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Old 07-11-2021, 07:57 AM   #221
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Knowing almost nothing about motorhomes, we had a shop do the first brakes, wheel seals, fluid changes, rear air bag replacement, and some exhaust repair. That bill motivated me to do the rest of the wrenching myself!!!

As well as "quality" control
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As well as "quality" control


That would be a very drumatic discovery!
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:45 PM   #223
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The new bracket is a fit! Arrived from ARA a few days early

Made of 1/4Ē steel plate welded. No more aluminum to fatigue and fracture! [ATTACH]
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:42 AM   #224
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Getting ready for a weekend camp, thought I would do some quick little projects. Added some heat protection to fuel and coolant lines around the headers

While I was under there, changed out the in line Fram canister fuel filterÖwho knows how long itís been in there[ATTACH]

Yikes! Lots of brown and rust bits from the gas tank. Tank was cleaned out a couple years ago when broken fuel sender was addressed, tech said there was rust but didnít address any filters. I also did filter in the carburetor, same finding[ATTACH]. Also, the fuel inlet gasket has been leaking. Wondered where that gas smell was coming fromÖ

It has always run well, think I dodged a bullet here!

Began replacing rubber fuel lines, did everything other than the ones top of the tank. These were good for exactly 0 more miles[ATTACH][ATTACH].

When we get back, I plan to drop the tank, replace the remaining rubber fuel lines, and see about this tank rust
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:02 AM   #225
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... Lots of brown and rust bits from the gas tank. Tank was cleaned out a couple years ago when broken fuel sender was addressed, tech said there was rust but didnít address any filters......

Haha . Just because someone says so, doesn't mean anything, even if it is in writing.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:04 AM   #226
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Rear spring removal, is this right?! (Bat Signal aimed at you Magnet18)

Pulling the rear end apart to address the spring sag. At this point Iím ready to pull the bolts, but is there some special wrench used to get to the nut in there?[ATTACH]400214

It is a 15/16, and I can only fit a crescent wrench through the slot and partially engage that nut. Not enough clearance for my closed end wrench and would be worried about rounding it off when I hit the bolt with the impact driver
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:18 AM   #227
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If I remember right, go from the top of the mounting bracket at the outside of the frame. You will be able to put an open end wrench on the nut.
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Thank you, I didnít catch that there was access at the top. One side is loose after breaking 1/2Ē extension, should have em both out this weekend

Hope to have the springs to the shop to re-arc next week!
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After a long day and a few broken tools, the Springs are out! Will have everything up to the shop this week to have bushings replaced and see if spring re-arc is an option.

While Iím at it, got the 1 3/4Ē sway bar repainted and urethane bushing kit

Looks like the bushings were dry rotted, and the passenger side bracket for the sway bar was loose wearing out all the mounting hardware. The passenger side shock mount was also loose, and that is the side the spring was sagging. Iím thinking that side experienced some very rough roads
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Gas tank is out. Primarily wanted to replace the fuel lines, secondarily checking about the interior rust situation

There is evidence of some surface pitting but most of the sediment is flushed out and no leaks. Iím wondering has anybody tried doing the tank sealer? And is it worth it if itís cleaned out and not leaking (yet)?
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Gas tank is out. Primarily wanted to replace the fuel lines, secondarily checking about the interior rust situation

There is evidence of some surface pitting but most of the sediment is flushed out and no leaks. Iím wondering has anybody tried doing the tank sealer? And is it worth it if itís cleaned out and not leaking (yet)?

Most likely you will get conflicting feedback on the subject. The guy who did my tank and has been doing tanks for many years, quit using any type of tank sealer. The failure rate despite very thorough work was too high, he explained.
I think its your choice if you want to deal with rust particles or endless sealer particles. The better solution in my opinion is a canister type filter as the first in line.
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After completely draining the fuel tank, there wasnít much loose rust in there. I could get a mini shop vac hose through the sending unit opening, but didnít suck anything out. Just decided to prime/paint the outside and put Ďer back in

There is a canister fuel filter in place, and will replace it after our next trip to analyze what came through the new fuel lines. She started right up, all good so far!

Found a little time to go to annual Porsche show. What beauties![ATTACH]401314
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This is going exactly as planned, but sheís never been in this many parts before [ATTACH]401549

Trying to seal some rear transmission leaks, drive shaft hanger bearing replacement, and finishing the springs.

Re-arching them was a bust! Iíve decided to replace the springs with new ones since it was clearly going to be a second re arch and didnít want to compromise the spring metal anymore
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Doing a walk-around after all the rear suspension was re-assembled. Sits perfectly level now, and quieter/smoother at speed!

Removed the Victron argofet battery isolator as I now have charging while driving handled by a DC/DC charger.

Hoping to sell the battery isolator, any MH due for an upgrade?
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Doing a walk-around after all the rear suspension was re-assembled. Sits perfectly level now, and quieter/smoother at speed!

Removed the Victron argofet battery isolator as I now have charging while driving handled by a DC/DC charger.

Hoping to sell the battery isolator, any MH due for an upgrade?

You don't mess around, do you? Amazing how fast you put it all together considering the pile of parts you had. Great Job!
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Old 08-20-2021, 05:40 AM   #236
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Thanks Peter, itís become a lifestyle for the past couple years! Transitioning to taking more trips and less to fix. Heading to Wind Cave and The Badlands in a week

Iíve never been happy with how the front sliding windows sealed. We replaced the Schlegle and seals, but there is still a gap allowing wind noiseÖso this should help

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Thanks Peter, itís become a lifestyle for the past couple years! Transitioning to taking more trips and less to fix. Heading to Wind Cave and The Badlands in a week

Iíve never been happy with how the front sliding windows sealed. We replaced the Schlegle and seals, but there is still a gap allowing wind noiseÖso this should help

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where did you find the fuzzy?
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This was an Amazon find

Felt Pile Weather Stripping 11/32 inch x 3/16 inch x 16 ft, Sliding Windows and Door Frame Side Brush Seal, Draft Stopper Soundproofing, Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S8TDRRG...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Pretty cheap experiment. I had to do some trimming with a hair trimmer to thin and shorten parts so it would contact the curve of the glass across the whole pane due to the inconsistent gap
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So I will vouch for this fuzzy added to the window gap. Reducing wind noise by maybe 90%! Makes me wonder how they missed that window gap by so much at the factory

We made it to Badlands SD without incident. Burned maybe 1/4 qt of oil in 1200 miles. The suspension work really paid off! Much smoother driving and easier to control in the cross wind

Camping at The Wall, very cool!
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If you get a chance, visit the Minute man missiles site. if your make reservations you can go down into the command center. The visitors center is just north of the entrance of the badlands at I90.

The wife and I was raised in the area of Missouri that was a minute man missile site out of Whiteman Air force base. We always had seen the units, missile silos and command centers in our area, but never know what it real entailed, all hush hush! All the fun of growing up during the "Cold War".

Have the fuzzy stuff in my cart, glad to hear that it is working. Will put it on the list!
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