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RE: Air conditioner troubleshooting

What was the source of electricity? If you were plugged in at home to a 120V (15A) outlet, you may have not been drawing enough amps....and fried something. Even if it were a 20A curcuit, the wire length may have dropped the amperage enough to do harm to your AC unit. I don't want to tell you how I know this stuff. LOL.
jdc1 04/02/20 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: 12v outlet question

Are you now REALLY confused?
jdc1 04/02/20 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Charge Controller/Converter issue?

It's not grounded.
jdc1 04/02/20 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Used tow vehicles

The prices of new trucks is driving the used truck prices higher. $40,000 to $80,000 for a new truck depending on how it is equipped and tow capability. That's exactly why there's tons of them sitting on dealers lots not moving, long before the virus came along. I wonder how much profit those new trucks rake in for the automobile manufactures?
jdc1 04/01/20 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks. But $80,000?!!!!!! I paid less for my first house in '88. My 01 was probably around $30k. And it might have had rear drums (I don't remember). Cheaper leather. No heated steering wheel. No bluetooth audio. No cameras, lane assist, crash mitigation. Half the HP and TQ. 4 speed transmission. The list goes on. You're getting a MUCH better total package than an 01. And yes, I'll pay $80k for that. Heated what? Lane what? Cameras for ????? Leather ? For what? Maybe my recliner. Bluetooth? I want my teeth WHITE. The house I bought in '88 is now worth $500,000. It's in SoCal. The 2001 CTD had rear discs. I remember that much. You can pump those 5.9's up to over 800 ponies and 1500 ftlbs of torque. https://www.drivingline.com/articles/threshold-for-pain-cummins-edition/
jdc1 04/01/20 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks. But $80,000?!!!!!! I paid less for my first house in '88.
jdc1 04/01/20 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

Can we not just glue some of those flexible panels onto out awnings?
jdc1 04/01/20 01:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Used tow vehicles

OP, there is a very good reason why 7.3L trucks have such high value; it is still the best diesel engine that Ford ever put into a truck. I looked long and hard for a cherry crew cab 4x4 DRW Lariat 7.3L prior to buying my current truck, but struck out. :( You can also add the 5.9 cummins was the best engine Dodge Ram put into a truck as well. I bought a new 2001 CTD in 2001. It was used in construction from day one. I drove that truck for over 300,000 miles. I added 100 hp to it along the way. Deleted everything related to smog. Chipped it. Added the air intake ****. I LOVED that truck. But, being in California, there eventually was a code that couldn't be cleared so it couldn't be smogged. I tried everything and anyone to get that code cleared. When this F350 popped up, I couldn't say no. The worse thing about the F350 is the driver seat. It is not centered to the steering wheel. I have two buddies with the same model,a 2001 and 1999. They both have the same seat position problem. That seat should be 2" wider. There's plenty of room for it. Besides that, this truck (2000 F350 7.3 diesel) is fine. Not as much umph as the Dodge, but, at 64 years old, I don't care any longer. Yeah, I could chip it, but why? This truck will last me until I can no longer drive, then maybe I'll give it to one of my grandsons. It might have 250,000 miles on it in 10 years.
jdc1 04/01/20 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Polyester-mites

I heard that dryer sheets keep them away. Since using them, have not seen any mite residue. Dryer sheets only work on adults. You need to apply a mixture of salt and honey to kill the larvae.
jdc1 04/01/20 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch re-install question- My mind is going with age!

If they are "left over parts" from the rail installation, you better get someone over to check out that installation before you attempt to hook up that 5th wheel. The only parts you should have are the 4 ROUND pins and clips (not cotter pins).
jdc1 04/01/20 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

Set the cruise control at 72 all the way home for 50 miles and be indicated MPG was 14.2 Empty?
jdc1 03/31/20 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

I have two daughters that live in Arizona. One in Phoenix, the other in Kingman. Arizona is three weeks behind the more progressive states. They are wholly unprepared of whats to come. They haven't the infrastucture to care for what's coming their way. With an older population, they will not be able to handle the amount of people that will need care.
jdc1 03/31/20 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used tow vehicles

You could always consider a smaller/lighter RV. I already have a truck. LOL. 2000 F350 extended cab. Paid $8k for it 2-1/2 years ago, with 95k on it. My 2001 CTD surpassed 300k, so I found my present truck. 148k on it now. It just surprises me someone would pay twice as much as I did for this truck.
jdc1 03/31/20 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

Two and a half months. Your Governor is serious. Good! Agreed. All states should be taking this as serious as Virginia.
jdc1 03/31/20 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grey water tank

Open the waste valve and run some water from sink or shower. If the water coming out corresponds to what is running into the sink then it's the gauge. WINNER!
jdc1 03/31/20 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used tow vehicles

When my parents owned their 05 Duramax during the early DPF equipped trucks era, they would get asked if they wanted to sell their truck. Now that they own a 2016 Duramax with all the emissions equipment they never have been asked if they wanted to sell it. For our farm/ranch use we only purchase non DPF equipped diesel trucks which as of now consist of (2) 5.9 cummins and (1) 7.3 Power Stroke. I've owned both trucks, the 5.9 (2001) and 7.3 (2000 now). What does the DEF add to the cost of operations on newer trucks
jdc1 03/31/20 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
Used tow vehicles

Man. I cannot believe what people are asking for their F250-350 7.3 diesel trucks. Anything south of 150k miles are going for $15,000+ That's nuts.
jdc1 03/31/20 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which motorhome to buy

Your best bet is to drag the wife around to find which floorplan she LOVES. When I bought my first motorhome ions ago, I was looking at 22'ers.....We ended up buying a ten year old LOADED 37'er with 12,000 miles for $12,000....because she LOVED it.
jdc1 03/30/20 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best way to repair a hole in hauler vinyl floor

Is there any particular epoxy I can just squeeze in there n flattened it out https://www.homedepot.com/p/Henry-430-1-Gal-ClearPro-VCT-Adhesive-12098/205716714
jdc1 03/30/20 11:07am Toy Haulers
RE: water pump problems

I hope a squirrel didn't eat a water line.
jdc1 03/29/20 05:36pm Tech Issues
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