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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? https://i.imgur.com/xcO3eJVl.jpg
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
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs It's been kind of slow here the last few days so thought I would check in. We are getting new windows installed in our house today. The dogs are not happy with all the workers coming in and out. Monty and Lola are over being excited and are sleeping but Pinto is not happy. It's alway the little ones that try to be the Alpha dog! We took a 4 day trip in the motorhome to Hickory Point RV resort in Tarpon Springs. We really had a nice time but it was really hot! I purchased a Magna Shade for our windshield back in January at the big RV show in Tampa. It really helps cool down the front of the motorhome. On our second morning, I noticed that two panes of the large 3 pane window over the couch were fogging up. However, in the afternoon when the sun was on the other side of the motorhome, the fog went away. When I ordered the motorhome, I had dual pane windows installed. I found a place in Hudson, Florida (about 80 miles north of me) that is a window repair facility for RVs. They take apart the windows and reseal them and reinstall them. They have a lifetime warranty so if the window fogs up again, they will fix. I dropped off the motorhome on Monday afternoon and they just called and said the window repair was done! I didn't expect it to get done that fast. The name of the place is Suncoast Designers. They have very good reviews online and the price was very reasonable. I hope everyone is doing OK and staying safe. Burch
MetalGator 08/19/20 07:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Napoleon TravelQ PRO 285

If anyone is interested, I got the grill today and will cook on it tonight. I also ordered the griddle grate and the RV propane attachment hose so I can hook it up to the motorhome propane port. https://i.imgur.com/VdyuSMbl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rwMksmil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nIZuJQnl.jpg
MetalGator 07/22/20 04:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Napoleon TravelQ PRO 285

I guess no one has one of these grills. The weber Q's don't have two zone cooking and lots of times I cook hot on one side and lower on the other side to cook multiple things. I am going to order one and try it out.
MetalGator 07/21/20 03:09pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Just talked with Burke County Commissioner George DeLoach. He informed me they have broken ground for the old Fell animal shelter in Burke County, Georgia, George said the building is going to cost $700,000 dollars and will be one of the nicest animal shelters in Georgia. George told me I would be called to attend for its dedication when finished. Richard, that is AWESOME!!
MetalGator 07/16/20 05:33pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

I am a Jeep guy (own two Jeep Wranglers) but this Bronco is impressive. Good job by Ford.
MetalGator 07/14/20 06:53am Tow Vehicles
Napoleon TravelQ PRO 285

Is anyone using this grill? I currently use a smokey hollow grill that I can hookup directly to the RV propane tank. It cooks ok but after 3 years it is falling apart. The Napolean TravelQ looks perfect for us and I like that is has two burners side by side so I can do indirect cooking. I have looked at the Weber Q's but I don't like their 2 burner arrangement. I am a big Weber guy (I have 4 Weber charcoal grills and smokers and 1 Weber Genises gas grill) but the Napoleon grills are intriguing me. Anyone own one?
MetalGator 07/12/20 08:13am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

If I couldn't use my AC, I would sell the motorhome. We live in Florida and use our motorhome mostly in the summer. Most of the RV sites here in Florida are booked during the cooler months due to all the snow birds. During the summer, places become available again and we use the motorhome a lot. Mid 90's and high humidity would be a killer without running both our AC units.
MetalGator 06/23/20 12:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Get well soon Richard!
MetalGator 06/10/20 05:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone/ Found a much better deal on a smaller boat. It's a Bass boat 17 feet with all the bells and whistles. Boy Richard, you are a glutton for punishment! Owning both a boat AND a RV. I did the boat thing for 10 years and one of the happiest days of my life was the day the new owner pulled the boat out of my yard. Lot's of $$$ for maintenance. I am assuming that you will be using the boat in fresh water. My boat was only used in salt water and it's like using it in acid. Took so long to clean it when we got home from a trip that I got tired of it. Sounds like a REALLY good deal though. I hope you use it a bunch a catch a lot of fish. Using a boat in fresh water requires much less maintenance. Looks like my 4th of July plans aren't going to happen. We had to make plans for Jetty Park a year in advance to be able to get reservations. I had a RV spot next to a cabin that we rented for my nephew and his young family. My nephew works hard and has a wife and two small children. They rarely get to take a vacation and we had rented them the cabin for a couple of days while we were staying at Jetty Park. My wife bought all this cute beach stuff (small beach chairs, beach toys, etc) for the kids. Jetty Park called us on Monday and said they canceled our cabin reservations. They aren't opening the cabins again until September 15th. Our RV site hasn't been canceled yet but they don't know when the campground will reopen again. I am not holding my breath. This is the 2nd trip we have had canceled due to Covid-19. We had a week vacation planned in Key West a couple of weeks ago that got canceled. I only get 3 weeks vacation so my time off is precious. I have to use a certain amount of time off before August 1st so I guess I will just take time off and get some things done around the house. I hope everyone is doing well. Burch
MetalGator 06/03/20 08:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs Donna and I had a nice trip in the motorhome. We stayed at Hickory Point in Tarpon Springs. They have several sites right on the water and we had a water site. We got there after work on Wednesday evening and came back on Sunday morning. We were supposed to be in Key West last week for a longer vacation but had to cancel. You have to be a resident or working in the keys to be there. They have two road blocks setup on the two roads that get you into the keys. I guess they are opening back up on June 1st. We will try and go again next year. Tarpon Springs is a neat town. It's got a Greek influence there and lots of Greek food and restaurants. The sponge dock area is a neat place to walk around. Lots of stores and restaurants. We walked around for a bit and it was nice seeing businesses open again. Hopefully this virus stuff will be over soon. I hope everyone is doing well. Burch
MetalGator 05/26/20 08:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Now that's a good looking truck!
MetalGator 05/20/20 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Magna Shade install

I used our new Magna Shade this past weekend during a short trip. Temps were only in the mid 80s but what a difference. The front of the motorhome stayed cool and I was able to leave the front shade open so we could see the water (we were parked on a river). I usually have all the shades down to keep the heat out and it's always so dark inside the motorhome during the day. Look forward to seeing how it works on our July 4th trip when the temps will be in the 90s.
MetalGator 05/12/20 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Magna Shade install

Don't make the mistake and let two of them get together without the nylon spacer. It take a while to get them apart. You are not kidding! I did make that mistake with the two larger magnets that go in the corners. I didn't think I was going to be able to get them apart! We are taking a 3 day trip starting this afternoon and have a place that is on the water with no shade. In the afternoons, the sun will be shining right on the front of the motorhome so I am curios to see how well the shade knocks the temperature down. Temps will be in the lower to mid 80s outside.
MetalGator 05/07/20 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs Donna and I are finally going to get out of the house for a few days. We are going to "socially distance" ourselves in Tarpon Spring with a nice RV site right on the water. The next two days are supposed to be beautiful and I expect to do a lot of nothing. I have been working from home for over 6 weeks now and I am ready to be away from the house for awhile. I brought the motorhome to the house this weekend to install a Magna Shade. We purchased it at the Tampa RV show back in January. I finally got around to installing it. It was expensive, but I think we are really going to enjoy it. It was only in the low 80s this weekend but it made a huge difference in the temperature in the front of the motorhome. The motorhome was much cooler in the front and the AC units weren't working very hard. I am curious to see how it does once the summer temps hit the mid 90s. It was pretty easy to install and we plan on using it during our trip. https://i.imgur.com/8HMTnPSl.jpg
MetalGator 05/07/20 07:23am RV Pet Stop
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