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  1. richard5933

    Kenwood KTV M707

    It was one of the units where the screen popped out and hinged up. They make a few single DIN units with larger screens, the downside is that the screen hides whatever is above the stereo when it's in use.
  2. richard5933

    Kenwood KTV M707

    Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here. There are lots and lots of car stereo heads on the market right now so it's hard to make recommendations without a bit more information. It looks like the unit you had was a single DIN size. Do you have room for a double DIN or are you limited to single? Are you open to the idea of putting your CD collection in MP3 format? If so, you open up a world of newer stereos with lots of new features. With a micro-SD card you can put a huge collection of CDs in a tiny space and have them all available for playback. Check out the Crutchfield.com site for options. They have about the best selection I've seen. They do carry one that has the same size and layout as yours, but not sure if it has all the features you need. Kenwood KVT-7012BT
  3. Sounds like a great idea. I've often thought that the fact that every good RV shop has a weeks-long waiting list for service is an indication that more RV service centers are needed. I wonder how it would work in relation to manufacturer's warranties on the various components? Seems like a lot (if not most) of the service appointments we read about on this forum are for warranty related work. Sometimes it's a chassis warranty problem (engine/tranny), sometimes a house system (a/c, water heater), and sometimes a warranty problem on the actual RV build itself (bowed slide, etc.) Of course, it you talking about doing only off-warranty work then I think you'd have customers lining up to get in.
  4. richard5933

    At A Boys

    I'll add some kudos to the list... As many know, we recently installed a Vitrifrigo 12vdc/120vac compressor fridge in our coach to replace the 44-year-old Norcold compressor unit. I went to start it up the other day in preparation for a trip. We're scheduled to leave tonight. Yesterday when I went to load the groceries I realized that the compressor was cycling on for only 2-3 seconds before turning off. A few frantic calls to Vitrifrigo's main US office in Florida, a little bit of trouble shooting, and they had a new part out the door via overnight shipping. Installed the part myself this morning and it appears the crisis is over. The fridge is already down to temp and ready to load.
  5. richard5933

    Checking Browser

    There was a thread about this a few weeks ago.
  6. The other advantage with any unit that protects at the post is that protection is provided for the shore cord as well. Can't get that with an on-board box.
  7. richard5933

    Failed Fuel Line Cummins 380 Diesel

    Interesting thread. I know that it started quite a while ago, but I had a similar thing happen on a Yanmar diesel engine in a tractor. Primary fuel pump housing cracked after only a few hours, causing a pretty serious fuel leak. When I got the warranty replacement it had an improved mounting system with added brackets. Same thing happened a couple of months later when the air cleaner mounting brackets cracked. What was explained to me is that diesel engines are often set up and tested in one application. For example, the unit on my tractor was apparently designed and tested to be used as a skid steer engine. When it was repurposed as a tractor engine it was suddenly being called to run at a different RPM. This change in RPM caused a different vibration pattern to set in, and with it various problems such as the fuel filter and air cleaner mounts. I'd be curious if something like that happens with the engines being put in motor homes. They were originally designed and tested for use in one application with a specific transmission combination (OTR trucks with a manual transmission, for instance), and then the engineers decide to put that engine in a motor home to increase power. They combine it with an automatic transmission, and suddenly the engine is running at a speed slightly different than originally tested and along come problems like cracked fuel lines. Just a working theory, and I'd be interested to see what others think.
  8. richard5933

    Aqua Hot 450D

    Isn't the concern of running automotive type (toxic) antifreeze in any of these systems on the circulating side due to the risk of a leak forming and the toxic antifreeze contaminating the potable water supply?
  9. richard5933

    Beating the high cost of fuel

    Of course, there are also places like Kwik Trip in Wisconsin that will let you start the pump with any credit card at the pump. However, the pump will automatically shut off at $125. Then you've got to start the process all over again. Not terrible but it can be confusing if you forget about it and expect to pump lots more.
  10. We've got the Progressive Industries on and we're quite happy with it. I notice that the other one you listed doesn't have nearly the same weather shielding,
  11. richard5933

    Overheating

    Then you've never experienced the joy of an 8V71.
  12. richard5933

    Overheating

    There's a reason they have the climbing lanes on the long grades. There's also a reason you'll see truckers in the right lane going slowly with their hazard blinkers on when the grades get steep. We have to do it in our coach from time to time. It's just part of the fun. Just pull to the right lane and keep downshifting until, as Brett said earlier, you have a little throttle left to spare, even if it means going 30 mph up the steepest grades.
  13. richard5933

    Dealer Mileage fraud

    All you really need to prove is that it will cost him more to do nothing than to negotiate a settlement. I'm sure that most of these situations never actually get to the point where proof of prior knowledge or intent is necessary. If this dealer has more than two customers he's not going to want this dragged through the news. Hopefully.
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    New Diesel Fuel B20 Biodiesel

    It was mentioned earlier in this thread that the ultra-low-sulfur diesel doesn't hold moisture well resulting in it settling to the bottom of the tank and increasing the problem with microbe growth. Other than either pumping out the bottom of a tank or draining the bottom of the tank (if a drain is installed), is there a chemical solution to get the accumulated moisture out of the tank?
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    Dealer Mileage fraud

    Would you have bought the coach even if you knew that the mileage was that high, assuming the price had been adjusted accordingly? If so, then my first approach would be to get the dealer to adjust the price. You might have a good chance of such as adjustment given the following. Of course, I'm not an attorney so you would be best to check this out with one before taking action. Kentucky does have rules regarding mileage disclosure: 190.300 Disclosure of mileage upon transfer of motor vehicle or motor home. (1) Any transferor must give a written disclosure to the transferee in connection with the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle or motor home: (a) Disclosing the cumulative mileage registered on the odometer. (b) Disclosure that the actual mileage is unknown, if the odometer reading is known to the transferor to be different from the number of miles the vehicle has actually traveled. (2) It shall be a violation of this section for any transferor to knowingly give a false statement to a transferee in making any disclosure required by this section. Effective: January 1, 2015 History: Amended 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 27, sec. 24, effective January 1, 2015. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 246, sec. 7, effective June 19, 1976. 190.310 Liability for violation of KRS 190.270 to 190.320 with intent to defraud. (1) Any person who, with intent to defraud, violates any requirement imposed under KRS 190.270 to 190.320 shall be liable to the transferee in an amount equal to the sum of: (a) Three (3) times the amount of actual damages sustained or fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), whichever is the greater; and (b) In the case of any successful action to enforce the foregoing liability, the costs of the action together with reasonable attorney fees as determined by the court. (2) An action to enforce any liability created under subsection (1) of this section, may be brought in a Circuit Court of a county in which the purchaser of the motor vehicle resides. Effective: June 19, 1976 History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 246, sec. 8, effective June 19, 1976. Assuming that the dealer in Kentucky provided the required written disclosure, and assuming that it reflected the incorrect odometer reading, it would seem that a simple call to the appropriate state agency (Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission) could create quite a problem for the dealer. Even more so if the phone call is preceded by a letter from an attorney notifying them of your intention to take action and of your desired outcome.
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