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RE: Border is open

Yes, Canadian’s are heading south. One of the Toronto live morning stations had reporters at the Niagara crossings the morning the US started allowing visitors in. The camera man panned the lineups to US customs, about half of the vehicles waiting to clear customs were RVs . With all lanes open, the wait was 2-3 hours. US customs said the rush started at midnight and and peaked about 2:30 am. These snow birds must have been staging close to the border crossings. Ken
Beverley&Ken 11/10/21 02:22pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Class C Warranty

As previously suggested, as your RV dealer where they get the Ford warranty work done. Or ask your local Ford dealer for the closest Ford TRUCK dealer. My local Ford dealer recommended that for anything beyond a simple oil change. They don’t have a bay big enough to get a MH into, and the oil changes were canceled if it was raining. If the warranty item is time or mileage sensitive, at least get it on record, start a work order? After my warranty ended, I started going to a local independent garage that had bays large enough for every type/size of vehicle. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/26/21 11:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anybody else have bad issues with RV Value Mart?

I looked through their website at other “AS IS” units and they ‘seemed’ to be upfront about, water damage, delamination, soft spots etc. If you are close enough for a personal visit, to get a hands on touch, see and smell (musty moisture). You will have a better idea if you want to proceed further, hire an independent inspector to check for hidden damage from leaks etc, operation of appliances and potential repair costs. Yes picture shows the exterior does need TLC, a lot of elbow grease, but what else hasn’t been taken care of. Tires, brakes and wheel bearings. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/23/21 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing black and gray tanks

On my c-class I dump the tanks, close the valves and then winterize. what ever goes in the tanks (usually mixture of water pushed out and some pink). BUT I have no piping between the tanks and the valves. The valves are located on the side of the tanks and then the Y connector to the stinky slinky. When I winterized my neighbours 5th wheel, I noticed that there was 5 to 8 feet of piping from the bottom of the tanks to the drain valves, in that case the pink is needed to keep the drain pipes from freezing. Just depends of your unit. Chemicals. Never used them, camping or storage. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/13/21 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing

Your 08 is probably the same as our 06 29B. 2nd compartment behind the drivers door is the compartment. There is a shelf at the back of the compartment, actually over the Ford frame rail, a little hard to see with out getting on your hands and knees. At the front is the fresh water tank drain valve, large yellow handle, 90 degree open or closed. Then there is the water pump and then the winterizing line. It could be curled up and partially hidden, it's attached to the water line between the fresh water tank (which is the very back wall of that space) connected with a two way valve, pump either draws from the tank or your winterizing jug. Further back you will see another two way valve which is the low point drain for the lines on the drivers side. On the passenger side, first compartment behind the rear wheels there are two vertical lines on the back wall of the compartment, which is directly below your shower. They have shut off valves in them, they are your hot and cold low point drains. they are open ended and terminal just below the compartment floor. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/13/21 07:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furion Glass Refrigerator shelves slide when traveling

I like 'Sclep's' idea of a dab of caulk or hot glue at the front corners to keep the shelves from moving. Or put a wedge or piece of shelf liner just at the front under side of the glass. Much cleaner than my original thought of spilling juice or cola at the edge. I've had to work to get my shelve out after at spill has dried. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/08/21 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cabinet Hardware

If you can’t get a match, from the above links, or a big box store, get one as close to it as possible. Use the same spacing for the mounting screws. Take one of your own from an area where the is only one in the close proximity or less visible area, ie drawer under stove etc. and put the replacement there. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/07/21 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 07 E450 Class C rear air bags better handling while towing

First question, what is the tire pressure on the front tires? If it is 80psi, the max on the tire sidewall for the maximum load capacity, it is way to much. Look at the Ford sticker on the inside of the drivers door jamb and it will say the pressure for the front will be 65psi, the amount needed for the maximum load if the axle is loaded to the maximum gross axle rating. When my front pressure was set to 80, the vehicle was almost impossible to handle, when I dropped it down to 65, it became a pleasure to drive. Note all tire pressures are cold ambient pressure, whether it be 65 in 0F or 65 in 90F , Second, sway when flat towing. I had a similar problem when I started flat towing the CRV. The problem was a sloppy hitch receiver on the MH. It allowed a side to side movement in the tow bar. An 1/8” at the MH would almost be 2” at the front wheels of the toad. I use a hitch quiet?sp , to make the connection solid. In my case, that reduced/eliminated the sway. Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/06/21 01:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear axel ratio for E-450 176" WB?

Hi Pnichols I did see that website, but I also found another fordtrucks..., site that listed the 83 axle for the E450 dually as a Dana with the 4.56 gears. It does seen strange/confusing that there appear to be two different axles with the "83" label. I'm quite sure that mine has the Dana with 4.56. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/27/21 08:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear axel ratio for E-450 176" WB?

Look on the inside of the driver’s door jamb, ours is just above the door latch. It is an ‘official’ FORD sticker for an incomplete motor vehicle. Lots of information on it for that particular chassis VIN number, Axle rating, tires that were originally installed, tire pressure for each axle as rated. The bottom line, middle gives the axle code as installed by Ford, you will have Google Ford axle “83’ (my unit) for the specs. It also gives the original Ford wheel base, in MY case it is 158”, Winnebago extended ours to 195” and also extended the frame at the rear. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/27/21 02:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

I look at it as giving the locals, state residents, a 25% discount. The same as Ford and other companies give there employees discounts. Yes the prices of almost everything are going up and discounts/sales are becoming fewer. Maybe that increase will just cover increased operating costs. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/22/21 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: bypass switch just inside door for house batteries

At 10.4 volts your batteries are virtually dead, (probably not getting a charge due to bad cable). Your converter may or may not charge them up overnight depending on battery condition/age etc. If you have a stand alone battery charger, it maybe a better option to recharge them. Even if you get them up to full voltage, it would probably be wise to have them load tested. My 06 Winnebago Outlook c-class probably has the same converter as yours. Mine is plugged in at home, 12 months a year, when not being used and batteries turned on always. I just replaced the 2012 batteries this past June. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/18/21 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

Here is the link to winnebago sealants, unfortunately in only gives Winnebago part numbers. About 10 years ago, I got a couple of tubes from Lichtsinn or WinnebagoParts. If I remember correctly, I have also used the 5200 3M, It maybe be permanent, but if repairs are required, it will cut out with a sharp box cutter type knife. The best way for repairs is to cut out all the old sealant/adhesive, clean and then squeeze the new into the channel, Use the tip of the tube to open the space and then allow the outward flex of the filon to seal. DO NOT put the new over the old, it needs to have a good bond to hold the roof in place. Edit added. I worked on mine in 3-4 foot sections and only did areas that needed it. Working in smaller sections would keep the remaining roof in place. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/18/21 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil capacity

Just confirm which chassis you have. Most Ford c-class MHs were built on the E-450 cutaway chassis with the 6.8L V10. (not the F450). Here is some info for the 6.8 V10. Ken
Beverley&Ken 09/07/21 08:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

After I think that everything put away and or secured, toad hooked up and lights checked. I will do 2 walk arounds, the first looking up awnings, antennae nothing loose. The second walk around from the drivers door is looking down, wheel chocks, leveling blocks, all connections toad, hookup all disconnected and compartment doors locked. I then get in and pull off site (or driveway at home) and park on road with 4 way flashers on. I then walk back to the campsite and make sure that nothing is left, chairs etc and that the site is clean. Then back to the MH and on the way. Has worked for me for 10 years. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/24/21 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas valve.. Keep or Toss?

I agree, toss and replace a safety item. People replace their tires in case the have a flat and cause $$$ damage to the RV. If the valve fails (probably small possibility) but could cause a fire and possibly loss of RV or worse. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/24/21 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Parking at Niagara Falls Canada

I haven’t been there yet this year, but last year the huge parking area you are talking about was closed due to lack of demand, however a big parking close to the brink of the falls was open and only about 1/2 full. I’m sure that if the demand is there , they will open the other lot. Here is the link to Niagara Parks Commission. Com It should answer most of your questions. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/23/21 10:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tent Trailer Set Up Question

‘Approaching 80’, I’m 73 and I really appreciate that Thetford Aqua Magic, especially at 3am. Just my thoughts. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/20/21 11:19am Folding Trailers
RE: Fridge lock

An easy solution would be from Walmart or others stores that sell baby and kids things. Child proof locks. Or even Velcro on the side of the fridge and doors. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/13/21 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing new rear window!

It would also make a difference depending on wall construction, laminated like the side walls or a fibreglass cap that may have a few inches of space between the inside finish and the outside finished surfaces. Picture or make and model or your RV would help. Ken
Beverley&Ken 08/13/21 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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