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RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

Depends on how rotten. Since it is bad enough for you to want to demo it, you might be surprised how easily the metal comes off.
msmith1.wa 10/19/20 07:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Total Rebuild

The floor was incredibly rotted out and it looks like most of the frame needs to be replaced. If the floor is rotted, you probably have a bad roof. With that age, the "rubber" (EPDM) roofing needs to be removed and the plywood pull up to see how bad things are. Rubber roofs were not used on RVs in 1969.
msmith1.wa 10/05/20 07:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

I have 4 box fans plus the furnace running in my house to filter the air. I am using MERV 8 filters which are not rated for small particles, but in just 2 days you could see the color difference. So they do work. To the OPs question if you think your set up is too restrictive, provided you can find more filters, you could tape 5 together in the shape of a cube with one side open. So it looks like a open box, and put that over the ac. Still not attractive and will lower headroom, but when it is nasty like this you do what you have to.
msmith1.wa 09/17/20 09:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Correcting flipped shackles

The only other option I can think of is to remove one if the bolts on the shackle and reassemble in the correct orientation.
msmith1.wa 09/12/20 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems With Newer Powered Awning

I have the same awning and I think the same replacement motor. My replacement has been on for about 3 months now. working fine so far. I often extend the awning to have shade to do things in the driveway besides camping use. I believe that retracting is slower than extending because of the gas struts. They provide resistance when retracting but also help during extending.
msmith1.wa 09/11/20 09:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

We were camping on the central Oregon coast the weekend before Labor day. The open flame ban started then. Propane grills and stoves were okay at that time, but not propane fire pits. Based on how dry the vegetation is I am not surprised by the grill ban also. The entire west coast is at a high risk for fires at the moment.
msmith1.wa 09/11/20 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

I upgraded from the Lippert Equa-Flex to MORryde SRE4000 with X-factor crossmembers. This trailer always had an equalizer, but the change in models made a huge difference - not all of them are created equal. I did the same swap plus higher weight rated springs. Big difference between the Lippert and the MORryde SRE 4000.
msmith1.wa 09/11/20 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tried towing after new tires & algnment...it did not go well

Another vote for new tires needing to get some miles on them. I had to have truck tires replaced during a trip. It was not a fun drive home. No they are rock solid.
msmith1.wa 09/03/20 09:23pm Towing
RE: Transmission Fluid Change 2013 Chevy Duramax Allison

I agree with what ktmrfs wrote.
msmith1.wa 08/26/20 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to wire a manual switch for backup camera

Is there a menu option on your head unit to display the camera? My Sony has that option. what I did is connect the reverse signal wire to a 12v source controlled by the ignition. When I want to view the camera I select it from the menu. I can easily switch between camera, GPS, and music source.
msmith1.wa 08/20/20 06:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Accepting our fate....perhaps a TH after all

You should be able to find a toy hauler that meets the accommodation you want. Although the company that made mine is out of business and it would be too heavy for your F150, it is a 28' with walk around front queen, an upper queen and lower seats on the happijac system for the dinette fold to make another queen, and finally another seating area that opens to a twin size.
msmith1.wa 08/17/20 06:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: airtabs

Large trucking companies spend large amounts of money to gain a tenth of a mile per gallon. Have you EVER seen Airtabs on a semi? Yes
msmith1.wa 08/09/20 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toyhauler hitch/truck setup

You mentioned new tires. How new? New tires can be squirrely.
msmith1.wa 07/31/20 08:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Minimum gate opening width needed for TT parking........

Depending on which side the house is on you will need to account for the awning also. About six more inches.
msmith1.wa 07/30/20 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water warning at state park

In that area the source of the nitrates in the water is run of from the farms.
msmith1.wa 07/25/20 09:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solera Power Awning problem

Got the new motor on today. Works as it should so far. Have to wait to determine its longevity. It is quiter than the original ever was.
msmith1.wa 07/24/20 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Solera Power Awning problem

Awning motor This is the one I got.
msmith1.wa 07/23/20 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Solera Power Awning problem

Most likely the motor. Mine recently died. Fortunately it was in the driveway before a trip. My replacement motor is supposed to be delivered tomorrow from Amazon.
msmith1.wa 07/22/20 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

This might help. https://www.trailerlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Trailer-Life-Towing-Guide-2006.pdf
msmith1.wa 07/20/20 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 8.1L Muffler Recommendations

Another vote for the Magnaflow cat back. My truck did not have any clamps from the factory. it was all welded. So any muffler replacement was going to require cutting. To install the catback system all that was necessary was to cut the two pipes on the inlet side. Pull the old out. Install the new muffler then the tailpipe, tighten the clamps.
msmith1.wa 06/26/20 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
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