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Old 03-24-2020, 01:12 PM   #43
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Reading Manuals

Since I have more time on my hands I'm re-reading my manuals. Its amazing what I had forgotten and what was different between this DP and former DP.

So much to learn.

In addition, spending time trying to locate ways to assist our full time brethren with sites. Local hosting seems to present too many barriers but some are reporting Arizona CGs are still open and have sites available. Good to know.


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Old 03-24-2020, 02:07 PM   #44
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We're driving the heck out of our motorhome, trying to get from Florida to Nevada to see my dying father. This COVID-19 thing isn't making it any easier.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:16 PM   #45
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We're driving the heck out of our motorhome, trying to get from Florida to Nevada to see my dying father. This COVID-19 thing isn't making it any easier.


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Old 03-24-2020, 04:29 PM   #46
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Purchased a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer and plan to install that and also do the cheap handling fix this coming weekend.

Our FR3 30 DS is new with only 1200 miles. Before installing the steering stabilizer I took the coach to a local truck tire center that I've used in the past to get the front end aligned. The mechanic noticed excessive slop in the passenger side king pin and held up on the alignment. Being new and under warranty I had to take the coach to a Ford dealer to get it evaluated. The Ford mechanic acknowledged that the slop was in the up and down direction and not sideways so shims can be added to fix the problem.

Ford aligns the chassis but in transit things can happen. I've read many blogs on forums about new motorhomes needing front end alignment due to the shipping of the chassis and all that goes on while the unit is being built.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:56 PM   #47
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Considering changing the front shocks but a little hesitant since I've had my yearly maintenance completed. I'm not sure if I would need an alignment after changing shock. I have NO steering or tire wear issues. Thinking/hoping for a better ride.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:13 PM   #48
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:59 PM   #49
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Keeping busy in our 2002 Newmar Kountry Star

We have been making repairs on the vent fans. Got the bathroom fan working. Now realized the kitchen fan needs a fuse. No idea where to find the right fuse. Any suggestions......
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:42 PM   #50
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Purchased a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer and plan to install that and also do the cheap handling fix this coming weekend.

Our FR3 30 DS is new with only 1200 miles. Before installing the steering stabilizer I took the coach to a local truck tire center that I've used in the past to get the front end aligned. The mechanic noticed excessive slop in the passenger side king pin and held up on the alignment. Being new and under warranty I had to take the coach to a Ford dealer to get it evaluated. The Ford mechanic acknowledged that the slop was in the up and down direction and not sideways so shims can be added to fix the problem.

Ford aligns the chassis but in transit things can happen. I've read many blogs on forums about new motorhomes needing front end alignment due to the shipping of the chassis and all that goes on while the unit is being built.
After our first 3000 mile trip, I felt like our front end needed alignment. Was always fighting the steering on our new class c with e450 chassis. Found out the camber was off and the rear axle was crooked. So a full alignment was needed. Cost $475 to have it straightened out. But I haven't been able to drive it since completed with winter and now the virus shutdown. I hope it's better to drive now.
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:38 AM   #51
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Considering changing the front shocks but a little hesitant since I've had my yearly maintenance completed. I'm not sure if I would need an alignment after changing shock. I have NO steering or tire wear issues. Thinking/hoping for a better ride.
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Considering changing the front shocks but a little hesitant since I've had my yearly maintenance completed. I'm not sure if I would need an alignment after changing shock. I have NO steering or tire wear issues. Thinking/hoping for a better ride.
Changing the shocks will not effect wheel alignment.

Probably won't help ride either, unless they are bad. Read up on what shocks actually do.

https://www.motorweek.org/features/g...cks_and_struts
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:15 PM   #52
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Moved from our house 7 miles away to an RV Park on the east side of TUCSON. We are keeping our distance but get a couple hours of pickle ball in the morning.
We keep a safe distance and make sure that everyone complies or we lose the game. Work a little...walk the dogs and try not to be miserable.
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:01 PM   #53
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The best way to self-isolate is to camp, so we are using our Montana at select state parks in Georgia. We pick campgrounds with widely spaced campsites. Just got back home from one today and going again for several days next week. It has to be safer and definitely more fun than sitting in a home in a city!
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:01 PM   #54
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Ours, in the paint shop. Been there since January.
Booked. No hurry now.
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:27 PM   #55
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Finally took the time to hook up the water softener. Heard many rave reviews of the On the Go system and it lived up to them all. We thought we had good water at this camp. After about 10 min of setup we found out how much better the water can be
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Extended our stay at G.S.S.P. and absorbing the heat. Getting plenty of vitamin D. Not ready to head north yet ... AC can't keep up with the burning sun... But, not complaining..... 🏝
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