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    649 Hopkins Landing Rd. Quincy, FL 32351-0469
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  1. In the October 2017, Motor Home magazine on Page 82 is a ballot for members. In the written material there is a statement that says; "The term recreational vehicle, as used herein, is defined as a self-contained wheeled vehicle that includes permanently installed cooking, sleeping, and sanitary facilities." Someone has defined the recreational vehicle but I can not find this paragraph included in any place in the Articles of Incorporation or the Constitution they want me to vote on. Seems the recreational vehicle definition should be going into the Articles of Incorporation or the Constitution so it is defined in writing. WHY IS THIS NOT INCLUDED? SEEMS WE ARE BEING ASKED TO VOTE ON SOMETHING INCOMPLETE?
  2. My jacks are what is called non repairable. The cylinders are repaired by cutting apart, cleaned up, piston seals replaced, re-welded together, mtg. bracket, re-welded on cylinder, pressure tested at 3000 PSIG, painted and shipped back to me. $450.00 per unit + $30.0 shipping and re-installed. To remove and install 22.5 tires must be removed. That's how it gets up to about $700.00 per jack. No one makes same size new and if they did they would cost $700.-- to $900.00 From what I have been led to believe the seals are rubber "O" rings. Because of the rubber I have tried looking for a leak sealer without the petroleum distillates. Found only one so far "Bars Leak Power steering Repair." All others list PD as fluid. Have contacted Bars for their recommendation in my application and since they make a number of leak products and all others contain PD. No answer yet! I have found no one yet who has even tried to use power steering leak sealer and can say it does or does not work. Interesting because I have been told power steering fluid for the jack fluid is a better choice than the Dexron III commonly used. Yet so far no one seems to have even tried it.
  3. I'm not sure Steering fluid leak sealer would not work and wondered if anyone had tried it and found the right product. My reason being I had a rear jack repaired and re-installed - EXPENSIVE! Now another is starting to leak at the seal. Motor home manufacturers install Dexron III in jack systems. However, I have been told the better fluid for RV jack systems is Power Steering Fluid. The formula has a number of ingredients to absorb water, anti-rust preventative, and superior lubricant ability. The normal life of jack seals is 10+ years and after that they can be expected to start to fail just like we do because of old age. SO, Steering fluid Leak Sealers might just extend their life another 5 years or so. The sealers work on the rubber seals to swell their size and put new life in the rubber. The hooker is the use of the right sealer. I'm told it should be a sealer that does NOT contain petroleum Distillates because they will swell the rubber initially but then work on eventually destroying the rubber like those products do. Then the seals fail beyond repair later. I am trying now to find the product without the distillates. Thanks, looked at Lucas products. Lucas products have the Petroleum distillates which I was trying to avoid. Only one so far I found without the distillates is Bars Leaks Power System Repair. May try this (Bars also makes a STOP LEAK CONCENTRATE that does have the distillates.)
  4. Brett, what do you think about this as a fix?
  5. The jack system is the old SMC IDS level system with floor to axe hydraulic jacks used in the 2000 to 2003 Safari and Beavers. Jacks are the so called none repairable type jacks. I found Custom Cylinder Inc in KY who repairs them. They cut cylinders apart, replace seals and re-weld them back together. Fixed one past Aug at $460.00 plus cost of removal and reinstalling. Now another is seal leaking. Before spending another $500.00 to $700.00 to fix one more jack and a possible 2 more to go plus a possible slide cylinder to go since coach is an old 2001 Beaver thought I might try something like the power steering fluid sealers. But worry if something else, like solenoids or whatever might go bad. The steering sealers are made for Dexron III fluids and supposed to restore rubber seals. Wondered if anyone had tried it and it worked before trying?
  6. Anyone have any luck with something like Steering fluid leak sealers for stopping leaks in hydraulic jack systems? If so,What products worked best?
  7. Can you tell me what is the proper way or procedure to adjust the rod assembly and stops that control the air pressure valve to the 8 air springs on my 2001 Beave Contessa with Beaver/Safari/Magnum 8 bag system? I think my adjustments were and now are way out on the front especially. I just replaced all shocks because the coach front was like a see saw going over long bridges with a lot of joints. It appears to have caused the front spring bags to draw in because of not enough air on the upward stroke and then double roll on the lower cone shape bottom as it went down. I adjusted to raise the front.with more air in the bags and got the bags back is proper shape for the roll area. But I don't know if I am to high now where before I was way too low. The bags do not seem to now lose air pressure although the system loses air on engine shut off. Before as parked the coach looked like I drove way down hill, now it looks like way up hill. Is air bag pressure set to some fixed pressure or adjusted to establish ride height? If height is front adjusted to match rear or rear to match front? What is the proper adjustment for front and rear? Any suggestions?
  8. My 2001 Beaver coach has and 8 air bag Magnum suspension system. How is proper air bag pressure setting determined and set? Is it at a fixed pressure or via raising or lower pressure to set motor home ride height? If ride height is front to be slightly higher or lower than rear? Where and how are adjustments set?
  9. Does anyone have a part number or source for the Hydo Hot Radiator cap other than Hydro Hot. Mine needs replacement and is it available by some part number in an auto or truck parts store?
  10. Best Cars to tow were the 1990-92 Saturn SL series and 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. Hook it up, transmission in neutral, key in OFF - unlock stering wheel and go. No worries. At end of day transmission fine, no registration of towed miles, no dead battery, unhook and go off in car. No fuses to pull either. Also, both car weights were under 3000#, so for most states there was no legal requirement for any sort of supplemental braking system on the cars. Towed 92 Saturn for about 60,000 miles an now have about same towed miles on a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. Still driving Sunfire with 88 ,000 miles showing because nothing better built! Use solid rubber rock shield on rear of coach for car front protection. Normally tow 8000 to 10,000 mile yearly. Typical hours or straight towing is 3 to 6 hours, no stops.
  11. Hey Texnet. How do I get your instructions after you return I am very interested. Can they be sent to wpwsl@aol.com?
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