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Old 07-10-2015, 09:41 PM   #51
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Good idea McGarrett50. I noticed while having the dash off that the GPS antenna is run just slightly forward of the radio and mounted on a board just under the dash - basically where the slope of the dash almost meets the windshield. I wonder if a Sirius/XM antenna would work sufficiently mounted in the same area so that one wouldn't have to mount on the roof and risk a leak.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:46 AM   #52
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I was afraid of a leak too. I'm not an engineer, but I would wonder if a Sirius antenna would work if not exposed to the sky, even though the GPS antenna is inside. There must be a reason they are on top of automobiles. May be worth exploring.
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So in heavy rains last night the rear slide let some water in. It was an issue with the vertical rubber gasket on either slide had slid down and when extended, didn't really provide a seal. I had noticed that the side slide had this happen often (enough so that I check it and have to put it back in the right spot every time I extend the side) but hadn't noticed it with the rear. Brought the rear slide in a bit and pushed the gaskets back to the right spot and extended the slide. Rains continued but no more leak. It would be nice if those stayed put. I may have to look and see if it's something that can be secured, glued, zip tied, duct taped, something...
AugerN.........those rubber seals shouldn't move up and down. If they have movement, put that on your punch list for repair. They should be secured so they keep water out.
Also, as a side note, it is almost always necessary (at least for me) to manually flip the vertical rubber seals once I deploy the slides. With one exception........the bedroom slide (31UL) has different seals and they never need adjusting.
By flip, I mean pulling the rubber that has curled in when the slide is put in. It is supposed to roll out when the slide is deployed and lay flat against the slide once fully deployed.
Because of the height, I use a 4' step ladder (I carry with me) and a yard stick to slide behind the rubber to the top of the slide.
I hope that makes sense.
I also treat the rubber seals 3-4 times a year with the rubber seal spray offered at any RV dealer to keep them from drying out and staying flexible.
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Boy that is odd Darrell. That shouldn't happen. Just checked my seals and they seem to be operating as expected. I think I will step up treating my seals more than 1x/ year. Thanks

Wanted to ask you, other than DIY, any tips or tricks on the best way to get your generator oil/air filter changed while on an extended road trip?

I put this out in a new general thread also but wanted to see what you think or have done. Todd
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Almost any RV dealer can service a generator. Advance appointment might be wise. Also, any Cummins-Onan dealer can/will service it.
Also, when making campground reservations, ask them if they have someone in the park that does minor repairs/oil changes.
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Thanks as always guys! I continue to learn!

Another story: My 10 year old son loves to cook so helped my wife with the grocery list. The first night of this trip we planned to do some grill work and he wanted to do grilled jalapeņos stuffed with cream cheese. So he and my wife began cutting and de-seeding the fresh jalapeņos and suddenly we all start coughing and then our eyes began to burn. Not as bad as when I was sprayed with OC (pepper) spray but definitely cleared out the coach for a bit. Needless to say, the boys have another RV life story to tell...
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Thanks as always guys! I continue to learn!

Another story: My 10 year old son loves to cook so helped my wife with the grocery list. The first night of this trip we planned to do some grill work and he wanted to do grilled jalapeņos stuffed with cream cheese. So he and my wife began cutting and de-seeding the fresh jalapeņos and suddenly we all start coughing and then our eyes began to burn. Not as bad as when I was sprayed with OC (pepper) spray but definitely cleared out the coach for a bit. Needless to say, the boys have another RV life story to tell...
AugerN............The stories that we can sit around and enjoy, share with others is a huge part of why we do with this RV thing.
There are non-RVers that don' get it. Just like the Jeep saying goes :
IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND.
Keep on making memories...........and some day you can share your OC incident.
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AugerN. Thanks for your updates & pics. It is really helpful to have followups.
A big help to new owners as they join us in search of answers.
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Thanks Darrell! That's part of why I post, is that I learn a lot via forums such as these and I know that other people run into the same issues and threads/posts/pics help. We were just discussing the RV experience tonight and how that there is no way (unlikely anyway) that you would strike up a two hour conversation with someone in a hotel yet the people you meet in an RV park are almost always friendly, helpful and often willing to help out!
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