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RE: Replacing accelerator pedal on 2005 E450 Fleetwood

Maybe adding a seat cushion to raise driver a little would help with long leg problems. Good luck with new seats.
Bordercollie 06/17/19 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe Access for Cleaning Windsield

Picked up my Heinenger Tire Step from Walmart yesterday. Looks sturdy, good quality, comes with durable storage bag. Cost $36 online order, free ship.
Bordercollie 06/15/19 10:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trimark latch with twin keyholes: lubrication

Have typical Trimark deadbolt and regular lock with paddle handle. Lower lock started sticking in unlocked position. Asked locksmith what is best to unstick the mechanism, was told that WD-40 was as good as any. Shot lock with WD-40, didn't help. Looked at original Trimark key, it looked worn. Tried wife's key, lock worked normally. Had new key and a spare made. Went around and shot cab door locks and hinges and electric side mirrors with WD-40, will shoot all compartment door locks with it too.
Bordercollie 06/15/19 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace 12-volt Costar CO Alarm

I finally ordered a 9v battery powered BRK First Alert CO250 RVA carbon monoxide alarm from Boat Store USA by phone. Boat Store USA has a lot of items for RV'ers at decent prices.
Bordercollie 06/14/19 12:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace 12-volt Costar CO Alarm

Thanks bobnot, didn't realize that 12 volt alarms drew that much current. Non-hardwired battery power and frequent testing sounds like an acceptable alternative. With thousands of RV's, it's surprising that the choice of hardwired 12-volt RVIA "approved" alarms is so limited. I may be out of step with the trends in online marketing but being "forced" to pay for a "membership" to buy stuff gets my goat.
Bordercollie 06/14/19 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace 12-volt Costar CO Alarm

Yup, I wanted to install a hard-wired 12 volt "RV-type" CO alarm but battery powered ones are a lot cheaper. I get the impression that there was something special about CO alarms designed for RV use(?)
Bordercollie 06/13/19 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing accelerator pedal on 2005 E450 Fleetwood

I now wear extra wide New Balance athletic shoes and they rub on the dog house requiring me to point my toe in our Tioga 26Q. Some kind of add-on thick plate carefully crafted not to interfere with brake pedal should work. When we first bought our Tioga 26Q, the seat was too high for me so I made an upholstered platform that fit the shape of the dog house. I guess Flexsteel and Ford engineers had long legs and skinny feet
Bordercollie 06/13/19 07:19pm Class C Motorhomes
Replace 12-volt Costar CO Alarm

Didn't realize we had a CO alarm in our 2004 Tioga26Q. Old Costar 12RV-D started chirping long past it's expiration date. Sure enough, Quantum Group Inc is out of business and you can't get a drop-in replacement for a round type Costar Model 12RV-D. I found a 12 volt rectangular Safe T Alert detector on CW's website, for $60.05 that would work and called the La Mirada store to make sure they had them in stock. I battled traffic to CW in La Mirada and found the item on the rack, but the in-store price was over $80. The young lady cashier asked if I was a member, I said not currently. She said a one year membership is now $29 and that with a membership I could get close to the website price. There was no mention of membership needed on the website. Anyway, I told the lady to forget it and that I would not buy from CW anymore. I will call around to other local RV supply stores that don't require membership and find a suitable CO detector.
Bordercollie 06/13/19 06:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smaller Class C

We like our 2004 Fleetwood Tioga 26Q, 27 feet long RV Queen bed access on left side and end. Huge rear cargo storage space with spare tire in back. No slides, basic, fits all spaces. 26Q was discontinued a few years back, many for sale used. Same 26Q model also sold as Fleetwood Jamboree, only differences were upholstery.
Bordercollie 06/12/19 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wife thinks I'm nuts...

Some people take great pains to maintain a vehicle in new condition. I wish I had better perfectionist genes. I build and fly scale model planes but don't let perfectionism bog me down like it used to do, but that's me.
Bordercollie 06/08/19 11:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: $$$ to maintain and repair?

Major items seem to need replacement/repairs at the 10 year mark depending on use and luck. A lot depends on frequency of use, proper maintenance and luck. It should be possible to locate slideout parts from an RV junkyard or worst case, have parts fabricated or modified to work. Trying to sell an RV with major problems may be more expensive than having the problem fixed, then selling or keeping the rig. We had to replace our fridge, roof AC unit, fresh water pump and converter charger all at around 10 year mark.
Bordercollie 06/08/19 11:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chicago Trip Advice

Most large cities have limited RV overnight facilities and do not allow parking of RV's in the street. Indoor parking facilities have low ceilings, RV's cannot park. Definitely have a GPS to find your way through and preferably around big cities. Beware of your RV side mirrors tangling with adjacent truck mirrors. Don't make the common mistakes of leaving the TV antenna cranked up and and/or trying drive through a fast food place with low clearance. General advice, don't try to find an RV park after dark unless you have called ahead and reserved a spot. Some Walmarts and truck stops welcome RV'ers that merely want to park and sleep. Overnight RV parking at some Walmarts is prohibited by law in some localities. Use judgment about safely parking overnight where you won't be bothered.
Bordercollie 06/07/19 10:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe Access for Cleaning Windsield

Thanks everybody, the tire steps at Walmart and Amazon, etc. look like the best approach. The Heininger Tire Step looks good, comes in a bag and can be used anywhere to get at the windshield, wipers, and hood. BTW, I watched a You Tube video about having your MH exterior washed at truck wash places for around $40. Truck stops are also a good place to look for quality RV care stuff like RV brushes on sturdy telescoping handles.
Bordercollie 06/07/19 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe Access for Cleaning Windsield

Hi Iam, Wife and I are excited to get back into MH'ing. Our 2004 26Q only has 8000 miles on it and has mostly sat baking in the sun after one cross country tour and one trip up the coast, some local use, then home remodel, wife's two bouts of breast cancer, my carotid clean outs and both knee replacements. Had roof AC unit, fridge, awning and converter replaced 5 years ago, everything else is working and engine runs great. Having Onan generator serviced and house batteries replaced tomorrow and will have pro mechanic check/sevice brakes, cooling system, fuel filter and inspect new-looking Michelins. No side cracks but tires have sat on concrete driveway for years not driven. That portable wheel step thing looks great for lots of RV and SUV cleaning and other activity, thanks!!
Bordercollie 06/06/19 10:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do you manage without a toad?

Try without for a while and talk to others who tow. If you are a relaxed older couple without antsy kids, can plan ahead and have a bike, etc., to go to the camp store, you may never need a towed vehicle or can rent something when visiting a city like Boston where RV's are not permitted to park. If you are social campers, you may "need" a towed vehicle to trade rides with others. With practice you can quickly disconnect a Class C and go into town or drive around Yosemite to sight-see.
Bordercollie 06/06/19 09:44am Class C Motorhomes
Safe Access for Cleaning Windsield

At 80 years young, I am slowly recovering from knee replacement surgery and am getting back to RV'ing. Need to get close and personal to thoroughly clean Class C windshield safely . What sort of ladder setup, etc., do you use. Also, trying to find a quality sturdy telescoping RV brush with water/soap flow-through and shutoff/on feature.
Bordercollie 06/06/19 09:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Low mileage issue

Our 2004 Tioga 26Q was used once on a cross country trip and later on a trip up the coast from LA area to Oregon and otherwise has mostly sat in the driveway during our home remodel, surgeries and recoveries. I am having the generator serviced and house batteries replaced and already had roof vents and plastic cover for fridge replaced, all roof seals re-sealed. The fridge, roof A/C unit and awning were replaced 5 years ago. I'm having a pro mechanic check the engine, cooling system, transmission, and brake system, changing oil and filter and general tune up. Michelin tires with near zero miles look new but will have them checked and replaced any signs of unreliability. RV tires are "iffy" even when new in my opinion. You might use the above as a guide in what to look for in a used low mileage RV. Test everything for proper operation including lights, windows and shades and test drive thoroughly. Make a list and get estimates. Buying any used RV is like buying a house and then getting "surprises" during renovation. Good luck!
Bordercollie 06/06/19 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on Graphics Replacement

We've decided that our rig's graphics are cracked and faded but it doesn't look bad enough to have graphics replaced. We are not able to DIY remove graphics and prepare for new graphics.
Bordercollie 06/06/19 08:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: getting schocked by door/electrical issue urgent

We had the same problem. Call an electrician and have him check the wiring of your receptacle that the RV cable plugs into, (etc) If you are standing in water and touching the RV, electrocution is possible. I don't mess with 110vac .
Bordercollie 06/06/19 08:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on Graphics Replacement

Thanks Chuck. BTW, was born in Stevens Point 1939, but have lived here in Socal since 1952. Was hoping to get advice from somebody who had graphics replaced locally . We have been RVers since the 60's but getting back into it after knee replacements, etc. BTW, I found info here about the process and a rough estimate of $4000 for removal, buffing of siding and replacement of graphics: http://www.rvstripes.com/ Also got a rough estimate for graphics removal and painting instead of vinyl graphics of $5000 from a local shop
Bordercollie 05/24/19 12:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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