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  1. JPL

    FT Noobs seek Mentors

    Chad and Jen We aren't full timing but since we fully retired 3 years ago from a defense contractor and from the Navy in 1995 after 30 Years we are on the road a lot but not as much as we would like. We are down in Chesapeake Va so if you get down this way give us a call. We will be at the ECR so hope you can make it there in April. Till we meet be safe. Pat The Old Sailor
  2. JPL

    ECR Registration and T Shirts, Social Addition

    I've made the reservations now all I have to do is register! April can't come quick enough. And Carl I'll want a T. Pat The Old Sailor
  3. JPL

    Finaly getting started

    GW Usually when your shoulder hurts for so long it is the Rotator. I had the op, 6 wks sling, 6 wks PT and no problems since the op in 08. It will put one arm down. If you go the op way listen and do what the doc tells you to do!! Pat The Old Sailor
  4. JPL

    What a wife - Xmas bling for HDT!

    Brad looking forward to it! Pat
  5. JPL

    N14 Cummins Jake Has Issues

    A&J I do have a super 10 so I'll try that. M&B I will get some electrical cleaner and try that. D&R You have given me a great list to check and I will go thru that list. T o all thanks for the info and things to check. Now if one of them will only help! Thanks Again, Pat The Old Sailor
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    N14 Cummins Jake Has Issues

    I have a 1998 VNL with the N14 Cummins and have had it since 2011. The Jake has always come on whenever I lifted off the throttle if it was on. Now with it on and I lift it doesn't come on. Sometimes it will but usually no Jake. Does this sound like a electrical issue? Any help/ideas are welcome! Thanks Pat The Old Sailor
  7. JPL

    What a wife - Xmas bling for HDT!

    Brad Have a great New Year and I'll see you next trip? Pat The Old Sailor
  8. JPL

    Need help on coolant loss

    Padraic Are you from Va? Pat The Old Sailor
  9. JPL

    Roadside assistance

    Good Sams for us . Have had the 5er and truck towed. Tires on 5er changed. Good service but during weekends you might have to wait a little while because people and trucks only break down at the most inopportune time. Pat The Old Sailor
  10. BL I would also ck the shackle brackets. I had a bracket break both legs and it put my axle rubbing the front axle. At the time it was under warranty so it was fixed. I had all 4 cut off and replaced with heavier brackets and welded plates on the brackets to box them for added strength. So far there has't been any problems and I do ck them whenever we stop. I had replaced the orig bolts and shackle plates with the Moride heavy shackles and haven't had any problems. I also Installed the Moride 4000 Equalizer. Also added shocks with welded brackets. The frame was a Lipper. Always check! Pat The Old Sailor
  11. JPL

    Totally Off Topic - Just Need Some Smart Ideas

    See you can find out what you need to know right here on our favorite forum!!! Pat The Old Sailor
  12. JPL

    New battery time....

    I would just go to the best deal. I changed last year and I try to change every 2 years. I only carry 3. I don't buy the high dollar batteries but I only ask for 2 years out of the battries that I do Buy.
  13. Last summer I replaced the springs with 3500 lb springs, added a MoRide 4000 center, the wet bolt kit with the brz bushings and the heavy duty side plates that hold the springs on, and welded brackets to the axles and frame for the Monroe shocks that I added. Then changed the 16" tires for 16 ply 17.5 tires and wheels. i was really able to feel a big difference in the ride. I can't speak to any bushing problems but I've greased them twice since we got back last fall after our trip. The test with the 5er was a 6000 mile run from Va Beach to Las Vegas via The balloon fest in Abq NM. Easy tow but I hope to add disk brakes when the comptroller OK's the funds.So with the little info that I can give I would go with the brz bushings that I KNOW gets grease. This spring I had issues with the Lippert spring hangers but that was another story that I noted Memorial Day weekend. Pat The Old Sailor
  14. JPL

    Davco filter

    Chuck I went thru this same thing this past spring. As long as the engine is running it will work itself back up as it gets to filtering the fuel. I was in the panic mode myself because it started to drop down and i was afraid that it would run out of fuel but 7000 miles later it's still running and filtering like it's suppose to... Pat The Old Sailor
  15. JPL

    If Anyone Interested

    Carl Wasn't the second KW at the Rally this Spring? Pat The Old Sailor