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RE: front vs rear diesel

Let's see... engine in front, noise in front. No big thing. engine in rear, DW wants to nap while we are on the road, noise under the bed. THAT would be a big thing! I think I'll stick with my V10 in the front. Besides, I kinda like being able to hear what the engine is doing! Def'rent strokes, y'know...
mowermech 10/05/15 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Rained all day yesterday. 41 degrees this morning. The news/weather report last night said snow level 5500 feet. They were going to close the road over Beartooth Pass at about 1030 tomorrow morning to do some work before the snow runs them off the hill. The road closed yesterday due to blowing and drifting snow. Hopefully, this will take care of the fires..;.
mowermech 10/04/15 06:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Disable Steering wheel lock 05 Liberty

The key must stay in the ignition,......because you can't get it out in off only position. Main tran does not have to be in park, but either N or P is ok. Read the Owners Manual. Follow the instructions contained therein.
mowermech 10/03/15 05:55pm Dinghy Towing
winter weather...

The road over Beartooth Pass is closed for the season. Snow level is 5500 feet. I haven't heard anything about Going To The Sun Road. Winter Weather Advisories for all passes in Northwestern Montana. Be careful out there!
mowermech 10/03/15 05:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: storing for winter and diesel fuel additive

If there is no water in your fuel, you don't need a biocide. The biologicals will/can only grow at the water/fuel interface. If the engine is in storage, and not being used, there is no need to put an anti-gel in the tank. Diesel fuel does not "rot" like gasoline does, so there is no need for a stabilizer. When I had a 4X2 one ton dually diesel truck that only rarely got used during the winter, I did not put any additives in the fuel tank. Once the hay barn was full, it was parked and left there all winter.
mowermech 10/03/15 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Problem

There are epoxy coatings that can be put on concrete (cement is the powder that is used to make concrete). These coatings are smooth enough that they will not abrade rubber off the hose like concrete does, and they are very easy to wash. A google search for "epoxy concrete coatings" came up with over 850,000 results. Surely in all those there will be one or more that will solve your problem.
mowermech 10/02/15 07:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Good to hear all is going well, Jim. We worry when nothing is heard for a few days. Keep up the good work.
mowermech 10/01/15 09:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Ah. then it is one of the "new series" of John Deere. I'll keep my Craftsman. It does the job, but it is not a Garden Tractor. The older Deeres had a horizontal shaft engine, full hydraulic system, front and rear PTOs, and were built to last. They were REALLY Garden Tractors! I suppose that is why they are so dang expensive if you find a good one for sale! I agree, NC needs to check in. I am worried I will open the thread and find a bad-news note from Kathy.
mowermech 10/01/15 06:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Disable Steering wheel lock 05 Liberty

Key positions, from left to right, should be: "ACC" (key can not be removed); "Off, locked" (the key can be removed); "Off, not locked" (key can not be removed); "On" (key can not be removed); "Start" (spring loaded to return to "ON", key can not be removed). Somewhere in the manual there is a diagram of the switch positions.
mowermech 10/01/15 06:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

rosie, it depends on the model. Some of those old garden tractors are worth nearly as much now as when they were new in the 1980s! There is a number on the side of the hood. That is the model number. If it is 316 or 318, or 420 (probably isn't a 420, that is a diesel engine rig), I would be very interested. I just don't know how I could get it to Montana! If it is a "Compact Utility Tractor" I would be even more interested. But, the transportation problem would be just as bad or worse! It looks like it will be cooler next week, with possible rain occasionally. Carole and I put the topper back on the truck last week, so that much of "getting ready for winter" is taken care of. Then Monday I took the truck to the shop to get the transmission serviced and the A/C fixed. I know, A/C weather is just about over, but the A/C is used to dehumidify the air for the defrosters, and that will be important soon! I will have it back Friday. I drained the water system on the motorhome today, so if we go anywhere I can put fresh water in it. That water had been there all summer! I haven't blown it dry yet, that can wait a while. I did, however, put Sta-Bil in the gas tank and fill it. If we use it, I can get more Sta-Bil then fill it again.
mowermech 09/30/15 09:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Today is the day

I love it when somebody beats the statistics! We have been together for over 30 years. "THEY" said it would never last, EVERYTHING about our relationship was WRONG! (I don't choose to go into details). So far, we have proven THEM wrong!
mowermech 09/30/15 08:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Disable Steering wheel lock 05 Liberty

The instructions are in the Owners Manual. IIRC, it is(it has been a while since I sold my '06 Liberty): Transmission in Park Transfer case in Neutral Ignition switch in "OFF, not locked" position. Smart key or dumb key, makes no difference. Be sure parking brake is released before driving off. Come to think of it, the instructions for the Liberty are exactly the same as those for the '06 Wrangler I had! Yes, the steering lock can be disabled on nearly any vehicle. Just have your mechanic remove the steering wheel, remove the lock pin, and reinstall the wheel. Or, do it yourself, if you have the expertise to mess with the explosive airbag.
mowermech 09/30/15 08:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to blow out lines to winterize

(SIGH) SIX pages of: "THAT won't work!" "Yes, it will!" "No, it won't!" "But, I have done it, and it does work!" "No, it can't work!" et cetera, ad infinitum, ad nauseum! Nothing new to see here, just move along...
mowermech 09/30/15 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to blow out lines to winterize

"antifreeze is foolproof"?? Sorry, NOTHING is truly "foolproof"! Fools are simply too darned ingenious! Remember, "Anything that can go wrong, will." and "Anything that can go wrong already has, you just haven't noticed it yet!"
mowermech 09/29/15 08:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do I figure out my height?

In many states, 13' 6" is the maximum allowable height of any vehicle. It is a pretty safe bet that your coach is 13' 6" or less. Edit: Delete Many (In the phrase Many States) Replaced with ALL. But that is correct. I thought about stating "All" or "most", but I knew if I did that somebody would hunt through all the possible websites and road atlas reference works and find the ONE state that had a 14 foot max height, or would find that 26 out of the 50 states have a max height other than 13-6, so I stated "many". Sure enough, it has been corrected. Ya jus' cain't win!
mowermech 09/29/15 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do I figure out my height?

In many states, 13' 6" is the maximum allowable height of any vehicle. It is a pretty safe bet that your coach is 13' 6" or less.
mowermech 09/29/15 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it possible to drain waste ?

Actually, the proper answer (as is often the case) is: It depends! I can't do that in my coach, it would fill the wet bay with a mess, before it drained out the hole in the bottom of the bay. I absolutely HAVE to use at least a short piece of hose to direct the "stuff" out of the bay. If I am going to connect a short hose, I might as well use the long one and do it right!
mowermech 09/29/15 07:03am Beginning RVing
RE: replacement of front shock observers Holiday Rambler 04

Shock observer?? What do they observe? Shock absorber, yes. There should be two nuts or bolts, one at the top, one at the bottom, of each unit. Remove the fasteners, remove the old shock, install the new shock, install the new bushings and washers that came with the new unit, and tighten the fasteners. Be sure to install the new unit right side up, and do not overtighten the fasteners. A slight crush on the bushing is all that is required. I don't know if any videos are out there, but it is likely. A google search for "shock absorber replacement video" should find them, if they exist.
mowermech 09/29/15 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Today's Mallard Filmore

In Yellowstone, it is closeup pictures with or of bison. IIRC, this year the score was bison 5, tourists 0.
mowermech 09/28/15 04:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to blow out lines to winterize

Every year, it is the same argument. Those of us who use air only keep saying "IT WORKS!" Those who use anti-freeze keep saying "If you don't use anti-freeze, your lines will freeze and break!" or "The air method works only if it doesn't get really cold!" Never mind that some of us who use the air method live in Montana and Wyoming where 20 to 30 below zero is not all that uncommon. Perhaps that isn't "REALLY COLD!" I will be draining and blowing out the lines in my coach sometime next month. Next spring, I will sanitize the water system and fill it for use. Just like I have done for the last several years. "IT WORKS!"
mowermech 09/28/15 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
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