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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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How did you like Hellers?

Did you talk with this guy? Can't recall his name off the top of my hat but he has been a big help to me!
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How did you like Hellers?

Did you talk with this guy? Can't recall his name off the top of my hat but he has been a big help to me!
We sure did, TurboKitty!
That's him!

I was going to post in the other thread to thank you much so!
But then the you know what hit the fan when we got back.

When I called a few days to make an appt. I told Chris, that we had been referred by Ryan Sari who had spoken very highly of them. Chris is who we saw today. He said that our trans fluid is the synthetic kind, that it was clean and the level was right so we didn't have to have that replaced. Yay! He suggested that when it was time to do that, to have the filter changed out then.

He did notice a dirty engine filter, which we will have DD deal with.

He wasn't able to find the port in either the engine or on the dash for the software upgrade, but said it likely wasn't a big deal.

Neither Darrell or I have had the time to read the manual yet (probably will read it in the evenings enroute) so going ourselves to Heller was really informative. We didn't know for instance that the Jake air brake was tied in with the transmission. That when the Jake comes on, the transmission automatically downshifts.

Learn something new everyday, or at least hope to.

Thanks so much for the referral, TurboKitty!
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An aquaintence of mine got locked out of their BB and told me they were able to drill out the rivits holding one of the emergency exit window's hinges in place and were able to gain access without breaking any windows. They replaced the rivits with sheet metal screws so the next time it happened, access didn't require an electric drill, just a screwdriver and a step ladder.
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UGHHHHHH>>>>>> I can't remember the thread but there is a way to remove 1 of the sliding windows road drivers side without damaging it to gain access....... may not have been posted due to "security" reasons on the web but there is a way to do it, this has happened to other owners before...... I am hoping someone who knows / remembers how to do this will PM you the procedure! My apologies I just do not remember!

Thanks, Pete.

This really seems like something that everyone who has those latch style doors should know in event of an emergency.

Imagine being left at the side of the road with your children or pets locked inside, and no way to call for help?

Or even if you were out there all by yourself?

Luckily we were in civilization!

It should be a right of passage for all new Bird owners. After this experience I'd really like to know which window and how.

If anyone does know, pls PM this information.

We've temporarily dismantled the latch, and are using the deadbolt. Not sure if we even want to replace those dreadful rods, if this is at all likely to happen again.

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pm me also so i can get mine fixed too
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An aquaintence of mine got locked out of their BB and told me they were able to drill out the rivits holding one of the emergency exit window's hinges in place and were able to gain access without breaking any windows. They replaced the rivits with sheet metal screws so the next time it happened, access didn't require an electric drill, just a screwdriver and a step ladder.

Thanks Dan and Cindy!

We must have been posting at the same time.

As a precaution, I'd be tempted to drill out the rivets and replace them with sheet metal screws, in the event of.

We could dangle a screwdriver in the fuel fillup (spare key) compartment, in case the bays were locked too.

Thanks for passing this info along.

It could be life saving.
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pm me also so i can get mine fixed too
Here is a pictorial of when I fixed mine.

http://barthmobile.com/eve/forums/a/...757#5813960757
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The best precaution is to always leave at least one window unlocked when you're not aboard. It seems those clips are good for 11 years, so I'm making a note to change them out at 8!
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We have been locked in and locked out. Once the clips on the rod broke and let it out of where it connects to the lever that activates the latch, and twice the latch itself came loose .In this case we had to tighten the bolts(screws) in the door, the last time we used locktight and hope they will stay tight.
I would suggest you check the screws when you have the door open.

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You can always remove a windshield.

I'm sure in a pinch and in the right spot that might be an option.

But I don't ever see myself as a newbie, in the co-pilot/navigator seat, belting down the road with an adopted chihuahua on my lap nicknamed Viper and no windshield.

This ain't going to be another remake of 'Road Warriors'.

PS. What a great class B film though! I might have to get it for our road trip along with 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles', (which we have). A great classic with Steve Martin and John Candy. I haven't even tread into the in motion, direct tv and dish, weingard, and outta fashion King Dome stuff yet.

Might just have to bring my Kindle and a deck of cards.

We did get portable, anywhere you go internet, yesterday though.

So what videos do you all bring with you, just for the fun of it?
Or dare I ask???
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