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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By HD4Mark
Sure stuff costs more but in return you get lots...

Sure stuff costs more but in return you get lots more power and especially if it has air ride suspension a much better ride. Fuel economy wise, the class C we had with a V10 gas got about the same or...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-07-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
SOLVED! Dinosaur sent me a new board. I installed...

SOLVED! Dinosaur sent me a new board. I installed it in about five minute, hit the button inside the coach and poof, it's heating the water. Great outfit to deal with and made in U.S.A.

I have not...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-05-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
Thanks Terry. I found the Beamalarm site and it...

Thanks Terry. I found the Beamalarm site and it is helpful. I'm not sure the continuity test they have is valid though. The guy at Dinosaur electronics said you really need to test voltage and I did....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
I appreciate any help Old-Biscuit. At this point...

I appreciate any help Old-Biscuit. At this point I will try anything to solve this mystery.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-04-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
The igniter is new. The insulator on the new one...

The igniter is new. The insulator on the new one doesn't look like it's ceramic any longer. The gap was factory set at 3/16 and the old one measured the same.

The yellow wire is hot (12v) when the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-03-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
Here is where it stands. New stuff, ECO,...

Here is where it stands. New stuff, ECO, thermostat, igniter, Dinosaur board, just tried a burner tube. The new board ignites the flame better than the original ever did but it still goes out after...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
I got the new Dinosaur board yesterday. Simple to...

I got the new Dinosaur board yesterday. Simple to install. It actually ignites the propane and the heater burns a nice blue flame. The old one did not ignite it. Unfortunately it still goes out after...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
I called Dinosaur electronics yesterday to ask...

I called Dinosaur electronics yesterday to ask about how to test the board and the guy that answered was very nice, and actually answered the phone. He said I really need to connect it back up and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
I did have spark until yesterday, then none. ...

I did have spark until yesterday, then none.
Dino board is my plan.
I stopped at a local RV dealer who would be happy to charge me to test the board. Also happy to sell me a new one for $170 and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
UPDATE: From this link Atwood Water Heater...

UPDATE: From this link Atwood Water Heater Troubleshooting (https://beamalarm.com/Documents/atwood_water_heater_troubleshooting.html)
I see how to test continuity on the potted circuit. Power track...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
No problem putting them back on as one is 4 pin...

No problem putting them back on as one is 4 pin the other 6. I will be taking a photo just to get the colors. There are only 3 possible connections so I will say they made that part easy.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
Yesterday between raindrops I made sure the tank...

Yesterday between raindrops I made sure the tank was full. The MH had been sitting. Pulled the relief valve a few time with a bucket under it to make sure. Went inside, turned on the switch and could...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
Thanks Bob. Good info. I did not know about the...

Thanks Bob. Good info. I did not know about the tank being full. It should be but I will hook up a garden hose and make sure. I will also try contact cleaner. There is a RV dealer nearby that Dometic...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By HD4Mark
Atwood 10 gallon LP/electric will not heat

We have an Atwood GCH10A-4E ten gallon LP/ electric water heater that will not light or run on electric. The LP tank is full, ECO, thermostat and igniter all new. I can hear the gas valve click open,...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,630
Posted By HD4Mark
I see the Gander location near our summer home...

I see the Gander location near our summer home will return. This is good news, I think. We didn't shop there much but it was nice to have around for outdoors stuff. Checked prices online first and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By HD4Mark
We are currently going from a 40' class A to a...

We are currently going from a 40' class A to a condo. Ours was our winter home and never got much use in the summer. Last year our winter home CG was sold and has been bull dozed making way for a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By HD4Mark
Taking the negatives off sounds like a plan. The...

Taking the negatives off sounds like a plan. The house batteries should be full charge since the inverter/charger maintains them. I can just hook up my auto charger to the chassis batteries to make...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By HD4Mark
Remove batteries for the winter?

This will be the first winter our MH will be not going south since we purchased it in 2009. I have it covered and water lines full of pink. Bought some damp rid for inside (cover has zippers to get...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-13-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By HD4Mark
You still may want to check Reserve America for...

You still may want to check Reserve America for availability in advance just to get a feel for how booked a park may be. If it is filling up months or weeks in advance you will be able to see your...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-27-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By HD4Mark
Good question. Without your SS the IRS may not...

Good question. Without your SS the IRS may not know they paid you anything. So the question is still if you owe, don't owe, or can get away with not paying.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-23-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By HD4Mark
Atwood? There should be a limit switch and...

Atwood? There should be a limit switch and thermostat switch on the panel. Those would be the least expensive parts to throw at it. There is also a fuse inline that you can test for continuity.

I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 140,757
Posted By HD4Mark
In the paint shop right now to the tune of $5600....

In the paint shop right now to the tune of $5600. The clear coat came off the front cap, a small part of the rear cap and the top on the sides over the drip rail. Getting it ready to sell and want...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-23-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By HD4Mark
Mine was in the mail box also yesterday. Didn't...

Mine was in the mail box also yesterday. Didn't open it until I read the comments in this thread figuring it would be something like $5. I am happy and surprised. DW is on Amazon already looking for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,545
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,641,279
Posted By HD4Mark
This is my problem with Sony. Our rear Sony...

This is my problem with Sony. Our rear Sony camera quit. Replacements are $325 :mad: The Sony units run on 7.2 volts. Whoever heard of such a thing when every vehicle today is 12V. The end plugs are...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-28-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,630
Posted By HD4Mark
Just got this email from Overtons

Just got this email from Overtons
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
Sorry to get back to this after so long. ...

Sorry to get back to this after so long.

What I would like to do is leave the tube attached, pre-load the tension and slide the new fabric into the tube and the rail on the MH. All of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By HD4Mark
I find it hard to believe people would give their...

I find it hard to believe people would give their SS number to a CG. Is it required by law in AZ?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
Dometic came through

After only a few hours Dometic emailed me back and 13 turns it is. They also attached detailed instructions on a PDF that I believe I have already seen online. The way they do it seems like more work...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
I could not find their number but they do have an...

I could not find their number but they do have an email contact so I sent them the model number and a brief description of my problem. Hopefully they will get back to me. Not really in a hurry...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
My problem is that the tension unwound because...

My problem is that the tension unwound because the fabric (vinyl) ripped completely across causing the roller to spin undone. So we need to turn it to get tension back before sliding in the fabric....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By HD4Mark
Something else to consider is insurance cost. The...

Something else to consider is insurance cost. The cost for similar coverage for our MH in Florida was about double compared to NY. It varies by county so that can make comparison difficult if you do...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 05-02-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,996
Posted By HD4Mark
Alligators. Especially if you have a small dog....

Alligators. Especially if you have a small dog. Don't let them swim in fresh water if there is a chance gators may be in there. Never tie them out unattended if there is a chance they are around....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
Thanks Joe & Anette. I hoped the rollers were all...

Thanks Joe & Anette. I hoped the rollers were all similar. Can't find much to go on for the tension though. The only two references I have come up with say 13 turns. Also are the 13 turns applied...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-01-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
Update

I found this https://www.rvtechlibrary.com/exterior/AE_topper.pdf It says all slide toppers 13 turns. Great, now I have a starting point.

The only thing is, I did not plan to remove the the roller...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-01-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
I really appreciate the help guys but I'm still...

I really appreciate the help guys but I'm still confused. Both of these manuals are for new installation and start out with the fabric on the roller. As far as I can tell the tension is factory set....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-30-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By HD4Mark
Our Samsung went on through a side window...

Our Samsung went on through a side window https://www.irv2.com/forums/f54/new-fridge-goes-in-through-side-window-93522.html

We also went round and round with the old Norcold. I'm not sure the Amish...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,757
Posted By HD4Mark
If you have the big flat floor slide like on our...

If you have the big flat floor slide like on our Vectra, you should check out what it takes to change the plastic runner that slides on the carpet to a carpeted one to slide on wood. The plastic one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-30-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,238
Posted By HD4Mark
Rotella. BJ's wholesale was the best deal but...

Rotella. BJ's wholesale was the best deal but last time I checked our local one they stopped selling it :sad: Walmart still has it for a pretty good price for 2x2.5 gallon jugs. The big jugs are a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-30-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
It sure is a Dometic A&E Product number...

It sure is a Dometic A&E
Product number 958303535
model 86101FP.0131-R

I replied to your PM with my email, Thank You
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-30-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
Thanks Toribk. The canvas guy has made a few boat...

Thanks Toribk. The canvas guy has made a few boat covers and even a neat cover for the table top grill we bring in the MH. He does very good work, is reasonable and is at the marina right across the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-29-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,953
Posted By HD4Mark
A&E slide topper tension

Our slide topper has torn off and the roller unwound. I had been nursing the tear near the rail along to get it back to the sticks and bricks home and replace it. Naturally at the last CG we planned...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-29-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,545
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,641,279
Posted By HD4Mark
I see Winnebago still likes yellow wires. :laugh:

I see Winnebago still likes yellow wires. :laugh:
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-26-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,079
Posted By HD4Mark
I don't see any reason not to. I don't dump ours...

I don't see any reason not to. I don't dump ours but like others they will go down by themselves after a while. I never really took notice of how long. We parked it last Wednesday and I think they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By HD4Mark
The inverter they are referring to is built into...

The inverter they are referring to is built into the MH in most cases. It simply makes ac power from dc. Your rig may not have one. Our first one did not, second one does. My guess is in a 23', yours...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-24-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By HD4Mark
Don't quit the club too fast. My patch lasted a...

Don't quit the club too fast. My patch lasted a couple of years before I re-joined.

Seriously, I hope yours never leaks again. I still find it interesting this has gone on for so long and has...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 04-22-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,744
Posted By HD4Mark
Of course you should. There are plenty of...

Of course you should. There are plenty of "senior" dogs at rescues or the pound that would love to have a new home. Lets hope you both have many years left to enjoy another K9.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-21-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By HD4Mark
Sorry to take so long to post the "resolution" to...

Sorry to take so long to post the "resolution" to this. We were on the road and I forgot about it because the turn signals mysteriously started working again.

I did find two addition boxes with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-20-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By HD4Mark
I don't think ideas like that are wacky at all....

I don't think ideas like that are wacky at all. It's fun to try to come up with DIY inventions to save energy and money. Some times they work out, other times not.

I have read that if you have...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-12-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By HD4Mark
Thanks LSC9901, I've bought and sold lots of...

Thanks LSC9901, I've bought and sold lots of stuff on CL. Seems like within 15 minutes I got a scammer. Always the the same BS story so yes they are easy enough to deflect.

The last thing I tried...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-12-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By HD4Mark
Where is my flasher?

I have no turn signals or 4 ways. Anyone know where I should look to find the flasher? There is a panel in the storage compartment under the drivers seat but nothing marked flasher or turn signal. I...
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