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Old 08-22-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Shakedown trip a success!

We just got home from a two week shakedown trip. We attended Camp Freightliner in Las Vegas, it was great and Mike Cody is a walking talking fountain of information. I think I may try to attend again in the future. After two hot days in the desert we moved to a cooler climate and spent the rest of our time on the Central CA. coast visiting Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Avila Beach and Cayucos. Not everything on the Bus worked flawlessly but there is nothing to terribly huge to deal with. We have an electrical issue to work out, the rear closet door tracks need to tightened up so the door will latch shut and I would like to find a way to disable the entry steps in the stored position. Overall it was a great way to spend some vacation time I did not miss the hotel beds, fast food and public restrooms one little bit.
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Las Vegas in August is the best shakedown you could possibly do.

It's a real test of the A/C while camped and also when you are on the road.

How hot was it?
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It was was in the 105-110 range. Could have been hotter, but that was plenty for me. AC did ok, mid day inside the coach it got as high as 88 but once the sun went down it cooled right off to low 70's inside. On the road during mid day the engine never got over 204 climbing grades.
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After two hot days in the desert ....I would like to find a way to disable the entry steps in the stored position....
Just curiosity on my part. Why do you want to disable the entry steps?


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Overall it was a great way to spend some vacation time I did not miss the hotel beds, fast food and public restrooms one little bit.
That rates very near the top of the list as to why I travel by RV instead of any other means and if you add in the two dogs to the equation, it moves it up even higher on the list. Made one trip cross trip cross cuntry in '85. Lord willing, never again.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=mustang652;941761]Just curiosity on my part. Why do you want to disable the entry steps?

When parked next to a high curb, like in front of my house, the steps only crash in to the curb when deployed. I think it would be better in that situation to just leave them stored.
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To disable the steps on my coach I simply use the engine battery disconnect switch. My steps get their power from there.
So try retracting the steps and then use the battery disconnect switch.

My switch is located in the lower forward bay.
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Hummm---my steps will stay retracted using the deploy switch----after they go out just retract them and they might just stay up---mine do/does/will/has before-----?
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