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RE: Boarder crossing insanity - CBP gone crazy...

Crossing one time into Canada was asked all the usually questions then asked if I minded if he came in and looked around. At that time my big lab came up and stuck his nose out the window. I said I don't mind, but he might! Officer told me to have a good trip.
tarnold 05/22/19 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Service Temporarily Unavailable! Please try again later.

And while they work on that, fix the tab”last post”. When I click on that I either get the first post or some where in the middle. Especially on that forever rebuild in the class a forum. Never the last post.
tarnold 05/08/19 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: E350 vs E450 chassis pros and cons for a short 24 ft class C

One word: BRAKES. My e350 front brakes just suck. I'm on my 4th set of front brake rotor/ calipers. 3 Rd set of front brake lines. Learned to just replace lines when doing a brake job. 115k miles. Rears still have 50% (drum) shoes left. Twice I've had front right caliper lock after a hard brake. Just takes 2 blocks to start smoking! Pull off an let cool down, then limp to nearest repair. Bigger is better in most regards.
tarnold 04/23/19 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need a New Refrigerator

Several folks in our rv club have used Leon. All have been very pleased with is work.
tarnold 04/19/19 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle, part 2

Correct! Left that 1/4" out.
tarnold 04/14/19 01:12pm General RVing Issues
Valterra pull handle, part 2

Refer to first post problems. Several emails with Valterra summarized. Handle pulled loose from slider, them: that's unusual, might be bolted too tight, me: how tight should bolts be tightened them: little bit more than finger tight. Me: what torque, them: 32 foot pounds, me: that's a lot more than bit past finger tight, do you mean inch pounds? Them: nope 32 foot pounds. So I took a 7/16" bolt and a few nuts and tried to tighten to 32 lbs. grade 2 bolt as supplied, snapped off before wrench clicked. Referring to a torque table, a grade 2, 7/16" bolt should be torqued to 27 lbs. After a rather nasty job of pulling out old valve, took a dremmel to it and cut open the sealed box that holds the slider. As suspected, the pull rod is just press fit in a pocket on the side of the slider. A simple nut bedded in the slider with a threaded rod would seem to me to make life a lot better. At least this units come with a metal pull handle now instead of the old plastic one. Any how new assembly in place. Hint for anyone replacing theirs, make sure you pull out BOTH rubber seals before replacing:) . CORRECTION: as pointed out I meant 1/4" bolt with 7/16" nuts. Torque chart does show 4-4.7 foot pounds.
tarnold 04/14/19 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle

JB WELD worked!
tarnold 04/09/19 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle

If we diagram the sentence (y’all remember how to do that) ROD is the subject, the (subject) pulled out. Not the slider. Yes the tank is full. The long screw idea didn’t work. Probably because the screw is the same diameter as the ROD so the threads had nothing to grip. Hoped applying pressure while screwing would allow the screw tip to bite but didn’t. Mixed up some jb weld and put a dab on the end of the ROD. Let set up overnight and will give it one more try this am. I WILL try to reinforce this area when installing a new assembly.
tarnold 04/09/19 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle

Again for those who didn’t understand my first post. The ROD has pulled loose from the valve slider and did come completely out. It will not reset itself into the slider. The rod has a dimple on the end that is SUPPOSED to hold it on the slider. I do lubricate the slider by drilling a small hole above the pull rod and shooting in some white grease and keep a small screw in the hole to help keep it sealed.
tarnold 04/08/19 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle

Just stopped at HD and got a 1/4x6 screw, and a 1/4” threaded rod if the screw isn’t long enough. Will give it a shot at the campground this evening.
tarnold 04/07/19 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Valterra pull handle

Glad some understand the situation. The long screw is a good idea if I can find one long enough.
tarnold 04/07/19 09:28am General RVing Issues
Valterra pull handle

Need a quick fix for subject. Went to dump black tank and pull handle pulled all the way out. When pushed back in, will not bite to the slide. Going to try a glob of jb weld unless someone has a better solution. Will be replaced when I get home.
tarnold 04/07/19 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: What Tire Monitoring System to get?

Having just done this, I will offer the following: price..? Queries seem to indicate that they all work as described. Warranty..? 1 year, 3 year, lifetime. Features..? Some you set the high AND low psi alarm, some are Factory set within the “box” , seems that most have a hard set temp alarm. Better ones come with a separate repeater booster. I went with the Tire Traker. With it you set your base psi and it alarms at 15% under and 25% over your base setting. It will sense rapid or slow psi drops and will alarm. It was easy to program. 7 day a week support, I tested this with a question last Sunday, and they did answer the phone! Make sure that the Xmitters have replaceable batteries. Flow through seem to stick out too far, and to me anyhow just present another place for leaks.
tarnold 03/24/19 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sundance 241BH - Black water tank fell out

Because water tends to “seeks its own level” wouldn’t it back up the toilet first (lower) than the top of the vent pipe?
tarnold 03/19/19 09:26am Tech Issues
Max tire pressure

Playing off my other post, if a tire says “max cold pressure 80psi,” what can you safely run that tire at? If you already run this at 80psi cold and other post shows up to 25% increase in psi at high road temps your bumping 100psi. Ok or not?
tarnold 03/17/19 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: rear camera install

Staying with the wired concept, remove one of the rear clearance lights. With a stiff rod probe down to see if you can get down all of the way down. If there is a rear hatch, try to route thru that. Worked for me. But I must ask, if this is a TT how will you get the cable up to the monitor?
tarnold 03/17/19 12:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cold tire pressure vs hot

Op again. My tire traker is alarm at 15% low, 25% high, not changeable. Unit is advertised at +/- 2.7% pressure precision. So if I run cold tire pressure 60psi then: error of about 6psi either way. Only interested in low pressure, so if I set base pressure at 60 psi, alarm should sound at about 50psi considering error rate and 15%. But that means the high pressure could sound as low as about 70psi. Yesterday on a short drive with outside temp at less than 70* tire pressure went up to 74psi and high pressure alarm sounded. So on a hot day like Mex’s post, where do you set your base? Do you have to adjust all of your pressures thru out the day? Another’s rule of thumb would only be 3psi for a 30* temp swing? Where am I figuring wrong.
tarnold 03/16/19 09:33am Tech Issues
Cold tire pressure vs hot

Trying to set a tpms system. How much should a 225-75-16 tire pressure rise from 60psi cold to ?hot?, assuming outside temp of 70*. On the tpms you set for cold pressure. It will alarm at 15% . I wanted to alarm at a recognized 55psi. So if I set to say 63psi then it falls 15%, that would be around 55psi, or close enough. BUT coming from the tire store today it alarmed as high pressure and showed 73psi as the tire warmed up. Best I can explain it.
tarnold 03/15/19 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan microlite 4000

Well, don’t know what I did but it runs fine now. Just reset all plugs, might have been some corrosion somewhere?
tarnold 03/10/19 03:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan microlite 4000

This unit get run at least once per month with a load? Either heat pump or a/c on. Just don't think it would be good throwing all that voltage in to the system?
tarnold 03/10/19 11:04am Tech Issues
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