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991  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 04:00:22 pm
You're right.  I was expecting a noticeable click, but on mine it's more of a slight bump.  Had to turn it several times before I felt it.  It doesn't seem to have any purpose on my pc unless it turns the running board lights off.  As I mentioned before, my dome spot lights have to be turned on/off with the rocker switch on them.  They don't have a setting that allows them to be operated with the door or the dimmer knob.  Guess I don't really need that,anyway.

On my PC the dash dimmer switch works just like every car I have owned. You turn up the dimmer to brighten the dash lights and when you go pass the "bump" you are turning on the dome light unless you have turned the dome lights off via the dome light switch. If you get in your PC with the dimmer switch in the normal position, close the door and wait two minutes the running board, running lights and dome light will go off. If you have the dimmer switch pass the bump position, it will take the dome light and running board light about 7 minutes to turn off. The switch by the dome light keeps the dome from coming on when you open the door. We used to use this when we were teenagers at the drive-in movie theater. Yes I know I am dating myself. You can also turn on the dome light by turning on the dome light switch and rotating the dimmer switch pass the bump. You are right about the bump being very light and you do not need to push hard on it. I hope this helps clear up the use of the dimmer switch.
992  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Switch on: April 04, 2011, 02:06:52 pm
OK Bill how did you find that circuit breaker? Did you call Kermit?
993  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 09:52:23 am
The new style dash has a round knob for turning on the lights with a wheel next to it that rotates up to brighten/turn on dome and down to dim the dash.
994  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 08:08:43 am
David, what Ron is saying about the split-year motorhomes where the chassis is one year and the motorhome was the next year is correct. Where he went astray was that your profile says you have a 2010 year and Ford did the new van starting in 2010. You can tell by looking on the drivers door frame at the Ford sticker, the dash or the front grill which year chassis you have. Ron just got is years off by one year.

I went out to my motorhome and the dome light over the dash and the running board lights are controlled by the dash dimmer switch. I turned on the dome lights and rotated the dash dimmer switch all the way up past the click. I then got out and closed the door. All the running lights, the running board lights and the dome light were on. After about two minutes or less the running lights when out as normal but the running board light and the dome light stayed on. I would assume they would go out after an extended time but I did not wait around to see. It is still cold out there this morning. So what Ron was saying about the dimmer switch is what you want to check and make sure it is not turned pass the click.

Like Ron said about your battery being OK as long as you did not lose all the water and put a slow charge on it, you should be fine.
995  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: east to west travel to yellowstone on: April 02, 2011, 09:43:54 am
David, I sent you a private message.
996  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: March 30, 2011, 07:49:01 am
Great mods Gradygal.

I liked the cutting board change out but my wife said she uses it for counter space.  Oh well, guess I will have to find something else to change.

I like your two captains chairs and the fold-a-way table.

I would be afraid of the corner on the sub woofer and my clumsy feet meeting in the middle of the night.    Hope it works for you.
997  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another great company on: March 29, 2011, 04:26:20 pm
Nlk, I read your post and ran outside to try a magnet. The tank is covered in aluminum insulation and electric wires for the heater. Magnet will not work from the outside, so I got a small magnet on a stick for working on my car and stuck it up the tail end of the pipe into the tank. No luck. Then I tried the magnet on one of the screws that I was able to get out. You guess it, the screw was not picked up.

I don't think the screws will be able to get over the tanks lip to get into the pump, at least I hope not. The next couple of times I dump, i might use the 3" hose and not the pump just to be safe.

Thanks for the thought.
998  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another great company on: March 29, 2011, 08:05:29 am
Yes, you are right.  nod I did flush the tank using the 3" hose on the back and was able to get one of the three rubber pieces out. The other two and the three screws are still in there. Yes it does worry me a little but there is a lip on the tank where the exit tube is that I hope will keep the screws from the pump. Later this week I will be driving the motorhome and after I get back I will again flush the tank using the 3" hose.
999  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: storage solutions on: March 28, 2011, 07:28:46 pm
On the subject of towing or not, I have to disagree with Ron in this case. Last Labor day when we went to Yellowstone, we did not tow our Jeep liberty and I was very glad we did not. With the great distances we were traveling each day, we did not want to have to return to the same campground to get the motorhome. Parking was hard enough to find, especially at a bear jam, for the PC and would have been impossible with a toad. For those who don't know what a bear jam is, it is when someone spots a bear and pulls over to the side of the road to watch it. Very soon several more cars will also pull over, going in both directions. You end up with the road being jammed while everyone watches the bear. It also happens for other animals like wolves and coyotes.
    The main advantage of the smaller motorhome is the ability to take it anywhere you want to go. I have only found a couple of roads I could not go on both because of low overpasses. They were both in Pennsylvania.
1000  Main Forum / General Discussion / Another great company on: March 28, 2011, 12:50:34 pm
    Over the weekend I installed the "Horst Miracle Probes" in both my gray and black tanks. First let me say that I am very impressed with the difference between the small button probe that came in the tank and the Horst probes that are about 1 1/2 inches long. The result is that now I have a monitor that really works. It was cold this past weekend and when I went to install the first probe, which was for the black tank, I stripped the brass post with the nut. Big, fat and very cold fingers will do it. This morning I emailed Horst and got a nice email back from Rita asking for my address so that she could send me a replacement for free. Yes I said for free. It was a little hard to remove the old plugs, on the gray I had to push three of them into the tank. The new one went in very easily once I licked the rubber part first, made them slide right in.

    I would strongly suggest that everyone who wants a working monitor change out their probes with these new probes. Their web site is I first heard about them from the news letter of the Phoenix club and have seen mention of them on here.

    Again I thank Rita at the Horst Miracle probe company.

PS I just got another email while I was typing this from Rita saying she was sending the new probe out today. Now that is what I call great service.
1001  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ladder Leak on: March 27, 2011, 09:31:07 am
Thanks Billy,  ThumbsUp
    I just went out into the cold and drilled the holes in the black plastic hinge. Water came out of one of the top legs. The ladder already had a hole in the bottom. I have seen water come out of it in the past.
1002  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: March 27, 2011, 08:53:36 am

Blue Ox write up for class C motorhomes in order that they should be done, unless you have lots of money and just want to throw money at the problem and have everything on at one time, which will at the very least fix just about everything. You may or may not want to use their products.
1003  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: storage solutions on: March 27, 2011, 08:34:50 am
Yellowstone is my favorite destination. For a great write up about Yellowstone and how to get there go to This gentleman is on the site and I have to agree with everything he has to say about this fascinating place.

One thing I tell my wife every time we head out on a long trip is that the people in that area eat and do laundry also. We plan for one weeks supply of food and clothes. Then we look for a grocery store and a Laundromat, normally at a campground. We put our dirty clothes into a hanging clothes bag and then when that get full into a plastic trash bag that I store in the right rear compartment until laundry day.

If you have any questions about what to see on the way out and while there, please feel free to ask away. On the way out I would suggest thinking about stops at the Corn Palace in Mitchel, SD (1hr) and Wall Drug in Wall SD (the western version of South of the Boarder) (2hrs), Devils tower (2hrs if you walk around the tower)  and Cody in Wy. Buffalo Bills museum (4-8 hrs) is well worth the time for everyone in your party. You can research these stops on the internet. At Yellowstone you will want to spend several days touring Old Faithfull, the mud pots, geysers, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (don't miss this one) and in the northern part of the park, Mammoth Hot Springs. Also plan on going through the Grand Tetons just south of Yellowstone.

When are you planning on going and what do you already have on your list to see and do?
1004  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup camera temporarily conked out on: March 24, 2011, 06:48:31 pm
Call the factory, you are still under warranty.
1005  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 24, 2011, 06:46:58 pm
We bough out windshield cover from Camping World. It is solid with two windows in the front. When I open the windows it has the see one way screen in them. Open in the morning, close in the evening. Works for us. 
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