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  1. I did the conversion on a 2004 Newmar Mountainaire about three years ago so have no idea . Was not my coach. We have a Foretravel GV. Probably added about 1-1/2" to the existing height. Reception went from 9 channels to 21 and reception included stations never received before.
  2. I replaced a crankup Wingman antenna with a Jack antenna ($45 at our RV dealer). The Jack comes with everything necessary to mount it on the two aluminum tubes that crank up the Wingman. I first manually elevated the Wingman assembly (the original elevating mechanism was broke and the owner didn't want to pay to have it repaired--$$$) and cut off the tubes so the Jack antenna would be just above the ACs. I bolted the tubes together using a piece of the cutoff tubes so spacing between the tubes was the same all the way up. Now the Jack antenna is permanently up, but can be rotated, and doesn't rattle when traveling. No worries about forgetting to lower it or breaking the crankup mechanism (plastic gears)
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    Another Bad Pet Story

    Be calm. Just pick up the "handwarmer" and then when it gets dark or the offender goes away, smear the poo on their entry step, the door handle or assist handle. And, if there is any left over smear it on their car door handle and then push the baggie or whatever down into their air intake. Some poo on the driver's side windshield is good also.
  4. The DW made all the curtains forward of the bedroom. They are DOUBLE thickness room darkening material. Originally from Shopko and were purchased from the curtain department solely for the material. Originally were drapes with large rings for hanging on a rod. Really keep out the light and from the outside it looks as if we had gone to bed, unless I have the valance lights on for low lighting for Packer football games.
  5. Of course it is beautiful! It's a Foretravel. But our 1989 might just be more of an "Oldie" than yours.
  6. nitehawk

    Traveling with Cats

    bmo2jti--Don't you mean servants?
  7. Just Shoe Goo the plate to the coach. Use some duct tape to hold the plate in place until the Shoe Goo cures. Give it a couple days just to be sure. You can get Shoe Goo or its equivalent at a hardware store or in the shoe department at Walmart and heat does not affect it..
  8. Please don't torch me here, as I don't know a whole lot about electricity. If I can't see it, touch it, smell it or sometimes taste it, I don't want anything to do with it. Having said that, I seem to remember that sometime--a long time ago--I was told to touch the battery cable to the battery post, pull away and then attach the cable back onto the battery. Why this was I don't remember but it might be something to try if your batteries all test good. Again, my disclaimer as to my expertise: I used to think that putting electrical tape over the outlets on the walls would keep the electricity from running out on to the floor.😊
  9. I believe all roof AC units on RVs are mounted over a 14" square hole, making it fairly simple to replace one brand with another.
  10. Our entry steps are hinged on the top, covered with ugly powder blue shag carpeting. Foretravel used the shag carpeting to act as a seal on the sides of the lift-up steps, which are only lifted to check the two 8D batteries in the compartment under the steps. I have racked my pea sized brain trying to figure out how to eliminate the shag carpeting and yet have a good seal and be able to lift the steps in order to access the batteries.
  11. Mike, see my posts on iRV2 this morning.
  12. I found Ortho's Orthene for fire ants kills ants "right now!" Available almost anywhere down south where fire ants exist. Regular ant poison up here in northern Wisconsin seems to just make the ants move to a different location a few feet away from their first nest.
  13. I guess my "crappy" 30 year old coach wouldn't be allowed in?
  14. Diesel pusher. Not sure what "blocks" you are referring to, but if you mean the ramps I made, then the pieces in front of the tires are screwed in place with long deck screws. Oops, now understand what you mean. The wheels are not touching the ground when positioned for the coach to drive up on. Only when I flip the ramps over do the wheels touch the ground. They are offset so the ramp surface is not touching the ground when the ramps get flipped. I CAREFULLY drive up onto the ramps and then creep forward until the center hub of the driver's front wheel is centered over the blue painted tell-tale on the side of the ramp. I have spray painted the driveway blacktop at each corner of the ramps with a spot of white paint so I know exactly where to place the ramps when we come back from an outing. No guessing how wide or how far forward to put the ramps or jack risers relative to the concrete the rear duals and the heavy engine end of the coach rests on. This method makes it easy to place the coach so when I mow with our lawn tractor I have the entire coach on the blacktop and not hanging over the lawn. Re the front cap and the rear cap also, I have caulked both ends this spring. The junction between the caps and the fiberglass roof have a cover strip screwed over them. The full length fiberglass roof sheet does have a lot of waviness in it but no tears, cracks or leaks. I was told the coach had sat in covered storage for about 10 or 11 years. It only has around 84,000 miles on it.
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