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RE: Brake Buddy - bought from ebay, not sure if it is damaged

The final word: I tried the unit out in the passenger seat of my car and it seemed to work ok, but it rattled like crazy everytime it activated so I sent it back. Better safe than sorry. I spent $22 to get Fedex to pack it correctly for shipping back seller. If he had done that before he shipped to me, he would not have gotten it returned.
JCat 05/18/16 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Buddy - bought from ebay, not sure if it is damaged

as usual more good info on this forum
JCat 05/13/16 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Buddy - bought from ebay, not sure if it is damaged

thanks guys
JCat 05/12/16 10:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Brake Buddy - bought from ebay, not sure if it is damaged

So I thought I would upgrade to a Brake Buddy system, looks easy to use and a used one is not too expensive. Went on EBAY, won a Brake Buddy Classic "2 years old", right. When it arrived the box was beat up, had a hole in it, corner ripped open, other corner crushed, looked like it got abused. I picked it up and could hear all the internal guts moving around inside the unit. I called brake buddy to see if all these parts were suppose to be attached to the housing and they said yes. The seller has not been responsive so I opened a claim with PayPal and ebay to resolve. Anyway, none of the internal parts appear to be broken, no pieces falling out of the slot, I have not opened it up to check in detail. I wanted to ask those who own one, should the internal parts be attached or are they free floating ?
JCat 05/12/16 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best roads between Palm Springs CA and Prescott AZ

thanks guys
JCat 04/28/16 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
Best roads between Palm Springs CA and Prescott AZ

I will be making a trip from the Palm Springs area to Prescott AZ and there seems to be 2 routes. 1. 10 to Phoenix, 17 north, 69 to Prescott 2. 10, to 60, to 71, to 89 Route 1 looks like an easy ride for a class A with tow car Route 2 looks a bit winding over the mountains Anyone who has traveled this area have opinions please ?
JCat 04/27/16 02:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Funny but true story

Roy B, (just joking around), looks like you have the fancy rig with that AC unit on top !
JCat 04/25/16 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue OX Customer Service - Is this Fair ?

Sorry guys been offline working and just had a quick sec to check feedback. All good info, let me try and answer some of the questions. Bar was bent up, not side to side, other bar did not look bent to me and it went in and out, but BO said it was bent. Alignment of Tahoe to hitch on RV looks straight, but I should put a level on it and check. Just so you know, I was not expecting BO to just give me a new one for free. If the Bar was bent during use, whatever caused it, I did not see that they would cover the damage. (unless like one poster said, that his appeared to be locked in, but it was not) But I would have liked to see some flexibility in the price to replace or repair, since I have had it less than a year with minimal use. If I had gotten that I would have felt well taken care of by BO. That's not the way they do business, so next time I will buy from someone else
JCat 04/21/16 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
Blue OX Customer Service - Is this Fair ?

I bought a Blue Ox Aventa 7445 system last summer and had it installed on my RV and Tahoe by a professional shop that has done many of these systems. On my 2nd trip, when I arrived at my destination, 1 arm would not retract and it looked like the housing was bent, but the arm looked good. I talked to BO and sent the unit back so they could check it out. They said both arms were bent and needed to replaced. I asked how much to replace them and they said $750 but they would give me a $150 credit, so net was $600. I explained that I could buy a new one for $550 on amazon and asked them to give me a discount on the repairs as they are the manufacturer. I had only used it 2 times, I did not backup while using the product and I was not in an accident or did I pinch it against the RV. They explained that they can't discount below retail as this would be competing against their retailers/distributors. I get all that, but for a customer to use a product 2 times and not be able for the manufacturer to repair it for less than a new one is unacceptable. What do you guys think ?
JCat 04/20/16 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: solar vent install for windshield heat

Im looking at this vent http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=9494# My theory is that hot air rises cold sinks, so with the vent being on the roof behind the electronics it should only be pulling out hot air only if the fan is small and does not pull too much. We will see
JCat 04/04/16 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air failures

Dometic can have a poorly soldered board. I had 3 new units installed on my 12 year old RV last year. When the last one went in, there were 12v issues, the unit was slow to turn on, and sometimes would not turn on. The Tech came back and did a visual inspection of the board and found that some of the components were not fully soldered in to the circuit board. He replaced it and the issues are gone. I worked as a manufacturing eng for 10 years, and even in the best soldering machines you can have fluctuations in the solder wave as boards flow over it. This causes cold solder joints and lack of a complete solder joint. It happens. And several hundred boards can be made before it is discovered.
JCat 04/04/16 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
solar vent install for windshield heat

I get a lot of heat from the windshield. I have sun screens on the outside, and MCD on the inside, but it is like an oven up there. I am out in Palm Springs area. I have 3 AC units and the RV does fine, but I was thinking if I installed one of those small solar powered roof vents above the TV cabinets it would draw out the heat through the windshield. What do you think, anyone done it ?
JCat 04/04/16 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
MCD Shade reconfig

I have 2 powered MCD shades across the windshield controlled by 2 separate switches. One of my connections from the switch to the motor has gone bad. What I thought I would do is use the remaining switch to connect to both motors to control the shades. I would hook into the existing wires to the 1 motor, and run the controls in parallel to the 2nd motor. Will this work ? JCAT
JCat 03/26/16 11:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

40 to 45 may not be low, but is does affect the water flow out of my faucets. I get improved water flow when using the water pump. If there was an issue with the plumbing I would think it would be there for the pump and the park supply. If you know of something that could be affecting the flow, let me know I will check it out.
JCat 02/12/16 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

Followup: My solution has worked well for the last 2 days, so I am good for now. I bought a pressure gage and checked other spots in the resort, they were all between 40 and 45, so it is not just my water supply I talked to a couple who own a home in a subdiv. next door and they said their water pressure is low as well. I called the water company and they said they have not reduced the water pressure. Some how I just don't think they are telling the truth.
JCat 02/09/16 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

Well thanks to all who replied. To those who were offended by my never say never comment it was a joke HA HA Anytime I have said that does not exist someone has always proven me wrong. To those who said buy a Marathon, Liberty, Newell, etc, How much can a borrow from you ? To those who caution about a flood, I think if a break a pipe or a connection comes loose I will get flooded regardless of my supply, pump or park. To DSDP Don great answer, you actually provided me with a workable solution. Before I read Don's post, I decided to tackle the issue a different way. I purchased an electronic programmable hose valve by Orbit. I hooks up the garden hose and you program it to come on and off and set the duration of time it stays on. You can set it to come on and off several times a day. Pretty cool toy. I hooked it up, set the time, set it up to come on 1 time a day for 10 minutes. I sat and waited, and it wrked perfectly. Now I will just need to monitor my usage to make sure I have enough water coming in to cover what is going out. Thanks again for all the input.
JCat 02/06/16 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

Well Ranger Smith, most of the newer Prevost chasis Custom Coaches, like Marathon, Liberty, Millenium, and even the Newell's have it. So NEVER, say NEVER.
JCat 02/06/16 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

I was looking to see if there was a way where I did not need to manually fill the tank as it got empty, but rather have it setup for autofill as it got empty. Then I could leave the water pump on all the time. Some of the other RV's have this setup from the factory, and it seems like a nice alternative.
JCat 02/06/16 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
Setting up RV to use water pump instead of Park Supply

My water pressure at my winter park is low 40 PSI and does not supply enough supply to my kitchen sink or bathroom sinks. I have talked to others about their water flow and many don't use the parks supply. Their RV's always use the water pump for pressure. My RV has a valve where I can select to fill my fresh tank or use park pressure. I wondered if I can change it up so that the fresh tank would fill and not overlfow and then use my water pump to get the proper pressure as the other RV's do ? Anyone done this type of conversion ? If yes how ?
JCat 02/06/16 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
Replacement of expensive under sink water filter

I have this metal water filter that clogs up about every 3 months and costs $38.00 to replace. I wanted go to home depot and plumb in a less expensive option. Anyone done this, and if yes how ?
JCat 12/31/15 09:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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