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RE: Direct TV turn off date

Tinstar 05/29/19 08:04am Technology Corner
RE: Under Bed Struts

How do you determine what they are if there are no markings on the struts? I need to replace the ones on my Monaco engine bay cover, no markings. My 2002 Monaco Windsor uses these on the engine hatch. See them here Just fyi, they are 150 lbs lift capacity and extended Length from Center Mount to Center Mount is 26.34 in.
Tinstar 04/20/19 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3M film

A tip that most folks don't know. If you don't want to remove it but remove the mold so it won't show. Spray pure bleach on it let it sit overnight, spray it again the next day, and the next, and the next until it's gone. After the mold has disappeared, wax, wax, wax. I know that sounds unconventional but it works. I know the 3M is probably cracked but it's the mold that makes it look so bad.
Tinstar 02/02/19 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NEW RV'R My rig batteries keep dying.

You need to be plugged in. At least get you an extension cord and hook it up to a 15 amp outlet, 20 amp is better if available. That will probably keep your batteries charged if you're just using typical electronics. You probably won't be able to use all 12 volt appliances on 15 amps. If you have an inverter, it may be hooked to get 110 power from the 12 volt batteries. Running a water heater, microwave, refer, etc probably will suck the batteries dry in short order.
Tinstar 11/26/18 11:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Any companies take base plates in trade?

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Tinstar 10/28/18 11:47pm Class A Motorhomes
Any companies take base plates in trade?

Anyone know if any companies will buy used base plates or take them in trade. I've got three now that I've taken off different toads. Two Blue Ox and One RoadMaster. Of course, I'm going to have to buy another. It would be nice to trade them in on the new one. I know they are not worth much to a retailer but they aren't worth much to me either right now. I was just thinking they might sell remanufactured ones.
Tinstar 10/28/18 11:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Replacement porch light lens clear or Amber?

Many bugs cannot see yellow colors so it reduces swarms of insects.
Tinstar 10/11/18 11:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine starting issues

Had a similar problem. When I would get a no-start when turning the key, I found the small wire that goes to the starter solenoid was not getting any voltage. When it does get voltage, it would always start. The solenoid voltage was not passing through since the small wire was supposed to provide the voltage to close the contacts in the solenoid. I never figured out why I was not getting voltage through that wire at times. I just lived with it.
Tinstar 10/09/18 11:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fellow desert dwellers AC question

I was in Pahrump, Nv in late March early April, the temp reached 117 degree's and I can guarantee that if it was 97 inside the MH I would have given up RV'ing right than and there. I've been called a liar many times so have at it, but my temp in the MH was in the mid 60'ies!!! My wife and I were wearing sweatshirts. I don't have any doubts. I use the foil bubble insulation on all windows (especially on the windshield), have blackout curtains, have awnings on all windows, keep the coils on the A/C clean, keep a fan circulating the air, etc, etc, etc. I live in Texas and extreme heat is the norm but we most always stay cool in the m/h. Yeah, it's dark inside but when choosing between 70 degrees dark and 90 degrees and a nice view, I decided I could walk outside and get the view.
Tinstar 09/03/18 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fellow desert dwellers AC question

Your a/c's seem to be working fine. Your a/c's only cool down about 20 degrees from the outside air temperature. Your RV has zip for insulation (it's only Styrofoam in the walls); you have about as much insulation as a Coleman cooler. I'll bet you don't have dual-pane windows, either. I've got 3 a/c's and the mid to low 80's is about all I get when it's triple digits outside. That's not quite right. The A/C output should be about 20 degrees cooler than at the return air. The recirculating air has nothing to do with the outside air. If the air going into the return is 80 degrees, you should have, at least, 60-degree air coming out the A/C vents.
Tinstar 09/02/18 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions on New window shades

I bought the insulating accordion shades at the big box store. I guess they call them cellular shades. They were like THESE You can get them that allows light in or no light in. I chose the latter. They will cut to size. I really like the looks of them. HERE'S a picture of them: Sorry I couldn't get the pic to post.
Tinstar 08/26/18 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
TPMS sale

I just ordered my TPMS for my Monaco. Just so ya'll know, Truck Systems Technology has a Labor Day sale going on right now. The TST 507RV6FT with the new color monitor is $364.65 (15% off) and the TST 507RV6FT with the monochrome monitor is $291.75 (25% off). There was no tax since I was ordering from out-of-state AND free shipping. I bought the one with the monochrome monitor since I could not justify the extra $75 to see the pressures in blue color as opposed to the black. One thing may be of interest to some folks: I called a couple of retailers and they all said the flow-through sensors took quite a bit more time to get air into the tire. I called TST and talked to Jim to get more information about that. He said that was very true with their older design sensor. They completely remade the flow-through sensor three (3) months ago. The old sensor allowed only 75% of the air through whereas the new design allows 98% through. The new sensor is also a little bit smaller than the old. After all the research I did on buying the best system for my money it all just sounded good to me. Anyone considering buying a TST system, this might be a good time to call.
Tinstar 08/17/18 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: does anyone know what this is

I use mine to pull down the window awnings.
Tinstar 08/16/18 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you watch tv

Dish Network with a Winegard Trav'ler. It's $5.00 per month when added to my home service. It also has the DVR option if you want it.
Tinstar 08/12/18 12:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about TPMS

If you have the correct dual rear wheel spacing/off-set you really should have room to go between the tires. Exception would be at the 6:00 position where the tire bulge will narrow the gap. At 3:00 or 9:00 (which ever give you easier access in terms of coach body) you should be good to go. But, if you do get DW to do it, please post the cost, as we want to make sure future DW's do not overcharge for this. I don't think I'll have to worry about DW doing it. I do have factory wheels and tires so there is probably enough room.
Tinstar 08/05/18 02:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about TPMS

I'll have to check and see if I can get my hand in between them. I like that idea of the DW. She may not but she might do it if I buy her something nice.:@
Tinstar 08/04/18 11:00pm Class A Motorhomes
Question about TPMS

Regarding TPMS; On the rear, what do ya'll do about the inside dually. Mine has pretty short stems and I can't get my hand in the holes on the outside rim. I know I can remove the outside and have longer stems put on, but is there an alternative. Are folks successfully using extenders? That makes for a lot of connections: stem, extender then TPMS.
Tinstar 08/03/18 11:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: norcold 1200 refrigerator

Check out JC Refrigeration. I'm going to do this when the time comes. You replace your gas/electric ammonia system to a compressor unit. You still use the same box you have. It's less expensive than buying a new gas/electric cooling unit. Cost $895.00 AC compressor or $1095.DC Compressor with $300 factory install. Looks like a simple install and I would do it myself. Here's their website. Three options to upgrade your 4-door 1200-series Norcold Option #1: New Cooling Unit Converts your existing fridge to a residential fridge (which eliminates your LP gas). This cooling unit is built with a compressor system and not only do you get to keep your same fridge and controls you are used to, but there is no need to remove the windshield or window to get the old fridge out and the new in – nor the hassle of cutting or redoing the cabinets to make a new fridge fit. Also there is no need to have the coach perfectly level for the fridge. It pulls less than 1 Amp and will run off a 1000W inverter (does not require pure sine wave). This unit is coated with a corrosion/rust preventive paint, and is very user-friendly to work on in the field should it ever need repair in the future. It is designed to withstand hot/humid temps and will keep your ice-cream hard. Comes with a 3-year warranty. See our easy DIY install video or have it factory installed. Option #2: Upgraded Gas/Electric Hybrid Upgraded with a double absorber versus single, this unit will bring you double cooling capacity, meaning it will withstand hot humid conditions and your ice cream will be rock hard for the first time. The boiler is designed for faster cooling turnaround and thicker boiler tubing to eliminate the leak factor many Norcolds have. Easy to install for the DIYs (see our install video) comes with a high corrosion /rust preventive paint and its warranty is covered for 3 years with an optional extended 3-year for $125. Option #3: Upgraded Gas/Electric – Helium Charged It has the same upgrades as Option #2, but it is charged with Helium versus Hydrogen thus making it a safety feature (non-explosive). It operates the same and has the same cooling capacity. Being a more labor intensive unit to build, it cost $200 more than option #2 and comes with the same 3-year warranty.
Tinstar 08/03/18 10:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Monaco Diplomat Door Screen/Tabs

Mine broke and I did what Doug suggested. Bought them from Lowes and I'm sure Home Depot has them too. Look in the hardware section as they are over with the screws and other fasteners.
Tinstar 08/02/18 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boondocking and using a Generator while sleeping ???

What's wrong with ceiling or room fans and open windows. I know the answer to this one. Check your location and his location. Even home location you have to compare Washington vs Arizona.
Tinstar 08/01/18 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
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