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Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By magicbus
Maybe itís my browser, but all I could get from...

Maybe itís my browser, but all I could get from any of their links was a fuzzy night shot of a Sprinter. Last thing I want is a roof rack with LEDs lighting it up!
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By magicbus
My Truma Combi came with the required bypass...

My Truma Combi came with the required bypass already installed. You can tell if you have one if you find a valve near the Truma with both a blue (cold water) and a red (hot water) connected to it....
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,323
Posted By magicbus
It amazes me how wedded to dealer service people...

It amazes me how wedded to dealer service people can be. I only go to MB for recalls and for the fuel filter because there are 4 different configurations. Everything else is handled by the Master...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By magicbus
You would probably want to consider UV stabilized...

You would probably want to consider UV stabilized Lexan. It is used in greenhouse applications so it should stand up in your usage.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By magicbus
We have a rear bed Class B and an awning window...

We have a rear bed Class B and an awning window on each side so we open them, close all others, turn on the ceiling fan and it draws nice air right across the bed. We also have a generator but never...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By magicbus
I can't speak as the owner of a Winnebago Era...

I can't speak as the owner of a Winnebago Era with a slide, but we did go looking to buy one but ended up with an Era without a slide. When the slide was pulled in we found that it made getting to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-04-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By magicbus
My new Ford Bronco Sport has the same deal. You...

My new Ford Bronco Sport has the same deal. You need to set up a data plan with a compatible carrier. My Mobley (SIM card) is installed in a modem that powers my home Internet access. For the Bronco...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-01-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,542
Posted By magicbus
Which is why when downsizing to a B, for the...

Which is why when downsizing to a B, for the first time in my life I bought a new RV... although I do agree that the supply/demand and pricing are a bit wacky these days.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By magicbus
The newer models where the higher ceiling is an...

The newer models where the higher ceiling is an integral part of the body are much less prone to leaking that any RV. The seams that cause the most issues simply do not exist. That said, the two...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,542
Posted By magicbus
I agree pretty much with what Punkinhead and Mr...

I agree pretty much with what Punkinhead and Mr Mark said. Having had a 32 class A then a 36' diesel pusher, we decided to downsize to a B for handling, ability to go places, better chassis service,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-12-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By magicbus
I would start by replacing the GFI. I have...

I would start by replacing the GFI. I have replaced many as they simply go bad for no apparent reason. I've even had a new one bad right out of the box, but only once.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,455
Posted By magicbus
Hi Mr. Mark - I guess they are in the same range,...

Hi Mr. Mark - I guess they are in the same range, but when I look at used ones I see a number of used 2019's asking $159K and my 2018 was only $104K new. Maybe it's Covid pricing!
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,455
Posted By magicbus
As long as you are near the dealer to obtain...

As long as you are near the dealer to obtain warranty service and are able to get an appointment for service. I has a Class A and Diesel Pusher before my B and didn't consider new for those as I...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-16-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By magicbus
From here:...

From here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X1LMISW/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


It came complete with bulbs and the little mounting studs that sometimes break or fly off and...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-15-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By magicbus
In case anyone ever runs into flaky tail lamps, I...

In case anyone ever runs into flaky tail lamps, I picked up a replacement tail light assembly for ~$80 and it works great. Apparently there are some electronics within the assembly that can go bad. ...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-07-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By magicbus
Thanks for the ideas, but it has been in my barn...

Thanks for the ideas, but it has been in my barn since early April so I know it is dry. That and the fact that the upper lamp works fine and the two should work in concert make me suspect there is...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-06-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By magicbus
Rear Parking Light Issue

The lower passenger side parking lamp on my 2016 Sprinter chassis comes on and then turns off after a second or so. Sometimes it sits for 10 seconds and repeats the light show. I tried a new bulb...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By magicbus
Same here. I carry a set of the plastic levelers...

Same here. I carry a set of the plastic levelers but have only had to use them once. It’s pretty easy to level a B just by moving around the site a bit.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-17-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By magicbus
We love ours. Good sized fridge, good storage,...

We love ours. Good sized fridge, good storage, the Truma Combi is great, drives like a dream and gets 18 mpg. The space to attach the sewer hose is a bit snug. We took out the sofa to make room for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,830
Posted By magicbus
Of course today, thanks to covid, you'd have a...

Of course today, thanks to covid, you'd have a mask and wipes :D
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By magicbus
My first class A passenger side leaked causing me...

My first class A passenger side leaked causing me to do a lot of repair (including having my mother custom paint blank wallpaper to match!). All caused by weep holes plugged with moldy debris.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-06-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 380,857
Posted By magicbus
Sorry I’m late to this discussion. I wanted to...

Sorry I’m late to this discussion. I wanted to let you know that you can say to the automated system “I need my “puck” code” and it will put you right through!

Glad you got what you needed.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-06-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,900
Posted By magicbus
It is not easy, but once you get that far try...

It is not easy, but once you get that far try clicking on the "About Me" tab.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-06-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,900
Posted By magicbus
I had a Country Coach where I almost lost my...

I had a Country Coach where I almost lost my receiver. I was taking the tow bar off after a 4000 mile trip and noticed the receiver tube flex and when I checked I found one of the welds holding the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By magicbus
Assuming the fuse panel is behind a removable...

Assuming the fuse panel is behind a removable cover it sounds like the same setup I have. On the fuse panel you should see a small LCD display and next to it some arrows that you can use scroll...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By magicbus
And both the cabinet mounted switches and the...

And both the cabinet mounted switches and the panel are simply the two user interfaces for the controlling computer which (in my Era A) is under the driver side bed by the bathroom wall. There is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-14-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By magicbus
The Truma Combi is easy to winterize. Open a hot...

The Truma Combi is easy to winterize. Open a hot water faucet or two and open the drain for the Combi. When drained flip the bypass valve so you don’t get antifreeze in it when you winterize the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-06-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By magicbus
2 or 3 days? When I come home after 2 or 3...

2 or 3 days? When I come home after 2 or 3 months I don’t think twice about using the water in my house pipes. I would suggest you are over thinking the problem. Two or three days is barely travel...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-05-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By magicbus
Unless you are toting a compressor you don’t have...

Unless you are toting a compressor you don’t have much choice other than bypassing the water heater and running pink antifreeze through your water lines. Blowing air is only one solution, antifreeze...
Forum: Keystone 11-30-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,602
Posted By magicbus
You really need to stop banging your head against...

You really need to stop banging your head against the wall thinking you are going to somehow change how CW does business. I would take the advice hamm2018 offered and see about using a different...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-28-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By magicbus
My solution using the 1120 and a router works...

My solution using the 1120 and a router works fine in my home where it is on 16 hours a day, snd in my RV where I put them in a cabinet that has an 110V outlet to plug them into. The 1120 does not...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-27-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By magicbus
I just tested a couple of sites and download was...

I just tested a couple of sites and download was 30-34 Mbs and upload around 31Mbs.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-27-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By magicbus
The solution I mentioned above is only $150, but...

The solution I mentioned above is only $150, but maybe still too high.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-27-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By magicbus
My 815S did this and then my next 815S did this...

My 815S did this and then my next 815S did this so I switched to a Netgear LB1120 modem and a TP-Link AC 1750 router. I get much better wifi range using a separate router, easily bringing the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-25-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 380,857
Posted By magicbus
They are two different devices that do the same...

They are two different devices that do the same thing.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-23-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By magicbus
My Mobley SIM is in a Netgear modem connected to...

My Mobley SIM is in a Netgear modem connected to a router powering my home network and traveling with us on the road. I didn’t mean I that my network “can’t” stream, rather that I “won’t” stream....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-21-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By magicbus
Hmmm... been with AT&T since they bought Cingular...

Hmmm... been with AT&T since they bought Cingular and never had a problem with their phone business. Now I have DirecTv and their Mobley plan for Internet. Love the Mobley service and price but I’m...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-21-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By magicbus
Years ago we put on 12k on a trip from NJ to...

Years ago we put on 12k on a trip from NJ to Alaska and back. The miles pile up when you’re having fun!

I would follow the suggestions above. If you can’t visit to check your batteries you might...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By magicbus
Of course if a snowbirding Canadian were to get...

Of course if a snowbirding Canadian were to get Covid after they had flown to the US, I have to wonder if they are going to be allowed to get on a plane to fly home to take advantage of the Canadian...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-30-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By magicbus
Thanks. I’ll take a look at that setting.

Thanks. I’ll take a look at that setting.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By magicbus
:thumb:I have found that if I move an email to a...

:thumb:I have found that if I move an email to a folder and then I get another message on the same "thread", if I delete the second message from my inbox it also deletes the original message from the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By magicbus
Drain

I drain it out via the low points because it has done its job and there is no added value to leaving it. I also dump what is in the water filter (cartridge already removed of course) into the traps.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By magicbus
Sounds like you have it diagnosed. Don’t worry...

Sounds like you have it diagnosed. Don’t worry about accidentally turning on the water heater with no water. You’ll just get an error code that, when you look it up, will let you know there is no...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By magicbus
Yes, the drain for the water heater portion of...

Yes, the drain for the water heater portion of your Truma must still be open. See if this video helps:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IcY84lMGpfE
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-14-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By magicbus
As yours probably does, my Truma has a separate...

As yours probably does, my Truma has a separate drain valve and tube for the water heater portion. I assume the Travato also comes with the winterizing kit and so there will be a third valve there...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By magicbus
Dump it

I've always dumped mine out the low points right after flushing, figuring it did its job and there is no upside to keeping it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-10-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,830
Posted By magicbus
The OP will never read this but here goes anyway....

The OP will never read this but here goes anyway. Just go buy a portable toilet like this and leave it at home:



https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71-HJZZghmL._AC_SY450_.jpg

...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,427
Posted By magicbus
Bit of a drive from Stuart, but the one in...

Bit of a drive from Stuart, but the one in Sarasota has been great.



Dave
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-06-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By magicbus
If you do end up with covers I can recommend...

If you do end up with covers I can recommend Shearcomfort.com. I bought Sheepskin but they have a lot of choices and were good to deal with.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By magicbus
I'm not sure I would rule out a possibility due...

I'm not sure I would rule out a possibility due to the cassette toilet. While they generally have a smaller holding tank, you do get the option of dumping anywhere you can find a toilet, plus there...
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