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RE: Ford V10

We have a 3911 Newmar Canyon Star and tow a Wrangler. This is the first gasser we have ever owned. We got out of 425 Cummins coach into this one and was disappointed in performance. But it is handicap accessible with a ramp lift. The more we travel in it, the better we like it. It certainly does not climb like the pusher, but it does get to the top. The V-10 does torque at a higher RPM but I don't like the noise that comes with it and (I know it is a mental thing) the tach at 4K. Other than that, we are well satisfied with the engine performance and the coach itself.
Horsedoc 07/12/20 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with a site North of Tampa

Try River Palm off 301 on Dead River Rd. We have stayed there several times, they have sold the property and added sites since we were there however. Worth a phone call.
Horsedoc 07/09/20 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Transfer switch salvagable?

I expect I will just keep. Unless someone in dire need happens to show up at my door. The guy at Progressive was such a nice guy I really don't want to trouble him (and embarass myself further ;) )
Horsedoc 07/04/20 07:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Transfer switch salvagable?

How lucky can I be? The new switch came in on friday from Fed Ex. This morning I went over the schematics of the switch and took a pile of photos. Pretty hot here in Ga and I hooked a fan up to move some air as I worked. 2 minutes previously there was power and then none. Hmmm? Tracked back to the 30 amp receptacle I just rebuilt, knew it was good. Went further up the line and flipped a 30 amp breaker. It felt loose. My son took a look and said the same thing. 'bad breaker'. We replaced the breaker and had power. Plugged in the MH and 30 seconds later the transfer switch clicked over and was ready to go to work. All the worry and a new transfer switch I didn't need. BUT, I didn't have to go to the trouble of taking all the wires and box out and then putting the new switch in. Turns out a 7 dollar breaker was the problem all along. That yellow on my face is egg, that smile on my face is satisfaction of not having to take out and replace all that equipment.
Horsedoc 07/04/20 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: SWFL to Hiawassee Ga pulling a 30 ft TT

get off 75 at the Forsyth Ga exit. Head north thru Montecello to Madison Ga. I Madison get US441 north thru athens and Commerce (cross I-85 there) Stay on US 441 to Clayton. Turn left in Clayton on 76 (at the dairy queen) and stay on it to Hiawassee. Leave that Atlanta traffic to the folks that liver there. They have enough problems just surviving there.
Horsedoc 07/02/20 07:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Transfer switch salvagable?

Make and model of transfer switch? Progressive Dynamics PD52 I spoke with a guy at the factory and his advice was to go ahead and replace it. Said that once they start sticking it won't get any better. I just ordered one from their authorized distributor in Tennessee. Guy said it should go out today and I should have it by Friday. Somehow I doubt the delivery date but I can always hope I guess. Leisure Time Distributing
Horsedoc 07/01/20 09:28am Tech Issues
Transfer switch salvagable?

Apparently my Progressive Dynamics has failed. I thought it was a faulty 30 AMP connection on the ole at my garage. Rebuilt the connection and definitely have power there. I can start the genset and have power when it runs. The switch had a couple of moments delay before it would switch over, but I was told and read this was to protect the genset until it ran smoothly. Pretty much figured the switch is at fault. There is a pile of wires and work to replace it - likely beyond by confidence and ability. My hope is that there is some sort of re-set or such that can be done to "un-stick" the points and get it working right again. I have seen several videos on trouble shooting etc but found nothing on what to do if trouble is found. Is there such a thing as manually operating the switch manually a few times - with the power and gen set off of course? Ideas or solutions?
Horsedoc 07/01/20 07:23am Tech Issues
RE: Route from the South to Glacier Natl Park

We have done the route from Missoula north. I believe it is 93 up to the west side of Flathead Lake. We were towing in a 36 ft Itascal Horizon. Not a bad road back then, but pretty crooked if you are trying to make time. Road follows the lake shore pretty much all the way past the lake. In Kalispell we went US 2 through Hungry Horse. We stayed a few days in West Glacier and did day trips across the top to the east side of the park. In August there was still a lot of snow around the visitors center. Streams were full and running fast. I believe the Going to the Sun Road has been re-done since we were there, adding width and some barriers in places. I might call the pakr and make sure the GttS Road is open if that is one of your objectives. There is a length limit but we were OK in the Honda we were towing at the time. The Red Buses were running, but I preferred my own driving rather than riding with some guy I didn't know or how well he handled a loaded truck
Horsedoc 06/29/20 05:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hauler to get my trailer from Florida to Canada?

Florida to Canada. 7x16 cargo trailer. Insurance on me. Joe, my crowd delivers autos from Ft Lauderdale to NY city but Canada might be a bit further than our drivers would want to go. Something they don't like about crossing into Mexico and Canada. (mainly Mexico I think) I would not even want to give you a price on crossing the border. You might think I have lost my mind
Horsedoc 06/28/20 07:42pm Snowbirds
RE: The one thing I hate working on is...

Trying to make sure my Brake Buddy works like it is supposed to is my PIA
Horsedoc 06/25/20 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: Hauler to get my trailer from Florida to Canada?

From where in Florida to where? Length and weight? We might do the haul. Insurance on you or us?
Horsedoc 06/24/20 03:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Do You Trust Hitch Locks?

I guess my rationale is a bit different. I don't want to be 'locked' to the towed. Nothing wrong with a pin thru the bolt holding the hitch insert in place - I check the hookup a couple or three times on a 200 mile trip. I have this thing about fire. When we had a pusher I worried about fire and trying to unhitch the towed and being unable to unlock the pin holding it to the Jeep, or the Jeep catching fire and both burning up as I struggle to disconect them. Just a phobia I know, but my phobia and I'll take my chances on a stolen or lost pin.
Horsedoc 06/20/20 05:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Without getting political....

Not political at all. I quit Atlanta a while back when they forced the City/State into a deal to build the new stadium with the moving top. Traffic in downtown makes it extremely difficult to get to and worse, the price of the tickets made it almost impossible to see a game. I can still watch a game on TV but who wants to see that bunch get beat! Think my money, time and energies will go to college games from now on.
Horsedoc 06/16/20 07:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Changing oil & can only fit in half a quart :S - QG 4000

I think it might sound strange to some of you, but adding oil with a ketchup bottle works. Put the tip down in the hole and squeeze gently. The space allows the air to come out as the oil goes in. Have tried too many time to jus use a funnel or even pour from the neck of the oil bottle.
Horsedoc 06/16/20 06:44am Tech Issues
RE: potential new rv resort

I have seen several 'used to be KOAs" that failed because there was nothing to attract customers locally. Most of what they had was over-nighters traveling and long termers trying to stay afloat.
Horsedoc 06/14/20 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Radio won't turn off

try holding the off button in for a few seconds. That is the way you have to turn off the radio on my Canyon Starr
Horsedoc 06/14/20 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Any safety issues these days?

Stay away from driving through Atlanta. The nutcases were outtrying to shut down oneof the interstates for a while. National Guard pretty much stopped that stuff
Horsedoc 06/03/20 01:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: External Antenna for iphone

Years ago I had a Wilson magnetic antenna we would just sit on the dash of the MH and did well from Georgia to western SD (until we hit remote areas in the Black Hills. Now I have an iphone and the antenna does not work with it - plug in does not fit. Like the reception with the antenna.
Horsedoc 06/03/20 01:07pm Technology Corner
RE: 'Question About LEAD LEAD LEAD Acid Batteries

I believe it was a piece on batteries the found interesting and shared.
Horsedoc 06/03/20 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: New to RVing, GVWR and multiple State DL

There are some Bounder MH out there with the Chev engine that can be bought worth the money. Not the strongest or fastest but will get the job done. Select what you tow carefully. That is what kills your power on steep hills and mountains. I-24 at Monteagle, Tenn is the place I have found that tells me if I have enough power. A 300 Cat engine in a 36' Winnebago was OK. A 425 Cummins in a 40' Damon was more than adequate. Haven't crossed in the present gas V-10 Newmar 40 footer but I am pretty sure it will get across, but I may get passed a lot going up.
Horsedoc 05/31/20 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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