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  1. Johnson bar if your rear brakes have air in the actuation path
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    Sorry, I got the Volvo factory pieces from this outfit called DEX. They seem to have overstock items. You loose some approach ground clearance with them installed.
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    Front Spoiler

    Greetings - Its a three piece all plastic bolt on. There are two pieces that extend down from the frame area to stabilize the outer pieces. I fabricated my own as the Volvo parts must have been made of gold. I put one of these spoilers on and gained 3 MPG Kidding Rich
  4. When I was looking at adding generator, we had a couple design criteria. It had to be able to sit for almost a year and start right up (that means no gas gens), it has to be VERY quiet, it had to provide 240V as our dryer is 240, it had to last long enough that I would never have to replace it, be very difficult to steal, and later on I added it can't cost $10,000 or more. So, I started down the 12kw Onan diesel path......that's when I added - it can't cost $10,000, so scratch that one. I happened upon this Generac that is intended for off the grid cabins etc. 6kw propane, configurable for 240v, 500 hr oil change interval, and, at the time, $3200......score. It gives me two 25 amp legs of 240v, -- it's happy with two A/Cs running, charging 800 ah battery bank, and other general loads. Thought it would use a lot of propane so I set up the design to hold two #100 propane tanks, but never actually used anything larger than a #20 grill tank that last more than 4 hrs.
  5. I had a similar issue with having to work to keep it going straight. I checked for play in the steering box, that was fine. Solution, the toe in was way off, like 1/4" + of toe. After attempting the simple adjustment, I determined why it was not adjusted. It was rusted solid. After I could move it, set the toe, now it goes straight down the road. My pin is back a ways as well but I still have almost 10K on the front all hooked and loaded. Rich
  6. You have a good list of tools. You may consider a handheld voltmeter, assortment of stranded wire, shrink sleeving, soldering iron, a roll of self fusing silicone tape, duct tape, electrical tape, tie wraps (real ones), and for what it costs, a governor. Me, I think my fuel mileage may be impacted by the "what if" stuff that I carry. Have a good one Rich
  7. Had you considered a HDT scrap yard? When I did ours, got 6+ ft of the 300mm Volvo frame (both sides with a couple cross members) and 6 ft of some frame rails that fit nicely inside the 300mm stuff that I used as fish plates. I think they charged me $10 a ft and they sent a guy our with a torch and fork lift to cut it and load it up for me.
  8. I have my genset configured to provide two 25 amp legs (for a 240V dryer). The rest of the coach consists of 120V loads. Got the ACs on different legs that draw about 12 amps each. The next biggest load is the microwave at 10 or 12 amps. Never had a problem or even heard the genset grunt when adding load. So, if you can do laundry when the ACs are off, a 6 KW genset will cover you fine at a lot less $$$ than a 12 KW. Also, I recommend putting the genset on the truck so it doesn't vibrate the coach.....and a lot less risk of CO poisoning. Check out these EcoGen gensets for off the grid cabins......others talk about being quiet, but these really are..... 52db at 7 meters. You have to go outside to check if its running. For reference, those Honda suitcase generators are 59db, and a 10db delta is considered "twice as loud"
  9. My truck did the same thing when I got it, a lot of work making it go straight. It had more than 1/4" of toe in. Adjusted to zeroish, no more wander. Be very careful cranking on the steering box lash adjustment. The real procedure for adjusting lash involves taking off then link that goes from the arm mounted on the box to the left steering knuckle. Wiggle the arm back and forth to detect any play. Loosen or tighten the screw just enough to get no play, then tighten the lock nut while holding the screw position. If the lash is tightened beyond zero, it will eat the steering box in short order. Best Rich
  10. Hi Henry - I'm a "non-dumper" but with a twist. I would like to dump the sled so it clears the Mini Cooper (with margin) when I get it down off the truck. With the sled aired up, I need a spotter to make sure the head doesn't snag on something under the car. With the sled dumped, no spotter required. I while back I sent you a cut sheet for a three way ball valve that would allow for said dumpage and undumpage by venting the bags while blocking the signal from the leveling valve. Have you designed a dumpage system with a ball valve? thx Rich
  11. Greetings - Post summer adventure update. The spare tire didn't move a bit in 3000 miles. Yes, there is a cheap ratchet strap to keep it snug against the frame, but the paint isn't chewed up on the wheel or the round tube. Every time I checked it with the IR gun, it was 110 deg F or less. During my one parked regen, with the fairing open, it was only slightly above ambient. After that, I quit checking it. Note to self - this is the last year for the Michelin XPS ribs.....they will be 8 yrs old, look fine, but not going to push it any more. (had great luck, #15,000 on the axles) New ones is the spring, best two become spares. Anyone want a D load range, 0 miles tire with a 2006 born on date, made in China? 😄
  12. Greetings - I need to replace the seal below the curved shower door. It appears to be some sort of clear material, like Tygon tubing, extruded to a particular shape. Is there an RV seal source that anyone would recommend? thanks Rich
  13. You may consider a MTTP solar charge controller. With these, you can use the less expensive (in most cases) higher OCV panels....just be sure to isolate that line to the roof from the 12V system first.
  14. I have the same fuse provision. In the roof is a connector for the solar panel hookup. Its about right above the 12V fuse panel
  15. Don't all our trucks have oil bath bearings on the front axles? My truck may sit for 10 months.....starts right up ....APU starts right up too. .....should I be rolling the front tires every month?
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