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

The low here in west Central Florida this morning was 39 degrees. Burch
MetalGator 12/02/20 07:03am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2021 Chassis Class A Motorhomes

I have read on another forum of a few people who have the new F53 V8 chassis. Apparently there are issues with the spark plug wires overheating and causing misfires. There is an easy fix but supplies are hard to come by right now as the new parts are on back order.
MetalGator 11/17/20 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I just went through the calendar again and saw where Lola made it in the December page. Can't believe I missed it the first time through. Then, I flipped the calendar over and saw more pictures on the back. Monty has his picture there! The only dog that didn't make the calendar was Pinto.
MetalGator 10/29/20 04:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Not much posting here lately. I hope everyone is doing OK. Our exterminator service made some calendars and the profits go to the local animal shelter. The calendars are full of pet pictures. They asked us to send in some pictures of our dogs. My two Jack Russells (both now at the rainbow bridge) are in the calendar! We sent pictures of all our dogs but the Jacks won out. Donna bought $100 worth of calendars (10 of them) and will be giving them out to family and friends. Burch
MetalGator 10/29/20 02:51pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Burch we stayed there in 2014 in Winter for a week or so. Was on site 2 on the water. My wife follows them on Facebook and they have made some upgrades since we have been there. I really would like to go back. Maybe someday. We are on site 17 on the water. They have very nice landscaping between the sites. The only thing I don't like is they run the sprinklers twice a day and it's hard to sit outside when there is a breeze without getting wet. I wish they would run the sprinklers in the middle of the night. We are really enjoying our stay and the weather has been very nice so far. Wish we would stay longer but we both have to be back at work on Monday. Burch
MetalGator 10/20/20 08:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Glad you like our area! The Irish pub in Destin is fun. The whole of the ceiling and walls are covered in dollar bills. :) WE usually keep clear of that area as they have been working on US98 forever. I call it the world's longest construction project! Next weekend we are heading north from here to Three Rivers State Park for a few days in the new 5er, to get all the 'kinks' worked out :) We ended up going back to the motorhome for lunch. We went to the boardwalk area across from the Irish pub and the weather was so nice, we wanted to be outside so we had lunch at our site. We are here until Friday so maybe we will make it another day.
MetalGator 10/20/20 08:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning FOOFs We are camping in Navarre Beach Florida in the Santa Rosa RV resort. This place is a little pricey but it is very nice. We have a spot on the water. This is our first week off since last October when we traveled to Sevierville. I am hoping that work leaves me alone this week. We are planning a trip to Destin today to do some touristy things and eat lunch. There is an Irish pub that we are going to. On Mondays they have a Sheppards pie special so I'm going to try that. Not sure what else we will do this week. We will be heading back home on Friday. I wish this wasn't so far from our home as we really like this area and would come up here more often but it's 500 miles from us. With only having 3 weeks of vacation time, it really limits how far we can travel from home. I hope everyone is doing well. Burch
MetalGator 10/19/20 08:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Stairs not working

I work on Hundreds of Kwikee steps every year and have for 40 years. Since they changed the controller about 20 years ago to a new style, I have NOT replaced a controller in all that time. New style Controllers are replaced either due to incompetance when attempting to fix(they burn it out by connecting or hot wiring wires) or they just want to sell a part. Motors? all the time. 2 sets in 3 years? IMPOSSIBLE. Doug The local RV service center I took the motorhome to was surprised that I had the stairs worked on so many times. The first time the controller/motor was replaced was by a mobile repair tech. The stairs had also been worked on by camping world 3 times (they never replaced any parts though). The place that fixed it this time I trust. They are a local family owned business and I have taken my motorhome there several times now and their work is very good and they charge a fair price. Who knows, maybe the mobile tech messed something up when he worked on them last time. I think he said the controller was bad and when he replaced it, the stairs still didn't work so he replaced the motor and that fixed it. It was covered under warranty (except the labor since I had a mobile tech do the work) so I didn't think much of it at the time. I am just hoping they stay fixed this time.
MetalGator 10/12/20 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stairs not working

OP here. Thought I would update on my stair fix. I finally was able to get the motorhome to a local dealer and they said both the motor and controller were bad. They tried just replacing the motor but no luck. They purchased a "kit" which cost $450. The stairs are working again. They are actually working very well now, very smooth. The stairs had always been a little jerky-jerky before and now they come out and go in very smooth. Hopefully they will stay working now! This is the second motor and controller replacement since I purchased the motorhome new in 2017.
MetalGator 10/12/20 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hadn't checked the forum in a few days and seems to be a lot of bad news. :( Richard, hopefully the medication will help. Burch
MetalGator 10/12/20 07:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Wow, that is scary stuff! I take for granted how easy it is to pull our Jeep behind the motorhome. I always forget it's behind us unless I have the backup camera on. I used to always check the tow bars every time I stop for fuel but I have gotten out of the habit of checking. I will be checking from now on! Burch
MetalGator 09/22/20 06:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: Stairs not working

Wow, that seems like a super excessive amount of trouble with the steps. Is there road dirt or water getting thrown up on the motor or something? No. The motorhome is stored in an enclosed garage. I don't think we have ever even driven on a dirt road. I live in Florida and we do get a lot of rain but the motorhome is kept clean and the stairs are lubricated and move freely when I manually move them.
MetalGator 09/20/20 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Spoke to Richard on the phone yesterday. It was really nice to speak with him. I wish we could do another get together like we did in Sevierville last October. That was the only gathering I have been able to attend. Burch
MetalGator 09/19/20 08:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Definitely pricey but worth it if you have a lot on the water. It's a beautiful beach, only about 20 miles from Panama City Beach. Have fun! We have a water site. We have also stayed down the road at Emerald Beach RV park. I am just looking forward to getting away from work for a week!
MetalGator 09/19/20 08:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: Stairs not working

Thanks for all the advice. I am going to the storage garage this weekend to see if I can get them going again. The motorhome is only 3 years old (2018) and this is the 4th or 5th time I have had issues with these steps. I'm about ready to just use some heavy duty zip ties and tie up the stairs and be done with them. I have a double collapsible stair that I keep stored inside the compartment right outside the door so those might become my new stairs! Burch
MetalGator 09/18/20 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

=Martyn Burch - where in the panhandle are you headed? We are going to Navarre Beach. We are staying at Santa Rosa RV resort. It's a little pricey but we have a place on the water. We really like that area and it's been a couple of years since we've been up there. Burch
MetalGator 09/17/20 12:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs It's been awful quiet here lately. I hope everyone is doing well. Everything is the same here. Monty and I am both getting fatter so we need to go on diets. The other two fur kids are doing well. We are planning a trip to the panhandle next month. It will be my first week off since we went to Sevierville last year to meet many of you. I am looking forward to getting away from work for a week. Burch
MetalGator 09/17/20 06:17am RV Pet Stop
Stairs not working

In the 3 years I have had this motorhome, I have had problems with the stairs 4 times now. I have had the motor replaced, the controller replaced, some type of gear replaced, etc. Now they are messed up again. I have included a picture. We took a trip last weekend and when I got to the RV park, the stairs extended but wouldn't retract all the way. Once they get stuck like this, most of the time the stairs won't come out again but about every 10th opening of the door, they will extend. But when they retract, they only retract part way. The stairs are lubricated and I can push them up easy to the fully retracted position. I am about to give up on them and disconnect them preeminently and just use a step that we recently purchase but I'd like to fix them one more time. Any suggestions on how to go about troubleshooting?
MetalGator 09/15/20 07:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2Toad rver.

Until recently, we had 2 Toads. I have a 2 door Jeep Wrangler and the wife had a 4 door Wrangler. I had them both setup for towing. Sometimes it was nice to have the bigger Jeep, especially when one of our nieces came with us. The wife recently traded in her 2014 Wrangler on a new 2020 4 door Wrangler. I am debating on wether to get it setup to tow.
MetalGator 09/12/20 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I guess I was lucky that I caught it fast before it could cause any damage. I have to pick it up on Saturday morning. I assume that I will eventually have other windows fail but at least the ones that Suncoast fix have a lifetime warranty.
MetalGator 08/20/20 07:13am RV Pet Stop
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