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Old 10-12-2017, 11:17 PM   #2241
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TVís not working

Hi all,

I have trouble shot the inoperative TVís. Outside TV needs a new HDMI cable to work on the DVD. However, I used a piece of regular coax to bypass all the internal wiring in the coach to check the TVís and ability to use the antenna. Going off the main TV feed that works with the antenna (living room TV), I directly connected both the outside TV & bedroom TV with coax - and ďnothingĒ. Neither of the TVís can decode the signal. As everyone else has said - they arenít real good! (Understatement). Now to see what Thor customer service says. Will keep you all posted.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:01 AM   #2242
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Hi all,

I have trouble shot the inoperative TVís. Outside TV needs a new HDMI cable to work on the DVD. However, I used a piece of regular coax to bypass all the internal wiring in the coach to check the TVís and ability to use the antenna. Going off the main TV feed that works with the antenna (living room TV), I directly connected both the outside TV & bedroom TV with coax - and ďnothingĒ. Neither of the TVís can decode the signal. As everyone else has said - they arenít real good! (Understatement). Now to see what Thor customer service says. Will keep you all posted.
You might check to see if the DVD player is trying to send 1080p signal to the tv. The hdmi junction box isnít smart enough to tell the dvd that the tv can only understand 1080i or 720p. I had to set the DVD player to only send the lower resolution.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:07 AM   #2243
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I was shocked that they still make TVs as crappy as the Seiki.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #2244
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Made it to Indiana!!!. Left Dallas last Friday, took 2 1/2 hours to get out of town and it wasn't rush hour! Sure won't miss Dallas traffic! Myra followed me in her car and acted as a blocker when I need to change lanes, BIG help in Dallas. I was pulling a 6x10 enclosed cargo trailer, sure wished I had gotten the track bar on before we left.

Spent Sat and Sun in Oklahoma visiting old friends I hadn't seen in twenty years, sure was nice. The town I lived in has grown a lot and very different. Had breakfast at the very old restaurant where the movie Where The Red Fern Grows was filmed, interesting place and great food! Drove by where Mr Ed the talking horse was buried, watched that show a lot when I was younger.

Drove to the Six Flags KOA in St Louis and stayed Monday night, VERY nice campground! Left about 8:30a thought traffic would be bad and it wasn't. Drove to sister-in-laws house Tues and got in about 3p, had a good dinner then went on to the KOA in Bluffton, IN. 15 miles down a narrow two lane, located on the other side of nowhere. Nice place, but very basic, lots of full timers working on the GM plant in Fort Wayne staying there because the campground is open year round, most close here the end of October.

Yesterday we moved to the Johnny Appleseed campground in Fort Wayne, nice place, no cable or sewer but good location for us to stay until we close on our new house. Lots of walnut trees here, walnuts dropping on the coach sound like you're having baseballs thrown at you!!! We'll be here about a week or so until house closing.

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Having the big camera monitor on the dash is great in heavy traffic! The insulation added to the doghouse was worth every penny, no heat and big reduction in noise level. With cruise control on the engine noise is almost nonexistent, only time you have noise is when accelerating. If you pull a trailer you need a track bar, no ifs, ands, or buts, you need one! On narrow two lane roads class A coaches and semi's don't mix well, but I already knew that, just saying! Windshield wipers worked great, was concerned after hearing about the problems others had. We hit some pretty heavy rain in Illinois and partly in Indiana. Wish they had a wiper for the rear camera, after the rain quit I had to stop and clean it so I could see!

Coach has performed Great! Averaged 8 mpg pulling a heavy trailer running around 65 mph over about 1200 miles, not to bad in my opinion. Since we've had no cable the digital Samsung tv's have been great at pulling in over the air stations.

This has been a great trip, no problems at all! Great to be back online with my friends, hope everyone is doing well!!! Anxious to get moved in to our new house but dread having to buy a new snowblower!!!
I hadn't eaten at Jincy's in a few years, will have to go back there some time.

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Old 10-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #2245
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I hadn't eaten at Jincy's in a few years, will have to go back there some time.

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Havenít heard of this place, where is it?
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:35 AM   #2246
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Havenít heard of this place, where is it?


I thought that was the place you were referring to in your post.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #2247
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I thought that was the place you were referring to in your post.
I forgot that was the name of the restaurant! We always referred to it as the Red Fern Restaurant! I have a terrible time with names, you are absolutely correct about the name!!!
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:30 PM   #2248
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Hi ALL,
I started a new thread for a meet and greet at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018. Dino and I are going with some of our family and friends. It would be great for others to join us.

Heres a link to this thread.

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f5/...html#post93521

If youre interested or have questions please post on that thread.

Hoping we get a bif group there.

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Old 10-19-2017, 02:36 AM   #2249
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Hi ALL,
I started a new thread for a meet and greet at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018. Dino and I are going with some of our family and friends. It would be great for others to join us.

Heres a link to this thread.

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f5/...html#post93521

If youre interested or have questions please post on that thread.

Hoping we get a bif group there.

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Old 10-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #2250
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A few more mods

Hello All,

Made some more mods to our Windsport 29M. Will post pics and explanation as soon as the sun comes up!!!

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Old 10-19-2017, 12:54 PM   #2251
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Another Small Project finished on mine

Finished installing MaxxAir vent covers on the Fantastic Fan, Kitchen and Bathroom vents. Also installed new gaskets/seals on the Kitchen and Bathroom vents.
Now I can leave any or all of them open and don't have to worry about raining in or breaking them by traveling with them open.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:15 PM   #2252
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New porch light & 12v/usb outlets

As promised, I installed and new porch light and some 12V/USB outlets in our 2017 Thor Windsport 29M yesterday. Links to the new mods are below:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 10-19-2017, 02:19 PM   #2253
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:51 PM   #2254
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Nice to see new mods beibg added here.

I have a couple planned but still waiting for the neck to heal up completely

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Old 10-20-2017, 02:40 AM   #2255
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Nice to see new mods beibg added here.

I have a couple planned but still waiting for the neck to heal up completely

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Right on Jerry, Thanks. Also planning on changing out the 110 outlets outside and 2 USBs along with the 110 receptacles!

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Why are you changing them.??
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:08 AM   #2257
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Costco has 110v receptacles with 2 USB charging ports, 4 for $40 online but I found 2 for $20 in my local store. These are Feit brand with 3.5 amps. https://m.costco.com/Feit-Electric-4...100384764.html
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:07 AM   #2258
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Nice, Dino! I like the USB ports at the bed head. I might have to copy-cat this one. It would be convenient for the Hurricane. I'll have to find 12V on that side of the RV or just drag some from under the bed.
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Nice to see new mods beibg added here.

I have a couple planned but still waiting for the neck to heal up completely

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How is the healing going, Jerry? I wondered if that was why I had not seen much "activity" from your part of CA.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:02 PM   #2260
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Great job Dino!!! I really like the motion detector light, I had seen it on Amazon but one of those things I just never got around to doing. Your plugs over the bed look factory, AWSOME!!!
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