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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By ftodaro
Good advice. I found this on my front air bag and...

Good advice. I found this on my front air bag and decided to change them all out after 18 years at the time.



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Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-08-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By ftodaro
Just a quick point about buying used RV parts. I...

Just a quick point about buying used RV parts. I needed a rear compartment door cover on my 2001 Horizon, I called Visonerv they had the part. they wanted 1200 plus shipping for it. sight unseen.
...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By ftodaro
Not sure if you found your problem yet, if you...

Not sure if you found your problem yet, if you have, post what you found. On my rig i have a leveling valve in the RR and one day while i was loading it, motor off, i could hear air escaping near the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ftodaro
I have a 36' and I used a little more than two...

I have a 36' and I used a little more than two tubes
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By ftodaro
I pulled out my basement AC this year just to...

I pulled out my basement AC this year just to service it. I cleaned the air intake, it was caked with dirt and crud. I took the top off of the unit and I oiled both blowers and both motors there is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-14-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
For those of you who have switched over to the...

For those of you who have switched over to the new TSD app, is there any reason to keep the EFS app. Can we keep and use both?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-10-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
For those of you who have the new app and are...

For those of you who have the new app and are having issues with getting the new app set up. It requires an 8 digit pass word set up, i was trying to use 4 digits and could not get past the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By ftodaro
I replaced the window in my door directly from...

I replaced the window in my door directly from Winnebago, costly but a perfect fit. I replaced a side window custom ordered from peninsula glass. Not cheap but good quality. I am not sure about local...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-28-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By ftodaro
My door does the same thing. It makes a lot of...

My door does the same thing. It makes a lot of noise when going down the road.

First on the lock itself there are allen head screws that hold the lock in place. Be sure those are tight. I have...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-28-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By ftodaro
I will add on to this thread since i replaced 2...

I will add on to this thread since i replaced 2 of the three leveling valves on my 19 year old XC chassis. As Skip 426 stated, You have to call FL help line with the vin number they will give you the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-28-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By ftodaro
I wish they would have put an oil sensor in my...

I wish they would have put an oil sensor in my vintage motor that you could check the oil remotely like I can on the trans. I get a lot of different readings on my dip stick depending on how long I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,579
Posted By ftodaro
My suggestion is to make sure that the Toyo tires...

My suggestion is to make sure that the Toyo tires were the same size and load range rating. I have toyo's and love them but in my size i had the option of 14 or 16 ply tires different load range,...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-02-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,061
Posted By ftodaro
Do you mind sharing what the approximate part...

Do you mind sharing what the approximate part cost of the alternator and the AC compressor is?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By ftodaro
I upgraded from the Billsteins to the Koni's, I...

I upgraded from the Billsteins to the Koni's, I liked the difference in the ride and feel. But I did not do it for the reason you mentioned. It was more for how it handled the bumps and how it felt...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-21-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,400
Posted By ftodaro
This may be posted some place in the long thread,...

This may be posted some place in the long thread, If you just are replacing the HEUI before failure if we assume that 1400 price tag what type of labor cost, and total cost for a PM replacement?
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-06-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By ftodaro
If you keep doing this long enough you will get...

If you keep doing this long enough you will get plenty of experiences and will have an opportunity to share. Glad you found this one. I like to look over the rig often, just to monitor things and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,023
Posted By ftodaro
I have lifted my rear wheels off the ground with...

I have lifted my rear wheels off the ground with the jacks and have had no issues, I don't like to do it but it did not cause damage. I would say that I did dump the air out of the bags first which...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,178
Posted By ftodaro
This is the down side to people rushing in to buy...

This is the down side to people rushing in to buy or use RV's and not understanding what they are getting into. It makes what we do more dangerous. Just because you can do something does not mean you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-14-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,045
Posted By ftodaro
I tow a 24' enclosed trailer at about 9-10,000...

I tow a 24' enclosed trailer at about 9-10,000 loaded I have pulled it with my 2015 F-350 srw, Diesel and my current F-150 rated at 13,000.lbs. The F-150 can do it but its working hard sucks lots of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-11-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
How do you clear the Cache?

How do you clear the Cache?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-06-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
I am talking about the pin for the app to use the...

I am talking about the pin for the app to use the card for checking prices. It does not recognize my pin that i set up and when you call the number on the app to reset it, it does not recognized the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
How long has the server been down? I got the card...

How long has the server been down? I got the card a few months back and set the pin number but did not use the card, Now i am trying to open the app and it will not recognized the pin, So through the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By ftodaro
Nice i did the same thing to mine. I was worried...

Nice i did the same thing to mine. I was worried if i did not do something it was going to leak, you could see where the rust was starting to eat into the pan. Good Job. Like you i have had plenty of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-04-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By ftodaro
I have never heard of not waxing gelcoat. I have...

I have never heard of not waxing gelcoat. I have compounded mine and wax it 2 x per year and it shines like a baby. the Chalk is oxidation and waxing helps remove and prevent it.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-30-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By ftodaro
OK you have lost me. Discover the...

OK you have lost me.


Discover the Difference Cat ELC is developed, tested and approved by Caterpillar to meet the same high standards as all Genuine Cat Parts. • Factory-Fill—Used as standard...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-29-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,661
Posted By ftodaro
I have been following this thread since my post...

I have been following this thread since my post #2. After looking into this I think my best best cost wise option is to tow my current 2018 Ford F150, since I own it. I have a few questions for those...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-28-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By ftodaro
This topic about what type of coolant...

This topic about what type of coolant Frieghtliner uses and recommends in a DP has been kicked around several times. So i am just going to give you my experience, on it. Do your own homework. I have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-11-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By ftodaro
Having just gone through my system and correcting...

Having just gone through my system and correcting some air leaks and replacing some valves, just make sure that you do not use teflon tape on your connections, the recommended product on air line...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-11-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By ftodaro
I just replaced my hot water tank this year. you...

I just replaced my hot water tank this year. you can DIY but there are a few things to know going in. First make sure you order the right tank, they make two versions of that tank one has coolant...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,661
Posted By ftodaro
I will be watching with interest. I have been...

I will be watching with interest. I have been looking for a 2014 Honda CRV. I am told its the last year of a 4 down towable. But at this point I am open to other ideas. I like the fact that you can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,898
Posted By ftodaro
Maybe we are talking apples and oranges, I am...

Maybe we are talking apples and oranges, I am talking about fuel filters for DP So if your manual says do it, then go for it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By ftodaro
Yes working on your own rig is a matter of common...

Yes working on your own rig is a matter of common sense. You should dump the air on the rig and find out the absolute bottom, then you know what your working with as a first step.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By ftodaro
I just spent a good part of the winter running...

I just spent a good part of the winter running down air leaks so all of this is fresh on my mind. Let me start out by saying i replaced one of my drain valves its a 20.00 part and took about 10 min....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By ftodaro
I do not know what Chassis you have but i suspect...

I do not know what Chassis you have but i suspect the process will be the same. I just went through and replaced two of my three ride height valves. Sometimes they leak and sometimes they way they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,898
Posted By ftodaro
Pre filling fuel filters, is not recommended due...

Pre filling fuel filters, is not recommended due to the complication of contamination. If you have a hand pump or lift pump on the fuel line like I do its not necessary but for those that don't many...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-12-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By ftodaro
Sending a sample for testing is a good first...

Sending a sample for testing is a good first step, its cheap. It helps to know what type of coolant it is but not necessary. Also if you buy the coach, if you don't have past records, I would flush...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-10-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By ftodaro
Great DIY video. When i did mine I did not have...

Great DIY video. When i did mine I did not have to remove the shock to get enough travel on the frame, otherwise that is how I did mine. I blocked the Frame and then used a floor jack to slowly lower...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-07-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,711
Posted By ftodaro
Let me throw in a Plug for Cat oil. we have a...

Let me throw in a Plug for Cat oil. we have a dealer in town. I found Cat's prices as good or better than anyone and their additives are exactly what they call for. I also use Cat Oil filters, I have...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-07-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By ftodaro
let me give you a less technical response. When...

let me give you a less technical response. When it comes to the air system. Lets start with the brakes there is a pre trip brake test that you should do before you depart. I don't always do it but...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-04-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By ftodaro
This is not a difficult job to DYI, I did mine....

This is not a difficult job to DYI, I did mine. The difficulty will be getting to the center bolt in the bottom of the air bag base, to do so you have to Drop the I-beam front suspension, one side...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-31-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By ftodaro
The argument goes that using ELC coolant, the...

The argument goes that using ELC coolant, the rust inhibitors are acid based and interact with the sensors in the FL system. I have a Cat 330. Cat recommends ELC. FWIW, I have used ELC in my rig for...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-31-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By ftodaro
Our rigs are not complicated and pretty generic....

Our rigs are not complicated and pretty generic. In my opinion you do not need to go to a dealer. I think your better off establishing a relationship with a local to you truck repair shop. Their...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-24-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 219,735
Posted By ftodaro
I just received my TSD card and have not used it...

I just received my TSD card and have not used it yet. I also have the Loves app. What do i need to know to use both when i go to Loves. do i put my card info in the App?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-20-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By ftodaro
I have a high opinion on the Toyo tires I am in...

I have a high opinion on the Toyo tires I am in the process of replacing my G670 goodyears.

I do not know which tires you have on there now or are recommended just be sure to compare apples to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By ftodaro
There are a lot of opinions out there on the...

There are a lot of opinions out there on the Goodyear G670. This is mine. Goodyear did have some issues with the predecessor to the G670. There have also been some reported issues on the G670 but as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By ftodaro
I have to have above 1/3 of a tank of fuel in my...

I have to have above 1/3 of a tank of fuel in my rig before it will feed fuel to the gen. If you have not figured out where yours cuts off the fuel to the gen, put fuel in it unless its already full....
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-08-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By ftodaro
That tire is the side with a clean magnet am most...

That tire is the side with a clean magnet am most interested in finding out what others oil looks like coming out. I think the tire was from a shock problem.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By ftodaro
Just to clarify, I did not see any particulate in...

Just to clarify, I did not see any particulate in the oil just a little silver dust on the magnet,and that was the side with the better looking oil ( Right Front).

I used 75/90 gear lube, but...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-08-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By ftodaro
Oil Bath hubs- dirty oil

Looking for an informed opinion about the condition of the oil coming out of my Oil Bath hubs. I have posted some pictures, the left side is always more dirty than the right.

So the data. the rig...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-05-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By ftodaro
I was looking for a 20 amp version, and all the...

I was looking for a 20 amp version, and all the places i found on line were out of stock. I ended up using a close version and modifying it to work, by bending the tab over to mount it onto the...
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