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Old 09-10-2014, 09:41 AM   #827
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Home phone in the RV... there is a low cost solution

Not sure how many know this information. I need good and inexpensive phone communications while I am traveling for extended periods. The answer came from my local AT&T rep (I believe other carriers may have it also). At our brick and stick we dropped the land line two years ago and replaced it with the AT&T home cell service. Cost dropped to $20 per month unlimited calls and North America long distance. The good news is I unplug my control box from the house, plug it into 110V power in the motorhome purchase an inexpensive phone from the local discount store and I have my home phone anywhere we travel. The phone works anywhere there is a cell signal (so far everywhere) as the control box has a better antenna and option of external antenna. I save my regular cell phone for use as a hotspot for data and walk around phone use. Not bad for the same $20 a month I was already spending.
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Cool!! Isn't it nice when we find a way to use what we already have more efficiently!?

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Old 09-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #829
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So the control box is a portable unit which your cell phone provider gave you? And this Box does what?
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:13 PM   #830
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The box from the carrier is a cell phone tranciever (cell phone with no screen or keys) with a 110V power supply, external (duck type) antenna and a jack to plug in a traditional home phone. The "module" is really a high power cell phone that you need to plug a phone into. This unit serves as the connection to the phone company and is wireless other than wired. You can see an example at: AT&T Wireless Home Phone
In short the box replaces the phone line.
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:15 PM   #831
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Cool!! Isn't it nice when we find a way to use what we already have more efficiently!?

You have to love it when a plan that you didn't even have comes together.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:24 AM   #832
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I moved drivers seat back!

Problem with some Damon products and probably others is drivers seat fore/aft location. A. Seat won't slide back far enough to stand for exiting without bending knees or taking time to rotate seat. B. When we wanted to rotate seat 180 degrees for TV viewing or being social - it was a major project as seat arm would hit steering wheel. C. When seat was facing rear it would only recline a few inches before seatback hit the steering wheel. Our solution - cut seat post and offset seat on post by almost three inches. We got real fancy and welded a plate on both seat tubes and used bolts rather than welding so if we ever wanted to put it back to original position - just remove bolts and reinstall in the other set of holes. Now we can stand to exit, rotate seat with ease, seatback will recline a lot more for naps and we can still slide it forward enough to drive in our normal positions. Also it will now be easy for another mod - small removeable table between the seats.
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I'm gonna have to try that in my daybreak!!!
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Moving the seat back

It's amazing how 3" can make such a big difference!

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Chuck,

A question...why modify the seat pedestal vs. simply moving the 4 mount bolt holes on the floor?

Thanks for sharing your mods
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Electronic ignition for RV stoves

The "snap" or Piezo type ignition on my Magic Chef stove irritated me as it always required several snaps to start the burner. I just don't like that type of noise. I finally figured out how to install an electronic ignition like I have on stove in my home. I still have to push a separate button (it's not integrated into the gas valve like my Maytag) but it's quiet and works every time.

If anyone is interested, I'll put together a complete kit (ignitor, wiring etc.) with instructions and a drilling template for the button. The Magic Chef stove is the same as Whrilpool or Amana. It might fit the Suburban and Atwood stoves too. Send me a PM.

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Chuck,

A question...why modify the seat pedestal vs. simply moving the 4 mount bolt holes on the floor?

Thanks for sharing your mods
I think most or all class A mh have the seat pedestal mounted to a steal plate welded to the frame. The plate has nut plates for the pedisal bolts welded in.
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Chuck,

A question...why modify the seat pedestal vs. simply moving the 4 mount bolt holes on the floor?

Thanks for sharing your mods
Welding vs drilling more holes in floor seemed like the best way especially if it didn't work out as planned. Also the carpet would have been a problem if we had moved the whole thing back. Given success we had I might drill vs weld next time.
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Sorry to confuse, Chuck and Dave...didn't mean moving the bolt holes IN the floor, but moving the holes of the mount base plate at the floor.

If that puts 2 of the holes beyond the edge of the original pedestal base plate, then an extension plate could be added to the base...even possibly doubling the thickness of the base plate...increasing the strength.

If doubling the base plate, then carrage bolts in the 4 original holes could tie the new plate to the old base plate...no welding and easy to return to OEM.

As for the carpet...my carpet goes all the way under the pedestal base, then Damon carpeted the pedestal too. Had to remove it once due to a stuck rotator plate.

Just wondering...this is a really good idea. My Damon has the same tight fit as Chuck describes for the drivers chair when reversed. The limiting factor for our coach is the slide wall when closed behind the drivers seat.

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