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RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

bobndot; if it's my $200 dollars yes it's worth it because it's a matter of principle. Most of my reason for telling my story is to let people know what they are getting when they buy something. In my case, the tire company, Hankook, and the Ford dealerships were much less than honest in warranting their product. I think people want to know this.
ernie1 03/02/21 02:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

I recently bought 4 Michelin Defenders for my 2007 Tundra and there was no mention from Costco that they were being discontinued.
ernie1 03/02/21 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

I had Hankook tires on my 2005 E350 Ford Econoline RV which was the original set. They were okay tires until I had one tire fail. I found out that the tire size was Ford specific so I went to a Ford Dealership for a replacement tire under warranty. This was after talking to numerous tire dealers who handled Hankook tires but didn't have any in stock to fit my vehicle because it was a size to fit Fords only. The Ford dealer said that they indeed have the tire in stock until they found out it would have to warranted and at that time didn't have one in stock after all. I traveled the length of the state of Utah and heard the same story until I finally found a Ford dealer in northern Utah who said they would provide the tire after authorization from Hankook for a warranty replacement. A call was placed to Hankook in Northern California for authorization. We waited and waited for over four hours for a reply but never got one. The Ford dealership suggested that I could go ahead and purchase a new tire and carry the damaged tire back to California with me for warranty. I can't repeat what I told him! Finally I told the Ford dealer to put on the new tire, keep the damaged one there for Warranty when I got ahold of Hankkok in California. I took me two weeks before I arrived home in California and I had been calling Hankook daily for about a week and never got a response. Finally, I took the bull by the horns and call the Hankook headquarters back East somewhere and expressed my displeasure about the situation and the contact person apologized profusely,authorized a warranty refund and said essentially the Hankook rep in California was going to get reamed! I owned a PleasureWay Excel TD at that time and numerous owners were. complaining about failure and blowouts and swore that they would never use Hankooks again ever!
ernie1 03/01/21 08:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Ford E-450 chassis spare tire -- or lack thereof

mleekamp: I have the Roadmaster spare tire carrier on my 2018 Mercedes Sprinter and I highly recommend it. Look at how it functions carefully and you'll find that when you need the spare, it can be pivoted down to ground level for easier handling. Also when it's time to stow the spare away, it can be pivoted from the ground up.In addition, there is an opening at the hitch level to attach another accessory like a bike carrier.
ernie1 02/20/21 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spark Plug Confusion ??

Uhhhh why not call your local Chevrolet dealer?
ernie1 02/19/21 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Jacks Lubricant

Dry silicone is what BigFoot Levelers recommends. I spray the jacks with the silicone and wipe them clean and respray again with a light film and leave it like that.
ernie1 02/11/21 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare on Class C

vjswhippet: I'm with you as to your concerns. My rv didn't come with a spare tire either so I found one on Craigslist that had a brand new tire and rim. Next I found a Roadmaster spare tire carrier also on Craigslist that was used but in perfect shape. The Roadmaster ,which inserts into the tow hitch receiver, will allow you to pull a pin which releases the stored spare and easily pivots it to the ground for easy handling. Since I have hydraulic levelers for my rv, all I have to do is press a button and the problem tire is raised off the ground. To remove the lug nuts I have a battery operated 20volt 1/2" Dewalt impact wrench that easily loosens them up from 150ftlbs. That's the best I can do with tools and the rest is up to me to provide the muscle power which I can easily do still at 77 years old. By the way, the Roadmaster will allow you to also attach a bike carrier or any such thing behind it too.
ernie1 02/05/21 12:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Home dryer help needed

Most commercial kitchens like restaurants have a roof mounted water cooler that is sized to push out a certain amount of cooled air and it usually exits close to the hood to replace the air that is drawn up into it and expelled outside. This is called "make up air" and it helps also to cool the staff cooking and and sweating over the hot stoves. You can tell when kitchen staff forget to turn on the water cooler because the entrance door to the restaurant is sucked partially open by the hood fans.
ernie1 02/02/21 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Drained fuel tank, now fuel sender is inop?

I had a similar problem with a previous MH that I had.It was a 1989 Falcon on a Ford E350 with a 460 engine. On a trip in Canada I had to take a ferry to my destination and loaded the MH onboard. This was shortly after I purposely filled both tanks with gas. When we got to. our destination, I got back into the rv and found one of the gas tanks reading empty. Thinking someone siphoned the gas out of that tank, I went to a filling station and tried to put more gas in but could only do about a gallon. So, weeks later, after I got back home, I dropped the tank and pulled out the sending unit and found that the brass float had developed a hole and was allowing gas inside to a point where it was no longer floating! The float was replaceable and I was shocked that the Ford dealer had one and it was only about $10. Worked perfectly afterward.
ernie1 01/31/21 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Ac engine compressor

What do you mean by the compressor going out? Did it lose all it's charge and quit working or did fail internally and had parts scattered? If compressor came apart internally it's best to flush the system before installing any new components.
ernie1 01/31/21 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need an Education

I think the different opinions stated here is a matter of whether you're on the giving or receiving end of things. Just because you're sitting in a campsite that is peaceful and relaxing you shouldn't be bothered by the guy that pulled in next to you spewing diesel smoke and fumes with the engine clattering away for up to 15minutes? For the record I have a diesel rig and am conscious of how others are affected by my presence.
ernie1 01/29/21 01:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Durability of Command strip hooks and hangers?

I think one of the bigger advantage to Command strips is that they can be readily removed or relocated without damaging the surface it's attached to. I've used them in several places and love em. I happiest with the towel racks I put in the bathroom and kitchen where I had spent hours trying to figure out where I needed to drill through the wall and hopefully find a stud to attach screw to.
ernie1 01/05/21 07:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Arctic package black tank valve not shutting

I've had the three different types of valves(t handle, cable and electric) and much prefer the electrically operated ones. I don't remember the brand name but the ones I have have metal gears and have been operating flawlessly for 5 years now and I love em. With that said, I can access them easily and lube the blades annually. They're about $200 each but totally worth it to me.
ernie1 01/04/21 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Axles of Evil: What difference did you notice in the drive feel between the Alcoas and the steel rims?
ernie1 12/25/20 01:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class A motorhomes with a Ford V10 Chassis

Newps: thanks for clarifying this.
ernie1 12/07/20 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A motorhomes with a Ford V10 Chassis

I had a 2005 class b mh with the v10 engine and drove it for 13 years and 89,000 miles and never had any problem with it. It hardly ever used any oil even though I ran it hard and I am still amazed at what I read in the owner's manual that stated that if the engine happened to have a coolant leak and it ran out of coolant, you can still drive it about another 50 miles without damaging the engine. The engine, when out of coolant, will continue running on only a few cylinders and not all ten. I never tried it but always felt assured that I wouldn't be stranded because of this. Also never lost any spark plugs, cracked any exhaust manifolds nor had starter nor relay problems.
ernie1 12/06/20 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My windshield nightmare.

N6WT---Amen to that!!!!
ernie1 12/02/20 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyota motor homes

x3on what Baraboo said. I've had two new and one used Toyota motorhomes.They were painfully underpowered and the chassis were always on the verge of having another part fail. Why two and one used? The first was so troublesome the dealer made a deal to replace it with another from another manufacturer. The third was an absolute bargain price wise and I sold it after I bought it and did a 4,000 trip and netted $4,000.
ernie1 11/29/20 12:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Very Frustrated

Okay guys I get your point. Just for the record, I'm 77years old.
ernie1 11/26/20 01:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Frustrated

Gdetrailer: with those pictures I see what you mean and your concern but they also show a setup that I don't mind dealing with. Maybe I'm old school when it comes to mechanics and I used to be the guy you would bring the starter or mechanical problem to. I think of it as more of a challenge than anything else and don't mind turning wrenches .
ernie1 11/25/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
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