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RE: replacing bathroom fan

Sounds like you have bypassed the wall switch . You need to have it in line as the source of power to your fan.
robatthelake 04/20/21 04:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toon-Brite clear coat

I have used Both Red Max Pro and ZEP wet look on my Rig. Neither have yellowed . I also used the same products on a boat .they worked wonderfully on the Hull sides but peeled off on the BowDeck.I attributed that to the extremely bright Sunshine we were getting In the weeks following the application. Years ago I used Poly Glow on another rig which worked about the same.
robatthelake 04/15/21 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

That particular facility is as ugly as they come. It personifies what was considered desirable by most American style RV parks 20 Years ago. sterile concrete and full hookups that worked. It was also way over priced compared to what was and is available elsewhere in the area! I’m glad that the management has realized the problem and is now catering to the growing RV / Camping industry that is flourishing in Mexico!
robatthelake 04/10/21 08:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Black oil in propane line?

It’s common to find a little oil in the propane lines . If it’s possible to turn the T on its side that would be the preferred way in my opinion. As long as you don’t cause a leak on the existing joints or a twist in the copper appliance feed line further along. Test any changes by spraying soapy water on all the joints!
robatthelake 03/26/21 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Battery that can be part of the structure of a vehicle

I’m happy in the knowledge that I likely won’t still be buying or driving when all this comes to pass. Unless of course the human race discovers how to recycle my earthly body!
robatthelake 03/26/21 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: These are a few mods I have done

Good job! It always amazes me whenever I discover how sloppy the wiring is done in most rigs!
robatthelake 03/26/21 10:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What the heck? I thought motorhomes lost value fast!!

It really reflects that it’s the currency value that is dropping like a rock! Everything costs more to buy wages are higher than ever! You only need to look at a few old ads from just after World War 2 and compare the prices to understand what’s going on! It’s called runaway inflation !
robatthelake 03/09/21 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: printer on the road

We have a Brother MFC J435 Wifi Printer which has served us well over the past 7 or 8 Years. When travelling it is kept in a Rubbermaid Tote along with a supply of Paper plus extra Toner Cartridges ! Other than the plastic parts getting a bit brittle it has held together quite well. I am thinking of putting it into the space above the Dash where that old CR TV once was!. Another project !
robatthelake 03/08/21 11:14am Technology Corner
RE: RV Rebuild Website - Online soon - Input?

I’m a fan,
robatthelake 03/07/21 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: No gas flow to oven

Have you checked under the cook top for a shut off valve to the oven?
robatthelake 03/07/21 08:13pm Tech Issues
Best Forum by far!

I’m finding this DIY Forum is the best source of good and interesting information, We have 1998 Rig so it lacks many of the Up to date features . Regardless this Motorhome will be the last one and as such I’m always on the lookout for DIY improvements! We have updated pretty much everything in our rig and may have the biggest Television ever installed in a 1998 Dutch Star DP it’s a 49 inch and resides in a cabinet about the size of an upright piano! It rises up for viewing!
robatthelake 03/07/21 07:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Star Link

At this point this isn’t a consideration for an active RVer! With restrictions on the ground unit being in in a stationary permanent location.
robatthelake 03/06/21 05:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Running a generator to exercise it when there's shore power?

So my opinion for what it’s worth is to do whatever you personally feel is best for your particular wants and needs! In my case I have a 1998 Rig with the originally installed generator which starts and runs perfectly whenever it’s been called upon , I do not have any particular schedule but do excercise it a few times each year! It’s an Onan product quiet diesel 7.5 Kw unit. My next door neighbour installed a very expensive 20 Kw Generac unit in his house which runs on propane and is programmed to start up every Tuesday at 10 am and runs for 20 minutes! It is located inside a specially constructed shed but still is noisy ! So after only 7 years his Genset stopped working and was determined to be unrepairable! He replaced it with another Generac unit! In that 7 years we experienced 3 power failures in our neighbourhood and only one was for more than a few hours! Now maybe my comments don’t belong here and I know very little about generators but it seems to me running one every week is a tad excessive and must have contributed to the early failure !
robatthelake 02/27/21 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing

Although I am one of those who believes that a secondary or auxiliary braking system is important and effective ,I still have a problem finding any legitimate statutes that specifically address the legal requirements for doing so! There are all kinds of statements published by the various companies selling auxiliary braking units indicating regulations in this jurisdiction or the other but no government issued requirements can be found probably because Towing equipment is not specifically covered under legislation. If someone can provide such documentation provided by the department of transport I would be interested in reading it! As stated I use a proportionate braking device which works very well with the air braking system in my Diesel Pusher and my Honda CRV !
robatthelake 02/27/21 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SMI Air Force One install

The auxiliary system airline should be connected to one of the unused outlet points on the rear air brake manifold!
robatthelake 02/27/21 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP Engine Heat

There isn’t much space between the bed and the hatch in our older Newmar! It might serve as an ironing board but that’s about it!
robatthelake 02/27/21 08:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Fryer Polenta Fries

Air fryers and Instant Pot Duo or Ninja Foodi ? Which is the best all round favorite and why?
robatthelake 02/15/21 09:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Replacement RV Slide Out Topper

Have you looked on Amazon? I recently purchased one for our rig! It is 200 inches by 47” I paid $122.00 Canadian delivered!
robatthelake 02/13/21 03:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement RV Slide Out Topper

Have you looked on Amazon? I recently purchased one for our rig! It is 200 inches by 47” I paid $122.00 Canadian delivered!
robatthelake 02/12/21 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking system required?

For many years I towed a smaller suv behind our motorhome. It had a decent Tow bar ,as well as safety cable attached securely to the frames of both vehicles. I did not have an auxiliary braking system and frankly never experienced any issues in nearly 15 years and many miles of travel! About 5 years ago I moved up slightly from a 1990 Tracker 2 Door to a 2007 Honda CRV. Although I did not notice any difference in the ability of the Motorhome to pull the car or even during normal breaking I was satisfied with my setup ! Then a friend offered me a smoking good deal on a used braking system that he had no further use of! I decided that maybe it was time to give it a try so went the few extra steps of installing it ! It uses air pressure supplied by the Diesel Pusher and attaches easily whenever we need to tow the car. Long story short starting and stopping seemed exactly the same while driving with this braking system as without until one day I forgot to attach the Airline or didn’t check it properly before heading out!. While descending a steep grade a Large Dump Truck shot past us and cut me off trying to exit the highway ,this during very heavy traffic and while everyone on the road including ourselves was at the Maximum speed limit! It was necessary for me to stand on the brakes to avoid rear ending the Truck ! We barely missed hitting the guy as his Dump box loomed ominously closer as we squeezed past. I pulled over at the next opportunity to calm my nerves and took a walk about to look things over for possible damage. At that point I discovered the disconnected air line! Since that day I have realized just how important a functioning auxiliary braking system is !
robatthelake 02/11/21 01:06pm Dinghy Towing
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