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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / I broke my step on I seventy six, doda doda day on: September 04, 2014, 11:07:51 am
Driving down I76 in northern Colorado toward Estes Park the road is so bad that it bounced the crap out of us and broke the step. Stay away from this part of I76 if you can.

On the bottom of the step's motor, under the step, is a disk with an arm on it that turns to move the step in and out. The arm is connected to the step at a "U" with a pin that goes through the U and the arm. The pin has a head on one end and a cotter pin on the other end. When we stopped for lunch we noticed the step moving. So I crawed under to look see. I had my wife close the door and I was able to see that the cotter pin was missing and the pin itself was bent and half way out. The arm was no longer conneted to the "U". The pin was Bent in the middle, so it became trash. Either the cotter pin was never installed or was not spread open enough to keep it in.

I tied the step up and drove on to my next campground. All the while wondering where and how I was going to get a new pin. Fortunately the campground had the name and phone number of a mobile repairman. I called "Gary's RV Service" and explained to Gary what my problem was. He said he had an arm and a pin on his truck and would be there in an hour. He showed up 45 minutes later. He had a used arm with the pins. In less than 15 minutes he had it fixed. His service call was $75 plus time and parts. He only charged me $100 for everything. If you are in Estes Park, Colorado and need repairs, call him.  This problem must happen more often than I hear about because he carried the part with him.

You might want to craw under your motorhome, have some one open and close the door. You will see what I mean about the arm and the pin. Check to see that the cotter pin is there and it is bent far enough so it can NOT come out.

I must say that in all the years I have had a motorhome with Kwikee steps, this is the first problem I have had with them.

I am a happy camper now that it is fixed.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewer bypass for Sanicon? on: September 03, 2014, 09:39:04 am
Are you sure that you are not getting electric to the pump? It you are not getting any, then you should not need to remove the pump to fix things. If you are getting electric, then you can try clearing the pump by removing the rubber nipple on the end, insert a flat head screw driver in the hole. Turn it back and forth to clear the impeller
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: September 01, 2014, 07:25:15 pm
Sorry to hear you had to cancel. I was really looking forward to meeting you in person.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: August 29, 2014, 08:36:09 pm
Sept 11 thru 15, garden of the Gods campground in Colorado Springs.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical Nightmare on: August 28, 2014, 06:29:28 pm
 Glad you got it fixed and can get back on the road. ThumbsUp
Thank you for the follow up.
36  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: August 27, 2014, 09:53:14 am
Works now. They had problems this morning.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 26, 2014, 10:46:47 am
Hey Ron, have you seen the LED strip lights mounted under the awning? I am thinking about them but the cost is real high and I am afraid the the strip might come lose or what happens if several LEDs go out. They mount to the side wall just under the awning. What do you think?
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 26, 2014, 07:16:03 am

Another well done project by Ron. You just keep cranking them out. Nice job.  ThumbsUp  Cheers  ThumbsUp

What bulb did you use in the outside light?

Do you have a final cost yet?

What next?
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC2700 on: August 26, 2014, 07:10:12 am
Only one way to find out, call Earl at the factory and ask him nicely. Wink
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello to everyone! on: August 23, 2014, 11:29:18 am
 Welcome Welcome Welcome
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inflatable bed on: August 22, 2014, 02:11:00 pm
Call the factory and ask for Carol. She orders them.
42  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 21, 2014, 11:05:28 am
Hope youre wrong about Liberty Harbor RV Park were headed there next week for 10 days.  Seeing NYC with Adventure Caravans:  Was in NYC many years ago, but never saw all the sights.  Anxious to see the 9/11 site and memorial.  The RV Park Reviews website gives the campground good reviews:  Guess well find out.  nod

Go here:http: // and note about fires, extra vehicle and check out.
The only other campgrounds near NYC are an hour away.
Good luck and have fun.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical Nightmare on: August 20, 2014, 04:37:24 pm
Check the rear hitch plug for a small wire jumping two pins. The kids like to jump them as it makes the electrical system go nuts. Just something to check.
44  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 20, 2014, 03:35:50 pm
It is a parking lot on a peat bog. No ground fires or the whole campground would burn. Very $$$$$. about $90 a night.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: REFINSIH THOSE YELLOW LATCHES AND TRIM on: August 20, 2014, 10:51:26 am
Several years ago when I had a white Chinook I read about a purple spray. I think it was called purple power but not sure anymore. I got it in the auto section of the store. Sprayed it on the yellow, waited a few seconds and wiped it off. I did that a couple of times and it was back to white. Then I sprayed on Protect all.  You might want to try this before going to all the work of sanding and painting. If it doesn't work, then paint.
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