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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Muddypaws
Season passes

Thanks for correcting that. When we got ours the Genie was brand new and it may have had that limit. I know the installer talked about it and offered me the choice between a Genie/client or two...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Muddypaws
Scraping

IMHO your money would be better spent adding a roller to the rear of your bounder if it doesn't have one already.

Our previous motor home had a huge distance between the rear wheels and the rear...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Muddypaws
The number are with me

I've personally worked on and fixed a dozen 1200's in the last year and they all acted the same way as mine. It's voodoo but it works for us.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Muddypaws
As many of us uave found

Regardless of what the manual says and contrary to what anyone will tell you; operating these refers on high front panel settings does not work and actually raises the internal temprature...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Muddypaws
Genie Limitation

For some reason DTV retained the software limitation that only allows 50 season passes for the Genie. Since most networks are now running 4 seasons that's a serious limitation unless you want to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muddypaws
CW

Camping World has gone down the crapper. And they apparently ruined yours on the way down. :laugh:
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-15-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By Muddypaws
Weldex

The Weldex LCD monitor is much better than the old tube type. Better quality build too.

So yes, I stuck with the Weldex brand and it plugged right in. Mine is mounted overhead so I needed this...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,384
Posted By Muddypaws
This will work on ALL routers

I found this simple instruction. It's targeted to blocking porn sites but it works for any website. Blocking videos is a single click.

How to Block Porn on a Computer Without Software | eHow...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,384
Posted By Muddypaws
Sure

It's slightly different for each brand of router and every location but I'll either create a document or find a good one and link to it.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,384
Posted By Muddypaws
Bottom Line

So the bottom line is that unless the parks block high bandwidth streaming people will use it and to hell with the neighbors. :nonono:

I recall a DSL commercial where a group of neighbors are on...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-14-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,906
Posted By Muddypaws
24 hours is good?

24 hours is good? That seems not so good to me. We boondock for more than a week at a time and only run the generator a couple of hours in all of it if we've had lots of heater usage.

Lovin' our...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muddypaws
Don't be too gentle

One of the things that's counter intuitive with regard to RV toilets and it's something great comes up several times a year.

Don't be gentle with the valve. Let it slam shut.

Some toilet seals...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-14-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Muddypaws
Oh man....

You beat me to it.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muddypaws
And

Fact: petroleum products damage neoprene. Along with a fairly long list of other common chemicals/compound.

This applies to all types of seals and products made out of neoprene.

Is it the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,759
Posted By Muddypaws
A mixture!

Ove the weekend I replaced all of the bright white SM5050 LEDs in one fixture with warm white. It was WAY too yellow, about the same as a candle.

So then I did another fixture and only did half...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,383
Posted By Muddypaws
Why not?

Regardless of their price/value point they have all the required stuff. Ours has held up to half timing pretty well.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muddypaws
Vaseline?

The seals are neoprene. Vaseline or any other petroleum product would be a bad choice.

I've has some luck with the silicone grease they sell for pool filter seals, but eventually the seal had to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Muddypaws
Gaskets?

Has anybody every tried to make gaskets out of something? It looks kinds similar to some of the slide gaskets I've seen.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-13-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By Muddypaws
Retarder

Your retarder switch is on.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-12-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By Muddypaws
X2

It's a Weldex monitor, right?

I took mine apart and found numerous bad solder joints on the main PC board. I took it to a shop and let my extended warranty pay for most of the new one.

If you...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,262
Posted By Muddypaws
12v and no

12 volt fans (more than 1) sucking air out the upper vent seems to be the best way to move air through these things.

If it trips again it's time to take it to a shop and have the boiler checked...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,262
Posted By Muddypaws
Access to the fans

I wonder if anybody has added a removable panel outside to allow for easier access to the fans and the back of the refer?

Clearly the RV industry is not thinking of 'ease of service' when they...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-12-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,262
Posted By Muddypaws
Black box

The sensor attached to the black box detects excess heat. Apparently there wasn't enough heat to trip it, or combust. Seems that not every leak causes a fire. Good news and lucky for them.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By Muddypaws
Same here

We just left a campground where someone LEFT for the day and tied three lathe and untrained dogs to the table. They were gone at least 7 hours. The dogs barked at two things, everything and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-11-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Muddypaws
Professional Help

Li op: The control board is sensing a high temperature in the boiler. Could be a bad sensor or a bad board, or something simple. Or it could be a sign of imminent catastrophic failure.

You...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Muddypaws
Clean & Lube

I cleaned it with Awesome Orange, and a good degreaser. Then I sprayed it with Roadmaster silicon lube. It didn't seem to make much difference. Then......

When we got where we were going I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Muddypaws
Cold enough?

I posted a picture of the thermometer in my Norcold 1201LRIM the other day. I'd post it again but I'm in a place with slow wifi today. Outside was 94, in the coach was 92, the afternoon sun was...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Muddypaws
Loud flame?

If the flame is loud it's probably getting too much air or too little propane. I'm thinking you should be just barely able to hear it. If it sounds Like a jet engine on the ragged edge of a flame...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Muddypaws
40F

That's too warm. If you have a movable thermistor move it UP on the fin to make the box colder. Since you didn't say what model 'fridge I'm only guessing that it's movable.

Turn the thing on 2...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-09-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,384
Posted By Muddypaws
How much bandwidth is enough

Tonight we're in a park that had adequate bandwidth until after 7PM. I FIred up my little network sniffer app and found that out of the 47 devices connected to the network 18 were streaming Netflix...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Muddypaws
Dyson VS the others

We have a Dupyson DC45 Animal in out RV that we've been using for 10 years and have never had to replace a single part. It was out main home vac for 7 years.

The we bought a Eureka PetSpeed. It...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Muddypaws
Searching.......

I searched on Norcold 1210.

I got thousands of hits. This is the very first one. https://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncold1210.pdf

Everything you might ever want to know but no parts list! ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Muddypaws
A good start

I run my Michelins 5psi over what the chart said and it's worked well for 3 years.

115 in front and 100 in all 4 rears.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,399
Posted By Muddypaws
Bigger is better

If there is enough room for a larger fan that would be the quietest choice. A 200 or 230mm low RPM computer fan will move more air and make much less noise.

I would not buy them from Radio Shack....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Muddypaws
Fans.

I know this may be a dumb question but do you know for a fact that the fans are blowing air out the vent and not sucking it in? Most muffin fans have two arrows embossed into the carrier, one...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By Muddypaws
Something

There's probably something under there. :facepalm: they don't like to leave much unused space.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Muddypaws
Traveling

Someone else had this same problem just a week or so back.

He added computer muffin fans to suck air up and out, a snap disk 130F thermostatic switch attached to one of the upper fins turns them...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Muddypaws
According to Allison

According to Allison the transmission in my Bounder has a transmission retarder that works in conjunction with the exhaust brake.

Going down grades is no longer terrifying like it was in our...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,759
Posted By Muddypaws
Warm white

I used cool white LEDs and converted over three fluorescent fixtures.

This weekend I'm replacing the LED's with warm white at the spousal units request. (Make that a demand) The warm white LEDs...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,010
Posted By Muddypaws
What that really is:

This is what those really are: https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Drive-Cooling-Cooler-Desktop/dp/B00DUW4B8M/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1404876764&sr=1-4&keywords=hard+drive+cooler

Yep, a 3.5" hard...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Muddypaws
Zimmerman Reed

This is the law firm you probably need to contact to be included in the class.

Norcold Fire-Prone RV & Boat Refrigerator Lawsuit (https://www.zimmreed.com/Norcold-RV-Refrigerator-Fire/63879/)
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By Muddypaws
Space.....

Other have done it. The most popular seems to be the Samsung 197.

If your Bounder is like mine the front heater is under the refer and that might be a problem.

Don't forget that you need to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,010
Posted By Muddypaws
Pretty much.

Since my DW likes to leave both doors open while she 'shops' for dinner ingredients it goes up occasionally, as well as every 47 hours when defrost mode is happening. But with the addition of the 4...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Muddypaws
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Rebuild

We bough a used Sterling All Terrain towbar and have been using it for just over 2 years. It has gotten progressively harder and harder to use because one of the arms is difficult to extend/retract...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,010
Posted By Muddypaws
Amish

The Amish systems are made of thicker tubing. Never heard of one rupturing and causing a fire. That's not to say that something else in that area couldn't cause a fire. It is what it is. I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By Muddypaws
And

Prius drivers sneer at all of us in out 'giant' motorhomes!

When did you start developing xenophobia? :laugh:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,010
Posted By Muddypaws
Define large?

If you bothered to read the information readily available you'd see that the suit has only 250 claimants. That, as class action suits go, is miniscule.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By Muddypaws
Yes!

We blew a catalytic converter going up a grade there and had to stay in GP for a couple of days. It's a neat little town. Visiting the caves was one of our best days. Well worth a stopover for...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-07-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,010
Posted By Muddypaws
All fires are reported

If the fire department shows up it gets reported. The fires I had were certainly reported, and insurance company followed up as well. I seriously doubt that any refer fire goes unreported. How...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,499
Posted By Muddypaws
I'm Thinking....

I do not mean this in a negative way, so please do not take it as such. I have been in the IT industry for longer than I care to admit and this is based on real life experience with non-technical...
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