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Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-26-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By VTPete
I drove the RV, nose first into the garage -...

I drove the RV, nose first into the garage - about 2-3 feet.
Then from the roof of the garage I could step down onto the fiberglass that is directly above the driver and passenger seats.
For the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-26-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
I totally put my entire 180 pounds on the roof...

I totally put my entire 180 pounds on the roof right below the windows. Slowly at first to make sure it wasn't going to bow or anything. It didn't seem to have any problem with that weight at all.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
Just the other day I was thinking that I should...

Just the other day I was thinking that I should post an update!
There's nothing but good news. I keep my RV outside *all year* and the coating still seems fine. I accidentally dripped a small drop...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-10-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,340
Posted By VTPete
It's now October, 2019. Since I've started, my...

It's now October, 2019. Since I've started, my kids and I have driven thousands and thousands of miles in this RV. The only surface that remains original is the headliner and the front door panels....
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
I agree, those top windows are killers for heat. ...

I agree, those top windows are killers for heat. I have a large reflective panel that I throw up there, but most of the time, I just park in the shade.
As for the miles, yes, they're low and real...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-31-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By VTPete
Hi Bud, Yes, it's just a monitor that requires...

Hi Bud,
Yes, it's just a monitor that requires a human to interact with it. I created it to keep an eye on the charging voltage as well as the running voltage of the battery.
The charger itself is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-31-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By VTPete
Actually, I made one that allows me to monitor...

Actually, I made one that allows me to monitor the battery - and has a low and high voltage alarm on it. I made it from the following off-the-shelf components:...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-30-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
If anyone tries the spray-can version, I hope...

If anyone tries the spray-can version, I hope they post their results here!
My kids like dipping rocks in it. Actually, we went around coating all kinds of things. Ha ha!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-29-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By VTPete
Let me know if you want any advice - and for the...

Let me know if you want any advice - and for the record, the actual charging voltage is 13.2 for float, 13.7 for regular and 14.4 for rapid charge. I like the new unit.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-29-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
Bud, Before I left this AM, I took some photos....

Bud,
Before I left this AM, I took some photos. It had rained heavily last night which made for better photos of the exterior and how the water behaves on the windows. I edited my first post to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-29-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By VTPete
How I finally fixed my '96 Roadtrek cabin battery's charging issues

The symptoms:
While parked, my cabin battery would drain over time despite having nothing turned on and the power shut off. Also, although the battery would charge while driving down the road, it...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-29-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By VTPete
How I finally dealt with my '96 Roadtrek leaking windows - successfully!

There are so many different posts on the topic of leaking Roadtrek windows, that I wasn't sure where to post this! But, I want to briefly summarize how i finally fixed those top leaking skylights.
...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-24-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By VTPete
Those photos of your new setup look great. You...

Those photos of your new setup look great.
You know, I started this thread by somehow didn't get auto-notifications until now!

I've since installed a new air conditioner (a small 5,200 BTU unit.)...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-28-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,340
Posted By VTPete
Hi Monica, My RV was far beyond these kinds of...

Hi Monica,
My RV was far beyond these kinds of tips... which are good for prevention.
My RV was so bad that when I cut into the old 5 inch foam of the mattresses, even the very middle of them...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-21-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,340
Posted By VTPete
In the end, I found a local person selling the...

In the end, I found a local person selling the seats from a Dodge Caravan.
After cutting and drilling some new cross rails for the base, I was able to bolt them to the existing swivels very easily. ...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-09-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By VTPete
Check the smell of your cold water vs hot water...

Check the smell of your cold water vs hot water taps.
I had the same smell coming from my hot water heater... which I had not used.

I took out the anode rod from the heater and it was covered in...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-09-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,924
Posted By VTPete
For what it's worth... After cleaning, rewiring...

For what it's worth...
After cleaning, rewiring and re-plumbing my fresh water tank, it was working perfectly.
Then, a week later during a very humid stretch, I filled up my water tank from my...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-09-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By VTPete
Thanks for the phone number. I got online with...

Thanks for the phone number. I got online with them and they helped me identify the model I had. In the end, I ordered new parts from them rather than trying to hack something. Spent about $250,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-08-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By VTPete
I just sent them an email. They have no phone...

I just sent them an email. They have no phone numbers to call.
I'll be curious to see how long it takes for them to reply!
-Pete
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-08-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By VTPete
Mine is a Fiamma as well. I have the "FP" number...

Mine is a Fiamma as well. I have the "FP" number as well as the serial number.
Thanks for the lead.
-Pete
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By VTPete
Clever '96 Roadtrek Awning repair?

Hi All,

After working so hard to get my '96 190 Popular in great shape, I realized I never did anything with the awning!

The original opening rod is still present and I can unwind and wind it...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By VTPete
I recently replaced the isolator on my '96...

I recently replaced the isolator on my '96 Roadtrek to solve my draining problems.
Additionally, I'm not positive, but I think the main light switch up front that has a left position, a dimming zone...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-26-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By VTPete
I can offer advice on two out of three of these...

I can offer advice on two out of three of these issues.
I just replaced the isolator under the hood of my '96 RoadTrek. It's the thing that is supposed to stop your cabin battery draining your...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-15-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,665
Posted By VTPete
We Class-B folks think a wee bit differently with...

We Class-B folks think a wee bit differently with regards to towing everything we own. Personally, I respect anyone who can back up with all of that stuff in tow!
-Pete
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-05-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By VTPete
Jim, Hey, I'm not going to bash you... while I...

Jim,
Hey, I'm not going to bash you... while I *think* I knew all this, your numbers and explanations are appreciated!

Look, it boils down to this: The wires, being thin, have too much...
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