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About Catman300

  • Birthday 09/13/1959

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    Central ILLiNOY
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    Just retired from from Dirttrack racing after 14yrs and fixin to travel/RV,fulltime
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  1. Yep....Time for half shafts! CV joints are clicking. 135K is on target.Flat towing the car may have helped them along but certainly didn't CAUSE the parts to wear out. I would get 3 prices for CV shafts because they really vary. Fairly easy job to change them out.I would guess,DIY, approx 1.5hrs total Change BOTH sides,not just the side that is clicking.The other will click next month if not changed now.
  2. When your DRAIN hose was clogged,that means the condensation/water had to go somewhere,so it builds up inside the evap box then runs out along the seam where the box meets the coach.When you turn,or stop,it cause the water inside the box to slosh making it seem like excess evaporation.All of that extra moisture not draining may have caused ice to form on the coil fins. I am sure you fixed the problem by cleaning the drain hose. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On a side note...I just got thru completely refreshing my 2000 Newmar Dutchstar dash AC system two days ago due to the compressor locking up. New Valeo (made in Japan,NOT a China look a like) compressor,new expansion valve,new air drier,flushed out every line,evaporator,and condenser. Pulled and held 30hg's vacuum for 2 hours.Filled with 6oz of PAG46 oil in compressor,2oz in the Dryer,and 4lbs or 134A refrigerant.That baby blows 38* out or the center vent on medium fan.Saved a LOT (TONS) of money doing it all myself,and O'Reilly's tool loaner program.Goodluck to you.
  3. Thanks y'all.Answered my question too.
  4. Verizon too has an unlimited beyond jetpack plan.It will cost you,but it is truly unlimited.
  5. I agree with the above post.Oil level at threads.It doesn't take much lower to be below the axle tubes.Also,the inner dual wraps around the drum itself,so maybe the heat from that brake drum could cause the inner wheel to be a tick hotter,? I don't know.One brake shoe could possibly be working harder than the other side?
  6. I cannot answer your question but, I DO know the front GRILL and HUBCAPS on the MH in this pic are from a 1964-1966 C10 Chevrolet Pickup truck.
  7. Thanks! Always nice to hear of an honest diesel repair shop from someone that has been there. I will add the place to my small list.
  8. Purchased this immaculate 2000 38' Newmar Dutchstar Aug 2018 from a private owner. The service shops had been putting too much oil in it according to receipts and WAYYY over full on the stick..It used 3qts in the 300 mile trip home.Right away,i changed the oil and filter,15w-40 Rotella,and put the correct amount of oil in it per the oil pan that is on the 300 CAT engine. 19qts. We spent the winter (3-1/2 months) in RGV Texas,NM and AZ. Also been to TN and back since then.Let me tell y'all...When this coach had 24qts of oil in it,you could get a whiff of burnt oil almost everytime time you came to a stop.NOW since i have put 19qts in it,we have now drove 6,800 miles and i have NOT added a single quart of motor oil to it.I did read if too much was put in that it will blow it out and may not stop.Well,i can contest to that.I thought at first i bought a severe oil burner,but now i have an engine that is perfectly sealed and pulls any mountain i challenge to climb.
  9. I'm no help as to selling,but when i purchased a used MH i found it on rvt.com You can use filters and narrow a search to what price,year,and brand you are looking for.Something you might look into as far as online sell/buy?? I get the feeling it is a very popular RV site.
  10. Thank you Gentleman.Just what i needed to know.Yea,i will probably call them then .Maybe work out parking the trailer in the parking lot i hope.
  11. I too need information on FMCA Round Bottom Campground in Cincinnati. I made reservations for site #7 Monday night (10/15) one night.My question is,I am pulling an 18' car trailer with my SxS on it and am wondering if the campsites are long enough to get the (38') rig&(18')trl into? I would think a lot of DP's are pulling a towed.Sure hope they can accommodate us.Looking at the campground map,seems to be a tight circle.Any information would be mind relieving here.Thanks in advance. Rod Sorry to hijack this thread but the last post was in June.
  12. Yea i could do small countersunk machine screws but i can't get to it straight-on inside the channel. to even drill them.Even a rivet has to be very short,or peened inside,to clear the second sliding channel inside. These particular arms,i believe are way thicker and better made than the newer version.All they need is new lift handles and will last for many years.
  13. thanks guys.We tried it out on a short trip.I guess i am different,i love this thing.I can pull into a camp site and have that car off and headed to where ever in less than 2 minutes. If i do have to unhook the dolly it's no big deal for me to wheel it out of the way.I'm not debating 4 flat towing,it's just i find this super easy to hook and go vs an air hose and brake set-up to mess with each time.
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