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RE: Out of level campsite pads

This site at Cumberland Mountain State Park was the worst we've ever had to deal with.http://webpages.charter.net/jaycocamprs/Cumberland%20Mnt.JPG height=300 width=400 The blocks on the bottom row are 4X5, 3 layers of 2X, plus the leveling wedges.I pulled in to that campground, saw all the campers hanging over the edge and unlevel spots. I turned around and left. I like how KY has added "resort" to the name of their state parks even though the one I went too sucked.
Pirate 04/23/14 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help With DVD Player

I bought a Panasonic blu ray home theater system. I didn't need the speakers so they are sitting in the basement. The home theater unit worked great with my existing rv speakers.
Pirate 04/20/14 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD EBRAKE TRANSMISSION FAILURE

And the point is? First point is to determine if the unit does self fill, which when you see the layout of it I would doubt very much. Second point is simply showing the brake pad assemble and the fact that this is what more then likely destroys the unit. I would assume that some (and I do know of a few) will drive off with the e-brake on for a short distance. This more then likely destroys the ATF which in turns destroys the unit. I doubt very much that it leaks out of the unit. Last point is the one that Fireup stated. Anything that is built can be unbuilt and rebuilt. There really isn't that many components in the e-brake and it really doesn't appear like a NASA design. So did you ever check your unit to see if it was overfilled?No, but I will do it this week. Had to plant the garden today.
Pirate 04/20/14 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A toad caught on fire

SAD! Possibility that the electronic braking system caught on fire, too.....they've been known to do that. :(Really? Which exact system are you referring to and do you have any links? I have NEVER heard of a brake system catching fire but am willing to learn.
Pirate 04/19/14 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD EBRAKE TRANSMISSION FAILURE

Fireup, Pirate, and RLS I just want to say this is the internet at it's very best. It really doesn't get any better then that. Hopefully before this thread is dead, some true understanding will come out of it. ON EDIT: For those that need more of a visual to follow (like me): http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z157/JJNowak/RVNet/F53EParkkingBrake.jpgAnd the point is?
Pirate 04/19/14 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD EBRAKE TRANSMISSION FAILURE

Drain your e-brake assy to the bottom of the hole. Come back 6 months later and you will find it over full again. Just the nature of the beast. RichardWhy oh why would would Ford have us check the fluid in the z-brake if it has a auto-fill feature? I was told that it was on it's side when built and then filled. I think some old wives seem to think it will remain overfilled from the tranny. I will go out tomorrow and check my fluid. A couple of years ago it drained to the fill plug level when I checked it. If it comes pouring out again, I will admit my mistake and move on.
Pirate 04/18/14 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: cell phone data use warming

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Pirate 04/11/14 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drain hose racks, a good thing?

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground. I have never seen that requirement, not saying it doesn't exist, just saying.
Pirate 04/11/14 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Differential lube

Changed mine at 50K for gas Ford RV's. It was horrible looking, which doesn't mean much but I'm glad I changed it anyway.
Pirate 04/10/14 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seeking Opinion on F53 Chassis A/C repair cost

Thanks everyone. I asked questions and got more information. The repair was completed and fixed the problem. Chassis A/C working very well now. Be well.That's great. What was broke and where did you go?
Pirate 04/08/14 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Value of Used Michelins ?

Sold all my old ones to some guy who had a fiver. The tires he had were almost bald and ready to go. To him, my older tires with lots of tread were like new tires. Craiglist.
Pirate 04/07/14 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seeking Opinion on F53 Chassis A/C repair cost

My 2006 compressor sure looked bad too. Turns out it was a minor oil leak from above that collected on the bottom of the compressor. When my ac went out recently, I found green dyed oil all over the bottom of the engine area. Found a great place that specializes in air conditioning. Small lot but arranged to have my 37 footer there really early when they opened. They found a hose with a hole in it. Took them about 2 hours to repair as the fittings near the condenser were seized in the small aluminum block. Find a place that specializes in air conditioning. They can usually make hoses and have the parts needed to repair. Ford only provides the compressor in your F-53, not the hoses or condenser so Ford may change the compressor, they probably will not want to mess with anything else in the system that doesn't belong to them, which is a lot of stuff.
Pirate 04/04/14 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 amp plug hitting power panel lip

This was at a brand new campground and I wouldn't want to hack their boxes. Plus, the "socket" area is inset so there really isn't anything to bend to provide clearance. Thanks.
Pirate 04/04/14 06:36pm Tech Issues
50 amp plug hitting power panel lip

My 50 amp camco male plug with the large handle prevented my plug from fully seating into the female socket because the handle/case hit the panel lip below the socket. This is the first time I had this happen. Is there a small adapter I can plug to extend out the camco plug so the yellow plastic is further out from the campground panel? Thanks.
Pirate 04/03/14 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: DROID cellphone

I have a nexus 5. I can use doubletwist app to do the same thing my ipod classic does only on my droid phone.
Pirate 03/30/14 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: V10 spark plug issues?

I owned a 2003, 2005, and now have a 2009 never once had a hint of problems with spark plugs. That is not fair and you know it. The 2006 has the splitting spark plug problem. I have yet to change my plugs but am not looking forward to it. I wouldn't by anything but Ford but Ford has had their share of stupid problems. Come on, spark plugs breaking in half?
Pirate 03/29/14 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Two found dead in rv

Hmm, one of the burners were left on. Seems they should have smelled it before they fell asleep. Could be the difference between when you smell something but don't think its bad enough to do something about. That is right around the area I filled up my propane tank and a couple of days later smelled a bad smell from my MH. EVERYONE in the CG was sure it was coming from my gray tank because it was more concentrated by the sink. Turned out it WAS propane from a bumped stove knob. I was to find out that there is no law in place that requires ALL propane companies to use the 'same' 'odor' additive. Every state can put whatever odor they want just as long as one is added. I KNOW what propane smell likes in Wisconsin. The smell they put in when I filled my propane tank in Tennessee did NOT smell anything like it. So if you were like me being my first time out RV'ing away from my home state you wouldn't know that. Live and learn....and I almost didn't and almost blew up the whole MH waiting for mobile repair to come out and replace gray water tank vent while the real culprit propane gas continued to come in. :RJust got home. For the last day have been smelling what I thought was negative air flow up through grey system out through kitchen pipe. It stank exactly like a grey tank. Coincidentally all day driving today, we have heard chirping sound. I'm guess now the propane detector was randomly chirping on limited propane detection. Wife and I have hearing issues and never could identify where it was coming from. The sound was random, and never happened when parked. When we got home tonight, RV was finally quiet. I heard hissing sound from stove. I'll be darned if one burner wasn't turned on low. We just picked up our 4 yr old granddaughter. Not sure if she hit it or I did. Told the wife we are lucky to be alive. Luckily we had the dash heat on all day so we were infusing the RV with gobs of fresh air. We never use the stove. Just didn't sync that the odor was propane. I think I will look for a shutoff valve for the stove if one isn't installed. This is not the first time this has happened.
Pirate 03/23/14 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SeeLevel II issues

I have had nothing but great results after years of use with SeaLevel sensors. Never saw this issue come up. Call them.
Pirate 03/18/14 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Genie client question

What do you mean will it work? Can you watch it? Why not?
Pirate 03/17/14 05:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Why don't we have a Smart Phone app?

IMO, both issues are partly due to the current forum software, which was custom written in Cold Fusion, and outdated at this stage. It's one reason that an off the shelf solution, such as Tapatalk, for mobile apps cannot easily be implemented, if at all. There have been efforts to explore commercial portal/forum software used by major corporations and organizations as a replacement. However, these would have to be modified with custom code to include unique forum administration functions that are not available in popular forum software. I would venture to guess a replacement forum software has not been a high priority, and one under consideration of which I looked at was eventually dropped. I've not heard of any others being tested, so assuming it has been put on the back burner.It won't be a high priority until more people shift to smart phones and realize they don't have the data limits to keep reading this forum by tethering which is a data hog. I sure would like to hear about those "unique forum administration functions" that other forums don't have.
Pirate 03/14/14 04:56pm Forum Technical Support
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