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RE: Big gust of wind pushes TT and Truck

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Pirate 07/25/17 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier

Bought it, tried it, returned it. Tire mounted on it like a force multiplier. Hitch tension was just too much just moving the tire around by hand. I couldn't imagine the forces placed on the hitch while hitting bumps on the road.
Pirate 07/19/17 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower caulk issue

If the base has a flange that goes up behind the wall, I would not caulk the gap. I keep a spray bottle of bleach and bleach that crack once per week to keep the yuckies from growing.
Pirate 07/17/17 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery powered Impact WRENCH or Impact DRIVER?

"Any mechanic worth anything will run the lugs on and then use a torque wrench to finish." This is very true, but good mechanics are not the ones removing and refitting the wheels, that would usually fall to the grunts.The idiots at my tire joint insisted they would use a torque wrench. I watched them on wheel number one as they torqued down the lug nuts to who-knows-what using the impact wrench and THEN put the torque wrench on. Clicks. Yep, all torqued. Fools. Of course I jumped in after running for the shop supervisor. If you want it done right, do it yourself.
Pirate 07/10/17 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring one air conditioner to use 20 amp outlet

Dual Power Adapter
Pirate 07/10/17 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Htr / Air controls do not shift the vents - Vacuum issue?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQJ-kLv4XESUGLSvY9EkVxXAIi5VL1oVahagjEZ9PF4K42DszvE height=300 width=300 Mine was colapsed. Replaced, fixed issue. Mounted almost under front bumper area (if you had a bumper). https://www.ebay.com/p/Ford-OEM-EGR-System-vacuum-Reservoir-Canister-Tank-4C3Z9E453AA/1211111806
Pirate 07/09/17 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5.5 HGJAB Marquis quit...

Pushing around 1500 hours on mine. At what age/hours does one expect to replace the generator vs repair?
Pirate 07/03/17 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: base to steps is rusted and cracked

Just went through this on my 06 windsport. The step box is pretty thin metal so I didn't think I could get it welded. In the end I cut a hole in the compartment next to steps and reinforced from the outside. Luckily I caught my crack soon enough as it was only a few inches long.
Pirate 06/30/17 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outside radio antenna?'s

My radio reception is horrible with a small rubber walkie-talkie type antenna. I am thinking of upgrading to a long metal one. Thoughts?
Pirate 06/23/17 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Not to Happy with Thor or Ford

Welcome to the forum. You know you could always open up with "Hi, I am new here, I have such and such rig and have a questions/issues" So what's he point of the post? Is this a slanderous first post, or do you need a shoulder to cry on? Sorry I am a little leary of brand new members, first time posters who open up with guns blazing about a unit they bought over a year ago. Makes little sense, other than "my warranty is out now so I am going to make slanderous posts on various forums". Thinking maybe you could have joined here over a year ago when you first bought it. otherwise it's sort of troll-ish. We just had one yesterday that got deleted. And chassis issues are covered under Ford which carries a 3/36, not Thor. deleted because i did not see later appology.
Pirate 06/21/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

Quick answer) Ditto to what DutchmenSport said. Long answer) I too had the same question while my rig was going into service for the first time. What I found out later was definitely an eye opening experience. I had previously installed "always on" internet and several devices that work with SmartThings Hub. I put in motion sensing cameras, leak detectors, open close sensors and smart lighting. I didn't specifically outfit the rig to monitor the service center, but Boy, did I learn first hand what goes on. And all was caught on camera with audio! Things I saw: 1. RV Shoppers entering rig and going through drawers and cupboards. Nothing taken, but got to listen to interesting conversations, including "I can't believe they just leave people's RV's unlocked". 2. After getting a bathroom leak alert on my phone I turned on the camera to see the kitchen sink running and no one in the rig. I had written up that my grey tank level indicator was not working so they were filling the tank. I called the service center and told them about getting the alert. I watched on the camera to see a tech finally run in and shut off the water. Turns out he forgot about water running, probably went on lunch, and the grey tank overflowed into shower stall and out onto the floor. For 15 minutes. :-( 3. I also got to see how much, or how little time was spent actually working on my rig. One time I had to leave my rig for 8 days, while the actual time working on it was only about 10 hours. 4. And finally... I did see one tech go through some of the cabinets. He did not take anything, but it looked like he was looking for an opportunity. After all the above, I wrote a letter to the Service Manager and we had a "conversation". He seemed very embarrassed and vowed to take corrective actions. We'll see.... But, maybe the best outcome is that now the service techs know they're being monitored and even wave to the cameras. It also seems that they take better care of the "Guy that has the cameras". By the way, I go to pick up my rig from service later today. I reviewed the camera clips last night and no issues from this time in the service center.Can you elaborate on your camera setup? Thanks.
Pirate 06/17/17 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CHP doing their best!! THANK YOU!

They are probably being privately scolded for doing this kind deed. Many organizations are ruled by lawyers and the threat of being held liable. So if the state is towing this and something happens to the trailer, the state could end up being responsible for the damages. It's just the way society is today.
Pirate 06/16/17 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prompt RV Sunscreen

Great product. Stick with them even if they might be hard to get a hold of.
Pirate 06/03/17 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to break out rear A/C power from 30 amp service?

http://www.beamalarm.com/Documents/dual_power_adapter.html
Pirate 05/30/17 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blocking phone numbers

If it's a cell phone there are a number of pretty good call blockers. On the Android I've used Extreme Call Block and lately Vblocker. They both access large databases of known spam callers that block the calls from those numbers and you can add additional ones too. With Vblocker you can even submit a number/report of a new spam caller. It seems to be pretty active too - every couple of hours I see multiple new numbers added to their database. The only really annoying thing is that it seems it has become impossible to block voicemail. So a blocked call typically ends up rolling over to voicemail where they can leave a message that you need to retrieve and delete. I've read that on Andorid this is due to some change in permissions in later versions of the OS, but it appears to me that it may be due to the way service providers are handling voicemail on your cell phones. T-Mobile and AT&T both lock you into using their voicemail and don't seem to have options for blocking it for certain numbers. It burns minutes on my T-Mobile which are limited to trash these which costs me money. On AT&T with unlimited minutes it only takes my time to trash them.Extreme Call Blocker has setting to hangup with no voicemail.
Pirate 05/27/17 04:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Motorhome hitch receiver has play in it

I have a lot of slop in my hitch. Should I consider replacing it or snug it down? Where does one find a new hitch? I examined mine and found no identification on it.
Pirate 05/23/17 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

My 2001 National Tropical 36' on the F-53 chassis leaned to the right. National in Perris, CA sent me to a lot spring shop. They knew of the problem, added a leaf to the right rear. Solved the lean, handling was great and tire wear was normal. No problems after that. Coach rode level.First time for everything.
Pirate 05/20/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

Tried to have my first F-53 lean fixed by adding springs. The shop had nothing but problems trying to do it and in the end, abandoned the entire project. I have yet to read of anyone actually adding a leaf to the F-53. On my 2006, it was low in the front and unlevel. Truck shop used spacers to level it all out. About 3" on one side, 2.5" on the other. Been like this now for 8 years with no further leaning or sagging.
Pirate 05/19/17 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Aria Deluxe

How about a couple pics of this issue you are having. Thanks.
Pirate 05/19/17 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Thetford Aria Deluxe

Hum. I thought a flange was a flange. Did you look at picks of them both? How can the plastic flange bend? Did you try replacing the seal?
Pirate 05/18/17 04:22pm Tech Issues
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