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RE: No shore power. 33c Sunova

Sounds like transfer switch, but might just be the wire contacts are loose. If not loose, probably new transfer switch time.
georgelesley 08/30/21 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No shore power. 33c Sunova

After you get the chassis battery charged or jumped, see if you have power with the generator. That will narrow it down. Also check the breaker that controls your power plug at home i have had ours trip from time to time..
georgelesley 08/30/21 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

I just bought a knurled bar for our home shower in Home Depot. It was about $9-10 more than the smooth bar beside it.
georgelesley 08/15/21 05:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Mirada Select Steering

Add some caster when alignment is done. We added 2* with Ford hotline and truck shop manager approval over 30000 miles ago, no problems. Also did CHF on both ends and added rear trac bar. Wander and tail wag are gone. For front end wander, caster solved that. For sway, CHF, for tail wag, rear trac bar
georgelesley 08/14/21 04:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to find toads for sale as a toad/towing vehicle search option
georgelesley 08/12/21 05:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Welcome back.

Great news Gary! Too late for this year but next year (if nothing changes) cya.
georgelesley 08/10/21 04:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2021 Chassis Class A Motorhomes

Already reports and pics on another rv forum of rear sway bar bracket bolts falling out on the “new” chassis, just like the previous F-53 ones did. You would think that after making vehicles for over 100 yrs Ford would figure out that spark plug wires and exhaust manifolds do not play together well and suspension parts sometimes vibrate and just might need locktite. Some things never change
georgelesley 07/16/21 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

Floorplan is much more important than fuel mileage. If you or DW, especially DW, do not like the floorplan your fuel mileage will be unlimited since you will not use it for very long and it will just sit in your yard. As posted above by others, in the final analysis, MPG is a minor consideration compared to other costs and if you like it well enough to actually use it. The 8 number is in the ballpark for most of them and towing a toad cuts ours by 1 MPG.
georgelesley 07/14/21 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2012 Sightseer slides, do they all need to be opened?

First congratulations on your purchase. We often only open the bedroom slide. We seldom open the full wall slide for one night quick travel stops. As you can see in our signature, we have the same floor plan as you do. Good luck and happy travels.
georgelesley 07/08/21 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tyron/Retroband

Like all types of insurance, if you have a blowout on a steering tire you will likely wish you had them, if you never have a blowout, they are a waste of money. We use a TPMS and check all tires at every stop. Not as complete protection from road debris as the front bands would be but alerts us to other common tire faults that can cause blowouts.
georgelesley 07/03/21 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: College World Series

I watched several games some via DVR recording. Very enjoyable. Hated to see what happened to NC team, but in the end the best team left won.
georgelesley 07/03/21 05:33am Around the Campfire
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

We have had dish over 20 years and have it at home and in the rv. If you switch I think you will love the hopper 3 receiver with 16 tuners. No recording conflicts ever. We take ours with us in the rv and have all the recorded stuff to watch if we choose not to put the sat up or cannot get a signal. If you get dish deal with the tech support section not the normal customer service. They actually know what they are talking about.
georgelesley 06/15/21 05:37am Technology Corner
RE: F53 Rear Sway Bar Bushings: Wrong Size

Be sure to use blue locktite on the bracket mounting bolts, the bolts often come loose otherwise. This is a very well known problem and torque the bolts to 66lbs when installing. There is a long thread on IRV2 Ford forum about this exact subject.
georgelesley 06/13/21 05:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New again, remind me

Avoid any post-2007 diesel. This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here? Emission controls.
georgelesley 06/07/21 05:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering purchasing a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

One thing I did not mention in my first post is that we cut down the king bed to a queen size. I just cut the wood that holds the mattress to queen size and then we bought a queen mattress. Much easier to get in/out of now. DW then paid for small cabinets on each side of bed in head area.
georgelesley 06/05/21 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering purchasing a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

If it has the original Swintek slide mechanism on the large slide I would pass. However, with that many miles I would suspect the slide system has been upgraded. Operate the slides before purchasing listen for loud popping noise. Watch the bottom of the kitchen counter as the slide retracts. If the counter that sticks out (the “L” shaped part) “dips” down a bit just then rises up a bit just before completing the closure process, pass on it or expect a trip to Forest city, Iowa for a factory fix. No dealer can actually fix this problem. Don’t ask me how I know this. The original Swintek system works fine on the small bedroom slide, just not on the large full wall slide on the drivers side. The Lippert leveling jack system has been annoying as well. Lots of alarms and you will learn how to reset it, not hard, just annoying. A few suspension upgrades will help drivability, especially a rear trac bar and the cheap handling fix or upgraded sway bars if you prefer. Check the sway bar bushings and brackets. The rear brackets can and do break. These items are a well known problem with any Ford F-53 chassis not just Winnebago RV’s Check the sliding windows by the driver and passenger. The metal strip on the glass in the middle where the glass panes meet can come loose and curve away from the glass at each end and cause wind noise at high speed. Ask if the unit has had any windshield leaks and look for evidence. A very common problem with several Winny models. If you experience this there are threads on some forums on fixes. Other than the usual squeaks and rattles, those are the major issues we have had. A great floor plan and has been a good unit for us for over 30,000 miles. PM me if you need more details.
georgelesley 06/01/21 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Death Wobble Continues ....

Bungee cords holding the steering wheel snugly but not locked in place will help.
georgelesley 05/31/21 05:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: What is the Passport America plan

We just used PA on our trip to Iowa and back to TN. Sometimes if the park is not full, they will allow you to extend your stay at the discounted price. We have done that occasionally. They are often off the main roads (interstates), which suits us fine as we avoid them as well and take red roads usually.
georgelesley 05/11/21 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Concern about RVing with Our Dogs

We used to have two dogs. When we left them alone in the rv we dropped all window shades and put the tv or some music on and the a/c fan for noise. We also put bark collars on them. We then would hang around for a few minutes when we left them to hear if they barked. The first few times we did this they barked. We would open the door and let them know this was not OK. When we returned we asked around to find out if they barked. They did not according to neighbors in the end we did not even put the batteries in the bark collars, just putting them on their neck was enough to keep them quiet.
georgelesley 04/07/21 05:00am RV Lifestyle
RE: Releasing Foot Brake after Slides are out?

It is called a parking brake, which indicates it is to be used when the vehicle is parked.......
georgelesley 03/27/21 05:23am Tech Issues
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