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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-17-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By al2ride
LOL. While I was going through that one skinny...

LOL. While I was going through that one skinny road, I passed a couple of people hanging out in their porch looking at me like I was out of this planet. It probably reminded them of the movie RV.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By al2ride
I did. Explained the whole thing and their...

I did. Explained the whole thing and their response was a link to their store so that I could buy a new charger. I don't think they read a word I wrote :(


Between this product and the TST TPMS...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 03-15-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,666
Posted By al2ride
I have and have had a tuner in just about every...

I have and have had a tuner in just about every vehicle and never a problem when you take it in for maintenance as long as you change the tune back to stock. It's not because they can tell it has a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-15-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By al2ride
Rand McNally TripMaker Horrible Experience

I can't believe that after two seasons of nothing but bad experiences it is finally dead. I have to admit that I will never forget the time it told me to take this one road that went on for 10 miles...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-26-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By al2ride
Central Florida Campground Options

We are relocating to central Florida from Ohio and would like to know of a good campsite in the central FL area.

We need a place for my wife to stay by herself for a couple of months until we...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
So you are the reason for the timer! Good deal.

So you are the reason for the timer! Good deal.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-19-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
It just hooks up to 12 volts. I installed a dead...

It just hooks up to 12 volts. I installed a dead pedal type of bracket with the push button switch in the middle. The fuse box was a few inches away and that's where I grabbed power from.

It...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-17-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
It sounds like you have two things going on. ...

It sounds like you have two things going on. One, is loose steering, and the other is getting pushed around by winds. Fix your loose steering first and then deal with something to help with winds. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-13-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,424
Posted By al2ride
We used it once to wash our dog's feet. Then I...

We used it once to wash our dog's feet. Then I had to carry her all the way around to the front door (she weighs 80 lbs.). That was the first and last time we used it. I removed the hose since it...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By al2ride
Thanks for the link. We have apps, good sam,...

Thanks for the link. We have apps, good sam, etc. They all help.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-11-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By al2ride
Thanks for the reply. Oh, you brought back many...

Thanks for the reply. Oh, you brought back many memories at the beach. I actually grew up in Houston and why we are heading down to see my Dad and brother. We won't be doing any exploring there...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-10-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
I spoke with the head engineer and he explained...

I spoke with the head engineer and he explained what the problem was and the fix. All of the ones out there for sale have the retrofitted part.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-09-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
I think they all get blown around especially the...

I think they all get blown around especially the older they get since things get worn out a bit. Not sure what's on yours, but what you want is one that provides a centering force. Basically, a...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
Didn't mean to come across rude, I just hate when...

Didn't mean to come across rude, I just hate when shops take advantage of people. I'm the type that if you bring it over to my house, I'll fix it for you. These shops see you pull up in a nice...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By al2ride
OH to TX - Off Road Places

I finally got around to making my Jeep into a Toad and we have two upcoming trips this year so far. One in March to take the kids to Disney World and get down there as quickly as possible...probably...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,723
Posted By al2ride
I haven't looked at it, but I think the vantage...

I haven't looked at it, but I think the vantage tells you more details and allows you to adjust sensitivity. On the classic, you have to set the sensitivity at the unit, but once you know what...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-07-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
They took your for a ride. All they had to do is...

They took your for a ride. All they had to do is loosen the clamp, do the alignment, recenter the piston, and re tighten the clamp. The alignment has nothing to do with the trucenter except after...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,723
Posted By al2ride
250 dollars? I bought an entire new unit with...

250 dollars? I bought an entire new unit with remote for 500 bucks. Keep an eye on ebay and craigslist. To be honest, they are one of those things nice to have, but not a a must have. If it's not...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-07-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,933
Posted By al2ride
Just get the trucenter and don't look back. ...

Just get the trucenter and don't look back.

I have come to the conclusion that you can't get rid of the initial wind jolt. The only thing that gets rid of it, it's time behind the wheel as you...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By al2ride
I did think about taking the Mig to it, but I...

I did think about taking the Mig to it, but I think it's overkill. The kit has whiz nuts which are torqued and on top of that I used red loctite. Before those come lose some other weaker link would...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By al2ride
Thanks for the replies and photos. Don't know if...

Thanks for the replies and photos. Don't know if I can double loop, but the zip ties sound like a good idea. I just don't want it flopping all over the place especially when we go wheeling.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By al2ride
Jeep Baseplate Safety Cables

I'd like to know how some of you have installed the break away cables on your Jeeps. I just installed a Blue Ox baseplate on my 14 Jeep Wrangler and still need to install the cables that go around...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By al2ride
Thanks for the reply. You have the same Blue Ox...

Thanks for the reply. You have the same Blue Ox base plate that I have, but I went with the Hopkins 56200 wiring kit since I liked the 4-flat better than the round connector up front. I really...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By al2ride
Toad Coiled Cable Options

I finally got around to getting all of the necessary stuff to make My Jeep a Toad and I got everything but an adapter cable from the motor home to the Jeep. The motor home has a 7 blade output and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By al2ride
Buy it as part of the deal and you will save...

Buy it as part of the deal and you will save money. Get as long as you can get if you plan on keeping it for a while. It will pay for itself. A rooftop AC replacement alone is about 800. Then...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By al2ride
I've had nothing but issues with the TST system. ...

I've had nothing but issues with the TST system. It does work, but it has a mind of it's own.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By al2ride
I believe it's a Brisk II without heat pump. The...

I believe it's a Brisk II without heat pump. The evaporator is not getting cold at all except for two thinner lines that go into it. Do these have an expansion valve? I can feel the return line to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By al2ride
Dometic AC T-Shooting

I can fix just about anything related to a car's AC, but these Dometic units are different.

One of my rooftop units is not blowing cold air. I took the covers apart and the compressor is...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,366
Posted By al2ride
Which extended end links did you use? If you...

Which extended end links did you use? If you installed Hellwigs, did you use the Hellwig bolts?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By al2ride
Camping Suggestions for Upcoming Weekend

DW has Thursday and Friday off and the kids are with Gma in FL. We had planned on white water rafting in WV but the place doesn't have any RV spots left...we waited too long.

Looking for a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-14-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By al2ride
Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out.

Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By al2ride
Buying a New Toad - Suggestions for Gear

We are getting a 14 Wrangler Unlimited for our toad and would like advice on what we are going to need to tow it with our coach.

I like Blue Ox products since we have their Trac Bar and Tru...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 1,606,155
Posted By al2ride
Keep the original ones for now to see if you like...

Keep the original ones for now to see if you like the ride. If it improves it, pretty sure it will, you can then see about longer links if the bar hits the leaf springs.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,366
Posted By al2ride
Ours is skinny, fully loaded, and recommended...

Ours is skinny, fully loaded, and recommended tire pressures set by the manufacturer is way too low. If I set it by their standards I get a lot of sidewall sway...I think that's what it's called. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,366
Posted By al2ride
I will also be getting rears in the future and...

I will also be getting rears in the future and most likely Konis since they've done wonders in the front end....unless, you report that the Magnums are better. Looking forward to your post.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By al2ride
We don't have a DP, but in our gasser the...

We don't have a DP, but in our gasser the TruCenter is a must have.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 1,606,155
Posted By al2ride
You only need to extend the front end links, not...

You only need to extend the front end links, not the rears. I did a lot of research and waited until taking the plunge on a steering stabilizer. I'm glad I went with the TruCenter. Being able to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 1,606,155
Posted By al2ride
I hear ya! I'm still waiting to free up some...

I hear ya! I'm still waiting to free up some funds to get the rears. DW wasn't too happy with the cost for the TruCenter...which BTW, worth every penny.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,430
Posted By al2ride
Sorry to hear that. Have you considered...

Sorry to hear that. Have you considered something like the Steer Safe?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By al2ride
I think it has to do with how the mirrors are...

I think it has to do with how the mirrors are installed. No blind spots in ours with the lower mirror. That's the only mirror I use unless I want to see who is behind me, then the upper mirror...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By al2ride
Well, I'll start with saying side cameras are a...

Well, I'll start with saying side cameras are a waste of money. Our 2014 came with them and initially we were like WOW! Have never used them.

I think you have to install the trigger wires to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 1,606,155
Posted By al2ride
Have you ordered the Koni shocks yet? That's...

Have you ordered the Koni shocks yet? That's what is going to give you a better ride. Poop or get off the pot :D
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-03-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 1,606,155
Posted By al2ride
I also have the 19.5 and love them. I think the...

I also have the 19.5 and love them. I think the bigger tires are needed for heavier frames. I also like the fact that when it's time to replace them, it's cheaper.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By al2ride
Makes sense. Mine is a 2012 and technically not...

Makes sense. Mine is a 2012 and technically not a Dodge even though one of the rubber inserts on the dash has Dodge on it. In most online part places you have to search for Ram instead of Dodge.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By al2ride
Is it a Ram 1500? Ever since they stopped using...

Is it a Ram 1500? Ever since they stopped using rear leaf springs, they are really soft in the back. You may need airbags or similar. BTW, I can't remember after what year, but Ram trucks are no...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By al2ride
We are at Ft. Wilderness as we speak/type and...

We are at Ft. Wilderness as we speak/type and have seen a lot of those characters on RVs. It may or may not be tacky, but who cares, the kids love it and that's what it is all about.

We were...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By al2ride
Good to know, thanks. I wonder if it's worth...

Good to know, thanks. I wonder if it's worth hooking up a switch that will provide 12v directly to the clutch to make it rotate the shaft for a short period of time in order to lube the seal.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By al2ride
Apparently, the main seal leaks from lack of...

Apparently, the main seal leaks from lack of usage. I go out and turn everything on every week or two even during winterization.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By al2ride
I don't know about the starters, but the AC...

I don't know about the starters, but the AC compressors don't last that long.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By al2ride
That looks good, I like it.

That looks good, I like it.
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