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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: How long does the truck battery last

 Post subject: Chassis Batteries
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:47 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 12545


Believe it or not, but the original two Ford Motorcraft chassis batteries on our 1998 7.3 liter diesel powered Born Free lasted from April 1998 to October 2009 when we replaced them, not because they were bad, but because we were leaving on a big trip down the Baja in Mexico and we didn't want to ta...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Naples, FL RV parks

 Post subject: Naples, FL
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3642


We have stayed at Lake San Marino before. It is a decent park in a great location.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Generator

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:33 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 23272


All of these messages assume that you have a gasoline generator. Is that true or is it a propane generator? You didn't specify what kind of generator you have. Also why do you have to start up the motorhoime engine to start the generator? It should start using the house batteries. I agree with the a...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Cold Air

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:57 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 11163


I don't think it is necessary to flip the 30 amp breaker. We have never done this and have had no problem in 10 years. But then again I am not sure why this would create a problem.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 'Bout to wet my britches

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:37 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 6736


Mel, If you don't leave your Born Free in storage for long periods of time you probably would not experience problems of gasoline fuel gumming etc which other people have experienced with gas generators. If someone does not keep their gasoline tank replenished fairly regularly they probably need to ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: air suspension

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:27 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 36131


Ann,

In order to "close the loop" on this topic, it would be interesting to hear if you tried lowering the tire pressure and/or air bag pressure (60 to 65 sounds excessive to me under normal load conditions) and what result this had on ride comfort.

Bob

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Cold Air

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:42 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 11163


Hopefully it is a bad capacitor as they are relatively inexpensive and easily replaced. Definitely worth a try. We have known other RV owners to have problems with "bad capacitors".

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 'Bout to wet my britches

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:34 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 6736


Like Sam, we also have a deisel. In my opinion the propane generator is superior to the gasoline generator as it burns cleaner and has fewer problems. We have never had a problem with ours in over 10 years of use. It should be "exercised" at least once a month for at least an hour with a "load" put ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: air suspension

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:10 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 36131


Ann, I am an "Easterner" but have traveled some {twice) in the Rockies and found out right away that anything over about a 7% grade is to be avoided at all costs (even if you have to drive a great extra distance to get where you are going). Perhaps, due to where you live, you can't avoid these steep...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Replace a Propane Tank?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:58 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2918


Dallas,

What was the result of your investigation? Ours looks bad, but I have always thought it was just surface rust and nothing to be concerned about.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: new tires

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:49 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 78978


Actually the Dicor Versaliner wheel liners are a good product. A huge improvement over the wheel covers that came on the Jayco mini (on Ford chassis) that we owned back in the early 80's. Now those were a nightmare! The only problem is that you are required to remove and re-install them yourself unl...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: new tires

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:14 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 78978


When I take our Born Free to a shop where the tires have to be removed (such as for brake work or new tires) I have always made it a practice to remove and re-install the (dicor) wheel covers myself using the special nut remover tool (with "T" handle) that came with the Born Free. I place them on a ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: new tires

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:16 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 78978


The metric equivalent of pound feet (or foot pounds) is newton meters.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: new tires

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:08 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 78978


I have an adjustable, click style torque wrench which I purchased at Sears (Craftsman) about 10 years ago when we purchased our Born Free. I consider this is a must have as it is always good practice to check lug nut torque periodically, especially after wheels have been removed and reinstalled. We ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Motor oil

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:24 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 18094


Well Mike, the way I look at it, they made only half the money that they hoped to make off of you.
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