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Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 02-28-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 7,262
Posted By peteaeonix
I used Simple Green. It's mild, doesn't (appear...

I used Simple Green. It's mild, doesn't (appear to) hurt the aluminum, and isn't particularly expensive.

Air conditioner coil cleaning spray (KingBiscuit's suggestion) also sounds like a good...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 07-31-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By peteaeonix
Always run the newest/best condition tires on the...

Always run the newest/best condition tires on the steer (front) axle. I front tire blowout at highway speeds is a good way to end up with an out of control coach. Rear tire blowouts (at speed) can...
Forum: Under The Awning 07-31-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By peteaeonix
The secret to success with book signings is the...

The secret to success with book signings is the publicity. Many signings, when set for the evening hours (best to get working folks to come) start off with the author making a presentation -- and...
Forum: Tool Tips 07-30-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,223
Posted By peteaeonix
As noted, everyone has an opinion. I have a...

As noted, everyone has an opinion.

I have a "cheap" battery drill ("Altocraft" brand, paid about $60 4-5 years ago) from the hardware store. I keep in in a cabinet in the laundry room and use it...
Forum: New Members 07-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,807
Posted By peteaeonix
Best of luck to you ... the value of "traveling...

Best of luck to you ... the value of "traveling around" to pick a spot to live is very important. (I"m sort of shocked that Alaskans ... after a year in Washington (state) would move to WEST Texas.) ...
Forum: 'Birds Spotted Today! 07-22-2014
Replies: 4,018
Views: 640,723
Posted By peteaeonix
Saw an interesting one last Sunday while driving...

Saw an interesting one last Sunday while driving from Cougar to Amboy, WA. (Cougar is just outside the access to the south side of Mt. St. Helens.)

It was a 1980s era FC with good paint in brown...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 06-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By peteaeonix
Sadly, the tail wind was only that day ... out of...

Sadly, the tail wind was only that day ... out of a 300 gallon tank, it wasn't particularly noticeable.

I did notice, that while 5 mpg was the usual fuel use in my "home area" (from the Rockies...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,058
Posted By peteaeonix
Adjustable Koni's are good on the front end. But...

Adjustable Koni's are good on the front end. But "normal" shocks on the drive/tag axle will be just fine. I replaced the drive axle shocks when my 'annual' inspection showed one side was leaking. As...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 06-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By peteaeonix
After a 75mph wind gust "helped" me open the...

After a 75mph wind gust "helped" me open the door, I faced the same problem with the restraint strap. Once I had the door disassembled, I found that the screws, holding the strap to the door, has...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 06-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,096
Posted By peteaeonix
Driving my 'bird through the Dallas-Ft. Worth...

Driving my 'bird through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area was quite the adventure. Following the "vocal" instructions from the GPS, I entered a complex interchange.... and then the **** thing just shut up...
Forum: Electrical 06-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By peteaeonix
There is something wired incorrectly if the...

There is something wired incorrectly if the ignition must be "on" to get power from the generator. The whole idea of the generator is to provide power whenever 120 VAC is required, including when...
Forum: Ernie Ekberg's Remodeling and Repair 06-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,732
Posted By peteaeonix
Ernie, Very nice job. Good looking "tile"...

Ernie,

Very nice job. Good looking "tile" ... Those beveled mirrors were a horror to keep clean, as splatter from cooking and from washing dishes seemed to be noticeable with just the least...
Forum: General 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By peteaeonix
The designations: WBDA WBSA WLWB Refer...

The designations:
WBDA
WBSA
WLWB

Refer specifically to the floor plans. My '95 was a WBDA -- Wide Body Diagonal Aisle. It's aisle made a 45 degree turn just past the dining table -- putting the...
Forum: General 06-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By peteaeonix
Possible alternator controller failure. ...

Possible alternator controller failure.

Possible poor ground connection. (With any electrical problem, the first thing is to check all the grounds. They're in the engine compartment, curb side,...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,504
Posted By peteaeonix
When I started commuting by bus to San Francisco...

When I started commuting by bus to San Francisco from the East Bay (back in 1966), the transit system was running a combination of new "fishbowl" GM busses and numerous older models -- but generally...
Forum: Highway, Road and Weather Forecast and Radar Conditions 05-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,734
Posted By peteaeonix
The US 287 route is first rate. Takes you east...

The US 287 route is first rate. Takes you east from the Rockies -- take I-70 out to Limon (Flying J is there, if absolutely necessary.) The route is labeled US 40/US 287 -- follow the US 287 route...
Forum: Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics 05-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,639
Posted By peteaeonix
For chassis maintenance: The best service center...

For chassis maintenance: The best service center I found was J & O's Commercial Tire Centers, in Oakland and Richmond (CA). I used the Richmond store. They regularly service heavy duty trucks and...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 05-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,058
Posted By peteaeonix
Just stumbled across this thread-- didn't see the...

Just stumbled across this thread-- didn't see the earlier posts.

My coach suspension never made any unusual noises (I never heard any sounds (that I could identify) from the air bags.

At one...
Forum: Catastrophes, Fires, Flood, Accidents, etc... 05-22-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 8,412
Posted By peteaeonix
So very very sad... Every 'bird that's lost is a...

So very very sad... Every 'bird that's lost is a real shame...

Pick up trucks are always scary, even if you don't see any load. Coworker was behind a pick-up on the freeway, when a 4 x 8 sheet of...
Forum: New Members 05-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By peteaeonix
A "standard" top section of a metal tool box...

A "standard" top section of a metal tool box should "exactly" fit. I modified the shelves in my BBQ bay to hold a taller tool box -- and installed a storage box and shelves behind the tool box (the...
Forum: New Members 05-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By peteaeonix
Welcome, Nathan, A Wanderlodge can make an...

Welcome, Nathan,

A Wanderlodge can make an excellent coach for traveling with children ... but some Wanderlodges are not really set up for it because they were set up for a couple who do most of...
Forum: General 05-16-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 6,295
Posted By peteaeonix
Nice job, Curt. That's pretty much what I'd have...

Nice job, Curt. That's pretty much what I'd have done, should I have needed to make new connections.

I used to manage an apartment house -- it had originally been built as WWII war housing (in...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 05-16-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 10,175
Posted By peteaeonix
The California non-commercial class B includes an...

The California non-commercial class B includes an air brake 'test' ... but allows use of a check list (or list of required steps to do the test) while the full CDL requires doing the air brake...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 05-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By peteaeonix
Essentially correct. The 40 footers had the 8v92...

Essentially correct. The 40 footers had the 8v92 .. officially they were all 95s, though some may have been sold in 96. The 42/43 foot coaches all measured 42 feet 6 inches. The 43 designation was...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 05-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 10,175
Posted By peteaeonix
I think each of us has to consider our past...

I think each of us has to consider our past experience and skills... I had driven heavy equipment when I was in the Army (reserve) ... I was licensed up through various "18 wheelers" (low-boy...
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