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RE: Phonak Bolero Q90 M13 Hearing Aids

Just an update I just got them back from the repair center and they are once again awesome. Three years without service of a new set seems about normal.
Gale Hawkins 09/05/16 01:00am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Tow Rating Hitch

Good point on the possibility of the coach builder extended frame possibility. That is the weak link on our old Class A. Some have ran heavy chains from the OEM frame to the hitch itself for added safety. If your hitch attaches to the OEM truck frame directly I know what I would do. :)
Gale Hawkins 07/30/16 10:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What kind of Animal would do this?

Never seen that but have had dirt dabbers lock up the A/C motor. At first I thought it had seized but with a wrench going back and forth I was able to crush the nest(s) and it has not happened for the past 9 years. Must have been a large hole in the A/C housing to bring all of that through especially for a bird.
Gale Hawkins 07/30/16 10:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission oil cooler

JD you make a good point about working OEM parts. I forget what part it was that I said something about changing out when we were doing some repair and the shop owner said just run with the old part because so often NEW aftermarkets failed quickly. It was not a radiator because about 20 years will mean the old copper ones are going to start having some seam failure possible.
Gale Hawkins 03/12/16 10:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission oil cooler

We recored (copper) our 1992 radiator because it was getting thin and had some fins breaking loose from the core. The gas big blocks need good radiators. Major grades may mean to cut of the dash air as some signs noted a few places. I know they did one place in Yosemite.
Gale Hawkins 02/20/16 06:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV INSURANCE

We are still with Progressive but only with the MH.
Gale Hawkins 02/20/16 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

Added the Sumo Springs and SteerSafe. Made a huge difference. I recommend the SteerSafe for any motor-home. The Sumo Springs really tightened up the rear end of the MH; but it also made it ride a little rougher. It doesn't float like before. Much less left right twist when while turning sharply. It drives much more like my Excursion. I drove it about 20 miles on the interstate and was passed by a few trucks. I probably won't use it again until March when I take it to Florida for Spring break. Glad they worked well for you. We never drove our MH without SteerSafe but per the previous owner it is worth the money.
Gale Hawkins 02/15/16 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small used Class C--good idea or false economy?

I just sold my 1989 class A and 2 days later found a class C 28' 1999 Jayco with 30,000 miles on it. It's been stored inside, rubber roof looks like new and it has 4 new tires with a 2015 dot number, I'm replacing the other 3. other than that, the v10 runs perfect and I have a ford certified mechanic in my family if a plug strips out. It's just the wife and I and we're both retired. I bought a tailgater setup for it from dish networks but in hindsight, camping world has the same price and no waiting for truck delivery. We bought a unit with no slides on purpose. The v10 also gets better mileage than my carb 454 on the old class A but, it has less power also.http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k521/jyrostng/20151211_115604.jpg jyrostng that is a nice looking class C MH you picked up.
Gale Hawkins 01/13/16 12:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small used Class C--good idea or false economy?

All things being equal I think age can be more negative than high mileage.
Gale Hawkins 01/10/16 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rushmore to West Yellowstone

We just had two days to tour the park. We took both the south and north loop bus tours. The twins were 13 and loved both long days as did I because I got to ride for a change. I saw a report last week the volcano may blow within the next 80 years. It was a bit strange seeing all of the steam vents.
Gale Hawkins 01/10/16 02:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: To run or not to run

Keeping the battery hot and the engine cold is a good as it gets in the winter in my view for machines not being used.
Gale Hawkins 01/08/16 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Any tips for driving 40' class A diesel in snow

What are "instant chains"?
Gale Hawkins 01/08/16 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any tips for driving 40' class A diesel in snow

Just have a plan for a worse case scenario.
Gale Hawkins 01/07/16 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which gas stabilizer?

We mainly use Archoil AR6200 now since it is good for both gas and diesel fuel.
Gale Hawkins 01/07/16 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trans cooler fliud route

Better get two. One before and one after. :B That was funny. :)
Gale Hawkins 01/07/16 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Out of gas in Murray KY on way to AZ

When we had our Jeep, we carried two full 5-gallon fuel cans on the back. I can't count the number of times I was approached by someone asking for money for gas. Every time I'd offer to put 5 gallons in their tank, and was turned down every time ("naw man, I just need the cash, you got any cash?") except for once. I had a guy approach me in a local grocery store parking lot. He wanted money for fuel. I told him I'd give him 5 gallons, and he was seriously appreciative. While I was pouring it in, he told me his boss was supposed to deliver a paycheck but was an hour late. He offered to take my info and pay me, but I looked at it as a Good Sam moment. Got the fuel in his tank, and as he started his car, another pulled up really fast. It was his boss, with his check. One out of I can't count how many. The guy I mentioned in the opening post in this thread said he was really out of gas and did not want to pull across the road to Krogers. At that time a guy returned the RV owners gas can filled with gas. He poured in the 5 gallons then said he could drive to Kroger's if I still wanted to fill up his MH. Yes he had some gas I expect but it did hold 45 gallons which was very low especially with it getting dark on Christmas Eve and things closing. I asked if he wanted me to fill his 5 gallon gas containers and he brought out 1. In Spanish I asked if he did not have 2. He said tres so I pointed for him to put the other two on the ground. I filled the tank but because of my physical limitations he took the hose and filled the 3 containers. He had a blue, yellow and red 5 gallon fuel cans but when he was asking for gas he only had the red one setting beside the MH. :)
Gale Hawkins 01/05/16 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Out of gas in Murray KY on way to AZ

Saw a guy at Walmart today standing near an old camper-van wearing ACU (army-combat-uniform) trousers and holding a cardboard sign "Homeless & Hungry Veteran, Please Help"! Being near a large Army Post, many people stopped and handed him cash. When I walked by he asked; "Are you a Christian?" I asked him what branch of the service he was in and he said "Army", how long? "4 years" he said. He looked to be in his early twenties and I asked what rank? He answers "Senior Sergeant" - Young man there is no such rank in the Army, and you are not a veteran! I then asked if he was a Christian? He said, "none of your business" then promptly got in his van and drove away. These are the worst kind of slugs! This is why a short interview is in order in my view before passing out cash. My dad thought be to offer food if they claim to be hungry, gas if they claim they need money for cash. Most people who are hungry or out of gas will take the item they are requesting money for.
Gale Hawkins 01/05/16 03:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Out of gas in Murray KY on way to AZ

Forget the taxes, the government, and all of that... Let's break it down to it's most simple aspect... What would Jesus do? Would Jesus turn away the truly mentally ill homeless people? Yes or no? How do you know who is truly mentally ill? According to rockhillmanor, those who are "truly homeless" seek "shelter and take advantage of ALL that is offered by the government, churches,etc." Anyone who does not do all of the above is not "truly homeless," according to rockhillmanor. Again, what would Jesus do?Jesus would know if the were lying and scamming, I don't have that power. So on the flip side WWJD if they were lying, scamming and stealing money from good, honest people? You might ask those those who were scamming and stealing money from good, honest people in the temple?
Gale Hawkins 01/01/16 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: New ball joints needed at 30,000 miles?

Truck dealers can charge a lot of money to replace the cheap Ball/U joint they put in trucks. I have never had to replace a Spicer or Moog grease able joint after I installed them and always used quality grease regularly with them. You can talk until the cows come home but in the end you need.... QUALITY GREASE ABLE BALL/U JOINTS.... We have owned a lot of big semi's and heavy duty pick ups and it all comes down to Quality parts and Quality grease !! I agree. Dealerships and shops that do not know how to correctly use a grease gun I try to avoid.
Gale Hawkins 01/01/16 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Out of gas in Murray KY on way to AZ

Kick the money traders out of the temple. That can be deadly. This thread started out about an RV'er asking for gas. There was no request for money or any signs to mental illness or bring homeless. Some posts are quite revealing.
Gale Hawkins 01/01/16 08:19am General RVing Issues
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