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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By bobmac
Saw info a few days ago that Thor and all of...

Saw info a few days ago that Thor and all of their brands will not be at the Tampa show as a result of the Covid. That will likely result in other manufacturers evaluating their attendance plans.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By bobmac
If you have not heard of 3M5200 Marine...

If you have not heard of 3M5200 Marine Adhesive/Sealant, check it out. It is rated for use underwater and makes common RV adhesives, look like a kid's toy. Check with any sailor who has used it. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By bobmac
I disconnect and remove both the the power feed...

I disconnect and remove both the the power feed to the solenoid and the water supply line and feed to the fridge. The supply line to the tray requires lifting the ring around the tubing in order to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By bobmac
The original bulb fixtures in my 09 Journey were...

The original bulb fixtures in my 09 Journey were made by ITC and it is likely that they made yours as they supplied most manufacturers. I converted mine to their same LED fixture about 6 years ago. ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By bobmac
I installed 4 - 100 watt panels on the rear roof...

I installed 4 - 100 watt panels on the rear roof of my 09 Journey in 2013. I used 1" wide 90 degree angle aluminum brackets and attached a 4 four inch pieces using the holes on the bottom of the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-27-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,150
Posted By bobmac
I have used Crossfires for 11 years with...

I have used Crossfires for 11 years with absolutely no issues. They are cost effective in my opinion and offer a single valve for both tires. They are not complex, easily installed without removing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By bobmac
I added a res fridge in my 09 Journey. To get it...

I added a res fridge in my 09 Journey. To get it in the door, had to open it 90-degrees plus by removing the door stops and removing the passenger seat. Installed the 18cuft Samsung - removed the...
Forum: Canada Region 09-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By bobmac
I have had a DZ for 12 years with my 29000lb...

I have had a DZ for 12 years with my 29000lb Journey. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have never heard of any proactive enforcement in Ontario. That said, I suspect the incorrect licence would be a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By bobmac
I installed a Samsung Res Fridge in my 09 Journey...

I installed a Samsung Res Fridge in my 09 Journey in 2013. You need to remove the pass. Seat and open the door fully by removing the bar at the top. We removed the doors and drawers on the fridge and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By bobmac
I installed a Samsung RF-197 in 2014 - the...

I installed a Samsung RF-197 in 2014 - the predecessor of the RF-18. It is powered by my Dimensions MSW inverter. Since Samsung fridges of this vintage - and possibly still - use DC voltage converted...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By bobmac
All you need to do is read your Owner's Manual...

All you need to do is read your Owner's Manual for your Winn. year and.model.. If you don't have one, you can download it in the Owner's section of the Winn web site for free. All of the tankage is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-20-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By bobmac
I installed a Samsung in my 09 Journey. To...

I installed a Samsung in my 09 Journey. To replace yours, you will likely need to remove the doors, drawers and shelfs along with the passenger seat to get it out the passenger door open a full 90...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-10-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By bobmac
The icemaker is an industry standard device and...

The icemaker is an industry standard device and you should be able to get one at Lowes, Amazon as has been suggested or an appliance repair outlet.
Forum: Canada Region 08-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By bobmac
Congratulations on your new coach. As you...

Congratulations on your new coach. As you probably realize there are very few class A diesels in the GTA due to the cost of storage. Suggest you start looking about 50 miles outside of the GTA for a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,219
Posted By bobmac
Your best bet is to enroll in "Camp Freightliner"...

Your best bet is to enroll in "Camp Freightliner" if you have their chassis. It is offered in Gaffnry SC and you will learn all about your coach. There is much more about a DP that you need to learn...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-02-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By bobmac
I installed the amish unit in my 1200 Norcold and...

I installed the amish unit in my 1200 Norcold and it was really no better than the original. Spoke with the manufacturer and he said it was performing as expected. This was in 2013.
Took it out and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By bobmac
What G Schulz said. Disconnect the bar that...

What G Schulz said. Disconnect the bar that limits door travel to 90 degrees and you will have the full opening of the door available. You will need to remove the door from the fridge itself though....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By bobmac
Simplistically, the park electrical system is...

Simplistically, the park electrical system is grossly overloaded and/or the power company's system supplying the park is as well. Typically, the power company would supply the park with at least 118...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By bobmac
From a generic perspective, you should look for a...

From a generic perspective, you should look for a 33inch wide, counter depth fridge. It will fill the opening from a width perspective, be fine from a depth standpoint but will be a couple of inches...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By bobmac
You should be able to sell the dish in Canada for...

You should be able to sell the dish in Canada for a good$$$. Check what they are going for now and it will likely pay for a new Winegard Traveller.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By bobmac
I had a 2008 class C and found I had to...

I had a 2008 class C and found I had to disconnect the ground wire at the battery. It would discharge in 7 to 10 days if not disconnected. As I recall, there were no adverse effects when it was...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By bobmac
Desiday Have been to the factory multiple...

Desiday
Have been to the factory multiple times. You will find people from all across the country there for service - particularly if it is a significant job. They have a massive parts warehouse...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-08-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By bobmac
If your electrical issues are with the coach and...

If your electrical issues are with the coach and not the Freightliner chassis, your best bet is to make an appointment with the Winnebago factory service center in Forest City, IA. It might be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By bobmac
I personally need see absolutely no need for "RV"...

I personally need see absolutely no need for "RV" maps and have travelled close to 150K miles without incident.The roads and speed limits are the same regardless of how they are labeled. When...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By bobmac
I have a 09 Journey with the basement AC. Your...

I have a 09 Journey with the basement AC. Your best bet is to get new start capacitors and replace all of them. I believe there are three in mine - looks like you have four. As others have suggested,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By bobmac
I damaged mine by hitting a horizontal pipe. It...

I damaged mine by hitting a horizontal pipe. It bent the vertical piece on the rh side. I got replacement aluminum tubing that was an exact fit to the inner diameter of the vertical piece and a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By bobmac
The park electrical distribution system is likely...

The park electrical distribution system is likely operating at or above capacity in extreme hot weather and high demand for air conditioning. The result is likely a drop in voltage to heavily/over...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-01-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By bobmac
Plus one for a low voltage starting battery.

Plus one for a low voltage starting battery.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By bobmac
Best bet is a Ford Truck dealer - they are...

Best bet is a Ford Truck dealer - they are equipped to work on a Class C.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,155
Posted By bobmac
Kongman At the time I bought mine, Costco did...

Kongman
At the time I bought mine, Costco did not have grp 31 AGMs - they might now but you will definitely get them at Sam's Club. Congrats on your new RV. The front AC is in the front compartment...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,155
Posted By bobmac
Suggest you get grp 31 AGMs from Sam's Club for...

Suggest you get grp 31 AGMs from Sam's Club for $179 each. Widely used in RVs and a reasonable price for AGMs. They are branded "Duracell" but made by East Penn batteries so excellent quality. Are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,155
Posted By bobmac
Kongman I have a 39 ft 09 Journey. Very little...

Kongman
I have a 39 ft 09 Journey. Very little difference between 08 and 09. Bought it in 2010. You need to check the sidewalls very closely especially around the window cutout corners. Winn got...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobmac
LSC9901 The answer to your question is...

LSC9901

The answer to your question is short. If you DO NOT want a fridge to extend beyond the Norcold, you need an 33" wide, counter depth fridge. Your choices are a Samsung RF-18 or a similar...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By bobmac
Bounder Mike Check all your GFCI outlets...

Bounder Mike

Check all your GFCI outlets inside the coach as suggested. They usually also feed the non-GFCI outlets in the basement so they are protected.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,295
Posted By bobmac
Check the description of the electrical system...

Check the description of the electrical system for the Winnebago class B Travato which has the "L" on the model. The list was quite extensive for the Lithium model. Will give you a good idea.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By bobmac
I had a 08 Aspect and it had two Firestone air...

I had a 08 Aspect and it had two Firestone air bags at the rear axle. The purpose of the two bags is to level the rear by adding air to them so the coach rides level and doesn't bottom out on bumps...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-16-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By bobmac
Plus one on the soft side velcro tape. Get 5 feet...

Plus one on the soft side velcro tape. Get 5 feet and cut it to the size you need. Mine is adhesive backed and ultra simple to install. Also very cost effective and not an ugly fix!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-14-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By bobmac
Airforce99 I personally wouldn't worry about...

Airforce99

I personally wouldn't worry about a cap being made in the orient. It is cheaper and you should always have a spare for each unit with one anyway. Most electronics are made in the Orient...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-03-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By bobmac
In 2005, it is unlikely the rear fridge outlet...

In 2005, it is unlikely the rear fridge outlet was connected to the inverter. Assuming you have an inverter, just swing the connection for that outlet from the main panel to the inverter box and you...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-03-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By bobmac
They are supplied by ITC who provide likely most...

They are supplied by ITC who provide likely most RV and Marine fixtures. Google the and you should be able to purchase a replacement. They are likely the source that the dealers use.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By bobmac
Datedd Dimensions and most of the major...

Datedd

Dimensions and most of the major inverter RV manufacturers have an internal transfer switch that connects all AC loads going thru the inverter directly to the AC power source when it is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-23-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By bobmac
I installed the Samsung predecessor - the RF-197...

I installed the Samsung predecessor - the RF-197 in 2013 in my 09 Journey and it has performed flawlessly. As others point out, its successor does not get stellar ratings. It is very simple to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-23-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By bobmac
Are you sure you are not buying a Vectra?

Are you sure you are not buying a Vectra?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-03-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,647
Posted By bobmac
Plus one for metal screws. I installed 4 100 watt...

Plus one for metal screws. I installed 4 100 watt panels on my 09 Journey. I made brackets out of 2 pieces of 1" angle aluminum mounting one to the underside of the panel and drilling and screwed the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,669
Posted By bobmac
I would read it as the Plug is an approved...

I would read it as the Plug is an approved device, the Cabling is approved, and the Socket is also an approved device. Doesn't say the cord assembly is approved.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By bobmac
Wrin thread!

Wrin thread!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By bobmac
Check your owners manual. There are specific...

Check your owners manual. There are specific instructions in mine on hooking up to cable - and it does not use the OTA cable - and then re-scanning. Most motorhomes have specific methodologies so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-25-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bobmac
The outlets are generally fed thru a GFCI outlet....

The outlets are generally fed thru a GFCI outlet. Look for one - in my Winnebago they are below the cupboards - and check that it hasn't tripped. Reset it if required. That is the most likely issue....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By bobmac
I have changed the oil and filter on my Onan...

I have changed the oil and filter on my Onan QD8000 genset in my 09 Journey for 10 years. Dont want to do it on the engine due to the high volume but quite manageable for the 3 plus quart generator....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By bobmac
Wright1 We have a 09 Journey. You access...

Wright1

We have a 09 Journey. You access engine components by lifting the bed in the rear bedroom and opening a 3ft square opening by removing two floor panels and then diving down. Likewise, you...
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