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Old 07-01-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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What the Heck is this Tool?

I just finished cleaning out about 3000lbs of stuff the previous owner left for me. ;->

One of the item was this tool, which appears to be something OEM, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. Can you help?
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Used to align the muffler bearing?
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Believe it is used in Dutch oven cooking.

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I believe that is the tool used to lock and unlock bars on the side of the slides in place when they are in the closed position for traveling. Our former MH, a 1997 Kountry Star, had one of those.

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Used to align the muffler bearing?
I tried using it to check the blinker fluid, no dice.
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Believe it is used in Dutch oven cooking.

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He did pull out a Dutch oven to keep. I'll check that, thanks!
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I believe that is the tool used to lock and unlock bars on the side of the slides in place when they are in the closed position for traveling. Our former MH, a 1997 Kountry Star, had one of those.

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x2 I have one in my rig for engaging/disengaging the slide lock bars
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x2 I have one in my rig for engaging/disengaging the slide lock bars
Interesting, I'll check on that. Our locks are pretty easy to pop into position by hand, on each side.
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Yes, it is for locking and unlocking the bars on your slide out. I have one. If your going to toss it, I'll be glad to have a second one.

I have one bar that's really hard to reach by hand because of a bathroom wall in the way. Would be about impossible for me to lock and unlock without this tool.
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That tool is called a Spurving Bearing Alignment Tool. It is used to align the Fennobble Pin so it properly opens and closes the LaJoodis Valve. It also helps eliminate side fumbling as the valve wears over its lifetime.

This is a critically important tool! Without it, the Novar Trunnions on your coach could easily wear out in less than 5,000 miles! Once those trunnions wear beyond their service limits, the next thing to go will be your Turbo Encabulator. And once that's gone, your coach is junk...not even worth the cost to haul it away.
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I'm not a DS owner. But (Much pun intended...), that tool looks very similar to what my Great Grandfather used to clear personal hygiene like blockage... This was one heck of a man, as he had to use an extension with... . Suspect he had too much good food form his Dutch oven...

OP - Cool that fellow owners identified it for you!

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If you want to know what it's for listen to the Newmar owners. It's used to lock and unlock the slide locks. If you can do them by hand good, it's indispensable for those slides that are hard to reach.

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That tool is called a Spurving Bearing Alignment Tool. It is used to align the Fennobble Pin so it properly opens and closes the LaJoodis Valve. It also helps eliminate side fumbling as the valve wears over its lifetime.

This is a critically important tool! Without it, the Novar Trunnions on your coach could easily wear out in less than 5,000 miles! Once those trunnions wear beyond their service limits, the next thing to go will be your Turbo Encabulator. And once that's gone, your coach is junk...not even worth the cost to haul it away.
I read this 20 minutes ago and I'm still laughing. Outstandingly written.
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That tool is called a Spurving Bearing Alignment Tool. It is used to align the Fennobble Pin so it properly opens and closes the LaJoodis Valve. It also helps eliminate side fumbling as the valve wears over its lifetime.

This is a critically important tool! Without it, the Novar Trunnions on your coach could easily wear out in less than 5,000 miles! Once those trunnions wear beyond their service limits, the next thing to go will be your Turbo Encabulator. And once that's gone, your coach is junk...not even worth the cost to haul it away.
Disagree with the last part. I have many times saved the Novar Trunnions by rebuilding them with .. double breasted ball bearings, the bearings are expensive but they are guaranteed not to rust, bust, collect dust, rip, rattle, tear or bust apart in reverse.
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