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Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-03-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 182
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Posted By bikerbill
I still follow it but now on "my" Facebook...

I still follow it but now on "my" Facebook account. I just sign on with someone else's account and I never make any comments....just read and then Skunk can't block me from reading his dribble and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,266
Posted By bikerbill
Yes, I was "kicked off" Mike W's lovey-dovey "RT...

Yes, I was "kicked off" Mike W's lovey-dovey "RT Friends" page 'mostly 'cause I used CAPITAL LETTERS in my email. I was working on the road with a smartphone and all i did was copy and paste. The...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-20-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,911
Posted By bikerbill
From what I learned about Mercedes Sprinter...

From what I learned about Mercedes Sprinter electrical alternator and "brain" is the main ECU will change the output of the alternator based upon what the engine battery and engine systems need. Once...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-19-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,087
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Help, no car seats for kids allowed.

Interesting that you state Canada requires EVERY seated passenger, front & rear to have a shoulder type seat belt. Our new Roadtrek has 3 belts for the bench in the rear. The 2 outside ones are...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-23-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,282
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 2015/14 Roadtrek Sprinter DEF Adventures with Mercedes

OK so we're back from a 3100 mile trip for 3 weeks to FLA. No problems with the Mercedes systems other than they still have a wheel shimmy in the steering at 65+ mph. The did replace the front tires...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 30,655
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Under the hood generators, dual alternators etc.......

Lets start off with a VERY important question. Does your Sprinter have the mounting bracket already in place for the 2nd alternator? If not you MAY be looking at a rather complex installation. What I...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By bikerbill
Re: New User and Question

Google YouTube. Many instructions on Many things can be found there on How-to-do it.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,282
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 2015/14 Roadtrek Sprinter DEF Adventures with Mercedes

Davydd, the interesting thing I learned is that if a converter is "certified" by Mercedes, then MB will pay to remove and reinstall items installed by the converter if they need to access MB parts....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-23-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,454
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 110 volts or 12 volts for your "stuff"

booster, I think the reason Roadtrek requires shore power to go thru the inverter which means the inverter must be ON for the 115v outlets to work when plugged in is this.

The 5000 watt inverter...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,282
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 2015/14 Roadtrek Sprinter DEF Adventures with Mercedes

markopolo is correct. Several decades of large Class A motorhome experience and the associated repairs and replacement of parts.

If I had not been away on vacation, without the Roadtrek, I would...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,282
Posted By bikerbill
2015/14 Roadtrek Sprinter DEF Adventures with Mercedes

Adventures in the Mercedes service department with our brand new 2015/14 Roadtrek Extended Body Sprinter CS E-trek and our DEF problems.

On our first weekend overnight trip within less than 200...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,454
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 110 volts or 12 volts for your "stuff"

booster, no transfer switching on the Roadtrek E-trek package. RT uses a 5000 watt inverter which when turned on has a constant speed cooling fan and even a 2nd fan I believe if more cooling is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-17-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,454
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 110 volts or 12 volts for your "stuff"

I too have a RT 2015/14 E-trek CS Ext version. I use a CPAP machine that I now run using a small 12v - 115inverter plugged into the 12v system. No fan required and it works. That would work for...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Class B Dwelling

SPIKE put some thought into looking at the Roadtrek E-trek series. I HAD an Airstream Interstate for 10 months and now have a RT CS Extended body E-trek. I never did like the Suburban propane hot air...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,655
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Comparison between Roadtrek & Airstream Interstate

As for Advanced RV not being at Hershey I personally spoke with Mike N last year about that. The Hershey RV show only allows to display inside the "grounds" by selling dealers. The manufacturers are...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,655
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Comparison between Roadtrek & Airstream Interstate

Davydd, I can argue the differences in Webasto-diesel, Espar-diesel and Alde -propane as I have an HVAC background. We preferred to not have propane and with Roadtrek only using the Webasto, they...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-30-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,655
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Comparison between Roadtrek & Airstream Interstate

Our first outing is an overnight in early November. Doubt that we can find time before then to get away.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,655
Posted By bikerbill
Comparison between Roadtrek & Airstream Interstate

OK so here is my first comparison between our Airstream Interstate and the Roadtrek CS we just had delivered. Keep in mind, we drove the RT home and have not been away with it. Please take time to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,623
Posted By bikerbill
Re: inverter/converter, have a question

peppster66, there are 3 great sources to get the correct answers from the proper people. 1-call Roadtrek themselves 2-http://roadtreking.com/forum/ is a great forum to ask questions 3-better and...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,419
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Absolute and total newbie

Johnny R, did you read Bruce's message? They are in Montana and only have Nov-April available. They also stated many trips are avoided because of the lack of motels. Sure m-cycles are a wonderful way...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Something I cant fathom

In 1983 we took our daughters, 15+13 on a cross country driving trip of 5 weeks. From eastern PA to TX, to CA, to UT and back and many areas along the way. Our one daughter noticed that in the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-31-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,616
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Instruction manuals

When we had our Country Coach Prevost bus there were 2 full portable file boxes for the Prevost chassis and then many items added to the construction by Country Coach along with the complete build...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-30-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,631
Posted By bikerbill
Re: roadtrek cs e-trek no luxury package

You've already had one answer but the source of what you get from RT when you order the Lux Package is also on their webpage at http://www.roadtrek.com/buildyourown/bu ... ountry=USA...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-30-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,706
Posted By bikerbill
Re: Roadtrek TS now on roadtreks site

I too asked last year of RT at the Hershey RV SHOW why no sliding screen door yet? Factory employee gave me a very good answer. They look at the various ones that are installed when they visit the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,848
Posted By bikerbill
Re: 24hr A/C runtime on batteries - how to do it?

I stand corrected, BIG TIME. I took the time to go back on my Facebook and get the July 24th posting.
Mercedes allows up to 2 hours idling.

Their comment is, "We recommend that you do not idle...
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