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Rick and Mindy 07-04-2016 05:10 PM

Harbor Freight works great for me. For what little time it gets used,it does the job. Better than guessing.

travelin' texans 07-04-2016 06:21 PM

I also use the HF wrench, so far so good.

markw 07-04-2016 10:50 PM

My Snap on wrench was about $50 in 1972. It was checked 3 years ago, for the 1st time. It was right on.

Mark

spindrift 07-04-2016 10:53 PM

I'll wait to get flamed on this one. There are some things I'd go to HF and purchase, and there are other things I'd only buy from a reputable manufacturer. A torque wrench falls into the latter category. You can almost always find a used Snap-on, or equal on Ebay. Don't forget, this is a calibrated instrument.

Ford truck guy 07-04-2016 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by spindrift (Post 67675)
I'll wait to get flamed on this one. There are some things I'd go to HF and purchase, and there are other things I'd only buy from a reputable manufacturer. A torque wrench falls into the latter category. You can almost always find a used Snap-on, or equal on Ebay. Don't forget, this is a calibrated instrument.

I'm with Tom.... HF is great for screw drivers.. Throw away LED lights... Ect... Anything that will be relied on is purchased somewhere else... My Torque wrench is craftsman.. ( pre K-Mart )..

markw 07-04-2016 11:11 PM

I would not trust the HF wrench being accurate even when new. I have a second, inch pounds wrench from Craftsman. It's been used twice in about 8 years. I just couldn't buy HF.

Mark

travelin' texans 07-04-2016 11:35 PM

I use a lot of HF tools & have for lots of years. If I were making a living using tools, no way would I buy theirs, but I'm not. Also not building rocket ships where tolerances are critical, so if it's off +/- a pound I'm not losing sleep over it. If it breaks I take it back & they hand me a new one, not even Craftsman does that anymore unless you pay the BIG bucks for the "Professional" grade.

spindrift 07-04-2016 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by travelin' texans (Post 67679)
I use a lot of HF tools & have for lots of years. If I were making a living using tools, no way would I buy theirs, but I'm not. Also not building rocket ships where tolerances are critical, so if it's off +/- a pound I'm not losing sleep over it. If it breaks I take it back & they hand me a new one, not even Craftsman does that anymore unless you pay the BIG bucks for the "Professional" grade.

Danny...how do you know it's only off +/- a pound? You can easily find wrenches in the $150-175 range on Ebay. IMHO, not too much to spend for such a critical tool. BTW, the ANSI standard allows 4% of reading error between 20% and 100% of wrench capacity so if your HF is giving you only +/- a pound, you're doing pretty darn good.

Char & Steve 07-05-2016 12:09 AM

Looks GREAT Shane and about time you got those shocks on!!!! Sonny finally got the brackets to you?

I also have a good Craftsman torque wrench and no complaints. Works well and I do trust it so far. Had a very nice Snap On one but kind of disappeared when the stepson moved out. He can keep it!:lol:

Steve

travelin' texans 07-05-2016 12:35 AM

I meant "what if", whatever it's off I'm not losing sleep over. Unless any wrench, Craftsman, Snap On, whatever, has been calibrated recently they could all be off who knows how much. Unless it's digital you are hoping your eyesight is good enough to set the wrench exactly at the setting you want, which could be +/- either way. Not trying to promote any brand, but a couple of pounds one way or another doesn't bother me, the main thing is to take time to check them periodically even if don't use any brand of torque wrench.
Some one used the car as an example, that tire shop uses the torque wrench or torque limiting extensions 1000s of times a week, but have you asked to see their calibration certificate on any of their equipment or do you check them when you get home.
My 5er has 8 lugs recommended torque to 110 psi, but if those 8 lugs torqued with the POS HF wrench only gets 100 psi & I haven't had any failures (in the last 6 rvs in over 40 years), I think I'll keep doing it with my POS HF wrench.
Again I receive NO compensation from HF or anyone else, just my .02 cents.

Rick and Mindy 07-05-2016 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by travelin' texans (Post 67686)
I meant "what if", whatever it's off I'm not losing sleep over. Unless any wrench, Craftsman, Snap On, whatever, has been calibrated recently they could all be off who knows how much. Unless it's digital you are hoping your eyesight is good enough to set the wrench exactly at the setting you want, which could be +/- either way. Not trying to promote any brand, but a couple of pounds one way or another doesn't bother me, the main thing is to take time to check them periodically even if don't use any brand of torque wrench.
Some one used the car as an example, that tire shop uses the torque wrench or torque limiting extensions 1000s of times a week, but have you asked to see their calibration certificate on any of their equipment or do you check them when you get home.
My 5er has 8 lugs recommended torque to 110 psi, but if those 8 lugs torqued with the POS HF wrench only gets 100 psi & I haven't had any failures (in the last 6 rvs in over 40 years), I think I'll keep doing it with my POS HF wrench.
Again I receive NO compensation from HF or anyone else, just my .02 cents.

Totally agree!

Shane Wood 07-05-2016 01:14 AM

Well in the old days before torque wrenches. I would tighten the lug nuts with the tire wrench as tight as I could and never lost a wheel yet

Shane Wood 07-05-2016 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Char & Steve (Post 67681)
Looks GREAT Shane and about time you got those shocks on!!!! Sonny finally got the brackets to you?

I also have a good Craftsman torque wrench and no complaints. Works well and I do trust it so far. Had a very nice Snap On one but kind of disappeared when the stepson moved out. He can keep it!:lol:

Steve

I waited 2 months before the extensions finally arrived so I could do the install and they were the same what came in the boxes. I replaced the outer Springs with bronze and was surprised the plastic was still in good shape. When I installed the centerpointat the inner plastics were totally shot. Will see how the shocks work on the way to the rally. They should help to control the rebound of the air bags coming off bridge joints and dips in the road

homeguy 07-05-2016 11:26 PM

Well, yesterday we installed the Pathway X1 plus a Wally receiver and a Seagate external hard drive. Set them up, called Dish to activate and we had tv with DVR. Can only watch 1 satellite at a time but this will do for a while. Tired of pointing the manual dish.

Char & Steve 07-06-2016 03:19 AM

I noticed a huge difference on ours after the shock install. Not so much with the truck ride but just watching what the RW was doing on bumps and it looked like it really liked that upgrade.
As I mentioned in another thread, I stood the shocks a bit more vertical then most to get the max out of them. Top frame bracket edge was located 4-5/8" from center point bracket edge.

Steve



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Originally Posted by Shane Wood (Post 67695)
I waited 2 months before the extensions finally arrived so I could do the install and they were the same what came in the boxes. I replaced the outer Springs with bronze and was surprised the plastic was still in good shape. When I installed the centerpointat the inner plastics were totally shot. Will see how the shocks work on the way to the rally. They should help to control the rebound of the air bags coming off bridge joints and dips in the road


Char & Steve 07-06-2016 03:36 AM

Hopefully will have it finished by the rally. I have ordered a sheet of Lexan and have my screen door apart on the bench. After seeing many pictures of the Door Buddy system I just didn't like it so I am cutting my own pieces and inserting into the existing grooves on the door. There will be no brackets or hold downs to keep in. Just in the groove and should look much more professional I hope. There will be no option to remove unless you take the door apart again but since we have two doors one will have the screen and one the Lexan. I will make templates and if all goes well I will be able to fabricate for the doors and will offer it to all members for cost + shipping.

Steve

travelin' texans 07-06-2016 05:25 AM

Steve, I've already got smoke Lexan for my door, but in putting it in it needs some sort of channel/whatever at the bottom of the top section & the same on both ends of the bottom section to keep the pieces from sliding down, have you gotten that far if so what did you use if you don't mind sharing.

riciren 07-06-2016 05:33 PM

Trout Travelers our front compartment hinge broke on our 36fl do you have the part # you ordered from TIARRA thank you

Char & Steve 07-07-2016 02:56 AM

Waiting on my Lexan so can't comment yet. It will most likely be a very thin silicone seal or I have some 1/8"x1/4" black channel which may look the best. Will follow up asap.

Steve


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Originally Posted by travelin' texans (Post 67718)
Steve, I've already got smoke Lexan for my door, but in putting it in it needs some sort of channel/whatever at the bottom of the top section & the same on both ends of the bottom section to keep the pieces from sliding down, have you gotten that far if so what did you use if you don't mind sharing.


travelin' texans 07-07-2016 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Char & Steve (Post 67748)
Waiting on my Lexan so can't comment yet. It will most likely be a very thin silicone seal or I have some 1/8"x1/4" black channel which may look the best. Will follow up asap.

Steve

The bottom section on mine looks like will be ok, but when I tried the top it wanted to bow out & slide down.


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