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Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-20-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Well, not exactly. In my case, my solar panel...

Well, not exactly. In my case, my solar panel and controller is connected to the batteries even when the switch is in STORE position. My batteries take on a constant charge thanks to free FL...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 01-19-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Tom N3EQF
There is so much confusion over the use/store...

There is so much confusion over the use/store switch, and as a result you'll find plenty of discussion about it all over the site.

In general, if you have the switch in the "STORE" position, the...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 12-20-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Looks Great Jimbo56! BTW we are still 100%...

Looks Great Jimbo56! BTW we are still 100% pleased we made this change to our 27K.
Forum: Modifications and Updates 11-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Just to chime in and say that I'm still 100% glad...

Just to chime in and say that I'm still 100% glad I made the mod to replace that stock window with the shaded one. The new one is tinted just like the other windows in the RV and really only need...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 10-06-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tom N3EQF
A simple tool for starters is an outlet tester...

A simple tool for starters is an outlet tester that will show whether any lines are healthy. Just plug into the house outlet you're using and check the LED's. If the outlet is OK plug the RV into...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 10-05-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Hi Stephan, Glad to hear you got it fixed! ...

Hi Stephan,

Glad to hear you got it fixed! And it's always nice to hear back from the OP once the problem is found - that can be helpful for others with similar issues too.

Tom
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 09-13-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I'm guessing the old antenna was the Wineguard...

I'm guessing the old antenna was the Wineguard "bat wing" which was a crank-up antenna. If so, that length of cable was needed to allow the antenna to extend above the roof when it's in use. Extra...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 09-09-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I was happy to find that the wood veneer that was...

I was happy to find that the wood veneer that was under the original dinette seat matched the rest of the interior. So I was able to use it for the side panels of the power center, as you noticed. ...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 09-07-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
1. I extended the heater vent hose running it...

1. I extended the heater vent hose running it behind the recliners, with a wood box I built around the hose so that things could be placed behind the recliners without damaging the hose.

2. The...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 09-07-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Hi, I am attaching a few photos that show how the...

Hi, I am attaching a few photos that show how the recliners bolt to the floor. I used four bolts on each recliner; just inboard of the feet and using the existing holes in the steel rails of the...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 08-15-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tom N3EQF
OP, did you check this? Not sure I see any...

OP, did you check this? Not sure I see any damage in your photo, so just be sure that you don't just move the outlet up and down on a swivel (by design).
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 08-14-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By Tom N3EQF
It might be a little more expensive than you...

It might be a little more expensive than you like, but there are wireless HDMI cables. I checked Amazon and there are plenty to choose from.

One example:
...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-12-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I used the original stands for the seats. They...

I used the original stands for the seats. They are bolt-on compatible.

Tom
Forum: Thor Motorhome General Discussions 08-11-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I know for a fact that when I bought my Windsport...

I know for a fact that when I bought my Windsport new at the CW dealer, it was missing one screen, from the passenger side front window. The dealer grabbed a screen from the RV next to ours...
...
Forum: Thor RV Lifestyle 08-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,054
Posted By Tom N3EQF
The Original Poster asked a very basic question...

The Original Poster asked a very basic question based on a 100 watt solar panel and I think we overshot the answer by many hundreds of watts. My own solar setup is basic - a single 100 watt solar...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-10-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Thanks, I'm really happy with the new interior...

Thanks, I'm really happy with the new interior remake. These seats were all from Shop4Seats.com and the "De Leon" style in Fawn Ultimate Leather. Very comfy seats!

A snippet from the invoice is...
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 08-09-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I've used that system for filling the battery...

I've used that system for filling the battery fluid with distilled water for many years and it works great. Much easier that decapping and filling each cell manually.
Forum: Motorhome Tech Topics 08-09-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tom N3EQF
It's been kind of implied here but maybe not said...

It's been kind of implied here but maybe not said exactly, but if you are serious about monitoring battery condition and the exact current (draw, in amps) on your battery bank, a power monitor using...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 30,124
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I did Shop4Seats awhile back and I'm very happy...

I did Shop4Seats awhile back and I'm very happy with their furniture. Here's a thread where I put photos of my conversion:
...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 07-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,682
Posted By Tom N3EQF
If you really want to know whether something is...

If you really want to know whether something is legal then an internet forum is not the gospel. And like so many other things in the USA, laws vary from state to state.

You spend big bucks for an...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 07-18-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,599
Posted By Tom N3EQF
HI Sam, That's the nice thing about the...

HI Sam, That's the nice thing about the replacement kit; the plastic piece is eliminated and now it's all steel.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 07-18-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,599
Posted By Tom N3EQF
I too installed the eBay $45 replacement plunger...

I too installed the eBay $45 replacement plunger kit and it worked great. I had previously called Trimark to replace mine before it broke and they very nicely told me I had to buy a new one - no...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 03-31-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Hi "t", I'm only a couple of years ahead of...

Hi "t",

I'm only a couple of years ahead of you, but have unfortunately disconnected many a vehicle battery in my lifetime! Especially living most of my life in Pennsylvania where winters are...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair 03-31-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Hi and Welcome! You may already be aware of...

Hi and Welcome!

You may already be aware of it, but for most Thor RV's the Use/Store switch must be left in the "Use" position to have the batteries charging while plugged into power. If in...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 03-31-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Tom N3EQF
Sorry about the statement regarding the charge...

Sorry about the statement regarding the charge line - instead of "and/or" that should have said "with" a charging line on the vehicle's battery.

I understand what you mean about power being "off"...
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