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RE: Ford Transmission

Interesting discussion on the Ford forum at http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/changing-your-own-tranny-fluid-326852.html One poster is a retired Ford transmission engineer.
RedRollingRoadblock 02/19/17 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hwy 3 to Hwy 95 to I-84

OP is traveling from Northern Panhandle of Idaho. Fare well Bend is a WA State Park on the Idaho border situated along the Snake River. Your route has some great scenery. Be careful of the long steep down grade near White Bird, ID. There is a good federal campground near Orifino. We travel along the Clearwater River on US 12 then take ID 13(not a straight road) back to US 95. Minor correction. Farewell Bend is an Oregon State Park.
RedRollingRoadblock 01/11/17 09:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Class A body roll

Check your sway bar brackets and bolts and the bushing mounts. They have a habit of coming from the factory loose. I had one bracket break and couple of bolts loose at 6000 miles. Ford warranted it. How is your weight distrubuation?
RedRollingRoadblock 12/30/16 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 7th game of world series

Harry's Last Call This made a grown man cry......:B Congratulations Cubbies and thanks Budweiser. Brilliant and priceless!!! Yep. Brought me back to a better time when our son and GM, my MIL, would watch the Cubs. Most of his friends to loved them. Mostly in part to Harry. Then the dark hole of mental illness swallowed him. Sure glad Harry got to call the last out!
RedRollingRoadblock 11/03/16 04:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Who installs base plate?

Guess I'll do it my self. It usually isn't too bad. You say you emailed BlueOx. Does that mean you already own a BlueOx base plate? I ask because my usual suggestion is to look up base plates on Roadmaster, BlueOx and Demco. Then look at the instructions they provide on line, and their photo of a completed installation. That can help you choose the one that presents the best look, or sets up at the best height to match your coach, or is the easiest to install. If you have the base plate already, I offer two tips: 1. Determine how much drilling is required and be sure you have GOOD bits in those sizes. If you're drilling large holes, a high-torque, low-RPM drill motor works best. 2. If the instructions call for trimming the car's fascia, don't just do it from the instruction pictures. Wait till you can do a trial fit of you own with the base plate installed. Several of us have found that far less fascia had to be removed to clear the base plate than what the instructions showed. No, I emailed the a local dealer who is listed by Blue Ox. Your additional comments are likely right on. That has been my thought process while looking at options. Haven't bought a baseplate yet, just got a car suitable to flat tow. Got a dolly so no big rush. It just really bugs me when someone tells you to email for information then they never reply. Of course then there is my Fleetwood dealer. I emailed them for some repairs on my 2007 Sunseeker that I likely could have done myself but just didn't want to do. Six weeks later they call me and I blew them off. Then four months later they had a floor plan that DW really liked and more bells and whistles than either of us really wanted at a good price. The rest is history...
RedRollingRoadblock 10/27/16 01:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: Streaming - Cell Phone to TV?

I don't know if this app is supported on your phone as we use iPhone. Tubio will cast to your TV if you have a Roku hooked up to it. Works sort of like Cromecast does except better. You can also stream current shows sorta like Playon but actually works. I really don't know all the details on the how to do it, that falls in the DW's department. It will suck phone battery so have a charger handy.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/24/16 09:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Who installs base plate?

In my case I asked my dealer when I picked up the MH from some warranty work. Got a dumb look. Explained what a baseplate was and I got a "yeah, I think we can do that." Sent an email to a listed Blue Ox dealer two weeks ago with no reply. Guess I'll do it my self.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/24/16 09:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV propane tank replacement

I would contact a propane dealer, tell them your concerns and let them inspect it and make recommendations. A RV dealer likely would just R&R the tank.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/16/16 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: f53 chassy

Like ductape said. Do a search for Cheap Handling Fix. You will find lots including some You Tube videos. Or go to http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/cheap-handling-fix-72335.html and spend three hours reading. Park your MH level and have a the proper tools. IIRC a 17mm, 19mm and a 13mm(?). You likely won't need to raise vehicle. Loosen the down links at the sway bar. If you can't raise the bar to line up the holes or it is too hard to raise loosen the bushing mounts a little. CAUTION the bar could drop. Refasten the down links to the inter hole. ( To the rear if doing front bar, to the front when doing the rear.) Put some blue Locktite on the bolts, tighten and enjoy your new ride.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/12/16 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a vehicle. What kind of set up

Just bought a Bounder 35k with a 5k tow package. What kind of set up do you use to tow a car? 1) find TOAD that's fits your needs and make sure its towable 4 down with no modifications 2) then add one of these.includes the auxillary brake https://www.amazon.com/NSA-RV-Products-RB-9050-Ready/dp/B00IK56P1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1475854150&sr=8-3&keywords=Rv+tow+bars 3) plus this (example only all vehicles vary) https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-5231201-Tow-Mounting-Bracket/dp/B0089UQ7D2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475854332&sr=8-2&keywords=Rv+tow+bar+brackets 4) wiring kit similar to this https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ox-BX8848-Diodes-Taillight/dp/B003VARHBQ/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1475854443&sr=8-10&keywords=Rv+tow+light+kits Made links clickable.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/07/16 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Was retirement for you a good or not so good choice?

I was forced into an early retirement...by the DW. Glad I married such a smart woman. I spent 44 1/2 years in a truck and worked for about the last 30 years nights, the last 13 for an LTL freight company. The job was OK, enjoyed my co-workers but the company I worked for were bodily orifices. After all THEY invented the wheel. LOL. Plus the fact that they screwed me out of 6+ years of retirement, but that is another story. The DW put the bug in my ear to retire in about February, took her several months to pound it in so we set the date as September 30/2015, just short of my 63 birthday, figured no need to chain again unless I wanted to. That sounded good then on July 3 I walked into the managers office and told him I was retiring on 7/31 at the end of my shift. At 0809 August 1 I dropped my keys and badge on the office managers desk and walked out the door. Never looked back. Don't miss it one bit. DW still works but she works out of the house so as long as we have a decent cell connection were fine, She cut her hours to 30 a week a few months ago, so we do a little traveling, some hosting and whatever. When we are home I stay busy catching up on the deferred maintenance, setting up the new Bounder the way I want, drive the MH 60 miles to the DD once a week so DW can help with homeschooling the oldest grand kids. I got the better deal as I get to play with the younger two. Very glad I retired when I did, best thing I ever did. If I had a do over I would have planned better for retirement.
RedRollingRoadblock 09/25/16 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon Coast Mid to Late October

Hmm, I just checked picking three day stay for random days in Oct. There was openings on all. On the date calendar are you sure you got October 2016? You might advanced to 2017.
RedRollingRoadblock 09/17/16 10:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Top 5 of the World's Most Treacherous Roads !

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/most-dangerous-roads-in-world-series.html Bunch of them here.
RedRollingRoadblock 09/02/16 02:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: need a decent mattress

https://www.mattressinsider.com/luxury-rv-mattress-memory-foam.html Had our for a year and we love it! Out for a month, home then out for two months, plus lots of long weekends and week trips. Bought a new rig and DW said we take our mattress or you keep your motorhome. She won.
RedRollingRoadblock 08/21/16 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: CDL License

Your state have any info on this? The state is going to want you to have all of the qualifications before you test. Even if you were to drive test you need to have the medical card before you can legally drive. If something were to happen while you were drive testing you would be sited for not having a medical certificate. The state isn't going to hang their rear out so they can get sued.
RedRollingRoadblock 08/12/16 07:45am Around the Campfire
Oil Cooler Lines Rubbing

Just did the CHF on my 2016 F-53 and while looking around noticed that the water lines to the oil cooler rub, or nearly so, on the rear of the crossmember. The lines at the front of the crossmember have a split duct on them. Had the same thing on my '07 E-450. Might want to check yours.
RedRollingRoadblock 08/09/16 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon Coast- From Medford

Hwy 199 out of Grants Pass. Curves and narrow for about 20 miles. Totally doable. Next choice is go north on I-5 to Winston and take Hwy 42.
RedRollingRoadblock 08/07/16 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Vacuflush Question

I am back with the same problem. Having the same hammering problem again. Started right off when I used the head after sitting for 12 days. Had son and grandson with us but we explained how to use it. Anyway I ran about 10 full bowels of water through, I know DW is using plenty of water. Others say they are. Tried another 10 full bowels of water through it later but still have a hard hammering the last 10-15 seconds of the cycle. Everyone is holding down he flush for a 15 count. Advice and ideas welcomed again.
RedRollingRoadblock 07/31/16 09:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in hot regions

For me the first on my list is tires and cooling system, in no particular order. Tires inflation and condition. Cuts, weather checking, bulges, valve stems, tread. Cooling system for coolant, radiator clean in and out, hoses in good shape. You can travel without the A/C but sitting along side road ain't fun.
RedRollingRoadblock 07/30/16 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sunseeker 3010DS/Forester 3011DS

Well we just traded off the 2007 Sunseeker 2860DS to a Bounder 34T. We bought it used and we never did have any complaints about it. We hosted for three months but we were only 90 miles from home for one month then 40 for the last two, so going home wasn't a big deal. I think the SS was listed at 31 feet. Was it a little cramped at times, yes, but doable. We never did kill each other. We too like the state/national parks so I get where you are coming from. The two biggest complaints was weight distribution and trying to keep enough forward. My rear was always about 300-500 pounds over. That and the turning radius of the E-450 is about the same as an aircraft carrier. The 35 foot Bounder turns WAY shorter. But I still am running rear weights near maximum. Overhead clearance on the class C was lower. When someone follows me in the campground now there is shouts about a drunk driver and parents rush to gather their children. We don't require a lot of stuff with us so the SS storage was fine. I think your bedroom is laid out the same and the clothes storage is good. We converted the rear closet with wire shelf for random less used things. Good luck.
RedRollingRoadblock 07/28/16 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
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