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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-25-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By PbdBlue
I had this problem on my previous F53. It turned...

I had this problem on my previous F53. It turned out the starter would fail when it was hot. OK when cool. Had a few episodes in gas stations. Pull in during the middle of a trip. Engine hot, fill...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-19-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By PbdBlue
There are only 3. Left\Right ahead of the cat and...

There are only 3. Left\Right ahead of the cat and the third is in the top of the cat.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-16-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
I have an Iphone 6 tethered to a Beryl with no...

I have an Iphone 6 tethered to a Beryl with no issues. I have a 3 amp usb power module supplying the whole thing. Perhaps you have a power issue? Maybe an undersized supply?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-16-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,319
Posted By PbdBlue
FWIW - when my converter clogged it never threw a...

FWIW - when my converter clogged it never threw a code.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-16-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,319
Posted By PbdBlue
Notorious might be too harsh. Let's just say it's...

Notorious might be too harsh. Let's just say it's a common failure:)
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-15-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,319
Posted By PbdBlue
V-10 = No spark plug wires. Uses coil over packs....

V-10 = No spark plug wires. Uses coil over packs. Notorious for failing.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-14-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By PbdBlue
Only the cellular enabled Ipads have an onboard...

Only the cellular enabled Ipads have an onboard gps. The wifi only models do not.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,319
Posted By PbdBlue
And it's state dependent in some cases. In CA...

And it's state dependent in some cases. In CA emission warranty is 8yrs/80,000miles.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-13-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,319
Posted By PbdBlue
FWIW the converter on my 2014 F53 clogged at...

FWIW the converter on my 2014 F53 clogged at 22,00 miles. The symptoms were nothing like what you are experiencing. Mostly just a dramatic loss in power and fuel mileage. Ford replaced under warranty...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By PbdBlue
Onan 4000's are notorious for the carb getting...

Onan 4000's are notorious for the carb getting gummed up if they sit for a long time. Or possibly fuel pump, filter?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By PbdBlue
I'll throw one other possibility into the mix....

I'll throw one other possibility into the mix. Clogged\damaged catalytic converter. When my converter failed the symptoms were very similar (significantly decreased mileage and power). It did not...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-09-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By PbdBlue
Seems very reasonable to me. Surprisingly so for...

Seems very reasonable to me. Surprisingly so for a dealer.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-30-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By PbdBlue
A PF of .5 seems pretty excessive. Any modern TV...

A PF of .5 seems pretty excessive. Any modern TV is going to have a switching regulator in the power brick and they are generally very efficient. For reference my 40" Sony pulls about 7 amps with my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-21-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By PbdBlue
' Probably more to do with the backlighting...

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Probably more to do with the backlighting which is the biggest drain in most led tv's. I suspect the Jensen uses older more energy hungry tech.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-21-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By PbdBlue
Great to know but I think both of those have been...

Great to know but I think both of those have been discontinued. I have a smaller Samsung in the MH bedroom that I did the same thing with. I just hadn't found a big tv.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-20-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By PbdBlue
1st watts are watts regardless of voltage....

1st watts are watts regardless of voltage. Obviously if the voltage is different the amperage will also be accordingly. That said AFIK there are no 32" or larger tv's that use an external power...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-20-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,075
Posted By PbdBlue
11 million and dropping. They can't complete with...

11 million and dropping. They can't complete with internet streaming. Too much overhead (satellites, receiver boxes, etc) that the streaming providers don't need. The company will exist if they adapt...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-18-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,075
Posted By PbdBlue
In another 5 years Dish Network as we know it...

In another 5 years Dish Network as we know it will no longer exist. The handwriting is on the wall. If my Traveler dies and I can't repair it for a reasonable cost I'm not going to sink $$$ into...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-18-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
Maybe check if there are any firmware updates? I...

Maybe check if there are any firmware updates? I have a Beryl that was initially behaving erratically. Updated to the latest firmware and it has behaved well since.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-14-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By PbdBlue
It's not Dish or Direct's choice. It's a...

It's not Dish or Direct's choice. It's a government (FCC) requirement.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-11-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By PbdBlue
Agreed. Rear trac bar made a big improvement on...

Agreed. Rear trac bar made a big improvement on our rig to the point where there's very little if any push from passing semi's. Personally I don't think sway bar is the answer to passing trucks.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-31-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
Has anyone done the speed hack on a Pepwave Surf...

Has anyone done the speed hack on a Pepwave Surf SOHO router? Is it possible?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By PbdBlue
It's a well known Winnebago problem. Lot's of...

It's a well known Winnebago problem. Lot's of info out there but basically what's happened is that the windshield is glued to a steel frame covered by the rubber trim piece which is NOT a water seal....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-09-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By PbdBlue
I have added two. One in the electrical...

I have added two. One in the electrical compartment where I have my onboard air compressor mounted and one in the galley. There are 4 wires. Gnd, Start, Stop and Run Light. Just parallel the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By PbdBlue
Yep. Had that issue on my rig. Ran fine on the...

Yep. Had that issue on my rig. Ran fine on the flat but fell on it's face as soon as you start to climb a grade. No MIL light. If the rig is in limp mode the OD light will blink. Clogged converter...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-29-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,212
Posted By PbdBlue
Mostly it's about security. Anything older than...

Mostly it's about security. Anything older than Win 10 is pretty vulnerable. Win 11 adds TPM 2.0 which is a hardware security enhancement. Other than that it's a slightly different interface. I...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-29-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By PbdBlue
Agreed. There's enough similarity between the...

Agreed. There's enough similarity between the chassis that yet another sub-forum really isn't needed. It's not tough to sort through the posts pertinent to each variation. Even though I don't have...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By PbdBlue
Only the 12 and 13 are 5G. Just upgraded to a 13...

Only the 12 and 13 are 5G. Just upgraded to a 13 from my old 7. So far very impressed with the battery life. Get 5G here at the house. Speeds are about 50% faster than my 7bbut some of that could be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By PbdBlue
It's just a SPDT Momentary ON-OFF-ON switch with...

It's just a SPDT Momentary ON-OFF-ON switch with a light. Start and stop leads get grounded when the switch is pressed. Something like this should work.
...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,650
Posted By PbdBlue
On the E450/F53's I believe the downstream O2...

On the E450/F53's I believe the downstream O2 sensor is only to monitor the cat performance and has no effect on the mixture. The upstream O2 sensors do that.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-10-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
Well I can tell you that anywhere near Monument...

Well I can tell you that anywhere near Monument Valley is useless no matter what carrier you have. We're currently in Bluff and Verizon here is 3 bars of 1x - 3G extended service at best and unusable...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-23-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By PbdBlue
On my 2014 (not sure if yours is similar) the 40"...

On my 2014 (not sure if yours is similar) the 40" mid tv is held in by 4 bolts accessed by removing the wood trim frame that surrounds the tv. The front tv is bolted to a piece of plywood through the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-12-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By PbdBlue
It's a known Winnebago issue. If the J channel...

It's a known Winnebago issue. If the J channel seal is not maintained regularly water gets up under the fiberglass and the roof can de-bond. Owned two Winnebago's and was pretty vigilant about...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-03-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
It seems like the hack has suddenly stopped being...

It seems like the hack has suddenly stopped being very effective. 1 - 2 mb on Visable with hack. 17mb on my Verizon phone tethered to to same router. Eastern Sierra Nevada along hwy 395.
Forum: Going Green 07-19-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By PbdBlue
Anderson Power Pole connectors are rated for...

Anderson Power Pole connectors are rated for 10,000 connect\disconnects. I use both Anderson and SAE but for heavy use\high current applications in my experience Andersons are a better option. MC4...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-06-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
I just swapped the sim from an Android to an...

I just swapped the sim from an Android to an older Iphone. No issue and did not need to load the app. I think once the sim is activated in a phone you no longer need the app.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-06-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By PbdBlue
Like you I also went down this path. Started...

Like you I also went down this path. Started hauling my dirt bike on the back of my toad (Toyota Tacoma) and it worked fine but I didn't like having the bike on the back of the truck when just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,074
Posted By PbdBlue
Winnebago didn't use Ultraleather in the Vista....

Winnebago didn't use Ultraleather in the Vista. What you have is Austin Halo fabric. It has been used widely by many mfrs as it is much less expensive than UL. UL is a very high quality product with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-29-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By PbdBlue
It's still being offered. KDSS is available on...

It's still being offered. KDSS is available on the 2021 4 Runner.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 71,901
Posted By PbdBlue
Exactly. I was involved in the program to ISO...

Exactly. I was involved in the program to ISO certify the company I was working for at the time. ISO just means youíre following your written procedures. Has nothing to do with the actual quality of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-10-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 352,920
Posted By PbdBlue
Yep. Most of the time my speed is >5mps which is...

Yep. Most of the time my speed is >5mps which is adequate but occasionally find a weak\dead zone. Cellular is not a perfect technology.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-27-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By PbdBlue
It does have a tow\haul switch but it does not...

It does have a tow\haul switch but it does not lock out overdrive. Just changes the shifting pattern.
Forum: Going Green 05-22-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By PbdBlue
No snake oil. Just great products. Great quality,...

No snake oil. Just great products. Great quality, well designed, well integrated. After using their components for a couple of years I’m a loyal customer. Oh yeah and great customer service. I had a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By PbdBlue
There is no OD Off button on the 5 speed. 5 Star...

There is no OD Off button on the 5 speed. 5 Star Tune cures 90% of the weird shifting in the 5 speed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By PbdBlue
What band is the radio? GMRS, CB, etc. As...

What band is the radio? GMRS, CB, etc. As mentioned to use an antenna without a ground plane it must be a half wave antenna.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-18-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By PbdBlue
If you just put an O2 sensor in it's likely going...

If you just put an O2 sensor in it's likely going to throw a P0420 code. There are various techniques (extender, resistor\capacitor, etc) for spoofing the downstream O2 sensor. None that I know of...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-23-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By PbdBlue
I haven't found a satisfactory place in my rig so...

I haven't found a satisfactory place in my rig so I carry a truck tire plug kit and use a tire monitoring system. Hopefully I'll catch a slow leak and be able to plug it before it turns into a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-23-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By PbdBlue
On my rig it filters all the water feeding the...

On my rig it filters all the water feeding the coach. I installed a separate point of use drinking water filter downstream that feeds the ice maker and a spigot at the kitchen sink and use a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-15-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By PbdBlue
It seems that over 24" most tv's do not have a...

It seems that over 24" most tv's do not have a power brick. This is the 24" I put in the MH bedroom. I'm running it on a 12 - 19 volt dc-dc converter but have read it will run on 12 volts direct...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-11-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By PbdBlue
Thatís interesting. By far the majority of their...

Thatís interesting. By far the majority of their subscribers are streaming on smart tvís, fire stick, etc which do not contain a gps so Iím surprised they would take that approach.
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