Winterizing Navion 24G
By Jeff Utschig October 30, 2019
- Level the Motorhome so that it drains properly.
- Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines. Open all waterline drain valves and the fresh water tank drain. These valves are located outside in the “water service center.”
- Drain Exterior Shower and lay shower head on ground to drain.
- Place the tip of your finger into the city water inlet and gently press the backflow valve “button” in the center of the inlet to drain any water trapped in the inlet line.
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Prepared by Edwin E. Irving (firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 2, 2010
I want to thank Elden DuRand for preparing the CAD drawing which is part of this description and for helping me to better understand operation of the major components. Thanks too to Byron for his patient responses to my questions requiring detailed explanations of the electrical component operations. I also derived editorial information from Capt. “Ed” and Ed Von Gehr; and from others who have added helpful input during the many discussions of this subject over the years. Introduction: Read more “View/Navion Power Systems – Major Components”
by Koert DuBois 2015
To make a decision on the practicality of air conditioning, you really need to get a math/physics expert to create a chart that determines a desirable (goal) temperature (mostly based on humidity) and then compute how much cooling energy is required to achieve the goal temperature in different situations (temperature, humidity, sunshine being the main variables) and then how much cooling energy can be provided by the fuel tank. Read more “Air Conditioning Overview”
by Kent Gardam 2015
New or Used?
Which floorplan is right for you?
Read more “Purchasing Decisions”
by Bob Kelly 2019
A recent discussion on what to bring RV’ing made me realize that I’ve never seen a complete inventory of an RV. An RV is a small mobile house, where you are only limited by what you are daring enough to stuff into the space that you have. A house inventory is personal, complicated and lengthy. I personally carry too much stuff, and fortunately have reached the point where during my annual commissioning of the RV, I try to take out stuff I haven’t used and experience leads me to believe that I won’t need. Read more “RV Inventory – Example”
Information provided by Koert DuBois
Tools and Repair Items Everyone Should Carry
- Screwdriver bit assortment with Torex bits and small nut drivers
- Adjustable Crescent Wrenches
- Channel Locks
- Lineman’s Pliers
Read more “Tools to Carry”
Checklist for Pickup
- Roof sealing – Climb on the roof and inspect seams, gaskets, and any other place where the roof material is cut or drilled. Check closely around air conditioner, vents, antenna, sewer vents, end-caps and side seams. No bubbles, nails or protruding screws! Check for rust spots near cut-away roof joint.
- Windows – Check closely around each window to make sure it has been properly aligned and sealed. A narrow gap between trim ring & frame is OK, but it should be nearly even all the way around.
- Cab & Entry Doors – Check the gasket for proper adhesion and coverage. Check from inside that it is flush against the door jamb. Check keys, lock & unlock. Check that screen door opens smoothly alone, locks to main door easily and does not have gaps to let mosquitoes in.
- Basement Compartments – Open and close each door, checking for alignment and gasketing. Lock & unlock. All hinges should be tight and secure, latches should hold the door tightly closed and be easy to open. Look for any signs of moisture that might indicate rain leakage. Gas cylinders used for keeping door open should be installed so as to not interfere with items stored. Check for protruding self-tapping screws.
- Utility Compartment -Where are the low point drains for the fresh water tank and water heater?
- Propane – Check the LPG compartment to verify that there is proper ventilation downward. There should be no possible way for propane to enter into the RV or any other compartment. Confirm that a leak test has been performed on tank, regulator and the complete system.
- House Batteries – Make sure the battery compartment is ventilated. Verify that battery cables are not rubbing.
- Paint & Siding – Sight down the sides for bumps and depressions. Check the paint finish. Check vinyl film to make sure it is free of air bubbles. Look closely where masking tape was used for paint graphics to make sure there is no over-spray. Check for surface smoothness (no indentations!), color variations in gel coat and paint and any place where paint coverage is marginal or paint bubbles.
- Tires and Wheels – Inspect tires (incl. spare) and wheels and check tire pressure. Ask for proper jacking points.
- Awnings and Step – Check operation of manual awning and automatic step.
Read more “Checklist and Procedure for Purchase and Delivery.”
Talking about solar and RV’s first is premature. Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Panels – PV’s) are a method of generating energy for storage. They are only one of a number of options to generate electricity with a RV.
We should understand energy first. There are three components regarding a RV.
- Generation (production)
- Usage (consumption)
Read more “Do You Need Solar?”
By Len Casella
How much LP flow do you need from the regulator?
An LP generator uses about 65,000 BTU/hr.; the Furnace about 35,000 BTU/hr.; Water Heater 12,000 BTU/hr. and Refrigerator 1,500 BTU/hr. for a total of less than 115,000 BTU/Hr. if all are running concurrently. All the regulators I listed below provide a minimum of 175,000 BTU/Hr.
The propane regulators installed on the Views and Navions have all been 2-Stage, 11” horizontal mounted propane regulators. Up though 2012, the regulators were supplied by Marshall-Excelsior and usually the model was a MEGR-290-1. These are no longer available. Some models of 2007-2010 Views and Navions may have two regulators. Probably those with the LP generator, parts documentation provided by Winnebago has improved over the years so some of the early data is not as complete. For the RVs with two regulators, one is the same part number as the regulator on the 2011 and 2012 Navions and Views, Winnebago Part Number 106150-06. The second regulator listed has a Winnebago Part number of 106150-05 and I cannot confirm the manufacture or model number for those. Winnebago switched to Fairview Regulators, specifically model FF-KIT7 in 2012, for some models made after Feb 2012. All models newer than that date have the Fairview regulator installed. The Winnebago Part Number for those is 182-108-02. Winnebago Outdoors lists part number 182-108-02 as a Fairview FF-KIT7. Fairview does not have that model on their inventory, they confirmed that the model designation is specific to Winnebago but it is a model GR-9959 regulator. Read more “Propane Regulators:”
Installing GC2 (Golf Cart 6 Volt) Batteries in Views and Navions
- Disconnect batteries using disconnect switch
- Remove the ground Cable off the existing batteries.
- Remove the remaining cables
- Remove the Batteries
- You will need one of the short jumpers that went between the two batteries (red)
Installing new batteries: Read more “Installing GC2 (Golf Cart 6 Volt) Batteries in Views and Navions”