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RE: Fl to Mo thoughts

These are some great ideas and a big help. Thanks gang!
mikemc53 01/20/21 03:09am Roads and Routes
Fl to Mo thoughts

We have some time - probably won't make this run until early April - but looking for some advice. We plan on going from north central Florida to Springfield, MO to visit family. We made the reverse trip a couple of years ago and had a stretch, through parts of Arkansas, that was really tough to do (up and down steep grades and very, very winding) with our V-10 coach pulling a toad. We took 60 to 63 from Missouri into Arkansas and found the hills to be much tougher than expected. Any thoughts on a route that would still get us there but not be too much for the old coach (and driver)? Once we got to the Memphis area, heading to Florida, the trip was pretty easy. It is from Memphis to Springfield that has me looking for something a little less challenging. Is there an easier way or is it pretty much you get what you get? Just wondering...thanks gang!
mikemc53 01/18/21 04:14am Roads and Routes
New problem

OK, got the starting issue fixed, and thanks to all here who offered help and suggestions. Now to a less critical but still annoying issue. To work on the starter we had to raise the unit of on the front levelers. Once retracted they still say that the jacks are down (Power Gear Manual Leveling System). This has happened occasionally in the past and always straightened out after a little drive. I am guessing low reservoir fluid is the main culprit but I have two issue yet. Don't know where the reservoir is and I also don't know where the fuse for the system is. I have looked in the owners manual (2004 Holiday Ramble Vacationer 37 PCT) but the fuse diagrams do not show the leveling system or location of the reservoir. Thoughts?
mikemc53 11/22/20 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Frustrated

Well, it was the starter. Found a mobile mechanic who was excellent!
mikemc53 11/22/20 12:02pm Tech Issues
Very Frustrated

OK, bear with me on a long post. Packed and ready to head south with unit loaded and ready for family. Had been on auxiliary power this past week and all appliances/accessories were functional. Went to start the motorhome (2004 Holiday Ramble Vacationer on Ford F53 Chassis) and it wouldn't turn over. Hit battery boost and it started up and ran well. Let it run about an hour or so and then needed to shut it sown to bring slides in. After that, no start - even with battery boost. Tried a separate, off the unit, battery booster that I have and still nothing. Battery Minder says battery is desulfinated so I pulled the battery and went to town to find another. Could not match one up but bought what looked to be similar battery - it did not fit. I did, though, get it kind of hooked up just to see and still, no start. Took it back and picked up my old battery just for a placeholder. Put it back in and the unit started right up and turned over extremely well. Ran it for half an hour - shut it off...and since then, no start. It seems to try, just one time...very slowly and then nothing. Can't figure out why it started a couple of times, but mostly nothing. Really didn't want a starter issue and not sure if that is even the case. Thought maybe a bad cell in battery but why would it start once or twice and then nothing? If it was a starter why, again, would it once or twice but not any of the other times? Very unhappy wife and pups - and one frustrated little Irishman. Thoughts?
mikemc53 11/21/20 02:29pm Tech Issues
Large Shut-Off

I have 2004 Holiday Rambler Vacationer and there is a shut-off that I don't remember the function of. In the back bay, driver side, well behind the power supply are two pvc pipes, one is rather large (about 3") with a large red shut-off valve. Can't recall what the PO told me it was and I have not done anything with it to this point. Recently had the unit winterized and I noticed that the valve is in the off position. Heading south in a few days and once I get to warmer climes I will de-winterize but now wondering if that valve has anything to do with it. Without pics does anyone maybe know what that is? I do recall the PO saying that it can be hard to turn and to be careful with it but don't remember exactly what or why. This is not in the wet bay with all the other water and sewer connections, it is separate and all the way to the rear of the coach. Thanks gang. __________________
mikemc53 11/17/20 05:04am Class A Motorhomes

How many use RV specific GPS apps as opposed to Google maps? I know about the actual RV GPS units by Garmin, TomTom, etc., but I am curious about apps. So far I have only used Google maps and have been lucky, with no mishaps, but just curious as to the thoughts of others. Would not want to get into a situation where a low bridge or tight hairpin might become an issue. Thanks in advance gang.
mikemc53 10/30/20 01:30pm Roads and Routes

Looking for recommendations for a big rig friendly (easy in and out while towing a toad) in the Branson, MO area. Looking at early, mid-November and just wanting to spend 3-4 days with minimal to medium sight-seeing. All help appreciated.
mikemc53 09/28/20 08:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
ABS Light On

OK so I had the MH (2004 HR Vacationer PCT) in storage since last October. Started it and ran the generator every couple of weeks. Hadn't driven it until today - wanting to drive from Florida to Michigan in two days. Went to fill the gas tank and it ran great both ways and stopped fine also. Got back to where I am setting it for two days to ready for the trip and the ABS light came on right as I was pulling onto a site (we are in a campground) to hook up power. I drove it back and forth a few times and the brakes seem to work fine but the light stays on. I shut it off and restarted - same thing. Don't know what might have happened over the past 8-9 months so hoping that someone might have some thoughts. Thanks gang!
mikemc53 07/14/20 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
I-65 through Alabama

Looking to travel north (Fl to MI) in a couple of weeks and likely will take I-65 north through Alabama from Montgomery on up. Haven't driven that in a couple of years but when I did I seem to recall the road being extremely bumpy and beat up - at least between Birmingham and Montgomery. Anyone driven that lately and is it OK or is it rough? Thanks gang.
mikemc53 07/06/20 06:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Headlight

Well I finally got over to the MH and am a bit disappointed. The PO had replaced the headlights with LED kits and I cannot find the replacement bulbs anywhere - for a couple of reasons. There is no name on them but the part number (UNV-16-07-Ac00063) is very clear yet I get absolutely no hits when I google it. There are any number of headlights that pop up with the search but none of them appear to be this one especially when it comes to the connector. The connector is a 4 pin circular screw on that connects to another add-on with the same connector. There are three separate pieces, aside from the bulb that have been added and it appears that he chopped up some of the original connectors to put this kit in. I wanted to just replace the bulb but I might end up having to add a whole assembly. Frustrating - thought I could twist out a bulb and replace... Dang!
mikemc53 06/27/20 08:56am Tech Issues

I have a 2004 HR Vacationer that needs a headlight. Does anyone happen to know if I can replace just a bulb on this or is it a full assembly? The unit is not that close to me right now so I am hoping that someone knows. If not I'll drive out to it and see if I can tell by looking. Thoughts?
mikemc53 06/20/20 06:59am Tech Issues
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