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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-05-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By skyexplorer
steps

Check the door switch. sound more like your rocker switch on the panel is bad. I had the door switch go bad. the step would extend with the door closed. The magnet in the door had come loose and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,771
Posted By skyexplorer
Power

Get off the interstate and you will have more power then you can use. Been up and down 13 to 18 percent grades pulling a 4300 lb toad curves are less then 20 often 15 and I can climb at 35. Same on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,701
Posted By skyexplorer
AAA

Have AAA RV. used it in yukon 77 miles to whitehorse. good service no bill large flatbed trailer to haul 36 ft DP in to frieghtliner service center. again in PA when had a flat tire. sent out tire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By skyexplorer
sounds like fuse blown. or open from wire of...

sounds like fuse blown. or open from wire of switch. there is magnetic switch in door frame check see if you have voltage to it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By skyexplorer
Unhappy windshield leak

Chasing the same problem on our 2001 tradewinds. After they replaced the window on the right side a leak started just left of center. tried resealing outside . leakes from top of the rubber seal. Got...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By skyexplorer
microwave

The electrical plug is in speaker enclosure. there is also the other mounting screw. this is on 2001 tradewinds. take bottom of cabinet out and side of cabinet that goes in to speaker enclosure. just...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By skyexplorer
Transfer switch

Transfer switch should be located in dr side rear. Check with volt meter if it is passing power through to input side.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-16-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,284
Posted By skyexplorer
Dish

Cancel and have DW sign up as new customer. 2 years she cancel you sign back up. Works for us on several services with intro prices.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By skyexplorer
We operated the awning then what happened after...

We operated the awning then what happened after the first one broke and it didn't drop as it moved in and out and after it broke the second time it also operates in and out smoothly without the going...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By skyexplorer
sd to vegas

your missing a lot of great sites. that said your route has no steep grades up or down your rig wont handle. most of it is interstate. so just stay in the slow lane and enjoy the ride. Utha has some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By skyexplorer
Carefree anti billow sticking

My brother purchased a 42 ft 2013 thor tusconay. the first outing the slide topper bracket on the front driver side slide out broke while opening the slide. He had touches a small branch new growth...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-12-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,930
Posted By skyexplorer
Flooded batteries

If your set up is hard to reach, get a battery watering system. You can see water levels without opening the cells and water the batteries from out side the compartment. A must for flooded ba.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-17-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,574
Posted By skyexplorer
Air bag

Does it look like it should be changed. Going on 8 month trip just ordered new set. Is still holding air with no bleed down.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,081
Posted By skyexplorer
shake

this sound like it may be a fuel pressure issue. these engines weren't designed to pull fuel from long distances. If the fuel pump warms up slightly and fuel pressure drops it could be causing...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-20-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,885
Posted By skyexplorer
There are Elks lodges with great views and cheap...

There are Elks lodges with great views and cheap camping all along that route, have done it several times.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-30-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By skyexplorer
slide

their is a roller on the end of the tube in tube . also the front tube is exposed to the dirt from the front tire and if you got in to some mud some where can get gumed up . the front slide box is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-14-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By skyexplorer
fridge replacment

So I see you bent the rod on the door replacing the fridge. So what did you finally go with and how did it fit
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-14-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By skyexplorer
door strut

my 2001 is a 14 inch 25 lb. strut .
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By skyexplorer
Love our floor plan and the storage space inside...

Love our floor plan and the storage space inside and out. Can't find anything in the new department like it. Have replaced the graphics,and carpet. Going the find upholster to do couch and front...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,259
Posted By skyexplorer
I hate writing on a phone

I hate writing on a phone
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,259
Posted By skyexplorer
RVI brake

I use RVi brake . Easy to use and fits any vehicle. Made the mistake of thinking I could pull an forfeit explorer with out brakes and got very lucky. It was slightly down hill and a wuiclight. It...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,067
Posted By skyexplorer
Look around. The dirty radiator from breather...

Look around. The dirty radiator from breather tube is comone problem for that coach and engine.
Needs to be cleaned from engine side and from back . Extend the breather and clean regular no...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,558
Posted By skyexplorer
I Hang glide and Para glide. do some kayaking if...

I Hang glide and Para glide. do some kayaking if the flying no good. dad got me started. he started hang gliding at 65 , paragliding at 72. got to have something to do when you retire.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-27-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,143
Posted By skyexplorer
2001 Tradewinds. On the road 6 months a year for...

2001 Tradewinds. On the road 6 months a year for last 7 years. 139k 46 states and 8 province 2 territories. Love our coach.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By skyexplorer
Still haven't found access to the motor. But undo...

Still haven't found access to the motor. But undo the pin on shaft connected under the step. You can manually screw that shaft in to close the step. Takes lot of turn then push the cover closed .or...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 11-24-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By skyexplorer
2001 National Tradewinds 7373

2001 National Tradewinds 7373 (2018-11-24 15:41:17)
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By skyexplorer
Also there is fuse in main cuirct board for pump...

Also there is fuse in main cuirct board for pump side of system
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By skyexplorer
Is your master battery disconnect switch on . It...

Is your master battery disconnect switch on . It controls power to the pump. The controls will have power when it is disconnected but no power to pump.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-19-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By skyexplorer
The dicor fiberglass treatment works great

The dicor fiberglass treatment works great
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-19-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By skyexplorer
Maybe the bearing in front slide rail is wearing...

Maybe the bearing in front slide rail is wearing out casing rail to sag slightly . That bearing is in the wheel well and exposed to lot of gunk. You can adjust the front corner of the slide to raise ...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 77,388
Posted By skyexplorer
Try VIP enterprise in Sanberdino 909 880 3057 did...

Try VIP enterprise in Sanberdino 909 880 3057 did get job on our tradewinds.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By skyexplorer
Installed a Henderson supersteer and it made huge...

Installed a Henderson supersteer and it made huge difference.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-14-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By skyexplorer
had a winshield problem on our 2001 tradewinds...

had a winshield problem on our 2001 tradewinds after 5 years. Was 14 years old at that time as we got it used. problem was in the rear not the front. found a support on the rear house portion (...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-22-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By skyexplorer
your jack pump and jack panel are feed from 2...

your jack pump and jack panel are feed from 2 different circuits. check that you have the house isolation breaker on as the jack pump is feed off of it. had that happen and was looking all over...
Forum: New Member Check-In 03-03-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By skyexplorer
welcome to the forum. I spent a winter in North...

welcome to the forum. I spent a winter in North Dakota in a 37 ft fith wheel 30 years ago. winter there can be a challenge. Thought the rig was going to freze up one night when the furnace started to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-26-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,059
Posted By skyexplorer
alaska tips

Put up screens on bottom of your coach. the rocks from all the road construction can get to your radiator. it is a easy cheap fix. found out about it after repairing a radiato in Whitehorse yk. 1800...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-19-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By skyexplorer
bad welds

Dale
the pictures I have are junk. the bad spot that started it all was at the connection point on the rear passenger side. the point is at the connection of the rear frame that holds the rear mud...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-08-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By skyexplorer
broken winshilds

I had 2 windows break before I found broken welds on the rear of the coach. I had checked the front repeatedly and found nothing amiss. the weld on the rear corner had rusted trough as the support...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-04-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By skyexplorer
milage

regular mantinance and regulare usage keep your rv healty. 123000 and going strong don't let them sit
:)
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By skyexplorer
Have a 2001. have had rear supports for the coach...

Have a 2001. have had rear supports for the coach rust off. cased the coach to twist and break the front winshield. had it jacked back up and reinfourced the other 3 supports that where failing. also...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-17-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By skyexplorer
bed room slide intermittent

the bedroom slide has refused to move several times. I have tried pushing on it I have checked for obstructions. tried checkecking voltage at the motor at both in and out. all have checked good and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-17-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,595
Posted By skyexplorer
doors on this modle are very touchy. I haveto...

doors on this modle are very touchy. I haveto slam mine to get the top to lack. if I loosen it up it wihitles at road speeds. just adjust the top latch to where you have to check it before travel or...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-17-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,342
Posted By skyexplorer
the pass through sensors get debrie in them when...

the pass through sensors get debrie in them when you fill ir if some escapes back. the ballaceing coumpuond in the tire comes back out and gets in the sensor. you can try removeing the sensor ad...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-07-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,141
Posted By skyexplorer
while on gravel on the Alcan got a rock in my...

while on gravel on the Alcan got a rock in my radiator from the fan side 2001 tradewind DP. found out this is a common occurrence on DP with rear radiators. This was in the Yukon, got towed inti...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-01-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By skyexplorer
I was able to remove the nut on the end of the...

I was able to remove the nut on the end of the rod that runs the step out. At that point I was able to screw the ride all the way back in and probably a little farther in the step goes that allowed...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-09-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By skyexplorer
skyexplorer

OK who solved the problem. I got my step cover stuck in the out position on my 2001 tradewinds and can not find access to the mechanism. don't know where to start cutting to get to the problem.
Bill
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