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RE: If getting 'Service Temporarily Unavailable!'

On a Samsung Android tablet device, swipe down will refresh. That's what I do rather than use the back button and reload. Same thing for my Samsung Galaxy phone. I seldom use my computer, primarily use my tablet to come here.
BobsYourUncle 05/15/20 06:39am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

I would be skeptical too, very skeptical. Arctic Fox is a good brand and known for quality. However, having said that, they don't make the springs themselves, they likely outsource them from who knows where. 2 years old, I would contact Arctic Fox and explain the situation to them and respectfully request input before just going with one shops diagnosis. At the very least, get a second opinion. No way I would just put new springs on a near new trailer.
BobsYourUncle 05/10/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

I guess not everyone got the memo :B Gee, I never got the memo either! What's with that? I've been a member for more than long enough... Can you please forward the memo to me? And along with it some of that nice SoCal sunshine? Thank you. :B
BobsYourUncle 05/08/20 03:28pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Steep Driveway

Don’t do the caster wheels on the rear, loading all that trailer weight on a corner is a good way to twist the frame. Trailer frames are not what they used to be. IMO, your fears are unfounded. All our rigs, even our tow vehicles twist and bend while going down the road. This is part of the design. Lifting the back end while going up or down a driveway will have absolutely no harmful effect whatsoever on the TT. None. OP is talking a small amount of lift. And it is done at a very slow speed, and it is only for a few seconds. Traveling down the road hitting heaves and dips in the road puts so much more flexing on the frame and unit as a whole than a minor temporary back end slight lift ever would. Try it some time with a stabilizer jack. Crank one down and then try opening the door. The door will rack if the frame lifts on one corner. This is normal and nothing to fear. Take any pickup truck and run one wheel up on a knoll or something, then get out and have a look. The truck will be visually twisted. Again, it's all built into the design and absolutely nothing to worry about. Caster wheels are a perfect solution and will work fine with no ill effects. And it will work anywhere where there is a steep entrance to a gas station or other places. Yes, the frame can twist, flex and bend. It is designed to do this.
BobsYourUncle 05/05/20 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

Put a set of sturdy caster wheels on the back bumper, in line with the end of the frame where the bumper is welded on. Or just back of the bumper on the frame. When it goes to hit bottom, the wheels will touch and roll, lifting the back up a bit so it doesn't scrape.
BobsYourUncle 05/04/20 10:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

Hey, everything is working fine today! Yay Yeehawww! Things are looking up!
BobsYourUncle 05/03/20 03:06pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

This too Shall Pass!! :):)
BobsYourUncle 05/02/20 10:45am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Rear Window Pass Through Boot

Could you get a big old inner tube, carefully position it and inflate it?
BobsYourUncle 04/30/20 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Covid chores...check-off list

I gave consideration to driving to the storage yard and touching the TT!! Maybe give it a hug, console it a bit, it's getting lonely. Thought maybe I'd apologize to it for the apparent abandonment! While I'm there do the usual visit checks, climb up on the roof etc. Unfortunately, I have nowhere to work on it, and then list is long. I'm sure hoping we get out this year.
BobsYourUncle 04/26/20 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RV Storage yard explosion in Calgary kills man

More sad new of another RV'er who lost his life. About 3 miles from from my home there is a storage yard I go to sometimes to pull a friends trailer in and out. Something went wrong there yesterday, an apparent propane explosion in a MH. RV completely totally destroyed and multiple others damaged. In the news article there are some pictures, the video wouldn't open for me as my ad blocker did its job. I drove by there a couple hours ago and saw it was a later model Class A. Much of the debris had been cleaned up by now. All that was left of the MH is the bottom part. The upper half of the walls and the entire roof was blown right off the rig. Bits and pieces scattered everywhere. My heart goes out to the man who died, and to his family. RV Explosion news article Some pictures including from above
BobsYourUncle 04/24/20 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turning the Page

Well, how 'bout that! It's interesting how we move on through our various stages, upgrades and other such things. Been there myself many times. Guess I should post my latest one day.... one day! :) Enjoy your new project!
BobsYourUncle 04/24/20 06:18am Travel Trailers
RV park near Stettler Alberta destroyed by ice flood

I just spotted this article in the news. An RV part west of Stettler, close to Red Deer Alberta was destroyed by an ice flood. I didn't see if there were any injuries or not. Many RVs were heavily damaged. RV park destroyed How awful....
BobsYourUncle 04/23/20 10:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Truck camper window leakage

Welcome to the forum! :) Where is the window leaking? Is it coming in through the inside, backing up in the track and spilling in? I'm assuming this window is a slider that opens, or similar. If so, then removing the window and resealing will not cure it. A thorough cleaning of all places where water has access to should take care of it. These windows typically don't have drain holes as a house window. The frames are not hollow, therefore no need for internal drainage. They should have provisions for drainage from the inside of the track to the outside though, with perhaps a notch in the outside of the frame to allow it to run out. Or is it coming in around the outside of the frame? If so, then yes, the window needs to be removed, thoroughly cleaned up and resealed.
BobsYourUncle 04/23/20 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: Long arm of the law...

If the whole population of people on earth stood rank and file we would fit in a square 50 or 60 miles each side.Wow, that's a whole buncha people. Yeah, it's gotta be at least 7.778 billion of them! :B
BobsYourUncle 04/19/20 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Doctor Dies

Oh my..... How sad.. :( Such a tragic loss.
BobsYourUncle 04/18/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Long arm of the law...

The appropiate sentence should be to spend one month the hottest one in Death Valley with only his swiming suit, no shoes, no pants, no shirt, no hat and a canteen of water only! Betya he would not do it again! navegator And a toothbrush and spit to clean up his vandalism....
BobsYourUncle 04/16/20 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

"Bob's Your Uncle" First time I heard that was in the film Frenzy. :B Never saw the film, but the name suits me. I am Bob and also uncle to a bunch of kids. It was a good fit.
BobsYourUncle 04/14/20 08:33pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

Maybe the software picked up a virus? You need to keep your servers at least 6 feet apart. But the cables hooking them together are only 5 feet... :E
BobsYourUncle 04/14/20 08:31pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

It burps and hiccups frequently here and there. Software is old, but very simple and easy to navigate. I've seen it many times over the years and I just try back later. Took me several tries to get to this screen to type this. Let's see if it posts. Maybe, maybe not! :B Don't think it is ever going to change. I use the RV.Net portal. One of those quirky things we have to accept. The hiccups are included in our membership fees!! :B:B But all around, ya gotta admit it's a great forum with great people. :)
BobsYourUncle 04/14/20 02:04pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Propane tank age out, refurbish or replace?

I personally prefer to recertify. It is not too expensive. I did some research a number of years back on this topic. One consideration is the quality of the new tanks vs that of the old. Especially if it is made in China. Who knows where the steel came from? Can't beat good old Made in the USA. The really old tanks were heavier, because the steel was thicker. Perhaps not an issue, but these things can become a bomb in a hard collision situation. Kinda like the way car fenders used to be thicker stronger steel. Having said that, this likely applies to really old tanks, probably past what any of us own. But, as mentioned, why dispose of a perfectly good tank when revalving it makes it like new again.
BobsYourUncle 04/12/20 07:46am General RVing Issues
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