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RE: Changing out Booth Dinette with table and chairs

We took the booth out of our MH 2 years ago. First we look at finding a table a chair combo that would work. That did not go well, we ended up keeping the table. Just by luck we were at a used furniture store and found two chairs that not only looked good but the wood color fit the MH just fine. Yes it would have been nice to find a table chair combo the size seems to be a big factor.
craig7h 07/04/22 04:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Fridge Died

Two years ago my Norcold frg of 13 years decided it had served the RV well but needed a rest. I was not in favor of replacing with a home style frig as my carpentry ability was not good enough to make the finial result look like it belonged there. Replacing with a new Norcold would require removal of the windshield and that was a NO go. I looked into replacing the cooling unit and found the JC Refrigeration had just what I wanted. Their customer service is way above average. The instalation went very well. My wife and I were able to do the job over a couple days. We could have done in in hours but we were in no hurry. I made a dolly the same height as the bottom of the frig., sled the frig onto the dolly and was able to do all work in the camper. I would ckeck out JC Refrigeration before making a decission.
craig7h 06/27/22 04:23am General RVing Issues
RE: swing out window seal

You might try here
craig7h 06/17/22 04:24am Tech Issues
RE: Help with Winegard

google is really your friend in the RV world. at the bottom is link to owners manual
craig7h 06/08/22 03:06am Technology Corner
RE: Do I need to condition my slide seals against drying out?

Do you need to not sure, should you most likely. I know there are a bunch of products out there. Just look at its and another one of those yearly maintance things.
craig7h 06/07/22 03:58am General RVing Issues
RE: TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

You are covering alot of ground and many topics in this friendly talk. For me its what do I want, how do I want to travel those kind of things. Yes fuel is up but so is everything else. I used to go to the grocery store and walk out spending only 50or 75 dollars now its 100 or 125. DW and I used to have a 35' 5th wheel 1ton dually. Thought we did not need a set up that large. So what did we do we downsized to a 29' MH. After one year of traveling we realized we made a mistake. Not in the fuel milage area, not is the length area, nor the comforts. We messed up in the storage area! We found out the way we like to travel there was not enough room for clothes, pots and pans, tools that kind on thing. So what did we do we up sized to 37' Mh now when we go for months at a time we have room for cloths, pots and pans etc. I guess all that you are talking about really depends on what type of rving you are planning on doing. Either way enjoy
craig7h 06/07/22 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Hughes Auto PWD50

Thanks all, I am not very knowledgeable on what all those type of devices do. I remember looking at I guess an "autoformer" for double the price. From your alls comments for complete protection go the autoformer route. Thanks
craig7h 06/05/22 03:10am Tech Issues
Hughes Auto PWD50

Does anybody have this model of Surge Protector or heard any pros or cons? Hughes Auto PWD 50 Seems like a very low price for what they say they have. Thanks
craig7h 06/03/22 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM 2662 fridge issue

Its two years ago I also got the chance to use the frig as an ice chest. Not fun although it does hold the ice somewhat. Although mine is a Norcold that was 13 years at that time. I did alot of looking at the options I had. I do not boondock always plugged in so need for propane was not neccessary. I did not want to go the residential route as my carpentry skills were not goo enought plus it was hard to find a unit that would fit. Getting a new norcold would require removing the front windshield (thats what I was told) I most definitely did not want to do that. So I looked at replacing the whole cooling unit. Save time and money all the way around. I ended up getting a totlly 120v cooling unit from JC Refrigeration Very easy to replace new with old, great customer service all the good stuff. Can not be happier with the cooling capability of the unit. To me was a great choice. If you do not fix your frig. I will not make for a happy trip. Mine boke down halfway into our month long trip. Many bags of ice. Good Luck
craig7h 06/03/22 03:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood water heater drain plug tightening

I could be way off base with this but! I do believe the tank fitting itself is tapered not the plug. I have also found that the feel is different using the nylon plug vs. the anode rode system in Suburban heaters. I wrape my nylon plug with the tape and just snug it up, no leaks so far.
craig7h 05/31/22 04:19am Tech Issues
RE: 2013 Winnebago vista 35b flat towing jeep rubicon

Read the owners manual for the jeep. There should be a section devoted to how to set the jeep up to be towed. I used to tow a jeep wrangler and ever time I used the manual to make sure the jeep was ready to tow. One time I forgot a step that involved leaving the key in so the steering wheel was not locked. I traveled many miles with locked front wheels. Once stopped both front tires blew out. Good Luck and safe travels
craig7h 05/23/22 03:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Memphis to Branson

cruising spud, you pick the best show "The Haygoods" they are are go to show when folks come to Branson for a visit.
craig7h 05/18/22 04:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Memphis to Branson

Unless you like to drive the wonderful Ozark Mountain roads we have. I would take I 40 to Hwy 65. The only bad part of 65 is going through Harrison, stay in the left hand lane as the right has not shoulder and you are riding the curb the whole time. It really depends what you like to do. One could really spend a week in my great town. We have a new Aquarium thats worth a visit. Or amusement park it ranked 1st for family parks. Even if you do not do rides its just great to walk around. Some of the best shows are daytime ones, so look at that. Bass Pros main store is in Springfield a 45 min drive on 65. If you are into Civil War history we have the Wilson Creek National Battlefield just North of Branson I would check out a couple of our newest things to do WonderWorks and Beyond the Lens Many good restaurants and shopping to be had Good Luck and enjoy Branson
craig7h 05/18/22 03:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground near Monticello, Iowa

I take it you are planning on taking HWy 151. There is not much between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. Monticello is only about 3 hrs for the Dells. Or my way of driving 4hrs. If you could drive to Kieler Wi the Rustic Barn is good, but thats another hour. As for the mentioned RiverView Ridge, I have not stayed there in along time maybe its changed but I was not a fan. good luck
craig7h 05/12/22 02:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coast to coast

I have been a member for all most two years now, this will be the third camping season as a member. Why am I still a member do not really know. Every trip I plan I first look for Coast to Coast parks that are with in the area we plan on staying. Most if not all the parks are no where near we want to be. If there was one close to the are I would use but there just is not. Good luck
craig7h 05/03/22 04:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Norcold Fridge Issue

Have you check to make sure the thermistor has not slip on the cooling fin? Your thermistor may be going bad itself. You can unplug it and see what happens to the cooling.
craig7h 04/29/22 04:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tow dolly or not?

I have never noticed a swaying while towing. I tow a KIA on a dolly with many thousand miles without a problem.
craig7h 04/18/22 03:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Steps

I guess my first question is, does the motor have power? Can you hear it try and run when you open or close the door? If the motor has power and tries to operate, you might what to check this. Could the steps be binding putting pressure on the system which will shut if off. The pivot points on the steps may be dirt and need lube of some type. Have you gotten underneath and looked to see if the motor assembly was still attached to the frame. The reason I asked that was last year my steps stopped working but the motor was running. I looked underneath and the four screws holding the motor assembly had become loose and sheared off. Good Luck
craig7h 04/17/22 03:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GAS CLASS A. Vs. Dually

I had a dodge ram 3500 dually diesel, pulling a very heavy 35' 5wheel. One sure knew it was a truck it rode like a truck and handled like a truck. Even though I had a air bag/shock system king pin the chucking was still very bad at times. Moved to low end gasser the ride was some much more enjoyable even DW was happy. Moved to older diesel pusher and the ride was better. For us there were so many advantages to moving up to a class A over the 5th wheel set up. Ride was just one of many, over all convenience related to class A traveling. Dogs love it as does the cat! good luck
craig7h 04/16/22 02:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic NDA1402 Cooling Fin Heating Element

The rig in your signature says 03, I would say the frig could use some help. In my 07 the frig (norcold) up and died while on a trip. I also did not want to really replace the frig. I did however looks at replacing with residential ones. To much wood work for my to make it look like it belonged so that was out. A new norcold same size would mean taking the windshield out to get the frig in. So that was out. I ended up going with new cooling unit from JC Refrigeration. I changed my old cooling unit for their 120v only unit as I do not boondock and am alway plugged in. I am very happy with the unit and JC customer support is spot on great folks to work with. Good Luck
craig7h 04/10/22 03:58am Tech Issues
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