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Old 04-14-2022, 07:51 AM   #15
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Ray. First of all, I had my own construction company for 44 years. I did site work with Dozers, backhoes, excavators, dump trucks and miscellaneous other equipment. Maintenance is paramount if you want to stay in business. Regarding the motorhome, Yes I have had the rear end fluid replaced, regular oil changes and lubes, not to mention being almost paranoid about the Ph of the antifreeze. Anyway, I use the engine brake A LOT!. Like Iv'e never had to replace the brake linings, they don't need replacing at 120,000+ miles. Maybe I traded brake wear for rear end wear! Engine braking transfers the stress to the other side of the pinion gear. Maybe that's what happened, I don't know.
Morning Mike, It doesn't matter but the reply above should have been addressed to Jacwjames aka Jim.
Jim is an engineer that was a manager in a large underground mine where he oversaw the maintenance of lots & lots of heavy equip, so you guys can speak the same language, so to speak.

Back to your coach, I don't believe I have ever heard of someone having that many things go bad.
Is there anything you can attribute those failures to?
Perhaps neglect by a previous owner.

Anyway thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-14-2022, 08:02 AM   #16
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Ray. First of all, I had my own construction company for 44 years. I did site work with Dozers, backhoes, excavators, dump trucks and miscellaneous other equipment. Maintenance is paramount if you want to stay in business. Regarding the motorhome, Yes I have had the rear end fluid replaced, regular oil changes and lubes, not to mention being almost paranoid about the Ph of the antifreeze. Anyway, I use the engine brake A LOT!. Like Iv'e never had to replace the brake linings, they don't need replacing at 120,000+ miles. Maybe I traded brake wear for rear end wear! Engine braking transfers the stress to the other side of the pinion gear. Maybe that's what happened, I don't know.

You may be right, never know, but also know my pacbrake isn't as strong as some of the exhaust brakes to I'll keep using the heck out of it. We have 117K miles on the rig and the brakes haven't worn much in the +60K miles we've owned the coach.
I hear you on maintenance. My background is +35 years in mining, I firmly believe in maintenance and was responsible for my mines equipment maintenance.

Mining is severe duty, ranked right up there with logging as to wear and tear on equipment.

I do most of my own maintenance. Hopefully it will pay off in the long run.
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Boondocking at a friend's horse farm so that means need to run generator.

This morning thought checking oil and coolant would be good so rolled the generator out on the slide and thunk one of the rails snapped.

Being at a farm they often rig up fixes so we used a tractor to lift and push the generator back in. So much for preventive maintenance.
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