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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    Pipe Creek TX
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    Music, Radio, Tropics
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  1. 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42qd (Winnebago Tour) My fireplace is out and this SHOULD be an easy replacement. I assume I remove the molding on each side and I'll find screws to pull it out????? See pictures for molding I'm talking about.
  2. Yes.... the price I'm quoted for the new A/C from TX custom coach is fair... the labor is about $360 so, to save myself a headache... and let them be responsible for any issues caused by errors.... I'm thinking it may be worth it. I just tested the capacitors I took out using a multi-meter. They seem to NOT be damaged.
  3. Here are the ones I replaced. Obviously no apparent signs of blowing. I will try to test with multi-meter later.
  4. It's a bad day for the Radio Trop Rock bus.... changed the capacitors and we have the exact same issues. I've got a quote from Texas Custom Coach to replace with a new A/C for $1,605. I may have to bite the bullet and just do it. Will keep old A/C for parts. I am getting a quote to see how much extra it would be to go to 15,000 BTU vice the 13,500 BTU..... Any advice on if that is worth it?
  5. I'll check that out tomorrow. I have to shut everything down to work on an A/C anyway.... so that may be a good time to do a visual inside the breaker box.
  6. Good idea.... Dryer unplugged and when I shut off the breaker it showed "brown out" error with one line going down to 7 volts....
  7. yep... another day, another issue. 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42qd - Class A - 50amp I use a Progressive Industries EMS-PT50x Pedestal breaker tripped. Reset breaker. Progressive Industries protector shows no errors and both lines in the 120v range. Once the protector's time delay allowed power to RV everything is working fine... A/C units, stove etc.... (those don't run on inverter so I know power is restored) Problem...… my panels Powerline Energy Management System thinks we have no power? What? A little playing around and I remember my lovely wife turns off the washing machine and the dryer breakers when there is a storm. (washer broken 2x during storm... and it's very expensive to fix because of the labor to get in and out). So, wife turns breakers back on to make sure those still work.... Guess what.... when she hits the dryer breaker to "on" EMS works fine..... Why in the world would the dryer breaker affect the EMS panel? Pictures below of when the dryer breaker is in the "off" position:
  8. Parts have arrived. No need in working on something today, that can wait until tomorrow.... right? I'll be replacing these capacitors tomorrow.... if that works, no need for full replacement! To be continued...…………….
  9. That is the problem... when I say the thermostat "freezes up" I don't mean cold freeze... I mean no buttons work... can't change it off anything... it's stuck!
  10. We needed a spot between two events we were attending for work between Lake of the Ozarks and Tulsa OK. We came across Whispering Woods RV Park at the Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte OK just off Hwy 60 on the border of OK and MO. At first research I saw the nightly rate at $15! It was $10 a night not to far in the distant past.... well, NOW it's $25 / night during peak season (until Nov1 I think?). It's a little different park than I have ever experienced. The majority of the spots are just parking places, like the truck section at a rest area, except each spot has 30/50 amp electric and water, no sewer. 7 or 8 of the spots are on their own with 30/50 and water, no sewer. There is a dump station on site. NOTE: Spot #4 has no water, no electric, no sewer. It's just a parking spot I guess? Also different than I have experienced, as you drive in, you pick your own spot, park, make camp, then go to the front desk to register. We got one of the basic spots (like at the rest areas mentioned above). C/O is noon so as folks were filing out (and taking turns at the dump station) I moved over to a "stand alone" spot (spot #3) and then went tell the front desk we moved. They were good with it. It has a bath house and laundry that looks clean from the outside, we didn't go in.... Security drives by often, it's well lit at night, and there is a shuttle service if you don't want to walk the 1 block to the casino. You also get full use of the swimming pool which is very nice. It's really a nice, clean and quiet park.... especially for only $25! We'll actually be staying here again on our way back from the next event. Recommendation- try to show up as close to check in time as possible to get the best spot..... but, even the "rest area type" spots are good.... since it wasn't crowded I think there was at least one empty spot between everyone in the park. I assume check in is at noon since that is check out time.... I bet if you showed up a little early and grabbed a spot no one would notice. CASINO REVIEW: Nice new machines, nice selection.... HOWEVER..... I've been in hundreds of casinos coast to coast in the USA, and dozens in other countries.... this is THE smokiest casino I've ever been in! If you are a heavy smoker you'll love it... just inhale, no need to spend money on cigarettes..... I asked if there was a non-smoking section.... "only in the restaurants" was the reply..... guess what, even there the overflow smoke smell makes it impossible to eat for a non-smoker. We toughed it out at the slot machines for about 20 minutes.... we had to leave since we both had headaches from the smoke.... we had to shower when we got back to get the smoke smell out of our hair...… moral to this story.... RV park is great, casino is terrible for non-smokers. Here is a link to the website: http://indigoskycasino.com/stay/whispering-woods-rv-park Here is a picture of our rig in spot #3 with the casino in the background.
  11. nope... so lets hope the capacitors do the trick... but, I was thinking I might be able to tie a rope to the boxed up A/C unit, pull it up an inclined ladder with someone pushing and guiding it up..... oh well... hopefully I won't have to try that.
  12. This probably won't work but now I do this for EVERY issue, because it does work about 1/4 of the time.... Unplug, shut down everything.... shut off chassis battery and coach battery banks..... wait 60 seconds and power back up.... I guess this resets / reboots everything and fixes things you never thought it might.... for our a/c when the thermostat freezes up, this is the only way to fix it.
  13. Ye... that is kind of what I was thinking.... we have a large cover we park under at our home base and certainly has room for a winch. Hopefully the capacitor replacement fixes it though.... we'll know in a couple of days.
  14. OK... here are some numbers that may be helpful to others in the future: for my 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42qd. A/C number 2 is: Model: 47073A879 Don't call Coleman unless you are a RV Tech or dealership... they don't want to hand out info... but, use the parts diagram online and you can figure it out..... Parts diagram with numbers here: http://old.rvcomfort.com/rvp/pdf_documents/r609c__1015.pdf I am ordering run capacitor part number 1499-572 and start capacitor (start device kit) part number 9333-9021both off Amazon for just over $50. Links: Start Device Kit (capacitor) (9333-9021) : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RCR7GM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Run capacitor (1499-5721)r: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RCSX3I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. A little research and it seems they are available on Amazon. I'll call Coleman with the model and serial numbers to get part numbers, order, and replace..... Thanks... It will be a couple weeks before I can do this, but I'll update when I have info.... BTW- I'm still getting a quote for full replacement so I'll share that info here as well. Thanks guys!
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