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RE: LEDs lights attached connected to awning power

Good feedback. One problem with mounting them under the gutter, is my slideout. I would have to have them only on the slideout portion of the RV, which is a little smaller than my awning, but it would make the wiring much easier to the porch light. Then there is the controller on some of these units, that looks a bit large, not sure what to do with that. JCat
JCat 10/31/14 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
LEDs lights attached connected to awning power

I want to install led lights on my awning, but don't want to have wires hanging down. Has anyone attached them to the 12v at the awning motor ? If yes let me know how you did this. Thanks
JCat 10/30/14 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newell is a good ride right?

Tom/Barb - Newells are not fiberglass they are aluminum. But your comment is valid, time takes a toll on everything. OP - your thought process is valid about buying an older high end RV versus a newer mid range. I have been exeposed to many Newells, Marathon's, Liberty, Millenium's and their owners over the last 3 years here at Motor Coach Country Club in Indio CA. One thing that many state is that they prefer a coach built on a bus chasis (Prevost) instead of the custom chasis (Newell). They have stated that the ride is better and there are less issues when using the bus chasis. I love the Newells myself, went and did a factory tour and love the layouts and designs, maybe soon I will have one. Do your research before you buy.
JCat 09/19/14 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drawer sliders keep breaking

Trackrig, did the drawer slides you got from HD lock in place when shut ? If yes do you have anymore info on these parts ?
JCat 09/05/14 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
Drawer sliders keep breaking

In the back of my drawers where the slider connects to the wall there is a plastic piece that is attached to the wall and the slider attaches to this. Over time these plastic pieces break, due to weight in the drawer and road bumps. I have replaced over 20 of these and they are a real PITA. Has anyone found a replacement part made of of metal ? Or have you replaced the sliders with something that is more sturdy ? Let me know.
JCat 09/05/14 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Motorized Windshield shade

I have 2 motorized MCD shades installed in the front and manual pull down on the drivers and passenger sides. They do a good job but I wish they looked better.
JCat 08/06/14 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Inverter use and electronics

I have had a convection oven and 2 sat receivers go bad after using my inverter to power the electronics. I also have observed that my flatscreen puts out a high pitch noise when on the inverter. I am wondering if the power from the inverter, since it is not a true sine wave is causing early failure of these items. Your thoughts ?
JCat 08/01/14 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: External Generator use on Class A

UPDATE: Yesterday I turned on the Yamaha in the morning, 8am, and it ran until 4:30 PM when it ran out of gas. When I refilled it, it had used only 1.5 gallans of gas. So I was able to power my TV, sat receiver, fridge, computers (2) for 8.5 hours. This is fantastic ! JCat
JCat 07/31/14 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: External Generator use on Class A

Good feedback from all. i ran my onan until my house batteries were fully charged i cut the onan off connected the yamaha turn fridge to propane water heater off so far have not overloaded the yamaha no setting changes required on xantrax Life is good wont be buring all that diesel fuel thanks
JCat 07/19/14 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
External Generator use on Class A

I have a 2004 Mandalay with a 7500W onan genny. I have purchased a yamaha 2000w portable genny and wanted to use it connected as an external power source connected to my shore power cord. The plan was to be more energy efficient as I only need to power my TV, sat receiver and a few outlets for computers. There was a really good article in FMCA that seemed to show that this will work if config'd correctly. I hooked it up and the RV EXPLODED INTO A MILLION PIECES ! Just kidding, thought my story was getting boring. The Yamaha revved up to accomodate the load and then went into overload. I then changed my Xantrax to invert mode and tried again, same result. The Xantrax once it receives the added power, goes into charge mode for the house batteries and this is too much for the little 2000w genny so it overloads. Is there a way to stop the battery charge and just allow the yamaha to power the rv like when I am using the inverter ?
JCat 07/18/14 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
Can an ML350 be towed 4 down ?

I did a few searches in this forum to see if there were any posts on towing an ML350 4 down and could not find one. Anyone out there doing it and if yes what equipment are you using ?
JCat 06/30/14 10:30pm Class A Motorhomes
2010 ML350 Can it be towed 4 down ?

I did a few searches in this forum to see if there were any posts on towing an ML350 4 down and could not find one. Anyone out there doing it and if yes what equipment are you using ? Thanks
JCat 06/29/14 01:20pm Dinghy Towing
2010 ML350 Can it be towed 4 down ?

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 27800249
JCat 06/29/14 01:20pm Tow Vehicles
New CA Emissions law for Diesel's

I have a friend who owns a trucking company in CA and has been getting updates on new emissions standards for diesel engines. The idiots are proposing new laws that would be retro-active for all diesel engines that would require a conversion to the "blue fluid" for all trucks and RV's, even if they are not registered in CA. They would fine any Diesel truck or RV that enters the state that has not had the conversion kit applied. Unreal ! Keep a look out for news on this going forward and lets see if we can kill this nonsense before it gets wings.
JCat 11/04/13 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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