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Old 09-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #281
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Dean,
Where did you find your new isolator?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #282
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Dean,
Where did you find your new isolator?
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ASE Supply Inc.
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ASE Supply - Thermo By Products

SP-24023A-IB $116.37

plus too much for shipping!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #283
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Isolator Replacement

Ok,
So new isolator from internet purchased arrived. Guessing that all batteries as well as coach from shore power need to be disconnected. Anyone have any other helpful hints?
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #284
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Ok,
So new isolator from internet purchased arrived. Guessing that all batteries as well as coach from shore power need to be disconnected. Anyone have any other helpful hints?
Thanks, Derek
Derek,

You pretty much nailed it. Only thing I would add is clean all of the connections well during reassembly.

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #285
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Ok,
So new isolator from internet purchased arrived. Guessing that all batteries as well as coach from shore power need to be disconnected. Anyone have any other helpful hints?
Thanks, Derek
Yeah, check the terminals with your voltmeter after you install it to make sure it reads as intended.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #286
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Dielectic grease on all connection will not hurt.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #287
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Definitely dielectric grease! Take pics and post please. How did you determine it was bad?
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #288
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Dave and Felicia,
I know someone that was an RV mechanic several years ago, and spoke with him on my mail route several times trying to figure out my problem. Voltage at batteries was 'decent' but at isolator, practically nothing.
I found this isolator on Amazon, 200 amp, Made in the USA, for under $55.00! Too good to pass up. Everything else I saw on eBay and locally was all over 150amp, Made in China, so knew I wanted this from Amazon. Try my best to 'Shop Local'. but sometimes my wallet has the ultimate say-so....
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Thanks Derek! I checked it and it showed good voltage. Have to put that in the trouble shooting motebook!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #290
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Sometimes you just gotta splurge

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So I saw one of these last year and swore that if it was available this year during the holidays, I was buying one, even if it meant peanut butter sandwiches for a whole payday!
So, Santa arrived early at my house this year! Oh, Insurance totaled the Volkswagen CC this week, 2nd photo is what I'm considering for replacement. VW Golf TDI with 6 speed manual and sunroof, think it will look great 'tagging' along behind Airstream!
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upper cabinet removal

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This has bothered me from day one of purchase. No idea who 'rigged' my upper cabinet, but it's time for a repair.
Anyone ever pulled their upper cabinets? Looks like there is a metal 'L' bracket, with rivets into the inner skin, as well as screws into the cabinet itself. Purchased the shortest stubby phillips I could find, and I still can't manage it in there.
As well, anyone ever found where the 'arms' are available? Practically all of mine are due for replacement.
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Get one of these...
Mine has saved me sooo many times!
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Ok,
This has bothered me from day one of purchase. No idea who 'rigged' my upper cabinet, but it's time for a repair.
Anyone ever pulled their upper cabinets? Looks like there is a metal 'L' bracket, with rivets into the inner skin, as well as screws into the cabinet itself. Purchased the shortest stubby phillips I could find, and I still can't manage it in there.
As well, anyone ever found where the 'arms' are available? Practically all of mine are due for replacement.
Thanks, Derek
Derek,

I had no problem at all taking them out of the 345 I tore apart. I used either a long phillips screw driver when necessary or my cordless drill with magnetic bit holder and a phillips bit. I'm not sure what the difference could be. What I see in your pictures is what I saw in our 345.

Try a LONG phillips and see what happens.

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I have the exact same gap in my cabinet. I first thought it may have bore too much weight and separated but I have come to find it is glued together with that gap I considered putting a small bottle jack under it and pressing the gap closed but now I think that piece of wood was cut too short. Maybe the jig Airstream used was incorrect since my one cabinet looks just like that. I'll be interested in how you fix that. Steve
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