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RE: Replacing older mirror

I should have mentioned . . . I've been trying salvage yards all around the country for a couple of months. No luck. I hope to be able to mate a pair of new heads to the arms I have. Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 06/12/19 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
Replacing older mirror

I need to replace the driver-side mirror head on our 1997 Safari Sahara. (The original mirror head got clipped by a truck, which did not stop.) The 22-year-old mirror was made by Velvac and is what they called their Superstar mirror head. It’s 13 inches by 8+ inches, rectangular with rounded corners, not tapered at the top like newer models. The mirror head is out of production and I cannot find one in any of the major salvage yards. I therefore have in mind replacing both mirror heads and keeping the original bus mounting arms. Speaking with Velvac technical assistance has been an exercise in frustration. All they seem to want to do is sell me two complete new mirrors. Never mind that the mounting holes in the new bases do not match the holes in the coach facing. Has anyone replaced a 1990’s-era mirror head with a newer head on the original mirror arm? What problems did you need to overcome? My mirror has 5 wires in the 6-wire plug, which looks the same as the newer plugs on 5-wire mirror heads. Can anyone tell me if the wiring pattern is the same, or will I have to puzzle out which new wire mates with which old wire? Thanks! Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 06/12/19 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying a travel trailer out of my home state.

About 15 years ago, when I lived in Ohio, I bought a car in Maine. After paying the seller and getting the keys, title, etc., I went to a Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and obtained a temporary tag to drive it home to Ohio. No tax due in Maine. Back home in Ohio, I paid the Ohio tax and obtained an Ohio title and registration. Simple enough. I can’t imagine it would be any more difficult for a TT. Search for the Maine BMV and see what the web site says the process is today. Or give them a call. Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 02/21/19 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioning and generator

I have the same generator (Champion 3500/4000) that I use when power is off at the stick house and I need to power essentials such as the basement sump pumps or the chest freezer until line power is restored. In the past, I’ve exercised the Champion by hooking the shore power cord from the motorhome to the 30-amp plug on the Champion and turning on the A/C. I’ve been able to power both (2) roof A/Cs with no other loads on the Champion. I started the A/Cs one at a time. I’ve not tried powering anything more at the same time, as I never plan to use the Champion camping (since I have a built-in generator, plus a Yamaha 1000-watt that I use for charging batteries off-grid.) I'm confident that you will have no problem running the A/C and a few other things concurrently with the 3500/4000. Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 02/07/19 03:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Either smell in coach

A the gas leaking from an RV refrigerator can smell like ether. I've heard the coolant in an RV (absorption) fridge described as smelling like ammonia. But . . . In either case, it is worth checking the fridge for signs of yellow or green leakage as the leaking coolant is a fire hazard. Have a look by removing the outside access cover. Also check inside the fridge. Be mindful that either is also highly flammable. Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 02/02/19 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time for New Floors, Anyone with Pics of New Wood Floors

For those of us with allergies, carpet IS the enemy. Floors in our stick house are hardwood and tile, and in the coach the floors are a cork composite. We have a few throw-rugs which get washed regularly and replaced periodically. Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 01/19/19 09:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mapping programs and Garmin RV770

Garmin Basecamp is supposed to convert routes from RV Trip Wizard to upload to my RV760. I tried it once, without success, and never bothered again. It will probably work for someone who wants to sort it out. But I do use the combination of RV Trip Wizard and the RV760. The RV Trip Wizard will output a file with the geographic coordinates for the campgrounds that I have planned for our trip. These become “points of interest” to the RV760. I upload this file to the RV760 using the free downloadable Garmin POILoader program. Using this method, the RV760 has without fail taken me precisely to the entrance to the campground. Note that the file I use gives coordinates for the end points for each leg, not the route to travel to get there. The RV760 figures out the route, but my trust in it to choose the most practical route is low. Therefore, I plan a route using the FMCA road atlas, and I also have an ancient TomTom, that I program with the street address of the campground, on the dash beside the RV760. In case of disagreement, I most often follow the TomTom route. (So, why not simply load the waypoints to the TomTom? Because loading is a more difficult process on TomTom.) Wayne
Empty Nest, Soon 01/14/19 07:40pm Travel Trailers
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