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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,512
Posted By Cruzer
There's a foot on the roof and I snowblowed...

There's a foot on the roof and I snowblowed around the coach this weekend. Been busy shooting my Christmas gift at the range and reloading. Not much RV stuff going on right now - other than snow...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,512
Posted By Cruzer
He mentioned Chicago too.

He mentioned Chicago too.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-11-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,322
Posted By Cruzer
Technically, you can experience a drop in voltage...

Technically, you can experience a drop in voltage and increase in temperature if the cord is coiled up during use. Any wire that passes electricity through it will have a magnetic field surrounding...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-11-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Cruzer
If the alarm and cargo doors work I seriously...

If the alarm and cargo doors work I seriously doubt that you have an issue with the controller. I think it's a local issue at the door. Granted, it could be a bad (wet?) connection that connects to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,956
Posted By Cruzer
People are people and we're all different. I...

People are people and we're all different. I wouldn't lump all of the Entegra DP owners into that stereotype because I'm sure there's some of each. Personally, I find it a but uneasy pulling into a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,566
Posted By Cruzer
Things typically happen in stages but Entegra is...

Things typically happen in stages but Entegra is interested in building what customers want, even though Winegard has made huge inroads into the OEM market and has built some relationships there. I...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,566
Posted By Cruzer
I replaced my Winegard Trav'ler with an RF Mogul...

I replaced my Winegard Trav'ler with an RF Mogul and found there was a huge difference. My Trav'ler had an issue which required sending it back to the factory, waiting quite a while before getting a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-27-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Cruzer
I have a 45A, which is the same floorplan and was...

I have a 45A, which is the same floorplan and was present at the factory the 3 weeks it was built so I've seen when and where they run their wires.

There is a chase that runs into the center of...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-08-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,215
Posted By Cruzer
I hear you there. Actually the oil and filter...

I hear you there. Actually the oil and filter change isn't bad at all. getting to some of the grease zerks does require a bit of "limberness". :laugh:The only tough part on the engine service is the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-06-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Cruzer
You can try the switch on the opposite side of...

You can try the switch on the opposite side of the coach. If it works with one switch, but not the other it would be a failed limit switch - usually from a bent arm. If not, you'll have to pull the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-03-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,215
Posted By Cruzer
I prefer to think of it as buckets. I use 5...

I prefer to think of it as buckets. I use 5 gallon pails to drain my oil so if you think of it as a 2-1/2 bucket oil change it doesn't sound so bad. :laugh: If I just don't look at the credit card...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,512
Posted By Cruzer
And don't forget the Indycar race on the streets...

And don't forget the Indycar race on the streets of Nashville next August.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,532
Posted By Cruzer
Sure. I have two dimmers on my setup. On for the...

Sure. I have two dimmers on my setup. On for the LED strip and one for the puck lights. The glass panel is nice. One button touch to turn on and off and take your finger and slide it on the bar to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,532
Posted By Cruzer
I too didn't care for those puck lights. Very...

I too didn't care for those puck lights. Very bright and tended to turn on by themselves sometimes if you left the Firefly switch on and just used the touch operation on the lens to turn them off. I...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By Cruzer
No temperature changes. It never ran hot before...

No temperature changes. It never ran hot before nor does it now. I did seal up everything with foam when finished. Foam and airflow can make a big difference in cooling. I've encountered that when...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-18-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Cruzer
I've had that situation, ordered the string kit...

I've had that situation, ordered the string kit from Girard, and repaired it myself by following the instructions that Girard had. Attached are the PDFs. The price list is from 2016 but it will give...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-10-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cruzer
Yup, that's pretty much what the larger...

Yup, that's pretty much what the larger wall-hanging chart had on it. The steer tire chart shows rivering the best.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-10-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cruzer
Tag axle tire wear issues vary as to the type of...

Tag axle tire wear issues vary as to the type of wear. I just out new tag and steer tires on yesterday at an authorized Michelin dealer that we always do business with for our construction equipment...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-05-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By Cruzer
The way I understand it is that you treat it the...

The way I understand it is that you treat it the same as a car, with a flat rate per mile. You add up the total miles driven per year and then take the actual miles used for business use and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-01-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Cruzer
I first met Tadd about 10 years ago when he first...

I first met Tadd about 10 years ago when he first stepped in as Sales Manager for Entegra and it's been a real pleasure to count him as a friend. Tadd has done miracles in the RV world and his...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-08-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cruzer
I totally agree with Larry and Chuck. Can you...

I totally agree with Larry and Chuck. Can you imagine what owning a motorhome that was designed, built and supported by Brett and Tadd would be like? The line begins right behind me. :)
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-07-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By Cruzer
All models will have the electric block heater. I...

All models will have the electric block heater. I had them put mine on a separate circuit than the other basement receptacles, which were on an inverter fed circuit. That way I can turn it on or off...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By Cruzer
Yes, that was my article.

Yes, that was my article.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By Cruzer
I've been reviewing and road testing Newmar...

I've been reviewing and road testing Newmar coaches for magazine articles for a number of years and have never seen a hydronic heated floor in their coach. The do have a similar floor construction to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-06-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Cruzer
I'm just surprised the GoPro held up inside the...

I'm just surprised the GoPro held up inside the tire when spinning down the road.:eek:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-04-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Cruzer
I had the same problem at first. In fact, the TV...

I had the same problem at first. In fact, the TV has swung open on delivery and the entire hinge tore some woodwork and had to be repaired. The system came with the same Grabber Catch shown in the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-04-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Cruzer
Gone that way many times. Always a good route and...

Gone that way many times. Always a good route and never any problems.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-03-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Cruzer
I would hesitate to use the word "inferior" when...

I would hesitate to use the word "inferior" when describing the Reatta's sidewall. 90% of the industry uses laminated foam sidewalls. Some are built pretty good and some are pretty cheap. Only Newmar...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-02-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cruzer
A 3/8" drive ratchet, a 10-12" long extension and...

A 3/8" drive ratchet, a 10-12" long extension and a socket. I don't recall the exact socket size but it wasn't huge and there were two different sizes used, depending on when they were made. Not hard...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-31-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cruzer
I had about 7,000 miles on the failure and am at...

I had about 7,000 miles on the failure and am at 9,000 right now on the other one. I will pull it when I get back home at 11,000 and inspect it to determine whether to pull it or leave it in until...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-31-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cruzer
I am one of those who experienced a Rettroband...

I am one of those who experienced a Rettroband failure. It happened on the Chicago Tri-State Tollway this last June doing about 70 MPH. When it failed I felt a shaking and I thought that I blew a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-31-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Cruzer
That detent is a bit hard to get past. Another...

That detent is a bit hard to get past. Another option is to modify the cover by filing out the opening so that you can pull the detent out easier and still retain the cover.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-28-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Cruzer
The Cinemate 130 does support ARC from the TV.

The Cinemate 130 does support ARC from the TV.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-27-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Cruzer
I'm pretty sure it's the same as what was used in...

I'm pretty sure it's the same as what was used in the 2016s. That would be the Bose Cinemate 130.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Cruzer
Bradd and Hall also handles Lambright. They were...

Bradd and Hall also handles Lambright. They were closed but may open up next week. Check out their website for details - www.braddandhall.com

Our 45A floorplan had the sofa-bed on the curbside....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-04-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cruzer
The cargo tray was a NCT2041 from Keyline Sales...

The cargo tray was a NCT2041 from Keyline Sales in Elkhart. The solenoid valves were Duda Diesel DFD15 solenoid valves from Amazon.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-04-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,078
Posted By Cruzer
I recommend the deionizer from Jim as well. That...

I recommend the deionizer from Jim as well. That will give you spot free rinse water for the Roadwave. You can set the Roadwave up to use either regulator softened water for washing or deionized...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,078
Posted By Cruzer
We have the system from Jim at...

We have the system from Jim at motorcoachwaterfiltration.com as well. We previously had a system similar to the on-the -go system but a bit larger. Technically, any system of identical size will be...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-26-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Cruzer
The cord is the issue. It does pass through those...

The cord is the issue. It does pass through those blocks, The purpose of the cord is to synchronize both ends of the rod so that the awning moves in and out in a straight line rather than wagging...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-25-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By Cruzer
I've seen their quality control department at...

I've seen their quality control department at work. Personally, I wouldn't be concerned. I think that if anything isn't right it'll get taken care of before it leaves. A whole different procedure...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-25-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By Cruzer
RV manufacturers are classed as an Essential...

RV manufacturers are classed as an Essential Business by the governor. This means they don't have to shut down. But each manufacturer needs to use common sense, which is why most are shut down - at...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-23-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By Cruzer
We've been using the original M&G tow brakes on a...

We've been using the original M&G tow brakes on a number of Jeeps over the years with great results. Unfortunately, that system won't work on the newer JL series Wranglers or the JT Gladiator because...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-16-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cruzer
Plus, if one unit fails you have a better chance...

Plus, if one unit fails you have a better chance of getting some circulation, albeit reduced, to all areas of the coach rather than just in their own spot.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-16-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cruzer
Attached is a photo of my HVAC ducting. There is...

Attached is a photo of my HVAC ducting. There is a pair of continuous supply ducts that runs the length of the coach. Each of the three A/C units feeds it. The center unit has a splitter that sends...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Cruzer
Not sure why you need to follow this line but: ...

Not sure why you need to follow this line but:

TRC SurgeGuard makes the automatic transfer switch in your coach, which I assume is what you are referring to. There are three major connections to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-11-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,426
Posted By Cruzer
That was the Country Coach Veranda. Very short...

That was the Country Coach Veranda. Very short lived idea.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-11-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Cruzer
I think you might be thinking that the noise and...

I think you might be thinking that the noise and smell of an Aqua-Hot on an Entegra is going to be just like your 2008 Allegro Bus was. But that is not goign to be true. We had a 2007 42QRP Bus and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-02-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Cruzer
Very interesting and a nice job. Most Televator...

Very interesting and a nice job. Most Televator lifts I've seen were larger and bulky. What brand and model did you use for this application?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-28-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cruzer
I did a write up on the RVtechmag website...

I did a write up on the RVtechmag website complete with pictures. I'm not allowed to post a link to it from this site though.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-25-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cruzer
I bought it from Keyline Sales in Elkhart. It was...

I bought it from Keyline Sales in Elkhart. It was a model NCT2041 and was originally made for Newmar to use in an Essex. It fit perfectly in our Cornerstone.

www.keylinesaleselkhart.com

Haven't...
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