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Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree Yesterday, 11:40 AM
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Posted By wingnut60
Being a 2004 model, the labels in the pics are...

Being a 2004 model, the labels in the pics are probably long gone. Best he can do is the 4 last of VIN as shown above. But, somewhere on the actual frame, I'll bet there is a complete VIN number...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-09-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wingnut60
Generally, the gas side of the water heater, if...

Generally, the gas side of the water heater, if it is a DSI (DirectSparkIgnition) model, will have a red light on until it fires and stays on.
Otherwise, a red light next to a switch usually...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
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Posted By wingnut60
bmarshman, Most times, the DRVs are noted by...

bmarshman,
Most times, the DRVs are noted by last 4 of VIN--they were numbered consecutively from beginning to when Thor bought them, I believe. If the 4 numbers you found match the last four on...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-09-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By wingnut60
Besides the decals on my '15, the last 4 of the...

Besides the decals on my '15, the last 4 of the VIN are stamped on the permanent part of the pinbox, door side, just to rear of Morryde plate. If you have the straight pin box from factory, then it...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By wingnut60
Pic probably won't help--you already know the...

Pic probably won't help--you already know the switch to turn the water pump on? Does it have a red light next to it also? Sorry to be not much help, unfamiliar with your model unit. Is your water...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By wingnut60
In a newer year model, the gas side of the water...

In a newer year model, the gas side of the water heater has an LED that stays lit til the heater fires up. Also could be a water pump control. Anything happen when turned on? Does it stay lit? ...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-08-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By wingnut60
There are some new 'improved' models available,...

There are some new 'improved' models available, all touting higher pressures/volumes. Looked at some, checked reviews, decided not to try one of them. But the pulsing on my replacement is bugging...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-06-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By wingnut60
Good luck, let us know what you end up with and...

Good luck, let us know what you end up with and if it is a good one. Just replaced one with a low level model and it pulses badly.
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 11-06-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By wingnut60
3 sets of batteries in 7 years, to me, indicates:...

3 sets of batteries in 7 years, to me, indicates: cheap batteries; misuse; bad maintenance. Or a systemic electrical problem. Most pairs of 6 volt batteries I have had have lasted about 4-5 years...
Forum: Keystone 11-03-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By wingnut60
Gen is plenty of power to run each AC--if it...

Gen is plenty of power to run each AC--if it won't start either one, guess you will need a mobile tech. They both run on shore power? You are starting the gen, then trying to run one of the A/Cs? ...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-03-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By wingnut60
Welcome to the forum. Hope we can be of help to...

Welcome to the forum. Hope we can be of help to you.
Forum: New Member Intros 11-03-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By wingnut60
Welcome. Nice weather...

Welcome.
Nice weather...
Forum: Keystone 11-03-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By wingnut60
gen is big enough, prob need the grounding mod...

gen is big enough, prob need the grounding mod plug...inverter is thinking rv is not grounded correctly. Google for generator grounding or bonding plug.

Does it work at all for the other 120volt...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 11-01-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By wingnut60
Might consider keeping the furnace on about 40-45...

Might consider keeping the furnace on about 40-45 to help warm the basement/belly area. You will need good batteries to do this, otherwise, drain up and winterize for the trip. We just traveled...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 11-01-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wingnut60
Ditto on the above--any disc brake rotor will...

Ditto on the above--any disc brake rotor will rust when not in use. Not a problem, the pads will clear the rotor when you get back to towing.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-29-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By wingnut60
Most of the RV outlets are smaller in footprint...

Most of the RV outlets are smaller in footprint than a household outlet. Have replaced several over the years using the boxes that have the ears that come out as you tighten the screws, but after...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-25-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By wingnut60
FWIW, I replaced the valve on my '15, took...

FWIW,
I replaced the valve on my '15, took about 2 hours. Will be easier if you are tall with long arms...
My valve now works with finger push/pull. If you have CW do the work, BE SURE it is easy...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-25-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By wingnut60
Adding to Cummins' reply...does your Suites have...

Adding to Cummins' reply...does your Suites have the water manifold with all the water line shutoffs? If so, adds a little difficulty in reaching the valve. Shut water off, remove the filter and...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-23-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By wingnut60
The cost of fuel and CGs are what have driven us...

The cost of fuel and CGs are what have driven us to try camphosting at a state park. Been 58 days with no CG cost and little fuel cost. Will continue this type of economy until we run into a bad CG...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,264
Posted By wingnut60
Roberts RV in IN that has fine recs on DRV jack...

Roberts RV in IN that has fine recs on DRV jack repair, is a hydraulic shop. Hydraulic rams are mostly similar in operation/construction. Have seen many oilfield hydraulic failures repaired in shops...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By wingnut60
clev, My jack work was on the fronts, not the...

clev,
My jack work was on the fronts, not the sides. Will look around for something on the sides, if I can find it. I was just mentioning taking the sides off is much more straightforward than the...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,264
Posted By wingnut60
clev, The rear jacks are outside mounted, and...

clev,
The rear jacks are outside mounted, and should be able to be removed and taken to a hydraulic shop. Not sure what the status of the entire system should be while this is done--possibly hitch...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-21-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By wingnut60
clev, How do you get them under the 4 rear...

clev,
How do you get them under the 4 rear jacks? The magnets don't hold well enough to go thru the auto-level process. I only use 2, but sometimes need them under the rear rather than the front,...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-21-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By wingnut60
Apparently, according to talk on the FTE.com...

Apparently, according to talk on the FTE.com Ford site, several have success with them in both lowering and smoothing the ride.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-21-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By wingnut60
On another DRV forum, chatter about Sulastic...

On another DRV forum, chatter about Sulastic shackles that lower/smooth rear travel--might check into that website.
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