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Old 09-12-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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I might be infected

Iím super excited to have our 2001 HR Scepter which I believe to be in good shape as far as the major systems go. There are however, a ton of little things that need attention. There are things Iím trying fix, things Iím trying to update, and cleaning that needs done. Last weekend, I only had enough time to tackle the polishing of one of the wheels. I donít think theyíve been touched for years and it was a huge improvement! That was kind of a can of worms in that now the others look like crap comparatively so I need to get on those soon.

I work full time so time is short. I lose the light earlier nowadays and soon itíll be cold. I feel like a five year old that has to pee! I might need my head examined as I think I have the RV bug.


Oh, and I'm glad to have found this site!
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Welcome to the infected side.
1 Wheel.... If you take them off you can clean them in the garage or basement.
Cleaning parts in the living room causes issues with the other half.

Good luck with it, can be stress relief or stressful.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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It's great to be infected. Over the course of 6 years we bought 4 different MH's. Each one was an upgrade. We learned from each one. You have found the best forum available. Ask questions and be prepared to learn.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:49 PM   #4
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A labor of love. It will fade slightly as the list gets shorter but each spring after you get done cleaning the winter's dirt and grime of the coach and start planning the first trip of the New Year you'll be looking for a bathroom again.
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"as the list gets shorter"

You're just kidding .... right ??
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1 Wheel.... If you take them off you can clean them in the garage or basement.
Cleaning parts in the living room causes issues with the other half.

Good luck with it, can be stress relief or stressful.
I was thinking about that as I was trying buff up next to the lug nuts. It sure would make it easier. I've been reading up on torque multipliers, etc.
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Motorhome people are noted to take a beating and comeback for more!
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Discouragements come when the things you improved actually didn't, and those bright ideas weren't.
I like the challenge, these beasts were never... are never really complete or finished, just passed on to the next owner.
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Motorhome people are noted to take a beating and comeback for more!
We are Class A folks!
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I was thinking about that as I was trying buff up next to the lug nuts. It sure would make it easier. I've been reading up on torque multipliers, etc.
Pirate_Jerry,
Polishing wheels, depending on what kind of condition they were in when the project is started, can be daunting. I've done it a few zillion times on every motorcycle, RV, boat etc. that had aluminum wheels. And yes, by far, the easier way is to remove the wheels and do the job, lug-nut free. But, not many can and do have the ability to remove, alloy wheels on a diesel rig. You spoke of "torque multipliers". Well, I have one of the neatest ones available.

https://www.amazon.com/Torque-Multip...ltiplier&psc=1

The one above is almost identical to mine. With that torque multiplier, I can sit on my butt, and with one arm, loosen all 10, 450 ft.lb. torqued lug nuts! That is an amazing little (well, it's not really that little) gizmo. Now, I will say that, handling one of those 147 lb. 255 80R 22.5" wheels and tires in and of itself, is not all that easy. For that, I have a tire/wheel dolly. Thanks to that piece of cra... Photobucket, I (and everyone else) cannot post photos of things of importance, without going to another host site. Eventually I'll get all the important photos onto a site that will allow me to link photos here. I'm at present, trying to load photos into IRV2s photo storage.

Anyway, yes, removing the tire and wheel is the best way but, not all can do it. So, you have to work within your means. Good luck.
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Sure those torque mulitpliers may be nice, but they can't beat the sound of an impact wrench.
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Tackle big issues first and cosmetic later. This can't be stressed enough. I call big issues things that can leave you stranded somewhere. I'm to point I got a pro Makita buffer. That took 8 years lol.. class A world you trade up or hit it with aging perfection. Just my opinion I could be wrong.

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Well the first thing to do is go pee and quit dancin' around. Those projects will appear less frantic without THAT distraction...

If you're not in warmer winter states, relax... you have all winter to hit these things one at a time. Polishing wheels can work up a sweat even in the snow, so don't worry about being cold....
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My philosophy when it comes down to fixing/adjusting stuff to
make that 'ton of stuff' that needs fixing....

I do what I can, when I can, in the amount of time allotted. Never
rush.....it's easier to fix/adjust it right the first time then going back
to redo it !
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