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I hope you find the below links as useful as I have found them to be.  I offer them only for your use and am not responsible for their content or any advertising they may or may not have on their pages.  Please report any broken links to RV@rvroadie.com

My Favorite Campground/RV Park: Ransom Park

Escapees Forums - RV Info and Tech Help

The RV Consumer Group - Buying An RV? Go Here First!

My favorite 5th Wheel Hitch design and company for great customer service.

iRV2 Forums - RV Info and Tech Help

The Wireless Web - WiFi provider for RV parks

RVrs Online - A Terrific Source of RV Information

HitchItch a good collection of resources and other travel journals like this one.

RV Related Info:

Powerhouse coach the ultimate rig

http://www.powerhousecoach.com/comparec.html

 

Flying J wifi access info

http://www.tonservices.com/hisp_home.htm

 

irv2 thread with the propane 101 and other articles in it

http://irv2.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=8076099152&f=1356094452&m=1566031023

 

Winnebago ability equipped photo page, lots of ideas

http://www.winnebagoind.com/html/products/commVehicles/ability.html

 

Propane 101 thread on SKP forums

http://escapees.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=256606751&f=139601461&m=205604461

 

Plasma screens at altitude-Is it true?

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-altitude.html

 

LCD screens have no altitude limit.  Scroll down on this page to number 5, altitude.  The page also compares Plasma and LCD for advantages and disadvantages with the real technical and user considerations.

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/plasma-vs-lcd.html

 

 

Rotten egg smell in plumbing and hot water heater, from the University of Nebraska

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/water/g1275.htm

 

Onan Genset trouble shooting

http://www.onan.com/na/pdf/en/products/powergeneration/generators/trshoot.pdf

 

Onan customer forum with answers or you can ask a new one, but read all of the old ones first.

http://www.funroads.com/forum/topicRoot.jhtml?topicId=200014

 

Coleman A/C manuals online

http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/tech_info/tech_info.php

 

Suburban website for water heaters furnaces etc.

http://www.rvcomfort.com/suburban/suburban.php

 

Service info

http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/tech_info/tech_info.php

 

All service manuals online!  A/C, Furnace/ reefers/Duotherm A/C service manuals online

http://bryantrv.com/docs.html

 

 

Thermostat instructions

http://www.klenger.net/arctic-fox/hunter-tstat/

http://www.klenger.net/arctic-fox/hunter-tstat/hunter-digital-tstat-instructions.pdf

 

RV repair and maintenance book, you can order it from Camping World for $19.99, it costs ten to 15 dollars more if you get it locally. It is a must have. Go here:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?deptID=&subOf=245&skunum=20862

 

Electric brakes-Description, function, synchronization, wiring the umbilical, with pics

http://www.dexteraxle.com/service_literature/six_hundred_to_eight_thousand/electric_brakes.pdf

 

Dicor for rubber roofs

http://www.dicor.com/

Or call them toll free and ask for technical support here:

Toll Free (800) 837-2059

 

Dexter axles

http://www.dexteraxle.com/

 

Atwood water heater troubleshooting electronic ignition

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Service/Trouble/electric.cfm

 

Atwood water heater troubleshooting pilot lit heaters

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Service/Trouble/pilot.cfm

 

Atwood wiring schematics

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Service/Info/h2oinfo.cfm

 

Atwood propane alarms

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Products/gas/lp.cfm

 

Atwood CO alarm

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Products/gas/co.cfm

 

Atwood furnaces

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/Service/Trouble/dsi.cfm

 

RV Furnace pics showing heat exchanger

http://worldwideclassified.net/rvdesign/tt006.htm

 

Reefer repairs and info

www.rvmobile.com

 

Reefer diagnostics page-click each link as you go through it

http://www.rvmobile.com/Tech/Trouble/CoolingD.htm

 

Replacing a reefer cooling unit

http://www.mwpcool.com/replace.html

 

Cooling units story from Midwest

http://www.mwpcool.com/story.html

 

Rebuilt reefers with 18 mo. Warranty!

http://www.gasrefrigeration.net/new_cores.htm

 

Canadian firearms entry rules site

Visitors to Canada specific rules

http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/en/owners_users/fact_sheets/visitin.asp

 

Main site with forms

http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/en/visitors/default.asp

 

http://www.fleamarketguide.com/
The hunt for great bargains doesn't have to end in your
neighborhood. This directory helps you find flea markets
wherever you happen to be. Flea Market Guide covers the U.S.
and Canada, and the listings include addresses, hours, and
other information.  Click on the states you want and check out the listings by town:

RV architecture:

http://www.rvdoctor.com/chalet.html

http://www.gardensrvvillage.com/sampleplans/221.htm

 

RV 7 pin umbilical connector diagram online!

http://www.marksrv.com/wiring.htm

 

Flair-it fittings- Great pix on this page.

http://www.flair-it.com/Central/howtouse.htm

Flair-it home page

http://www.flair-it.com/

Bypass valves

http://www.flair-it.com/Central/pexspclvl.htm

 

Authoritative expert testimony on not using chemicals in septic systems.  These are excerpts on this very question from universities all over the country:

http://www.inspect-ny.com/septic/septadds.htm

 

No additives chemical or bacterial

http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/ExEx1035.pdf

 

Good article on RV specific septic additives and point out the damage to your RV from the most used chemicals to mask odors the aldehydes and their derivatives.  Good list of chemicals to avoid using, and why, at the bottom.  This article only addresses the chemicals not the enzyme/bacterial additives.  From the University of Arizona.

http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/water/az1233.pdf

 

Great explanation of the RV systems and chemicals, why some folks get odors and others don't due to poor tank, or tank vent, installation etc.   Very in-depth.  They recommend using only bacterial additives, but again the evidence is anecdotal.

http://www.phrannie.org/macerator.html

 

Mark Nemeth’s website-great source for info on electrical etc.

http://bart.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/index.htm#lifestyle

 

Parallax Power Components web pages:

PPC RV Converters page:

http://www.parallaxpower.com/Converters/converters.html

 

End user manuals and troubleshooting documents:

http://www.parallaxpower.com/Converters/LINEAR.htm

 

Technical diagrams and industry professionals documents for repair/troubleshooting:

http://www.parallaxpower.com/Converters/LINEAR%20tech.htm

 

Parallax Power Components RV Power Converter Technical Support Department:

Phone: (800) 443-4859

Fax: (219) 297-2306

 

Phred Tinseth’s Poop sheets

http://www.phrannie.org/phredex.html

 

 

RV owner’s reviews of brands, manufacturers, and dealers!  A must see for prospective buyers.  Direct feedback from very unhappy and happy campers about their dealer, manufacturer, and warranty support!  You will know who to stay away from.  Lots of "expose" reviews and horror stories.  Not a replacement for membership in the RV Consumer’s group, but can tell ya how current owners have fared.  Nice search by brand or dealer using keywords

http://www.rvreviews.com/

 

Tow ratings:  Most ignored and critical data a new or experienced RVr needs to know.  Match your vehicle and RV for your own safety on the road.  Dealers tend to fib some on these critical issues, some knowingly, others out of ignorance.  A few will lead ya right, but how do you know?  Seen many a short bed truck pulling a fiver and had to repair the rig then get a slider hitch.  Wouldn’t it be easier to have the full size bed ta start?

http://www.rvsafety.com/

Best tow ratings

http://www.trailerlife.com/towratings/tr_index.cfm

 

The most in-depth knowledge site for full or part time RVrs.  Go to the forums and surf the topics and learn from some of the most experienced RVrs in the world.

http://www.escapees.com/website/index2.htm

 

My favorite fiver hitch company

RBW Industries [Chino, CA]

http://rbwindustries.com/

5740 Schaefer Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

Phone: (800)451-7821 or (909)591-5359
Fax: (909)591-6730

 

Thetford

Thetford Corporation
Customer Service Department
1-800-521-3032
http://www.thetford.com/thetford_home.cfm

 

Dinosaur boards

http://www.dinosaurelectronics.com/

 

Great RV classified sites:

http://www.mswebmasters.com/RVexch/

http://www.rv-online.com/

http://www.rvsearch.com/

http://www.rvtraderonline.com/

http://www.rvclassified.com/

http://www.rvliquidators.com/

 

Bus Conversion Classifieds

http://users.cwnet.com/~thall/index.htm

http://www.privatecoachmagazine.com/classads1.htm#coaches%20for%20sale

http://www.busconversions.com/

 

Circuit testers

Outlet tester

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/AEMC/ElectricalTestTools/OutletTesters/OT1.htm

 

15 amp female to 30 amp male adapter $2.99 at camping world to use outlet tester with RV outlets

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?deptID=3&subOf=185,55&skunum=18306

 

30 Amp female to 50 amp male

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?deptID=3&subOf=185,55&skunum=19272

 

Voltage checker $19.99

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?deptID=3&subOf=75,55&skunum=4765

 

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