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Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4,212
Views: 481,004
Posted By mahansm
5 year note, on schedule for 30 months...

5 year note, on schedule for 30 months (December). Insurance settlement from Michael damages came in...
No mortgage, no car loans, no debt besides credit cards (paid in full monthly).
Retirement...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4,212
Views: 481,004
Posted By mahansm
Well, not really to the bus, but... I...

Well, not really to the bus, but...


I paid off the last of the note. It's ALL mine now.
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By mahansm
Fuse elements can fail from fatigue due to heat...

Fuse elements can fail from fatigue due to heat cycling (thermal expansion/contraction) and vibration. In addition, the ends of the fuse and the mounting points are subject to corrosion from the...
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By mahansm
There are only a few reasons to see a leg voltage...

There are only a few reasons to see a leg voltage too high:

1. The system supply voltage (shore, generator, inverter) is too high.
2. You've got a bad neutral connection somewhere. This will make...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mahansm
I had a couple 240D's, a '76 with manual and an...

I had a couple 240D's, a '76 with manual and an '80 with an automatic. Both got about 25 MPG. My '82 300D turbo got about 24. The automatic 240D was actually quicker from a standing start than the...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mahansm
The 240D was available with a 4-speed manual and...

The 240D was available with a 4-speed manual and could be flat towed. Neither the 240D automatic nor the 300D (all automatics) were approved for flat towing even though the transmissions were...
Forum: 'Birds Spotted Today! 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,973
Views: 625,103
Posted By mahansm
Not real life, but on Bus Grease Monkey's daily...

Not real life, but on Bus Grease Monkey's daily video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6yqwVBit_0> at 16:47 that sure looks like an LXi 43 with the bedroom slide out.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By mahansm
That's "Bob is the oil guy",...

That's "Bob is the oil guy", <http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php>.
The URL takes you right to the forums page. Their abbreviation for the site is BITOG.
Forum: Generators 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By mahansm
The nature of the single phase generator is that...

The nature of the single phase generator is that the electrical torque loading by the generator head cycles from zero to whatever and back 120 times a second. This creates a torsional vibration on...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By mahansm
I go about 275 and have no problems...

I go about 275 and have no problems moving/working on the roof. I've had multiple people up there in the same close vicinity and not a hint of trouble. I do try to stay on the aluminum panels if only...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By mahansm
The installation manual (available on the web)...

The installation manual (available on the web) says that there's only one 120 VAC output winding in the generator head. The output is available at the terminal block at the left upper rear corner of...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By mahansm
I've found that I must dump before I try to...

I've found that I must dump before I try to level, especially if the ground is sloped. The leveling system will extend the jack on the highest corner until it touches the ground and then put the...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By mahansm
My HWH jacks have been up now for 10 months... ...

My HWH jacks have been up now for 10 months...

Waiting for the house to be ready so I can move back in.
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By mahansm
Mark, You might want to update your...

Mark,


You might want to update your signature so that we all know what we're dealing with.
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By mahansm
Your propane system is controlled by a normally...

Your propane system is controlled by a normally closed solenoid valve at the tank. To get this valve to open three conditions must be true:

1. The switch by the fill port must be on (up)
2. The...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mahansm
It is a new GPD brand to replace Bendix 275491...

It is a new GPD brand to replace Bendix 275491 and/or Midland 18530. Last time out air pressure built to well over 125 for about 1/2 hour before settling down. It behaved on the return trip but I'll...
Forum: Under The Awning 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,130
Posted By mahansm
No flack about the 20,000 lb limit for a single...

No flack about the 20,000 lb limit for a single axle on the bridge?
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mahansm
Just got one from Amazon, $19.09 delivered with...

Just got one from Amazon, $19.09 delivered with Prime. Arrived less than an hour ago.
Forum: General 07-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mahansm
My neighbors in the adjoining campsites at 7:00...

My neighbors in the adjoining campsites at 7:00 AM were not amused.


The wire broke due to stresses caused by screwing/unscrewing the bezel so that I could use the telescoping feature of the...
Forum: General 07-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mahansm
I second Bill's suggestion. I had the wire break...

I second Bill's suggestion. I had the wire break off the terminal and short to ground in a campground one fine morning. I eventually pulled the fuse to get it to be quiet and didn't find and repair...
Forum: Under The Awning 07-13-2019
Replies: 4,212
Views: 481,004
Posted By mahansm
Faucet replacement

Two things today:


I celebrated 9 months living in the coach due to hurricane Michael and...


I replaced the faucet in the bathroom. The original Delta dripped if it wasn't in the exactly...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mahansm
The headliner panels are held to the plywood...

The headliner panels are held to the plywood liner with "Christmas Tree" clips. They just pull out. I've found that a "pickle fork" tie rod end remover tool works well. A good starting place is the...
Forum: Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. 07-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By mahansm
Put the bikes on top of the Runner. They'll be...

Put the bikes on top of the Runner. They'll be out of the wind behind the coach, won't push the Runner further back, won't interfere with light visibility out the back, and won't be subject to damage...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 07-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By mahansm
Only trouble with the Mercedes OM617 engine...

Only trouble with the Mercedes OM617 engine conversion is power. The OM617.91x engines were 90 HP, adding a turbocharger (OM617.95x) brings it to 120 HP. Extremely reliable, long lived, not too bad...
Forum: Under The Awning 07-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By mahansm
Ned, Fact: Get out of the water when...

Ned,

Fact: Get out of the water when swimming. Get your small boat to shore, get out, and seek proper shelter.
Superstition: Don't shower, brush your teeth, etc...
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