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One thing about binos is they are like shoes, one size does NOT fit all! No matter how much you spend. There are a lot of variables, so before buying, try them on. Norm
F1bNorm 12/20/20 04:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Toad

NSA Ready Brute has a list of dealer/ installers. We had good luck using the list in Los Angeles. See: Norm
F1bNorm 12/07/20 03:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New to us 2006 Winnebago

In case your Winnebago did not come with instruction manuals, Winnebago posts operator instructions, the original brochure, various wiring and component diagrams online. This was a welcome surprise when we bought our used 2006 Aspect. Norm
F1bNorm 12/02/20 02:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Who uses a pop-up canopy?

We have an awning on the MH, a 10x10 pop-up, but the preferred shade is an 8’ beach umbrella. I made a stake mount for the umbrella- it is a 1.5” x 24” piece of angle iron with a tube attached. Drive into the ground with a hammer and drop the umbrella in the tube. + quick to setup, easy to carry and store, not very expensive, one person setup. - best for 2 people, need a different mount for hard surface.
F1bNorm 12/02/20 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drawer latches

We also have a Winnebago product and it came equipped with this style LATCH We’ve had other rv’s with a variety of latch systems and these have been the nicest. They do occasionally misfire if something is sticking out of the drawer, but that would be with any latch system. I believe they are available in different holding strengths if staying shut is a problem.
F1bNorm 11/28/20 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dirty water in toilet bowl after sitting

You left the ceiling vent open and it’s been raining?:)
F1bNorm 09/19/20 02:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: is there an easier-to-use sewer cap?

Been at this for awhile, here’s my take: 1. On the hose/female connector, I removed mold flashing on the inside of the tabs with an xacto knife. Don’t remove too much or it won't lock in place. 2. Grease the same tabs, the inner face, the gasket and the mating surfaces on the coach side with silicone grease. Keep the grease away from the gripping part because it will make it very hard for your hand to get any traction. For that reason I don’t use spray. I would not use any petroleum base products, it can cause swelling or deterioration of plastic or rubber parts. You can get a small container of silicone grease in the plumbing dept. 3. Using nitrile gloves (maybe others, too) helps the grip as long as you stay away from the silicone grease. My 2 cents, maybe 3 Norm BTW- that same grease works great on latches. Wipe it on then wipe it off so it doesn’t smear. One more cent
F1bNorm 08/10/20 08:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Jump Starter

I’ve carried one for years. First was a lead acid and now a L-ion. The best use has been your buddy comes over and needs a jump start, they expect you to close up your camper and drive over to their spot. With a portable, you point to the storage bin and tell them to put it back when done. The old lead acid had a compressor and that was handy for bikes and toys. I now have a separate 12v compressor. When boondocking, I also use the portable to run a water pump for transferring extra water to my main tank. The few times I’ve needed a jump start, I was able to use the Ford onboard/ built-in booster that uses the coach battery. The newer lithium batteries are small, clean and hold a charge for a very long time- 6 mos to a year, maybe longer. They also usually come with usb and 12v outlet. The brands keep changing, check for online recommendations.
F1bNorm 07/11/20 01:34pm General RVing Issues

As Valhalla mentions, you do not need a 30 amp service to run your appliances and charge the house battery. You can use a regular 15 amp house plug with an inexpensive plug adaptor. The only appliance that needs the 30 amps is the AC. I often boondock for several days and don’t like to use the onboard generator because of the noise. I use a small 1100w Honda generator for charging batteries. It is very quiet and compact. You do have to secure portable gens, as they are a popular theft item.
F1bNorm 07/02/20 01:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flashlights

My son got me a Coast Inspection light. Its very different in that it casts a very even light from edge to edge without the normal hot spot in the middle. Ideal as a work light and available in a headlite or hand held. Not expensive and readily available. See:
F1bNorm 06/30/20 10:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear window exploded!

I would replace with either Lexan (polycarbonate) or Plexiglas (acrylic). Lots of choices in color or tint. Pluses and minuses for both, but both are tougher than tempered glass. See:
F1bNorm 06/29/20 08:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: slide vs no slide

We have a 24' B+ with a small dinette slide. We really like the added room but we have had issues with it. My take- I wouldn't get a slide unless in an emergency, you can manually crank it in, which on ours, I had to crawl underneath the MH and turn the shaft with a wrench. We just left it in for the rest of the trip and fixed it when we got home. I definitely would not get a slide that blocks access to the bathroom or any area.. I would be leery of a slide that contains appliances, stove, fridge etc. Too many connections to go wrong.
F1bNorm 06/23/20 05:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Time to restring day/night window shades

There are utube vids and web sites that describe the restringing. This is the one I used: A restring kit also has instructions, but if you can locate the the correct weight fishing line or buy just the line, its much cheaper. Some tips: using thin CA ( Krazy) glue, Glue the grommets in place. As someone else mentioned, the reason the string breaks is because the grommet is out of place and the string is rubbing on bare metal. Second, when threading the string, harden the first couple inches with the CA glue. Makes the string stiff and easy to thread, cut off when finished.
F1bNorm 06/20/20 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best tow set up

Ready Brute is available with different connectors including Roadmaster. Looks like I have to go with Roadmaster, since they are the only ones I can find with a baseplate for my 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. Looking at either the Falcon All Terrain or the Sterling. Any input on these two would be appreciated.
F1bNorm 06/17/20 08:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2013 Ford Fiesta dingy

The factory manual is online. See: Norm
F1bNorm 03/01/20 11:31am Dinghy Towing
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