Entries by Richard

Our Secret Entry Code

It wasn’t hard to break the code to our door. Until yesterday. From the factory, all of the TriMark e-Ask Keyless Entry systems, found on most high-end coaches, use the same two codes: 1-2-3-4-4 to unlock the door and 4-4-4-4-4 to add new codes to unlock the door. We were told to read the manual […]


Shades or no shades? Our coach is equipped with interior MCD shades, day and night. They are all motorized and controlled by this old-style remote control. With the sun and heat, we have had little choice but to keep both night and day shades closed from about 9am until roughly 5pm. Even then, our air […]

Girard Awning Install

See any differences between the front awning on the left and the front awning on the right? The one on the left has an awning that was not inserted properly into the guide rail which is why the awning edge is not taut. You can see how taut the edge line is on the right […]

Girard Awnings Again

Our little saga with the Girard awnings continues. I’ll share with you one issue that we had to resolve and it led me to conclude that the random deployment issue may not be a grounding or wiring issue. Working on this issue highlighted an interesting finding. The Girard awnings are controlled by RF, specifically 433.92 […]

Winegard Trav’ler Bell to Dish

A few years back, I posted about some challenges that I had with our Winegard Trav’ler satellite dish. The dish was pointed straight up and it would not stow. It took a lot of time and searching on the web to find a way to resolve that problem. Since then, I’ve received numerous questions about […]