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Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 10:28 PM
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Posted By wingnut60
Roberts RV in IN that has fine recs on DRV jack...

Roberts RV in IN that has fine recs on DRV jack repair, is a hydraulic shop. Hydraulic rams are mostly similar in operation/construction. Have seen many oilfield hydraulic failures repaired in shops...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By wingnut60
clev, My jack work was on the fronts, not the...

clev,
My jack work was on the fronts, not the sides. Will look around for something on the sides, if I can find it. I was just mentioning taking the sides off is much more straightforward than the...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By wingnut60
clev, The rear jacks are outside mounted, and...

clev,
The rear jacks are outside mounted, and should be able to be removed and taken to a hydraulic shop. Not sure what the status of the entire system should be while this is done--possibly hitch...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By wingnut60
clev, How do you get them under the 4 rear...

clev,
How do you get them under the 4 rear jacks? The magnets don't hold well enough to go thru the auto-level process. I only use 2, but sometimes need them under the rear rather than the front,...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-21-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By wingnut60
Apparently, according to talk on the FTE.com...

Apparently, according to talk on the FTE.com Ford site, several have success with them in both lowering and smoothing the ride.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-21-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By wingnut60
On another DRV forum, chatter about Sulastic...

On another DRV forum, chatter about Sulastic shackles that lower/smooth rear travel--might check into that website.
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-21-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By wingnut60
Why unhitch? Maybe need fuel, fiver won't fit at...

Why unhitch? Maybe need fuel, fiver won't fit at station; might need to get something to eat besides McD/Sub, etc; could be any of several other needs not met by WM shopping.
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-18-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By wingnut60
Good info above. But you can unhitch if needed,...

Good info above. But you can unhitch if needed, just would not leave the trailer there while you went elsewhere. Currently near Montrose, CO--the WM there has MHs/trailers there overnight/daily all...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By wingnut60
Disc brake pads run against the disc all the...

Disc brake pads run against the disc all the time, they should shed rust just by rotating. Doesn't mean the calipers are applying the pads to stop. If you have gotten some air in the lines somehow...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 10-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By wingnut60
To add to Jim's advice--top/bottom inspection...

To add to Jim's advice--top/bottom inspection includes taking the batteries OUT and having them load-tested. If these are original batteries, I would just get new ones....
dimming lights when other...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 10-14-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By wingnut60
When you make it to AZ, check with Sunshine RV,...

When you make it to AZ, check with Sunshine RV, DRV dealer in, I believe, Lake Havasu City. They have a pretty good rep for fixing things.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-14-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By wingnut60
'Braking before the other' side--are you...

'Braking before the other' side--are you absolutely sure the 'other' side is braking later, or not at all?
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-09-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By wingnut60
It is a good 'ol one, some brands have left for...

It is a good 'ol one, some brands have left for greener pastures. But some of us persevere and try to keep on, keepin on.
Thanks, glad to have you here.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-03-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By wingnut60
Our vent line is only about 6" long, rest is thru...

Our vent line is only about 6" long, rest is thru the wall. Easy to clean.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-03-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By wingnut60
In a quick search on the SimpleTire.com site,...

In a quick search on the SimpleTire.com site, here are current prices:

Cooper $239------ set of 4 $956
Sailun 209------ 836 ...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-03-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By wingnut60
When mentions of GY blowouts/tread separations...

When mentions of GY blowouts/tread separations stop showing up on the forums, I will believe they have "resolved the issues"....
Forum: Forest River 5th Wheels 10-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,168
Posted By wingnut60
Thank you for that recommendation. Have a link...

Thank you for that recommendation. Have a link for them? Is the name Amish Family RV?
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By wingnut60
My first experience with the Splendide dryers was...

My first experience with the Splendide dryers was when I bought a used '15 RSSA. Dryer quit drying soon afterwards. New one worked well, then seemed to be getting worse at drying--decided to clean...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-02-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By wingnut60
Yes, G and H are solid tires until the tread...

Yes, G and H are solid tires until the tread separates...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-02-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By wingnut60
Preparation, Patience, Perseverance--will all be...

Preparation, Patience, Perseverance--will all be needed for the trip. It won't be much different than a long trip in the US, EXCEPT--large areas without cell coverage. A CB radio can help if...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-30-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By wingnut60
Richarddjr, Hope you get to make the trip--it...

Richarddjr,
Hope you get to make the trip--it is worth it. Get the Milepost book now to start planning, and be sure to check the FB group.

I get a laugh each time I look at your post...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-30-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By wingnut60
Satellite schematic

Check this:
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-29-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By wingnut60
Guess I'm waiting for mine to fail--6 months with...

Guess I'm waiting for mine to fail--6 months with many setups with 4600pin weight. 2300 lbs on 6000 blocks--if they can't handle this, then they are junk.
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-29-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By wingnut60
Jim, There is a change upcoming for possible...

Jim,
There is a change upcoming for possible ads at the bottom. Keep checking, may be some software bug and eventually there will be an ad there that can be dismissed. Haven't seen anything yet in...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-28-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By wingnut60
76 now and made the AK trip in '12 and '16--my...

76 now and made the AK trip in '12 and '16--my wife and I had no problems with making the trip--except for a blown engine on the '16 trip. No flats, no windshield cracks, just a bad engine--not the...
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