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Old 02-15-2016, 10:54 AM   #201
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Hi Oldtrooper,

Just wondering what the small black wire is in the right hand side of the photo?
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:22 AM   #202
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Hi Oldtrooper,



Just wondering what the small black wire is in the right hand side of the photo?

RoboticRV. Ha ha, very observant. When I was using the surge protector outside at the pedestal I was concerned someone might take it, so I fashion a cable so I could use a padlock to secure it to either the pedestal or something else. It wasn't fool proof, but would slow or stop a lazy thief.


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Old 02-16-2016, 06:03 AM   #203
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Just wondering if anyone ha found a solution or lowering the front TV. The other item, is here a remote control for the bedroom light which is a pain to use.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:15 PM   #204
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Congrats on your 26HE! We bought ours in June of 2012 and love it! As far as mods:
1) Added HDMI cable to TV so I could hook up my iPad for watching movies.
2) Turned the MCD Solo shades into Duo shades. I ordered directly from MCD and added the solar shade myself.
3) Added solid brass dually valve stems on all six tires from duallyvalve.com. My local BigO did the install.
4) Added a tee in gas line outside for our Weber Q100 grill and another one inside for a propane heater (Camcorder Olympian Wave 3). My local RV mechanic did the install and test.
That's it so far!
We still haven't got to use our motorhome yet :( I did exchange out the bulbs for LEDs too, wow they are huge! So how are you still liking the Vista? Ours is a 2015 and having some issues with no light switch in the bedroom :(
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #205
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Finally! We took our Vista on its first trip! 3500 miles with lots of wind and not a problem I love driving it as much as my husband does. I am 5'2" and thought the missing light switch would bother me but mainly just use the hall light. I agree on the TV being mounted in a bad place, think we may add a 2nd tv to the bedroom like someone on here did behind the bathroom cabinet. The dinette isn't my favorite maybe replace it with a couch and bring tv trays. So many upgrades we will be working on like the coffee holder up front and other cosmetic things but very happy with the handling.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:21 AM   #206
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Vista 26 HE questions

Glad you had a great trip in your 26HE! We just finished our 41st trip in ours, and still feel the same way you do. It's a great RV for us, and wind and/or passing trucks have never been a problem. And, of course, there is always a project or two I'm thinking about. Take care and happy RV travels!
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:31 AM   #207
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Finally! We took our Vista on its first trip! 3500 miles with lots of wind and not a problem I love driving it as much as my husband does. I am 5'2" and thought the missing light switch would bother me but mainly just use the hall light. I agree on the TV being mounted in a bad place, think we may add a 2nd tv to the bedroom like someone on here did behind the bathroom cabinet. The dinette isn't my favorite maybe replace it with a couch and bring tv trays. So many upgrades we will be working on like the coffee holder up front and other cosmetic things but very happy with the handling.
Got ours out of storage last week. Plans for this year:
--replace the cab stereo with an Android Auto setup
--add a TV to the bedroom. I got a schematic from W to mount it on the shower side
--add some kind of light switch to the bedroom
--remove the barrel chair and make some kind of rack for the folding chairs
Still trying to figure out how to sleep a second couple during a bike tour this summer. Open to suggestions.
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That's a great todo list. Best of luck on completing it this season! My only thought on sleeping two adults is the large basement compartment... :-) glad to say I have only maintenance items on my list this year, though that can change in a flash. The largest job on the list, which is already done, was to replace the caulking along the length of the RV where the roof meets the sidewalls. It had pulled loose from the aluminum in several places, especially on the passenger side. Messy job, but glad it's done. I'd encourage all 26HE owners to inspect this area. Happy travels!
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The largest job on the list, which is already done, was to replace the caulking along the length of the RV where the roof meets the sidewalls. It had pulled loose from the aluminum in several places, especially on the passenger side. Messy job, but glad it's done. I'd encourage all 26HE owners to inspect this area. Happy travels!
Mine had the exact same problem, same place!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:42 PM   #210
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Two maintenance items accomplished this week.

The first one was to change the fuel filter and fuel pump on the Onan Gen. It would not prime and start but it's working great now.

Second was to get a front end alignment done. I was noticing some abnormal tire wear. The toe-in was way out of spec, and was like that from the factory.

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Robotic RV, how many miles on your generator?
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I have 20 hours on the gen. I think the fuel must have gone bad over the winter. Looks like it turned to jelly in the filter and pump.
It was a very difficult thing to replace first time round but now I can do it quite easily.
Next winter I will drain the fuel out and use plenty of fuel stabilizer.

How is yours working?
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I have 20 hours on the gen. I think the fuel must have gone bad over the winter. Looks like it turned to jelly in the filter and pump.
It was a very difficult thing to replace first time round but now I can do it quite easily.
Next winter I will drain the fuel out and use plenty of fuel stabilizer.

How is yours working?
Its best to run the genny once a month for an hour with a load on it
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:19 PM   #214
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We had ours in for a recall on the seal where the walls meet the top. All they did was apply a sticky tape on both sides :( We are now 99% quiet while traveling now! Thank you husband, he got into the dash area and wrapped noisy wires, lines etc, and ran some light sealer inside the screen door where the metal was vibrating. Replaced missing covers on drivers and passenger windows and now. Shhh do you hear that? Me either! Had 2 more camping trips since last post and happier every time we use it. We do miss our satellite tv and Sirius radio but those are easy fixes
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We had ours in for a recall on the seal where the walls meet the top. All they did was apply a sticky tape on both sides :( We are now 99% quiet while traveling now! Thank you husband, he got into the dash area and wrapped noisy wires, lines etc, and ran some light sealer inside the screen door where the metal was vibrating. Replaced missing covers on drivers and passenger windows and now. Shhh do you hear that? Me either! Had 2 more camping trips since last post and happier every time we use it. We do miss our satellite tv and Sirius radio but those are easy fixes
could I ask for a little more info please?.... what year? is it the new body style...

my coach has horrible wind noise from some where... I have all the seep wind gaurds ...

mine sounds like it is coming from above,,..

a pics of the repair and what area would be helpfull
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could I ask for a little more info please?.... what year? is it the new body style...

my coach has horrible wind noise from some where... I have all the seep wind gaurds ...

mine sounds like it is coming from above,,..

a pics of the repair and what area would be helpfull
We have a 2015 and had to have the cab side windows replaced because the metal strips were bowing top and bottom. I thought they would just replace the sliding parts, but they took the whole window out and replaced the unit. This quieted things out immensely. Last night I noted the dinette window had the metal strip bowing as well. I'll have to listen and see if there is wind noise coming from there.
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We have a 2015 and had to have the cab side windows replaced because the metal strips were bowing top and bottom. I thought they would just replace the sliding parts, but they took the whole window out and replaced the unit. This quieted things out immensely. Last night I noted the dinette window had the metal strip bowing as well. I'll have to listen and see if there is wind noise coming from there.
I had to have all the windows replaced due to the metal strip coming off it was done under warranty
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We have a 2015 and had to have the cab side windows replaced because the metal strips were bowing top and bottom. I thought they would just replace the sliding parts, but they took the whole window out and replaced the unit. This quieted things out immensely. Last night I noted the dinette window had the metal strip bowing as well. I'll have to listen and see if there is wind noise coming from there.
thanks for posting....I think i'm gonna take the header obove the dash off and do some sound proofing
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could I ask for a little more info please?.... what year? is it the new body style...

my coach has horrible wind noise from some where... I have all the seep wind gaurds ...

mine sounds like it is coming from above,,..

a pics of the repair and what area would be helpfull
We have a 2015 26 HE heard terrible wind noise and found we were missing a vent cover on both sides. Now that's quieted. The other 2 pics is the "tape" repair for the recall. Keeping fingers crossed on that one LOL
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thanks for posting....I think i'm gonna take the header obove the dash off and do some sound proofing
What a difference it made. Also found a couple pinched vents he fixed too
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