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Old 07-10-2017, 08:19 PM   #407
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Bad Brake Fluid

Brake fluid attracts moisture. When brake fluid does "attract moisture" (aka water) it turns a very ugly color. It also lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid which can give you a poor stopping response. (There is a bit more detailed information located here.)

We decided to have Brazel's RV Performance Center flush and bleed our brake lines while we were there last week.

This is what bad brake fluid can look like:


This is what brake fluid can look like if you do not maintain everything on the RV. (Don't believe everything the sellers tell you when you buy a used RV.)We now have a much better braking response from our Day Break.
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Strapless In Seattle

okay- maybe we weren't in Seattle when this happened...but we were in Washington.

Unigard covers on your window awnings must not do much when your strap breaks into 3 pieces after only a handful of uses.



This happened on the July 4th weekend. No one was at Carefree so we ordered staps from Amazon. We had them delivered to us at Brazel's RV Center the next business day.

Shame on you "Carefree of Colorado" for using poor quality strap webbing on your not so cheap window awnings.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:59 PM   #409
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When the electrical got blown out on our 1995 Daybreak, we were told that there were no wiring schematics as everything was done by separate groups and nothing was standard. The wiring was never right after that. Still had a drain on the cab battery happening, couldn't track it down, so installed a bypass/disconnect switch.


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Scott- Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new to you Intruder!
I am going to apologize- but we have ever had any wiring diagrams- we have just dug in and traced them back the hard way.
I can give you the Brochure PDF. I can also email the 1999 "Owners Manual" in PDF form if you PM me your email address.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:28 PM   #410
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Fridge just went out in my 99 daybreak, so I'm thinking of doing the residential mod you guy did to yours. It looks so beautiful
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:58 AM   #411
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Becky, my original straps failed rather quickly on my widow awnings too. What do now is to tuck them into awning as the last couple of inches is rolling up. I only have two awnings and can put them out and retract them through an open window. No awning hook needed. Don't know about yours, though.
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Front Springs Replacement

We decided it was time to replace this once we learned the airbag in the spring would no longer hold air.


Brazels RV Performance Center made room in their schedule to take care of us while we were on the road. Thank You Alan for making this happen!

You can see pictures of the new springs here.
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Airbags not needed in new springs?
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Airbags not needed in new springs?
You are correct- we don't need airbags if the springs are strong enough.

I will do a post by next Wednesday evening on the installation.
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You are correct- we don't need airbags if the springs are strong enough.

I will do a post by next Wednesday evening on the installation.
Here is a photo that shows you the bump-stop. The frame is in the background. You can see an "L' shape where the bump-stop has been hitting the frame. We now have a 2" clearance between the two.


You will find a better photo description here.
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Front Spring Installation

Here is a photo of the start of the installation of the front springs.


You can see more photos here.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:28 AM   #417
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Any Guesses?

We have been using this set-up for the last few days-


Does anyone want to guess what we are doing?
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Chutes and Ladders

The ladders were used as a chute so that we could remove the old air conditioner units...


You can see the front AC unit on it's way down the chute!

(Yes...that does mean new ACs are being installed!)
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Were they the original AC units from 1999?

What are you replacing them with?
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Steve - They were original units-
We replaced them with Coleman-Mach 8's . We went with 15K air conditioner with heat pumps on both units.
I will try to do a post tonight when I get home showing the units and info on them.
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