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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-11-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,190
Posted By n5pht
Propane detector

Well, I hate to admit defeat - but that is exactly what I did. I put an inline toggle switch to the 2nd new propane detector and just leave it off. I don't know if it is location or what but I grew...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-09-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By n5pht
LED lights causing radio interference

Winnebago Minnie Winnie - 2014 bought new and the factory LEDs throughout the coach were standard on this model the 31KP. I have had it a few years and noticed sometimes our weather radio was hard...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-25-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,831
Posted By n5pht
Class Action

OK - thanks for the help so far. But here is what I am trying to find out:

* The units that were recalled for the retro fit kit is understandable.
* However, the class action lawsuit appears to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-25-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,831
Posted By n5pht
I had a Montana 5th wheel and it had the kit...

I had a Montana 5th wheel and it had the kit installed at purchase (new in 2012) as I suspect my current model A822 (new in 2014) did (I don't know how to check for sure).

But the class action...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-23-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,831
Posted By n5pht
Norcold N822 Class Action Lawsuit

Sorry if this has been covered but I can't find the information. I have a Norcold N822 and it fits int he manufactured date of the Norcold Class Action Lawsuit. I have filed a claim online.
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-25-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,190
Posted By n5pht
Yes - I have had two in 2 years and both not...

Yes - I have had two in 2 years and both not reliable. Does anyone know of a quality unit that works?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,190
Posted By n5pht
Thanks twinboat No, coach batteries about...

Thanks twinboat

No, coach batteries about 20 feet away.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-24-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,190
Posted By n5pht
Cool Safe-t-alert

OK - I have posted some of this before but now more desperate. I am currently using my 2nd (in 2 years) Carbon Monoxide / Propane Gas detector. I know this model is the Safe-T-alert and suspect the...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 01-27-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,457
Posted By n5pht
Ham Radio and RVing

New Facebook group. I created a new Facebook group in case any of this group is interested. It is called "Ham RVers" and it is for ham ops that like to RV / camp etc. We can share ideas and pics,...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 01-12-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,114
Posted By n5pht
We are currently on Mustang Island State Park in...

We are currently on Mustang Island State Park in the Texas Gulf. Made over 150 contacts first day as this is IOTA NA092. However, the NP Padre National Seashore SS09 is only a few miles away so I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By n5pht
Thanks Joel but if I can't raise the sink what is...

Thanks Joel but if I can't raise the sink what is best? The sink looks like it is actually under the corian - in any event it would be a nightmare to raise the sink first.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By n5pht
Thanks to all - looks like I will be looking into...

Thanks to all - looks like I will be looking into a better regulator!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-23-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By n5pht
Well, the clear silicon lasted a bit over a year...

Well, the clear silicon lasted a bit over a year but maybe we will get some better suggestions! I think the factory should have sealed it... oh well.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-22-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By n5pht
Question caulk suggestions please

Our kitchen sink never had any sealant around the edge of the sinks and the corian countertop. The DW sealed it with standard clear silicon and that lasted about a year or more and it is peeling up....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By n5pht
Water Regulator can go bad!

The little brass cheap water regulators seems quite solid built. I had one go bad so I guess it is possible. If you run the water full pressure the think makes lots of noise and the water just...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By n5pht
I was talking about the screens sold at RV...

I was talking about the screens sold at RV dealers specifically for the vents. Appears some now claim that will void the warranty. I can see that a residential screen may cut down on air flow but I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-11-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By n5pht
I was told today by a tech at a Keystone dealer...

I was told today by a tech at a Keystone dealer in Amarillo TX that screes now void the warranty!!! Is that true?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By n5pht
Voiding warranty

We are camping at Copper Breaks SP in Texas and a neighbor had an issue we were helping him (first trip new trailer one of his refridge doors/screen on the outside fell off somewhere down the road)....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,508
Posted By n5pht
Very good idea - I did not know the Cambria has...

Very good idea - I did not know the Cambria has swivel seats but they sure do. Is there a step down in the Cambria like the Minnie Winnie?

Thanks
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-23-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,508
Posted By n5pht
Converting Class C front seats to swivel

We have a 2014 Class C - E450 Ford. Would like to find out any info on converting the front passenger (and may drivers as well) seat to a swivel type seat.

It is a Minnie Winnie 31KP.

Any...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 10-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,114
Posted By n5pht
Disregard that Marshall address - mistake.

Disregard that Marshall address - mistake.
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 10-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,114
Posted By n5pht
Welcome

Hello, I am N5PHT and love to RV and ham. Currently at Clear Springs on Wright patman lake near Texarkana, Texas. I am about 95 percent CW. Great mode. Hope to hear you on air.
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 10-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,114
Posted By n5pht
Welcome

Hello, I am N5PHT and love to RV and ham. Currently at Clear Springs on Wright patman lake near Texarkana, Texas. I am about 95 percent CW. Great mode. Hope to hear you on air.

13510 Hwy. 43...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By n5pht
Well, looks like good news so far. I simply used...

Well, looks like good news so far. I simply used the pump and potable water for a day or so and then went back to the city water. After about 8 hours or or more no backflow filling the potable...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By n5pht
Yes, always use a water regulator. I called...

Yes, always use a water regulator. I called Shurflo and tech insisted you can leave city water on and elect to use pump instead. And so doing would not have caused one way value to stick. Sure...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By n5pht
Water pump check value

Greetings people of lots of wisdom,

OK. I made a mistake and did the following. With the city water hooked up and on I wanted to use some of my water in my potable tank. I turned on the pump...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,457
Posted By n5pht
Hate to add to the others but we experienced so...

Hate to add to the others but we experienced so many problems the first year (Winnebago) we took it to the factory. Good news is that after the factory had it for 3 days we have been happy since for...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By n5pht
Thanks but as I said I have a tripod and dish....

Thanks but as I said I have a tripod and dish. The question is difference between 18 and 33 inch dish.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-28-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By n5pht
33inch satellite dish

Any experience using the larger dish for DirectTV? I have a portable dome automatic and an 18 inch manual I carry. But on those times it is difficult to get a good clear shot due to trees will the...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 08-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,114
Posted By n5pht
Hi Joe, Have fun and ham radio and RV'ing is...

Hi Joe,

Have fun and ham radio and RV'ing is neat. (I have a link to a full article on my QRZ page if interested - de N5PHT). For now:

Quick Deploy Antenna for 40-10 HF

I have found a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By n5pht
I actually put in a simple toggle switch on our...

I actually put in a simple toggle switch on our propane detector. Too many false alarms and now I can shut it off if necessary for the rest of the night. If that is all that is draining your...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,602
Posted By n5pht
* Each site (or plenty of them at least) to have...

* Each site (or plenty of them at least) to have a path to the South for portable satellite dish.
* Trees for shade most of the day (but perhaps some without shade for those that prefer no trees)
*...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By n5pht
thanks everyone for the great ideas - will...

thanks everyone for the great ideas - will investigate them for sure.
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By n5pht
Hope you get some answers. I have used mine when...

Hope you get some answers. I have used mine when traveling and 60 mph is about my limit but I *think* it has continued to work. I have not noticed it stopping at 60 mph. I sometimes will hity 65...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-31-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By n5pht
Very good - I had already thought of replacing...

Very good - I had already thought of replacing and adding a small toggle switch. Will do that when I return home.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,574
Posted By n5pht
Thanks for all the responses - excellent...

Thanks for all the responses - excellent information.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-31-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By n5pht
LP Detector

I know this has been discussed but I have another question. I have now given up on our LP/CO detector. The LP alarm goes off for no clear reason. It was even checked for a leak by a dealer. It...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By n5pht
Colorado or Wyoming

Well, I know this is a big question and no doubt asked by many. Recommendations on places it sit for a month in Colorado or Wyoming in July or August of next year? My preferences:

1. A monthly...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By n5pht
Mt. Magazine State Park

Anyone at Mt. Magazine State Park (Arkansas Ozarks). Nice park. It is full this weekend. Thought maybe some IRV people here? If so, we are in #7.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-25-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By n5pht
Our labels are correct on the outside but...

Our labels are correct on the outside but reversed inside on the monitor panel!! Not just as easy as switching some wires. I just made neat little labels for the inside with the correct grey black...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-25-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,574
Posted By n5pht
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,574
Posted By n5pht
Eternabond question

I think this would be the right place to ask. I have a Winnebago Class C. I am thinking of using Eternabond on the seams on the roof. QUESTION: it is best to take off the current sealant (I guess...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-14-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,048
Posted By n5pht
I agree with another post: Ignore them. I have...

I agree with another post: Ignore them. I have had several RVs and none of them seem to do well. I currently have a Winnebago and they are supposed to be based on outside the tank - but still not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,888
Posted By n5pht
I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler also. I have the...

I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler also. I have the brake buddy and it works fine. HOWEVER, I sure wish I would have researched the issue a bit more before purchase. My model is designed so it would be...
Forum: RV Events & Gatherings 07-04-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By n5pht
We went last year and not going this year. Hope...

We went last year and not going this year. Hope you enjoy the GNR. If you get there early you have a per day fee to park and as others have said the water connections are here and there but the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,195
Posted By n5pht
Out of town purchase

I have some experience in this area. We live in Texas - didn't catch your state. I would advise (and I will do this if I do it again):

** Camp for a week or two nearby the dealer if you can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By n5pht
I have a 30 and a 50 - got an electrician friend...

I have a 30 and a 50 - got an electrician friend to complete the hook up to a breaker in my shop. And, YES, the electrician MUST follow the proper wiring for RV or it could damage a lot of stuff (a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By n5pht
I have Good Sams and was also impressed by the...

I have Good Sams and was also impressed by the one time I have used them.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By n5pht
Have fun!!

Have fun!!
Forum: Just Conversation 06-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,006
Posted By n5pht
Yes - had it several years ago and recovered with...

Yes - had it several years ago and recovered with steroids (they gave me too many at first and got me goofy) but I do still have a very slight drool at times in the left corner of my mouth - and that...
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