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RE: De-winterizng an RV

Look on the internet for your year make and model RV the search for instruction manuals!
wallynm 05/26/23 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Upgrade

Consider a 2000 watt full sine wave inverter 2007 Winnebago Voyage 35L just upgraded to lithium, new converter etc. Now I would like to upgrade the inverter from the 600 watt to about 2000. The 600 watt powers the front TV, two front outlets, and the rear TV. How hard would it be to power all the 15 and 20 amp breakers on the load center? Just want to power the outlets, possibly the microwave. I know a little about electrical stuff, but far from an expert. Is this something I could do myself? All Ideas and input appreciated!
wallynm 03/28/23 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 83 and have hung up the keys

Just read my signature! Over the years I have seen posts asking, when is it time to hang up the keys, well for this guy it is 82 years and 9 months. I suppose I could buy a "B" or "B +" and we could still do some traveling but it would only work for a year or two. Seven months ago I realized that after driving the towed to the storage yard, moving clothes and supplies into the RV and hooking up the towed was taking two to four hours and then after three or four hours on the road I needed a nap. Degenerative spinal discs and inflammatory Poly Arthritis was slowing me down and causing a lot of pain, it even sent me to the ER a few months ago. So we sat down and talked about travel and decided that driving a four wheeler or flying and driving was the best we could do with our health issues. Five days ago it was clear and warn so we went to the RV to get some of our kitchen supplies to take to our OR home. A guy stopped at the RV and asked if we were interested in selling, I said sure and we got our price less cost of 6 new tires and new front brakes. No need to place a for sale ad or dicker. He and his son met us at the RV, we filled out papers, visited the bank to deposit the cash and in three hours it was gone, we took our eldest out to lunch for helping fill out the papers and counting the cash, told the storage yard we wouldn't be a tenant any longer, cancelled the insurance, transferred the title with DMV and we were having a cold drink in the living room back at home. I think the old saying about a boat owners two happiest days are buying and selling but in this case, about 02:00 am, I woke and almost cried, the memories came flooding back from our first camping trip with a borrowed tent and Coleman stove with a 4yo and a 5yo, to our last trip up to OR in Sept. in the Winnie. I'll miss it and miss all of you, at least we did it till we just couldn't do it anymore. No more Pendleton Shirts smelling like a campfire, no more kids and grandkids giving gooey S'more kisses, no more sunrises at "Q" To quote Bob Hope, "Thanks for the Memories". David
wallynm 03/24/23 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Search of Local Repair Shops for Motorhome

suggest you look here and look outside of DFW! Service ReviewDALLAS TEXAS AREA Looking for a facility to perform standard PM on Motorhome Cooland Flush, brake line Flush, serpentine inspection etc... have tried Ford Commerical for Motorhome. Per Ford they have a list of Dealers that will work on MH. Unfortunatly the dealers don't agree with Ford. I have been told NO and the 1 that will has been delaying me for 3 months Any others with F53 or F450 chassis in the Greater DFW area would appreciate any input
wallynm 03/04/23 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides out or autolevelers down first?

RTFM as in read the factory manual.I have seen slide and then level and level and then slide. We’re now on our third Class A MH and the dealer insisted slides go out first . We have always leveled first. Any thoughts?
wallynm 01/20/23 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: generator fuel line

Yes and it took me a year to find it. I extended the generator slide all the way out and traced the like to the MH fuel tank. I have a 2003 Duch star on a spartan chassis. I figured out the fuel line to the gen set must have a air leak. Or something I have to keep bleeding the gen set. Has anyone ever had with problems and got it fixed? It runs great from a 5 gallon can.
wallynm 01/20/23 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starter Batteries

IMHO they have not changes over the years so I would go find another unit and see how it is wired. Does anyone have any kind of schematic showing where the cables(wires) go in hooking up the starter batteries on a 1999 National Tradewinds. Had batteries replaced and now he isn't quite sure where all the wires go properly. I know they should have been tagged as they were removed but that didn't happen so now need help. Thanks
wallynm 11/23/22 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Frozen levelers

What kind of jacks, electric, hydraulic or something else. Check switch, wiring, or relays. listen for clicks or other sound when trying to raise the jacks. Check for rust on the extend cylinders. If hydraulic check the reservoir and pump.If HWH call the factory as they may have a mobile techs name and number. Good Luck I'm looking at a 2006 Safari Simba that has been at a seasonal cg for 2 years.I haven't seen it yet but will on Saturday. The owner says she left the Jac k's down and they won't retract.it otherwise looks to be in good shape,on a workhorse chassis,just don't know if sitting has caused more damage. Thoughts would be appreciated.
wallynm 08/31/22 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auxiliary brake system

We used a tattle tale system that would create a red light every time the BB was activated and stayed on as long as it was activated.put it right in the middle of the dash in front of the steering wheel. Could not miss it. Tested each time we started. We've been using the same one for 21 years. Towed Jeeps, a Colorado and for the last 10 years a Silverado. It's been back to the factory twice ($200+-) with about a week turn-a -round. Ed We have (I think) Classic or similar, I have blocked between the driver seat and the unit but still it gets loose. I really cannot tell if the thing releases or not by looking at the device that sits on the dash in front of me. I have about given up on even using it. If not too much effort on your part, please tell me steps you go through to make sure the BB is installed and working correctly (ie releasing when it is supposed to) Thanks in advance
wallynm 08/29/22 12:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Auxiliary brake system

We used a Brake Buddy for 15 years. Had to have the unit rebuilt one time. We used a tattle tale light to indicate when the brake buddy was activated. Never used anything else so no comparison gave be given!
wallynm 08/18/22 05:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Backup camera failure

Diligence has its reward! Congratulations O.k., I contacted the camera manufacturer. They were very helpful. The lights are all fixed, as is the camera. I managed to splice all the wiring. And, I covered the wires in a clear plastic sleeve called Critter Cord that smells awful and is designed to prevent pets from chewing electrical cords. Other than that I’ve got my fingers crossed. But, for now all is back to normal. Keeps life from getting boring?
wallynm 06/29/22 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm on a mission

Best advice on this site! Try calling Colaw Take photo and send that to them. Post photo here for more input.
wallynm 06/14/22 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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