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RE: I got the shakes

The above comments are all good but I would take off those wheel covers and do a test drive, just to rule out that as a possibility!
olfarmer 09/15/19 11:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

Sounds like you found yourself an excellent shop while on the road. Nothing is worst then going cross country and not knowing if your brakes will stop you. A thermal gun at Harbor Freight is very cheap and is a handy tool. When you pull over for fuel shoot your rotors and start to get a feel for them. You just may find out that one which ran hot still does. Clearance changes when things start warming up. Safe travels back. Thank you
olfarmer 09/14/19 11:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

OK, I took the MH in to the large local dealer here. They tested the brake fluid for moisture and there was 4% water in it so they flushed the brake fluid, checked the calipers, tested the pressure, and test drove it. They said one rotor showed signs if being hot at some time but that the caliper was free and moved easily. They checked all calipers for being free to move as they should. They said the master cylinder was OK. I am very happy with their service, it was not cheap but very thorough and were very good at keeping me informed on their progress. Thanks for all of the comments!
olfarmer 09/10/19 11:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

We just traveled over 1400 miles and almost every station we hit had a limit. Some were $95 and some were $100. We used to have them shut off at $50 or $75 but it seems most have raised the limit. This was from Iowa to Montana.
olfarmer 09/08/19 10:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake problem

I did not actually feel the wheels but I was under and looked for fluid leaks and did not smell anything hot. I had that happen to my previous MH but I wouldn't think a caliper should have hung up as I just had the wheel bearings packed and they had the calipers apart and checked the brake pads which still looked like new.
olfarmer 09/08/19 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

I have driven in mountains for years, I know not to ride the brakes and to shift down. I was not in heavy mountains for the last 50 miles at least and was on a slow road with a speed limit of from 35 to 55 mph. The brakes worked fine when I got to the campground. I left the engine running while I went and signed in, that took 5 or 10 minutes and then I slowly drove to my camp site, that is when I noticed the pedal sinking to the floor. I think I will go to the Chevy garage in the morning and make an appointment to have the fluid changed and if they think the master cylinder is bad, I will have them change it. Although I agree the fluid should be changed I really don't think the brakes were that hot. I just had the MH in to the Chevy garage back home before the trip and had them pack the wheel bearings and check it over including the brake pads and all fluid levels to the tune of $830 so it is rather disappointing that we are having this problem. Oh well such is life, I am just happy it happened at 5 mph and not 60 mph. Thanks again for your ideas and opinions.
olfarmer 09/08/19 09:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake problem

Thanks for the replies. Those are the only reasons that I could think of too. The fluid has never been flushed to my knowledge. Wouldn't a failing master cylinder have leakage and fluid loss? Or, could the fluid pass by the piston and not leak out? Ed
olfarmer 09/08/19 07:32am Class A Motorhomes
Brake problem

Just drove our old 2001 Winnebago Brave that has 32,xxx miles on it from N.C. Iowa to Kalispell, Mt. about 1400 miles. Every thing worked great until I pulled into the campground we had reservations at. Brakes worked good all of the way and even when I stopped at the office to register. As I drove slowly to our sight the brake pedal went almost to the floor, the brakes did slow me down and stop me but I don't think I could have locked them up. I got it backed in the site and let everything cool off and it feels like the pedal has come back up. I looked underneath and at the wheels and no signs of a fluid leak and the master cylinder is full. So, is it a failing master cylinder, boiling moisture in the fluid or something else? I did hit the brakes real hard about 70 miles back when a dog ran out in front of me and the wife said the tires were squealing the brakes were working good then so any ideas what might be wrong? I feel lucky that they didn't cause any problems until we were about stopped! We just drove through a lot of mountain grades but I didn't ride them, I shifted down for long down grades.
olfarmer 09/07/19 10:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dorian

The RV park sent an email today saying it's your right to ignore the mandatory evacuation order and stay in your RV but we ask you to write your name and SSN on your arm - presumably to aid with identification. WOW, Glad you are at home, the RV can be replaced but not your life! GOOD LUCK!
olfarmer 09/02/19 08:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Fresh water tank won’t fill

I had the same problem but the valve was built in so it was very difficult to replace!
olfarmer 09/01/19 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

If you are at all interested in Texas, google Serendipity Bay Resort. It is at Palacios Texas on Matagorda Bay and has several new cabins for rent. It has a marina in the middle of it and Palacios is the shrimp capital of Texas. It is our favorite RV park in Texas. You would want a car to stay there.
olfarmer 08/31/19 08:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Dorian

Wishing you good luck! If you are inland I would not think you would get the extremely high winds but possibly a lot of rain. My grandson is in the Air Force in the pan handle and said they haven't had to evacuate the airplanes yet but expected a lot of rain. The last I heard it sounded like the hurricane was starting to turn north.
olfarmer 08/31/19 08:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Restrictions on older RVs.

I have never been turned down and I usually have had an older rig. I do try to keep them looking as close to new as I can. My current rig is a 2001 but it looks very good. If yours is not very shiny, I would try and shine it up. I haven't tried the floor wax method but a lot of people swear by it. The decals are a bigger problem. I have had good luck putting tire shine on mine. It seems to brighten them right up and lasts pretty good. I have used it several times on mine and now I hardly ever have to do it anymore!
olfarmer 08/31/19 08:26pm Snowbirds
RE: Trouble with Winnebago warranty repair.

I haven't heard any complaints about Winnebago service at the factory but I have heard a lot of complaints about dealers. If it is at all possible you may be ahead if you can bring it to Forest City, Ia and the Winnebago factory for repairs.
olfarmer 08/30/19 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway - Southern Rockies

We loved that ride and did it a couple times from both directions.
olfarmer 08/30/19 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Balancing tires, what's best?

I have beads in my tires and they vibrate for a few miles before they smooth out. I think I would prefer spin balancing. They just did it after only setting for 1 night and part of a day. I wouldn't think radial tires would flat spot in that short time so I think the beads sometimes clump up and it takes awhile for them to break loose and do their job.
olfarmer 08/30/19 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oldusedbear

I emailed him yesterday and he replied and said he is still at it but to use email as he can't hear on the phone. His web site is very helpful on the auto park and helped me get mine fixed yesterday, it was the rotten green switch!
olfarmer 08/27/19 09:52am Class A Motorhomes

Does anyone know if the auto park guru, Rodger Haag aka oldusedbear is still doing business? He has posted so much helpful information and I believe also rebuilt the auto park actuator and other services. I haven't seen any post from him since early 2019. I hope he is doing well!
olfarmer 08/26/19 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken windshield, 2015 Thor Vegas 24.1 Lafayette La.

Yes, as said above, they came to my home and replaced it.
olfarmer 08/21/19 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken windshield, 2015 Thor Vegas 24.1 Lafayette La.

When I had to have a windshield replaced, my insurance company put me in touch with a local glass company.
olfarmer 08/19/19 08:54am Class A Motorhomes
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