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RE: Graceland RV Park & Campground

We had a good experience. Only downer was they were razing the "Heartbreak Hotel" that was right in front of the RV park when we were there. You could not ask for a better location to visit Graceland from.
garyemunson 11/29/19 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New tail lights

Our Winnebago came with Command Electronic lights and every few years I've had to replace the gaskets. I'll take your suggestion and use butyl tape next time. The Commands allow water inside the walls as soon as the gasket shrinks in past the taillight perimeter. Apparently nobody has come up with a good taillight design for RVs yet.
garyemunson 11/27/19 04:18am Truck Campers
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

This entire thread should be deleted as it is based on the right wing talking point of "EVs bad!". The statement "can't be recycled" is totally false. Many companies have started successful recycling programs and here in Nevada where I live, lithium mining by evaporating salts is big business utilizing the old "poison waterholes" from old Western movies to get some use out of lifeless, desolate wasteland area. Myself, I have been driving electric over 7 years now, the last two getting fueled for free from our rooftop solar. The carbon industry is scared to death of electric vehicles wiping away their livelyhood and so are car dealers as, like I can assure you from my personal use, maintainance and repair of electric vehicles is a tiny fraction of that of petroleum cars. Most electric cars never get their brakes replaced unless parts rust off from age. https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/the-afterlife-of-electric-vehicles-battery-recycling-and-repurposing/
garyemunson 11/24/19 07:25am Tech Issues
RE: norcold ice maker

Is there an under sink filter? Has the cartridge gotten turned? Most filters shut off water unless filter is fully in.
garyemunson 11/24/19 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side windows are fogged up

It is inside the double pane window. Fixing them is an easy but time consuming project. You have to remove the window so you can open the frame up to remove the glass assembly. I used a razor knife to cut the spacer out of the top and bottom of the glass and use a wire coathanger to pull a rag between the panes. I found Turtle Wax Chrome Polish (in the green container) works well to remove the deposit on the inside of the glass. Once clean, you use "Super Spacer" to replace the top and bottom piece you removed. This stuff comes in different widths. The link may not be the width you need..you have to measure the distance between the two panes and order the correct spacer. https://www.amazon.com/Black-Wide-Edgetech-Super-Spacer/dp/B00UVUUU5Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=super+spacer&qid=1573220572&sr=8-1 You set the spacer in about 1/4" and fill the remaing gap with the proper sealant, also resealing along the 2 edges you did not remove. I did have one glass assembly come completely apart due to the spacer and sealer failing. Did make it easier to clean that one! https://www.amazon.com/C-R-Laurence-Super-Spacer-Sealant/dp/B006JFKTUQ/ref=pd_bxgy_2/136-4484974-8224667?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006JFKTUQ&pd_rd_r=ab6b6bba-0bfc-4679-b6d5-b337b4295e28&pd_rd_w=IvrR2&pd_rd_wg=MPdrr&pf_rd_p=09627863-9889-4290-b90a-5e9f86682449&pf_rd_r=62R4RXDC144N15H9DNCD&psc=1&refRID=62R4RXDC144N15H9DNCD While commercial companies tout "argon gas" filling, for an RV it's not going to make ANY difference. RVs are so poorly insulated the efficiency loss with normal air will not be measurable. Just do the repair on a dry day. The spacer itself has some desiccant in it to absorb any stray moisture you trap in the window assembly during repair. Usually the two sliding front windows are the worst as they get opened and closed the most causing the sealer to break loose and allow moist air into the glass assembly. More and more RVs with double pane glass are coming with single pane on the driver and passenger windows because of this. Resealing will cure the problem for another 8-10 years. Double pane are a "pain" but they are even more important in an RV than a house, especially if you camp in cold weather. In your house, you don't sleep as close to a window as you do in an RV and there is a HUGE difference in the cold air sliding off a double pane compared to single pane making the RV much more comfortable.
garyemunson 11/08/19 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need help bad!!

Where was it? Some of us may have the same RV.
garyemunson 11/07/19 04:10am Tech Issues
RE: Onan generator

Not many shops will work for less than one hour so their labor rate plus about $100 in parts. But that does depend on how difficult it is to get at your particular generator. Maybe 2 hours for a tough one? All of us hate RV shop rates but remember they have to maintain a lot more real estate per repair job for our toys to take up room on.
garyemunson 11/07/19 04:08am Tech Issues
RE: Limit switch trips on Atwood furnace

Are you SURE the new blower motor is exactly the same (not a slower speed one)? A tip for working on your furnace..if the propane hose is long enough, get a trailer 4 pin plug/socket and use that for a quick disconnect for the electric (and add extra length to wiring). This let me set the furnace on a couple sawhorses just outside the RV, connect it and run it fully exposed. Easier to troubleshoot/work on it.
garyemunson 11/07/19 03:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing ac/heat pump

I'd replace it with the same thing. Heat pumps are getting to be the "thing". Makes cooler weather camping cheaper by saving on the propane. When slides were new, there wasn't much thought about future resale value, now, not having a slide seriously affects resale. As more people become aware of the advantage of heat pumps (and the salesmen are doing their best along those lines), resale of a unit w/o heat pumps will be harder.
garyemunson 11/07/19 03:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

Be sure to carry your smart phone in case you see something you like. That way you can check prices on the spot with RVTrader.com.
garyemunson 11/07/19 03:48am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Fresh water tank under camper-Camping in colder weather.

The problem you will face is that you do not have an "all-season" camper. The water tank is just the tip of the iceberg. Campers made for cold weather camping have ALL plumbing up inside the "conditioned space". Just adding a heater to your tank ignores the fact that much of your water piping likely runs under the trailer hidden by whatever undercarriage covering you have. Either avoid camping in freezing weather or do like many who winterize the RV's plumbing and use the campground facilities.
garyemunson 11/05/19 05:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Electric side entry step problem

First things first. When doing ANYTHING on power steps, remove the power before you do anything. If you don't know which breaker/fuse, unhook ALL your batteries (chassis, too, many steps are powered by them) or cut the wires. Many a finger has been lost by a malfunctioning step. Once power is removed, there is a mechanical link that can be unbolted and the steps tied up. Steps going nuts are frequently the control module.
garyemunson 10/31/19 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dodge concept retro truck

The tilting hood on that concept negates the really cool hood function those trucks had. They would open like a normal hood, but, if you pushed harder once it hit the "stop", it would release and open further ending up at a 90 degree vertical position. You could pull an engine without removing the hood!
garyemunson 10/30/19 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I replace a DSI HWH with something (anything) else?

What is happening with your water heater? Can you hear the gas valve open when it is trying to heat? Can you hear a snapping noise from the spark ignition? The Dinosaur replacement boards seem to be a lot tougher than the OEM control boards. I've had to replace bad factory boards on a couple of our RVs over the years. Never had to go back and replace a dinosaur board.
garyemunson 10/29/19 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: F53 wheel bearings

Page 124 mentions both....
garyemunson 10/22/19 05:55pm Tech Issues
Brake fluid change?

Does anyone here actually follow Ford's recommendation to replace brake fluid every 2 years in an F53 chassis? For decades I've been using synthetic fluid and changing every 4 years. At that interval, the fluid is just beginning to change to an orange color. I doubt at 2 years you'd see any change. I've followed the 4 year time in all my vehicles for many years and have never had to replace a caliper/wheel cylinder/master cylinder/ ABS module. Different mfgs are all over the place with change intervals, our Caddy even calls for 10 years! I'd NEVER leave fluid in a vehicle that long. Any thoughts?
garyemunson 10/22/19 05:54pm Tech Issues
F53 wheel bearings

Does anyone know if a 2014 F53 22k chassis has sealed wheel bearings or do they need to be regreased every 60K miles?
garyemunson 10/22/19 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Soft Spot in Floor, Can't Find Leak!!!

I would suspect the two windows. Have you taken a screwdriver and tightened all the screws around the inside of the window frame? The most important ones are across the top and usually forgotten as they are hidden behind the top valance/blinds. The tape sealer between the window and wall keeps getting compressed as the RV flexes going down the road. That's a maintainence item that should be done annually. The butyl tape sealer is usually good for 10 years so I really don't think you need to pull the windows out.
garyemunson 10/19/19 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: No heat

There is a "sail switch" that looks for airflow through the unit. If it is stuck (or bad), it will not allow the gas to turn on.
garyemunson 10/19/19 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Winnebago investing heavily in Electric powertrains

Don't call Tesla's semi "vaporware". There are 2 prototypes running around the West. I have personally seen them 2X here in the Reno area. There is quite a bit of discussion on using a Tesla semi chassis under a motorhome. With Tesla's experience installing their Superchargers all over the place, I can see the logical next step of building a electric motorhome chassis as a replacement for Diesel pushers and building out a charging network at higher end parks. I'm suspecting there may not be much of a difference in price between those two powertrains give how much a 500HP (or higher) Diesel engine with Allison transmission costs plus you'd ditch the Diesel genny set. We have, on very few occasions, stayed at higher end "RV resorts", usually by necessity of not finding a normal park with vacancies. As our class A Winnebago is still less than 5 years old, while they kind of look down on us, they haven't come up with an exclusion policy that works to keep us out (yet). You take your place surrounded by million dollar MCI's, Prevosts, and the like after being relieved of $100 plus for your spot. I can very easily see places like that being equipped with a power pedestal sufficient that would provide an overnight charge for an extra $100 or so. I suspect you can count the number of people who dry camp with these rigs on one hand so having to be at a charger every night is probably not an issue. Generally, electricity delivers the equivalant range at 1/3 the cost of fossil fuel. Both the fuel cost savings and lower noise level of an electric drive system would no doubt be very attractive to those who think little about dropping 7 figures on a coach. Another plus is not having to pull into a smelly Diesel island at a truck stop to refuel. Being able to take that out of the travel experience would probably sell a lot of coaches on that benefit alone. Reduced maintenance would be another huge plus. Brakes would probably never wear out as 90% of the stopping would be through recharging the battery (with never a worry about "no engine braking" restrictions) and, of course, the costly Diesel oil change would go away. Once Tesla actually gets their semi into production, I suspect an RV chassis will be close behind along with the associated charging network at the "platinum" resorts. Electric motorhomes have the potential to knock Diesel out. https://www.thedrive.com/news/29449/tesla-semi-prototype-spotted-hauling-75000-pound-load-through-northern-california
garyemunson 10/19/19 05:33am General RVing Issues
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