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RE: bathroom cabinet replacement

35 years Commercial Construction that’s the best Construction adhesive I have ever used. The holding power is insane. Sounds like a good way to put a cabinet on a wall. Might use some short screws to kind of clamp it in place.
coolmom42 11/07/21 03:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tucson AZ area recommendations?

We spent 4 weeks at Cactus Country park 3 years ago. It's pretty nice if you can get one of the larger sites. Call soon.
coolmom42 11/07/21 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: bathroom cabinet replacement

Wall stud would be preferred. If not a few dabs of LocTite PL3 on the back and #12 Phillips head sheet metal screws. Hold the cabinet in place, have someone place tape on the wall at one edge and bottom and drill two holes top and bottom thru cabinet and the 1/8” thick wall panel that are the diameter of the solid portion of the screw. Now drill the same holes in the cabinet to just larger than the screws. Dab a few balls of the adhesive on the back a few inches in from the cabinet edges so adhesive does not squirt out past the edges. Place the cabinet to wall aligning side and bottom to tape so holes align. Now gently screw the fasteners just so they snug the cabinet to the wall. With that adhesive it will never fall off the wall. This makes a lot of sense. Your comment about the adhesive led me to do a little googling about construction adhesives. I foundthis article comparing holding power of various adhesives. The weight amounts are pretty impressive. I realize these are static loads, but still they are far in excess of what the small cabinets would weigh. I think you are right, some short screws combined with adhesive would be a very strong combination.
coolmom42 11/06/21 10:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
bathroom cabinet replacement

My Class C has a basically useless tiny corner wall cabinet over the toilet. I'm considering replacing it with at least one shallow, tall & narrow wall cabinets similar to these IKEA cabinets. These cabinets are 5.5" deep, 16" wide, and 38" tall. Even one of them would provide more storage than the tiny corner cabinet. Shipping weight on this specific cabinet is 26 pounds. So the whole thing would weigh maybe 30 pounds, including contents of toiletries and/or towels, etc. Almost anywhere I put them would be an outside wall of the RV. I'm not opposed to making holes, etc. Just need to get adequate support without poking all the way through the wall! How is the best way to mount a cabinet like this on the wall?
coolmom42 11/06/21 05:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2019 Ford F-250 headlights

Loved the headlights on my Tacoma, but bigger trailer needs a bigger truck. Have any of you changed your headlights? They just don’t illuminate enough for me, but not looking to blind everyone coming toward me. -Lenny Is the truck level when the trailer is hooked up, and the headlights aimed correctly? First things to check. If you do replace them, do some reading on Tacoma forums. There are a few, and many very knowledgeable people on them.
coolmom42 11/06/21 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nice Story about class C use

Great use and lots of fun!
coolmom42 11/06/21 02:51pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Toyota is working on a mini monster truck.

I want one! Nothing prevents it from being a daily driver. All the advantages of a truck camper, without the high entry price of a truck plus slide-in camper.
coolmom42 11/04/21 04:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Win 10 remove weather shortcut from taskbar ????

To turn it off completely, right click on a blank space in the task bar. Click on News and interests. Select Turn off. I looked 3 days for that. THANKS THANK YOU!!!
coolmom42 11/04/21 04:22pm Technology Corner
RE: HarvestHost......anyone using it?

One of my former coworkers used HH a great deal for 2 different extended trips. They liked it well enough to use it twice. He said there were some great locations, much quieter and prettier than a road side RV park.
coolmom42 09/06/21 10:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When to buy?

Would have to agree...I believe many people ran out and bought RVs during the height of the pandemic and had no clue what it really takes to maintain a RV. I expect to see many on the market over the next 2-5 years. I agree. But 2-5 years of zero maintenance is going to take an expensive toll in the form of water intrusion and bad tires and worn=-out batteries. Buyer beware, even more than usual.
coolmom42 08/04/21 10:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: SEMI cameras

Many years ago I went to professional truck driver school for a class 1 with air. Was taught there to NEVER pull up so close behind a stopped vehicle that you cannot pullout again without backing up. If traffic ahead in your lane jambs up or vehicle in front of you stalls and traffic is pulled up close behind you, you are stuck there. Or if someone hits you from behind.... you become sandwich filling.
coolmom42 07/22/21 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater Funny Issue

That could be concerning, for sure. Glad you figured it out!
coolmom42 07/22/21 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Homemade Tire Scale

Pretty slick!
coolmom42 07/22/21 02:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: No power to outlets when in battery mode.

If you have a 12 V outlet in the RV, you can get a small portable inverter with USB outlets to charge your phone, and a regular 120 V outlet to charge a laptop. You might also invest in a "battery bank" for cell phones so you don't have to charge so much, or in a small solar panel with appropriate chargers. If you are out driving around in your tow vehicle, plug the inverter into your 12V outlet in there. A couple of hours should charge a phone and most laptops.
coolmom42 07/12/21 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Customizations / mods to the Freelander 21QB

2: Added second house battery and switch. Feel dumb by asking, but did you add a second battery, or a second battery bank? Regardless, I like your switch, and the only thing I'd probably add to that would be a 200 amp catastrophic fuse just so the batteries are protected against a dead short. I was just reading through this thread and found your mention of this fuse. THAT'S what the one under my hood is! (On the side of the engine compartment, between the chassis battery and something else, which I now think is the house battery.)
coolmom42 06/17/21 09:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insurance!

If you had $5000 worth of expensive furniture in your truck and you were in a crash and rolled the truck and ruined the furniture, the auto policy would cover damage to the truck and homeowner's would cover the loss of the furniture. Same with the camper, it's personal property like furniture, not a vehicle. My understanding is you need separate collision for the camper, it is not "personal property". Tow vehicle protects for liability if camper causes damage while being towed, or comes loose. Homeowner policy used for loss of furniture and personal liability on camper. That's how it was explained to me by insurance agent. The OP is talking about a truck camper, not a towable. Different thing so far as collision.
coolmom42 06/17/21 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: What do you use for an outdoor ground cover?

Definitely get a plastic woven mat that lets water pass through. Otherwise it will weigh a ton when it's wet and be impossible to roll up for transport.
coolmom42 04/19/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting ready to roll!

Glad you are getting on the road again! I know it's difficult to move forward, but sounds like you are pushing on. Your family will be your lifeline. Enjoy your travels with Brendon!
coolmom42 04/19/21 04:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nashville is flooded.

Did they leave those dam gates closed AGAIN? This happened back in 2010 when my daughter lived there. She was lucky. She lived in Hendersonville, and most of her neighborhood had sewage back-ups.That was one stinky area for quite some time. No, not an issue with the dams or water management. Just a lot of rain in a short time, on ground that was already wet. An additional culprit is the insane amount of building and development that has gone on in Nashville recently. Water that previously would have been held in the ground in a wooded area is now running straight off that new parking lot or driveway or roof, and right into the area waterways. This event was not as widespread as the 2010 flood, thank goodness.
coolmom42 03/31/21 06:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns Maps free or low cost publicly owned campgrounds with lots of info. BTW, the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth, MN is free, with full hookups and a very nice shower house.
coolmom42 03/25/21 09:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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