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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By kf6ybl
Not sure if the Discovery has the same slide...

Not sure if the Discovery has the same slide layout as our 06 Southwind but our passenger side (bedroom) slide is located under a false floor, under the bed.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By kf6ybl
Actually, the water heater is working great...

Actually, the water heater is working great (knock on wood). I was considering replacing it due to age.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By kf6ybl
Thanks, this is helpful info. I'll check it out!

Thanks, this is helpful info. I'll check it out!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By kf6ybl
Southwind Water Heater Replacement

I have on 06 Southwind 32vs and have been trying to figure out how to access the back of the water heater. Our fridge recently died after 14 years and it got me to thinking about the water heater...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-10-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By kf6ybl
I wouldn't

I've driven this route in a car, and rode my bike from Monterey to Santa Barbra. My opinion is not to do it in your RV. The road is twisting, narrow, and very hilly. You can find yourself making a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-03-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By kf6ybl
We stayed with the absorption type. Having the...

We stayed with the absorption type. Having the option of running on propane still works for us.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-01-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By kf6ybl
Update - after living out of ice chests for a...

Update - after living out of ice chests for a little over 1 week, our Norcold 1200 is back up and running. The new cooling unit has been installed and after the fridge has been running for approx. 12...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-31-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By kf6ybl
My ARP Control shut down the AC to the fridge and...

My ARP Control shut down the AC to the fridge and did not try to restart. There was an error code displayed that related to the over heating problem and it did what it was supposed to do in that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By kf6ybl
ARP Control Saves the day!

Just wanted to share our recent experience with the ARP Control (ours is ver. 3 with fan control).

Last week our Norcold 1200 developed the dreaded ammonia leak. I found the yellow stuff when I...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-30-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
Good, I'm glad that you like mobile tech's, I...

Good, I'm glad that you like mobile tech's, I never said that I don't. I would love to have the positive experiences that you state, but so far, my hit rate is below 50%. Maybe my expectation were...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-25-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
Wow, Still Alive!

I got a an email showing that this thread was still alive, after 1 year!

Ok, update. 2 1/2 years full time now. Our Norcold 1200 fridge just died (dreaded ammonia leak) and the cooling unit needs...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-19-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By kf6ybl
Replacement Windshield Fans

One of my windshield fans died recently, and I have been searching for a replacement. So far I haven't had much luck. The existing fans don't have any identifying info such as a manufacturer name...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-04-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By kf6ybl
Cell Coverage in Oregon

We just left the Oregon Coast after spending 11 weeks traveling from Seaside to Florence. Our primary phones are T-Mobile, which worked quite well in Seaside, Astoria, and just ok in Tillamook. Once...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By kf6ybl
I have an 06 Southwind and the ATS is located...

I have an 06 Southwind and the ATS is located under the bedroom drawers. Remove one of the bottom drawers and take a look.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By kf6ybl
Did you check the fuse on the board for the...

Did you check the fuse on the board for the fridge? You have to remove the plastic cover to see it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By kf6ybl
I have/had the same problem in our 06 Southwind....

I have/had the same problem in our 06 Southwind. The passenger side window and drivers side were pretty bad. In fact the passenger side was so bad that the glare from the sun combined with the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By kf6ybl
Our 06 Southwind came with new Samson tires when...

Our 06 Southwind came with new Samson tires when we purchased it in 2015. We began our fulltime adventures 2 years ago, and while in Amarillo Tx, I was doing my pre-drive tire inspection when I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By kf6ybl
We were there 2 years ago, found out about it by...

We were there 2 years ago, found out about it by accident. Unfortunately it was July and quite hot. We went early enough to see what we wanted to see and left by noon when it got to 100 deg. Even...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By kf6ybl
Personally, I don't get the fascination. But, to...

Personally, I don't get the fascination. But, to each his/her own! I have worked in and around that area for 36 years. From what I've seen and heard, everyone seems pretty harmless. Thievery is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-02-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By kf6ybl
I have driven from Vegas on 95 to the 6, and then...

I have driven from Vegas on 95 to the 6, and then the 120 to get to Mammoth. 95 and the 6 weren't any problem, but I got onto the 120 it was a real roller coaster until I got to 395. You'll pick up...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-25-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By kf6ybl
I disagree with the others. If I know something...

I disagree with the others. If I know something is of questionable status, I repair or replace it as soon as possible. Usually the part with a problem will break at the most inopportune time. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,781
Posted By kf6ybl
Here's a tip - Slow Down! We recently came across...

Here's a tip - Slow Down! We recently came across the 5 from Mt. Shasta to Portland Oregon. Since I generally don't go over 60, I expect to get passed, no problem. There are quite a few 6% downhill...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By kf6ybl
I had the same question after blowing the 5A...

I had the same question after blowing the 5A fuse. The conflicting information prompted a call to Norcold. I was told by a Tech that 5A is for single element heater units, 8A is for dual heater...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By kf6ybl
Personally, I advise rethinking getting a...

Personally, I advise rethinking getting a financial advisor. For us it's been the best investment we have made in ourselves. I found and engaged our advisor 2 years prior to retirement. We planned...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By kf6ybl
A word of caution about Mono Vista, they are not...

A word of caution about Mono Vista, they are not very dog friendly (in my opinion). 1st - they don't allow/want dogs left in rigs unattended. 2nd - although there is a lot of nice green grass, they...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-26-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By kf6ybl
Driving Through San Francisco

I'm currently in Pacifica and need to get through San Francisco, ultimately getting to Mt. Shasta. What is the best route to get through S.F.? Hwy 1, 101, 280?? We are in a 33' Southwind with CRV...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-15-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,085
Posted By kf6ybl
Can't say enough good things about my Honda CRV....

Can't say enough good things about my Honda CRV. It's an 04, and I'm the original owner. 215k and it's still running strong! We talked about replacing it for another newer CRV, but decided to keep it...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-18-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By kf6ybl
Thanks for the advice. I've been busy trying to...

Thanks for the advice. I've been busy trying to get this route to Oregon done and am probably over thinking it.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Wow, sounds like quite an operation! Ripping 50...

Wow, sounds like quite an operation! Ripping 50 discs at once, that would be nice. For now I'm content to do several a day, especially with my limited resources (1 laptop, 1 DVD drive, 1 HD). So...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-03-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Thanks for the info, it's very interesting! I...

Thanks for the info, it's very interesting! I hadn't heard of the Odroid, just the RPi. The RPi may be all that I need since I plan on hardwiring (HDMI) to my Home Theater Receiver. But I do like...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Update

So far, the DVD ripping process is going well. Most of the DVD's convert to MP4 with no problems.

The issues I'm having are with DVD's that have multiple episodes on them, such as a TV series. ...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
If you already have a Raspberry Pi set up as a...

If you already have a Raspberry Pi set up as a media center you don't really need the DVD player. I use my laptop and WinX DVD Ripper for most of the ripping (copying & converting DVD to MP4). WinX...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
The external HD I'm using is USB 3.0, seems to...

The external HD I'm using is USB 3.0, seems to work quite well with this BR/DVD player.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
I think maybe you misunderstood (or I wasn't...

I think maybe you misunderstood (or I wasn't clear). I use a laptop with DVD drive and software (WinX DVD Ripper, and Handbrake) to do the conversion from DVD to MP4 file.

The BlueRay/DVD player...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Interesting, thanks for the info and links!

Interesting, thanks for the info and links!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-02-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Agreed! I will also have backups, especially...

Agreed! I will also have backups, especially since external HD's are reasonably inexpensive compared to the amount of time this is taking.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-31-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Here you go: LG BP350...

Here you go: LG BP350 (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-bp350-streaming-wi-fi-built-in-blu-ray-player-black/3279089.p?skuId=3279089) Just click on the link.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-31-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By kf6ybl
Finally Ugraded A/V Gear

We finally did it, upgraded our A/V Gear. Our 06 Southwind had a combo VCR/DVD surround sound system. It was still working, but I wanted to modernize, and have a way to watch movies off of an...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-25-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By kf6ybl
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments and...

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments and suggestions. I think we will plan to go around the GG Bridge and reconnect with 101 North. The Redwoods are something we would like to see and spend...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-24-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By kf6ybl
101 or 5, CA to Oregon

We will be near San Francisco, staying in Pacifica to see family for a few days late May or early June. My question regards the routes north from Pacifica to Seaside Oregon.

We are traveling in...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
Thanks for all of the responses! It does give me...

Thanks for all of the responses! It does give me some hope that there are some good mobile services out there.

I'm not completely down on mobile services and those that I have had good luck with...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
I had a problem with one of my slide outs and...

I had a problem with one of my slide outs and called a mobile repair guy (recommended by RV Park and authorized to work there), he was a very knowledgable older man. I had to perform the actual...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-21-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
While I do use RV Service Reviews, I have found...

While I do use RV Service Reviews, I have found it to be either out of date or lacking some mobile repairs services.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By kf6ybl
The switch on my 1200 died during the summer last...

The switch on my 1200 died during the summer last year. Replaced it with the ARP control with fan, and also replaced faulty power control board with a Dinosaur board. My 1200 has never worked so...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-19-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By kf6ybl
What is it with Mobile Repair!

More of a rant than question. We have been full time for about a year and a half. In that time we have needed some on site service, and also spent one week in a shop. So far I say we've had a 50%...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-08-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By kf6ybl
I found something similar. We had 6 hours of...

I found something similar. We had 6 hours of steady and sometimes heavy rain. There was a wet spot in the carpet on the side of the bed near the end of the slide.

I looked and looked for where it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By kf6ybl
We are full timers, and TT members. In fact we...

We are full timers, and TT members. In fact we just upgraded our membership to a higher tier that gives us many advantages. TT works for us, but there are many out there that it doesn't.

The TT...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By kf6ybl
I spend a lot of time in the Eastern Sierra and...

I spend a lot of time in the Eastern Sierra and being there in my rig in the winter is not something I personally want to do. We have had unexpected snow storms roll in very fast in the late Fall...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By kf6ybl
I have an 06 Southwind (Workhorse) with the 8.1L...

I have an 06 Southwind (Workhorse) with the 8.1L and routinely tow my car to elevations of 7000 and 8000 feet with no problems.

Although tempting to start throwing parts at a problem, you may want...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By kf6ybl
+1 on the ARP controller. My Norcold recall...

+1 on the ARP controller. My Norcold recall switch failed, and I already had the ARP controller installed running in conjunction with the Norcold switch. Now that the Norcold switch has failed, I...
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