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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,509
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I bought a Sirius Stiletto 100 for my wife to...

I bought a Sirius Stiletto 100 for my wife to walk with and three vehicle adapter kits. I simply put the Sirius in whatever vehicle we're in. I paid $300 for a lifetime subscription.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-19-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,272
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Many hardware stores carry it several different...

Many hardware stores carry it several different sweeps. Just take in the old one to get one that matches.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,794
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I retired from CA and moved to VA to care for my...

I retired from CA and moved to VA to care for my elderly MIL. She died right before 9-11 but were were packed and ready to go so said, "What the h---", and moved to VA.

VA has personal property...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-19-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
There should be a plastic resovoir near the...

There should be a plastic resovoir near the radiator that you can see the anti-freeze in. Mine has a cold and hot line if memory serves correctly.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-18-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I use the spray also. It is especially good for...

I use the spray also. It is especially good for the cable ends.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Take the batteries out of the tray. Mix some...

Take the batteries out of the tray. Mix some baking soda in water and slop it on the tray. Sounds like corroson is starting. Then rinse it off. I stopped it in my m/h by putting each battery in a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
What about the studs and lug nuts then?

What about the studs and lug nuts then?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-12-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Look in the ceiling of your basement...

Look in the ceiling of your basement compartments. A large "T" handle with a white hose in the vicinity about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Mine is on the right side, second compartment on the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-06-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I bought the latch mechanism made by RV...

I bought the latch mechanism made by RV Innovations for my WeatherPro. Reason: I saw several sucked open when the crosswind was just right while with the CHP working in the eastern Sierras.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Had to buy three new ones. One old one boiled...

Had to buy three new ones. One old one boiled about 30 minutes after hookup.

Leaving tomorrow for GA and don't want to start a trip with a problem already in progress.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Well, an update on the charging problem. I...

Well, an update on the charging problem.

I took the batteries all out to NAPA and they tested and found one with only 101 amps. We put it on their commercial charger for two hours and then took...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-16-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Autofish, Thanks for the quick response. I...

Autofish,

Thanks for the quick response. I guess I needed to vent like the batteries!

Winnie recommended NAPA Group 30. They said they have had very good luck with them. I had no choice when...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-16-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I just got the m/h out of strorage yesterday for...

I just got the m/h out of strorage yesterday for a Xmas trip. All ground cables disconnected at the batteries while in storage. The house batteries were dead; chassis fine.

When I plugged it in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-16-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I just got the m/h out of strorage yesterday for...

I just got the m/h out of strorage yesterday for a Xmas trip. All ground cables disconnected at the batteries while in storage. The house batteries were dead; chassis fine.

When I plugged it in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-15-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I just use soap and water on mine. The manual...

I just use soap and water on mine. The manual that came with mine specifically says DO NOT POLISH.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
[QUOTE]Originally posted by CHIPPYSGT: Mine is...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by CHIPPYSGT:
Mine is located in the last rear compartment on the left side where the power cord comes from. Mine is mounted on the left wall of that compartment.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Mine is located in the last rear compartment on...

Mine is located in the last rear compartment on the left side where the power cord comes from. Mine is mounted on the left wall of that compartment.

My m/h is a 2005 Itasca Meridian 36G.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-11-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I was using a pair of screwdrivers but because of...

I was using a pair of screwdrivers but because of the !!@#$^&*()bifocals I didn't realize I was under the bottom piece.

Getting old is the pits but beats the alternative!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-11-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Any chance the lever on the valve is loose and...

Any chance the lever on the valve is loose and you just moved the lever and not the valve guts the first time?

No, I've not had it happen but I have forgotten to turn the valve to the bypass...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-11-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I use the sprinkler trick on my cars two or three...

I use the sprinkler trick on my cars two or three times a winter if I remember it. Good idea with the ropes.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Yep, it's industrial strength velcro. When I...

Yep, it's industrial strength velcro. When I pried mine loose, it came loose from the bottom of the cabinet.

I put a Velcro stretch strap in over the driver's side to hold down my Directv box...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-08-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Can you post any photos? That would help and I'm...

Can you post any photos? That would help and I'm sure more would respond.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-06-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
You paint it or use clear if the crack is small. ...

You paint it or use clear if the crack is small. At least that's what I do.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-03-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I think the step cover on my '05 Meridian is...

I think the step cover on my '05 Meridian is electrical and opens and closes on a cable mechanism.

I know they showed me on my PDI that when the step cover was place over the steps and you lost...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-03-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
If you can get to the back of the vertical piece,...

If you can get to the back of the vertical piece, how about drilling a pilot hole thru it and into the horizonal piece at an angle.

Then, push the bottom of the cabinet up and run the screw in. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-03-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I've run my BB off the dash plug also, but on...

I've run my BB off the dash plug also, but on long trips (several days) it will run the Jeep battery down, so I got into the habit of using the DC power source.

It's just easier for me to recharge...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-02-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I run mine off a battery jumper/auxillary 12 volt...

I run mine off a battery jumper/auxillary 12 volt dc supply pack. I just plug the jumper into 110 each night and charge it up.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-24-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,840
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Where is your non-pressurized fill door for...

Where is your non-pressurized fill door for water? Mine is above one of the compartments and if I forget to open that little door to allow for overflow over and above the amount the overflow tube...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-23-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
js9315, I've done exactly the same thing. ...

js9315,

I've done exactly the same thing. Now I don't have to think about my weak knees climbing up and down the ladder too many more times.

In fact, I've got a couple of leaky places on my...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-17-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Make sure the water in the heater is cold. ...

Make sure the water in the heater is cold. Release pressure by opening the spring loaded pressure relief valve near the top and then leave it open as you pull the nylon/plastic plug.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-10-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,728
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Put a couple of wraps of electrical tape around...

Put a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the latch post. That stops mine and I replace the tape every 200 openings or so when it starts squeaking again.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-10-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
May warrant a call to Winnie customer service.

May warrant a call to Winnie customer service.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-30-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,119
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
We just came home a day early from a month's trip...

We just came home a day early from a month's trip in WV due to what I think was/is probably an inverter failure. Of course a Dimension.

I notice the lights were getting dim and went to check the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-01-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,709
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Check Village RV in Sacramento. They're Itasca...

Check Village RV in Sacramento. They're Itasca dealers and where we purchased in 2005.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-24-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
My clearcoat was doing the same thing. I bought...

My clearcoat was doing the same thing. I bought a small paint aerosol gun at a parts house and the clearcoat by Sherwin-Williams. I then took XXXX steel wool and sanded down the flakey parts to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-22-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,481
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
When we travel we put the shower head on the...

When we travel we put the shower head on the floor of the shower wrapped in a towel. All that bouncing can't be good for the little plastic post.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I'll bet it IS squirrels. I'm parked right near...

I'll bet it IS squirrels. I'm parked right near a big apple tree and limbs are above the m/h but up pretty high. I guess I'll look for the squirrel with the hang glider under his /her arm or a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Mine are all in the right front wheel well. Two...

Mine are all in the right front wheel well. Two behind the tirew and one in front of it. Use the awning rod to pull the cable.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof...

Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof seam caulking and happened to glance at the caulking around the Kingdome mount bolts and the batwing. Large quantities were gone and apparently the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof...

Here's one for you. I was inspecting my roof seam caulking and happened to glance at the caulking around the Kingdome mount bolts and the batwing. Large quantities were gone and apparently the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-12-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I'd check to see that all the required...

I'd check to see that all the required maintenance has been done, like the tranny filter change at 5,000 miles, oil changes in cummins and gen set.

A 2007 probably won't have many miles on it and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
You need to put some lubricant on it. WD-40 is...

You need to put some lubricant on it. WD-40 is very temporary as it is a water displacer, hence the WD in the name.

A return spring would return the cable to the position selected and keep it...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,722
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Greg, Sorry, I misread your post. Yours is...

Greg,

Sorry, I misread your post. Yours is too low. The above solution for Doula.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,722
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Greg, I made a little footstool for my too...

Greg,

I made a little footstool for my too high commode. Got a 4' piece of 1" X 4" and cut off a foot. Made two 6" legs and screwed them to the remaining 3'. Worked like a charm.

Commode...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Look at the seal where the toilet sits on the...

Look at the seal where the toilet sits on the floor.

You might want to check for sink/shower drains leaking. The grey tank can smell as bad or worse than the black tank.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-23-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I've owned two Ford Class Cs; a 97 and an 87. ...

I've owned two Ford Class Cs; a 97 and an 87. Both very tight on leg room for the pass and not an over abundance for the driver.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
I've got a TV that has an "audio only" button. ...

I've got a TV that has an "audio only" button. See if yours does and the "mute" is also on.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-19-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Probably can't unless you wire one so it can be...

Probably can't unless you wire one so it can be plugged directly into the power pedestal.

I'm sure one of the forum electrical experts will jump in and advise you better than me but a/c units take...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-18-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Jim, It will work well on the skylight and...

Jim,

It will work well on the skylight and it will stick to itself.

When you peel the backing off just peel a couple of inches, position it, stip another couple of inches, etc. When it...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-18-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By CHIPPYSGT
Try opening the pressure relief valve and see if...

Try opening the pressure relief valve and see if the flow will start. That's worked for me a couple of times.
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