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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thank you on: November 02, 2015, 07:12:15 am
Hi Chiuly,

Thank you for the post, It is great and you have peaked my interest. I can't wait to see pictures of that paint job.

I have been thinking about switching to lithium batteries when it comes time to replace my house batteries. What would I need to replace as far as the convertor/charger and the alternator. Can you give me a guess of the cost?

Several years ago I read an article about installing a yellow domed light on the roof for when you need to be found. It would help at night but not so much during the day. My guess is that a good LED flashlight with a strobe would work just as well.

Do you have an expected delivery date?

Keep us posted.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thank you on: November 01, 2015, 04:26:35 pm
Try typing it in a word processor or notes and then copy and paste it into the forum.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thank you on: November 01, 2015, 12:29:49 pm
Welcome.

Please post your through about your new baby and what changes you had done.

Everyone from the first time buyer to those that have owned many differene RVs has something that can be helpful to some one. Like you said, you gained a lot from others posts, so why not help others. Pay it forward.
19  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: November 01, 2015, 08:51:32 am
Congratulations on getting your freedom. Cheers
Is irene free?

My wife got her freedom a couple of years ago and I have been free for the last eight years. Those were some hard years waiting for her to be free also.
Boy, it is way better than working for a living.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Insurance and Extended Warranty Insurance on: November 01, 2015, 08:28:28 am
Ron's way will save you on the labor for smaller jobs, but what he is missing is the cost and availablility  of the parts. An extended warranty will save you on the labor and the parts. This is really important on the larger jobs, like a transmission, A/C and heating drive train parts, etc. Also if you have a part go bad on a trip, you may not have the tools and parts to find the bad part and fix it yourself. Last summer I ,as on a trip when my wife told me she was not getting any water even though she had turned on the water pump. We were in a rest stop trying to have lunch. I check the circuit breakers and fuses but no pump action. When we got to the campground, I called the warranty company and was approved to call a mobile repairman. He checked everything and ended up replacing the water pump. No cost to me. On another trip my electric step was swinging free. Again I made the calls and had it fixed that evening for free. It would have been a really bad trip without the step. I would have really screwed up the step if I had taken the four carriage bolts off to remove the step as they are put into the floor before the flooring is laid down at the factory. You cannot get to the top of the bolt to tighten them. Besides, I did not have the pin that broke and would not know were to get one.

I do some of the smaller jobs on maintaining my motorhomes but when it comes to the bigger jobs or what I don't really know about, I let the professionals do the work. I was lucky to get the extended warranty as part of the deal for buying my PC at a show. It was a one time thing that Stuart did and probably never would do again.  This is the first time I have ever had an extended warranty. So far it has not paid for itself but I have not needed any of the big jobs. It is comforting knowing it is available if I ever need it. I had the road service for two years but let that go.

So think about what you want and might need. We are each different in so many ways.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sound proofing/Undercoating on: October 28, 2015, 01:44:51 pm
Thanks for jumping in here Kyle. You are welcome to set me straight anytime. My wife does it all the time.

I still don't understand the benefit of spraying under the plastic floor. I can't see where that light spray would make any difference in sound and the floor can't rust anyway. Please help me understand.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sound proofing/Undercoating on: October 27, 2015, 07:47:20 am
I agree with both Bob and Ron, save the money for better things. Ron's point about the under side of the coach being plastic is 100% on.  ThumbsUp
23  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: October 25, 2015, 07:39:19 am
Tom, you are correct about that being much easier, but using Vasoline is the official lubricant for potable water, and I assume we all appreciate potable water to take a shower with.

In all honesty, Tom's method exposes the human body to so little questionable chemicals, I would think that is fine.

Ron, the next time you in a hardware or plumbing store, ask them for some plumbers grease. Most likely you will get a silicone grease from them. My plumber uses it our house filters and water neutralizer seals. Also doctors and dentist all use silicone gloves now a days. I would think that silicone is safe for use in a shower. Maybe even better than the old, used for many years, Vasoline.
24  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Inspect Your Roof, It Might Need A Touch Of Caulk Here And There Like Ours on: October 24, 2015, 03:20:07 pm
As much as I like silicone caulk, there must be a very good reason everyone is using Dicor to seal roofs. So when I need to reseal it will be with Dicor.
25  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: October 24, 2015, 03:14:38 pm
You can clean the head by soaking it in white vinger. Just spray the side switch with WD40 silicone and push it back a forth several times. Much easier than Ron's way.
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26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing lights not working on: October 09, 2015, 08:07:59 am
Forget Camping World for now. Go to your campground office or host and ask about a local mobile repair man. I have had very good luck with them and they normally can come within a day. The other option is a local RV dealer, but they also might have a backlog.

What do you mean by "invisibrake lights quit working"? My invisibrake get the signal to turn on the towed brake lights through the PC to car cable. So if the cable or wiring on the PC Is broken you would not have lights and the inivisibrake would not be getting a signal. Most RV repair guys can test test rear plug and tell you if the problem is on the PC or in the cable. Then they go from there to fix the problem.

Good luck.
27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sold and Sad on: October 01, 2015, 08:45:11 pm
Sorry to hear this news from you. Please stay on here and help the rest of us with your insights.
28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Picker Upper on: September 25, 2015, 02:10:07 pm
I just got back from being dragged to the flea market. I saw one of the picker uppers that folded in half for $3.00. It had small suchion cup in the pinchers. Not as good looking as the one you got. Maybe you should wait until you go to a flea market to get John one.
 Angry
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator not working? on: September 24, 2015, 03:11:46 pm
I think ours is powered my the house battieres and the kill switch by the door will stop it from running, unless we are plugged in.

Call Kermit at the factory and talk to him. It does not matter if you bought it new or used to him.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 24, 2015, 03:06:49 pm
I never had a motorhome on a Toyota truck. I did look at them but my wife said it was to small for her. You can tell who won that discussion.  exactly!
Your upgrades to the suspension  might have increased the over all payload as well as adding weight.
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