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  1. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    OK, the fuses are good, power is where it's supposed to be, arrow is pointed away from the pump, it's all good. I had one of the valves in bypass instead of normal use so when I installed the check valve and turned the pump on, it did pump and pressure up and turn off. Wasn't until I went in to wash for supper, I noticed no water coming out the spigot. Well, there was enough to wet my hands and soap up and then it died. Tried a few things and couldn't get the pump to come on or get any water. Troubleshot today and found the problem. Put the 3 valves in normal use and away we go. Diagnosis: Loose nut behind the wheel. Thanks guys
  2. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    Yeh, I made sure about the arrow. Thinking back, it did come on after installing the check valve but I may have bumped the hot wire on the switch to the frame and could be a popped fuse. I'll be fresh at it in the morning. Thanks
  3. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    Had the same issue with my coach. Fresh water tank filling on shore water. I installed a check valve downstream of the pump but now the pump wont come on at all. I saw a thread in here about having to prime the pump but don't remember where it was. It got dark so I went back on shore water. Tomorrow I will get out and check the fuses and so on. When putting the check valve in I'm sure I got air in the lines. Does the pump need primed and if so, what are the steps? Thanks Guys.
  4. Going to be in NV this winter so we are planning to move around a little bit. It will be our first time going to a big show like this. Just wondering who else will be there.
  5. Hondo, NM

    Just wanted to pass on a little gem of an overnight spot. Found this on the way from Fort Sumner, NM to Las Cruces. No hook ups at all but the view is great. Close to the highway but not much traffic at night. You could run a slide or two out but I would only do it curbside. Not sure how long you can stay. Def worth the money. It's on Route 70 in the Hondo Valley at the junction where 380 splits off to Lincoln, NM. Happy trails and stay sharp.
  6. Forum Speed

    I still got my Mickey Mouse phone.
  7. Saying good bye is never easy

    It's been awhile since our last post, a lot has happened. We left PA on 13SEP17, as planned. Our first stop was Twin Lakes RV center in Lagrange IN. Had a few minor things checked out and serviced. Then it was a short hop down the road to Dan's Hitch in Elkhart to have our Roadmaster Brakemaster installed on our 2016 Nissan Frontier. I bought it in Chandler at the convention and then learned about the M&G system. I would much rather have had it installed but Roadmaster was going to charge me $200 to ship and restock the Brakemaster so I figured since I had it, I would keep it. Had no idea it would take them 6 hours to put the thing on. They did a good job but the guy at the desk, Ryan, should not be dealing with the customers at all. SOB is rude and obnoxious. Would I use them again? Heck no. Then we did a night at Walmart in Gary IN and on to Des Moines, IA. I wanted to stop there because I am still being jerked around by Remco on the disconnect I bought for the truck. Went to a real good shop called Westside Mechanics owned by Bill Bryant. Great guy and a great tech. Really knows his stuff. Took a look at the disconnect and said the remedy is for them to build me a new drive shaft. Remco didn't want to hear that. The issue is still not fixed and I will elaborate on a future post. We then stopped at the Amana Colonies and met up with a fellow youtuber. After a few days it was on to Sioux Falls, SD for our residency. For those of you wondering about the title of this post, here is the reason for it. We go into Sioux Falls on Friday the 22nd and checked in to Yogi Bear's Jellystone campground. This place is like the Chuckie Cheese of campgrounds and just as expensive. We hooked up and settled in for the night. Got up Sat morning and did our usual morning ritual and took the dogs for their walk. On our way back to the coach Penny (the white one) lost control of her back legs and laid down. I was able to get her up on over to the grass while Sweetie Pie went and got the truck. We made a few calls and after describing her symptoms, was told the animal ER was the place to go. So we took her down to the ER and got her checked in. Long story short, she had a tumor on her heart that ruptured, filling her heart with blood. Doc could have drained it but it would have just filled up again. I could see she wasn't getting any better and was actually getting worse. The options were few and none really any good. Then reality set in and I realized I was about to have to say good bye to an old friend. We get very attached to our dogs and she was only 10. This came as a total shock. I could see she was laboring just to breath so I set down on the floor with her while the Doc did her thing. I've had to do this 3 times now and it never gets any easier. I always stay with them till the end because I don't want them with strangers at the end. I want to be the last person they see before they go. So, I said my goodbyes, told her what a good dog she was and told her I would see her again at the bridge. Did I cry? You bet I did, like a freakin' baby. My eyes are misty as I write this. So, now we still have Jack and he is just now settling in to being the only dog. Penny was 10 and Jack is 8. She was always there and now she's not. For a few days he would look for her. He'd go to the back of the truck expecting her to jump out. When I would walk him, he'd stop at the corn field and watch for her. We've always had 2 dogs and now it is like we are out of balance. We will get another dog but not sure when. When the time is right, the good Lord will show us which one he wants us to have. It's always been that way. Saying good bye is never easy. For those of you coming to SD for your residency, there are a few things Dakota Post neglected to tell us. We were told once we get there to make an apt with a certain employee and she would help us with what we needed. To be honest, she wasn't much help at all. When I went for my driver's license, I was asked if I wanted the word "Veteran" put on my license. What I wasn't told was that you need to have something that says you were Honorably discharged. Even though I was, even though I had my DD214 and even though I was 100% disabled (which I'm pretty sure you have to be Honorably discharged to get), I couldn't get it. I told the dude, no big deal. I don't really care if it says it or not. So, if you want "Veteran" on your license, you will have to prove you Have an Honorable discharge. Then it was on to DMV to get our tags. No problem on the truck but to get tags for the coach, we had to show the UVW (unladen vehicle weight). Nobody told us about that but since it was listed on our PA title (which we had because the coach was paid for in full), we thought we were good. Nope, they wouldn't accept it. When I asked why, I was told that "anybody could have put that on there". Not sure about SD but back in PA, we don't write up our own titles. That comes from an office know as the "DMV". I thought that was where I was, same office, different state. I have a real hard time trying to deal with that level of stupidity so I just quoted Arnold and said, "I'll be back". I called Thor to try and get something with the listed UVW on it. The first lady I talked to found it and was going to email it to me. Great. Never got the email. So I had to call in again and the next guy I talked to said he couldn't find anything on it. Pretty much just too lazy to dig very far. I called a third time and talked with a guy who not only found it but emailed me a screenshot of it. I went back to the DMV and showed them the screenshot and was surprised when they said, "Yeh, we can accept that". They wouldn't take it off of an official PA DMV title but they would take it off of an email somebody sent me. So, lesson #2, you will need something showing the UVW if you want to get tags for your coach. Now, for lesson #3. We could have rolled out of here then but since we want to get our gun permits, we have to be residents of the same county for 30 days. What DP neglected to tell us is that you can't apply until after the 30 days and it can take up to a week before you get it. Not sure why that is but after 30 days we wanted to roll south but now we have to wait another week. Being in South Dakota around Nov 1st is pushing it a little too close for us but we have no choice. This was a long one so for those of you that hung in here for it, I do apologize. I'll try to keep them shorter from now on. Stay tuned and stay sharp.
  8. Firearms

    He's 8.
  9. Firearms

    My 105 lb Black Lab/St Bernard says, "Never mind the dog, beware the owner".
  10. Hondo, NM

    Thank you Sir. She will be missed for quite awhile. Thanks
  11. Hondo, NM

    Yep, that is the place. I found it on freecampsites.com when I was looking for a free spot to overnight. I saw where one guy did a review on it. Then I went to google satellite (I use it all the time) and was able to locate it. It is tucked in right there in the north west corner of the junction. I will say it is very dark at night so if you like a lot of streetlights, this may not be good for ya. When we left in the morning and headed west on 70, we passed a couple more places we could have parked. Casinos and shops with huge parking lots.
  12. Anti Gravity Hose

    Get one while supplies last.
  13. Anti Gravity Hose

    Well, that's how I do it but I'm still an FNG
  14. Anti Gravity Hose

    It's all flat ground. Might be hard to see in the pic. The hose holder isn't opened up all the way and actually stopped behind the dolly wheel. That created a sag and you can see where he propped it up with a yellow wheel chock. I'm thinking he must be an engineer and not an installer, haha. I just thought it was funny and wanted to share.
  15. Connecting/disconnecting Sewer Hoses

    Note to self; buy stock in Magic Lube. Thanks Paul.
  16. Brand New

    Looks good. I used to deliver them. Would pick them up in Forest City, Iowa and take them east. Is that a Blue Healer?
  17. Thoughts On Thor Tuscany

    Pop used to hang this big thing on the window of our '59 Ford station wagon. Would fill it with water and every now and then would pull the string to recirculate it. People would slow down when they saw it, thought it was radar.
  18. Allison 3000-- Correct Fluid

    Yeh, sounds like me. I don't bend the way I used to, haha.
  19. New Spell Checker

    I keep her stocked up on flour. Where else am I going to get my biskits?
  20. New Spell Checker

    It don't last long, let me tell ya.
  21. New to FMCA

    Sharp looking coach for sure. Welcome. FNG here as well but I can tell you one thing, you're in the right place. There is a wealth of knowledge here and they are willing to share. Safe journey.

    Cant help ya with the brand. I have heard good things but mostly on the car sizes. I can tell ya one thing, make sure they know not to sell you anything over 6 months old. Keep us posted. Actually, the best place to ask this is in the forums under the "Tire" section. Good luck
  23. New Spell Checker

    My spell checker is sitting over on the couch reading her book.
  24. Boise To Las Vegas: Early December

    Haven't done the 93 route but we went from Vegas to Boise via 15 up through Utah spring of this year. Like you, we only did 4-5 hours a day. We spent a couple days at the KOA in Cedar City UT and saw some really nice sites. Just an option for ya. Good chance you might see more snow that way so that is something you might want to consider. Safe journey.
  25. Convection/Microwave Ovens

    We bought our 2011 Thor Astoria last year and got very few manuals. I've went online to get one but it doesn't answer my question. We have never used it because we don't use microwaves for anything. I was recently told that you can use the convection part without the microwaves. So for the past year, we have gone without an oven (cookies, cakes and pies). So, does anybody know if I (Sweetie Pie) can we use the convection part without getting any microwaves on my food? It's a Whirlpool and after trying to get info from them for the past hour, I will never buy a Whirlpool product. Thanks Guys.