Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-28-2016, 03:05 PM   #111
Senior Member
 
15berkxl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Mishawaka
Posts: 575
My DW yells at me every time I slam the door. I told that the only way you can lock the deadbolt.


Wayne
__________________

__________________
Wayne
15berkxl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 06:42 PM   #112
Senior Member
 
I-RV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 968
Quote:
Originally Posted by 15berkxl View Post
My DW yells at me every time I slam the door. I told that the only way you can lock the deadbolt.


Wayne
The door latch has some sort of mechanism that holds the door more firmly closed when slammed. When traveling, if we do not slam the door, there is a lot of air noise. Slamming the door makes it quite.
Hank
__________________

__________________
Gale & Hank- 2012 Berkshire 390BH
I-RV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 12:59 PM   #113
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: On the Road.
Posts: 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbt803 View Post
Would love to see pictures. I too have been thinking about removing the loveseat.

Sorry down loaded all photos in my phone I will try to use my computer. We are in the process of getting new phones.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
outloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 07:13 PM   #114
Senior Member
 
I-RV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 968
My headlight lens were getting very gray. I decided to see if I could restore the lens back to being very clear. I used the Turtle Wax Lens Restore Kit. Upon doing step #1 with the lens clarifier, I was amazed. The pictures show the difference. I did not do step #2 at first, which is meant for non-transparent lens.

I did run into problems with step#3, which apply a base coat and then a sealing coat. It left a film on the lens and I had to go back to stem #2 to try to remove the film. If you do step #3, I would suggest applying to one corner of the lens to see how it works out.
Hank
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lens Before.JPG
Views:	60
Size:	104.6 KB
ID:	122280   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lens After.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	107.8 KB
ID:	122281   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lens Kit.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	115.7 KB
ID:	122282  
__________________
Gale & Hank- 2012 Berkshire 390BH
I-RV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 08:46 PM   #115
Senior Member
 
ernest917's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Woodville, Texas
Posts: 1,412
Easiest way to clear foggy lens - spray with deep woods mosquito spray and wipe with soft cloth ....

You will be amazed !!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
ernest917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 08:26 AM   #116
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 5,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by 15berkxl View Post
My DW yells at me every time I slam the door. I told that the only way you can lock the deadbolt.
Quote:
Originally Posted by I-RV View Post
The door latch has some sort of mechanism that holds the door more firmly closed when slammed. When traveling, if we do not slam the door, there is a lot of air noise. Slamming the door makes it quite.
Wayne & Hank,

Started doing this IOT lock the deadbolt. The guy in the Airstream next door wandered by yesterday and asked why I was slamming the door at 10PM. I told him and guess what? Turns out Airstream has similar construction!

He went to his rig, slammed the door and came back 5 min later and said that was the first time in almost 2 years of ownership he was able to lock his deadbolt!
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #117
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 5,767
Here is the tank bay. the foam insulation was a tad easier here: I was able to fit the foam behind the flange around the bay door. Same construction: R85 pink with 2 layers of heavy duty restaurant-grade aluminum foil secured with metal duct tape.


Nice thing about this is it is easily removable to service the water pump if necessary. Since all the tanks have heaters, I believe that this and the insulation on the opposite wet bay door will seal this part of the bus off and retain heat in the compartment while radiating heat up from the pads and down from the floors.

(I will let you know how THAT is working in January


Not shown: remote temperature sensor next to water pump.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tank Bay-1.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	307.8 KB
ID:	123734   Click image for larger version

Name:	Tank Bay-2.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	250.6 KB
ID:	123735   Click image for larger version

Name:	Tank Bay-3.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	313.5 KB
ID:	123736  
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 09:44 AM   #118
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 5,767
Sooooo getting ready for winter (since we cannot make the run to the sun for another year yet )

I figured the 2 points of failure in cold weather are the wet bay and the tank bay. Found some R85 Pink insulations that I cut to size for both bays.
First two photos are the wet bay. Photo to left is bare door, photo to right is insulating foam cut to fit, lined with restaurant-grade heavy duty aluminum foil (2 layers) and secured with metal duct tape.

Mounted to door with 15# double sided mounting tape. Nice snug fit. If necessary, will add a small incandescent light, but I think the radiated heat from the tank heaters and the heated floors will work.

Not shown: remote temperature monitor & #1 steel wool barriers at water hose inlet & sewer outlet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Wet Bay-1.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	341.7 KB
ID:	123742   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wet Bay-2.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	413.2 KB
ID:	123743  
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 07:31 AM   #119
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 202
Great Idea, I will give that a try myself. Trying to not winterize as we are going to Fla after the New Year.

Are you going to put non-toxic antifreeze in your fresh water tank and thru the pump piping?
__________________
Joe & Kathy
2017 Berkshire 38A
Toad: 2016 Ford Edge
2016: days camped 60
2017: days camped
joet19711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #120
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 5,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by joet19711 View Post
Great Idea, I will give that a try myself. Trying to not winterize as we are going to Fla after the New Year.

Are you going to put non-toxic antifreeze in your fresh water tank and thru the pump piping?
Joe,

I don't think so - I am hoping the tank heaters and daily use will prevent any bad things from happening

Also, the park we are at has a sign posted in the laundry room that if the temperature drops below 32 to leave both hot and cold taps on at a trickle and the gray tank open. If I have to do that, hope for not too long - I can only imagine how much propane that would eat!
__________________

__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
berkshire

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.