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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-26-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By voltdoc
Just to add to the previous advice given. Our...

Just to add to the previous advice given. Our last coach was a 2013 RBQ with the 375LP.

Booster pump, located passenger side of wet bay, will run for both thermostat zones 1 and 2. Zone 1 and 2...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-26-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By voltdoc
We have an induction unit but it has a similar...

We have an induction unit but it has a similar hard to clean shiny glass surface. Our solution is a thin microfiber cloth by Kleen Bee (https://kleenbee.com/). This was recommended to us by the owner...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-26-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By voltdoc
Cool that DISH is now a factory option! The OP...

Cool that DISH is now a factory option! The OP will be good to go with a Hopper3.

In the past there were two things that caused compatibility issues between the Trav'ler and the Hopper3.

1)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-07-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,887
Posted By voltdoc
For diesel chassis (at least Freightliner and...

For diesel chassis (at least Freightliner and Spartan) the CANbus is J1939, same as many trucks, OBD-II is for for gas. With a physical connector adapter you can read some J1939 data with some OBD...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-27-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By voltdoc
Doubt you will find any usable wifi at Quartzsite...

Doubt you will find any usable wifi at Quartzsite unless someone nearby is willing to share their data plan with you.

Take a look at Visible by Verizon. Possible to get it for $25/mo all in with...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-25-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By voltdoc
Stuck check valve also a possibility

If you can determine that the pump is running, the other common cause is a stuck check valve. Happened a few times on my 2013 RBQ with the 375LP. It had brass check valves and only required a few...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,551
Posted By voltdoc
Trav'ler excessive sealant

FWIW, regarding the excessive sealant on the transition plate, here is a photo album of my Trav'ler when it failed in early 2019.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YSNj3BxKsAbypQnm9

Initially, as shown...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By voltdoc
If you are nervous about fumoto, just install it when needed.

I also didn't like how the valve is exposed when permanently installed on the engine, so using the vacuum cleaner trick I replace the stock plug with the valve, drain into the 1 gallon bottles I have...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,551
Posted By voltdoc
Chuck, the newer Trav'ler units since Jan 2017...

Chuck, the newer Trav'ler units since Jan 2017 are fully compatible with the Hopper 3 if the LNB is replaced or ordered with the DPH (Dish Pro Hybrid) version. No DPH42 converter required.

No...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By voltdoc
My 2013 375LP ran the same way, and even my 400D...

My 2013 375LP ran the same way, and even my 400D is somewhat similar.

The following is assuming there are no actual sensor or other equipment deficiencies.

First I would 2nd the motion to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By voltdoc
Slight correction to the above, the interior map...

Slight correction to the above, the interior map lights are triggered by the door magnet/reed switch and the step controller, but the grab handle and porch light are triggered by the Trimark...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-15-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By voltdoc
Agreed, the brass contacts simply provide power...

Agreed, the brass contacts simply provide power to the door lock when the door is closed and don't have any affect on the lighting.. The map lights and handle light are triggered by the step...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
Stu, yes an app (free), actually a browser so...

Stu, yes an app (free), actually a browser so works on any device that can run a browser. On a smartphone or tablet you save the site (in Android Chrome "Add to Homescreen") to create a shortcut and...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By voltdoc
Try it now forgot to turn on link sharing.

Try it now forgot to turn on link sharing.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By voltdoc
Here is a wiper setup document posted by another...

Here is a wiper setup document posted by another forum member. I believe this info is from the wiper system manufacturer or distributor....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,130
Posted By voltdoc
I'm sort of with LWBAZ on not being so keen on...

I'm sort of with LWBAZ on not being so keen on the in-door ice/water feature.

Despite many fixes, our Samsung has been a pain keeping the icemaker functional. Plus it doesn't hold very much ice,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
Stu, good info, I never even tried to dim those...

Stu, good info, I never even tried to dim those over the sofa touch pucks. I took a similar approach but replaced the pucks with non touch style 'offically' dimmable versions.

I used these...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,279
Posted By voltdoc
I thought perhaps the ME-RVC feature limitations...

I thought perhaps the ME-RVC feature limitations could be with the RV-C spec (https://www.rv-c.com/sites/rv-c.com/files/RV-C%20Revised%20Application%20Layer.pdf) itself, but I just took a look at it...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
Actually, all LED lights in their native form are...

Actually, all LED lights in their native form are dimmable. It's the drivers (aka power regulators) that make them difficult or impossible to dim. Any LED without a driver, like most of those low...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
Chuck, this was over the sofa on my B but it...

Chuck, this was over the sofa on my B but it should be similar. When I removed the pucks, I was able to pull enough of the wiring out thru the puck holes to work on it. I may even have enlarged the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
OK, found some of my photos and they had the part...

OK, found some of my photos and they had the part number showing. Mine was Optronics 22765-097. You can google that but eTrailer has some good info here: ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
OK, those are the same as the ones that were over...

OK, those are the same as the ones that were over my sofa. I *think* there is a bezel that pops off then there are screws holding it in. That was a project i did 4 years ago. I won't be back to the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
My 2017 Aspire came with dimmable reading lights...

My 2017 Aspire came with dimmable reading lights on a short adjustable stalk over the bed. They are the same as the map lights above the driver and passenger seats on my coach. Very good fixture....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-24-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,521
Posted By voltdoc
Depends, post a photo...

Depends, post a photo...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,279
Posted By voltdoc
To expand on what webcrum said, there are two AGM...

To expand on what webcrum said, there are two AGM settings on the Magnum, AGM1 for Lifeline and AGM2 for most others. You can also create a customized battery profile. As mentioned by LWBAZ,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
Jay, I think the switchover to the latest fan...

Jay, I think the switchover to the latest fan design, happened in the 2017 model year, you should check your model numbers, you may not need the hush kit.

My '17 was delivered in September 2016...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By voltdoc
Perhaps what is being referenced there by...

Perhaps what is being referenced there by Mwoodofd and I suspect the answer to the OP's question, is the 'Heat Pump Lockout' built into the tstat, where if you call for heat pump heating and the temp...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,279
Posted By voltdoc
The parasitic draw is indeed an issue on the pre...

The parasitic draw is indeed an issue on the pre 2017 Entegra's. The inverter is the primary culprit, it is connected directly to the batteries and is not affected by the "Main Power" kill switch....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
We have had the original 6 blade 'jet engine'...

We have had the original 6 blade 'jet engine' fan, the retrofit 3 blade fan, the retrofit 3 blade fan with hush kit and the latest Mach 8 model which is a total redesign of the fan and related...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
As Chuck said the bottom line is the D's hold up...

As Chuck said the bottom line is the D's hold up the C's don't.

I can see in your top photo the filleting where the blade meets the hub on the D fan - the D fan has more material in this area...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-19-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
It goes by model #, your newer Mach 8 is a...

It goes by model #, your newer Mach 8 is a different model # that supercedes your older Mach 8. As previously mentioned the newer units are a major redesign internally. New fan, speed control,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
Good to know Chuck. At one of the Homecomings a...

Good to know Chuck. At one of the Homecomings a few years ago I was surprised to see the Coleman crew going around and replacing the fans with the D version for no charge whether they were failed or...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
Not sure if Coleman ever publicly admitted the...

Not sure if Coleman ever publicly admitted the design flaw in the B and C fans. Those fan versions absolutely WILL eventually fail. Better check your others are the D version. Why no recall is a good...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,136
Posted By voltdoc
There is a significant difference between the C...

There is a significant difference between the C and D fans if you look closely, see my post with photos of both from several years ago just after I received one of the first D fan prototypes:
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,311
Posted By voltdoc
We roll ours up onto a fat pool noodle. The...

We roll ours up onto a fat pool noodle. The extension rod stores in the hole in the center of the noodle. Then it all goes in the storage bag. Don't fold them or you may develop permanent creases.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,446
Posted By voltdoc
Mostly, we also just use the macerator and its so...

Mostly, we also just use the macerator and its so quick and easy we just bring it out when needed and put it away when done. For very long stays we set up the bypass and slinky.

Also, the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By voltdoc
Here are a few more photos: ...

Here are a few more photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/urAE8jssmmZGxSiR7

It is possible to remove the panel without removing the door, but it's a lot easier if you do. Easy, just remove the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,638
Posted By voltdoc
Putting your culvert/driveway maneuvering issue...

Putting your culvert/driveway maneuvering issue aside, in regard to which campgrounds you can visit, in my experience there really isn't any meaningfull difference between 40' and 45'.

Ten years...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By voltdoc
Agree the 12volt approach might be your best bet...

Agree the 12volt approach might be your best bet if space for the wall plate is an issue. I have several units like this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q6JGX1L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tEoqFbC2G68T5)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,391
Posted By voltdoc
We have been RVing for 10 years, the last 7 full...

We have been RVing for 10 years, the last 7 full time and have stayed at literally hundreds of different campgrounds. IMO there is no one brand or type (state, federal, etc) of campground that is...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By voltdoc
[QUOTE=TXiceman;5369984]Nope I have seen too many...

[QUOTE=TXiceman;5369984]Nope I have seen too many of the all in one control panels with issues. Automation is fine, but you also need to make sure it works and a backup system when it fails. Still...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By voltdoc
Tom, your thermostat model probably also falls...

Tom, your thermostat model probably also falls into the "sometime this fall" category. Keep an eye on the link in the original post or feel free to ping me from time to time.

Also take a look at...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By voltdoc
Jay, check your model number, not all are...

Jay, check your model number, not all are supported yet...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-26-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By voltdoc
Jay, coming this fall, hopefully it won't slip...

Jay, coming this fall, hopefully it won't slip much. I'm hoping to be able to integrate it with eRVin (https://myervin.com).

So this is not for everyone but for Entegra owners at least, over the 7...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By voltdoc
Totally doable, but...:banghead: Actually...

Totally doable, but...:banghead:

Actually this could tie in to a water tank supply approach like Newmar has been implementing on some coaches. Basically I think you always run off the pump/tank...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By voltdoc
WiFi enabled Coleman/Airxcel thermostat coming "sometime this fall"?

For those of you yearning for a wifi/Bluetooth enabled remotely accessible programmable thermostat to replace our RVP/Airxcel/Coleman multi-zone proprietary network thermostat, Roger at Micro-Air...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-25-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By voltdoc
No, it does not. The salesman switch turns off...

No, it does not. The salesman switch turns off most of the DC circuits like lighting, etc. It does not turn off the charger/inverter, aquahot, CO detectors, any of the chassis power (steps) or the AC...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-24-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By voltdoc
The valve Jeanne linked is pretty cool. It looks...

The valve Jeanne linked is pretty cool. It looks like it fits over an existing 1/4 turn lever style valve.

You may want to consider one that has the valve built in and permanently install it on...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-20-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,335
Posted By voltdoc
Our experience has been that nothing needs to be...

Our experience has been that nothing needs to be changed in regard to your scheduled recordings (DISH calls them Timers) for those that occur during Prime Time (7-11 Sundays, 8-11 rest of the week)....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-20-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,335
Posted By voltdoc
I don't use my Joey anymore but I beleive there...

I don't use my Joey anymore but I beleive there was a slight delay. However, even now that I am feeding the same Hopper output to all TV's simultaneously, the delay still exists. As Gary and...
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