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  1. We had a 5th wheel until 2006. We had installed at home a 50 amp box and kept the heat pump set at 80in summer, and 50 in winter. We did put a cover on it and stopped the heat pump but the cover caused problems.

    We found that keeping it uncovered and the heat pump on kept the  moisture problem taken care of completely. External surfaces and undercarriage sun and weather on it ad the tires though..s owe keep our Mh indoors away from home. A metal building originally design fro a car port or something is what our Neighbors keep their 3 axle fifth wheel in and plugged up. Solves all the weather problems. It cost him about 6,000.00 total but he put it together and poured his own pad.....20 years ago.


  2. On 9/1/2020 at 6:19 PM, hlswaim said:

    Just bought a 2020 Ford Edge (ST 2.7) for a Tow'd.  The dealer talked us through the set-up procedure however, when I tried to follow the owner's manual (disengaging the parking brake), under para. 6. one of the steps is to "disconnect the black connection to the batterie".  I'm not sure that's necessary or recommended for recreational towing (emergency towing, maybe), but the instructions aren't very clear on that issue, nor is the black post an easy location to access.  Any advice?

    Howard

    Ours is a 2019 and the manual says nothing about that. They had the baseplate and electrical conections, air brake equipment installed on ours. The peopel they sent it too ddn' adjustthe ar brake cylinder properly..result burnt up brakes rotors and calipers. Second following instructions, when we stopped the mh and parked the trans atomatically shifted from neutral into aprk and four destroyed tires. Towed back to Dealer, and no help. Since the 8th it has  set there, and our Insurance sent them money only then did they order parts,not in yet. They tell us it is oru and the installer's problem  we do not have any receipts and  met hostility form the installer earlier.. I needed to get home for eye treatment ad can't fly for medical reasons and sorry nothing I can do from the General Manager. Told us if we took our St from the lot we would lose our place in line. I hope the developing macular hole doesn't get worse and I go blind. We are 1800miles from home. Hood on right side is slightly out of lien. The girl apparently in charge says I'm not paying for that. That's Fords' problem. They know we are far from home, isolated and can't afford lawyers and time. Pleas pray that I don't lose my vision.


  3. I don't need them at the moment. When opportunity arises I will replace them though. Corrosion and rewatering them every two or three weeks are my concern. The load center was looked at by a Technician and the batteries are being properly charged. They are 8 years old but still good shape rarely getting used.I need to deep discharge them a few times. They were nearly dry once last year,at a  place we stored the Mh for a couple of months.If I  find a place selling such batteries at a good price on the way home along I40 I may replace them now given that few Dealers seem to. If I find them on the net and have them shipped the shipping cost is huge plus getting someone who didn't sell them to put them. They are difficult to install as they are not on a slide out tray and if not for the watering system I would have a very hard time with syringe and a flashlight. I'm no longer physically able to wrestle with 70 lb batteries, sitting on the ground.


  4. I don't need cutting edge SIo2or other expensive technology. What i want is a direct replacement in size for the 6vlt T105 in a Maintence Free, probably Gell Cell Battery..

    Trojan makes one but no one advertises stocking it nor...price.T1105 is  ubiquitous in the RVng and Golf Community. f people stocked the Trojan Gell Cell or other at a good price they would sell a lot of them, IMO.In cars the Maintenance  Free Battery has been the standard forsme time. Prices on those 12 volt Gell Cells are nto a lot higher than lead acid...but in 6volt deep cycle they are  preposterous .

    If a Battery Dealer would show up at Rallies with T105 Replacement in a Maintenance free Gell Cell at a god pricea lot of peopel would be exiting the T105 and the corrosion and constant rewatering.

    Anyone know of a Dealer along I40 or elsewhere that stocks such batteries? One CW in Oklahoma City near Edmon had four maintenance fee, green in color, but brand not remembered  Maintence Free Deep Cycle batteries to replace the T105 for a bit over 700.00. I dint recognize the brand and had other priorities at the time. Trojan and others are  missing a lot of men, that they would make if the had a truck and crew at Rallies I think.

     


  5. I've written our Presidents, our Congressmen and Senators and other Leaders over the years about reciprocity, about allowing all Citizens access to our federal lands and waters, about allowing Disabled Veterans to have access and it has always been crickets. Didn't matter when it was a bit over $7.00 for a non resident out of state Fishing License and Hunting, I don't remember but it s not  a high price. Active Military can fish in the state they are stationed in for free, and at home state at one time and maybe still.

    Out west the Ranchers and others regard Federal Lands as.their own..and state DNRs etc want the huge prices for out of state hunters and Fishermen..even thought it is Federal Lands  and Waters most often and Hunters and Fishermen in most states don't want Out of Staters there at all. Even for residents in Tn and other states it is near $200.00 for hunting and fishingfor all species. We are in Az and my Disabled Veteran permanent license from Tn is worthless and the price  for just fishing one or two days, that we would be able to fish is so costly for us we can't go. The only way to get access to our public lands and waters in other states, or reciprocity  is national legislation, and we don't have anyone's ear in Washington.

    There are enough RVers and Retired Citizens and hunters and fishermen of all ages, if we were organized and had a leadership and pressed the issue and got them to recognize we were serious. Represent this or don't get our vote.. Politics... no not talking abut any one party. Talking about all of us getting what we are due for the Federal Taxes we pay and so on.


  6. A lot of people along the coasts and they are now on the roads north to escape the storm. If any of you here are bugging out better make reservations right now. The last hurricane the motels in southern Tn were booked solid anywhere near the Interstates and either side to probably include the whole state, more or less, in Tennessee. RV parks I'm not sure as we haven't camped at a Tn park in some time but seems reasonable that they are filling up to. A lot of Snow Birds  will be short stopping too.


  7. New Motorhomes have one piece roofs and don't have to have joints sealed with Dicor every two years or less... however our 05 does. It went  8 years because ti was stored inside. e had it redone this spring. Didn't cost much this time. factory was over 700.00. Surely there is a better long life sealant with UV inhibitors, that doesn't bleed all over the sides, in nasty white streaks, every time it rains????

    What is it ?


  8. Something we should have purchased a long time ago is an autoformer. i haven't heard the subject raised n some time.

    Is Hughes still the best unit or is  their one not quite so pricey?

    Also hard install our cord compartment is not vented except for hole for cord when screw n hole plug is removed., Reconsider or ok?


  9. ever mind. It's under the foot f the bed. It's been over 105 every day for a while. Having to switch on the generator because line power goes down  from the heat. I've put off the expense of an auto former for too long. I didn't switch off the heat pumps before kicking in the generator. Won't do it again.


  10. On 6/24/2020 at 11:58 AM, renglish@sdccd.edu said:

    I tried out the CLEAR2O® RV AND MARINE INLINE WATER FILTER - CRV2006 and was suppried when I found grayish water in my toilet. Checking my water filter it was coated with charcoal, threw it away and took off the Clear20RV filter flushed my system and finally got back to clear water. Just wonder if anyone else had an issue with this filter? Contacted the company and they were no help, offered to send them the filter and never heard from them again.

    You have to flush out the fines before connecting to the RV. On the label it should ell you to run the water though it for a few minutes before connecting. You aren't the first to do that.

    Also those inline filters will load up and fast depending on the water source such as Mid west RV parks with wells and how much water you use. When they are filled up stoppeed up with sediment etc. The next time and every time you turn on the tap the spring inside allows a dose of mud or whatever to pass by the clogged media. Read the label to see if it says anything about how that particular model works but that is the situation with the Camco blue filters and others. Best to invest in a ten inch housing and larger filter or even a whole hosue 10 inch housing and some fittings and the large 4 inch diameter filters. Mounting or stands etc are just something to deal with....and the better the filter media at doing' its job the more often you have to replace it and he more expensive the best filters are..so the larger the better and ones from GE and Cligan with remote sensor that tells yout it is tiem to change the flter are bout 69.00 at Home Depot or Lowes plus the filters best bought online.


  11. On trade in which offers some savings on sales tax. Dealers don't' want  older MHs partially because the banks don't want to handle older MHs, because they fear they won't last long enough for the loan to be repaid or some such...and this drives down the value of the Motor Home. All the Financiers care about is the numbers. We were alarmed to find our sored insie well kept MH with less than 45,000 miles they only valued at about 58,000.00. hat they do is unload them to wholesellers, who sell them at auction or otherwise to people with the money in hand or easily obtained because of the low price. Dealers don't want to try to sell them and the Banks are the reason for that and the lowering of values. Our mh has real wood and quality furniture and is well kept, just  what everyone wants! And it will sell quick,especially in the California market because of all the problems now for as much as 100,000.00 but certainly for 85,000 or so. However we are not going to hang around in super heated Az any longer and certainly not going to California. The Dealer if we trade, it seems, and hoe for the exception will give us about 50,000 and unload it to a wholeseller for 55,000 who might make 10,00 on it and who he sells it to might make 30-40,000 on it.

    Also: our Credit Union will go 3.9% on new Motorhomes--pre current economic situation. We haven't checked but hope it is at 2.9% as it was on new cars. We refinanced our home at 2.75 real APR...and we could have rolled  new Mh into the financing which will be paid off in ten years on 30 year note but weren't shopping.

    I would talk to my Credit Union not bank, perhaps about   pre approved amount...Dealers don't get a cut on such, but it is like money in hand, and a quick easy sell if they drop their price. i would try for 45% off on American Coach at least or others and you might do better. They advertise at 40% off offer at 45% or even 50% disount or off MSRP and go from there.


  12. Temp today is over 100 headed to 108+. Voltage on 50 amp cord when  it gets warm drops into the red wit the two ACs running. The cord is extend about 25 ft to the 50 amp plug.

    Even the water into the coach is hot enough for a shower.

    We cannot run the convection/microwave on that and may be endangering the heat pumps.

    I turned on the generator and all is good but don't wish to do it until the temp  drops down to 90 or so after dark...unless I have to

    I don't know if the circuits in our Relative' garage and home, where we are plugged in are that low or not.

    First instinct is that the cord is getting too hot and causing the voltage.

    Anyone else noticed this and how did you shield the cable and did that work, or did you do something else?


  13. A few months down the road for a reply but...Power and performance and mileage is not a concern for EPA, even though they push small turbo engines.

    It  takes the same amount of power to do the same job regardless of the power plant, number of cylinders or turbos. Cutting compression, decreasing timing and enriching the fuel mixture, to aid Emissions controls takes away a lot of power  load capacity and decreases mileage a lot. This is one reason they now sell 7 and 8 gear transmission. Engine doesn't have the power multiply what is available, in the now narrower power band. Our3800 lb  AMG 6.3 Renntech tuned gets in 7th gear up hill, on the  flat, anywhere gets 22-24mpg, at 75 80 100 mph as long as you don't hit the throttle wit approaching 3 times the power of the Ford. Our Ford Edge St 2.7 twin turbo .345 peak hp on 93 octane might get 25mpg on a long stretch, and engine stops at lights, hauling 4500 lbs, has no engine breaking on hills and constantly shifting in hilly terrain.

    If they Built a 7.3 liter/440cci engine right with 11to 1 compression, requiring 93 octane, aluminum engine direct injection,  broad power band cams etc it would still not get 20 mpg hauling a heavy pickup or Motorhome but would do far better than  low compression campfire. however  550-600 lbs of torque or more if built right and 450-650 hp hp or more would move the vehicle like it should. Enough money i can give you a thousand and more hp and  up to 1100 lb ft of torque  but in no wise can i or anyone else cheat physics and give you 25mpg hauling 6,000 to 25,000 lbs, or anything similar as the EPA is  trying foist  on Americans.  250 hp and twenty sped gear boxes can give you a good but slow tractor. and on the flat land, of Indiana, you can even get up some speed with the wind at your back.


  14. Last week we were at the Dealer in Vegas and looked at the ones they have here. 30% off is it and one has its generator out being used in one they sold.  Only one was ready for sale and it was 202 Newmar Dutch Star the gray and white one. Others were being worked on.

    NOTE*** the 2021 model have furniture not fit for sale. Seems like 2x4s covered in cheap version of ultra leather. The 2021 they had one seat was broken or warped and if you turnedeither oen of them  a few inches it bumped into a divider with drawers that moved around like it would fall. Totally unacceptable on all accounts

    The 2020s still have the exceptional quality FlexSteel. Flex Steel is no longer selling to the RV Manufacturers.

    30% was it and they low balled us on our RV by a lot. We  walked. The Entegra I think it was had some Flex Steel in it that was obviously bought before FlexSteel quit selling to RV Builders.

    Comment from the young condescending Sales Lady, on the bad furniture, was it was stop gap measure, or similar, to deal with the problem until they could find another furniture manufacturer. If you go there in casual clothing for the 118 degree heat be prepared to be regarded as POOR!


  15. We are dealing with a 2019 Ford Edge st with the new electronic shifting. It goes from neutral to park and we ruined a set of tires. Sitting at For and Ford says the people they sent it to to set it up, the problem is theirs and ours. Talked about a new Lincoln and have been informed all the new Fords are all having the same problems.No cooperation from Ford, they are going to take weeks in hopes we will have it removed from the lot and fix it ourselves. I think. very bad experience. So read the Ford forums yourself on the new Bronco before purchasing.I Haven't. Maye they have finally fixed it.

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