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46  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: electrically operated dump valve on: April 29, 2017, 07:49:00 pm
Valves can be operated manually, but will take a bit of crawling under the vehicle to access the handles. Once under there, one can see that the electrical driven ratchet arm, can be unscrewed from the Valve shaft.   Once separated, the valves can be used in a manual mode lake any other.

Denny
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flaking Vinyl on: February 13, 2017, 10:45:11 am
Our driver's seat and Euro Chair are both flaking. I would like Phoenix or Paul's, to make good on this.  And not by just replacinng fabric with cheap junk again.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Parts list? on: February 03, 2017, 08:51:48 pm
Instead of ax an or saw, we use Black and Decker battery operated chain saw for fire wood.  Google it!. Works.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roadside assistance plan on: October 31, 2016, 05:20:04 pm
What I have, and used it once on my previous VW Rialta, is Progressive Insurance. They, at that time towed me to the nearest qualified shop to have my transmission cooler hose repaired. I had to pay for the repairs.  They took care of the 20 mile tow job.

This is how their policy is written.

1. Towing to qualified repair facility
2. Labor of one hour at place of disablement.

Covered emergency, is for:
1. mechanical or electrical breakdown
2. battery failure
3. insufficient fuel, oil, water or other fluid
4. flat tire
5. lock-out
6 entrapment in show, mud, water, or sand, within 100 feet of a road or high-way.

As far as cost...  I find that Motor Home insurance is very inexpensive compared to other vehicles. I asked the reason why to my agent.  Very simply put, he said, a motor home us usually only used as a motor home. If its a Pickup with a camper on back, the owner can and does, take the camper off and now it's a simple pickup truck that can be used for many uses, making its insurance much more costly. Oh, OK, I said.. makes sense! 

Denny
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 31, 2016, 09:45:19 am
When swapping radios, If you want to use the radio while stopped do the following. Take the red Ford wire (battery) and the orange Ford wire  (accessory) and wire them together to the accessory wire on the new radio. This will make the radio available all the time. BUT. You must remember to shut it off manually.     

That's a great idea.  But it could run your engine-battery down, if left on too long.  So taking this step a bit farther, one could run a new fused wire from the coach batteries and connect it to the radio (Battery), and (Accessory) wires, eliminating that potential problem.

Denny
51  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Amateur Radio question on: October 28, 2016, 10:38:15 pm
We drove our new to us 2012 Phoenix Cruiser hame and missed not having the two meter radio installed for the initial trip home. Any hints or tips?  How did you handle the antenna for your rig? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn - KA4JKW

Marilyn, as you can see from picture, that is my HF radio mount behind the passenger seat. Not the best place for a rig to be mounted as cannot be used while mobile. I do have a 2mtr Kenwood TM-D700 mounted under the dash just left of the doghouse. Not the best place as kind of a knee catcher at times. If you have a rig such as this with the remote head, it can be mounted in a better place, such as under the seat, with the remote head mounted on the doghouse drink tray. 

Antenna options I used was the mirrors.  One for screwdriver type HF antenna, and the other for a 5/8~ 2mtr/440 mount. I did run a #10 wire from the antenna mount to the cab door frame for a better ground connection.

Hope this helps.

Denny, k9aeg
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: StowAway screen door. on: October 28, 2016, 10:27:55 pm
Talk to Phoenix about the southco latch. Mine broke also, and they sent me a new one without cost.  2nd one appears to be better quality.  The refrig is something else. Probably needs to be serviced by dealer, as much more complicated, and who knows... One could purchase the wrong part, and still not have a working unit.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 28, 2016, 10:05:11 am
Thanks ragoodsp.  I think between you and Ron, this project will not get off the ground. I don't need more stuff to clutter my life, especially if it isn't helpful.  I have been using my android tablet for navigation, which works fine. No sense then to change to something that is difficult to use and see.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 27, 2016, 07:53:13 pm
Thanks Ron... You are alway a blessing to be heard from on this forum.  You have more than ever answered my questions, meaning, issues I was thinking about, you have answered.

On another line, I believe I have a posting problem on this forum.  1st of all, I do not get email notifications of my postings. Others I do.  2ndly, I do not see my postings in the "Show unread posts since last visit".  I probably don't have something setup correctly.

Thanks Ron,

Denny
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recliner Damage on: October 27, 2016, 07:40:20 pm
Mine is a 2012 also.  Mine is nice and flexible soft with no problems.  Wonder if this was just a bad batch of vinyl (well, lets call it what it is, certainly not Leather as advertised), from China?  I do put auto upholstery cleaner/conditioner on a few times at year. But I'm not convinced that this is the problem, and leaning towards, Bad Product instead.

Denny
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 26, 2016, 06:50:07 pm
Has anyone upgraded the Ford factory radio to lets say a Smart Radio Stereo? You know the type, with built in GPS, Apps and back-up camera capable.

Does the Ford have the universal "dual din" footprint, to make installation possible?

Thanks
Denny 
57  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa End Table on: October 22, 2016, 11:33:52 am
Nice job. Thanks
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cooktop Ignitor on: October 07, 2016, 08:50:01 am
Thanks... I thought one would have to replace battery from the back which would be a pain... Well, now I'm am tempted to order one.

Denny
59  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cooktop Ignitor on: October 06, 2016, 08:54:51 pm
Easy to change battery?   Or should one decide on a battery-less unit?
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protection Against Blowouts and Getting Rear-ended? on: October 02, 2016, 07:38:46 pm
Good concern...
I added wheelwell protection for that stuff around them using just hard-backed carpet.   

See my other post where I added a back bumper using laminated Oak.  (I'm a woodworker... just seemed a natural  Smile )


Denny and Barb
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