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Old 08-14-2018
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Default Trip prep

In preparation for my first big trip I had the carpet cleaned, replaced wiper blades and started on the driver’s side patio light tube to led conversion/repair.

I am planning to head west in the last days of August from WI to Reno, NV for the air races. I will migrate west along or on the I 90. First time at the races for me. I have reserved a spot in the Optimist RV lot at the event. Return trip will be more southern. Probably 4+ weeks total.
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Old 08-16-2018
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Default Patio light

I replaced the driver’s side patio light fluorescent tubes with two T5 12” LED tubes from M4LED.com. In doing so the ballast was removed.

Anyone need a ballast?
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Old 08-18-2018
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Finally used my Zephyr aluminum polisher for the first time today. Washed one steer wheel and then polished her up. Cam out pretty good if i do say so myself. I'm thinking the rears especially would be much easier off the bus but I don't have a huge impact gun to remove them. Maybe my next purchase.
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Old 08-18-2018
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Get a torque multiplier tool set as it will be easier to get the lugs off.


You will then need a 600 lb torque wrench to properly torque the nuts to 450-500 ft lbs. in the proper sequence of course.
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Replaced the tie rod ends on the steering drag link as the rubber seals on the old ones failed.

Fleetrite # FLT431R Steering Arm Tube Tie Rod Ends,
Meritor # R230070 Rear Right Hand BB #1300391 BB Item #24 on print

Fleetrite # FLT431L Steering Arm Tie Rod Ends,
Meritor R230071 Front Left Hand BB #1300383 BB Item #23
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Old 08-18-2018
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Replaced the MaxxFan in the kitchen. I replaced it with a similar model so I didn't have to remove to old mount.

I had no power so I had to trace the wires with my new $12 tracing kit. That led me to a relay which led me to searching the WOG to discover that the fan is only powered when the heater thermostat is set to cool. To my defense, this is not in the manual.

The old one fell apart in I took it out. The plastic just disintegrated and shattered into a million pieces.

I replaced it with this:

https://www.campingworld.com/maxxfan...stem-white-lid

Now to fix the Fantastic Fan in the bathroom...

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Old 08-21-2018
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Smile Air Governor update

Replacement is completed.Originally I was going to install new part in original location.I mean,Bluebird put it there right? After talking to Randy,the new governor has been relocated in engine compartment.Trust Randy,you do NOT want to have to go under the bus again for this procedure!...Excluding trips to parts store,beer break etc..Approx 4-5 hours to complete. Thank god that the original decided to stop working at home on the RV pad.Bought the part on amazon $48.00.There were others for less but this was Bendix original.All working now.
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Old 08-27-2018
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Default Tag axle shocks

R&R shocks on the tag axle after being alerted by a trucker that tires were bouncing.
First had Quality Tire in Lansing check balance; it was good.
On their recommendation contacted Northern Truck Service who then did the shock work. Nice shop and fair price.
Max had last replaced those shocks in 2012 when he rebuilt the tag axle.
So all is good now and the ride is smooth once more.
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Old 09-01-2018
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Played around trying to get the surround sound system working properly. Pulled the doors off the cabinet so I could pull the receiver out and look at the connections on the back. 3/5 speaker wire pairs were connected; that explains why only 3 of the 5 were working. Turns out that there's a broken wire somewhere feeding the left front (mounted behind the driver's seat) but the other four work.
I was able to identify two sets of RCA cables running from the lower front center console to the audio cabinet; one pair was not plugged into the receiver.
However, I couldn't find anything carrying an audio signal coming out of the dash stereo and there's no audio available from the front TV (VCR removed, original cable switchbox in place).
I also discovered why the dual subwoofers mounted under the driver's side sofa don't work; the leads from the speakers aren't connected to anything in the stereo cabinet. Further investigation reveals that the receiver currently installed only has a line level subwoofer output, so not only are they not connected but there's nothing there to connect them to.
I do happen to have a stereo audio amp sitting around, but it's a 50 lb 300W/ch monster and is too big for the cabinet, as well as generating too much heat.

I did discover that an HDMI cable had been run from the stereo cabinet (plugged into the receiver output) to the LCD TV mounted in the front overhead. This holds out some promise for future Blu-Ray installation and for the reinstall of a satellite television receiver.


Net results: one more speaker working, correct channel assignments on all working speakers, and some slight knowledge gained.
Better yet, I didn't break anything.
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Old 09-04-2018
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Ordered a new mirror switch from Ramco.

https://shop.ramco-eng.com/collectio...roducts/ele310

If the $61 for the switch doesn't hurt enough, the $18 for ground shipping will...
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