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RE: Couch to recliners

We have replaced all the furniture in ours over the years. Added a third captain's seat and two Lazyboy recliners, a desk and a small chest of drawers. Easiest was the slide side as you can just run it out to get underneath to get to the bolts. The other side you need to reach/crawl into the basement compartments. Leave all the seat belts in place-you'll need them over time. Be certain you bolt/screw things back down one way or another. We left the recliners loose, and just use the seat belts to hold them down when traveling.
SageCrispin 08/26/19 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert jacks Damon Challenger junction location

I forgot about that sensor. Mine is quite far forward of center, on the roof of a compartment as you said. Will look there for cable terminations. Thanks!
SageCrispin 04/06/19 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
Lippert jacks Damon Challenger junction location

Hi all, We have a Lippert hydraulic jack system which seems to be unique to the Damon line. It has been intermittent over the years. Right now I am trying to find the junction box or panel that is shown in the wiring diagram. The dash control panel cable and the pump/valve harnesses come together at that panel, but darned if I can find it. It looks like I am going to have to pull my dash to trace the wires, but I didn't know if anyone knew for sure where that junction is located. Thanks.
SageCrispin 04/05/19 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finally......a good way to carry extra gas (mod)!

From a practical, day to day aspect, I think the tank exposed to bright, direct sun is something that makes the rear bumper less desirable. I've always done what I can to keep spare gas in the shade. It's another reason that I have always questioned the "required" red color-certainly not very reflective. This leads to venting. My off-the-shelf cans are sealed in transport. Lots of pressure build up on the way back from the gas station since the gas from the ground tanks always heats up in the can. Of course, once you vent it, the vapors are available to random ignition sources.
SageCrispin 02/22/19 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Finally......a good way to carry extra gas (mod)!

Or jeeps...gas tank was under the seat and you sat on it. Early ones you lifted cushion to fill.. Before my Jeep days, but that's pretty funny....
SageCrispin 02/20/19 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally......a good way to carry extra gas (mod)!

Speaking of the Pinto and what not: I got a real kick out of the suggestion (sorry-REALLY not pointing fingers-just dating the posters) that the gas be carried between the cab and the bed. I guess none of you kids remember fueling the pickup truck from the fill pipe located just behind the door handle. There was a time when all our Chev trucks had the gas tanks part of the cab. After a while it was decided that it wasn't a good idea for people to be leaning back against the gas tank as they went down the road. And it was a GAS tank-there were no diesel pickups then. As I read the OP, I could see the nay-sayers coming from a mile away. These kind of posts are made in heaven for those guys. And now here I am joining the fray...BAD Sage.:o I did have a couple of useful (??) thoughts come out of this. The first is that one of the first mods Jeep off-roaders make is putting a Jerry can on the back (Google "Jerry can mount"). Yes, they're a bit higher than most cars but not all trucks. I guess you just have to pick the right vehicle to rear end you. My other thought is regarding side by sides. Most of the mods I've seen put the spare gas can(s) on the sides of the cargo space. I would think that a rear end collision for a Teryx/Razer is extremely rare. Roll overs however are somewhat common....think about it.... Sage
SageCrispin 02/20/19 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Has any Forum members here tried this?

Have stayed in a couple, as others have said-when convenient. One in St. Louis, Mo was on the rail line. Stayed several days, could eat at the Casino and travel easily to the city. Could walk to both the casino and the rail station.
SageCrispin 02/06/19 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Did DutchmenSport Bug Out?

ForestRiverForums is one. Thanks, I'll check it out.
SageCrispin 01/26/19 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Did DutchmenSport Bug Out?

I feel bad for those just getting into RVing that have many questions when starting out. Just like I did. Who will help them from making costly or dangerous mistakes? No one! It's a shame. It really is!There are other less hostile RV forums and social media groups to draw on. They will get their information elsewhere if they seek it 2112: Where are you referring to specifically? I could really use a place like that. I miss what this place used to be....
SageCrispin 01/26/19 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

Nearest humans to us are 1/2 mile away. Same here. Precisely why I never leave my home un-monitored. When we're not home, neither is my 4 legged doorbell, nor my "heater". Someone could be in my home for days and no one would know.
SageCrispin 01/09/19 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

This post is a perfect example of why this forum is dying a slow and painful death. ...... OP, great job. I live out in the middle of 50 acres and have cameras set up outside. Yes, I only rarely post largely due to the incredibly rude, obnoxious and useless responses. I wouldn't think of leaving home without my motion detection cameras up and running. I thought pretty much everyone, at the very least, has a doorbell camera. There is video from those a couple times a week on the news, most of the time solving the crime. Thinking about this...maybe one could move their dashcam over to the window by the door when parked.
SageCrispin 01/09/19 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: open source alternative to MS Office

Give a long hard look at LibreOffice. The previously posted link to the Lifewire article should answer most questions about compatibility. I have Ms office 2007, 2010 and LibreOffice on various machines and seamlessly move docs/ss back and forth between them and to friends.
SageCrispin 12/28/18 09:20am Technology Corner
RE: Blue plastic water lines -- OK to use PVC cement?

Unless you are re-piping the whole house/RV, there is no reason to invest in a clamp system. The SharkBite type fittings are too easy and too reliable to not use for DIY work in modern times. They can be reused and refitted if you screw up the cut (clean and square with a cheap plastic Pex cutter followed by a Pex de-burring tool) and are available in brass and plastic. I like the plastic in the RV as it is more forgiving than brass if it should ever get frozen.
SageCrispin 12/22/18 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Installing a third seat is it possible?

We took out the jack knife sofa behind the passenger seat and installed a 3rd captains chair there with a bolted down table. The front seat will swivel around so the two can face each other across the table (when not in motion). The seat is fastened to the floor, through to the sub-floor, and cross members into the frame outriggers. The seat-belt is attached to the chair, and to the wall with a plate fastened to two vertical members in the wall. I know you would prefer the child between you, but this would make a more traditional "backseat" positioning. This set up was for 3 adults to travel for an extended time.
SageCrispin 12/08/18 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with floor ducted furnace, lack of air flow

Don't you just pull up your floor vents to get into the ducts? Mine are screwed down, but other than that they lift right up for cleaning. If that photo is similar to your RV, the one vent is near enough to the "T" to see in there. My endoscope is like a stiff wire, so can be bent and fed around corners. You may have to get one similar.
SageCrispin 11/12/18 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with floor ducted furnace, lack of air flow

I think a vacuum should be the first tool you use. You can get an endoscope from Amazon for +/- $35. Taking out the furnace would be my absolute last choice, considering it is gasketed to the outside wall and has a gas line connection that has to go back on leak free.
SageCrispin 11/12/18 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Do black coaches get really hot in summer?

Traded our dark blue Jeep after one year. There was just no keeping it cool with 3 adults and 2 dogs. Always comfortable for 4 years now in our light grey Wrangler. I agree though, all RVs are closed boxes that will get insufferably hot if left without power cooling. As for the test mentioned above-Were they Sports or Saharas? All Sports have black roofs irregardless of the body color. Not objecting really, just saying more information is needed to support that claim.
SageCrispin 11/09/18 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best class A lengths for national parks?

A quick answer is that we were 3 adults and 2 dogs in a 38' for a year and a half and it worked out well. We were fully outfitted for boondocking but in the end, VERY rarely did. In the end, things will go differently than you envision. That is about the only thing you can count on. A longer answer is that you are in the right place. Most everything I know about RVing came from RV.net. You need to haunt this place. An hour a day for the next 6 months is not too much preparation. You'll have to learn to ignore the in-fighting. Use a mental filter and most all the answers you need are here. I read "301 Ways to Make RV Travel Safer, Easier, and More Fun" cover to cover before starting out. It may be a bit dated now, I don't know. Others may have a better recommendation. IMHO, 100% of those who leave (or hate) RVing are ignorant, uniformed, unrealistic, inflexible and unprepared. Initially being here will be a large part of enjoying your new life.
SageCrispin 10/18/18 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Strange Problem!!!

First step is ALWAYS inspect, clean, reattach battery connections. Check each battery individually with a DMM while they are disconnected. Better still, use a hygrometer for each cell. More likely an install issue than a bad battery but at this point everything is still on the table. I don't remember what the charging voltage should be, but I think it should be higher than 6.2 when it is actively charging a nearly full bank. Continue to gather data and report back.
SageCrispin 10/18/18 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: Condensation on upper inside walls ral cold morn

Boy, I really hate to admit ignorance, but my 10 year old Carrier AC units have a "Dry" setting on the controller. I guess I should look up what that does....
SageCrispin 10/04/18 11:12am General RVing Issues
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