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RE: Resivlor for jacks

Usually mounted near the steps and the tank, pump, and motor are one unit and usually it has red ATF fluid in it. If the tank is separate then follow the hose to the pump/motor to make sure.
Ivylog 11/16/19 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer brake controller wireing

The brake switch, often mounted on above the generator switches the ground, not the hot. I finally mounted mine in the back where everything is easy to find.
Ivylog 11/15/19 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometric ccc2 thermostat

Yes on the screen. I developed Ivylog Estates, but live on the lake.
Ivylog 11/11/19 07:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Fleetwood discovery not cranking.

Sounds like the contacts in the starter solenoid need cleaning-replaced but first I’d clean-tighten all the connections included the ground. The solenoid can be removed without removing the starter.
Ivylog 11/11/19 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometric ccc2 thermostat

If the temperatures are far apart, it will only run on hi fan. Adjust the Tstat temperature only a couple degrees above the room temperature since you are currently trying to heat your rig. Did this slow the fan down? If not, Try a system reset...with the Tstst turned Off, press the zone and mode buttons at the same time. IniT should display and then less the on/off button. Does it now control the fan speed? If not then the dip switches on the control board are not set properly. Where in B’ville are you?
Ivylog 11/10/19 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wheel Bearings

A cap full on 90 weight oil is not going to soften the grease to where it runs past the seal. I’ve been doing this for decades after making sure the bearings do not need adjusting. I fill the metal cap with the 90 weight and hold the cap against the bottom of the hub. Rotate 90 degrees quickly with one hand and tap it in with the hammer in the other hand. How much oil you loose is a function of your dexterity and it helps to do it in the shade of a tree. :B PS: I put tags on a dozen different types of trailers each year. I also never buy new tires for them as used, US made radial takeoffs (less than 3-4 years old) are better than any of the new foreign made junk.
Ivylog 11/10/19 03:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearings

What difference does it make if the trailer was leaning a little to the wheel bearings??? Pull the caps and if the grease is soft put the cap back on. If hard, put 90 weight oil in the cap and put back on.
Ivylog 11/08/19 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

Use the oil but I’d worry about the tires.
Ivylog 11/08/19 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

Our sofa has a queen air mattress that folds up into the sofa when deflated. 120V pump to inflate and by adjusting the pressure...change how firm. Have only tried it briefly to make sure it held pressure.
Ivylog 11/06/19 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mother-In-Law Suite?

I’ve wanted to take a picture of a teardrop trailer hooked to my 45’ FP with “Mother In Law Suite” photoshopped on it.
Ivylog 11/06/19 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route from Kentucky to Cody, Wyoming

I would put in Worland WY as your destination and go from there to get to Cody.
Ivylog 11/06/19 07:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Looking to buy our first DP

“ Wow i bet you finding driving your 36' a breeze compared to a 45er, can i asked what made you downsize?” Downsize??? Guess I’m confused...started with a 36’ and now have a 45’. I can’t say there’s that much difference in driving a 36 or 40. A tag axle 42 has a better turning radius than a single axle 40’. After years of never hitting a curb with a 42’ , the first couple months with the 45’ I hit several. Over the last year (7K miles) I haven’t hit any. Yes you can PM me with questions if you do not want to post it. Be careful with 40’ DPs without a tag axle for FTime use...many have very little Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC). In 2012 it became legal for a MH to have a 23K rear axle (instead of 20K) so starting around 2014 some 40’ came with a single 23K axle and 3000+ lbs of CCC.
Ivylog 11/05/19 07:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to buy our first DP

I’ve posted many times that you should buy more MH than you think you need, ONE TIME!!! 17 years ago as a lurker on this site I made a very expensive mistake believing posts that 36’ is the max for public CGs...so I bought a used 36’ DP. Only took 2 years to figure out what a mistake that was so traded for a used 40’. When we started snowbirding went to 42’ for 14 years...7 summers of which we spent out West staying in mainly public CGs without reservations. Sure it’s harder with a BIG rig but it’s a lot easier now (the internet) than 14 years ago. Three summers ago we went to Southlake Tahoe on Labor Day without reservations, getting into the city park, our first choice. NO, it was not on Friday, it was on Monday when the working folks have to go home. This past summer we did 7 weeks out west without reservations (in a 45’) without any major problems finding public CG sites...USFS CGs are our favorite. I realize the bath and a half four plan is the current fad so I will not comment on needing 2 thrones, or frameless windows.
Ivylog 11/05/19 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

Fox News just had a brief segment with a picture of the rig and the trailer was a older unit so my $120K value is high...more like $80K combined value.
Ivylog 11/03/19 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

There's another thread on this story. And more info. and yes it was a desolate section of beach. Fortunately a cell phone was not thrown into the ocean...this time. *At the end of the above link there is a video of a couple that decided it was not safe to camp in that area so moved to a FHU CG for $200/week.
Ivylog 11/03/19 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

Too much tongue weight is a lot better than not enough. I pull a bunch of different trailers without WD but I can adjust the amount of tongue weight by where I tie the load down...more is better. I do not think the 1160 lbs of tongue weight is your problem but you could put a 55 gallon barrel of water in the back to decrease your tongue weight and see if that solves your problem. I would start by increasing all of your tire pressures to max sidewall (doesn’t cost anything) and see if this helps.
Ivylog 11/02/19 12:16pm Towing
RE: Missing couple camping on Padre Island confirmed dead

So sad and not trying to be insensitive BUT I’m surprised an American life is that valuable ($60K each). As easy and profitable as this one was...it will happen again. You can be killed for a lot less and one of the reasons I stopped going to or near Mexico 15+ years ago. There are other warm areas you can drive to. Not saying boondocking is not safe as we dispersed camped 6 nights and dry camped another 30 nights this summer BUT there were other campers in the area.
Ivylog 11/02/19 08:55am RV Lifestyle

On another RV forum: This fall I watched a tech from Love's dismount and mount a new tire on a truck at the I90 rest stop near Wasta, South Dakota. It was an inside dual tire. The tech used technique over brute force. A few of things stood out: 1. A tire tool was used to lever the wheels off and back on the studs. 2. Conventional tire irons were used. Nothing special. 3. A 5 gallon bead seater (air tank) was used. 4. Final torque on the lug nuts was done with a torque wrench. and one more thing... Both the truck driver and Love's tech were female.
Ivylog 11/02/19 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: More campers than parks

Ivylog, You need to fix your signature. None of the links go to a picture anymore. They are all expired. Barney Yea, I know...so much for tinypic for hosting pictures. Those pictures are on a old computer that hopefully I can get them off of.
Ivylog 11/01/19 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: More campers than parks

Go from Sunday to Thursday. Easier to get reservations and fewer people. We do it most of the time. Couple summers ago we went into Southlake Tahoe on Labor Day without reservations. Got into our first choice, the city park but no it was not on Friday it was on Monday. Love the working folks that are still paying into Social Security. This past summer we did seven weeks out west without reservations, our normal mode of travel. First time in a decade that no reservations did not work out...in Moab. Could have disbursed camp and run the generator 24/7 as it was 95° but three hours later we were in Colorado at 9800’ . Next morning we were running the heat.
Ivylog 11/01/19 07:35am General RVing Issues
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