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RE: Replace curved side windows with straight windows.

Yes, they are OE CRL windows. CRL no longer makes this particular window and people who have contacted CRL claim they were unresponsive to them. I can remove these windows, clean them up, renew adhesives/seals, replace the one missing glass and reinstall them. Likely in a day or so. Then I would still have windows with little ventilation! In my opinion the frameless awning window is a piss poor idea! Although they do look nice. So still looking into a nice old fashioned sliding RV window options. Possibly a bezel, shims something.
jjrbus 06/06/22 02:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace curved side windows with straight windows.

This was a cab and chassis which a fiberglass body was added to. The sidewall has a slight curve to it and the window frame has the same curve. I am not sure it can be done but usually in RV's if you think of something it has been done before! The frameless windows are very pleasing to the eye, but useless for ventilation, also held together with adhesive which eventually fails! I have eternabond on mine so I do not lose the glass until I resolve this.
jjrbus 06/06/22 06:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Replace curved side windows with straight windows.

Have a 2002 Roadtrek fiberglass body with frame less curved side windows. Windows need a bit of attention, one top pane replaced with plexiglass, couple of parts missing and they do not open much for ventilation. Also no longer available from manufacturer. Seems the top piece that was replaced with plexi is flat and could have glass cut to fit. So I am curious if anyone has replaced the curved frameless with regular flat, sliding,uncurved standard RV windows? I have poked around the net and find only one reference where the windows were ordered from European manufacture. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, opinions and wisecracks greatly appreciated.
jjrbus 06/05/22 07:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: stuck dump valve

A long time ago in a land far away the wizened ancient ones entrusted me with their knowledge of keeping valves operating. Google something like Zerk fitting in rv holding tank valve, bit of grease every now and then and no issues. Or search this forum.
jjrbus 05/03/22 04:38am Tech Issues
RE: Hard Start Capacitor

It is a fair amount of work to remove and reinstall the fedders. If it is the OE unit it is almost 3 decades old. Might want to keep that in mind. If you want a hard start I have used the Supco SPP4E on LG8000 btu window unit with the OK of the AC forum guys. I am sure it would be fine with the Fedders. The Micro Air may be a better choice depending on what you are trying to accomplish. From my reading I suspect that RT installed a hard start on their AC units, not sure on that but a few people have reported having one. Might want to post why you want to add starting assistance to get better input. Is it to use a portable generator?
jjrbus 04/09/22 06:54am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Adding generator box to RV

The first step is taken, I have ordered the steel I need to start.
jjrbus 04/04/22 02:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator box

It's a niche market. You won't find many choices. What you want is custom work and it will be pricey. Not only are they grossly over priced, some are horrible designs! My RV is my hobby I will design and build my own, it will be a sound deadening box and should cost between $300 to $400 in material.
jjrbus 03/28/22 11:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator box

jjrbus, I used the cage because I wished to run the generator while trundling down the road. It is painted bright yellow to make it visible to other drivers. I run mine while driving!
jjrbus 03/28/22 11:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding generator box to RV

I would like to assemble all the idiots who locate things on RVs. I have a stabilizer jack in back of my door step. Can't get to it with step up or down. Have a stinky slinky storage tube so far under the trailer I have to get down on knees to use. Your generator weights less than 50 pounds so weight is not so much a factor but the constant Up and down from the road will tend to weaken your mount. Just build it much stronger than you think is necessary. They built these Roadtreks for decades, they are suppose to be the creme of the crop and some of what I see is of a shockingly poor design. You should see where they had the house battery.
jjrbus 03/28/22 08:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Adding generator box to RV

2002 Roadtrek 200 on Chevy 3500 chassis. The Roadtrek setup has the LP tank fill behind the license plate which is directly above the hitch receiver. Brilliant design! I do not want to add any type of hitch carrier and want genset permanently mounted. Honda 2000 or 2200. If I use a 3X3 or 3X2 angle iron clamped between the existing hitch and frame extending out about a foot beyond the rear of the camper, I can raise the generator box about 2 1/2' above the back bumper with 2X2 square tubing. Which would give access to the LP fill and make it easier to back into some spots. I have done the Honda in a box 5 times now and have no issues with that. See any flaws with this idea? Any and all input, thoughts, ideas or wise cracks greatly appreciated. https://i.imgur.com/0I65veXl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vzQwfh5l.jpg
jjrbus 03/28/22 06:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator box

I am disappointed, thought I might get a bit of input. Best I can come up with is paint the box the same color as the RV so it does not look so industrial.
jjrbus 03/26/22 06:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Generator box

I am ready to put a box on my new to me 2002 Roadtrek for a Honda 2000 generator. I have used the Honda on RV's for years and am happy with them. I also have installed a LG 9500 inverter AC which runs very well with the Honda 2000. I have also built several box's for Hondas on my RV's over the years including 2 that were sound box's. The box's look like box's on the rear. Has anyone seen anything creative, artsy or neat looking, other than a diamond plate box on the rear?? I have looked all over the net and see nothing. https://i.imgur.com/fE8Lipol.jpg
jjrbus 03/20/22 07:05am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Jackery 500 versus my RV battery

I find myself confused, "solar generator" They are not solar, they generate nothing. If I put a solar panel and a couple outlets on my mower is it a solar generator?
jjrbus 03/20/22 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning A/C coils: DIY or hire a pro? (See March 8 update)

It started out simple enough, I did not know anything about AC. Paid to have some stuff done, Tech shows up for 30 minutes, installs a $30 part and charges me $250, that was back when $250 was a lot of money!! So I learned some of the simple basic things. I have also seen perfectly good roof airs replaced because the evaporator was plugged with gunk! Then I learned more and more,now I do my own installs! Yup even in my house. Have a new LG AC delivered yesterday going in my Roadtrek this week! Go to You tube and search coil cleaning, read the comments as some of the videos are done be people that don't have a clue.
jjrbus 03/03/22 05:19am Tech Issues
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

Thanks, greatly appreciated.
jjrbus 02/27/22 10:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

Your right it should not be all that difficult, but I confuse easy now and my buddy is not around to give it the once over. I was not sure about isolating the converter, but isolating it did not seem right for same reason?? I did use AWG 6 for what I added, only about 4 feet of wire so not a big expense and I have the 50 amp manual breakers. I put the converter negative directly to the van frame, seems that out in the weather it should be coated with something, not sure what to use? The smaller ground lug was a hint, I could find no reference to the wire so used #10, directly to the frame. Again seems I should coat that connection also but not sure what to use if anything?? Plugged it in, no smoke, the local power plant did not blow up so maybe ok LOL
jjrbus 02/25/22 03:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

Hmmm, go to do the PD case to chassis ground and the lug for the wire is rather small, no mention of a ground wire size?? What am I missing??
jjrbus 02/25/22 08:13am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

I would not remove the disconnect to add manual circuit breakers. I will add a manual circuit breaker in lieu of an automatic breaker. There are circuit breakers at the isolator upfront, there are breakers at the disconnect switch and no breaker at the house battery. House battery was relocated and they likely saw no reason for a breaker on that end of the wire. This is a new to me Raodtrek and trying to wrap my head around the reason for the disconnect. It appears the disconnect is to keep the house battery from discharging when not in use? Monitor shunt? Wonder if I have one??
jjrbus 02/23/22 07:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

Darn, now I am back to flux capacitor in or out?????
jjrbus 02/23/22 03:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter/charger with PD9245C

Posting pictures on this page is a pain, even when knowing how to do it. I have installed these before and it should not be an issue but when I got to the disconnect it might as well have been a Flux capacitor and see no reason for it. I will connect to #1 and if it ever becomes an issue will change it to the other side. Actually if it ever becomes an issue I will remove the disconnect as I use manual breakers so disconnecting a battery is not an issue for me. #10 is too light as the tables call for #6! As long as I have everyones attention where did you connect the neg output of the converter charger. Also I seem to recall that the the chassis ground of the converter is best connected to the actual vehicle chassis?
jjrbus 02/23/22 03:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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