The new microwave / oven has been installed! Removing the old one is straightforward, especially since George and Pat figured out how to do it and showed us the proper use of the Ekornes foot rest as an aid. Once removed there were two main problems to installing the new one.
USB Charge Outlet
2 smartphones, Nook, Nexus 10 tablet have created a basket full of USB chargers. We found this little number through our home automation supplier a couple of months ago. At the time, they only had white available. But now black ones, which will work in our coach, have been released and are due to be shipped in a couple of weeks!
Simple Green and Aluminum
Untreated aluminum has very good corrosion resistance primarily because it forms a thin (but tough) oxide layer that prevents further oxidation. This aluminum oxide layer is mostly impermeable and it adheres aggressively to the parent metal. If damaged mechanically, the aluminum’s oxide layer self repairs!
Here are a few pics of the resonator install, this is what worked on a 2003 with tag axle. Different years will have different pipe diameters coming off the turbo, etc, so do your homework before you buy parts.
We installed a WiFi Ranger in our coach to improve reception of weak WiFi signals and lower power campground signals. At the time this was the WiFiRanger Home and WiFiRanger Mobile (really a Ubiquity Bullet with custom firmware) combination. Later we updated this to the Go2 combination, mainly due to a poor firmware update which bricked our Ranger.