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RE: Need help from experienced woodworker

Cleanwood, sorry. https://www.maxwarehouse.com/products/wood-clnr-clnwde-qt
Sjm9911 08/08/22 07:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help from experienced woodworker

Oak is an open grain hardwood. The first coat of an oil stain will pretty much determine the color. Additional coats will add some depth but not change the color much. A different colored stain may be required. Stains should always be tested in an obscured area. In my experience, trying to match a piece by staining is difficult. When the manufacturer finished the wood, they sealed it. Surface sanding may give the appearance of bare wood, but it still might be sealed and not accept stain as readily. You might try treating it with a liquid paint remover. Then sand, and try again as mentioned in your other forum. Ill agree, I always use clearwood before staining. I think it helps to open up the wood grain to accept stain or paint.
Sjm9911 08/08/22 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol. I am just stating a FACT. After 43 years as a RV tech, I think I would know what works and what does NOT work. If a person wants to take the time to remove the refer and then spend a couple of days rotating the refer and then reinstalling. Then do it. A LOT of work for something that will not work. Years ago People with a blocked refer would burp when selling and the refer "appears" to work when they sell it, but a few days later it is blocked again and the new owner is stuck. Newbies have no idea how much RV refers cost and cost to replace a cooling unit. Blocked refers, the freezer will work, THAT is what gets buyers to think the refer is OK. Doug Ok so it works just dosen't last? Trying to read in between the lines. I dont know how it would appear to work. It works or it dosen't. I get it may not last, depends whats in the tubes blocking it. I do know with the smaller ones, people have had sucess that lasted years. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/facepalm-hand-gesture-smiley-emoticon.gif If it doesn't last or last long, did it really "make it work"? So, one must ask themselves the question, how many times per trip am I willing to remove a 120+ lb fridge, turn it upside down, turn it back over then reinstall it and cross all your fingers and toes and hope it works again for the rest of the trip???? Really, if it is dead (IE not working properly), either do a proper repair (like a new cooling unit) or replace entire fridge. Burping is a temporary bandaid which may last 1 hr or it may last yrs, one really does not know for sure since there is no magic window to peer in to see where the blockages are. Once you start having internal crystallization (which is what creates the blockages) the game is over, one crystal begats another and another each cycle.. Take a fridge out ONCE and I can assure you that you really will not wish to do that again.. Bigger fridges takes two people, might get away with one person on a 3 cuft ones but anything of 10 cu ft or larger you are in the 120 lb+ weight and they are insanely top heavy. See thats the info and knowlage you should share. Given you experiance and all that. I get people get board helping others, but tbh, you have good things to say, then say them. Not the boilerplate it will not work. Dont be that guy doug, your much better then that.
Sjm9911 08/07/22 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol. I am just stating a FACT. After 43 years as a RV tech, I think I would know what works and what does NOT work. If a person wants to take the time to remove the refer and then spend a couple of days rotating the refer and then reinstalling. Then do it. A LOT of work for something that will not work. Years ago People with a blocked refer would burp when selling and the refer "appears" to work when they sell it, but a few days later it is blocked again and the new owner is stuck. Newbies have no idea how much RV refers cost and cost to replace a cooling unit. Blocked refers, the freezer will work, THAT is what gets buyers to think the refer is OK. Doug Ok so it works just dosen't last? Trying to read in between the lines. I dont know how it would appear to work. It works or it dosen't. I get it may not last, depends whats in the tubes blocking it. I do know with the smaller ones, people have had sucess that lasted years.
Sjm9911 08/07/22 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Our most used adapters when towing with an Electric Vehicle.

First thoughtwas thank god the parking lot was empty! Lol. Have fun. Didn't know anyone could use the tesla chargers. You camper is nice, cute almost. At the campgrounds, what do you usally plus in for the car and camper? Just curious.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

https://www.rvtravel.com/does-your-refrigerator-have-indigestion-burp-that-baby/ Thank you. I'll look into it and maybe give it a good burp. Burping NEVER fixes a partial or completely block Cooling unit. Waste of time. Doug
Sjm9911 08/06/22 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Jacking For Tire Change

I use the floor jack at home and have 2 bottle jacks for on the road, I take extra cribbing incase I need it for stability. Either way works. Use whats comfortable for you. If you dont like floor jacks dont use them, same for the bottle jacks. But learn to use something safely.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

https://www.rvtravel.com/does-your-refrigerator-have-indigestion-burp-that-baby/
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Thats not good. I would recomend burping it, but dont know for sure. If it worked on 110 then no use doing it, as it works, but may be worth a shot if you have nothing left. Some say it works. Some dont. It may be worth a try. I would leave that as a last resort. Tbh, dont know how you would burp a bigger fridge.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Could also be your regulater, everything else working ok? Addtionally, as its a 2 way, maybe swap it over to the other setting to make sure that works. That will tell you if its a fuel problem or a fridge problem.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 05:37am Tech Issues
RE: Bike Rack for Trailer hitch?

I like the front hitch, or even a dule tow hitch, but they can reduce tow capacity. If you have a pick up truck, the mat that goes over the tailgate is an option. It has the feont wheel over the tailgate and the rest of the bike upright in the bed of the truck. Saves space.
Sjm9911 08/02/22 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

The horse got you about a total of 12 miles in a day. The automobile got you 30 miles an hour. But folks argued against the auto because "there isn't enough gas to run them", "you'll run out of gas before you make it to your destination", "there isn't enough gas to run all these autos" (ie, there is no infrastructure to power all these autos) and "they're too expensive to run", "they're a fad", "they are impractical", etc. In the end, the infrastructure was built to accommodate them. That's why there's a gas station on every corner. That didn't come first. Just like the infrastructure for electric vehicles isn't being built first - it's being built as more electric vehicles are put on the road. Supply and demand... Its atually a pretty fair point. When combustion engiens were being evented it probably was the same thing. Reliability, infastruture, and the like. And it probably didnt go swimmingly for them at first eaither. And , I will state i am in diffrent in this. I like the idea, but dont think its anywhere near sustainable yet. But , I never lived in the olden days eaither. So I guess anything is or can be possable in the future.
Sjm9911 08/01/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Patching an enclose underbelly

On my TT the colerplast stuff was sagging , not from water or anytging , just from being bounced around. I got some galvanized corner beads for sheetrock and smashed them down and used the original bolts and washers to add extra support under the plastic sheets to hold them up nice and snug. So like horizontal cross bracing. This way it had more of a surface area to hold up the sheeting. So, maybe some tape, and reinforcement will work for you.
Sjm9911 07/31/22 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

I always use mine when set up , makes it easier. Hows that saying go, #%@! Flows downhill? The support makes it so. Also, easier to clean when done. I also have had to walk mine when they have the really high conections, not exactly an ideal task. Much easier to have gravity do the work for me.
Sjm9911 07/30/22 06:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Generator Fuel Question

If using gas, and worried about the ethanol, I am and think it clogs the carbs more, you can pre treat the gas. I always add fuel injector cleaner and stabil to the gas cans when filling. This way I never forget if I need to add them later or if the stuff sits a bit. If you like the seafoam , that may work also.
Sjm9911 07/30/22 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: Leaking fresh water tank

Yup , was going to mention that was an option. Good luck and tell us how it turns out.
Sjm9911 07/29/22 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: No 110/plug in for pop up

Your pop up has a converter and not an inverter. Unless you installed an inverter. 110 will not work off the battery. Its for dc, or 12 v stuff, like lights, water pump, and heater fan. Even if you installed an inverter, you wouldnt get much power. A converter converts 110 to 12v, a inverter creates 110 from 12v.
Sjm9911 07/27/22 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Spare wiring behind Microwave

Does your camper have a radio/ audio system? My cd/radio wires are behind my microwave. The radio is under the cabinet next to my stove. So they feed out the side.
Sjm9911 07/27/22 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.motortrend.com/news/worksport-terravis-solar-tonneau-cover-truck-bed-power-system/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwj1wpz5vpn5AhWTkokEHRzDDSMQtwJ6BAgHEAE&usg=AOvVaw2IZ0YLdYrXWeI3-O7Xirga
Sjm9911 07/27/22 10:33am Tow Vehicles
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