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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By RMChad
Good tip on Lichtsinn -- will keep that as a...

Good tip on Lichtsinn -- will keep that as a back-up.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By RMChad
I called Winnebago Service Monday and found out...

I called Winnebago Service Monday and found out the same. We'll try checking in when we arrive and see how long it will be before they can work us in. The main issue is a water leak in the PEX --...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-18-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By RMChad
Thank You

Thanks to everyone for the information!

I'll call Winnebago on Monday and try to get on the service schedule.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By RMChad
Service / Repairs in Forest City, Iowa?

Hi All -- I will in taking the Winnebago factory tour in Forest City, IA in a couple weeks. I need a few repairs. My Adventurer motorhome is a 2010 and out of warranty now.

I don't know if...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-14-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By RMChad
Wow -- not the shower you wanted! We just moved...

Wow -- not the shower you wanted! We just moved to another campground and I checked the drain again. It needed a little help to drain properly. I now have something else on my setup list to check...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By RMChad
Thanks -- Drain was Issue

Thanks for the ideas. I had previously checked the roof and as much of the duct I could see behind the endc ap (had fears a bird find its way in there and was building a nest with the duct!) but all...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By RMChad
Yep -- that was it!

Yep -- that was it!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-12-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By RMChad
Water Dripping from A/C Vent in Ceiling - Basement Air '10 Adventurer

Spending the week in Myrtle Beach -- nice rain storm this morning. The AC came on after the rain and we have several drops of water coming from a ceiling AC outlet. We have a basement air system...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-17-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By RMChad
Thanks Cliff -- that is a great idea.

Thanks Cliff -- that is a great idea.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By RMChad
Custom RV Furniture Maker near Asheville, NC

Hi All -- we are two weeks into a year+ RV'ing adventure with the family. Great time so far.

I do need to find a better computer desk setup for the motorhome. I will be in the Asheville, NC...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-21-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By RMChad
I am confident I could have negotiated a better...

I am confident I could have negotiated a better price for my used motorhome after attending RVSEF. Oh well -- still very happy with the purchase! There were a few people at the conference who...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-21-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By RMChad
Very fair -- I know I am learning a lot through...

Very fair -- I know I am learning a lot through this forum -- lots of good information and helpful people. Further, I was able to learn a lot in a short time from people whose knowledge has been...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By RMChad
Ed, it is a great question since this is my first...

Ed, it is a great question since this is my first RV conference. However, I have a few data points. I have read about other conferences that are much larger and getting one-on-one time for specific...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By RMChad
Good timing -- I just installed MCD's on all of...

Good timing -- I just installed MCD's on all of our side windows. As others have said, a 6" extension on a cordless drill is very helpful. I saw others removed the valance and attached the shade...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By RMChad
I would like to go again. They ran four seminars...

I would like to go again. They ran four seminars at a time, and there were always at least two I wanted to attend. The instructors were great to share their handouts even if I missed their seminar....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
Oh shoot -- didn't think about that :eek:

Oh shoot -- didn't think about that :eek:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
Got the Mirrors Working

After a call to Velvac I have the mirrors working. Apparently the mirrors on the Winnebago Adventurer are top-of-the-line and they were not concerned about stripping gears. They recommended blowing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,183
Posted By RMChad
Problem Resolved

As some of you suggested, the transfer switch was a red herring. I associated the problem with the transfter switch because it occurred after the generator turned off. It was the EMS. Further, EMS...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By RMChad
I Cannot Imagine a Better RV Conference – Just Back from RVSEF (RV Safety & Education

I just returned from 5 days at the RVSEF (RV Safety & Education Foundation (https://rvsafety.com/)) conference that was held in Colorado Springs, CO. The bottom line -- It was Awesome! :dance: It...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-17-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By RMChad
Thanks!

I appreciate the ideas. I should have included in my question that the Winnebago is a Ford chassis. I will spend some time hunting in the main fuse box by the driver seat first.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-17-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By RMChad
Fuse Location for Tow Vehicle Wire Harness

The 7-pin connector at the hitch of my 2010 Winnebago Adventurer 35Z is not getting any voltage when brakes and turn signals are active. I have been told there are fuses someplace in the coach for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,183
Posted By RMChad
Good advice. I need to take the cover off of...

Good advice. I need to take the cover off of both the EMS and transfer switch and see what is happening when the power cycles (careful to not touch anything while power is applied!) It sounds like...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,183
Posted By RMChad
Thanks for the information CaptBill!

Thanks for the information CaptBill!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By RMChad
Wipers Fixed

The linkage between the wipers needed to be loosened and adjusted so the wipers would go up when started instead of first going down. All better now.:thumb:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,183
Posted By RMChad
I'll open the transfer switch case and check what...

I'll open the transfer switch case and check what it is doing this weekend -- had to return the motorhome to storage last night. The EMS says it is operating normally, so it should be providing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,183
Posted By RMChad
No Electricity -- Transfer Switch Problem?

Hi All -- This is a brain teaser for me....

Getting the Winnebago ready for a year trip with the family. I turned on the generator after servicing the oil and filter and let it run for about 20...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By RMChad
X3 -- had the same thought later.

X3 -- had the same thought later.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By RMChad
That's my guess. If I just move the wipers, I...

That's my guess. If I just move the wipers, I would expect they would still try to drop 4 inches before moving to the top of the window. I'll need to investigate the linkage and see if it has...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By RMChad
I like easy-I can do that. :) Thanks

I like easy-I can do that. :) Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By RMChad
Wipers Not Horizontal

On my 2010 Winnebago Adventurer, I think the wipers should sit at the bottom of the windshield, horizontal to the glass -- at least that what the pictures in the brochure look like.

On mine, they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By RMChad
I have always heard go by DOT date, not service...

I have always heard go by DOT date, not service date. DOT date puts them at almost 5 years. Chassis date is about 4 years and motorhome build date is just a little more than 3 years. I don't know...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By RMChad
Thanks for the Advice!

Wow -- many thanks to everyone who quickly replied! You added great confidence and I'll follow the Ford recommended schedule of service and keep rolling on the tires.

On a side note, I just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By RMChad
Service and Tire Recommendations Needed Now -- RV is at Service Center

I have had a new-to-me 2010 Winnebago Adventurer 35Z for about a month now. My family will be taking it on a year+ trip starting in June. I took it to an RV service center to have safety inspection...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
Hi Harry -- thanks for the tips and the info from...

Hi Harry -- thanks for the tips and the info from Valvac. I'll give them a call before trying anything.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
The motor will move the mirror a bit. I will try...

The motor will move the mirror a bit. I will try the set screw adjustment and see what happens - might get it from storage tomorrow and try. Thanks for the advise.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
The column did not move when I was scrapping the...

The column did not move when I was scrapping the ice off, so I don't think the set screw adjustment will help - I move the glass when I scrapped the ice, not the entire mirror column.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By RMChad
Adjusting Mirrors?

I was scrapping the ice from the mirrors on my Winnebago Adventurer 35Z -- should have just turned on the mirror heater :banghead:

I pushed the mirrors out of alignment -- the column did not move,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,493
Posted By RMChad
Same boat here - just registered my Winnebago...

Same boat here - just registered my Winnebago last week in Colorado. Painful, but I knew what to expect. I discussed Montana registration with a lawyer, but would not meet the Colordo residency law...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-17-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 57,039
Posted By RMChad
Added 5 Star -- Glad I Did

I added 5 Star last week -- 87 octane general tune for my 2009 F53 chassis. I was happily surprised at the immediate difference it made. The drive from the storage lot to my house has a section of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-11-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,861
Posted By RMChad
That is a beauty!

That is a beauty!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
Yes, absolutely agree – the current unit is a 55...

Yes, absolutely agree – the current unit is a 55 amp converter and I will likely replace it with PowerMax PM4B-60 (60 Amp 4-Stage Converter/Charger).
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
Hi John - I have been thinking about that option...

Hi John - I have been thinking about that option also. I did exactly the upgrade you described to our 5th wheel trailer, but I'm not sure I will need it in the motorhome. Our primary power draw is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-08-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
Thanks Jack -- very helpful. I will also look...

Thanks Jack -- very helpful. I will also look into adding mineral oil. I have seen this discussed on some of the forums.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
Yes, I have googled for info on the converter. ...

Yes, I have googled for info on the converter. What I want to know is if there are any issues I should be aware of with changing the converter for a multi-stage charger.

Thanks
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-08-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
converter Model

According to the Winnebago user manual, the converter is a Parallax/MagneTck 74555 -- https://www.parallaxpower.com/7400/51092309-001%20rev%20H.pdf. The converter owner manual has no mention of being...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-07-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RMChad
2010 Adventurer Converter / Battery Charger?

I can officially post to this forum now as a new-to-me 2010 Adventurer 35Z owner. We sold our 5th wheel and purchased the Adventurer with bunk beds for the kids. We are planning a one-year + family...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-15-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By RMChad
Yes, that is what I am thinking also. Since we...

Yes, that is what I am thinking also. Since we don't know if we will return or not, I want to keep it easy to come back, which means not changing domicile in the first place.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By RMChad
Hi Stik -- the opinions vary on making a clean...

Hi Stik -- the opinions vary on making a clean break. For example, I am sure some RV'ers have investment property in multiple states. Regardless, in my case it does keep me connected to CO and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By RMChad
See how quickly this gets complicated! The...

See how quickly this gets complicated! The attorney said more research would be needed, but potential red flags for my case include: not owning property in SD, having income property in CO (which...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By RMChad
I talked briefly with a CO tax attorney. He said...

I talked briefly with a CO tax attorney. He said he would need to research this area of the law further, but, as long as all ties with CO were cut, he thought it unlikely CO would have any issues. ...
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