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RE: Oil change

I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess. Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on. Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit. Also Check Their Website to find what you want. X3 X4
georgelesley 10/22/20 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sway Bar mounting brackets bolts.

There is a long thread on the Ford chassis forum on IRV2 on this very problem. The advice posted above is exactly correct. Blue locktite and 66 lbs. i still look at ours a few times a year just to make sure.
georgelesley 10/03/20 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving a 33' Class A

We have owned everything from a class B van to a 34’ class A. DW and I both drive the 34” class A. We both agree the length makes little difference. The height and width matter as far as driving goes. I doubt you will find much difference in driving what you have now.
georgelesley 09/08/20 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help: Towing A Jeep First Time

When I unhook my Jeep from the motorhome, the first thing I do is unlock the doors, put the transfer case back in High Range, and the transmission in First Gear. THEN, and only then, will I unhook the towbar. I don't even use the parking brake when hooking up. Connect the towbar, put the transfer case in Neutral, the transmission in 6th gear, set the ignition switch, and lock the doors. I never have to worry about not releasing the parking brake, because it isn't set to begin with! It works for me, you do what is right for you. That sounds like a good plan. I'm also concerned I might forget the parking brake and tow the Jeep with the brake on. My parking brake seems to be very strong so I would probably notice, but you never know. We do the same. Hook up to tow bar first, then do prep for towing Jeep. No need to use parking brake.that way. Also on our 2019 Cherokee the owners manual is wrong on procedure. It says to shift into park with engine running then turn off engine. Doing it that way will cause some gear clash. I shut off engine first, then shift to park, no gear clash. I got that tip from the Jeep forum. We also do a final check to be sure all four wheels are turning when we do our lite check. DW pulls forward a few feet while I watch the toad tires and check the tow bar is locked. Last month after camping I inadvertently had the door open when setting the Jeep up for towing. Yep, the rear wheels did not turn when we did our check. First time in five years of towing a car that ever happened. I guess that is why we check it every time.
georgelesley 09/06/20 05:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Watch That Diamondplate!

Many, many years ago a buddy and I were pulling the head off his Alfa Romeo sedan. The project started just to be replacing the cam cover gasket, but not all went well so the head needed to come off. As darkness fell on us and it had been a very long flustering day, I was turning a wrench to remove an exhaust stud nut. All of a sudden, sparks flew and the wrench got real hot real quick, and we both jumped away. I looked at him and said “I found your starter” we both just stopped and laughed some tension away. We had not disconnected the battery since it was supposed to be just a cam cover gasket replacement.
georgelesley 08/31/20 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Dish Update

Streaming does not work for everyone and is not available everywhere. If you don't leave your home where you have high-speed internet, I suppose it is great. For those of us that travel, maybe not so much. We spend lots of time in places that don't even have cell service, let alone internet for streaming. Add to that the cost for data to do any serious streaming while on the road, and it will probably cost more than satellite. We do have occasions where the trees block the sats, but that is seldom and we can often just move to another spot in the same park and problem solved. The demise of satellite has been discussed for years, yet they are still around and will be for some time to come. If streaming works for you, great, but know the limitations first before you dump everything else if that is your favorite form of entertainment. Get all the facts rather than opinions. We'll hold on to our Dish subscription for a while. Chuck +1.
georgelesley 08/31/20 03:42am Technology Corner
RE: is there an easier-to-use sewer cap?

Another solution is to use a short clear plastic pipe or a angled fitting like we use off the rv hookup. We attach the cap and as needed our drain pipe to that. No surprises and we can see how the draining is going.
georgelesley 08/11/20 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: is there an easier-to-use sewer cap?

Camco makes a wrench for the sewer connections. I’ve never used it, but I did buy one after struggling one day when I was having a awful arthritis flair up. We have two of the Camco wrenches and they work sort of, but a very hard to hold in place and apply any force. I have just saved on my Amazon wish list two vise grip type of pliers that should attach easily once adjusted and provide a great no slip hold. We already have the handle type of cap previously shown and it works great. We need the pliers to separate two hoses when we have to use two connected together since we have a hard time doing that even when using silicone on the connectors.
georgelesley 08/10/20 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold refer not cooling properly

Update: this AM on lp all nite, refer was 30-32, freezer was +4. Switched to ac operation one hour later same numbers. All appears good. I will likely change the circuit board proactively. BTW, we have the Amish cooling unit, and they installed two external fans when the cooling unit was installed, as well as a permanent internal fan. The boiler and heat tube coil was about 100 deg today and all seems normal. I backed the temp control off from the 4 setting to two which is our normal setting except in very warm conditions.
georgelesley 08/02/20 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold refer not cooling properly

Update:i turned the refer completely off for a few minutes. When I turned it on the lp now works. After one hour it has the inside down to 45 and still going. I will try it on ac tomorrow. Just happy it works in lp for now. I did have to replace a small 5 amp fuse on the circuit board last trip. The circuit board may be showing it’s age. If it works on ac tomorrow that is probably it. If the ac does not work I suspect the ac heater. Will advise
georgelesley 08/01/20 07:20pm General RVing Issues
Norcold refer not cooling properly

Turned on our Norcold 1211 refrig today. Started cooling as usual. Freezer got down to 10-12 or so, not as cold as usual but ok. Refer compartment leveled off at 50 deg. Set temp up far higher than usual but no change several hours later. Checked coil and boiler in outside compartment barely warm to the touch. This was all on AC so I tried lp thinking ac heater may be defective. It will not light in lp mode it says “no flow”. Gas is on stove and water heater both lite right up. It worked fine in both ac and lp modes last trip. Ideas, circuit board maybe?
georgelesley 08/01/20 04:48pm General RVing Issues
Company doing the right thing

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georgelesley 07/23/20 01:49pm Around the Campfire
Company doing the right thing

We bought a chair lift from MH from Travel Chair Lift three years ag. Unfortunately Our mom recently passed away at age 97, so we no longer need the seat lift. The product worked wonderfully and we used it all the way to and from Alaska two years ago. I took it out f the motorhome a few weeks ago and today contacted the company to see if they would want it back to give to another user that may not be able to pay for the lift. Jeff is a 20 year vet as am I, and he said when such lifts become available he takes them back, rehabs them if needed and then donates them to disabled vets that need them for their rv. We quickly agreed on how to get it back to Huntsville, AL. Nice. Everyone wins. Thx Jeff. BTW, our mom is the lady in the video on their site going up in our MH. My wife shot the video, and no, we do not have any financial interest in the company.
georgelesley 07/23/20 01:49pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Diverticulitis

I have been on a special diet for five years for a rare form of colitis. Per the colonoscopy last month, I am now colitis free. Dr says the diet worked. The good news is that the diet is actually promoted as being effective for both diverticulitis and diverticulosis. I am not selling anything, just trying to help PM me if you want details. BTW, my wife has a few diverticulitukosis spots and has no symptoms anymore since using the same diet.
georgelesley 07/22/20 07:59am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: onan code and NORCOLD

When our Norcold 1200 suddenly quit I pulled the circuit board cover off and checked fuss. It was a 12v fuse on the board.
georgelesley 07/16/20 04:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What about Georgetown quality?

The devil is in the details you mostly cannot see. Such as insulation, ease of maintenance, etc. for example: a cousin of ours and his DW just bought a 2019 Georgetown. Not sure of the model but it is 38’ long on a gas F-53 chassis. I did the predelivery inspection with him. I quickly noted a few simple things that show cost cutting. One was the house batteries were in a compartment with a fixed shelf. No easy way to check them or add water. A pull out tray would make more sense but add cost. Have fun cleaning corrosion off the battery posts oe adding water to the batteries. I suggested he put a single point water fill system on them or he will never get around to checking them. Second: At least one of the water drains (might have been the hot water drain, memory fails me) for winterizing was under the coach, requiring him to get under the coach to drain it. He has bad knees and was not impressed. I saw this because we had to winterize it immediately. Another example was the chassis engine oil fill tube was positioned such that adding oil will be a challenge. I suggested he plan on buying an electric oil pump. I also noted the shower control knobs were on the wall just above the shower seat. Imagine taking a shower with water controls behind you. I suspect there are more such “invisible” issues. That being said, I thought it had a great floor plan, was well equipped and the cabinets and most furniture looked pretty good. Having RV’ed for over 40 years and bought many different ones, remember they build them to appeal to the ladies mostly. Thus the interiors will be colorful, kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms equipped nicely. For us guys the drivers seat and dash will usually be nice and some outside stuff we care about will also be nice, but things you cannot see or will likely not notice may not be as nice. Each of these issues I have mentioned could have been easily and cheaply made better during manufacture but would have raised the price modestly. To meet the desired price point cut will be made. Probably all could have been done for the cost of making the king bed into a queen instead. Guess why it is a king? BTW, the couple in question have a queen bed at home... My final opinion from what I saw was that it was not a bad value for the money, just look closely and see if it meets your needs or whether for a bit more money another brand may be better for you.
georgelesley 06/02/20 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did the Gas go ?

If the engine ran normally I would say the return line took it to the tank. That is what happens normally when excess fuel is provided by the fuel pump. Somewhere in the fuel injection system probably near the end of the fuel rails there will be a pressure regulator that directs the fuel in excess of what the injectors are demanding back to the main tank.
georgelesley 04/22/20 04:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The normal things we miss?

Driving my Mazda Miata thru the TN/NC mountains in the springtime.
georgelesley 04/17/20 05:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Money from government

Since we file joint and use my acct for refunds, my acct got 2400 this morning. By noon DW got her 1200 out. I wasn’t sure whether or not it was hers, but she corrected that.
georgelesley 04/15/20 11:42am Around the Campfire
RE: WORX electric tools

I have a Worx weed eater and a blower. Both have worked as advertised for three years now.
georgelesley 04/15/20 11:26am Around the Campfire
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