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RE: Wall mount electric heater

When we had our trailer I bought a ceramic heater and fastened it to the wall by the bed. It looked like a piece of floor tile, about 16"x16", about 3/8" thick. Took the chill out of the BR area. Had always considered buying a couple more to put throughout the trailer, but gave the trailer to daughter. The heater got hot-you could put your hand on it and not get burned-but it was a little uncomfortable. I bet 2 or three of these throughout the camper would make the area comfortable on chilly nights, but you probably couldn't heat it if it were in the 20-30s area. No fan or moving parts, just looks like a piece of floor tile.
routeforty 01/14/21 09:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy Spark

Bought it yesterday-2021, manual trans. Had to drive about 400mi to get it. In Ohio the only ones I could find were black or dark gray(manual transmission). Found one in the DC area(toasted marshmallow color, 5 sp manual, can flat tow). Drove nice on way home. Decent car, not much room inside, but for what we want it for it will work. Get base plate on sometime before spring. Haven't decided it I want to tackle it or just have someone put it on for me. After retirement I've decided to pay others to do what I used to tackle fearlessly,
routeforty 01/03/21 01:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Chevy Spark

The Spark is a fun little car at low speeds, but ultimately it's cramped and under-powered, especially in the torque department (94 ft-lbs at 4400 RPM). You might find it dangerously underpowered at high-elevations. Is new a requirement? Have you ever seen a Ford C-Max? It's one of my favorite toads. Crossover-ish seating position, 40+ MPG, good handling, reasonable power, and with the Energi model; 15 miles of all-electric range. Towing it 4-down is simple. No special programming or wiring needed (other than rear lights). It even has double tail-light lenses, so one can be converted to dedicated tow-vehicle-powered lights without diodes. Getting one coming off a 2-year lease will cost less than a new Spark.yes, rather have new. Don't really care about lots of power. Probably the only time we will use it is to go from a CG to run errands or local touring. Since we're in the east we probably won't see too much high elevation(did that last year and the high altitude was not kind to us} so I think this will probably work. Had a chevy sprint(3cyl) years ago, when you turned on the AC it was like the car downshifted, so lots of power isn't too important to me.
routeforty 01/01/21 05:44pm Dinghy Towing
Chevy Spark

Anyone on here flat towing a Chevy Spark? Looking at a 2021 manual transmission. Looked at Jeeps yesterday-really overkill for what we will use it for, most of the time it will be sitting in the garage waiting to take a trip. Decided $35-40k was more than I wanted to spend to not use it. Can buy 3 sparks for that. Just want something to run around in while on the road. Gary
routeforty 01/01/21 10:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: Newfoundland

YES!! Had planned it for late spring this year, and kept anxiously watching each month for a border open announcement, but :( :( . So I guess it's on the agenda for next year. Hopefully this **** will be behind us then.
routeforty 12/17/20 10:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Remembrances of vacuum tube days

We had a TV but, I was happy sitting in my room listening to WLS Chicago, AM radio. I did watch the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and boxing matches. They were the good old days.Ah, yes. WLS-Dick Biondi, Larry Lujack, John "records Landecker, and then WCFL with "super lips" Barney Pip, WABC with Cousin Brucie, The DJs were almost as entertaining as the music
routeforty 12/11/20 10:28am Technology Corner
RE: A pretty nutty motorhome

If someone asks you what rving is all about show them this picture and say that's it in a nut shell.
routeforty 12/11/20 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A pretty nutty motorhome

wonder if it's fixed up inside or if it's just a 'shell'
routeforty 12/11/20 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remembrances of vacuum tube days

YES,YES,YES!! You could actually fix something back then. Remember going into a store and see a display where you could buy a vacuum tube to replace one that wasn't working in your radio, tv, etc. With a decent knowledge of the principals of electronics you could trouble shoot your electronic equipment and then repair it-usually, just by replacing one of the tubes, or visibly see a wire that was bad. Now the basic principles are the same, but every thing is a circuit board and so small that it is virtually impossible to fix-so it's cheaper to just replace the item. I guess there's good and bad, but you're right, it sure was great to fiddle around with those things.
routeforty 12/11/20 09:55am Technology Corner
RE: Bad smell when running heat

Just looked at a cherokee trailer online(pictures). Looks like you have your heating ducts running through the floor, with floor registers. Disregard just about everything I previously said. Probably what I would do in your case is remove the registers and get some type of a flexible wand with some rags(or something similar at the end soaked with clorox) and try to clean it that way. Be very careful about the ductwork as it is very thin, cheap metal(or foil), and tears QUITE easily.
routeforty 12/07/20 10:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Bad smell when running heat

You may be able to hook up a "crevice tool" to your shop-vac. Good luck!that gets the droppings. I did that on mine for the solid droppings, but the odor was coming from, I guessed from the urine. That's why I had to replace the ductwork. The ductwork would be on the inside of your trailer. behind cabinents, refer, bath, etc. Like I said, the hardest part is working in the cramped quarters.
routeforty 12/07/20 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Smallest RV anyone has full timed in?

Go to the "cheap rv living" forum. There are people on there living in everything from a Honda Fit to a large class A. arhayes was correct in saying whatever space you are comfortable in.
routeforty 12/07/20 08:41am Full-time RVing
RE: Bad smell when running heat

Also agree on mice infestation. I had same thing on my last trailer. Ended up replacing the ductwork. Not the easiest job in the world, but doable even for novices. I bought a box of dryer vent(the silver foil flexible type). Pulled the old out and put the new in. When I took each vent run off of the furnace I could check somewhat the inside of the furnace where I found some droppings and a partial nest which I vacuumed out and cleaned the best I could with clorox. Im sure there are some youtube videos for tutorials. The hardest part is the cramped spaces you must work in. Just remember where the old was, and put the new in the same places. You can do it!! The old that I took out went immediately into the trash. Just had a very,very faint odor in the trailer after that. Gary
routeforty 12/07/20 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Blue DEF

:B :B :B
routeforty 11/27/20 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

I always thought that the blue was off road DEF-like red diesel is off road diesel :h
routeforty 11/27/20 04:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: storage door lock

My truck cap lock was the same way. Watched a youtube video that said to squirt some penetrating oil inside where the key goes. Let it soak for awhile, then get a set of pliers and grip the key as close to the lock as possible and wiggle it, then slowly try to turn it. Be careful as to not put too much pressure on it as that will bend or break off the key-then you've got a bigger problem. Tried it and after a few more squirts of oil and with the pliers it finally worked. Again, be careful not to turn the pliers too hard as to break or bend the key. gary
routeforty 10/09/20 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Dually towing TT

Towed a TT same length as yours, about 1500lbs heavier many thousands of miles with a dually. Never used WD or sway bars. Only time I ever had any sway was with a utility trailer that was loaded with way to much weight on the rear & not enough on the tongue(my fault). Kept the speed low and all was ok.
routeforty 09/04/20 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two-wheel down car caddy .... can I tow with rear wheels up?

If it's front wheel drive, probably not. But your owner's manual should have the final say. :h
routeforty 08/30/20 01:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help Deciphering CAT Scale Weights

Not an expert at this, but I think we need more info-truck size(1/2 ton 3/4 ton etc) load range of tires on truck and trailer, weight rating of axles and tires on trailer., For me all those weights would mean I'm good to go, but I have a diesel dually.
routeforty 08/25/20 09:54am Towing
RE: 2 dump valves for one tank

I have a leprechaun also. I dump mine just as you do with the exception that I have a black tank rinse. Where you add water to your tank to rinse I close the passenger valve and rinse. So basically I do it exactly as you do.
routeforty 08/24/20 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
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