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RE: Ford explorer 4x4

Although only a 2014 we tow a 4x4 automatic 4 down. Suspect the 15 will be the same. Start engine, place shift selector in neutral, turn engine off. Since the selector is in neutral key will only go to first position. We found that unlike the previous 2008 Explorer we towed this unit has way too much stuff still drawing on the battery and if you don't run a charge line to the toad you will have a dead battery way earlier than they say you will. Don't know about the 15 but on the 14 the ecoboost model was not towable.
bdpreece 08/30/15 12:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New vs used (from another angle - RV depreciation "gap")?

An RV or anything else for that matter is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Supply and demand sets the bar. If you are willing to wait or travel further you can probably do better.
bdpreece 08/23/15 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: C2C Mambership

First thing you need to do is contact C2C and find out if they are honoring your paid membership until 2017. If not ask for a refund!! If you really need to purchase a home park membership start searching on Craigs list. Often times you can find memberships for only the cost of the transfer fees.
bdpreece 08/23/15 08:04pm Coast to Coast
RE: Bad Bullydog

Since you have the Good Sam member logo on your profile why not contact the Good Sam Action Line and see if they can get you any help.
bdpreece 08/17/15 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: fluorescent lights

Mine have lasted for years. I suggest you look at moving to led lighting. I too was having problems with fluorescent tubes burning out about as fast as I could change them. I stripped out the ballasts and tubes and installed LED strips in all the fixtures about three years ago. So far not one LED has failed and I am pretty sure that at the rate I was changing tubes I have probably pretty well paid for my conversion all ready.
bdpreece 08/17/15 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: 2010 Explorer as a toad

You don't say which model Explorer you have. We towed an 08 for six years and now tow a 2014. You need to have the four wheel drive model and as said you need the neutral tow kit. I think I paid $70 for the install on our 08. the 2014 does not need the NTK.
bdpreece 08/11/15 12:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ore 26/6 or 99/18/22

My preference is highways 26 & 6 with the motorhome.
bdpreece 08/08/15 09:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: The family is done.

"After our last trip the family sat down and broke it to me that they are done Rving. " Tell them you will miss them!!!!!!!!!!
bdpreece 08/08/15 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Force One Braking System

Extremely happy with my AFO towing a 2014 Ford Explorer.
bdpreece 08/02/15 11:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

Not to say you could not find one without pre-wiring but any trailer I have ever bought since the mid to late 70's has been pre-wired for air. If there was a roof vent I always found wires for air. Installed air in at least three or four trailer over the years. I was usually able to purchase the trailer cheaper than comparable trailers with air and then found used AC units to upgrade them. This would not be a deal breaker for me although as I get older it is harder to get those heavy units up on the roof.
bdpreece 08/01/15 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: generator quit while driving

When mine did that I had developed a very small coolant leak and it was low enough that after awhile the gen would shut down due to overheating.
bdpreece 07/29/15 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: starting engine while plugged in to short power

If you own a Monaco coach and follow the manufacturers directions this would be a pain. Monaco wants you to start the coach and bring up the air before retracting the slides. In order to bring in the slides you then have to shut down the coach since the interlocks will not let the slides work with the key on. Don't see anything in my manual on disconnecting before starting engine and running the slides without being plugged in puts a heck of a strain on the batteries.
bdpreece 07/20/15 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Never had a Wiring problem like this....

Try running a good clean ground wire from the frame of the tow vehicle to the frame of the trailer or better yet from the battery ground to the trailer frame.
bdpreece 07/18/15 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: I give up, Bud wins

As with any training; you gotta be smarter than the dog in order to train them. You loose! And yes, Daisy has me well trained.
bdpreece 06/23/15 06:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Thousand Trails and FHU availability?

Nowadays the best sites at Thousand Trails campgrounds seem to be leased out. Since ELS bought them out the new standard at the parks is leaning more towards full time leasing. It looks like ELS is doing their best to eliminate the old Thousand Trails.
bdpreece 06/23/15 12:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I thought it was over

Led's operate the opposite of normal electronics. The higher the voltage the more current they draw. Well that's pretty much the way ALL electric devices work.....unless they changed the laws of Physics while I wasn't looking !! :B There was another thread on here just a couple of days ago about LEDs....and included recommendations from a couple of people. Actually normal is the lower the voltage supplied the higher the current draw which is why most electronic devices burn up on low voltage.
bdpreece 06/11/15 06:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: any advice for a stupid person (me)lol hooking up to a trailer ball

I would suggest a couple of cheap walkie talkies but my wife gets excited and forgets to push the talk button.
bdpreece 06/11/15 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: I thought it was over

Led's operate the opposite of normal electronics. The higher the voltage the more current they draw. The cheap LED's won't take much over 12v. When your inverter is on you are probably feeding them well over 13 volts. When I converted my coach I installed a dropping resistor on each fixture. You can of course just buy the more expensive LED's that will accept a wide range of voltages. And yes you were correct in the wiring LED's are polarity sensitive and will only operate one way so that was not your problem. Most of the more expensive LED's are not even polarity sensitive. In this case you get what you are willing to pay for.
bdpreece 06/11/15 08:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help, dead mouse in heater case!

Suction or air pressure are about your only hope. Before I spent a lot of money at a dealer I would probably try to rent the biggest most powerful vacuum I could find then adapt the hose down to a size that would reach the critter and try to suck him out. Good luck.
bdpreece 06/09/15 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV leaking water while filling water tank???

Biggest question is can you trust your gauge. You need to know how big your tank is then using your fill hose time how long it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket. Calculate how long it would take to fill the tank then with the tank empty start filling and time how long it takes to start leaking. If it leaks like you say at about 1/4 full then you most probably have a crack in the tank.
bdpreece 06/08/15 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
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