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RE: Replace cushion

Peter Max store?
klutchdust 10/29/21 01:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability control

I would start with an alignment. Replacing or adding parts before having the alignment checked could be a waste of money. If it needs new ball joints, they find that out during the alignment. -Michael Doubtful that anyone that has upgraded their suspension from stock has any regrets. Just changing the shocks on my Cambria eliminated the side to side roll and that awful RR crossing banging that is all too frequent. Alignment, done right, will help for sure.
klutchdust 10/26/21 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability control

Front and rear stabilizers, wheel alignment and Koni shocks for my Cambria.
klutchdust 10/25/21 09:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changing a tire yourself

My only flat on my C in 6 years and when AAA got there we found the bracket holding the spare tire into the rack was bent. he had to unbolt and remove the rack to get the tire out, so do check that from time to time. And he borrowed my tools to do the job.
klutchdust 10/25/21 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Paint/fabric protection package

You didn't purchase the extended warranty for $$$$ did you? Pretty much worthless gimmicks that reward the seller generously.
klutchdust 10/25/21 09:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trying to diagnose a loud rattle coming from the floorboard

All of my delayed rattles have been exhaust related. My Jeep, motorhome and diesel pickup. Inspect very closely, there is metal touching metal somewhere. My GMC it was the bracket that holds the exhaust as it leaves the manifold, my jeep a crossover bracket connected to the cat and my "C" a exhaust shield bracket under the shield and difficult to see. I found my rattle on my C by driving home after smog inspection with the dog house off, kind of tough to do and only a few miles but the rattle noise with and without the dog house sounds like two totally different areas. To check your motor mount, raise hood, apply parking brake and gently accelerate and see if the engine tilts or lifts. You can have someone watch from a safe distance or record with your phone. Hold foot brake as well, just a touch on the accelerator will do it.
klutchdust 10/19/21 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smog Test Mystery

" Note: you might actually spend the extra money and have it tested by another shop before you need the smog cert -" Why? Test only shops are just that. The man is a scammer and should be reported. Just like the jiffy lube type shops, they always say you need a new air cleaner at 3x the cost of an auto parts store then you need a brake flush, engine flush, trans flush which are all unnecessary and damaging to the transmission. My friend Jerry had a trans shop for 35years. His volume increased once trans flushes became popular. Drop the pan and filter and refill. Or get that "piece of mind" thing and end up having it rebuilt, you choose. And don't forget that extended warranty....:R First, we don't even know if he was charging for the fix. It may have been something as simple as letting the engine warm up first. Those don't equate to a scammer, just a smart tech who is saving the OP time and money. Second, my suggestion of having the vehicle tested elsewhere before the test is required is in the case the vehicle is failing the test and the tech was pulling some sort of fraud with the DMV. I'd hate to take it to another shop at registration time and find out it needed a lot of work to pass legally. Doing it early would give me time to budget out any repairs. The OP wrote...." to the same smog test only shop "'' so, the shop is not permitted, by California law, to do ANY repairs to a vehicle being smogged. IF your vehicle fails, it goes to another shop then returns for a free re-test. Doubtful that year after it always needs a little bit of $$$ something.
klutchdust 09/22/21 08:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smog Test Mystery

" Note: you might actually spend the extra money and have it tested by another shop before you need the smog cert -" Why? Test only shops are just that. The man is a scammer and should be reported. Just like the jiffy lube type shops, they always say you need a new air cleaner at 3x the cost of an auto parts store then you need a brake flush, engine flush, trans flush which are all unnecessary and damaging to the transmission. My friend Jerry had a trans shop for 35years. His volume increased once trans flushes became popular. Drop the pan and filter and refill. Or get that "piece of mind" thing and end up having it rebuilt, you choose. And don't forget that extended warranty....:R
klutchdust 09/21/21 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

Google carburetor gummed up with ethanol. Very likely your problem is gummed up carburetor fouled and something else. Cummins is the best place to take it but expensive. It's a simple gasoline engine, what does Cummins need to do that a mobile RV mechanic could not. The carb can be removed and cleaned, replacement parts are available. Not much more than a large mower motor in my opinion. BTW, mine had similar symptoms and a fuel pump cured it. Recently it would not start at all, found a wire chaffed and broke. Check the wiring loom. Frequent start ups deters rodents also. I have a solar powered light that illuminates the area in front, then brightens if it detects movement. Rats don't like lights.
klutchdust 09/21/21 09:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smog Test Mystery

This shop/man is a fraud. Go someplace else and report him. What he is telling you is nonsense. I took my "C" to the pyramid looking place on Grand and LaVeta and was always an easy smog. Also i always disputed the motorhome extra fee as basically they are smogging a Ford pick up. Now IF they remove the doghouse then they will charge extra. Why they have to remove it puzzles me. Anyway, go to a legitimate shop, this one isn't.
klutchdust 09/21/21 09:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

Repair this one, much less than a new one. Find a mobile RV mechanic near you. It sounds fuel related, maybe pump, filter or fuel lines. Sta Bill IMHO is worthless. I added that to all fuel for all my small engines and they still gum up after a month.
klutchdust 09/19/21 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for RV docs for 2000 Fleetwood Tioga

What documents would be helpful. The manuals for the appliances are readily available on line and those items are not that specific to one brand or model of coach. The chassis is the same. In my years of ownership of my Itasca, I rarely if ever looked at the large binder for any information, it was easier to do a search online. Good luck in your search and welcome.
klutchdust 09/10/21 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality in a class C

How handy are you repairing minor items. Also find a mobile mechanic and have him become your friend. If buying pre owned have it inspected by a mechanic or someone that has no interest in the vehicle. The overhead bunks can be a issue with water leaking in, make sure that's secure.They all get 8 miles per gallon unless you get a Mb diesel which has it's own set of issues. I owner a itasca Cambria for 6 years ,pre owned, was pleased with it. The Ford V-10 is bullet proof if maintained properly. Any mechanic worth his salt can repair it. friends have owned or still own RV's costing 500 K and up and yes, they still have issues. Mainly with wiring, fuses and where they are located.
klutchdust 09/08/21 06:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Experience with Sprinter Class C's

I own a 2006 GMC with a Duramax diesel engine, pre DEF. When diesel fuel lost much of the sulphur content it also lost much of its lubricity. That was important to the diesel engine fuel systems. Each tank full I add a few ounces of either Lucas fuel treatment,Opti lube or MM oil. Recently I fueled up at "pilot' and they are selling Bio-diesel. Well, 100 miles later I have a check engine light, a "water in fuel" warning ,that I have never seen before, and the truck was not performing as usual. A call to a diesel truck shop buddy and he recommended the Lucas top cylinder treatment be added to the fuel. I borrowed a scanner, erased the code and all is well. Bio-diesel, maybe being less expensive, is not my engine's friend. I personally would not own a MB diesel in a motorhome. The fuel savings are just not worth it. I did own a 85 five cylinder sedan and anything that had MB on it was costly to purchase. i enjoyed reading the post about the 47 MB the poster owned and the stories concerning repairs. As far as the comments regarding how hard the machines were used, well, that's what they are designed for, to be used, run and run some more. A V-10 may inhale gas but it is easy to maintain, any one calling themselves a mechanic can maintain and parts readily available. Friends had 495K on one truck and over 300K on another. One truck was totaled so he gave me , and recommended I carry, a few different sensors and also some spare ignition coils.
klutchdust 09/06/21 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America Towng

Hey...as long as the ball and the hitch lock together it's safe for towing, right? https://i.imgur.com/Hn0WsAhl.jpg
klutchdust 08/31/21 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sometimes a picture does say many words.....

Not what it looks like. My perception is the power lines are well BEHIND the RV and Kayak. Power lines have nothing to do with the photo. And there was no toad in their camp.
klutchdust 08/31/21 09:08am Class C Motorhomes
Sometimes a picture does say many words.....

https://i.imgur.com/XJiosjrl.jpg
klutchdust 08/30/21 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Possible return to RV life

wrote "Notice how they 'conveniently' leave off the mileage. After all, why would mileage be important to anyone??" Having wrenched for a career i can honestly say i would choose a vehicle with high mileage and a detailed maintenance program over something " we tried to change the oil before every trip" or what's a fuel filter" Or my neighbor said ......... My understanding rentals come with details from day one. 100K miles on today's engines is their break in period. The days of engines giving out at 100k is long gone. trannys the same thing, unless you buy into the "flush" idea which causes more damage than good. My friend jerry, who owned a shop for 35 years heard it toooo many times. "I just had it flushed, what could go wrong". Plenty. Don't do it. And purchasing a used unit from a dealer is scary. No maintenance logs, most likely came from an auction or repo. If your rig is getting repo'ed would you maintain it? Can't make the payment again honey but did you get the oil changed? Choose wisely. And yes the market is very strong for sellers. Newbies getting into the market to go on adventures. I took advantage of that with 2 of my vehicles and did very well.
klutchdust 08/19/21 09:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Catalytic Connverter

Had a check engine light on my K5 Blazer and found it to be an oxygen sensor. Installed a new one and cleared the code and headed down for a California smog inspection. My vehicle failed because the code was just cleared and the Dmv computer knew it. The smog man told me to run it through some "cycles" meaning go do some errands, start stop, turn it off start it up drive for awhile. Maybe 5 of those he said. i did ,went back and it passed. Your results may vary. As far as running your vehicle without a cat on it....hhmmmm....not sure what effect that may have. Mr know it all will chime in and let you know......
klutchdust 08/17/21 10:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chevy V8 vs Ford V 10

Rock Auto has most anything you would need and you could have it shipped in no time. geez, I needed rotors for an 07 Toyota and no one locally had them in stock. I carried spare engine cylinder coils when I owned the V-10, as was suggested by another mechanic. And a few sending units that were known to fail. I carry a serpentine belt in my Diesel pick up that tows my trailer and a spare fuel filter. I still have those coils and sending units and two valve covers that were given to me that fit the V-10. . Anyone wants them pay the shipping cost.
klutchdust 08/17/21 09:55am Class C Motorhomes
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