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Old 02-23-2021, 07:14 PM   #20889
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Hi all,
Been busy here, a lot to share when I have some breathing room. Just wanted to chime in on RonS' braking woes....
Ron, has the steering wheel shaft/linkage/gears, etc all been examined? Does your coach have independent front suspension? If so, what about the pivots/bearings/etc....how about the mounts etc for the brake assembly themselves.....or bushings out of round anywhere in the front end on anything that turns, pivots, or moves?
In my imagination, something somewhere has to be loose or out of tolerance. I might be off in left field too. But it's more points for consideration anyway.
Hope everyone is well, catch up with you all soon. Welcome to newcomers here, bye for now.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:38 PM   #20890
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Bill, everything is supposed to have been checked, inspected. Solid axle front suspension. I am going to see if I can get out on the freeway and have a spotter with me to check for anything that looks out of balance when braking. Will contact shop and go back when I get thru checking myself. Thanks.


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Old 02-24-2021, 04:04 AM   #20891
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Poured first cup of coffee. 31 with cloudy skies this morning. Heading to 44 with mix of sun and clouds. Yesterday high of 47 when sun was out clear a lot of snow of open areas. Should see a lot more melting today. Got at my taxes yesterday. No pleasure in that. I owe Uncle $$$. Will go over it again before sending any $. NO rush to file. Going to get a haircut today. First since before Thanksgiving.
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RonS, No help from me on brake problems. Sure hope reason is found for problem.

Gordon, I always thought having a mini excavator would be a nice tools to have.. But I have dug all the holes I need around my place with my tractor backhoe.

Llyod, a site with room for all that you bring to AZ.

Jeff, hope test run went well.

Popeye, I think you are right about fat birds. Bought another 100 lbs of bird seed yesterday.

Everyone stay safe and healthy.

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popey, my problem is the console top is cracked two ways from the knob and on the end. I'd like to remove just that portion of the top and install a custom made part that is thicker/stronger. I don't know if the thickness would allow the knob enough travel.


Ron, maybe you should have someone ride in the rear to experience the shaking. I know you believe the shaking is in the front and may very well be. But, it never hurts to check from other positions. Your checker on the freeway might need to be directly ahead of you to see the wobble more clearly.


This probably won't help but I'll tell you anyhow. I used to tow a VW bug. As I started off towing it, the front wheels would wobble pretty badly. If I slowed to a very low speed and then accelerated, it would stop wobbling. I hooked a bungee cord to the steering wheel and the door and it never wobbled again. I discovered, the steering damper on the front end was shot. I replaced it and never used the bungee cord again and it tows great to this very day. Those front end parts can fool you. Maybe a front end mechanic should check every moving front end part.
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Good luck on the test cruise.

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I'd have to look at the switches .
Are they the rectangular ones that press fit ?those might not grip a thicker panel enough to stay put without locking in with goop or something similar.

I guess that the panel plastic was probably stressed by abuse ??And would be sufficient at the thickness it is now if need be.
Upgrading from plexi to lexan would be a more durable fix too.




35* right now and I see the orb ???????????????? Whaaaaaaaat ?










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Good Morning;
Well motivation exceeded procrastination and I got the tractor and chainsaw out. Sharpened the chain with the handy dandy chain sharpening guide I recently purchased, mixed up some gasoline/oil mixture and fueled the saw, topped up the chain oil and headed out.

What started out as what I thought was a couple hour quick job became a pipe dream as I approached the said trees. First they got rapidly bigger as I approached them. What seemed as small bushes/trees from the house grew rapidly to towering forest giants as I approached the back of the yard. Manitoba maples with approximate 16" trunks quickly became a day long (not finished yet) job. Have at least another full day of cutting and hauling. The burning pile is getting to be large and the number of rounds of wood for the fire place is going to be sufficient for a long while.

Off to do battle with the remainder of the trees.

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Old 02-24-2021, 02:14 PM   #20895
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Expecting to to out into the desert camping near Florence AZ Mar 20, leaving the dry camping spot on the 24th. My son and his family are going on a road trip to Las Vegas and will stay 4 nights in Lake Havasu starting Mar 26th. Thinking I will need a camping spot in Phoenix for a few nights and then go on to Lake Havasu for a few nights. Anyone have a recommendation for places to stay in Phoenix or Lake Havasu?


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Old 02-24-2021, 07:26 PM   #20896
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Feeling good and confident

Hi everyone. Thanks for the well wish on test drive. Everything went well. After 100 miles Toad and all brakes, everything seemed fine. Can't wait to get out of here and hit the road. Looks like Friday will be the day. Time to head south. You all be safe out there.
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Vet visit

Adelle was crying in pain when she tried to eat. Didn't eat for two days. She was so well hidden in the attic we couldn't bring her in on Monday. She was seen on Tuesday. Her treatment plan is to get a cortisone shot next month. That will make 3 shots. She has been sleeping on the couch. This is unusual for her. DH gave her some tuna water. She laped this up. Tonight she ate soft cat treats and dry food. No more crying. If she continues to have problems she will need to have the remaining teeth extracted. The vet even commented on our expensive cats. They take turns going to the vet. Best part about cats is they don't talk back!! Love it,all the snow is melting. Take care Ann
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:04 AM   #20898
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We are having a heat wave a tropical heat wave.
Mid 30ties and that is above zero.
Our turkey clan s up to 28 birds. We now have a fox too. Been here 60 plus Years never seen onne then again never seen turkey s either.
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Coffee is done brewing. 23 with clear skies this morning. Heading to 39 with mix of sun and clouds. Feels good to have my hair cut. Do not need to keep pushing it out of my eyes. Did laundry after I got home. Need to fold and put away today. No other plans.
Up way to early today. May be the almost full moon.


Tim, fire looks comfortable. I get turkeys here. Have not seen a fox in years. Coyotes may have run them off.

Ann, hope you cats get better.

RonS, never stayed in Phoenix. Always stayed in East Valley in Mesa.

Jeff, good that test run went well.

Gordon, be careful taking trees down.

Popeye, enjoy the sun.

Everyone stay heathy and safe.

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Good morning everyone. Today weather will be low 70's with very strong winds. Frank and I are going to Mexico this morning. I need to get new glasses. We plan on breakfast at the casino on road to Algodones first.


Frank suggested yesterday a way to determine if brake issue on Monaco coach is front or rear. We will back off slack adjusters on rear so that we only have front brakes and then do a test drive. Will be good to know which end is the problem. Sure feels like the front but we have been working on the front for several years and problem still exists. Maybe get that done today. Tomorrow is a wheeling day and Saturday we are going to Lloyd and Deb's new place for dinner.



Been trying to get on a list for the Covid vaccine here. Hopeful. Hope to be able to visit son and his family at end of March in Lake Havasu so really need to git r dun.


Time to get things sorted here. Leaving for Mexico in a little over an hour. Everyone stay safe.


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Good morning all!

As RonS said, 57* headed for 70* and a very windy day. Wind woke me early.

Nice Jeep run yesterday, I left Rubi home and rode in the Liberty. We ran into some pretty challenging stuff,,,, too easy in the Liberty. Fuel Injection working really well... everything on the car working well. Rear suspension needs a little tuning, after the run we went back to the shop and did a little planing on that.

We go again tomorrow, I am leading one my my favorite harder rides,,,, Ferguson Lake. Has everything except mud! Very few dull moments.

RonS, did you mean to say where to stay in Vegas and Havasu?

Frustrated..... ordered a nice jacket from Amazon had it shipped to daughter. She did some embroidery work on it and shipped it priority mail to me. It went from our little home town post office to Charlotte, where it has been sitting for 7 days. Called post office (1hour 49min wait for someone to ans) and they didn't have anymore info than I do. Must wait till March 10th to file a claim. Arrgh!!!

Gordon, life of a lumber jack is a tough one!!! Perhaps you should consider a portable sawmill?

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