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RE: Removing middle TV in 2008 Four Winds Hurricane

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/hurricane-front-tv-57610.html
Pirate 05/23/16 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV decal removal and painting them on

Had it done in NE TN for around $6K. Wasn't cheap but for me worth every penny spent.
Pirate 05/19/16 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 13,500 AC replacement

Don't waste your money on a heat pump unit, stick with just an AC. I have NOT been happy since I put one on. It works, just not like I thought it would and wouldn't have spent the money if I had known ahead of time.
Pirate 04/28/16 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Philadelphia advice

Just left the area, daughter lives down in the bowels of Philly. Drive from KOA was about 1 hour, if there wasn't a jam and if the traffic was flowing. Depending on what you want. If your goal is downtown looking at Philly, I would use Timberlane or Park & Ride. If you want beautiful countryside at the end of the day to sip a glass of wine, go to the KOA. There is another campground up in Hatfield but the drive down to Philly sucks too, and that campground is bla. If you stay at the KOA, PM me and I will provide you with a great route to take into town (well, better than the GPS).
Pirate 04/28/16 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lake Superior great circle tour

Every time I visit the UP during the green months, there's been lots of mosquitoes, and they're on you fast... not much you can do but bath in bug spray and enjoy the beauty of the area. Near as all this is to me, I don't have much other information... take it for granted I suppose. I'm considering a circle tour of the UP, something like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31198682/UP-circle.PNG width=640 Subscribed to hear from folks more knowledgeable :)Munising to Grand Marais should be along H-58. It is paved. I took my 37' motorhome on that drive.
Pirate 04/27/16 05:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pensacola Beach RV resort

Some find Ft. Pickens a nice place but I found it horrible. Had reservations but it was around 100deg in June and after driving through Pickens, just couldn't see wasting my time.
Pirate 04/21/16 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Coleman HP2 Heat Pump Thermostat

I really dislike the thermostat logic they have designed to use with this heat pump. It basically operates using a series of "lockouts" vs. using an outside temperature sensor. I would like to use a different thermostat that includes outside temps so I can use setpoints instead of lockouts. Any ideas? Thanks.
Pirate 04/20/16 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: Ford F53 CHF (Cheap Handling Fix)

I did the CHF and didn't see much improvement at all. Plus, it was too tough to try and reconfigure one of the arms which kept getting loose. Put it back to stock and haven't looked back.
Pirate 04/19/16 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Train system for Philadephia

The train station in Downington is only 13 minutes from the West Chester KOA. 1 Hour train trip into Philly.
Pirate 04/17/16 05:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer trip to Philadelphia, PA...where to stay?

I might suggest you consider staying at Oak Grove Park. The campground is situated about 30 miles north of Philly. You can drive to the Philadelphia airport in about 60 minutes via the turnpike & the blue route. The sites at Oak Grove are all level, nice size and is situated in a very pleasant, peaceful neighborhood. You have easy access to many of the historic, educational and amusement activities that your family would appreciate. Click here just to view a few. Tens minutes from the campground you can catch the train for a 55 minute ride into Philly. Then a 3 block walk to Historic Area. The campground fees are very reasonable and it is not unusual for people staying 3 and 4 months. The place is family owned and very neatly maintained. Hope this helps. If you would like more info please feel free to send me a private message.Don't believe the links (Oakgroves) page saying their park is peaceful and quiet. Not. Cowpath is a real busy streat and when I stayed, the noise about drove me nuts.
Pirate 04/08/16 04:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer trip to Philadelphia, PA...where to stay?

There is the Philly park and ride place. If it is just you and da man working at airport and you only want to be tourist, this place may be for you. http://campusparkandride.com/rv/index.html The next closest is the campground over in Jersey, otherwise, any other Philly campgrounds will be just too far.
Pirate 04/04/16 05:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ALK releases CoPilot app specific for RV's

Sorry. Found copilot not easy to use and cumbersome. Will stick with my Garmin. FWIW- I did give copilot a try, running it side-by-side with my Garmin GPS. I preferred the Garmin hands down.
Pirate 04/02/16 04:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Leaking Lippert Slide pump - with pics

On my second rig with HWH slides and jacks. No problems at all and my rig is a 2006. The first one was a 1997 with no issues when I sold it in 2005. I just don't understand why anyone would buy a rig with anything made by Lippert. I have read nothing but problems with Lippert systems for the past few years.
Pirate 03/31/16 04:58pm Tech Issues
RE: ford v10 tranny help please

Jezzum. It is not the 5 speed and there is not auto brake. The parking brake will have absolutely nothing with fall-back to limp mode, first gear. Any codes flashing? Edit: Not likely a 5 speed being 2005 even though you may have one. do you have OD on/off or Tow/Haul?
Pirate 03/19/16 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV 760LMT Users Only

I recently got one. For a $350 GPS I am not very satisfied. After finding out that creating and adding custom routes is ignored by the unit, I question the value of this unit over any other less expensive units. It gave me some very out of the way routes in both car and RV mode. What are you able to do with yours that makes the price justifiable?I have yet to find/use a Garmin that will let me save a custom route and then follow it, even with inputting waypoints. Your problem is not specific to the 760lmt. I had that one and also dezl, same issue. My solution is to make sure I view the map on my computer before I drive it. I ignore the GPS recommendations and eventually it will catch up.
Pirate 02/28/16 05:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Hydraulic Leveler Not Retracting All the Way

Hi Everybody, I wanted to post one last time for those of you who may still be wondering about Hydraulic Levelers. First our System is NOT made to retract or work without the Engine running because it drains the Engine Battery. We had to jump start the Coach trying it this way. Your situation maybe different. Carrying a piece of two by four has been a "godsend" because we still have one Leveler that will not retract all the way. We have been told it could be as simple as replacing the spring or as complicated as rebuilding or replacing the Jack Itself. Also the One Service Manager has suggested that perhaps the Hydraulic Fluid needs changing as it can thicken or thin (cannot remember which one) over time. So our choice is to take it in and get the necessary repairs over with. So as you can see there is much to learn on here, however some advice might not be specifically for you or your Coach. Big Thanks to all! OK. 1. You CAN retract and extend with the engine OFF. IF this drains the chassis battery, you have a BAD chassis battery. To retract takes less than 5 minutes and pulls hardly any battery power. 2. You NEVER need to change the HWH hyd fluid. It does NOT thicken or thin. This statement is complete nonsense and I would NOT have a shop that the Service manager states such a thing work on my RV. 3. Springs or Not? Simple way to determine. The newer better springs are tapered the last 2 inches. The older style springs that loose tensile strength will be the same diameter top to bottom. If you have the old style springs, replace all 8 springs. 4. But, when you have worn springs, you have the Jacks in retract mode, if the jacks and internal seals are OK, and a jack fails to retract, you can easily push the offending jack up to full retraction with your hand. IF you have to lever it up with a pry bar or 2 x 4, that jack needs rebuilt or replaced. If that Service center does NOT know this, do not have them work on your RV. DougFor years I carried around a 2x4 to lift up my front jacks even after putting on new springs. Too lazy to change them out. I decided to finally try WD40. What a change. My jacks fly back up now. Spray it on them once a year.
Pirate 02/28/16 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV tries to bill me AFTER account canceled

that's why I don't do auto pay. Then they don't have your info.I love auto pay. I can go camping and not worry about bills being paid. If you plan on cancelling, go into your account and cancel your autopay before closing out your account.
Pirate 02/20/16 05:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing 2016 Caravan

Yes it will be on the max tow weight. It wont be towed often but will be towed to Florida about 2500 km each way once each way, once a year. I know we cant tow it flat and will be pushing the limit. Our other toad is a small Vibe and isnt big enough for our needs once we get to Florida (need room for large dogs which is why the van) PatWhy can't you tow if flat????
Pirate 02/20/16 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic Leveler Not Retracting All the Way

WD-40. Tried silicone, wiping tranny fluid, new springs, etc. WD-40 once a year and they work perfect and go up quick.
Pirate 02/08/16 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CG Recommendation, St. Ignace, MI

MI state parks are excessively expensive for out of state residents if you are in a MH and have a toad. I think it put me to around $50 bucks, and that was for the lousy I-75 noisy spots at straits state park. I now avoid all MI state parks.
Pirate 02/02/16 04:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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