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  1. mailman

    Brake Buddy Locks Toad Wheels

    Brake Buddy Has a unit that can do proporttion braking . I have a Brake /Buddy and I do not run full braking. I had full braking with other unit but traded for the upgrade unit So I can switch on the fly from the remote from the drivers seat. Go to there web site check it out. Tim the mailman
  2. HELP is needed to go outside the USA to Nova Scotia. We have a Winnebago Cambria Class C 32 ft. long 3 sildes 2014. We tow a car for use as we travel. I am looking to a wonderful time this 2019. Sounds like camping starts around May to October. So the problem is where do we go.? This is a special time 50 years married. We have to start planing very soon, we understand a lot of campers go there. You may send a message direct to me via FMCA or share with forum . Tim the Mailman
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    Schwintek slide binds

    Carl, Wayne, Bill. Michael This was a great Article Topic. Motor Homes , Travel Trailers, 5TH Wheels: They or a lot of them have sides. Carl, not all of them have jacks. Using jacks or not , Should everyone that have slides must have jacks? I think your comment is right on. If you have jacks they should be used. SO, if you have slides should you have jacks? Tim the Mailman Winnebago Cambria Class C Three slides. 2014 E-450 Ford
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    Winterizing issues - 2003 Dutch Star

    Eric It has happen to me in the past, 50 plus years of camping. But , if you load the siphon tube with fluid and cycle the pump you will prime pump , top off siphon tube put in bottle, problem is solved. I have added a longer tube to add volume for the siphon tube, for prime. Yes the jug should be higher than the pump. Tim the Mailman Winnebago Itasca Cambria 2014 32 ft Class C
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    Tech Talk,

    May I suggest a article for Mag "FamilyRVing" explaining the correct way to tow, trailers ,cars and fifth wheels. SAFETY FIRST! Tim the Mailman
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    Winterize black tank & fresh tank

    Herman Yes, I do the same run air blow out the lines. But I do follow up with antifreeze, I also pull the filter on the water pump to get the trap water out of the input to the pump. There has been some campfire talk about replacing seals etc. with the ethanol. <toilet> Do not forget the by-pass for the hot water tank. I pull the plug on the water heater and blow the water out of it first with air than switch in the by-pass before installing antifreeze. Tim the mailman RETIRED N8AHK Winnebago Class C 2014 Cambria
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    Winterize black tank & fresh tank

    ATTENTION SPLASH -75 HAS NO HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES CHECK CONTENTS MENARDS FMP -50 HAS A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE << ETHANOL>>>IN THE LIST CONTENTS After reading the information I returned all my -50 and replaced it with the Splash -75 Read the contents and be safe. Tim tne mailman Winnebago Class C 2014 Cambria
  8. I use a NAPA watering can made special for battery's . automatic stops filling when top off or filled. Also off topic i use white grease to lubricate the slides of the battery rack. This will solved the problem of racks not sliding . Tim the mailman Winnebago class C 2014 Cambria 32.5 ft.
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    Portable Scales

    Was wondering will the FMCA rally in GA.March 2019 have a company or a group will offer corner weights For Trailers motor homes etc. Tim the mailman
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    Refueling At Pilot/FlyingJ

    SAVING MONEY AT FLYING J I wish FMCA had a swipe and save card like Good Sam has. We use the Good Sam Swipe and Save card, put in first at the pump. Life member gets 6 cents off for gas , 8 cents for diesel at the pump. Swipe your bonus points credit card, get 2 to 3 times the cost in bonus points. So call it double dipping. Now the Flying J charge card . Swipe and waite for your e-mail to pay your card. No hot spots , no Wi-Fi no bill! So if your not on time with payment , whats next no card, stranded no gas. So lets see if we can get FMCA to work out arrangements with Flying J. for a FMCA Swipe and Save Card for at the pump, for the RV island pumps. What do you THINK? Tim the mailman
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    Brett, I was concern that I was giving out good information, SO, I called my Ford Dealer this morning. We ran my VIN and we find out the transmission is a "5R110W" a 5 speed. Engineering ford sent me the form for a 6 speed. But, all the same the transmission still shifts on SPEED. Thanks, for helping bring light to all of this. The motor home started as a van E-450 2013. Tim the Mailman
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    Hill Climb with Class C Gas

    Please find the attach file from the Ford Engineer concerning shifts for v-10 This file some how did not follow the text message. Tim the Mailman f
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    I have had various campers ask me about shift patterns for Ford v-10 The attached file will show what a Ford Engineer sent me shifts on SPEED. This attachment explain speed to MPH and transmission gears. You will see why the Ford v-10 will rev out to about 5000 RPM in 3rd, 4th, gear. Its scary when this happens, but the engineer explain to me this is by design. This happens when pulling a up hill climb grade's. At 60 MPH cruise at 2400 RPM . Tim the Mailman
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    Hill Climb with Class C Gas

    Ptwiskers1, I have a Class C Winnebago Itasca Cambria 2014 32 foot. Per a engineer at Ford Motor Company the shift patterns of a v-10 and the Transmission are govern by SPEED. And that is program by the computer as it overlaps the shift from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and overdrive 6th. It is handle a couple of ways in tow-haul, cruise on cruise off, Not by RPM, vacuum etc. Now with all that information. So if you set cruise at 60 mph and climbing the hill it will do whatever to maintain that SPEED That being said , I NEVER use cruise in the mountains with grade. You will see 5000 RPM 3rd gear or 4th gear at about 60 MPH climbing that grade. Get in the fast lane and pass everything crawling in the slow lanes. This v-10 does not care what it has to do to maintain CRUISE. So what I do is use tow-haul in the hills so the engine and trans acts like a brake in cruise. Going fast up hill is faster down hill make sure to use tow-haul for braking downhill. If you would like set cruise at 55mph RPM 4300 4th and 5th gear and enjoy the ride. Tim the Mailman
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    Battery manufacturing dates

    Richard5933 Is there a issue with shelf life of a battery ? And how long can a battery sit with no charge on it, on the shelf? When I buy battery's NAPA always LOAD TEST them before I take them out the door. WE all understand DOT for tires. Tim