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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,138
Posted By Metalbendr
Just for information I just bought a new 2020...

Just for information I just bought a new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrailHawk last week. The owners manual has no statements about disconnecting the battery for recreational towing. I contacted FCA to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Metalbendr
After a few trips now I really like the...

After a few trips now I really like the Safe-T-Plus. Kaiser did a great job on the suspension. Coach is a pleasure to drive.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-28-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,623
Posted By Metalbendr
Interesting, when I fixed my leaking skylight I...

Interesting, when I fixed my leaking skylight I had screws on under the caps on the trim panels. I am just wondering if possible those are caps over the screws? My screws has a plastic washer...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-02-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By Metalbendr
You might want to contact Steve at M-4 Products. ...

You might want to contact Steve at M-4 Products. He has been very helpful and they have high quality LED's.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-01-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Metalbendr
Dave, The front airbag number listed on my...

Dave, The front airbag number listed on my invoice is W01-358-9448. I really have not had a chance to drive the coach since it was with Kaiser as it has been at Premier getting some other work done...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-29-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Metalbendr
I agree with Smitty, contact Kaiser. they...

I agree with Smitty, contact Kaiser. they replaced my air bags and shocks and added the Safe-t-Plus to my 1997 Intrigue. They did a great job for us. Found and fixed some other issues I was not...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-22-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks for the help guys.

Thanks for the help guys.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-21-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Metalbendr
Model Year Question

OK, I am looking for some help on Confirming my coach build year.
When I bought my coach I understood it was a 1997 build. It is a 40 Intrigue on what I believe is 1996 Gillig chassis. The...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-13-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,243
Posted By Metalbendr
I also just had new Koni SP1 our on the front and...

I also just had new Koni SP1 our on the front and SP2 on the rear. My coach is older than yours so no IFS. Added a Sate-T-plus to the front axle. The coach handles awesome.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-08-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Metalbendr
When I removed mine I used a piece of 1/8...

When I removed mine I used a piece of 1/8 aluminum that I primed and painted. I used 3M 5200 as a fay surface seal. I then applied Eternabond tape all around and used Dicor self leveling seal on...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-08-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Metalbendr
Looks amazing. Great job! Enjoy!

Looks amazing. Great job! Enjoy!
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-07-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,723
Posted By Metalbendr
Beautiful coach, congrats!

Beautiful coach, congrats!
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-04-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By Metalbendr
Wow, as others have said, glad it was close to...

Wow, as others have said, glad it was close to home and not at highway speeds.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-02-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,057
Posted By Metalbendr
I am also interested in upgrading my headlights. ...

I am also interested in upgrading my headlights. My coach is a 1997 Intrigue. Does anyone know if it also uses the 92 to 96 Bronco headlights?

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-27-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By Metalbendr
I appreciate Deans comments and I could have got...

I appreciate Deans comments and I could have got by with investing less into the coach and still use it.
The things that came up I would categorize as not planned for were our inverter failing,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By Metalbendr
We bought an older (1997) 23 years old now...

We bought an older (1997) 23 years old now Intrigue, no slides last year. It is well cared for but still did need a lot of work as we are planning on spending a good deal of time on the road with...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-02-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Metalbendr
Never met him but sounds like he was a great guy...

Never met him but sounds like he was a great guy that had a positive impact on all he came into contact with. Prayers for his family.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-08-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,026
Posted By Metalbendr
You might also look at Dave and LJs RV Interiors...

You might also look at Dave and LJs RV Interiors in Woodland Wa, not a hat far from Portland. They helped us with updating our coach and recliner.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-05-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Metalbendr
Great idea, I will have to build them for my...

Great idea, I will have to build them for my pocket doors as well.

Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-04-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Metalbendr
Any recommendations on dehumidifier, there are so...

Any recommendations on dehumidifier, there are so many. I saw a 70 pint Whirlpool at Costco but it seems pretty big. Is anyone using the small ones on the counter.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks guys really appreciate your help. ...

Thanks guys really appreciate your help.

Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks for the tips. We do not have slides or...

Thanks for the tips. We do not have slides or the Hydrohot. on our 1997 we have a propane furnace that sends warm are into the wet bay. I will have to look into a dehumidifier and small...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks guys. I will let you know how it goes.

Thanks guys. I will let you know how it goes.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Metalbendr
Smitty, great feedback thank you so much, you are...

Smitty, great feedback thank you so much, you are a wealth of knowledge.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Metalbendr
Winter Protection

OK all you expert CC folks, I am looking for your input on living in your coach in the Winter. We live in the Seattle Tacoma area of Washington and will be living in our coach through February. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Metalbendr
Roof Repair

Hey folks I will be removing two old satellite dishes from the roof of my coach and would like to also remove the old fridge vent and cover the opening. Any suggestions for what to use to cover the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By Metalbendr
It would Trip the GFCI on the outlet. I talked...

It would Trip the GFCI on the outlet. I talked to Xantrex and they told me the ProWatt did not have enough surge capacity and recommended I use a Freedom X1200 for the Samsung. If our Freedom...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,238
Posted By Metalbendr
I have a question as well about how the Dicor or...

I have a question as well about how the Dicor or BusKote works with EternaBond tape. I have a couple of spots on the roof where EtenaBond was used to hold down some cables and also to cover old...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By Metalbendr
If you even consider going to a dedicated...

If you even consider going to a dedicated inverter for the fridge do not use the Xantrex ProWatt 1000, you will need to step up to the Freedom X model it has the surge capacity needed.
We put in...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Metalbendr
Yes, I am looking to flush the engine cooling...

Yes, I am looking to flush the engine cooling system. I have done many flushes on car and truck systems and was a little confused as well when the manual referenced the A/C heater core Bleed valve....
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-02-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Metalbendr
Dennis, my 1997 Intrigue is on a Gillig Chassis...

Dennis, my 1997 Intrigue is on a Gillig Chassis but i have a compressor bay in the same location. I will look for the pump to see if I can determine if it is located there and functioning.

Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-31-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks for the tip. So the pump is located...

Thanks for the tip. So the pump is located behind that panel on the sidewall below the shift panel and the other toggle switches? I will look for vacuum line being loose and should I be able to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Metalbendr
Cooling System Flush

Hey guys, I am wanting to flush out my cooling system and I see in the manual it says to open the rear A/C heater core bleed valve in a couple of the steps. I am not sure where this is located and...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-29-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
well, my Freedom 20D decided to quite working so,...

well, my Freedom 20D decided to quite working so, we ended up doing a complete inverter update and installed the Magnum MS2812. This included a new sub panel, battery monitor and Auto Generator...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,106
Posted By Metalbendr
busskipper, I hope ours holds up. As you said...

busskipper, I hope ours holds up. As you said it is a pain to get in so, I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-28-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,106
Posted By Metalbendr
I also brought my new Samsung RF18 in through the...

I also brought my new Samsung RF18 in through the front door.

Bruce
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-28-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Metalbendr
Dash heater control 1997 intrigue

I have a new issue with the dash heater control. It only will send air to the defrost vents. Has anyone seen this? Does it mean I need to get a new control and if so where would I source one? ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-21-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By Metalbendr
Well Bill, I guess I should have talked to you...

Well Bill, I guess I should have talked to you first. I ran a test today running on the Xantrex for a few hours, had only test ran in on install. Mine is also tripping the GFCI on the Prowatt...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-20-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By Metalbendr
I bought sheet foil backed insolation for the...

I bought sheet foil backed insolation for the side vent opening, I also blocked of the openings in the vent cover with aluminum duct tape on the inside. I applied aluminum tape to the screen on the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-20-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By Metalbendr
Samsung RF-18 Install

Well, I finally got the Samsung RF-18 installed. Removing the old Dometic was not too bad and the guys from Lowes brought the new one in the door with not to much problem.
The guys from Lowes...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-14-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By Metalbendr
My 1997 has a 325hp 8.3 Cummins in it.

My 1997 has a 325hp 8.3 Cummins in it.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Metalbendr
Thanks for all the great input guys. I will be...

Thanks for all the great input guys. I will be starting on it soon. Removing two old satellite dishes and replacing the skylight over shower.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-28-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
The only reason I am adding the dedicated small...

The only reason I am adding the dedicated small inverter for the fridge is for boondocking. It has a really low parasitic drain. So, my thinking is I have less draw down on the batteries when...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-27-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
Ok, so I have kind of sketched out a plan. ...

Ok, so I have kind of sketched out a plan. Would like to get input if what I have looks about right. first step is to just add the dedicated Xantrex 1000 for the Refrigerator. My plan is to put...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-19-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
Ok, so here is some more information. I am...

Ok, so here is some more information. I am attaching a couple of pictures, one of my main distribution panel and the other the wiring diagram from my owners manual.

The as built wiring has the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-19-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
My shore power is 50 amp supply. The breaker for...

My shore power is 50 amp supply. The breaker for the inverter is 30 amp.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-18-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Metalbendr
Inverter Updating

Looking for some help from all the experience on the forum. I am looking to update my Freedom 20D inverter in my CC as well as add a dedicated inverter to power a residential refrigerator. I...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-26-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,258
Posted By Metalbendr
We have two Radrovers from Radpower bikes love...

We have two Radrovers from Radpower bikes love them. Great bikes.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-26-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By Metalbendr
I use a Green Mountain Grill Davey Crockett, it...

I use a Green Mountain Grill Davey Crockett, it is awesome for RVing.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-04-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Metalbendr
Smitty, thanks for your input as well. I like...

Smitty, thanks for your input as well. I like your current specialty! I tend to agree a few years ago I was more inclined to a job like this.

I will probably have shocks done at the same...
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