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Hitch Receiver Upgrade

The rust is really starting to become a problem on the ol’ girl.  2003 Ford E-350 has lived all her life in the Detroit area. No undercoating. Already replaced the radius arms due to pack rust. Body panels starting to go. Hitch receiver isn’t exempt.  A couple years ago I pulled it off, sanded clean, and coated with rust-converter and…

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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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