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Forum: Under The Awning 1 Day Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
We're waiting for the roofers. Hopefully we'll...

We're waiting for the roofers. Hopefully we'll get a new roof within a month. Ceilings are down, some walls are out, the HVAC inside unit is waiting re-install, carpets are torn out, and we're...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Day Ago
Replies: 432
Views: 21,237
Posted By mahansm
You are building something that you will use. It...

You are building something that you will use. It will be part of your lifestyle in the future and you will really enjoy it, as it will be exactly (well, within limits) what you want.


Go for it,...
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mahansm
Get going 45 mph or so on straight level road. If...

Get going 45 mph or so on straight level road. If the bus tracks straight when you loosen your grip (take hands off the wheel), it's working.



Steve
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mahansm
You should have been at Pine Mountain in '17;...

You should have been at Pine Mountain in '17; they were installing one every couple of hours. It was interesting to hear all the different engines fire up and mosey through the campground for the...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,782
Views: 410,737
Posted By mahansm
All electronic devices run on magic smoke. The...

All electronic devices run on magic smoke. The proof is that when you let the magic smoke out, the device stops working.

First two laws of electrical engineering:

1. It works better if you plug...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 6,527
Posted By mahansm
I just happen to need a driver's side lens cover;...

I just happen to need a driver's side lens cover; Michael did for mine. Is your driver's side cover for sale?
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By mahansm
Todd, Torque multiplier is not used with a...

Todd,
Torque multiplier is not used with a torque stick. With the torque multiplier you use a torque wrench on the input and multiply by the ratio (12:1 or whatever) to get the desired output...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By mahansm
Using a calculator I found on the web and some...

Using a calculator I found on the web and some typical values (100F intake air, 25 psig boost, 14.7 psia ambient air pressure, compressor efficiency of 70%) I got a value of 360 degrees F, a pressure...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,782
Views: 410,737
Posted By mahansm
Sounds like a good days work. Great...

Sounds like a good days work.


Great description and pics of the repair.



Suggestion:
separate the writeups, especially the dump valves, and repost in the appropriate section of the forum...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 432
Views: 21,237
Posted By mahansm
Last year I was down by the lake and didn’t see...

Last year I was down by the lake and didn’t see any ants. This year was a very different story. Glad I was not the only one; next year I’ll bring/use Amdro. (Autocorrect had Android)
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By mahansm
On my '99 LXi the small inserts in the 18x18...

On my '99 LXi the small inserts in the 18x18 panels are held in by a couple little screws along the sides; they were originally designed to just clip in and hold the filter element.
The full 18x18...
Forum: Care and Upkeep 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By mahansm
I had to cart several pieces of an aluminum car...

I had to cart several pieces of an aluminum car barn out of my back yard; the barn was 2 houses away. Pieces were scattered even further away.


Involuntary Full Timers
Forum: Under The Awning 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
We all survived the storm. All family in the area...

We all survived the storm. All family in the area (including 4 legged) are fine.
Bus was parked crossways to 130 mph winds. Lost two awnings on street side and the headlamp door on that side. Some...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-10-2018
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
Power out. Winds still rising. Trees coming down....

Power out. Winds still rising. Trees coming down. Eyewall just hit shore, shouldn’t get too much worse. No damage to house/bus.

From the heart of the storm.,.
Forum: Under The Awning 10-10-2018
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
Bridges closed, first responder services on hold....

Bridges closed, first responder services on hold. Winds about 50 mph and climbing. Power outages but mine is still on. Looks like we just catch the west edge of the eye here.
This will be...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-10-2018
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
Slab is listed on the survey as 13'6" above high...

Slab is listed on the survey as 13'6" above high tide. Storm surge is up to 9 feet predicted; high tide is not until about 10:30 PM today. The bay configuration is such that the wind out of the...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-10-2018
Replies: 305
Views: 27,112
Posted By mahansm
Still in Lynn Haven (5 miles north of Panama...

Still in Lynn Haven (5 miles north of Panama City, 1.5 blocks from the bay). The shelter in place announcement has gone out, we're in for the duration.
Forum: Under The Awning 10-09-2018
Replies: 3,782
Views: 410,737
Posted By mahansm
Torque multiplier or a bigger breaker bar. A 10:1...

Torque multiplier or a bigger breaker bar. A 10:1 or 12:1 torque multiplier and a 24" long 1/2" drive breaker bar will make short work of the lugs. PO of my bus left me a 12:1 torque multiplier, a 5'...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 10-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By mahansm
Your engine is designed (injection timing,...

Your engine is designed (injection timing, combustion chamber volume/shape, injector spray pattern, etc..) for a minimum cetane level. Cetane simply measures how easily the fuel ignites under certain...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-07-2018
Replies: 3,782
Views: 410,737
Posted By mahansm
Foam cannon. It's a device that attaches to the...

Foam cannon. It's a device that attaches to the business end of a pressure washer.
It adds a soap solution to the water and shoots a fan-shaped spray of soap foam.


You can cover 10 feet of bus...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-07-2018
Replies: 3,782
Views: 410,737
Posted By mahansm
I know it's supposed to be today, but yesterday I...

I know it's supposed to be today, but yesterday I replaced the three starting batteries. Even after being on float charge for a week, I had to parallel the coach batteries to get the engine running....
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 10-07-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By mahansm
Diesel fuel has a shelf life of at least 10 years...

Diesel fuel has a shelf life of at least 10 years if it's not contaminated with water. The problem with stations with low sales volume is that there will be a lot of air space in the storage tank...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 10-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By mahansm
The manual for the CCC2 thermostat says that you...

The manual for the CCC2 thermostat says that you can run the heat pump OR the furnace but not both at the same time. If you want to run both, the furnace control is simply a relay closure on the...
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 10-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,043
Posted By mahansm
Sorry for your loss. It was a beautiful coach.

Sorry for your loss. It was a beautiful coach.
Forum: General 10-01-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By mahansm
Part designation correction; my previous post...

Part designation correction; my previous post referenced a ScanGauge G. There is no such part number; it's a ScanGauge D.
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