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Forum: Campfire 11-06-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By yvrr
One of the great assets of the Yahoo group...

One of the great assets of the Yahoo group achieves is that John Kalmbach, who was number two at SMB Fresno, posted a lot of answers to technical questions from owners.
Forum: Campfire 11-05-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By yvrr
Before Jage started the forum, there was a Yahoo...

Before Jage started the forum, there was a Yahoo Chat list which was started in April 2001. It was moderated by Jay Snable and a couple of years ago taken over by another SMB owner after Jay sold his...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,466
Posted By yvrr
I replaced our 4 CF Norcold with a 4.6 CF...

I replaced our 4 CF Norcold with a 4.6 CF Isotherm 130 Cruise with the ASU unit eight years ago and we love it! For those not familiar with the ASU feature, the refrigerator freezes a gel pack during...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 10-11-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By yvrr
You didn't mention the actual process that SMB...

You didn't mention the actual process that SMB West goes through with a need vehicle. They cover a lot of information during the process. Some new owners video tape the process but that can make it...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-28-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By yvrr
I just clicked on the link in the first post....

I just clicked on the link in the first post. Charlie56 was the lead Architect on two of my public building projects and always liked our SMB. He desired to buy one with the custom design he shared...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-28-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By yvrr
I've been using SketchUp to produce building...

I've been using SketchUp to produce building parts and railroad models for about 3 years now. If you are just getting started, I have a clinic handout that provides a lot of ideas about making sure...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 09-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,854
Posted By yvrr
We used memory foam for a long time together with...

We used memory foam for a long time together with Therm-a-Rest (https://www.rei.com/product/896043/therm-a-rest-mondoking-3d-camp-mattress) pads from REI with a "pillow-top cover on top to hold the...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-29-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By yvrr
But Jage and I have very detailed instructions on...

But Jage and I have very detailed instructions on repairing them:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f34/rebuilding-the-day-night-shades-with-wire-8877.html
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-26-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By yvrr
The LUX website with their product instruction...

The LUX website with their product instruction manuals is offline right now. I have the .pdf file but I don't think that I can attach it to a PM. Send me an email at jack@yosemitevalleyrr.com and...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-24-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By yvrr
I recently replaced our thermostat with a LUX TX...

I recently replaced our thermostat with a LUX TX 700U. We have a Suburban furnace but no AC but the thermostat will control both. It is programmable and includes a remote which lets you turn up the...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 06-28-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,621
Posted By yvrr
I purchased my replacement anode from Camping...

I purchased my replacement anode from Camping World. It is an Aluminum 3/4" MPT, 9-1/2" long Anode Rod.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 06-26-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,621
Posted By yvrr
If you have a standard SMB hot water tank...

If you have a standard SMB hot water tank installation, there will be an anode in the tank to attract mineral deposits. I replace our anode every 7 years or so. The anode is accessible via the access...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-16-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By yvrr
We've been taking our Ford E-350 SMB to our local...

We've been taking our Ford E-350 SMB to our local Ford dealer since we bought it. Warranty work has not problem even when the transmission went out and had to be replaced. They might say that certain...
Forum: Campfire 06-10-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,683
Posted By yvrr
I've been asked about my handle in the past. Now...

I've been asked about my handle in the past. Now it is easier to explain since TSG Media just uploaded a video of my model railroad layout to YouTube:

https://youtu.be/EHGkZHLqALY

Fast...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-08-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,043
Posted By yvrr
BrianW and LastBlackE350... Let me explain...

BrianW and LastBlackE350...

Let me explain the scenarios and solutions better.

In the first one, the steep grade meant that you were riding the brake coming down the hill and the brake...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-07-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,043
Posted By yvrr
Both of those issues were addressed during the...

Both of those issues were addressed during the 2007 Sportsmobile Rally in Park City, UT. Participants were divided into teams (members of the winning team received 5 BFG tires) and the teams had a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-05-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,043
Posted By yvrr
Yes, a broken brake can prevent taking the van...

Yes, a broken brake can prevent taking the van out of Park. The work around is starting the vehicle in Neutral.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By yvrr
Two of the parks operated by East Bay Regional...

Two of the parks operated by East Bay Regional Park District have camping:

https://www.ebparks.org/activities/camping (https://www.ebparks.org/parks)
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-24-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By yvrr
Send an email to Peter Del Toro at Sportsmobile...

Send an email to Peter Del Toro at Sportsmobile (p.deltoro@sportsmobile.com) and explain your problem. Peter has a lot of responsibilities at SMB and may take a couple of days to get back to you but...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 04-21-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By yvrr
I didn't realize that the guide that I have is...

I didn't realize that the guide that I have is the same one linked to the first post.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 04-20-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By yvrr
I'll pm you the trouble-shooting guide.

I'll pm you the trouble-shooting guide.
Forum: Campfire 02-03-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By yvrr
We stayed in Furnace Creek going to and coming...

We stayed in Furnace Creek going to and coming back from the Valley of Fire get-together last October and it looked like the campground was completely refurbished recently. The sites are reasonably...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 12-20-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By yvrr
We had the same arrangement on our 2001 SMB but...

We had the same arrangement on our 2001 SMB but the two-handle design was always frustrating so I replaced it with the single-handle style used on newer SMB.
This is a link to that project:

...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 10-24-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,562
Posted By yvrr
I have recently also had some problems with our...

I have recently also had some problems with our retro-fit electric penthouse roof jerking while being raised or lowered. Back when this discussion began, DaveB had a link to an earlier discussion...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-26-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By yvrr
Jeremy... We are in Newark in the Bay Area...

Jeremy...

We are in Newark in the Bay Area and more than willing to show you our EB-50. PM me if you want to come by.
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