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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 05-19-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By CaptChet
My Dear Friend Ron....We are saddened to hear...

My Dear Friend Ron....We are saddened to hear about Charlie... There is no pain as the loss of a Family Member.
When God opens the door and introduces you to your next Pet, accept it with open arms....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-04-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By CaptChet
have a friend who had that shut down problem....

have a friend who had that shut down problem. Check your thermostat. Engine runs till coolant heats up, thermostat stuck, shuts engine down from over heat. Engine cools off you can start again and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 03-06-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
Posted By CaptChet
Is that the model that offers an Household Type...

Is that the model that offers an Household Type Electric Refrigerator as an option??? Maybe with the house reefer the Mandatory Opition is the larger Generator.

Good Luck
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 12-19-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,058
Posted By CaptChet
Ron, before you bust your knuckles, standing on...

Ron, before you bust your knuckles, standing on your head to replace your thermostats, stop and pause a moment.
You indicated your heat indicator is showing normal heat and shows the action and...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-18-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,749
Posted By CaptChet
We take the Bottom Drawer, the small one; and the...

We take the Bottom Drawer, the small one; and the next drawer up which gives me enough room to reach in and remove the filter.
Try it taking two drawers out and see if it isn't easier.

Good Luck.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 05-10-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By CaptChet
We have the A&E Power Pro System and the Door...

We have the A&E Power Pro System and the Door Awning has the option of Electric or Hand Crank.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 05-09-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By CaptChet
When we purchased our Journey DL from the Dealer...

When we purchased our Journey DL from the Dealer (we are second owners) we found a long metal crank in the storage bay that is for the manual operation of the Door Awning.
If our Awning Motor should...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 05-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,462
Posted By CaptChet
We have a 2003 Journey DL 39 Ft. with the filon...

We have a 2003 Journey DL 39 Ft. with the filon showing what SMLRanger discribed. We were looking for a paint shop to do a refinish job on ours but were told about Poli-Glow Finish by a couple...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 11-08-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By CaptChet
before starting out, each day, I do a 'bleed down...

before starting out, each day, I do a 'bleed down check'(with engine running,air pressure up to normal pressure, emergency brake off, pump brakes down until emergency brake comes on, should be...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-17-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By CaptChet
Sure they make tube cleaner brushes but what fun...

Sure they make tube cleaner brushes but what fun is there in buying when one can design and build using available parts?????
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By CaptChet
The Pipe Cleaners I have seen are too short and...

The Pipe Cleaners I have seen are too short and not stiff enough to do the job.
When I make my Clothes Hanger Swab I use very soft taps with the hammer so as not to cut the piece of rag.
My friend...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-14-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By CaptChet
You do realize that if you set your thermostat to...

You do realize that if you set your thermostat to cool the coach, then the temp goes lower at night you must set the thermostat to heat to maintain the set temperature.
It will not do both...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 05-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By CaptChet
I would suggest that you loosen the TV mounting...

I would suggest that you loosen the TV mounting strap, insert a couple of angled wedges to get it to the angle you want and retighten the mounting strap.

Good Luck
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 04-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By CaptChet
Remember that the "hanging Storage Compartments"...

Remember that the "hanging Storage Compartments" under and connected to the slide out have a load limit of, I think I read, 250 pounds.
We have our storage as follows.
Starting with the Drivers...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 02-15-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,025
Posted By CaptChet
Capt. Bill, Sammie has revealed the location...

Capt. Bill,
Sammie has revealed the location of the 'second' hot water check valve, it is in behind the panel of the water system on the drivers side of the coach.
We had a problem with our hot...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 02-15-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,682
Posted By CaptChet
My first thought is that when you reinstalled the...

My first thought is that when you reinstalled the batteries you left a wire off or hooked the batteries back up wrong.
If you know what was wrong with the HWH System would you tell us the dealers...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 02-01-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,794
Posted By CaptChet
You are aware that the plugs are all Ground Fault...

You are aware that the plugs are all Ground Fault Interuption Plugs with the control plugs(with the test and reset button)in the Bathroom, on the wall above the sink, and in the galley, under the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 01-13-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By CaptChet
Not to 'steal' the thread but is there any danger...

Not to 'steal' the thread but is there any danger to engine and transmisson computers with removing power from these systems, as in when changing batteries??
I thought I had read somewhere that...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 01-09-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By CaptChet
Yo-Yo-ing in Florida between TT Orlando, ODW...

Yo-Yo-ing in Florida between TT Orlando, ODW Sherwood and NACO Peace River till it becomes warm enough to head North to New England.
We have a new Gr. Grand Girl baby to visit. That makes 6 now.
We...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 01-07-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By CaptChet
Happy New Year, Ron. Hope you and your Bride...

Happy New Year, Ron.

Hope you and your Bride are well.

All the Best, Chet
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 11-30-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By CaptChet
While on this subject it might be well to know...

While on this subject it might be well to know where the drain is from the heating/ A/C System and to know how to clean the drain tube.
Under the unit is a rubber tube that sticks out about a half...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 11-11-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By CaptChet
I visited with my friend this morning and he has...

I visited with my friend this morning and he has found that the switch controls the Courtesy Light at the Bathroom Door.
He is very appreciative of the help given by the members here and the Rep at...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 11-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By CaptChet
Friend has a 2003 Minni Model WF329B, Ser. #...

Friend has a 2003 Minni Model WF329B, Ser. # 67291.
Right side, above Dinette,near TV Booster Power Switch, against wall very close to valence there is a switch. Anyone know what this switch is for?
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 11-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By CaptChet
Friend has a 2003 Minni Model WF329B, Ser. #...

Friend has a 2003 Minni Model WF329B, Ser. # 67291.
Right side, above Dinette,near TV Booster Power Switch, against wall very close to valence there is a switch. Anyone know what this switch is for?
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 08-17-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By CaptChet
And some have met some really nice folks through...

And some have met some really nice folks through this Community.

Hi Ron!!!!
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 08-03-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,062
Posted By CaptChet
I HAD snored for years but the Admiral questioned...

I HAD snored for years but the Admiral questioned my breathing, which would stop, amidsts the snores, sometimes for 20 or more seconds.
I was becoming more sleep deprived, and sleeping in the day...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 08-01-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,884
Posted By CaptChet
In my 'Owners Bag' there is a tool in with the...

In my 'Owners Bag' there is a tool in with the Radio Info that is used to releive the keepers and enable removal of the radio.

Good Luck
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-11-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By CaptChet
Hey Duner, I booted up nthis morning, Wednesday,...

Hey Duner, I booted up nthis morning, Wednesday, fully expecting a post from you about yesterdays in and out of your A/C.
I don't know if you noticed or not, when I came by you my main slide had...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By CaptChet
Wedge or Shim...I think we are thinking the same...

Wedge or Shim...I think we are thinking the same things there SkiGramps....

Where did you Ski?
Maine NH and Vermont for us.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-07-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By CaptChet
You say that when you push on the window it will...

You say that when you push on the window it will seal????
I would whittle a couple of Wedge Shaped pieces of Wood and put the Wedges in the Locking Handles, forcing the window to stay tight.
It...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 05-31-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By CaptChet
Our "Fix" for this "problem" was to come up under...

Our "Fix" for this "problem" was to come up under the front of the MH with the Sat. Feed from the dish and couple the line to a previously installed feed line from the Sat. IN position on the Sat...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 05-22-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By CaptChet
Those 'little round thingies' are "Bungs" and in...

Those 'little round thingies' are "Bungs" and in the maritime world are/were used to dress the hole where a fastener has been used.
In the day of "Wooden Ships and Iron Men" the Bungs would be...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 05-18-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By CaptChet
We have two windows in the bedroom of our coach. ...

We have two windows in the bedroom of our coach.
One is on the side of the slide and is permenantly covered with Aluminum Foil and Duct Tape on the inside of the darkened glass. The day-night shade...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 05-18-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,073
Posted By CaptChet
If you still need help, when you get to Maine,...

If you still need help, when you get to Maine, try Steve Crowell, RVSA Cert. Master Tech. at SOS R/V Repair & Maintenance, 207-363-8573 in the Wells Maine Area. Really thorough trouble shooter and...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 05-15-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,108
Posted By CaptChet
I sympathize with your problems and would like to...

I sympathize with your problems and would like to try to help with a bit of experience from our view.
You will make more progress by not getting angry with them, just try to bite your lip and go...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 05-09-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By CaptChet
There is no secret spot to purchase these...

There is no secret spot to purchase these anntennea's. They are available in almost any shop, Auto Supply House, Wally World, Radio Shack,.....
If you are close to TT Orlando PM me, I have one in...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 05-07-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,192
Posted By CaptChet
Hi Ron and Winni Family When we saw you last we...

Hi Ron and Winni Family
When we saw you last we were in Wilderness Lakes. We stayed in SoCal till New Years Day and then traveled to the Rio Grande Valley till Mid January, met Daughter in Houston,...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 05-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By CaptChet
i don't have your model Coach but in an attempt...

i don't have your model Coach but in an attempt to help, does the "Black Knob" turn as in a Valve? Does it Pull out or push in??
Could it be the drain for your fresh water tank???

Good Luck
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-29-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By CaptChet
If you are still in the Orlando Area and want...

If you are still in the Orlando Area and want service on your Coach A/C System I can reccommend Citrus Ridge RV Service, Aaron Ernst, 888-486-4900 or 863-557-4176.
He has done service work for us...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By CaptChet
I notice you are in Washington State. Give Mike...

I notice you are in Washington State. Give Mike Wilkinson a call. 360-590-0207. Mike runs Wilkinson Glass and specializes in RV Glass repair and replacement.
He works from his Truck and Trailer and...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 02-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By CaptChet
We have the same crack on our Journey, see Sig. ...

We have the same crack on our Journey, see Sig.
There was a thread going and there were possibly 8 or more posters with the same crack.
I called Winnie and the reply was the same that Big Bear got....
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 01-29-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,004
Posted By CaptChet
I know there have been several times I wished I...

I know there have been several times I wished I had automatic, inside operated dump valves, specially when that galdarned guy in that sport rodster was following so close!!!!

But to be serious,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 01-23-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By CaptChet
The lights are controled by a 'compression'...

The lights are controled by a 'compression' switch that comes against the door as it closes and puts the light out. When the compartment door is opened the spring loaded switch is supposed to turn...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 01-18-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By CaptChet
If you have not contacted HWH direct then you...

If you have not contacted HWH direct then you should. They have one of the finest Customer Service Departments of any Company I have ever done business with.
Many problems that people have is caused...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 01-18-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By CaptChet
We also carry one outside, in the Compartment by...

We also carry one outside, in the Compartment by the door, where I also carry our supply of BBQ Gas Bottles, the small jobbers from Wally.
I was thinking today about getting a Decal to put on that...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 01-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By CaptChet
Don't know where you are BillyS but if you are in...

Don't know where you are BillyS but if you are in a COLD Area then possibly your Jacks are frosted to the surface of the Earth.
Had it happen to us a couple times.
Pry the pads up while the System...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 01-07-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By CaptChet
Also, check the plug on the end of the Garman...

Also, check the plug on the end of the Garman wire. There is a fuse in that plug that might be blown. The plug unscrews at the end near where that little tip sticks out.

Good Luck
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 01-07-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By CaptChet
Could there be some connection or unconnection...

Could there be some connection or unconnection through the radio switch or auxiliary battery switch on the dash?
Our 12volt plugs work all through the coach.
Front Dash, alongside Co-Pilot seat,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 01-07-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By CaptChet
If you are talking about the heating/AC System in...

If you are talking about the heating/AC System in the dash then you are not alone.
We 'lost' our fan in our heat/ac system but in checking it out find that the high speed section works fine. We can...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 12-26-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By CaptChet
Hi Ron My Heart goes out to you in your time of...

Hi Ron
My Heart goes out to you in your time of loss.

Everyone has covered things well and I can only bid you clear roads and light traffic on your mission.
God Speed
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