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Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 08-06-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By sandwip
Just as a precaution, I would leave the vitamins...

Just as a precaution, I would leave the vitamins in their original bottles at least until you are in Canada. Then, fill your weekly dispenser. At the very least I would keep a bottle of vitamins...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By sandwip
My guess, and only a guess, is that there will be...

My guess, and only a guess, is that there will be a plug on that wire, try pull a little more out, or check the rear wall for an access from inside cupboard or closet area. The last one I changed was...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By sandwip
Each time you shut it down you will need to reset...

Each time you shut it down you will need to reset it. Place as you were then extend until it starts to move brake pedal and then hit test. I have used my older model on a couple of vehicles and I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By sandwip
From what I am seeing, I think the sheet metal...

From what I am seeing, I think the sheet metal is ductwork for the furnace. Using cleats along the edge where the sheets abut each other with lots of adhesive should do it. The heating ducts don't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By sandwip
A quick tip, fill up before leaving Manitoba east...

A quick tip, fill up before leaving Manitoba east bound. You can then make it all the way to Thunder Bay and refill on the reserve. Fuel in Ontario is a good bit more expensive than Manitoba. The...
Forum: Boondocking 05-10-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,455
Posted By sandwip
I just finished adding a 3rd to my class C. All...

I just finished adding a 3rd to my class C. All still in the box under the steps but I was able to cut the frame side of the box away for about 10 Inches at each end and turn the two existing...
Forum: Boondocking 05-10-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By sandwip
I would go with 10 gauge on the roof to 8 gauge...

I would go with 10 gauge on the roof to 8 gauge from the controller to battery unless its a long run. Controller should be as close as possible to battery, put a fuse close to the battery, 30 A...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-09-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By sandwip
Manitoba allows any truck with 2 axles under...

Manitoba allows any truck with 2 axles under regular class 5, which is your basic drivers for a car. If air brake equipped you will need an air brake endorsement. A tag axle will get you into class 3...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-05-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By sandwip
Is this facing forward?? Hard to tell from...

Is this facing forward?? Hard to tell from picture but looks like a camera that they use for backup meant to be fastened to the licence plate (aftermarket). Maybe mounted to check for clearance under...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By sandwip
I had a relay chattering, due to a measurable...

I had a relay chattering, due to a measurable ripple from the converter. Changed it up to newer style with multi stage charger. Chatter went away.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By sandwip
I have redone quite a few, using product from CR...

I have redone quite a few, using product from CR Laurence (sp?). A bit tedious but not anything to be afraid of. The glass may clean up or it may need a new piece made, depending how picky you are. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By sandwip
It would make a heck of a sail if open from slide...

It would make a heck of a sail if open from slide to roof. Toppers like to grab air with their current location while on the road.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-28-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By sandwip
Current VW toad is my second. Both kept the...

Current VW toad is my second. Both kept the steering wheel unlocked until you removed the key, no need for accessory position, just turn it on then off but dont remove the key and you are good to go....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sandwip
Just to clarify, my comments about the curtains...

Just to clarify, my comments about the curtains and furnace were with my 36' Class A gasser. Haven't driven the C in serious cold yet, but I am sure it will be fine as is, cab area is small with good...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-26-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By sandwip
Not sure about year changes, I have 2013 Golf...

Not sure about year changes, I have 2013 Golf Sportwagon TDI. I didn't find the install too difficult. I do have a shop with lots of the correct tools, which helps. That I believe is a mk6 chassis.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-25-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By sandwip
Hard to tell from the picture, but does the...

Hard to tell from the picture, but does the switch remove from the bezel? If so it appears to be a common spst rocker switch, about 10 dollars. Probably not worth the trouble. If not, then a supplier...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sandwip
We would typically leave from north of Winnipeg...

We would typically leave from north of Winnipeg at the end of January to head south. An old set of drapes behind the seats on a temporary curtain rod did wonders. We also ran the furnace when colder...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By sandwip
Maybe I am missing something, but would you not...

Maybe I am missing something, but would you not need a wall anchor point for a 3pt system??
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-01-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By sandwip
More air in your hot water tank acting like a...

More air in your hot water tank acting like a well pump tank???
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 02-22-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By sandwip
Not much help, but we were through there last...

Not much help, but we were through there last year to Halifax and to be honest, don't remember the roads for being that bad. Maybe just old age, but other than a few construction areas, mostly in New...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-22-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By sandwip
Is the inner door skin flat or does it have some...

Is the inner door skin flat or does it have some moulded shape? If flat, formica is cheap and available in endless colours and textures.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By sandwip
Have you checked the axle for a rating sticker....

Have you checked the axle for a rating sticker. Any trailer place should have the parts to match up. Sorry, I cant help with the manufacturer.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By sandwip
If the OP managed to plug up that little filter,...

If the OP managed to plug up that little filter, do you not think eliminating it would destroy the genset fuel system in short order. I believe the small filter should work, and I would get 2 and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By sandwip
After draining everything with low point drains...

After draining everything with low point drains and tank drain, I use my blow out plug at my city water hookup point. I then reopen all taps one at a time, hot and cold, then the low point drains...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,865
Posted By sandwip
When I purchased my 2008 it looked like it had...

When I purchased my 2008 it looked like it had never been washed let alone cleaned properly. I took the lazy way out and used a floor polisher, anybody remember those???. Using the bristle brushes...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By sandwip
Bondo long strand mix that they use for autobody...

Bondo long strand mix that they use for autobody repair. Just add hardener and mix then fill. Can get in a quart size. It is thick enough that it will not run out any holes in the bottom and will...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By sandwip
Keep it closed until close to full, then dump....

Keep it closed until close to full, then dump. Leaving it open will cause a build up of solids in the tank as liquids just trickle away down the drain. You need the flushing action of a full tank...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By sandwip
All that is left is to blow through the lines....

All that is left is to blow through the lines. The one with resistance is the supply and no resistance is return.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By sandwip
If you add a hula skirt, I would keep it up off...

If you add a hula skirt, I would keep it up off of the ground. I gave mine a hair cut to give me about 6" clearance due to the large piles of small chips and sand near the cowl area on the toad....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-19-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By sandwip
I would put a test light on the brake wire to...

I would put a test light on the brake wire to find out if it is getting power when it shouldn't be.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-08-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
Just an update on the clicking fridge solenoid. I...

Just an update on the clicking fridge solenoid. I replaced the convertor with a 45 amp PD unit. No more clicking on the fridge. I believe the filter section of the original unit was toast and giving...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-04-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,524
Posted By sandwip
A couple of things not yet mentioned: I find the...

A couple of things not yet mentioned: I find the C much quieter on the highway than my class A was. This may be more to individual units than broadly across both platforms. I also find the cab air...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-02-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,004
Posted By sandwip
I had a brush style on my unit and would find...

I had a brush style on my unit and would find heavy deposits of gravel in the cowl area of my toad in spite of having good flaps immediately behind the rear wheels. I gave the brush a haircut,...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-29-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By sandwip
My information is old but you might want to check...

My information is old but you might want to check it out. We purchased a smart phone at Wmart and put on a 30 day plan, no contract, good in US, Mexico and Canada unlimited long distance and data for...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By sandwip
I haven't done it but think you would want to...

I haven't done it but think you would want to start the closure in front of the cutout in the roof. If you don't you will have issues getting from the cab to the rear. Could be rounded off to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By sandwip
I had a Class A gasser that did the same when I...

I had a Class A gasser that did the same when I got it, so it definitely wasn't exhaust soot. Did some sealing in the fender wells and around toilet plumbing, took care of it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By sandwip
Turn your pump off at the switch, pressurize the...

Turn your pump off at the switch, pressurize the tank until no more water comes out and add pressure to slightly less than where your pump kicks in. This will give you the maximum advantage of the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-23-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
I will try to get another reading while I am...

I will try to get another reading while I am waiting for the replacement. You got my curiosity with that number, hope its not the fridge on the way out. To be honest, I didn't spend much time trying...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-21-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
It was hard to read exactly as my meter was...

It was hard to read exactly as my meter was fluctuating quickly, low being 2.5 and high being 4.5 approximately. I believe the overheated resistors may be part of the filtering circuit. I am sure I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-21-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
Thanks for the reply. I have tested the power and...

Thanks for the reply. I have tested the power and gotten an ac ripple on the converter power. With any draw on the inverter such as a light turned on it is enough to stop the relay from clicking. I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
As an update, I switched the plugs around at the...

As an update, I switched the plugs around at the rear of the panel so the fridge would be on the filtered end of the block and I still have the ripple, chatter. I guess I will be shopping for an...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-20-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By sandwip
Norcold fridge clicking on shorepower

I have a Norcold N611 fridge that has a solenoid chatter which appears to be from unfiltered terminal on a Parallax 6300 power center/converter/charger. My question is has anyone been successful in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-09-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By sandwip
Definitely weigh it and set pressure as indicated...

Definitely weigh it and set pressure as indicated in a tire chart. If you can't find a chart for your manufacturer then one will do from Toyo etc for your size and range. I have a 30' class C and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By sandwip
Could the suitcase have touched the test button??...

Could the suitcase have touched the test button?? Charging batteries give off gasses that will trigger a CO detector in very small amounts as well.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By sandwip
I will second the urethane sealant I used for the...

I will second the urethane sealant I used for the windows.



Tough stuff
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-16-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By sandwip
The valve that pushes into that grommet is known...

The valve that pushes into that grommet is known to fail and leak out the top where air is meant to enter. Be sure that is not the cause, as on mine at least, I had to remove the toilet to change it....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-12-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By sandwip
I redid all the windows on a previous Class A. I...

I redid all the windows on a previous Class A. I did one a day and worked my way around the coach. I removed the window, disassembled, cleaned and resealed using window type urethane sealant. No gas...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By sandwip
The transmission position switch is on the left...

The transmission position switch is on the left side of the trans where the shifter attaches. The other relay for the starter is on the passenger side radiator cradle, probably best accessed from the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By sandwip
I would check that someone hasn't moved both...

I would check that someone hasn't moved both cables to the same side of the relay as a "temporary" repair and left it at that. Either that or the solenoid is frozen in the connected position.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,105
Posted By sandwip
Another set of Toyo's here. Only 1200 miles so...

Another set of Toyo's here. Only 1200 miles so far so can't really speak long term. I am very happy with them as far as ride, handling and noise, no bad weather yet.
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