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Forum: Vehicle Issues 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By gcyeaw
beef up toad suspension

I have a 2009 Jeep Liberty Sport with the V6 engine. I installed a class 3 hitch to accomodate a mobility scooter lift. The lift plus scooter weigh around 360 pounds. I also keep a toolbox in the...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By gcyeaw
When I do run the gen I do a couple of hours and...

When I do run the gen I do a couple of hours and maybe go to lunch or something. If I had power, a small charger would be nice. I would still disconnect the batteries as during a power failure the...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By gcyeaw
Cold storage

I took a ride to the storage facility to check on the coach. It was 20 degrees outside and inside the coach as well:D No signs of mice or other critters. Batteries were at 12.7, that is nice. (no...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By gcyeaw
Just curious, has anyone worn out a rear end on a...

Just curious, has anyone worn out a rear end on a bird? My guess is NO. Seals go bad, but the only mechanical issue I know of is broken gears due to wheel spin or trying to 'rock' the coach when...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By gcyeaw
That's the asking price, I doubt they get that...

That's the asking price, I doubt they get that much in the end. Mine was advertised for $1700, I negotiated way less than that. I suspect I was the only one that responded. (current retail is 3K)
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By gcyeaw
You are correct about the value of used ones....

You are correct about the value of used ones. Most of them get worn out and junked. Some are almost new. This one was a Grandfathers, Grandma wanted it out of the house, so in the end it was stored...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By gcyeaw
found mobility scooter

Good ole Craigslist came through again. I found a nice scooter that was hardly used, looked brand new. It has large wheels so getting around outdoors will be easier. It is too big for use in the...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By gcyeaw
Yup, go slow and use your head. You should know...

Yup, go slow and use your head. You should know by now how long it would take to stop on a hill like that. So going 20/25 mpg on the way down gives you the opportunity to go 20/25 up the next hill....
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By gcyeaw
Unfortunately you, the owner, are the only one...

Unfortunately you, the owner, are the only one that will know the many idiosyncrasies of your coach. Very few shops will have Bird experience/knowledge, and when the old guy retires it goes with him....
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By gcyeaw
When I first got this coach the mufflers were...

When I first got this coach the mufflers were adjusted for a very slow step movement. Due to the leaky piston seal it would hang up half way out or in. I opened the mufflers fully so it would move...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By gcyeaw
The original filter was a large box under the...

The original filter was a large box under the couch. It contains some large capacitors and chokes. Possibly someone replaced it with a modern noise filter?? Not sure why the relays, assuming they are...
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By gcyeaw
It is an adjustable muffler. It is used on the...

It is an adjustable muffler. It is used on the output where air escapes when the cylinder is in motion. Air pressure is applied to one side of the cylinder to open the step. The air on the other side...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By gcyeaw
Very nice, grandma looks pleased. We have one due...

Very nice, grandma looks pleased. We have one due in February, seems like a trend:D
Forum: Vehicle Issues 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By gcyeaw
Turn up the radio:D

Turn up the radio:D
Forum: Under The Awning 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By gcyeaw
Mobility Scooter Lift Installed

I ran the 12 volt #10 power wires from the battery to the hitch, not too bad a job. Class 3 hitch (2 inch receiver). Following the instructions, I placed the lift on the ground, connected the power...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By gcyeaw
Yup, you are correct. One last comment, Wear...

Yup, you are correct.

One last comment, Wear safety glasses when working on the batteries, they can blow up. Internal shorts or just vented gas and a spark can set it off. A spark is easy to make...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By gcyeaw
The freeze temp of a fully charged lead acid...

The freeze temp of a fully charged lead acid battery is below minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
if you want to store without charger:

Insure all batteries are fully charged, Then locate and...
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By gcyeaw
what coach year/model do you have? I have a...

what coach year/model do you have?

I have a PT with one battery bank. I charge them up and disconnect them for long term storage.
If the batteries are charged and good they will keep just fine....
Forum: Electrical 12-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By gcyeaw
Mike checked it out and sure enough, someone ran...

Mike checked it out and sure enough, someone ran a hot lead to the switch bypassing the drawer switch :D
Forum: Electrical 12-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By gcyeaw
I looked over all the doc I have and can't find...

I looked over all the doc I have and can't find the circuit for the micro switch on the draw latch. If the draw is latched it should turn out the dash draw-open warning light and, I believe, disable...
Forum: Generators 12-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By gcyeaw
Sounds like a flakey electric fuel pump. Cheap...

Sounds like a flakey electric fuel pump. Cheap and easy to replace. Or the power to the pump is flakey.
Forum: General 12-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By gcyeaw
Place a couple of CO detectors to be sure the air...

Place a couple of CO detectors to be sure the air is safe. Breezes outside can push the CO right back in.
Forum: Under The Awning 12-07-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By gcyeaw
What ever you do, don't take the red pill:D

What ever you do, don't take the red pill:D
Forum: Under The Awning 12-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By gcyeaw
It was just outside the door, so why bother to...

It was just outside the door, so why bother to put my shoes on?:D
Forum: Under The Awning 12-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By gcyeaw
Installer short on brains

I am preparing to install a used mobility scooter lift on my Jeep. Got the receiver hitch installed, but the mental midget that installed the lift for the PO misread the instructions, chose the wrong...
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