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Update on Michelin LTX Tire Failures

Big update.  The Michelin LTX tires that Discount Tire installed on my Airstream in April 2012 were all subject to a RECALL. Here’s my earlier posts on the subject: http://boondockdad.com/trailer-tire-failures-st-and-ltx/ http://boondockdad.com/michelin-tire-failure-numero-trois/ So, my first question is: why wasn’t I notified of this? CFR 49 outlines the tire dealers responsibility for registering the DOT codes and consumers contact information with the…

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Range Repair

The range has been annoying me for years, and I finally got around to fixing it. Maytag Amana Model ALY2280BDS.  RV 3-burner LP range. The problem was the grate and pads. The original design had the grate held in place with four rubber grommet pads. Not good. After maybe the fourth use, the grommets basically melted away and the grate…

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2003 E-350 Transmission Temperature Gauge Installation

Towing without a temperature gauge is like playing Russian roulette with your transmission.  I know, that sounds harsh, but heat is the enemy, and unknowingly overheating your transmission can have catastrophic results. The tow capability on this van is impressive, so I’m always amazed the low-cost options Ford decided to omit in its “HD Tow Package”, like extending mirrors, or…

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