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RE: Converted Stove to push button ignition

Here is a link to one of the best mods I have done. It is a sparker for a stove from many years ago. Works like a charm.
tenbear 09/25/16 09:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ice cubes to clean black tank

I installed a Tornado tank cleaner and AFAIK, it does a good job of cleaning the tank.
tenbear 09/25/16 09:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Old TV

Here is a link to a post I made several years ago when I replaced my old CRT TV with a new LED TV. Hope it helps. Link
tenbear 09/21/16 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnum MS Inverter Question

There's no doubt that the coiled wire is trapping the heat in the bucket. I am curious what the wire size is and what is the amperage of the circuit breaker that is protecting the circuit.
tenbear 09/20/16 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: winterizing

I have never covered my RV and it sits on it's wheels, in the outdoors, all the time. Never had a problem with winter storage. Yes, we do get winters here in Vermont and usually lots of snow.
tenbear 09/20/16 05:47am General RVing Issues
RE: No Power unless plugged in to shore power!!! Please Help...

Use your multimeter to check for voltage at the 12v input to your fuse panel. If no voltage there, follow the 12v wire that comes into the fuse panel and check for 12v again, keep doing this until you find 12 volts. You should probably check for 12v from the battery positive to ground to check the ground.
tenbear 09/08/16 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: ? help on used MH

I don't know about the V10 Ford or the value of the coach but the TV usually operates off 120vac. If you want to run it off the 12v, you will need an inverter.
tenbear 09/07/16 05:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Too big

The electrical power supplied by a large generator is the same as supplied by a small one, only more of it. The only problems with a larger genny are size, weight, fuel consumption and cost. If that is what you want and can live with the problems, go for it.
tenbear 09/03/16 05:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Rear Corner Bed- bothersome?

Our first TT had a rear three quarter corner bed, I slept next to the wall. It was cold and whenever I rolled over I would hit the wall and window. I learned to use a sleeping bag on cold nights to keep warm. Getting up in the night wasn't too bad. She would usually wake me up when she got up and I would get up too, so I didn't have to crawl over her. I guess it wasn't too bad since we survived two trips to the west coast from Vermont, one of them to Alaska. All our RVs since have had walk around queen beds, much better sleeping.
tenbear 09/02/16 06:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

On a recent trip I discovered that fuel was spilling out from somewhere on the top of the gas tank when refueling. When using a jerry can there was no spillage. A little research on the net turned up a few instances where the fuel hose was deteriorating near the top close to where it is fitted to the tank, causing leaks when fuelling under pressure. Off to a local RV repair place where it was discovered that in my case it was the vent pipe that went bad. Today I got it back after coughing up 760 bucks. Replaced both the filler and the vent hoses, gasoline rated hoses are really expensive. The biggest chunk of the bill was for labour as the tank had to be dropped to access the old hose connections. Also had lube, oil and filter done. Very timely post. I just discovered gas leaking from my tank/fill line the last time I filled the tank, yesterday. Haven't had it looked at yet.
tenbear 09/01/16 05:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Four Winds 5000 - Advice

I have a 2005 Four Winds 28A on a Chevy chassis and have had very few problems with it. It now has a little over 50K miles. I have re-caulked some of the seams on the roof and the shower cap. I have towed a car for many years. I would be most concerned about water leaks, and of course, everything is old and getting older. Originally the converter was a single stage Magnetek which was a very slow charger. If you are considering doing any off grid camping you might conider replacing the converter with a modern 3 stage converter. I chose a 3 stage PD9260. The price does sound high to me but I don't know what a realistic price would be.
tenbear 08/25/16 04:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt questions

The WFCO converters are known for not going into boost mode, thus they don't charge as fast as other 3 stage converters. They also seem to break down more. This is based in what I have read in this forum. I don't have a WFCO, but a PD9260.
tenbear 08/24/16 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt questions

I don't see a converter, only a power distribution panel. The converter may be behind the panel, or maybe underneath it.
tenbear 08/24/16 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: No power when traveling down the road

When you are connected to 120vac power your converter supplies the 12vdc power to your RV. It also charges the battery. When not connected to AC power, the battery supplies the 12vdc power. I agree with the others that think that the battery is not connected to the power panel, either caused by a wiring problem or something has failed. There is also a chance that the battery is not being charged due to the same problem.
tenbear 08/24/16 04:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: LED bulbs

I converted all mine about 3 years ago, bought them on eBay. They were pretty cheap then and still cheaper now. They sure save a lot of battery power.
tenbear 08/22/16 01:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2016 Subaru Forester

My 2005 Subaru tows like a dream. The 2016 Motorhome Magazine Towing guide does NOT say the 2016 Subarus are towable. As others have said, I suspect it is some CYA thing. It would probably have some effect in your warranty. Would it have a harmfull effect on the car? Who knows. I don't think I would want to test it on a car I owned. I made a typo. My Subaru is a 2010, not a 2005. I also should have mentioned that only manual transmission Subarus, 2015 and earlier were approved by Subaru for towing 4 down. Automatics cannot be towed.
tenbear 08/11/16 09:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Total knee replacement issues.

To expand on my previous post, If you are thinking of RVing during the first month or 2 post surgery, I would not advise that. The first month you can't do too much exercise. As I remember, I would lie on the sofa most of the day, trying to touch my heel to my rear, or trying to straighten my leg. It paid off. Use your pain meds and work hard. You will be glad you did.
tenbear 08/10/16 08:48am Beginning RVing
RE: 2016 Subaru Forester

My 2005 Subaru tows like a dream. The 2016 Motorhome Magazine Towing guide does NOT say the 2016 Subarus are towable. As others have said, I suspect it is some CYA thing. It would probably have some effect in your warranty. Would it have a harmfull effect on the car? Who knows. I don't think I would want to test it on a car I owned.
tenbear 08/09/16 03:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Total knee replacement issues.

I have had both my knees replaced and except for the scars I would never know it. Darsben1 gives great advice. I worked very hard extending the range of motion after the surgery and now both knees work great, I'm a skier and I give them a pretty good workout. I can also kneel as well as I ever could. I was skiing about 3 months after the surgery.
tenbear 08/09/16 02:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Consider moving from a 5th wheel to a small class c

I have a Four Winds 28A MH that is really about 31' long. I find it much better to park the MH at the CG and use the toad for sightseeing. As many others have said, it depends on your camping style.
tenbear 08/09/16 02:46pm Class C Motorhomes
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