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J79Engine

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  • Birthday 07/06/1948

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    West Chester Ohio
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    Tri state Traveleers, F4 Phantom J79 Engine.
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  1. J79Engine

    toad braking

    We use USA Brake system in our 2012 GMC Terrain, hookup, place in neutral and pull one fuse..very easy. Some people have the system and the system is still available or parts can be purchased from a company in Arizona. Ask me I’ll tell you all about them.
  2. The ABS system light illuminated again after two years of trouble free. However it went out and stayed out once I got on the highway. I think it may have been heavy rain and dampness that turned the sensor signal on, so I'll just watch to see if it happens again. Hard to locate a Workhorse authorized dealer or garage in the Cincinnati area that will take ownership of support.
  3. I used two entire boxes of drier sheets spread in every drawer and in every cabinet plus I place a trap in all basement areas with peanutbutter and cheese mix. Caught two in the basement had no indications of any inside above the basement area. I also washed the entire interior down with strong disinfectant to erase any living we did before last winter, all was good!
  4. All good info. I normally drive in the right lane staying around 55 mph especially while towing our toad. I will however get up on a ladder to see if I can adjust the rear camera since at the moment it looks down onto the front of the toad and I see nothing behind other than using my side mirrors. I have always depended on the sun shadow to let me know I am far enough in front to change a lane. If there is no shadow I just calculate with experience leaving ample room for errors. I have yet to figure out how to prevent the people who get mad when you can not move over to allow them access to the highway mostly cars and pickups get mad but many think it is their right not to giveway and adjust their speed to fit the traffic on the highway for some reason they don't check who is next to them until they are running out of access road ahead of them. Then as Goose said in Top Gun they give you the finger, maybe more than once !
  5. I checked everywhere in Ohio and on line, got a small bite from SimpleTire.com they claimed there were only four tires nationwide of that size XRV 235 80R 22.5 Michelin at a cost of $447 plus FET of $47.00 plus shipping costs and they did not participate in the FMCA program. I tried to get him to lower the cost since the tires were 2013 year dated but he would not budge. So I am going locally with Toyo Brand tires for the 4 rear tires at a cost of $372.00 per tire size 245 75R 22.5. I did check all my rear tires that are currently installed and they are mixed left side is 245 75R 22.5 Goodyear tires but right side rear is Michelin 235 80R 22.5 tires noteing tires are not to be mixed sizes on the same axle so maybe a good thing Im changing them and the year date on all the rears is 2001 which is real bad. I will get them changed Friday. Thanks for the help, would have liked to get Michelins but I'm just trying to get safe shoes for the best price before the Summer is over. We plan to go to Tyndall AFB Florida in October ( visiting the flight line area so I may help them out with their F4 Phantom aircraft) so we need good tires and they were way over due to be changed. The front tires are Michelin 235 80R 22.5 and both were installed in 2011 when I purchased the MH from a dealer so they are good.
  6. I checked everywhere in Ohio and on line, got a small bite from SimpleTire.com they claimed there were only four tires nationwide of that size XRV 235 80R 22.5 Michelin at a cost of $447 plus FET of $47.00 plus shipping costs and they did not participate in the FMCA program. I tried to get him to lower the cost since the tires were 2013 year dated but he would not budge. So I am going locally with Toyo Brand tires for the 4 rear tires at a cost of $372.00 per tire size 245 75R 22.5. I did check all my rear tires that are currently installed and they are mixed left side is 245 75R 22.5 Goodyear tires but right side rear is Michelin 235 80R 22.5 tires. Noting tires are not to be mixed sizes on the same axle so maybe a good thing I'm changing them and the year date on all the rears is 2001 which is real bad. I will get them changed Friday. The front tires are Michelin 235 80R 22.5 and both were installed in 2011 when I purchased the MH from a dealer so they are good.
  7. Thanks Brett. As much as I like Michelin I think rather then wait for 2-3 months I will go with the less expensive tires since all four will be on the rear drive axle.
  8. Thanks, I had an idea that may be the case so if I must go with these rather than the michelins then I will not mix them. Might be better due to the stiffness to keep the Toyo tires on the rear than on the front. I will hang out and try to get the Michelins......FMCA time to use your influence to reduce my wait time for new tires....Hint...Hint....! Thanks also to Desertdeal for your info...
  9. I need opinions here.from experience. I currently have 6 Michelins (235/80R 22.5) installed but the 4 rear tires are original and were reported as dry rotted. I have not been able to replace them, even by calling Michelin North American HQ. They said there is a 2-3 month back order for this size. I called another local dealer and they said they did not handle Michelin tires but thought Toyo brand was as good but is a more narrow tire (245/75R 22.5) I asked if they could be mixed on the same axle and they are checking as well they are checking the load factor there is a price difference the Toyo tires are $372 a tire plus $40 a tire to install plus a floating (floats inside the tire) weight cost for each tire. Michelins are more expensive for sure but I'm comfortable with Michelin tire not sure about Toyo tires? Does anyone have experience with the Toyo tire verse the Michelin tires? I need tire like now so I can go out in October or earlier! Thanks Mike S.
  10. Love that 1932 Ford Model B just imagine what it could look like fully restored! Good Retirement task!
  11. double automatic windshield shades? I think I seen them at the rally in Indiana but we heard they cost a lot to have installed aftermarket? We have drapes in our 2005 Sunvoyager but think changing over to windshield shades would be great if we travel in the South Western states eventially. Any suggestions?
  12. I agree, but do not want to retire! Iam having too much fun working but maybe in 2015 I will cut back more. However I will attend the Perry Georgia rally in 2014 with my bride of 43 years and our weimaroner who is every bit our baby girl and she knows it! Tri-State Traveleers
  13. Your MH looks pretty good and has low mileage, hope your 2015 planned trip goes well! Take it out often before so you can work out any small problems and tell us what you discover.
  14. WoW, I did not know the RV industry was doing this type testing on MH transmissions. We have been doing oil testing for many years on aircraft engines which varies depending on what is found in the sample. The sample can drive maintenance to remove the engine and will pin point the cause in most cases or at least tell you if it is a bearing or carbon seal. The oil should be drained and flushed at least once before ( a few hundred miles between oil samples) retesting to make sure the level of lead is maintaining the above normal level or if it is increasing. The second test once done will tell you how quickly you need to get it fixed. This is how we handle the oil testing in the Military Aviation industry so the same should work for your problem solving.
  15. I just used a product that supposed to take away the Oxidation but it did not work completely. I think maybe I need to do it twice since I can look down the sides and see some dull oxidised spots and shiny spots. However I noticed green in the crevices where the roof meets the sides tried brushing with cleaner but think I will take it to a truck wash and allow them to use a high pressure washer to remove the green faster then work on getting the Oxidation completely gone. The front end came out great and looks almost new. Work in progress I think for now! 2005 SunVoyager 8.1 Gas, 38 foot workhorse.
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