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RE: Residential refrigarator

I use a couple of flip up window latches to secure our residential fridge doors. I painted the underside of the flip handles with a bright nail polish so we can tell at a glance that we remembered to latch them when getting under way. To keep items from sliding around, we use Camco double spring bars. http://i.imgur.com/YocCTt6l.jpg width=400 Very nice! That is a great idea!
Mile High 11/28/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking Conundrum

I'm new to air brakes - ours is a tag axle 43' and I am very impressed with the stopping power! As a bonus, they are even anti-lock which I didn't know was available. The only hassle is waiting for the air to pump up in the morning so you can move out - It gets a little noisy for the neighbors having to listen to the diesel.
Mile High 11/28/16 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sony Monitor XVM-B62

Your monitor has dimensions of 6 1/2" W x 4 1/2" H. The size of the Voyager 7" monitor is 7-3/4"W x 5-1/4"H. This means that if you have room you would have to enlarge the hole slightly to make it fit. It sort of looks like the existing monitor is in a recessed pocket so a new Voyager monitor may sit on top of the recess since it is a little larger in all dimensions. I do have a Rear-View-Safety-Cam 7" monitor I used in my pickup that I think is about the same size as the voyager, and they do make a flush mount kit, but I'm not positive there is that much room left around those edges. I'll have to measure.
Mile High 11/28/16 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sony Monitor XVM-B62

look at this web site, selling for $208 http://www.buselectronics.com/xvm-b62-sony-lcd-monitor/ also check out this ebay site http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-XVMB62-6-25-Inch-flush-mount-LCD-monitor-Widescreen-TFT-AV-Monitor-/391602996512 Thanks, I may have found one for 99 on ebay that is new.
Mile High 11/28/16 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins generator

Ya, sure sounds battery. The meter is only giving you surface voltage
Mile High 11/28/16 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential refrigarator

I originally had trouble as well. We have a good latch but you have to remember to use it :) The bars at Camping World seem to be working for us. Between the pantry slide outs and fridge, we have launched enough food to make dinner.
Mile High 11/28/16 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why spotlights on older Class A'?

I looked at a 2013 Allegro Bus that had one - kind of cool. Had a joystick to drive it. The use is probably the same for one on a boat - maneuvering.
Mile High 11/28/16 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Surge Protectors?

Are you saying that NONE of these devices we are discussing are any more effective than a home strip surge suppressor because we don't have an effective ground within 10'? Stop jumping to subjective conclusions. Deal with individual facts one at a time. If making conclusions from subjective beliefs and emotions, then every reply will make you feel like a child. Stated were numbers for that one protector. Understand the significance of those numbers before making any conclusion. Why assume numbers for one anomaly define all protectors for all anomalies? Why jump to that unjustified conclusion? Therein lies your first problem. You want to be indignant rather than first learn what stuff does for each anomaly - with numbers. Defined is why that one protector function is ineffective. Nobody said anything about earthing a rig. By remembering what Ben Franklin demonstrated over 250 years ago, or by remembering how electricity works, then earthing a rig would make damage easier. Did I ignore other benefits such as detecting polarity, missing neutral, etc? Obviously not. Why did you ignore those first two paragraphs? Each completely different anomaly must be discussed separately. Thumbs up or down are for consumers who want to be told how to think (also called brainwashing). Informed consumers learn how to separate scams from science. That means every reply and question should include or be based in perspective. That means numbers. Your every speculation is devoid of spec numbers. You want to assume all anomalies are same. What do 2600 joules in that Surge Guard do? Nothing useful. Do those joules protect from other anomalies? No. Does a Surge Guard protect from reverse polarity? Protect what? Reverse polarity does not harm appliances. Polarity is a human safety function. So what is being protected? Does it protect from phase variation, frequency variation, excessive harmonics, or EMC/EMI? Apparently not. Is that protection required? Your answer should include numbers. Since each potential threat must be defined BEFORE recommending any solution. And each discussed separately. Does it protect from an open safety ground? Apparently not even though that is a too common anomaly in campgrounds. It really should detect that anomaly. Does it protect from brownouts? Say so with numbers. Is that protection necessary? If making conclusions from subjective reasoning, then tell us why. Remember to list what in an RV does and does not need for protection. Of course 2600 joules says nothing about these other anomalies. What numbers exist so that one can make a conclusion? Long before demanding a solution or being indignant, first define each threat. Which anomalies require effective protection? Tell us which anomalies are of concern in a campground - with numbers. Only then can a solution be discussed. Wow - I tried man. It sounded in the beginning as if you had some background and could contribute some value to the OPs question, or even mine, but you answer with 16 more questions. I was just looking for what your recommendation was but it's not worth the trauma. I have a Plug-In Surge Protector. My new Coach has a built in Surge Protector. So Can I use both? Does it make a better protective system? Will it even work? Are there any issues? Can this cause a problem? Thanks This was the OPs question - ask him which anomalies are of concern in a campground - with numbers..
Mile High 11/28/16 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sony Monitor XVM-B62

Ya, I think is a monitor normally for headrests in a car, so it has like a flush mount housing around it.
Mile High 11/27/16 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
Sony Monitor XVM-B62

Has anyone found a suitable replacement for this monitor (Sony XVM-B62). I don't know how widely they were used, but they don't make it anymore and in typical Sony style they don't offer any suggested alternates. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/412973385.jpg
Mile High 11/27/16 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vintage Class A Motor Homes

Here are photos and floor plan of my 1990 Barth 32 ft. NICE! :CX2 That is a great floor plan for those looking for a no slide short unit! Looks like it had some reconditioning?
Mile High 11/27/16 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Surge Protectors?

I for one don't understand a **** thing you are saying or recommending. Surge Guard will 'absorb' 870 joules and not more than 1750 joules. If difficult, best is to ask why rather than post an emotion. Potentially destructive surges can be hundreds of thousands of joules. Why is that difficult? That Surge Guard is electrically similar to other tiny power strip protectors. Specification numbers say so. Why is that hard? Effective protector (a completely different device that unfortunately shares a same name) works because it is earthed. That should be obvious using concepts originally taught in elementary school science. So which sentence is a challenge? You never said.No need to get condescending - you're already talking down to me, but you haven't "dummied" it up near enough yet. Perhaps I need to just try to pull it out of you: Are you saying that NONE of these devices we are discussing are any more effective than a home strip surge suppressor because we don't have an effective ground within 10'? Are you suggesting we don't bother? Are you suggesting we drive in a ground rod with 10' and bond the rig? Are you focused on surge, and ignoring the other benefits of these systems such as detecting polarity, missing neutral, etc? Just a simple thumbs up or down will work :)
Mile High 11/27/16 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge Door Flying Open at High Speed - Sauce Everywhere

Ours has the coolest lock, I think its from the factory. It is spring loaded and you pull it out and rotate it up for camping and down for travel or storage. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/412973386.jpg
Mile High 11/27/16 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Surge Protectors?

My built in unit is a Surge Guard 41260, protects to 2600 joules, So that Surge Guard will 'absorb' 870 joules and not more than 1750 joules. Potentially destructive surges can be hundreds of thousands of joules (clearly not billions of joules). That Surge Guard is electrically similar to other tiny power strip protectors. Effective protector works because it is earthed. And does not 'block' or 'absorb' a surge. What was posted previously completely applies. Especially the part about how a protector must connect low impedance (ie less than 10 feet) to earth to protect from that type of anomaly. What happens when its near zero joules try to 'absorb' that energy? Those numbers should cause you pause. I for one don't understand a **** thing you are saying or recommending. Maybe everyone else understands, but I'm in the dark.
Mile High 11/26/16 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I the only one here?

I think back to the upsell on the extended warranty - The $50 deductible is for each visit, so they wanted you to make a list of all the things wrong through the summer and drop it off all winter and they would spend the winter getting it all fixed up for you by spring. hahahaha - a service reps assurance of keeping the staff busy.
Mile High 11/26/16 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Recalls on the upswing...

Just proves to me anyone can get published. Recalls are generally never related to quality, they are related to errors in engineering or design.
Mile High 11/26/16 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I the only one here?

My dealership let's me send photos to them which they need for warranty repair and to ensure the correct part is ordered When the part arrives we agree on a date and I usally wait or pick it up that afternoon after the work is done. Our 5er Dealer would do that for us - made it nice actually, except I just went in and traded the bad for the new part and installed myself so I didn't have to even bring the rig to the Dealer. I generally hate leaving my rig at the Dealer - not they they are neglectful on purpose, but I've had more damage to the rig right there on the lot. Sure they fix it, but who wants the damage in the first place.
Mile High 11/25/16 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Surge Protectors?

Tiffin uses a transfer switch with some surge protection. It is a very basic system. It is recommended that you add a more comprehensive EMS (Electrical Management System) that also monitors ground state, high and low voltages, polarity, etc. The Progressive HW50c or PT50c are two units that will do the job. The HW is built in, the PT is portable. I've had a HW50c combined with the Tiffin transfer switch on two different coaches and it has worked well. Best thing is that it has a lifetime warranty. It just seems to me a better option would be to upgrade the onboard system with a Surge Guard 40350 for another $100 over the PT50c which does everything the PT50C does, but then you don't have to mess with a portable anymore or risk getting it stolen.
Mile High 11/25/16 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side Cameras

Oh I love my side cameras! They actually have a better view them my mirrors, but I would like to keep one monitor on the rear 100 percent of the time.
Mile High 11/25/16 08:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I the only one here?

The Dealerships around here are 6 weeks out from getting an appt to park it on the lot so you can get in que, then wait maybe 4 weeks for someone to look at it as they get time, then however long they want to say for parts. Probably has nothing to do with parts- has everything to do with their sales prep units getting priority over yours, other units they consider more of an emergency, etc. If you tell them you are going on vacation in 6 weeks, you will have to fight them to get it back the day before you leave. As others have said, I try to do everything myself.
Mile High 11/25/16 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
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