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Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 6/19
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We've been busy with the upgrades and remodelling Smiler.
New tires Tooling Along
New memory foam mattress Sleeping
New pillows
New sheets
New dump hose Tin Foil Hat Club

Removed under cabinet coffee maker
Removed microwave and remodeled cabinet where the microwave used to be . Mechanic
Removed co-pilot chair .
Relocated recliner to co-pilot position.
Removed the fold down table. Hide
Relocated the backup camera monitor.
Removed the stock cb radio. Click

Have two ham radios and a new cb to install .

hmm A few more upgrades will be in the works Smiler


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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Sounds like you are making it “Yours”. Keep us informed and up to date on your progress.

Glad you finally found one that meet your wish list. Tooling Along


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3 325hp
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
8000 watt Quiet Diesel Generator
9608-M0022-38MI-4C
Christened Midnight

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
 
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That is nicely personalized!!


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
 
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Mechanic Installed a new kitchen faucet Friday . Today I installed the HF radio antenna and coax along with the radio mount . Will have to buy new mounting screws before I can mount the radio to the bracket .
Coming along nicely Smiler


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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We made our first long trip this week . It was just a one night stay . We took my dad to visit his sister in South Texas for her 96th birthday . Round trip was about 500 miles . The coach performed pretty well . Unfortunately the sevier storms were close enough to give us some high winds . Then we ran into a cold front in the open country where the ranches are and the wind was trying to blow us off the road . I felt the coach leaning a few times as I had to fight the steering wheel to keep us straight . I was worn out by the time we arrived at the rv park . The coach pulled the trailer with the Jeep just fine . I am looking forward to a transmission upgrade to an overdrive .
The ham radio setup worked great both mobile and stationary .
Don't really care for the Dometic Kyawatt propane generator . It was noisy and smelly . Will definitely be an upgrade in the future .
Passengers windshield wiper caught a strong gust of wind and quit working . I haven't troubleshot it yet .

The drive home was much better . Light wind and cooler weather . No need to run the generator and no rain .

All in all it was a good trip . Next trip is planned for May 24th , a three day trip to visit friends in Arkansas .


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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Well that is wonderful, glad you are so happy with your coach!!! Extend your next trip a bit and take in Minnesnowta GTG in early June!!!


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
 
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Sorry no Minnesnowta , I'm not Retireded yet Big Grin


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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Installed the 50 amp Progressive Industries EMS yesterday . We hard wired it in and mounted on the back wall of the shoreline compartment . It turned out pretty nice .

The roof air conditioners weren't getting cold enough . The compressors would kick off too soon on the coldest settings . Both ac's have the manual thermostat on the unit . I removed them , found the adjustment and dialed them in . Front now cools to about 62 degrees on coldest setting and over 80 degrees on warmest . The rear air will hold at 65 degrees on coldest , I decided that was good Smiler

Also bought some "totes" to store the fresh water , dump hoses and other items . Each one is color coded per use and fits the compartment nicely .


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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Harold did you mount the display for the EMS at the power bay or inside? I also did the permanent and wired at the back side of the power bay. I like it.

What air conditioners do you have? I got remote thermostats for my Atwood’s as did Ed and Steve. Ed started the ball rolling on that project and made a significant difference.


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3 325hp
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
8000 watt Quiet Diesel Generator
9608-M0022-38MI-4C
Christened Midnight

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
 
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The display is in the unit , I didn't get the remote mounted one .

The air conditioners are Dometics . They are on the noisy side , so we will probably change them out in a year or so . Remote mounted thermostats would be better and we will probably go that route later .

I would post pictures , but they are too big Smiler


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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Lots to do before our next trip coming up in September.
Mechanic
New refrigerator to install .
Install new converter/charger .
Install new inverter .
Install new breaker box and breakers that work with the new inverter .
Install the 4g lte modem/router with outside mimo antenna .
Repair the fuel system on the generator .
Remove the leveling jacks...won't stay up , and when they are up they hang down too much for my taste .
Install the electric fireplace .

We can do this Tooling Along


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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You can get retaining springs for your jacks. I sure would miss having them.


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
Front entrance
 
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Yikes: that is sure a big list, what an upgrade!! Good for you!!!


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
 
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I agree with Gary on the jacks. Our current Barth has them & I have to say they are a luxury. Maneuvering under it with out jacks is difficult for me. Flipping a switch is worth their weight in gold.

I agree with you that when they are stored up the clearance is affected I think about 3-4"'s. But the convenience far outweighs them not being there for me.

I am still dealing with cruise wiring issues. I think I'm getting close to solving.

Have fun!
Tere


Jim and TereJim and Tere

1985 Regal
29' Chevy 454 P32
8411 3172 29FP3B
Gear Vendor 6 Speed Tranny
 
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The new breaker box , inverter and converter/ charger are installed .
All are Progressive Dynamics brand . The breaker box has a sub-panel that is powered by the 2000 watt inverter . The inverter has an automatic transfer switch witch allows the shoreline or generator power to flow through and power the whole breaker box .
The battery charger has the Charge Wizard to keep from overcharging the batteries .
All is good Smiler

The 4g lte antenna is installed as well as the 2 meter ham antenna mount . I capped the refrigerator vent hole with a metal plate and mounted the antennas there .
Next will be the new apartment size residential refrigerator .


Harold
Cat
Sam Miniature Schnauzer
3.8.2009 - 9.24.2021

93 30ft Breakaway
9209-3823-30BS-11B

KE5WCW
 
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