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  1. Windshield Foldup Sun Shades for Inside

    Buy some aluminized bubble wrap from Lowes, Ace, Home Depot, etc. Available in rolls of different width. Put snaps above and below each window and matching mating snap halves on the bubble wrap after sizing the bubble wrap to fit. I did that for all my side windows and no one ever sees the fixed snaps because of the valances above each window.
  2. Mice In The Motorhome

    Rinse a soda pop aluminum can, cut in half--crosswise, cut vertical tabs (along can axis) about 1" down toward bottom of can. Place cotton balls in can bottom, squirt Peppermint oil on the balls. Then bend tabs over to hold cotton in place. Poke a hole thru the cans and wire tie them in assorted places. Renew peppermint oil periodically. Works great--and lasts!
  3. You can go to a Aero resonator. Just remember you have a 4" in and a 4" out exhaust, unless someone put a 5" outlet.
  4. Fresh Water Tank Fills By Itself

    I had the same thing happen. Turned out the faucet washer on the shutoff valve for the tank water inlet was leaking very, very slowly, and was not apparent until the tank overflowed. Changed the faucet washer and it stopped. Then, a year later the same thing. Now I replace the washer every spring when we take the coach out of storage. Works for us.
  5. We average 8-9 MPG towing our 2006 Saturn Vue. Our coach is a 36' Foretravel ORED (Oshkosh chassis, Rear engine, Diesel) with the DD 8.2L turbo-charged V8 with straight exhaust. and a 4-speed Allison transmission. Hills used to be quite a challenge until I ditched the muffler and went straight pipe. A bit louder but much better pickup, more power, and we even passed semis while climbing hills on a divided highway!!
  6. Lift up the bed and look at the engine. If a DD 8.2L you should see exhaust piping coming from the exhaust manifold on each side of the engine that goes up to a turbo housing, then flex exhaust going over and down to the muffler.
  7. Don't forget the old DD 8.2 turbo-charged V8, nicknamed the "fuel pincher." We have one in our Foretravel. Finding anyone that can work on it was a nightmare! They are totally mechanical and the shops today prefer to only work on the engines with computer readout access. Oh, how progress hurts us old *****
  8. This Website

    UH, patience? I think I have been very patient, as I notified FMCA months ago about the subject list constantly swapping. I was informed that "they" were working on it.
  9. This Website

    The list of subject posts keeps swapping top-to-bottom. Trying to select a specific post requires quick fingers in order to get the post I want. I have notified FMCA twice but still no resolution to the problem. I initially thought the problem was on my end but nowhere else do I encounter an issue like this.
  10. Ice Makers

    Can't attest to ClayL's statement about not keeping the ice frozen. But, our Igloo ice maker kept making ice until it filled the catch basket and then shut off. There was still water in the supply reservoir. The "cubes" were still frozen. (I put the word cubes in quote marks because the cubes are actually formed on nine metal posts until the ice is about 3/4" in diameter. Then the chiller shuts off long enough for the ice to drop off. Shape is like an oversize eraser you put on a pencil with the OEM eraser worn off) The DW emptied the catch basket into a zip top bag and put the bag in our refrigerator freezer and then turned the ice maker back on.
  11. Right Rear Lens Covers: 2004 Safari Panther

    And, once again, three cheers for this website!! Members come thru AGAIN, & AGAIN, & AGAIN!!
  12. Ice Makers

    Countertop or built-in? Very inexpensive ($90) Igloo ice machine for sale at Walmart. Nine ice "cubes" every eight minutes once it gets going (about 15 minutes). Countertop model. Burgandy or silver. Plug in, add water, turn on. Can't get much simpler than that! We have a U-line in our coach but this Igloo is much simpler, no hassle winterizing (we take it in & use it in the house), and a whole lot cheaper than a U-line. AND, if it goes to pot, you aren't out a whole bunch of $$. It can be setup outside where you have people congregating so no traipsing inside for ice.
  13. Low Water Pressure

    When winterizing our coach I remove the little aerator screens that screw into the end of the faucets. Come spring I de-winterize the coach before putting the screens back in. Had similar problem with no pressure. Finally tracked it down to limed-up screens. Crud that came thru the lines after sitting dry all winter restricted water flow.
  14. Any possibility of reworking the mounting for the gate valve so your hookup would be where it should be? Longer pipe mounted to the back side of your gate valve. I had to put a longer piece of pipe from our tank to the gate valve in order to reach far enough into our black tank in order to eliminate a leak. Cutting the floor is not the best idea when all it might take is a different pipe on the gate valve.
  15. Is Legal Documentation Required For Pets When Traveling?

    You do not have to be a senior citizen to participate in senior aerobics: Walk the dog, pick up the poop. Walk the dog, pick up the poop.