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    1986 Escape, rear bed, side bath, A/C, 2.8 Onan 22re, auto.
    Current rig 2003 30ft Winnebago Brave Class A
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  1. https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f197/new-project-ultimate-toyota-rv-rehab-299416/index2.html
  2. The fuzzy thing is called a windlace. https://www.albrightssupply.com/windlace-s/2014.htm
  3. Maybe something...... The blog "Bound for nowhere" shows the owners doing the stripes on a Sunrader. They uses a local company Carbon Wraps in Orlando FL. CW may still have the computer files. Carbon Wraps. 321 804 2726
  4. OK here is a new idea. ATS $60 Easy Start $300...https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters/products/easystart-364-3-ton-single-phase-soft-starter-for-air-conditioners?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw5rA1eDL5AIVAR-tBh348QENEAQYASABEgJqFfD_BwE&variant=30176048267 The outboard ATS will take the power from your exhisting inverter and direct it to the 115v ac house power panel. The easy start will reduce the start up surge from your Roof AC from 42 amps to something around 16 amps. Your 2000w inverter should be able to handle that. I don't know how happy the AC will be running on a modified sine wave. Ya pays ur money, an makes ur choices.
  5. My floor lay out was different, but effectively I used the equivalent of a banister pole at the sink and one at step well dinette corner.
  6. Good news, bad news. You can do it, but your are going to spend $$ to do it. Assumptions you have 4 t-105 or GC-2 batteries. Thats 450AH. Safety discharge means 225AH of usable power so your house mechanic is consertive on his time numbers. You have a typical 13.5k BTU roof AC. SO your looking at 1400w running and 5000w to start. So you going to need a bigger inverter. Also some serious battery cables. Your start up current will be drawing 450 amps from the batteries Stuff you need A 30 amp ATS will run $60. Plan B something like a Xantrex Freedom X-3000 inverter. It is a pure sine and can deliver 6000w for 2 sec, it also has a built in transfer switch. $850.00 Options A new generation smaller AC will draw less power and increase run time and reduce start up power needs. But thats even more $$. Like 1100w running $600 UBI the 11K Colman will run off a Honda 2200w generator. $1000.00, but then you have power when you need. Like a microwave.
  7. Those windows appear to be Hehr. There 2 seals on those window. The brown rubber thing is NOT a seal. The window is sealed to the frame with a automotive urethane adhesive. The frame is sealed to the RV using butyl tape. So the drill is to remove the brown rubber strip, AKA glass glazing bead. You need 2 people or lots of duct tape for the next move. Using a razor blade or fillet knife, from the inside cut between the window and frame. Carefully start in a corner and push the window glass out of the frame. Then use a screw driver to remove the screws from the inside of the frame and separate the two parts. The outer frame is stuck on with butyl tape. Remove everything and clean things up. Mark the inner and outer frams so they will go back in correctly and the screws holes line up. Install new butyl tape on the frame and install the outer half. Screw the inner to the outer. Let the tape warm up and tighten the screws. If the tape oozes out just trim it to the frame. Make a bead of the urethane around the inner lip of the frame and set the window in it. Use some tape to keep it from shifting. Now install the glazing bead and cut it to length, Glazing bead match your profile...https://www.pellandent.com/RV-Window-Seal Window urethane...https://www.amazon.com/3M-08693-Urethane-Windshield-Cartridge/dp/B000RW1XCK Butyl tape, look around it comes in 3 colors...https://www.amazon.com/Dicor-BT-1834-1-Butyl-Seal-Tape/dp/B001FCB4JS Optional, this will keep the putty tape from accumulating guk, a small bead around the edge. NOTE this not self leveling lap sealant...https://www.amazon.com/Dicor-551LSW1-White-Non-Sag-Sealant/dp/B003YJLIW8/ref=pd_cp_263_3?pd_rd_w=mX8dV&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=ETXT565S1WDVFWZSD34E&pd_rd_r=27d7fe2b-f8e4-4f84-8ec3-ce5be6c82132&pd_rd_wg=lOwge&pd_rd_i=B003YJLIW8&psc=1&refRID=ETXT565S1WDVFWZSD34E
  8. Before a valid answer, we need to know what brand and model of inverter. Does it have a built in transfer switch?
  9. In the photos your roof is black. If it is black then it has been coated with something NOT designed for RV use and you can see cracks in the covering. Those are leaks waiting to happen. Probably something like this stuff...https://www.lowes.com/pd/BLACK-JACK-4-75-Gallon-Fibered-Waterproofer-Roof-Sealant/3009900 To to make your roof right you can look forward to hand scraping the entire roof down to the metal, can you say days of scraping. 😫 Some auto cleaner chemicals may help, Like WalMart carb cleaner. If you use chemical help make SURE you outside, well vented and away from flames. When you get it cleaned off use lap sealant on all the roof seams, then use something like this on the roof...https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/roofing-soffits-gutters/roof-coating/sealbest-duck-coat-white-thermoplastic-roof-coating-9-gal/1531835/p-1444444997118-c-5822.htm?tid=-4411091524350413458&ipos=14 It will stretch and not crack. It will also be a lot cooler and a bit quieter. Good luck
  10. Scraper, putty knife, wire brush, razor blades..what ever works be careful with sharp things butyl tape...https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/maintenance-hardware/rv-roofs-epdm-rubber-roof-repairs/tape/butyl/butyle-tape_38-1467 Self leveling sealant, this will flow out and level itself, for roof tops...https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/maintenance-hardware/rv-roofs-epdm-rubber-roof-repairs/sealants-and-caulks/rubber2-lap-sealant-white-103oz-tube_38-8896 NON self leveling, this is for vertical use it wont flow or sag while drying...https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/maintenance-hardware/rv-roofs-epdm-rubber-roof-repairs/sealants-and-caulks/lap-sealantuse-388896_38-9018 Front window is a total different animal. Use the motor home search engine
  11. Roof vent.. Have you thought about a Fantastic Fan or something similar?? A lot time at night they will do as much for you as a roof ac. How to... Remove old vent, CLEAN CLEAN off the old stuff on the roof. Use butyl tape to seal the vent to the roof. After the tape warms up tighten the screws, scrap off any of the tape that oozes out. Then use a lap, self leveling, sealant to seal around the edge and a dollop on each screw.
  12. There is a trim ring on the inside 4-6 screws. The vent is screwed to the roof on the outside. Lots of screws. You need to remove all the sealant first to check for hidden screws.
  13. A flat plate cooler is more $$ but it is more efficient than a tube and fin cooler. Both of these coolers are 18,000lb units. You can see the size difference and cost. Your choice This is a flat plate cooler...https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/60380/10002/-1 This is a tube and fin cooler...https://www.jegs.com/i/TCI/890/820500/10002/-1
  14. Yes on cooler, put it in series with the radiator cooler. Aftermarket first then radiator. This will help take some of the heat out of the radiator when your making a long up hill climb. Yes on Dex 3. Draining the pan will only remove 2-3 qts. But that much fresh fluid will be a big help. The transmission filter is just a big piece screen not worth changing unless its torn. Yes on hardly use O/D To be totally sure of things add a trannie temp gauge
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