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Posts posted by jleamont

  1. Mike, the recommendation is due to the extreme heat potential and the location, the slack adjusters and S-Cams get a constant pounding of water when driving in the rain. I do not use clay grease, as I don’t want two grease guns either. I lube our coach 2x per year to make sure no water penetrated, after 8 years I’ve never had any melt away and no water intrusion, I run this product 


  2. On 9/21/2022 at 5:07 PM, akadeadeye said:

    have a Non-Commercial, Class B license in Texas.  My motorhome is 37,000 lbs.  I took a written test, an air brake test, and a driving test one task of which was to back up 100 feet.  Whoopie!  I would have been more impressed if I had to back up 100 feet, avoiding 5 dogs, a pick-up truck parked too close to the RV park road, and swing it into a 16 ft. wide spot between two enormous cypress trees, all while ignoring the 7 people waving their arms and trying to get me to do what they say.😆

    If there was a reality prize you would have won 😂 

  3. Here is the direction I went in March 2017 with our current tires. I spoke with our National Tire rep for the company I worked for. Their tire engineer  suggested on a 22.5 wheel do not balance, instead install Centramatics behind the wheels. Large tires only hold the balance for a short while and typically run smoothly anyway, the Centramatics will constantly correct any vibrations as the tires wear. I’ve been running like that for 6 years now smooth as glass.

    Centramatics also balance out other imperfections like brake drums and rotors that are not true. Have the tires “Match Mounted” onto the wheels to help minimize or eliminate vibration.

  4. On 8/1/2022 at 8:31 PM, rayin said:

    That is where the coolant filter is on my engine. If the coolant is the new OAT type a plain filter is used. If the coolant is the OEM green type a pre-charged filter must be used.

    YUP, coolant filter. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

  8. On 6/7/2022 at 12:17 PM, tireman9 said:

    I also found the article a bit racist as the authors managed to find a picture of a man who is descended from Asia ancestors selling tires in an effort to support their unsupported contention that tires made in china are almost all junk.

    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” 😂.

  9. On 5/27/2022 at 10:39 AM, DawnandSteve said:

    I am looking to buy a 2004 Holiday Rambler Admiral 37PCT, and would like to know the correct tire size for the coach. I think the owner has 315 80R22.5 on there. The brochure I found online says 235 80R22.5 but then it says (N/A: 37PCT). There is a couple of thousand dollar difference. So if anyone knows the correct size it would be greatly appreciated.

    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. On 6/6/2022 at 5:03 PM, Wecamp4fun said:

    Nope. Thinking it is the phone cable but it is wired backwards to what normal phone cabling is so I've got to get connectors reversed to try a new cable.

    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. On 6/8/2022 at 12:23 AM, wayne77590 said:

    I did receive a reply from FMCA basically stating that the savings were from the old prices, like a single year being $75 back then.

    They probably need to look at the wording. I personally found it confusing. But hey! $50 is still a good deal.

    $50 is $50, put it towards fuel, you’ll get enough to lube a few lug nuts 😂 

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