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Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-01-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By magicbus
The 2014 Era A pictures look like the same layout...

The 2014 Era A pictures look like the same layout as our 2018. We leave the rear bed made up as one bed all the time. The bigger fridge is great there is lots of storage under the bed. We removed...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,861
Posted By magicbus
You didn’t by chance bump the shifter out of Park...

You didn’t by chance bump the shifter out of Park while working on the battery did you?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-06-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,861
Posted By magicbus
My 2018 (2016 chassis) has a rocker switch to...

My 2018 (2016 chassis) has a rocker switch to connect my house batteries to the chassis battery for a self-boost. I wonder if that would have worked.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-19-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By magicbus
On the bright side... I always get my Sprinter...

On the bright side... I always get my Sprinter serviced when I am in Florida for the winter and recently they are constantly sending emails saying they are open and having service discounts trying to...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By magicbus
14 day self-isolation was required when we...

14 day self-isolation was required when we reentered Massachusetts after traveling home from Florida. Because we didnít want to take the chance of exposing our island community we voluntarily...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-14-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By magicbus
Did the actual retaking clips fall out or just...

Did the actual retaking clips fall out or just the shade and the bar it attaches to fall out? Mine stopped rolling and I’ve had it in and out a couple of times. I still haven’t figured out how to...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-04-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By magicbus
Try getting your cooktop to light first then the...

Try getting your cooktop to light first then the generator. Propane hates to sit and I think your cooktop is the longest run from the tank. When I do my maintenance startups I always get my cooktop...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-28-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By magicbus
We have to take a ferry every time we travel and...

We have to take a ferry every time we travel and the limit is more about height than our 24 foot length. We have to stay in the open center and not down the low ceiling sides. Since we are over 22 we...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-24-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By magicbus
For the first time we are going to travel...

For the first time we are going to travel coverless. I learned last trip that nobody can see our taillights due to the cover. Then I read that some hitch manufacturers say a cover creates too much...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-20-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By magicbus
After hearing about the GFI I decided to locate...

After hearing about the GFI I decided to locate mine in case it ever gives me trouble. I checked out the wiring diagram and realized all I had to do is pop off the air return grill and the outlet is...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-17-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,998
Posted By magicbus
Agreed, you do need confidence and maintenance...

Agreed, you do need confidence and maintenance skills to cruise. After 5 years cruising back and forth from New England to Florida my wife asked what is the most stressful thing in my life, and I...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-17-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By magicbus
Good information, thanks.

Good information, thanks.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-17-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By magicbus
So a question about your second alternator...I...

So a question about your second alternator...I owned a trawler that, when I bought it, had a second alternator installed but not connected, and my understanding was something to do with balancing the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-16-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By magicbus
Just a guess, but my Sprinter seems to do about...

Just a guess, but my Sprinter seems to do about five minutes of diesel exhaust treatment work after I shut it down. I would imagine that it takes a bit of battery power to make that work and my...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-14-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By magicbus
In my boating days when mounting antennas,...

In my boating days when mounting antennas, searchlights and such we always drilled, filled the holes and bedded the base with 3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200. Excellent stuff.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-08-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By magicbus
I was just out starting to get mine ready to head...

I was just out starting to get mine ready to head south in a few weeks and I took a look under the TV. It appears that they installed a panel in the top of the cabinet that would need to be removed...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-06-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By magicbus
Been through that one! When we first brought our...

Been through that one! When we first brought our Era home the guys at the ferry didnít believe it was 24. They got 24 on the nose. A couple of weeks ago my wife booked our Feb ticket so we can head...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-19-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By magicbus
Being an ex-live aboard boater I know how useful...

Being an ex-live aboard boater I know how useful knots can be. The truckers knot is a new one for me but Iíll be using it when I tie loads of brush onto my trailer or picking up furniture for an...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By magicbus
If you live or visit often an island thirty miles...

If you live or visit often an island thirty miles out in the Atlantic you will drive in salt water.
I live on an island 30 miles out in the Atlantic but we use a ferry to get here rather than drive...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-18-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By magicbus
Floor plan and a larger fridge to accommodate my...

Floor plan and a larger fridge to accommodate my wife’s celiac diet. Once we made the decision to get back into RVing ordering and waiting was not in the cards. .
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,759
Posted By magicbus
Good point. I keep a full set of manuals with...

Good point. I keep a full set of manuals with diagrams and schematics on my laptop.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,547
Posted By magicbus
Thanks for this information. I have the Truma in...

Thanks for this information. I have the Truma in my Era and I just pulled up the wiring diagram and see that the GFI for mine looks to be behind the air return grill for the heater. I am going to...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-12-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,759
Posted By magicbus
I have to admit I’m surprised people can find the...

I have to admit I’m surprised people can find the space in a Class B for things like floor jacks. When I had a DP with slide out basement trays it was different, but now I don’t really carry anything...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-12-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By magicbus
Had a Country Coach 36’ and went to a 24’...

Had a Country Coach 36’ and went to a 24’ Winnebago Era. Enjoyed every minute of the CC except that it required planning. The Era goes anywhere and parks anywhere without a thought and still gives us...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-10-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By magicbus
Normally when I un-winterize I would run the...

Normally when I un-winterize I would run the water, but in this case I think I would stick a a cocktail onion and an olive on a toothpick, stick it in a glass, add ice, and THEN run the water.:D
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