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RE: King Dome

Thanks for the input.
Timothy2001 08/14/19 04:20am Class A Motorhomes
King Dome

I have considered replacing it with an HD antenna but now that I have punched a hole in it from one of those height restriction I-beams (that's a fun story) I need to either do that or another device. We've only had the coach a few months but the display on the controller has always indicated, ANT COMMM ERROR. I have seen that the Dish X2 is pretty popular but we will likely be exclusive on the East coast and also that one is considered portable and not mounted. We will not be watching TV while driving down the road, most RV parks have cable so the limited time we will be without cable I am certain an antenna will suit us just fine. Wondering if the bolt on pattern matches the King Dome? Are there options I am missing or not thinking of?
Timothy2001 08/13/19 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Paring this down for brevity, and here is some context: Sold house on July 14, buyer needed us out in 14 days, we obliged. Closing on the 29th, all good, went off without a hitch :) Mistake 1. Without previous testing, connected U-Haul auto transport to coach 30 minutes prior to closing. No power. Left coach at U-Haul, guys said they would look at it. No luck. Took to shop I used for my cars, 'wiring guy' came up empty handed. Contacted mobile RV mechanic, they guy litterally spend six hours looking for elusive power source, mostly under the dash. He gave up. Camping World on Tuesday morning.....no help except they were certain it was a Frieghtliner issue and they were essentially correct. Through multiple calls from me to Winnebago and Freightliner (who were both awesome I might add) I completly understood the issue. Referred me to a shop 13 miles away, really great folks, spend around an hour and 24 hours after discovering the problem we were on our way with a temporary fix. I still need to access the fuse but now I know where it is. Now, many of you probably already know this but the trailer wiring on the coach side can be fed from a fuse that coach builders put just about anywhere but it's most likely in one of the rear most compartments. Nobody can tell you and no diagram can show you exactly where, you just need to find it. On this coach, it's behind a panel in the shore power/inverter/ATS compartment......that is insane to get behind. Given enough time, we could have gotten back there but at least we found it. The technician wired in a pig tail to the trailer harness and got us on the road. Oh and one of the first things the guy at U-Haul checked was the receptacle and its connections and the ground. All were solid. I do appreciate all the responses. We're sitting in Jennings, Louisiana Walmart at the moment enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the sun get ready to come up. Headed to Fernandina Beach, NC, NY, VT, ME for some lobster and then will land in Jacksonville where we'll figure out where we're going to live.
Timothy2001 07/31/19 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Gents thanks. We finally got on the road today at 4:30 PM CST and are stopped for the night. The third tech found the elusive fuse but I did not have time to access. We tapped into the light circuit as a temporary fix and got the lights working. This has been a saga and i will update in the AM. It is not my intent to not answer but time was an issue.
Timothy2001 07/30/19 09:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Still unresolved. The tech found a plug under the dash and feels we need a pig tail to connect to the DC distribution panel. I wonder. I read on another forum that there is another fuse panel unmarked and in another storage compartment that I will hunt for as soon as it gets lighter. The good news is we had a decent view from Wally World this morning.
Timothy2001 07/30/19 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Attempting a second technician............and thank you for the diagram and the helpful comments. Was supposed to be in the road hours ago. Just gotta roll with it!
Timothy2001 07/29/19 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Everything on the rig works, nothing on the trailer works. No power at all to harness 30 amp breaker/fuse is good. Trying to track down power source now, wiring diagram not proving to be helpful.
Timothy2001 07/29/19 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
Trailer wiring

Realizing there are many different reasons the lights do not work on a trailer, are there any most likely causes on the RV side. Trailer has tested to be working fine. It’s a standard Chrysler female receptacle and I k it I am reaching but maybe it’s something simple. Maybe a separate fuse? Flashers and directional don coach work.
Timothy2001 07/29/19 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling a Class A Motorhome

As others have said, be very careful with Craigslist. If you decide to consign, this is one of the larger ones: https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/
Timothy2001 07/25/19 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

GVW of the car is 5000 and the trailer empty is 2210 so it’s a load. I have pulled a toad before but new to trailering. Hitch is rated at 10k lbs.
Timothy2001 07/23/19 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

People do it, I wouldn't. As a cyclist my bikes can be fairly expensive. I would think they would end up scratched up, not to mention the wear and tear and possible separation of the ladder from the MH. You mention your receiver is in use, but we tow a car and use a dual hitch receiver with a hitch mounted swagman bike rack. Been using this setup for years with no issues. dual hitch receiver. Thanks for all,of the input and I have ruled out the ladder rack. That dual receiver has a capacity of 4000 lbs, your toad or trailer must be lighter?
Timothy2001 07/23/19 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

Considering purchasing a bike rack that attaches to the rear ladder on the motorhome. Anyone have experiences with these good and/or bad? It's two adult bikes and my concern is that the bikes bounce up and down and the ladder separates from the coach and that would not be fun. Hitch will be utilized so that's out.
Timothy2001 07/22/19 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
Rock Guard

What's the consensus on how much distance on level ground between the road and the bottom of the rock guard assuming it's a solid rubber piece and not the brush type?
Timothy2001 07/12/19 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cortez, Co/Canyon of the Ancients

We are also considering a trip there as my wife's sister lives in Cortez. Following.
Timothy2001 07/12/19 11:31am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Water Heater

When in a park and plugged into electric, do most keep the hot water heater 'on' or switch the electric on when it's time to shower? Realizing of course that the frequency will vary dramatically camper to camper. :)
Timothy2001 07/06/19 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intro

We will be trailering our car for now until we can get a suitable toad. I remember taking a wrong turn in Newport R,I. and finding ourselves driving down Thames St. The tourists and locals were not too happy and I was embarrassed as that skinny shop lined street is not intended for a 37’ DP with a toad. Love the adventure though!!
Timothy2001 07/02/19 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intro

You are certainly going boldly forward, and you must be looking forward to your new life. But. . . I am mildly concerned when people sell off appreciating assets (homes) for depreciating assets (MH's)? It's hard to get back into the market (home ownership) if some unanticipated events occur and the full-time life-style no longer works. Great point Ron. We’ve still got a condo in NY and are parking the proceeds from this house for when we house hunt in ernest early next year.
Timothy2001 07/02/19 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
Intro

I've posted a few questions and received valuable help and information so I thought I would do a proper intro. House is for sale as of today, both cars up for sale, most of our stuff is in storage and we're headed out for what will probably be six months or so. The plan was to move to Florida (like the other old folks :) ) but we had a very tough time finding the right property. So, we bought the RV and decided to just take our sweet time and have some fun in the process. I work from home and travel occasionally so as long as we're not too far from an airport I can still do my job. We previously had a 2001 Expedition for several years so not brand new to this but still a rookie. We have made one trip for two nights and are headed out for the 4th so we're working out the kinks before we head out for good. Thanks for the help we've received so far, great community on here and I look forward to contributing when I can.
Timothy2001 07/02/19 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blade Seal

Interesting development. After watching the videos I went back out and futzed with the toilet a bit and now it’s holding water just fine. I think the bowl was misaligned from the base.
Timothy2001 06/29/19 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blade Seal

Thanks, the video I looked at made it seem much more difficult.
Timothy2001 06/29/19 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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