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  1. It was stored inside until last month when they got in a new class C that had been broadsided and had a big hole in the starboard side. The shop owner said he had to pull mine outside so he could store the class C inside. Yep, winterized it 2 weeks ago. I had forgotten how, since this is the first time I've had to winterize in in about 8 years. After I got started it came back to me though.
  2. I spoke with the regional manager of Progressive appraisers last month, he said no they will not total the MH because their totaled (agreed value) in the policy for it is $47K, and no estimate is near that amount. So, everything hinges on the results of this 3rd party appraisal clause. I'm calling the body shop owner tomorrow for a sitrep, he was out of the shop today. The body shop owner told me, had I not had an agreed value in my policy I would have effectively lost my MH at whatever value they wished.
  3. With the new laws and restrictions put in place last fall, I suspect the market for stolen CATS, and their construction materials is drying up rather quickly. I spoke with the manager of a local scrap yard last month, he said now his company requires a photo ID and state-issued registration/license to sell CATS or derived materials to a salvage yard.
  4. Bill, no progress; still awaiting the results of the 3rd party appraisal referee. The 3rd party appraisal was nearly $5k more than the body shop estimate, and ~$16K more than the Progressive initial estimate. This reminds me, I should call in the morning for a sitrep; update for civilians. Wayne, I completely understand;
  5. I suggest: https://www.allstays.com/ for one website, there are many more. https://www.campendium.com/ is another website that might be useful. If you like boondocking: https://publiclands.org/pages/recreationmap?=WY just type in the state name to view maps.
  6. RV park prices are relative to location IMO. While RV parks in Ft. Myers Beach were charging $1,300/month, area motels were charging $200/night minimum, and Harlingen TX RV parks were charging $550/ month. The big difference between FL and TX was; FL permanent residents were somewhat cool to snowbirds. TX permanent residents always seemed to welcome "winter Texans", and even published a newspaper especially to welcome them to the RGV.
  7. This is from weatherspark.com "In Texas City, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round." However the graphs do not reflect that statement. That is a vast improvement over Bloomington IN. You have me thinking_.
  8. Try disconnecting the chassis battery's for an hour or more then reattach. This should reset the computers, but any codes may also be erased, so write them down first.
  9. I looked at the average winter weather in Fredericksburg TX and it isn't much different than SW. Indiana hill country, a bit windier, just as well stay home. I don't do military hospitals or clinics, nor do I do VA facilities (although registered). Between Medicare and TFL I don't have medical or hospital bills, and prescription drugs are $12 for 3 months supply for each script. Thanks for the thought anyway.
  10. No MH to travel, still at body shop, since April__. The only reason we wintered in FL was to be near my cousin anyway. I think we've spent our last winter in FL., prices were already getting ridiculously high; $1,300/month + living expenses. Those affected business's will either have to recoup their losses or close the doors. We can stay near Harlingen TX for 1/3 the cost of FL and the beach is a day-trip away.
  11. It's going to be a long trying recovery, I hope someone tells him the entire FMCA family is rooting for him.
  12. Well leastways I got my full deposit back. I wouldn't go near Ft. Myers Beach for the next 2 years at least. My cousin has a permanent place there, she said there is nothing to do, see, or visit. No restaurants are open, no stores open, if you need groceries or anything you must drive outside the flooding zones Virtually all the RV parks that could open are full of temporary workers now, even if we could travel. To complicate the cleanup, Lee County FL has a mandatory recycling program, so everything must be sorted somewhere during the cleanup efforts. We did make plans to winter in Harlingen TX if we got our MH back in time, but Progressive Ins. is still dragging their feet about the supplement, saying they will not pay more than the original Progressive adjusters estimate, the arbitration process is ongoing.
  13. Kinked or squashed duct hose?
  14. rayin

    Air pressure

    No confusion there, the Federal Tire Placard show the air pressure required to support the RV when loaded to the GVWR. That is NOT the correct method for using a tire mfgrs. load/inflation chart. You will find the correct method of using load/inflation charts here:https://www.rvtiresafety.net/search/label/How to Calculate Cold Inflation Pressure Keep in mind, load/inflation charts show the minimum air pressure to support the corresponding load. This means the tire is running at 100% capacity, no reserve. For comparison, car tires usually run with approx. 30-35% reserve capacity.
  15. This old FMCA thread fully explains which coolant the ISC engine calls for and how to clean, flush, and install new coolant.
  16. Yep, replace the non-working air pressure sensor, the new one should have a wiring harness if there is a plug somewhere near the sensor. Owning and maintaining a MH is a "pay now, or pay later" issue.
  17. The first step is accurately identifying your make and model of leveling system. If it is HWH brand this will  help identify the model. If your leveling system is Lippert/ power Gear, look here. Once we know the make and model, plus the identity of what RV you have we may proceed. Otherwise we are in the dark.
  18. Oh crap, now you tell me. My cousin just texted me from Hawaii, our winter RV park in FT. Myers Beach is washed away. we're stuck at home with 16° this morning because our MH has been at a body shop since April, and I've gotta be nice.
  19. I haven't received anything like that whats up?
  20. For now unplug the fridge from the receptacle. That will shut it off. I suspect your inverter is turned on, if so the inverter was powering the fridge. Turn off the inverter.
  21. Congratulations to you both! I think you made a wise decision. If the floorplan is not to your desires now, it will never get better in the future.
  22. I forgot; the 120V side has 2 120V heaters. if one has failed the unit will not cool properly. It's all explained in detail in the service manual.
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