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RE: Ford F-53 Anti sway bar quick fix

As has been noted, the IRV2 has a long post on the subject of over 400 pages. After reading a lot of them I tried it on my coach and noticed a nice improvement. You can always restore it if you disagree. Cheap Handling Fix
wguss 07/14/20 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV cover

Have gone through 3 or 4 Adco's over the years but have never gotten more than the warranty period. Made the change to Goldline last year and seems to be much better quality. It's certainly heavier, has more zippers and straps but more expensive. Seems to be a case though of you get what you pay for. Bought it directly through Goldline on eBay.
wguss 05/16/20 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Las Vegas to Grand Teton soon..

I just read that Xanterra announced the opening of some the lodges and campgrounds beginning June 15 for Yellowstone. Have you heard any news on the Tetons lately? Xanterra
wguss 04/23/20 07:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Las Vegas to Grand Teton soon..

I've been chomping at the bit to get up there this spring. Been watching for an update but nothing so far on the park reopening. It looks like Gros Ventre will now open first on May 21 and I noticed Signal Mountain on June 4. We always take the 15 connecting to the 89 at Brigham City. Nice scenery through Logan Pass and Bear Lake. I've checked with the usual place we stay in Utah at Beaver and it's open now. Hope this all smooths out soon. Which campground will you be working in? Saw your new post after I entered mine. Once you hit St. George, UT it begins to cool off as you climb. Depending when we get out of L.A. we usually stay at Cedar City or Beaver, Ut the first night. The next day we head to Garden City and stay at Rendezvous Beach State Park on Bear Lake. If you don't want to go that far there is a state park campground at North Willard Bay. It's about 4 and 1/2 hours from there to Jackson on the 89. A few hills to climb but not bad. You will drive through Star Valley which should be in full spring by then.
wguss 04/19/20 07:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lewiston to Lolo pass highway 12 road questions

We've taken that route many times usually coming home from Yellowstone working our way back down through Oregon and back to So. Calif in our class A. 95% after you pass Lewiston is meandering road about 45 mph. The only steeper section is going up the Lolo Pass as you enter Montana but it is not bad at all. It is a very pleasant drive and we think well worth it. Toward the Montana end at the start of the pass is a campground called Powell. It has electricity and is on the river. If you time it right and want to camp there you'd hit no traffic going up the pass the next morning.
wguss 04/10/20 03:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

I've been perusing this forum for over 15 years and this is the first time I've seen this post! Amazing amount of hints contained herein and I guess I'll add mine, if not just for the bump effect. We have done a lot of mods to our motor home since we got it new 15 years ago. This is the latest one I just finished during our coronavirus lock down. No safer place than alone in the RV! Our bed has a good amount of storage under it but it is not accessible unless the slide is rolled out. It snugs in against our closet and the lid can't be lifted evenly by the near corner. https://i.imgur.com/t9w06uHl.jpg To solve this problem and to just make it easier on our backs I installed a linear actuator to do the lifting. The bed has a false bottom which when lifted exposed the slide worm drive mechanism. I placed a block of wood the thickness between the slide and the false bottom. I bolted and screwed that into the frame of the slide. https://i.imgur.com/Syo8KA9l.jpg The next job was wiring to control the actuator. Winnebago has a nice wiring diagram and all their wires are labeled. I was able to find a pair of wires on the floor of the slide that go to the sconces on either side of the bed. I simply spliced into those positive and negative 12 volt wires and then ran it to a switch. By mounting the switch to the lower corner of the foot of the bed I was able to keep all the wires hidden beneath the false bottom and hopefully out of the way of feet and vacuum cleaners. https://i.imgur.com/kxCFTshl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RKCHTE7l.jpg A little tricky was locating the mounting brackets for the actuator. I found this Calculator to help me figure the size and placement. One problem was not being able to be inside the box to check the install location of the top bracket. I put a pillow under the actuator to hold it up and then closed the lid. I slid a tape measure in until it reached the bracket mount and measured the distance to the foot of the bed and then transcribed that for the placement so I could bolt it in when the lid was up. One thing I added to the top mounting bracket was a wood block. The bracket is bolted through the wood block and then the wood block is secured from the top of the lid using t-nuts to bolt into. This allows for the bracket to be unbolted from the top in case of failure of the actuator. The finished product. https://i.imgur.com/Sp7P8pil.jpg The actuators come in different lengths and weight lifting capabilities. They also come in different speeds. To get the most lifting ability some of them raise very slowly. The one I used has a 12" lift and a 225 lb lifting capability. Way more than I needed. The speed is about 1/2" per second. I found it on eBay for $43 and the switch on Amazon for $8. The switch is a DPDT on/off/on and came pre-wired for the reverse polarity needed for a DC motor. It was a fairly easy mod and I'm hopeful it will let us make better use of the under bed space. Bill
wguss 04/09/20 01:29pm General RVing Issues
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