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The Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall, and you
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Good morning;      Yesterday afternoon at about 3:00 PM, I watched as a 1985 Itasca Class C motor home built on a GMC G-30 chassis went up in flames.      The engine had caught fire just as the owner…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Dec 7, 2017.

14.8 V DC and Dawn's BlueTooth to FM Radio Converter
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Good morning, Dawn;      It was time for a new thread.      Yes, that 14.8 V DC for your voltage regulator in the motor home is a little high.  Normally I would say that it probably should be OK, but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Javins Sep 29, 2017.

 

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Kristine Dack and Ralph Javins are now friends
Sep 23, 2018
Ralph Javins commented on Kristine Dack's blog post Need help with water heater
"Good morning, Kristine Dack;  How is the hot water tank coming?   Rich has already mentioned the need for having water in the tank before you turn it on.  Just like the heating elements inside the hot water tank at home,…"
Sep 22, 2018
Ralph Javins commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post The best come back for owning an oldie RV.
"Good morning, Postman;  The answer to your question is; "Not very long."  Usually it happens coincidental with your signing the purchase contract, and not yet to the check for paying for it.   One man was buying a new…"
Sep 8, 2018
Ralph Javins commented on John "T" Nordhoff's blog post Solar Update Cost
"Good morning, John;       Thank you for the break down of your solar energy system costs.       Regarding the noticed temperature rise when parking out in the sunlight for solar panel charging, I…"
Jul 11, 2018
Ralph Javins and Angie Castro are now friends
Mar 30, 2018
Ralph Javins replied to Daniel Long's discussion Why We Own Classic RV's
"Good morning, Daniel Long;       There are several reasons why I have an "older" motor home:       One thing is that they were of a more simple design, and I can work on them…"
Mar 27, 2018
Ralph Javins replied to Angie Castro's discussion Just want the basics
"Good morning, Angie Castro;        Oh, boy.  You have  come up with a bit of a tall order for us.  This may not be just a quick thing that can be done in a week or two.  From all of the things that you…"
Feb 7, 2018
Ralph Javins replied to Daniel Long's discussion Redoing Onan genset wiring an such.... in the group Allegro/P-30
"Good morning, Daniel;        A nice idea.  Perhaps with some photographs for the people also?        When I see what you have posted for the manuals, I can look in my files and see if there is anything…"
Feb 7, 2018
Rich Thomas replied to Ralph Javins's discussion The Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall, and you
"Wow Ralph, sorry you and of coerce the owner had to go through that. I'll be checking the palace and all the ones I have posted about the house and garage's six or seven I would guess. I know that sinking feeling you must have felt. …"
Dec 7, 2017
Russ Johnson replied to Ralph Javins's discussion The Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall, and you
"Goof reminder, Ralph. Just checked mine, and 2 are effected by the recall.  Got the form filled out so just need to wait till the replacements arrive. "
Dec 6, 2017
Ralph Javins posted a discussion

The Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall, and you

Good morning;      Yesterday afternoon at about 3:00 PM, I watched as a 1985 Itasca Class C motor home built on a GMC G-30 chassis went up in flames.      The engine had caught fire just as the owner had parked it and switched off the ignition.  Then he noticed the smoke.      There was an engine fire, and I asked if he had a fire extinguisher.   He ran to the side door and ;pulled out the fire extinguisher.  It was one of those that is listed in the Kidde fire extinguisher recall, and it did…See More
Dec 6, 2017
Ralph Javins replied to Ralph Javins's discussion 14.8 V DC and Dawn's BlueTooth to FM Radio Converter
"Good morning, Dawn;       No, you were not dreaming.  There have been some adjustable voltage regulators, but you almost had to know where to go to find them.  Normally they are designed and intended for use with…"
Sep 29, 2017
Dawn Michelle replied to Ralph Javins's discussion 14.8 V DC and Dawn's BlueTooth to FM Radio Converter
"Just saw this - thanks Ralph!   Yeah, the electric problem is still on the table.  The mechanic futzed with it but I believe nothing was solved. He went on vacation and I had to get her back.  I'm going to call him Monday and…"
Sep 29, 2017

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Winnebago Elandan WCP31RT
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Retired from working in electronics. Still do radio, photography, cats, kites, airplanes, ski patrol, SAR. and now an older motor home RV.
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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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Thanks for the add, I write about Yellow Springs, Ohio and the Clifton Gorge, My book is titled Hey Gang! Ready to Go-Go? it is based on my travels www.gogobus.cc

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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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