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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-15-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By kayak70
We went with the TowMate RV remote set. It has...

We went with the TowMate RV remote set. It has been across the US and back one trip and working great. This unit does not have the builtin battery but plugs into a 12vdc adapter. Our towed has a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By kayak70
Pushrods, remember bending them a lot. Once...

Pushrods, remember bending them a lot. Once stranded between Seattle and somewhere in northern CA I had a forced stop and bent pushrod - there really was one on the ground - used, exact fit. In a...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-13-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By kayak70
We've been using the MWR Famcamps for 15+ years...

We've been using the MWR Famcamps for 15+ years now based on 100%DAV status. Many are excellent places, some great for long term.


At this time I have the DD 2765 ID which expires INDEF -...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By kayak70
Donna, It helps to state the year of your...

Donna,


It helps to state the year of your rig. We have an 18V24D with the electric 12volt compressor Norcold, DE0061R model. Early models had some specific issues. The reality is that you...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By kayak70
If you take the time to Google wheel speed...

If you take the time to Google wheel speed sensors or ABS sensors you understand that this is a potential problem with most new vehicles of recent years. This is certainly not an issue with Mercedes...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By kayak70
As a follow-up to the last post, many of us have...

As a follow-up to the last post, many of us have the diesel QD3200 diesel generator in our Sprinter based rigs. No worries about LP. We have no camping restrictions at all using the diesel...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By kayak70
We are using the TowMate RV bar. LED, remote...

We are using the TowMate RV bar. LED, remote transmitter plugs into trailer plug on RV, cig lighter plug powers light bar, magnetic. Highly recommend them, much simpler than wiring the new...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-30-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,699
Posted By kayak70
I would already be in the rig, on the road,...

I would already be in the rig, on the road, heading toward the Choo Choo but probably north of the Perry/Macon area at least. Maybe 100 miles north at least because the hurricane will trigger storms...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By kayak70
To be clear, only some RV inverters provide the...

To be clear, only some RV inverters provide the charging function. Not all inverters provide the charging. In smaller Class C rigs you typically have a small inverter to use off grid which provides...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By kayak70
I've had an Aspect on the Ford E450 chassis so a...

I've had an Aspect on the Ford E450 chassis so a bit of experience but not with Thor. First thing is tire pressure. Get the rig weighed and set the tire pressure. Too much is a really hard ride...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Coachmen: Hands Free Rant
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Posted By kayak70
I just think you need to look before you buy. ...

I just think you need to look before you buy. After the purchase I would just pull out the offending radio unit and replace it. Crutchfield has tons of radio units, great prices and installation...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By kayak70
The adapter I posted above from etrailer arrived...

The adapter I posted above from etrailer arrived today, it works perfectly. If you have to wire LED lights or want to use a LED light bar with a Sprinter in front of the toad, this is the easy...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By kayak70
OK, the solution I hope is found. If you want to...

OK, the solution I hope is found. If you want to use the LED wireless light bars:


Etrailer part # 20142


https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Tow-Ready/20142.html


I spoke to them and this...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,768
Posted By kayak70
OMG! That looks almost like a photo of me...

OMG! That looks almost like a photo of me holding big dog Mo but wait...I can't pick him up anymore, too heavy at 92lbs but if I could...


I have found that owners with the smallest dogs always...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By kayak70
Well...the story continues. First, Luvlabs is...

Well...the story continues. First, Luvlabs is 100% correct. I was in the Sprinter operating turns and brakes and DW was watching the tow light strip on the Suby. Ouch, yes, the running lights...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By kayak70
Yes! I finally got around to setting up our new...

Yes! I finally got around to setting up our new towed vehicle, 2018 Subaru Forester w/manual. This time I decided to forget doing the diodes and wiring and picked up the TowMate RVHW32. It is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-19-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By kayak70
We purchased a 2018 Forester with 6sp manual last...

We purchased a 2018 Forester with 6sp manual last September for tow. I want to affirm that dealers, factory anyone Subaru says "you can not tow an AWD vehicle four down". So much for the...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-18-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 852
Posted By kayak70
Just back from the Tour of lovely SE Asia,...

Just back from the Tour of lovely SE Asia, Central Highlands. Last year to serve, Ft. Meade, riot control downtown DC. The Wedge.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By kayak70
BOOST is a strange term they are using for charge...

BOOST is a strange term they are using for charge modes, all I got to say. I like the terminology Trojan uses, wish the folks who make converters/chargers would use the same terminology.


I am...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-03-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By kayak70
I added a switchable circuit breaker to the NEG...

I added a switchable circuit breaker to the NEG input to controller and the NEG output from controller. Turn them off, PV side first. Only fix I know of plus it makes working on the batteries much...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,042
Posted By kayak70
This is a never ending discussion, lots of...

This is a never ending discussion, lots of information and theories. We still live in GA. Chunk of land, three vehicles +small new RV.


The thing is retirement choices, RV taxes, property taxes...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By kayak70
Well our first Sprinter rig, 2006 View, we lost...

Well our first Sprinter rig, 2006 View, we lost the windshield two times, both driving in Montana because during the summer months they are doing chip seal to repair winter damage.


Then our last...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-30-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By kayak70
Well for grins I ran my VIN through the decoder,...

Well for grins I ran my VIN through the decoder, made in Germany as noted, 2017 chassis 2018 V24D.


I noted that the "eleventh" character is erroneous, it is not in that position so the article...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By kayak70
We camp in National Forest camps and primitive...

We camp in National Forest camps and primitive camps frequently/ all the time with our View. It is not 4x4 and honestly I don't see the need for that. If I'm going where only a Jeep 4x4 will go I...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By kayak70
Those marker lights you snaked the camera through...

Those marker lights you snaked the camera through are notorious for leaks. Usually they have an inferior gasket and sealant smeared around the outside which does no good. I think every rig we have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By kayak70
Replacing toilets is fairly easy, you always need...

Replacing toilets is fairly easy, you always need a new seal for the bottom. Go to Thetford, get the dimensions and start looking. sometimes PPL and others have big sales of RV toilets, look...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By kayak70
If you have no tow vehicle I suggest the...

If you have no tow vehicle I suggest the following link for a RackNRoll kayak trailer:

...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-04-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By kayak70
Assuming those lithiums are 100AH batteries in...

Assuming those lithiums are 100AH batteries in parallel you have easy 100AH to use overnight. LiFeP04 will recharge much faster the next day as well. Most vendors are quoting 2-3000 cycles life if...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
These charts for Progressive show time to charge,...

These charts for Progressive show time to charge, voltage etc and their name for the stage of charging. The article also says that ALL amps are available to charge unless not otherwise being used. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
Yes, the switches are on the neg input and output...

Yes, the switches are on the neg input and output of the solar controller, only the output is needed to shut off the connect to battery. For utility purposes I just did both sides. The thing is...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
Some controllers might autosense, the ZAMP does...

Some controllers might autosense, the ZAMP does not. My Fluke 375 does not lie, only ONE source will charge at a time. On a bad solar day with the genny OFF solar is still working, maybe only...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
Yes, running the genny 24x7 will of course keep...

Yes, running the genny 24x7 will of course keep the batteries charged. My thoughts are about dry camp for more than 3 nights. There is no switch to disconnect the solar, I added a cutoff switch to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
The answer to me is the CoachHouse Platinum III...

The answer to me is the CoachHouse Platinum III new rig, looks really nice. Can't happen right now says DW, big dog won't fit and neither will the check book. YMMV but there's a lot to consider...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
If you mean "end of the boondock" at 48 hours it...

If you mean "end of the boondock" at 48 hours it won't matter. It is just he nature of the charge curve of FLA or AGM. The last 10-20% of charge must go in very slowly at low amps, high volts like...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
You won't need the extra diesel. Lithium weighs...

You won't need the extra diesel. Lithium weighs far less that FLA or AGM, about half. Lithium allows greater discharge depth if needed. Basically you run into a wall with any combination of AGM or...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,503
Posted By kayak70
Reading all this thread it really amazed me that...

Reading all this thread it really amazed me that only the prior post mentioned the refrigerator. Based on a multitude of issues posted all over the forums and my own personal experience I do not...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-11-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By kayak70
Yes, the Tellico was one of my favorite...

Yes, the Tellico was one of my favorite whitewater runs when a younger kayaker, ledges and Baby Falls. Bald River Falls had more water than I've ever seen flowing. We stayed a week at Indian...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-08-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By kayak70
The Sprinter has no compression braking, no...

The Sprinter has no compression braking, no exhaust brake and goes downhill like a banshee unleashed. The downshift does add a little drag to the tranny/engine but no vacuum in a diesel, free-flow...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 23,579
Posted By kayak70
First, the video posted on Lichtsinn has been...

First, the video posted on Lichtsinn has been debunked and misrepresents all but the latest models of the 24D. It does not and never has worked for the '18 models in that fashion. The newest...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-08-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By kayak70
David, The warning for the Truma harming...

David,


The warning for the Truma harming a pacemaker applies to being near the unit when it is operating. To be clear you can safely install the kit because the power will be turned off to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-28-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By kayak70
The OP said "2019 View 24 D". That is a DE0061...

The OP said "2019 View 24 D". That is a DE0061 refrigerator and is not a residential refrigerator but a modified marine unit. The good news is early purchasers of the V24D model in '18 and '19 had...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-11-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By kayak70
Thanks for the information about the temp sensor....

Thanks for the information about the temp sensor. We have the same generator in our 18V24D. So far no issues at about 120 hours on the meter. This is info I cut and paste for when/if I have the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By kayak70
Mark, The NAPA 8240, group 24DCM batteries do...

Mark,
The NAPA 8240, group 24DCM batteries do not have removable caps. No need to add water or at least you can not. Mine were totally unable to hold a charge after about 4 months. Can't say but...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 23,579
Posted By kayak70
Whatever WGO and Norcold recommend as the fix. ...

Whatever WGO and Norcold recommend as the fix. It should be all ironed out by the time we get back to the shop.


Ah, we saw a tiny bit of "whitewater" at Ayers Natural Bridge today, drove down...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-05-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By kayak70
Yes, I understand and agree and SunPower panels...

Yes, I understand and agree and SunPower panels are made in Asia, Zamp panels are made in Bend, Oregon. Zamp panels are not SunPower panels. Zamp is using SunPower cells, not the same thing. You...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By kayak70
Google is free. According to my limited search...

Google is free. According to my limited search ability SunPower panels are made in Asia. Zamp panels are made in Oregon at the Zamp factory, an American company. Good luck searching!


BTW, if...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 23,579
Posted By kayak70
Oh my, after all this time on the road yesterday...

Oh my, after all this time on the road yesterday I had a canned beverage, pepsi, explode in the door shelf. Yeah, after cleaning up the mess I ran the check on my temp monitor to my phone and for...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By kayak70
OK, I have the '18V24D with two Zamp panels on...

OK, I have the '18V24D with two Zamp panels on top, 100 watts each. I had one fail and spoke and worked with Zamp tech support. If you think one is not working, unplug them one at a time and in sun...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-02-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 23,579
Posted By kayak70
Update, Possible new resolution

We are still on the road in WY and yes, refrigerator is still working. However, always one of those, it is using far too much AH from the massive Trojan T-1275s I installed. I can run overnight...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By kayak70
As a prior Breeze owner that's a lot of miles on...

As a prior Breeze owner that's a lot of miles on the Maxx7 engine. That year is a better engine than I had in 2013 but normally these engines are "throw away" at 150k miles. Yes, that is far too...
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