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RE: Books for DIY maintenance of a 2005 Itasca Sonova?

You can download the actual service manual and chassis guide HERE
Clay L 05/23/17 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: to reserve or not to reserve

In 11 years of full timing we usually tried to stop for the night at about 3 o'clock. About an hour before my wife would pull out the Trailer Life Directory or our travel journal (In the journal we had lists of places we had stayed before with notes about them) and start looking for a place. Then she would call ahead for a pull through site. She rarely had to call more than one RV park.
Clay L 05/20/17 11:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Software to compress JPG file to smaller file size

I have used Fast Image PowerToy Clone Resizer for years. It integrates into the right click menu. Info below is from a download website. Image Resizer Powertoy Clone is a very handy Windows utility that enables you to resize images very quickly. The program directly integrates itself into Windows’ contextual menu, giving you the fastest access possible to it. Unlike other image resizing programs, with this tool you do not need to locate your images or create lists of them beforehand - just right-click on any number of images and choose the “resize” option to change their dimensions. The good thing is that the resized images are saved to the same location where the original images are, though these are not modified unless you decide to overwrite the original files.
Clay L 05/14/17 11:58am Technology Corner
RE: Onboard Fresh Water System

If you have a city water fill valve and it was left in the fill position you will get the symptom you described.
Clay L 05/13/17 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: My Wilson Sleek makes data download speed WORSE

This came up at least once before. One of the answers was that the amp reduced it's transmit power in strong signal areas and that could cause speed issues because more packets were re-transmitted. That seemed to be true for me. In some areas the speed was higher without the amp than with it.
Clay L 05/07/17 12:31pm Technology Corner
RE: How to mount to thin walls?

For most things we used 3M Command strips. They come in all sorts of varieties and weight holding capabilities. I also used the molly bolts shown above and they worked fine in the foam backed RV walls.
Clay L 05/04/17 11:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mail delivery

We did a six month temporary USPS fowarding to a mail forwarding service. You can terminate anytime you want and extend it for another six months on line.
Clay L 05/04/17 11:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: Leather recliners

After a fair amount of research we bought LazyBoy recliners in solid (not bonded ) leather. They have a lifetime warranty on the mechanism. After over 4 years they are holding up fine and looking good. Note that real leather does wrinkle and stretch some over time - but that is what leather does. We had a Berkshire leather recliner in our motor home that has held up great for over six full timing years and four years in our house. We bought it at Sams Club for about a third of what the LazyBoys cost.
Clay L 05/04/17 11:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: Speedometer and gas tank level not working

This is the recall below. There was also a re-flash available to fix a problem with a intermittent drop out of gauge info but it was not a recall. "50402-C Defect Summary: CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON WORKHORSE CHASSIS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAY" AND STANDARD NO. 105 "HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS." MODELS WITH ACTIA INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, THE INCORRECT SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE CLUSTER SUCH THAT CERTAIN WARNINGS ARE NOT DISPLAYED. Consequence Summary: INCORRECT SOFTWARE MAY NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO ILLUMINATE WARNING LAMPS INDICATING BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURES. THE STANDARDS REQUIRE DRIVER WARNING WHEN BRAKE FAILURE CODES ARE SET. Corrective Summary: WORKHORSE IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WORKHORSE AT 1-877-294-6773 ."
Clay L 05/04/17 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv window awning

I bought A&E window awnings from Gamblers in Quartzsite. A buddy and I installed them. They came with "Oscar" rivets designed for installation on thin material. They are like a regular pop rivet but have slots on the side so they collapse and fold out a larger surface for better retention. It was not a big job but took a little care to make sure they were level. Gamblers installs a lot of them and recommended that I use a black butyl tape behind the rails instead of regular putty tape. They also recommended I use the next size up screws rather than the what A&E said and stainless steel as well. After six years of full time use - sometimes in pretty strong winds - they were still working great. By the way I considered them one of the best add-ons I did for my motor home.
Clay L 05/04/17 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: mail address/physical address in different states

As doxiemom11 said above - you can have a mail service anywhere you want. It does not affect your residency.
Clay L 04/24/17 02:41pm Full-time RVing
RE: Impressed with MPG in old rig

I have found that it takes several tanks of gas to get a good average. Hope the 8 mpg holds up. :)
Clay L 04/24/17 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank recertification

I thought I read there was a new ruling that the small tanks didn't need recertified for 12 years now. But a quick search didn't come up with anything... I know I read that somewhere recently... Roy Ken DOT requirement has been recert 12 yrs after date of mfg. on propane cylinders 4#-40# That recert requirement has been rewritten at 1st of year....10 yrs after date of mfg. but has NOT been released (it was and then pulled) SO as for now it is still 12 yrs after date of mfg. as stamped on protective collar. OP...... SW PA? Lot of territory Do you have a Suburban Propane Vendor? My local Co-Op must not have got the word - Two weeks ago I had to get one re-certified that was 11 years old. $5 for a sticker good for 5 additional years. Got it at Ferrellgas.
Clay L 04/21/17 02:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Serious Flaw in Firefox and Chrome Browsers!

Bit Defender blocked access to the site but I upgraded Chrome anyway. Hovering the cursor now shows the real url. Thanks for the info 1492.
Clay L 04/21/17 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: AC vibrating the whole camper!

Chris may well be right. That is what caused mine to really vibrate once. I had to look carefully to find it.
Clay L 04/18/17 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: water heater

There are a number of things that can cause it. Go HERE for a troubleshooting guide and scroll down to "Erratic burner flame or sooting". In my case it was a misaligned flame spreader.
Clay L 04/18/17 11:40am Beginning RVing
RE: foul odor

Atwood does not use an anode rod because the tank is aluminum and a rod is not necessary. The following procedure for smelly water is from the Atwood manual. "1. Turn off your main water supply. Drain your water heater tank. Reinstall drain plug. Remove the pressure-temperature relief valve. With a funnel use 4 parts white vinegar to two parts water. (In a 6 gallon tank that would be 4 gallons vinegar to 2 gallons water). 2. Cycle the water heater, letting it run under normal operation 4-5 times. At no time do you remove the vinegar from the tank Once this has been completed, remove the drain plug and drain the water heater. 3. After thoroughly draining the tank, to remove the sediment, flush the water heater. If you elect to use air pressure, it may be applied either through the inlet or outlet on the rear of the tank or applied through the pressure-temperature relief valve. Remove the pressure-temperature relief valve and insert your air pressure through the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling. In either case, with the drain valve open, the air pressure will force the remaining water out of the unit. If air pressure is unavailable, your unit can be flushed with fresh water. Fresh water should be pumped into the tank either with the onboard pump or external water pressure. External pressure may be hosed into the unit either through the inlet or outlet found on the rear of the tank or the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling located on the front of the unit. Continue this flushing process for approximately five minutes allowing ample time for the fresh water to agitate the stagnant water on the bottom of the tank and forcing the deposits through the drain opening. 4. Upon completion of the steps above, replace the drain plug and the pressure-temperature relief valve. 5. Refill tank with fresh water that contains no sulphur."
Clay L 04/16/17 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone mastered Kindle Owners Lending Library?

I use the following site to access Kindle Prime books on my PC. I download them to my Kindles to read them but you can also read them on your PC. Kindle Prime
Clay L 04/13/17 03:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone mastered Kindle Owners Lending Library?

This doesn't answer your question but I find it cheaper. I got a library card from my local library and use their ebook program and borrow books through Overdrive. No cost. You can put 10 of the newer books on hold and when they become available they send you an email and you download them. I think the borrow time is 14 days. It is 14 days but accessing Overdrive via my local library I was able to increase it 21 days. I sometimes (rarely) need more than 14 days when I get busy so I set mine to 21 days.
Clay L 04/13/17 03:33pm Technology Corner
RE: building trailer storage at home - guest room

You may live out in the country where it may not matter but many towns/counties have zoning regulations that won't allow what you want to do. Might be a good idea to check first - unless you already know the answer of course. yep, and any sewer hookup is a "clean out" not a RV dump. just use your words carefully when getting permits. it is NOT to live in. bumpy That is what we called it when we put in an RV site at an orchard we inherited back when we were full timing. Turned out that changes in the code since the system was put in many years ago actually required a clean out so we were golden. :)
Clay L 04/07/17 09:23am Beginning RVing
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