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RE: Observations from the road

We just wrapped up a couple of months on the road. From the west to the midwest, then south, across the southwest & home. Found most CGs filled up with overnighters, So I was glad I had made reservations. We didn't hit any real touristy places like amusement parks, but things did seem busy at the places we did stop, but when compared to last year, attendance has increased. To me the truck count seemed about the same as previous trips. Fuel prices were higher in the west, lowest in the south. Despite what the media (both social and other) wants you to think, this country still has a lot of good people. All in all a good trip. As soon as we can, we will be back out there.
Nv Guy 10/26/21 11:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

'20 F350 6.7, 35' fifth wheel. 13 MPG in Indiana, 9.6 MPG bucking a big headwind in Texas. Averaged 11.5 over 7500 or so miles at 65-68 MPH.
Nv Guy 10/12/21 11:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

If one wants to wear out their equipment and get poor mileage running at 80, go for it. But don't complain when things prematurely wear out or tires fail. Me? I run 65-68 which nets me good MPG.
Nv Guy 10/12/21 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fan Plans

For Drag Racing fans I recommend The Don Garlits museum in Ocala FL Motorcycle fans (and folks who appreciate fine machinery) need to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham AL Of course there is the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY
Nv Guy 10/07/21 08:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flying J frustrations - Alternatives?

This is exactly why I invested in an in bed fuel tank. We get to the CG, unhook and buy reasonably priced fuel where I can pay at the pump without waiting in line or doing the back and forth walk.
Nv Guy 10/06/21 09:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: need key help

There was an industry change from Trimark (typically roundish key head) to FIC then to Global (both square heads) over the years. Most likely your coach will have either FIC or Global. Your entry door key will either say FIC or have Global lock molded into the plastic. Good chance the compartment locks are the same brand. The RV biz is notorious for using the same/ common (generic) locks for the compartments so your dealer should have some of the common (generic) compartment keys lying around as every coach comes from the factory with lots of extra compartment keys. If not, order either FIC or Global keys from the sites linked in earlier posts.
Nv Guy 07/23/21 09:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical layout in fifthwheel

6FT sure looks like scribbled GFI. Outdoor, kitchen and bathroom receptacles are typically GFCI protected.
Nv Guy 07/22/21 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Duramax Turbo adventure conclusion

When I was doing maintenance purchasing for a trucking company, we had one tractor that would randomly lose power. No codes, no cel..just a complete lack of power. After several tows, lots of checking and rechecking, an ECM replacement we finally put our technical director in the truck with a laptop so he could monitor all the various sensors. Turned out the boost sensor would randomly drop out, so the ECM would cut fuel- resulting in no power. This taught me the value of a "flight recorder" so every sensor output can be reviewed.
Nv Guy 07/22/21 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Directions salt lake to reno

Take I80. Easy run I have done it several times. Biggest hill WB is Park City-Salt Lake, but the road is engineered for trucks/ large vehicles. Couple of hills near Elko, but, again it's set up for large vehicles. If you're not needing fuel or ready to stop in Winnemucca, then fuel up in Fernley, fuel is much cheaper than in Reno. 50 is known as the loneliest Road In America, and has a hill near Austin that isn't all that "friendly".
Nv Guy 07/18/21 10:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tongue jack clicking

Could be the slipper clutch let go. It limits the power of the motor by slipping, while you are the limiting factor with the hand crank.
Nv Guy 07/18/21 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: How many strokes??

Where did the grease go that was in the hub / bearings? Why is there a need to "add" grease? Trailer hubs do not used or consume grease. Putting fresh grease into a failing bearing will not make it last longer. If the seal has failed and leaked grease into the brakes, your adding more won't improve things. As you are pumping grease several things can happen- the grease you are pumping in may flow out of the outside bearing or if the seal is weak grease will go into your brakes or maybe both.
Nv Guy 07/13/21 11:00pm Fifth-Wheels

Had a tire failure last year due to a rubber stem popping out. When I was getting the replacement tires installed I had metal stems installed in all.
Nv Guy 07/10/21 09:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found It, What a joke. Buying in 2021 LOL. You can keep it.

You guys have never bought a Raptor. Before all this covid craziness So Cal dealers added $10-$25K to the price and what's really scary (and stupid) people pay it. This just isn't a Ford problem, all of these parasitic dealers do it.
Nv Guy 06/22/21 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 20' KeyStone Hideout Mach15 dripping inside...

Low fan speed / restricted air flow and high humidity will cause icing / freeze up. Also- as mentioned, no ladder = no walk roof. That's how the manufacturer tells you to stay off, so also as previously mentioned use plywood to spread the load.
Nv Guy 06/19/21 11:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this a bad circuit board? (fridge)

I think youre way off with #1 and #2 Doug. Thanks for helping though. #1. The tstat runs in cycles, no? It cools until the probe reaches a resistance. Then the burning stops. Once the resistance rises to a certain level the burning starts again. Is that not a cooling cycle? Whatever you want to call it, that is the topic im hoping to discuss. #2. I agree the air temp will vary slightly from food temp. But they are very close and in my experience you can measure air temp and get a good idea what the food temp is. To say "NOT AT ALL" is plain silly. Ive been gauging air temp right next to a bottle of water with a dial thermometer in it. Promise they are always very close. Enough to determine if your fridge is cooling properly or if youre running a bit warm come summertime. Back when I was in the RV biz, if you called Dometic tech support and reported interior air temp rather than the temp from a container of water, they would all but hang up on you. Air temp is unreliable - you need a thermal mass to determine actual accurate interior temp. Why do you think the manufacturers attach the themistor to the refer fins (thermal mass) as opposed to just let it dangle in the wind?
Nv Guy 06/19/21 10:29pm Tech Issues
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

I don't like them. Typical government outcome- copy a design from Europe, but don't do it completely right. Make them overly "tight" so if you're towing anything you're going over a curb either inside or outside. Don't put up clear signage so drivers are swerving to get to the exit they want. Then you have drivers who stop when they don't have to, don't yield when they are supposed to. Anyone who says roundabouts work need to come to Fernley NV, they have one that regularly has huge back ups waiting to enter. In short no one is doing it right. Driver training needs to improve as does driver behavior. The designers need to improve signage and design the traffic circles correctly.
Nv Guy 06/18/21 11:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water lines chewed up.

It's most likely rats. They eat poison that causes internal bleeding, that in turn makes them thirsty, they chew water lines for the liquid inside. Back in the 1980's an RV rental company I worked for in Southern CA had this happen to a large amount of coaches stored over the winter.
Nv Guy 05/31/21 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Finally some good news on the puppy front!

TWO???? You must be very very active LOL What he said. One of the regulars at our dog park has a Gordon, it out runs and out distances every other dog at the park. Lots of energy.
Nv Guy 05/21/21 09:32pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Oh yeah, this wont end well..
Nv Guy 04/26/21 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford experts - rear turn signal output to trailer stopped

Not sure what I know about the Ford methods applies to 2012's, but here goes: The body tail / turn runs thru the Body Control Module (BCM). This module switches the various lights on and off and monitors the current load. If it senses excessive current, it shuts that circuit off. Now here's the lousy part- apparently it only does this a fixed number of times before it sets a permanent non resettable code and kills that circuit- and you have to replace the BCM to make everything work. Stupid way of doing things to me, but I am not the guy selling BCM modules. There are fuses for the BCM, so if you're lucky, one of them blew, but since the FT & mirror lights work I am not 100% sure about the fuses. Due to the mixture of one thing working and others not, I would verify that the 7 way is actually connected to the trailer lighting circuit, as that circuit is old school with fuses & relays. Ultimately I suspect the two trailers you pulled had some electrical issues that the BCM didn't like, hence the non op RT Turn.
Nv Guy 04/16/21 10:22pm Tow Vehicles
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