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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-16-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Yellowboat
Thetford.

Thetford.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Yellowboat
Toilet Repair

Ahhhhhh, everyone's favorite subject, toilets. Caution, do not read further if you are disgusted by graphic toilet stories.

So, on Tuesday, at around 6:30pm, the flush lever on our RV toilet...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-09-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Yellowboat
Rest Easy Couch springs weak

The springs in my Rest Easy couch are no longer supporting me. Has anyone else found a resolution?



JD
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-18-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Yellowboat
Thanks for the help. We walked the dog this...

Thanks for the help. We walked the dog this afternoon and as we approached the RV I could hear it running. I 'm not sure why it decided to take a time out. Perhaps it is because I left it on last...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-18-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 37,547
Posted By Yellowboat
Closures

WinRiver casino RV park in Redding, CA cancelled my reservations.

And the FamCamp at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said that they are not allowing any RV's not already there to stay.

Stay...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-18-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Yellowboat
Coleman Heat Pump

This morning my Coleman heat pump stopped working. It will work on fan or air conditioning mode but not on the heat pump mode. Sometimes it will start for just a moment and then stop.

Any...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-26-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Yellowboat
If memory serves Kwikee was purchased by Power...

If memory serves Kwikee was purchased by Power Gear. Then Power Gear was purchased by Lippert.

Have you checked this link?

https://support.lci1.com/kwikee-leveling-system
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Yellowboat
I was able to flex the cables and get my Jack's...

I was able to flex the cables and get my Jack's to function normally.



There is a jumper cable that bypasses the circuit board and retracts the jacks.



$800 is a lot. I believe I paid...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-25-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Yellowboat
I had a 2005 Sightseer. My Jack's failed to...

I had a 2005 Sightseer. My Jack's failed to retract. I found that the ribbon wire bundle had a broken wire. If I moved the control panel just right everything worked. I contacted Kwikee (which was...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-15-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Yellowboat
Agreed but this is the kind of service I usually...

Agreed but this is the kind of service I usually get nowadays.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-15-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Yellowboat
You could try contacting Winnebago or Winnebago...

You could try contacting Winnebago or Winnebago Parts.

Contact Winnebagoind.com 1-800-537-1885

Or

Contact WinnebagoParts.com. Winnebago Parts is not a part of Winnebago but they buy and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-14-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Yellowboat
The six speed chassis became available midyear on...

The six speed chassis became available midyear on 2016 coaches. Manufacturers exhausted their supply of five speed chassis before changing over. I have a 2016 Winnebago which is built on the 617th...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-14-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Yellowboat
If your rig is painted there should be touch up...

If your rig is painted there should be touch up paint in your black bag.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-14-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Yellowboat
Thanks. Long story short. I tested at my...

Thanks. Long story short.

I tested at my car battery and there was no difference between the static charge and when the car was connected to our motorhome.

After a call to my installer and a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-13-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Yellowboat
2020 Equinox LT First Towing Experience

My first long tow, 230 miles, did not go as planned.

I have a windshield cover that protects my windshield from rocks while towing. The windshield in my Saturn Vue sustained several rock chips,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-05-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By Yellowboat
I have the same problem. Sometimes it closes...

I have the same problem. Sometimes it closes easier and sometimes it has to be slammed hard. I have an appointment at West Coast Winnebago factory service where they say that they can fix my door. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Yellowboat
According to DirecTV SD service ended in the...

According to DirecTV SD service ended in the spring of 2019.

I attended a seminar presentation by RV Connection at the FMCA rally in Indio, CA in 2019. In the seminar RC Connection talked about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Yellowboat
I have all Power GeR slide mechanisms on my 2016...

I have all Power GeR slide mechanisms on my 2016 Winnebago. I have the newer Power Gear slides in my bedroom slide and my full wall slide. These mechanisms replaced the Schwintek design on Winnebago...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-28-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Yellowboat
I have a 2016 Winnebago Sightseer. I have had an...

I have a 2016 Winnebago Sightseer. I have had an intermittent generator problem where, after several days of operation, my generator will start but it will not power the coach. I can hear the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Yellowboat
Winnebago has a Power Gear slide mechanism that...

Winnebago has a Power Gear slide mechanism that replaces the Schwintek mechanism. A few years back they were changing out mechanisms under an extended warranty.



I would call Winnebago with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-24-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Yellowboat
My issue was with a brake switch. Evidently the...

My issue was with a brake switch. Evidently the 2019 switch will not work on the 2020 Equinox. The fix was to use a universal switch.

I emailed Roadmaster and this is their reply:

Yes, we just...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Yellowboat
They hit a glitch in getting my Roadmaster...

They hit a glitch in getting my Roadmaster equipped 2020 Equinox set up. Apparently a change to the 2020 Equinox is the brake lights power off after 30 minutes. I don't know all of the details but...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Yellowboat
One week has passed since I started this post. My...

One week has passed since I started this post. My Equinox is in the shop today for installation. They said that they didn't need the MH there to check the installation but I insisted. Since we are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-16-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
The recommended fuel for the 1.5 L Equinox is...

The recommended fuel for the 1.5 L Equinox is regular gasoline. The recommended fuel for the 2.0 L Equinox is premium gasoline.

I drove both gas engines, the 1.5 L and 2.0 L, available in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Yellowboat
I had low water pressure on shore water and the...

I had low water pressure on shore water and the water pump. I found that my water bypass / winterization valve was between on and off. When I turned the valve fully on my pressure returned to normal.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Yellowboat
There are two types of Roadmaster towing base...

There are two types of Roadmaster towing base plates available. The one that was recommended, and I selected, is the direct connect tow bar and then there is a version with a cross bar.

I looked...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-14-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Yellowboat
2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT

I take my new Equinox in one week from today to rig it for four down towing. I'm here in Yuma, AZ and the estimate here is less than the estimate I received in Washington State for a 2019 model...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-14-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
Update on Washington State law. As of January 1,...

Update on Washington State law. As of January 1, 2020 any new 2020 car purchased within the United States may be licensed in the state of Washington. It might apply to other years as well. New cars...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-04-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Yellowboat
Yes, I was flushing my tank. So it has probably...

Yes, I was flushing my tank. So it has probably happened in the past and has gone unnoticed. Thanks for giving me an answer.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
I agree. If Arizona wasn't so dang hot in the...

I agree. If Arizona wasn't so dang hot in the summer it might be a good place to relocate. Texas is another fine state that is just too dang hot in the summer.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
I brought up an Equinox 2019 owners manual and an...

I brought up an Equinox 2019 owners manual and an Equinox 2020 owners manual.

The 2019 manual specifically lists each engine that may be towed four wheels down. "Front-wheel-drive (1.5 L gas,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
I searched Washington State law and they very...

I searched Washington State law and they very plainly say that they will not title a car unless it meets California emissions standards. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Here is an excerpt from Washington...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-04-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Yellowboat
I had a 2005 Sightseer and I had very few issues...

I had a 2005 Sightseer and I had very few issues with it. I now have a 2016 Sightseer and I really like it but I have had a lot more issues with it.

I believe that by 2010 the Sightseer was the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-04-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Yellowboat
Vacuum Breaker Leaking Water

I had a water leak this afternoon and I traced my problem to a Cash Acme V-101 Vacuum Breaker.

After moving it around it appears that the leak has stopped.

Do vacuum breakers need to be...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
Thanks for the responses. Perhaps I should use...

Thanks for the responses. Perhaps I should use the term dinghy.

Our car isn't driveable so we go home early or we purchase a car while we are down south.

To complicate matters I discovered...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Yellowboat
Toad Issues, again.

Well we are on our way south and the transmission in our Saturn Vue is acting up once again. Over the past two years the transmission has been rebuilt twice. Fortunately Chevy paid for the two...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Yellowboat
I have had the same issue twice on my 2016...

I have had the same issue twice on my 2016 Sightseer. I tried different fixes such as replacing water fill valve. After a lot of research I discovered that my problem is with the check valve in my...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-17-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Yellowboat
If I read your post correctly you cleaned the...

If I read your post correctly you cleaned the built in check valve but you didn't replace the spring or rubber parts.

My tank also leaked water out the overflow, gravity fill port. I contacted...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-14-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 85,577
Posted By Yellowboat
50 years ago this month I finished training my...

50 years ago this month I finished training my replacement helicopter flight engineer/door gunner. He took over my duties and I had about two weeks remaining in country. After a little testy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By Yellowboat
Hi. If you purchase a new MH built on a 2016 or...

Hi. If you purchase a new MH built on a 2016 or later Ford chassis it will be much quieter than your current MH. The 2016 chassis has a six speed transmission. Pre 2016 five speed rev up to 5300...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-26-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,812
Posted By Yellowboat
According to a Ford auto dealership the engine...

According to a Ford auto dealership the engine could not be dropped out the bottom and because of that Ford auto dealerships couldn't replace my engine. Ford sent me to a RV dealership. The RV...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-24-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,812
Posted By Yellowboat
No. My 2005 Ford V-10 was limited to 75...

No.

My 2005 Ford V-10 was limited to 75 mph. I heard that there was a limiter so I tried once and sure enough, 75 mph was as fast as I could go.

But when that V-10 engine was replaced at...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Yellowboat
Orginal J-B seld for me as well on 2016...

Orginal J-B seld for me as well on 2016 Sightseer.


I encapsulated the metal bracket by putting on enough epoxy to reach the edge of the bracket and onto the fiberglass hood.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Yellowboat
My coach has an adjustment on the waterpump...

My coach has an adjustment on the waterpump pressure switch that controls pulsing. Below is a link to instructions for a Shurflo pump.


I replaced our faucet with a touch control model. The touch...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-24-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Yellowboat
Update. Today I tackled my water flow problem. ...

Update. Today I tackled my water flow problem. DW said to fix it or start looking for a new coach. Some might see that as an opportunity. The original faucet started leaking so I replaced it with a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Yellowboat
I watch the pass and wait until the roads are...

I watch the pass and wait until the roads are clear. I use this web page to view road cameras.

Caltrans District 2 -Northeastern California (https://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/cctv/allcams.shtml)

I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Yellowboat
The new 2016 Ford chassis with the six speed...

The new 2016 Ford chassis with the six speed transmission is a worthwhile upgrade for many reasons. Some 2016 coaches were built using five speed chassis until their supply was exhausted. To identify...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Yellowboat
I used Pro-Fill for a while on all of my RV...

I used Pro-Fill for a while on all of my RV batteries. . When I had to change out my 6 volt house batteries I switched to the battery fill system made by Trojan Batteries. I still have the Pro-Fill...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-05-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Yellowboat
Is it built on the new 2016 Ford Chassis with the...

Is it built on the new 2016 Ford Chassis with the six speed transmission or the 2015 Ford Chassis with the five speed transmission?

Some 2016 coaches were built on 2015 Ford Chassis until the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Yellowboat
The rail shown is the Power Gear gear track....

The rail shown is the Power Gear gear track. Winnebago switched to the Schwintek slide mechanisms for awhile but after a lot of problems they switched to the Power Gear slide mechanisms. It appears...
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