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RE: Norcold Refrigerator light identification

Maybe get the LED replacement for less heat and longer life?
STBRetired 06/28/20 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Too Much A Novice To Ask This On Electronics forum

Looking for something like this Bluetooth TX/RX pair to put between your laptop and speakers? Or just a receiver to hook the speakers to?
STBRetired 06/28/20 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: reliabilty

Have a friend selling his 2005 38ft DP for $68.5K. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it mechanically. Whenever there was an issue, he had it fixed right away and keeps up on his maintenance. Seems like he had an issue every once in 2 years or so. I know it is above your budget, and I'm not trying to sell it for him. The point I want to make is that there are 15 year old RVs that are reliable and up to date on all their maintenance if you just keep looking for them. On the other hand, another acquaintance has a 2013 DP that can't seem to go more than 200 miles without breaking down, Of course, he doesn't do maintenance as he thinks it's "stupid" to spend money on it if it isn't broken. Look for the first, avoid the second.
STBRetired 06/28/20 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can an RV even get East of the Hudson?

You don't have to stop and quarantine for 2 weeks as long as you just drive through. I believe stopping for fuel and food is allowed as long as you stay near your route of travel. If you're going to Maine, just go through upstate New York and avoid New Jersey and Connecticut completely.
STBRetired 06/28/20 03:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Which Code Reader to Buy ?

Get one that will read ABS and Transmission codes as well.
STBRetired 06/28/20 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: fantastic Vent Bathroom Fan issue!

New lift motor or new lift arm. Had that issue with mine. For a temporary fix, I was able to shim the motor assembly up a bit in the plastic mounting housing which got it to work. Permanent solution we replacement of lift arm assembly.
STBRetired 06/28/20 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

In the S&B, the sink and the cooktop are opposite each other. In the MH, the sink and stove are on opposite ends of the same counter. Both configurations work just fine. I would move the sink about 6" or so closer to the wall. You don't really need the space between the sink and the wall and the added room between the sink and cooktop would be more useful. BTW, where are you going to put the trash bin? We have found that having the trash bin directly below the prep area is very convenient. A lot less messy to just scrape the scraps into the trash than to pick them up and carry them to another location.
STBRetired 06/26/20 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

If your transmission cooler is inside the radiator, install a separate one and don't use the one in the radiator. The trans will put a lot of heat into the radiator when under load like towing of climbing hills. Your trans will be happier too. Check your trans fluid to see if it is darker than normal and if it smells burnt.
STBRetired 06/23/20 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

They still sell "undercoating" in spray cans at auto parts stores. Not a good as bedliner, but it will do in a pinch.
STBRetired 06/23/20 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford V10 OBD code

Had a P0171 code (bank 1 instead of bank 2) on my 1999 V10. Turns out the O2 sensor had a small hole rusted through it where it was screwed into the exhaust. Replaced the sensor, easy and cheap fix.
STBRetired 06/21/20 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Slide Topper Awnings Will Not Fit

I seem to recall that Dometic had a kit for raising the attachment point when there was little slide to roof space. Might have been Carefree. Saw that when shopping for slide toppers for our MH. Did not need the kit because we had sufficient mounting space, but recall seeing it in the literature. Check this link to the installation manual for the minimum and maximum spacing requirements for the Dometic toppers.
STBRetired 06/19/20 11:48am Travel Trailers
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

I'm one of those people that Gbopp talked about that has 3 bays full of tools and parts. I could also rebuild the engine and trans if I can get the MH home. In the 5 years that we have been extensively travelling since I retired, I have spent way more time working on other people's RVs than on mine. RVers are a friendly lot and you can always find someone willing to help when you are having an issue. I say go for it and enjoy the trip.
STBRetired 06/19/20 11:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Climbing steep grades...

My MH normally runs at about 195 on the flats and will get up to about 220 when climbing grades. That is pretty normal and not much to worry about. 235 is a bit high, but if it comes right back down if you slow your assent or reach the top, I don't see it as much of a problem. that is assuming that those temps are while towing your Jeep. If that is without a tow, you will have issues when you add 4000 pounds of dead weight behind you. If your trans cooler is part of the radiator, you should install a separate cooler so that the trans is not pushing heat into your engine coolant. Would be better for the trans as well. My rig has separate trans and oil coolers mounted in front of the A/C condenser.
STBRetired 06/16/20 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

And here I thought you were going for the '50s retro look.
STBRetired 06/13/20 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fitting Onan QG 4000 in 28" space

Get a tape measure and check before you buy it.
STBRetired 06/12/20 06:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A/C trips breaker - in cool weather

Does the unit ice up in cooler weather?
STBRetired 06/12/20 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Lightweight Generator From Israel

Noticed how much the 2 cylinder motor was shaking the test fixture. The 4 cylinder version looked much less vibration prone, but there would need to be some kind of mechanical linkage between the 2 banks to keep them synchronized. Interesting concept.
STBRetired 06/12/20 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Hunts Under Load

There are separate fuel pumps. The vehicle and the generator each have their own. If you suspect a fuel issue, try running with a load when using the external fuel can. I don't think the fuel is at fault. When you replaced the carburetor, did you make sure the linkages and springs all ended up in the correct holes? I seems like the governor is making too big of an adjustment and once it starts oscillating it can't stop. Try turning the sensitivity down before the next load test.
STBRetired 06/12/20 03:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnetic Induction Cooking And Pacemakers?

Induction not a great idea? Until 3/5/2019 I would have agreed with you. The new house we purchased came with a 5 burner GE induction range. I want to remove and install a 5 burner NG range. My wife said NO. So, we purchased the required Induction Pots and Pans. After using the Induction for the past 15 months, this is the greatest thing in the Kitchen ever designed. It boils water faster than gas. The heat control is fantastic. Now I understand why all my RV customers like the Induction that came with their RV. Doug Doug, Mex has a pacemaker and is concerned about electromagnetic interference/interaction. Not concerned about the quality as a heating device.
STBRetired 06/11/20 06:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Material pricing is just strange. I'm putting up a wainscoting on my deck made from some left over tongue and groove Ipe I have from when the deck surface was done years ago. Too hard to shoot nails or staples through so I need stainless steel trim screws. Big box store wants $10 for 40. I will need about 1000 to finish the job. Went to Amazon, $70 for 4500. Same screw, saame manufacturer. Makes no sense. Saved a few $$ but now I'll have about 3500 screws left. Need any?? #8 X 2" 316 Stainless Trim screws #10 Torx drive
STBRetired 06/09/20 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
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