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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-18-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,179
Posted By SSteve
Brandon, Thanks much for the info. Well...

Brandon,

Thanks much for the info. Well described--I understand exactly what you mean.

I decided to do a little knuckle busting before going out to buy a jumper box.

I had enough motor...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,179
Posted By SSteve
Hey Brandon, Have you had a chance to...

Hey Brandon,

Have you had a chance to duplicate your mobile tech's jumper magic? I've just come up with the same issue. I'm in no rush, so I'm looking, testing and learning. I'd love to see...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,320
Posted By SSteve
I neglected to mention I fueled in the RV...

I neglected to mention I fueled in the RV lanes.:facepalm:

Steve
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-20-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By SSteve
Hot melt window sealant

Fleetwood used a hot melt sealant (translucent, off-yellow, hard set) instead of a silicone type along the exterior top and sides of my windows. It was also used around the porch light and entry...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,320
Posted By SSteve
Update I successfully used my old Flying J...

Update

I successfully used my old Flying J RV Real Value Member (non-credit type) card at the FJ in Lordsburg, NM and got $.05 discount.

Also successfully used my Good Sam Swipe and Save card...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,320
Posted By SSteve
Ray, I see you said there is no pump start...

Ray,

I see you said there is no pump start with the Swipe & Save in the truck lanes. Do you know if it works in the RV lanes (where available) if you follow up the Swipe & save with a credit...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By SSteve
Thanks Doggy but, I'm with Directv. Steve

Thanks Doggy but, I'm with Directv.

Steve
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-07-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By SSteve
If you haven't already, you might search your...

If you haven't already, you might search your computer for 'bookmarks*.json'.

The asterisk will let you find all files available. The json file extension should be peculiar to Firefox so, you...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By SSteve
How's it going Wagonmaster?

How's it going Wagonmaster?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By SSteve
BTW

Hey Wagonmaster,

What's the story behind your "XPCOM" issue?

Steve
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By SSteve
My Vista is a bit dusty (DW says so anyway) but,...

My Vista is a bit dusty (DW says so anyway) but, try this.

Restart your system.

Immediately start tapping the F8 key about twice a second. Don't wait to see anything. Just tap. And keep...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By SSteve
KVH R4 Dome doesn't work when it is hot outside

My KVH R4 satellite dish (with a black dome), that I've been (mostly) happy with, has developed a problem with heat.

One day, sometime in the afternoon last summer, the dish began searching for a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By SSteve
I'm not going to swear it will work but, once or...

I'm not going to swear it will work but, once or twice I've found a greater selection of Restore times using System Restore in Safe Mode.

Might be worth a try.

Steve
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
Hooligan, Thanks much for that relevant...

Hooligan,

Thanks much for that relevant reply to my post!!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
Pilot, not Flying J--another try

Since my last post on this topic took on a life of it's own, I'm going to try again.

I'm trying to find how to work the pumps at a Pilot truck lane using my RV Real Value Member card an a NON...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
An excerpt from the original post... "IIRC,...

An excerpt from the original post...

"IIRC, the sequence of events (Member card/Credit card) are different between RV and truck lanes. Once upon a time, a Pilot/FJ rep contributed to this forum...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
"I've tried using the slot on the truck pump, but...

"I've tried using the slot on the truck pump, but I believe it asks for an I.C.C. number or some such. I don't have a security number on my CC that I know of. I always go inside. Stretching my legs...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
I'm pretty sure the security number the pump asks...

I'm pretty sure the security number the pump asks for concerns the PLUS Credit Card, not the Real Value Member card.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
Thanks. I forgot to mention that I don't...

Thanks.

I forgot to mention that I don't want to go inside. The 5% discount I get on my CC only works if I pay at the pump.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,204
Posted By SSteve
Pilot, not Flying J

I've been searching high and low for a few hours trying to find how to work the pumps at a Pilot truck lane.

I have an RV Real Value Member card which has worked well at Flying J's RV lanes, but...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By SSteve
Thanks, for the info and advice! Steve

Thanks, for the info and advice!

Steve
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By SSteve
Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA to Port Townsend

Has anyone taken the ferry from Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA to Port Townsend, in a 40 foot MH plus towed?

If so, how did it go?

Looking to do it in late July. Seems it will save much fuel...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-25-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By SSteve
Fire Up, It's good to be the King--er--I...

Fire Up,

It's good to be the King--er--I mean have a good shop and tools. Nice concrete floor, work bench and, I assume, a big honkin' air compressor and impact driver. All are on my Christmas...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-24-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By SSteve
Hooligan, Thanks for the reply. I did...

Hooligan,

Thanks for the reply.

I did the search last week. Didn't find anything that matched my problem. That's why I started this thread.

Thanks also for the link to Oemy's. I'll look a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By SSteve
Any suggestions on where to begin? At this time,...

Any suggestions on where to begin? At this time, getting a "tech" involved is not an option.

No Check Engine light issue, just ABS.

Steve
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By SSteve
Let me clarify my original post. After the...

Let me clarify my original post.

After the first engine start, all is normal, i.e. the ABS light is on momentarily, then extinguishes. Only after I put the trans in drive AND begin to roll does...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By SSteve
ABS light oddity

I'm having a curious issue with my ABS system. Here's what is happening...

Start engine. ABS light is not on.
Start to roll. ABS light comes on.

Stop engine for a few seconds.

Start...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
Just an update. We got back on the road...

Just an update.

We got back on the road yesterday. Alas, I forgot about the pac brake for the first 20 miles. I missed many opportunities to test it. After remembering, the next chance to test...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
OH yeah! Real strong spring. But, there was no...

OH yeah! Real strong spring. But, there was no roughness in the movement. I was expecting the assembly to be seized up.

Steve
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-24-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By SSteve
Directv DVR

Has anyone bought a Directv Model R16-300 DVR through another source and moved the current "ID card" from the old to the new? Did it work?

I have said DVR. It is 3+ years old and I'd like to get...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-24-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
Tony, Right you are! That's actually...

Tony,

Right you are!

That's actually how I found the REAL cause. After reading another post about engine brake failures, I learned the brake requires periodic lubrication. I obtained a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
We're hitting the road in 10 or so days, so I'll...

We're hitting the road in 10 or so days, so I'll get the opportunity to try the now functional (hopefully) pac-brake. Now I know what to look for.

Thanks much for helpful info!
Steve
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-22-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
1cinderdog, That's seems to be EXACTLY what...

1cinderdog,

That's seems to be EXACTLY what I was experiencing.

But, the more I think about it, it seems the engine (or pac) brake should function regardless of MPH. The transmission has to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-22-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By SSteve
Engine brake disabled

I recently discovered my engine brake was not working, and I suspect it never has worked. The electrical connector for the brake air solenoid was not (and it looks like was never) connected to it's...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-24-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 131,365
Posted By SSteve
I'm currently installing a residential fridge. ...

I'm currently installing a residential fridge. Since venting to the exterior is no longer required, I want to block the vents.

I'd love to hear the methods those of you who chose to seal the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By SSteve
Joe, I re-read my question to you and saw I...

Joe,

I re-read my question to you and saw I didn't do a very good job.

To recap the events...
Found two sizable bits of a gasket in two of the oil filter inlet holes.
When CAT replaced the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 558,164
Posted By SSteve
Back to the OP......... There's been a time...

Back to the OP.........

There's been a time or two where stopping for a night at Walmart would seem to be a good solution for a nights accommodation. We've never done it and try to plan so it's...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-15-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By SSteve
TooTallTrucks (can I call you T3), As soon...

TooTallTrucks (can I call you T3),

As soon as the CAT boys said "Oil Cooler Gasket", one of my major freak-out moments (there were several) was oil in the coolant and vice-versa. As soon as they...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 05-09-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By SSteve
We've the same Goodyear G670RV's (save one) the...

We've the same Goodyear G670RV's (save one) the coach was delivered with. We've had cuts and punctures, but none were the fault of the Goodyears. We're happy with them and after 30K miles, they...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-01-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By SSteve
KVH cleaning and dusting

Just want to pass on a little info...

We have a KVH TracVision R4SL and a Directv 2 channel DVR. Everything has worked well (more or less) for the last 3 years.

Recently, we experienced an...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-26-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By SSteve
Skip, I'll be certain to keep the records....

Skip,

I'll be certain to keep the records.

To be honest, I don't know what they checked. The Tech did do a good job cleaning things up for reassembly, so I can only hope he checked the...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By SSteve
UPDATE Yesterday, after a 2+ hour drive, we...

UPDATE

Yesterday, after a 2+ hour drive, we were backing into our site. On a whim, I used Mr_D's suggestion, but only for 10 or so seconds. Lo and behold, the transmission spoke to me. First, I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,279
Posted By SSteve
usmade56, Do you still have the Thetford...

usmade56,

Do you still have the Thetford part #?

The seal in my 210 is quickly becoming incontinent. I saw that the original seal has been discontinued and was preparing to buy the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-17-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By SSteve
You might look at the portable "Uniflame" at...

You might look at the portable "Uniflame" at Walmart. I've had Colemans and Webers and wasn't too impressed, but I've been very happy with this grill.

It costs $20.

It takes near gale-force...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,548
Posted By SSteve
After a day or two getting the warranty info...

After a day or two getting the warranty info straight between Fleetwood and Freightliner, then Freightliner and CATand after a missed FAX or so, made an appointment at the suggested CAT Service...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By SSteve
Trans won't talk to me

I recently changed trans fluid and filters in my Allison 3000MH.

The controller won't talk to me. When I try to check the oil level, all it says is "ol 70" (oil not hot enough). Even after a 3...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-12-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By SSteve
2000 Damon, What happened next?? Steve

2000 Damon,

What happened next??

Steve
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-30-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By SSteve
If you call the CAT RV Hotline at 877 777 3126,...

If you call the CAT RV Hotline at 877 777 3126, they'll help you out.

Steve
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,392
Posted By SSteve
We'd planned to zig-zag our way from southern to...

We'd planned to zig-zag our way from southern to northern CA on our way to OR. Diesel prices in CA look to be 20 to 40 cents a gallon more than in AZ or NV. So, we're going to stay in AZ and NV as...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By SSteve
We belong to an RV Park membership scheme which...

We belong to an RV Park membership scheme which shall remain nameless.

In our experience, there are a few members who do well and have recouped much of the money they paid up-front. We're not...
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