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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sorry to hear about Otis. My father passed away at 49 from cancer while I was still in college. I just turned 48 so I am hoping the cancer bug will pass by a few generations. My neighbor is leaving for Franklin, NC in a few days and will stay there all summer. They have a house in the mountains. After we leave Sevierville in October, we plan to stop by Franklin to see him and his wife. I went over to see him after work yesterday and I always take Monty with me. His favorite place in the whole world is laying under the oak tree. There are many squirrels in the tree which provides him with entertainment. I took a couple of pictures of him enjoying life. https://i.imgur.com/NOb7Pgel.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fhD1G8ll.jpg
MetalGator 03/21/19 06:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: Night stops with RV

I just have never been bothered by this. If I am sleeping, I won't hear you over the noise the AC is making. Woken up plenty of times to new campers next door. I think this is only an issue on forums - not IRL. I agree. It the 10 years we've been RVing, I have never been woken up by someone coming in late. There have been dozens of times I have woken up and there would be a RV next to us that wasn't there the night before. The forums must have a lot of light sleepers! ;)
MetalGator 03/20/19 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Old Fella sent 48 puppies and adult dogs to the rescue in Salem Massachusetts Friday morning. It's amazing how this all worked out for everyone concerned. All of those souls finding forever homes so far up North. That is awesome! Old Fella's presence is still felt after all these years. My electrician friend came over on Saturday and installed a 50 amp receptacle for the motor home. It will be nice to be able to have full power to the motor home instead of the 15 amp circuit I was plugged into before. Now when I need to do a good inside cleaning, I can run the air conditioning without having to run the generator. We just got past a tax deadline on Friday so have another month to go before things quiet down at work. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 03/18/19 06:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs Richard, I am glad your diagnosis was good at the doctor. I have to go to the doctor in 2 weeks and he is not going to be happy with me. I have gained weight and I will get scolded. One of my high school friends is an electrician and he is coming by this morning to install a 50 amp RV plug at the house. This way I can plug in the motor home when I have it parked in the driveway. We sometimes bring it home from our storage garage to give it a good cleaning. During the summer, I have to run the generator so we can use the AC units. The 15 amp plug I have outside won't run even one of the AC units. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Burch
MetalGator 03/16/19 06:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: ? Heat & Air on Ford Chassis?

Almost always run the genset and house AC in the coach or the furnace depending on the time of year. For us, it's one of the reasons we bought a motorhome, to have all the comforts of home in a rolling apartment. The additional fuel usage is negligible at best. Our comfort is far more important. Agree 100%. I don't care how much fuel is uses, I want to be comfortable.
MetalGator 03/13/19 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well it's back to the doctor's office. I hope your doctor's visit goes well.
MetalGator 03/13/19 12:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: ? Heat & Air on Ford Chassis?

I live in Florida and our motor home is 37' long. During the summer, I definitely have to run at least one of the AC units with the generator. If it was just the wife and I, I might be able to get along with just the dash air but I wouldn't be comfortable. We travel with our dogs which ride in the middle of the motor home so they would be hot without running one of the AC units. Like others have said, it depends on the motor home and how you define "comfortable". Burch
MetalGator 03/13/19 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs Speaking of barking dogs, Monty likes to bark at our skylight in the kitchen. I had the roof replaced several years ago. When one of the workers replaced the skylight, Monty happened to be in the kitchen at the time. He looked up and saw the worker removing the old skylight and went crazy barking. Now, every time we get any rain, he starts barking and runs to the kitchen. The rain on the skylight makes noise and it makes him mad. I guess he thinks he is guarding us from the bad man on the roof. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 03/13/19 06:16am RV Pet Stop
RE: Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

I was able to get out of work early on Friday and drove up to Camping World. I talked to my service writer and showed him the picture. It was close to 5 and the tech who worked on my motor home was not there. He is supposed to talk to him today and call me. Here is a picture of where the slide is leaking. You can see the paper towels and the blue tape. I believe the leak is coming from the top left corner of the slide and then weeping in to the top of the window frame. Each time it has leaked, it's been a delayed leak. What I mean is the leak starts some time after it starts raining. The first time it leaked it was from a rain from the day before. I got up in the morning and noticed some water coming down the inside of the window. https://i.imgur.com/jcsHY88l.jpg
MetalGator 03/11/19 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

MetalGator, can you bring the slide in and work on the problem from inside the RV. I don't have a motor home but rather a 5th wheel and had a similar problem. Was able to bring the slide in and fix the problem from inside the RV. That is a good suggestion. I will take a look with the slide pulled in. Thank you.
MetalGator 03/08/19 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

However each corner at the edge of the slide where the metal trim stops is a potential spot for leaks. Also where the rubber roof bends over the side of the slideout to a metal strip that transitions the rubber to the fiberglass side is also an area for water intrusion. The front corner of the slide is where I believe the leak is. The tape at the front end of the slide is a little messed up so I will check there. The window leaks from the top of the window frame but I believe the water is running in from somewhere the then running down the top of the window frame and exiting where ever it has a spot. I will try and take some pictures tonight as I have blue painters tape stuck where the slide was leaking last time. Thank you very much for the suggestions as I believe the only way this is going to get fixed is by me and not camping world.
MetalGator 03/08/19 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

The leak is coming from the top of the slide. During a heavy rain, I get a leak dripping down the front of the dinette window and also in the top right hand corner of the slide near the front driver chair. There is a cover at the top of the window that hides the blinds when they are up. Is is covered with some type of cloth material. When it leaks, it gets damp and is starting to mold. The dinette slide only leaks when the slide is out. If the slide is in, I don't have any leaks. On my bedroom slide, there is no crack between the tape and the inner fascia of the slide. Here is a picture. https://i.imgur.com/W55gOyDl.jpg
MetalGator 03/08/19 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs I was able to get another night at LazyDays resort for tonight so now we'll have two nights in the motor home for a hopefully relaxing weekend. I have had the motor home at camping world for a month to get a slide leak fixed. I have had them work on this issue once before but it didn't get fixed the first time. They called me Wednesday and said it was done. I was a little startled by the price but didn't care as long as it was fixed. The work order said they replaced the tape that runs the length of the slide roof against the inner fascia. They also said they cleaned the roof and applied caulk on the crack. Does this look like they even worked on it? This was a picture I took when I got home last night. https://i.imgur.com/yBwTA72l.jpg Needless to say I am NOT a happy camper. They charged me $75 for tape (that wasn't installed), $14.99 for caulk (that wasn't used), $110 for "shop supplies" and 1 hour of labor at $135 an hour. I have had good luck with Camping World in the past so I am hoping this was just an honest mistake. Not sure what "shop supplies" would be so I will be taking that up with them. I am not going to let it ruin my weekend and luckily there is no rain forecast so I should be good. Ok, enough complaining. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Burch
MetalGator 03/08/19 07:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

wow I,d chewing on somebody,hope you paid by credit card,call file a claim. and if CW did this ? send a copy to the boss. I always pay with my credit card....except for this time. The wife opened a new bank account and put our tax return in it so I used my new debt card. Never again. I have left the service writer a voicemail and an email. If I don't hear a response by 3pm, I am going to try to get out of work early and drive up there. Then they will have to talk to me. It's about a hour drive for me. I just wish I could come up with a way to caulk this myself. I just don't know how to reach the middle of the slide with the slide topper in the way.
MetalGator 03/08/19 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ford F53 Chassis

That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles. Why do you think you would need a new engine at 150K? There used to be someone that posted here a lot that had a V10 in his van and had over 400K miles on it. Pulled a large travel trailer. I think he said he went through a few starters and alternators but the engine was original.
MetalGator 03/08/19 05:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A's

Lot less BS to keep up with and less space for DW to store "STUFF". Agree with the DW and a lot of "stuff"! When we got rid of our first travel trailer, I was shocked at how much stuff I took out of the storage compartments that we had never used.
MetalGator 03/08/19 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
Slide leak not fixed, slide topper

I just got my motor home back from service for a leak in our dinette slide. This is what the paperwork said was done. "Correction. Clean slide roof and apply new roof tape to cover the crack at the inner fascia along the full length. 1 Hour" As you can see in the following picture, nothing was done. Slide top not cleaned, no new tape and the crack still runs the length of the slide. https://i.imgur.com/yBwTA72l.jpg They had my motor home for over a month and charged me $350 for a job they didn't do. I will deal with the service center later but in the mean time I need to fix this. When we get a heavy rain, sometimes water comes in the top of the slide on the inside. It looks to me that all that needs to be done is some caulking needs to be run on the crack. The problem is the awning topper is in the way. I can reach in on each side of the slide and caulk in several feet but I can't get to the middle part of the slide. Is there an easy way to remove the slide topper so I can get to the middle part of the slide?
MetalGator 03/08/19 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: I got lied to...

You want another warranty for a 2006? wow. even if they gave you one it would cost an arm and a leg. just save the money for future repairs...which you will have. When we purchased our motorhome, my wife and I were going to get the extended warranty until I saw the costs. We decided to open a joint savings account that we would both put a little money in each paycheck. When we get our tax return, we deposit it into this account. It's our fix-upgrade motor home account. Unless we have something catastrophic happen the the RV, I don't think I would ever break even from the extended warranty that I was offered. I am really surprised to see insurance companies offer an extended warranty on a unit that old. But if I was the OP, I would be annoyed as well if I was told something that wasn't correct. Although policies do change over time.
MetalGator 03/07/19 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I hope everyone is staying warm. It only got to 63 degrees here yesterday which is too cold for my Florida blood. It was 43 degrees when I left for work this morning. I had to work in our Tampa office today and I don't look forward to the traffic going home this afternoon. I75 can be like a parking lot during rush hour. We are taking a one night motorhome trip on Saturday. I haven't used the motorhome for about a month and want to give it a shakedown trip. The owners manual says to run the generator for a hour a month with at least 50% load so I will run at least one of the AC units on our trip up. Just staying at Lazydays resort in Tampa. I was really surprised I was able to get a spot. There must have been a cancelation as it is hard to get reservations anywhere in Florida during this time of year do to the snowbirds. Unless you make reservations a year in advance, good luck finding a place. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 03/07/19 07:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: New Ford F53 Chassis

I'm a little surprised that Ford is putting this new engine in the F53 so soon. I figured they would wait a year or so after the engine had been installed in the trucks. If the new V8 is as durable as the V10 Ford will have a winner. In reading the forums over the years I have only come across a couple of articles where someone had a catastrophic V10 engine failure (compared to dozens of failed diesel engines). Burch
MetalGator 03/06/19 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
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