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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Photo Contest! on: December 20, 2014, 08:51:24 pm
I thought Aimee's original post "We will have two categories, pre-2012 and 2012-2015." was pretty easy to understand (but color me simple).
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 05, 2014, 06:27:03 pm
Hi Dave.
The Dealer I go to is Wayne County Ford in Honesdale, PA (NEPA). They have a number of lifts and an alignment pit that will handle a 2552. Not sure about anything longer tho'.
Great people to use and fair prices.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 05, 2014, 10:53:26 am
I only rotate the front tires at the normal 5K mile service interval, which my Dealer includes gratis.
We are an exclusively Ford family and have bought only from my Dealer over the last 15 years. Consequently, they've assigned me a specific mechanic, who serves my needs perfectly.
It's good to be well known and liked by your Dealer & Service Writers.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 05, 2014, 09:03:59 am
Double check the tightness after every tire rotation.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 02, 2014, 09:29:08 pm
I've had leak problems on a few of the rigs I've owned, from 16" to 22.5" sizes. On every single one, it was the connection to the valve stem that was loose or loosened. Use a wrench and tighten them a half-turn more than just hand-tight (there must be adequate pressure on the seal of the connection to get proper compression and prevent loosening of the connection). Since I learned that I've had no leaks.
Bet you a dollar that'll work for you.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy inverter....anyone? on: November 30, 2014, 11:33:16 pm
So does mine. But that doesn't seem to be a change from the day we bought it.
37  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rear view monitor position on: November 24, 2014, 12:14:04 am
My rear-view monitor is where the rear-view mirror would normally be and I have a stand-alone GPS for direction and destination. I believe a rear-view mirror to be useless and precludes space for meaningful information.
38  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 12:36:32 pm
I suggest when looking for a 4-down towable you look at the vehicle forums to get the real scoop. For instance; Ford lists the automatic Focus as being 4-down capable but there have been more complaints than I'd be comfortable with. The newer Escape Owner's Manual initially indicated it was 4-down capable but there were so many transmission failures under warranty that Ford changed the manual to indicate it was not towable.
Do your homework.
39  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 11:44:16 am
2013 Ford Focus 5-speed connected by Blue Ox.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: REAR AIR on: November 03, 2014, 11:05:12 am
We simply leave the AC on in manual mode and shut the forward vents to keep us comfortable. That works fine for us.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical ? Issue on: October 27, 2014, 11:21:47 pm
Keep them charged and they won't freeze.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do you remove TV in the winter? on: October 27, 2014, 11:20:17 pm
Been at this for 30 years and I've never removed the electronics during winter. Including when I lived in Stoughton, WI.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 21, 2014, 11:09:33 pm
Gut feeling at this time, Ron, they won't. From that, we'll probably see smaller Ambulance units, which is very feasible. The MH end of the business just isn't that big.
I'll also predict the F series will see cutaways suitable for the MH business. It won't take much and the F series is a very capable platform. Actually, better than the E series. Front seating is also better with more legroom and less heat on the Passenger side.
Time will tell and if I'm still around after 2020 or so, I'd enjoy seeing the evolution of the MH industry.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 21, 2014, 10:20:27 pm
To compete in what is now the E series, the Transit will have to widen the frame and axles by a good amount for the larger models. As it is, the comparison is closer to the Sprinter specs than to the E series (European models are virtually identical to what will be offered here unless changes are made for the MH market).
The E series duals stand out from the PC body by 1-1/2" per side. The Sprinter wheels are 5 to 6" less than the body per side.

I do not see a near comparison of the Transit vs. the E series as they are now.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water leak on our first big trip on: October 18, 2014, 01:34:29 pm
I cannot comment on your particular problem but will offer a word of advice:
Never, EVER leave your unit without turning the water off, inside and outside.
I've seen too many boats sink because a fitting broke and allowed shore water to flood the inside.
While a MH won't sink, water sure can make a mess and cause serious damage.

Same with the black and gray water drain valves. A few years ago the sewer line collapsed at one of the camp grounds we were staying. A number of units on both sides of us that left their gray water drain valves open were flooded with raw sewage backing up through their shower drains. I don't leave the drain valves open and we avoided a disaster. However, we did move to another CG.
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