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General Discussion / Re: How can this be repaired??
« Last post by Jim Godward on Today at 12:49:10 AM »
Depending on the load on the screw, match sticks will work when there is no stress, like hanging something.  For tougher jobs, I have used dowels or other pieces of harder wood. 
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Motorhomes / Re: Engine Brake controls
« Last post by jphilsousa on Today at 12:21:29 AM »
I guess the bottom line is that maybe I'm making too big of a deal about the number of stages the auxiliary brake has.  I never drove heavy vehicles like this until I got to Oz, so my experience is limited to what I have driven here.

If those folks that have single stage engine/exhaust brakes and have traveled the mountains in the west without difficulty, I'm thinking I shouldn't worry about it.  Maybe some of you can chime in?
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General Discussion / Re: How can this be repaired??
« Last post by Punomatic on February 22, 2019, 11:50:15 PM »
An old carpenter trick is to put some wood glue into the hole, then insert a golf tee into the hole as far as it will go. Let the glue dry and cut the golf tee off even with the door surface.  Predrill a small starter hole in the new plug, then run the screw gently and firmly back into the new plug. I have used it before and it works well.
I've also used wood skewers like you would use for shish kebabs and even matchsticks, although for that spring loaded door, I like the golf tee idea.
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Motorhomes / Re: Engine Brake controls
« Last post by Tom on February 22, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
 
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... is there a norm for number of stages on most middle to higher end units?
 

I'm afraid I don't know if there is a 'norm'. Of course, you'd know the number of stages a particular coach had if you drove it. But, shopping from a distance, you'd probably need to find a brochure/manual online, or maybe ask the seller?
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Motorhomes / Re: Engine Brake controls
« Last post by jphilsousa on February 22, 2019, 11:00:05 PM »
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That looks far more like a luxury coach than a school bus here in the US.
Yes, Tom.  I was surprised too.  This particular bus has a luggage rack with reading lights and adjustable individual air vents.  And most important....A/C that works really well.  Will be needed this week as by Friday it should be about 104F.

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Let's not go there  ;D
I still like baseball a lot better and I was watching the Tigers on the internet when they used to win a few games, but baseball is very sparse here.

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It depends on the specific installation. I've seen single stage, two stage and three stage Jake brakes. The advantage of multi-stage being the ability to control how aggressive the braking is.
Since I will be looking for a coach probably in the 2005-2010 range, is there a norm for number of stages on most middle to higher end units?  I really like the ability on my bus to variably control the rate at which it slows the vehicle.
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General Discussion / Re: How can this be repaired??
« Last post by SargeW on February 22, 2019, 10:57:10 PM »
An old carpenter trick is to put some wood glue into the hole, then insert a golf tee into the hole as far as it will go. Let the glue dry and cut the golf tee off even with the door surface.  Predrill a small starter hole in the new plug, then run the screw gently and firmly back into the new plug. I have used it before and it works well.
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General Discussion / Re: Towing large tow hauler with GMC 3500 cc srw 4x4.
« Last post by [email protected] on February 22, 2019, 10:44:21 PM »
Towing capacity is 17,200 and gcwr is 25300.
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General Discussion / Re: Towing large tow hauler with GMC 3500 cc srw 4x4.
« Last post by [email protected] on February 22, 2019, 10:42:37 PM »
My truck I a 2018 GMC 3500 are cc lb.
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General Discussion / How can this be repaired??
« Last post by jymbee on February 22, 2019, 10:40:51 PM »
One of the screws holding a hinge on the compartment over the passenger seat has pulled out (see attached). Not enough material left in the original hole to just put the screw back in and not sure the best way to be able to reattach this hinge. There's quite a bit of pressure on this hinge and my concern is that it not done right I'll end up just making it worse-- a situation I have to admit I've found myself in more than once when trying to "fix" something.  :(
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General Discussion / Towing large tow hauler with GMC 3500 cc srw 4x4.
« Last post by [email protected] on February 22, 2019, 10:38:42 PM »
Hi there rv family, I have a question about my truck towing the 39' toy hauler were looking at. My trucks payload is 3537, and me my wife and dog are around 400 lbs. The toy  hauler we are looking at is the xlr nitro 37dk5, it has a dry weight of 12,229 lbs, hitch weight is 2465, payload of you hauler is 4,326 lbs. Gvwr of toy hauler is 16,465. Do you think my truck will handle this well? I have a dirtbike  and plan to get a side by side in the future. I am 100% that I will not overload the trailer, my weight of toys would be around 1750 tops. The dealer said i would be good and said i could even put an auxiliary tank for more fuel. I'm not sure, what do you think? Zach
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