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Old 02-10-2015, 03:12 PM   #4677
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50' of warm white LED rope lights and an auto timer switch...

After giving others $#!T on another thread for leaving their rope lights on all night I learned that in the Arizona desert pack rats, also called wood rats, like to get into the underside of your rig and do a bunch of damage but they don't like light. So I shut my yapper, apologized to the world for my ignorance and joined the rope light ranks. I still dislike the really bright cool white LED's and I also placed mine underneath the coach, not around the outside, so minimal light pollution to the neighborhood.
We did that, placed all around the underneath of the rig. Sorry to say, it didn't work we still got the mice.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:15 AM   #4678
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Just got a mini Keurig so I don't have to tote the kitchen Keurig with me on weekend getways. I would rather just put water in it per use than have the big reservoir to worry about on the road.
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This past Sunday, I ordered an air compressor, air bags and a big sway bar for our 2003 F 53 chassis Flair. Should ride/drive a lot better now. I did the new Alcoa wheels and tires right after buying it. And now, 70 on the freeway, and it's smooth as a baby's bottom.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:50 AM   #4682
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We did that, placed all around the underneath of the rig. Sorry to say, it didn't work we still got the mice.
Bummer... might be time for you to get Pepper a feline friend.
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This past Sunday, I ordered an air compressor, air bags and a big sway bar for our 2003 F 53 chassis Flair. Should ride/drive a lot better now. I did the new Alcoa wheels and tires right after buying it. And now, 70 on the freeway, and it's smooth as a baby's bottom.
Do you have the 19.5 tires and wheels?
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Do you have the 19.5 tires and wheels?
Yes, and they (the steel wheels) were out of round when I bought the coach, and went to have them balanced. I got the rims off of an eBay vendor, and I think in the New England area. They were $1500 for 4, shipped to AZ. New steel 19.5 wheels were almost $300 each, for good ones, and I could see that.

I got Firestone tires, and I installed Centramatic balancers. I think it was worth every penny I spent.

Now if the air bags and sway bar help on the wandering, I'll be a very happy camper!!
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Bummer... might be time for you to get Pepper a feline friend.
Well, that would work. But since we are in the process of getting the house for sale and don't want to travel with a cat we will just keep putting traps out for now.
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Third brake light, to the tune of $104.00. This is the 2nd one we have bought. Seems to me that they should last longer with the LED's
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Third brake light, to the tune of $104.00. This is the 2nd one we have bought. Seems to me that they should last longer with the LED's
I think it depends on the quality of the splitter circuit.
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Yes, and they (the steel wheels) were out of round when I bought the coach, and went to have them balanced. I got the rims off of an eBay vendor, and I think in the New England area. They were $1500 for 4, shipped to AZ. New steel 19.5 wheels were almost $300 each, for good ones, and I could see that.

I got Firestone tires, and I installed Centramatic balancers. I think it was worth every penny I spent.

Now if the air bags and sway bar help on the wandering, I'll be a very happy camper!!
Could you please look up the dealer and part number for me. Ford had a problem with the rims in the 1999 time frame. They were made in Mexico and were spec. to be within 3 thousands of an inch. They were out of round and not in spec. but Ford shipped them anyway. I have been trying to find a replacement in a aluminum wheels for a while.
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Yes, and they (the steel wheels) were out of round when I bought the coach, and went to have them balanced. I got the rims off of an eBay vendor, and I think in the New England area. They were $1500 for 4, shipped to AZ. New steel 19.5 wheels were almost $300 each, for good ones, and I could see that.

I got Firestone tires, and I installed Centramatic balancers. I think it was worth every penny I spent.

Now if the air bags and sway bar help on the wandering, I'll be a very happy camper!!
So..tell me more about those Centramatic Balancers. I looked on Amazon and all I saw were ones for motorcycles. These are for the RV tires, correct?
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