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RE: Replacing toilet in 2005 E450 Fleetwood 26Q

Some rvs have H/C plumbing lines that run on top of the rv floor behind the toilet . If that's the case,they are housed inside a covering that could interfere with the water valve behind the rear of the toilet. Make sure you have the clearance. In a previous RV we had we had to drill a hole and re-route the water lines for clearance. That is why I asked for anyone who has replaced their toilet in our current model. Saves time and energy doing the research LOL
rondeb 07/02/20 02:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing toilet in 2005 E450 Fleetwood 26Q

A tall model will not fit as the toilet sits up on a step. We have replaced all our stick built toilets with talls and love them
rondeb 06/28/20 02:43pm Class C Motorhomes
Replacing toilet in 2005 E450 Fleetwood 26Q

Has anyone replaced the toilet in a 2005 E450 Fleetwood 26Q and if so which model did you buy. We have replaced toilets before and I thought I would ask here before I start researching what will fit. The toilet that is in there is so tiny, we would like to have more of a stick built home feel. Thanks for any responses.
rondeb 06/28/20 01:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: V 10 mpg

We have kept a log for 15 years. We have had Class C's (2 25 foot) and Class A's (30 and 33 feet) Doesn't seem to get any difference in mileage between the rigs. We avg 7.5 to 8.5 Towing a light weight car.
rondeb 12/01/19 12:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

I want to thank everyone for their input. We are now in a few days going to be Dish Network people. I bought the "WINEGUARD PATHWAY X2 AUTOMATIC SATELLITE DISH WITH WINEGUARD TR-1518 TRIPOD MT" (actually found a used one from an elderly couple that had used it for a year and have quit RVing for $275. It is like brand new) Then I found a new VIP211K on Ebay for the RV. Dish will install everything we need in the house and they said they will let up the RV one for us as all the cables everything are run. Your advice as usual helped save many hours of research. Good by to Directv. They have become a joke.
rondeb 11/12/19 01:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Move to Motorhome

We have owned a 25 foot Class C, a 30 foot Class A and a 33 Foot Class A and now we are back to a 26 foot Class C. I can tell you, the gas mileage is virtually no different in any of them. We get 7.5 to 9.5 and it all depends on wind, hills and speed. Everyone thinks that a small Class C gets better, but we have found they are all the same. All of our units have had the Ford V10. We went back to a small class C for the ease of maneuvering. Driving small or large on the highway makes no difference. Make sure you go with a bed down, even if it is a corner unit, you will not regret it.
rondeb 10/20/19 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Foam for Dinette Cushions

Purchased new foam for the bottom cushions from Foam Factory. Unbelievable what a difference. Thanks for the info.
rondeb 10/18/19 03:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Removing small chair by door in class C.

I wouldn't get too excited about cutting holes in the carpet to get to the bolts, you're going to have to cut a big hole to get the pedestal base out anyway. Got it out by cutting the carpet in an x pattern from the pedestal to the bolts. You have to get under the RV as the bolts spin until you hold the nuts tight under the RV. 2 of the bolts came up the top and 2 of the bolts come out under the RV, but are so tight up against propane tank that you can't drop them out under the RV so we just cut the bolt shanks that were sticking up into the RV. Pedestal came right out. Ordered carpet tape to repair the carpet as the carpet was cut in an x pattern to allow the carpet to slide over the pedestal so the carpet will just go back down with no filling in carpet. It is definitely a 2 man job One to hold the nuts on the underside and one to unscrew the bolts inside the RV. Now just waiting for the new RecPro recliner to get here.
rondeb 10/07/19 01:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Removing small chair by door in class C.

It would be most helpful if you could provide some more background information, such as picture of this little chair, the make and model of class C, that sort of thing. It's possible that there may be screws or bolts under the carpeting. It may also have nuts or bolts you could get to from underneath (or from a storage compartment), or several other ways of being mounted. Sometimes there are other things integral to the RV underneath the furniture; the couch in my class C, for example, is basically built on the case of an outside storage compartment, so removing it would not leave a flat floor where it was. We have a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree 26q. The chair I am talking about is the same little chair that seems to be in all Class C's. It is on a pedestal and the pedestal is flush with the floor. We took the chair part off the pedestal and we can feel bolts under the carpet. Looking to find a way to remove this without cutting the carpet. Someone answered that their bolts went all the way through and you have to have someone on the underneath hold the nut while the nut is removed from above. Others have said the bolts do not go through. Just curious to know if anyone has taken the chair out. I have already ordered a small RecPro recliner so it has to come out.
rondeb 10/06/19 10:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Removing small chair by door in class C.

Has anyone taken that chair out. We removed the top part, but it appears the bolts are under the carpet. What did you do and how did you do it to take the chair out. Thanks guys
rondeb 10/06/19 07:38pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

I use a Winegard CarryOut portable automatic satellite antenna with a Vip211k (which I believe is one of the better more versatile receivers available). The CarryOut line of automatic antennas can tune both the eastern and western arcs as well as the DirectTV SD satellite (I hear Direct is moving away from broadcasting SD soon). The 211k has a built-in OTA tuner for local channels and can be upgraded to a DVR by adding an external hard drive via USB cable (and pay a $40 one time fee). I bought a Wally receiver only to find out the only out puts it has are component and HDMI. I have two TVs at my house and two on the RV so to use the Wally, I'd need to purchase an HDMI splitter and HDMI cables run to both TVs. Right now, I can't use the Wally. The Wally also lacks an internal OTA tuner but for 2/3s the cost of the receiver, you can buy an external one to add that missing feature back to it. If you go with a portable dish, you'll have better luck finding a signal in parks with a lot of tree that can block permanently mounted antennas. Forgive my lack of knowledge but what is an OTA tuner. Also, we tried the dish on a tripod and gave up as we just couldn't get a signal. We only have one tv in the rv so which receiver would you recommend We have never recorded anything on our Direct tv receiver but not saying we wouldn't ever. The main thing we watch on the tv are the baseball games and we purchase the baseball package now and I have confirmed that Dish provides that as well.
rondeb 09/29/19 10:39pm Technology Corner
Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

OK guys, We are fed up with Direct tv and are going to switch our home and RV to Dish. We had the roof winegard for Direct TV but just sold the big Class A and bought a small Class C. We are short ( 1 to 2 months) trip takers maybe a couple times a year. We plan to buy a portable satellite Dome based on the answers here (as I always get great info) No one will be in our house when we leave so do not need service in the stick built during that time. Our RV has a satellite cable set up that will go to the box and then from the box to the TV we had installed when we had the new tv set up. Here goes- What has everyone found to be the best portable satellite for Dish. When calling Dish network, what do we ask for. We will want 2 receivers in our house and one receiver in the motorhome but hopefully not a separate account or is it better and cheaper to just take the second receiver from the house. Local channels while traveling is not important. Do I tell them one of the receivers will be in the RV and will the receiver in the RV need to be set up by Dish or can we do it. With our direct tv system. The receiver in the RV was just an additional $7 a month and was just connected to our home account. Since we are starting from scratch with Dish Network I figure someone here has a new system you have installed and can guide me which way to go that works and keeps the cost down.
rondeb 09/29/19 06:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Where is the lever to bypass fresh water tank?

Thanks so much. I actually just looked and saw the one water fill. I quit looking when there wasn't a lever. Didn't realize that there was 2 different locations. I should have looked further. When we purchased it, it was winterized and we took it out to our RV guy and had him unwinterize and check all the systems and he put water in the tank so I hadn't thought about it further until yesterday as we are getting ready to take it out for a few days. I will give it another look and if there are any questions, I will sure come back to answer. Thanks again. As always someone always has the answer.
rondeb 09/05/19 08:46am Class C Motorhomes
Where is the lever to bypass fresh water tank?

OK We purchased 2005 E450 Fleetwood 26Q All of our RV's have had a lever to turn to either fill the fresh water tank or to bypass it when you are connected to city water. The water connection is just by itself. Could someone please tell me how I either fill the fresh water or bypass it so it doesn't fill up. We don't keep much water in the fresh tank traveling. Thanks so much.
rondeb 09/05/19 01:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV satellite finder app for my phone

Thanks everyone. Will check them all out
rondeb 09/03/19 12:30am Technology Corner
Direct TV satellite finder app for my phone

What program is best for us to download to find the Direct TV satellites. We just downsized into a small class c from a Class A that had the Winegard on the roof. We just purchased the Slimline Mobile Satellite on a tripod and need to know what is the best program to use Thanks
rondeb 09/02/19 12:35pm Technology Corner
RE: New Armrests to good home

We recently purchased a new Newmar with the Flexsteel captain and passenger chairs. The armrests were none adjustable so we changed them out with adjustable. Now we have 4 armrests, whitecap color, code 90783 that I'd be glad to give to a good home for the cost of shipping. We live in So.Cal. so let me know if there is any interest. Des [email protected] Did you replace the armrests yourself. We just bought a Class C that has flexsteel captains chairs that the arm rests are not adjustable and sit way too high. I have been reading that you can buy the adjustable ones but are they something that is a DIY project
rondeb 07/31/19 10:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you feel about your corner bed?

we just got a 26 foot and it has a queen walkaround that sits cross wise not front to back it is perfect
rondeb 07/22/19 12:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2010 and 2011 Winnebago Vista 30W Owners

Hello everyone. Anyone still RVing LOL. We went 3 years and didn't take our sightseer out due to so many health issues. Man it is tough getting old. Late last summer, my husband said he would not feel comfortable driving the 33c and towing a car so we sold it rather than let it sit any longer. We immediately started looking for a small Class C (our first rv was a 25 foot Class C that we loved and put 21,000 miles the first year we had it.) Since we will just be makking short trips and maybe a few month long visits to friends and families, we wanted an older, low mileage and great shape that we wouldn't invest a fortune in. Unbelievable how many uncared for there out there. LOL Finally about 6 weeks ago found one about 3 hours from us. Drove over and it was exactly what we wanted. The seller had installed hydraulic auto levelers which was a huge selling point for us. The seller moved to Florida about 6 months before and came out to sell it. He had 4 days to sell it before he had to leave to go home so he took our offer and we went to his bank, wired the money to him and drove it home. The only thing it needed done was to have it totally stripped and reseal all the seams etc. and we wanted to relocate the TV to a more comfortable position. It is now at our RV guy being done. We will head out end August for a month maiden trip to visit my sister in Omaha and maybe go to Branson Mo. I won't be released from the Doctor until end of July as I had rota tor cuff surgery in December and then had to have it done again in May as the tear didn't heal. It is now on the mend (a tough recovery though) Won't be released to even start lifting anything more than a coffee cup until end of July. Well our last 3 years in a nut shell, so what is everyone else up to.
rondeb 07/14/19 12:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing accelerator pedal on 2005 E450 Fleetwood

Raise the seat! I’m 6’4” and these seats are too low. They make your knees face out and your foot isn’t square to the accelerator. I always add spacers to raise my seat two inches or more. That is exactly what my husband is experiencing. May be that his legs are being pushed out like you said so his foot is not straight on the pedal. He is also 6'4 and his foot just does not line up with the accelerator pedal so he feels like only his little toe is on it. The new seats and a wider pedal (The RV place we took it do will be doing both) should solve the problem. If it still doesn't work, will look into raising the seat or using a cushion to get him a little higher. He now feels like he is sitting in a hole
rondeb 07/13/19 11:49pm Class C Motorhomes
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