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RE: annoying bird problem

Thanks for the responses. I thought about trying a scare owl, but have heard they don't work very well. Might give it a try anyway. I'm leary about hanging netting around the MH since it might give other critters an easy way to climb aboard.
23hotrodr 08/07/19 04:31am Class A Motorhomes
annoying bird problem

We have some birds at home that love our motorhome. They insist they want to find spots under the MH to build their nests. We've blocked off some places they like to build nests, but they just find another nook that they like. Has anyone found a way to keep these pesky birds away? Thanks for any suggestions-- Mick
23hotrodr 08/05/19 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can’t turn house battery on after using generator

Sure sounds like the house batteries are turned off. Most Winnis have the battery disconnect switch near the entrance steps. It is easy to bump and accidently turn the house batteries off. Another possibility is a bad connection at the batteries. (eg.- corroded terminals, bad ground wire connection to chasis, bad house battery solenoid, etc.) Good luck
23hotrodr 07/24/19 05:05am Tech Issues
RE: Video Distribution Switch (Winegard 0604/6412)

Had it previously been working and then quit? Or, are you new to this RV and trying to get it to work? You need to be careful and make sure the amplifier in the switch for the antenna is working. Second, if you have an older RV the tv may require a digital tv converter to tune in over the air channels. Rv tv's started the digital tuner installs around 2008 or so. You need to be careful where you install the converter boxes if they are needed in combination with the switch. For satellite, it depends greatly on the sat receiver whether or not you can use the switch at all. Many sat receivers will need to be installed with other than coax connections directly to the tv. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 07/24/19 04:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Caulking Roof to gutter

Winnebago uses caulk called "Manus Bond". You can get it from Winne, Or the proper caulk from a Winne dealer. It is not at all like Dicor. I do think a 2" wide strip installed over this seam keeps the UV light off this seam and greatly prolongs it's life. It does, however, make working on it a lot more difficult in the future, if ever necessary. There are seams at the front and rear of the roof panel that are caulked with this same "Manus Bond" and can be serviced in the same way. Good Luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 06/14/19 04:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: glass trim install help needed

Help-- really! I'm not sure of the right thing to do.
23hotrodr 06/03/19 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Charger/Converter questions...

Have you checked to see if both are actually connected and functioning? Personally, I would use only a PD converter instead of a Magnetek. I have had to replace every Magnetek I have ever owned because they were "cooking" the batteries and/or had terrible ripple current. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 06/03/19 09:48am Tech Issues
glass trim install help needed

I have a 2007 Itasca Suncruiser that has 2 windows on the driver's side that aren't like most RV windows. They are a custom made glass panel set into a metal frame and then edged with a rubber molding that is about 5/8" wide and is slightly convex with a "lock" profile along one edge. The glass is either installed in the frame with RTV silicone or butyl tape. Then the edge lock rubber molding slips into the gap around the window and the frame and lies flat on the surface of the glass. I need to replace the deteriorated rubber molding with new. I have the new rubber molding from Winnebago, but it will not stay in place when the edge lock is slipped into the gap between the glass and frame. It seems like I should use some sort of adhesive to fill the gap and then install the rubber molding and tape it in place until the sealant cures. What sealant should I use? My experience with RTV silicone is that it does not adhere well to rubber/vinyl. Should I use Urethane windshield adhesive? I could put a small bead into the groove, install the molding and tape it in place until the Urethane cures. Or, I could just run a bead of urethane into the groove and onto the glass about 1/4" and smooth it out. What is the correct way for me to do this project? -- Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 06/03/19 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: 2004 Workhorse chassis; no sway bars?

Just FYI- I added a rear track bar to our 36' rig on W24 chassis and it helped tremendously with cross winds and passing trucks.
23hotrodr 03/13/19 04:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intellitec Powerline 2004 EMS problem and issue

Ok-- You both nailed it. I feel really stupid now. I had the water heater breaker turned off since I need to replace the WH element. Turned it on and all is working correctly. I knew these 2 power wires from the breakers fed the switches in the relays, I just didn't realize it was also their voltage sampling source. Thanks a lot to both of you!! Seems like I always have to learn things the hard way. Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 03/08/19 12:20pm Tech Issues
Intellitec Powerline 2004 EMS problem and issue

2007 Itasca Suncruiser with Intellitec EMS. Problem is that EMS control display never shows connected to 50 amp service . It only shows connected to 30 amp service even when connected to 50 amp service. I have confirmed full 50 amp 240 volt connection at main panel. Read where the control board had issues with burned resistors and so I bought and installed a new control board. No change. I have confirmed proper wiring connections to control board. It acts like the board is never seeing one leg of the 2 hot leads of the 50 amp service. I do not find any dedicated direct wiring to each hot leg to the control board. Does anyone know where the Intellitec control board picks up the 2 hot lead signals so it can detect when connected to 50 amp service? I also have a PI 50amp hard wired EMS on the incoming power line that confirms both legs connected and shows amp draw on each leg when connected to 50 amp service. I just need to confirm both hot legs signal to Intellitec control board, but cannot see where it is supposed to get it. -- Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 03/08/19 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: Allison 1000 spin-on filter and fluid change

Thank you all very much. Exactly what I needed to know!
23hotrodr 03/06/19 04:34am Tech Issues
Allison 1000 spin-on filter and fluid change

Was wondering how much transyn fluid I wil lose when changing the spin-on filter on my Allison T1000 transmission? If I have 1 gallon on hand, will that be adequate to top off the transmission? Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 03/05/19 05:02am Tech Issues
RE: Televisions don't work...need advice

It should be in an outside compartment nest to the batteries. Many winne's have it in the compartment just behind the steps and mounted to the top front of the compartment. It could be forward of the steps also, but will be near the batteries. If you are connected to shore power, power should pass through the inverter and is controlled by a circuit breaker in your main 120 volt main breaker panel. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 02/14/19 04:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50amp on 120/208 service

We discussed the install and the installer was very familiar with an RV plug. I had just never seen the 208 setup and was looking for confirmation that using that was not a problem since I never use anything other than 120. Since you have confirmed the electrician will properly wire the receptacle-- 208 3 phase will yield the following in your situation-- 208 volts across 2 hot leads 115 volts from each hot to neutral This will work perfectly fine. You can and should confirm it with a volt meter. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 01/18/19 04:55am Tech Issues
RE: Roadmaster auxillary toad brake inJeep Wrangler

I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler and use a Brake Buddy. I have the pressure set at 45psi. This might be a starting point for you. After getting equipment set up, you will probably need someone to ride in the Wrangler to observe how the braking device operates during various stops and make appropriate adjustments. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 11/21/18 04:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge shutting off

If this occurs when you are plugged into shore power and does not occur when you are not plugged into shore power, the problem could be that you have a bad converter. A converter that is putting out what is called "ripple current" can cause the controls on Norcold refrigerators to do what you are experiencing. If the refrigerator works when you are not plugged into shore power and are running on battery power only, I would very strongly suspect that the converter is the culprit. Good luck-- Mick The trailer itself is plugged into shore power in the garage right now, going to try plugging the fridge into shore power directly and see if that is the case. Thanks The ripple current problem I told you about has to do with the 12 volt dc power that operates the controls of your fridge. The 120 volt ac plug to the fridge only operates the electric heating element and will not help you determine if 12 volt dc ripple current from your converter is your problem.
23hotrodr 10/21/18 05:32am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge shutting off

If this occurs when you are plugged into shore power and does not occur when you are not plugged into shore power, the problem could be that you have a bad converter. A converter that is putting out what is called "ripple current" can cause the controls on Norcold refrigerators to do what you are experiencing. If the refrigerator works when you are not plugged into shore power and are running on battery power only, I would very strongly suspect that the converter is the culprit. Good luck-- Mick
23hotrodr 10/20/18 05:20am Tech Issues
RE: Wipers quit

My wipers quit working in last June as I was driving over the continental divide just east of Butte, MT. Raining like mad. Just pulled off as quick as I could, waited till it quit raining then on into the Camp ground west of Butte. After speaking to couple of parts stores, found one who was able to help me. He told me I could order one on line and have it delivered where ever I wanted it the next day. He said I could have them put it on or I could put it on my self and it would be a lot cheaper than they could do it for me. So I was able to have it delivered to the RV park where I was at the next day. I traveled to the park where I had a reserved lot. With in a couple of hours after I was parked, UPS brought the motor right to me. You don't have to be a genius to replace it. Just a screw driver and small adjustable wrench. Had the new one on in less than an hour. Plus. By golly it just works fine. Mine was on Winnebago adventure, work horse chassis. Motor on mine is just under the hood below center of the windshield . Follow the wiper arm and there it is. Yes, that's where my motor is also. Thought there was probably another electronic wiper controller somewhere that might be the culprit. Maybe the motor assembly is all there is. If there is an electronic controller, I need to know its location. Thanks-- Mick
23hotrodr 10/08/18 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wipers quit

There is no wiper controller near the wiper motor. Motor and gearbox assembly only. Was hoping someone would know where Winnebago hides these things.
23hotrodr 10/08/18 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
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