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 71 
 on: February 23, 2017, 08:23:22 PM 
Started by aaronjweiss - Last post by Jim Eh.
Maybe not restrict oneself to the study of just the brake system but to study the entire air system as they are closely related and problems in one area can affect other areas sometimes with catastrophic results.

 72 
 on: February 23, 2017, 08:20:53 PM 
Started by daveola - Last post by Scott & Heather
So I'm curious how you ended up in court? Isn't your bus stranded at a shop waiting for a new tranny?


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 73 
 on: February 23, 2017, 06:24:48 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by luvrbus
Northern Tool has the air/hyd 12 ton jacks which is all you need for under 70 bucks with free shipping  fwiw your local Home Depot sell air/hyd jacks also

 74 
 on: February 23, 2017, 05:48:33 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by chessie4905
We had steel plates secured to bottom of beams to be able to jack up wheels. About 1/2 thick and around 6x8 inches. They had four tabs that were curved up around beam lip, but not far enough that they couldn't be removed. Each tab had a threaded hole for a 5/16 bolt, which when threaded down, it contacted the curve of the beam flange, securing it to the beam. Although they were made removable, we left them in place. To raise the coach required a harbor freight low profile 12 ton jack as clearance isn't great. Since a low profile had limited range, it was just enough to get wheels to clear. By using a plank ramp, you could use a regular jack. By all means, get a Harbor Freight air assist bottle jack. They aren't that expensive and save all the effort of pumping the handle, especially as you get older.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=Air+bottle+jack

 75 
 on: February 23, 2017, 05:40:53 PM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by kyle4501
On YouTube there is a video of a sticks and staples motorhome blowing the left front tire and running into the median turning over. It happen so fast, you couldn't react. But then again-most motorhomes are operating close to their GVW.
It does happen quick, so quick that you don't have time to think about what to do.

That is why you need to have already thought about it so much so that you instinctively react.
Over correcting is worse than doing nothing.

 76 
 on: February 23, 2017, 05:37:08 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by PP
Your 4104 is definitely a different animal than my Prevost, but I raised mine on the bags as high as they would go, placed wood blocks beneath the points where the suspension pivots and under the engine cradle. Then I let the air out of the bags and used a 12 ton jack just to life the axle high enough to slide an old highway sign under the tires. Removed the axle nut and slid the entire assembly out to the side. A little grease on the highway sign helped tremendously. I cleaned and inspected the brakes and replaced the wheel seals and then slid it all back together. Didn't have to break a single lugnut loose. I wish I could take credit for this neat trick, but it was actually Gumpy (a fellow Minnesotan) that turned me on to it.
HTH

 77 
 on: February 23, 2017, 05:32:52 PM 
Started by Paul - Last post by Tikvah
Air Throttle was one of the best upgrades I ever did with my bus.  I even gained a few RPM. 
Before i hurt my back so bad I almost couldn't walk from pressing that throttle.  I thought I'd have to give up the bus.

Now, I just have to balance my foot.  Could push it with my little toe.  So much better control and comfort. 

Plus, I don't even understand the topic about response time.... I really don't get it.  It responds just fine.  I'm not running Nascar.


 78 
 on: February 23, 2017, 05:08:00 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by Zephod
I would jack the axle as close to the spring as possible, preferably on the wheel side. As for support... could put the blocks under the axle or the chassis.


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 79 
 on: February 23, 2017, 03:15:51 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by pd4501-771
https://youtu.be/jKaXPpP22oI

 80 
 on: February 23, 2017, 02:06:24 PM 
Started by daveola - Last post by daveola
You might want to check this out. There are weight limits here as you can see and Axle used on the vehicle you are intending to drive.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/web/eng_pdf/comlhdbk.pdf

Nope.  That's the commercial handbook.  Not commercial.

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