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About jleamont

  • Birthday 07/07/1972

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  1. Floridason, where are you in Florida? Head to the coast, especially the East coast, always a breeze, so far SE Florida is much more comfortable than SE Pennsylvania where we came from. Granted we are only 10 miles inland from the beach. We learned years ago, inland Florida is no place to be from May to November, no air movement and miserable. We would drive to Florida 3-4 times a year before we moved here, loved being outdoors, when we got home to PA I wouldn’t come out of the house, too darn muggy and hot! Mountains of NC, might be decent otherwise Maine, UP Michigan or New Mexico. Hopefully you can handle mountains, my wife cannot go above 5000 feet for any length of time (altitude sickness). We loved New Mexico but it almost killed my wife.
  2. Don’t forget those older coaches also had ignition switch problems.
  3. Serge, on our 02 HR, there is a mirror on the backside wall (kitchen in ours) that is removable, huge hole behind that mirror for access. mirror on the right side of the photo, just past the counter
  4. Extremely common problem with any road side assistance. They will also try and negotiate with the vendor, by negotiating I mean offer knock down 90% of what that job or tow should cost, when they don’t get the rates they want, they will call you back and lie, telling you nothing is available near by. What they mean to say is there is no repair/tow near by that is willing to work for pennies on the dollar. I have seen this countless times and owned a mobile repair business.
  5. From a manufacturer when I asked this question. Keep in mind not all are equal. ”if you flat tow it, it will replenish the battery, and will undoubtedly burst into flames from overheating the system. It’s not designed for that long of a run and at those speeds”. I appreciated their honesty! I also asked at what speed can I drag it around behind another vehicle and for how long if the battery dies on me? I’ll carry a tow strap.
  6. Remove the cover on the back. The awkward part, there’s no adjustments or tensioner. I removed the water pump pulley, removed old belt, put the new belt on, forced the pulley with the belt onto the water pump by hand, started the screws by hand, snugged with a cordless impact gun, torqued with a torque wrench. It wasn’t bad, but ours is on a slide and comes out very far.
  7. That’s sad. I have ran many Chinese tires commercially over the years, between over the road, construction, utilities and refuse. Never had any failures where the root cause was a defect of the tire, not one! every time I read “China bomb tires” I laugh, that phrase equates to higher than recommended speeds, improper pressures and overload tires or my favorite, P or LT tires in an application where ST should be. 99.9 percent of the time, driver over compensating for something, trying to impress the passenger and traffic, racing down the road, creeping up to three digits on the speedometer and BOOM, “China Bombs fault” 😂.
  8. Ray, he found documentation in the brochure.
  9. Consult a reputable truck tire shop, give them the original size and they can tell you what you need. 4 corner weights will certainly help them make a better decision.
  10. Na, simply cut it a few inches from one end, peel back the outer jacket, flip it over and re splice back together. I.e. don’t match the colors. It was just that simple. All you need are solderless crimp connectors. They are low voltage, no risk of electrical shock. that’s a simple and cheap test to rule out the cable in the wall. I plugged directly into the connection in the rear AC unit and laid the thermostat on the bed to make sure it was correct. Some manufacturers reverse the connections in the female to female adapter in the AC unit so the core is a standard phone cord, not so with Monaco. You could check the colors at each end fairly easily by looking at the plugs, lay the locking tab up and see what the color order is.
  11. $50 is $50, put it towards fuel, you’ll get enough to lube a few lug nuts 😂
  12. That vintage XC, usually they are behind the rear axle drives side. The last one I worked on was a 2006.
  13. I guess to each his own. The Flair was their low end coach, but if it satisfies his family I’d go for it. Nothing known for issues that I am aware of, the Ford chassis is a solid chassis as long as it was all maintained properly.
  14. Came up with a retirement plan. If I sell the 140 gallons of diesel in the coach I can pay off our house and retire 😂
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