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RE: snake skin

.....DW is none the wiser and all is well. That's what you think! You are SURE she doesn't read this board are you?
xctraveler 07/06/15 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weather to expect

When we came through Yellowstone in 2011 we realized that the main East/West route through the park is US 20. The very same highway that continues on to Boston Commons. We stayed with it except for Illinois until it crossed I 390 12 miles south of our home in Rochester NY. It could be boring if you don't stop to enjoy the small museums and towns along the way in Nebraska. Iowa was more boring although we did find a Frank Lloyd Wright House just off the highway to stop and tour. Indiana, Ohio, NY and Mass are all chock full of interesting sites. You can read about our adventure on xctraveler.blogspot.com and go to the archive for August 2011
xctraveler 07/06/15 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: moisture in basement

The only compartment with drains would be the fresh water compartment. Pretty sure. I do like xctraveler's idea that it might be defrost water from the refer...if it's nearby. But, water can travel quite a distance hidden before appearing. My former coach, 2004 Southwind, with molded compartments had two drains with duckbill valves in each compartment not just the utility compartment. I cleaned each and every drain every year. :)
xctraveler 06/30/15 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Elkhart RV Service & Collision

If you are going to Elkhart, check out Duncan RV. Only if you don't value your sleep. They are next to a scrapyard, oops, metal recycling facility, that works 24/7/365. The sound of tons of metal dropping 20 feet into a metal hopper will stay with me for many years. Just in case they should take a break the main Conrail locomotive refueling stop for the eastern US is two blocks away. The work they did was excellent and I would use them again, but I would take a hotel room in town rather than stay in their free campground. DW just said "Like He//"
xctraveler 06/29/15 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator

I will assume you have checked the oil level and the oil is fresh. I had a similar Gen - maybe the same one now that I think about it - quit on me one day. Had the oil changed along with the oil filter and the air filter replaced and it worked just fine after that. I was always careful to change the oil and filter once a year or 100 hours after that and never had another failure.
xctraveler 06/29/15 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TOAD Question

When we went full time I gave my Prius to my son. He loved the mileage, hated the cost to replace one headlamp. The car was beat to pieces just getting up and down the road to his back country farm. 2 miles of Virginia dirt road from the back road approach. Jeep just eats that road for an appetizer :) We love our 2011 Rubicon, no steering wheel lock. It is comfortable for interstate when necessary (changed to a less aggressive tire) and seems to love rock crawling in its factory standard configuration
xctraveler 06/29/15 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: moisture in basement

Actually the compartment should have a drain with a duckbill on it. Check that the drain is not plugged and the duckbill is in place to prevent water and small critters from entering from below. My drains used to get plugged up and had to clear them once a year. I sure would want to find the source, is the refrigerator above the compartment? Just guessing.
xctraveler 06/29/15 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trac Vision not finding satalite

Umm, the antenna not finding the satellite is not related to the box needing to be authorized. Can't even authorize if the antenna is not locked in. Sounds like something technical with the antenna. Effy sounds like he has the right idea to try, if calling tech support for the particular antenna is not what you want to do - it is what I would be doing right now!
xctraveler 06/29/15 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rust ... I hate rust

I guess you haven't thought of contacting Fleetwood with your issue and getting them to make it good. Clearly their paint process failed and you should not have to bear the cost of their lack of QC. At the very least they should provide you with the cost of materials if you don't want them to do the work (I can understand your not wanting to trust them or make the drive to their factory).
xctraveler 06/03/15 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowinf fuse on tow vehicle

OH, the pigtail wire, doh, I just tightened the connector on mine as a preventative. If I don't get after it from time to time it tends to loosen and cause problems. Usually it has manifested in lights not working on the tow'd. Once it took out the light circuit on the coach, not good. Not sure why I did't think of that as the problem.
xctraveler 06/01/15 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Protecting your campsite privacy

How about: "Recently returned from West Africa, come on in for a drink!"
xctraveler 05/31/15 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowinf fuse on tow vehicle

I tow a 2011 Jeep Wrangler (Rubicon) behind my coach with UTB which I believe you mentioned in another thread. I would be happy to go out and look at mine for anything specific you might want to know. We are in camp right now so it is sitting 20 feet from where I am sitting. I will be tied up during the day tomorrow. If you want something PM me I'll do what I can.
xctraveler 05/31/15 07:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Tall is your Rig?

12'4" measured at Escapee Rainbow's End to top of AC. Have cleared 10'6" tunnel. Clearly mislabeled. Ranger assured us it was 13' at the center of the arch.
xctraveler 05/31/15 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is my water pump failing?

Two issues to check before spending money: One as someone mentioned use shore water to be sure all the lines are full of water and the hot water tank too. If that doesn't resolve it look for leaks on the suction side of the pump, if it is pulling air it won't work real well.
xctraveler 05/31/15 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on travel 81 south, VA, 40 to 75

Uh, I said US 64 not I 64. Big difference. I am sure I 64 is fine easy drive compared to US 64 in NC. Two lane not quite 12 foot wide and cliffs up on one side and dropoffs on the other. Definitely NOT Interstate :)
xctraveler 05/31/15 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: door lock

Well, mark734 has given us a running start on an old issue without returning to see what he started, well at least not posting anything. I wonder if he is still locked in/out and whether there ever was an issue or just someone wanting to see how we would run with a potentially serious problem. I sure hope he has resolved his problem by now, two days is a long time to be locked in/out.
xctraveler 05/30/15 09:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on travel 81 south, VA, 40 to 75

Nope, just usual badly maintained Interstates. Just stay off US 64, don't ask, its not on your route anyhow but just thought I would mention it :)
xctraveler 05/30/15 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I jump start my toad from my motor home?

I guess I should have been more specific. First of all, thanks for the many replies. We have had this braking system since 2007, and never had a problem. Just this year, on the past 3 trips, with the brake hooked up, we have had a total discharge of the battery. (We have a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee being pulled by a 2005 Fleetwood Providence.) The Jeep does not require any fuses to be pulled, and does not require starting the car at interim stops. We have had all systems checked out, and narrowed it down to the tow brake system, which is kind of what we thought from the jump. We don't know if there is some kind of diode that is allowing electricity to flow from the Jeep to the coach, or some other problem. That being said, until we can get the problem fixed, we hate to keep imposing on others for a jump and thought perhaps we could do it ourselves. You all bring up many interesting points! I sort of wondered since the Unified Tow Brake system is no longer available. I would trace the wiring from coach battery through the pigtail to the tow'd. Also it may be that the car battery is just dead/dying as others have suggested. To the best of my knowledge the only item between the batteries is a fuse, although on second thought there may be a diode at the tow'd end of the connection, too lazy to run out to my Jeep to look, also dressed in "nice" clothes for a day in the city :B
xctraveler 05/30/15 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire pressure gauges

Question on why you are running 110 psi. Have you weighed the coach axles (preferable each tire position) and used the tire manufacturer's table to come up with that number? If not and you are running the "Max Pressure Cold" imprinted on the tire sidewall you will experience a far harder ride than necessary and not be doing your tires any good. There are many threads on proper tire pressure on this forum. Maybe running 110 psi is what weighing each wheel position, and tire Mfg. recommendations suggest. I run 105 psi as what all of the calculations recommended. It all depends on axle ratings, tire size, etc. Since OP is clearly new to this, I thought it appropriate to ASK the question. Clearly he could respond that he has indeed weighed his coach. It did not seem unreasonable to ask however. :)
xctraveler 05/30/15 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I jump start my toad from my motor home?

Part of installing a UTB (Unified Tow Brake) is to install a charge line from the coach to the tow'd. I know, I have had this system on two coaches. I tow a Jeep (see my signature) and have never had a battery issue. As for the instant jump start vs charger, the latter is better in any event since you will need to recharge the battery in any event and it is safer. Go back and read Brett Wolfe, he does this stuff for a living.
xctraveler 05/29/15 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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