus 05/25/21 07:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel tank electrolosis rust removal

F When I got the tank off it was so rusty inside (outside looked good) That I was unsure if it was salvageable. I thought it was ok, but not sure. Asked at the local NAPA who redid tanks and they recommended a AC/radiator place in Cape Coral. Took it there and they assured me the tank was worth saving, chemically cleaned and lined inside of tank for $245. They had the tank for 10 days. I am 73 with a bad back, hip and shoulder, the idea of doing the tank myself quickly lost its luster. I did remove and replace the tank myself.
jjrbus 05/12/21 05:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tire Recommendations

Interesting, High quality brand name tires?? Are they better tires or is far more money spent advertising them? Is a brand name tire in Europe or Asia unknown in the US? And brand name in the US unknown in the rest of the world. Expiring minds need to know. Seems as if one tire was so superior that no money would be spent on advertising, word of mouth would be all that was needed.
jjrbus 05/10/21 06:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Marathon driving

A long time ago in a land far away we drove NY to Bisbee AZ non stop, plus other grueling driving-thons across the nation. Now it is the 330 rule, 330 miles or 3:30 pm and the driving is done and no driving on heavy wind or rain days. Driving in snow, not even an issue, no way no how.
jjrbus 05/09/21 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace Coleman Mach 10 A/C with a Houghton ?

Cannot find one for sale??
jjrbus 04/27/21 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Boondocking AC

It takes more cooling power to keep a small refrigerator cold.
jjrbus 04/20/21 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Overhang construction

I checked my RV over pretty good before I bought it and saw no water damage/rot. Doing some work and oh my found some rot. The bottom 2x2 around the edge of the floor was rotten. The 2X2 at the bottom of the wall it is attached to is fine. Color me confused. There are no signs of rot in the overcab when I purchased mine, clean as a whistle. After a year or so rust marks started to show in the overcab aluminum and got worse and are now holes. Other than that the inside is clean, no water stains no plywood coming apart, nothing, nada, zilch. Pull trim screws on the side and they are rusted away!
jjrbus 04/13/21 03:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

I keep seeing stabil mentioned. Doing my due diligence, Star tron is a better product allowing fuel to last up to 2 years vs 1 year for stabil. Sea Foam is just very expensive naptha. Stabil is very expensive naptha, with secret ingredient. Red dye? Star tron I have not deciphered yet. I have switched over to Star tron because Stabil has failed miserably in my small yard and machinery engines. Sea Foam worked well in my MB 300D. Looks like Star Tron is also very expensive naptha according to the MSDS. https://chemoventory.tcc.fl.edu/chemoventory/msds/_STARTRON_476.pdf Maybe the 5% proprietary addition is the magic....:E Possibly, after due diligence I do not use additives. Now If I got something out of a garage that had not run in a few years I might. Modern fuel has enough additives to suit me.
jjrbus 04/05/21 04:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

I keep seeing stabil mentioned. Doing my due diligence, Star tron is a better product allowing fuel to last up to 2 years vs 1 year for stabil. Sea Foam is just very expensive naptha. Stabil is very expensive naptha, with secret ingredient. Red dye? Star tron I have not deciphered yet. I have switched over to Star tron because Stabil has failed miserably in my small yard and machinery engines. Sea Foam worked well in my MB 300D. Looks like Star Tron is also very expensive naptha according to the MSDS. https://chemoventory.tcc.fl.edu/chemoventory/msds/_STARTRON_476.pdf
jjrbus 04/03/21 11:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

I keep seeing stabil mentioned. Doing my due diligence, Star tron is a better product allowing fuel to last up to 2 years vs 1 year for stabil. Sea Foam is just very expensive naptha. Stabil is very expensive naptha, with secret ingredient. Red dye? Star tron I have not deciphered yet.
jjrbus 04/02/21 02:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I gamble on a salvage yard RV furnace?

The RV furnace uses a lot of LP. I do not use much heat, when I do I run my Honda 2000 and a small ceramic heater. If I were to replace my LP heater many are using small diesel heaters and seem to be impressed with them. If interested Google diesel heater in RV and see what you think.
jjrbus 03/28/21 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: Torquing tire stud by hand

The Budd wheel nut and stud assemblies are notorious for seizing up, especially the stud to wheel stud piece. Anti seize is a must. Not unless the manufacturer spec's it!
jjrbus 03/26/21 02:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Torquing tire stud by hand

Lots of wild claims here. 200ft lbs over the proper torque and 1” drive impacts? Or some reeeeallly bad shops. And considering I’ve never even seen a socket small enough for a light vehicle lug that would fit on a 1” drive, they actually reduced it down to use a, what, 20lb impact wrench? Wheel torque nut specifications Torque all wheels to 450-500 ft. lbs. (610-678 NM). It is recommended that wheel nuts be re-torqued after the first 50 to 100 miles of operation. For use on American-made vehicles with dual rear wheels Extra deep design conveniently lets you remove both nut and stud with just one socket High strength steel construction means socket can be used with a 1 inch square drive impact wrench 1-1/2 inch hex with 13/16 inch square Sold individually; also available as part of OTC's no. 1944 5-Piece Import and Domestic Budd Wheel Nut Socket Set .
jjrbus 03/26/21 07:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Torquing tire stud by hand

A long time ago in a land far away I had new tires put on. Not knowing anything I watched the highly trained techs put the lug nuts on with a 1 inch impact wrench. Some time later I had a real picnic getting those nuts off. I also replaced the studs, all 20 of them, as they had to be damaged. Torque is stretching the stud, over torquing can stretch the stud to the point of failure. You would think by now there were enough lawsuits that anyone who deals in tires would do it right. If I cannot stand and watch the tech use a torque wrench, I redo them.
jjrbus 03/21/21 08:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Recommendations

Have a Honda 2000, would not start the 11k roof air. Get one of those Supercos they said, guarantee it will work. Put the hard start on and AC started right up when the temp was in the 70's some place between 70's and 90's it stopped working. Generators lose power at elevation and AC take more power the hotter and more humid it is. Now use an 8000 btu window unit and the mighty little Honda runs it from sea level up into the rockys, in the summer heat of Death Valley. Added a Hard start and the Honda runs it in ECO mode.
jjrbus 03/18/21 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Firman generator on sale at Costco

The BIG problem with the Hondas is the replacement parts are expensive. That is what I have been told. On my 6th Honda and have not bought a replacement part. 6th Honda, do you just toss them away when they quit working? :B First one was an open frame Honda, replaced that with 2 2000 watt, then I sold for about what I paid for them and replaced with a Onan diesel genset, BIG mistake! Next was a Honda EV which I let go with the RV I sold, still kicking myself for not keeping. Bought a used 2000 and kept it for a few years, sold it for more than I paid and now on #6 which I have had about 4 years. This is over a 20 year period, Think I bought the open frame Honda in 2000?
jjrbus 03/11/21 09:53am Tech Issues
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