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  • Birthday 09/11/1943

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  1. The lighted handle on my 2003 pace arrow stopped working and a new one that had the pace arrow logo was $95.00. As Kaypsmith said you can take it apart mine the led bulb was bad. I could not find a replacement so I used a led replacement for a 194 bulb straightened the wires and connected to the wire feeding the handle. Polarity has to be checked. I insulated them stuck it back in (it doesn't show) and it works better than original. That was 4 years ago still good.
  2. Connecticut is one of the top two states for corrosives. DOT says it up to us to keep the undercarriage washed. Thankfully I don't drive the motor home in winter here. Our three plow trucks require brake line inspections every year we do find coating the undercarriages with Fluid Film helps. Wonder why so many people are leaving CT Taxes and this?
  3. Find the leak before any repairs, I had 40 years at Cummins Ct. There are many places coolant can get into the oil. If you do any disassembly before finding the leak you have are playing the guessing game.
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    Simple Tires Online

    I tried them and was told they will only say they are not more than 4 years old, I went to tires direct and got 6 Toyos 245/75 22.5. $1,750.00 Free shipping and 120 days old or less. I have a local local trucking company I did some favors for they will mount and balance.
  5. I agree with desertdeals Toyos are a good tire. I just got 6, 245/75 22.5 Toyos from tires direct. $1700.00 shipping was free. I am lucky to have a friend that will mount and balance for me. I also ordered centramatics for steers
  6. Just as much at home in our motor home as we are in stick home sometimes more.
  7. Use Fluid Film available at Lowes & Home Depot, NAPA. It is a lanolin based penetrant and lubricant. no solvents long lasting non toxic non hazardous. It comes in a spray can with straw for tight places. It will work here in Connecticut we do snowplowing we buy in gallons and with a sprayer made for it we spray all the undersides of our trucks. We spread salt on parking lots and the chemicals the state uses on the roads are very corrosive it does a great job protecting our equipment. After every storm everything gets washed down nothing freezes up. www.fluid-film.com
  8. Just my 2 cents. The corrosion issue causing liner jacking referred to may be liner pitting on the coolant side of the liner. When I started working for Cummins Ct in 1964 it was a big problem. It was thought to be from tiny air bubbles caused by slight flex of the liner when the cylinder fired. Back then it was common to find liners with holes all the way through allowing coolant into the cylinder. When liners were removed some would look like a shotgun blasted them. After the use of SCA's in the cooling system the problem seemed to be solved. The only time we saw the issue was when the SCA's were not maintained. Just a thought. I have been retired 15 years now so I don't know how the newer generation engines are.
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    Chassis Rust

    Just a FYI. Home Depot has Rust Reformer Automotive, same stuff but the can has all angle spray tip. Easier to use underneath.
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    Chassis Rust

    X2 for Rust Reformer. It does work well.
  11. Herman, Happy Birthday. I understand your comment about residential fridge but we are in one spot for 2-3 weeks and sometimes need to leave the coach for 2 days. I have solar and run a Honda 2000i when we are there, but my battery bank is only two 6V golf cart batteries and it would be very difficult to add more I could get them in but service on them would be a nightmare. The other factor was the remodel to get a residential unit in. Replacing the cooling unit was our best option.. I agree with the comment The Amish replacement cooling units are expensive but when you look at the blogs about refurbished units vs the Amish unit it was worth the cost to me. My unit is a side by side and all the info I found said those units are not a good candidate for refurbish. I paid $1300. which included $150. in freight. I am fortunate my work background allowed me to do all the work myself. If our camping habits were different I would consider the residential unit but I think this was our best option. As I said I am very happy with the way it works, it is a big improvement over the original unit.
  12. I have the Dometic side by side in my 2003 Pace Arrow. A little over a year ago it failed. I found replacement units would require modifying the cabinet. We dry camp 95% of the time so a residential unit was out. After a lot of research I went with a Amish cooling unit. I did the work myself and have been very happy with the way it works. I did add two fans to the vent while it was out. I would recommend the Amish cooling unit as replacement.
  13. I don't know on the 24 v ISB, Cummins does supply some engines with everything it depends on the order from the end user. They also supply engines with no accessories the end user assumes that because it is engine mounted it came from Cummins, Yours is easier for parts a Cummins service facility can look up parts by serial number. Things that were not supplied by Cummins they will have no info on. I still get calls from people that knew me asking why can't Cummins tell me the belt number, for my alternator.
  14. They did use different types over the years, I retired 15 years ago so I don't remember all of them the old "B" used car type diaphragm pump. Later ones used a style that had check valves this was very susceptible to failures caused by debris. They have used electric lift pumps-- the feeling was they all needed protection from rust and debris. Just my own opinion but if the primary filter is before any pump they are not needed they were intended to protect the lift pumps that were before those filters. As has been mentioned before the truck or motorhome mfg. may think one is necessary. The problem is Cummins makes the engine it goes to the end user and they decide what filters to use and where. Cummins gives recommendations but they may or may not be followed. It created a lot of problems when I was a service manager when you tell a customer the oil pressure sender or starter, alternator, and other items were not supplied by Cummins and I could not warranty the part or labor.
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