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Rick i Carter

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    Yuma Arizona
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    Planning another motorhome trip

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  1. Thanks for all the input ,I might go ahead an reinstall the thermal switch I thought by having the fans run all the time would help but know I am not sure hmmmm .I will wait a couple of hours before I change it due to being in Vegas an there are 35 mph winds . Thanks Rick
  2. I am having trouble keeping the fridge cold my fridge is a Dometic New Dimension double door fridge .Does any body know if it is ok to bypass the thermal switch an have the fan run all the time ??I have done this thinking it would be good for the fridge .thanks Rick
  3. Good day does anybody have experience with Direct Tv hook up? I’m hooking up a G3 Wingard and in the main electrical compartment where the big cord is power cord I need to plug-in to electrical devices from DIRECTV or Wingard. In a compartment there is a power tech power controller model number RL Dash 1009. Previous owner has the power disconnected from the power tech not sure why. Why is there a power tech back in this compartment I know upfront where you plug your TV in there is one so you can’t watch TV while you’re driving which I have never attempted never plan on doing trust me there’s a hockey game on I will pull over and watch it. My plan in the back compartment is to do way with the power tech wire in a double 110 receptacle and then I can plug in my to DIRECTV in Wingard devices. Any advice and assistance would be appreciated thank you
  4. Good day we are planning a approximately 3 month trip an will be towing our Jeep an are thinking about taking 2 old mountain bikes .My question is for recommendations on good carriers ,I have looked on line an of course I get good an bad reviews your thoughts ,thanks Rick
  5. Thanks for all the input , I did go under an found the air tanks an found the lanyards all coiled up with zip ties an found the air dryer .I called several MH an truck shops an some even told me rarely do you change the air dryer .I then contacted Freightliner an they recommend change filter every 3years ,an advised me not to pull the lanyards due to it appears they have never been done an may stick open.Took to a shop an had them replace air dryer an look into the lanyards .They found the original air dryer an ran the 2 lanyards to the wheel wheels , where he showed me how to pull them an I could hear air.So I believe it was a good call .Know I have it home I wonder if the wheel well is a good location ? Any thoughts ? Thanks Rick
  6. Good day some questions regarding air brake service on a 2004 Tropi- Cal on a Freightliner chassis .I would like to do this service myself but have not been able to find a video that gives the step by step procedure. I am sure I can find the dryer but the manual also talks about draining 3 lanyards an the tank . Have any of you guys done your own service or do you know of a good video ? Thanks Rick
  7. Well I have a 2004 Tropical with a kingdome on it which I have never used only had rig since February ,I am told it is time to retire the Kingdome my question is which way to with a satellite buy a new dome for the roof or go with the portable style,I have heard if permanent on the roof an you get inference when parked you either move or ?? Which way would you recommend? Oh we have direct tv at home if that helps or not
  8. I was up on the roof washing it an noticed the factory tape starting to go bad an edges coming up , what brand of roof tape have you used an had good results with it ??
  9. Good day ,in my rig we have a Voyager Vr180 2004 has anybody found a replacement stereo with Sirius XM built into it an is close to the same size?
  10. Great input team thanks,I have found out my xantrex is a modified sinewave an to run the refrigerator safely it should be a pure sinewave .So on long trips I will turn on generator an then turn on fridge. I have been going to California desert for approx 34 years an have always cooled fridge down at home an then relight once to the desert an this has worked .We have recently retired an have bought a DP which had a inverter none of my other rigs had a inverter .And to clarify the fridge is not a residential style it is a Dometic runs on propane or ac power.I did just notice late last night the cooling unit on fridge was changed out in 2012 an my motorhome is a 2004.thanks Rick
  11. Thanks for the input I will get a hold of xantrex an see if my inverter/charger is a pure sinewave .Rick
  12. I have a 2004 National Tropi-Cal T396 the refrigerator works on AC power or propane brand Dometic when going down the road I do not use the propane an the fridge is not connected to the inverter I have used the generator to power the fridge .Can the fridge be wired to the inverter safely ? Or does the heater on the fridge when turned on to ac draw to much power ? I am not sure of the size of alternator , do not have solar ,do have 4 interstate deep cycle 6 volt batteries . Your thoughts .thanks Rick
  13. Great input but I believe we will try an stay out of California I hear a lot of places to stay at are closed , need to do more homework on that as things nowadays change quickly.thanks Rick
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