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RE: Touchy subject - proper toilet paper for black tank

While I have a brand I look for, I buy whatever is on sale for the cheapest price. I grab some from home and stock the RV without giving it another thought. And I don't use any treatment of my black tank, just water. As above, TP is TP. Never had a problem, ever.
BobsYourUncle 09/27/21 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are Butyl Tapes Equal?

No, not all equal. 3 basic types: 1) Your basic cheap putty tape. This stuff is junk and holds no place in an RV. 2) Poly-butyl blend. (IIRC, that's what it's called) Better, but still nothing to write home to mother about. 3) Pure butyl tape. The most expensive but the best choice. It sticks very well to all surfaces, never hardens or crumbles and remains pliable for years. And its a bear to remove. That's a plus, not a negative. As you said, for a few bucks more a roll, get the good stuff. It is well worth it. I have a part roll of it in my box of goodies I keep in my TT and it is still soft and pliable in spite of being many years old. I personally would not buy this type of stuff from Amazon. Chances are it comes from China and holds the same quality as their tires.... You may pay more, but find some good old Made in USA product. This info is based on my experience from a bunch of years ago. Maybe they have something better now, I don't know.
BobsYourUncle 09/22/21 09:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I'm kinda feelin' bad you guys are making fun of my trailer. Wow, long commute from Montana to store it in Alberta! :B Had to store it there, everyone made fun of it here.:(Excellent comeback! :B
BobsYourUncle 09/15/21 10:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2003 Bigfoot 10.5E Project

Wow dude!!! :E That is a seriously big undertaking and repair!! And yes, I read every single word you wrote and studied every last picture. I have to compliment you on a difficult job well done. I know first hand the kind of work and effort that's required to do any kind of repair like that, especially if you don't strip and gut the entire rig. I totally rebuilt a completely rotten old Citation TT, so I can certainly relate to your work. (Check out mine if you feel inclined, link in sig) Again, nice work, and thanks for posting this. Sharing all of these repair / rebuild projects here is a huge help to others who want to undertake their own projects. Happy Camping!:)
BobsYourUncle 09/11/21 06:54am Truck Campers
RE: Kingsport (by Gulfstream) TT owners beware!

Having worked at a trailer factory years ago, here is my take, or best guess as to what happened there. The shop monkey.... oops,,I mean the highly skilled trained technician went to cut out the hole for the vent in the next truss opening. These holes for the vents are cut out using a router. The guy on the roof hollers ROUTER! to warn others he is about to cut out a hole, so they can be clear to avoid injury. No joke, this is how they do it. He then touches the edge of the router to the roof on an angle and flattens it down, forcing the bit through the roof sheeting. He then runs it around the 14 X 14 framing. So in his haste, he went to cut the hole on the wrong side of the truss. He moved the router in an arc to find the framing, and found none. Oh 4 letter word he exclaims as he realized his mistake. He moves the router over to the other side of the truss and cuts the hole out. There, done. Now to hide the hole.... He grabs a staple gun and bangs off a bunch to "fix the cutout attempt. Then he grabs some metal tape, covers up his oops and sends it down the line for roof membrane to be installed. It gets covered up, the foreman doesn't know about it and nobody is any the wiser until years later some poor guy steps on it and thinks he has water damage..... I can almost guarantee you that's what happened. And things like this are very common.
BobsYourUncle 09/10/21 10:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I'm kinda feelin' bad you guys are making fun of my trailer. Wow, long commute from Montana to store it in Alberta! :B
BobsYourUncle 09/08/21 08:52pm Toy Haulers
RE: Is there a quiet water pump?

I had one once that sounded like a Harley at full throttle... As mentioned above, the water lines can be a contributing factor. One of mine was loose and it banged against a wall with every surge of the pump. Some oversize plastic pipe clamps and some medium density sponge foam around the water line helped a lot. Also tucking that same foam between the water lines and floor / walls too. In addition to that, my pump was mounted directly to the floor. I removed the screws, got a square of firm, but not rigid foam / rubber and used it as an insulator to the floor. It helped a lot but the sound will always be there. You can't get away from the sound of the pump itself. We leave our pump turned off at night, and don't flush until the morning. No big deal there, a little extra liquid in the bowl until morning.
BobsYourUncle 09/08/21 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: new topic

Exactly. It would be nice to know what the fix was. Sometimes "None of the above" :B This might be true. But I can learn if I'm told I was wrong. Yes me too. Never to old to be corrected or learn something new. Thats me
BobsYourUncle 09/06/21 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: new topic

Exactly. It would be nice to know what the fix was. Sometimes "None of the above" :B
BobsYourUncle 09/06/21 02:34pm Truck Campers
RE: new topic

Trouble is, there's only ONE average in the world, everyone else is either right of center or left of center. OR, maybe it's above center or below center. So, which is it? How about "Way out there"? :B
BobsYourUncle 09/06/21 12:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I was back there again a couple days ago, Captured a photo from the other side this time: https://i.imgur.com/UbsTpJ0l.jpg
BobsYourUncle 09/06/21 08:55am Toy Haulers
RE: new topic

I'm trying to think of a smart-alek reply, but its 5:45 AM and I've only had half a up of coffee! :B It's not coming to me yet....
BobsYourUncle 09/06/21 05:47am Truck Campers
RE: Electric awning......not working?

To check if it is something in the wiring, switch, fuse or whatever, electric awnings I've worked with have a jumper connection where you can hook up straight 12V directly to it. Mine has 2 little metal loops on the motor end that protrude out of the roller tube at the top. If you apply 12V and ground there and the awning functions, you'll know you have to trace the circuit. But if nothing happens, then the motor is suspect.
BobsYourUncle 09/04/21 09:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I priced out a new motorcycle and set up the way I’d like it came to $46,000 ….. makes $85k for a loaded diesel Super Duty seem like a good deal. Yikes! A lot of money for a motorcycle! In 1985 I bought a new Honda V45 Magna. I don't remember exactly but seems to me I paid about 4500 - 4600 for it. One tenth of your price, wow. Depends how you look at it. If in '85 a Honda V45 was about 1/2 the price of a nicely equipped truck? And if now a fully loaded Indian Roadmaster is only a little over 1/2 the price of fully loaded diesel ..... the price of motorcycles is falling. Guess it's all relevant isn't it?
BobsYourUncle 09/04/21 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I priced out a new motorcycle and set up the way I’d like it came to $46,000 ….. makes $85k for a loaded diesel Super Duty seem like a good deal. Yikes! A lot of money for a motorcycle! In 1985 I bought a new Honda V45 Magna. I don't remember exactly but seems to me I paid about 4500 - 4600 for it. One tenth of your price, wow.
BobsYourUncle 09/04/21 07:28am Tow Vehicles
Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I was in the storage yard where I keep one of my trailers today and I spotted this beauty..... Look at that! Put a quad on each end for proper balance. Well done! I wonder if this is going into regular production soon. Don't everybody line up at once to get one! That's sheets of blueskin - self adhesive building membrane on there. The cinder block on the roof holding something down is a nice touch.... Be the envy of the campground wherever you travel! :E:E:E https://i.imgur.com/4Ha52dsl.jpg
BobsYourUncle 09/03/21 07:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: GM and others shutting down production.

Too bad we don't have the know how/technology/workforce/ability/desire to produce these chips in the US.Sadly, one of the biggest reasons they outsource a lot of these parts is the cost. I'd love to see 100% of our products made on our own turf, but the costs would skyrocket. We think prices are high now..... I'm sure they have the technology but let's face it, local labor costs a lot more than foreign labor.
BobsYourUncle 09/03/21 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rusty grille - How to avoid

Good one!
BobsYourUncle 09/03/21 06:35am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: GM and others shutting down production.

I ponder to myself whats going to happen 6-12 months down the road. All those new vehicles, all manufacturers sitting on a pile of unfinished inventory, waiting for chips and other stuff. All that will become last years model even though they are new... Don't want to speculate, but I'm curious where the price is going to go once production resumes when shortages are filled. Just for giggles I went to GM and built a nice fancy new Denali dually. 100K Canadian. Yikes!
BobsYourUncle 09/02/21 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

We had to walk 11 miles to school, in 4 feet of snow, uphill both ways, with no shoes. :B Not me, had the 11 miles of 4 foot snow, but my dad drove us and picked us up.And likely in an old pickup he paid 5 grand for new! :B
BobsYourUncle 09/02/21 07:15am Tow Vehicles
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