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RE: Dish Hopper 3

I don not plug in the hopper or DPH42 switch until the traveler has locked all three sats. Then plug in the DPH42 and then the hopper 3. Any other way causes problems for me.
georgelesley 07/13/19 04:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Water Heater

If we have 50 amps available, on. If less on as needed.
georgelesley 07/06/19 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Length restricted rv parks

Many National Forest Service parks have limited length restrictions. If you like to boondock you will find many such restrictions.
georgelesley 07/05/19 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

Where they are available, we have found most but not all Centex stations are easy in/out.
georgelesley 06/21/19 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Frods V10 engine

Now on our second V-10. IMHO a good dependable motor. It likes revs and is noisy when it downshifts in cruise for overpasses, etc. a quick tap on the brakes before hills that will cause the noisy downshift is easy to do. Also learn to use the tow haul feature it really helps. Ours is always on. Maintenance is not difficult or costly. In a newer class A gasser, it is the only game in town. Good luck.
georgelesley 06/16/19 06:48am Class A Motorhomes
Demco tow bar shield

Anybody use the Demco toad shield that fits onto their tow bar?
georgelesley 05/19/19 09:59am Dinghy Towing
Sale at Lowes on hex head wrenches

For you tool freaks (like me), i stopped by Lowes today to pick up a stud finder and passed by a sale on hex head (used to be called Allen wrench). They are in a jack knife style packet and have three sets available, metric, sae, and star heads. Were 8.99 each, now 3.98. I had the same three in my Amazon wish list for $27. Needless to say I scooped up one of each. They are under the Kobalt name, looks to me like they are switching to Craftsman named tools and cutting back the Kobalt named stuff. They are actually a but more robust than the set I bought from Amazon several months ago. And planned to buy another set soon. Get the vet discount and they get real cheap! Thought I would pass it on.
georgelesley 05/10/19 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: CHF 2018 Thor, F53, Rear do I need Z brackets

We have all been using 66 lbs of torque with blue locktite. Don’t forget to check the sway bar bracket bolts as well, many of us from seemingly all years have been finding them loose on the rear. Remove and use blue locktite as well retorque to 66 lbs. our 2014 with 10,000 miles were loose and falling out when I did them three years ago.. since then no problems although I do check them once a year. i did our CHF front and rear separately and could notice a substantial difference in handling after doing each end. There is a guy who makes excellent brackets specifically for the CHF and they allow a variety of user settings. He can be found on IRV2. You may also consider a rear trac bar, it also made a huge difference in our 2014 F-53.
georgelesley 05/08/19 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin tires program.

Just used the program last week. The Michelin program price was $50 or so less per tire than the dealer that installed them could sell them for before he had to add taxes. His installation cost to me was the same whether he sold them or not. He had just got the tires in the week before so they were very new. I bought them. Maybe could have saved a few bucks somewhere else, but i put $$ in savings every month just for RV maintenance and the tires were less that I had budgeted anyway.
georgelesley 05/01/19 04:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a bit of 'educating'...

One more reason to use it is a bit more braking in a panic stop no matter where you are, that seems like a good idea. Don’t ask me how I know this.....
georgelesley 04/30/19 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a bit of 'educating'...

A motor home is always “hauling”. Nothing wrong with using it all of the time. I called the Ford RV hotline and asked their opinion. They agreed. Since most motorhomes are within 10% of max vehicle weight when loaded and also when towing, they recommend using it all the time. They also recommended schedule 2 (severe service) maintenance schedule.
georgelesley 04/30/19 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Needing small engine yard tool experts

I don’t recall the exact name, Optica or something like that. It is a two cycle oil that claims to run any two cycle engine on the mix recommended on the bottle, one ratio for all 2 cycle engines. When we lived in Northern MN I used it at the same mix for everything from. A 16:1 chain saw to 50: 1 old outboard motors. In several years doing that, never had a problem. I no longer have any 2 cycle items so no longer use it. I just remembers I have one bottle left of the stuff I mentioned. It is called Opti-2. The mix is 1.3 oz per gallon. Always worked for me. And it claims to stabilized the fuel for long tern storage as well. My stuff always started right up using it, even my chain saw that did not always get run every year. No, I have no financial interest in the company, just a happy user.
georgelesley 04/27/19 02:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Needing small engine yard tool experts

I don’t recall the exact name, Optica or something like that. It is a two cycle oil that claims to run any two cycle engine on the mix recommended on the bottle, one ratio for all 2 cycle engines. When we lived in Northern MN I used it at the same mix for everything from. A 16:1 chain saw to 50: 1 old outboard motors. In several years doing that, never had a problem. I no longer have any 2 cycle items so no longer use it.
georgelesley 04/27/19 01:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Finding a guy travel mate

If the shoe was on your foot, would you suggest that hubby go off and have fun with another female ???? Absolutely. If you don't trust your spouse enough to let them have opposite-gender friends then you've got some issues you need to work out. He's traveled with female co-workers numerous times. You either trust or you move on. Well an interesting discussion for sure! Upon further review as the saying goes, DW and I talked about any possible female companion and neither of us could come up with anyone. Not a matter of is it OK, just don’t know any ladies that would be able or willing to do it. The good news is that DW manages her and mum’s money and has looked at it and the July trip I have planned to go to Ohio to attend an A.C Gilbert Historical Society Convention (think Erector sets and other kids stuff), she will be able to come along iand manage a caregiver for a week if I can handle the trip expenses. I said deal! Looks like we will include a couple of museums and a Friday night tractor pull as part of the trip. Yes!!. I had thought of going to a college baseball tournament in May, but my team is not having a good year, so will likely pass on that. In June we all three, myself, DW, and mum are all going in the motorhome to MN for two weeeks and then wandering back to TN thru MI and IN. Mum can and does still travel in the mh since we put in a lift for her to sit on and it lifts her up and in. So, problem solved for now, beyond July we will just play it by ear. Considering going to PA in Sept for the big RV show in Hershey, something all of us could do.
georgelesley 04/23/19 08:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Finding a guy travel mate

Why does it have to be a guy? Do you have female friends that your wife knows and trusts? If it's solely to be a guy and discuss guy things I get it (yes really!). If it's just to go have fun why not take a female friend? I am now going to offer some unsolicited advice: I highly recommend you MAKE money in your budget to hire a caregiver to give your wife a rest. Both of you will win. Only problem with a female companion I am so darn good looking ...... oooops, I just looked in the mirror......
georgelesley 04/22/19 05:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Finding a guy travel mate

Why does it have to be a guy? Do you have female friends that your wife knows and trusts? If it's solely to be a guy and discuss guy things I get it (yes really!). If it's just to go have fun why not take a female friend? I am now going to offer some unsolicited advice: I highly recommend you MAKE money in your budget to hire a caregiver to give your wife a rest. Both of you will win. Thx for the advice. We have been hiring a caregiver a day every few weeks for our day out, but the trips I am talking about will be a week or so in length. We did just do a week back and forth to Iowa, just the two of us for some work on the motorhome. The caregiver worked out very well and we will keep using her for sure.
georgelesley 04/22/19 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Finding a guy travel mate

I like to do "guy" things with my wife of 60 years who just so happens to be my best friend ! Guy Yea. I like to things with DW as well, but with her 96 yr old mum living with us now she usually cannot come as mum cannot be left alone. We do use a caregiver as the budget allows.
georgelesley 04/22/19 02:49pm Around the Campfire
Finding a guy travel mate

A few years ago I bought myself (with DW approval) a Miata to do some Travel and take in some “guy” things like rodeos, tractor pulls, auto museums, see an old military friend, etc. i don’t mind traveling alone but have thought that since I have two seats, why not ask some retired guy friends if they would like to go. It has proven more difficult that I expected. Two friends, both younger than I, have too many health issues and would be a tough fit in my car. A third also retired, at first said yes, but his DW’s daughter and children now live with them (again) and he has domestic child watching responsibilities. Apparently he was reminded of this by DW. He and I did go see a bull riding show a few months ago locally, but we have not heard from them since. Sad, we had some nice social times, but it looks like to me that having him taken away from the home responsibilities may have been a problem. Shucks, all I want to do is ride around in my little red sports car and do a few guy things while I still can. I had hoped to take the motorhome for a few days to some sporting events as well. My DW would love to go with me and will in the future, but we now have her wonderful 96 yr old mum living with us and she cannot be left alone. Hiring a caregiver for several days is pricey but we may do some of that as finances allow. Otherwise looks like the little red car will only be 1/2 full. Oh well........ End of vent.
georgelesley 04/22/19 01:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Surge Protector

Get one that shuts off power if voltage drops too low, unless you enjoy buying AC units. Ours saved us a few times last summer.
georgelesley 04/14/19 04:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator quits

We are currently having the same issues with our Onan. This thread has been very helpful. Probably the same problem. Good luck with yours and let us know the result. BTW, now I know far more about generator engines than I ever wanted to know, I suggest if your symptoms are similiar to ours, obviously check the fuel pump, but also the shut off solenoid on the carb float bowl.
georgelesley 04/11/19 05:23am General RVing Issues
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