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Truck Systems Technologies Provides "Easy" Solution

Posted 11-18-2012 at 09:50 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 11-19-2012 at 05:21 PM by DriVer

Truck Systems Technologies Provides “Easy” Solution



Posted on November 18, 2012 by Mike Pelchat

Since day one after I purchased the TST Model 507 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TST) (TPMS), I have had to remove sensors to add air when required. On the rear duals this was not so much of a problem since the sensor was sitting on an open valve stem which is connected to a Crossfire...
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Window 8 Pro (install)

Posted 10-27-2012 at 03:39 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 11-02-2012 at 09:35 AM by DriVer

Hey Guys ...

This is my first post subsequent to installing Windows 8 Pro.

Here's what you get in the retail package ... 32 and 64 Bit install software, I used the 64 right away. if you put in the 32 it'll tell you to switch over if you have enough hardware to support 64 Bit.


The Windows 8 Pro retail package consists of a slide over windowed cover, a hinged package,...
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New Hi-Density Mattress Topper Saves the Month!

Posted 10-16-2012 at 09:40 AM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 10-16-2012 at 10:52 AM by DriVer

Although we have what can be considered a big step up from the OEM RV mattress in our motorhome, we were beginning to get that achy back syndrome when getting up in the morning. It was getting to be no fun so to improve our comfort we attempted a few mattress pad products on the market with little to no benefit in the long run.

We initially purchased a mattress pad from Camping World and we tried that for a while but in time it was more of the same discomfort. The pad came out of a...
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Installing the 360 RV Universal Holding Tank Roof Vent Siphon Cap

Posted 07-14-2012 at 10:28 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 07-29-2014 at 07:58 AM by DriVer


One of the most important systems on our recreational vehicles are the holding tanks. Some RVs will have multiple holding tanks and what is placed in the tanks needs to be vented for a number of reasons. If there is any pressure in a tank and a person opened a blade on a toilet, that could be a very unpleasant experience - therefore venting prevents any surprises.

Although most RVs have 2 tanks,...
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RVIA Claims - RV Industry Won't Be Impacted Until Fuel Reaches $10 per Gallon

Posted 03-07-2012 at 06:38 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 03-08-2012 at 09:26 PM by DriVer

From RV D@aily Report:


By Greg Gerber @ 12:41 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Quoting a spokesman for the RV Industry Association, the South Bend Tribune reported yesterday that high gasoline prices don't diminish the economic advantage RVing has to offer until the price reaches $10 per gallon.

"The fuel prices don't really impact RV sales quite the way a lot of people might think," Kevin...
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Driving the Holiday Rambler 43DFT

Posted 02-15-2012 at 07:46 AM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 02-17-2012 at 10:55 AM by DriVer


The Alliance Coach display at the FMCA "Hollywood" SEA rally in Brooksville, Florida.

While attending the FMCA Southeast Rally in Brooksville, FL, I met Brett Howard from Alliance Coach out of Wildwood. Brett is well known in the Industry having come over from Monaco Coach Corporation quite some time ago and helping bring Alliance Coach into the forefront as a quality dealership in the...
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Winter Doesn't Have to Mean That It's Off Season

Posted 11-01-2011 at 03:59 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 02-15-2012 at 10:02 PM by DriVer


Tips from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC)
"Winter doesn't have to mean that it's off season"

Written by: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

By Dave Hoover, manager of customer service at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

At Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), we know that many RV owners...
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Fan-Tastic Vent Comes Through On 8 Year Old Fan

Posted 09-17-2011 at 06:19 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 09-17-2011 at 06:32 PM by DriVer

This past week or so we went to Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach to camp with some very good friends of ours. All worked well up until the very last day.

I wanted to take a shower and naturally I would reach for the wall switch to crank up my Fantastic Fan like I always have for the past 8 years. I waited and waited but the dome never opened. The motor was indeed running but no-joy.

I toggled the wall switch to off and although I saw the wheel rotating in...
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The 2012 40PDQ Holiday Rambler Ambassador

Posted 09-04-2011 at 04:25 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 09-08-2011 at 10:31 PM by DriVer

These pictures were taken at the FMCA 86th Family Reunion Rally in Madison, Wisconsin. Seen is the 2012 40PDQ Holiday Rambler Ambassador. Throughout this rally event, temperatures were somewhat below normal in the mid - to high 70s. During the week prior to our arrival, temperatures were in the 90s with high humidities. We could not have had better weather than was enjoyed during the week of the reunion rally. The rally was held at the Alliant Energy Center.

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The 2012 40PDQ Monaco Knight

Posted 09-02-2011 at 07:59 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 09-14-2011 at 06:41 AM by DriVer

As seen in Madison, WI at the FMCA 86th Family Reunion Rally I took these pictures of the new 2012 40DPQ Monaco Knight. What personally struck me as an attention grabber, was the detail in the front cap. Gone are the days when you can't pick out one motorhome from another in a row. The design statement by the new Monaco lineup for 2012, is bold and will leave no doubt in the eye of the beholder. Even the rear cap, typically a non event, is an attention grabber.

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Transynd Fluid and Allison Spin-On Filter Change

Posted 08-27-2011 at 05:40 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 08-28-2011 at 11:57 AM by DriVer


TranSynd 1 Gallon Container Front & Rear

When we first bought our motorhome in 2003, the Allison LCT1000 came equipped with Dexron III. I never thought much about the fluid however I shortly became aware of synthetic transmission fluid. The first change that I made was using Amsoil Torque Shift and I changed...
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MCD DUO Day/Night Shade Installation

Posted 08-26-2011 at 08:26 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 08-30-2011 at 09:50 AM by DriVer

Self Install – MCD Manual DUO Day/Night Shades



1. The MCD shades arrived in a what seems to be an indestructible shipping container.
2. The shades were bubble wrapped and identified by location. The clips (6) were taped...
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MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour - Part 3

Posted 07-26-2011 at 11:26 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 08-03-2011 at 07:34 AM by DriVer

Continued from: MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour - Part 2


Rough casting, composite graphite iron (CGI) blocks at the head of the line await inspection before being captured by a robotic machining enclosure. The 4 blocks in the foreground are for the MaxxForce 7 -V8.

Our tour of the Big Bore plant was now complete after about 3 ˝ hours. As we were departing the plant, Jason pointed...
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MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour - Part 2

Posted 07-24-2011 at 12:42 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 08-03-2011 at 07:36 AM by DriVer

Continued from: MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour - Huntsville, AL


Jason demonstrating the dynamic forces that act upon the wrist pin and how those are overcome.

MaxxForce pistons are machined cold to accommodate the distortions of expansion after they get hot. The wrist pin for example is not straight line bored but slightly arched so that the mass acting on the wrist pin is equally...
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MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour - Huntsville, AL

Posted 07-22-2011 at 02:39 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 07-25-2011 at 10:45 AM by DriVer

MaxxForce® Engine Plant Tour
Navistar Diesel of Alabama
Huntsville

MaxxForce Engine Plant#1, the "Vee Plant" on James Record Row is adjacent to the Huntsville Airport.

I was pleasantly surprised when I received an invitation to visit the Navistar Engine Plant in Huntsville, Alabama. After responding “Yes” (of course) we made the necessary reservations and departed...
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