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Old 02-17-2019, 04:44 PM   #81
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Wow! Ygohom that looks like a completely new living space! That's awesome! Wish I could do that, but gotta keep the dinette for conversion to sleeping for my inlaws.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:45 PM   #82
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Looks good! Careful on your final positioning so you still have clear sight of the temperature gauges.
Oh yea, I was sitting off center when I snapped the pic. Sitting in the chair properly, you get an unobstructed view of all gauges.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:45 PM   #83
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Here's the lower mounting bracket for the center dash pod. It's only 18 gauge (.048") sheet metal. No wonder that thing bounces all over.

The next picture is what I'm hoping will make things nice and sturdy. A little angle in 3/16" and 1/8". I'll thru bolt it to the dash instead of the self tapping sheet metal screws.

Fingers crossed!
Robb...you need to start selling these things...I would buy the fridge bracket and this pod vibration abatement device immediately. You are amazing...
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:48 PM   #84
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I have with Progressive Insurance, Coach Net (first year paid by Winnebago for new purchase) and AAA RV. Haven't used any, hope never need to, but having 3 choices seems wise if extensive travel planned.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:53 PM   #85
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I found the 2 piece front plate bracket and screws in a box also...it was with that cheap wheel lug removal tool that would not loosen the lugs when I was putting in the TPS system. forget what else was there but not much...always wondered about a small wire harness...I had no problem mounting the bracket under the front fascia and there were pre drilled holes it lined up to perfectly.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:03 PM   #86
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So, Pechanga was great place for first 2 night stay...first thing I had leak in small connector hose they supplied me in a kit that fits on end of filter. From filter small hose was screwed into water input on vehicle....leaked around hose and fitting and more it was tightened the more it leaked. Was happy I had an additional hose in bay and used it for whole stay. Have now purchased a 45 degree angle brass fitting and no more leaks.

Actually had no other problems with coach or supplies other than very poor cable reception which I think was Pechanga problem.

The weather was horrible...had 5" rain overnight the last night and winds up to 60 mph...was very glad wife was sound asleep when wind was shaking hell out of coach on levelers...overnight the noise of the rain (and I think we got a little hail) was not pleasant. Was very pleased with how well the furnace worked in the very cold weather...we don't live in San Diego for this kid of treatment from mother nature.

Spent one night at Mission Bay Park in San Diego last week...needed extension for waste hose and had a blue one (not sure why blue) from a kit but it had no fitting on one end...don't really remember where it came from...had to move coach very close to sewer hookup. Rather than buying another hose I purchased a lug fitting I can attache to the blue hose. No other problems.

Anniversary dinner at Giant Oak restaurant in Pechanga casino was fabulous...was great shuttle that came to RV lot and picked us up within 5 minutes of a call and dropped us right in front on return.

we will go back to Pechanga...very nice park
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:28 AM   #87
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Hi
I have looked. See nothing regarding first year free with new winne.
Did you have to become a wit member?
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I have with Progressive Insurance, Coach Net (first year paid by Winnebago for new purchase) and AAA RV. Haven't used any, hope never need to, but having 3 choices seems wise if extensive travel planned.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:16 AM   #88
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You know what..I don't know if WIT is required but don't think so. I actually added Roadside to my initial insurance purchase with Progressive without knowing I was going to get Coachnet and adjusted my existing AAA membership to include RV Roadside before I received letter from Winnebago and Coach Net advising me of the purchase of my one year membership. I did join both WIT and FMCA and think it great to have these memberships for really little money.

Please contact Winnebago customer support, provide dealer, date of purchase, model, VIN number, etc. and ask why you have not received your free Coach Net.

I have contacted them several times about issues my dealer did not help me with and they responded within 3 days each time with exactly what I needed.

As long as you purchased a NEW coach you should get the membership. I did not actually receive mine until about 2 months after actual purchase and expiration date was 12 months from the purchase date so only about 10 months.

Luck to you
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:07 AM   #89
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Same here. I got a letter from Winnebago informing me of the one free year of coachnet. I think its all about how ‘on top if’ your dealeris on paperwork. I got my letter about three weeks after purchase. Like @feiter, I had no idea I was getting it free, and had already signed up for 5 years of coverage at the finance stage of the purchase. I also have roadside as part of my insurance coverage. Cant be too covered!
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:54 AM   #90
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I called CoachNet per your suggestion and am in the system for one year of free roadside assistance.
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Congrats and welcome to the Intent 26M club!

I got mine in September. After having several Class C's, we decided to try an A. Now after 12 camping trips, I'm starting to get it dialed in!


I did the Cheap Handling Fix first, then the Safety Steer. I tried Bilstein shocks but took them off after one trip. They tried to disintegrate the RV! It was unbearably rough.

Some of the other mods so far are a new shower head, removed the glass shower door in favor of an adjustable rod and curtain. That added 7" of elbow room while showering and just swing it inside the shower when not in use. Huge upgrade.

Removed the dinette and put in a very comfortable reclining couch. The little table up front works great for me and the wife, so that was an easy decision.

Removed the overhead bunk and replaced it with an 18" deep shelf. Turned wasted space into fully functional storage.

I also added more kitchen checkered material to finish where Winnebago left off, then I covered it with a removable peel & stick backsplash.
I also added the same material to the bathroom counter.

I made a refrigerator latch to replace the ridiculous threaded knob.

Added stainless grab bars for the stairs. A lot of people find the stairs steep and I don't want to scrape anybody off the ground.

Under cabinet paper towel holder, stainless hooks for towels in kitchen, bath and shower.

Wire shelving in cabinets for more organized storage.

Replaced the thermostat with a digital model with better control.

I made a cord reel for the electrical cord and a metal holder for a box of gloves to tidy up the dump bay.

To further clean up the dump box, I'm adding a bumper next weekend to the rear to hold the "stinky slinky".

Along with the bumper I'll be doing a custom hitch to match the height of my Jeep Wrangler. I use the ReadyBrute Elite towbar set-up and love it.

Lined the outside storage areas with rubber to keep things from moving around.

A new mattress from Mattress Insider will be ordered next week. I put one in my last RV and it was very comfortable. I don't know how anyone can sleep on the stock one. A memory foam topper helps for sure, but it's no long term solution.


Upcoming projects...

new radio with Apple CarPlay for the wife, a long with some rear facing speakers placed up front. The current speakers aren't so great, as you know.
At this time I will figure out how to properly secure that damn center pod so it doesn't keep trying to break itself apart bouncing down the road.

Replacing the stock rear view camera with a quality unit from RearView Safety. I've used this model in all my RV's with great success. It's sitting on the bench waiting for some spare time.

The taillights are very dim compared to my last RV. I found that the manufacturer makes the same units with LED lighting. So, there's a new pair sitting on the bench waiting in line.

Some more additions that should have come from the factory are a switch for hazard lights and a warning buzzer for the headlights if left on.

2 more house batteries to run the fridge so I don't have to use the generator while dry camping at a quiet beach or mountain campground.

A custom window screen for the emergency escape hatch for better summer airflow.


It's a never ending list.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:43 PM   #91
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I called CoachNet per your suggestion and am in the system for one year of free roadside assistance.
Thank you!!
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Congrats and welcome to the Intent 26M club!

I got mine in September. After having several Class C's, we decided to try an A. Now after 12 camping trips, I'm starting to get it dialed in!


I did the Cheap Handling Fix first, then the Safety Steer. I tried Bilstein shocks but took them off after one trip. They tried to disintegrate the RV! It was unbearably rough.

Some of the other mods so far are a new shower head, removed the glass shower door in favor of an adjustable rod and curtain. That added 7" of elbow room while showering and just swing it inside the shower when not in use. Huge upgrade.

Removed the dinette and put in a very comfortable reclining couch. The little table up front works great for me and the wife, so that was an easy decision.

Removed the overhead bunk and replaced it with an 18" deep shelf. Turned wasted space into fully functional storage.

I also added more kitchen checkered material to finish where Winnebago left off, then I covered it with a removable peel & stick backsplash.
I also added the same material to the bathroom counter.

I made a refrigerator latch to replace the ridiculous threaded knob.

Added stainless grab bars for the stairs. A lot of people find the stairs steep and I don't want to scrape anybody off the ground.

Under cabinet paper towel holder, stainless hooks for towels in kitchen, bath and shower.

Wire shelving in cabinets for more organized storage.

Replaced the thermostat with a digital model with better control.

I made a cord reel for the electrical cord and a metal holder for a box of gloves to tidy up the dump bay.

To further clean up the dump box, I'm adding a bumper next weekend to the rear to hold the "stinky slinky".

Along with the bumper I'll be doing a custom hitch to match the height of my Jeep Wrangler. I use the ReadyBrute Elite towbar set-up and love it.

Lined the outside storage areas with rubber to keep things from moving around.

A new mattress from Mattress Insider will be ordered next week. I put one in my last RV and it was very comfortable. I don't know how anyone can sleep on the stock one. A memory foam topper helps for sure, but it's no long term solution.


Upcoming projects...

new radio with Apple CarPlay for the wife, a long with some rear facing speakers placed up front. The current speakers aren't so great, as you know.
At this time I will figure out how to properly secure that damn center pod so it doesn't keep trying to break itself apart bouncing down the road.

Replacing the stock rear view camera with a quality unit from RearView Safety. I've used this model in all my RV's with great success. It's sitting on the bench waiting for some spare time.

The taillights are very dim compared to my last RV. I found that the manufacturer makes the same units with LED lighting. So, there's a new pair sitting on the bench waiting in line.

Some more additions that should have come from the factory are a switch for hazard lights and a warning buzzer for the headlights if left on.

2 more house batteries to run the fridge so I don't have to use the generator while dry camping at a quiet beach or mountain campground.

A custom window screen for the emergency escape hatch for better summer airflow.


It's a never ending list.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #92
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Fuse and Monitor Install in my 26M

Hi all! So, I am trying to install a 7" monitor to mount left of steering wheel on dash and have it continuously show view from rear camera. Have a few problems could use help on.

First: I got the new monitor to work and show the rear camera always on but viewing on the Radio screen has disappeared and when vehicle is put in reverse there is no picture either. Anyone know how to fix? The unit I bought is actually for new install and includes a camera and cable. At this time I don't intend to use their camera at all. Also, connection is not via RCA cables which would be easy considering the Pioneer unit has multiple for AUX and other features.

Now..most pressing issue. While trying to switch camera connections I made mistake of doing it while powered on....I think I blew a fuse but don't know where to find it...the radio unit has ZERO POWER as does the new monitor with the unit started and in accessory location. Also, I discovered a few ago that the power mirrors and heated mirror switch are not working...so, may be one fuse that controls them all?

I checked the vehicle fuse for radio in the Power Control Box under the hood and it was okay.

Where are the other fuses..first thing I checked was box by stairs...there was no indicated blow fuses there so I went under hood.

Any idea would be appreciated.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #93
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Bill, check the fuse box under the dash, to the left of the steering wheel
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Regarding the camera not displaying on the radio...
I'm not sure what you mean.
Are you displaying on the new monitor AND you want to see on the radio too?
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So I did the sanitization procedure for the water system today...noticed something wasn't right when trying to get water to the faucets and played which valve is open and shouldn't be in the water management Bay...turns out I had inadvertently opened the bypass valve for winterization, so that was cool hearing the pump go, but only getting tiny trickles of water out of the faucets.

I filled the tank through the gravity fill port in the back of the rig, and man that was a pain. Definitely going to go the city valve route next time. Fun to learn the guts of the rig though. The other thing I think I need if a shut off valve at the end of the water supply hose. I have my set up so that the pressure valve attaches to the water supply, then my water hose, then last before hooking up to the rig is my inline filter. I think having a shutoff valve between the hose and filter will be handy when doing gravity fills, so I'm gonna look for one on Amazon. Also. Noticed something for the first time today when I was opening the taps to get the cholorine flowing....the bath room taps....no cold?? LOL
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Hooked camera to new monitor and would only work there and not on radio. Don’t know how to have the current camera work on 2 screens. Returning monitor I bought and would appreciate knowing your set up
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Hooked camera to new monitor and would only work there and not on radio. Donít know how to have the current camera work on 2 screens. Returning monitor I bought and would appreciate knowing your set up
@feiter...seems to me what you're looking for is a splitter so the single source (camera) feeds two inputs (monitor and head unit). yThe head unit is likely still switching to accept a feed from the stock camera input which is no longer valid. This might be some programming in the head unit itself, but splitting the video from the new camera should trick it. Maybe I'm staying the obvious though. YGoHome is definitely an adept RV hacker!
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Okay...returned camera/monitor unit to Amazon and bought the monitor only...installed in about 20 minutes...amazing how easy things can be the second or third time...New monitor mounted left side of steering wheel on dash with full time rear view and shut off camera on head/radio unit.

Leaving for Las Vegas (Oasis RV Resort) on Monday for two night stay...will be longest trip of about 11 total driving hours and about 700 miles round trip. Looking forward to a good try out of all systems!!
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Awesome! Report back on the ride and the discoveries! Have fun and safe travels! 7 hours was my longest ride so far. Once I discovered the magic number of 61 mph, the trip was awesome.
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Who has the roadmaster steering stabilizer,which one do i need? And the bracket too,where did you order it from
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