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  1. FMCA Continental Tire Program question

    Just about always, the tire price is plus FET tax and all other taxes that apply for your area.
  2. 275/80R22.5 vs 11R22.5 tire sizes

    It's really not recommended to run two different tire sizes. the nose low looks might be just the way the body is hung. you can check frame heights with a tape measure to check if it's tires or body. you also might want to check your air bags. I would definitely would use what the manufacture recommends. Check with your local tire service writer and he can answer all your questions.
  3. Frig latch

    I just had mine repaired in Chandler, Az. The problem is a very common issue. There is a magnetic switch in the door, I think it was in the left lower door. What happens is the door shims at the lower hinge needs to be replaced to allow the magnet to align with the switch. I fought with mine for about a year. There are other issues that need to be addressed. I would call for a Norcold auth. repair service and have the entire frig inspected. One of the issues is over heating of the cooling unit and in some cases, it turned into a fire hazard. Not trying to scare you, but get it check out by a professional.
  4. New Mexico I-10 to San Jose, CA

    Depending on the time of day, you are going to be in heavy traffic starting in the Palm Springs area. I've lived in San Bernardino, Ca. since 1957 and the freeway congestion has gotten very bad. If you want to avoid heavy traffic, then you should jump up to I40 and travel west to Hwy. 58 in Barstow, Ca. That's where the 40 and I15 meet. Their will be a little traffic in Barstow, but nothing like I10. Take Hwy58 west to Hwy99 and go north. You can jump West on any highway and catch I5 north. Its a much nicer drive and no L.A. stress. Avoid I10 from Palm Springs at all costs.
  5. ?8 Point Torx Bits?

    I work for Oriellys part time and we stock those bits in So. California. Maybe your store does also.
  6. Our RVing Story

    Herman, we are planning on being in Gillette, Wy., not with the grandkids. My son and daughter in law live in Oklahoma and are renewing their vows in June, so we are going to take a 2 1/2 month trip to the rally. Hope to see you again up there.
  7. Our RVing Story

    How ya'll doing. My wife [Paula] and I stated camping as a family in 1972. We started out on the ground in sleeping bags, but that got pretty old fast. Then we started using our pick-up truck with an mattress in the back. Later that year we added a camper shell. In 1980, or so, we purchased a Four Star slide in camper. We thpight we were in heaven. It had a ice box and a fresh water tank. It did not have any waste holding tanks and we had to plan all our travel stops were there was a Ice House, so we could keep the ice box cold. That lasted for a couple of years. We had three kids so we moved up to a 28' Fireball fifth wheel trailer and used it until I broke the frame supports in the king pin area. We traded it off on a 30' Fleetwood Terry Resort 5er but only kept it for a year or so. It leaked really bad when it rained and the dealer could not repair it, so we traded it for a 32' foot Snowbird. We used it until 2015 when we got our first class a motorhome. It's a 2004 Holiday Rambler Endever, 38' with two slides. We are in our late 60's and plan on traveling a whole lot more now that we are both retired. traveling with our grandkids has been a blast. I can't wait until our great grandkids get old enough to travel with us. Well we are getting ready to head out to the western area Indio Rally. Hope to see some old friends and make some new ones. See everyone on the road. Safe Travels Rick & Paula Ammerman F442485
  8. Looking for a web site for masks(bras) for my coach.
  9. Wash Wax All

    I have been using "The Solution" for quite a while. It's pretty awesome stuff. Bugs and road grime are no match
  10. First Motorhome!!

    Great looking rig. Hope you have a great time roaming this great country.
  11. RV Tire Recommendation

    Goodyear is the only tire company that makes a true rv tire these days. I have a set of Hancook on my coach. I've had real good performance from them.
  12. Ford V10- Adding Oil

    you can find the spout desertdeals69 is suggesting at O'riellys Auto Parts
  13. Just signed up for FMCA roadside assistance. I pray that we will never have to use it.
  14. Enjoying The Retired Life

    We get to go play more now than ever before. This is the start of a trip out to our property in the middle of the Mojave National Preserve. there are lots of places to off road to and plenty of quite time. this place is really beautiful during the fall, winter and spring.
  15. Flat Towing Versus Trailered

    I usually trailer when we (my wife and I) go boon docking. We do a lot of off roading, so when or if I break the toad, I need a way to get her home.
  16. Hello To All

    For all you snowbirds out there, Lake Havasu City, Az. runs a winter series from November thru March every year. Come on out and enjoy some local short track racing at its best.
  17. GM 454 Backfires

    If the backfiring only happens under a large load, like climbing a grade, and stops when he backs off the gas, its most likely fuel pressure related. (it's leaning out). If the backfires happening in the intake manifold, its low pressure/volume and if its happening in the exhaust, its most likely coil and/or plug wires. If all else fails, take it to the dealer. They are factory trained and have all the correct equipment to diagnose the issue. This is going to get real expensive if your just guessing what is wrong. Like I said in a previous post, I have 53 years experience in GM performance issues.
  18. GM 454 Backfires

    Hey Herman, I resemble that remark. I'm sure Tim has a throttle body injection system. If he has had plug wire issues in the past, the first thing I would look at is the ignition coil. If you see any white stains around the ground bracket, the coil is breaking down due to being over worked ( too long at max voltage). Another thing to check is fuel pressure. The system is already a low pressure system to start with. Unfortunately you have to tee into the pressure feed line to get this info. I did have this problem on a customer truck and checked everything I just mentioned and it turned out to be a defective exhaust valve. The valve was starting to collapse. I am an OLD GM certified tech. of 53 years. You can PM me and I'll give you my phone number so we can talk. Rick Ammerman F442485
  19. Test

    I'm going to be in Havasu this weekend. Will be at the speedway Friday and Saturday. Come out and enjoy the racing
  20. Test

    It's not I-40, it's I-5
  21. Good Sam: My Experience

    When I had my shop in Loma Linda, Ca. I had a contract with most all the RV dealers in this area. I stopped using any extended service plans from anyone, especially Good Sam. Collecting from them would take months.
  22. Lon Cross

    Need to now how to get ahold of Lon Cross Western Area
  23. Lon Cross

    Thanks Herman. Great to see you in Chandler
  24. Dash Heater Only Blows Cold Air

    Most late model vehicles use an unabridged motor assemble to control the hvac mode doors. There should be three motors, one for temp blend, one for the mode doors and one that controls the fresh air door. My past experience has been either the fresh air motor or the temp blend door motor has stopped working. If the motors are receiving a ground signal from the control head and the motor doesn't move. the motor is defective. If there is no ground at the motor, the control head may be defective. Ford, GM and Monaco use the same motor assemble. , made by Delphi (a subsidiary of GM). The hot water control valve is also controlled electrically. Just my two cents worth.
  25. Bad Juju

    My wife and I have been camping for over 40 years and have not experienced any sort of theft issues, but I'm careful about the area the camp ground is located in. If i'm not comfortable with the camp ground appearance , I don't stop.