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RE: Brake Controller for 07 Ford F-53 Chassis

Check under the rear of the motorhome and see what color wire you have there, assuming it is prewired. I believe the coach builder does it, not Ford, so each make may differ. Mine had two spare wires run from under the dash near the steering column and terminating at the rear by the 7 way plug. Tekonsha Prodigy controllers get a lot of good feedback. I've had them on a bunch of different vehicles and all worked well.
Ductape 10/24/14 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LED night lite solutions?

One of our previous rigs had lots of extra lights in it, so I went to the local auto parts store and paid just a few dollars for a pair of LED replacements made for automotive parking lamp replacements- they slipped right in where the incandescent lamp was before in the original fixture. The light output was too low for reading, but it made a good night light.
Ductape 10/24/14 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: All Wheel Drive

OP did not ask about 2WD. Almost every 4x4 made now turns the front axle all the time. Free wheeling hubs went out of fashion 20 years ago.
Ductape 10/24/14 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All Wheel Drive

AWD is better on wet or snowy roads.
Ductape 10/24/14 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Power Efficient Computer Monitor Upgrade?

Have you considered a tablet? IMO for web browsing it's fine and low power use. I still prefer the PC for office apps.
Ductape 10/24/14 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Boondocking and Water?

Gas stations, truck stops, some rest areas, welcome centers, pretty much every campground. A lot of boondockers will stay at a CG every week or two. Water is easy. Dump stations are less easily found.
Ductape 10/23/14 07:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Do you let your TV warm up before towing?

No, but I don't hammer on them until they warm up either. Just crank up and go, and then I don't use more than minimal throttle until the temperature comes up. If I have to crawl up a hill first thing in the AM then I just do. I believe that idling unloaded to warm up just increases wear and oil dilution. Some diesels can warm up stationary with the EB to load the engine, but I don't think that's necessary in the temperatures you're describing.
Ductape 10/22/14 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mistery Ford part answer

My guess is he recently had an oil change and the cover did not get put back properly. We have a Nissan 4x4 with a bolt on cover below the oil filter. After an oil change outside of my supervision it came back with only one of the four bolts holding the cover on. Usually I change my own oil because of things like this.
Ductape 10/22/14 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: spare tires

I bought my spare wheel at http://www.wheelsnowinc.com
Ductape 10/22/14 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt coffee maker

I used to carry a 12 drip machine in my hunting vehicle. Better than nothing, but slow as others have said. When I have a stove I perc.
Ductape 10/22/14 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: ......

A friend had her car mauled by a bear when a cat or something else small took refuge underneath.
Ductape 10/22/14 09:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: Best tire replacement of GY st 225 75R 15

LT = worry free. Been there, done that, got the Marathon tread-tossing tee shirt. I'll never own a set again.
Ductape 10/21/14 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Onan 5500 gen - oil change and air filter questions

Good choice. For mine I went to 5W40 synthetic Rotella at the second oil change. I have spent a lot of off grid time with portable generators over the years and in my experience synthetic for air cooled engines pays dividends in reliability and fuel use. YMMV.
Ductape 10/21/14 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

It seems the only time you see the Class A motorhome owners outside is when they have to take their little fufu dog out to do its business. Can we stay on topic and leave out the passive-aggressiveness You know what they say, people who live in glass trailers...
Ductape 10/21/14 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maybe you guys have an idea?

Freezer and the genny as you are thinking. Solar would cost you more than the 6 hour round trip home. Any processors nearby that would let you rent some freezer space?
Ductape 10/20/14 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Need windshield installer in San Diego area

Guardian industries probably made your original windshield. www.customglasssolutions.com When this happened to us the insurance company hooked us up with Guardian, and they recommended an installer nearby who does a LOT of their installations. You definitely want a specialty shop who does these big pieces.
Ductape 10/20/14 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: extended service plans

Exactly right Jayco. And as someone else wrote, you're really wagering against the house. The companies offering these have much more information than we do about failure rates and repair costs, and they are not in business to lose money. But for people who value the certainty of the contract vs the uncertainty of paying for the repair, go ahead. After all an RV is completely discretionary spending, so if someone feels better having a service contract, then why shouldn't they have it?
Ductape 10/20/14 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has this ever happened to you?

Kooks don't just aflict MH. I once had a similar experience driving a minivan when some nut case in a Corvette made it his business to impede my progress.
Ductape 10/20/14 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annual Maintenance: Gasser vs Diesel Pusher

You are going to get answers all over the place because requirements have changed a lot over time and the different generations of emission control. In general, newer gas engines require less frequent service than older gas engines, while newer diesels may have more frequent oil changes than older diesels as things like EGR and DPF were added.
Ductape 10/20/14 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: average GPM concerns

You are fine. There are no magic bullets to increase mileage, but there is a steady trade in them because there are always a few believers.
Ductape 10/20/14 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
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