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  1. Front end clear coat damage

    This is probably better to see the set up. In the case of the gravel incident, the rear flap actually made matters worse. When I hit the gravel patch it was a dip so the flap hit the ground then basically flung the gravel up into the grill, hood and windshield. Still, that was a very unusual situation but my cover would have protected against that. My main concern is that of the clear coat issue.
  2. Front end clear coat damage

    Thanks for replies. I have attached pictures as requested. I do know I can't use the type of shield that lays horizontal across the tow bar as I have rear exhaust. I was trying to avoid using the big shields since they are cumbersome. This cover goes on easy and seems to do a great job unless indeed it is rubbing the clear coat off. The tow bar is a Blue Ox. I will look for some better pictures. I have the coach in storage several hours away. A side note...towed a 92 Wrangler for years behind a Dutchstar and never had any damage. Buy a brand new Jeep...first trip out and had rocks embedded all over the front from gravel patch I could not avoid. It is my wife's car and I am lucky to be alive!!
  3. I have a tow car shield that I use on the front of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is a "vinyl" type cover with soft felt underneath. I have places on the front end where the clear coat has worn off and has to be repaired. Before having this cover, we suffered damage from a gravel spot on the road and had the front end painted some time ago. I am not sure if the tow shield is wearing the clear coat or if the new clear coat was just faulty in the first place. The tow shield does move a little when on the road and of course there is a lot of heat from the engine and rear exhaust. I am curious if anyone else has experienced any similar problems using these covers. Trying to determine if we are better off without the cover and take our chances with chips or use the cover and possibly damage the clear coat again.
  4. I have Flexsteel Captains Chairs in 08 Tiffin Allegro Bus. The passenger side will not hold recline position. If you are sitting in it going down the road and lean on the arm rest at all the back comes all the way forward. I assume there is a ratchet pawl or something that has gone bad and wondering if that is something you can get parts for and replace as well has how difficult it might be to get to the part to replace it? It does not appear I can easily see the parts unless I perhaps start to remove the back upholstery.
  5. I have Flexsteel Captains Chairs in 08 Tiffin Allegro Bus. The passenger side will not hold recline position. If you are sitting in it going down the road and lean on the arm rest at all the back comes all the way forward. I assume there is a ratchet pawl or something that has gone bad and wondering if that is something you can get parts for and replace as well has how difficult it might be to get to the part to replace it? It does not appear I can easily see the parts unless I perhaps start to remove the back upholstery.
  6. Signal Format Change

    I have a King-Dome in motion system 9762-LP on an 08 motorhome. I brought the coach home to prepare for a weekend trip. Satellite worked fine. I traveled 150 miles south and could not get it locked on. I did all the troubleshooting and re calibration. I contacted King-Dome Monday looking for help and the response they provided was EchoStar made signal format change and my dish was going to experience problems where I would be fighting to get locked on quite often. I have Directv. I can not find anything on this and not sure if the person I spoke to is telling me accurate info. Has anyone had similar problem or aware of such a change?
  7. Air Leveling System

    I have a 2008 42 QRP Allegro Bus on Freightliner chassis that I have had about a year. I read a post about air releasing is spurts and thought I would check on what I assumed was normal. When fully aired up, I will get the normal quick air release. However when driving particularly if going around turns or other driving that impacts the "level" of the coach I get a series of air releases on one side or the other. Air levels remain normal. I had a 2001 40' Dutchstar on Freightliner that did not do this. Still I assume this is a normal process with levelers on the newer chassis. I would appreciate any confirmation or indication that I need to get it checked.
  8. Freightliner Chasis Fuel Fill Problem

    I have 08 Allegro Bus on Freightliner. Coach would fill fine but never full. As post above noted I finally cracked off side just enought to let air out and fill on slow setting. Full every time now.
  9. Power Steering Fluid Blow Back

    Thanks for your feedback. I have the coach at Freightliner now. I just went on 2000 mile trip and had problems all the way to Virginia, kept mopping up. On one stop I tweaked the cap until it felt firm. I had no problems the remaining 1000 miles. The cap is poorly designed in my mind as there is no such thing as tight, you can twist and twist. There is a rise that I think the cap should stop on and seems to work however also seems to possibly vibrate off that rise periodically. It was a new cap as that was the first thing we tried. Will see if Freightliner agrees or finds something else.
  10. Power Steering Fluid Blow Back

    I have Allegro Bus on Freightliner chasis. I have had recurring problem where the power steering reservoir allows fluid to "splash" out of the vented cap. I have had it serviced with new filters and that lasted maybe 1000 miles. I had a line tightened that lasted maybe 5000 miles. It does not seem to happen running less than 60mph and does not always happen running faster. Freightliner ran all tests, found nothing wrong yet it continues and of course drips out the back on the back of coach and on tow car. Wondering if it could be something as simple as sloshing around and coming out. It is not over filled. The cap was replaced and assume the correct cap was used.