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RE: Bedroom tv in CA 28a

My 2004 Fourwinds 5000 28A came with a TV cabinet in the corner of the wall backing to the shower and was pre-wired. I also ran an electrical cord from inverter beneath RV and up through the floor to run TV from house batteries. I only use this if kids in camper and they use the TV/DVD to watch their movies. You could also do similar in yours. Good luck.
VA-Apraisr 01/25/21 02:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Awning Repair Help?

Mine did this only at the bottom.....I put Gorilla glue construction caulking (not the glue) in the hole, and used a slightly larger lag bolt with fine thread (coated the threads too) and also applied caulk behind the bracket and just screwed it back in. Seems to be working just fine.
VA-Apraisr 11/28/20 12:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you buy new what CA rents

Well, I have the Fourwinds 28A model and absolutely love this layout! I have the rear window, door window, all the normal items since mine was not a rental unit. The fact that the bathroom door swings out to block the rear bedroom/bath from the living area was my major "like" since I planned to use mine with lots of friends on the beach coming in and didn't want to make everyone get out if someone was using the shower or getting dressed in the bedroom. I got to most RV shows when in town and have yet to find a floor plan I like better. At 120,000 miles, mine is a keeper for me!
VA-Apraisr 11/20/20 05:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E450 Fuel Filler Hose Leak

I’ll definitely have mine replaced immediately if it ever happens again. Mine leaked about 2 feet from the nozzle well before the frame . I put a 5 gallon bucket beneath that area prior to fueling just in case I saw a leak. I’ve had no error code/idiot lights show up. I did notice the gas pump was really pushing the gas out very fast as I could hear it and feel it in the handle, which made me think it wasn’t my issue. But the gas did hit the pavement so Murphy’s Law will surely see it being repaired.
VA-Apraisr 11/18/20 07:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E450 Fuel Filler Hose Leak

Odd.....mine did this last week for the first time (2003 Ford E450). Maybe a pint of gas hit the pavement after fill it up with 40 gallons. I put gas in twice after that and leaked nothing. Was wondering if it was the gas station spout or if it's the filler line on my RV? Thought I'd leave it alone until a few more fill-ups to see if it happens again before putting it in the shop for replacement.
VA-Apraisr 11/18/20 03:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

Battleborn website and technicians have confirmed that no damage at all to these batteries. Supposed to be able to fully discharge 3000-5000 cycles and even then, the batteries will retain 80% of their original capacity. That said, they recommend around 11v to go ahead and charge back up.
VA-Apraisr 11/06/20 03:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

UPDATE: Very impressed with this setup. Lowest I ever got the batteries during the day was 12.5v . Using the satellite TV does require I turn off the receiver or it draws power during the night. Using microwave was the best thing without generator power. Much less stress overall. Next trip I'm going to run system down below 12v and see how long it takes before a recharge. As for fishing, I'd have to lie and that, I cannot do!
VA-Apraisr 10/30/20 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

They sent a 60amp Lithium battery charger for generator/shore power and a Sterling power battery to battery DC charger for chassis battery/alternator charging while driving. It’s also a surge protector for overload surge back feed to alternator. Both designed for use with their battery. Put my trust in their knowledge and expertise and hoping for the best. So far so good ??. And the fishing sucks but beautiful weather on the island. Heavier winds coming which should help fishing ??
VA-Apraisr 10/24/20 09:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

Update: Ok, my brother installed the BattleBorn batteries (2) 100ahs and upgraded chargers (house and alternator) as well as a 3000wt inverter. We wired microwave directly to inverter so I don’t have to use generator. Well, currently on Cape Lookout, NC for a 12-day fishing trip. What a FANTASTIC UPGRADE!! Voltage system starts at 13.6 and I’ve been here 2 days and have left the TV on for 12 hours each day, used microwave, lights and refrigerator and volts are now at 13.1.....haven’t had to run engine or generator at all. House lights are LED’s and are so much brighter. If you do any boondocking, this setup is worth every penny!! And, no it’s wasn’t cheap $2650 but a big investment for my type of off the grid camping. And I don’t watch TV for 12 hours....just testing the capacity of this system ?? I’ll follow up as the trip continues.
VA-Apraisr 10/21/20 06:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: motorized awnings

Ouch......$3000!! Replaced my fabric awning about 2 years ago due to age/wear and spent maybe $300. Rarely ever use mine, so, I guess if you're doing it quite often, it could be a helper :)
VA-Apraisr 10/14/20 04:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reflectix on window, long-term?

I had the same "sealant meltdown" on my RV in NY City a few years ago. Very hot and direct sunlight. I stopped using it for that reason.
VA-Apraisr 10/05/20 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

Thanks! Wish I had known wayyyy back when.....I just know they SUCK even as a starting battery in my Jeep. Have to change under warranty way too many times.
VA-Apraisr 09/30/20 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

I had two 12v AGM's and are Optima Blue top. Frankly, I've had nothing but trouble with Optima batteries! Has 4 redtop in my Jeep and now had 2 sets of 2 bluetops in my RV (all replaced under warranty). Yes, my 2003 Ford has to change out the charger to handle Lithium as well as chassis charger from alternator to batteries. But, I just want less trouble watching TV on the beach and willing to pay for it. And, a 10-year warranty certainly helps as well. I don't follow current technology like you guys are talking about above....too busy working to spend the research time, but, battleborn has been around and seems to have good reviews. I'll follow up after first beach trip at the end of October!!
VA-Apraisr 09/30/20 03:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

Cold temps are not an issue here in Virginia (seldom see even +20 degree days). Yeah, pretty sure I'm going to invest the $$$ and go this route so I can just RELAX on the beach, watch TV, and STOP watching the voltage meter on my cabinet wall :)
VA-Apraisr 09/29/20 12:59pm Class C Motorhomes
Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

Looking at upgrading to Battleborn Lithium batteries with charger/inverter for superior boondocking. Tired of running generator/engine to recharge the 2-Optima blue AGM batteries in use now. According to Battleborn, this will be far superior than what I'm used to seeing in terms of consumption and the daily charging cycle. I use a Dish satellite for TV, lights, furnace, frig, toaster, coffee maker, etc. With their system, I could also run the microwave without using the generator. Anyone out there have first-hand experience with Lithium?
VA-Apraisr 09/29/20 06:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on RV "carport"

I kept the passenger side/main entry to RV 3/4 open sides so that IN the event of a power outage, I could stay in RV running generator and still have good natural lighting coming into the RV so I didn't feel "boxed in" on all sides. Mine is 12' high all the way across with small gable pitch roof above that. I made it 12' inside dimensions wide and yes, it takes a careful driver to get it straight but works for me.
VA-Apraisr 09/15/20 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Muffler for Onan generator??

Update: Installed the Roadkill mats on generator access door to RV as well as the drop-panel door to access inside of the generator itself. Also, put mats on top of generator (as per video link above). I also put the mat beneath my dinette seat which is directly above the generator. I'd have to say it was a minimal improvement....yes, a tad bit quieter, but nothing to write home about. As previously mentioned, it's not a super loud unit anyway, but, was worth giving it the ole college try!
VA-Apraisr 09/06/20 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two-wheel down car caddy .... can I tow with rear wheels up?

Ouch.....apparently I can't even use this vehicle as thought. Manual didn't like towing this way (but didn't mention manual transmission at all in the manual, so, guessing it's also not recommended). Ok, thanks, will just wait on the Solara to be fixed.
VA-Apraisr 08/30/20 05:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two-wheel down car caddy .... can I tow with rear wheels up?

I've got a 1995 Z28 Camaro with 6-speed tranny so I'll just use that and will eliminate damage to my SL500 which is rear-wheel drive. Thanks all!
VA-Apraisr 08/30/20 02:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two-wheel down car caddy .... can I tow with rear wheels up?

Googled some info, and, doesn't sound like this is a "smart" thing to do unless extreme emergency......will just make other arrangements!
VA-Apraisr 08/30/20 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
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