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Ralph Javins commented on Jimco_W001's group Winnebago Owners
"Good morning, Sleeth;  We are out here.  I have been on two trips already this year, and I am  supposed to be at another gathering this weekend, but there are some other things that need to be done.  Still working on mine…"
May 14
Ralph Javins replied to M K Wilkie's discussion Hello from new members.
"Good morning, MK;  Well, this is the home of the International-World Headquarters for Harold Shultz's Starbuck's Coffee, and Tully's Coffee, Peet's Coffee, and several other coffee vendors, so the name "Latté…"
Mar 27
Ralph Javins replied to M K Wilkie's discussion Hello from new members.
"Good morning, all;  An interesting discussion.  I did not know that there were so many traveling cats out there.  Thank you.  Now I really do feel more comfortable with the thought of taking WC out with me.  And my own…"
Mar 26
Ralph Javins replied to Terry Rosenthal's discussion Solar Power
"Good morning, Terry Rosenthal;       You did not say where the three 100 Watt photovoltaic solar panels are mounted, or even if they are mounted.  May I suggest that you consider your solar panel system to be…"
Mar 24
Ralph Javins replied to M K Wilkie's discussion Hello from new members.
"Good morning, M. K. Wilkie;  Also, welcome to the group.  And, welcome back to "the RV lifestyle."  Nice to know that you have chosen to do this again, and that does say that there might be something to this way of…"
Mar 22
Ralph Javins commented on david craft's blog post electrical connectors
"Good morning, David;       Thank you for providing the link to the "direct burial wirenuts."  Like you, I also had no idea that such a thing existed.  At least that $49.00 price tag (reduced from $68.60)…"
Mar 4
Ralph Javins replied to Charles Fitzgerald's discussion 350 Chevy fired up after 5yrs
"Hi, Dawn;       Look at the battery and generator control switches that should be in your motor home.  There might also be a voltmeter with a selector switch for the house or coach battery and the chassis or engine…"
Mar 3
Ralph Javins commented on david craft's blog post electrical connectors
"Good morning, David;  Yes, sir.  Your comments and observations are indeed valid.  And we do agree that the best way is to restore the integrity of the wire insulation with its ability to keep moisture and contaminants away from the…"
Mar 3
Ralph Javins commented on david craft's blog post electrical connectors
"Good morning;  Interesting. " . . .  ive used them to do electric brakes for years and never had one fail before the brakes wear out."  I did not realize that part of a brake job is to rebuild any of the electrical wiring…"
Mar 3
Ralph Javins replied to Daniel Long's discussion Group Opinion: Back up camera, gps and more...
"Good morning. Daniel;       A very good question.       I have also been looking at back-up cameras for the back of the Winnebago Elandan, and it is turning out to be a…"
Mar 1
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Feb 13
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Can I test 7200 BTU on converted house current?
"Wow.  That was fast.  Thank you for the very prompt response.  OK.  If you look on the Coleman air conditioner, there will be a label on it where it will tell you what voltage it wants to be plugged into, and either how many…"
Feb 13
Dawn Michelle left a comment for Ralph Javins
"Love your comprehensive description of your project - I am going to be considering those glue down solar panels as well.  My sister lives up in Bellingham - beautiful country up there."
Feb 13
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Feb 13
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Can I test 7200 BTU on converted house current?
"Good morning, Dawn Michelle;  I need some more information:  What do you mean by "converted house current" and what is your "converter that steps down the 30 amps" that you mentioned?   And I am surprised that…"
Feb 13
Ralph Javins replied to John Harrison's discussion 3rd brake light
"Good morning, John;  Yes, the new LED type are readily available from most auto parts suppliers, and they can be mounted easily.  The only thing to watch for is those for use with the older simpler brake light systems where the brake…"
Feb 13

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You And RVing
Part Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's you campers Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
Winnebago Elandan WCP31RT
City and State where you are located
Latte Land, Washington
Tell us a little About Yourself
Retired from working in electronics. Still do radio, photography, cats, kites, airplanes, ski patrol, SAR. and now an older motor home RV.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Tiinytina recommended it. And I do have an older one.
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Ralph Javins's Blog

A 1987 Winniebago Elandan WCP31RT restoration, repair, upgrade, and efficiency improvments

Good morning; 

     Pat has suggested that we talk about what we are doing with our older motor home Recreational Vehicle, and how that work is progressing.  I think that a 28 year old motor home RV qualifies for the term "classic" or perhaps "vintage,"  so it should meet the definition for "older," so it might fit in here. 

     I had not really intended to get a motor home RV back in the summer of 2013.  It just sort of happened.  It had belonged to a…

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At 12:34pm on February 13, 2017, Dawn Michelle said…

Love your comprehensive description of your project - I am going to be considering those glue down solar panels as well.  My sister lives up in Bellingham - beautiful country up there.

 
 
 

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