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RE: Transmission Overheated on my Ford E350 Chassis Shasta

Sonora Pass gets to 26% grades in some places. Not knowing the area a family member suggested I use it to get from Sonora to Bridgeport. A quick search and comments were made concerning the danger involved with a 30 ft mh.one man said it took 5 years off his life. He was at 10 mph with the pedal floored. I used the Tioga Pass instead and that was exciting enough.
klutchdust 08/18/19 12:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission Overheated on my Ford E350 Chassis Shasta

Also turn off air conditioner to lower heat hitting engine radiator .
klutchdust 08/17/19 05:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jeep Death wobble

My 2019 JL wrangler is not included according to the bulletin. They "claim" its from the front dampener. When it goes in for the free 5K oil change we shall see. I drove my 08 JK 150K miles and it never wobbled, not even tried to wobble. The JL"s built in late 2018 reporting wobbles, the 2019 JL no reported wobbles.
klutchdust 08/15/19 06:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: update on my 5star tune

My last trip I reduced my speed to 57-58 from my usual 62-65 and gained 1 MPG on 2 different filups. Once into the Sierras all bets are off. If you compute the cost of these engine tweaks and the savings in fuel you actually gain is it worth it. I have monitored my fuel consumption for every tankful for the last 35K miles and it averages out to 8.5 MPG. Having fun costs a lot of dough sometimes and I'm having a lot of fun.
klutchdust 08/15/19 06:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Mercedes Class C

Having owned and still own both gas and diesel engines I can say with certainty the gas engines are less costly to maintain. Since the diesel engines now require DEF fluid, keep that cost in mind. Also, diesel fuel now has less sulphur which reduces the "lubricity" of the fuel. I add fuel stabilizer to my GMC Duramax to counteract that. Injector replacement runs 3K. 10 Quarts of oil and fuel filters. Check regularly as diesel has a lot of water in it. As far as getting them serviced on the road, you will find more gas mechanics than mercedes diesel mechanics, that's for sure.
klutchdust 08/15/19 09:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

When looking for my used motorhome, along with personal vehicles, I buy new from a dealer and used from the owner. My C now was from the original owner and I flew from Ca to Mn to pick it up. Oftentimes a dealer purchases units from auctions. Having no history of maintenance you are throwing the dice. Many times they are re-possessed. if a person cannot afford the payment they surely could not afford regular maintenance. Service records, i walk away if they are not available. 5 or 6 speed, most drivers could not tell the difference. My coach has 5,my truck 6 and my Jeep 8 . All deliver as expected. Leaks and water intrusion. Overhead bunks leak, maybe not now but eventually. My Cambria has the sleek entertainment set up in the front. When you find one, pay an experienced RV mechanic to look at it. A few dollars spent now can save you tons when you drive down the street. Take your time, thousands of units out there. Travel if needed. Self insure, extended warranties benefit the seller of the item, not the buyer. Ford V-10's are highly reliable and strong along with their transmissions. 300K miles is nothing to either one. Enjoy your search and see you on the road......
klutchdust 08/08/19 09:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizing a Class C

My 30ft Cambria is mostly stable without the levelers down but personally i would not be without them, especially on breezy or windy days. Which model do you have? Cambria
klutchdust 08/07/19 12:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission Overheated on my Ford E350 Chassis Shasta

A friend has owned a transmission shop for 30 years. He advised me to NEVER flush your transmission, regardless of what the new gimmick suggests. Drop the pan and filter and change the fluid. He has numerous stories concerning customers who have had a major transmission problem and their first statement is, "i had it flushed" recently. Flushing causes issues. Particles are released and get into sensitive valving systems So for the "peace of mind" folks ,do yourself a favor and research before you flush. And yes, look at the fluid and change when the color changes OR smells burnt.
klutchdust 08/07/19 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizing a Class C

My 30ft Cambria is mostly stable without the levelers down but personally i would not be without them, especially on breezy or windy days.
klutchdust 08/07/19 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flat towing Jeep Wrangler with LED lights

I now have a 2018 JLUR and I put in the Mopar harness (same as the link above in Tom/Barb's post) It is all plug and play and you retain the factory warranty. Works great. Curious who guarantees that the warranty is retained , the seller of the item or FCA . I can't say. I went to my dealer and told them what I wanted. They said they would order a harness from parts and they would install it. Mine is definitely covered under warranty. Of course I have a great relationship with my dealer also. Total price $825 So not cheap. This is my 4th toad and the first time I let someone else install it. Works great. At that price I can see why you have such a great relationship with them. Ill stick to my plan.
klutchdust 08/07/19 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flat towing Jeep Wrangler with LED lights

I now have a 2018 JLUR and I put in the Mopar harness (same as the link above in Tom/Barb's post) It is all plug and play and you retain the factory warranty. Works great. Curious who guarantees that the warranty is retained , the seller of the item or FCA .
klutchdust 08/02/19 01:43pm Class C Motorhomes
Dometic -Seitz skylight "UPDATE"

https://i.imgur.com/ohaePXOl.jpg Those that have had issues will cringe when they look at the photo. One of the most overpriced, poorly built pieces on my motorhome. I fix stuff and will fix this. Anyone have experience in getting accordion style screen. pleated screen. The part in the photo is 170 dollars. Nope. I watched a video on how the cords are run, patience, grasshopper, patience. https://i.imgur.com/ZictLlbl.jpg So i finished the project, was able to re-install the cabling system after using some rivets to replace the broken guides and it's ready to go back into the coach. Sprayed the slide contact areas with silicone so now my bug screen is back in service. That huge opening sure makes a difference on warm evenings.
klutchdust 08/02/19 12:29pm Tech Issues
Bedroom slide issue and possible cause

https://i.imgur.com/erZRK4Rl.jpg I perform regular maintenance on my rig. Last time i cleaned and lubed bedroom slider it wasn't too gummed up. So I camped while on a fishing trip, first 4 days all is well, the next day slide would go out a foot or so and stop, past experience tells me the motor is shutting off on internal protector. So what happened. Well when i got home and undid the bed platform i noticed a lot of dust/silt inside the screw area. i had been driving on silty roads in the Owens River area. Notice the holes cut for utilities access, well i covered those so hopefully i can alleviate part of the problem. I use recommended slide lube, not oily dust collecting oils. Maybe this will help the next guy. JD, I miss you friend. You were my go to guy for all things Rv related, you are sorely missed.
klutchdust 08/02/19 10:45am Tech Issues
door latch replacement

https://i.imgur.com/HNcjTOTl.jpg 2009 Itasca Cambria. I would like to change this locking mechanism to a keyless. Presently not locking off the electric door lock system and Ill figure that out but keyless would be sweet.
klutchdust 08/02/19 10:38am Tech Issues
RE: Flat towing Jeep Wrangler with LED lights

bobndot said : "Some people like to avoid tapping into the OEM electrical system of any vehicle." I'm one of them. With all the electronics on my new 2019 Rubicon, I'm sure that should there be Any electrical issue they will point at the harness as the blame. My goal is to fabricate a light bar that fits into the tow hitch and operates off an independent wire harness directly from the coach. On my 08 JK I installed bulb sockets inside the taillights ,totally independent from the Jeep. At close to 500 for the "plug and play" system mentioned here. nope.
klutchdust 08/02/19 08:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Handling/steering.

Look up topics regarding front axle alignment then shock absorbers. I had both done to my 2009 Cambria and it steers and tracks fine. I installed Koni's. Basic shocks that come with the coach stink. Mine also has heavy duty stabilizers front and rear. The shock absorber upgrade will eliminate that banging, teeth chattering slamming that occurs on RR tracks and other road imperfections. You know the sound, you ask yourself are these tires or wooden wagon wheels? I have towed my JK Wrangler and I did not feel it at all.
klutchdust 07/29/19 09:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: slow drain of freshwater tank

https://i.imgur.com/TXxwTrKl.jpg Anyone use these? I made a wand that I connect to a hose and insert into my black tank when emptying . It produces a nice multi angle spray and with a few capfuls of dawn a nice foam quickly appears. It's eliminated all odors and I find that just "spritzing" with a bleach based cleaner after each drop that i haven't found the need to use tablets.
klutchdust 07/11/19 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: battery

https://i.imgur.com/zWbPYItl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zdsCwyil.jpg This, among other things is why I just changed out the lower section of my converter/charger. The Parallax Series 7300 Model 7345 is found to be unreliable and inconsistent. After boiling two batteries dry and then undercharging the new ones, i decided to install just the lower section with an upgraded 3 stage charger. The original chargers in most coaches are single stage, well mine was either not enough charge or too much. it came with a new fuse panel and looking forward to giving it a test run next week.
klutchdust 07/08/19 10:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: auto door lock (coach)

Another thought. If my coach is in my driveway and not level the coach door will not open.
klutchdust 06/19/19 11:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: auto door lock (coach)

Thinking out loud here. It unlocks once the vehicle is moved. Do the doors lock automatically once the vehicle is in motion, do they unlock once you put the vehicle in Park, my truck is set up to do that, and they lock once the wheels get turning. Does your vehicle have a "settings" area where you can set up lights, locks etc to your preferences? If so, go to that settings area and change things around. If you have no settings area, disconnect the chassis battery for awhile, then the computers may re-set. If it was my vehicle that is what i would do. If you have a remote, install new batteries also.
klutchdust 06/19/19 08:38am Class C Motorhomes
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