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Bordercollie

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Posted: 07/03/19 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am slowly getting our 2004 Tioga 26Q back to road-ready condition after a 7-year hiatus. I had the Onan RV generator and fuel system repaired and serviced and two new 6 volt deep cycle house batteries installed by Smith Powerhouse, Inc. Had the engine, transmission, cooling, and brake systems repaired and serviced including serpentine belt, plus 6 new Toyo tires installed by Ray-A-Motive in Bellflower, CA. I obtained a First Alert RV carbon monoxide alarm, Model CO250RVA, from Boat Store USA to replace the old Costar hard-wired 12 volt unit that is no longer available. This one runs on a 9 volt battery. The hard-wired propane gas alarm was replaced by Southcoast Mobile RV Service, who also installed bathroom roof vent/fan and roof refrigerator vent and resealed roof items . The whole package cost me a little over (CORRECTION) $8000.

Now I'm getting down to sanitizing the fresh water system, servicing the water heater, inventorying "stuff" and overall cleaning of the interior and exterior, including the awning.

I'm finding a lot of very helpful "How To" information on You Tube including some things I forgot or was not doing properly. You Tube is a great source of DIY information for RV'ers and almost any other vehicle maintenance information, and entertainment, you may require.
Getting excited about getting back "on the road again". can almost smell bacon on the grill in the mornin' and chicken on the grill in the evening.

* This post was edited 07/05/19 01:14pm by Bordercollie *

ron.dittmer

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Good for you Bordercollie. I did not realize you were anchored for so long a period. It is great to read that you have gone through your rig well. Welcome back to the joys of RVing. I agree with you, there are a lot of great videos out there on how to awaken and prepare a motor home for use.


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DutchmenSport

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Posted: 07/04/19 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Half the stuff on You Tube is questionable at best. I guess you need to find that out."

I have used YouTube for countless RV related issues and agree with the statement above. You really have to weed through the videos to finally "hit" the one that actually address the situation. But, if persistent, it can (usually) be found. The question is, how much digging does one have to go through to find the one video that actually hits-the-nail-right-on-the-head?

Case in point: My Montana 5er (purchased September 2018) has the Lippert 6 point leveling system. I've returned the camper back to my purchasing dealer to get it reset when an error occurs. I read Lippert's information on-line, tried every option they had and nothing worked to clear the error codes. I then turned to YouTube and spent countless hours watching and then attempting to fix my issue.

Then just about a week ago I stumbled onto that ONE video that actually addressed the error codes I was having and actually walked and demonstrated how to clear it. DUH! It was so simple (if you know the right sequence of buttons to push). But, it took 9 months to finally find it.

Yea, there's lots of information on YouTube that is...(well, to be nice) .... "really not THAT helpful", instead, detrimental to the cause. But for the actual ONE that has the solution ... well ... it's worth it if it save a repair bill.

PS: Personally, I really enjoy watching the videos from "Big Truck, Big RV" where the narrator does walk through on new campers. It's fun looking at new and different models without having to drive to a dealership or go to an RV show.

* This post was edited 07/04/19 01:54pm by DutchmenSport *

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Posted: 07/04/19 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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