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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum Today, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Tronadora
On my 2015, it is fuse #10 under the drivers...

On my 2015, it is fuse #10 under the drivers chair... and it also powers the awning.


Also, check for gravel obstructing the step that may have gotten trapped on top of the step when it retracted...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-21-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 289,575
Posted By Tronadora
John - Nice clothes hamper solution. We've...

John - Nice clothes hamper solution.

We've used a collapsible bag that stands up and conceals its contents, at least on the sides. It used to get placed in the passenger foot well when parked and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,471
Posted By Tronadora
****** There's another option for you to...

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There's another option for you to correct images that load as rotated. If you have a Mac, open the file in Preview, rotate the image any which way and rotate back to original position, then...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-19-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Tronadora
Yes, highly recommend Needles Hwy. Very scenic....

Yes, highly recommend Needles Hwy. Very scenic. The passage through the Eye of the Needle is self regulated... people get out and watch for whether it's clear for your direction to send a few...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,813
Posted By Tronadora
The GZ power stations some of us have added to...

The GZ power stations some of us have added to our AS rigs are never intended to be the primary house batteries. I have lived in my Interstate MH for 12 of the last 15 months and used the GZ every...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-16-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Tronadora
I'm reasonably confident their reasoning is that...

I'm reasonably confident their reasoning is that once moisture gets trapped under there, it can't evaporate and therefore works at waterstaining the flooring.

We always have rubberized runners in...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-16-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Tronadora
I had this happen and it turned out to be algae...

I had this happen and it turned out to be algae gunking up the aerator insert in the faucet.


Also, I know you said it sounded fine, but if it sounds loud and "can't keep up with demand" I've had...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Tronadora
Silence of the Lavs - quieting the weighted ball

You know the weighted ball that helps the lavatory faucet flexible metal hose retract? Anybody else despise the sound it makes as you use the faucet and that ball is bouncing and scraping along the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
That shot of Flathead Lake revealing the coast...

That shot of Flathead Lake revealing the coast line (and the AI in the distance) is terrific.


I became enamored with drones back in 2010 watching YouTube videos from Europe and purchased the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Tronadora
I think Getridaone nailed it for you. Happened to...

I think Getridaone nailed it for you. Happened to me too and was an easy fix. Had to use a large flat blade screwdriver and rotate both directions to get it freed up.

You brought up dripping while...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Tronadora
Thanks, IB. Oh, and one other thing... are the...

Thanks, IB.
Oh, and one other thing... are the LED lights in the lead rail on a CF awning worth the $200ish to add?

The ones on my Fiamma are a complete joke... they mount them inside the lead...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-11-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 289,575
Posted By Tronadora
Coin Tubes

Coin tubes come in a variety of sizes and materials. I like these square ones because they are made with a plastic that tends to contain the rattle noise and because they are square they don't roll...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-11-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Tronadora
Switching To Carefree Awning - Any Issues ??

Interstate Owners: My second Fiamma motorized F65 Eagle is failing just like jgeurin has experienced... a skipping gear and it won't stop trying to seat the awning so I pulled the fuse and I will...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tronadora
We were there last year just after Labor Day week...

We were there last year just after Labor Day week and Bar Harbor CG was 10% full and they said during Labor Day week it was 100% full. Great forested campground and you can walk through the woods to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tronadora
Excellent body of helpful information; thank you...

Excellent body of helpful information; thank you !


If only I was armed with all this exactly one year ago when I ignored those warning signs and my Fiamma ejected on the highway and trashed...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-06-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 225,740
Posted By Tronadora
Alex - For your sliding door, I highly recommend...

Alex - For your sliding door, I highly recommend this nifty product that some of us have added. A bump stop that you install wherever you want the sliding door to stop and stay put, even on a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-28-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,393
Posted By Tronadora
Really terrific end result you've got there. A...

Really terrific end result you've got there. A nice hybrid between Lounge and Grand Tour living, if not better. George Mauro of Humble Road could take a lesson from you with that layout !!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-28-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
Alex - Unfortunately, no personal services are...

Alex - Unfortunately, no personal services are offered there. :lol:

BTW, that RV park has a terrific Commons area... a building that has a big screen TV going, a pool table, coffee for the taking,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-28-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
Speaking of nice RV park bathrooms - the best one...

Speaking of nice RV park bathrooms - the best one I've seen yet is at the new Route 66 RV Park just west of Albuquerque. Feast your eyes.

And to keep the AI photos flowing, the last pic is at the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Tronadora
Although I have an Interstate and not a trailer,...

Although I have an Interstate and not a trailer, I do have a relevant comment about the readout for the BMV-712 that maybe you will find useful.


I didn't want to $pend for the installer to run...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
They obviously are capable of doing many things...

They obviously are capable of doing many things right to be in business this long, I highly doubt the owner drives an RV with Boss airbags or extra leaf springs.


:doh:
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
Hi Mike, I appreciate you looking out for me but...

Hi Mike, I appreciate you looking out for me but Sprinter Store in Tualatin Oregon are the jokers that sold me the pig in a poke to begin with at their recommendation, and installed the awful leaf...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
Good tip about cutting down the Sumo Springs.......

Good tip about cutting down the Sumo Springs.... too bad I sold them on Ebay while traveling so I could get them out of my storage area in the AI.
:blink::lol:

I remember checking the MB price on...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tronadora
Actually, the Interstate's engine alternator is...

Actually, the Interstate's engine alternator is quite beefy (around 200A, I think) and designed to charge the house batteries. It is integrated into the coach electrical system and automatically...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
I'm just assuming that if Mercedes put bump stops...

I'm just assuming that if Mercedes put bump stops in, then I should have bump stops. The Sumos went there, were removed, then the Boss bags went in that same location, and now they are gone.

Has...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
Exactly right, Mike. The bump stops were...

Exactly right, Mike.
The bump stops were removed back when I had Sumo Springs installed. The airbags then replaced the Sumo Springs. I had not retained the bump stops... sniff...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
Well Hallelujah, and pass the biscuits !! I...

Well Hallelujah, and pass the biscuits !!

I got those damn Boss air bags excised this morning. Wow what a positive difference. It's no longer a bar fight going on back there; in fact, the rear is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,813
Posted By Tronadora
pteck - you make a good point about trailers vs...

pteck - you make a good point about trailers vs Interstates having different use case scenarios. For instance, your microwave on High uses 1100+ watts and mine uses 1875. Which is why I must throttle...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-09-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,813
Posted By Tronadora
A couple of clarifications... The Goal Zero...

A couple of clarifications...

The Goal Zero 12v car charger from the cigarette lighter is very limited as to how much amperage you can push through it. 5A to 10A max, a lot less than a cluster of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Tronadora
Here is what I ordered and it works well. Add...

Here is what I ordered and it works well. Add shipping.
They determined over the phone which model I needed based on my old configuration and existing remote... if your AI year is not 2015, it might...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Tronadora
Extending battery life by connecting to chassis battery

Here's another thing I just discovered last week while dry camping in the Interstate. My Goal Zero 3000 had already provided me with three nights of running fridge and freezer only by turning off the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Tronadora
The Goal Zero puts out 110v, which is already...

The Goal Zero puts out 110v, which is already converted once from the internal 12v battery. Putting that 110v into my 2nd transfer switch will power the fridge with 110v, but it also dumps energy...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tronadora
Wow, good to know.. thanks for the tip !

Wow, good to know.. thanks for the tip !
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tronadora
Craig, The Interstate runs on diesel... Maybe...

Craig,
The Interstate runs on diesel...
Maybe really early ones ran on gas (?)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Tronadora
I believe the programming instructions toward the...

I believe the programming instructions toward the end of that document will apply to your rear screen as it did mine... before it failed and I had to replace with a new and different one, which had...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-08-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Tronadora
So does the motor twitch but no action? I...

So does the motor twitch but no action? I remember mine acting up and the motor inside the awning tube had expired. These are under powered and fail early. I got a replacement motor from...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Tronadora
Great choice of vehicle. I would love to have...

Great choice of vehicle. I would love to have those extra features !


Your route over the N Cascades Hwy will be very scenic. If you want recommendations on campgrounds in Washington or Oregon, I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tronadora
I left mine sitting outside in a storage lot for...

I left mine sitting outside in a storage lot for three months and had a heck of a time getting it started. Not because the battery was low but I think I had stale fuel that needed to flush its way...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 78,037
Posted By Tronadora
I hope you have already tried the large bladed...

I hope you have already tried the large bladed screwdriver in the revolving end cap thing. Mine jammed once and some twists in both directions got things freed up. Of course you've already checked...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-03-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,813
Posted By Tronadora
Yup. I did this in my Interstate 16 months ago....

Yup. I did this in my Interstate 16 months ago. We have been full time in it for over a year now and the Goal Zero 3000 has been a great addition. Our separate fridge and freezer combined use about...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-03-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 289,575
Posted By Tronadora
Yes, we use the Viva Signature Cloth towels;...

Yes, we use the Viva Signature Cloth towels; Walmart usually has them. I also like their compact outside diameter for storage.

For those that don't find these Viva rolls, you can also use a paper...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Tronadora
Ok, now I understand better how you determined...

Ok, now I understand better how you determined the outlet power scenario. It is interesting that the coffeemaker circuit goes live (I'm assuming) when a capable source of power is available... 15...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Tronadora
I'm the guy that posted about keeping the 12v...

I'm the guy that posted about keeping the 12v power off at the switch by the sliding door. It works great and permits my Goal Zero Yeti to power the fridge and freezer without having to monkey with...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
No, not a Harvest Host.... any Elks RV facility...

No, not a Harvest Host.... any Elks RV facility is for Members only. But tonight we stayed at this HH location - Bonair Winery in Zillah, WA. Stunning views in all directions. To my right, Mt Adams...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
Toskeysam: Kentucky Horse Park is a great park;...

Toskeysam: Kentucky Horse Park is a great park; we stayed there a few days last October.

This morning we woke up to this scene at the Yakima Elks Golf Country Club.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-25-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 225,740
Posted By Tronadora
[QUOTE=wachuko;2242826]Several post in FB on...

[QUOTE=wachuko;2242826]Several post in FB on folks that have been able to change their sink in a Lounge. I have been after this since Mark (Tronadora in the forum) made the change in his GT... and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-21-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 192,531
Posted By Tronadora
Let's see more pictures! Here we are at...

Let's see more pictures!

Here we are at Purple Haze Lavender Farm in Sequim, WA, a Harvest Host location. Birds chirping, very peaceful place on the Olympic Peninsula.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,465
Posted By Tronadora
When a ham handed tech uses standard pliers to...

When a ham handed tech uses standard pliers to remove your lug nut covers, they distort and won't fit snug any longer. The replacements are darn expensive:
https://amzn.to/2wcTGvG


so I keep a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By Tronadora
Maybe you can elaborate with a picture or...

Maybe you can elaborate with a picture or internet reference? On the Interstate, the item shipped as just the massive bar that bolts to a simple link (original equipment) with no adjustment. Pics...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-18-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tronadora
John, Congratulations... you are days away...

John,
Congratulations... you are days away from galley sink nirvana !

When I did that project a year ago, I replaced the Hepvo waterless trap as a precaution against future problems, found here:...
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