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Old 05-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #111
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Moving on to LED refits...decided to tackle the basement lights, they are micro wedge. Starting test of led dimmer soon (mood lighting) I think I will be able to dim to 80 %.
Was wondering if you have tried your dimmer project yet? Being new owners we are still finding stuff we would like to change - like the super bright lights! That and the position of some of the switches, but that is another story. We are doing the halogen for the power savings. We have a full solar home so power savings is a big deal for us.

Well, here's hoping you had a chance to try your project and have some pearls of wisdom. TIA
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #112
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Was wondering if you have tried your dimmer project yet? Being new owners we are still finding stuff we would like to change - like the super bright lights! That and the position of some of the switches, but that is another story. We are doing the halogen for the power savings. We have a full solar home so power savings is a big deal for us.

Well, here's hoping you had a chance to try your project and have some pearls of wisdom. TIA
I will be testing the dimmer this week while camping. You should replace your halogen bulbs with LEDs. That is what I did, they use about 1/8 th the power and generate way less heat. I chose M4 products LEDs. They use aluminum substrate which gives better heat dissepation as opposed to others that use bakelite. There is no polarity and they function from 10 to 30 volts. They use 5050 LED series instead of 3528 series (better quality led) and their LEDs are dimable (not all are). It takes a dimmer made for LEDs, I chose one that is manual control and one that is manual or remote controlled (I don't have to get up to dim/brighten or turn
on/off) kinda like that concept.
M4 Products once at their site choose 'retrofit LEDs.'
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #113
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Thanks for the advice. I think that is the hubby's next project. Look forward to hearing how the testing goes.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:33 PM   #114
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I have a '13 Encounter 37TZ and am looking forward to comparing notes with other owners. Picked it up at the Hershey show and took delivery the end of September. Dud a minor shakedown the end of October. Identified some minor issues for the dealer to address. Got it to them in December. They have had it for two months (they shut down for 2 wks Christmas) should be getting it back in a week. They are slow but not cocerned since it is winter. Roll, you know me as mlvideo...I will post differences shortly.
I bought a 37TZ un Jan of this year. So far I would say it was a big mistake. Cheaply made in my opinion. Cabinet doors falling off in the cockpit area because they have used the wrong type of hinge for a solid wood door. A lot of wind noise when driving. Slide out issues on 2 of the 3 slides. I have had a on going list of 50-60 issues, many of which I resolved myself. Handling issues some of which are a little better with a Safe-T-Plus stabilizer and a Blue OX track bar. Really too many to list here.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:23 PM   #115
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Hi Reubenray -

The TV in our living area is a Toshiba. We have a standard, regular DVD player that came with it (Panasonic). Even though I have a 2013 Encounter, the coach was actually made last January, so it's about as early as you can get for a 2013 model.

I found this newer 2013 with a Samsung 3D Blue Ray player (I can't seem to make out the brand of TV in the main living area). Scroll through the generic brochure pictures to get to the actual ones of this particular coach. There's a Magnavox TV in the bedroom, with what looks to be a standard DVD player... Boat N RV Superstore | Rockwood Ridgeland Hamburg West Coxsackie cars | cars Rockwood Ridgeland Hamburg West Coxsackie

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Not to get off topic here ... still looking for things in this forum, but, the comment on mid-year changes is interesting, I will call Coachmen ... I have the Toshiba over the fireplace (36bh) ... trying to get my new Winegard attached. Have the sat plugged into the basement plug but, 1) can not find the splitter so I can attach the receiver; 2) can not get the Toshiba out of the nook in the wall over the fireplace to see it it is behind there (and replace it with a real TV while I am at it and get the BlueRay hooked up - not sure what all the wires in the back of the DVD player are doing - must be the surround?. Anyone know the where is and how to do for these? Much thanks ...
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:49 PM   #116
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Wipers? Did you find a fix to the windshield washer spray patter problem? Dealer has no solution yet, still waiting on a fix - on my 36BH - the spray nozzle is under the wiper and is not able to spray "over" the wiper - therefore, all the liquid goes down and we can not "wipe" the window in front of our eyes very well. Please say to found a fix. Thanks,
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #117
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Howling

Anyone here having issues with howling from the windscreen area? Have installed diverters over the weep holes for the windows, but, I still howl at 45 mph and 70 mph -- howling speed (yes, it has a name) changes with a cross wind, head wind, ... but it won't go away - already had the windscreen reset but ... ideas?

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #118
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Anyone here having issues with howling from the windscreen area? Have installed diverters over the weep holes for the windows, but, I still howl at 45 mph and 70 mph -- howling speed (yes, it has a name) changes with a cross wind, head wind, ... but it won't go away - already had the windscreen reset but ... ideas?

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@mortdd ... will post here if I do - and will keep hoping someone has found a way to quite this down.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #120
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Mortdd - So sorry to hear you're having so many issues!

Tanker64 - For a splitter (as odd as it sounds), ours was located in the long cabinet above the driver/passenger seats over the windsheild. There was an area in the middle that looked like raised molding, but was actually an access door, and we found ours in there.

(I am not having any type of howling noise, so sorry I can't be of more help there. Are you sure it's not coming from the mirrors? I remember reading a while ago about someone that had something similar on another forum and it turned out to be the wind coming through the top part of his mirror, which was loose. Just a thought.).
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