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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-04-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By MikeandRuth
Here are a few pictures of my 32" TV. I cut the...

Here are a few pictures of my 32" TV.
I cut the excess material off of the vertical side supports and turned the base piece vertical to support my TV mount. I used a stationary mount when I did it...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By MikeandRuth
Once you are setup as a customer, whenever you...

Once you are setup as a customer, whenever you wander just call dish and give them your zip code and they will switch you to the local channels.
Your hopper will work in the coach just fine.
You...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-30-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By MikeandRuth
WE purchased this coach in 2007. We were already...

WE purchased this coach in 2007. We were already full timers. In addition to being very satisfied with the floor plan for our lifestyle, we only have 41000 miles on it due primarily to health...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By MikeandRuth
We started with an RV Quickshade. It is two...

We started with an RV Quickshade. It is two pieces that installs on the inside of the windshield with four suction cups on each piece. It is easy to install and remove and is fine as a daytime...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
My only caution about waiting until the ballasts...

My only caution about waiting until the ballasts fail is that one of mine failed and scorched everything including a spot on the diffuser. That was what pushed me to convert them all at the same...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By MikeandRuth
We get them in warm weather also. We think they...

We get them in warm weather also. We think they come in thru the window screen. I am convinced I have seen them come thru the screen. Spray the screens and around the stool and see if it helps. That...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-03-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
Sorry my first response was incomplete! Yes I...

Sorry my first response was incomplete! Yes I have reinstalled the diffusers. I took it off to show the light strips in the photos. I can take another photo with it installed if you are curious as to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
I twisted all five wires of each color together...

I twisted all five wires of each color together and used a crimp connector. The existing wire tail on the switch has plenty of length to allow connecting everything to the the plug in tail for the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-02-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
I looked at those bulbs Keith. Doing it my way...

I looked at those bulbs Keith.
Doing it my way works out to about ten bucks a fixture.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-01-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
My Friend had already done his Monaco and he used...

My Friend had already done his Monaco and he used 5 strips in each fixture.
My wife and I liked that level of brightness so I did the same number...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
Pictures!

Pictures!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By MikeandRuth
I converted my flourescent fixtures to LED...

I converted my flourescent fixtures to LED recently. I bought rolls of sticky backed LEDs and snap on wire tails on Amazon.
As somebody else said, remove the ballast and Tube hardware. Everything is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-30-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MikeandRuth
As Ken said, we had no sealer under the flange of...

As Ken said, we had no sealer under the flange of the shower skylite either. In my case, 3 of the screws had been weeping for a while before the stain started to show. I found a Wilson Art color that...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-26-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By MikeandRuth
ZZJEA did it in an 01 Marlin, which has the same...

ZZJEA did it in an 01 Marlin, which has the same fridge layout as you and I do with the forward furnace under the fridge.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-25-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By MikeandRuth
I have started to look at my options when one of...

I have started to look at my options when one of mine fails so I will be interested in what you do. That said, there is another thread somewhere in here about this upgrade. Your existing thermostat...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-24-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By MikeandRuth
I will come at this from a slightly different...

I will come at this from a slightly different angle. Do you like your current fridge as far as capacity and ease of use or are you looking for something different? If you like the fridge and would...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By MikeandRuth
I get the back flush theory with a full tank but...

I get the back flush theory with a full tank but my potable water is totally separate from the hose I use for my flushers, which I have in both my grey and black tanks.
I also have on/off valves on...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-01-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By MikeandRuth
JC Refer Upgrade

I got in here to look for exactly the same answer! I have been in contact with them earlier this week about the same product for my Dometic 1292. I want the DC unit because inverting 12 volts to 120...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By MikeandRuth
Black Tank Flusher Failure

I am posting this because I decided some of you with coaches of similar age to mine might find it informative.
I flush my black tank for about 15 minutes every week after I dump it. This week when I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By MikeandRuth
Trailer Wiring Harnes Configuration

Justin:
This may be of no help whatsoever because I have a Dynomax chassis, but this is what I have.
My coach came with a 6 pin connecter installed. However, the blue wire in the harness was...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By MikeandRuth
Sorry for the slow response!! my controller is...

Sorry for the slow response!!
my controller is in the bay behind my passenger front wheel. We have our door forward of that wheel.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-19-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By MikeandRuth
That looks like the end of the harness connected...

That looks like the end of the harness connected to my power awning controller..
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By MikeandRuth
Surge Guard failed Xanrax 458 Blew Up!

Reading this may require a cold beverage and a comfortable chair!
I purchased my Surge Guard 34750 in the Fall of 2014. The RV Park we had moved into encouraged everyone to have one.
I had no...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-08-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By MikeandRuth
I added additional material in the hole behind...

I added additional material in the hole behind the TV level with the underside of the cabinet. I cut the plastic bubble off level with that surface on the windshield side.
I fabricated a panel to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By MikeandRuth
I installed mine in 2010. I had pretty much the...

I installed mine in 2010. I had pretty much the same experience as Fred.
The Trav'ler comes with new coax and the controller cable which are easy to fish thru the existing roof conduit. You do want...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-13-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By MikeandRuth
I looked at getting a wingman some time ago....

I looked at getting a wingman some time ago. Every review site was about 50/50 whether they were worth it or not,so I bought a Jack and replaced the whole unit. I have not regretted my decision.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-13-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By MikeandRuth
You have had that coach long enough to know that...

You have had that coach long enough to know that "Qualified Installation Professional" isn't a phrase that should be quoted anywhere near a lot of stuff you have poked at!!!!!!!!
I doubt that...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By MikeandRuth
Why not take a good look at Powder coating the...

Why not take a good look at Powder coating the existing frame pieces and anything else in the room you want to match.
I have powder coated a bunch of stuff with great results.
I have used three...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By MikeandRuth
I have two rows of five switches on the left side...

I have two rows of five switches on the left side of my dash panel.
The right hand switch on the top row is marked "AUX" and has nothing wired to it. There is 12 volts to the switch but no wire to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-19-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By MikeandRuth
I did not install an MCD shade, just powered sun...

I did not install an MCD shade, just powered sun visors and a sound bar.
Here are three pictures.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-11-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By MikeandRuth
Corian Counter Tops

For those of you with Corian "Eclipse" color counter tops, that is the grey with salt and pepper sprinkles in it, Solid Surface in Tucson has several pieces in stock in various sizes.
It has been a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-16-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,808
Posted By MikeandRuth
I had my big slide adjusted by the Guys in Perris...

I had my big slide adjusted by the Guys in Perris that did work for National.
The bolt you mention is it! They put a piece of 2x4 on a floor jack against the inside edge of the bottom flange to take...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-24-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By MikeandRuth
Ionfu: Thanks for the sage advice about the...

Ionfu:
Thanks for the sage advice about the hose replacement.
Come on over to Flagstaff! The weather is perfect for testing furnace functionality!!!:dance::dance::dance:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-24-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By MikeandRuth
This has been a great thread to follow! I enjoy...

This has been a great thread to follow!
I enjoy input from several individuals with different experiences and points of view.
We are full timers and have had this coach since 2007. I have had every...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-23-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By MikeandRuth
I had propane trouble last winter. It started...

I had propane trouble last winter.
It started with the big furnace having trouble staying lit.
The stove seemed fine, gas to the hot water tank was fine, gas side of the fridge was fine as was the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-22-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By MikeandRuth
BD: If the fridge cools down properly then the...

BD:
If the fridge cools down properly then the problem is not the cooling unit.
It has to be in the circuit board or possibly the heat elements on the A/C side, or possibly a bad connection.
When...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-22-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By MikeandRuth
Post a couple of pictures so we can see exactly...

Post a couple of pictures so we can see exactly what your problem is.
If it is like mine, the problem, in my opinion, is that they didn't properly secure the plastic "tray" to the underside at the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-10-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By MikeandRuth
I have been converting mine to duplex AC outlets....

I have been converting mine to duplex AC outlets.
I use 10/3 tinned boat cable. It is flexible and I find it easier to work with than what the factory used for this application.
I also use Home...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-02-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,156
Posted By MikeandRuth
You indicate you have not seen the coach, just...

You indicate you have not seen the coach, just the pictures.
Obviously you need to see it in person before you get much further in the process. I see lots of fabric damage in the chairs and a broken...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-02-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By MikeandRuth
If you have all or most of the pieces, a...

If you have all or most of the pieces, a competent fiberglass shop can repair it. You might also check with a boat repair shop for an estimate. Once you have an idea what the repair cost will be, you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-15-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,644
Posted By MikeandRuth
I use 3M adhesive remover. It doesn't mark paint...

I use 3M adhesive remover. It doesn't mark paint or gelcoat and makes removing the old sealer easy! Then I wipe the work area with alcohol and apply the new stuff.
Works for me!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-13-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By MikeandRuth
zzjea on here has one. He is golfing right now...

zzjea on here has one. He is golfing right now but I will call him later and ask him to respond to you.
Look him up on here and check out the pictures he has posted of his upgrades.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By MikeandRuth
We got our MCD wheel covers in '07 and they are...

We got our MCD wheel covers in '07 and they are still going strong!
It is my understanding that they no longer make them.
Too bad, they are a great product.
I installed them myself. It was not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-29-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By MikeandRuth
I installed 4 Rollertrol powered night blinds in...

I installed 4 Rollertrol powered night blinds in my friends' Country Coach recently. 2 small ones on the end windows in the big slide and 2 larger ones on the side wall windows behind the table and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-28-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By MikeandRuth
You are walking on a 1/4 inch piece of plywood on...

You are walking on a 1/4 inch piece of plywood on a steel square tubing frame. If you look at any of the brochures, you will see it is not framed on 16" centers. The gap to the ceiling inside is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By MikeandRuth
I read her your response Ben...... This is a...

I read her your response Ben......
This is a family oriented site, so I will not attempt to convey her reply!!!!
Her position is unchanged.:cool:
I think I will move to a dry county and solve the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By MikeandRuth
That was my first thought also! When I asked...

That was my first thought also!
When I asked for a budget increase to cover the cost of the necessary liquids, it was denied!!!:dance:
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By MikeandRuth
Dometic Ice Maker Freezes Up

The ice maker in our Dometic fridge freezes up unless I keep dumping ice so it never stops making cubes. The temp setting is on 2, and we have RV Cooling Warehouse fans inside and on the condenser. I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-22-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By MikeandRuth
Get into EBay and search for RV Cable Hatch. I...

Get into EBay and search for RV Cable Hatch.
I think you will find everything you are looking for!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-22-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By MikeandRuth
Are you referring to the deck plates in the wet...

Are you referring to the deck plates in the wet bay for hoses and in my case the power cable and the tv coax?
Any RV supply store or Camping World has them or can get them. They are on EBay also
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