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Everything posted by dwightginnyputzke

  1. Is it possible that high powered bulbs were installed without using a relay? The ground wire may be in a plastic loom and hard to trace back to check the ground contact If one or more of the connection spades (pins) inside the connector fits loose on the bulb it can overheat and melt the connector. After that happens the metal connections will oxidiize and make the connection worse. Auto parts stores have an assortment of the connectors and you can try matching it. When you put it together be sure the terminals on the bulb are shiny and coated with dielectric silicone or vasoline and fit very snug.
  2. The Internet has all the info. Sheep skin seat cover
  3. I installed hardware cloth on the inside of the cover on both roof top a/c units. I matched the curvature of the cover for an original look. No more hail bending the fins.
  4. Daffy Welcome to the forum. It is optional but It really helps if you automatically add your motorhome discription to your posts. You have about the longest wheel base and overall length of a gasoline chassis without having the stability of a second rear axle. The amount of motorhome behind your rear axle is putting you in the position of "the tail wagging the dog". When a semi-tractor trailer starts to pass you will receive a side air push on the back left side that will cause the front of your motorhome to go toward the centerline of the highway. As he moves up along side of you the wind push reverses with the back left side in a negative pressure and your front now has the air push moving your front to the right. The similar effect takes place when driving with the wind blowing sidways to your travel direction. When I added the Davis TruTrac bar to the front axle of my 36' Ford Bounder it was an improvement. Several years later I added a Henderson? rear axle trac bar and noted the difference immeadiatey. My vote is for the front and rear axle track bars on your motorhome with the long rear overhang. The front axle track bar will also be a benefit in case of a front tire blowout. As a side note, the sway bars make the greatest difference for sideway rocking which is not your described problem. The spring loaded tie rod stabilizer may give you some steering benefit. My seat of my pants evaluation, Dwight
  5. Check " Going To The Sun Road " for information & daily pictures of snow plow progress. The road won't open until June 21st. Vehicle Max. Length--21' Width--8' Height--10'
  6. I use Meguiars Professional Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner on all my engine compartments. Available in a one gallon container & applied with a hand sprayer bottle and leave it on. It makes pressure washing the engine so much easier the following year or so. Dwight
  7. Jeff If you add your motorhome information to your signature it will make questions much easier to answer for your specific vehicle. The site for Denso Heavy Duty -- RV Windshield wipers shows the blade assembly and also shows the rubber only is available for the Denso Wiper System that was used on many motorhomes. Personally I ended the problem by Installing the adapter that converts the Denco Arm to a J hook style arm that is quite universal on automobiles and replacement blades are available everywhere up to 28" and even longer at some auto parts stores. Enter - Anco 4817 on amazon.com for the J hook adapter kit for less than $10 plus postage. That will allow you to purchase the newer style blades that lay closer to the glass and do a excellent job of following the curve of the windshield. Now come back and tell us about the picture you have posted. Dwight
  8. Rich, You never want to have air breaks on a school bus but many school buses have air brakes.
  9. Hello Rich This Argon gas and window tinting goes way beyond me but I do have my amphibian airplane also parked beside my Bounder. The beautiful fireworks display we watched at midnight last night tells me 2013 will be a very good year. See you in Cody this spring. Dwight
  10. OH YA, I remember those days and years when I stood there with my parents. Does the F1099 on the license plate have any special meaning? I have my F membership number on my motorhome plates. Memories for your kids will last forever.
  11. We all have our favorites for various reasons but I want a system that always works and has the record of having one of the least number of postings describing problems. F513 & 513s
  12. FEAR OF UNKNOWN TEMPERATURE = or = EASE OF MIND ACURITE wireless THERMOMETER = Indoor / Outdoor Temperatures model #00380W $10.= 1. Outdoor Remote Sender can be located in compartment with fresh water tank / pump 2. The exact time when battery's are installed in Indoor Unit starts the 24 Hr timer to record maximum & minimum daily temperatures and automatically resets for new temps 24 Hrs later. Walmart $10.00 Buy two and locate one in the grey & black water dump valve compartment.
  13. Parts department at heavy truck dealers, Navistar-Freightliner-etc. Larger Highway Truck stops that have trucker accessories. Camping World.
  14. I believe you should already have a cord with one end permanently connected to your motor home and the other end has the special 30 amp plug to be connected at a camp ground. RV stores or Walmart have the adapter to plug onto that end so that you can plug it into a standard 15 amp 120 volt outlet on the outside of a house or garage. The generator is probably already permanently wired into the motor home.
  15. Over 10 years ago I bought and installed a home type 1" dead bolt Electronic Touch-pad Lock at a Home Depot type store on sale for $40.- . It worked perfect on my motor home summer & winter in Minnesota. It was a WEISER LOCK - POWERBOLT with 4-AA battery's and operated manually on the inside and with a key on the outside or the 10 digit programmable touch-pad. Dwight
  16. In those years we made our own motor homes out of Flxible Buses. We had two and we had the same business mailing address so we shared the membership. I have my fathers 1941 Flxible with the late 40s Onan and Allison Mt30 6-speed. I also display both sets of plates and carry the last published 2007 FMCA directory and have it tabbed by year and alphabetical membership for quick reference at my desk or on the road. In days gone by we proudly displayed our "family" plates but today many "family's" are retired couples that may choose to not drill a hole in the fancy paint.
  17. I still have the original plates XXX,513 I started motor homing in 1958 when I borrowed my fathers 1941 Flxible that he converted in 1952.
  18. Les I remember the private message I sent you corrected the Onan starter just clicking and now I am surprised that no one has mentioned the carburetor fuel inlet through the needle & seat in the float bowl. Lay rags under the carb and spray carb cleaner on the outside of the carb to try to loosen gaskets for reuse. Remove the fuel hose from the carb. The main fuel mixture adjustment is in the "bottom" of the hex nut under the carb and must not be moved from its set position at this time. Very carefully remove the hex nut assembly from the bottom of the float bowl under the carburetor and carefully pry the bowl loose while trying to save the gasket. Under the carb touch the fuel float inlet needle valve lightly for movement. Spray carb cleaner into the carb fuel inlet, the underside of the open carb, the float bowl, and the hex nut assembly. Continue spraying until everything looks clean. Reconnect the fuel hose and hold a container under the carb while pushing the start switch a few seconds to be sure that fuel flows thru the carb. Reinstall the float bowl with the hex nut assembly. Don't over tighten. Say a prayer and push the start switch.
  19. Probably the most boring and least problematic Toad Braking System is the ReadyBrake by NSA. " Nuff Said"
  20. Welcome to the group. Check the Forum under Weight and Tire Safety. Many of the posts have good information and we usually have our personal opinions. I still haven't made my personal choice and I have been motorhoming since 1958.
  21. Older motorhomes with the Inteli-Power #9100 Series 120 volt Ac to 12 volt Dc converter by Progressive Dynamics. 1. The Charge Wizard eliminates excessive battery water usage when continuously connected to 120v electrical power. 2. Automatically desulfates batteries every 24 hours. 3. Keeps batteries at full charge for longer life. 4. Charging indicator mounted inside motorhome. 5. Owner has choice to safely increase the charging rate to shorten the recharge time when operating the 120v generator. Available on sale for $20 on Amazon.com (eliminates need to update to #9200 Series)
  22. WMURPHY I certaintly understand your concern with "MURPHY'S LAW" I am a strong supporter of the ReadyBrake system and I don't need "bells & whistles" on my toad to make me "feel" safer. I have a 1995 F53 460 Ford with a 36' Bounder towing a 1998 Subaru Forester that has the tow bar attached 12" above the pavement. My M/H rear bumper is 13' behind the rear axle and requires a 8" drop hitch that adds 12" and the tow bar adds anouther 12" before the up & down & side to side piviot point of the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar. That's like having a 15' teeter- todder behind my M/H rear axle when I try to drive thru the dips and tight turns going it or out of gas stations. By adding the 12" ReadyBrake to your tow bar "MURPHY'S LAW" will not be engaged. Dwight FMCA 513--F513s .
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