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RE: ONAN 5500 Grand Marquis fuel pump & filter

I got a fuel pump and filter off Amazon.com a few years ago and is still working fine. My fuel would stop(seize) when it got hot causing generator to stop. It would work again once it cooled but stop again when hot. In cold weather it would work better. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=onan+5500+fuel+pump&crid=VQGILPQ11T1L&sprefix=onan+%2Caps%2C286&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_5
GREGORYJ 08/08/19 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone glacier NP with no reservations

Mammoth & Norris Campgrounds in Yellowstone don't take reservations, first come first serve only. In September we have camped just outside the park then driven in the morning to get a campsite. Be at the campground between 9 & 10 am and you will get a site. Check the dates when campgrounds close each fall. See the campground chart on web site below on what time of day each campground did fill up to estimate what time be at the campground. September is better, not sure about August. See info: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
GREGORYJ 06/13/19 06:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Near New York City and/or train lines

If you could handle dry camping with no electricity there is a NPS operated campground a Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. There are 12 RV sites and 32 tent sites with rates at $30/day. Bus/subway is about 1 hr. 22 mins to Manhattan($13) or Uber maybe $85 and 30 mins away. The closest option is Liberty Harbor RV Park only 15 minutes to Manhattan. https://www.nps.gov//gate/planyourvisit/camp-at-fbf.htm https://www.libertyharborrv.com/
GREGORYJ 06/03/19 12:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Bismarck Lake Campground in the Black Hills National Forest just at the west entrance to Custer State Park in May 2019, site 22. http://i67.tinypic.com/fmifdz.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/r014ao.jpg
GREGORYJ 06/02/19 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Cedar Pass Campground in Badlands National Park, SD. May 2019. Site 16. http://i65.tinypic.com/hwmkxt.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/9urexi.jpg
GREGORYJ 06/02/19 09:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bike trails

Though not mentioned in your list of states but mentioned by soren is South Dakota. We enjoyed the Mickelson Trail that run for 109 miles through the Black Hills. https://www.traillink.com/trail/george-s-mickelson-trail/ http://i63.tinypic.com/11agapc.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/a2cc9i.jpg
GREGORYJ 03/24/19 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bike trails

A bike trail we enjoyed in Alabama is the Chief Ladiga Trail with continues east as the Silver Comet Trail into Georgia. We rode the Alabama section which was once a railway converted to bike/hiking trail and so is fairly level. About 61 miles total of both trails. https://www.trails.com/us/al/talladega-national-forest/chief-ladiga-trail http://i66.tinypic.com/ousbyw.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/1127fp1.jpg
GREGORYJ 03/24/19 11:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2004 Workhorse chassis; no sway bars?

23hotrodr, agree. Once it warms up here, I just got a rear track bar that I'll install plus a Road-Master sway bar. I fact going one more step, I'm removing the old square tube sway bar to make room for Kelderman's 2 stage Workhorse rear air suspension.
GREGORYJ 03/18/19 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2004 Workhorse chassis; no sway bars?

Here is the rear sway bar for example on our 08 W22. After market ones are available for the W22 (one company is Roadmaster) but I'm not sure about the W20 chassis. To me it doesn't seem that effective when noticing how much the coach rocks side to side when pulling on or off some approaches and on to a highway. Update: It appears the W20 and W22 use the same sway bars offered from these 3 companies, Blue Ox, Roadmaster and Hellwig. http://i67.tinypic.com/210yc2d.jpg
GREGORYJ 03/12/19 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone NP in early Sept

You are going in the right time of the year. If you need more time in Yellowstone, Mammoth and several other park campgrounds are first come-first serve, no reservation needed. Show up on the morning you want to camp, especially in Sept/Oct and you will likely get a site. Once on the site, you can stay up to 30 days. We stayed for 7 days in Mammoth campground in mid Sept/18, I didn't notice anyone get turned away if they arrived by 11:00 am. Mammoth is nice, all pull thru sites, and the very helpful campground staff will get you into the right length of site you need. If you go to Mammoth, don't be alarmed if you pull into a short line up as is normal every morning.
GREGORYJ 03/10/19 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ? Class-A Gas Climbing MPH

What often happens going up some mountain grades, I-70 west of Denver being one of most challenging, is needing to gear down to first gear. But keeping the RPMs at a comfortable 3500 for example, 35mph or more is usually easy to maintain. Often in fact you catch up to slower heavy trucks, and as mentioned above, it becomes difficult to get around, so with the 4 way flashers on, you just follow them to the top. Going up is not the problem, going down is where care in needed. You need to stay in a lower gear, but even then, the RV's speed will tend to keep increasing, so brakes must be applied firmly and briefly, with keeps them from over heating.
GREGORYJ 02/18/19 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to stay near Mount Rushmore

We also liked Horse Thief Campground, close enough to Mount Rushmore that we rode our bikes there.
GREGORYJ 02/08/19 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Effective Electronics Circuit Board Washdown?

Cleaning a dusty looking circuit can also be very helpful as you may already have done. No need to wash circuit, just use a brush and light compressed air to remove all signs of dust from components and between components. There could be a problem called crystalline growth on circuit boards(in amoungst the dust) and we did see this at times, though sometimes with the aid of a microscope. Crystalline growth can cause a short circuit on the board. A dust free circuit board may also operate cooler. Best of luck. See info on link & Google for images & other info on this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisker_(metallurgy)
GREGORYJ 12/23/18 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Effective Electronics Circuit Board Washdown?

If the circuit board has electrolytic capacitors and the circuit board was manufactured between 1999 and 2007, visually check all these type of capacitors very closely. If the top bulges up, its bad, replace them. In some cases leakage from them could corrode the circuit board and if it's a multi layered circuit board it usually is not possible to repair the corrosion damage. These were used in every type of electronic product, and I mean everything, cameras, Tv's, PC power supplies, PC monitors, general power supplies, audio, sat. receivers, garage door opener boards, anything. See info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
GREGORYJ 12/23/18 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Thunder Bay to Niagara Falls

I also recommend taking Hwy 17 along the Lake Superior north shore. It is very scenic and has some great Provincial Parks & Campgrounds along the way. Some have an interesting history like Neys which was a World War II prison camp holding nearly 35,000 German POWs in what was then a very isolated area of Canada. https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/neys
GREGORYJ 12/17/18 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DuoTherm Heat Pump Icing Up

One thing that also effects how quickly and how much the outside ices up is how much humidity is in the air. This could vary day to day and in different regions. That is, it will ice up much quicker in high outside humidity combined with freezing conditions.
GREGORYJ 12/17/18 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Weather

Agree with other comments, that is, I will adjust travel departure time and/or route for weather conditions like strong winds, freezing conditions or heavy rain. Being retired allows us to be flexible. We have laid over a number of times, for as long as 2 days, for a winter storm to move on, or high winds to drop, etc. On some lucky occasions we found a camp site, but many times a nearby Walmart has become the safe place to park and they are usually easy to find. I use this web site to check weather conditions and forecast for locations along our planned route. https://www.wunderground.com/
GREGORYJ 11/28/18 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LiquidSpring Suspension

Have you checked on Kelderman's 2 stage front and rear air suspensions for the Ford F53. https://kelderman.com/shop/?vehicle_year=16&vehicle_make=26&vehicle_model=78
GREGORYJ 11/13/18 11:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly

We usually check and maybe tighten straps in the first mile or two, but stay tight after that. I can't say what the problem might be, but that shouldn't happen. In the manual the picture of the strap winch doesn't show it well, but on ours, the strap threads thru a slot on the winch drum which will keep the strap from slipping on the drum when tight. Just something to check.
GREGORYJ 11/04/18 09:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Devil's Garden Campground in Arches National Park, site 13, Sept, 2018. http://i68.tinypic.com/vowrvb.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/27xfhh4.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/f9l24o.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2i1f5du.jpg
GREGORYJ 10/29/18 07:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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