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RE: Camping Jalisco

We're looking for somewhere for an overnight stop between Patzcuaro and Colima this coming Monday and are thinking that Valle de Juarez might be a good one. Is the new park big enough for us (32' DP) and how do we contact them and find them? We tried the old contact info with no luch k.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/10/16 02:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Plugged toilet metering hole

Very tough to diagnose where they are coming from without knowing what they are. So how about I give you a SWAG. Calcium that is dissolved in the water that is coagulating and settling out of the water and plugging the screen. If it's calcium it will dissolve in vinegar. Simple test.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/08/16 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Unknown inverter code flashing

We have had good results phoning Xantrex and actually talking to a tech.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/08/16 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: How old is TOO old??

I am 69, swim half a mile 3 times a week, and in better shape than our children. No plans to give up driving our RV for many years to come. In our vintage auto racing club in Colorado (Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing - www.RMVR.com), we have a couple of people still racing in their early 80's and many in their 60's and 70's. Below is a link to a reaction time test you can take. For whatever reason, you will likely get better results using the keyboard than the mouse button: www.justpark.com/creative/reaction-time-test/ Best regards, Lowell In 5 trys 3 ranged in the mid 30s, one at 24 and one at 57. I'm a few months shy of 70. Another problem with that test is that it does not test braking reaction time because the legs are not involved in the test. Weak muscles, deteriorating joints (ankle, knee, hip) can seriously slow you down. I know. I have retrained myself to brake with my left leg which is much stronger and faster than my right. One reason why I very seldom drive my wife's Jeep Wrangler with manual trans.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/07/16 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic Leveler Not Retracting All the Way

Extend them. Put some transmission oil on a rag and apply to the exposed shaft. Try retracting again and see if it improves. Check for obstructions. Last would be maybe a new spring is needed. Oil can attract and hold dust. Silicone spray is better. Extend as said above, spray, clean with a clean lint free cloth, spray once more and try to retract. If it is the spring, (our right rear has been weak for years) you can assist it up with a long lever.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/07/16 09:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to say in the city of Colima

RV spots at lake La Maria 22 km beyond Comala http://sparks-mexico.com/Assorted/LaMaria/index1.htm That arch looks like it would be tight. Have you been through it and if so what are you driving? Our DP is 8 1/2 feet wide, 10'4" including the mirrors. Our vertical clearance is 12 feet.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/07/16 08:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Where to say in the city of Colima

I have been to Colima probably 20 times, but never once camping, so I am not sure about camping at Walmart, but Coconutz RV Park in Cuyutlan Colima is somewhere I would love to try when I retire. DeanDown on the coast won't work for us. We'll be coming from Guadalajara area enroute to Puerto Vallarta and just want to spend part of the day in the city of Colima then move on to PV next morning. Coconutz looks good for another year when we are driving up the coast from Zihuatanejo.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/07/16 08:33am RVing in Mexico and South America
Where to say in the city of Colima

We will traveling from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta and are considering going via Colima, a place we have never visited. I read here somewhere that someone had recently stayed at the Walmart there. We have a 32' DP towing a Jeep.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/06/16 01:45pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Chacala (Nayarit) suitable for 32' DP?

Subject says it all. DW will be there for a week at a Yoga retreat (not at the big hotel) I'll be batching in PV, thinking about driving up and meeting her there rather than have her return to PV.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/06/16 01:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America

When that happened with our Xantrex inverter they suggested: Disconnect the AC input (which you have done by bypassing it) Disconnect the DC connection to the inverter for at least two hours. This is what they called a "hard reset" and worked once with a previous before it failed completely a few years later.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/06/16 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How old is TOO old??

Find a good commercial driving school and have them take you through a simulated driving test. My grandfather quit driving after an accident in which the other party was charged but I remember him saying to my dad ".. but knew she was going to run the stop sign and I should have stopped but I didn't. I could have avoided the accident. I shouldn't be driving." My dad didn't replace his car after my mother was killed in an accident (she was alone in the car). He said that he could probably walk more if he got a new artificial leg! He was 79. Walked the mile to town and caught the one and only taxi home. I hope I will know when it is my turn. I had a dear friend who at the age of 96 passed his medical and road test with flying colours then sold his . . . wait for it....Camper van! He moved into assisted living after selling his house at the age of 99 because he couldn't look after his garden anymore. He dies at the age of 104, mind sharper than mine is. He is my hero! Though I hope like my dad and grandfather I'll stop driving before I really have to.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/04/16 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: maximizing battery capacity

Trying to post, but server keeps timing out with post longer than one sentence. Help? What I do where I have a slow internet combined with a slow typist (me :) ) is write my post using Open Office then open RV.NET and copy and paste the text.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/01/16 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: 30 AMP Quit? Source or not?

rv4jimnme.... you never mentioned what kind and year of motorhome that you have. That might help us help you locate the inverter. MM. And/or post your info in your profile/signature.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/01/16 09:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE: Mounting temporary fans Norcold 1201LRIM

Look at page 21-23 on baffles for slideout mounted. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncold1200.pdf Yes, the one on the top of page 22 is what I was thinking of. There are none of those baffles in our rig. There are a few places where the clearance is slightly over an inch. Don't the RV builders read the specs? Mind you my new fans are at the level of the bottom edge of the upper vent but something like that shown should work. I have located a source here in Zihuatanejo for some galvanized sheet metal and will try to get something in place. Working from the outside will make it awkward but not impossible.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/01/16 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: UPDATE: Mounting temporary fans Norcold 1201LRIM

UPDATE Mid day as the sun reached that side of the rig with 87F ambient air temp the fins were about 110F This evening at 6:30, the fins are at 99F Problem: Food temp has risen to around 45F Yesterday, before replacing the lower vent cover the food temp was 38F I have not yet put the top vent cover back in place. This is the best side view I can get to the fans and the fins at the upper vent. Do I need a baffle from in front Outside edge) of the fans to the bottom corner of the condensor fins? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4plRotPv96w/Vq_7kUhfPCI/AAAAAAAAHvc/aXrfAwwqf8Y/s320/DSCN0883.JPG
Canadian Rainbirds 02/01/16 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: UPDATE: Mounting temporary fans Norcold 1201LRIM

Thinking that the original fan wasn't working because of a faulty switch I bypassed it again but still no luck. At least the new ones are working! I just realised that the new fans weren't wired to go through the thermal switch. Thinking that the original fan wasn't working because of a faulty switch I bypassed it again but still no luck. Here are a few photos from my blog. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yRtCtYQCK3Q/Vq6qV6H4PTI/AAAAAAAAHtY/0KPIni0Pm5Q/s320/DSCN0870.JPG height=600 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LJO1r8sSLG0/Vq_0L9GLRVI/AAAAAAAAHvA/kQuDKpHTK9o/s400/DSCN0880.JPG height=600 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v7JP8498aRM/Vq_1uP9oRcI/AAAAAAAAHvM/oeVNscuHcPQ/s320/DSCN0886.JPG
Canadian Rainbirds 02/01/16 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Rotation

That has not been true for radial tires for decades. It was a concern in the early days. You're absolutely right that it doesn't apply anymore to PASSENGER CAR tires, but you'll most likely cause tread separation on large RV tires, especially models like the Goodyear G670. I never change direction on any tire, personal preference, but I would never change direction on a large RV tire and take the chance that the tread separates and causes a blow out. Your RV, your choice.....change tread direction if you like! I would think RV tires would be the same as truck tires??? On my Peterbilt, I rotate the fronts from side to side once in their 250,000 mile life. I also rotate the rear tandems. On them I swap the RF to LR, the LF to the RR. I leave the outside tires on the outside, because the wheels are polished on one side, and I do not have to remove tires from the wheels this way. This is the method, told to me by several truck tire shops, that is reccommended. This changes direction of rotation of all the tires. Never had a problem, and it is the suggested rotation method by truck tire shops. And my last set of Michelin 235/80R 22.5 XRVs were replaced after 5 years and 139,000 kilometers (86,400 miles). There was still usable tread left but we were getting ready for a 15,000 Km trip, much of it to be in Mexico where XRV tires are not available. All 6 wheels are identical.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/31/16 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: UPDATE: Mounting temporary fans Norcold 1201LRIM

Today I connected the modified wiring: I added wires using spade connectors to parallel the original fans so no existing wires needed to be cut and spliced. Figured it would be easier to do and also easier to return to normal if and when I replace the fans. It seems to be working so far, I'll watch the cooling for the rest of the day then post photos if it continues to do so. One weird thing, the one still working fan didn't start up after I returned power. When this first happened, that fan had stopped then started working again. Maybe I should just hit it with a stick! By the way, the new fans are 3 Watt fans, only draw 260mA each but they are much closer to the fins.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/31/16 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: 30 AMP Quit? Source or not?

Couple of suggestions: 1. Get a 12v/120v voltmeter. Learn how to use it. This may sound blunt or snarky but not intended to be. An inexpensive volt meter can save a lot time in trouble shooting. A voltmeter can help trace electric flow from origin to appliance. 2. A converter or inverter can be anywhere. Many are under the sink. Many Inverter/chargers are in a bay. I suggest you get a manual and a person familiar with MH to help ID these things. Once found, check the circuit breakers. Reset them even if they o not look popped. They often don't appear to have popped. 3. Find out if you have an EMS. You can do some simple trouble shooting wothout IDing the EMS. Turn off shore circuit breaker(CB). Turn all internal house CB off. Turn on 1 CB at a time. Save the ACs for last. If something turns on the circuit is good, if it goes off after you turn on an AC, it is probably shedding a load for you, with priority to the AC. 4. Have you set all appliances that can be run on 12v & LP to LP only, such as your fridge? This could reduce the 120 draw and therefore the need to shed. Blunt or Snarkey no problem! Going to show this to the man of the house evidently his volt meter only goes to 10 amps? Yes finally turned frig to LP, did reset all breakers I could find. Will try the shore CB thing, thankfully we are leaving for 50 amps soon! Your right manuals and service but the Manuals I have are lacking a lot of details namely geographically where anything is. This morning could not get propane heater to work or to blow really after shutting off shore CB and back on it took off...hum...Thanks! This gave be an UH HUH! moment. The propane furnace needs a good 12Volt supply to run. too Low DC voltage and it won't start. When you turned the CB breaker off and on you may have reset a partially tripped breaker. Turning it on then allowed the converter/charger to charge your batteries and to supply a good 12.6V volts (or probably much higher..13 or more hopefully) so the furnace would run. Hopefully the reset of the shore power breaker solved your problem and hopefully your batteries weren't discharged too deeply or for too long to recover. Keep us posted.
Canadian Rainbirds 01/31/16 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Items you have "Discovered that you really use in the Coach.

Bottle opener. Corkscrew. Stainless steel insulated beer mugs. Stainless steel wine glasses. :B
Canadian Rainbirds 01/31/16 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
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