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RE: New Carpet for the Slide Out

Well I ended up with a pretty professional looking installation! I got some Insta bind edging on E Bay which made the job easy and sensational ! If I could add a photo I would.
robatthelake 07/12/19 08:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Wagon Masters

So sorry Too Little Too Late in our case!
robatthelake 07/12/19 07:50pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New Vinyl Plank floor!

Decided to go ahead and replace the Carpets throughout the remainder of the rig!
robatthelake 06/06/19 11:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Carpet for the Slide Out

I discovered today that since it’s only About 40 inches and there is a flap that extends over the slide edge there is really no way to stretch the carpet.Alsoits pointless using commercial Smooth edge as Staples will work fine!
robatthelake 06/06/19 10:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Carpet for the Slide Out

Actually the stretching doesn’t really do anything more than pull the carpet enough to get out any wrinkles. ,so stretching is just the term used . I discovered today that since it’s only About 40 inches and there is a flap that extends over the slide edge ,stretching does absolutely nothing in this case.
robatthelake 06/06/19 10:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: glass trim install help needed

I would pay a visit to a local glass installer ,pick his/her brain a little ,ask what type of sealant that they use and why! Then buy a bottle or can of glass cleaner,say thanks and go fix the issue!
robatthelake 06/05/19 10:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Overnight stop Boise ID

How close is Pendleton? GoodCasino Free RV Parking!
robatthelake 06/05/19 09:28pm Roads and Routes
New Carpet for the Slide Out

Well today I spent a couple of hours attempting to clean the original carpet in the slide out. I recently installed some beautiful Luxury Vinyl Tiles in place of the Old Carpet and Lamintei in the main living area. It turned out so well that we decided that the Carpeted Slide Out needed to be upgraded as well. Cleaning did not cut it so we headed off to the Carpet Store for a piece of nice carpet. So I ripped out the old Carpet and underlay ,then pulled a few hundred staples that were used to stick down the equally ugly Foam stuff. To anyone out there that has done this job themselves ,did you install some Tack strips around the edges ? The original carpet was stapled to some very narrow bits of Luan around the walls and glued or taped down on the edge that overlaps the main floor. I’m thinking that I will install commercial Smooth Edge Tack Strips along the walls ,then stretch the carpet to fit. Of course the overlap edge will be bound properly and that edge will be attached with adhesive. So far I think that I have figured this mod out ,but always like hearing from those that went before. Incidentally we have decided to install a 50 inch TV in a custom cabinet with a lift behind a new sofa ,which will replace the J Lounge in our Dutch Star. New Theatre seating will be going into the slide out directly across from the TV!
robatthelake 06/05/19 09:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electric stairs question

Just a note . If you need parts for those series 32 Steps don’t tell them the correct age tell them it’s a 2006! They are the same steps but for whatever reason Kwikee sold out to Lippert who have no clue about the older steps!
robatthelake 05/28/19 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Vinyl Plank floor!

In the end that’s exactly right it was really not a big deal to glue down the dozen or so unglued tiles!
robatthelake 05/28/19 05:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New recliner install.

How comfortable are thoseThomas Payne recliners and do they recline while that close to the wall? We are shopping and so far nothing we have seen that is really comfy will work in our confined space! How about Rec Pro ?? Your new set up looks very nice!
robatthelake 05/28/19 11:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Vancouver to Whitehorse via Vancouver Island?

There is also a Ferry that sails from Bellingham to Alaska!
robatthelake 05/25/19 03:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Vinyl Plank floor!

Just about finished installing LVT in our 1998 Dutch Star. I didn’t like the condition of the OSB so installed a new subfloor on top which is glued and screwed down . The best price was for some cabinet grade Birch from Windsor Plywood.,it’s is a little thicker than 1/8 inches. The LVT is about the same so combined about the same thickness as most of the Laminates that many people have installed. The LVT is held in place around the edges by an adhesive that stays Tacky! Also used wherever the Slide out Rollers contact the finished floor! Every where else the Tiles 12X24 are loose laid . So far so good and a vast improvement over the Old Carpet.. We did not do the slide but likely will do that next.
robatthelake 05/25/19 03:07am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda Ridgeline - as a Toad?

I have seen the earlier Ridgelines in Tow! They may have changed the transmissions on the newer ones ,just as they have done to the CRV!
robatthelake 05/03/19 12:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: I need some used or new old stock parts

Well the good news is that the Replacement Parts have arrived at my Door and Yeah they are exactly what I have been trying to buy since Last November! Thank you to all who offered positive advice! It took me working alone about an hour to reassemble and install the steps! They work great and will certainly be a step up from the non working situation that we have put up with the last six months. So a message to the people at Lippert who are the distributors of Kwikee but we’re not interested in comparing their parts lists, and all those RV Repair places that I visited , that refused to discuss the possibility that some of the current parts actually are identical to the Old ones I send you a wave of that middle didgit! Thanks To Google/Safari for leading me to e trailer.com who actually show pictures clear enough to actually read the part numbers visible on the parts they sell! I should add it was the casting numbers as opposed to catalog parts numbers that showed me the correct linkage!
robatthelake 05/02/19 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: How much time is reasonable for work to be done

When things in,on,and under are working properly I refer to My Rig as. A Motorhome...sometimes I even use the pretentious term Coach! When things aren’t working in the expected manner She is just another RV ..Requires Visit to the repair Shop! Usually I diagnose the problem ,determine if I can Fix or Repair myself and locate the nearest source for the Parts and other supplies. I am a DIY kind of guy. If it is something that is beyond my skills I seek professional help! It’s those times that I have learned to dread and to force myself to practice patience! Most of the time I find that the Service which I receive from others is in direct proportion to the amount of effort that I make to be friendly and encouraging to the person whom I have asked to give me the help that I require. Fortunately I haven’t been disappointed.
robatthelake 05/01/19 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: I need some used or new old stock parts

So as it stands I have sourced and ordered a new Linkage for my Kwikee Series 32 Steps from e- Trailer ! The part number which appears on the central curved portion of the Linkage is 151364. The picture appears correct and the price although in US Dollars was certainly acceptable! Fingers crossed everything works out! Once again thank you to everyone who responded. Many of you are familiar names to me on this forum. ,some have helped me in previous inquiries! This is still the most useful Forum for those of us who have older equipment and the spirit to keep things going!
robatthelake 04/22/19 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: I need some used or new old stock parts

Thank you for your replies to date! I wasn’t sure if this question was even allowed. What I have found is that the Kwikee Steps on my particular rig are series 32, but the gearbox ,motor and linkage are the discontinued 50 mm Shaft ,Design. I have broken the linkage only and the newer design will not couple to the Older Motor due to changes in the drive.. It seems that every RV Repair place has gotten rid of their Old Stock and the Newer employees don’t seem to able to think the way those Old Guys and Gals used to. As My Rig ages it is becoming more and more difficult to obtain simple mechanical and even Cosmetic Parts .
robatthelake 04/22/19 10:12am Tech Issues
I need some used or new old stock parts

I’m in search of either used or oEM old Stock parts ! Specifically parts for pre 1999 Kwikee Steps. Can anyone suggest a reliable source?
robatthelake 04/21/19 03:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Shaw Direct still on in the USA?

We are near Palm Springs most of Our HD Stations have stopped working or come and go ! The most recent article that I have read indicates that Shaw will shut down the Two Old Birds in 2019. We had heard as early as the end of April ,but that would appear to be sooner than the most recent report. We will All know the Day it comes to an end, meanwhile don’t spend money that you can’t afford to lose on an uncertain Future of Shaw Direct Service !
robatthelake 11/17/18 05:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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