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RE: Four Winds Chateau 29E vs 2005 Coachmen 275

Are they both the same year vehicle? And or Chassis.
PatrickA51 04/23/14 12:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: tank rinse install gone bad

I have had 2 Tornado flusher in my coach and both have failed in short order. I would recommend you return it if you can and install one of the non-moving flush units. If that's not an option, I still would not install that unit in your tank, buy a good flusher and find a better location if the new one won't fit. There are 2 trains of thought on the proper location. The first is that is should be near the tank outlet to ensure nothing builds up there that would prevent a proper dump and the second is a location that would hit the tank sensors to help keep them as accurate as possible. If you could find a location that would handle both tasks, that would be the ideal location. Sorry to hear about your problems. Be sure to let us know what you do. I would say yes to the above quote.
PatrickA51 04/20/14 05:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery bank connectors... Quick... That is

Very good idea. You can't beat the Anderson Power poles.
PatrickA51 04/19/14 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: air compressor

This is a good one
PatrickA51 04/09/14 11:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Satellite Radio install for our C, a few questions...

With a 2 month + trip coming up I would like to add Satellite Radio to our 24' C. I am planning on installing a Sirius/XM unit that will play through our existing automotive stereo by plugging into the auxiliary jack. It will be powered using a simple cigarette lighter outlet (we have three available on the dash), and the install seems straightforward enough but.... What about the antenna? They say it should be up high, as in on the roof with a clear view of the sky. The standard antenna comes with 23' of very small wire and I cannot imagine that being enough to get from the roof down through the coach and to the display unit on the dash. Most manufacturers insist that a GPS also have a clear view of the sky but our Rand McNally (7720 LM - a great unit by the way), works just fine sitting on the dash under the cabover overhang. :h Has anyone out there installed Satellite Radio in your C and if so how did you deal with the antenna? How well does it work, are dropped stations an issue? Any and all advice is most welcome. Subscribed...Thinking the same thing. My cabover blocks a lot of radio signals IMO I have a Sirius/XM Satellite Radio mounted in my RV. I operate my Xm Radio thru my installed stereo I use the Aux, plug and use a cassette tape insert instead of using the tuner set up thru the XM Radio. I feed the antenna wire up into the over head bunks vent. It works great. Also I have a Garmin GPS I mount it in the lower left hand corner of the windshield. It works great with no problems.
PatrickA51 03/27/14 02:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Super Tiny 2014 LittleGuy myPodMAX Trailer

Probably a F-350 or 450! :B WoodGlue No they would need a Freightliner Cascadia With a 3406 Cat 450 hp.
PatrickA51 03/25/14 06:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trip report: Palomar Mountain, east of San Diego

Great report. Isn't it funny that people that live within 50 miles of a Park like Palomar Mountain Never go there, it would take us less time than driving to Tuttle Creek Geeezzzz. We would never have known.
PatrickA51 03/25/14 06:53pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Add screen room onto awning?

The one we have is a Carefree of Colorado also. It works good but a pain in the back side to put ut unless you are going to leave it for a week or two.
PatrickA51 03/25/14 01:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Add screen room onto awning?

Yes it can. We have one for our RV.
PatrickA51 03/25/14 12:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are Water Filters a Major Concern

Spend some time poking around this site and give the guy a call. He is a full time Rver and really knows his stuff. He has lots of options tailored specifically for RVing. RV Water Filter LINK I will say that you can make your own filter system for far less than what it will cost you, buying from the above link. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and it will cost you maybe $35 or $40 at most. I made my own system for less than $30.00 a couple of years ago. I got 2 filter canisters 2 filters and all the fitings @ Home Depot for $26.85 including sales tax.
PatrickA51 03/18/14 11:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can't believe some of the rip off suppliers!

The knobs/locks were rusted into place on my awning. I started shopping for new ones. I found them! The knob replacements are about $8.00 a set. The shipping for the 5oz items costd about 14.00 to 18.00 to ship. What kind of rip off is this? I'm so tired of people ripping of others. I've noticed this on most suppliers of "hobbies". They think if you can afford a hobby like camping, golfing, Jeeping, then you have money to burn. I don't play that game. I even went to one site and put the knobs in the shopping cart, and up came a "small order charge of 7.00! So they feel that if you don't order a large dollar amount, then they will charge you as if you had. Well, needless to say, I won't be using them for a small order not a large order! I don't always need a big order, but if you want my big business, then you better take my little order without penalizing me. Anyway, I didn't order from anyone on line. I went to Lowe's, got some knobs that look just like the ones you would order as Carefree replacements, bought some "elevator bolts", and fabbed my own set for under 7.00. Now, my awning is as good as new and I didn't even have to pay up to 25.00 for two little stinking knobs. Ok, off my soap box! Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY. Try buying something on e-bay. People charge 15 to 20 bucks shipping and handling, when priority mail is only $5.69 Priority Flat Rate Mail.
PatrickA51 03/16/14 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Headlight Kit Replacement

Look here They sell almost everything you would ever need to refurbish a Truck or Van
PatrickA51 03/12/14 11:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thickening Chili tip??

cornmeal x3
PatrickA51 03/11/14 06:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Thickening Chili tip??

cornstarch. x2
PatrickA51 03/11/14 06:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: HOF Thread?

Good idea, good luck.
PatrickA51 03/11/14 05:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Boondocking safety

It's really too bad that so many useful discussion threads tend to veer off onto 2d Amendment issues. Can't we just acknowledge that not everyone sees these questions in the same light and that there is room for disagreement? This forum is so incredibly valuable -- it is a pity to get involved in unproductive disputes, especially since individual posters may be discouraged from participating due to a dislike of getting "flamed." (Plus we risk getting shut down by our moderator, who nobly suffers in silence until things reach a certain point.) X2 Thank You for wording this correctly.:B it is a pity to get involved in unproductive disputes, especially since individual posters may be discouraged from participating due to a dislike of getting "flamed."
PatrickA51 03/09/14 03:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Rear Ladder Uses?

This week I installed a rear ladder on my camper. I'm planning on using the ladder to mount things like a wind turbine and using it to carry things like lawn chairs and bikes. I thought I'd ask the forum for additional ideas on what I can use the ladder for (besides the obvious). :) Wolf Creek 850 Rear Ladder Installation Great report also to quote my Aunt Alice " We do not use the ladder for anything except to get up on the roof. I see these people going down the highway, with all of their bicycle, lawn chairs you name it we do not hang anything from it it makes us look homeless!!!" :h :S I don't have a TC but we do have a Class-C we have a Wilson Antenna mounted to the ladder and when we get set up. As MADDUO said: I use to to hang my Trasharoo. x2
PatrickA51 03/09/14 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: made my day

Today, my morning walk at the mall was torture. Every thing I broke in my accident 5 years ago was quite painful today- my right leg and hip, my right side ribs, and my left ankle. Using my walker, I can do about a half mile around the mall. Yesterday, one of the other walkers approached me and thanked me, saying I was an inspiration for all the others to keep going. I've never been told I am an inspiration before, and than made this morning bearable. Good for you sir. Keep it up !!! :B I have a Jazzy Power Chair. :o look here It sit's in my living room in the corner. The man that delivered it when I first became disabled had to dismantle it. Then he put it back together where it sits. Best catch all I have ever owned. :h Being as I can't get it in or out of my condo, I do not use it. I have a cane and I also have a walker that is more of a PIA trying to get it in and out of my P/U. Look here also If I go somewhere that I have to do a lot of walking I get it out, but other wise I use my cane. Again good luck and congratulations.
PatrickA51 03/04/14 11:35pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Haz the Whaz ruined trip reports?

Do not change anything!! Thank you for taking me to your part of the USA..5 I will not be blunt do not change anything about your Trip Reports.
PatrickA51 03/02/14 02:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Haz the Whaz ruined trip reports?

Whazoo RE: Haz the Whaz ruined trip reports? You have not ruined trip reports. As a matter of fact I look forward to your reports. You are concise and to the point you are not sanctimonious as are a lot of people on this forum. Maybe I am too blunt and to the point, but I really enjoy your posts and missed reading them while you were taking your well earned sabbatical.
PatrickA51 03/02/14 12:38pm Truck Campers
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