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Old 09-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #15
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I got a big chuckle of of the comment to check for moisture in the distributor. We haven't had rain in Texas for so long that the catfish are being dusted for ticks.

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Being in NC I forget the climate is so different across the country. However, moisture only needs temp differential & the cap being loose creates a nonsealed cavity for moisture to develop. A cool night & a hot engine???, But you probably haven't seen a cool night since last febuary. any how glad is was an easy fix & they are hopefully enjoying thier weekend. I however have been at work since yesterday morning & don't finish up until tomorrow afternoon. Then off to see the DW in the Pisgah National Forest for 2 days!!!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #16
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Sounds like quite the ordeal. Glad it turned out to be something minor. Have a great weekend. Wish I was out camping this weekend.

I'd llike to hear more about why you say the fridge is on it's last legs.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #17
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Being stranded alongside the road with most tow companies unable to tow a M/H sure does make one wonder about life...

There are no absolutes in life, suck all you can out of each day and try to make a difference in someones life everyday !

I do not suffer from mental illness but rather enjoy it daily !
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:56 AM   #18
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We love these folks in East Texas. The young fella that diagnosed the bad ignition switch (and got us going in jig time by wiring around it) told me "We-ell, if you folks get into any trouble, just give me a call any time; Livingston ain't that far. I'll be home all weekend"

It's 120 miles from Marshall to Livingston, on a major holiday weekend.

We were really blessed, and I know it, both with the helpful tow truck driver and the able young mechanic. Coach-Net, not so much...

Replacing an ignition switch is hopefully not a challenge and I can do that after the holiday.

The reefer has cooled back down to an acceptable level (the temps here in Livingston are way down too- 70s and 80s with a light rain yesterday and this morning) but I'm guessing we may be at the end of its life cycle. The freezer is staying cold OK, but the refrigerator portion is struggling to keep it in the 40s. Had to throw out all the milk and meat we had inside, and milk is over $5/gal here

I have another little stack fan I can wire in (I already have two 4" computer fans up there) and I'll swap out the little blue ebay fridge fan inside with the better 20cfm black fan. Both should help a bit.

Oddly, the reefer vent on the roof blew off at some point in the last few hundred miles, I discovered this morning. We'd recently been debating replacing the vent cover only because it was old and ugly (previous owner had slopped some weird goop all over it) but had decided not to, since there has to be SOME limit to how much cash we pour into this baby

That's a joke, of course- there is clearly no limit to how much money we will spend, at least until we are scraping the bottom of the money pot.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:58 AM   #19
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And here's hoping everyone has a relaxing Labor Day weekend, without too much labor!
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We love these folks in East Texas. The young fella that diagnosed the bad ignition switch (and got us going in jig time by wiring around it) told me "We-ell, if you folks get into any trouble, just give me a call any time; Livingston ain't that far. I'll be home all weekend"

It's 120 miles from Marshall to Livingston, on a major holiday weekend.
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Texas travelers measure point to point by the amount of time it takes them to get there. If someone asks me how far it is from Houston to Austin, we don't tell them "about 160 miles," we say, "about 2-1/2 -3 hours. Heck folks from Houston will take a Friday or Saturday night trip just to party, and come back home the same night. Like askin' how far from Houston to El Paso. The answer is, "About a day."

Now that they raised the speed limit in Texas, it may be a tad shorter, maybe.

Sorry about all the delay, but happy you got it fixed on sailor's pay.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #21
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We "go out for dinner" at least once each spring, driving down to San Antonio to see the wildflowers and eat at the Casa del Rio on the Riverwalk. It's only 250 miles...

Now, I wonder if your ignition switch is the one in the column, or the one at the base of the column. Or do you have an old enough vehicle that there's a switch on the dash?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:53 AM   #22
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We did replace the ignition switch (on the dash) with no trouble- it popped out just as advertised. We had to do a little searching through various switches since there were no part #s on the old one and The Book showed an incorrect pn for our year.

Now, on to other repairs...
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glad to hear senior cheif im in henderson next to marshal for the rest of the week. that said i went by my lake lot on cedar creek and found people are camping there with many bon fires now i need to contact the HOA
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glad to hear senior cheif im in henderson next to marshal for the rest of the week. that said i went by my lake lot on cedar creek and found people are camping there with many bon fires now i need to contact the HOA
Don't contact the HOA, contact the police. There is practically a state wide burn ban. Put the bon-fires out and then deal with the poachers...please!!! Our state is burning.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:25 PM   #25
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If its posted land, then call the police to remove them... If there is a fire ban too, they will be fined.. If you dont, someone could think you are having the fires and report you, or you at least gave permission.
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We've been frustrated by that "no cell service" issue every time we've gone out, this season and last. Even at a CG just 7 miles from Bellingham - no service. Other folks are on their mobiles all the time.

We finally started to ask which carrier they were with. Replies were about 80% Verizon and the rest ATT. We were with Virgin Mobile, who use Sprint towers. Our daughter has a Verizon family plane and had one open slot, so we switched. It will be interesting to see how much improvement we get.
I used to have T-Mobile, at work if I was sitting at my desk I had no service, I had to go over to a window. Now we have Verizon, I can get service at the desk, in the elevators and even in the basement at work. I'm VERY pleased with the Verizon coverage. Did have trouble getting service on the cruise ship going to Alaska though!
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i plan to get posted signs up my other plan is i checked out (pine garden rv park in tool texas) it in walking distance for $225 a month + elect that way i can go on weekends.that said when i get home the water pump job gets back in gear
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The reefer has cooled back down to an acceptable level....
Oddly, the reefer vent on the roof blew off at some point in the last few hundred miles, I discovered this morning....
I'd suggest taking a climb up there with a flashlight to see if any enterprising critters have built a nest in the vent to block the air circulation. At least hit it with the vacuum (Dust and cobwebs are insulators..) and replace the cover and the screen if it blew off, too.
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