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  1. I use the FMCA app on my iPhone or iPad to get to the Forums, but if I select Membership, I am shown my membership number, date I joined and date my membership ends. What does yours show?


    PS: Dues renewal is $50/year. You may renew for up to 3 years from the current year. 

  2. For my motor home I have onle installed one side window by the driver. Since half of the window is a slider, half is outside and half inside. The outside one is about 1 inch to keep the screen level with the other half. 

    none of the sceens are on when driving so they are not a problem. 

  3. You originally referred to taking your RoKu with you. Since I first replied I have removed and cancelled DirecTV. We are using RoKu for all our tvs. Each has their own RoKu device. They all use the same account, so there isn’t an additional charge. 

    Also, I have replaced the sound bar with the $99.00 RoKu sound bar. Much easier ti use and eliminated one remote. 

    At home, I have not added a sound bar to the living room tv. The 60 inch tv has very good sound, so the $39.00 RoKu device is adequate. 

    All tv locations have local over the air digital, RoKu and dvd player.  

    I did add an unlimited Verizon internet service for the home for $60.00+/month. We have 35gb for our cell phones. We use their hotspot feature when we are in the motor home. A 4 day weekend rally usage is 2-3gb. We pay for streaming service for Netflix and PBS for $18.00+/month. Since we have Amazon Prime, we have Amazon Prime Streaming at no additional cost. So other than purchasing the RoKu devices, our cost per month is a little less than DirecTV charge we had. 

  4. I have used FMCA Roadside Assist twice. Both times were for lock out. First was on New Years eve for motor home. Took about 1.5 hours to get to me and 20 minutes to unlock. I thought response at 6:00pm on New Years eve was reasonable. Second was for dead battery on towed auto. To unlock required battery to unlock keyless entry. Response was less than an hour. 


  5. 1 hour ago, wayne77590 said:

    The magnets on the inside are held in place by 3M double back tape. It takes two people to set them up, one on the inside and one on the outside.  Once set up Magna Shade can be installed by one person from the ground. A great product and back by the company.

    They tell you in the instructions that the magnets are very powerful.  That could be an understatement.  You do not want to put two of them close together in your hand. Please don't ask me how I know.

    Mine didn’t use tape. I did my own installation, but procedure may have changed. Another person held the shade in position and I placed the magnets on the inside making sure the screen was tight. The kit to install included a cleaner to be sure glass was ultra clean. I marked the position of all the magnets then removed one at a time. Using supplied quick setting glue placed the magnet back in position. I continued the process until all magnets were glued on. 

    Magne Shade may have templates for your RV. They had my windshield but not the side window. I cut heavy brown craft paper to create a template and mailed to them. The screens were a perfect fit 

    The only problem I have had was that I knocked one of the magnets off the side slide window. They had given me a spare. Glued it on and have been using for at lest 5 years since. 

    While they may seem to be expensive, they are well worth the price. Sun screens in the inside do very little to reduce the heat load. Once the sunlight passes through the windshield, the light is changed to heat and doesn’t pass back out. 

  6. Many auto manufacturers state to not use the shields in front of the grill. They do not want the air flow restricted. I have found that mud guards mounted right behind the rear wheels and a full guard across the rear to be best. While the mud guards behind the wheels should be very near the road, the rear one should be about 6” above the road. 

  7. 26 minutes ago, Tiffin driver53 said:

    Thanks a lot for the info!!!! Looks like this is the simplest and cheapest way to go. Just wondering how much of a job getting that cable installed will be. I don't figure on towing in the dark, so maybe I can get by without the lighting kit for now. Maybe just order a set of Blue Ox baseplate and hook ups and then order the NSA bar.

    I think because of weight, you are required to have lights. Our state only allows small utility trailers to be towed without lights and only in daylight hours. 

  8. I think the OP is referring to a Brake Buddy or similar. If so, the answer would be no, because you still need the wiring for lights. Suggest you look on Roadmaster’s wb site and look at the various wiring diagrams which will answer your questions. 

  9. Where is your water heater?  Probably there are one or more check valves that work in combination with the bypass valve to prevent flow of water into the heater. While our Fleetwood Expedition is newer than yours, I had to remove two drawers and the wood panel behind the bypass valve to get very difficult access to the rear of the heater to replace the proportioning valve. While doing so, I had to replace 3 or 4 flex lines because the seals would not stop leaking. I finally made my own hoses by using brass fittings and clamps with larger reinforced flex hose. Would not want to do it again, but all is working well. 

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