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General Discussion / Re: Gone again
« on: January 22, 2022, 12:48:45 pm »
It's hard to see but at both ends of the catalytic converter I have attached 1/4 steel cable which is wrapped around the ends.  The cable is then bolted unto the chassis.   A determined thief can steal anything but I hope what I have done will deter a thief from considering stealing my converter.  If they were to try and remove the converter they would need to bring a grinder and a saw along with tools to un-bolt the brackets and cable.  I did not take off the heat shield when I painted the converter but there is paint that does hit the converter through the slots.    I have considered adding one of the motion detector alarms but I am not sure how well they would work.  Will critters set the alarm off?? Perhaps one of our fellow PC colleagues can provide their experience with alarms


General Discussion / Re: Gone again
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:27:11 pm »
Since I am not sure why my photo didn't post send if interested send me a PM and I will send you the photo via email


General Discussion / Re: Gone again
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:23:21 pm »
Recently it seems like I have met a number of RVer's that their catalytic converter has been stolen.  While any converter can be stolen I have created a DYI catalytic converter security device that I hope will deter a thief from stealing mine.  I am attaching a photo (at least I am going to try) that shows what I did.  A good friend welds and was able to create from my design two brackets that are bolted onto the chassis.  At each end I used 1/4 steel cable which also is attached to the chassis.  Any thief that tries and takes my converter will have to work at it.  I did paint the converter/heat shield with a high temperature paint along with etching my VIN.  Our first RV trip of the year is coming up with several scheduled for 2022 to include attending the reunion.  I will keep everyone updated if what I have created does deter a thief. 

Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use?
« on: December 22, 2021, 10:29:34 am »
Honda Fit  - manual transmission

General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:58:07 pm »
I changed out the converter in my Parallax power panel last year when I switched from AGM to Lithium batteries.  I modified the existing tray replacing the Parallax converter to a Progressive Dynamic Lithium converter.   Rather than hardwiring into the Parallax power panel I used the same 20 amp breaker and added a 20 amp outlet.  (The Progressive Dynamic has a plug).   One of our fellow PC colleagues did the same conversion but he cut the power cord from the Progressive Dynamic Lithium converter and than directly hardwired into the existing circuit.  I had limited space since my power panel is just below my refrigerator in my 2910D but I was able to make the modifications.


Tips and Tricks / Re: DON'T Lose Your Water Heater Vent
« on: October 19, 2021, 10:22:56 pm »
In addition to bending the tabs on the cover I also placed a stainless steel screw just above the pull out latch.  Sometime ago someone mentioned they did this to ensure the water heater door was secure and not accidentally open while traveling.  It seem like a reasonable trick without any downside.


General Discussion / Re: Cleaner water while on the road?
« on: October 01, 2021, 12:38:08 pm »
Rather than an UV have you considered using a filtration system?  We have in our 2910D a water dispenser mounted at our kitchen sink.  The filter we use for this dispenser is one of the Pentair Bacteriostatic micro-pure filtration media.  The cartridges are expensive which is the downside but it does provide more than just bacteriostatic action.   I change it out every year knowing it provides protections to the water we drink.  Here is a website that provides information on the various ways to filter your water.


General Discussion / Re: Rear Hub Liners-Reminder
« on: September 02, 2021, 10:49:51 am »
We also lost our liners (simulator) while traveling from Sedona to I 40 headed to Williams.  The roads in Az are horrible.....   Right after that we purchased the bolt on liners (simulators).  We were fortunate that when our liner did come off no tire damage.


General Discussion / Re: Paint Codes
« on: August 20, 2021, 09:47:28 pm »
The labels on our 2017 2910-D toast color bottles:

On the bottles it states:
 EXMix Chicgo


General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator
« on: July 21, 2021, 10:49:03 pm »
I started this discussion inquiring if anybody had ever installed the Titan refrigerator vent fans.    After reviewing Mikeh's post and receiving a private message I have decided, at this time, not to install the Titan refrigerator vent fans.  We have a 2017 - 2910 D where the refrigerator is not in a slide and the vent is on the roof.   What I have learned is a fan is probably necessary where the refrigerator is in the slide.  It makes sense that if the refrigerator is not in a slide and there is a roof vent heat escapes more easily.    When we have been on longer RV trips (longest being 6-7 weeks) we have not had any issues with our refrigerator.   But, as explained by Mikeh, it's very important to have the rig level for maximal efficiency and if using propane there must not be any obstruction. i.e mud daubers....  At least for now I am not going to install any vent fans


General Discussion / Refrigerator Vent Fans
« on: July 14, 2021, 02:18:11 pm »
Has anyone installed the Titan Double Rack refrigerator vent fan?    Amazon link (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2K5GCW?tag=sa-sym-new-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1&doi=2018-12-4&cmpgn=vela&o=ds&p2=%5EEQ%5Evela%5E)  Titan makes a water - resistant double fan that goes on the roof vent and this one which attaches to the vent to the outside bring air in.

If you have installed the Titan fan have you found it providing a better more efficient cooling to the refrigerator?

Did you install both an intake and exhaust Titan fan?  Did you connect the dc current that goes into the circuit board for the refrigerator?  There are two wires one orange and the other white.  I am assuming the white is the negative (ground) and the orange positive? 



General Discussion / Re: Shower Skylight sun shade suggestion
« on: July 14, 2021, 12:17:26 pm »
We had some extra solar shade material left that we cut to size, sewed the edges, placed snap grommets.  We than removed the screws holding the plastic trim with respective female snaps.  If interested I do have some extra material left.

General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Converter question
« on: June 26, 2021, 02:56:34 pm »

Our Progressive Dynamic is specific for Lithium batteries.  You are correct; Progressive Dynamics does make other converters which do work with lead acid/AGM


General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Converter question
« on: June 26, 2021, 09:33:07 am »
There are two options:  replace the entire Parallax Power Supply including a new converter or just replacing the converter.  I replaced just the converter because I switched out our house batteries to Lithiums from AGM batteries and wanted a specific converter for Lithium batteries.  The new converter I replaced in our old Parallax Power Supply was the Progressive Dynamics 60 AMP LiFeP04 Converter charger.  In order to replace the converter I had to make changes to the tray that held the converter.  I also added an electrical outlet since my new Progressive Dynamic is a plug in device rather than hard wired.  Send me a PM if you need more details.


General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 17, 2021, 09:12:22 am »
How far are the screws apart since this "repair" was made?  And what is the recommendation from Schwintek?

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