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RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

I do know that I now have to buy plastic bags where before the ban I reused the ones from the grocery store. I am not sure that that is an environmental win. I am especially annoyed that the CA legislature bribed the grocery industry with my money by requiring them to charge me for paper bags I formerly got for free.
wgriswold 03/19/20 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

I use the paper towels almost always available at gas stations to protect my hands and fingers. The pump handle and the buttons on the card input are my concern.
wgriswold 03/17/20 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

When I had a boat the recommendation was for a cross fiber material used for filters. I think it is available at the big box hardware stores in large sizes. Cut it to fit and put it under the mattress. There are also solutions made for boats but they are more expensive.
wgriswold 01/25/20 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: More campers than parks

Twin Falls and onwards.:( I just got back from Twin Falls and visiting my sister. The bridge over the Snake River is the only bridge in the US where base jumping is legal. We saw several parachuters jump off. We were were told that people come from all over the world to jump off the bridge. It is well worth a stop.
wgriswold 10/31/19 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disinfecting water lines

For many years I managed a chemistry lab and safety was a priority. The best practice is procedures where an accident cannot occur rather than procedures that depend on people or inanimate objects behaving properly. So, I always use two hoses one for drinking water and the other for other things.
wgriswold 10/11/19 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AM/FM antenna wiring

You are right. I have discovered that the small wire is coax. I had only seen the much larger versions and thought that the small wire was not coax. One less thing to worry about.
wgriswold 10/05/19 01:33pm Technology Corner
AM/FM antenna wiring

I am in the process of replacing my TV AM/FM antenna and want to use a Winegard Air 360.  One problem is that Winegard recommends using coaxial cable to run from the antenna to the radio.  The existing wire is just that, wire with audio plugs. Will plain wire be an adequate substitute for coaxial cable for this purpose?
wgriswold 10/04/19 12:35pm Technology Corner
Detached TV antenna

As I mentioned in a prior post I returned from a trip with several problems. This is the second. The round, black omnidirectional tv/radio antenna was hanging over the side of the trailer. It was held in place by the thick (TV?) cable and the thin (radio?) wire had broken. The thin wire is broken off level with the round base at the bottom of the antenna so it will be difficult to bare the wire and solder it back together. The antenna seems to be held to the base by tabs on the base that fit into slots in the antenna and then rotated into position and held in place. There is some caulk (looks like Dicor) that the installer put in place to help the antenna stay with the base. Obviously a poor design and the caulk did not prevent it from coming loose from the high winds we experienced. What is the make of the antenna? There are no markings on it and the small paper tab is faded and unreadable. So, have any of you experienced this problem and do you have any advice on a fix?
wgriswold 09/30/19 03:49pm Travel Trailers
Misaligned shower door

We just got back from a trip and have several repairs that came up. Here is the first. The shower door is not square with the frame. The door is cocked clockwise (while looking at it from the outside) so that the lower right corner rubs against the bottom frame and tears the gasket and then the shower leaks. The door drops about 1/8" or maybe a little more from left to right. I have to lift up on the handle to close the door. It went back to the dealer under warranty but the problem continues. The trailer is a 2018 25Y Arctic Fox and the shower is made by SEA. Here are the solutions I can think of: 1. I have directions on how to disassemble the frame and square it. I would have to essentially move the left part of the shower enclosure back into its frame and then reassemble while drilling new holes for the screws. The glass would have to be freed from its caulk to allow movement. I am reluctant to do this because I am afraid of causing more problems. 2. I could insert a washer or two on the bottom pin which the door rotates on. That might raise the door enough to clear the right lower corner. I might them have to apply a shower sweep to the inside of the door frame to prevent leaking at the lower right. Has anyone else addressed this problem or have any suggestions?
wgriswold 09/30/19 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pull Thru site in Yuma

Caravan Oasis RV Resort. Nothing fancy but easy pull thru sites for overnights.
wgriswold 08/28/19 07:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problem Removing the AC Shroud

I think removing the screws is hopeless.  The one I got to turn, turns with difficulty, but does not back out.  I suspect that I broke loose whatever insert is attached to the sheet metal to hold the screw. I am going to call Coleman to see what they suggest. Thanks for your replies.
wgriswold 08/12/19 12:18pm Travel Trailers
Problem Removing the AC Shroud

I went out today to install a Micro-Air start unit to my Coleman 15K AC. The front two screws holding the AC shroud could not be turned by hand with a screwdriver. They must have been cross threaded and then tightened with a drill set to max torque. I was able to get one to turn by attaching a vice grip to the screwdriver but it will not come our and is still fairly hard to turn. At the point that I was considering a sawzall and a sledge hammer I decided to quit and look for advice. Has this happened to anybody else and if so how did you solve it? The shroud is made up of two parts that are connected by some sort of interlocking mechanism. There are about eight or so of them. Could half of the shroud be removed with the other half still attached? That might enable me to install the Micro-Air and leave the stuck screws for another day. I could saw/grind the head of the screw off but then how to reassemble? I found some parts diagrams on line and it appears that the screws go into some sort of insert in a sheet metal part. Maybe the insert can re removed and then a new one put in? Are helicoils available for this type of problem? Any other advice is welcome.
wgriswold 08/11/19 11:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

It is done so that a lower rate is displayed on Internet searches and hope you don't notice when you make a reservation.
wgriswold 07/11/19 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: City water filling FW tank

OKAY Again Please ~~ What is the Durn thing Doing ?? Thanks Water is back flowing through the pump and filling the fresh water tank. Eventually the tank is full and overflows.
wgriswold 06/24/19 02:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: City water filling FW tank

My dealer replaced my water pump to fix this problem under warranty. The tech said it was a common problem and due to a redesign of the pump. If it were not under warranty I would have put in a check valve to prevent back flow. Google will give lots of hits regarding this problem and check valves.
wgriswold 06/24/19 01:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thermostat settings

Thanks for all the replies. I will experiment some more next time I am at the trailer.
wgriswold 06/19/19 12:28pm General RVing Issues
Thermostat settings

My thermostat has three settings for the AC; low, high and auto. I think that low and high refer to fan speed and the compressor works the same in both settings. There is not much difference in fan speed between low and high. But what is auto? The manuals for the thermostat and AC do not say.
wgriswold 06/18/19 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Leak

when I hunt for a leak I use a paper towel rub around the area then check towel for a wet spot.works better than a hand , Thanks. That is what I do, except with Kleenex wrapped around the pipe, fitting, or valve. No joy so far. When I get the trailer back I can investigate further.
wgriswold 05/28/19 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Leak

you might check splashing water around the base of the faucet to the counter top. maybe the water is getting in there. Thanks, I checked the pipes leading to the sink with paper wrapped around them but maybe water is just dripping down skipping the pipes.
wgriswold 05/28/19 04:24pm General RVing Issues
Water Leak

I have a leak that I can't figure out. The area under the sink, where the low point drains are, is getting wet. In March the trailer went to the dealer to fix this and the low point drain valves and associated fittings were replaced. This week I noticed again that the fiberglass was wet. I think that the water may be coming in through the city water fitting which is just above the low point drains. I wrapped all the fittings and valves with Kleenex and they don't seem to be leaking. The city water connection is caulked and does not appear to offer any way for water to get past. The connection has a rotating female connector which connects to the male end of the water hose. Do you think there is any way for water to get past this connection and into the wall and down to the fiberglass surrounding the low point drains? By that I mean, not through the caulk and bedding butyl, but rather through the fitting itself. The leak occurs when there is no hose attached. I did pour some water on the fitting and found moisture after the test. Unfortunately, I didn't feel for moisture before the test. Right now the trailer is 100 miles away so I can't repeat the test.
wgriswold 05/28/19 01:12pm General RVing Issues
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