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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It's been very quiet around here. I hope everyone is doing well. I have to take my 3 dogs to the vet for their annual checkups soon. I am dreading it because last year it cost me over $1200 for the 3 of them. I used to be able to take 4 dogs for about $800 before I lost Murphy a year and a half ago. Not sure why it is so expensive now. I had to get a new TV antenna installed on the motorhome. I hadn't used the TV antenna in several months since most places we have been staying have had cable. We went to Jetty Park several weeks ago and I tried to use the antenna and I wasn't getting many stations. I got out the ladder and went on the roof and the antenna was gone! I have no idea how long it had been gone and don't know what happened to it. It is a omni directional antenna so it doesn't go up or down (so I didn't forget to crank it down). One of the A/C units is a couple feet in front of the antenna and it taller so I don't think I hit anything. I think it might have just flown off sometime driving down the road. We are trying to plan a long weekend trip to Tarpon Springs in August so I will see how well the new antenna works. I bought the same model replacement and I can't believe how light it is. Cheap plastic so I might lose it in another few years. I hope everyone is doing well. Burch
MetalGator 07/14/21 07:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Inside tire valve extensions

Looks like I am still having the issue with the tire. Not sure if it's the valve extender or not at this point. The leak is very slow but after the motorhome sits several days, it loses several PSI. I currently have the motorhome at a local shop to get some work done on it and they are going to check the tire. There is a tire place right down the road that can work on motorhome tires so hopefully I can get this fixed permanently. Thanks for all the suggestions. Burch
MetalGator 07/09/21 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
How important is level with residential fridge

I sometimes bring our motorhome to our house (we keep it in a local storage garage) to load it the night before a trip. Our driveway has a slight slant to it towards the road. When I back in and park, if I use the leveling jacks the front tires come off the ground an inch or two. I don't like doing that so I usually drive over a couple of ramps I made and then extend the levelers. I always do this if I put the slides out. My question is, if I don't put the slides out, how important is getting the motorhome level for the residential fridge? When I had our travel trailer, it had an absorption fridge that would run on propane and I always made sure the trailer was as level as possible. Is this also important with a residential fridge that has a compressor? Tonight I put the motorhome in the driveway and got it as level as I could with the jacks without getting the front tires off the ground. It almost level but still leans towards the front a bit. Burch
MetalGator 07/01/21 04:13pm General RVing Issues
Inside tire valve extensions

Went to get the motorhome out of our storage garage today. My TPS system usually takes a minute or two to kick in once driving. The low pressure alarm went off. My motorhome says to keep tire pressure at 90psi but I normally keep them a few PSI above 90. My right rear inside tire was indicating 62 PSI and the other 5 tires were between 93-96 psi. I only live about 4 miles from my house so I drove slow and parked in the driveway. I have a big air compressor in my storage garage but I have a small one at the house. I was able to get the PSI in the low tire up to 76 PSI with my little compressor and drove slowly to a local tire place that does truck tires. As soon as the tire guy came out, he said your problem is probably that tire valve extension. He said 90 % of the time, a slow leak on an inner tire is because of the valve extension. I don't know if he tightened the extension or put a new one on but he said its fixed now (so far PSI is the same). Is this a common problem? If so, what is the fix? If there wasn't an extension I am scratching my head wondering how you air up the inner tire? I guess I will know if the issue is fixed tomorrow but so far PSI hasn't changed on that tire since it cooled down from the drive home. Burch
MetalGator 07/01/21 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check in/out timing...

We just had an issue two weeks ago. We decided to stay an extra day. Our site was reserved for the extra night so we would have to move. They gave us 4 sites to choose from. We picked the site we wanted and the park told us we could move the next morning as soon as the other person left (checkout was 1pm). On the other 3 sites we could have picked, they were all gone by 10:30am but the site we had picked the person was still there at the 1pm checkout time. We called the office and they came and knocked on his door. You could see him inside but he didn't answer. They called his cell phone multiple times and no answer. Finally, they left him a message that they would be calling the police to get him to leave. That finally got his attention and he started packing up slowly. Once he pulled out of his site, he parked his motorhome in the one lane road to hookup his toad. Took him 30 minutes of blocking traffic and keeping us from pulling into the site. The park said they had never had this happen before. I guess I should have picked one of the other sites.
MetalGator 06/19/21 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I received a phone call from Richard last night. He was on his way home from the hospital. He is now legally blind as his left eye was affected from another stroke. I told him that we missed him on the Old Fella forum and he said to keep it going. I will check in with him soon and let people know how he is doing. Burch
MetalGator 06/11/21 05:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Lost my TV antenna

The "Flying saucer" is a Winegard Road Star or something like that I'd consider replacing with a Sensar IV.. (The best RV antenna made) with a Sensar Pro interior module (the wall plate) The model I have is a Winegard Rayzar Z1 Model # RZ-6035 Black. It's not really a Flying saucer per se but it's not an omni-directional. Do all antennas have the same "hole" footprint in the roof? I have a knob that I turn the antenna with. The antenna doesn't rise up and down but I can turn it. I guess I am just wondering if I get a different model antenna, will I have a messed up ceiling because it would have to be modified for a different antenna installation? My initial thought was just to get the same model for replacement since I thought that would be the easiest thing but I am a ham radio operator so I like grabbing RF signals so I'd like to have a better antenna as long as the install isn't painful. Burch
MetalGator 06/09/21 05:07pm General RVing Issues
Lost my TV antenna

We just got back from a trip to Jetty Park. This is one of the few parks we frequent that doesn't have cable. I am not a TV person but the wife likes to watch the local news where ever we are in the mornings. I scanned for TV channels and only got 8. Usually I get 20-30 stations when we stay at Jetty Park. The few channels that came in, were not coming in well. The next morning I got out my ladder and when on top of the motorhome and the TV antenna is gone! I don't know the make/model of the antenna but it looks like a Frisbee but it is directional. There is a knob on the ceiling that you can turn to tune in channels. The only thing remaining was the post/mount that the antenna was on. None of the sites we have stayed at in the last year or so had trees so I know it didn't get knocked off. The TV antenna is directly behind the front A/C unit when is taller so I don't see how it could have hit anything. I think it must have just flown off while driving. Has anyone ever had this happen? Absolutely no noticeable damage on top of the motorhome. I am wondering how long the antenna has been gone since I haven't used it for 6-8 months. Burch
MetalGator 06/09/21 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Wow, it's been a week with no posts. I hope the ole Fella thread doesn't die out. We are about to leave for a trip in the motorhome over to Jetty Park at Cape Canaveral. We have 4 nights there and both of us are really looking forward to it. Monty (my male Pappillon) is not happy about it. He still doesn't like riding in a vehicle and is stressed the whole time we are in motion. The last couple of trips we have given him a benadryl and it has taken the edge off. He still pants a lot but will at times lay down and try to sleep. It is only a 2 1/2 hour drive so hopefully it won't be too hard on him. My other two dogs are great travelers and just sleep the whole trip. I hope everyone had a great Memorial day. Burch
MetalGator 06/01/21 08:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hello FOOFs Richard called me this afternoon. Unfortunately I missed his call but he left me a voicemail. He has had a stroke and is in the hospital but he said he is expected to make a full recovery. He said he wanted to let me know and the forum so I am hoping it's OK to post this here. Please keep him in your prayers. I tried to call him back but got his voicemail. Burch
MetalGator 05/22/21 03:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dr Doug I know this is off topic and I can send you a PM if necessary but my little Chihuahua is having anal gland issues again. He had a ruptured anal gland 6-8 weeks ago and my vet put him under so he could clean his glands. He was doing much better and now he is back to licking his rear and he doesn't want to poop anymore unless I walk him outside on a lease for a long time. The last time this happened he turned very "needy" and had to be by your side at all times and he is doing it again now. Is there anything I can do to prevent his glands from getting impacted? He has never had issues with this until recently. Burch
MetalGator 05/13/21 01:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Mopar wiring harness on 2020 Wrangler

I used the CoolTech harness on my 2011 2dr JK and will be putting this one on my 202 2dr JK Cool Tech 2018-up JK wire harness Thank you for the info.
MetalGator 05/12/21 01:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Mopar wiring harness on 2020 Wrangler

The Mopar wiring harness is 82215382AB. It is a lot of work to install and you have to be careful with the electrical plugs since the directions are not very clear, but it works well. I used the Cooltech harness on our 2012 Wrangler, but the current harness requires you to remember to flip a switch. Wow, they are pretty proud of that wiring harness. Over 3 times what I paid for the 2015 JK harness. Thanks for the info.
MetalGator 05/12/21 01:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Mopar wiring harness on 2020 Wrangler

You may need also need the harness that enables EPS when being towed. Call the dealer to see if it's available. Search death wobble on for a ton of information. I don't think these are needed on Wranglers but I have heard about the death wobble on Grand Cherokees. I think the electric power steering might be different between the models but I will definitely check. Burch
MetalGator 05/11/21 01:42pm Dinghy Towing
Mopar wiring harness on 2020 Wrangler

I currently have a 2015 2 door Wrangler setup to tow behind our motorhome. My wife's old 2014 4 door Jeep was also setup to tow. She traded in her Jeep last year on a 2020 and it's not setup yet for towing. I miss being able to take her 4 door on some trips when we have our nieces with us. The 2 door is very cramped. On my 2015, I have the blue ox baseplate and I have the mopar wiring harness for the lights. Does Mopar make a wiring harness for 2020 Jeeps? When I search, I find the same harness that I purchased for our 2015 but I have been told that harness won't work with the JL Jeeps (2018 and up). Burch
MetalGator 05/11/21 09:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, thanks for checking in. Hopefully your Dr can figure out what is going on. Burch
MetalGator 05/05/21 07:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

He posted a few hours ago on Facebook. Saw a weasel in his yard last night. Thank you for the update. I tried to find Richard on Facebook after the last rally but didn't know what his Facebook name was. Glad to know he is doing OK. Burch
MetalGator 05/04/21 01:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Has anyone heard from Richard? He hasn't posted in some time. Burch
MetalGator 05/04/21 05:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

No posts in 10 days. It seems this long running thread might be coming to an end which I don't like! I guess I am guilty as I haven't posted in awhile but I check in all the time. The fur babies are doing well. They have the life of royalty. They get everything they could ever ask for and get to sleep all day. They don't have to worry about the issues in the world or whether that will get a meal each day. I know a lot of dogs don't get that kind of life but mine sure our spoiled! Richard, I hope you are doing OK. I miss your daily postings. I know your health isn't what is used to be but we would sure like to hear from you. I am so glad I got to go to Sevierville almost 2 years ago and got to meet several of you. At least I got to go to to the last Old Fella event. I hope everyone is doing well. If you get a few minutes, post a message so we know you are OK and people are still reading the Old Fell thread. Burch
MetalGator 04/22/21 06:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Afternoon FOOFs! We haven't taken a trip in the motorhome since early February but have a weekend trip planned this weekend. I'm going to try and leave around 2pm or so on Friday and we are heading to Palm Harbor Florida. I will be visiting a friend that is a snowbird that will be heading back up north in a couple of weeks. I am staying in a new to me RV park so I am looking forward to checking out a new area. Little Pinto (our Chihuahua) had to have minor surgery last week. He was bleeding from his behind and was not feeling well. We took him to the vet and one of his anal glads had ruptured. He had to take some meds for a few days and then we took him back to the vet so he could clean both glands. Was only about a 20 minute procedure (they had to put him under) but the poor little guy was in a lot of discomfort (he is only 5lbs). He is back to his feisty self now and I am so happy to see him back to feeling good again. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 03/31/21 12:32pm RV Pet Stop
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