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Everything posted by akadeadeye

  1. Thanks Brett. And, thanks to the other replies. Don
  2. Going from 1,100 ft. to 8,000-9,500 feet and temps from 90's to 40's lowered my tire pressures 5 to 8 psi. Should I adjust to the pressures I usually carry? Don
  3. Thanks to all. I will test for power and see if I can extend the cylinder that way. Don
  4. Herman it is the inside step cover.
  5. Herman, i guess I wasn’t clear enough. This issue has to do with the inside steps at the front door, not the wheelchair lift. Don
  6. Our inside step on our motorhome won't elevate. I lifted the step manually and looked underneath the step and saw that the "piston" had become disconnected from the housing at the step wall. I found four tiny screws loose. But I couldn't get the "piston" extended in order to see if I can fasten it back. How do you release this piston, or is it fried? Don
  7. Thanks for all the replies. This gives me something to chew on. Don
  8. Manholt, Actually, I talked to Texas Custom Coach today and will be seeing them this Friday. I think they will be able to help me out. I am about 20 miles from them. Thanks for the reminder. Don
  9. To Those Who Know What They're Doing Our 2009 Newmar Allstar needs an electronic makeover. We have replaced two TVs. Now they don't work without unplugging RCA connectors and plugging in different ones depending if we need satellite or DVD. Our tuner/receiver is a Jamo. They don't make them anymore. No HDMI connections. There is a 4-plex tuner box on top of the Jamo that directs signal to the 4 TVs. Our satellite dome is a Winegard In-motion model, 9 years old, not very dependable. We have DISH. I want more state of the art equipment. Two new TVs is no problem. Tuner receiver, routing to 4 TVs so wife can watch DVD in the bedroom and I can watch satellite elsewhere, HDMI cabling? Anyone have a makeover plan? I would very much appreciate it. I have been to 3 reputable RV service shops and no one has been cabable of suggesting anything. Thanks in advance. Don
  10. Here is a link to a document created by the inventor/engineer of Comfort Drive at TRW, Mr. Ken Sherman. Don Comfort Drive.pdf
  11. Comfort Drive "Learns" the pitch and crown of the road so you don't have to constantly "tow in" your steering wheel, AND aids tremendously in crosswinds (when constant) and when 18 wheelers pass. It also automatically returns the steering back to "straight ahead" when you stop. It was developed by an engineer at TRW and is licensed only to Newmar and Newell. It is a tremendous "comfort" on long road days. It is also adjustable with a knob that goes from 1 to 5 (on mine) where 1 is the loosest feel and 5 is the firmest feel. I use 3 1/2. Don
  12. We never stop at Loves. Prices are almost always the highest. I use a credit card that gives a 5% discount on all fuel purchases. With $2.85 diesel price, that's a savings of $0.1425 per gallon. No discount I have seen can match that so I don't pay cash anymore, nor do I use my pilot/FlyingJ card. Don
  13. Check with LeMeillieur's in Kerrville. Ask for David LeMeillieur. Don
  14. Thanks to all. I appreciate the feedback. Don
  15. From Natchez to Nashville. If you have driven this parkway, we would appreciate comments, suggestions. Is it big rig friendly? Don
  16. I second this motion. They rebuild classy coaches and have quite a following. Don
  17. Mr. Manholt. I really don't know what you are talking about. First, there is nothing in my OP that mentioned "omission engine". Where did that come from? And, what does that mean? I really believe that you and kaypsmith should be removed from posting privileges here because of your flipant and condescending responses to someone who just asked an honest question to a problem. I obviously am an inferior RVer to both of you and I bow to your superior intelligence, but you don't have to be so condescending about it. No wonder other forums out there are more frequented than this one. Geeeeeezzzzzz! Don, your humble RV subservient
  18. Kay, It was not my supposition about engine braking causing my hose problem, if you read my OP right. It was someone else. I was just asking for comments from some people with expertise. Obviously, from your sarcastic comments, you are not among those.
  19. Let's see. We've gone from a coolant hose problem to a cream for your feet. Wow. My thanks to all who were on point. Don
  20. What do you mean by an "emissions engine"? Don
  21. On a recent trip to the east coast, we were traveling south on I26 from Asheville toward Spartanburg, down the mountains and I was using the engine brake frequently on those 7 and 8* long slopes. All of a sudden the engine temp skyrocketed and we could smell the sweet smell of coolant. I pulled over immediately. We were eventually towed into Spartanburg. A water hose had burst near the engine having become hard and somewhat brittle, we later learned. We were at a Cummins facility. Later on our trip I was recounting this experience with a fellow RVer. He said I was using my engine brake too much and putting too much pressure on the engine and he guessed this could have been the cause of the hose bursting. I am skeptical. Any thoughts?? Don
  22. I guess the reason I didn't find it the first time is because the subject of the post was Glacier NP to Vancouver, instead of Banff. Thanks for the notation. I will add Tom's comments to my collection. Don
  23. Manholt I cannot find the post you are referring me to. Perhaps you can be more specific. Don
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