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Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By mahansm
4 bolts secure it. I'd recommend procuring 4 hex...

4 bolts secure it. I'd recommend procuring 4 hex head bolts to replace the 4 Philips head screws currently securing the unit; the hex heads won't strip out and are much easier to use. The gasket...
Forum: Electrical 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By mahansm
I went with strips; cheaper to purchase. I left...

I went with strips; cheaper to purchase. I left the ballasts in place. I just wired them (the strips) directly into the 12 VDC from the switch. Two strips may be too much in the lights over the bed;...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By mahansm
The new Dometic Penguin II I installed a couple...

The new Dometic Penguin II I installed a couple years ago had a standard 14" x 14" foam rubber seal about an inch thick. Installation instructions said to tighten the unit down until the foam was...
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By mahansm
That's a good price on the ScanGauge. I've got...

That's a good price on the ScanGauge. I've got one in my coach to supplement the dash gauges and also to check their calibration. I've also got one in my Honda Odyssey. The two are not...
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,498
Posted By mahansm
I set cruise control at 61 on the interstates...

I set cruise control at 61 on the interstates (well, sometimes as much as 63) and try to keep away from everyone else. I'm not in a hurry to get there. I learned long ago that it takes much more time...
Forum: Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By mahansm
Major brand tow bars all do pretty much the same...

Major brand tow bars all do pretty much the same thing. They have different ways they hook to the baseplate in the toad, but they all sell adapters for each others' products. If you've already got a...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By mahansm
I had a problem with my seat switch; the bezel...

I had a problem with my seat switch; the bezel broke and left the switch mechanism hanging loose. Some applied Google-foo (image search) revealed that the original application of the switch was in...
Forum: General 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By mahansm
My '99 has a hand valve at the tank, a switch at...

My '99 has a hand valve at the tank, a switch at the fill port, and another switch in the panel in front of the sink. Both switches must be on, the tank valve must be open, and the solenoid valve...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-17-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
I visited Coachcraft yesterday; good progress on...

I visited Coachcraft yesterday; good progress on the repair. The re-welded tag axle is back under the coach and the various attachments are being made. Both ends have been welded and painted plus...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-10-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
New welds on broken tag axle

I just got pictures from Coachcraft of the new welds on the cracked end of my tag axle. The used axle I got from Randy was too different in configuration to make work (air spring pads, brake cans,...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 11-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By mahansm
Continuing: 3. Because Loctite will prevent...

Continuing:
3. Because Loctite will prevent anything (water, salt, oxygen, etc..) from getting into the threads and causing corrosion
4. Blue, because if you really need to you can get it apart...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 11-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By mahansm
It's there on my '99 LXi. White PVC piping with a...

It's there on my '99 LXi. White PVC piping with a red handled gate valve in behind the toolbox next to the forward bulkhead of the compartment.
Forum: Electrical 11-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By mahansm
Y'all might consider getting a length of flexing...

Y'all might consider getting a length of flexing service wire (fine strands) and use two splices to replace the failed piece, moving the splices away from the flexing section.
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 11-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By mahansm
Sky, Mind posting part numbers and brands...

Sky,


Mind posting part numbers and brands for those LED bulbs? There can be a lot of difference between supposedly identical parts from different suppliers...


Steve
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 11-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By mahansm
I've also got a set of the covers from Randy but...

I've also got a set of the covers from Randy but don't really care about keeping the original look; I'd like to have a setup that actually throws some light out in front of the bus so that I can see...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 11-01-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
Mine's broken on the curb side. Coachcraft says...

Mine's broken on the curb side. Coachcraft says the welds on the street side are fine.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-31-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
I find it amazing how long I can look at a...

I find it amazing how long I can look at a photograph and not see what's there. The photos of my tag axle show that the only thing supporting the bus is the strap welded over the top of the tag as a...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-29-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
If you already have a lifting tag then following...

If you already have a lifting tag then following those steps will allow you to dump the air in the tag bags, reducing the loading on the tag tires to basically the weight of the tag axle. If you...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-29-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
Dale, It should be pretty easy; disconnect...

Dale,

It should be pretty easy; disconnect and cap the lines leading to the lift bags. Remove the lift bags. Presto; no more lift. Optional: disconnect, cap lines, and remove the valves that...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-28-2019
Replies: 4,353
Views: 519,902
Posted By mahansm
I've done the web search several times; it's...

I've done the web search several times; it's tough to find a deal unless someone's having a sale. I ended up with a 15K Penguin II heat pump and upgraded the thermostat and boards in the other two...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-28-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
Randy: I have no idea why the angle...

Randy:



I have no idea why the angle bracket is there. It sits as it was when I purchased it. Previous owners did not document alterations (that I've been able to find). There are mysterious...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-28-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
As promised, pictures. The cracks are not in the...

As promised, pictures. The cracks are not in the same location as Kevin's coach. I'm awaiting further word from Coachcraft and the promised evaluation by a welder.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-28-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
Post #182 in this thread has the references for...

Post #182 in this thread has the references for the axle, bags, and various other part numbers.

I got some pictures; the failure is different than Kev's and looks like a fairly easy (welding)...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-28-2019
Replies: 220
Views: 22,842
Posted By mahansm
Cracked tag axle

Kev is not the only one. I left my coach in Columbus with Coachcraft after WOG and just got an email from them that my tag axle is cracked. More later, probably a new thread.

I urge all of you...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 10-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By mahansm
I was just going to use a shrader to hose fitting...

I was just going to use a shrader to hose fitting adapter on the incoming water line and regulate down just to be safe (and because it's easy to do).
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