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RE: A friend to many here on RV.net has passed.....

Never met him but a good man nonetheless. Fixed me up more than once.
Pirate 02/16/17 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford Transmission

Thought it called for Mercon LV.I'm going to have to fall on my sword on this one. Had to review multiple years of owner's guides to figure this one out. Model year 2006 when the 5 speed first hit the F53 chassis it was SP. For model year 2008 Ford switched to LV. The OP's 2011 is LV and the last model year 2015 was LV. With the 6R140 it's still LV. If you need to verify what your transmission requires, and all the other needs regarding proper care and feeding, best go by the owner's manual for your chassis model year. Electronic copies can be found HERE.Dale not wanting to call you out or belittle your knowledge here. Anyone searching for Ford Mercon LV vs SP will find a myriad of confusing Ford guides as to which fluid to use. I spent hours the other night trying to figure it all out again just to make sure I wasn't out of date. From my understanding for my year, 2006, Mercon LV is perfectly fine and prescribed however can be substitued for SP. Anyway, Ford caused this confusion and not the owners. Bottom line, I use LV in mine and will continue to use that but I would caution every owner to spend some time and research exactly which fluid to use as Ford confused many people.
Pirate 02/16/17 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Transmission

Thought it called for Mercon LV.
Pirate 02/15/17 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

Not worth the effort to post anymore. Too many ********. If you post anything that can be considered opinion, you better have some KY and grab your ankles because it is coming. Only worth asking a question every now and then.
Pirate 02/05/17 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing vinyl graphics and painting

Ha, my replacement and paint cost around 6K. Yes, it looks great. Only thing I didn't like was they had to use pinstriping decals over the edge of new paint/old because the new paint was thicker and presented an edge they could not feather in. Good news is after about 6 years, none of that pinstriping has come loose.
Pirate 02/04/17 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ARP Refrigerator Protection

No need to sense level, as running out of level for even a short time will dramatically raise boiler temperatures. And the temperature is much easier to measure than angle, as with angle you also have to account for acceleration, deceleration, bumps, etc. At the Seminar Paul gave at an FMCA Convention, he had a test cooling unit set up with his control unit installed on it. Up on the screen was a temperature monitor he had set up with probe on the refrigerator boiler. He raised one end of the test cooling unit on a 2X4 (so less than 2"). While he talked (less than 5 minutes) we all watched the screen and could see the temperature rising VERY quickly up to the point where the controller turned it off. Then once it cooled down, the controller re-started the cooling unit.Funny, I installed mine carefully, tested it, followed all directions yet I have NEVER had an alarm for overheat, regardless of angle, etc. It appears you either didn't either read or understand how the ARP system works. There are NO ALARMS or any indication that the system has been activated unless you go thru the system menu and pull up that information manually. It simply does what it's designed to do "PROTECT the COOLING SYSTEM" silently and basically in the background. I think, but might be wrong if there are multiple shutdowns over a certain period of time then the system will shut down the unit and it will not come back on automatically until it's reset, but I would have to go back and double check that to see if that's actually true. I just always have my remote unit displaying the boiler temp and that way I know when the cooling unit is actually activated. LarryI knew there would be at least one person who told me I didn't know what I was doing. When I installed mine years ago, it clearly provided instructions for including your visual and/or audio sensors. I did it. Otherwise, how do you know it is working. I'm saying mine has never done anything. Larry, my install is done the right way.
Pirate 02/01/17 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Long Key State Park. Rat infestation.

We were there in October in one of the 50's sites and yes we saw more rats this time than ever. Seems to be worse every year. Northern Florida State Parks have issues with ticks and they won't spray.Just how much should they spray? Some of these parks are in the middle of the woods, animals eat the bugs, they don't need chemicals. Stay out of the parks if you are scared of bugs.
Pirate 01/31/17 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ARP Refrigerator Protection

No need to sense level, as running out of level for even a short time will dramatically raise boiler temperatures. And the temperature is much easier to measure than angle, as with angle you also have to account for acceleration, deceleration, bumps, etc. At the Seminar Paul gave at an FMCA Convention, he had a test cooling unit set up with his control unit installed on it. Up on the screen was a temperature monitor he had set up with probe on the refrigerator boiler. He raised one end of the test cooling unit on a 2X4 (so less than 2"). While he talked (less than 5 minutes) we all watched the screen and could see the temperature rising VERY quickly up to the point where the controller turned it off. Then once it cooled down, the controller re-started the cooling unit.Funny, I installed mine carefully, tested it, followed all directions yet I have NEVER had an alarm for overheat, regardless of angle, etc.
Pirate 01/31/17 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Child seat installation

I don't think the Trooper ever saw how much loose junk (missle hazards) are in an RV. DO NOT let your child face the rear. DO NOT seat them sideways, side impact is not the same as sideways in a front end collision. Make sure the belts are anchored good. I had our granddaughter in the front passenger seat. It was the only good seat, anchor wise, and the seat back protected her from flying missile hazards from the rear.
Pirate 01/29/17 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: T-Mobile Hot Spot $35mo /6G/Unlimited Streaming..Review

Can you travel anywhere in US with that hot spot?
Pirate 01/23/17 04:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Wheel base to length ratio

I have a HUGE overhang. Drove bad until I put on rear sway bar. No problem now. Edit, Track Bar, not sway bar. Sorry.
Pirate 01/15/17 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beverly Beach Camptown Florida within Flagler Beach

We used to go there, but stopped several years ago. I had a few issues... 1) you are really packed in , 2) the setup is that you and your neighbor have your awnings facing each other, so you better get friendly as you will be sharing the same patio space,3) the power/voltage was too low. Hovering at just over 100v. The electrical problems may have been addressed in the past few years, but the layout and spacing hasn't.Like the slob that was sharing our awning area a few years ago. He insisted on sitting with his huge belling hanging out, legs spread wide, and wearing short shorts. It was a fabulous way to spend a weekend. Won't go back again.
Pirate 01/04/17 04:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: rv lot and septic

My backhoe man told me couple of grits hired him to dig hole and bury old Cadillac. Questions arose but the grits ran sewer line into the window and turned that old caddy into a septic tank.
Pirate 12/14/16 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds Philly?

We are currently at the Campus Park & Ride mentioned a couple of times in previous posts. We have been here on and off for the last year and have had no problems. Sure, it is adjacent to a couple of rough areas but the property, itself, is surrounded by high fences and barbed wire and has a gated entry. Also, since the property is a retired trucking terminal, there is warehouse space accessible from the other side of the property. The new tenants of that space is Customs and Boarder Patrol and, quite frankly, they have added enough cameras (to the entire property) and electric fences to make it appear (from the front of the property) more secure than Fort Knox. By the appearance, someone would have to be crazy to pick this property to target for nefarious purposes. So come enjoy lots of concrete (read: level parking)! Ten minutes to the airport, UPenn campus and hospitals, fifteen minutes to City Center! The shuttle buses that run 24-7 (to the UPenn hospitals) will also get you to the buss and subway lines. There are a couple of downsides... only a few spaces have sewer connections but there is a functional dump station. Second, there is a train yard behind the property. Someone who likes an occasional train horn blow will love it... light or easily irritated sleepers, not so much.This is the best actual desciption I have read. Is there any chance you can take pictures? I have a wheelchair lift on my class a that sticks out about 6' right behind front passenger tire. Will I have enough room? Tks.
Pirate 12/11/16 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Weighing your rv

When in FL I contacted local DOT office and asked for free weighing. They were more than happy to help. Their cruisers carry portable scales in the trunk. In TN, I called local trooper office and asked if I could weigh off-side at local I-81 scale. They told me to come by on a specific Saturday and I was able to run through several times to get side to side weights. I bought a portable scale and weighed several years later and found that my weights didn't really change than much to change the air pressures. I would recommend a 4 corner weight once. If you can't, I really don't think you will find much air pressure difference on the axle. If in doubt, raise your air pressure 10 or 15 lbs until you can get 4 corner weight. You really are/should only worry that one tire will be under inflated for the weight on the axle.
Pirate 12/10/16 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: ISC Fan Clutch Replacement $4000+ ?

New engine for my 2006 gasser.
Pirate 11/20/16 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: sqeegee for A tall curved windshield

I use this from Lowes, on second one, they last for years and work great on curved windshield. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Ettore-Foam-Rubber-Floor-Squeegee/1087125
Pirate 11/08/16 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Consumer Group

None.
Pirate 11/07/16 04:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just an observation re: Ford chassis...

I am 37' with 228 wheelbase. I think mine drives great. I did CHF and then undid it. I didn't see a benefit. I have an extra trac bar on rear and safe-t-plus up front. Micheline XZE tires and still using stock Bilstein shocks. Drives like a Caddy IMO.
Pirate 11/05/16 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: driving uphill on gravel driveway

I like what some other said. Make sure you can turn around up top. When going up, DO NOT STOP. If you hesitate and start spinning the wheels at all, STOP. Back down all the way and start over.
Pirate 11/03/16 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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