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Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 09-13-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,650
Posted By mike837go
I generally like buying off the lot becuse I can...

I generally like buying off the lot becuse I can see and touch the actual real machine I am buying. Then get to play with it within a few days.



Special orders take time. Then more time. Then...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 11-22-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mike837go
x2 on find the GROUND wire(s). Those connect...

x2 on find the GROUND wire(s).

Those connect to the negative side of the battery on anything built this century.

Test the tongue jack after hooking everything back up. If you goofed that one...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 11-22-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By mike837go
Personally, I don't trust the documentation. ...

Personally, I don't trust the documentation.

Just turn it on and follow the noise.

You'll find it down low, inside a cabinet, behind a false wall.
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 11-09-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,508
Posted By mike837go
I'm in this thread previously as an absolute MUST...

I'm in this thread previously as an absolute MUST COVER proponent.

This year I'm setting up to keep the TT in the barn.
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 11-09-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,413
Posted By mike837go
I've spent nearly all of my 56 years just north...

I've spent nearly all of my 56 years just north of NYC.

Winters here vary greatly year to year.

Most days from November through April have freezing nights with above freezing days. Except the...
Forum: Tech Talk 11-06-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike837go
Remove the panels. Poke your head into all...

Remove the panels.

Poke your head into all the nooks and crannies....

You'll learn your rig better.

Leave the access panels off if they are behind a cabinet door.
Forum: Tech Talk 11-06-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,328
Posted By mike837go
Start with the simple stuff: Were your lights on...

Start with the simple stuff: Were your lights on the truck turned on?

My first tow vehicle had a cantankerous relay (turned out it was the .5A fuse driving it) that would show fine when pulling...
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 11-06-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,657
Posted By mike837go
The pix of the project are in my album... ...

The pix of the project are in my album...

Yeah, an oversized plastic cutting board from wally-world. Some shirtboard and scissors to make a pattern.

20 minutes with a saber saw and voila!
...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 11-02-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,620
Posted By mike837go
Can or can't is your choice. :hello: My...

Can or can't is your choice. :hello:


My choice is not risking having my 5 gallon water transfer bucket disappear.

Then relocate itself through somebody's windshield. :eek:
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 11-02-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By mike837go
My 2015 19RD was equipped with a single switch...

My 2015 19RD was equipped with a single switch that powered both the light and the fan (if the fan was left on at the vent).

Removing the wall switch reveled 3 wires. Some experimentation and a...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 11-01-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,620
Posted By mike837go
A day or 2 of rain every week or so 12 months per...

A day or 2 of rain every week or so 12 months per year is way beyond what the jack head will see in 4-6 hours of driving.

The bucket also slows the sun damage of the rubber boots over the...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 10-26-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By mike837go
Your converter's battery charger (when working...

Your converter's battery charger (when working according specifications) is the Absolute Best changing system available.

Find the manual and read up on Bulk, Medium and Trickle charging...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 10-26-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,620
Posted By mike837go
Always covered when not underway! I have a 5...

Always covered when not underway!

I have a 5 gallon bucket that lives over the tongue jack.

There are too many seams in the factory cover. Water will get in if there isn't a one-piece roof over...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 10-26-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By mike837go
The pump is just slightly aft of center. The jug...

The pump is just slightly aft of center. The jug of antifreeze is only visible from the kitchen sink, the longest run. Change bottles after that. Top up or swap bottles after each additional faucet....
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 10-24-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,268
Posted By mike837go
I'm Just as guilty! Keep the fridge on,...

I'm Just as guilty!

Keep the fridge on, fresh water tank filled and water heater hot all camping season.

When spending all day in the shop, the TT parked just outside is the perfect place to...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 10-18-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,538
Posted By mike837go
Yank the cover and watch the contacts as you move...

Yank the cover and watch the contacts as you move the temperature setting lever.

You'll find a really wide swing (7F or more) before they snap open or closed.

It is NOT a precision instrument....
Forum: Jayco Maintenance and Repair 10-09-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,448
Posted By mike837go
Our first outing with the 2015 19RD showed the...

Our first outing with the 2015 19RD showed the same problem. Worked on the lot, tested fine in the driveway. No good when boondocking.

Turned out the pipe from the gas solenoid in the fridge to...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 10-09-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By mike837go
Just be careful in the use of ozone. It is a...

Just be careful in the use of ozone. It is a reactive gas. It will cause premature ageing of rubber and plastic parts.
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 10-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,874
Posted By mike837go
Without any G-N bonding, the power from a faulty...

Without any G-N bonding, the power from a faulty appliance will have nowhere to go other than through your body.

It is part of the safety system that you never know it is there when it is...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 10-09-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By mike837go
In my last TT (built 1983, owned it 2009-2015), I...

In my last TT (built 1983, owned it 2009-2015), I replaced the fixtures since the internal switches were worn out and the lenses were badly yellowed (some had melted).

The new fixtures had the...
Forum: Tech Talk 10-09-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,994
Posted By mike837go
Another of the opinion that if you are going to...

Another of the opinion that if you are going to spend the money to install an RV power outlet, do it once!

Have your pro run a 50A line. Put a box like you'd find at a campground. 50A, 30A and 15A...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 10-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By mike837go
TZB and I87 are part of my daily commute. Be...

TZB and I87 are part of my daily commute.

Be prepared for some delays because of the new spans.

The NY Thruway Authority takes very good care of the road surface.

A much more pleasant trip...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 10-06-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,984
Posted By mike837go
I trained on both. First winter with first...

I trained on both. First winter with first trailer did both.

2nd winterization: noticed opening the drains and walking away for an hour was almost as effective as blowing out the lines.

So...
Forum: Tech Talk 10-02-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By mike837go
I also own a 19RD (2015). Spitting the...

I also own a 19RD (2015).

Spitting the antenna run at the base of the antenna will cause you grief. The signal booster is aft with the DVD player and factory TV.

If your DVD player will support...
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 09-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,042
Posted By mike837go
X2 on Pilot light?!? Has the fridge been...

X2 on Pilot light?!?

Has the fridge been operated out-of-level (especially accidentally)?

Did you notice a particularly acrid odor?

If "yes" to either of those, things may get expensive.
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