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RE: Brake problem

Glad to hear you made her home safe and sound. Thanks for the follow up.
John&Joey 09/21/19 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

You’re illegal if you’re in a first world country !!! Call your local government zoning/sanitation department and ask them what they would do. Thinking you’ll find out the correct answer in a heartbeat. Otherwise a YouTube link would be great.
John&Joey 09/19/19 08:22pm Tech Issues
RE: coating rubber roof what have you used

I used Hengs with good results. The only issue is it really isn’t a permanent fix. Every 3-4 years you’ll need to redo it. For me that wasn’t an issue, plus I view it as a good reason to inspect and repair any damage that may have happened since the last coating.
John&Joey 09/19/19 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RGV ten year trend

The RGV just doesn’t get it. Retirees have traveled the world for their jobs and during their vacations. They EXPECT some style and class for their hard earned retirement dollars. Destination areas are fun areas. They have no desire to live in a compound setting, surrounded by barbed wire, in a location where English is a second language, yet Medicare is available. If you need to learn a language, go somewhere exotic and travel adventurously. If you’re the type that never left the farm, then I’m guessing the RGV would seem exotic at an affordable price. Maybe that is the demographic for the area, and should be courted.
John&Joey 09/13/19 05:23pm Snowbirds
RE: Brake problem

Sounds like you found yourself an excellent shop while on the road. Nothing is worst then going cross country and not knowing if your brakes will stop you. A thermal gun at Harbor Freight is very cheap and is a handy tool. When you pull over for fuel shoot your rotors and start to get a feel for them. You just may find out that one which ran hot still does. Clearance changes when things start warming up. Safe travels back.
John&Joey 09/11/19 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

FWIW, lots of talk about water in the brake fluid. Good stuff, but all brake fluids have a boiling point. Look at the can, the higher the boiling point, the more expensive. Ford had such bad dragging brakes they came out with their own brake fluid trying to defeat the problem. Your shoes are dragging is the most responsible guess. You need to fix that issue an perform all the other brake maintenance items in the owners manual for extreme use. I personally would not go any distance till I had the calipers cleaned/greased. More then likely the shop will just want to replace them since that’s what they know, unless you’re in a truck shop with old school mechanics.
John&Joey 09/09/19 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

I doubt if they took the brake pads out.... most likely "eye balled" the pads... I had this happen to me several years ago... I pulled into a camp ground with a older MH and had a brake pedal problem... I discovered one of my front wheels was hot,after cooling, the brake pedal worked great. No problems with my return trip home. .... next outing, after traveling about 5 miles in town traffic and using my brakes several times, the pedal went to the floor... the wheel was hot... took MH to brake shop and discovered caliper was not releasing all the way and was dragging the disc pad on the disk..overheated the caliper & brake fluid.... changed out the calipers and no other problems... Just giving you my expereience... X2 Same thing for me. This occurred after I slammed on the brakes to avoid two guys on bikes. Slide pins needed cleaning and grease, otherwise brake shoes dragged, built up heat, little to no brakes.
John&Joey 09/09/19 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dorian

....we ask you to write your name and SSN on your arm - presumably to aid with identification. Wonder if anyone asked them what nonUSA guests should use instead of SSN. Over the years I’ve found out that some FT residents in (FL) snowbird parks had a very full life, but not a lot of savings at the end of their travels. Thinking they may be unable to afford the cost of evacuation even with free shelter living. Wonder if the owners of the park think about that when they send out emails about IDing bodies. Like there isn’t enough stress given the situation.
John&Joey 09/03/19 07:00am Snowbirds
RE: Dorian

If you are 6&6 with insurance you might want to look into strapping the rig down in the future. 75mph shouldn’t be an issue. Other then flying objects.
John&Joey 09/01/19 07:43am Snowbirds
RE: Dorian

Heading north Looks like you’ll be fine. My neighbor owned a place on the Florida Gulf. Sold it last winter because he couldn’t take the yearly stress of hurricane season. He does rentals in Cozumel instead.
John&Joey 08/31/19 07:45am Snowbirds
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

If you don’t have a car then you’re pretty much in a metro area with Uber and/or Lyft. Public Transport can be sketchy at times. We did just fine for six weeks with no car in a destination area. Aruba and Azores is on my list of potential fishing spots. Been to both, never long term. Fishing? I had an offshore boat at Hatteras 3 years and Before that Key Largo 2 years. If we wait till Feb, were thinking Barbados. Not even worrying about the fish. Barbados is very nice. Fishing was an analogy
John&Joey 08/30/19 06:25am Snowbirds
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

If you don’t have a car then you’re pretty much in a metro area with Uber and/or Lyft. Public Transport can be sketchy at times. We did just fine for six weeks with no car in a destination area. Having a vehicle will open up the snowbirding area for you. Your problem will be getting only one key month. Those that rent out their places know they can rent out those key months all day long. What they’re looking for is the 3+ month rentals to help offset the bills. One month rentals are low on their list. Hotels normally are never 100% sold out so monthly rentals are gravy money to them. The real question is can you live in a hotel room for an extended time. That free breakfast can get old fast. :) Don’t rule out casinos. Normally in destination areas and reasonably priced. VRBO’s need to compete in those areas also so deals can be found. Like a good fishing spot, not many will say where they caught the heavy stringers. We all spent lots of time and money figuring out those spots. The more you read about an area on the internet the more likely there is a real reason for it. Back to Google earth. Aruba and Azores is on my list of potential fishing spots. Been to both, never long term.
John&Joey 08/29/19 06:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Dorian

Word of advice, if the storage lot is low critters seek high ground. Keep and eye out that first week of living in it.
John&Joey 08/29/19 03:40pm Snowbirds
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

Are you planning on flying or driving. Not too many snowbird places you can be at for a month without a car. Florida affordable one month stay is an oxymoron. You might get lucky with an extended stay hotel though. VRBO, AirbnB, all have reviews to go by. Everything else is buyer beware. Google earth is your friend. Go to the location and “walk” around the area. You’ll get a feel if it’s sketchy or not.
John&Joey 08/29/19 03:37pm Snowbirds
RE: How to clean battery acid spill

Did it yesterday with the CRC and it seemed to work well but I will do it once more later today. Don't want the slides ruined. Glad you’re happy with the results. So how much turned color on you.
John&Joey 08/26/19 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to clean battery acid spill

CDC cleaner
John&Joey 08/25/19 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1994 Ford F53 Transmission Failure

You did good swapping it out. That rig is 25 years old. Brake lines, rubber roofs, fridge coils, wood underlayment, etc.. are all wearing out. The point is, do you want to enjoy it traveling, or enjoy it as a never ending fixer upper hobby?
John&Joey 08/02/19 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loss of Transmission fluid

The fluid and filter have not been changed it only has 57,000 miles on it. I thought that is a 100,000 mile service Need to look at the heavy duty column when MHs are involved. Also where you backing up a hill when this happened?
John&Joey 07/22/19 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Just wondering, this thread is now over two years old. When was the last time this rig went over a 100 miles?
John&Joey 07/12/19 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

You could always run it to a sump then out to the septic. Large runs of water should be OK. It’s just those small ones that will create the ice dams.
John&Joey 07/01/19 12:36am Snowbirds
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