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Old 05-13-2014, 09:30 AM   #645
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As someone who has installed dozens of these hubcaps, I can tell you that they can be a pain in the butt to line up. about a third of them had the bolts removed. It is better to have the brackets and bolts installed, to keep them from moving.
I Believe you, That's why I want to replace the old bolts with stainless(no rust) and then make them longer so they do what they are suppose to do.
Do you remember how long they should be? I think right now they are only maybe a inch to a inch and a 1/4 if that.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #646
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Spritz: Yes it did and they were latched. What gave way was the rear bottom bracket that you can unlatch when parked and have the arm stacked to the ground. Don't know why anyone would do that but that is beside the point. I'm guess that when the wind got up under the roll it "bounced the whole assembly. That rear catch moved just enough to allow the bottom of the leg to come out. After that, gravity and wind did the rest.

Luckily we were on the right, outside lane so pulling over was "easy".

I think what I'm going to do for the next awning is attach a safety-chain to the bottom of the bracket and the leg. That way if it does let go, it can't go far. Like on a trailer.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:51 AM   #647
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I think what I'm going to do for the next awning is attach a safety-chain to the bottom of the bracket and the leg. That way if it does let go, it can't go far. Like on a trailer.
A friend had a similar problem with his awning legs and solved it for the most part with a pair of those luggage straps that have a flat loop and Velcro stripping to hold it tightly in place. Since he installed these his awning has no longer tried exiting stage right.
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Tough job Bill.
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I Believe you, That's why I want to replace the old bolts with stainless(no rust) and then make them longer so they do what they are suppose to do.
Do you remember how long they should be? I think right now they are only maybe a inch to a inch and a 1/4 if that.
Thanks for your wisdom,
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I never measured, but I would guess about 2 1/2 inches. You could go as long as you want as long as the screw did not contact the wheel. The back would be no problem but the front might be. Great idea about the stainless. I always go back with stainless steel on the outside areas of the coach.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:11 PM   #650
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I never measured, but I would guess about 2 1/2 inches. You could go as long as you want as long as the screw did not contact the wheel. The back would be no problem but the front might be. Great idea about the stainless. I always go back with stainless steel on the outside areas of the coach.
Thanks I have been replacing screws and bolts with stainless on the exterior of the MH, like around the headlights and license plate. I'm thinking I might start with 2 inch, I think 2 1/2 might hit the back of the center cap backing.
I'll let you know how it works out.
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Did this two weeks ago, so gotta catch up!

Drained the "pink stuff."
Flushed and disinfected the fresh water tank and all lines.
Flushed the grey and black tanks.
Replaced the water pump.
Fixed a leak at the shower due to greater water pressure.
Inspected the roof.
Washed the motor home and polished the hubcaps!
Cleaned the interior.
Washed all the bedding.


Stocked the refrigerator and went on a short weekend trip!
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:44 PM   #652
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I repaired drawers every few days on my '94 Bounder... it's incredible the number of times drawers plastic thingy failed Having a 20 years old MH there was always something to do on it, and I liked it!
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kitchen remodel

So I have a 96 Bounder and I am in the process of remodeling it on the inside and have done several mods. Here is the kitchen remodel as best I can.



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I like that, thinking of putting something on my backsplash also.

I'm thinking of backing mine out of the garage today and letting it sit in the rain the next few days so some of the grime will wash off. I need to wash the old girl and wax it, but something comes up before I can get it done. She is just to dirty to drive anywhere right now, so have to do it. I did clean the inside, but needs done again and I need to flush the pink stuff out of the lines too.

Maybe I can hire someone to wash it then I can wax, that would work.
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Afrohman;
Nice work on the counter tops and back splash. I will bet the pictures are only able to give about 75% justice of quality of the work.
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Finally got the kit to stop the power valve from blowing. Removed the Carb. followed the directions of disassembling the carb base, adjusted the drill bit stop, .300" from end of bit, drilled out hole, installed the spring, ball and keeper. Replaced the gaskets I removed, installed the carb back on intake. Started engine.....YES!! it runs and don't leak gas. If you have a OLD, OLD MH with a Ford 460 motor, prior to 1990 I think it is, then you need to order this kit and make the mod on it. One backfire and the power valve is gone. This ball and spring is suppose to stop the pressure from reaching the PV. Hope to make a test run for a couple days tomorrow and check it all out. Pictures will follow.
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I finished pulling the valve covers off my '89 Cobra Newport to continue to try to get my head off to replace the head gasket. Spent the last couple weeks getting the old roof removed, screwing up re-installing a new roof, removing the water tank (which had melted from the compartment catching fire from the muffler producing too much heat), removing the exhaust manifold (in 2 pieces), removing the entire exhaust system to rebuild so it won't catch fire, and melting the head gasket resulting in today's task… trying to get to the head gasket
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