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RE: Samsung Fridge Questions

I have a samsung "stainless" in the house. But here the kicker, it is NOT SS. if it were ss, magnets would stick to it. I bought Samsung fridge and washer dryer. the washer has been more trouble than any washer I have ever had. The fridge works well, no issues. Some stainless steels are not magnetic.
nemo45 06/17/16 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: inverter choice

Most residential refrigerators need a pure sine wave inverter. Most of your personal electronics will thank you as well. I have a Samsung French door, 18 cu. ft., counter depth refrigerator running on the Xanex 2000 modified sine inverter. It has been running great for three years. A friend of mine just installed the same refrigerator and called Samsung to find out if he needed to install a pure sine inverter. They told him no, that it would run fine on a modified sine inverter.
nemo45 06/15/16 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

I have a 90 Bluebird. The rear bedroom AC quit. The AC guy said the wiring and thermostat would need replacing too, as they are too obsolete for the newer ACs. So, I put an Atwood AC in. It has a panel on it to control it, and it uses a remote. NO wiring, NO thermostat, just need the power feed. Works great. More efficient that the oem too. That is what I would do. Nice to be able to lie in bed, and adjust the temp, turn off, etc. without getting up at 2AM! This is really a good idea. I wish I would have put one in with a remote, and I think Dometic makes one too, as my wife is too short to reach the controls without a stool. We have 7-1/2 foot ceilings. So, anytime the A/C has to be turned on, off or adjusted I have to do it. Yes, I'm lazy. If I have to replace the other one that's what I'll do. Remember though, if you have a furnace running on the thermostat for the A/C It won't run without the A/C in the loop, because there is a 12V wire for the furnace that runs the A/C controller so they can't run at the same time. I had to put a manual thermostat for the furnace in. If you're just adding an A/C its not a problem. Found out Dometic doesn't make one with a remote for the air box.
nemo45 06/08/16 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rate the Class A makes for the mid '90s

Based on 14+ years of hands on experience, I would rank Country Coach at or near the top of the list. Foretravel and Newell also come to mind from the mid 90's. I agree in that age group Country Coach would be hard to beat.
nemo45 06/08/16 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

I have a 90 Bluebird. The rear bedroom AC quit. The AC guy said the wiring and thermostat would need replacing too, as they are too obsolete for the newer ACs. So, I put an Atwood AC in. It has a panel on it to control it, and it uses a remote. NO wiring, NO thermostat, just need the power feed. Works great. More efficient that the oem too. That is what I would do. Nice to be able to lie in bed, and adjust the temp, turn off, etc. without getting up at 2AM! This is really a good idea. I wish I would have put one in with a remote, and I think Dometic makes one too, as my wife is too short to reach the controls without a stool. We have 7-1/2 foot ceilings. So, anytime the A/C has to be turned on, off or adjusted I have to do it. Yes, I'm lazy. If I have to replace the other one that's what I'll do. Remember though, if you have a furnace running on the thermostat for the A/C It won't run without the A/C in the loop, because there is a 12V wire for the furnace that runs the A/C controller so they can't run at the same time. I had to put a manual thermostat for the furnace in. If you're just adding an A/C its not a problem.
nemo45 06/08/16 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

I have a Kabota with a front the loader. Getting it up is the easy part, no pun intended! We used a John Deere 25 hp diesel with a bucket up front but it was still about 3 ft. short so had to pull it up 2 X 6's with a rope.
nemo45 06/07/16 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rate the Class A makes for the mid '90s

At that age, I would basically ignore differences between makes and concentrate on the best condition and signs of good maintenance practices for your money. Ditto! Get one newer than that.
nemo45 06/07/16 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 2013 Ford Edge behind Class A

Double check your owner's manual and/or Ford as some year model Edges were determined they could NOT be towed four down. Problems with the transmission. The steering column must be unlocked to tow it, hence the position of the key. I'm not sure if you can pull a fuse to bypass the ignition set up or not. On GM cars the fuse must be pulled or you run down the battery. We installed a simple on/off switch that does just that. Put the key in acc and flip the switch and we are good to go. Play with your fuses or ask your Ford rep if that's possible. Otherwise there are several aftermarket ways to charge the battery while towing.....Dennis Ditto!
nemo45 06/07/16 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NEWMAR VS COACHMEN

I have had both types, a gasser and a DP. The gasser was a 2011 Georgetown 378XL. I imagine it would be comparable to the Coachman. The Ford 362 HP V10 performed admirably and will take you anywhere you want to go. We towed a Chevy Equinox with it and didn't even know it was back there. It did have the opposing slides with one under the patio awning, which we didn't like. And, I didn't like all that noise from the engine right under my feet. Especially when it downshifted. So, we decided to get a diesel pusher. We looked long and hard to find one with floor plan we wanted. Which included a king sized bed, didn't like the short queen in the Georgetown, and no slide under the awning. We found a 2006 Gulf Stream Tour Master which has three slides. Two in the bedroom and one curbside that is 43" deep almost giving the appearance of opposing slides in the living room, with no slide under the awning. Perfect for us. We've been in it now full-timing for four years and just love it. Having had the Georgetown which as I said is comparable to the Coachman and I have been in several, I think I would pick the Newmar, which I have been in also, price difference or not. They are just better made. By the way, the Georgetown and the Coachman are both made by Forrest River now. By the way, the F53 motorhome chassis doesn't come with a 260" wheel base, rather 242.3" and 252.3" both rated at 26,000 GVWR max., along with the 228.3" at 22,000 GVWR.
nemo45 06/07/16 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's back....and I'm stumped

When the fan is on, or if you're driving down the road with the roof vent open, you're creating a low pressure zone in your bathroom. It could be pulling air up from the tank through a leaky seal between the toilet and the tank and have nothing to do with the flush/flapper seal at all. If you have your fantastic fan or the bathroom fan on and you flush the toilet it will draw odor up thru the open vslve in the toilet bowl, leaky seal or not. There's nothing you can do about that but shut off the fans when you flush. And really, closing the toilet lid under those circumstances isn't a bad idea. Putting a Tee or the venturi type that swivels will definitely help will going down the road or anytime its windy. But if I have my fantastic fan on in the bedroom and the bedroom window open and the toilet is flushed it will draw the odor in thru the window.
nemo45 06/07/16 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

It depends on what thermostat you already have. If its an analog thermostat you can't add another unit to it. If its digital with two zones you can. If its digital with one zone you can't add to it either. The simplest and cheapest thing to do would be to add an A/C to the bedroom with an air box with a built in thermostat. Then its just hooking up the 110V wiring. If it is hooked up to the ducting, which I doubt, you'll have to tape up those outlet holes to use an A/C like this. You could add one to the bedroom with a thermostat on the wall if it is indeed ducted. It will have a digital thermostat which is an extra $100 and you'll have to figure out how to run the wire for the thermostat in the wall. The wire for these thermostats is basically a telephone wire with plugs on each end. It just plugs into the compressor and the thermostat. They don't even make a replacement A/C unit that works with the old analog thermostat anymore and if your replace one like that you'll have to put in a digital thermostat anyway. If you do that you can use a two zone thermostat and run both A/C units off of it. The thermostat will have to be in a central location where you can get the wires from both A/C's to it. I replaced my front A/C, which was ducted, with the unit with an air box. It had the old analog thermostat and I didn't want to fool with the installing a new digital one. It was a straight forward easy installation. the hardest part was getting the unit up on the roof.
nemo45 06/07/16 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tires

We replaced the Goodyear with Hankook's. Much better ride and less $$. Ditto
nemo45 05/17/16 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with Winnebago decision

My 2 cents on gas vs diesel. If you are a hands-on person, the gas units are far cheaper and easier to fix. Even changing oil is easier...my gas unit uses 7 qts of oil and a $5 filter vs the diesel 6 gallons and $50 filter. In the past diesel units were more durable but I don't see that being as true today. Have you ever driven a diesel pusher? I believe that is the big difference. With the air bag suspensions they ride much better. They are much quitter in the cab with the engine and tranny in the back. Unless you are going thru mountains it rarely downshifts. Its true that my last oil change was $230 but its good for another 15000 miles. I bought my last gasser new and paid $95,000 for it in 2010. It was a 38 ft. Georgetown 378XL. I paid $90,000 for my 2006 Gulf Stream Tour Master in 2012. It's 42 ft. long with a king bed. I get 1-1/2 to 2 mpg better with it than the gasser. It had 22000 miles on it. It now has 38,000 care free miles on it. I believe they are still the more durable powertrain. Why else would the NADA book not have a place for the mileage on a DP, while they do for gassers? For full-timers like us we think the DP is the better deal.
nemo45 04/11/16 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
Samsung RF197ACRS replacement

Now that Samsung no longer makes the RF197ACRS what are people using to replace their Nocold 1200's?
nemo45 04/01/16 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

Depending on where the inverter is installed it may be due corrosion if it is in an outside bay it may be subject to humidity that can cause the wire nut to corrode which increases the impeadance. This increased impeadance creates heat. The solution is dielectric grease. That will solve the problem. I ordered butt connectors with heat shrink on the ends and I have a tube of dielectric grease. I think these will take care of the problem.
nemo45 02/14/16 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

You ARE using the inverter when plugged in to shore power. It is called pass thru current and it will trip the circuit breakers on the inverter if you exceed the limits. I knew the current went through the inverter when on shore power. If you do the wiring yourself that is quite evident. The breakers on the inverter did not trip. In fact no breaker on the motorhome tripped. In order to remedy the problem temporarily I just pulled in wires and the out wires and connected them together and bypassed the inverted. But, before we leave to go back up north I want to wire it back up properly. I think the remedy will be the crimp typed connectors.You know that by doing this, there is no fused protection in that circuit except for the shorepower breaker. That is not true. There is a 30amp breaker on that whole inverter circuit and each of those outlets in that inverter circuit are on a 15 or 20 amp breaker.
nemo45 02/13/16 07:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

You ARE using the inverter when plugged in to shore power. It is called pass thru current and it will trip the circuit breakers on the inverter if you exceed the limits. I knew the current went through the inverter when on shore power. If you do the wiring yourself that is quite evident. The breakers on the inverter did not trip. In fact no breaker on the motorhome tripped. In order to remedy the problem temporarily I just pulled in wires and the out wires and connected them together and bypassed the inverted. But, before we leave to go back up north I want to wire it back up properly. I think the remedy will be the crimp typed connectors.
nemo45 02/13/16 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

I thought the wire nut might be one of the problems. But, that's what they put on it when it was installed at the factory. The xantrex itself has no. 10 wire in it. I think no. 10 romex is usually orange and if that's the case that's what's going into it on both of our units. I think also one of the problems might be that the wire in the inverter is stranded and the romex of course is solid. Not good for a wire nut either.
nemo45 02/13/16 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

Has anyone had the problem of the hot wire coming into the inverter getting hot and melting the wire nut connecting it to the inverter? I've had this happen twice and when it does of course you lose all of the outlets on the inverter circuit in the motorhome. Recently one of my friends had it happen to him with the same setup. Why doesn't it pop the 30amp breaker before it gets that hot? We both have a Samsung 18 cubic ft. residential refrigerator on that circuit, but of course not using the inverter when plugged into shore power. The strange thing is you can still operate that circuit on the inverter when it happens, but of course the batteries will not get charged.
nemo45 02/13/16 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating a Change to Class A from 5th Wheel

The wife and I traded an F350 and a 38 foot Montana fifth wheel for a 36 foot Motorhome. Now that we have it home and look at all the stuff we can't take along in the motorhome because of limited space I am second guessing our decision. We bought a Foretravel which is a quality coach with a Cummings diesel pusher engine. When we bought we marveled at the quality of the coach and how well it had been cared for, so we paid more for a used coach than we had considered for a new one. Just to sum things up in a nutshell, just be sure you get what you need before you sign the dotted line and drive it away. We love our motorhome but regret down sizing as much as we did. That's funny, because we have more storage in our 42ft. Gulf Stream Tour Master than our 38ft. Big Horn fifth wheel. Maybe its the difference in length. We also have 7-1/2 ft. ceilings and an extra row of cabinets above the kitchen cabinets, probably about 12ft. in length.
nemo45 11/07/15 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
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