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RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

I over engineered my set up a bit. The dash monitor has dual inputs so I added a camera to the CRV along with a wireless video transmitter connected to the second input. The transmitter is powered by the coach using a six wire plug for tail lights rather than a four wire. The camera and transmitter are only active when towing and I can switch displays by hitting a button on the front of the monitor. I buried the transmitter in the rear door of the CRV while the receiver is in the dash of the coach. Even with the distance and a few obstructions between the two I still get a good image on the monitor. Gives me a different view while going down the road particularly when making lane changes but not so much when back since that's something I avoid when towing.
Dale.Traveling 07/02/15 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moving Winguard Traveler

The Winegard came with two very long cables for the coax and the control so the extra is probably coiled up somewhere inside of your coach. I doubt if anyone cut the control cable since it has connectors on each end. If they did cut the coax, it would be easy to add an extension cable.Last owner had the sat antenna install on my coach and there's about 10' of coiled wire, coax and control, up behind the TV above the dash in the front cap.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road surface transfer to steering wheel

A weight check and tire pressure adjust is cheap and easy so do that first. If the shocks are factory original it time. Hit all the front end grease fittings with a few strokes won't hurt either. A front end inspection, not an alignment, might be needed.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leak around bathroom skylight; purchase or not?

I would pass unless the price was right as in a heavy discount reflecting potential repair costs.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: snake skin

I would not say anything unless I like solo glamping. The worry is snakes follow food. Don't know which would be the bigger problem, snake bait or the snake.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

These are all good suggestions. How can I tell if the harness and wiring for the existing camera will work? I really don't want to chase new wires for a new camera. The camera itself is fine. Just the in-dash monitor needs replaced.I'll post an image of the camera and monitor connectors later tonight. I mixed and match my set up and the connectors all matched up male and female. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nI0Wgf5GNO4/VZSUsfo6v-I/AAAAAAAAWdo/AiVbvMqE_d0/s640/20150701_212834.jpg Cable from camera to monitor. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gcsgdf1w0Gc/VZSUutzToXI/AAAAAAAAWdw/EBrUqoONu6k/s640/20150701_212707.jpg Cable from monitor to camera, side view. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oO3T-D4OQmA/VZSUwroY_SI/AAAAAAAAWd4/htOUWGQcFys/s640/20150701_212638.jpg Cable from monitor to camera, pin view.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

These are all good suggestions. How can I tell if the harness and wiring for the existing camera will work? I really don't want to chase new wires for a new camera. The camera itself is fine. Just the in-dash monitor needs replaced.I'll post an image of the camera and monitor connectors later tonight. I mixed and match my set up and the connectors all matched up male and female.
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

I replace a much older CRT based monitor with an LCD version off AMAZON. Wasn't an exact fit but worked out well. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_VcTG9C9xwU/UU8ar5vLz_I/AAAAAAAATeo/ESuaXewyzLs/s640/DSC00051.JPG
Dale.Traveling 07/01/15 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please don't do this

Dale, I could do it with our previous toad (98 Tracker) by holding the tow bar vertical with a bungee and reference points but the bumper on the HHR won't allow the tow bar to be raised far enough. I found on our CRV if I use the line where the hood meets the fender and match to the inside edge of the coach tail light I'm good left to right. When the license plate of the coach drops out of site I'm close enough for the bar length. It's not exact but I don't hit it the first time the second usually does the trick. Only works on level surfaces.
Dale.Traveling 06/30/15 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please don't do this

What, there are copilots that help with stuff outside the coach? Whats next, taking turns behind the wheel also? Actually found connecting the toad solo is pretty easy once you establish line up points to aim with on both the coach and toad. Using a modern tow bar helps also. Now if I was connecting with a solid bar to a ball hitch I would probably need assistance.
Dale.Traveling 06/30/15 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trac Vision not finding satalite

I'm a Dish subscriber so not sure how relevant this might be but had basically the same problem a few years back but the receiver was the failure point for me. Having a roof mounted and a carry out makes troubleshooting a bit easier.
Dale.Traveling 06/29/15 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Couple of questions about switching to residantial fridge

The four GC batteries should be enough while in transit or a short over night as long as the batteries are in good condition and hold a charge. Long term off the grid without either solar, running the generator or even the engine to recharge might be a problem. A residential fridge is very power efficient because of the consumer driven demand for appliances that use as little power as possible which helps. Plus the fridge should stay cold for several hours without power as long as you limit opening the doors. Also, if your coach supports, you might have DC from the engine alternator feeding the house batteries which the inverter can use when the fridge compressor is running while going down the road. Inverter needs are going to depend on which fridge you choose to replace the Norcold with. Owners have report good performance with a certain Samsung model but I can't recall which one it was. I would budget for it just in case. Certainly won't hurt going pure sine wave.
Dale.Traveling 06/29/15 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front shock replacement tips?

I'm going to guess you have yourself a set of gas charged shocks. The gas will extend them slowly once you cut the strap. Without the strap they would need a bigger box. The strap costs less than the box. Holding them in your hand they are not that hard to collapse but under the coach the angles are not good for leverage. 2 x 4 should work without much of a problem. I used a floor jack. Easy job on my rig. You could also install them still strapped. Bolt the top in place, cut the strap. Once the low whole lines up quickly slip the bolt in place. Or have a bottle or scissor jack in place as a landing pad as the shock extends.
Dale.Traveling 06/26/15 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HOW MUCH LONGER

Diffacult personal decision for anyone with how much we all enjoy the pleasure of hitting the road in our rigs and the time we spend behind the wheel. All of us will be reluctant stop when the time comes but we need to just be honest with ourselves and take advise of family and others to pass the keys and move to the curb side seat.
Dale.Traveling 06/24/15 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disaster Strikes

Would this be covered by comprehensive rather than collision coverage considered the owner wasn't in of near the coachor. Maybe an uninsured motorist?
Dale.Traveling 06/23/15 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Double receiver hitch for tow dolly and bike rack?

rekoj71 and Playtime are correct. The double hitch configuration I used worked well but with the rack in place and a ball under I don't think you would have room to slip the dolly in place and lock it down. I think the clamp version on as wa8yxm and BTPO1 suggested will work well but Corkey05's idea of the bike rack on the towed vehicle is probably best.
Dale.Traveling 06/21/15 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intake manifold temperature creeping higher

How clean is the charge air cooler (CAC) and has the engine coolant temp been holding at normal average?
Dale.Traveling 06/21/15 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5.9 ISB - metal in oil samples

Scott G is correct. Chrome is mostly in from rings but what was the parts per million (PPM) from the report of the two samples? Was the level a touch high or excessive? Do you only have two samples to base the concern? The PPM level will dictate how aggressive you might need to go after this.
Dale.Traveling 06/21/15 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Double receiver hitch for tow dolly and bike rack?

I tow four down rather than a dolly and used a Dual Hitch Receiver. It has a higher weight rating than my hitch and tow bar so a bit of overkill and might be a bit outside of your budget. I needed the drop to line up the tow bar to the car base plate. Worked great for 10,000 miles towing with a bike rack. Changed from a Accord to a CRV with so I no long need the drop and the bike rack is now on the back of the CRV. I did cut back the rack a bit so it was closer to the coach to clear the vertical pivot point of the tow bar. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uZg-lnh4KT4/USAhKKBLR-I/AAAAAAAATAU/ACf0OKImDSg/s640/DSC00134.JPG
Dale.Traveling 06/21/15 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Be careful, Don't let this happen to you

That is exacty why I bought 12 ton jack stands, MH goes up and the stands go under the axle. 12 ton is over kill on a 16000 pound MH, but I figure my life and well being are worth it.Careful with the jack stand weight capacity. More than likely rated capacity is the pair, not individual. The manufactures are probably very conservative with rated capacities just avoid pushing the envelope too much. For the readers that have never experienced it, concrete will fail, catastrophically, very quickly. In other words it will crack without warning. Harbor Freight or Northern Tool carry stands with weight ratings of over 20 tons. Be safe and go camping.
Dale.Traveling 06/20/15 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
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