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RE: Motorized Sun Shade

It's probably just setting the limits issue. I haven't had to adjust mine but there are what appears to be wires or cords (about 4" long) on the passenger side attached to the shade mechanism. These are used to set the limits when the ignition is on. I don't know if you have the same model. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 12/06/16 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a portable satellite antenna, which one????

I have a Winegard Roadtrip antenna permanently mounted on our RV. I also have an older Winegard Carryout G2. The dish on my Carryout antenna is larger than the dish on my Roadtrip antenna. When we have a lot of rain I have to use my Carryout antenna because of the bigger dish and stronger signal. If all things are equal I would buy the largest dish. That said the dishes might be the same size. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 11/03/16 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No turning back... need advise moving forward

I use the Garmin 760 and am happy with it. http://jdfinley.com/garmin-dezl-760lmt-gps/ It allows you to program your coach size/weight so it can do a better job helping you avoid a bad route. X2 for the Garmin 760. It has a setting where it displays the miles to selected criteria. I programed in rest stops and truck stops. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 09/21/16 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Corner weights in Forest City

I went on a weekend day. They leave the scales on and you can see the weight in the window. You have to drive with the wheels off the scale to get corner weights. I took a friend with me to guide me so that I was half on and half off. I thought that might be a little more accurate but it has been a lot of years since I took Statics at UT and I might be wrong. Most scales are not designed to be side stepped that way and it would have been interesting to see if you got a set of numbers, Then drove off and drove back on and see if you could repeat those numbers. If they changed, then how would you know if any of them were accurate? Having scales set up under each wheel set on an axle would give repeatable readings. I weighed my coach at a truck scale on I5 in Washington state. I weigh each corner, front, rear, and entire rig. My greatest discrepancy is when front and rear weights are added the result is 180 pounds less than the total rig weight reading. All other weight readings are within 80 pounds when added. For me the discrepancies were acceptable. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 09/21/16 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Ford F-53 Steering stabilizer

Yes. I had a Roadmaster steering stabilizer, trac bar, and rear sway bar installed on my 2016 22K Winnebago Sightseer 33C. Roadmaster didn't have a sway bar that fit but tbey were abile to modify a Tiffin Ford sway bar to fit my 2016. Because my dealership was about sixty miles fron Roadmaster headquarters they sent a team to measure my 2016 chassis for a sway bar. As far as I know there wasn't a problem installing the steering stabilizer. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 08/18/16 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2017 F53 Tow Haul Problems

The 2016/2017 six speed transmission tow haul issues are on the 14,001 pound through 19,500 pound chassis. Tow haul works properly on the 22K and heavier Ford Chassis. Here is info from the IRV2 forum titled "Ford wont fix the 6speed problem". .... SSM 45876 - 2016-2017 F-53/F-59 - 6.8L Engine With GVWR 14,001 lb and through 19,500 lb - No transmission downshift on downhill In Tow Haul Mode Some 2016-2017 F-53 Motorhome Chassis and F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and a GVWR of 14,001 lb through 19,500 lb (4th digit of VIN is 4 or 5) may not downshift when going downhill when in Tow-Haul mode. Engineering is aware of this condition and is investigating. No repairs should be attempted at this time. Monitor OASIS for future updates. I have a 2016 22K Ford Chassis and my tow haul feature works as designed. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 07/10/16 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite radio check antenna warning

Two days of driving since tie wrap repair and XM radio is working perfectly.
Yellowboat. 03/28/16 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite radio check antenna warning

I had the same problem with our 2016 Sightseer 33C. I could not access the back of the radio without taking the dash apart. We were taking a shake down cruise prior to returning for warranty fixes. I removed the heater vent and disconnected the heater duct hose to gain access to the back of the radio. I felt around and discovered that the satellite antenna connection was in the proper hole but not fully seated. I pushed it in fully seating it. It has worked fine since then. I had my dealer double check the radio in a warranty visit and they said that everything checked out. JD Update. What I thought was the antenna was instead the mike. I once again removed the heater vent and duct and I found the black box. I have secured the antenna with a tie wrap around the box. Tomorrow I will see if this fixes my antenna searching problem. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 03/26/16 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite radio check antenna warning

I had the same problem with our 2016 Sightseer 33C. I could not access the back of the radio without taking the dash apart. We were taking a shake down cruise prior to returning for warranty fixes. I removed the heater vent and disconnected the heater duct hose to gain access to the back of the radio. I felt around and discovered that the satellite antenna connection was in the proper hole but not fully seated. I pushed it in fully seating it. It has worked fine since then. I had my dealer double check the radio in a warranty visit and they said that everything checked out. JD
Yellowboat. 02/16/16 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did traditional oven go?

We just purchased a new 2016 Winnebago Sightseer. We looked at a lot of coaches before we made our decision about the new coach we like. After deciding on the make and model we got a pick sheet with all available options. One option was an oven or a stack of drawers. I asked my wife many times what her preference was. She said that she needed storage space so we opted for the drawers. If you find a make and model that you like see if you can order one with your preferences from the factory. I sent copies of my pick sheet to a number of local dealers and one that was known nationwide. A few dealers were willing to give prices and I would share the lowest price without disclosing the dealership. We went through a number of bidding cycles till I was ready to make a deal. It is easier to compare bids when they are all pricing the exact same RV. And we did not spend one minute in a showroom negotiating prices with a salesman. A downside is that it took a little more than three months for Winnebago to build and deliver our new coach. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 02/13/16 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Quality control

We bought a 2016 Winnebago Sightseer 33C which we ordered from the factory. We have found some minor quality issues so far. An access panel in the bedroom for shower plumbing had double start marks for every screw. I had my dealer change the panel. The XM radio antenna fell out of the radio. The coax cable that connects from the satellite connection to the switch box provides a snowy picture. Plus other minor items. The RV industry is ramping up from a dip in the market. RV manufacturer are hiring new employees and are trying to get them trained. Unfortunately their training has resulted in reduced quality that is testing the quality control systems of all RV manufactures. Some manufacturers will do better at catching defects than others. After delivery I discovered a crack in the front lower fiberglass cap. The delivery driver ran into something. My new MH had to go to a body shop for repairs. After the fiberglass was repaired and the front repainted I had to wait 30 days and then return to the body shop so they could apply the 3M shield. On the way home from the body shop I had my third P300 (Random misfires) engine light. My coach is currently at a Ford truck service center to find the fault. Safe travels. JD
Yellowboat. 12/19/15 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
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