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About mcbrian

  • Birthday 11/19/1955

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    Retired from Philly FD after 36 1/2 years of service. Traveling to see this great country and our neighbors to the north.

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  1. I was surprised after I switched over to Verizon prepaid unlimited to find that the unlimited plan does not allow you to use your phone as a hotspot. The 8GB plan does allow it so I switched to it. This month (April) they are offering the 8gb plan with an extra 7gb (15 total) for the life of your plan. So we have two phone with a total of 30gb. I opted for auto pay to save an additional $10 so my total bill with PA taxes is $81 and some change. I also lost the ability to see any of my past bills on Verizon. I am going to work some more on that today.
  2. I gave up on sprint today. I came on the forum to see how to cancel. Tech support was reading from the Franklin owners manual. I have had little to no internet for almost a month but the coverage map says excellent 4g. I just went with Verizon Prepaid. Thanks for the info on it. I have sent an email to FMCA so I know they will help me cancel so you need not reply with that info. Just sharing my opinion.
  3. There seems to be a problem signing up today. Filled out the form several times and just get a message " The billing information provided is invalid, click the link below to enter the information again. Try Again" I triple checked my entries, even used a different card.
  4. Welcome to the FMCA forum! I have the same 340hp Cummins and a 2500 Allison in my Bounder. My electronic fan clutch was bad. It is an all too often problem for the Freightliner installed fan clutch. I was able to get Freightliner pay for the part and I paid for the labor. As for dropping from 65 to 40 on hills, I think if the hill is steep enough, that will happen. You can try lowering your gear to raise the rpm which will keep it cooler and may help maintain you speed a bit but you will still lose speed on hills. Good luck and I'm sure there will be many more comments. And get your coach weighed on each wheel position to make sure your not over weight and you can balance your load.
  5. I think some have missed my point. Respect the laws and you shouldn't have a problem. I respect Canada's laws and I really like their beautiful country, people and history. They smack you hard if you don't and my opinion is we would be better off in the good old USA if we did the same. And who said I did not have a gun or like guns? I respect the law abiding citizens who have/carry for what ever reason they choose. If you want Canada to change its laws, I would suggest you write to their legislators. I think the people of Canada are satisfied with their gun laws so good luck. I have been boarded many more times coming home then going over BUT, I never felt like it was an inconvenience, just a health and or safety check. Thank you Canada, our greatest friend.
  6. So they were doing something illegal and when caught they were made to pay a hefty price. Wow, that sound like a good idea to me. Maybe Canada has the right idea.
  7. If you already have a PA drivers license you do not need to get a permit and take the test because you already have a non commercial drivers license. You only have to submit a change of class from "C" to "A or B". Others have done it and my DW has done it and it costs NOTHING but a stamp. As for holding on to a CDL, my insurance gives me a discount because I still have mine. Fill out form DL901 which is a non commercial driver's license/ID Card/Learner's permit application to renew/replace/change/correct. Check the Driver's license box at the top. Fill out sections A, B - checking the change/correct box and license/ID card box and in section C in the space marked OTHER CHANGES write "change from non commercial class C to a non commercial class A." Sign at the bottom. This is what my DW did and her change came in the mail.
  8. It could be the ice maker valve. My coach had a similar problem. Found to be the ice maker valve was leaking but only when it filled. I put a cut down soda bottle under the valve one day and waited for the unit to make ice to finally discover the problem. I took the valve off and cleaned it and just cut the line down an inch so it would have a fresh seal and it worked for me. Good luck.
  9. Seem like there are very many people experiencing overheating in the 2008 & 2009 Freightliner/Fleetwood models. I see a lot of complaints about the Hayden fan clutch that Freightliner installed on the Cummins engine. You have to wonder...
  10. My wife got her Class B (non CDL) by just requesting a FREE change of class on her PA drivers license. e just completed the form online and printed it then signed it and in three weeks my DW, who has never driven anything larger than a car, got her Class B for 26000 Lbs. and better.
  11. After reading the above comments, I agree with the other posters. If you tow according to the manufacturers recommendations, the mileage on the odometer is the correct mileage to be reported. If it was not, we would be compelled to record mileage while being towed and the odometer would be set up that way. My biggest concern was the fact that the dealer has second thoughts. I think he is setting you up for a quick, cheap sale. I, personally, would have gone somewhere else after that. Good luck and safe travels
  12. Absolutely!! Even with the best protection, you will not escape some damage. Lower your deductible on both rigs. After saying all that, I have to say that it is worth it and you really will need your toad with you to do it right.
  13. Thank you Mr President for giving me an answer. I guess Mr Kessler was too embarrassed to answer. I am not in agreement with the Freightliner Chassis Owners Club decision to leave the FMCA. I doubt that I will renew my membership with them. I don't feel like they acted in the best interest of the current membership and that the decision was forced upon us without any member input.
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