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Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 09-18-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By FIRE UP
Duane, Since yours is the Journey...

Duane,
Since yours is the Journey model, I suspect you have the HWH 325 system, (just an assumption) correct? If so, it's the little brother to our HWH 625 Computer Controlled Automatic...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 09-04-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By FIRE UP
Well I gotta say JetAv8ter, That is the best...

Well I gotta say JetAv8ter,
That is the best work I've seen on this forum, EVER! A few decades ago, I helped a neighbor build a 4WD motorhome from a WWII Weapons Carrier. When we were done, it...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 08-28-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By FIRE UP
Well Sir, No, I haven't done it but, I helped...

Well Sir,
No, I haven't done it but, I helped build a Class A several years ago that was 4WD. The person who owned and built it had plenty of experience with this sort of thing. It's not rocket...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 06-06-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By FIRE UP
Huh? I thought we were talking about GFCI...

Huh?
I thought we were talking about GFCI issues on 120VAC shore power. And by the way, the OP's coach is identical to ours and that means, there is a continuous duty solenoid that's in the shore...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 06-05-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Kim, We have the EXACT same coach, an '04...

Hey Kim,
We have the EXACT same coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. We've owned it now for 11 years and we now have 101,625 miles on it! It's been a great coach has been...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, Maybe mine setup is just a bit...

Well,
Maybe mine setup is just a bit different than yours. My outside shower hose and arrangement never does get in the way of any of the wet bay operations. It's neatly tucked to the left side of...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 04-03-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By FIRE UP
Hmmm, interesting fix. I was wondering though,...

Hmmm, interesting fix. I was wondering though, just what you wired it TO, in order for it to be held in place? I mean, just about EVERYTHING is glued to that front section and there's not much for...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 04-01-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By FIRE UP
Mongo, As you can see and read, there's...

Mongo,
As you can see and read, there's plenty of options for re-gluing your components back on. Prepping the two is the key to success. I've had a couple of items self release in the ten +...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-21-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, By the way you're describing this issue,...

Well,
By the way you're describing this issue, it sure sounds like clear coat peeling. It happens to many, many RVs out there and, especially ones that consistently face the sun and never get a...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 01-12-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By FIRE UP
Pretty much none of us can really give you and...

Pretty much none of us can really give you and accurate answer. Each coach, and each set of owners will operate differently and the draws on the electrical system, however minute they are, will have...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 01-12-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By FIRE UP
Everything that Chris has suggested is what I...

Everything that Chris has suggested is what I would have. About the only other thing that may help here is, you'll have to remove the plastic panel of the door to gain access to the door lock...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 11-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By FIRE UP
Oh let'm cringe! I've been using the...

Oh let'm cringe!
I've been using the leveling jacks for decades, ain't dead yet. If there's specific operations I need to do, I'll use them AND a 20T bottle jack. Maybe one of these days I'll...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 11-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By FIRE UP
Well Maddmike, The subject of how to best...

Well Maddmike,
The subject of how to best protect and or preserve a fiberglass roof has been brought up on here, oh, maybe a few dozen times in the last 10+ years. Is there a RIGHT way or a WRONG...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-16-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By FIRE UP
JR314, While there has been in the past,...

JR314,
While there has been in the past, some negative comments on the Dimensions 2000 Inverter/Charger, they actually do a fair job, for a number of years. Some had them go out early in life and...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-16-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, I've been saying it for decades. There's...

Well,
I've been saying it for decades. There's two entities on this planet, that NO ONE will ever be able to control. One is OIL COMPANIES, and the other is INSURANCE COMPANIES! They've been giving...
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 10-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By FIRE UP
GaryT, I browsed through most of the answers...

GaryT,
I browsed through most of the answers but may have missed someone providing VITAL information pertaining to an '08 Wrangler. What I didn't see in the answers was, there are TWO variations...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-28-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Barry, Well, I checked out your CAT...

Hey Barry,
Well, I checked out your CAT starter thread and answered it. But, I do have to applaud the thought of carrying a spare. There are one or two CAT qualified people on the forums that more...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-26-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By FIRE UP
Ahhh, I see now. I thank you for your service...

Ahhh, I see now. I thank you for your service Sir. Anyone who gets the years after retirement as you have, is pretty darn lucky. So many don't last long after retirement. Good luck and keep going. ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-26-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By FIRE UP
DW, If you presently have a Magnum unit that...

DW,
If you presently have a Magnum unit that is a MSW, replacing it with a Magnum PSW is a no brainer. The PSW unit will fit in the same mounting space, using the same holes. The wiring will be the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-26-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Barry, How ya doin' Partner? Just...

Hey Barry,
How ya doin' Partner? Just wondering. You state your "Factory" Magnum gave out a while ago, on you '04 Journey, correct? The reason I ask about this is, just about every single Winne and...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-25-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, The problem is, we read on here, of...

Well,
The problem is, we read on here, of what, how many, people/RV'ers with Winne/Itasca fiberglass roofs that have had some from of issues with the roof-to-cove joint. But, what we don't see is,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-25-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By FIRE UP
Well Sir, That's because yours is an '03. That...

Well Sir,
That's because yours is an '03. That location is where Winne/Itasca stuffed the pump/reservoir in your year. In/on the '04, they moved everything forward to the underside of the entry...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-22-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, I've linked this video several times in...

Well,
I've linked this video several times in the last few years. It is put out by the maintenance boys at Lichtsinn RV which, is about 10 seconds from the Winnebago factory in Forest City IA. If...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-22-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By FIRE UP
TheArthurs, The 2" x 4" trick is not really...

TheArthurs,
The 2" x 4" trick is not really the answer. It's just a bandaid. Your coach is an '06 Meridian, by Itasca and, it has HWH slides and jacks. The pump and reservoir for your system is...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-16-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By FIRE UP
Yep, and it doesn't go anywhere near Utah either....

Yep, and it doesn't go anywhere near Utah either. But, if the OP is just wondering its logistics in terms of basic condition, truck use, grades and what not, and it will be the artery he's using to...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-12-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By FIRE UP
Gail and Jimi, Well, this might be a...

Gail and Jimi,
Well, this might be a longshot but, I and a few others have had the very same issue with the hot water side on our coaches. Long story short, Winnebago installs either one or two,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-12-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By FIRE UP
Up in Smoke, Well, if it were me, I'd still...

Up in Smoke,
Well, if it were me, I'd still test the voltage at the pins of the headlight plugs, no matter who's wiring it is. I was going to suggest the relay as an answer but, didn't want to get...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-09-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By FIRE UP
Roger that Up in Smoke, Do let us know what...

Roger that Up in Smoke,
Do let us know what kind of results you obtain.
Scott
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-08-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By FIRE UP
Hank, A quick call to your local GM dealer, to...

Hank,
A quick call to your local GM dealer, to the parts department, would put you in contact with a parts person, that could simply look up a new drain plug for that 8.1. The information would...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-08-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By FIRE UP
Up in smoke, Before you go through whatever...

Up in smoke,
Before you go through whatever kind of hassle it might be to actually change out headlights, you might just for the heck of it, run a little test or two. You see, it's a common...
Forum: 5th Wheel Topics 09-01-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By FIRE UP
First off, may I ask, what...

First off, may I ask, what make/model/chassis/engine/year are we talking about and, what make/model of leveling system are we discussing here? As has been stated, there are situations that are more...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-25-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By FIRE UP
If folks were to follow that advice, they'd have...

If folks were to follow that advice, they'd have over packed hubs in no time, based no boat launch frequency. I check and repack the boat trailer wheel bearings once every other year. They always...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-25-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By FIRE UP
Our coach is one level above the Meridian. It's...

Our coach is one level above the Meridian. It's an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. But, the construction quality in the two coaches should be identical since their both built on the...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 08-18-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,880
Posted By FIRE UP
Wow, I had to pick myself up off the floor...

Wow,
I had to pick myself up off the floor laughing at that response. What a great comment!

Yeah, seems to me somethings a bit odd. three times, with two different locations? Hmmmm.
Scott
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 08-06-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Dave, Yes, there are some differences in...

Hey Dave,
Yes, there are some differences in the "up front" wiring as shown in both pics.
But, in the battery area, the two coaches are identical. If you look at your three 12V house...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 08-05-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey LP, Just wondering, you mentioned a "55...

Hey LP,
Just wondering, you mentioned a "55 amp breaker" in the battery compartment. I've not heard of that being there. I do have a 300 amp fuse in our battery compartment that is in direct line...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 08-05-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, Not all coaches, and not all awnings, no...

Well,
Not all coaches, and not all awnings, no matter WHO built either one, are the same. For instance, our coach is also the same year as the OP's and, it's in the same make but, not the same...
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 08-01-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By FIRE UP
Well DW, This is one of those things that the...

Well DW,
This is one of those things that the type of brand you buy is of course, entirely up to you. Many of us in the motorhome world have had issues, i.e. sidewall cracking, premature wear and...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 07-26-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By FIRE UP
Not necessarily true Partner. There are some...

Not necessarily true Partner. There are some residential fridges that do NOT LIKE MSW juice! I know, I just did it with mine. I installed a 10.1 Cu.ft. Magic Chef in place of our ailing N-109 Norcold...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 07-26-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By FIRE UP
Business is business, It doesn't take all...

Business is business,
It doesn't take all that much research to find out, who own's what in our economy. There are many, many parent companies that either have holdings or outright own, multiple...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 07-25-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Davec, Not bad Partner! I'm going to...

Hey Davec,
Not bad Partner! I'm going to assume that the performance of those new LED's are SERIOUSLY better than the original headlights, correct? We have an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-30-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By FIRE UP
Well, Apparently he's not too worried about an...

Well,
Apparently he's not too worried about an answer.
Scott
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-28-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By FIRE UP
Also, not familiar with that term. Scott

Also, not familiar with that term.

Scott
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-27-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By FIRE UP
Imnprsd, I'm kind-a wondering here. By any...

Imnprsd,
I'm kind-a wondering here. By any chance, do you know when your chassis was produced? You were answering this person that he has a MMDC and you maybe having a VDC? You see, the reason I'm...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-25-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By FIRE UP
Well first, We'd need to know the...

Well first,
We'd need to know the year/make/model/chassis/engine of the coach in question. Now, about 99.999% of the lugs on 22.5" wheels are 33mm and, are torqued to 450 ft. lbs. or so, that does...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By FIRE UP
Ok EwBraun, We need to clarify some stuff...

Ok EwBraun,
We need to clarify some stuff here. First, you "Think" you have basement heat? You're not sure? Well, in your era and brand of coach, many, if not most, Itascas and Winnes had what's...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 06-25-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By FIRE UP
You state you bought a "replacement wire"? Well,...

You state you bought a "replacement wire"? Well, what you have circled in your photo is not A WIRE. It's a large, as stated, maybe 150 amp FUSE or possibly higher in rating. In many coaches, like...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-15-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By FIRE UP
Hey Imnprsd, I'm incredibly sorry about the...

Hey Imnprsd,
I'm incredibly sorry about the late reply. Just got back here. It's late right now and I'll hit the sack and, will get a photo, if it's still of value to you in the morning. The holes...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 06-14-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By FIRE UP
Well I gotta say, you've covered your tracks,...

Well
I gotta say, you've covered your tracks, so to speak. Not a whole lot of folks would go through what you did, to enable camping in areas where you camp. I applaud you immensely. Having a 36'...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 06-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By FIRE UP
Years and years and decades ago, the time of the...

Years and years and decades ago, the time of the year made a big difference in availability of spots, pretty much across the nation. That was when there was REGULAR SCHOOL of ALL of the kids...
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