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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Ford Handling Issues on: May 10, 2013, 10:46:55 pm
My Ford F350 had some handling issues.  Basically, it had a mind of its own, meaning on a straight smooth road it liked to wonder where constant corrections was needed. This was not fixed by the standard alignment, or changing tire presures etc.

The internet is a swell tool.  I just had to Google this problem and I came up with this fine site:
http://forums.motorhomemagazine.com/Index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24815915/print/true.cfm

To understand all this: http://www.d26.net/240sx/mirrors/Whiteline_WheelAlignmentTermsAndTheory.htm

Apparently this wondering issue is addressed by checking the wheel caster alignment.

So I did what was suggested and had the alignment shop change my caster from 0 (zero) to 5 degrees.

In one word; "Amazing".  I would suggest to anyone who is not satisfied with their Fords handling ability to do the same.  This sure beats throwing money at suspension improvments and then finding the problem still exist.

I then went one step further.. My stearing seemed to be tight. (Ford already changed out the stearing gear box).  With the suggestion from my brother, who works at Ford, I disconnected the stearing stablizer.  Now the stearing preasure is more normal. Alignment shop say to just remove
it, and I did.

Just thought I would pass this info on to any who may have the same problems.

Denny
152  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gas Mileage on: May 08, 2013, 08:02:08 pm
Hi all and after a 6000 mile trip to the Sw (Arisina,Texas,New Mexico) for three months, I have to say I did get a bit over 10mpg including climbing moutains and  40 plus mph head winds.

In one word I would have to say say I love the V-10!  We climbed some pretty good mountains during or 3 month dry camping expedition with LOTS of power...

153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gas Mileage on: May 08, 2013, 07:20:19 pm
Hi all and after a 6000 mile trip to the Sw (Arisina,Texas,New Mexico) for three months, I have to say I did get a bit over 10mpg including climbing moutains and  40 plus mph head winds.

In one word I would have to say say I love the V-10!  We climbed some pretty good mountains during or 3 month dry camping expedition with LOTS of power...

154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 with a dinette? on: May 04, 2013, 07:25:06 pm
We are small people and the corner bed is good and works out good for us.  But larger folks I see could have an issue here.
155  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 11, 2013, 05:27:07 pm
If the Transit is 4000 less than E450 then it is 2000 lbs less than 3350.
NO THANKS...  as the motorhome would be overweight maybe right off the showroom floor.
Kind of like the Views are today as I was informed about at PC.  No thanks cuz if Iwant to haul rocks home ... I can.   I love my E350.   Just my 2 cents worth..
156  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Big Bend National Park on: February 24, 2013, 11:04:55 am
Just spent the last two weeks at Big Bend. A nice place to visit. Some of the scenery is the best we have seen out here in the Southwest.  Nice campgrounds.  Stayed at all three.  Also spent about one week in primative campgrounds, which are our favorites.
No problem with Mexicans.  Talked to one on a horse, who bought provisions at the camp store.  They are cattlemen farmers, just trying to carve out a living for them and their families.  No problem with border patrols, as didn't see much of them in the park.  maybe twice we seen them on the road. Park ranger said as long as Mexicans behave themselves, we don't bother them.   

Anyway.... our new PC is doing very well.  The 300 watts of solar is keeping the 4 golf cart batteries happy, and never ran out of power.  Most of the campgrounds there don't allow generators... We don't have one anyway!  Even using the inverter to brew coffee doesn't phase the batteries.

Now were off to N. Mexico and Arizona going as far as Quartzite.

Gas miliage so far... After 2200 miles, took almost 220 gallions, and that was bucking 20-30mph winds some days. (seems like the wind is always coming at you when traveling! Smile )

Happy trails,
Denny and Barb
157  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: retractable steps on: January 04, 2013, 09:09:04 pm
I would check the door switch adjustment to make sure that that the bolt is adjusted long enough to close the switch.  The sw is located on bottom right corner of door.

Hope this helps.

Denny
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fireproof safe on: December 23, 2012, 07:27:34 pm
Good Idea... thanks.... (don't think I would hide my side arm in there as I want it more accessable), but for Passports... yes...  Walmart has some neat fireproof safes that are under $20...
159  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Some Friendly Advise For The Holidays on: December 13, 2012, 06:28:03 pm
 rolling on the floor Funnnny!   

Ron.. as you and maybe other know that Wisconsin is noted for setting up roadblocks and speed traps.....

Well, the other night, when out with friends, and it was their turn to drive, his wife, who doesn't drink much, drove us back into town. But on the way a flashing light behind us, made her pull off and stop.  Officer asked why she was driving slow... Was it because of the darkness and the deer threat?   She said yes, and then let her go.  Apparently he thought she was holding up traffic on a friday nite. But everyone knows the traffic is north bound and we were going south bound.  (she was traveling about 50mph in a 55 posted 2 lane road)   I thought I would share this with you guys as driving too slow in Wisconsin could also meet you up with the local county also.

Denny
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter storage without winterizing on: November 30, 2012, 09:21:12 am
(this is my third time trying to reply... I think ether me or the computer needs more coffee!   Coffee)

ALL good questions and this is the forum I bet you can get some answers.

This is my first winter with our lovely PC 2350 (can U tell we  Heart Shower love our PC?)  So my only experience is with the Rialta.  Now the Rialta procedure suggests to just blow the lines out with compressed air 35lbs or less. That seemed to work fine for me. Then when one wants to go on a moments notice, "just add water" and go.

I have also used the heater to keep everything cozy inside.  That worked fine also, but I wondered about the cost of long term use. (I live in N Wisc.) Would maybe even have to use two heaters when it gets below zero.

My only concern with the 2350 is the mercenary pump. I would agree no matter what procedure you use, one would have to not forget the pump and run antifreeze thru it.

I am also interested in this topic as we would like to "blast off" in a moments notice, so will be interested in what others have to say..

Denny and Barb



 
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thank You Kermit on: November 29, 2012, 10:45:52 pm
GOOD choice Ron.. Those folks a PC are great to work with.

Denny & Barb
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winegard on: November 24, 2012, 06:37:01 pm
Tom  Smile Smile  yes that works for me too...  If no antenna's are up.... probably means were too far from civilization  ...     rolling on the floor

Denny
163  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Refrigerator Temperature on: November 24, 2012, 06:30:52 pm
Thanks Sue...   Cyber Monday anyone?  I bookmarked it and will check it then.

Denny
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING on: November 22, 2012, 07:35:16 pm
Here in northern Wisconsin were the temperature is a balmy 60, we have so much to be thankful for...
We are grateful for the blessing our Lord has given us each and every day, and to be honest... we have a Thanksgiving day each day! 

So we hope that all are blessed this day and their eyes  and hearts are opened to the many blessing this free country of our has to offer.. including this forum and the much help it provides us with...

Happy ThanksGiving  All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile Smile Smile
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need suggestions for "test" camping in an RV on: November 18, 2012, 10:08:25 pm
Thanks Sue and Carol... Guess a bit of planning certainly pays off down there.   Thanks for the info.. Just never talked with anyone down there about accommodations at parks.   This forum is a great place to hang out, for all kinds of camping with our nice PC's. Smile

Denny
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