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Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-28-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Big_Tom
Iím glad I could help! Iím going to order the...

Iím glad I could help! Iím going to order the rear torque rod as well. Do you know the procedure to R&R both Torque rods? I imagine a RV chassis shop may have to adjust lengths of the front upon...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-28-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Big_Tom
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Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-27-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Big_Tom
My 1999 FL XC chassis has the same issue in your...

My 1999 FL XC chassis has the same issue in your photo, worn out torque rod bushings. Freightliner quoted me somewhere around $900 for the Torque Rod 2-3 months ago.
I choose the following...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 03-02-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,263
Posted By Big_Tom
UV light breaks down flex seal, I had the same...

UV light breaks down flex seal, I had the same experience!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-30-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Big_Tom
Regarding a Norcold refrigerator light... Try ...

Regarding a Norcold refrigerator light...
Try
TheNorcoldGuy.com

Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By Big_Tom
1998 Winnebago Adventurer window seals

I bought the complete Windshield molding kit from WinnebagoParts.com about a year ago as well as the outside rubber molding that fits all of the Left to Right sliding windows. My MH is a 99...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-02-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Big_Tom
Mark, Do you have any Stainless Steel supplier...

Mark,
Do you have any Stainless Steel supplier websites or contact phone#s? I've disassembled my Norcold 821 doors and want to replace the two wood panels with stainless steel to match my new...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Big_Tom
My '99 Adventurer DP is a few years older than...

My '99 Adventurer DP is a few years older than your MH and I have 19.5 x 6.75 wheels. I'm going with a set of the the Uniroyal RS20s in Dec/Jan after I finish up my renovation upgrades on my MH. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-01-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,555
Posted By Big_Tom
That Harbor Freight jack is a excellent idea for...

That Harbor Freight jack is a excellent idea for the fronts. Another solution to remove and install those heavy tires & wheels is the ESCO (ESC70130) Truck Wheel Dolly. It has a long handle and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-26-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,823
Posted By Big_Tom
Grainger sells a 1/8Ē thick recycled rubber sheet...

Grainger sells a 1/8Ē thick recycled rubber sheet 2í x 6í for $10.20 that will protect the bottom board. I ordered two sheets and cut and glued it to the bottom of my four ramps with 3M contact...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,823
Posted By Big_Tom
Stop blocks are my next addition so I can install...

Stop blocks are my next addition so I can install new airbags and then start on undercarriage clean up and some painting. I like your farm gate handles and will be adding them to the ramps [emoji106]
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,823
Posted By Big_Tom
Four 2x12 Southern Yellow Pine MH Ramps, 7.5" Tall

My MH is Ď99 Adventurer DP with 19.5x6.75 tires. I built four identical ramps to raise the front or rear depending on what Iím working on. I donít have a covered garage just a large concrete pad...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-10-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Big_Tom
Try: AZ RV Experts 7125 E Gila Ridge Rd,...

Try: AZ RV Experts

7125 E Gila Ridge Rd, Yuma, Arizona 85365


They have an excellent fiberglass RV Roof replacement process that they detail in a three part youtube video.


This is Part 1...
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Big_Tom
Banks failure

Call Banks and ask for Nick Drago. I spoke with Nick on several occasions when considering their power pack system for my Cummins 5.9 before I bought the Banks system. The controller box ( and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-04-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Big_Tom
This is what I used to insulate my Adventurer and...

This is what I used to insulate my Adventurer and purchased at Lowes. When installing I used clear packing tape to seal up the open ends and completely seal off any fiberglass fibers.

Johns...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-03-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Big_Tom
Water dripping inside the windshield!

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Try this...

Insulating that empty dead air space under the fiberglass shell with Reflectex glued to the inside front cap surface then putting encapsulated fiberglass insulation in the dead...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-06-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,621
Posted By Big_Tom
How I improved the brightness of my dashboard...

How I improved the brightness of my dashboard gauge and digital odometer...
I'm the 2nd owner of a 1999 Win Adventurer DP purchased used about 1 year ago. The backlight of the instrument cluster...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By Big_Tom
AC Motor and Capacitors R&R procedure

There is a thorough 12 minute YouTube video that outlines the process of changing the AC fan motor as well as the capacitors. This will give you a good idea of the procedure.
"Coleman Motor...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Big_Tom
That looks a lot like the side window molding...

That looks a lot like the side window molding profile on my Ď99 Winn Adventurer. Perhaps they both use the same design from a vendor manufacturer.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
Freightliner only needs your vehicle registration...

Freightliner only needs your vehicle registration which matches your VIN. My coach is a 1999 and after providing that info I was given access to parts pro
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-13-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big_Tom
Sorry for the delayed reply, I overlooked your...

Sorry for the delayed reply, I overlooked your last question, my apologies.
After speaking to Banks Performance tech support they recommended I go with the 49240 Motorhome 1998-2003 Stinger...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,629
Posted By Big_Tom
Thanks for quick reply and detailed info Jon! ...

Thanks for quick reply and detailed info Jon! Iíll be installing the Raptor in two weeks thanks to your help. [emoji106]
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-13-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,629
Posted By Big_Tom
I ordered the Raptor pump as well but have not...

I ordered the Raptor pump as well but have not installed it yet. Did you remove the stock Carter lift pump and reroute the fuel lines on the engine or just leave the Carter in line for the fuel to...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 10-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 324,166
Posted By Big_Tom
My Winnie Adventurer DP has about the same...

My Winnie Adventurer DP has about the same mileage as your coach. One of the first things after buying this one owner coach was to have all of fluids tested by Tomís company JG Lubricant Services:...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-09-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big_Tom
Yes I do , thanks for mentioning it. You have the...

Yes I do , thanks for mentioning it. You have the right attitude, mind it and respect it and it should last for another 20 years+!! Before I bought the RV (57k miles) I inspected every inch of the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
Manus-Bond 75-AM Ultra Clear Urethane link

I plan on painting my coach in the next two years and will definItely NOT use silicone as a seam sealant

This looks like a winner:
Ultra Clear Urethane Manus Bond

Link Here:
75-AM Ultra...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
I watched the Lichtsinn video, they do a good job...

I watched the Lichtsinn video, they do a good job showing the flexible Filon and where to place the Magnus-bond urethane for the older non painted coaches like mine.

I was very surprised they...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-09-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big_Tom
12 mpg is excellent on the highway! Iíve had my...

12 mpg is excellent on the highway! Iíve had my stock Adventurer get 10.5 -11.0 on the roads here in Florida. My goal is to maximize efficiency and mpg. Instead of a complete Banks system Iím...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,884
Posted By Big_Tom
Thatís a great point! Iím in Florida so glow...

Thatís a great point! Iím in Florida so glow plugs are really non essential at home but Iíll be headed to the Northwest next fall so while I have the generator sitting in my garage itís now or never.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-08-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,884
Posted By Big_Tom
Iím R&R the glow plugs due to age, they were...

Iím R&R the glow plugs due to age, they were installed at the factory 19 years ago. I have not had any issues with the generator but with 4300 hrs on the meter Iíll retire the first set.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-08-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big_Tom
What is your flatland highway mileage? That may...

What is your flatland highway mileage? That may help me. Tom
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big_Tom
I saw the Banks intake on your 5.9 - Can you comment on perfromance or mileage ?

I've been considering a banks intake for my '99 5.9 ISB but hadn't seen one installed on a motorhome. Can you share any before and after fuel mileage or torque/HP improvements?


Tom
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Big_Tom
If your shocks are original or 5-7 years old it...

If your shocks are original or 5-7 years old it would be worth upgrading for the improved ride, safety and handling. My coach only had 50K miles on the original Bilstein shocks and all four were...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Big_Tom
Unfortunately the Supersteer units are only for...

Unfortunately the Supersteer units are only for air ride suspensions. They limit the air passing from left to right airbags to stabilize the ride and eliminate the left to right sway. You can check...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Big_Tom
I am installing a Raptor in my 5.9 Cummins ...

I am installing a Raptor in my 5.9 Cummins Adventurer next week. It mounts in the stock lift pump location on the engine and could not be a simpler install. It is a good idea to use a Bosch relay...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
One last comment, I also used the Manus bond to...

One last comment, I also used the Manus bond to also seal up the seams on the front and rear fiberglass caps where they join at the body and those seams still look great after 14 months.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
I ordered mine from Amazon too! I just...

I ordered mine from Amazon too!
I just remembered I could not purchase direct because their min buy quantity was one case- like 25 or 40 tubes!! So I went with Amazon. You should be fine
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-07-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By Big_Tom
The product recommended by Winnebago is...

The product recommended by Winnebago is Manus-Bond 75-AM, it comes in white.
It is a Urethane based sealant. This is the only product you use to seal the roof. Do not use silicone!!! This project...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-06-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Big_Tom
Same here! Replaced the completely shot original...

Same here! Replaced the completely shot original Bilstein shocks with Koni FSDs and all new grade8 hardware as I had to cut the originals bolts off!!. I also added Super Steer motion control units...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-06-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,884
Posted By Big_Tom
Thanks for posting the recommended ďadjusting...

Thanks for posting the recommended ďadjusting valve scheduleĒ. I just pulled my Onan HDKAJ 7500 out of my Ď99 Adventurer ( no slide) and will add this to my maintenance plan. Previous owner put 4000...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Big_Tom
Glad to hear that! What is the name of that shop?

Glad to hear that! What is the name of that shop?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Big_Tom
I installed an L couch in my Ď99 Adventurer DP...

I installed an L couch in my Ď99 Adventurer DP after luckily finding one removed from a 2012 Winnie. It was the single best upgrade Iíve done so far and completely changed the coach. Its mounted on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Big_Tom
Iíve had the same experience... Itís not worth...

Iíve had the same experience... Itís not worth your time to deal with them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By Big_Tom
DYI - Remove & Service of my Onan 7500 HDKAJ part 1

Purchased a low mileage (57K) '99 Winnebago Adventurer 34V about one year ago. I love the coach, no major issues, its easy to drive with loads of torque and great mileage. The previous owner didn't...
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-30-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Big_Tom
I have 5.9 ISB in my '1999 Winnebago Adventurer...

I have 5.9 ISB in my '1999 Winnebago Adventurer with one damaged fan blade as well. I'm almost certain the root cause was debris from a tire blowout by former owner. I can't see any way to R&R the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Big_Tom
My 1999 DP coach had the original factory...

My 1999 DP coach had the original factory installed Bill Stein shocks when I purchased it 10 months ago. I had cut both rear shock bolts as the nuts were locked solid after 19 years! When your new...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By Big_Tom
If you are looking for a coating that looks great...

If you are looking for a coating that looks great and keeps the heat inside the header/manifold thereby increasing the exhaust gas flow efficiency check out www.jet-hot.com
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By Big_Tom
Slideout cover replacement for my Adventurer

I choose Tough Top Awnings in Washington to send me a replacement awning cover for my large 13' x 3' 15 oz. slide out on my '99 Diesel Pusher. They were great on the phone and answered all my...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 05-09-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Big_Tom
Lori, Thank you for the quick reply and...

Lori, Thank you for the quick reply and confirming what I thought was the case. Its too bad because photos would likely make the "Wanted" ads more enticing for perspective buyers and more productive...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 05-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Big_Tom
Posting a photo in a "wanted" Ad - How to get a thumbnail shown?

Since "Wanted" Ads don't have a listing price is there another way to upload a photo for "Wanted" items? The photo I put in my current "wanted" Ad was done with a URL link. I haven't found a way to...
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