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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 02:45 PM

Well, 2001 miles later, 1386 of which were in the 'new' motorhome, I'm sitting at my computer at home.  It feels strange having to 'get used' to my mouse and large monitor after using the laptops for al most 2 weeks.

Was a pretty good "Shakedown Cruise", and except for a couple of known issues, it performed flawlessly.  Momma is happy with it, so that means EVERYONE is happy :D :D :D

One of the "issues" was the windshield wipers, and as promised, here is the vid of them 'doing their thing'.  While this was taken, the wipers were in the 'first notch of delay' setting.

 


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm thinkin the wiper motor brushes are about gone or not contacting good. Just a guess!!

 

Glad you made it home safely.


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 03:25 PM

It's always great to be home after a long trip.

Not sure what can be wrong with your wipers, seems like they are acting like the old vacuum type.

Seeing the video reminded me of an Eddie Rabbit song. "Driving my life away". Says something about windshield wipers being out of tempo.
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Posted April 26, 2013 - 03:58 PM

Welcome home,

On wipers it depends on the chassis you have, could be switch, GM use a broad on wiper motor (pulse motor).

Best to "google" your MH set-up and see if others have had the problem. I bet your not the first. :thumbs:


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 04:18 PM

I'm sure I'm not the first, nor will I be the last.

 

It's on the 1999 Ford F53 Chassis with the V10


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:02 PM

I had a ford truck that did that. It had a cortrol board for wiper delay. Took the board out and found it had a cracked solder joint on it. Soldered up all the connections and it was good to go.


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:28 PM

It's always great to be home after a long trip.

Not sure what can be wrong with your wipers, seems like they are acting like the old vacuum type.

Seeing the video reminded me of an Eddie Rabbit song. "Driving my life away". Says something about windshield wipers being out of tempo.

Windshield wipers, beating out a tempo,

keeping perfect rhythm to the song on the stereo-oh


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Welcome back! Glad you guys made it home safe


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Furd problems. :D


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Glad you made it home safely, OB! Thanks for the ride in the motorhome!


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 11:41 PM

Looks nice. So, you made it home just in time to leave so yo can make it to our plow day? Darn swell of ya! :rolling:
Welcome home
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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:13 AM

Glad to hear you had a safe trip. Will you be able to tow a trailer with your fav. GT on it. A plow day tour would make a nice trip for your new home away from home. 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:31 AM

Kinda hard for me to say welcome home to one who enjoys the road so much but glad you touched down safe. :thumbs:  


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:45 AM

JDBrian, on 27 Apr 2013 - 06:13 AM, said:

Glad to hear you had a safe trip. Will you be able to tow a trailer with your fav. GT on it. A plow day tour would make a nice trip for your new home away from home.

 

It's set up for towing, and is more than capable of pulling my trailer :D :D :D

 

I am planning on at least one plow day, olecowhand's in the fall, and possible one earlier this year.

 

First though, I'll have to get the HDT1000 ready, It needs to have Rim Guard put in the tires and then some  front and rear wheel weights.  Then I need to get over to PA, and pick up a plow.  I have a deal going on where I'll be doing a 'heads up swap" of my Brinly 10" sleeve hitch plow, for a Brinly 12" 3-pt plow.  The 12" will be a better 'fit' for the HDT.  Even a single 12" shouldn't be all that much for the HDT with all the weight I'm going to have on it.  I figure that it's going to be in the neighborhood of 1700-1800 lbs. with the Rim Guard and weights.  Shucks, 2x12" might not be out of the question :D :D :D

 

I also plan to take something to the VGTCOA Expo for 2013, in Plain City, OH.  That's being organized by DougT.  Plain City is just outside of Columbus, Oh, and is only a little over 2 hours from me.

 

Wife says that she's ready to go 'anyplace, anytime', so that's a plus  :D :D :D


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:00 AM

I'm sure I'm not the first, nor will I be the last.

 

It's on the 1999 Ford F53 Chassis with the V10

Here's your problem maybe

http://www.rv.net/CF...sg/26151012.cfm


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