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  1. Ray,IN
    10-28-2017 08:51 PM
    I wrapped the joints with shrink-wrap, then made a small hole to insert a needle attachment for my grease gun nozzle, then overlayed with shipping tape. It holds grease and keeps water/dirt out for a while. I don't know how much I'm accomplishing, but it lasts several months.
    I have even used an aerosol can of waterproof grease, but it doesn't seem to stay around the joint long.
    I suspect all I'm doing is delaying scheduling an appt. with Spartan to replace them. From what I've read on the forum, Spartan is the lowest cost for this labor-intensive repair.
    I'll try to remember to take pictures of my ball joints when I replace front shocks in the next two weeks.
    I will perform a shade-tree mechanic test of the ball-joints next week. I raise the front wheels off the ground, insert a pry-bar under the tire and attempt to detect any "clunk" or movement in the wheel assy. Any movement means the joint is worn beyond specs, which is a maximum of 0.50" play in each ball-joint.
  2. dawkinsbeth
    have a quick question...we just bought a 2002 winnebago brave w/ workhorse. can someone help tell me where the fuse box for the auto park brake fuse is located?
  3. dc3120

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    2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage 40J, Roadmaster InvisiBrake Model 8700
    2012 Chevy Captiva
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Posted 06-21-2010 at 06:44 PM by depchief Comments 3
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I completed the installation of the switch relay over the week end. Once I understood the exact wiring the install was relatively easy. Hardest is getting power wire from the outside fuse block into the coach and under the dash.
All materials where readily available at local auto parts stores. Must make sure the 40 amp relay is correct. There are many relays available but are lesser amperage.
Hopefully the incident of being stranded on the highway is a forgotten memory

Posted 06-02-2010 at 01:20 PM by depchief Comments 1
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I guess I should have noticed something was starting to go bad a few months ago. The clue was the ignition key getting hard to turn on. I tried the spare set and it would not work either. When I compared the keys, they where not exactly the same. Since the first set worked (key 1) I decided to get another key made (key 3) and make sure it worked correctly. This key worked fine and I felt better having 2 good keys. I then compared the originals that I had, again, (key 2) the first cut was not exact....
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