Tech Tips

  • 07/01/2012 7:17 PM
    Reply # 989937 on 955861
    Anonymous
    Carl & Janice Schiller wrote:I searched for hours and several calls to find the right tool to remove the hubcaps on our aluminum wheels.  We have a 2011 Southwind 32v and you need a 1 5/8" socket to remove the cover nuts that have the small dimples pressed into them.  Lots of posts with very little specific info.  I hope this helps others in their cleaning and maintenance chores!
    Well it is not good practice but i have been using a pair of pump pliers with a cloth between the jaws and it works good on my 40X Excursion but like you i will be asking at the mechanic shop next time where they get the proper wrench
  • 08/16/2012 5:55 PM
    Reply # 1049160 on 940018
    Deleted user
    W Parten wrote:

    We have downsized from a class A diesel to a Fleetwood Tioga class C gas, Ford V10.  After our first trip, I found that our milage/gallon was better on the 38 foot diesel (8.3mpg fully loaded and towing) than the gas with a tow and less of a load (7.2mpg or less).

    What kind of mileage can I expect from the Ford V10?  What's the best RPM or speed to drive to attain peak mileage?  Does an octane boost improve the mileage? 


    I had exact same experience from a '99 Bounder Diesel to an '11 Encounter (Bravo) Gas.  Go downwind, keep it at 55 unless holding up traffic.  1900 - 2200 RPM.  But miss the air ride suspension.  Does Firestone Ride-Rite help smooth the vibrations?  One son says yes on higher octane, I'll try it next when above 5,280 feet, but got up to the Mesa Verde Nat Pk Campground okay.
  • 08/31/2012 1:47 PM
    Reply # 1061710 on 848407

    For removing wheel covers on our 02 Southwind 35R I use the 'T' wrench that came with it but need to use the water pump or channel lock pliers on the outside of the nut cover to break it loose.

     Harry

  • 11/06/2012 1:41 PM
    Reply # 1131063 on 848407
    Deleted user
    I'm looking for a way to improve the headlights on my 2005 Discovery. I find that although they are functioning normally they are nearly as bright as the newer vehicles. Has anyone done any modifications that they are happy with?
  • 11/15/2012 9:09 AM
    Reply # 1138273 on 848407
    Deleted user
    Before we arrived in Daytona, I stopped at a truck wash center, when I hooked up, tried the water heater on electric, didn't work, tried on gaz, no better, checked fuses, power etc. I called a service guy, we were on Saturday, he came on Monday only, we used the campground showers in the meantime, never thought of trying the heater again, Monday, the service guy asked me to turn the switches on, bingo, it does work on electric and on gaz, when I told him about the washing (pressure), told me that's probably what caused it, the board was sensing water and stopped the starting, I won't use those pressure washing center in the future
    Last modified: 11/15/2012 9:10 AM | Deleted user
  • 04/24/2013 11:58 PM
    Reply # 1278121 on 848407
    Deleted user
     When ever I take out the drain plug & flush out the hot water tank, water gets on the controls. As soon
     as they dry off, everything works fine.
  • 05/03/2013 6:53 PM
    Reply # 1285055 on 848407
    Deleted user
    Check your water heater connectors they are plastic fittings on the metal hose rather than metal fittings that connect down there we have an 06 and have had both on the hot water side crack and blow out leaving a flooded bedroom floor. They can be replaced with standard metal fittings/hose you can get at lowes.
  • 11/09/2013 10:41 PM
    Reply # 1431567 on 848407
    Deleted user
    I found a great little device from Amazon that alarms when it gets wet. My greywater floods into the shower stall and then onto the floor making a real mess. I'm sure I'm not the only person to have this wonderful experience, LOL.

    The item is the Leak Frog and it really works After showering, just dry the shower floor and place the Leak Frog on the shower floor, if the contacts on the bottom get wet it sounds off. 

    Last modified: 12/15/2013 11:16 PM | Deleted user
  • 11/10/2013 11:44 AM
    Reply # 1431723 on 1061710
    Harry & Rowena Johnson wrote:

    For removing wheel covers on our 02 Southwind 35R I use the 'T' wrench that came with it but need to use the water pump or channel lock pliers on the outside of the nut cover to break it loose.

     Harry


    http://www.toolfetch.com/automotive.html#!search/page=1&q=DAS-TSC-%2090251X
    Truckspec TSC-90251X 1-1/2 Heavy Duty Lug Nut Puller
  • 11/10/2013 11:49 AM
    Reply # 1431724 on 1131063
    Anonymous wrote:I'm looking for a way to improve the headlights on my 2005 Discovery. I find that although they are functioning normally they are nearly as bright as the newer vehicles. Has anyone done any modifications that they are happy with?

    On the headlight lens is a part number. Look up that part number and it will tell you what car or truck it was originally used on. We have a 2007 Discovery, our headlights are from a 1999 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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