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RE: Kwikee Stairs failure rate

I believe it is an electrical problem and not a mechanical one. Need to check connections, grounds and power source when it is in failure mode.Stay clear of the step when testing! This is my guess as well. I would think if the stairs were binding due to not being lubricated, I would at least hear the motor trying to work. I wish I would have thought to look underneath at the light when they weren't working.
MetalGator 01/03/20 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Kwikee Stairs failure rate

The stairs seem to be working for the time being. When they didn't work last week, I went back over to open the door to see if the light would come on underneath when I opened the door. Of course, the stairs were working at that time. The stairs are clean and were lubed the last time they were worked on.
MetalGator 01/02/20 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Don't know if it's a dying thing but I agree with you that I like socializing with people. We like staying at LazyDays resort in Tampa (located behind the dealership). They have a bar and grill type restaurant onsite near the office and my wife and I always go there and sit at the bar. I always run into nice people who we enjoy talking to from all over the country. We both work full time so we are basically weekend warriors and we enjoy talking to the full timers about their adventures traveling the country. Burch
MetalGator 12/31/19 09:36am General RVing Issues
Kwikee Stairs failure rate

Are these Kwikee stairs prone to failure or am I just really unlucky? Our motorhome is 2 1/2 years old and I have had them repaired 4 times. The first time, the dealer was able to get them working without replacing any parts. The next 3 times I've had to replace the control module, the motor, and the gear. They have been working fine for the last 6 months or so but I opened the door on the motor home this weekend and they didn't come out. They stayed in the stored position. I opened and closed the door several times and they didn't work. Next day I opened the door and the stairs worked fine. I am guessing they will fail again soon. The next time they fail, I think I am going to replace them with manual stairs. Is this typical of the Kwikee stairs or am I just unlucky? We keep our motorhome stored indoors in a garage and the stairs are lubricated. It's just really frustrating to keep having to repair these stairs.
MetalGator 12/31/19 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Morning FOOFs My Florida Gators won their bowl game last night. I was only able to watch it until halftime as I have to get up at 5am for work. We are going to take a weekend trip in the motorhome this weekend. I haven't taken the motorhome on a trip since Thanksgiving. I went to my storage garage this weekend to put some stuff in the fridge and the auto stairs weren't working. I have had them repaired 3 times in 2 1/2 years. I was about to leave and realized I left something I needed in the motorhome. Opened the door and the stairs worked. If they break again I am going to replace them with manual stairs. I have already replaced the motor, control module and gear for the stairs. I hope everyone has a great new years. My fur gang is doing well. They all got baths on Sunday so they were all frisky. Old Murphy is still going at it at 16. She has slowed down but she still gets around well and was playful after her bath. She still coughs a lot but I don't think there is much we can do for her condition. Burch
MetalGator 12/31/19 08:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Gulf State Park is booked for every date I put in for May. I guess I waited to long.
MetalGator 12/23/19 05:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I'm sad to hear that you are selling your camper Richard. I am itching to take another trip but my work is starting to get ramped up for tax season. Speaking of trips, I know many on here have stayed in Gulf Shores, Al. Donna and I are wanting to take a week off in May and she wants to go to Gulf Shores. Does anyone have any recommendations on places to stay? We drove through Gulf Shores a couple of years ago and there was a place that was really close to the downtown/touristy area. It looked close enough to walk to many places. I would rather be someplace on the water if there are any RV parks near/on the water. Burch
MetalGator 12/19/19 12:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sure has been quiet on here lately. I hope everyone is doing OK. Richard, I hope you are feeling better. My work has been very busy and both my wife and I have been sick. I have had a cold that has been driving me crazy for almost a month now. Donna is really sick and stayed home in bed today. She has a lot of crud in her lungs and was up all night coughing stuff up. I worry about her because she has asthma and she has really gotten down a few times when her lungs fill up. She is stubborn and won't go the the Dr. until it gets really bad. I am hoping a few days of bed rest will get her feeling better. We are having Donna's family over on Saturday to celebrate Christmas. My nieces and nephews go to North Port, Fl. to visit their dad on Christmas Day. Our Christmas Day will just be myself, Donna, my mom and the doggies. I am an only child so my mom is really the only blood relative I have left. Donna has a large family on her side and I really enjoy spending time with them. I just hope Donna is feeling better by Saturday as we will have a house full. I hope everyone has a great day. Stay warm! It's only supposed to hit a high of 60 today in West Central Florida. Burch
MetalGator 12/18/19 07:41am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Just decided we are going to Hilton Head after Christmas. Don't care how good or bad the eye sight is we are going. So if you happen to be on the road between Piedmont and Hilton Head and you see us coming down the road give me lots and lots of room. I'LL do the same for you. I hope you and Sue have a great time in Hilton Head. We really enjoyed our stay there two years ago. That was our first long trip with the new motor home.
MetalGator 12/13/19 06:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I really don't like traveling by plane. It's 2am and we just got home a little while ago from our trip to Boston. I was supposed to be home by 9pm but for whatever reason Delta decided to delay our flight by 4 hours which made us miss our connecting flight in Atlanta. I am guessing it was due to weather but it was in the mid 50s with some lite rain so the plane must have gotten delayed elsewhere. I am supposed to be at work tomorrow (today) by 7am but I am wired now. When I travel all day, even know I am tired I need time to unwind. Hopefully I will get to bed by 3am. Hopefully, all the FOOFs are sleeping right now! Burch
MetalGator 12/10/19 12:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good evening FOOFs Hello from 35,000 feet and 554 miles an hour somewhere over Virginia. We are in the air heading to Boston. Our flight got delayed taking off for an hour because of snow in Boston. I am killing time by watching the flight tracker on TV showing where we are and our altitude and speed. The flight also has free internet so I am able to post. Looking forward to the visit to Boston but not the cold. Burch
MetalGator 12/06/19 04:03pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs Donna and I are heading to Boston this afternoon. The owner of her company got her 50 yard line tickets to see the Patriots play Kansas City. My wife is from Boston and her dad used to take her to Patriot games when she was a kid so she is really excited. I don't like cold weather and it is looking like the high temp on Sunday will be 39 degrees. The game is at 4:30pm so it's going to be way to cold for this Florida boy. The fur gang is doing well. Murphy turned 16 and 1/2 today. She still gets around pretty well but can't see or hear very well but she is still full of energy. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Burch
MetalGator 12/06/19 05:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Warranty work on TT v 5r v MH

I have found the opposite to be true. I purchased a new 30' TT back in 2011 and never had it back for warranty work. I bought a new Motor home in 2018 and the first year it lived at the dealership getting worked on. The motor home has much more complex systems vs my old TT.
MetalGator 12/04/19 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Garmin GPS

We have a Garmin 770 and I really like the display and features. I am not very happy with the routes it takes up sometimes. We just came back from a 8 day trip and I sometimes scratched my head on why the Garmin wanted to route us in certain directions that were out of the way. 90 percent of the drive was interstate so there weren't any issues with low bridges or narrow roads. Thank goodness I also used google maps on my phone or several times the Garmin would have had my driving in circles. I updated the maps right before our trip so the GPS was up to date.
MetalGator 11/26/19 06:29am Technology Corner
RE: Windshield Shades

I am now intrigued by the MagnaShade. The only thing that I don't like about our motorhome vs our old travel trailer is the front of the motorhome stays warm during the Florida heat in the summers. The back of the motorhome stays cool but the front is always several degrees warmer. For those that have the Magnashade, does it really cut down on the heat in the front of the motorhome? I looked at them and they are pricey but if they significantly cut down the heat, I think it's worth the price.
MetalGator 11/26/19 06:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs We had our family Thanksgiving meal this past Saturday. We are taking a trip in the Motorhome for a few days during the actual Thanksgiving break. I was able to get the oil changed in the motor home after we got home from Sevierville so it's ready to go. I am thinking about leaving Murphy with my mom during this trip but Donna wants to take her. She does fine while we are in the motor home but the last 2 trips with her, she would start barking when we left the motor home. I have a Furbo camera I leave in the motor home and it has a "bark alert" function which sends a notification to our phones when there is noise. She can't see very well anymore and I think she gets a little stressed when she is confined and can't see. I want to be a good RV neighbor so I don't know if we will bring her or not. I am leaning towards taking her since we only plan to leave the motor home one time during our trip. Hopefully she will behave. Burch
MetalGator 11/25/19 06:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, I am glad your eye is getting better. Both Donna and I have been sick all week and the older I get, the longer it takes to get over it. It went from my head to my chest and I can't quit coughing. I am sure my co-workers are sick of hearing me. Burch
MetalGator 11/21/19 06:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I can hardly see anything. The cornea in my eye has swollen distorting my vision Unless a miracle happens between now and Sunday morning our trip to visit Dan and Lori is off. Dr. Myers says it's not uncommon for this to happen but he has never seen this happen with any of his patients. Wow. So sorry to hear this Richard. I sure hope your eye gets better soon.
MetalGator 11/14/19 01:02pm RV Pet Stop
First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

We just completed a trip to North Carolina from Florida with our 2018 Miramar 35.3. We towed my wife's 4 door Jeep Wrangler. I was very happy with the performance. For the most part, I was able to maintain the speed limit going up the grades. The one exception was one 8% grade where I was only able to maintain about 40mph in a 55 mph zone. I think I could have maintained a better speed but halfway up there was a construction zone where the speed limit was 35mph so I lost my momentum. Yes, the V10 revved quite a bit on the big climbs but it did the job. I am sure a DP would have done better and I know the Smokeys are small compared to the Rockies but I was pleased with the performance. After reading some of the comments over the years about class A's really struggling up grades, I was a little apprehensive while planning this trip. Now with one trip under my belt, I am looking forward to our next trip. I was also pleased with the engine braking. I put the transmission in tow/haul mode and tapping the breaks would downshift. On a couple of the 8% downhill grades, I would have to jab the breaks a few times to bleed off some speed but the engine/transmission really helped keep the speeds down. Again, not trying to compare to a exhaust brake on a DP but I thought the RV did great.
MetalGator 11/11/19 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We had a nice weekend. Donna and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. We had our niece Rachael stay at the house to watch our dogs while we stayed at the Hard Rock resort for the weekend. We had a good time but I will be very busy again at work this week. We have been watching my mom's beagle (Lilly) while she is visiting my aunt in Kentucky. We will have Lilly until Thursday. Murphy goes back to the vet today. She seems to be much better. She is still coughing but not nearly as much as she has been. They will be taking more x-rays on her throat. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 11/11/19 06:17am RV Pet Stop
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