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  2003 4 slide on ebay
Posted by: encantotom - 08-18-2012, 06:09 PM - Forum: Coaches for Sale (Please read the info in the Category description) - Replies (8)

howdy, i think one of you ought to seriously consider the 2003 4 slide front entry newell that is on ebay right now. it is in the phoenix metro area and i would be glad to go look at it for you....


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  youtube video of bus turning around on a 2 lane bridge
Posted by: encantotom - 08-18-2012, 02:40 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (2)

this was done for a european game show and you can watch the contestants faces in the bottom right hand corner as the video goes on.

it is quite amazing to watch. pretty sure darlene wouldnt let me try....though i think this 40' neoplan has a shorter turning radius than my beast.

as my daughter would say....the only other person that could do this is chuck norris.


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  tag axle tire wear
Posted by: encantotom - 08-18-2012, 01:50 PM - Forum: Suspension/Tires/Wheels - Replies (4)

i was reading a blog today about the adventures of a full timer in a neoplan. he did a blog today about his tag tire change. and he showed a picture of a totally bald tire for the tag. he says his 90's neoplan has a steerable tag and it really causes a lot of wear on the tag.

so he runs them bald before changing them and always puts the tire from the front on the tag and gets new ones for the front. granted he drives alot so gets more miles on his tires than i will ever. but...i am curious as to how much life the tag on our rigs get.

and if i should do something similar and rotate the front tires to the tag (after getting bigger rims for the tag) when i need to change the fronts. in 4 or more years....

i have a really sharp backing up turn into my driveway.

what kind of wear do you guys with tags get on those tires?

i dont change the pressure on the tag when i back up either. do you guys? i have a switch that will put more or less pressure on the tag.

i am still a little puzzled when to use it.

any wisdom here?



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  Reno, Nevada
Posted by: Chester Stone - 08-18-2012, 09:00 AM - Forum: Big Rig Friendly places to go - Replies (1)

Found a beautiful, new, park near Reno: Sparks Marina RV Park, 1200 E. Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV

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  Turn signal
Posted by: whatsnewell - 08-18-2012, 08:55 AM - Forum: Electrical - Replies (27)

Apparently my right turn signal "relay" (I think that's what it's called) has gone bad. A blinking signal is coming in to the relay, but the relay is not activating (clicking) like the left one does. Here is a picture of it.....there are no identifying numbers on it. Is this a standard off the shelf part, and should I be able to find it at Napa, Autozone, O'Reilly, etc? There are three of these on the back for left turn, one for brakes and one for right turn.


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  Window felt runners for 1984
Posted by: Flick - 08-16-2012, 09:49 PM - Forum: Interior Things - Replies (28)

I am going to replace the felt runners in my slide windows so they actually open. They are brittle and clogged with dirt. I called Newell parts and they sell it for $3 a linear foot. I assume that price is reasonable. Can any of you tell if there is somewhere else to buy it cheaper? Also are there any special tricks to changing these?

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  Sand Dollar!
Posted by: prairieschooner - 08-16-2012, 08:48 PM - Forum: Travel Logs - No Replies

OK so here is what happened today. A little young lady about 5-6 years old collected a number of San Dollars on the beach here at Morro Bay. She came back to the tents so proud that she had found so many Sand Dollars that were in such good condition and she proudly displayed them to her Grandparents.
I overheard and asked to see them and she was so proud when she showed them to me! I asked if she could sell me one for $.25 and she said that she would. OK here is where it gets interesting. I give her the quarter, show it and give it to Patti and she promptly drops it!! (not so worried about the $.25 but it was a great Sand Dollar).
So a little later I ask the little young lady if she would sell me another one. She does and this one is even better. A neighbor comes by, we have a beer and I set the Sand Dollar on a post next in our site. Yep, as you would guess Mike opens the beer and leans on the Sand Dollar!!! these are very fragile and the thing breaks into many pieces.

Moral of the story; if you get something fragile like a Sand Dollar take a picture of it right away or don't let anyone near it.

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  Gas Springs Resource
Posted by: Brad Townsend - 08-15-2012, 03:23 AM - Forum: Parts info - Replies (5)

Gas springs:
Austin Hardware, 800-220-8118
Bay doors pt# GS08-0675MD10-94 $12.25 EA
Cabinet doors over driver. #GS08-0200PE10-020 $11.22 EA
Locations: Ca.-800-821-3520 In.-800-220-8118
Tx.-800-527-5640 Ga.-800-821-1664 Mo.800-8213520
Wi.-800-220-8118 Id.-800-821-3520 Pa.-800-634-4293

ORR&ORR 708-496-9800
Bedford Park Ill.
Gas spring for cabinets over bed. These springs have spade ends with 1/4 dia. holes. Stk#H9518-35 $14.25ea.

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  Window slides and bay door gaskets question
Posted by: Flick - 08-14-2012, 10:25 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (16)

My windows are very difficult to open as they have 32 years of Texas dust and clay in the tracks. The felt tracks just look shot. Where do I find these so I can pull out the old ones, clean things up and then install new ones? Also any tips on doing this?

Also the gaskets on most of my bay doors are in rough shape. Where is he best place to find these so I can replace these as well. Again an tips of doing this? And adjusting the doors as well?

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  Stuck #866 Kwikee Van Steps
Posted by: Flick - 08-14-2012, 09:40 PM - Forum: Exterior - Replies (16)

So my new old rig has steps that are stuck slightly extended. Before I left Texas one of the guys looked underneath and said the electric motor was shot and it's easier to just replace the whole thing. True or have any of you done these before and just replaced the motor?

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