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Bobi and Dick McKee

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    Mohave Valley, Arizona
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  1. Bobi and Dick McKee


    My wife and I have decided to get off the road so our 2015 Sportchassis is for sale. Below is the original listing from Powers RV when we purchased the truck in November 2015. It now has 23000 miles and is immaculate. New Bridgestone R250 ED tires last April. Complete service record available. $145,000. PM me if you are interested. http://www.powersrv.com/Default.aspx?tabid=142&Show=View&RV=70354
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    M2-106 Front Sway Bar End Link Bushings

    After traveling I 70 east through Vail I decided to check the bushings again. I 70 in that area has grooves through the asphalt down to the sub base from truck chains during the winter. I had to slow down to 25 in sections to keep my teeth in my head. When I checked, the bushing were beginning to fall apart. Because we are on the road for the summer and couldn't order parts and do it myself, I took it to Freightliner in Colorado Springs. Wasn't too bad, $220 for new bushings washers and nuts. I'll be watching the for the remainder of the summer to see how they are holding up.
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    Tire Pressures

    We see the same thing on our DRV. Start at 120 get up to the mid 130's and into the 40's on a hot day. The sunny side will run about 5 to 10 degrees hotter depending on the temperature. I remember reading that there is no problem for the tires unit the 150's. I set my temp alarm at 150 and in 6 years have never had it go off.
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    Sounds like you either have a short between 12v and the backup light or the mechanism the turns the back up light on when you shift into reverse is stuck. I would start at the socket you were working on and assure all the wires are in the correct socket.
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    M2-106 Front Sway Bar End Link Bushings

    Just checked and ours are there. We have only 23k on the truck, and I wonder if the air bags help take some of the pressure off the sway bar.
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    M2-106 Front Sway Bar End Link Bushings

    Pug how about a photo of the old bar. Our sway bar doesn't have a top and bottom end bushing, but a side to side bushing. Is that the new style bar?
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    Shwintek Slide stuck in

    Had the exact problem on our former 5er. Took it to the Hitch Hiker factory because it was under warranty. At that time, 2013, they said it is a common problem and the communication wire that keeps the motors in sync was broke. Sure enough when they took it apart the wire wire was broken when it enters the motor. Our slide was stuck in also. When I pressed on the button it would move about 6" and stop. The tec showed me that if you press the switch and count to10 after the slide stops and hit it again will move again. He did it enough to access the motor. Hope this helps. Dick
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    Dish TV question

    Thanks for the replies. I'll pass it on, looks like he needs a new dome. Thanks again, Dick
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    Dish TV question

    He isn't sure what brand is on the roof, but but is a dome that must be stationary to receive.
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    Dish TV question

    The folks parked next to us are having trouble with their new to them 2012 motorhome. When he couldn't get the Dish to work he called Winegard and was told that Dish changed their protocol and his Dish antenna will no longer receive the new signal and he must replace it. Have any of you heard of such a thing? It would seem to me if his 5 year old antenna won't work so should all the others out there and I have never heard a word about this. Advice would be appreciated.
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    Fuel mileage

    We have a 2015 and I tow at 60 and get about 8.5 on a long level run. Throw in some hills and it drops into the 7's. Never checked it bobtail The trailer comes in at 21k.
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    MDT Registered as RV in CA (possibly AZ)

    The cost of registration and insurance is based on the cost of the truck, so my info on a 2015 Sportchassis would not be useful for comparison to your truck. Like most states now Arizona does require proof of residency to get a license, not just a mailing address.
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    MDT Registered as RV in CA (possibly AZ)

    When I registered m y MDT in our home state of Arizona, even though I wasn't trying to register is as an RV they inspected the truck. It is registered as a flat bed truck. I asked the lady doing the registration what is required for an RV registration. It is a ton of stuff, like an actual bed, refer, if a microwave is used to meet the cooking device a generator must be attached to the truck, an rv hitch etc. She said they are getting very strict not because of the RV'rs but because of commercial folk trying to pull a fast one. It would be much less expensive for you to register the truck in Arizona, but you must provide an Arizona drivers license, to get that you that must have some form of Id like a birth cert or passport. Additionally you must show proof of residency like a power bill.
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    Tripod mounting a Winegard Trav'ler

    Roman, The traveler must remain absolute solid when it is in the up or receive position or it will not close down. I say this because one time I left the dish up in a 50 mph wind that was hitting the dish head on. When I tried to close the dish it went into the safe position and pointed the LNB straight up. When I called Winegard they explained that if a strong wind moves the dish 1 degree any direction, up down or side to side, the dish looses it position and goes into the safe position. They walked me through the steps to close it and sent me an e mail for future use. My point is that unless your mount is rock solid you will probably have a lot of trouble.
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    A good tire deal

    The Goodyear drivers on our Sportchassis were down to 5/32 in 22,000 miles. Not being happy with the Goodyears I decided to switch to Bridgestone, a brand I have always had good luck with. I priced 6 R250ED 255/70 22.5 at two stores here in Mohave Valley. Wow, $4800 plus tax for 6 mounted with bags in all tires. Went on line and found a commercial Bridgestone dealer in Las Vegas. The company GCR, a nation wide dealer, sold me the tires for $3290 out the door. Found out they are owned by Bridgestone and can offer special deals to retail customers to "introduce" them to Bridgestone. Thought I would pass the info on for those looking for tires.