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ERIC@BABIN.COM

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About ERIC@BABIN.COM

  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    www.RadioTropRock.com

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    Pipe Creek TX
  • Interests
    Music, Radio, Tropics
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    Full-time

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  1. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS

    Great info. Thank you. More fantastic ideas. I love this forum. Thank you- Eric
  2. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    RV TECH COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS?

    I am very interested in taking an RV tech course. The purpose would simply be to be able to diagnose and fix many of the problems I run across on a weekly basis as we travel the country full time. I'd love to attend the 10 week course in Clearwater Florida, RV Technical Training. The advantage to this course is I'd assume since it's a 10 week course it is pretty thorough. Another advantage to this course it is approved by the VA so my GI Bill will pay for it. The disadvantage is my travel schedule with our radio station (Radio Trop Rock) prevents me from being able to stand still for 10 weeks in a row. We are booked out to early 2020.... so, right now, I intend to keep an eye on the class schedule and possibly attend in 2020. Here is the link to the 10 week course in Clearwater FL: https://www.rvtrainingcenter.com/ There is a 5 day course in Athens Texas. The advantage to this course is, since it's only 5 days, and we are based out of Texas, I can squeeze this course into our busy schedule. The disadvantage is my GI Bill will NOT cover this course. It will be 100% out of pocket. Here is the link to the 5 day course: https://rvtechcourse.com/ I've done some "google research" and I can't find any other "hands on" RV Tech courses. Does anyone have any they may know about? While I'd prefer "hands on" if I could find an online / distance learning course my GI Bill would cover I'd consider that. Any suggestions? -Eric
  3. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS

    Best way to check load weight would be the self service Cat scales at truck stops? Sorry about the all caps.... that is a cut and paste from some notes I've made on a word doc. I'll certainly report back regarding the diagnosis. (I'm taking it in to Texas Custom Coach / Bandera TX)
  4. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS

    are you asking if the right side is lower than the left? It is fine if we are on level ground.... they are pretty much the same.
  5. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS

    We are full timers and will be bringing out RV in for a couple issues and scheduled maintenance. Below is my list.... Just wondering if there is some other things I should have them check.... 2014 ITASCA ELLIPSE 42QD CUMMINS 450 HP ISL9 ISSUES: COACH PULLS TO THE RIGHT RIGHT SIDE SUSPENSION SEEMS SOFT AND BOTTOMS OUT MUCH EASIER THAN LEFT SIDE WHEN A BUMP IS HIT WASHING MACHINE (SPLENDIDE AWRXF129W) ACTS AS IF IT IS GETTING NO POWER. WILL NOT COME ON. OUTLET POWER IS FINE. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: ENGINE OIL / OIL, FUEL, AND AIR FILTER CHANGE TEST COOLANT CHECK BELTS GENERATOR OIL / AIR / FUEL FILTER CHANGE (ONAN 10000 RVQD) CLEAN OUT SPARK ARRESTOR FOR GENERATOR LUBE AND CHECK SLIDE OUTS (X3) LUBE AND CHECK LEVELING JACKS AQUA HOT SYSTEM / ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CHECK BATTERIES CHECK FOR PROPER INFLATION OF TIRES WHAT OTHER ITEMS MAY BE NEEDED TO BE CHECKED AT 30,000 MILES / ANNUAL / PRIOR TO LONG TRIP?
  6. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    Surge Guards: EMS PT50X VS SURGE GUARD 34950?

    Great info! Thank you all...…
  7. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    Surge Guards: EMS PT50X VS SURGE GUARD 34950?

    Here is a picture of the damage....
  8. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    RESOLVED: The Surge Guard Power Protection Transfer Switch Model 41260 was fried. Maybe from a power surge? I got the part from Dyers Online for under $200 new (very good price) and had it installed at Custom RV Service in Greenbriar AR by Keith 501-773-8676. 3 hours labor since it also fried just a little bit of my cord. I'm shopping for inline surge protectors to hopefully prevent this from happening again.
  9. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    WINEGUARD CONNECT 2.0 4G2 WORTH IT?

    Any input on this? Basically a "hot spot" AND wifi extender. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BFRTCG9?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=9SMNHK584W00FVAX5E3F#customerReviews
  10. I am having my ATS replaced this morning due to surge or low power at a park last week. I'll post pics etc on that page I started later today. I'm looking at getting some protections. My coach: 2014 Itasca Ellipse 42qd Which is better: EMS-PT50X https://www.campingworld.com/ems-pt50x-50-amp-ems-with-surge-protection?CAWELAID=120030630000022897&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt-HMmr3C3QIVh6xpCh1RTQv4EAQYAiABEgLYPfD_BwE or SURGE GUARD 34950 https://www.technorv.com/surge-guard-portable-total-electrical-protection-34950/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvd-t6LzC3QIVUL7ACh0rNQkoEAQYBCABEgKszvD_BwE I value your input! Thank you in advance- Eric Babin
  11. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    I was actually in Oklahoma City... and there were no storms that night... well, rain, but no lightning / thunder that we noticed. Mobile tech is 90% sure it's the ATS. He didn't dig into it.... says there is no need, he's "sure" that is what it is.... I didn't mind... I was more worried about getting the full - length slide back in so we could travel.... he did the "over ride fault" trick with the controller and the slide came in... now, it seems the slide (for now) is fixed! We are at a different park now.... in Tulsa.... pedestal power seems fine, no power to coach... so, now it's 99% likely it's the ATS. I had a friend that is an RV tech look at it (but did not take off cover to ATS... he didn't have his tools). He also says it's the ATS... 99% sure. We're in Tulsa for an event at River Spirit Casino and will be boondocking 13-16 anyway... so I'm not concerned if the ATS doesn't work.... then we have to go to Nashville for an event...… on the way to Nashville I'll go by my buddies RV repair facility near Cabot Arkansas and have him replace the ATS.... I'm going to order the part and send it ahead of me. I'll let you guys know if that did the trick! I've still got my appointment at Texas Custom Coach Oct8 for all the scheduled maintenance and to check my suspension issue.
  12. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    SurgeGuard 41260 oh... and now we can't get the drivers side slide in.... getting 4 red/2 green error code... manual says it is fuse or motor connection issue.... fuse is not blown.... RV Tech guy on the way! picture is slide out controller
  13. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    I've never noticed before.... do you know if it should be showing "wiring status error" when not plugged in, and generator not running. Using inverter only. ???
  14. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    On the ATS... it has a light "service required". That light is NOT on. Also, with generator off, and not plugged into pedestal, i'm showing "wiring status error" on my panel. With generator on it shows "wiring status ok"
  15. ERIC@BABIN.COM

    NO POWER WHEN PLUGGED TO SHORE POWER

    I have a surge guard... all green lights.... I'm having a tech come out to verify...… seems my ATS may be bad.
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