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Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 04-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,071
Posted By Dsouthw524
Most of the people we know with washer /Dryer do...

Most of the people we know with washer /Dryer do aa bit many rtimes per week as the small size is better handled that way. We have never felt the need in about 30 years of camping and extended...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 04-01-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,071
Posted By Dsouthw524
The larger size will be appreciated when you...

The larger size will be appreciated when you encounter bad weather at the destination. As said before, you should choose according to the best floor plan for your taste and budget.
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Dsouthw524
We leave our coach plugged in always except when...

We leave our coach plugged in always except when on the road with no problems and have for several coaches. The converter uses the fan to cool as it makes 12 volts. We replaced our converter to a...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 08-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By Dsouthw524
I agree that anotheeer shop should check the...

I agree that anotheeer shop should check the alignment. Obviously the weight of the vehicle should be "on the flat" portion of the tire normally. The wear on the outside says that the alignment is...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 08-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,863
Posted By Dsouthw524
We always leave the coach "on" similar to what...

We always leave the coach "on" similar to what another said with the refrigerator running and ready to gol. We have done this for years and with a good multi stage (replaced) converter the batteries...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 07-31-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By Dsouthw524
None of you pointed out that current TV requires...

None of you pointed out that current TV requires a converter for the old CRT TVs! If a Satelitte system is used, no converter is required. If there was a rood top antenna on the unit previously...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 01-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,015
Posted By Dsouthw524
I think that the Winnie factory sure has changed...

I think that the Winnie factory sure has changed their attitude. They used to have a quality care attitude. Many of us bought based on the quality reputation and followup when prooblems occurred. ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 12-31-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,161
Posted By Dsouthw524
For Long stays or convenience

We have a dome and Dish. We submitted the RV waiver form to allow us to receive both east and west coast network broadcasts. The time differential for network broadcasts allow us flexibility to see...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 12-10-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,042
Posted By Dsouthw524
You should be getting heat from the coach heater...

You should be getting heat from the coach heater from the registers in the floor and they are powered by a swperate fan from the front heater. The registers are, of course, the same ones used by...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12-10-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dsouthw524
Before spending the money have the alignment...

Before spending the money have the alignment checked with the unit loaded for a trip. You may be amazed at the difference.
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 12-05-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,895
Posted By Dsouthw524
I might point out that the DEALER is allowed an...

I might point out that the DEALER is allowed an allowance and expected to perform a quality check on units prior to delivery to the customer. They are given a check list by Winnebago. Maybe now...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-08-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dsouthw524
You did not state if the motor on the system was...

You did not state if the motor on the system was making any noise. If not, check the fuses. also is the emergency brake fully on? I always run the engine when activating those systems as they use...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-08-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Dsouthw524
Winnie will have the molds for the cap. They...

Winnie will have the molds for the cap. They keep them for a long time.

I believe that the best repair would be at the customer service at Forest City. Once the repair is in process they have...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-25-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,297
Posted By Dsouthw524
I hope that you had replacement insurance! ...

I hope that you had replacement insurance!

when our's went in 05 we had some difficulties but they got resolved through the intersecion of Farm and City, our agent. We wound up with the amount...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 07-23-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dsouthw524
Anyone know the Moen replacement number? Cost...

Anyone know the Moen replacement number? Cost would be nice to know before I go there as it is quite a ways from where I live.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 07-23-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dsouthw524
I do have hot water everywhere else in the coach...

I do have hot water everywhere else in the coach as stated. I therefore think it must be something with the shower fixture!
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 07-23-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dsouthw524
Shower in 04 Sunrise has no hot water!

All of a sudden I found that my Shower only will dispense COLD water!

We had a problem with no water throughout the coach after refilling the tank at GNR. We tried everything I could think...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 07-05-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,741
Posted By Dsouthw524
Submit your bill to Progressive. They will...

Submit your bill to Progressive. They will include it in the damages.

We had a gas coach catch firre some years ago and Progressive was very helpful and quick to respond. Your coach is within...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 01-23-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By Dsouthw524
I suggest you search this site for your speciffic...

I suggest you search this site for your speciffic answer. However, the CB wiring is usually found on the sidewall by the driver or stuffed under the dash. It has been that way on the last two MHs...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 12-14-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Dsouthw524
Dealer insistence. They used to send to...

Dealer insistence.

They used to send to individuals but got protests.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-04-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,934
Posted By Dsouthw524
why would you want to make a change? you need...

why would you want to make a change? you need water in the black tank to prevent solids building up.

I hope that you are not keeping your grey water drain open all the time you are connected...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-15-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By Dsouthw524
The WIT number is assigned to a member for life. ...

The WIT number is assigned to a member for life. Get your own number and be proud of it. 5051 is a very low number and would indicate that membership must have been near or was a charter member!
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-15-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By Dsouthw524
Sarge W. Test for yourself. put white or...

Sarge W.

Test for yourself. put white or unpainted iteml in the sun and a black/dark item of similar material for and at the same time. Check the temperature difference!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-10-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dsouthw524
Depending on the temps you are anticipating and...

Depending on the temps you are anticipating and the time period you anticipate, you could just buy some thermostaticaally controlled cable that wraps around the hose much cheaper.

Many trailer...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-10-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By Dsouthw524
A fear I might have is that the compaartment air...

A fear I might have is that the compaartment air conditioners are not being made anymore because of low demand. Therefore the maintenance for the units may become a problem eventually.

If a...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-03-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By Dsouthw524
Why are you installing air bags? Are you trying...

Why are you installing air bags? Are you trying to improve ride or?
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-03-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By Dsouthw524
Originally the difference was the platform the...

Originally the difference was the platform the units were built on. Winnie was a Dodge frame and I tasca was Chev. The interiors were also quite different. The Winnie's were of a darker more sedate...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-18-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,012
Posted By Dsouthw524
Get it into the dealer and get it fixed! Many...

Get it into the dealer and get it fixed! Many people have mentioned that the only way they have gotten such leaks fixed was by having a windshield/glass company fix the problem.

Winnie says they...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-03-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,130
Posted By Dsouthw524
Put awning lock on your awning. We have...

Put awning lock on your awning. We have installed one on our last two MHs since we had an adventure in strong cross winds in Kansas causing the canvas of the awning to un roll and needing to stop...
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 07-11-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dsouthw524
While you are checking - check the mounting of...

While you are checking - check the mounting of the receiver to the towed vehicle. We had ours mounted by a well recommended shop. After towing for several times we hadd the "bang" and found that the...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 06-21-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,208
Posted By Dsouthw524
Obviously you have Coachnet service. If you do...

Obviously you have Coachnet service. If you do have a problem they will send help.

I agree about the ground check to the frame. The boost switch on the dash energizes a relay that requires 12v...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-22-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By Dsouthw524
Puttin, The outlets you are reffering to do not...

Puttin,
The outlets you are reffering to do not exist in latter coaches. They use a cable to bring power and the insert it into the outlet and then a cliping mechanisim is driven into the cable by...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-22-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By Dsouthw524
Thanks for the reply Pelleden. I only know of 2...

Thanks for the reply Pelleden. I only know of 2 GFIs in my coach.

To aid in understanding, the outlet are of the type that clips into a cable with teeth.
I assume that they clamp/clip when...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-21-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By Dsouthw524
O4 Sunrise slide 120 outlet problem

The 120v outlet in the slide by the table went dead. I opened it up and checked that no voltage is in the cable where the cable clips from the outlet are gripped.

The outlet worked and then...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 02-14-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dsouthw524
Does the cig get power when the key is on?

Does the cig get power when the key is on?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 02-14-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,764
Posted By Dsouthw524
Before going too far! Check if the problem is...

Before going too far! Check if the problem is the particular GFCI by running a cord to a different circuit with a GFCI. As mentioned earlier, the GFCI can go bad over time or fatigue.

Start...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 02-07-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,111
Posted By Dsouthw524
We have used the Brake Buddy system for 10 years...

We have used the Brake Buddy system for 10 years with no problems even going up and down mountains. We have used the system on several cars and only need to adjust the settings for sensativity when...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 02-05-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By Dsouthw524
We might be able to tell if you can post a...

We might be able to tell if you can post a picture or at least say where the hole is located.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 01-13-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,221
Posted By Dsouthw524
Apparently, many of the responders have never...

Apparently, many of the responders have never heard that one is not to pull back into a lane after passing until at least they can clearly see both headlights of the vehicle they are passing in the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 12-28-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,803
Posted By Dsouthw524
One nice thing about daytime lights is it removes...

One nice thing about daytime lights is it removes the problem of idiots not turning on their lights in low light situations like rain, fog, and twilight.
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 11-23-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,176
Posted By Dsouthw524
Obviously the person who blames Winnie for...

Obviously the person who blames Winnie for Workhorse or other chassis makers problems has not thought it out or does not know that other manufacturers use/used the same products and would be subject...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-01-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By Dsouthw524
To prevent the build up remember to use the...

To prevent the build up remember to use the procedure of lifting the pedal prior to flushing such that the poo and paper float and only then step down to let it go!

the described procedure was...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 02-14-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By Dsouthw524
I hope you realize that the power to your coach...

I hope you realize that the power to your coach will be limited to only small use of power when plugged into 20 amp. Also some GFI outlets do not like inverters and will trip when they are turnded...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 02-14-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dsouthw524
When you state that you "maintain 60", do you use...

When you state that you "maintain 60", do you use the furnace to maintain it? If so, the compartments are heated well enough to prevent freezing the tanks well below the 20s and harming the plumbing.
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 01-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Dsouthw524
Check the batteries in the remote. Will it turn...

Check the batteries in the remote. Will it turn on at the set? Should beuttons near the bottom of set. You of course have taken into account the conversion to digital right? If not you are going...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-22-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,203
Posted By Dsouthw524
I know of one person (not me) that left the...

I know of one person (not me) that left the jumper connected when he started the coach and had a fire in the battery compartment!
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-04-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By Dsouthw524
I don't know where you got the idea that your...

I don't know where you got the idea that your windshield is not equal to a car. Both use the same type of safety glas and on a Winnebago product the glass is installed into a metal frame. You will...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-21-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dsouthw524
If you are really concerned, Winnie does custom...

If you are really concerned, Winnie does custom work like that you are suggesting. I have no idea the cost but you would have a safe modification. I assume you have thought about how to get steps...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-21-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By Dsouthw524
Lindsay, The antenna warnning is a timer also. ...

Lindsay,
The antenna warnning is a timer also. The jack system on your coach should be the guide. Mine dings until the jacks are all up and the light on the dash blinks until that happens. Maybe...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-17-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By Dsouthw524
The only Jet-air system was as an aid to the...

The only Jet-air system was as an aid to the suspension on the rear of the coach. I suggest you have a helper at the controls and you monitor the rear area of the coach. If that is the case, is...
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