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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By PirateCamper
That did it mate! Loosened the ground cleaned it...

That did it mate! Loosened the ground cleaned it off and tightened it back and she cranked right up! Thanks!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By PirateCamper
Will do. The house batteries I have now are...

Will do. The house batteries I have now are still under warranty. So I can get them replaced for free.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By PirateCamper
Electrical mystery

Sorry I've not been in here in a while. The RV has been fine. The air compressor system has been great. Not one single thing to complain about, until today. Last time we used it was July 3 rd &...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,524
Posted By PirateCamper
It's on the list!

It's on the list!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By PirateCamper
I chose this one because you can replace the...

I chose this one because you can replace the batteries yourself and you can adjust the air through the sensors. Not bad at around $300 It monitors temp and pressure. Major piece of mind while on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By PirateCamper
This is the one I'm going to get: TST 507RV 6...

This is the one I'm going to get: TST 507RV 6 Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System (https://shop.greatrvproducts.com/product.sc?productId=375&categoryId=29)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,524
Posted By PirateCamper
Since I started this thread I have cleared up a...

Since I started this thread I have cleared up a few of the problems a past owner had created, not the seller:

I traced the residential water heater line and disconnected it. I'll pull the W/H out...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By PirateCamper
I'm all over it!

I'm all over it!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By PirateCamper
From the looks of it all, the shocks and springs...

From the looks of it all, the shocks and springs are shot and need replacement. Its on the list.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By PirateCamper
Well, the first thing I will have to do is remove...

Well, the first thing I will have to do is remove the grill and radiator so I can get in from the front. I've looked and it COULD be done from above with a piece of plywood to make a bridge and work...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-15-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By PirateCamper
Drove it to work today for an appointment with a...

Drove it to work today for an appointment with a tire shop. Hit the interstate to and from, drove like a dream. Funny how that works!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-15-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By PirateCamper
The truth is revealed!

First, let me pass along some wisdom to other the owners of older gas V-8's.

Symptom: Coolant overflow bottle is starting to get low or empty often. This can lead to running warm or even hot. ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,985
Posted By PirateCamper
Mine quit starting from the dash during our first...

Mine quit starting from the dash during our first trip. The following weekend, I discovered a broken yellow wire near the genset. It is in the bundle of wires coming out of the side of the genset...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By PirateCamper
Great test drive!

I set the front bags to 60 PSI and the rear to 70 PSI. We took a 20 mile test ride today and the difference was unbelievable! The ride was smooth, the rattles were reduced to near zero and the ride...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By PirateCamper
Thank you sir! :bow:

Thank you sir! :bow:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By PirateCamper
Air bags?

I have coil springs on the front, and there is a red air bag inside each. I found a label on the radiator support that says they are to be inflated to between 40 and 60 PSI.

The rear bags are...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By PirateCamper
UPDATE

Wow! It just gets better and better! :dance:

The Wife went by Camping World and picked up the digital air pressure gauge. On sale for $19.99 with Good Sam member discount.

This puppy is bad...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By PirateCamper
Purchased all at lowes. $139 for compressor....

Purchased all at lowes. $139 for compressor. $24.95 for ext warranty I think. Air chuck Assam. Was under $20. 25' hose comes with compressor. I already had the 50' hose on hand.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-11-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By PirateCamper
Air Compressor / Tire inflater

OK, now that I have my Alligator valve stem caps in place, I went out and purchased a Porter Cable, pancake, 6 gallon, 150 PSI, 120 volt air compressor. :thumb:
I purchased a long air chuck,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
At the bottom is the link to the Tire pressure...

At the bottom is the link to the Tire pressure monitor system I'm going to get.

It has flow through sensors that also have user replaceable batteries. It monitors temp and pressure. This is a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
Yea man! The Gator caps are they way to go!...

Yea man! The Gator caps are they way to go! :dance:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
The "Alligator" valve stem caps did the trick. ...

The "Alligator" valve stem caps did the trick. :thumb: They added just enough length to clear the opening with the gauge, so no need for grinding. I was able to install the caps on the outside...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
The grinding wheel I was going to use is made...

The grinding wheel I was going to use is made from Aluminum Oxide, for grinding metal, as it turns out I didn't need to make any cuts.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
I'll post pictures of before and after this for...

I'll post pictures of before and after this for reference.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
Please take no offense, I do appreciate the...

Please take no offense, I do appreciate the advice on the sheet metal, I have been working with metal professionally for the last 16 years or so. The company I currently work for sells all manner...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
Well, I just went and picked up the six...

Well, I just went and picked up the six "Alligator" caps, they are not marked but look exactly like the pictures of the other caps. Free, can't beat the price. :dance:

So, I'll see how they work...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By PirateCamper
Our Federal Credit Union financed our 1988 32...

Our Federal Credit Union financed our 1988 32 foot Coachmen 100% for five years last month. No questions, no problems.

Keep looking. ;)
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
One could get the impression that these Meyers...

One could get the impression that these Meyers valve stem caps are like gold nuggets! :nonono:

I have called 4 places in Columbia, SC, the capitol of my state, heavy truck tire shops on nearly...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-04-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
I talked to a gentleman this morning who has been...

I talked to a gentleman this morning who has been working on heavy truck tires for over 50 years. His advice to me was to get something and grind or cut a notch in the fake wheel cover to allow...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
This morning and see what they offer. I'll post...

This morning and see what they offer. I'll post the results. I plan on installIng something very soon.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By PirateCamper
OK, you win! LoL I guess mine isn't that...

OK, you win! LoL

I guess mine isn't that bad after all...:whistling:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By PirateCamper
Now you tell me! :facepalm: LoL, all part...

Now you tell me! :facepalm:

LoL, all part of the RV life I tell myself...:popcorn:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
I try to be a firm believer in "Do it right the...

I try to be a firm believer in "Do it right the first time" In my experience, it sometimes saves time and money. The cost of a tire, and the damage it could do, should out weigh the expense of the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By PirateCamper
Sunday went down hill. :facepalm: I must...

Sunday went down hill. :facepalm:

I must have jinxed it with my happy post for Friday and Saturday. :nonono:

Had I known what I was in for, I would have slept in and watched TV all day...:rofl:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By PirateCamper
A Pirate Fest or Festival is a large gathering of...

A Pirate Fest or Festival is a large gathering of those of us that do living history and re enacting as period Pirates. We use real functioning weapons, swords and cannons. We work with schools,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-01-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
I have the 19.5's I think, with the fancy wheel...

I have the 19.5's I think, with the fancy wheel covers. I have a normal tire gauge, I have the long straight gauge and the long gauge with the 90 and 45 degree end. The long one will reach the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-30-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
I know, right? I checked the calender to make...

I know, right? I checked the calender to make sure, it is almost 2013 for God's sake!

We have remote rovers on Mar's and we still use 1940's technology on our dual tires? I mean, what the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-30-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,796
Posted By PirateCamper
You are kidding me!

I installed the 135 degree valve stem extensions I purchased form Camping World yesterday and they both leak! :banghead:

They are made by Wheel Masters. I got the first one finger tight, and some...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By PirateCamper
What a weekend...so far!

I left work early Friday for a family event that was canceled so, I worked on the RV. :dance: Seems the Florida owners had exhaust work done at wacky world. The tail pipes were held in place with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By PirateCamper
But, if there is no transfer case, it can't be...

But, if there is no transfer case, it can't be towed all 4 down.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-27-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By PirateCamper
I own a 2002 4x4 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the...

I own a 2002 4x4 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the transfer case can be shifted into neutral for towing. Even the full time 4x4 version has a neutral position for towing. All of the 4x4's have this...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-27-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,373
Posted By PirateCamper
I would have the exhaust system of the generator...

I would have the exhaust system of the generator checked. Your's could have a similar problem to mine. Gaskets are cheap, pipes are not, but what is our life worth?

I have the same problem with...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,887
Posted By PirateCamper
Speechless, I thought I had worked on my...

Speechless, I thought I had worked on my RV...:eek:

You are the man! :bow:

Keep the pics coming! :thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,089
Posted By PirateCamper
When we got our Pop-up in 2005, a friend...

When we got our Pop-up in 2005, a friend recommended it to us. Back then, it wasn't to bad. Now its so heavily restricted, we didn't bother to renew.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By PirateCamper
Solenoid is toast

I followed the HWH guide step by step and tested everything twice. The results are the Horizontal/Vertical Solenoid is bad. Imagine that! :facepalm:

Not only that, but after we got the coach up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By PirateCamper
OK, I wish I had done this first. So, for anyone...

OK, I wish I had done this first. So, for anyone finding or following this thread, first, if you don't know what HWH system you have, get under the RV and clean off the road grime on the FRONT of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By PirateCamper
I ordered the springs already. They are on eBay...

I ordered the springs already. They are on eBay $30-$45 a pair.

The actuators not working is my problem now.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By PirateCamper
Help, I need guidance

I filled the reservoir with Dextron II and replaced the vent/cap. I used a small plastic squeeze bottle with a curved tube and filled from beneath.

I found the model number, AP-3706 SR after I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,124
Posted By PirateCamper
I installed the Interstate GC2-XHD batteries. ...

I installed the Interstate GC2-XHD batteries. They were priced at $141 at the interstate store. These are the second generation of these batteries. So far, they have worked great for me. Several...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-20-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,985
Posted By PirateCamper
I think you did a great job. I got my...

I think you did a great job.

I got my Coach the week of Labor Day this year. After replacing ALL the batteries, when I would start the generator, same model as yours, it would need to turn over...
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