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That's where my outside TV plugs in.
haddy1 05/20/17 12:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Disconnect Process Wrangler JK

I have that issue with my 2007 Wrangler. The best solution is to roll the Wrangler slightly while applying pressure to the shifter. FWIW, those shifter parts are not the best and are known to fail, so don't push too hard.
haddy1 05/20/17 12:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Constant breakage. Tiring.

I have had an RV of some sort since 1977. In that time I can't recall a trip that didn't require breaking out my tool box for something.
haddy1 05/18/17 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater noise and odd wiring

FWIW, if you ever need to replace that thermal breaker, make sure that it is oriented the same as your picture. If it's not installed "away" from the burner, it will blow unnecessarily.
haddy1 03/26/17 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: DEF Usage 2014 Tiffin Red with Cummins Diesel

50 to 1 is a good rule of thumb. ie: One gallon of DEF for every 50 gallons of diesel burned. If you are really concerned about running short, pick up a couple of containers at Walmart (about $8 for 2 1/2 gallons).
haddy1 03/25/17 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick connect water inlets

The main reason most use a quick connect is the difficulty of attaching the hose to the RV. I have always removed the hose part from the hose and inserted it into the RV part. That way, your existing plug can be used to seal the opening and the hose ends can be connected to each other for storage.
haddy1 03/23/17 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help jacking up an older Tioga

At one time I owned the same coach on a Chevy chassis. Rear axle only with a floor or bottle jack. Definitely not on anything that Fleetwood added.
haddy1 03/17/17 02:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: JK Wrangler towed flat wiring

Pretty close to upgrading to a 2013 Wrangler to tow flat. I heard Mopar makes one, but terrible instructions. I hear Cool Tech, but don't understand why it needs a battery disconnect, and I see Hopkins makes one that just integrates with the tailight harness and isolates with diodes (Hopkins 56200) which I assume doesn't power the front running lights. Any advise on the wiring harness? A 2013 doesn't need a battery disconnect unless you don't want the brake lights on the Wrangler to override the turn signals. You can prevent that issue by pulling the M51 (brake light) fuse. On earlier models there was no "unlocked, not on" position on the ignition switch. Thus you needed a disconnect or needed to pull the 60a IOD fuse. Be aware that some have had damage to their TIPM ($700) using the CT harness.
haddy1 02/26/17 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route from Hollister, Ca north to Santa Rosa, Ca

Option 1, your rig is too big to haul through town, pay the toll. Been there, Done that. Our 5er is 37'. Travelon X1, Going through SF would be a night mare especially when you have other options. I have done it once and yes it is doable but in opinion for the typical RVers who has not taken that route and unfamiliar of what to expect, it would not be my choice. IMHO 19th. Ave is not too bad. Many have attempted to follow 101 through the city. That is a BIG mistake.
haddy1 02/15/17 02:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route from Hollister, Ca north to Santa Rosa, Ca

Northbound, go through SF on 19th Ave to the GG bridge. The buses and trucks do it every day. The lights on 19th ave are timed so if you can get "in sync" you might have to stop only a couple of times. If going south, use 580 and the east bay route. I've done this many times with trailers and motorhomes pulling a toad.
haddy1 02/15/17 10:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Bad Safe-T-Alert CO/LP detector

I have never had one of those pieces of junk last over about 18 months. I have installed a separate RV rated CO detector and will depend on my nose for any gas leak. After all, that's why they put the odorizer in the propane. If you are one of the unlucky ones that have a detector that shuts down your gas system every time you use a spray can, I feel for you.
haddy1 02/15/17 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

We decided to shorten our St. Louis stay and will stay at Casino Queen or Cahokia RV Parque instead of Sundermeier. While not overly excited about the campground, we don't plan to be there except to sleep. We will be out in St. Louis for 2 days to see the attractions and move on. St. Charles looks nice but we are cutting that out and stopping for 2 days at Johnson Shut Ins on our way to Table Rock. I am thinking we will be outside Branson for the 4th so we can move to Mountain View after that for 5 days or so around a weekend. I am looking into the 4th celebrations now. As for staying at Casino Queen or Cahokia RV Parque, I have done lots of reading and have not really read that anyone felt unsafe there. So, while the area is not the best and referred to earlier as a "war zone", I was surprised to not read more about safety concerns. Thanks for all the info and suggestions, it really is a huge help to us!!!! If 186 murders last year in a city of 200,000 is not enough to convince you it's a "war zone", you are both blind and deaf. The governors wife was held up at gunpoint less than one month ago. Enjoy your visit and be smart about when and where you go.
haddy1 01/21/17 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shurflo Extreme 5.7 Water Pump

The original 5.7 was a great pump, but the supplier for the electronics went out of business around 2008. SF was never able to find a replacement that worked. Generally, when the 5.7 fails (even the original version)it gets VERY hot, hot enough to set anything that might be touching the pump on fire. I can tell you this because of a first hand experience. If you are still using a 5.7, you are really taking a chance on something bad happening.
haddy1 01/15/17 10:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SHURflo pump over heating....

I don't recall the model numbers, but I think that you have a pump model that has been discontinued. It gets hot because the electronics are failing and tripping the internal thermal switch. I had a SF 5.7 that got so hot it melted some wires and a hose that were touching it. GET RID OF THAT PUMP ASAP, before you have some serious damage.
haddy1 01/04/17 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

I actually live about 5 miles from Babler State Park. While it's a nice place, reservations can be tough during the summer. My first choice would be Lakeside RV park in St. Peters (St. Charles) which is run by the city. It's fairly new and very close to the freeways that will take you to other attractions. Most importantly it's nowhere near the "war zones", so it's safe.
haddy1 12/20/16 03:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

I don't recall ever seeing a high pressure auto changeover regulator. Therefore, I believe that Alid has provided your most practical answer. Tee or otherwise connect to your low pressure plumbing.
haddy1 12/16/16 04:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help with external propane supply.

I'm not understanding your problem. To the best of my knowledge, OPD refers to the valve, not the connection. All of the newer portable tanks with OPD valves will have an ACME thread. Many of those valves also have a POL thread on the inside. If you are concerned that the available hoses have a flow restriction device, that shouldn't cause a problem because they don't reduce pressure but simply restrict flow if the hose were to break. BTW they are usually removable, but I won't advise you to do so. You can find many hoses with ACME connections on one end and either a reverse flair or NPT fitting on the other end.
haddy1 12/12/16 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat water pump bearing

When I owned a 3126, I added an extension hose to that fitting and secured it to the breather pipe so I could lube from the bottom.
haddy1 12/09/16 12:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Costco Auto Program

I tried it once about 4 years ago. The dealer would not give the Costco price over the phone. When I went to the dealer, the Costco price was higher than others that I already had on the internet from other dealers. I doubt that I will waste my time the next time I need a new vehicle.
haddy1 11/28/16 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Magnum Inverter

looks like bottom up. Now would you recommend the fuse and shut off be near it or on the other side of the wall by the batteries, Thanks everybody Actually, it should not have a shutoff. Most are wired directly to the batteries. That way the charger will work any time that you are connected to shore power.
haddy1 11/07/16 06:19pm Tech Issues
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