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RE: Looking for Motorized Windshield shade

Our coach has motorized sun screens with a pull curtains for night time. We winter in the Rio Grande valley and there are several companies there that make awnings and shades for RV's. We had a manual shade installed while we were there last winter. Its a straight shot across the front with nothing hanging down to interfere and its right in front of the motorized sun screens. For $150 installed you can't beat it. We haven't used the pull curtains since we had it installed.
nemo45 08/06/14 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

I have a 2000 Coachman Triton V-10, power has not been an issue, we are looking at a DP, because of the hope that it will be a quieter ride. We have to shout at each to be heard over the engine. Radio is of no use while traveling at 60-65 MPH on level road, just gets worse on hill climbs. A lot of progress has been made in 14 years. The newer gas coaches are not near as loud as they were. I have no problem hearing the DW at 65-70 cruise. Maybe I should look for a 2000 model. :B How about when it downshifts to 3rd gear when going up a hill? At 5200 rpms it sounds like its going to explode. With a DP you don't hear anything at all up front. I had a 2010 Georgetown. The V10 had plenty of power, but didn't like the noise from right under my feet. And the airbags give the DP a much nicer ride.
nemo45 08/04/14 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Winegard Traveler work w/ existing cables?

I have read a few posts about people replacing their in motion sat with a Winegard Traveler. Curious why they're doing it. Because the traveler picks up all three satellites and doesn't have to move when one TV changes channels. So, you can truly watch different programming on two TV's. Also, there is the moisture problem with the dome.
nemo45 08/04/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Guage D

Mine plugged in right under the steering wheel - the same place a mechanic would plug in a gauge to read trouble codes. It comes with two plug-in adapters. I find it very useful in the mountains, especially when it's hot out. It allows you watch your transmission, water, oil, air intake, etc temps exactly. The only thing that I think is hokey on it is when it tells me I'm getting 30 - 40 MPG in a 40' DP!!! But the fuel usage gauge is useful to remind you to get your foot out of it when there's no need for it. I think it's the best thing going considering it only costs $149. You can go to their web site and download the user's manual to see all of the functions and how it works. Bill You need to use average mpg along with the instantaneous. When I'm driving I use avg. mpg,, instant mpg, speed and rpms. There is a wide variety of choices to display. The scan gauge D is well worth the money.
nemo45 07/22/14 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

Two different thoughts....ease of TOWING....Jeep, Equinox, Saturn, Geo Trackers, even the Suzuki Samurai....however, if you want to open Pandora's box, talk about which TOWED Vehicle provides the BEST and most COMFORTABLE ride! Add to that which one(s) have the most INTERIOR room....good luck....:B:B....Dennis Well, then if you're talking about room and ride you're going to have to add the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and the Buick Enclave all towable 4 down.
nemo45 07/22/14 01:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD Captiva is not the same car as the view. It is much smaller. The same car as the view is the Equinox and the GMC Terrain. Both great toads. The 2007 through 2010 Saturn Vue and Chevy Captiva are the same size cars. Prior to 2007 the Saturn Vue was a larger car. In 2007 Chevy took over production of the Saturn Vue and they downsized the Vue. Here is a LINK. Look at the picture of the second generation Saturn Vue and then compare it to the Chevy Captiva. Info from link: Following the demise of the Saturn brand in 2009 for the 2010 model year, the Vue was discontinued. However, GM continued to produce the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, for the Mexican and South American markets. The Chevrolet Captiva Sport was introduced for the US commercial and fleet markets in late 2011 for the 2012 model year. Safe travels. JD The Equinox, Terrain, Vue and Captiva were-are on the same GM theta platform, which was beefed up a little in 2009. They had the same power train and unibody frame when they were manufactured at the same time. When I bought a trailer hitch for my 2011 Equinox it stated right on the box that it would fit a 2009-10 Saturn Vue.
nemo45 07/21/14 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-80 West from Chicago,ill to York, NE

One thing you may need to know... in NE, overnighting at truck stops, Wal*Mart and such is discouraged by state law. So do not blame the store (Flying-J, Wal*mart et-al) blame the govermaurnent. How can a state control a WalMart's, Flying J's olr any truck stop's parking lots? They are private property.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD Captiva is not the same car as the view. It is much smaller. The same car as the view is the Equinox and the GMC Terrain. Both great toads.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power gear jacks won't retract

Power gear leveling jacks won't retract on my 2014 Fleetwood Storm, any ideas? Need to know if they are electric or hydraulic and if they are hydraulic is there anything else that doesn't work. Like a hydraulic slide. The power gear website is a good place to go but you need to know exactly what you have.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: converter questions

There are two (Or 3) things that can pop those twin 30 amp fuses, One is batteries installed backwards, that is why we call them "Reverse polarity" fuses. The 2nd is very dead batteries and a converter big enough to pop them, Very unlikely and Theory has it your converter is NOT big enough Third is a shorted CONVERTER. Suggest upgrading to a Progressive Dynamics Intella-Power 9260 The Progressive Dynamics Intella-Power is a great unit. With the built in battery wizard it is a 4 stage charging unit that will keep your batteries from being overcharged. I highly recommend them.
nemo45 07/17/14 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable A/C

One downfall of the single hose portable ACs is that the air being exhausted has to come into the room somehow or the AC will be very inefficient. Dual hose ACs are a better option for a portable unit. No, that's not how they work. The air being exhausted goes out the single hose. I would think they would be more inefficient if the hot exhaust air went into the room. That's not to say that a dual hose unit would not be more efficient. Since we don't have a washer/dryer and do have an exhaust for one, that would be a good place to run the exhaust hose to.
nemo45 06/28/14 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

What we are talking about replacing are these Norcold 1200's where the cooling unit is failing. A new Dometic like yours. if its 12 cu. ft., would cost $1000 more than replacing with a Samsung RF197. That is my point. and how much of that $1000 saved would have to be spent on upgrading solar systems, storage, etc.? and still be reliant on a 120 source on occasion. bumpy None, I don't boondock or I very seldom boondock. We are full timers and I think we have parked in a Walmart parking lot twice in the six years we have been on the road. We have a DP and I had a perfectly good inverter that we seldom used, so why not go the residential route?
nemo45 05/04/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

It does draw some amps (mine is about 3 AC amps while the compressor is running but it does not run all the time or even most of the time). I have not defrosted my freezer in the last 14 years. Anyone full-timing with a RV fridge able to say that? I even have super filtered ice and water through the door so I don't have to buy bottled drinking/cooking/coffee water. My Dometic Sidewise draws 4 amps if on ac mode. I have never defrosted in over 4 years...it is self defrosting.I also have filtered water & a choice of cubed or crushed ice thru the door. Your point is? What we are talking about replacing are these Norcold 1200's where the cooling unit is failing. A new Dometic like yours. if its 12 cu. ft., would cost $1000 more than replacing with a Samsung RF197. That is my point.
nemo45 05/03/14 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyo Tires

You might want to check into Hankook AH-12's. I put a set of those on my previous DP in 275/70/22.5 and was really pleased with them. Priced competitively with Toyo. I was told by a Hankook dealer that they no longer make AH-12's.
nemo45 04/28/14 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

Look guys you can't compare a 6.5 or 8 cu. ft. unit to a 5 or 6 year old Norcold 1200. Peple who the 1200's know what I'm talking about. Once the cooling unit starts to fail, you're done. I know I had one. When the outside temp starts to get near 90 deg. the temp in the refrigerator would be around 50. Milk and fruits and vegetables would spoil before we could use them. I tried adding fans inside and out and tried fooling with the thermistor. Nothing worked. We have a diesel pusher with a 2000 watt inverter and a 4 battery 6V battery bank basically just sitting there not being used. After messing with the No-cold, it was a no brainer for me. We had a Samsung 197 put in. The Samsung was $1260 on sale and it cost use $1000 to have the Norcold removed and the Samsung put in. The installation was done very professionally and you cannot tell it did not come with the coach. A new Dometic 12 cu. ft. refer would have been $2995 plus installation. The Engery Star sticker on the unit stated $43 a year operation cost at $.10 a KWH. That's 1.2 KW per day or $.12. You can't run a Norcold 1200 on AC or gas for that. Its the best mod we've ever done on our coach. We are full timers and we very seldom boondock.
nemo45 04/28/14 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Leveling jacks and main slide

If it's the motor this is what it is: 10822MN New Mercury Marine Mercruiser Tilt Trim Motor Replaced mine last year Do Not buy from RV dealer you will be shocked by the price. http://www.amazon.com/Mercury-Marine-Mercruiser-Tilt-Motor/dp/B001US248C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398209624&sr=8-1&keywords=10822MN+New+Mercury+Marine+Mercruiser+Tilt+Trim+Motor This is the exact motor I need. It looks exactly like the motor on my unit. The one you have, Gary, doesn't look like mine. I have both of them ordered and I'll probably send the one from Rareelectrics back.
nemo45 04/22/14 07:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Leveling jacks and main slide

Ok, the pump does not run when I jump it and there is no click. There was 12V at the buss bar. The next step was to check continuity between the blue wire and the black (ground). There was none. The guide says if there is no continuity between the blue and black wires replace the motor. So, I'm ordering the motor and having it shipped to my summer address. We'll be there by May 1st. How do you remove the motor? It looks like there are just four screws that hold it on. This time when I unplugged the connections to control panel I only unplugged the 6 prong plug that supplies power from the ignition. I'll leave it that way until I get home.
nemo45 04/22/14 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Leveling jacks and main slide

Update information. Did you make a jumper wire and go from the 12Volt power supply post of the solenoid to the post of the blue wire? Did you hear the coil click on? If not Did you try to put power directly to the motor Post? My jacks are double action jacks. Need power to drive then down and also to drive then up. Are yours like that? Also if you look at the back side of the electric motor there is a small cover plate on the center of the motor held on with two screws. If you remove this plate you will find a 7/16 hex head bolt on the center of the shaft. You can put a drill with a 7/16 socket drive and run the motor this way to power the pump to make sure the jacks are in the full up position and this should shut off your alarms light on your jack panel. Parts I order my motor from Rareelectrical.Com it was $289.83. Took two days to get to me. Motor Number is #800302. Rareelectrical phone number is 1-800-695-01363. This is just for the motor, pump in not included. I had to pull the bearing on the pump side of the new motor. I had my system fail right after we left TX. for the winter. Had the alarms and lights going off ever day I started up the engine, for seven days. Good Luck. My system is exactly like yours. My system failed much as yours did. We overnighted in Luling, TX after leaving the valley, every thing was fine. When we left I retracted the jacks and then brought the slide in. Everything worked well at the time. I didn't notice the control panel flashing until we were on the road for a couple of hours. Why did you have to pull the bearing on the pump side of the motor? Interference with the pump? I'm pretty sure it will be the pump when I get to checking out. Going to do that right now. When we stopped overnight again, I unplugged all of the wires from the control panel so I didn't have to put up with all the flashing. I'm going to hook it back up before I do the trouble shooting. Thanks so much for all of the help.
nemo45 04/22/14 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Leveling jacks and main slide

I just paid about $290 a week ago. I will post the information as soon as I get all the information. Gary Gary, you could send me a private message if you want.
nemo45 04/22/14 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Leveling jacks and main slide

What type of leveling jack system do you have? I have Power Gear on my MH. I just had to replace the motor. I believe both Power Gear & HWH Leveling system you can test the motor our if you can get to it. All you have to do is make a jumper wire and connect it to the power post on the pump motor it should have 12 volts on it(that is the post on the motor from the battery) than if you touch the post on the motor that has the blue wire with the other end of the jumper wire the motor should run. If it runs than you have other problems. I just had the same problems. With out the jacks being in the full up position the system is trying to do an emergency retract. Are you sure your hydraulic oil level is good? There is also a low oil switch in the tank. Just trying to cover all the bases. Its a Power Gear system. The hydraulic tank is full. I was able to download the parts and service manual for DeWald coach hydraulic leveling systems from the power gear web site. It has a trouble shooting section for when the pump will not run. It says to jumper the two large post on solenoid "A" to see if the pump will run. Which would be the blue wire and the red wire on the solenoid. Basically the same thing you are saying. The jacks are all the way up and the slide is in. But when I hit the "on" button the jacks down light is on. I know that when all the lights flash it is in the emergency retract mode and that is what happens when I take the parking brake off. If it turns out to be the motor, where can I get it and can you tell me what it cost?
nemo45 04/21/14 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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