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  1. Ok then, tell us how that works out for you. Bill
  2. Sounds good. I was thinking your pop off valve has a bad gasket. You tried to create a air pocket several times and it didn't hold it. Welcome to the forum. Bill
  3. The problem is you have to prove you did the required maintence. Bill
  4. So once again we have those who wanted facts are now in a river in Egypt. You know De Nile. If 3000 mile makes you feel so good you should do 1500 mile changes. think how good the oil would feel then. For those interested in facts I do a annual oil sample on the engine and transmission. If I see something that I want to watch closer I will do more frequent samples. Bill
  5. Without doing a oil sample you can't tell anything. You can't feel the where metals in the oil as they are in parts per million. Bill
  6. These type of threads are always fun because of the diverse opinions. Hear is my opinion based on my experience and background. Yes I have actual training and ran a oil analysis lab when in the AF. First the oil of today is not the oil your grandfather used. The oil companies love those who still believe in the 3000 mile oil change. Dirty little secrets oil does not where out. Oil becomes contaminated and the additive package is depleted. The engines of today run many times cleaner than those your Grandfather had or even your father. First thing is if you are under warranty follow the manufactures instructions to the letter and have documentation. Now for those who want to extend their change intervals (low use or just extend it) I would start a oil sampling program. The big thing I see is at least 2 people talking about taking a sample when you drain the oil. This is the wrong way to do it for a couple of reasons. 1 when you take the sample from the oil stream draining out you are prone to get contaminates swept up by the fast moving oil off the bottom of the pan. This will give you a false reading. 2) you need to pull the sample with a little vacuum pump (you can buy them from the website) and a tube down the dipstick tube, being carful to not hit bottom and suck up contaminants. I use the length of the dipstick as a guide on how long to cut the tube and mark it. The reason you do this and have the results back BEFORE you drain your oil is if you get a false reading like really hi iron or al. you want to do a re test to verify the results. If you have dumped the oil you have no way to verify weather it was correct or not. In the example Kirk W posted if his Were really hi the only alternative would be to borescope the cylinder's or do a teardown to see what was going wrong. As it is he needs to find out why he has so much fuel in the oil. Bill
  7. Yes they are called slam latches, but they don't do well when used that way. On my Bounder I found the best way was to shut the door while holding the latch open. then release it while holding the door closed. I would try soaking them with WD-40 and seeing if you can't pull the latch/plunger part out. I had more problems with the end breaking off than sticking. Look carefully and see if they still have the tapered part. Bill
  8. Why would you run your generator to run the Aqua Hot? If the engine loop doesn't keep you warm enough (I have never had that happen) just turn on the burner. Bill
  9. Well Dutch, I just happen to be at a rally with over 60 coaches. We are at Cajun Palms RV Resort, North Barn Road, Breaux Bridge, LA. I have ben doing a survey on who balances their rear wheels. So far no one will say they don't balance their rear wheels. We also have reps from Freightliner and Spartan doing presentations. I have asked both of them about the question of balancing wheels. They both say all chases shipped have all the wheels spin balanced. Neither recommended balancing beads. So Dutch I will continue to use the spin balance method. I still think the op needs a good balance and inspection for damaged belts. Bill
  10. I only do business with places that can properly do the work and have the tools to do it right. Places like Cowser tire. https://cowsertire.com/ "Rear tires in these sizes are usually not balanced." Yes but they are mostly on trailers not Motorhomes. You can risk your warranty if you have/use beads. Go look at the Michelin website. Bill
  11. Have you ever had an all wheel alignment done? All the manufactuers some ware in their paperwork will recommend that an all wheel alignment be done after loaded like you are going on a trip. Full fuel, water, propane and all the usual load. It could also be a internal tire problem like a belt separation. Bill
  12. Yes 2014 is the last year you can tow a CR-V. I have one and nearly waited to long to buy it. I didn't know it was the last year till a friend told me. I didn't know Walmart sold those. Learn something new all the time. Blue Ox does have a good wiring harness. Bill
  13. Here is a place that does impeccable quality. Texas Custom Coach, http://texascustomcoach.com/ Bill
  14. So in reality you are just selling the rim. The tires are 12 years old. Bill
  15. Merry Christmas!!! and it is 70 in Dallas today.
  16. I would do a little more research before I did that. The hub in the picture appears good. If you over fill them they will leak out the vent hole and get oil on your wheels, brakes well everywhere. One big thing never get in a hurry it takes a long time for the oil to move and settle. Bill
  17. Best move I ever made. My absorption worked ok but gave up the ghost. I replaced it with a Sears that was about the same size. Wanted to use the popular SamSon but lacked 3" of height in the slide. Here is a little secret. If you had a ice maker in your absorption fridge you already are weird to your inverter. The receptacle that the icemaker was plugged into will give you 120V power from your battery bank. All the ice makers run on 120V So for them to work when on propane they have to have 120V power. That is where I am plugged in and never worried about it when traveling (eaven makes ice cubes on the road). I haven't turned it off in about 3 years now. I have gone a couple days without shore or gen power. Bill
  18. Just a follow up on the vote. IT PASSED. This should give money for upgrading and for building parks. The fun part is it does not raise taxes. For those who might be intersted the results can be seen heare. https://apps.texastribune.org/features/2019/texas-election-results-2019-constitutional-amendments/ One outher big amendment to pass was Prop 4. Making it more challenging for future lawmakers to enact a personal income tax, requiring support from two-thirds – instead of a simple majority – of the House and Senate and a majority of Texas voters. Bill
  19. This would be a good time for all those who "Domicile" in Texas step up and exercise their vote. There are several things that will affect RVers directly. Like do you want to pay a state income tax? Bill
  20. If you can vote in Texas Vote yes on prop. 5 From 1993 to 2017, the state has collected nearly $2.5 billion in revenues from the Sporting Goods Sales Tax, yet only 40 percent has been spent on state and local parks. Prop. 5 is a constitutional dedication of revenue from the existing sales tax, so those dollars can only be used by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission on public parks and historic sites, and not for any other purposes. Importantly, Prop. 5 requires no new taxes or fees. A YES vote on Prop. 5 on Nov. 5 will protect Texas’ natural areas and historic sites, so we don’t lose the very things that make Texas a special place in which to live. Bill
  21. The outher big thing (to me) get a towbar like Blue Ox that stayes on the RV not on the toad. One outher thing. I recommend getting a 10,000 lb rate towbar so if you change to a different toad that might be heavier you don't need to buy a new towbar. I also like the added safety cushion to. Bill
  22. I only run Diesel Kleen in the white or gray bottle depending on temps. Diesel Kleen is now endorsed and recommended by Cummins. If you have any concerns about oil lubricity just run Shell Rotella T-6. Bill
  23. I am glad the climate is warming up. Why was nobody complaining about it when the ice sheets were over a mile thick in New Jersey? Hypocritical, what I think is hypocritical is Al Gore who started this tale and made his fortune on selling Global Warming. Why is he flying around in his private jet if he believed in it? Well there is to much more. Bill
  24. Brad Before I did I would ask to drive his rig and see how it works. I am willing to bet he hasn't done this. I would NEVER do it. I am trying to figure how someone thinks engine oil and transmission oil can be swapped. Bill
  25. Well it is to bad you feel that way. Perhaps others can learn from your mistakes. Maybe if you worked on your attitude they would come back.🤣 😘 Bill
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