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RE: leaking sunroof

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 04/06/20 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling the summer

Moved to RVing with Disabilities forum from 5th wheels.
BarneyS 04/05/20 06:57am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

Thanks all for the clarification on the mounting on DRV units. Dang, 83 years old and still learn something everyday! :) Barney
BarneyS 04/04/20 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painting roof What to use?

Tery, I have not been on my roof for the past two years since we quite traveling. It looked pretty good the last time I was up there. As soon as this virus thing is over and the weather improves just a bit I will be going up to our trailer to see how things went through the winter. I'll update this thread as soon as I can with the results. Based on the things I have read on here, I think I may be tempted to go with the Hengs product if it is necessary next time. It sounds like a reasonable alternative to the labor intensive and expensive product I used last time. Don't really know though until I can get up there and take a look. Barney
BarneyS 04/04/20 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

Those of you who are saying your AC unit is fastened to the roof by 4 lag bolts - are you meaning four long bolts? Every air conditioner I have seen has been held on by four long bolts that run from the ceiling inside unit up to the air conditioner unit on the roof. This is what compresses the gasket by removing the cover inside and tightening those bolts from the inside. I have never seen lag bolts used to hold one on. They would have to go from the outside ceiling down thru the unit and roof to the inside and then somehow hold on to the inner part of the air conditioner. How does DRV do it? Sounds like they mount from the exterior which is contrary to everyone else. Barney Lag bolt https://i.imgur.com/7D3ztKXl.jpg
BarneyS 04/04/20 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

Snip... Is there something in AZ (and other states with lax social distancing) that makes them immune to what is currently taking place in NY's hospitals and ICUs? Probably space. :) Barney
BarneyS 04/03/20 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

I have been using one of these folding saws for years and still have it in my toolbox. Cuts easily and stores in very little space without worrying about puncturing your skin while looking around. :) Barney Folding saw https://i.imgur.com/wtZs1erl.jpg width=400
BarneyS 03/30/20 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frog in fresh water holding tank!

My son had a Dolphin gas motorhome that he and his family lived in for over a year while his new home was being built. This MH had the fresh water tank in the rear area around the rear axle. It had a 1.5" or 2" tube that ran from the rear of the MH to the tank. Son thinks it must have been a breather tube like the one that go up through the roof normally. While cleaning one day he noticed something dark inside the white translucent tank. Luckly, it was accessible from the top via a hatch in the floor. He had to cut an opening in the top of the tank and install a cover that is used on boats to access the inside of the tank - almost identical to the first one linked above by fisherman. He stuck his arm in the hole and pulled out a mouse!:E. It was not possible to replace the tank so he used a sponge type mop with a 3 or 4ft handle to scrub the whole interior of the tank. Then he rinsed it well and filled it with bleach water and let it sit for awhile then rinsed it several times. He, his wife, and two children and a dog then lived in the MH for about a year without a problem. He never told any of them what had happened and they do not know about it to this day! I am spilling the beans here but doubt that they will see this. Hope not! :W:B Barney
BarneyS 03/29/20 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Don't know where you heard that. Must have been the Ford forum! :B I think you will find that the majority of "haulers", those who do it for a living, are using Rams with the Cummins turbo diesel. When I was looking to replace my F250 PSD I test drove all the "3/4 ton" trucks and the Ram came out on top easily for ride, luxury in the cockpit, and just fit and finish. In addition, you can not go wrong with the Cummins. That thing has torque you will find hard to believe. Here is a pic of the interior of the one in the my picture above. One more thing. That hitch weight of 1100 lbs is going to probably be north of 1300lbs when you are ready to camp in it. Mine is 1380 and advertised dry hitch weight is 1100lbs. Really is too much for a 150/1500 series truck regardless or what the salesman is telling you. He just wants the sale!:R Barney https://i.imgur.com/EWCj8tPl.jpg
BarneyS 03/29/20 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

I would go for the diesel for sure! Our trailer is just about the same size and weight as the one you are considering and you can see that we towed it with a Ram 2500 with the CTD. Very pleasant tow and ride! :) Barney https://i.imgur.com/PWkiTCIl.jpg
BarneyS 03/29/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Snowbird returning to Ohio

Moved to Roads and Routes forum from 5th wheels.
BarneyS 03/27/20 07:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Snowbird returning to Ohio

We have found, over 19 years of traveling down to Florida and taking several different routes, that I75 all the way worked best for us. It is all good smooth pavement and not too many construction areas anymore. Barney
BarneyS 03/26/20 02:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: 7345 charger mod

Moved to Technology Corner forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/26/20 02:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Awning Cost

Check these out. Barney
BarneyS 03/25/20 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adjust WDH?

Look at the surface of the L bracket where the bars rest. Is it polished equally across or only at the front edge? If it is polished evenly across the surface then the bars are resting on it just fine. If not then I would do as you mentioned and add a washer or two to get a bit more tilt to the hitch head and then lower the L bracket one notch to see if that helps. The problems with having them not adjusted flat on the L brackets is that 1. they make more noise. 2. They do not apply sway control evenly throughout the sway event. 3. The may make the L bracket move from its' mounting position on the A frame. It is fairly easy to adjust so there is no reason to not have it just right. It just takes a bit of time. :). The sticky at the top of the forum deals mostly with the chain type of hitch but the theory behind the the adjustments is the same. Barney
BarneyS 03/24/20 05:50pm Towing
RE: Skyline Nomad manual

I agree that most manufactures manuals for the trailer are very generic and almost useless. What you really need are the manuals for the appliances that are in your rig. I think you can probably download the manuals for most of your rigs appliances from a website owned by member Chris Bryant who has his own RV repair shop,Bryant RV Services. Click here and be prepared with the model name or number of the various appliances you need manuals for. Hope this helps you out a bit.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/23/20 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

Moved to General RVing Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/19/20 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Picture posting thread...anyone into it?

If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/16/20 12:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Buy Now or Wait on the Crazyness to Subside??

A lot of the dealers around the southern Michigan area are advertising 0% financing for up to 60 months. Might as well use their money for free to get one instead of depleting my own cash. Sure wish I was in the market for a new truck! :W Barney
BarneyS 03/16/20 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Your Rig

Since I see several members trying to post pictures directly from their computer - which does not work, I am posting this for their benefit and others who are tempted to try it without success. If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/13/20 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
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