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406  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 11, 2011, 09:09:44 pm
I've been watching this topic for a while and feel compelled to offer my thoughts, they being:
If I had this problem, I'd wire the lights in series with the door switch, like on older cars.
They would then be isolated from the timer and go out immediately upon shutting the door.
407  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 11, 2011, 05:05:22 pm
Billy,

I wanted the information relative to the brand of light.
408  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: changes on: April 11, 2011, 05:59:33 am
Hi Billy.

Can you provide information regarding the light you installed?

Thanks.
409  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: east to west travel to yellowstone on: April 09, 2011, 09:17:21 pm
Hi Dave.

The Irma Hotel also has pretty good food in addition to a somewhat 'Hokey" but fun gunfight.
BUT, not as good as the place across the street (Sheridan Ave.) I mentioned.

I really love that little town and if I had my druthers, I'd move there.

Safe travels and if you need anything, I'm just around the corner.
410  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 08, 2011, 06:03:00 pm
pyrthkr,

Of course you were. I, too, was at those very same Boy Scout Campouts.
411  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: east to west travel to yellowstone on: April 08, 2011, 12:58:12 pm
When we returned from Yellowstone in our 2350 last year we used the East entrance and stopped in Cody, WY for a few days at the KOA (there's a shuttle to most of the major attractions and a bus to the Rodeo).
In addition to watching the Gunfight at the Irma Hotel and taking a Trolley tour, we went to the Rodeo (every night from June 1 through August 31) and Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Worth the ride is the Chief Joseph Highway to U. S. 212 and over Beartooth to Red Lodge, MT (& back to Cody).

Cody is a great little town, very patriotic and friendly (and the Wyoming Steak House had a truly wonderful steak).
412  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Who can I email?? on: April 08, 2011, 12:27:56 pm
I bought some replacement lug nuts from Wheelmasters a while back.
They are very accommodating and had surprisingly reasonable prices.

I suggest you "Google" them.
413  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 08, 2011, 10:44:39 am
For what its worth, the term "Submarine Races", was originated by Murray Kaufman and Cousin Brucie in reference to the 'necking spots' (the Alpine Lookout mostly) on the Palisades Interstate Parkway overlooking the New Jersey section of the Hudson River. There were two such "observation" places, Alpine and Englewood.

After a while the PIP Police became pretty diligent and cruised the lookouts fairly regularly, wrecking them for all of us who were growing up in the area at the time.

But, as with all things, time has taken the toll of the PIP Police and the lookouts are no longer as safe as they once were.
414  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headlights on: April 02, 2011, 10:15:04 pm
None.
A 4mm socket on an extension works fine.
Ford made is easy.
415  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: April 01, 2011, 08:11:26 pm
Keep in mind the moving fridge flexes the wires and propane hose.
My Alpine had ther same thing and it did cause a few issues.
If I had my druthers, I'd have chosen the fixed fridge.
416  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Kwikstep / Kwik-Lube on: March 24, 2011, 04:35:21 pm
I'm also interested in info regarding the best way to lube the slide (a little Lithium grease on the metal to metal areas?).
My last rig had hydraulic cylinders that moved the slide so I can't draw from that.
417  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 23, 2011, 12:38:57 pm
Actually, I use both.
418  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 23, 2011, 11:18:54 am
Another vote for calling Kermit. The man has a superabundance of knowledge.
419  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 23, 2011, 08:31:03 am
Bill,

As best I know, both sides of the Solenoid switch contacts will be hot (one cable goes to the positive terminal of the Chassis battery and the other cable to the positive terminal of the House batteries). When the solenoid actuates (closes), it parallels the positive terminals of the Chassis and House batteries. The negative terminals of the batteries are connected directly to the Chassis, which is a common ground.

The dash switch, on the other hand, will have only one hot side (usually from the House batteries) when in its normal position. The cold side of the dash switch goes to the coil of the Solenoid switch and will actuate (close) the Solenoid switch when the dash switch is closed, paralleling the Chassis and House batteries.

Note: when using jumpers, most people connect them to the terminals of the battery, not the battery posts themselves. This method, in fact, simply bypasses the dead battery with the battery used for jumping. It does nothing to prove the terminals are secure.

If it were I, before doing anything else, I'd check the connections to the Chassis battery, especially the Negative terminal. If the terminals are not truly secure, using the "E" start switch will not help much. If this proves true, there's a very good chance the  Chassis battery is not be getting a complete charge.

Suggestion: the next time this happens, open the hood and twist the connections while pushing them down hard. Then first try to start it just using the Chassis battery. If the Chassis battery won't do it alone, then try using the "E" start switch to bring the House batteries on line.

Let us know what happens.
420  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 22, 2011, 09:41:15 pm
I had the 'emergency start' switch on 7 motorhomes and they were all momentary.
You only need to press the switch, which energizes a solenoid paralleling chassis & house batteries, long enough to start the engine.

It is a momentary switch in all cases I know of.
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