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  1. Opinions on Camping World

    We have tested a number of different brands using the:" put two sheets in a pint bottle filled with water, cap it and then shake." If the TP dissolves it is OK to use in the RV. We have found that Walgreen's house brand works just fine and is reasonably priced--and available almost everywhere.
  2. Bought Safari With 1991 Detroit Diesel 8-Cylinder Engine

    Front tires at 90 PSI and rears at 85 PSI help the ride. If overheating try flushing the radiator after soaking with Dawn. Flush from the back end of the coach, not the front! Use garden hose, not pressure washer--unless you keep the nozzle quite a distance away from the radiator. I even used my leaf blower to back blow thru the fins. Oh, cover the engine and alternator before flushing!!! If you normally are in the southern states where temps are higher I would investigate the dual electric fans from O'reilly's and mount them on the rear bumper side of the radiator. These, in conjunction with the engine fan, should help keep engine temps.
  3. Direct TV

    Our experience with DirecTV is not to call their line before 3:30 PM Central time. Before then it seems the folks east of the Big Muddy that answer don't comprehend that one is in a RV and want their service switched to their present location. We have been accused of trying to defraud DirecTV by getting reception in one area and having a billing address in another location, not knowing what we were doing, changing something and now not getting any signal, and the list goes on. Call after 3:30 Pm and you will usually get someone west of the Mississippi that understands what you are trying to do, and that you do NOT want the "special" RV package that costs more $$$.
  4. A Warning!

    Same here, Billadams & Huffypuff. Seems once a "moderator" takes exception to anything one says, then EVERYTHING said after that is scrutinized far in excess of other posters. Language using the actual banned words seems acceptable for the privileged few and banishment to others. I had enough of their double standard so dropped off their forum.
  5. Windshield Foldup Sun Shades for Inside

    Buy some aluminized bubble wrap from Lowes, Ace, Home Depot, etc. Available in rolls of different width. Put snaps above and below each window and matching mating snap halves on the bubble wrap after sizing the bubble wrap to fit. I did that for all my side windows and no one ever sees the fixed snaps because of the valances above each window.
  6. Mice In The Motorhome

    Rinse a soda pop aluminum can, cut in half--crosswise, cut vertical tabs (along can axis) about 1" down toward bottom of can. Place cotton balls in can bottom, squirt Peppermint oil on the balls. Then bend tabs over to hold cotton in place. Poke a hole thru the cans and wire tie them in assorted places. Renew peppermint oil periodically. Works great--and lasts!
  7. Bought Safari With 1991 Detroit Diesel 8-Cylinder Engine

    You can go to a Aero resonator. Just remember you have a 4" in and a 4" out exhaust, unless someone put a 5" outlet.
  8. Fresh Water Tank Fills By Itself

    I had the same thing happen. Turned out the faucet washer on the shutoff valve for the tank water inlet was leaking very, very slowly, and was not apparent until the tank overflowed. Changed the faucet washer and it stopped. Then, a year later the same thing. Now I replace the washer every spring when we take the coach out of storage. Works for us.
  9. Bought Safari With 1991 Detroit Diesel 8-Cylinder Engine

    We average 8-9 MPG towing our 2006 Saturn Vue. Our coach is a 36' Foretravel ORED (Oshkosh chassis, Rear engine, Diesel) with the DD 8.2L turbo-charged V8 with straight exhaust. and a 4-speed Allison transmission. Hills used to be quite a challenge until I ditched the muffler and went straight pipe. A bit louder but much better pickup, more power, and we even passed semis while climbing hills on a divided highway!!
  10. Bought Safari With 1991 Detroit Diesel 8-Cylinder Engine

    Lift up the bed and look at the engine. If a DD 8.2L you should see exhaust piping coming from the exhaust manifold on each side of the engine that goes up to a turbo housing, then flex exhaust going over and down to the muffler.
  11. Bought Safari With 1991 Detroit Diesel 8-Cylinder Engine

    Don't forget the old DD 8.2 turbo-charged V8, nicknamed the "fuel pincher." We have one in our Foretravel. Finding anyone that can work on it was a nightmare! They are totally mechanical and the shops today prefer to only work on the engines with computer readout access. Oh, how progress hurts us old *****
  12. This Website

    UH, patience? I think I have been very patient, as I notified FMCA months ago about the subject list constantly swapping. I was informed that "they" were working on it.
  13. This Website

    The list of subject posts keeps swapping top-to-bottom. Trying to select a specific post requires quick fingers in order to get the post I want. I have notified FMCA twice but still no resolution to the problem. I initially thought the problem was on my end but nowhere else do I encounter an issue like this.
  14. Ice Makers

    Can't attest to ClayL's statement about not keeping the ice frozen. But, our Igloo ice maker kept making ice until it filled the catch basket and then shut off. There was still water in the supply reservoir. The "cubes" were still frozen. (I put the word cubes in quote marks because the cubes are actually formed on nine metal posts until the ice is about 3/4" in diameter. Then the chiller shuts off long enough for the ice to drop off. Shape is like an oversize eraser you put on a pencil with the OEM eraser worn off) The DW emptied the catch basket into a zip top bag and put the bag in our refrigerator freezer and then turned the ice maker back on.
  15. Right Rear Lens Covers: 2004 Safari Panther

    And, once again, three cheers for this website!! Members come thru AGAIN, & AGAIN, & AGAIN!!