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Old 07-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #43
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You helped A LOT. Thanks a lot.

I am sorry but I am still very confused about a metal valve stem replacement. What borg valve stem do I need to install? Went to their website but not sure what I am looking for.

Anyone here with Itasca Navion(Winnebago View) who could be kind enough to direct me to the exact product?

And do I have to add TPMS system?
Call their toll free number and ask for Bill. He will be able to tell you which valve stems you need.

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #44
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And do I have to add TPMS system?
It appears you have a new Navion. At some point I would suggest getting a TPMS system, especially if you tow something. Right now I think you have other fish to fry and if your tires are new AND you check pressures before each trip (and do a visual inspection daily) you can probably hold off for a while. A good system is not inexpensive, and you want to research it first. Lots of opinions here on irv2 regarding TPMSystems.
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is having a plug-in voltage/polarity tester neccessary?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #46
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...and a partridge in a pear tree...
Nope, no room for that........
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #47
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WOW! Evan if I really needed all these items, I do not have room in my 24.5 ft navion for half of these items.
We're 41' long and I DID leave a bunch of stuff off the list too. Like tools, patio mat, 100 # freezer in a storage bay full of food and ice cream, air compressor, extra sewer hose, wash bucket, soaps, wash mitt on extending pole.
And I still could go on!
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You are getting a lot of input. A little more than you need at this point.

JCO (Just Camp Out) for a couple of days, or more. See what you need. Make a list. Don't over-buy right now. This RV'ing can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.

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Hi, I'm new to this site, though I've owned my motorhome since 2001.

One thing I discovered, in the short time I've been a member here is, the folks on the forum are more than happy to share their knowledge and advice... something not found on all sites.

I found that I ended up buying just about every trinket, geegaw, gizmo and doodad ever marketed to the motorhome crowd... then spent the next several years, divesting myself of all those double throw down, triple step over, custom gadgets I just "knew" were absolutely essential.

My suggestion is to pick up the basics, then take a few short trips to familiarize yourself with what you'll actually be needing.

I'm sure that what I carry has already been listed, so I won't repeat it all...

Try not to be too blown away by it all... it's so worth the steep learning curve when you can look out your window, at a million dollar view, not to mention the great folks you'll have the opportunity to meet.
Thanks for this info. I find myself wanting, needing every RV Do Dad that someone recommends. I think I'll follow your advice and cool my jets and see what unfolds as we get more and more familiar with RVing.
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It is as easy to install a 30 amp outlet as it is a standard 15/20 except that you use heavier wire.. NOTE: if You were installing a "Dedicated" outlet (That is an outlet that has a breaker that it, and only it, uses) for 120 volt 15 or 20 amp you would use a "Single" breaker and run the black wire from the breaker to the outlet's copper screw, White from the bus bar to the silverish screw and green (Or bare) from the ground bus to the green scrww

SAME HERE

If you hire it done and the electrician installs a dual ganged breaker such as you would use for a dryer or centeral air conditioner.. DO NOT PAY HIM. Make him do it right.

And do not plug in till you check the voltage (120 volts please no more than 125)


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15 amp, (Standard house outlet with two straight slots) one big item, no more

20 amp (Standard home outlet with one straight and one "T" shaped) one big item and a few small ones

30 amp Two big items and most all your small ones

50 amp (You can not use this but if you had a 50 amp rig) All you can eat

Bit Items.. I'm reather enjoying my new Air Conditiner, Water heater, Space heater, Microwave and if the batteries are really hungry your converter MAY be a big item.

Small items are TV, Radio, converter if batteries full,

Fridge is kind of an In-between, I would run it on propane if I had the A/C on and was on 15 amp. but I'd let it run on electric if on 20.

(I had an air conditioner go bad, We just replaced the upper part with another make,, Yes, I know that is not possible.. but if you have what I had (Carrier Air V non-heat pump ducted) then Advent makes a kit that does it.

Beats changing what's in the ceiling.
You are correct in that it is easy to install a 30amp connection at home. It is also easy to do it wrong. When I had mine done by a certified licensed electrician I printed this out http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp%20Service.pdf and gave it to him. This is the correct way it should be done. If done incorrectly you could have very bad problems when you plug your RV in. Most electricians who are not familiar with RV electronics will just do a "dryer" installation and it would be wrong.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #51
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Call their toll free number and ask for Bill. He will be able to tell you which valve stems you need.

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Jon
X2 on this, You beat me to it but it would have been exactly what I would have said.
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You helped A LOT. Thanks a lot.

I am sorry but I am still very confused about a metal valve stem replacement. What borg valve stem do I need to install? Went to their website but not sure what I am looking for.

Anyone here with Itasca Navion(Winnebago View) who could be kind enough to direct me to the exact product?

And do I have to add TPMS system?
Hi marmoss,
A TPMS is a nice to have item and not really a required to have item. I do have one but I had the Cambria for a little over a year before I bought it. This is something that constantly monitors the tire pressure and temperature (on the better models) and will sound a warning if there is a problem.
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Thanks for this info. I find myself wanting, needing every RV Do Dad that someone recommends. I think I'll follow your advice and cool my jets and see what unfolds as we get more and more familiar with RVing.
Hi Jim,
Good advice. The only things you absolutely need are a way to connect safely to electric, water, and sewer. Just about everything else are comfort and convenience items. The best advice we got after the absolutes were taken care of was to driveway camp or camp close buy for the first few trips. If we found we needed something we wrote it down or if a Walmart was close by went and got it. After a year or so we are now fully stocked and ready to go with just an hour or two prep time.
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I feel smarter and smarter after reading each one of your responses. So happy I found this forum. Cannot believe that so many of you are willing to share your knowledge.

Thank you again,

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First and foremost, welcome, and congratulations! You will find out sooner than later that you have joined a superb group of people! RVing is not a hobby, it's a lifestyle, and EVERYONE that has adopted the lifestyle will be more than happy to give you advice and point you in the right direction.
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I got my Itasca Navion iQ 24G in early May and am completely new to RVing. Have found this site a blessing in getting useful and important information. I think you've gotten most of your questions answered. Not sure if you found space for your chairs yet. I keep mine in the right side of the back storage under the back window. Just keep reading as many posts here as you can and you will learn so much. It's become my daily reading.

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One of the things I have discovered is that many of the things we need in our RV are sold at your local Wal-Mart. The prices of things at the RV dealership are greatly inflated. I can get 1 roll of single ply RV/Boat Toilet paper at the dealership for more than it cost to get 4 rolls two ply RV/Boat Toilet paper at Wal-Mart. They also have hoses and adapters and all that stuff… I went to Lowes and got the exact same name brand inline hose filter for less than half the price at the RV store.

Don’t get me wrong there are some things you will have to get from the RV store like your rubber roof cleaner and UV guard and a few other products but you can find most of the other stuff in the RV section at your local Wal-Mart.



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