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  1. sclord2002

    Hmm.........Old Goat again.

    That is the heaviest duty jigsaw puzzle I have ever seen.....Given enough time, I think I could work that one out.😉 Charlie
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    50th wedding anniversary

    Henry, HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY !! I know it's not until August but I may forget it by then. know Davina will enjoy her new ride......and she will certainly look much better in it than you and your cousin. We are in Melbourne, Fl and wearing flannel shirts some days, too. If you get near Melbourne in the next couple of months, give me a calll. I would love to hear about any new projects that you are working on and hear some more of your tales. Charlie Lord eight 64 nine 06 zero 756
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    Electric Baseboard in our 5th wheel

    With 30 amp service in you RV, I would recommend putting in a dedicated 15 amp recepticle for your heater. I have 50 amp service on mine and still use a dedicated 15 amp heater service to prevent breaker tripping due to intermittent high loads...hair dryer, microwave, etc. The dedicated service is plugged into the parks 15 amp outlet and has a 15 amp male input mounted through the camper wall and connected to a duplex recepticle near the 15 amp input. You can mount a circuit breaker/fuse in the circuit if you plan on using the parks 50 amp service adapted to 15 amps. This setup has worked well for me and for several others who have used it. Charlie
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    Transmission ECU

    Carl, you may have to drill a hole in the middle of the broken sensor to get the lag screw to bite into it. Mine came out as several pieces. The procedure I used was successful but time consuming and stressful. My hope would be that someone knows a better procedure to remove the remains of the sensor. I will try to send some good vibes in your direction. Charlie
  5. sclord2002

    Transmission ECU

    OOPS, I see the sensor is used in 3 places........... Charlie
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    Transmission ECU

    Carl, this sensor is used in 2 places. One is on top of the tranny as an input shaft speed sensor and the other is on the rear tailpiece as a output shaft speed sensor. I had to replace my input shaft speed sensor when the tranny would not shift into gear at all. Charlie
  7. sclord2002

    Terrible grinding noise in smart cooling fan

    Glen, my new pusher fan lets the a/c cool well in stop and go traffic........maybe slightly less cool air than on the open road, but comfortable. Charlie
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    Steve, I was pulling the camper at the time. About the only time I bobtail is to get cheaper fuel near home, get the oil changed or to exercise the truck a bit. i am excited to hear that your rig is coming along well. We have an ongoing conflict with the date for the HDT rally in Hutch.......otherwise i would be seeing what you are up to every year. Take care. Charlie
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    Phil, your advice about being prepared for a LEO encounter was right on target. Also the binder with the approiate documents that you suggested was a great idea. I had missed the CMV discussions in the past, so I was not aware we could still be considered commercial motor vehicles. I really appreciate your insight and suggestions. After all, that is what you do for a living. I am not overly smart but I know enough to pay attention to your posts. Thank you !! Charlie
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    Argo, I don't have a CDL but I do have the proper SC class F license. It states "Combination of non-commercial vehicles exceeding 26,000 lbs GVW. Includes class E, D and G. Includes trike- does not include MTC or MTC w/sidecar." Aparently the officer was satisfied, once he saw the 4 over-the-tire tie down straps were securely holding the car and that my license, registration and insurance were ok. In SC, I don't need a class F license untill I hook the fifth-wheel to the truck. The SC requirements are based on GVW, not GVWR. My combination GVW is 43,000 lbs.....19,000 lbs camper and 24,000 truck and Smart Car. When I ws taking the test for my class F, the examiner told me I should go ahead and get a CDL. She said the only additional requirements were a physical and about 5 to 10 minutes longer on the pre trip inspection portion of the test. I politely declined her suggestion and got the class F. Charlie
  11. sclord2002

    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    Well, my topic posted without the story behind it.....so here it is. On December 6th, we were returning to Greenville, SC from Charleston, SC. I was running 60 mph in a 70 mph zone and blue lights came on behind me. I immediately pulled over and waited for the SC State Transport Police officer to come to the passenger side of the truck. He stopped at the rear of the Smart car and stood there, looking at it for a few seconds and then came to the passenger door of the cab. My wife opened the door and the officer asked if we were traveling. My wife responded "yes". He then asked for registration and drivers license, looked at them and said " I will be back in a minute" and went back to his car. I was puzzled as to why I was pulled over but figured he would eventually get around to telling me why I was stopped. Several agonizing minutes passed and he returned with our notebook containing registration, insurance and other info and drivers license, handed them back to my wife and said "I just wanted to make sure the car was properly secured." He then gave her a "State of South Carolina Public Contact" form, stating the stop was "contact only". When I got home , I noticed that he had put a big X in a box labeled "CMV", which my SC registered Motorhome [2006 Volvo 780] is definitely NOT. Anyway, he was polite but businesslike, we were polite and only responded to his question with a simple"yes" and it all ended well with him pulling into the lane we would be entering and blocking traffic so we could pull back onto the roadway. I suspect he checked all of our info when he went back to his car and since he didn't know my picture is on the Post Office wall, he sent us on our way. May any future stops go as well as this one did. Charlie
  12. I had mentioned previously that high idle on my truck was 1650 RPM. Yesterday, I used the manual mode on my ultrashift to see what the engine would wind up to under load. The gonernor hold the engine to 2000 RPM under load. I can only assume that the ECM holds the high idle RPM to 1650 instead of letting it go to to 2000 as it will under load. Has anyone else noteed anything similar to this ? Just curious. Charlie
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    Upper console door repair/replacement

    It's a shame that our heavy duty trucks have such chintzy plastic components. I think better engineering and materials should be expected by consumers. Durability just does not seem to be a goal these days.....Mini rant over...... Charlie
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    1/2 inch cordless impact 1200 to 1400 ftlbs

    Cory, being a tool nut, I have several inpact wrenches...corded, air and battery. Since i have gotten the battery impacts, my corded and air wrenches just gather dust. For light/medium duty, my Ridgid 1/2 inch does great and for heavy duty use, my Milwaukee high torque 1/2 inch will do anything I have used it on, including 22.5 truck wheel lugs. My toy store, Home Depot, is my go-to place. They have good sales, give a 10% military discount and are located nation wide. This has just been my experience. Charlie
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    Centramatic Balancers

    I have them on my tandem drive axles and on the steers. I am pleased with them. Charlie