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About jleamont

  • Birthday 07/07/1972

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  1. I stumbled upon this website for replacement RV skylights. I figured this would be helpful locating the right replacement for a DIY project. https://www.eztopsworldwide.com/ Remember do not use silicone, this product works great with fiberglass roofs; https://www.geocelusa.com/product/pro-flex-rv-flexible-sealant/ Another alternative or use in conjunction with the Proflex; https://www.eternabond.com/
  2. If you are not comfortable working around AC by all means call in a mobile RV repair. They could simply remove the cord from the reel and hard wire it directly to the ATS. That would be the most cost effective solution. Glendinning makes a reel that is directly hard wired, basically it just rolls your cord into a bucket (mounts above it) but the other end is direct to the ATS. No more brushes! I have seen them used at RV salvage yards and they have several different models. Might be a good alternative to the current design. Photo below is the common one found in older Monaco products. https://www.glendinningprods.com/products/
  3. Does this coach have a power cord reel? After the cord reel is there a plug connecting the reel to the coach? Carls coach is set up like this, he was having electrical issues, when I found where the reel plugged into the coach it is a Twist lock style and it vibrated loose. I had a heck of a time reaching back to resecure it and set the locking collar. I thought for sure that was the problem, wasn’t but could have caused his ATS to fail.
  4. Depending on the thermostat, they make conversion kits to use an old style thermostat with new style AC units. What I don’t know if you can go the other way. Are these Dometic AC units?
  5. Take a pin or paperclip and make sure the center hole on the plug isn’t clogged. Very common for dirt to clog those, excessive pressure builds up and the plug pops out, also makes a mess of the wheels!
  6. I worked on one of these systems before, similar concern, no side camera. Check the connections on the back of the monitor.
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    New Tire Balancing

    I am not a fan, however they do work. Tireman might be able to shed some light on that. I always had a concern of the friction they could possibly create inside the tire. We match mount tires at work, seems to do very well with little effort. Here's a link on that process; https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=17
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    New Tire Balancing

    Five, I had my front spin balanced, the rear I did nothing. We also run Centramatics on each wheel end. http://www.centramatic.com/balancers.rhtml
  9. Jeanne, ATS- Automatic Transfer Switch. It switches you from generator to shore power
  10. Keithl, my ISL 400 with the 3000 series Allison runs coolant 180-195 and transmission on the highway 175-185. If I am in stop and go the transmission has climbed up to 200. I clean my coolant package annually with this; https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/simple-green-extreme-simple-green-motorsports-cleaner-degreaser-1910001213440/11019479-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=11019479-P&adtype=pla_with_promotion&product_channel=online&gclid=CjwKCAjwsIbpBRBNEiwAZF8-z3JqlqTo8QFt1ZZ51exJ6Hua6DeQVEQCNGl0v9leNs0GsgnXKJVKARoC8AkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Its sold at many box stores, even Home Depot.
  11. Now I know where all the Rubicon’s went . I have been hunting a 05-06 manual, half door, can’t find one! Flat towing is a piece of cake with a wrangler. Carl and I both run the M&G brake system which is very easy to connect before departure. The trick to flat towing is a high quality tow bar that must be level to the vehicle, a good brake system with an emergency breakaway. Otherwise you don’t know it’s back there. On a wrangler, transmission in park or a forward gear (if manual) transfer case in neutral, depending on the year you might have to turn the ignition one click forward to disengage the steering wheel lock. Our 2014 doesn’t have the lock, so the key comes out with me.
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    Crisk22, I had a feeling the performance wouldn’t be much different due to the weight of the bus, it soaks up all of the HP and torque. The bus would give you better resale, more storage (tanks etc) probably real wood cabinets which is all a plus but a what cost??.
  13. nmfrederick, Welcome to the FMCA Forums! We have the 2017 FMCA atlas and love it. DW liked the layout over the others and said it was more user friendly.
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