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RE: Atwood water heater

Dinasour makes great products. I keep one of their universal ignitor boards in my spares that will work in either of our two furnaces and our water heater. I haven't needed to use it yet for this motorhome, but a spare board sure came in handy in our previous motorhome, when the OEM furnace board quit in 35 deg.F weather.
Dutch_12078 02/24/17 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: Experienced Rvers offer help in Forida

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure your experiences will be helpful to many here, especially any fellow Brits that may have procedural questions about licensing, etc.
Dutch_12078 02/24/17 06:08am Beginning RVing
RE: roof clearance lights

So I ended up taking my grinder to it. It appears to have an aluminum peace that goes down in the hole then a small screw (which i still can't get to) that screws down & spreads out the bottom of the aluminum. So I can cut thesee put but what do I go back with? There is no wood or anything to screw into? Your description sounds like a typical Molly wall anchor, but I don't know if that's something Tiffin would have used or possibly a previous owner used for a repair. http://i.imgur.com/bMy2MiBl.jpg width=200
Dutch_12078 02/23/17 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jake Brake

Both the "Jacobs Exhaust BrakeĀ®" and the "Jacobs Compression Release BrakeĀ®" are registered trademarks of Jacobs Vehicle Systems, LLC. Since "Jake" is just a shortened version of "Jacobs", I don't understand why one would be called a "Jake brake", but not the other. Confused minds want to know!!! ;)
Dutch_12078 02/23/17 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating Full Time RVing

Very doable but you mentioned parking your RV on a lake lot. Make sure that you would be legally allowed to do that... many ordinances prohibit it. X2 We have a small lakeside cottage in upstate NY with a full hookup RV site next to it. When we visit the cottage, we usually keep right on living in the motorhome unless we're doing some remodeling or repairs on it while we're there. Under the local ordinances and zoning, we are allowed to live in the RV since it's at a residence and we have the owner's permission (that's us), but if the cottage wasn't there, we would have to be in an RV or manufactured home park.
Dutch_12078 02/23/17 03:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: New Trend?

Why wouldn't I want to drive in to a site with this view at Robert Moses SP in upstate NY on the St Lawrence Seaway? I can easily reach power up to 75 ft away, and that site does not have water or sewer connections. http://i.imgur.com/6HKLOHZl.jpg width=400 http://i.imgur.com/pEH17TYl.jpg width=400
Dutch_12078 02/22/17 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who Drives? The Man or the Woman?

My 72 year old wife and I (74) have always split the motorhome and other long distance driving, but as her health has declined over the last few years, I now do most of the driving. It's definitely never been a "woman's place" issue here. Tell Aunt Edith women even get to vote now! ;)
Dutch_12078 02/22/17 08:40am RV Lifestyle
RE: How do I replace a rocker arm switch?

Replacement: Pass & Seymour White Self Contained Rocker Wall Switch
Dutch_12078 02/22/17 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ashville RV Parks and CG.

X2 for the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area! We were on a huge full hook up site on the Lakeside loop and really loved it there. A very "woodsy" feel with Asheville only minutes away... http://i.imgur.com/G4n8K7Yl.jpg width=450
Dutch_12078 02/21/17 06:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Trend?

There are several state parks where we drive in a back-in site to enjoy the view. A few sites at Ft Clinch SP in FL comes to mind, as well as a specific site we favor in Robert Moses SP n upstate NY. And there's a site at Edisto Beach SP in SC that just about every motorhome that parks on it goes in backwards. Or at least they used to. We'll have to see what the configuration is after the hurricane damage repairs are completed next fall. In all of those cases the sites are either far enough apart or next to other sites where motorhomes usually park backwards that the outside "living space" is not an issue. All in all, I don't see it as a problem when there's enough site spacing. It beats the heck out of a view of the front window of the motorhome across the road from your site.
Dutch_12078 02/21/17 04:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rv park under 50k updates

A friend of mine built a new campground from scratch a few years ago. His inital budget going in was $48,000. His final cost, exclusive of ongoing maintenance costs, etc., was $56,000. That's PER SITE!
Dutch_12078 02/21/17 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Patrol TPMS

The TPMS system won't be available until March, so I doubt you're going to find anyone with any experience with them. I found this negative in their product description: "Tire Patrol sensors go into sleep mode unless pressure is detected and the tires are rotating." That means you won't get current readings until you're underway instead of before you leave. TST will also pre-assign sensors on request, and does read before leaving. Also: "After two years, we have an inexpensive battery replacement program through the factory." TST and other brand sensor batteries may only last a year or so, but they're user replaceable at less than a dollar each. RVi does have some unique features in the "Command Center" though. On edit: I'll just add that I saw nothing in their advertising or technical specs that indicated the sensors use WiFi instead of the standard frequencies most TPMS use. The Command Center is WiFi capable for other communications though.
Dutch_12078 02/20/17 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: residential refrigerator locks

You didn't say what size fridge you installed, but on our top freezer 10 cu ft residential fridge, I used a pair of common window latches from Home Depot to lock the doors while underway. http://i.imgur.com/CK1Htpel.jpg width=350 http://i.imgur.com/IWGlS6Wl.jpg width=350 http://i.imgur.com/yGsU8P8l.jpg width=350
Dutch_12078 02/20/17 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to do a 30# propane exchange

My tanks have been out of certification for years. No one ever bats an eye at refilling them. As refillers get updated training for the new DOT certification rules, I wouldn't be surprised to see closer attention paid to the dates. I've had my 30# portable cylinder refilled three times in Florida recently, and the three different attendants all checked the date. The attendants at the refill station I use near our upstate NY cottage never check it.
Dutch_12078 02/20/17 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to do a 30# propane exchange

I had one of my 30's recertified last fall. The refill place that did it charges $5.
Dutch_12078 02/19/17 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Killer rain 1, Satellite 0

You don't mention what antenna you are using with your RV. It it's the same kind of antenna you have at home you should have the exact same results. If it's some kind of a portable or dome then your mileage will vary GREATLY! Yep, the neighbors with the small domes complain here in Florida when it rains, while our Dish triple LNB 1000.4 full-sized dish keeps right on working. It has to get really heavy before we lose the signal.
Dutch_12078 02/18/17 06:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Killer rain 1, Satellite 0

Yep, rain/snow fade is part of the game with satellite service from time to time. When it's most frustrating, other than the often poor timing, is when it's not raining where you are, but the heavy wet clouds dumping a few miles away get between your dish and the satellites for a time anyway.
Dutch_12078 02/18/17 01:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Batwing Antenna Leak

Here you go... SENSAR INSTALLATION/OPERATION MANUAL (All models - Includes parts list)
Dutch_12078 02/18/17 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Cell Phone question??

Maximum Signal makes the Max-Amp series of cell amplifier/repeaters that work exceptionally well, often even where other brands fail. that link sez it works on a 53 ft RV. if you have a 54 foot one I guess you are out of luck. bumpy As Gord said, 25-35 feet from the omni inside antenna. Realistically, the RV walls do attenuate that somewhat for outside the RV coverage, but we still get good signals while sitting outside under our awning or walking around the perimeter of the coach. When we were at one campground with really poor cell signals, the host couple on the next site would come over and stand in front of our coach (by invitation) to make phone calls.
Dutch_12078 02/17/17 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Chill out

RV camping has a season??? ;)
Dutch_12078 02/17/17 05:22pm General RVing Issues
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