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  1. RVing Forums

    1. Beginning RVing

      Getting started in the RV lifestyle.

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    2. General RV Information

      General discussion forum for RVers.

      21,036
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    3. Sharing the Fulltime Lifestyle

      Living fulltime in an RV.

      7,150
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    4. Graduating to Fulltime

      New Fulltimer's Graduating Classes and support.

      24,476
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    5. Technical Tips and Tricks

      Hints and how-to related discussions.

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    6. Internet Access on the Road

      WiFi, Satellite, Cell Phone and other ways to get connected.

      6,616
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    7. Satellite TV and Radio on the Road

      Satellite TV and Radio questions and information.

      2,636
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    8. RVing on a Budget

      For RVers on a budget.

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    9. Working on the Road

      Employment and working while traveling.

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    10. Volunteering Adventures

      Volunteer work discussion for RVers.

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    11. Day's End

      Great places to park.

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    12. Travel

      Places to travel and things to see.

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    13. Boondocking

      Free camping spots and boondocking tips.

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    14. RV Housekeeping

      Domestic issues, cleaning, cooking and related topics.

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    15. RV Action Items

      Legislative issues, ordinances, and restrictions that directly affect the RV community

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    16. Travel Logs

      Here's a place to post your travel experiences! (Posts only, No replies allowed!)

      50
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    17. Escapees RV Club Events

      Info on Boot Camps, HOPs, Chapter/BOF rallies and other club events

      378
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    18. Road to Escapade

      Escapees Escapade events - info on who, what, where and how

      663
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    19. RVing With Pets

      A place to chat with people who travel with friends who aren’t human.

      1,436
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    20. RVing Families

      For families that travel in an RV.

      131
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  2. RV Types

    1. Class A

      For those with Class A motorhomes.

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    2. Class B

      For all who RV in a Class B.

      208
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    3. Class C

      For those of you that travel in a Class C.

      302
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    4. Fifth-Wheel

      This forum is for Fifth-Wheel RVers.

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    5. Travel Trailer

      Forum for those who explore in a Travel Trailer.

      674
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    6. MDT

      Medium Duty Trucks (Class 4-6).

      1,574
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    7. HDT

      Heavy Duty Trucks (Class 7/8).

      52,516
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    8. Bus Conversions

      Build your own RV!

      467
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  3. RV Marketplace

    1. RV Rig Exchanges

      Swap RVs with someone in a distant land.

      83
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    2. RVs, Tows, and Toads for Sale

      Ads for RVs, Tow Vehicles and Toads. Private party vehicle ads only, please!

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    3. RV Accessories for Sale

      Ads for RV related parts and gadgets. Private party ads only!

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    4. RVs (And Accessories) Wanted

      Looking for a special rig or RV related item? Ask here.

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    5. Workers Wanted

      Employers looking for a Camp Host or Camp Worker.

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    6. RVers Looking for Work

      RVers looking for work camping or hosting positions.

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    7. RV Sites/Lots/Memberships for Sale

      RV sites, lots, and campground memberships for sale or trade. Private parties only!

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  4. Other Subjects

    1. RVillage

      Forum dedicated to the Escapees RV Club Group on RVillage. Come see where your fellow RVers are at http://www.rvillage.com/group/88/escapees-rv-club

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    2. Computers and Software

      Computers, software, and computer-related subjects.

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    3. Amateur Radio

      HAM radio and related topics.

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    4. Activities and Hobbies

      Hobbies, Arts and Crafts, Genealogy and activities.

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    5. Veterans

      A place for Vets and Active Military to meet and talk.

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    6. Finances and Investing

      Money related discussions.

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    7. Health Issues and Medical Insurance

      Discussions of health issues, and health insurance issues

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    8. Recipes

      Share your favorite recipes!

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    9. Other Topics

      Discussions that don't fit into the other categories.

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  5. Site and Forum Operation

    1. About the Discussion Forums

      Questions and discussions about the operation of the forums.

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    2. Bugs and Feature Requests

      Found a Bug? Have an suggestion for a new Feature? Let us know!

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    3. Test Posts

      Post your test topics and replies in here (no discussions, please)

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    • Actually cleaned all last weekend and have driven since then,  found F15 fuse blown, replaced and now have most power back, turn key and no start, relay clicks when key is turned to start, I'm getting all dashes on dash cluster, no lights on shifter
    • Which is also why the wet bolt bushings used on a 5'er leaf spring suspension still wear out so quickly - forget about the plastic things that come OEM.  Lippert came out with composite bushings (Never Fail) a few years back to replace the bronze.  Kinda pricey but I bought a set.  Much to my amazement they looked like new when I checked a few weeks back (6,000 miles of use) and they require no greasing.  If you have a Volvo or other HDT with leaf springs on the front there is a similar problem with the front spring eye bolts.  To help counteract the egg wear problem Volvo wants us to grease those points with the front wheels off the ground.  Henry showed us a new bushing for the ET at the ECR a couple of years back using the TrailerSaver bushing wear issue as an example.  I still remember...... amazing! (not just the bushing - remembering the presentation is also amazing.)
    • I'm going to ask the stupid question, but did you just clean the batteries???  It really helps to go back to the last thing you did, or had someone else do, and see what was missed. If you just cleaned them yourself and detached all the cables, it sounds like you possibly missed attaching one of the small wires. Just a thought.
    • Larry, if you look at the pin numbers on the Jackalopee board [ in parenthesis ] you'll see that it matches the pin numbers on the Bargman plug and the colors of the wires match RV standard Stan Wright posted above. Note in Stan's post that there is also this "other standard" for utility and cargo trailers where they utilize the yellow wire for the left turn, somehow they migrated this from the DOT Truck standard where the left turn is indeed the yellow wire. In RVs yellow goes to the center pin number 7 and connects to Reverse, There is no reverse in the truck DOT plug, so you have to "steal it" and bring into the Jackalopee from the rear bobtail panel and that flat plug I talked about few posts back.
    • We do live next door to each other 3 months out of the year (Wickham).  Maybe we can get it done this winter if you are still "working on it"