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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SMI Brake Assist on: October 15, 2013, 10:43:58 am
It was pricy, including the indicator light in the cabin, at about $1,200. The only drawback is it cannot be transferred to another toad.

Took a while to get it adjusted to where we could just feel it kicking in when we pressed the brake. However, ours does not come on (you can hear the pump) when our turn signals comes on. Maybe there is a wiring issue on your unit.

Greg and Kathy Matthews

I have two toads and that is one reason I went with RVibrake. Very simple to switch between them or to move it to a new vehicle. The setup is pretty simple and the brake vacuum is released automatically. I understand that their newer unit has a tire pressure sensor built-in which could be handy.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drive line vibration diagnosis on: October 15, 2013, 10:31:43 am
His second recommendation was to take it to someplace like camper's world and see if they could tackle it.   He is going to send me pictures and if it shows the problem, I'll post them up here.  I'll also contact Earl and see if he has any pearls of wisdom.  Mark

I don't believe I would ever take a problem like this to Camping World. Lippert Industries in Elkhart does the chassis modifications for PC. They might work on it. Good luck!
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV Bracket(s) on: October 12, 2013, 08:20:14 am
I have four screws on the backup monitor. I can't see the brackets on the TV, but I have 3 screws on each side inside the cabinets. I am sure you should have a bracket on each side; but, being as we have the same year models, I'm surprised you could even see the brackets.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - In The B+ Cap Area on: September 28, 2013, 08:17:58 am
Ron, In your picture your screws appear to be flat head bolts. Are they what you used (and how) or are they just representative of the screws? Great post!
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 24, 2013, 09:18:49 pm
If you have auto level, you have either an upgrade to what Phoenix normally installs or the jacks were added later.

I used the word "auto function", but I was referring to the lights showing when you were level and not being calibrated. I used to have an auto level on my last class a, but it wasn't calibrated either and I still leveled manually.
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51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What is in the box between the propane tank and the frame? on: September 24, 2013, 09:50:08 am
One item not covered... The transfer switch is in the wall in back of the drivers seat.

What transfer switch?
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What is in the box between the propane tank and the frame? on: September 23, 2013, 07:52:48 pm
I was taught that you should push the button to "stop" and hold it until the light comes on, then release it. Next push the button to start and it should start within a few seconds, maybe 10 seconds. Works every time for me. If you are holding the button on stop until the light goes out, you might be flooding it./quote]

Ditto for me!
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Report on alignment and handling of our 2552 on: September 23, 2013, 08:46:56 am
After our 900 mile return trip from the factory, I added the "Steer Safe" to our RV and stopped all  the wandering except that my driving caused.  Grin The guy that did our alignment installed the system while it was still on the rack and no later adjustment was needed.

I am thinking about changing our shocks to Bilsteins to improve the ride, but hate to replace the Ford shocks so soon. Anyone know what manufacturer makes them for Ford?
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 23, 2013, 08:35:29 am
It would seem that the design of the jacks would not allow it to roll backward; but, being as you can drive off with the jacks down, it could definitely roll forward. I have had my front wheels completely off the ground, and feel that the rears should touch the ground with some weight on them. I carry chocks for the rears as a precaution, but only use them when the rear is higher than I'm comfortable with.

I don't try to level with automatic function of the jacks because they are not calibrated correctly, and I'm to lazy to read the HWH manual and adjust them. To easy to just level individually using a level of your choice.

The jacks stop lifting when they reach their maximum travel height, but I think as long as you hold the button they will run but not extend. If you automatically level them, the system will stop at it's maximum lift and tell you if you if you are can't get level.
55  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Windemere on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on: September 19, 2013, 12:55:27 pm
ThumbsUp Nice ones, indeed! That post had me sold on the place!  Unfortunately, Joni didn't appear as, um, excited.

I'm an avid fisherman and am so looking forward to visiting these kinds of places, when we take PC-delivery <twiddle>. Do you have a boat stored there, or rent?

They have a boat storage area where several keep their boats and toys. We are shopping for a used fishing type pontoon boat, but no luck so far. Probably do better when the weather turns colder. Not sure about rentals, but assume they are available.
56  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Windemere on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on: September 19, 2013, 11:00:58 am
Very nice!  I understand that lake has some great big ole bass....and ya might see a bald eagle or two!  Gorgeous!  Congrats!

I have two mounted from Guntersville lake. The smaller one was almost 8# and the bigger one was 10#. I've caught some larger, but they were in Florida on a shiner.

The last picture is of my fishing partner with a couple of nice ones.
57  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Windemere on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on: September 19, 2013, 10:22:07 am
Very nice!  I understand that lake has some great big ole bass....and ya might see a bald eagle or two!  Gorgeous!  Congrats!
BASS will have their annual classic tournament on it this year. It's rated as one of the best bass lakes in the country. Back in my serious bass fishing days, I probably fished it a thousand times. Now I'm looking forward to riding around or  just floating on a pontoon boat. It's about a 6 hour drive North from my house in the SE corner of Alabama. Every two or three years it actually snows.
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58  Main Forum / Photos / Windemere on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on: September 18, 2013, 10:04:44 pm
Fran and I just bought a RV lot in Windemere Cove RV Resort on Guntersville Lake at Langston, AL. It was originally planned to be a class a motorhome resort, but as the economy turned south in 2009 it reverted to an open resort. They accept any motorhome, 5th wheel, or trailer that is no more than 10 years old(no junk) and 26 or more feet in length. It is about 40% sold out with all amenities completed. We bought next to the clubhouse with a view of the lake. They have a launching ramp and large boat dock for enjoying the lake. I'm posting some pictures in case anyone else might be interested. It was an overcast day when the pictures were taken:
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling on: September 16, 2013, 11:12:10 am
We have the HWH leveling jacks and John (being an engineer) goes by what they say is level. No matter if I say, "Look, all the water in the pan is flowing toward the rear passenger side". His reply "the jacks say we're level". So we go by what the jacks say and if the refrigerator goes into fault mode. So far, so good. There has only been one time when I was concerned the slope would be enough to roll me out of bed but John was happy and the refrigerator was happy so we were "level".

The only bubbles we have on board are in a little jar with a wand and are wonderful for stress reduction... and making your camping neighbors think you are nuts.

Not being an engineer, I assume that the HWH level indicators are wrong from the factory and use this: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/rv-ez-level/35617
If I were an engineer, I would read the HWH manual and calibrate the levelers to read level.  Grin
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Crease in front cap? on: September 08, 2013, 08:30:33 pm
Thanks! Like I said I need to wash it more so I can remember the crease.  Wink
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