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Old 03-22-2015, 05:49 PM   #1345
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Replaced the retraction springs on the drivers side front HWH jack. The new springs didn't fix the retraction issue so I'll be ordering a new jack.




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Old 03-22-2015, 08:02 PM   #1346
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Sanded the 2 front rims down by hand and painted them with spray cans a little darker tan then the MH. Lost one of the stupid simulators on the way down from NY and not buying new ones, will do the rears tommorrow. It looks ok to Sally so it's fine with me! Less things to worry about. Will probably go to a truck chrome shop when I get home and put chrome lug nut covers on . Oh and I sanded and painted the propane tank, so I don't get the evil eye when I go to fill it down here, it was pretty shabby. If Frank doesn't get too busy this week he is going to teach me about the water heater and furnace, maybe see if we can get the fridge to work on LP. We shall see, i'm just happy to be here finally enjoying myself! Bobby
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #1347
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aboatguy, Have you lubricated the jack rams and exercised them a few times?
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:29 PM   #1348
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Finished building and installing the heater core/ AC coil box, and got it sealed up.

Pulled out the locked up Smog /AIR pumps, and some related items.
Looking around for some info on cleaning up the vacuum line mess.

Much easier to tighten the belt with the smog pumps gone.
Really opens up the real estate in there with it gone. Worth doing just for that.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:29 AM   #1349
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Went to the storage lot and started it up and let it run for a bit.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:43 AM   #1350
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The Jayco is in the midsts of a major rebuild. My high school buddy came up from Florida and he and I found major water damage to the roof and side walls. I thought the rig was a goner. No, said he, and in a week he had the entire roof assembly removed, damaged wall panels removed and in three months rewired the rig, rebuilt the roof and put a new membrane on the roof, installed a new Amish cooling unit in the Norcold refrigerator and got rid of a lot of rotten timber in the walls. All I have to do now is finish up the trim work, reinstall the two Fantastic Vents, and remove the tires and have the local tire shop install five Goodyear Marathons. I haven't been in the best of health lately and his assistance was a godsend. He had to go back home to Florida, he's now in Key Largo rebuilding a sailboat for another friend. God bless him!
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:04 AM   #1351
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Sanded the 2 front rims down by hand and painted them with spray cans a little darker tan then the MH. Lost one of the stupid simulators on the way down from NY and not buying new ones, will do the rears tommorrow. It looks ok to Sally so it's fine with me! Less things to worry about. Will probably go to a truck chrome shop when I get home and put chrome lug nut covers on . Oh and I sanded and painted the propane tank, so I don't get the evil eye when I go to fill it down here, it was pretty shabby. If Frank doesn't get too busy this week he is going to teach me about the water heater and furnace, maybe see if we can get the fridge to work on LP. We shall see, i'm just happy to be here finally enjoying myself! Bobby
Hey Bobbie,
What did you use so you didn't get the paint on the tires? Painters tape? I'm not sure but I think I like mine with out the Hub Caps but they would need the same as you did? They are not that bad but new paint I think would look better. Bummer you lost a cap on the way down. The PO of ours had a 2nd set of caps that went with her when we bought her, shoot me a picture and I'll look too see if they are the same you can have one. Glad your enjoying the time you and the Mrs is having. I find I get relaxed while I'm working on her. Get 2 things done at the same time
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Well today I took our 94 Intruder in to the local RV repair facility for a EMPD liquid roof overlay. They will clean the existing rubber roof, prime the rubber, reseal all hardware and apply the EPDM coating. After 21 years the existing roof is in remarkably good shape. It has had zero maintenance over it’s lifetime and was just beginning to show it’s age. It has been under cover for most of it’s life when not in use which I’m sure accounts for it’s condition. We moved two years ago and no longer have an RV Port. Considering it’s age I decided I either had to seal it or sell it so listed it on Craigs List. While describing all it’s attributes to a potential buyer I realized I couldn’t replace it with anything I could afford so decided to keep it. We’ll see how this works but I’m hoping it will buy me another 5 or 6 years, maybe more if I put up another RV Port.
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The people who bought Tinker from us are planning to get her rims powder coated to save chasing after wheel covers that depart at 65+ MPH.
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aboatguy, Have you lubricated the jack rams and exercised them a few times?
HWH doesn't recommend lubrication

I tried cleaning it a few times with detergent and water. Then I tried some wd40, No joy on self storing but it actually seems to be getting harder to raise (more force necessary on the lever I'm using to raise it) and now its making a loud noise when it lowering (IE raising the coach).
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Spliced hard to reach wire on Suburban furnace

Thought I was going to have to dismantle the SF 30 to replace a wire to the gas valve (darn mice), got lucky and was able to replace after disconnecting the gas line and sliding forward about 8 inches. Just enough room to get the spade connector on the gas valve with 11" forceps. HUGE relief for me
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:37 AM   #1356
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Hey Bobbie,
What did you use so you didn't get the paint on the tires? Painters tape? I'm not sure but I think I like mine with out the Hub Caps but they would need the same as you did? They are not that bad but new paint I think would look better. Bummer you lost a cap on the way down. The PO of ours had a 2nd set of caps that went with her when we bought her, shoot me a picture and I'll look too see if they are the same you can have one. Glad your enjoying the time you and the Mrs is having. I find I get relaxed while I'm working on her. Get 2 things done at the same time
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I used to get a piece of cardboard about two feet by two feet. Place it over the tire lightly tap it with a hammer to make a outline. Cut it out. then just move it around the tire and paint the rim.
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Brilliant, I never though of that. DAH!! I use old boxes for spray Booth's for small object's I'm repainting in the back yard, never thought of that. I'll do it.
My caps had 2 peg's that you line up too then a threaded knob I drilled out the pegs and used 2 1/4in. bolts and nuts with lock washers. I think it will take a Act of God to have them fall off.

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HWH doesn't recommend lubrication

I tried cleaning it a few times with detergent and water. Then I tried some wd40, No joy on self storing but it actually seems to be getting harder to raise (more force necessary on the lever I'm using to raise it) and now its making a loud noise when it lowering (IE raising the coach).
HWH is the biggest manufacturer of jacks. They are a company that is easy to work with and will many times honor a warranty that has expired. There is one place that I found that they are not up to par. They use jacks that bend more often than any other brand. Once the shaft bends, they will go down but will not retract. (power down springs up.) That is why I put Big Foot jacks on my motorhome. They power down and power up. Plus they have four motors and if one failed (never happened to me) you still had three jacks working.
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