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RE: USB 120 volt outlet

Neat but expensive idea for home. But with the lack of conventional outlets in the typical RV I see that as a major negative. Heck, we have a large power strip for all our gadgets and phone now.
donn0128 10/30/14 08:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Windshield washer fluid in low temps?

Auto parts stores have washer solution with low freeze point, or winter blend.
donn0128 10/29/14 08:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5vr vs Bumper pull what are the differences

Easier pulling, shorter on road length are two big advantages. I have had both and have no desire to go back to a TT ever again.
donn0128 10/29/14 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exhaust Brake - when?

Leave it on at all times except on ice or snow covered roads. Reduces wear on your service brakes.
donn0128 10/29/14 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Correct Storage a Configuration

Drop it get it semi level and your good to go.
donn0128 10/29/14 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keeping Things Cold on the Road

Turn on the propane, bleed the air out by lighting a stove top burner. Turn the refer on, either auto or gas and go. The majority of us travel with the refer on. The rest? Guess their too paranoid to do it.
donn0128 10/29/14 04:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dishes for the motorhome

Corelle I looked this up on Target. http://www.target.com/p/corelle-holly-dinner-plate-set-of-6-white/-/A-15830967#prodSlot=medium_1_8&term=+plates Fred. X3 or 4. This stuff is amaxingly resiliant. Eating a steak on a paper plate is just jot my idea of enjoying life
donn0128 10/29/14 03:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: free standing, or fixed dinette

Love oue free standing table and chairs. Have never taken the chairs outside, but it is possible. Couple of years ago I put underseat storage in them. Makes for some nice storage places. Also way more comfortable than the booth.
donn0128 10/29/14 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fleetwood Prowler Travel Trailer Switch Schematic?

First thing to check is battery connected wrong? As far as the switch, get out your VOM to verify my comments, but Two center wires will be 12VDC + and -. Two top wires should be when the switch is pushed 12VDC+ and - Two bottom wires when switch is pushed should be just the opposite 12VDC - and +. Basically all the switch does is reverse positive and negative leads to the motor
donn0128 10/29/14 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 v problem

Disconnect the battery and check the voltage from the converter. I suspect it will be zero. Indicating a failed conveter or no voltage feeding the converter.
donn0128 10/29/14 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Tire Wear

Cheap Chinese ST tires, and bend axles or spindles are the prime suspects. He needs to install some quality LT tires then go find a commercial trailer shop that can do axle alignments and have it gone through. OH and don't forget the crappy plastic bushing used on the spring eyes. Replace those with real bronze bushings while he is at it.
donn0128 10/29/14 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winegard Trav'ler Direct TV antenna issue

All to common of a problem. I suspect there were way more issues with the old Trav'ler's than Winegard wants to admit to. I had no end of issues with my two year old Trav'ler. I spent probably 40 hours in total emails, on the phone and on my own trouble shooting the problem. Ran coax directly from the LNB to the sat box, ran new wires, per Winegard tech support, installed a new LNB, different LNB arm, all for nothing. Finally Winegard said I had to remove the entire dish from the roof and ship it back to them for repair 80 dollars in shipping, 250 dollars for repairs and I finally got it back. Wrestled it back on the roof with help from SIL, hooked everything back up, powered it it and NOTHING! Exactly the same as before. By this time I had wasted over a month and was pretty steamed to say the least. So after a lot of phone calls and emails, I finally got someone in management who was sympathetic and authorized taking it to a Winegard dealer for further trouble shooting. Another 40+ hours of their labor later and they ended up in exactly the same boat as I was. DEAD!! Winegard finally gave up and installed a new SWM dish and it has been working perfectly for close to three years now. I never found out what the problem was, but I suspect it had to do with the positioner and sat identifier control board. I use a Birdog sat meter for setting up my ground antenna, and after the Trav'ler would lock onto a sat, when it did, I would connect the Birdog and get no signal. Thus no sat broadcast signal. I even went so far as to try it on the coax directly from the LNB and same results. This is why i say the control board is probably toast. Trying to get it fixed from Winegard is really a c%^& shoot IMHO, as they said mine was working perfectly on the bench. But would not work in real life? Gee, maybe their bench needs recalibrating, ot they need to start testing in real life not just on the bench. i don't know. Sure hope you have better luck than I did through out this fiasco.
donn0128 10/29/14 10:06am Technology Corner
RE: Using "Overdrive" when hauling TC?

Like any other situation you need to pay attention. If the transmission starts hunting, lock out of OD. If it is not shifting in/out of OD, leave it alone.
donn0128 10/29/14 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: freezer needs defrosting

How did you check the seals? We had ours on for about 9 months packed full and did not needmto defrost once. What are tou putting in the freezer? Frozen foods or fresh hoping it will freeze. Also how much ice buildup are you getting? Lots or some frost?
donn0128 10/29/14 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Dodge Vogue villa grande 1979 won't start

Remove the airn cleaner and locate the throttle linkage. Try pumping the linkage while looking down the carbuetor. Do you see any fuel? Yes? Then it is powsibly electrical. No? Then yiur on the right track. It is possible it is a fuel pump. But also very possible a rotted rubber fuel line.
donn0128 10/29/14 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water tank draining

Lift the handle on the relief valve. Just like at home.
donn0128 10/28/14 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: miles driven per day?

300 miles a day can be a lot or not much at all. It really depends on road conditions. It can be a long days drive from Portland to Penticton, BC. But a short day driving from Portland to Sacramento. Figure 300 miles a day but don't lock yourself into that number. Drive until you get tired and then quit. Border crossing? Rabies vaccine certificate, pet food in original package, proof of insurance and passports for everyone should do it. When asked simply tell them your going to Alaska to site see.
donn0128 10/28/14 02:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: stronger rear end

Why no just buy a 3500? Usually much cheaper than trying to make one
donn0128 10/28/14 01:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 1977 Rockwood concerns

I would be suspicious of wood frame failure due to previous issues like an undiagnosed water leak. That old will become a money pit in a hurry. Unless your looking for a project it is likely not worth what ever their asking for it.
donn0128 10/28/14 09:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: truck trailer weight

So, your truck is nearly 11000 pounds with the trailer hitched? Thats a lot of weight for a 2500 IMHO. To get the rest of what you need, unhitch the trailer qndmgo back across the scales with the truck loaded as before. That will give you two things. Hitch or pin weight and the real ready to camp weight of the truck.
donn0128 10/28/14 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
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