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Miscellaneous / Re: Jack up your RV
« Last post by eXodus on Today at 05:28 AM »
sounds good!

Make sure you get a jack which has enough lift range to lift a flat tire of the ground.  (about the height of the sidewall)

I needed to find a happy medium of a jack which fits under the axle and has enough lift.  Because when you got a blow out - that RV sits on the Rim of the metal.
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Project Blogs / Re: 1979 Winnebago Minnie Winnie W24RH named "Betsy"
« Last post by Oz on Yesterday at 07:54 PM »
I had that accelerator pump issue with one of mine which had a d quadrajet on it.  I'm far from a carb guru, so I bought a new Edelbrock.
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Project Blogs / Re: 1979 Winnebago Minnie Winnie W24RH named "Betsy"
« Last post by Mlw on Yesterday at 03:41 PM »
Starting Betsy is quite the challenge after being away for 4 days to work. She wants to start but can't and as the risk of an occasional backfire is there as well I first pour a splash of gas down her throat. Doing that she just needs to be pushed thru two cyliinders and away she goes.

But as i'm not planning taking of the doghouse everytime i need to start the engine, so I can feed some fuel into the carburator I decided to clean and revise it as the accelerator pump is gone to. When you accelerate you need to see a shot of fuel in both barrels, which is not the case in underneath video.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=9DCA90B7B0B1F178&id=9DCA90B7B0B1F178%21579632&parId=9DCA90B7B0B1F178%21579620&o=OneUp


The carburator itself is also incredibly dirty on the outside as well as the inside.










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Miscellaneous / Re: Jack up your RV
« Last post by Mlw on Yesterday at 01:30 PM »
6 LBS is a Typo it needed to be 6000 LBS or 3 tons.

I'm going to do exactly what you told me, so thanks for the advise. I can use the jacks for leveling as well as i don't have a levelling system (for now).

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Miscellaneous / Re: Jack up your RV
« Last post by eXodus on Yesterday at 06:23 AM »
When the RV is to heavy, you need a stronger jack.  I don't know what a "6lbs jack" is,  not familiar with the term and capability. 

The 12 ton jack - has no issue lifting the whole back of the RV.  What does the rear weight?  less then 5 tons.  If you add 200kg for the differential - it doesn't really matter. That's less then 5% added weight.    (1 ton = 1000kg = 2200lbs)



The ram of the Jack fits nicely between those 4 screws where the leaf spring blades attach to the blade. Between the screws it also has little ability to slide out.

For at home use - I have 2x 12 ton jacks and a 4 Ton floor jack and a bunch of jack stands. But your question was for on the road -  and there the 12 ton short profile- saves the day.



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Miscellaneous / Re: Jack up your RV
« Last post by Mlw on January 23, 2022, 10:56 AM »
So Finally the lockdown is mellowed (but not ended) so last week I had the chance to visit Betsy again. I must say she held up good in the month I couldn't visit her, and now I finally have the possibility to answer Exodus.

With Betsy it is not possible to put the jack directly on the axle. Right behind the wheel the blades are connected to the axle. Maybe I'm overcautious but putting the full weight of the RV on just the threads... N:(

The space between the connection of the blades and the connection of the shocks is not enough to put a jack in between, so the connection of the shocks is what I've used to lift the axle. It went OK, but I wouldn't dare using your technique lifting the RV with just one jack on the RV.

Now next to that i could put the jack underneath the axle but then the weight of the differential comes in too adding a considerable amount of weight to lift. As you then are allready deep under the RV hitching the RV with just manpower becomes quite the challenge. Betsy just has heavy bones  :D

 
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Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: The Great Thread debate on classic wheels.
« Last post by yellowrecve on January 20, 2022, 10:58 PM »
I'm also running 16" wheels. They are coned same as the 17.5. Straight bolt on. I'm using LT215/85R16 tires. Very close to the same over all circumference of the 17.5 and leaves enough space between the side walls of the duels. The problem is on the front wheels. A little grinding of the brake caliber is needed for the rim to clear.
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Coach / Re: LPG problem at boiler
« Last post by Oz on January 20, 2022, 07:42 PM »
Look up the model in the Member Area.  There should be a manual for it which would have the part number.  I don't know the sources off hand, but Google Atwood water heater parts.
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Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: The Great Thread debate on classic wheels.
« Last post by LJ-TJ on January 19, 2022, 08:26 AM »
I droped down to 16" wheels. Streight bolt on. If I need a tire or blow out a tire in the Catskills everybody's got a 16" tire. Made very little difference. Put the speedometer off a few miles per hour. However impervise, adapt, over come. :)ThmbUp
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Coach / Re: LPG problem at boiler
« Last post by Oliver GER on January 19, 2022, 06:24 AM »
Ups, here is the picture
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