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Everything posted by JohnQFWB

  1. Hi Fellow Safari-ite, just finished upgrading the "Entertainment System" in my 97 Serengeti. I went for the Winegard HD Antenna, a SlimLine 3. Then for the front TV, I opted for a 27" Samsung, a 26" Samsung for the bedroom, an finally a 19" samsung for the basement. For Sat Rec's, a DTV HR20-700 as the main DVR upfront and DTV H25's for the other locations. I have eliminated a "Switch Box" up front because it was nothing but trouble. Each location (TV's) is served via RG6 coax for the Sat Rec. I did locate the "Splitter" for the bedroom & Basement locationsa and eliminated it, i.e., made a seperate/independent RG6 coax runs. The way I hook up my Over The Air (OTA) & RV Park cable is to "Join" them via a Radio Shack Video A/B switch, and then a 3 way splitter to each location via RG6 independent coax runs to the coax input of each TV. I have attach a confguration diagram of the whole setup.
  2. Also, NO HANGUN AMMO, the Canuckers restrict/ban it the same as a HANDGUN.
  3. I went to that porch light about 2 years ago. Could/would you post the contact information????>
  4. Also have a 97 Safari Serengeti & I carry one of those Sears Air Compressors that will air tires up to 125psi, my tires carry 105psi.
  5. Yep, a 2004 Explorer Limited V8 with a FoMoCo Supplied & Installed Neutral Tow Kit ($249 & $60 installation) behind a 1997 Safari Serengeti (Cat 3126B). Works Great.
  6. As the Very Proud & Satisfied owner of a 1997 40 foot Safari Serengeti M-4040, I would highly recommend a them. We wanted a non slideout unit, plus we liked the seperate "Throng Room" that our M-4040 affords us.
  7. Brad And Hall, in particular George & Stephine. My coach only had a sofa & one recliner swivel rocker when we bought it. Always wanted to get a second Flexsteel Recliner in color matching Ultraleather. Then I was struck with a rare auto-immune disease, CIDP. I have rehab'ed since where I can get into and out of the coach and safely drive it. But for me to get into and out of "Low" seat heights, i.e., recliners, they have to be stable, no swivel and no rocking. What an Odessy of Recliner shopping with companies acting like they don't need the business, especially in today's economy. In particular Flexsteel & their retailers -- Shame on Them! One morning I was reading one of my RV magazines and I saw Brad and Hall advertisement. I checked out their website which further peaked my interest. So I called their 1-800 phone number & got ahold of "George!!!" Lucky me, old school Customer Service oriented gentleman. I explained to George my medical situation and Flexsteel Ultraleather Recliner needs ($1,450+++). He asked if I had looked at the "Other Recliners" on thier Website, in particular Amish built Lambright, I had not, which I very quickly DID!!! Geesh, $300 - $400 Cheaper which appealed to me. In talking to George, he assured me of the quality of the Amish Built Lambright and that it was one of their better selling chairs. He sold me. The next problem was Ultraleather texture & color matching to my existing 15 year old Flexsteel recliner. My better half & I wound up turning the flexsteel upside down and cut a small sample out and sent it to George at Brad and Hall. Within 5 business days we received a call from Stephine (George's Helper) who did the color match. Again, Customer Service in the highest, Stephine explain each chair is made to order and would take about 4 weeks to make, and 1 week to ship out here to the west coast. Arrived yesterday exacting on time, very well packed/boxed for shipping, with No Damage. I am more than impressed with the quality and workmanship and design of the Lambright Recliner. As well as the Old School Customer Service of George & Stephine at Brad and Hall. You just don't see that anymore.
  8. I believe your 97 Beaver Horn/Air Compressor setup is the same as my 97 Safari Serengeti. In all likelihood, it is Air Value (in the Fuse Compatment -- Norgren) or even one of the fuses associated with the Horn/Step Slide Cover systems.
  9. I think if you do a "Conversation" search in either of the Safari Yahoo websites you'll find it.
  10. I believe there is one in a salvage yard in N. Carolina.
  11. Lee, What type of "Prep Work" is required, i.e., removing vents, antennas, etc.? Can your coating be "tinted" to color match the coach? And any Dealer Contacts in the Pacific Northwest (Eric's RV in Sequim -- hint hint!!!!)?
  12. You will probably need a AM-21 from DTV, & they are a bit "Problematic .
  13. Just got a notice from Rand, replacement unit shipping back to me 1/23/14. Three cheers to Rand. Will post the replacement unit's performance once it arrives.
  14. Due to a medical condition, I require a "Higher Throne." My Safari has a Sealand 500 series toilet. Thetford makes a toilet riser that elevates the throne 2 1/2 inches which is perfect. However, the weight capacity of the riser is 350 pounds, and I am sorry to say, a little under that 350 limit. I known the riser is made out of plastic and hollow but what I am wondering is; can I drill a hole in it and fill with some type of hardener??
  15. From my Safari Yahoo Website -- U-Line Compressor Ice-Maker Compressor It is a replacement ice-maker compressor. The original U-Line was an R12 Gas model and is no longer available. The new compressor assembly is available from Air & Water, Inc., at $369. The unit is model A1-500SS. Phone 1.800.734-0405 or 714.421.4328. FAX 714.200.0665. Their address is 100 South Linwood Ave., Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705. One has to shave off approximately 1/4" on one of the vertical frames.
  16. Contacted Rand & got an RMA started. Went back to their Richmond, KY repair/RMA center yesterday. Will post results when repaired/replacement unit gets returned.
  17. Well, the external antenna came from DieselBoss yesterday. After fooling around with it & the 5510, I have concluded the GPS receiver in the 5510 is dead or faulty. Tomorrow we will see if Rand's warranty is worth a darn.
  18. I believe both Safari Yahoo Websites have downloadable wiring diagrams in pdf format.
  19. Bill Adams, Apparently the Class you taught at Eric's paid off. The install went very well. Had to trace one of those !@#$%^&* GFI outlet plugs down, DTV Deactivating a HR20 DVR (that I can logon to & fix), re-installing a swing arm bracket. Pr-Installing the receivers on the Bricks & Sticks SWM based antenna system then moving to the coach saved a lot of foolin' around time.
  20. Well what do you know, . . . . .After an exasperating phone call to Rand McNally, the so-called "Technical Expert" there suggested a Company call Diesel Boss (Trucker Site) which I Did & ordered the correct antenna (quick & easy)!! - http://www.dieselboss.com/mount_for_gps.htm?token=EC-04M838909V399823X First one on the page for $21.95 + couple of bucks shipping.
  21. I have a RVND 7710 in the coach & like it so well that I bought it's smaller brother, the RVND 5510 for the Ford Explorer Toad. Have NOT been able to lock onto any GPS satellites & believe the problem is the Metallic black dots embedded in the windshield. I see that both units have external GPS antenna ports. Does anyone know what GPS external antennas are compatible? And what is the correct external antenna connector it is??? I think it is a MMCX? Male or female???? Anyone have & use an external antenna, what's the Make & model, and where did you get it??? Rand McNally Website/Store is totally useless.
  22. Our "Owner", a Rescued Blue Roan Catahoula from Jackson, MS is appropriately named "Missi Blue", ergo our Blue/Blue/Silver 1997 Safari Serengeti is Missi Blue II.
  23. Yah know, their locations info would make an excellent POI file for our GPS units. How do we get Rand McNally going/involved????
  24. God Bless that GIrine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask him what charity he subscribes to and make an affordable donation to it in his name. By the way Bill, I have my Install scheduled for the upcoming Friday @ Eric's RV in Sequim, let you know how that turn's out.
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