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Top of the Grapevine, lost all air pressure!

The "Grapevine" is the mountain pass on the "5" descending into Los Angeles, the summit a little over 4,000 ft. On Sunday, around noon, I was just beginning the decent and felt the ride getting stiffer, like when you leave a campground before the air pressure has built all the way. I checked the pressure gauge and it was falling quickly! Luck was on my side as there was no one in the right lane. I pulled over but by now the Bus('06) had fallen on to the bump stops and it was bouncing us out of our seats. Again thanking my lucky stars, there was an off ramp in sight but by now my low pressure alarm was blasting and we were feeling some panic, just waiting for the brakes to lock up. We did get off the freeway and, lucky again, got to a parking lot and shut it off. I dropped the jacks and proceeded to look for the cause. After starting it up I was able to find the leak, it was the air dryer, a cylinder about ten inches around and over a foot in length. It is located at the rear just under the front of the motor. Meanwhile DW was on the internet and had found the Freightliner hot line. It is manned around the clock every day of the year, and, a real person who speaks English answered. He helped me through the diagnosis and suggested the fix. I took off the two air lines, air in and air out and connected them together, bypassing the dryer and it's leaking pressure relief valve. Problem solved! I drove it into our winter spot here in Mesa with no other difficulties. The air pressure was a little higher, around 145, but was assured there would be no problems. It is time to buy the rebuild kit and get my next lesson on maintenance! Bob
bob b 10/23/14 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
Wireless, remote speakers with Dish Hopper?

We take our Hopper with us for our winter stay in Mesa Az and would love to have music outside. Same thing at home, we need music on the patio. In the Bus we have a Blue ray player that runs the surround sound. At home the player is made by Sony. Neither, to my knowledge has provision for wireless remote speakers. What would be the best solution?(least trouble, best sound, cheapest) I did speak with Dish technical support and was told the Hopper will not do what I want, Thanks in advance, Bob
bob b 06/26/14 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Towing small vehicle

Just be real careful with the resulting low ground clearance! My friends had a six inch drop that would sometimes rub the ground when negotiating low driveways. They never worried until the ball mount broke and their tow broke loose! What a disaster. Bob
bob b 06/12/14 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
Drain hose racks, a good thing?

It seems to me that blocking the drain hose so that it is in a perfectly straight line may not be a good idea. I'm sure that it may drain more efficiently, but, you are loosing the natural trap formed by laying the hose on the ground as it needs to go back up at the fitting on the end of the hose. What am I missing here? Bob
bob b 04/11/14 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alberta Gov't just releases this.

There are other issues concerning Canadian health care that need to be understood. I am no expert but here at our park in Mesa,Az. we have had several cases where Canadian snowbirds have had rude awakenings! One guy, a good friend, had a heart problem that required a stint. As soon as he was stable, he was required to return home to Ontario as his insurance would not cover the prescribed drugs here. At first the standard time to remain in Ontario was 3 months without a Doctor procedure or prescription change. Unfortunately, he had an episode with a rapid heart beat due to stress, with no complications. He is now required to stay home for a year or risk having no insurance. A second incident involves a man who fell and broke his leg. He was denied coverage because he had a slightly elevated alcohol level. There have also been problems with ambulances taking Canadians to hospitals that aren't covered by their insurance. Being able to stay for longer periods is a good move but there are other issues that need addressing! Bob
bob b 12/18/13 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
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