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RE: DEF fluid

Or buy the Walmart Brand for $9 to $12 for 2 1/2 Gal. Been using it since 2005 in three different trucks and no issues. 2005? Mmmmkay Yeah. My 06 Duramax is not a DEF vehicle.
klutchdust 09/18/23 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Drain the bowl save the Honda

Run the unit out of fuel after turning the fuel off. I have little success with sta bil. If you have a poor running small engine there is a product sold at the big orange store called "mechanic in a bottle". It will de gum your carb and smooth out those rough idles. Star Brite makes Star Tron. It is an enzyme based product. I have had good results and tossed all the stabil in the trash.
klutchdust 09/18/23 06:42pm Tech Issues
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

Something to think about if you own a generator. "After a prolonged period of running without load, the engine will start to incompletely combust the fuel due to a lack of running hot enough and burning off the unburnt hydrocarbons. To correct this situation, the generator should be run at nearly full load to warm up and burn off all the built-up soot buildup and unburnt fuel. Running the generator at a high load for several hours will ensure that the combustion process in the engine is optimal and will extend the durability of the engine." I always added a fuel additive to the MH and was sure to exercise the generator on a regular basis. On portable generators, I have 3, I always turn the fuel off while the engine is running and let them run out of fuel. No sticky carburetors that way. The old school fuel additives do not work as well as some of the new ones marketed today.
klutchdust 09/17/23 09:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lance travel trailer slide out stops half way

Class c bedroom slide did the same thing. The slides were dirty and the strain on the motor shut off the motor on the internal protector. I would have to pull off the mattress and undo the plywood platform. Cleaned and lubed the slides and it worked well. I used a dry lube. Anything oily will only attract more dirt. I found an access hole for wiring was not sealed properly, it allowed dust to come in. As We desert camp and dirt roads are common it was a problem. The salesman said the slides were maintenance free, :h with a straight face?
klutchdust 09/16/23 03:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ca emission control starting 2024

Find a friend in Lake Havasu. Idaho you can register under a LLC and keep in Ca. for as many days as you want. When they smog my Duramax they plug it into the computer and check underneath for all the original exhaust parts. One time a man inside revved it up while another watched the exhaust. That seemed so sophisticated and thorough.:@ BIL had what is called the Motorsports exemption for awhile.
klutchdust 09/10/23 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: TT Wear on one tire..only took few short trips

Jack it up and see if the wheel bearing is loose. Any recent servicing of the axles, new brakes or whatever? Look underneath and check if maybe the spring centering bolt broke. Do both sides look the same? rub or strike a curb recently? Measure from a stationary point underneath to the center of the hub on each side. Same? Measure center to center on each hub. Are the axles spaced the same?
klutchdust 09/08/23 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Help 2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

My 09 Cambria had some fuses in the storage area closest to the door on the outside of the coach. . There was a carpeted panel that was removable and they were behind there. Can't remember what they serviced. Also there was a GFI at the sink area that was part of the inverter hook up. It tripped a few times and caused some interesting loss of power in the coach. I have had issues that were power related and to find wiring that did not make any sense why this was connected to that was not uncommon. Remove that panel and trace some wires. i was second owner and original owner added a switch eliminating that panel to start the generator. You may have power but the panel is toast.
klutchdust 09/05/23 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
Sealant for windows and access doors

Recommendations. It has grey on there now but needs a fresh bead.
klutchdust 08/29/23 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Ants in outdoor kitchen

We had ants coming into our home, invading the kitchen and upstairs. I used some Terro liquid bait traps and they are gone and have not returned. I place them outside as well when they come near the foundation.
klutchdust 08/26/23 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Time to Part with Loved Travel Trailer

What is the consignment dealer going to get in fees and are you ok with that. I get low ballers and scammers just trying to sell some items on Offer up. Goes with the territory. How about a family member. I sold cars for family and did quite well. .
klutchdust 08/10/23 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jensen 19 “ tv remote replacement

Really, since you can buy a new 19" TV for 60 or 70 bucks, why make yourself crazy about pairing a new remote to an older TV? Just a thought. 70 bucks is a half tank of gas to my next fishing spot, just sayin.....:)
klutchdust 08/02/23 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: blowing 15 amp fuse on Aux circuit

Replace the fuse with a temporary light bulb. When you then isolate the problem the bulb will go out. Or use a buzzer for a audio indication. This saves a lot of hassle replacing fuses. And don't overlook the obvious like the steps etc. There was a switch on the floor/right side when you first stepped into my Cambria. That switch told the steps to extend /retract depending on what position the door was in. It took me a while to figure out that issue. Well, when I pulled away from the curb and the steps were scraping the curb was when I first learned I had an issue. The pin was bent and my guess was from vacuuming.
klutchdust 08/02/23 03:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

My guess is something driveshaft related, either the slip yoke at the transmission connection, or on many long wheelbase trucks there is a constant-velocity joint in the center, or a carrier bearing there, that may have some play. I have experienced that on my 2500 GMC pick-up when towing my trailer. I removed the driveshaft and lubed the splines and it's been good for many miles. I had a clunk sound when moving from a stop. The OP hasn't said much regarding his experience with all things mechanical so hopefully something said here helps.
klutchdust 08/02/23 10:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

Something mire intense from the rear. So has it done it again or was this an isolated incident. If it is doing it regularly I would have an experienced mechanic take a ride with you to help out with the diagnosis. keep us posted.
klutchdust 08/01/23 08:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

Sounds like the rear end is wrapping up. This happens when too much torque is applied. When brakes are release, the rear suspension twist is released. Common area is center bolt in spring, shackles, torsion bars and spring perches. Old school: When a u joint is in question we would put the vehicle in gear, hold the brake down firmly and push the throttle down slightly to apply pressure to the joint and listen for a click. Also effective when checking motor mounts to see if the engine lifted off the broken rubber mount Is this what you refer to as wrapping up?
klutchdust 07/31/23 03:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

try this. Start vehicle. put in neutral. release foot brake. Apply foot brake and put transmission in drive. Is this what you felt? Ok Will try. If I do feel a jolt from the rear what does that mean. Transmission problem. want to figure out what you consider a jolt. From neutral and putting a vehicle into gear it will move forward. Is that what you are feeling or something more intense.
klutchdust 07/31/23 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

try this. Start vehicle. put in neutral. release foot brake. Apply foot brake and put transmission in drive. Is this what you felt?
klutchdust 07/30/23 11:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where to advertise my vintage 1963 Airstream ?

^^ "Nailed it"!:)
klutchdust 07/27/23 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Jolt on 2017 Ford E450 V10 with only 6,300 miles

My 07 Toyota Tacoma with 67K miles on it bumps forward after sitting at a complete stop for 10 to 15 seconds. It resembles the bump you would feel if it was in neutral then with your foot on the brake you put it in drive. Haven't found an answer to that one. It doesn't have a dip stick to check the trans fluid, weird. A friend of mine who ran a trans repair business for 35 yrs once told me that torque converters can do weird things. My 06 GMC Duramax, once it sits for over a week in the garage, when you first start it will not move once you put it in gear, it takes a few seconds. My tranny guy said drive it more often. 110K miles presently.
klutchdust 07/27/23 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is there a preferred oil for the Ford V10 E-450?

Kirkland.(Costco) is now offering their own oil. who is bottling it for them. I agree with grit dog that regular maintenance is the key. napa and WIx are the same filters, made in the same factory. Baldwin for HD applications is a good choice. If you choose to have your vehicle serviced by the quick lube places ignore their wanting to change your air filter @ 35 to 40 dollars a piece. drive to your local auto parts store and get one for a fraction of the price. I am here to save you money. As far as the preferred oil? IDK.
klutchdust 07/27/23 05:45pm Class C Motorhomes
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