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Old 10-07-2010, 04:57 AM   #57
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what is a quick way of adding some color into the RV?
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:06 PM   #58
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #59
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All - the weatherstripping on the outside edge of my slides (part which goes up against the side of the coach when closed) is starting to fail in the vanity slide. So in trying to find a replacement piece, I ran acoss this website. When and If I cannot get the product locally, I will order it once I am home, and fix it there. I did not want to purchase 250 feet of the stuff, if someone wants to split a roll let me know. Anyway I would keep this link as a place to purchase this kind of material. Additionally, Monaco and HR use the "J" rail type of stuff at the bottom of all their slides to move water away from the bottom edge of the slides. I am also going to get some of that material and install it in a downward slope toward the outside of the slides on the front and rear ends. Here is the link.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #60
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when your in town i would like to see your carpet harold
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:44 PM   #61
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #62
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All - I was reading up on Power Cable reel issues and figured I would let all know how to avoid those issues. I was talking Chris Cratch at DRR-X, and he mentioned he had to replace his incoming power cord. I asked why, he said it would not go in because the individual conductors shifted and the motor could not take them up. I told him he got taken, but I ended up with his old cord which I have cut in half, and making up 2 @ 20’ 50A extension cord. This is not the moral of the story.

My feeling is, the cable gets dirty (it’s outside right), rained on, wet, walked over, you name it, and if not cleaned before the retract action could cause the problems Chris mentioned.

So here is what I do. After making sure I have the coach started and warming up-part of my Pre-Departure things, I turn of the pedestal breaker to the power cord, and disconnect it from the pedestal. I then move the cord so it’s travel upon retract is straight into the Power Reel unit. I take a moist paper towel and wipe off the first 3-4 feet, and then I start the retraction process, leaving a big droop in the cable as it is going in, so I can work outbound toward the end with my towel cleaning the cable as it’s going in. I believe that it reduces stress on the electric motor “helping it” come in and it does not touch the ground again until its next use.

So far we have not experienced any problems with ours, and it’s clean when stowed.

FWIW – to keep critters out of the coach while in use, with the cords/hoses out, we purchased some “critter guards” (RV Accessory, Motorhome Pest and Insect Control - RV-Critter Guard), kind of spendy, but we have not had any critters aboard since we got it new. I also put out some ant killer called “Andro ant block” which lasts a week or so if it’s not raining. It is in a small pellet form and I just sprinkle it all around the coach, which stops the little buggers, this product can be gotten at HD and Lowe’s.
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Dave remember to check the ruber break line for bubbles or knots on them. I burned up a set of breaks because the split in the break hose on the inside caused fluid to build ip between the inter and the outer part of the line. That would let the fluid return to the master cylinder fast enough causing the break to drag then over heat. You know the rest of the storey
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Oops. I registered for this forum but my Alpine is a 5er.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #65
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HWH Panel Relocation

Our previous MH had it's jack control panel on the left console which I found very convenient. I was disappointed to find that in our new Alpine, it was located in the overhead audio cabinet. Standing to operate in auto mode was OK but a bit of a pain if using the manual mode. Plus, while driving, I couldn't be assured it was always in Travel Mode since I couldn't see the panel.

One day I noticed the air vent on the left DS. It appeared to be about the same size as the panel and thought it should be an excellent location for the panel. All I had to do was relocate the cable. The control cable runs over the firewall and up the left side of the windshield and into the audio cabinet. It was relatively easy to pull the cable back down after cutting the tape ties.

I found that the hole left by the vent was a bit bigger then the panel so I had to fabricate an aluminum backing frame to fill in. The vent hose is tied off under the console for now but I plan to add an eyeball vent a little bit farther up on the side console.

Anyway, works great and now I always know whats going on with the jacks.

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Wow, the overhead cabinet. Who would have thought to put it there? Modification looks good.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #67
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Electrical Splice Connectors - WRV used some crimp on connectors when putting three wires together, and like all electrical stuff has different sizes based on wire. I went looking for some of the large ones as I have two bad reading light fixtures on the PS Side (under cabinet lights) and was changing them out. HD did not have the connectors I was looking for, but they did have these (http://idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=in-sure&div=0&l1=push-in) so I got the assortment pack, and they work great. You just push the wire into a blank hole and once all the wires are pushed in, they won't come out, and they are electrically connected through this device. I think they are much better than the crimp on ones.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:43 AM   #68
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Here is a quick weekend project to help improve your storage space. Everything was purchased at Home Depot. I finally have homes for many long thin items:
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In the main bay I had to fir out the wall to account for protruding bolts from the tank supports. BTW use the shortest possible screws to avoid puncturing the tanks on the opposite side. I also later backed them out and ground off the ends to blunt them, in case the tanks ever bulge or shift.

For the next bay, I used Liquid Nails to attach them to the walls and each other. Though I am not using one for the sewer hose, it will fit, including the couplings.
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TP - Great Job. I have smart beds, so I don't think this would be something I would want to do to those, but making up one long box, with an (open top 18-24" long) so I could slide the long stuff out of might be something I would want to tackle. I will measure and see if I want it to go along the inside of the bed, or across the front, since I have stuff both ways. I am going to assume those posts are 8' and you cut to fit. I have a california RV Water blade w/retractable handle, a washing brush w/retractable handle, a couple of walking sticks, and another retractable handle for my wireless antenna (have not set that up yet) all those things could go in the box you show above. What a great idea!!!
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