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RE: Replacement keys

When I had my Trimark coach keys duplicated I found that hardware stores and home centers don't carry Trimark double-sided keys. I had to go to a lock smith.
gotsmart 10/30/21 02:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wisconsin Good Sam Club

Hello craig7h, Thank you for your time and post. We were able to find information on Wisconsin chapters/clubs using the below link: https://www.goodsam.com/club/chapters/ Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you, Good Sam Customer Care Team The WI url ( http://ww1.wigoodsam.org/ ) on the map is toast.
gotsmart 10/25/21 02:32pm Good Sam Club
RE: Remote/Built in Genny Question

In the cubby that stores my shore power cable there is a receptacle from the MQ 4000. I plug the shore power cable into the receptacle, then go inside and start the generator. I don't wait for it to be running before I plug in the shore cable. Never had a problem with the appliances. BTW, the Onan MicroQuiet 4000 is misnamed. There is nothing small and nothing quiet about it. :D
gotsmart 09/11/21 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Hellwig Sway Bars on 2021 24-footer

Track Bar? What is that? ..... A track bar is installed on the rear axle of a towing vehicle and is most useful if you are towing something. The term: "tail wag" refers to the towing vehicle being wagged side-to-side by what it is towing. A track bar reduces or eliminates in many cases any tail wag. A track bar and a rear sway bar can be installed together. It is not one or the other.
gotsmart 09/02/21 12:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

When I go to Spokane I break up the drive by going to Wild Horse Casino in Pendleton, OR for a day or 2. They have an RV park (nothing to write home about), commercial truck parking area, an RV parking area, and an Arrow gas station. I use the RV parking area with the other RVers. The casino has a nice buffet and a 5 theater cinema. The buffet has a nice view of Cabbage Patch Hill. I don't know what their present restrictions are. I'm in Chinook right now. This is the route I would take: 101 South to Astoria, OR OR-30 East to Longview, WA (433) - (it's easier than driving WA-4 on the WA side of the Columbia) In Longview - 433 to 432 to I-5 South I-5 South to I-205 South to I-84 East to Pendleton, OR Then double back 30 miles on I-84 West to I-82 West I-82-West to I-395 North to I-90 East to Spokane I have found that Biggs Junction, OR is an easy in/easy out location for fueling. I-395 is a really nice road. You can set the cruise control and enjoy the drive.
gotsmart 08/29/21 03:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

all of a sudden I feel old
gotsmart 08/29/21 02:26pm Class C Motorhomes
I had Roadmaster refurbish my 10 year old Falcon 2

Probably the best $75+tax I ever spent. After 11 years of FT in the PNW with the tow bar always attached to the MH, the arms were seizing and I was using a hammer to extend them. Since I'm over here by Astoria, OR I took the tow bar to Roadmaster in Vancouver, WA. They told me that if I had dropped it off before 9 AM they can usually finish refurbishing it and have it ready by the end of the business day. I live on RV time - where 9 AM does not exist. The refurb included cleaning, seals, and several small parts that escape my memory. Additional replacement parts would cost extra. Mine did not need additional parts. Roadmaster did replace the replace the round nuts on the end of each arm with a new version of it (it connects to the collar assembly that the base pin goes through). Hopefully it will last another 10 years.
gotsmart 08/11/21 06:12pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hi Majestic31 (or Booner or anyone else) - could you link the Bilstein Shock and steering stabilizer you purchased? I could not find E450 Shock/stabilizers (for CA 28A Majestic) on Amazon. Thanks in advance. Edit: Answering my own question for others in future: Steering Stabilizer on Amazon $115 Rear Shocks part number 33-176840 as per Bilstein (08-16 E450 motorhomes) Front shocks - Part number 33-187563 as per Bilsteing (08-16 E450 Motorhomes) I have linked to Amazon but can be bought cheaper elsewhere. I would recommend a Safe-t-Plus over the dampener that you listed. It is a dampener AND a centering device.
gotsmart 05/12/21 03:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

I have a Fantastic Vent 6600R. It has 14 speeds on the remote - manual or automatic (you set the temp that you want it to maintain). It is reversable (on the fan). The rain sensor on/off is on the fan and works very well. I bought my fan before Atwood Mobile bought them out. It had a lifetime warranty. I doubt that is the case now.
gotsmart 03/12/21 07:00pm Truck Campers
RE: PROPANE LEAK??????

Get out the soapy water, I actually find something like 409 or fantastic works. Watch this: RV propane leaks 409 has ammonia in it. Recommend not testing for gas leak with ammonia-based product.
gotsmart 02/12/21 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Death wobble

My 2004 E450 Class C would try to pull you to the right or left if either front tire dropped into a good-sized dip in the road. After I replaced the ford OE damper with a Safe-T-Plus it no longer could pull the steering wheel out of my hands.
gotsmart 02/04/21 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Power

Does the RV's brake lights, and rear turn signals work? Do they also work when tail lights are on? (when the headlights are on) If not I recommend chasing that down first. Fixing that may fix the trailer connector.
gotsmart 02/04/21 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

I have the Swagman Semi 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack on my Class C. https://www.swagman.net/content/Swagman/images/500/Products/64686_A.jpg height=250 width=250 I used to have a Thule fork-lock tray rack. It is a good rack but I got tired of remounting the front tire and realigning it with the front brake every time I wanted to ride it.
gotsmart 01/23/21 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying an RV in Oregon.

.... take it to California to leave year round ... You can use the trip plates to transport an unregistered vehicle from point A to point B. If you're never going to take it anywhere again, does it need to be titled, registered, insured, yada, yada, yada? It may depend. state/county/local laws may apply. Some jurisdictions have 'junkyard laws' which say that all vehicles on a property MUST be registered. If you are moving the trailer to a park - does that park have its own rules regarding unregistered or uninsured RVs? My home park requires proof of insurance at check-in.
gotsmart 01/22/21 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying an RV in Oregon.

Oregon trip plate: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/vehicle/trippermit.aspx California Temporary Operating Permit (Check the "One-Trip Permit" section): https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/license-plates-decals-and-placards/temporary-operating-permits/
gotsmart 01/22/21 03:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: I Like Verizon, But.....

Thanks again for all the replies. Keep in mind the lack of coverage only occurs during SOME early mornings, and is perfect at other times. BTW, there were no problems this morning (Jan 8). As I mentioned, I will probably visit the local Verizon store in the near future. Another problem you are describing is related to capacity planning. It may very well be that Verizon's local node is being overwhelmed at certain times of day by more cell phone usage than it was designed to handle. If this is the case then Verizon needs to increase the local network capacity to keep up with usage.
gotsmart 01/08/21 02:34pm Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10 MICROSOFT OFFICE

Did the OP look into Thunderbird's settings for this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-thunderbird-default-mail-client#https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-thunderbird-default-mail-client# Force Thunderbird to check if it is the default Thunderbird can be configured to check if it is the operating system's default mail client each time it is started. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu and select Options, or click the menu button and choose Options. On the Advanced panel, select the General tab. Make sure that "Always check to see if Thunderbird is the default mail client on startup" is checked. Click Check Now to check if Thunderbird is set as the default mail client immediately.
gotsmart 01/08/21 02:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Lifting my class C

Here is the receiver on my 2004 Majestic 28R. I'd be interested in seeing how the Op's receiver is installed. Mine might be higher. Can the Op's receiver be reinstalled 3 inches higher? In the 3rd pic it shows the drop adapter for the tow bar. Even with that I enter curb cuts at a 45 degree angle and do not have a clearance issue. https://live.staticflickr.com/315/18817860855_beaa6c9224_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/8296/7796971546_e89be36074_o.jpg Here is a side view: https://live.staticflickr.com/8293/7796511834_89e23e1c6c_z.jpg
gotsmart 01/02/21 05:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Life expectancy of a small C class.... Ex Rental

For those wondering about buying a former rental, in 2011 I bought a Cruise America 28R (see my signature). It had 109,000 miles on the odometer. I live in it full time in the Pacific Northwest (mostly west of I-5). It has been darn-near bullet proof. Other than chassis upgrades like sway bars, steering stabilizers, and trac bars - I recommend the following after buying a former rental: 1) check all hoses and belts for cracks - replace where needed. 2) replace all spring hose clamps with worm hose clamps (this may be a Ford thing. Ford's spring clamps get brittle over time) 3) replace every single fluid in the engine and drive train (coolant, brake, oil, transmission, differential), and in the generator. This includes filters for air, oil, fuel. 4) replace spark plugs and spark plug boots 5) have the rubber roof inspected. It may still be watertight but time and sun may have taken its toll on the roof. A new roof may be in the RV's future. A Ford mechanic told me that coil packs do not need to be replaced en mass, but individually as they fail. I can tell you that my 28R never received a 100,000 mile service interval. The differential fluid was sludge - necessitating a deep cleaning of the differential prior to getting new fluid. At the time steps 1-3 cost me about $1,200 or so. Step 4, at a later date, cost me $250
gotsmart 12/16/20 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Curiosity caught the Cheshire cat

HA, you all think walking onto a dealer lot becomes scary, try walking into a chocolate fudge factory. stay out of the room where they pack the fudge. :E
gotsmart 12/09/20 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
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