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RE: powere winders for water hose and electric cord

I installed this power cord reel in my electrical bay: Power Cord Reel and this manual hose reel in my wet bay: Maunal Hose Reel I was able to find the power reel from an individual who had purchased two from a closing RV shop and got it for 1/2 price. I also used a wireless D.C. motor controller so I can extend and retract the cord using a fob. They make setup and breakdown at the CG much easier and well worth the expense IMO. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/16/15 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: does this happen to anyone else

I believe DW enjoys the RV more than I do. However, when we had our sailboat it was the other way around, so I guess it all balances out. Plus traveling in a motorhome isn't really "camping." Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/15/15 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: windshield wiper motor replacement

I've always had good luck finding RV wiper parts here: Mill Supply Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/14/15 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil filter

Regardless of vehicle, I always use OEM filters. They built the engine and know the requirements. Usually if you buy a few the price is about the same as the aftermarket brands, which are not always equivalent. Lou 05 travel Supreme Envoy CAT C7 (with CAT filters) Honda Accord (with Honda filters)
sailor_lou 04/13/15 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your toad of choice?

Honda Accord Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/13/15 09:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: Engine replacement 1992-1995 Holiday Rambler Vacationer

Kinda off topic but....... Consulting Geologist = Geocritter Nice, I like it!! Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/12/15 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine replacement 1992-1995 Holiday Rambler Vacationer

No direct experience, but a few years back someone posted pics of removing their engine from inside the RV using a cherry picker. IIRC, they placed some plywood on the floor and lifted it up through the doghouse opening and out the door. When we had our previous rig (97 Winne Vectra, 460 CID) I check out the openings and thought if I ever needed to do that job that's the approach I would take. However, your HR may not have the same clearances. Fortunately for me it was never required. Good luck and keep us informed on how you tackle this. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/11/15 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ranking Manufacturers

Most folks will recommend what they purchased unless they have had an extremely bad experience. The best thing to do is to continue reading and soon enough you will start to see some trends. Then after you start to narrow it down to a few manufacturers check out the various owners groups over on iRV2 (about half way down you'll see the owners forums) and walk through/drive as many as possible. iRV2 Forums Obviously the owners are biased, but I have found many post over there looking for a resolution to a specific issue without trashing all the manufacturers. Good luck and take your time. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/06/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wiper Arm Parts

Dennis, I have been always able to find any wiper parts I need here: Mill Supply If you don't see it online, give them a call. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/18/15 04:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil/tranny fluid change

Mike, with only 5k miles and about a year old I don't see changing it later as a big deal. It's preferable to change it hot because when the it's cold it's more viscous (thicker) and will drain slower. This leaves a little more of the dirty oil inside the engine. Also, a higher flow rate is desirable because it will allow more contaminates to flow out the drain. With that said, if it was really old or had many miles on it I would do it cold, but in your case I say let it go until you get back. In the future I would do it in the fall when you put it away for the season. Good luck and enjoy your trip. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/13/15 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide out carpet

Not at all, two of my slides roll over ceramic tile. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy I misread your question. I did see one RV with wood in lieu of carpeting on the slides and it was installed by the owner. Lou
sailor_lou 03/04/15 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entegra Quality Issues

You will also get some first hand knowledge by posting this on the iRV2 Entegra Owners Forum: Entegra Owners Hopefully you'll get this stuff worked out soon. Good luck, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/03/15 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Owned MH Manufacturers

I agree with the post on Integra. I think I would go with Integra on an upgrade. Plus, going diesel it would be the Integra with a side radiator. Isn't Integra the continuation of Travel Supreme bought by Jayco? I have owned a Jayco. Was not a fan. I understand Travel Supreme was a quality coach. But I would be concerned with Jayco in charge. Jayco purchased the assets after Travel Supreme closed and formed a new division called Entegra to produce a mid to upper end coach. If you look at the Entegra closely you'll notice many similarities to the old TS's. They have been around a few years now and based on owners comments the quality appears to be pretty good and the customer service reports are excellent. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Owned MH Manufacturers

Entegra is a division of Jayco and I believe is family owned. Are you not considering RV's that are not manufactured by family owned companies? If so, may I inquire why? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who do you turn to ?

Hi Joe, Welcome to RVing and the forum. I usually shop around, but as smlranger pointed out RVupgrades.com is pretty consistent fair pricing and fast shipping. RVupgrades Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 06:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water and Power Cord Storage

I installed one of these for the hose: Hose Reel and one of these for the power cord: Power Cord Reel On the power reel I purchased a D.C. motor wireless controller so I can extend and retract the cord using a key fob. A bit more $$ than a bucket, but sometimes you can find them used too. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/21/15 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water pump question

I turn our house water off when leaving for a weekend or longer. Same principle for a camper. Brian Same here. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/18/15 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing Samsung RF18HFENBSR icemaker?

Provided the water inlet line is below the solenoid that seems to be an acceptable solution. When I replaced my Norcold with a Samsung (Model RF197) I relocated the solenoid to the back of the fridge so I can reach it through the original Norcold access panel. Then when I winterize, I simply disconnect the small hose up to the icemaker so it drains down and then power up the solenoid with a cheater cord until the pink stuff flows. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/16/15 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protectors

Thanks for the post and it appears consistent to what other have experienced. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/06/15 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: do I need a locking gas cap

I've never had an issue and would be more concerned of the thief damaging the body trying to get the locking cap off or puncturing the fuel tank. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/02/15 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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