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RE: Air for tires on Type A

You could try squirting it with some penetrating oil...that might loosen it up.
rdhetrick 10/22/20 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

From my research, it changes the transmission behavior. The modes have to be programmed. On mine it supposedly modifies the shift points to give better fuel economy. I tried it for several thousand miles and found no noticeable change in fuel economy or shifting behavior. It could be that mine was never actually programmed. I just leave mine in normal mode.
rdhetrick 10/21/20 03:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How is the automatic step suppoed to work

There should be a "step" switch somewhere. In one position it will behave as it does now, in the other position, it will behave as it used to.
rdhetrick 10/19/20 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arkansas SP $40 Dog Fee - REALLY ??

Good ! I would like them to charge $50 per dog, Then when we took our morning walk we would not have to worry about some dog come out snarling at us. Just out of curiosity; do you obey the length of the Parks leash law? Do you let your dog do it's business at your camp site or do you do like every other dog owner and walk it to someone else camp site. Guy Wow, too bad parks don't charge a grumpy old man tax.
rdhetrick 09/30/20 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Highway 69 from Dallas to Big Cabin, OK

I take it all the time, I live on the north side of Dallas. It's much better than it was years ago, but there's still a few rough spots in the road through the small towns.
rdhetrick 09/26/20 06:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mobley Sim Card Routers

I've used the Mobley sim in a few devices, most recently the Nighthawk M1. Have been using the M1 for about 3 months, no problems at all.
rdhetrick 09/15/20 02:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Outlook/Google Issue

I fought that exact issue for years, both with gmail and outlook accounts. Some days it would work, some days it didn't. Never found a solution, and for that reason alone, I no longer use Outlook.
rdhetrick 09/15/20 02:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Turning pivot points for 40’ RV class A

Best to just start driving, and make turns much wider than you think in the beginning. If you can get to a big parking lot, you can practice there. Nothing beats time behind the wheel.
rdhetrick 09/06/20 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are all new RVs built this bad or is it just mine?

Yes, I think this is generally normal. Just one of the many reasons I recommend buying against buying new - the small inconveniences due to poor build quality have been addressed by the first owner. It's sad that this is how the industry operates, but it is reality.
rdhetrick 08/22/20 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Are things ever going to get better?

Stop watching the news and life is great.... I keep telling my mom this, but she won't. She's convinced the country is about to implode. Doesn't want my daughter to go to college because "colleges now teach the students that America is bad." I used to follow politics closely, it's somewhat addictive, and created nothing but stress in my life. Turn the TV off - your blood pressure will thank you!
rdhetrick 08/20/20 06:46am Snowbirds
RE: STL > SD > WY Route

- If everyone hated the trip, they will fight going the next time. Sure while they are under 12, if you say they go, they go but they will hate it double...and when they get in their teens, do you want them to try and avoid going with you at all? This. I'd suggest making sure your first trip is great for everyone - and that means spending time in the campground enjoying the rv - not simply driving by and checking things off of a list to say you've "seen" it. You've got many years ahead to see everything you want to see.
rdhetrick 08/13/20 12:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Washing RV while traveling

BlueBeacon
rdhetrick 08/04/20 12:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Bent sway control on EAZ Lift hitch

It looks like it hit the small round bar that's welded on to the frame when you turned left. Need to cut that piece off.
rdhetrick 07/22/20 07:38am Towing
RE: Keeping Ants Out of My Rv!

Go to home despot and purchase a product "home defence" by Ortho, spray this arround every item that touches the ground, arround tires, jacks, hoses, electric cables etc. Also spray inside if needed, it will last about 3 months inside and at least one month outside depending on how much rain you have, it is harmless to pets and does not smell at least I do not smell it. navegator X2
rdhetrick 07/21/20 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Truck Policy

You're probably right, but who do you call for towing assistance when you're on the road. Having a single point of contact is convenient. Since 2014 we've used the tow truck benefit twice. My dad has had a few breakdowns on the highway in his coach, he has always called 911 and they've given him a tow company to call that could handle the coach. He asked one time if it was appropriate to call 911 for a situation like that, they told him "Yes, if you're along the side of the road. If you're offroad, at home, or a campground or just need unlocked, they wouldn't consider that an emergency."
rdhetrick 07/17/20 08:59am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Ham radios

As a ham myself, I can give you my experience... If you're looking to communicate with someone else along with you, they work great, much better than FRS. However, if you're wanting it for "emergency" communications with the outside world if you don't have cell signal, I don't think it's effective. There just isn't enough people "listening" out there. Sure, some areas are active, but the vast majority of space is pretty dead. Even on the repeaters, I find most places to be quiet. For example, I recently made a trip out west from Dallas, TX to southern CA, AZ, and NM. Over the course of that 4 week trip, I got ZERO responses on the 2M calling frequencey. While driving, I'd call out every hour or so. Usually when I reached a campground, I'd try once. Bottom line, I don't consider it a reliable mode of communication for a personal emergency. I do a lot of hiking, and I'm thinking hard about getting a PLB for a true emergency. AA5RV
rdhetrick 07/15/20 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

I often get water at Flying J's or other truck stops...
rdhetrick 07/14/20 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Life of AC?

Sounds like the RV shop is trying to sell you a new A/C. I've had several with 10+ years and run fine. Is it tripping the breaker in your trailer, or on the pedestal?
rdhetrick 07/10/20 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Has anyone added an extra water tank to RV roof

I'd be nervous putting that much weight on the roof. I would try to find somewhere in one of the compartments below and put lawn chairs or something like that on the roof or strapped to the ladder.
rdhetrick 07/03/20 03:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner Odometer

Glad you found it! As I understand it, your true mileage is 38469.9 - you don't add the two...
rdhetrick 06/10/20 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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