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RE: Door latch

Its interesting that leveling jacks appear to cause a problem. None of my RVs have had leveling jacks. We have always leveled by driving up on wooden blocks. Do you have to slam the door when the trailer is sitting on its wheels?
tenbear 07/22/17 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Door latch

I am on my third RV, 2 trailers and now a Class C, and none of them had to be slammed.
tenbear 07/21/17 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: My converter noises

I looked at bestconverter.com and see that the 7155 is a single stage converter. If you do decide to replace it you should consider replacing it with a modern 3 stage converter. They will charge your battery much faster and will not overcharge the battery. Have a look at www.bestconverter.com.
tenbear 07/17/17 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: do all black wires go to ground?

I would never assume what the function of a wire is based on it's color. That's just asking for trouble.
tenbear 07/14/17 10:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charging house batteries

I keep mine plugged in at home. My converter is the PD9260 and it is capable of pretty fast charging. It really doesn't draw a lot of current from the 120vac line so you don't need a heavy extension cord unless you are going to use other things in the RV that draw more current. You can check to see if your engine battery is charged by the converter by measuring the battery voltage when the MH is plugged in. If the voltage is over about 13.5v, the battery is being charged.
tenbear 07/14/17 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One Question About Fresh Water Flush

I have never bothered to flush the water out between trips, and we do drink the water. Never noticed a bad taste or bad smell.
tenbear 07/11/17 10:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Dry Camping Battery Suggestions

How long it will take your generator to charge your battery depends on your converter. It converts the 120vac to 12vdc, actually somewhere between 14.8v and 13+ v depending on the converter and the battery state of charge. Modern converters are 3 or 4 stage, starting at the high level and reducing the voltage as the battery gets recharged. Usually the OEM converter is a cheap thing and does not do a very good job. The older converters are only single stage and take a long time to fully charge a battery. If you measure the charging voltage while the battery is being charged you can get an idea if your converter is doing its job. Progressive Dynamics is one of the good modern converters. Without knowing what your converter is, no one can tell you how long it will take to charge your battery.
tenbear 07/10/17 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: New England Trip

We tow our car and our bicycles are on the motorhome so we have the option of bikes or car. We almost always use the car. Don't forget that Vermont is one of the New England states too.
tenbear 07/09/17 07:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery drain

Here is how I solved the problem. I have only room for a single 12v battery in the battery compartment and I didn't want to have batteries in other locations. First, I felt I had to know what the battery is doing so I installed a voltmeter and ammeter to monitor the 12v system. The OEM converter was useless so I installed a PD 60 amp converter and put in bigger wire, #4, from the converter to the battery. One battery is still a problem but at least I know the state of charge and can deal with it before it becomes a problem.
tenbear 07/07/17 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Toad or No Toad

When we first got our Class C we would go on long trips, park the RV for several days and sight see in a 50 - 100 mile circle with the car. Towing worked for us. Just the difference in gas mileage was significant. Now, we don't take those long trips any more but the car and hookup is all paid for and it is convenient for touring. Would I set up for towing a car now? Maybe not.
tenbear 06/26/17 06:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2001 four winds

Hi Lastfrontier, What a surprise to see this reply to my 4 year old post. I still have the MH and will do what I can to help. This being Fathers Day I have plans so It will mostly have to wait a day or so. I looked at the distribution box and without removing it the only marking on it that I could see is "Winegard Entertainment Select". There are about 7 coax cables going to it and a 12v supply. The antenna has a amplifier built into it which is powered by the distribution box. If you have the same antenna as mine, you probably need the power for the amplifier to get a signal. I'll get back to you. Oh yes, the box is in the right side of the cabinet over the dinette.
tenbear 06/18/17 06:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where can I buy the print Directory

Not sure which book you looking for, but Camping World has Good Sam's campground book for $6.95 and free shipping. They charged me $5 shipping.
tenbear 06/12/17 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sewer Hose Cleaning and Storing

Inside my steel bumper was rusted and rough. When I finally broke down and bought a quality hose there was no way it was going in the bumper. If you compress the hose vertically, a foot or 2 at a time starting at the higher end after rinsing, you would be surprised at the water that comes out. That makes it much dryer to store.
tenbear 06/06/17 02:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Windows 10 and Streets and Trips

My S&T also runs fine but each year it gets more and more out of date. It's still ok for planning but getting more and more useless for navigation. We now use an old Garmin (I think) GPS and it works fine for navigation. It's too bad that Microsoft decided to abandon S&T.
tenbear 05/30/17 05:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Body Spa Oxygenics Shower Head

I switched to an Oxygenics shower head a few years ago and its great. The reason I switched was to save water when camping without hookups. I was not interested in how quickly I could fill a bucket, but in how little water I could use and still get a descent shower. I use much less water with the Oxygenics than I did with the OEM shower head. Wife likes it too. For me, the bucket test is meaningless.
tenbear 05/29/17 10:10am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help: leaking hot water heater

The water heater bypass valves should be right at the water heater. Mine has 3 valves. Two are right in the hoses entering the heater. The third is between the 2 hoses on the hose side of the other 2 valves. The valves into the heater should be closed, the valve between them should be open. There are other types of bypass valves. All are right at the heater.
tenbear 05/27/17 06:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steps

I don't remember ever lubricating my RV steps.
tenbear 05/26/17 06:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sewer Hose Cleaning and Storing

I do as the others have said, but after I have rinsed the hose with the grey water, I rinse the hose with fresh water. I then hold the hose vertically and compress the hose, starting at the top, forcing any water in the hose to drain out. I then store the hose in the rear bumper like storage tube. I have not had any problem with rusting the hose storage tube, or with odors from the hose.
tenbear 05/24/17 06:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

FWD is front wheel drive 4WD.is four wheel drive AWD is all wheel drive
tenbear 05/14/17 11:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

I Googled VW Tiguan 2.0T. It came up with several AWD models, so, the Tiguan does come in an All wheel drive.
tenbear 05/14/17 08:23am Dinghy Towing
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