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RE: Can toll booths read transponder w/C overhang?

In Ca. I have all my vehicles under the plate ID and transponders. Have not had an issue.
klutchdust 11/29/22 10:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

Another possibility is a warped brake rotor. A warped brake rotor will also give you a "pulsating" pedal when applying the brakes. "dragging" your brakes or riding your brakes going downhill is an easy way to do that.
klutchdust 11/27/22 12:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire age?

Get rid of those as soon as you can afford it. I never buy China made tires. I even had bad lucky with my last set of tires that were Michelins that had defective sidewalls that now gave me a bad taste in my mouth for Michelins that I always loved, no more. I will now go with Goodyear Defenders that I know several people had good luck with them. After the Pinto did people stop buying Fords? Michelin tires have given me good service and I trust their product. Yes, imports from China need to be avoided. Dealers/sellers install the cheapest to get their product out the door. I have used Carlisle on my trailers without any issues. Do you check air pressure each trip? Even if it was a week later? A tire looks ok, but is usually down some PSI. That puts strain on the others.
klutchdust 11/23/22 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: I need a toad.

If you're not going to use it as a daily driver and it's for one trip in the spring, I would just rent a car at your destination(s). X 2 If it was going to be used otherwise a Jeep is a fun vehicle as you can explore different areas.
klutchdust 11/23/22 10:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you name that sound (squeaking)?

On my Jk jeep and Class C that annoying squeak had many stumped. Look for something exhaust related. My shroud would squeak until it warmed up and expanded just a bit then it stopped. My Jeep it was a cross over brace holding the exhaust. Oh yeah, then my Duramax started and the exhaust flange bracket where the pipe connects to the exhaust manifold had a crack in it. A quick weld and no more squeak. When cold, get under your rig and try pushing your exhaust around, the shrouding, clamps and brackets. On my class C I drove with the doghouse off, yikes that was tough but I narrowed it down.
klutchdust 11/18/22 09:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

I made a tank wand that connects to the garden hose and insert it into the black tank when dumping at my home. A foamy mixture of dawn and some bleach does the trick. Meyer's hand soap and cleaners come in some nice fragrances and I spritz the bowl after a flush and I have eliminated all odors from the black tank. There was a video showing how a bag of ice had no effect scrubbing a tank as you drive. My method has been working fine and I quit buying those pods to drop in the bowl. Heater, I use a small electric one and turn on the furnace once I get up. I have found that as you warm up in bed, peel off some of your heavy clothing and keep it with you under the blankets. and when you get up in the morning you have something warm to put on . Wife made some warm bags using flaxseed from the feed store . Heat in micro for 3 minutes. Great for muscle aches and they stay warm for a nice amount of time.
klutchdust 11/18/22 09:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

On my C, I installed two of these. Battery life greatly improved. https://i.imgur.com/MdAswMSl.jpg
klutchdust 11/11/22 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Grease Lippert electric tongue jack?

If I raise my trailer using the battery power it responds differently than if on ground power. The noise is different as well as the speed.
klutchdust 11/09/22 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hard tasting water

https://i.imgur.com/tmONJpdl.jpg pricey but will do 5000 gallons of water between filter changes. Once a month remove carbon filters, clean them with a scotchbrite type cloth and re install. We have one in our home and families homes. They make a smaller version. Brita filters did not last for me, smelled like shrimp after a while. BTW, I cook with Berkey water so there is 2 gallons available and I have a smaller version upstairs.
klutchdust 11/09/22 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: One Tire Worn Out

Measure half way up the rim on both wheels on the same side of the trailer. . On the forward axle mark the rear of the rim and the rear axle mark the front of the rim.. Do both sides. Measure the distance between the rims. Are they the same.
klutchdust 10/29/22 11:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Brakes HOT after adjustment

https://i.imgur.com/HPYQVVBl.jpg I carry one in my tow vehicle. Check things when taking a break, stretching the new knee. It takes the guesswork out . What was your tow vehicle like?
klutchdust 10/11/22 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: braking problem

Get the truck brakes checked NOW! The next time they fail you might be coming up to a red light at a busy intersection. Asking for brake repair on a discussion forum won't stop the truck. That's what emergency brakes are for. In a panic stop (Wrong way driver coming at me on 14 in Mojave ) I pushed the pedal to the floor, trailer brakes locked and the rig kept moving. The anti lock brakes are part of the equation also. Truck brakes are not going to lock and it gives you the impression that the truck is not stopping but it is. It traveled the same distance, my guess, as if the wheels were locked and you were skidding. My brake pedal was hitting the floor. My brakes didn't fail. The trailer brakes did their job. Not sure what the OP experienced. Not enough information.
klutchdust 10/10/22 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: braking problem

There's more to what you just posted. Truck brakes don't "not work" and then work again. How much experience do you have towing and how well do the trailer brakes work? Neighbors truck had similar symptoms, not towing though. Had to push the pedal real hard sometimes. The master cylinder was going bad. replaced that and the booster and all is good.
klutchdust 10/10/22 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: braking problem

Is your trailer brake controller set so that you can feel the trailer brakes working? Sounds like the trailer is pushing you.
klutchdust 10/10/22 11:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Ordered new Goodyear Endurance & New GC battery install

Tire Rack delivered to my local America's tire has been my go to for the last 30 plus tires for my fleet. Tire rack now offers pick up in my area, saved another 60 bucks on shipping minus of course 2 gallons of fuel for the trip. I have denied each offer to warranty the tires. I have over 300 in my warranty bank account, only withdrew once to replace one tire on my Jeep. Remember folks, 72% of extended warranties are n e v e r used. ( Consumer reports)
klutchdust 10/06/22 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 Ford E450 Transmission issue

FWIW. My friend Jerry ran a transmission repair shop for 30 plus years. It was not uncommon that a customer came in and mentioned that after having their transmission "flushed" it began to have issues. Drop the fluid and replace the filter is enough when servicing your transmission he advised. Now, your issue was before you had it flushed but something to think about as we motor on down the roads...... Also, when climbing hills, turn off the AC. Heat generated by the AC contributes to increases in water and oil temperatures. Up front you have various coils for AC, transmission and then the big one, your water radiator. All competing to dissipate heat away from important stuff. Best of luck getting your Rig back in service. I carry a code scanner in my rig to help diagnose issues while on the road. Also many auto stores will scan free of charge. The scanner reads code ***. you look up code *** on internet and bam, you are more informed of your issue.
klutchdust 10/06/22 10:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace black smoke

After changing out the propane tank once I turned the valve on the tank quickly and It triggered a valve that was built into the fuel line and stopped the flow of the gas . What a time I had figuring that one out. Also spider webs can interfere with fuel flow. I had that issue recently and my water heat was acting erratically, blowing black smoke. I just ran it on electric until I got home. Normally before each trip I use compressed air to clean out the fridge chimney and fuel chamber and water and furnace tunnels.
klutchdust 10/03/22 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Puck ceiling lights

Photo please
klutchdust 09/30/22 10:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

No need to lift a bunch on frame. You only need to lift axle an inch, with a bottle jack, or floor jack. I have a 2x4 piece of oak, about 8"s long, with a da-do in center, that just cups a U-bolt. This works great at home, using a bottle jack under it. I also use my Trailer-Aid plus, which will lift front or rear tire high enough. Using some boards cut and stacked will work too, best if on solid surface. Hooking to vehicle is a good choice, adding stability! Jerry Do you have a pic of the wood piece you use with bottle jack? Thanks https://i.imgur.com/lGR7lVjl.jpg Here you go! Nutin fancy, just a heavy block, full two inches thick, that can be placed under either U-bolt. That is a good idea. I cut a piece of wood in a circle to fit on the pad of my floor jack. The wood against metal makes it less likely to slip. When moving heavy trucks at work, we would place wood on the forks of a forklift before lifting the vehicle by the bumper or rear ICC bumper .
klutchdust 09/30/22 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Mattress

My wife reminded me about the Custom Comfort store in our town where we purchased a mattress years ago. After looking at different mattresses and driving all over I stopped in before heading home. They make a queen that is 60 by 75. The platform is 62 by 78. The new sheets I purchased are 60 x 75. So, after sitting, laying on this mattress in the showroom it was a done deal. Be ready in two weeks, built similar to the guest room bed in our home. Thanks for all the responses.
klutchdust 09/29/22 04:38pm Travel Trailers
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