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Old 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #1317
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Yeah, Winegard. We have had an amplified one on our house for five years and it works fine. Their website advertises RV versions, USA made.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #1318
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+1 for winegard. Always impresses me when we scan for channels at campsites.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:32 PM   #1319
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Disconnected the shorted line from this outlet to the salon outlet. I also replaced that crappy rv outlet with a real one. I used a shallow box which fits just fine in the wall. I also put a grommet in the wall for the 12v light.


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Old 12-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #1320
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I finally found the soup mix and Tupperware covers that have been missing for about 20 years! They were "preserved" behind the cabinet down by the wheel well! LOL


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Old 12-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #1321
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A guy has to do what a guy has to do!

...even if it qualifies as "trailer trash"...

I added "temporarily" a rain gutter off the front and rear of the awning rail to move the water off the mh. When it rains hard, the water running off the rail ends is like a river running down the side of the mh right at the point where the front and rear sections meet the main coach. I know I'm getting leaks at these points. At the front this is also where the cab floor and the salon floor meet and it has leaked there in the past and it is leaking there again.

Hopefully I can find the right plastic gutter pieces to fit at the ends of the awning to move this water off the side of the mh.


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Old 12-12-2014, 09:09 PM   #1322
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Nah... just necessity. :-P
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #1323
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How are you all doing down there in Californication? We're seeing flooding, mud slides, land slides and the fourth horseman of the apocalypse is just now thundering into view.

At least you have water now, although a years worth of precip in three days is a bit much.

Take care mate and hopefully Steve is okay too. We're thinking of you all.

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Old 12-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #1324
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We're well away from the hillsides and burn areas that are causing the issues. High and dry. Had to let all my family and friends know that we are ok--everyone assumes all of the state is being hit with issues, but it's a big place...


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Old 12-13-2014, 03:21 PM   #1325
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How are you all doing down there in Californication? We're seeing flooding, mud slides, land slides and the fourth horseman of the apocalypse is just now thundering into view.



At least you have water now, although a years worth of precip in three days is a bit much.



Take care mate and hopefully Steve is okay too. We're thinking of you all.



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Tony, which of the three states of Californication are you speaking of? LOL The state of Southern California, the real land of californication? Northern California (the Bay Area), the real state of virtual California...or land of silicon, ha ha. Or the North State, or as they refer to it up here, the "Land of Jefferson"...or mighty whitey land as I often refer to it...OMG!

I guess I'm a bit of an odd ball up here in the North State...being that I'm a Democrat and a non-church goer...and before someone gets mad at me...Democrats and non-church goers don't go hand in hand, I just happen to be both! My home is the Bay Area, but for some very strange reason, I have property in the North State where I keep the MH. I'm even surprised myself since I have nothing in common with these rednecks this far north!

It sure did rain like hell the last few days. Shasta Lake up here in the North State, where the State of Southern California gets its water, has risen over 12 feet in the last couple of days. I still can't wash my MH at the ranch property due to low well water levels, but I'm happy that those down in Santa Monica and Brentwood will be able to continue to wash their BMW's...oh come on I'm just having some fun...or it could be cabin fever on my part or maybe a little oxygen deprivation from using my Mr. Heater in the MH for the last week?

Mt Shasta is glistening in snow in the sunshine today! We have blue skies up here today. That will give us a little time to dry out a bit before the next storm comes in next week. Its odd having so much rain after not raining for three years. We had over 800 fires in the North State this last summer so mud slides are a worry here as they are in Southern California. There has been lots of localized flooding from one end of the three states to the other. We had a 3-4 foot diameter log wash down the gully next to our shooting range and take out the gate and fence and our pond overflowed! LOL. Nothing compared to folks that have a foot of mud in their living rooms of course!

I'm thinking my gutter extensions worked. It rained some last night and not a drop of water leaked from the windshield! Hopefully we can keep the fourth horseman at bay for a little while longer! LOL.

I hope everyone else has survived our great flood! It is nice to see all green out there now instead of our well known "golden brown"!






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Old 12-13-2014, 03:25 PM   #1326
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We're well away from the hillsides and burn areas that are causing the issues. High and dry. Had to let all my family and friends know that we are ok--everyone assumes all of the state is being hit with issues, but it's a big place...


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Glad to hear all is ok!


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Old 12-13-2014, 03:37 PM   #1327
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Our overflowing pond and my MH is in there somewhere among all those RVs!


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Old 12-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #1328
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Hopefully I can find the right plastic gutter pieces to fit at the ends of the awning to move this water off the side of the mh.
The glue on stick on plastic is still strong, probably been on 10 yrs, but the white has turned yellow, maybe you can find a silver colored one
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #1329
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...oh wishing for our typical 108 degree summer temps to dry out the carpet!

...as yet another storm is only hours away!

It's always an adventure!


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Old 12-15-2014, 11:07 PM   #1330
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HEAT! I have HEAT!

I decided to pull the furnace today to do some further troubleshooting and determine if the circuit board was actually the culprit. These furnaces basically only have the following electronics/electrical on them; circuit board, fan, sail switch, thermal switch. My fan would not come on at all so bottom line was either the circuit board or the fan was bad...or a wiring issue.

The circuit board will power up the fan even if the sail switch and thermal switch are bad. If the sail switch is bad the circuit board will shut down the fan but it will still start up. The thermo switch will turn the system off if it overheats.

I tested that I have power to the furnace and the thermostat circuit was working.

So I pulled the guts out to test it some more. One can't really get to the circuit board with the guts in the cabinet...bad design! first test was to power the fan directly to see if it was functional. I powered and unpowered it many times. A few times, the fan did not come on! I could also a few times get the fan to slow down if I banged on the fan cage. So I assumed the problem was with the fan. I removed some of the wiring and put the wiring back together. I could no longer get the fan to NOT come on nor to slow down.

Next I powered up the circuit board and powered the thermostat wire and all worked like a charm...with no propane connected of course.

I put the guts back in and hooked up everything. Its been working fine all evening! I hope it continues to function now! Its really nice to have heat...I feel like I have an Airstream again! And best of all the repair cost NO MONEY! I was so excited, that went over to the rec center and got myself two cans of diet coke from the vending machine! I sure know how to party!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!


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