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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Karlos
My 07 Dolphin came with both sink and stove...

My 07 Dolphin came with both sink and stove covers made of corian.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-06-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By Karlos
Congrats on the new National. I will agree with...

Congrats on the new National. I will agree with the other posters that you will love it!. Answering one of your questions....

"Also, In the very center from of the roof I have an approximate 4" by...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-26-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Karlos
My '07 Dolphin has the same box. The KingDome was...

My '07 Dolphin has the same box. The KingDome was wired into it with coax and power. I removed my old dome, tucked the wiring back into the box, and sealed the holes. I left the box, just in case I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-22-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Karlos
Hi, I realize this post is pretty old by...

Hi,

I realize this post is pretty old by now, but I've got the same situation now with my '07 Dolphin. How did you get that disc changer out of the dash with pulling the whole dash out?

Karl
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-15-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Karlos
I'm running an older WiFi Ranger GO indoor router...

I'm running an older WiFi Ranger GO indoor router that can pick up park wifi, when available, and also switch to a cell hotspot when there are bandwidth or connection issues. My hotspot is an extra...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-02-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Karlos
Got it. Maybe remove the F9 fuse first, then...

Got it. Maybe remove the F9 fuse first, then remove ALL the light fixtures on that circuit, just leaving the wires disconnected. Then put a good F9 fuse in and see if it blows.

If it doesn't...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-01-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Karlos
Bummer about the wiring problem. You most likely...

Bummer about the wiring problem. You most likely identified the problem ... a short somewhere in the ceiling light circuit. My old rig was a 2000 SeaView with that same 12V distribution board, so...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-01-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Karlos
I've got the same clearcoat failure going on as...

I've got the same clearcoat failure going on as well. It shows on the front cap, rear cap, and around the sides .... all in areas high up, where the painted sides roll onto the white roof. The rest...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-01-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
Hi Al, The insulation used was purchased at...

Hi Al,

The insulation used was purchased at Home Depot. It was a roll 3' wide by maybe 20' long. It has a foil layer on each side and a bubble wrap type of core. Not sure what the R-value is. I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-31-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
A fix for my saggy bottom

Hello all,

Just a progress follow-up on my cabinet skin sag.

Lots of disassembly happened first .... LCD TV, plywood box that held old CRT TV, power visor, windshield trim and lots of wiring. I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Karlos
Front Cap Insulation ??

Hey Guys,

I'm working in the TV cabinet above the dash doing some repairs. I pulled out the pink fiberglass batts that were stuffed in there in order to work. The 'glass dust is all over and I'm...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-06-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
Hi Greg, Looks like I'm missing the rubber...

Hi Greg,

Looks like I'm missing the rubber gasketing that goes between the plastic bottom piece and the windshield. Maybe that contributed to the bottom piece sagging. Both my side covers are...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-05-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
Hi Greg, Thanks for the reply. I understand...

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the reply. I understand that the metal brackets are attached to the TV cabinet at one end and that the plastic bottom cover is screwed up into those brackets near the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-05-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
Hi Greg, Thanks for the post. It's hard to...

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the post. It's hard to see exactly how you made your attachments. I still have a plywood tray where the old CRT TV sat. I think I'll need to pull that out to get access.
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-02-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Karlos
My saggy bottom

I've got a problem with the TV cabinet over the dash on the Dolphin. The bottom skin appears to be sagging, mostly along the front edge where it contacts the windshield. When I pulled out the TV and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Karlos
The gray tank draining continues to be a pain. I...

The gray tank draining continues to be a pain. I took the rig out of storage this week and tried again. I have back flushed and snaked it twice now. I believe there is no blockage, just a bad drain...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Karlos
Thanks Steve. The schematics will be very useful!...

Thanks Steve. The schematics will be very useful! Karl
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-21-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Karlos
Gray tank layout ??

I posted a few weeks ago about not being able to drain my gray tank. Well, after back flushing it with a hose and snaking it, I got some drainage ... but not a full 40 gallons. The tank sensors show...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-31-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for all the good inputs and advice. ...

Thanks for all the good inputs and advice.

I've narrowed down the possible causes to a blockage at the tank connection to the 2" drain line, possibly some combo of tank sludge and maybe the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-30-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Karlos
Gray tank won't drain

After a couple month trip in the new (to me) RV, my gray tank won't drain at all. It has been a slow drain since I bought it, but now the gray tank is 3/4 full and I've tried multiple times to dump...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-10-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Karlos
Hey Scott, Thanks for the details. ...

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the details.

BTW, if you want another USB charge port by that stereo unit, why not plug one of these chargers into one, or both, of the cigarette lighter sockets by the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-09-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Karlos
Hey sc0tty, Thanks for the reply. I found...

Hey sc0tty,

Thanks for the reply. I found your install images on your other post. Nice clean install.

Looks like you pulled the old head unit yourself ... from the shot with the wiring...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Karlos
Help removing CD changer from dash

Hello all,

I'm re-vamping the entertainment systems in my new-to-me 07 Dolphin. The current challenge is replacing the Jensen car stereo (head unit) and the Jensen 10-disc CD changer. (See photo)...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-04-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Karlos
Hey Charlie, Thanks for the link. I get it...

Hey Charlie,

Thanks for the link. I get it ... the surround sound system outputs an amplified, higher voltage, signal to directly drive the speakers. A signal level output, at a lower voltage, is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-03-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Karlos
What the heck does this thing do???

Hey guys,

I'm working on the entertainment systems in my (new-to-me) 2007 Dolphin and came across this box labeled "Audio Converter" in the cabinet above the passenger seat. It is wired in between...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Karlos
Hey guys, Another issue with this project is...

Hey guys,

Another issue with this project is the back piece of corian is bowed about 1/4 to 1/2" in the middle. Not sure if was exposed to a hot cooktop, or if it just sagged over time.
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for the reply. Not sure if I understand...

Thanks for the reply. Not sure if I understand your rear pivot point ... I think you suggest a pin of some sort drilled into the counter on both sides of the back piece of corian. Is that right?
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for the reply! I never worked with corian...

Thanks for the reply! I never worked with corian before, so I was apprehensive about screwing into it. I didn't want to thru-bolt it because the hardware would show and possibly collect food debris....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Karlos
Corian Cooktop Cover Conundrum

Hello all,

We recently upgraded our 2000 SeaView, and purchased a 2007 Dolphin! Love most the feature upgrades, but one area is lacking! The hinged cooktop cover!

Our Dolphin has a two piece...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-21-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Karlos
Map light change help

Hello all,

We just parted with our 2000 SeaView and purchased a 2007 Dolphin. Love it ... but I'm still on the "learning curve", figuring out all the systems and controls.

One of my tasks is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for all the suggestions from members. I...

Thanks for all the suggestions from members. I did a search engine look-up as suggested, and found some more great troubleshooting info. Looks like a lube of all moving parts first, then checking...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-21-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Karlos
Kwikee step troubleshooting

Hello all,

My Kwikee steps have been acting very intermittently recently. Most of the time, the steps extend and retracts perfectly. However, there are times when the steps will not retract.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-06-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,339
Posted By Karlos
Lots of decisions when looking for a Toad package...

Lots of decisions when looking for a Toad package ... car, base plate, tow bar, braking system, break-away system, etc. I wanted a simple solution for my gasser RV (no air brakes) and the tow car my...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-12-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Karlos
I had a similar problem a few years back ... and...

I had a similar problem a few years back ... and posted this in July of last year to another forum member's question .....

The suggestion above to do a 4-corner weighing is a good one. You MAY be...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-23-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for the tips. I'll put a load (bulb) on...

Thanks for the tips. I'll put a load (bulb) on the pins and see what they do. If that doesn't work, pull the 6-pin connector and test the wiring going into it. I was going to replace it anyway.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-23-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Karlos
Great inputs ... thanks. Puts the cable damage...

Great inputs ... thanks. Puts the cable damage into perspective.

Karl
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-22-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Karlos
Hey Steve, I'm also concerned about the...

Hey Steve,

I'm also concerned about the routing of that cable and what will happen when pulled tight in a break away situation. I don't understand why NSA doesn't use a sheathed cable just like...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-21-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Karlos
Help needed on toad wiring

Bought a toad finally and now checking the SeaView's trailer light connections. There is a round, six pin connector mounted in the bumper ... possibly a factory original.

Only four of the six...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-20-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Karlos
Best break-away system options for surge brakes

Just purchased a toad to drag behind four-down. This is my first towed car experience, so still on the learning curve. It's a Fiat 500C that will soon have a BlueOx base plate installed. Purchased a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-26-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Karlos
X2 the manual switch idea. Did something on my...

X2 the manual switch idea. Did something on my SeaView with a "dual circuit battery switch" allowing to disconnect both battery banks, connect both battery banks, or interconnect batteries. Here is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-22-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Karlos
Hi Ron, The wife and I did the same trip you...

Hi Ron,

The wife and I did the same trip you are proposing last year. We made it as far as the Atlanta area in the Fall, and flew home for the holidays. Back in Spring and are currently working...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-21-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Karlos
Hey budhorning, You seem to be experiencing...

Hey budhorning,

You seem to be experiencing the wonderful ride of the Ford F53 truck chassis! Hitting expansion joints or road cracks used to jolt my rig terribly and shake out my fillings. Lots...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,204
Posted By Karlos
We've had our 34' gasser for about three years...

We've had our 34' gasser for about three years and 30,000 miles all over the West and now the East and Canada.....with no toad.

First year we managed with just bikes and an occasional rental car....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-05-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,796
Posted By Karlos
Winterizing WITHOUT a water heater bypass ????

I'm dealing with winterizing my RV for the first time and could use some advice from the cold weather folks out there.

We live in a no-freeze winter climate, so I never winterize the rig. This...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-30-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,229
Posted By Karlos
Hey Joe, Lots of opinions out there. Asking...

Hey Joe,

Lots of opinions out there. Asking for a computer recommendation is like asking RV owners to choose Gasser vs DP, or the best tire to buy...... the bottom line is ... there is no right...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Karlos
Thanks for the suggestions. I found one in the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I found one in the Lawrenceville area that should work fine. 10'x40' with gated access, 24 hr security, for $108 per month. Cubesmart storage.

Karl
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Karlos
RV Storage ideas near Atlanta ??

We're ready to store our RV in the Atlanta area and fly home to CA for winter. Not knowing the Atlanta area, I was hoping someone out there has a recommendation for a storage facility. We will also...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-16-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,456
Posted By Karlos
Boondocking at Woods Hole after Martha's Vineyard ??

We're doing an East Coast trip and want to go out to Martha's Vineyard for the day from the Woods Hole ferry. If we get back late, can we just boondock (discreetly) in the ferry parking lot, or will...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By Karlos
Hi Jani, Congratulations on the new...

Hi Jani,

Congratulations on the new purchase. My wife and I bought our used National rig about three years ago and faced the same situation with no user manual. I did find a user manual for one of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Karlos
Your decal "ghosts" are common problem for all of...

Your decal "ghosts" are common problem for all of us who have removed older decals. Mine were a brighter white color compared to my slightly yellowed body color. Also slightly raised above the body...
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